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EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018: Find out the nominees here
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018: Find out the nominees here By Rik Henderson

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 are rapidly approaching and we're proud to present a long list of nominees that represent the best products of the last 12 months.There are 18 individual categories, plus a special Fast Award for the product that... Read more

Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021
Amazon might open 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021 By Maggie Tillman

Recently, we were watching The First on Hulu and saw a character in the show walk into a store, pick up bed sheets, quickly checkout herself by scanning the item with her wrist-worn device, and walk out. It reminded us of Amazon Go, and it made us wish... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A sensational big-screen experience
Weird and wonderful life-changing tech from around the world
Weird and wonderful life-changing tech from around the world By Adrian Willings

Technology is constantly evolving, some of it is weird and wonderful, some thoroughly useful and capable of changing our lives for the better. We've been on the lookout for some of the most interesting gadgets and gizmos from around the world. The tech... Read more

Vodafone Gigafast 900Mbps broadband available to pre-order in UK
Vodafone Gigafast 900Mbps broadband available to pre-order in UK By Rik Henderson

Vodafone will open pre-orders for its up to 900Mbps broadband service on Friday 14 September.Initially available solely in Milton Keynes, the Vodafone Gigafast broadband service uses fibre optic cabling at every stage of the connection, including up to... Read more

Amazon's next big Prime perk? Real full-size Christmas trees
Amazon's next big Prime perk? Real full-size Christmas trees By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is known as a disruptor. From books to retail, it takes an industry and turns it upside down. But its next target is, well, unusual.The online retailer plans to sell and ship 7-foot-tall Christmas trees to customers this holiday season, according... Read more

What is USB-C? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller chargers
What is USB-C? Faster charging, quicker data, smaller chargers By Dan Grabham

USB Type-C (or just USB-C) has reversible connectors and means faster charging, quicker data transfer rates and thanks to the smaller connectors, smaller phones can be made too. It can also support lots of different types of data and power over a single... Read more

Samsung's Tile-like tracker uses LTE instead of Bluetooth to find stuff
Samsung's Tile-like tracker uses LTE instead of Bluetooth to find stuff By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has announced a new device, called SmartThings Tracker, which uses LTE-M to help you locate misplaced items or lost pets.The idea reminds us of popular Bluetooth trackers, like Tile, which can help you find your wallet and keys and other stuff.... Read more

These guys have invented a way to generate power from windy cities
These guys have invented a way to generate power from windy cities By Dan Grabham

We all know that wind power is one of the potential solutions to global energy needs but some innovators from Lancaster University are showing that they can do it using the wind that blows between buildings in cities. Their simple invention - called... Read more

Ikea might launch smart blinds soon, FCC filing reveals
Ikea might launch smart blinds soon, FCC filing reveals By Maggie Tillman

Ikea fans will be happy to know the Swedish retailer might soon add a new product to its smart home portfolio: smart blinds.Ikea appears to be getting ready to update its Tradfri line of smart home products with new smart blinds, based on an FCC filing... Read more

Mirror is a $1500 gorgeous mirror that doubles as a personal trainer
Mirror is a $1500 gorgeous mirror that doubles as a personal trainer By Maggie Tillman

Physical fitness technology doesn't always look pretty, because they're often built to be rugged, but a new Mirror device is anything but ugly.Called Mirror, it's well, a mirror overlaid on a 40-inch 1080p vertical display. This workout accessory plays... Read more

These new Snapchat Spectacles look more like normal sunglasses
These new Snapchat Spectacles look more like normal sunglasses By Dan Grabham

Snapchat has introduced two new Spectacles styles today - Nico and Veronica. They're identical internally to the glasses introduced earlier this year that capture Full HD images and video but they now come with polarised Lenses and a new, semi-soft protective... Read more

Faces in unexpected places: Everyday items with hilarious faces
Faces in unexpected places: Everyday items with hilarious faces By Adrian Willings

There is a part of human disposition whereby we see shapes or familiar patterns in otherwise obscure or everyday objects. As a child, you probably saw animals in the clouds or monsters in the shadows.As an adult, we less often seek out these shapes in... Read more

Best of IFA 2018: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more
Best of IFA 2018: 12 best smartphones, speakers, headphones, TVs and more By Rik Henderson

