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

Want to buy SpotMini? Boston Dynamics will sell its robot hellhound

Want to buy SpotMini? Boston Dynamics will sell its robot hellhound

By Elyse Betters

Boston Dynamics is reportedly planning to sell its SpotMini robot.Yes, that means you, and the rest of the public, will be able to purchase this nightmare-inducing bot starting next year, according to TechCrunch. The Massachusetts-based company said... Read more

Watch Boston Dynamics' robots escape the lab

Watch Boston Dynamics' robots escape the lab

By Elyse Betters

Atlas and SpotMini are ridiculously cool-looking and fun to watch. Boston Dynamics loves to release new videos of its robots doing creepy things, but it also tries to give us a good look at how far it has come with making its mechanical beasts look and... Read more

Ever wonder how your Ocado shopping is picked?

Ever wonder how your Ocado shopping is picked?

By Rik Henderson

Online grocery shopping is not new in the slightest, but we recently realised that we still know very little about it.We know how to place an order with the different supermarket chains that offer the service. And we know about the deliveries themselves,... Read more

LittleBits releases four new affordable inventor kits to get kids building

LittleBits releases four new affordable inventor kits to get kids building

By Max Langridge

littleBits, the company responsible for getting kids - and even adults - into technology, building and coding, has released four new starter kits that are based on inventions from its community members. LittleBits' new modular electronics kit lets kids... Read more

Ticketmaster sees a future where your face is your ticket

Ticketmaster sees a future where your face is your ticket

By Max Langridge

Queuing to get into a venue to see your favourite sports team or artist can be a right pain. Live Nation, the company behind Ticketmaster, wants to speed up that process by scanning your face instead of a ticket. The company has invested in Austin, Texas... Read more

Elon Musk is 'super serious' about starting a candy company

Elon Musk is 'super serious' about starting a candy company

By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk and Trump have something in common: Twitter. The two men use the service to say just about whatever comes to mind. In Musk's case, the latest example is his announcement that he is starting a new company, and it's going to be amazing, he says.... Read more

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?

By Elyse Betters

Android Things is finally ready.Google makes a bunch of perating systems: Android powers smartphones and tablets; Wear OS powers wearables like smartwatches; Chrome OS powers laptops and other computers; Android TV powers set-top boxes and televisions... Read more

The best Bank Holiday deals: Get a great tech deal

The best Bank Holiday deals: Get a great tech deal

By Dan Grabham

It's a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK and that means a last minute dash to the seaside, changeable weather and DIY.It also means you could get yourself a great deal on your next tech purchase, whether that's a new 4K TV or a top laptop. Here are all... Read more

May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day

May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day

By Elyse Betters

Happy holiday, Star Wars fans!May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... Read more

Misty II is a programmable toy robot from Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics

Misty II is a programmable toy robot from Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics

By Elyse Betters

A Sphero spinoff company has launched a new toy robot.Called Misty II, it comes from Misty Robotics. It's actually a second generation robot, as the first one debuted at CES 2018 in January. Misty I was in beta and limited to a few developers. Misty II... Read more

TomTom back with two new sat navs, affordable Go Basic and Go Camper for caravan and camping enthusiasts

TomTom back with two new sat navs, affordable Go Basic and Go Camper for caravan and camping enthusiasts

By Rik Henderson

TomTom has announced two new sat navs for those without devices built into their cars already, or those who don't want to make do with their phones.The TomTom Go Basic is an entry-level sat nav in name and price but comes packed with features.It has built-in... Read more

The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you

The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you

By Britta O'Boyle

Battery packs should be superflous but, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they haven't quite nailed.Some will last most of the day, others might get you through most of the evening too, but that's... Read more

New Snap Spectacles now available, Snapchat glasses V2

New Snap Spectacles now available, Snapchat glasses V2

By Rik Henderson

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has released its second generation Spectacles, as heavily rumoured over the last month or so.Available in the UK, US, Canada and France, priced £150, $150 and €180 respectively, the enhanced specs have a smaller profile... Read more

Nike Flyprint: The 3D printed shoe to propel Kipchoge and Farah to London Marathon greatness

Nike Flyprint: The 3D printed shoe to propel Kipchoge and Farah to London Marathon greatness

By Stuart Miles

The world's fastest marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping that a new running shoe designed and developed by Nike in just 4 months will propel him to victory at the 2018 London Marathon this week.The new shoe is actually a variant of the shoe he wore... Read more

Meet Daisy, Apple's new robot that recycles 200 iPhones in an hour

Meet Daisy, Apple's new robot that recycles 200 iPhones in an hour

By Elyse Betters

Apple has a new recycling robot.Named Daisy, it can tear apart nine different versions of the iPhone in order to recover certain materials inside. This new robot is technically a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by Apple. Liam was revealed... Read more

