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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

Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones
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

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

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

Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months
Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months By Adrian Willings

Amazon Prime Day starts today there's an attractive offer for Kindle owners.Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service - also lovingly known as "the Spotify of books" - is currently available with three months free.That means that if you own a Kindle you can... 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

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

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

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

TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub can double your speeds, improve signal across home
TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub can double your speeds, improve signal across home By Maggie Tillman

TalkTalk has announced a new Wi-Fi hub that will supposedly offer you twice the speed of its existing Super Router.Called TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub, it is billed as using "next generation Wi-Fi technology", including the latest 4x4 Multi-User MIMO ac chipset,... Read more

7 most ridiculous royal wedding-themed merchandise
7 most ridiculous royal wedding-themed merchandise By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard, there's this British prince named Harry who's marrying an American this weekend.People across the world absolutely can't wait to watch two rich individuals legally bind themselves to each other on television. And some are going all-out... Read more

Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65
Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65 By Elyse Betters

Google is developing a standalone HoloLens-like headset.The company is reportedly making a new headset that will use Qualcomm chips, and it will be built by Taiwanese computer maker Quanta, according to WinFuture. The project, which is internally called... Read more

Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband
Broadband Bargains: Save over £380 on TalkTalk 24 month broadband By Max Langridge

Broadband provider TalkTalk has announced a flash sale running from today, 18 May - 31 May, with discounts to be had on its Fast Broadband and Faster Fibre Broadband packages. Customers who sign up to either of the tariffs can save up to £383.25 compared... 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

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

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

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

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 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