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Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets for inspiration

Christmas Gift Guide: Gadgets for inspiration

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Not sure what to get that gadget fan in your life for Christmas, or maybe you just want to spoil yourself. Here are some fantastic ideas from stylish backpacks to iPad keyboards to Droid inventor kits.  Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Drone and VR... Read more

Star Wars clothing: The best Star Wars clothing collaborations for The Last Jedi

Star Wars clothing: The best Star Wars clothing collaborations for The Last Jedi

By Max Langridge

With the launch of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just a week away, the amount of Stars Wars and Star Wars-inspired merchandise available to buy has increased no-end.Whether you're a supporter of the Empire or the Resistance, there's something... Read more

Win a Car Genie from the AA and one year’s breakdown cover

Win a Car Genie from the AA and one year’s breakdown cover

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Whether you’re driving home for Christmas or simply picking your next piece of clever technology, why not treat yourself to a Car Genie from the AA this festive season.Pocket-lint has teamed up with the AA to offer two lucky readers in the UK the chance... Read more

42 Geeky kitchen gadgets that every nerd needs

42 Geeky kitchen gadgets that every nerd needs

By Adrian Willings

Whether you're a whizz in the kitchen or an utter cooking novice, there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos out there to help you prepare a wonderful bite to eat or make life easier in the kitchen. From cool and quirky food storage to handy preparation tools,... Read more

Nintendo Game Boy Heat Change Mug brings back gaming memories

Nintendo Game Boy Heat Change Mug brings back gaming memories

By Stuart Miles

Nintendo fans can now show their fondness and nostalgia for the Game Boy with a mug than changes colour when you put hot water in it.The Nintendo Game Boy Heat Change Mug from Paladone (£8.99) has been designed to reflect the distinctive original 1989... Read more

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

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

Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see

Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see

By Elyse Betters

Google has unveiled a new add-on for Raspberry Pi.At Google I/O earlier this year, Google wasn't shy about discussing technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning and how it is committed to integrating them into its products and services.... Read more

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

20 tech fails that ruined people's lives

By Rik Henderson

We all rely heavily on technology these days and why not? Most gadgets are enablers that aid us in our daily lives. Where would we be without our smartphones, tablets, TVs, the internet or an electronic back scratcher?However, overuse of tech can be... Read more

Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power on the go

Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power on the go

By Britta O'Boyle

There is nothing worse than running out of power on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world.Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... Read more

What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?

What is the ROXI Entertainment device, how much is it and what can it do?

By Max Langridge

Music streaming services are nothing new anymore, there are plenty of options on the market, each with their own unique features to try and grab your attention. But at the end of the day, all they can really do is give you music to listen to. ROXI wants... Read more

The history and future of jetpacks: Mankind's obsession with personal flight in photos

The history and future of jetpacks: Mankind's obsession with personal flight in photos

By Adrian Willings

Earlier this month, British inventor, Richard Browning set a new record for fastest flight in a body controlled jet engine powered suit. Using an Iron Man-like jet suit he managed to achieve a speed of over 32 mph over the waters of Lagoona Park in Reading,... Read more

What is HDMI 2.1 and when will the first cables arrive?

What is HDMI 2.1 and when will the first cables arrive?

By Elyse Betters

A new version of HDMI is here.Most devices today use HDMI version 2.0, but the HDMI Forum, which is the governing organisation that sets specifications for HDMI cables, announced and just released version 2.1. It brings some major changes, including support... 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

Miss the Instant Pot Black Friday special? No worries, it's now 40% off for Cyber Monday

Miss the Instant Pot Black Friday special? No worries, it's now 40% off for Cyber Monday

By Elyse Betters

The popular Instant Pot is on-sale for Cyber Monday.The Instant Pot DUO Plus 6qt nine-in-one model is just $74.95, down from its usual $119.95 price on Amazon (US). The deal is for Cyber Monday only, however, so you best hurry. But that's not all: The... Read more

TfL's plans for 4G coverage on the London Underground in 2019 are still on track

TfL's plans for 4G coverage on the London Underground in 2019 are still on track

By Max Langridge

Following a successful trial during the summer period on the Waterloo and City line, TfL is sticking to its promise to begin rolling out full 4G coverage on the London Underground network from 2019. London Underground to have full 4G mobile network coverage... Read more