The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is one of the largest in the world. It is also different in that it opens its doors to the public, as well as press and trade visitors.Many products are launched there each year and this year's event has... Read more

Dyson made a gold Supersonic hairdryer and upped the price
Dyson made a gold Supersonic hairdryer and upped the price By Maggie Tillman

Dyson has taken its ultra pricey Supersonic hair dryer, painted it with gold leafs, and increased the price by a whopping $100.The company quietly began selling a $500 23.75-karat gold-plated Supersonic hair dryer on Wednesday, but it only announced the... Read more

Tesla made a cool-looking wireless charger for your smartphone
Tesla made a cool-looking wireless charger for your smartphone By Maggie Tillman

If you didn't know already, Tesla doesn't only sell cars. It sells everything from home batteries to solar roof tiles to... wireless phone chargers.The company's lifestyle product lineup has been updated to include the new Tesla Wireless Charger. It was... Read more

Blue's £90 Yeti Nano mic is perfect for YouTubers and streamers
Blue's £90 Yeti Nano mic is perfect for YouTubers and streamers By Maggie Tillman

In the market for a new mic to use for streaming, gaming, and podcasting? Then check out Blue's new Yeti Nano.Blue Microphones, a professional audio tech company, which claims to be used by artists like Katy Perry, Jared Leto, Bob Dylan, and Metallica,... Read more

The Hovding 2.0 cycle airbag really can replace your bike helmet
The Hovding 2.0 cycle airbag really can replace your bike helmet By Dan Grabham

Hövding. Heard of it? No, well it's an airbag for cyclists to protect them in case of an accident. If you're wondering what's so good about it, wonder no longer - it means you don't actually need to wear a cycle helmet. Seriously. And yes, it really... Read more

Want a robot dog? Sony will sell Aibo starting in September
Want a robot dog? Sony will sell Aibo starting in September By Maggie Tillman

Have you ever wanted a dog, or rather, a robot dog? No? Just us? Either way, it's now possible, thanks to Sony.Sony has announced it'll release its robot dog, called Aibo, in the US. You can buy it in September for $2,899, though it won't ship until the... Read more

Apple's greatest failures; from the Pippin to the Cube these are Apple's unloved devices
Apple's greatest failures; from the Pippin to the Cube these are Apple's unloved devices By Stuart Miles

If you see success (as there are a myriad of ways to define it) in terms of making huge amounts of money, creating a brand that's recognised across the globe and creating a millions-strong fan base, then few can argue that Apple is indeed successful.... Read more

Anki Vector is the most adorable toy robot you're ever going to meet
Anki Vector is the most adorable toy robot you're ever going to meet By Chris Hall

Anki has a new robot going by the name of Vector. Pushing Cozmo to one side, this follow-up robot is smarter, more intelligent, and comes with a bigger personality. Vector might look like Cozmo, but there are some significant updates and changes. Vector... Read more

Whoops! Amazon just showed off an unannounced Samsung device
Whoops! Amazon just showed off an unannounced Samsung device By Maggie Tillman

Amazon recently held a press event, where it seems to have accidentally shown off a Samsung device that hasn't been announced.Samsung is holding its own event next week to announce the Galaxy Note 9 and accessories that go with it. But, ahead of that... Read more

Birthday tech: The most popular in gadgets from the year you were born and beyond
Birthday tech: The most popular in gadgets from the year you were born and beyond By Adrian Willings

Technology has been changing at a break-neck speed and developments over the last few decades have really been incredible. But what was popular on your birthday?We've put together a list of the most interesting, popular and powerful pieces of technology... Read more

Fancy your own HAL-9000 command computer?
Fancy your own HAL-9000 command computer? By Adrian Willings

If you've ever dreamt of owning your own HAL-9000 command computer, then your dreams might finally have come true. Master Replicas Group has managed to smash its funding goals on Indiegogo and is offering fully working replicas for 2001: A Space Odyssey... Read more

Your TV remote will soon be able to order its own batteries
Your TV remote will soon be able to order its own batteries By Dan Grabham

We've known for some time that manufacturers would be rolling out smart appliances with the ability to order their own consumables from Amazon. Now Amazon UK has sent us a list of UK appliances and devices that will be launching using Amazon Dash Replenishment... Read more

