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Wish you could draw pancake art? Now you can let PancakeBot print it for you
Wish you could draw pancake art? Now you can let PancakeBot print it for you By Luke Edwards

Pancake art is fast becoming a popular internet phenomenon that, until recently, was reserved for those with artistic flair and a steady hand. Now PancakeBot has arrived, anyone can get involved.PancakeBot is currently on Kickstarter where it's already... Read more

Robocop police used in Congo, apparently to scare people in traffic
Robocop police used in Congo, apparently to scare people in traffic By Elyse Betters

The Democratic Republic of Congo has replaced some of its traffic police with aluminium robots that look as though they could've come from a low-budget sci-fi film. The solar-powered machines tower over the roads, waving their arms, and hand out tickets... Read more

Sent to the doghouse? Not so bad if it’s Samsung’s £20,000 pooch pad with hot tub
Sent to the doghouse? Not so bad if it’s Samsung’s £20,000 pooch pad with hot tub By Luke Edwards

Samsung has unveiled a £20,000 doghouse at Crufts this week which is probably more kitted out than a lot of humans' homes.The Samsung Dream Doghouse comes with all the tech a dog could hope for including an entertainment wall that uses a Galaxy Tab S,... Read more

Reebok Pumps are back with new ZPump Fusion
Reebok Pumps are back with new ZPump Fusion By Luke Edwards

The iconic Reebok Pump is back in a big way with the new ZPump Fusion. A Squeeze of that now well-known bubble and air fills the kicks for a super comfy fit.While this is a new take on the pumps they've never really left us since they first launched in... Read more

Athena laser stops cars over a mile away, and works like the Death Star
Athena laser stops cars over a mile away, and works like the Death Star By Luke Edwards

The future was always going to have lasers used as weapons, science fiction has told us so. Now sci-fi is science fact at last as Lockheed Martin has shown off its Athena laser capable of stopping a car from over a mile away.By stopping a car we mean... Read more

Wow! 200GB microSD card stores more data than an iPhone, and is smaller than a 1p coin
Wow! 200GB microSD card stores more data than an iPhone, and is smaller than a 1p coin By Elyse Betters

SanDisk has done it again.The flash storage maker has unveiled a new microSD card with more storage than your laptop probably features. Just one year after unveiling the first 128GB microSD card, SanDisk has announced a 200GB microSD card at Mobile World... Read more

New Mophie Juice Packs hope to make you forget about the Galaxy S6's non-removable battery
New Mophie Juice Packs hope to make you forget about the Galaxy S6's non-removable battery By Elyse Betters

Android device fans from across the world let out an audible sigh (we're kidding - sort of) when Samsung announced its new Galaxy S6 flagship with a non-removable battery.Samsung claimed there was no longer a need for user-swappable batteries since the... Read more

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has announced a universal keyboard at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it isn't just any keyboard - this one folds in half. The Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard will work with iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Windows devices and... Read more

Blade Runner 2 will see Harrison Ford return as Rick Deckard
Blade Runner 2 will see Harrison Ford return as Rick Deckard By Luke Edwards

It's been confirmed that not only will a sequel to Blade Runner be coming soon but also that Harrison Ford will return to his role as Rick Deckard.While Ford will be making a return, Blade Runner's director Ridley Scott won't be in the same role. Instead... Read more

Sense sleep tracker alarm now on sale, months after smashing $1m mark on Kickstarter
Sense sleep tracker alarm now on sale, months after smashing $1m mark on Kickstarter By Elyse Betters

Those of you who have trouble getting up in the morning should probably check out Sense. It's a sleep tracker/smart alarm, and it just went on sale for the first time.We first told you about Sense last July, when it joined the elite projects that have... Read more

Beam is the light bulb that doubles as a projector, turns a table into a screen
Beam is the light bulb that doubles as a projector, turns a table into a screen By Elyse Betters

Little by little, we're getting closer to living in space age-like, internet-connected world.During CES 2015, Pocket-lint took a tour of Sony's Life Space UX concept, which included an apartment-type setup, filled with interactive lights, speakers, and... Read more

Can your suitcase hit 20kph? The Briefcase Electric Scooter can
Can your suitcase hit 20kph? The Briefcase Electric Scooter can By Luke Edwards

When you see those children at airports riding around on their suitcases do you ever wish you could get away with that? Now you can with the Briefcase Electric Scooter.Unlike the child-focused cases this model has an adult twist, electric drive. That... Read more

Motorola to deliver mysterious boxes to the press next week, teases 'exciting' announcement
Motorola to deliver mysterious boxes to the press next week, teases 'exciting' announcement By Elyse Betters