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

By Max Langridge

Moleskine has announced a new Notes app for Microsoft Windows 10 devices that finally allows anyone with a Moleskine Paper Tablet notebook, Smart Planner and Pen+ smart pen, to write out handwritten notes and have them digitally synced to a Windows 10... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fashion watch deals: Casio, Fossil, Vivienne Westwood, Cavalli, Kors, Boss and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fashion watch deals: Casio, Fossil, Vivienne Westwood, Cavalli, Kors, Boss and more

By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches might have become the norm for some people, but there are still those of us who would rather a beautiful, elegant timepiece on our wrists rather than one that tells us how many likes we've had on our latest Instagram post.If you're in... Read more

Anova Sous Vide cooker with Alexa control is $80 off for Black Friday

Anova Sous Vide cooker with Alexa control is $80 off for Black Friday

By Elyse Betters

If you've been itching to try a sous vide, now is the time to grab one, as some of the best models are now on sale on Amazon in the US.Starting off with the Anova Sous Vide Cooker, it's a popular gadget you can use to cook. The model with Wi-Fi connectivity... Read more

44 of the best Christmas decorations every geek should own

44 of the best Christmas decorations every geek should own

By Adrian Willings

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, that big red suited anti-burglar is sizing up your chimney. But without decorations he may sleigh on by. And without suitably geeky decorations he might not know what sort of high tech kit to leave you.Whether... Read more

Get up to £20 off 3Doodler for Black Friday weekend

Get up to £20 off 3Doodler for Black Friday weekend

By Rik Henderson

Creative types can save up to £20 off the 3Doodler, the 3D printing pen, this weekend from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday.Amazon.co.uk are offering 20 per cent off all Create and Start pen sets over the BF/CM weekend for those keen to make some... Read more

Keep your teeth sparkling white for less with £140 off an Oral-B electric toothbrush

Keep your teeth sparkling white for less with £140 off an Oral-B electric toothbrush

By Max Langridge

Brushing your teeth is an essential but often laborious chore. You can put some fun back into it with visual feedback in the form of a smiley face with this Oral-B Smart Series 6000 electric toothbrush, which you can get for £93 in the Amazon Black Friday... Read more

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more

By Elyse Betters

Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... Read more

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Black Friday sales are landing through-out the week, but today you can get one of the most appealing offers: the Kindle Paperwhite for £79.99, or $89.99 for those in the US.Normally priced at £109.99, there's a £30 saving on the Kindle that... 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

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

What is Black Friday and what are the best UK Black Friday deals?

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 just one day, but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the build-up... Read more

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed

By Rik Henderson

Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... Read more

Best advent calendars 2017: From lipsticks and Lego to gin and rare whiskey

Best advent calendars 2017: From lipsticks and Lego to gin and rare whiskey

By Britta O'Boyle

December is an exciting month for lots of children, not just because of Christmas falls and the (very, very small) chance of snow, but because many get a piece of chocolate every single morning for 25 days straight. The chocolate might be a bit on... Read more

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

Check out Boston Dynamics' latest robot hellhound

By Elyse Betters

Boston Dynamics can apparently only make nightmare-inducing robots.The robot company, which was once owned by Google but is now owned by Japan's SoftBank, makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this... Read more

The digital decade: Gadgets and gizmos that are 10 years old

The digital decade: Gadgets and gizmos that are 10 years old

By Adrian Willings

Time flies when you're having fun and in the ever-changing world of tech, your treasured gadget can turn from pride and joy to obsolete chunk of plastic in the blink of an eye. Take a look at our list to see just how many awesome gadgets, gizmos and... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017: Last chance to vote for your favourites

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017: Last chance to vote for your favourites

By Rik Henderson

Towards the end of each year, we host our awards ceremony to reveal the best gadgets from the previous 12 months, and you can help choose the winners.You don't have long left to vote, however - just 24 hours as voting ends on 3 November. So please head... Read more

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

By Max Langridge

Nearly 20 years after the original was first introduced, Sony has resurrected the Aibo brand and developed a brand new robotic dog.This latest version of Aibo certainly looks more like a dog than its predecessors, with a more rounded appearance compared... Read more

New Amazon Kindle Oasis review: (What's the story) reading glory?
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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

