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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

Elon Musk's Hyperloop able to do London to Edinburgh run in 30 minutes

Elon Musk's Hyperloop able to do London to Edinburgh run in 30 minutes

By Luke Edwards

Elon Musk, of Tesla and SpaceX fame, has decided to build his Hyperloop concept.The Hyperloop is like a futuristic train that Musk calls "a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table". Essentially it's the Very High Speed Transit System... Read more

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

By Elyse Betters

The guy who cofounded Nest and is considered "the father of the iPod" has now taken control of Google Glass.Google Glass is leaving the experimental Google X unit and will become one of Tony Fadell's responsibilities, Fortune has reported. Ivy Ross, who... Read more

Future clothing is here, nanowires used to keep heat in and even generate warmth

Future clothing is here, nanowires used to keep heat in and even generate warmth

By Luke Edwards

This year we're going to see a lot of smart clothes capable of measuring heart rate and muscle contractions, but the future is even more exciting. Using nanowires future clothing will be able to seal in heat and even generate it.Scientists at Stanford... Read more

Apple gesture controls could mean one operating system for phones, tablets and computers

Apple gesture controls could mean one operating system for phones, tablets and computers

By Luke Edwards

Apple bought PrimeSense, the company behind Xbox Kinect, back in November and now it's taking plans further to use smart feature recognition for gesture controls.Now the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for "Three dimensional... Read more

Never pay for data on the Outernet thanks to the solar Lantern's satellite Wi-Fi hotspot

Never pay for data on the Outernet thanks to the solar Lantern's satellite Wi-Fi hotspot

By Luke Edwards

Lantern is the gadget that aims to connect the entire world to the internet, or more accurately, the Outernet, for free.The idea of the Outernet is an off-grid way to offer information, be it books, news, social media and more. This will be achieved via... Read more

BellaBeat Shell: Hear your unborn baby's heartbeat on your smartphone

BellaBeat Shell: Hear your unborn baby's heartbeat on your smartphone

By Stuart Miles

Would-be mums can now listen to their unborn baby's heartbeat using a new gadget connected to their iPhone or Android smartphone.Called the Bellabeat Shell, the tennis ball sized wooden device features a number of sensors that are able to amplify noises... Read more

This personal robot will run your life for you

This personal robot will run your life for you

By Rik Henderson

Let's face it, we've always had aspirations of owning a robot butler or household Android that will handle our menial day to day chores. And anyone born during before the 90s would have at least once thought that we'd have one by now - it's 2015 for... Read more

McDonald's to offer Qi wireless charging points in UK restaurants

McDonald's to offer Qi wireless charging points in UK restaurants

By Rik Henderson

Fast food chain McDonald's has teamed with tech firm Aircharge to add 600 Qi wireless charging points in 50 London restaurants and others around the UK.The two successfully trialled the service, which gives customers the option to place their compatible... Read more

Intel Smart Spider Dress is not only scary but it intelligently defends its wearer

Intel Smart Spider Dress is not only scary but it intelligently defends its wearer

By Luke Edwards

Well if this isn't the scariest wearable smart clothing you've seen we can't imagine what is. The Smart Spider Dress is a collaboration between Intel, using the Edison system, and experimental designer Anouk Wipprecht.The Smart Spider Dress isn't simply... Read more

MakerBot now lets you fake 3D print wood, metal, and stone

MakerBot now lets you fake 3D print wood, metal, and stone

By Luke Edwards

3D printing has been limited to basic plastics for home users until now. MakerBot has revealed new fake wood, metal and stone materials that can be printed to imitate the materials using plastic.MakerBot says that the wood effect material is so effective... Read more

Nike MAG Power Laces from Back to the Future Part II are coming this year

Nike MAG Power Laces from Back to the Future Part II are coming this year

By Luke Edwards

It's finally official, 2015 will be the year we get Nike MAG Power Laces, the same year they appear in Back to the Future Part II.Before you say Nike has already released these kicks in a limited run of 1500 shoes back in 2011 – these are different.... Read more