Lenovo-owned Motorola is teasing tech journalists right now.It just sent emails to select members of the press, claiming it has an "exciting announcement" that will take place on 25 February, but only after a mystery box is hand-delivered to them that... Read more

Sainsbury's swaps shelf price tags for e-paper displays
Sainsbury's swaps shelf price tags for e-paper displays By Rik Henderson

Sainsbury's is trialling plans to replace the price tickets on the shelves of its supermarkets with changeable e-paper equivalents.It has installed digital pricing displays in its Shoreditch Old Street Local store and if it proves successful for staff,... Read more

Now anyone can take chip-and-pin payments thanks to world first free card reader from iZettle
Now anyone can take chip-and-pin payments thanks to world first free card reader from iZettle By Luke Edwards

The time of asking, "Do you take card?" is hopefully coming to a close thanks to iZettle Lite, the world's first free chip-and-pin payment system.The iZettle Lite is a chip-and-pin system that connects to a smartphone via cable and allows entrepreneurs... Read more

Choose your Apple Watch: All the straps and styles
Choose your Apple Watch: All the straps and styles By Stuart Miles

With three different models and a number of different straps, there will be a lots of deciding to do when Apple launches the Apple Watch in April.While the functionality of the watch will be the same across the board, how it will look will vary drastically.... Read more

Neptune has reimagined the smartphone-wearable future, and it looks awesome
Neptune has reimagined the smartphone-wearable future, and it looks awesome By Elyse Betters

A startup called Neptune has introduced Neptune Duo, a new device that's actually two devices.If you look at the wearable landscape today, most smartwatches serve as an accessory to a smartphone. It's an add-on device. Neptune has imagined a new setup... Read more

Blacksmith Genesis is the photocopier of the 3D printing world, out now
Blacksmith Genesis is the photocopier of the 3D printing world, out now By Luke Edwards

Imagine taking an inanimate object, dropping it into a machine and having a copy spat out at you. It's that kind of simple copying that the Blacksmith Genesis 3D printer and scanner offers thanks to its rotary plate.Until now we have been able to access... Read more

This London Bike Show 2015 tech will make you want to visit in person
This London Bike Show 2015 tech will make you want to visit in person By Luke Edwards

Bike technology is developing fast so we headed down to the London Bike Show 2015 to see what's on offer.One of the main reasons for so many new developments in the world of bikes is crowd-funding. With Indiegogo and Kickstarter offering money to would-be... Read more

BikeHawk is starting a bicycle security revolution, never worry about theft again
BikeHawk is starting a bicycle security revolution, never worry about theft again By Luke Edwards

BikeHawk is an innovative start-up that wants to stop bike theft. A tall order that it appears to have tackled by offering GPS and SIM connected bike parts that let you know where you bike is, always. All that and its a ride tracking cycle computer too.BikeHawk... Read more

Buying chocolate? Show your tech credentials with The Cocoa Runners Pocket-lint Collection
Buying chocolate? Show your tech credentials with The Cocoa Runners Pocket-lint Collection By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has teamed up with artisan chocolate website Cocoarunners.com to bring Pocket-lint readers a specially curated box by our founder Stuart Miles. Stuart set up Pocket-lint with an initial investment of £15, the same amount as his first investment... Read more

New Spectre footage teases epic James Bond car chase
New Spectre footage teases epic James Bond car chase By Luke Edwards

The new James Bond film, called Spectre, has appeared in video footage at long last. But it's still just a tease of behind the scenes glimpses. That said, plenty is given away.The video footage from Spectre shows off the Austrian backdrop to what should... Read more

Boston Dynamics' new robo-dog Spot is more of a pup, small but strong
Boston Dynamics' new robo-dog Spot is more of a pup, small but strong By Luke Edwards

Spot is the new robot dog created by Google's Boston Dynamics. He's smaller than the first generation LS3 Big Dog, but just as capable.Spot is a 73kg electrically powered and hydraulically actuated robot that can walk, trot and climb. Spot can even take... Read more

Contactless payment limit jumps up, is unlimited tap-to-pay coming?
Contactless payment limit jumps up, is unlimited tap-to-pay coming? By Luke Edwards

Contactless cards are becoming more powerful than ever before as their limit gets pushed even higher. Now you can tap-to-pay up to £30 using your contactless card.The contactless card was first introduced back in 2007 where the limit was £10. This jumped... Read more

Sony's new BeautyExplorer device will tell you just how bad your skin is
Sony's new BeautyExplorer device will tell you just how bad your skin is By Elyse Betters

Sony has developed a new device, and it's not a phone or a wearable or a television or anything that would be considered conventional. It's a skin-measuring device called BeautyExplorer.Sony apparently has a team in Japan that developed what it described... Read more