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

Best geek Halloween pumpkins and nerdy Jack-o'-lanterns from around the 'net

By Rik Henderson

Halloween is upon us and you can fully expect to see a host of ghoulies, ghosties and altogether spooky shenanigans going on throughout the day. But let us not forget that scariest of darkened room dwellers, the ghastly geek. They often emerge from their... Read more

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

Snap hasn't sold many Spectacles but says hardware is the future

By Elyse Betters

Snap wants to be a hardware company, although it can't sell hardware. Last year, Snap, the company behind Snapchat, launched Spectacles, a pair of smart glasses that allowed users to capture photos and videos that could then be uploaded online through... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 elite judges revealed: Industry pros to vote alongside you

By Rik Henderson

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners will be announced during a swish event in London on 14 November, but before we can hand out the 19 prized gongs for the best products of the year, we have to decide what they'll be.This year we've changed... Read more

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

36 incredible visions of futuristic space stations from our past

By Adrian Willings

Mankind has long held a fascination with living beyond the confines of our own planet. While some simply dream, NASA commissioned research and studies into the future of our efforts in space. Over the years, NASA has been responsible for a number of... Read more

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced a new location-tracking accessory called the Connect Tag. Samsung claims it's the world's first consumer mobile product to use narrow band network technology.This technology connects to the Internet of Things via mobile data and... Read more

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

By Max Langridge

Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system.Dubbed Hyperloop, it will allow you to get from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? Good questions. Musk has likened... Read more

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

Medical marvels: How 3D printing is improving our lives

By Adrian Willings

3D printing is now offering everything from affordable prosthetics to replacement body parts. Discover the incredible and amazing ways that this new technology is changing lives for the better as we dive into the wonderful world of medical marvels. Discover... Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen eight generations go by. The most recently announced is the new Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All four Kindles... Read more

Amazon Kindle and original Kindle Oasis will both offer Audible support with update

Amazon Kindle and original Kindle Oasis will both offer Audible support with update

By Chris Hall

Amazon has just announced an updated version of the Kindle Oasis and one of the headline features is support for Audible, meaning you can switch from reading to listening, thanks to Bluetooth hardware in the new device.However, Amazon also has a couple... Read more

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced a new version of the Kindle Oasis as it looks to make this flagship reader the most accomplished Kindle so far. Amazon launched the Kindle Oasis in 2016 as a high-end reading device to appeal to Kindle and reading fans. It was incredibly... Read more

What is Tamagotchi, how has it changed, and why is it back?

What is Tamagotchi, how has it changed, and why is it back?

By Elyse Betters

Ah, the 90s.It's the decade of chokers, Game Boy, beepers, and Tamagotchi. Sure, we forgot to feed them occasionally, but there was no digital pet better than these, which were first released by Bandai in Japan in 1996. Within six months, they became... Read more

Sphero Mini is a ping pong ball-sized robot you steer with your face

Sphero Mini is a ping pong ball-sized robot you steer with your face

By Elyse Betters

Sphero has launched a new Sphero. Dubbed Sphero Mini, it's a lot like the original app-enabled robot toy, only it's even tinier. More specifically, it's about the size of a ping pong ball. You can control it with different modes in the Sphero Mini app,... Read more

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

Are these the coolest inventions of 2017?

By Adrian Willings

We previously wrote about the James Dyson Award and the finalists who made it onto the shortlist. That list has now been whittled down to the top 20 best entries from all over the world. This list represents the final phase of the competition and holds... Read more

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos with hilarious faces

Faces in unexpected places: 31 gadgets and gizmos 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

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

28 hilariously lazy people who are borderline genius

By Adrian Willings

Mankind is always inventing new technologies to make our lives easier, more efficient or more effective. Sometimes though, there appears a rare breed of person who finds new innovative ways to use that gadgetry in a manner that would baffle or astound... Read more

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again

By Rik Henderson

Tile Bluetooth tracking devices have been around a while now but few have caught the attention as much as the Tile Sport.Not only does it offer the same tracking abilities as the rest of the Tile family, it has extended range and waterproofing. It is... Read more

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

28 incredible futuristic weapons showing modern military might

By Adrian Willings

Warfare has always lead to the biggest leaps forward in technology, which each Country constantly striving to have the most advanced and capable armaments to protect their interests at home and abroad. Seemingly drawing inspiration from science-fiction,... Read more