Hurry! Ancestry.com's AncestryDNA test is 40% off

Hurry! Ancestry.com's AncestryDNA test is 40% off

By Elyse Betters

DNA-testing kits are so popular that even South Park's mocking them.Still, they're awfully fun and easy to use. Ancestry.com, for instance, has its own DNA kit, which we've tried and found to be an incredibly interesting experience. AncestryDNA is... Read more

The best BBQ tech for summer 2018

The best BBQ tech for 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

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 date announced: The road starts here

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 date announced: The road starts here

By Rik Henderson

The year might still seem fresh, but we're a third the way through 2018 already and the world of tech and gadgets moves quickly.Indeed, just as the winners of last year's Pocket-lint Gadget Awards have finally found a prime position to place their trophies... Read more

Spotify could unveil in-car music controller at New York event

Spotify could unveil in-car music controller at New York event

By Max Langridge

Spotify has recently confirmed it will holding an event in New York on 24 April for a "news announcement". The invite doesn't allude to what the announcement will focus on, so it's currently anyone's guess what will feature.However, some Spotify users... Read more

The latest Lego Star Wars set is a superb model of the Y-Wing Starfighter

The latest Lego Star Wars set is a superb model of the Y-Wing Starfighter

By Dan Grabham

Following on from the biggest Lego set ever, the Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series has moved onto the £170 Y-Wing Starfighter which will hit Lego stores in a month’s time - yes it really will be a May the fourth (be with you) to remember if you get... Read more

45 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

45 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

By Elyse Betters

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

32 old storage formats in tech heaven: How many do you remember?

32 old storage formats in tech heaven: How many do you remember?

By Max Langridge

That phone in your hand, the computer at your desk, the CDs and DVDs on your shelf. All of them use or are various data storage mediums to store documents, music, photos and more. They use formats that have proved capable enough to survive against several... Read more

Amazon UK Easter deals still live on Echo, Fire TV, Netgear and more

Amazon UK Easter deals still live on Echo, Fire TV, Netgear and more

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Early Easter Sales week is now over, meaning we've now got to turn our attention to Prime Day for the next big wave of deals.That's not to say there still isn't a chance to snap up some bargains, though. Some of the deals we saw last week are... Read more

Amazon is talking to AARP about making products for the elderly

Amazon is talking to AARP about making products for the elderly

By Elyse Betters

The latest technology isn’t always easy to use for people of a certain age.If that line sounds familiar it's because it comes from a year-old Saturday Night Live sketch that imagined Amazon partnering with AARP to develop a silver Echo speaker specifically... Read more

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is more powerful than ever, retains wallet-friendly price

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is more powerful than ever, retains wallet-friendly price

By Max Langridge

After a couple of years of waiting, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has finally be released, even more appropriately on Pi Day (14 March). The new model brings with several notable upgrades over its Model B predecessor, which are sure to get enthusiasts excited.... Read more

World's first rechargeable proton battery could usher in a more sustainable future

World's first rechargeable proton battery could usher in a more sustainable future

By Max Langridge

Scientists at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have made a huge breakthrough in battery technology by developing the world's first rechargeable proton battery. Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air... 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

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

Amazon Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is £20 off for Mother's Day

Amazon Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is £20 off for Mother's Day

By Dan Grabham

Amazon has slashed prices on many of its own devices today in the run up to Mother's Day, including the Kindle Paperwhite - one of its best eBook readers.It is discounted in both the UK and US with £20 and $20 knocked off the retail prices respectively.... Read more

Snap is developing two new versions of its Spectacles wearable

Snap is developing two new versions of its Spectacles wearable

By Elyse Betters

Snap didn't sell many Spectacles. But it isn't giving up.The company behind the Snapchat app is apparently developing new versions of Spectacles, according to a report from Cheddar's Alex Heath.  In 2016, Snap launched the smart glasses, allowing Snapchat... Read more

Audi, Vodafone and Nokia are putting a 4G network on the Moon

Audi, Vodafone and Nokia are putting a 4G network on the Moon

By Max Langridge

There are still a few areas of the UK that are considered 'blackspots', getting very minimal mobile signal, let alone 4G data. That hasn't stopped German-based PTScientists from working with Vodafone Germany, Audi and Nokia on the first privately funded... 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

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

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation
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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation

By Stuart Miles

We all use our smartphones to record video, that's a given. But even with high-end smartphones having built-in stabilisation, video captured on the move can still come out shaky.Which is where the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal system comes in, promising to... Read more