This Japanese hotel will be run almost entirely by robots
This Japanese hotel will be run almost entirely by robots By Luke Edwards

Japan is like the planet's womb for robots, pioneering their development for decades. Now it's given robots a new level of responsibility with its robot hotel run almost completely by machines.The Henn-na Hotel will open in July, feature 72 rooms, and... Read more

Can't find your iPad? Slap a Pixie on that bad boy and never lose it again
Can't find your iPad? Slap a Pixie on that bad boy and never lose it again By Elyse Betters

Just imagine for a moment that you can't find your expensive iPad.Rather than having a mini panic attack, simply open the Pixie app on your phone and aim it around your house until it locates your hidden tablet. It's not impossible to do. All you need... Read more

Madame Tussauds in London to open Star Wars exhibit with 16 wax figures in May
Madame Tussauds in London to open Star Wars exhibit with 16 wax figures in May By Elyse Betters

You don't have to wait to see Star Wars: Episode VII in cinemas later this year to immerse yourself in all-things Star Wars, because Madame Tussauds in London just unveiled a multimillion-dollar experience based on the epic space opera.Madame Tussauds... Read more

Eero is a white box with a powerful Wi-Fi system that can cover your entire house and yard
Eero is a white box with a powerful Wi-Fi system that can cover your entire house and yard By Elyse Betters

There's a new device available the geek in you is really going to crave. It's called Eero, and it combines a router, a range extender, and a repeater to create a Wi-Fi system for your home.Have you ever looked at a spoon or an umbrella and wondered why... Read more

These new Adidas trainers were inspired by NASA's iconic spacesuits
These new Adidas trainers were inspired by NASA's iconic spacesuits By Elyse Betters

German shoemaker Adidas believes its latest pair of trainers will send you over the moon.The company is preparing to launch two pairs of trainers this summer that'll probably look quite familiar to you. That's because they're meant to look like NASA's... Read more

Raspberry Pi 2 explained: Windows 10, bigger power, and more
Raspberry Pi 2 explained: Windows 10, bigger power, and more By Elyse Betters

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is using Microsoft to help garner excitement over the announcement of its new Raspberry Pi 2.The low-cost computer has been upgraded to include a more powerful processor and twice as much RAM, and for the first time, you can... Read more

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B released today with quad-core SoC and 1GB RAM
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B released today with quad-core SoC and 1GB RAM By Luke Edwards

Geeks of the world rejoice, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B has been announced by element14. While this wasn't expected until 2017 the manufacturer will be dishing out the upgraded hardware early, today.The Raspberry Pi Model B is a super-powered version of... Read more

Zepp Golf motion tracker updated: The sports wearable that genuinely improves your swing
Zepp Golf motion tracker updated: The sports wearable that genuinely improves your swing By Rik Henderson

Motion tracking for sports and specifically golf is not exactly new, but the best device we've used in recent times was the GolfSense, which strapped to the back of a golf glove and sent data via Bluetooth to an iPhone, iPad or Android device.We loved... Read more

Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review: Going for gold
Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review: Going for gold By Stuart Miles

Paper by FiftyThree is a beautiful app that allows you to draw to your heart's content on the iPad with little interference. And recently, the developer announced a tie-in with Adobe to make Paper compatible with the Creative Cloud.However, that's not... Read more

David Lloyd's Immersive Fitness studio is like a spin class through Tron
David Lloyd's Immersive Fitness studio is like a spin class through Tron By Chris Hall

"Are you with me!?!" shouts the instructor. We give a rasping cheer, grabbing a breather before we hit the next run of hills, riding through a landscape peppered with psychedelic geometric mountains.The road is like glass, reflecting the alternate reality... Read more

Forget 3D, 4DX is the future of cinema and here's why
Forget 3D, 4DX is the future of cinema and here's why By Luke Edwards

Cineworld in Milton Keynes has given a glimpse of what the future of cinema may be and it's not 3D. In fact, it's beyond 3D as we found out in the UK's first ever 4DX screening.We were invited to the cinema's screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service... Read more

Goodbye passport, a selfie will get you around the EU soon
Goodbye passport, a selfie will get you around the EU soon By Luke Edwards

The selfie has reached another level of popularity as officials announce a new passport card that can feature a selfie photo taken on your phone.The cards can be used to travel anywhere in the EU without a passport, once you've registered and sent... Read more

This paper-thin battery can be folded 200,000 times and still keep its charge
This paper-thin battery can be folded 200,000 times and still keep its charge By Luke Edwards

Flexible gadgets are about to become more mainstream than ever thanks to a bendy battery that's as thin as paper and is here to redefine "cutting edge".Jenax's J.Flex battery is a bit like paper in size and can be folded, screwed up or twisted all while... Read more