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air
Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air By Max Langridge

While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology and car companies are all too aware... Read more

We speak to the designer of Adidas' interchangeable skin football boots
We speak to the designer of Adidas' interchangeable skin football boots By Dan Grabham

Adidas recently brought out Nocturnal II, its latest range of Adidas Glitch boots that enable you to change the outer skin on the boot to alter the appearance.You can download the Glitch app from Google Play or the App Store to buy skins and even design... Read more

Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK
Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK By Rik Henderson

Black Friday has become a worldwide phenomenon. Coupled with Cyber Monday, Black Friday offers incredible deals from multiple retailers online and in-store.The main action happens on the Friday itself but in order to get some breathing space retailers... Read more

Iron Man jet suit on sale in UK but you'll need Tony Stark's money to buy one
Iron Man jet suit on sale in UK but you'll need Tony Stark's money to buy one By Rik Henderson

An Iron Man-style jet suit made its debut in London yesterday as it went on sale at famous department store Selfridges.We first featured the suit, made by inventor Richard Browning, earlier this year. He built the Gravity flight suit in 2017, but this... Read more

Check out the awesome Lego version of James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5
Check out the awesome Lego version of James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 By Cam Bunton

Lego has launched its long-rumoured version of James Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. Styled to look like the definitive Bond car, it's more than just a build-your-own model car. We went to Lego's flagship store in Leicester Square, London... Read more

Best Amazon Kindle: Which Kindle is best for you?
Best Amazon Kindle: Which Kindle is best for you? By Chris Hall

The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... Read more

Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis
Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle was launched with one real aim: to bring people books. The Kindle was never designed to compete with tablets and sticking to this principle has allowed the Kindle to evolve through to the present day and excel at its task. The Kindle... Read more

New Amazon Kindle Oasis review: (What's the story) reading glory?
4.5 stars New Amazon Kindle Oasis review: (What's the story) reading glory? By Chris Hall

The Kindle Oasis was designed to be Amazon's ultimate reading device. Lightweight, high quality and wonderfully slim, its 2016 launch surprised many, not only by its radical design, but in the ambition that Amazon was exhibiting. Would anyone really pay... Read more

Apple-certified Belkin power bank first to charge from a Lightning cable
Apple-certified Belkin power bank first to charge from a Lightning cable By Rik Henderson

Belkin claims to be the first company to offer an Apple-certified battery pack that can be charged using a Lightning cable.That means iPhone and iPad users do not need to carry a separate USB-C or Micro USB cable with them if they have little other use... Read more

Jarvish smart motorcycle helmet coming to UK with Alexa support built in
Jarvish smart motorcycle helmet coming to UK with Alexa support built in By Rik Henderson

A smart motorcycle helmet with Bluetooth, front and rear 360-degree cameras and Alexa voice control is coming to the UK later this year.Jarvish also has a heads-up display inside the visor, using augmented reality tech to guide riders to their destinations.... Read more

Best Three Peaks Challenge tips and tricks: Master the mountains
Best Three Peaks Challenge tips and tricks: Master the mountains By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular walking events in the UK. The aim is to cover the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, and do so in under 24 hours.There are many forms of the Three Peaks Challenge, with people choosing... Read more

Amazon is hosting a free intimate Take That concert in London to celebrate Prime Day
Amazon is hosting a free intimate Take That concert in London to celebrate Prime Day By Chris Hall

Amazon has just announced Prime Day in the UK, which will be bringing a range of discounts for Amazon Prime members on 16-17 July 2018.To help celebrate Prime Day, Amazon is hosting an event called Unbox Prime Day. Unbox Prime Day will be a day of entertainment... Read more

Searching for zen: Pocket-lint's adventure on the Three Peaks Challenge
Searching for zen: Pocket-lint's adventure on the Three Peaks Challenge By Pocket-lint Promotion

Some experiences leave a lasting imprint. Having fought through tumultuous conditions on the previous venture, Pocket-lint and Asus teamed up to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge a second time.The aim was climb the UK's highest peaks - Ben Nevis, Scafell... Read more

Forget Transformers, Lego Voltron is the constructible robot everyone will want
Forget Transformers, Lego Voltron is the constructible robot everyone will want By Max Langridge