Long range over-the-air charging is here thanks to Energous WattUp

Long range over-the-air charging is here thanks to Energous WattUp

By Luke Edwards

True wireless charging is finally a reality thanks to the Energous WattUp. No more wires or charging plates as this beast works wirelessly from 20-feet away.Until now the talk about over-the-air charging has been limited to developmental kit like uBeam.... Read more

Gogoro electric Smartscooter uses 6-second battery swap stations for endless speedy riding

Gogoro electric Smartscooter uses 6-second battery swap stations for endless speedy riding

By Luke Edwards

Gogoro, a company aiming to change city energy, has unveiled its electric Smartscooter at CES 2015. But it's not simply an electric scooter, it uses battery swapping stations to allow it to keep going.The Smartscooter is a powerful two-wheeled beast capable... Read more

Walkman ZX2: Sony brings back the Walkman, ready for high-resolution audio

Walkman ZX2: Sony brings back the Walkman, ready for high-resolution audio

By Stuart Miles

No it's not 1988, but that hasn't stopped Sony bringing back the Walkman brand, and in particular a Walkman for music fans keen to keep the audio experience decidedly hi-resolution.The new Walkman NW-ZX2 will pitch itself as a dedicated hi-res compatible... Read more

Voxel8 will print an entire drone, or anything with electronics, from scratch

Voxel8 will print an entire drone, or anything with electronics, from scratch

By Luke Edwards

You'll remember this day when your grandkids are 3D printing everything from food to clothes. It's the day the Voxel8 was announced as the world's first 3D printer capable of printing both plastic and electronics.The Voxel8 is able to print off an entire... Read more

Next generation 3Doodler 2.0 3D printing pen unveiled at CES 2015

Next generation 3Doodler 2.0 3D printing pen unveiled at CES 2015

By Luke Edwards

3Doodler was the original 3D printing pen so it's not a huge surprise that it's back with version 2.0 at CES 2015.3Doodler 2.0 is a slimmer, lighter version than its predecessor coming in at less than quarter the size at just 50g in weight. Once again... Read more

Forget fish 'n' chips in newspaper, NFC chips in magazines are the next big thing

Forget fish 'n' chips in newspaper, NFC chips in magazines are the next big thing

By Rik Henderson

Print advertising is not dead, it just needs to adapt to survive, says BMW. The car manufacturer has teamed with London-based tech start-up Tamoco to add NFC chips to magazine ads in order for readers to interact with the printed page.Tamoco already partnered... Read more

Pocket-lint predicts: The top trends and products for 2015

Pocket-lint predicts: The top trends and products for 2015

By Rik Henderson

The year is at an end and while 2014 has been a great year for technology, especially in its integration with everyday life in all aspects, 2015 promises to be better still. Many products and trends we hoped to see in the last year are likely to arrive... Read more

Top 7 Chinese tech firms that will take over the world in 2015

Top 7 Chinese tech firms that will take over the world in 2015

By Rik Henderson

The US authorities may have displayed a touch of paranoia over Chinese companies and their alleged allegiances with the country's government in the past, but there's no doubt that we have seen a rapid global rise in the popularity in tech products from... Read more

Virgin Atlantic's trans-Atlantic Wi-Fi tested, but is it up to speed?

Virgin Atlantic's trans-Atlantic Wi-Fi tested, but is it up to speed?

By Rik Henderson

A couple of months ago, Virgin Atlantic launched its first trans-Atlantic Wi-Fi service on its brand spanking new 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the first in the fleet which travels the London Heathrow to Boston route. It was kicked off with a bang too, hosting... Read more

Gingerbread, the final frontier: This starship Enterprise model has us drooling

Gingerbread, the final frontier: This starship Enterprise model has us drooling

By Chris Hall

Some Star Trek fans might be dismayed that the next Star Trek movie has fallen into the hands of Fast & Furious director Justin Lin, but you can take heart in this gingerbread USS Enterprise. Rather than making a gingerbread house, this USS Enterprise... Read more

Future chargers now: Belt battery, sole power shoes and more

Future chargers now: Belt battery, sole power shoes and more

By Luke Edwards

The future of power is a strange one. Already we're starting to see ways of transmitting electricity like you would with Wi-Fi over the air and battery breakthroughs for longer life cells are happening regularly.But we're still a long way off from unlimited... Read more