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year
Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year By Luke Edwards

Battery developments that speed up charging are great but ones that go green at the same time are even better. So this battery that can be recharged using water should make some serious waves.Japanese company Fuji Pigment has developed an aluminium-air... Read more

Leatherman Tread is the most useful bracelet (oops - 'wearable tool') you could ever want
Leatherman Tread is the most useful bracelet (oops - 'wearable tool') you could ever want By Elyse Betters

Leatherman has a new "wearable tool" that's actually a lot like its classic multi-tool, but in the form of a bracelet. It's called Leatherman Tread.Tread is made up of "high-strength, corrosion-resistant 17-4 stainless steel links", and each one comes... Read more

First Run: Adidas Ultra Boost: So comfortable you'll forget they're on
First Run: Adidas Ultra Boost: So comfortable you'll forget they're on By Luke Edwards

Adidas has taken the wraps of its latest technological running innovation, the Adidas Ultra Boost.Claimed to offer more bounce than the first generation of Boost, more flexibility and overall to be the best runner yet, Adidas has a lot to live up to.We... Read more

Adidas Ultra Boost claimed to be best running shoe ever: Here's why
Adidas Ultra Boost claimed to be best running shoe ever: Here's why By Luke Edwards

Adidas is putting a lot of its time and effort into research and advancing its running trainers, the result is the latest Adidas Ultra Boost.The First Adidas Boost trainer launched to much fanfare with the big sell being a sole that harvests impact energy... Read more

Adidas Ultra Boost trainers want to use technology to make you faster
Adidas Ultra Boost trainers want to use technology to make you faster By Luke Edwards

Adidas has unveiled the second generation of its Boost trainer with an upgraded model called the Adidas Ultra Boost.Adidas says this isn't only the best shoe it has ever made but is "the best show ever". The technology in the Boost range is focused in... Read more

Forcite Alpine: the smart snow helmet with 1080p camera, speakers, fog lights, tracking and more
Forcite Alpine: the smart snow helmet with 1080p camera, speakers, fog lights, tracking and more By Luke Edwards

The humble ski helmet is about to get an overhaul by Aussie start-up Forcite with its Alpine smart helmet.Rather than merely offering protection the Forcite Alpine wants to allow its wearer to film, communicate, track and share skiing and snowboarding... Read more

Mouse-Box is a complete computer with wireless charging that only needs a screen
Mouse-Box is a complete computer with wireless charging that only needs a screen By Luke Edwards

Sure, computers are getting smaller but what if you could remove your computer completely and just use the mouse and screen? That's what Mouse-Box is here to do with a complete PC built into a mouse.The idea behind Mouse-Box isn't simply to provide more... Read more

Best Lego movie and gaming projects: Back To The Future, Star Wars, Monkey Island, and more
Best Lego movie and gaming projects: Back To The Future, Star Wars, Monkey Island, and more By Luke Edwards

Lego makes all things better, so great films and games that get a Lego make-over are only ever going to be excellent. That's why Lego crowd-voting site Cuusoo - which can lead to official Lego creations - has some very popular movie themed projects gaining... Read more

First run: Hoka One One Huaka running shoes review: More cushioning than your sofa
First run: Hoka One One Huaka running shoes review: More cushioning than your sofa By Stuart Miles

Hoka who? Yep, we know what you are thinking, you've never heard of Hoka One One, but the bonkers colour scheme and the huge cushioned heel of the Huaka running shoes has drawn you in. That's exactly why we said yes to going out running in them too. But... Read more

Builders beware, now you can 3D print a whole house
Builders beware, now you can 3D print a whole house By Luke Edwards

The future of 3D printing could see homes sprayed out from nozzles if China's latest creation is anything to go by. Both a mansion and a tower block have been 3D printed in Suzhou, eastern China.The 3D printed structures were created as a proof of concept... Read more

What is SpaceX's Falcon 9, and why did it crash?
What is SpaceX's Falcon 9, and why did it crash? By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk isn't a shy guy.He likes to share, sometimes a bit too much, and the latest example of that took place on 16 January, when he tweeted and even posted videos of his space company's Falcon 9 rocket crashing into a drone ship.Most executives would... Read more

Octa TabletTail MonkeyTail is an iPad stand with a lot of potential, if you got a place for it (hands-on)
Octa TabletTail MonkeyTail is an iPad stand with a lot of potential, if you got a place for it (hands-on) By Elyse Betters

Although there are several iPad stands on the market, one in particular caught our attention: Octa's TabletTail, the MonkeyTail version. It tucks into different areas, winds up, and lifts your tablet to eye-level so you can go hands-free.Octa has developed... Read more