Lego has announced Voltron as the latest set from its Lego Ideas lab, which lets Lego fans submit ideas for sets they want to see. It's based on the lead character from the 1984 animated TV series and with 2,321 pieces, is the biggest Lego Ideas set ever.... Read more

Speaking interactive AI robot heading to International Space Station, 2001 and Alien here we come
Speaking interactive AI robot heading to International Space Station, 2001 and Alien here we come By Rik Henderson

Airbus and the German Aerospace Center have created a circular AI robot that will join the crew on the International Space Station (ISS) this month. CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) can speak, respond to spoken commands and has a smiley face... Read more

Segway just killed the hoverboard with its funky Drift W1 e-skates
Segway just killed the hoverboard with its funky Drift W1 e-skates By Maggie Tillman

There's only so many times you can get excited about another new phone. You know what excites us now? Segway-branded rollerskates. Seriously. Who cares about the next Samsung Galaxy Note 9000 or whatever it's called. Check out the video above if you... Read more

Huge 128TB SD cards could soon become a reality
Huge 128TB SD cards could soon become a reality By Max Langridge

SD cards with a whopping 128TB of storage could one day be a reality thanks to a new format just announced by the SD Association, the body responsible for setting SD card standards.  Integral first to get 512GB microSD card to market, max up your Android... Read more

The best BBQ tech and gadgets to make the most of summer 2018
The best BBQ tech and gadgets to make the most of summer 2018 By Dan Grabham

Summer is finally upon us (well, nearly) and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better.The art... Read more

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2018: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see
Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2018: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see By Cat Thomas

Even though Taiwan's Computex is best known for its laptops and computers, there are plenty of other devices, gadgets and gizmos lurking around its show floors each year. And each has its merit.Even the entrance itself was spectacular, as some of the... Read more

GoPro toy car lets you film your Hot Wheels stunts
GoPro toy car lets you film your Hot Wheels stunts By Rik Henderson

In an amazing partnership with GoPro, Mattel has released a Hot Wheels toy car that comes with a GoPro Hero Session mount so you can film stunts from the vehicle's point of view.The Hot Wheels Zoom In is essentially a car base in which a GoPro Hero camera... Read more

Can't afford a real Bugatti Chiron? Build this Lego Technic model instead
Can't afford a real Bugatti Chiron? Build this Lego Technic model instead By Max Langridge

Owning a real Bugatti Chiron may be all well and good, but drive it out on the road and it will depreciate in value and be susceptible to stone chips and bird droppings. Why waste all that money when you can invest in your very own Lego Technic model... Read more

Deal of the day: £80 off Sony Xperia XZ2
Deal of the day: £80 off Sony Xperia XZ2 By Hassan Mohammed

We round up the best deals every day in the UK from Amazon, John Lewis, Currys and more. Grab a bargain hard drive, SD card, game or phone contract.Editors PickThe best deal currently right now for the Sony Xperia XZ2 on EE includes 30GB data, unlimited... Read more

48 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now
48 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now By Maggie Tillman

If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you and do whatever you want.We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... Read more

Jumpers for goalposts no more; Nissan Pitch-R is a self-driving pitch-drawing robot
Jumpers for goalposts no more; Nissan Pitch-R is a self-driving pitch-drawing robot By Max Langridge

Nissan used the Champions League Final in Kyiv to unveil its latest product development, a self-driving football-pitch drawing robot called Pitch-R. Pocket-lint were told before the unveiling that the Japanese car manufacturer had been looking at ways... Read more

Can Blade Runner replicants really have feelings? And could home robots?
Can Blade Runner replicants really have feelings? And could home robots? By Dan Grabham

Now out on DVD and Blu-ray (as well as 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray), Harrison Ford returns to his role as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049. The film's story will pick-up several decades after the conclusion of the original 1982 Blade Runner. 48 real-life robots... Read more

Watch: Disney made a robot called Stickman that can do somersaults
Watch: Disney made a robot called Stickman that can do somersaults By Maggie Tillman

Disney doesn't only make movies, it also makes robots, apparently.The company has a Disney Research arm that tackles areas like visual computing, machine learning and data analytics, human computer interaction, and, of course, robots. It publishes its... Read more

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