Starlink explained: How SpaceX will blanket Earth with superfast internet

Starlink explained: How SpaceX will blanket Earth with superfast internet

By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk and his space company recently received a lot of attention for putting a space suit-wearing dummy, dubbed Starman, into a Tesla car and shooting the two into space. While that is exciting, their plans for an internet-beaming satellite network... Read more

Pure Move T4 and Move R3 radios are for those who want DAB+ on their travels

Pure Move T4 and Move R3 radios are for those who want DAB+ on their travels

By Rik Henderson

Pure has been making digital radios for many years now and is something of a specialist in home devices.It is perhaps less known for its personal radios, for those who don't want massive music libraries, monthly subscription fees, or are simply interested... Read more

This is the Samsung DeX Pad that’ll turn your Galaxy S9 into a desktop PC

This is the Samsung DeX Pad that’ll turn your Galaxy S9 into a desktop PC

By Rik Henderson

Along with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets, we fully expect a line of accessories to be unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked press event on Sunday 25 February.We've already seen an image of several official cases for the phones and a wireless... Read more

27 Military technologies that changed civilian life

27 Military technologies that changed civilian life

By Adrian Willings

The old saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention and when countries go to war, it's the one with the best technology who's most likely to win. Survival of a nation and victory can depend on the technology their military uses in combat.Over... Read more

Google stylus move could mean just one pen needed for Pixel, Chrome OS and other devices

Google stylus move could mean just one pen needed for Pixel, Chrome OS and other devices

By Rik Henderson

Google has become a partner of the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) that could result in just one stylus being needed for all your touchscreen devices.At present, different manufacturers produce different electronic pens, such as the Samsung S Pen and... Read more

Spytrack Nano: The perfect GPS tracker for tracking people or assets around the world

Spytrack Nano: The perfect GPS tracker for tracking people or assets around the world

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The SpyTrack Nano is one of the smallest and easy to use GPS trackers on the market weighing only 68 grams. Its small size makes it ideal where a portable solution is required. It offers 10 days battery life allowing you to track family members, employees... Read more

Integral first to get 512GB microSD card to market, max up your Android phone massively

Integral first to get 512GB microSD card to market, max up your Android phone massively

By Rik Henderson

Integral Memory has announced what it claims to be the world's first 512GB microSD card.It's a microSDXC V10, UHS-I U1 card, so is capable of transfer speeds up to 80MB/s, so well suited to a smartphone or tablet. However, as it is only U1 categorised,... Read more

Hurry! Vitagene DNA test for ancestry and health is 50% off right now

Hurry! Vitagene DNA test for ancestry and health is 50% off right now

By Elyse Betters

If you don't want to spend a tonne of money on 23andMe, consider Vitagene's similar kit.Like 23andMe, Vitagene offers a DNA testing kit that analyses your ancestry and your health. It'll uniquely tell you which foods, exercises, and vitamins are right... Read more

This £900 gadget lets you pour wine without actually opening a bottle

This £900 gadget lets you pour wine without actually opening a bottle

By Elyse Betters

Even oenophiles had something to drool over at CES 2018.Oenophiles are also known as wine aficionados or connoisseurs. (Yes, we had to 'google' it, too.) The reason why we looked it up is because Coravin showed off a $1,000/£900 wine gadget just for... Read more

Pocket-lint Best of CES 2018 Awards: The 15 top gadgets, TVs, laptops and more

Pocket-lint Best of CES 2018 Awards: The 15 top gadgets, TVs, laptops and more

By Rik Henderson

CES is the world's largest consumer electronics trade show and each January we travel to Las Vegas to see thousands of new gadgets, gizmos and home entertainment products that will be appearing on the high street over the coming year.But of those, what... Read more

CES 2018: All the announcements that matter

CES 2018: All the announcements that matter

By Chris Hall

Consumer electronics show CES is one of the biggest tech events of the year and CES 2018 will showcase a truck load of new gadgets, TVs and initiatives that'll take your breath away.The one thing that defines CES is that virtually all the world's tech... Read more

Samsung CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it live now

Samsung CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it live now

By Elyse Betters

In today's CES 2018 press conference Samsung will "share its vision for an intelligent and seamless Internet of Things (IoT) experience for all". It will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address,... Read more

Anker's new charger brings Alexa to your car via Bluetooth

Anker's new charger brings Alexa to your car via Bluetooth

By Adrian Willings

With the ever-increasing popularity of Amazon's Echo devices, we've seen various manufacturers integrate the AI-powered voice assistant into a number of different devices and formats.Several car companies including BMW, Seat and Mercedes have previously... Read more