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Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

Adidas shows off the first 3D-printed sneakers it'll mass produce by 2018

By Elyse Betters

By next year, companies will stop prototyping with 3D printers and will finally start mass-producing.Well, at least Adidas plans to, with a sneaker called Futurecraft 4D. The shoe-maker has been dabbling with 3D printing and manufacturing for a while,... Read more

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

This Ford smart crib simulates actual car rides to lull your baby to sleep

By Elyse Betters

What is it about car rides that make kids pass out?Is it the gentle vibrations, the glow of lights, the hum of the engine, or the closed-in environment? Ford has been asking itself all these questions, apparently, because it just debuted a smart crib... Read more

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

Pocket-lint nominated for a Webby award, vote for your favourite website now

By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint has been nominated for a prestigious Webby award and we need your votes to help us rise to the top.The Webby Awards are hosted annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and and are now in their 21st year.They are the... Read more

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2017: The best stories from around the web

By Rik Henderson

April Fools' Day is always a big occasion for tech companies and other manufacturers and retailers, who post many wonderful (and some not so) pranks on 1 April each year.This year is no different, with plenty of superb rib-ticklers and hoax products appearing... Read more

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

By Max Langridge

A DAC - that's digital-to-analogue converter for the uninitiated - is found in every electronic device with a speaker. Phones, laptops, wireless speakers - every device that needs to take a digital signal and turn it into an analogue one (i.e. soundwaves)... Read more

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

Blue Origin shows off first interior photos of its tourist space rocket

By Elyse Betters

We've all heard of Virgin Galactic, but did you know the founder of Amazon has his own private spaceflight company? Well, it's released the first interior photos of its tourism-designed New Shepard rocket.These photos offer a look at the inside of New... Read more

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

Samsung CCP means you don't need a bank account to make contactless payments

By Rik Henderson

Samsung has announced a technology and platform that is designed to make contactless payments accessible to all. That includes people who don't or can't have a bank account or credit card.The Samsung Contactless Companion Platform (CCP) comes from the... Read more

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

Tile Deal: Get money off the Bluetooth tracker

By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you've been thinking about getting Tile, now's the time.Tile, the company behind the tiny, square-shaped Bluetooth trackers that help you find stuff, has announced it will have a sale on the Slim version of its Tile product. The limited-time offer... Read more

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

New Raspberry Pi Zero W is just £9 and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-loaded

By Elyse Betters

The latest Raspberry Pi costs just $10 (£9). And it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.It's called Pi Zero W, and it's an updated version of the $5 Pi Zero that released in November 2015 for $5/£4. Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board... Read more

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot

By Elyse Betters

Although the world already got a glimpse of Boston Dynamic's Handle, the company has officially introduced the creepy bot.Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this one and... Read more

SanDisk will now let you upgrade your iOS device with 256GB of storage

SanDisk will now let you upgrade your iOS device with 256GB of storage

By Max Langridge

Mobile storage expert SanDisk has introduced two new storage options to its current range of flash drives for iOS devices at Mobile World Congress. The iXpand Flash Drive and Connect Wireless Stick can both seamlessly increase the storage of your iPhone... Read more

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

Alexa could come to a whole host of Bluetooth devices, thanks to Qualcomm

By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has confirmed that it's taking steps to enable the Alexa wake word on Bluetooth devices, thanks to software support in some of the latest Qualcomm Bluetooth Audio chips. For those wanting the technical details, it's the CSR8670 and CSR8675 chipsets... Read more

19 retro gadgets you can buy that will remind you of the glory days

19 retro gadgets you can buy that will remind you of the glory days

By Adrian Willings

We all love a good gadget and there's nothing like a piece of tech you can buy today that throws you back in time with a haze of nostalgia for days gone by.Taking a trip down memory lane, we've scoured the web for a selection of the very best retro-style gadgets... Read more

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?

By Elyse Betters

Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look really creepy.Don't believe us? See this one and this one and this one. Oh, and look at the robot above too. The company apparently has been testing wheel technology... Read more

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

By Elyse Betters

It seems no one got the memo from last year: "123456" doesn't make a good password.Despite pleading from security experts, many of us still use go-to, easy-to-recall passwords for most of our online accounts. Gemalto recently surveyed 9,000 consumers... Read more

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

25 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

ElliQ is a super cute voice-activated robot companion for the elderly

ElliQ is a super cute voice-activated robot companion for the elderly

By Elyse Betters

We can't wait for a world where everyone has a robot.Beyond the fact that it means we'd never have to do the dishes again or maybe even mow our lawn or schedule tedious appointments, we'd like to think about the robots of tomorrow as being potentially... Read more

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil yourself.Perhaps you didn't get what you really wanted, or you've got some pocket money from "granny" and are now keen to spend it.We've complied a list of some great gadgets and gizmos ideas... Read more

Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017: Connected beds, robots, and more

By Stuart Miles

While the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic concentrate on launching the latest and greatest devices that are sure to enhance and enrich our lives, a number of manufacturers use CES to launch gadgets that aren't, perhaps, 100 per cent with that... Read more

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

Samsung CES 2017 press conference: Watch it right here

By Rik Henderson

As always, Samsung will have a huge presence at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and will debut a whole host of new products.We've already seen some of them, including the new QLED TV technology for 2017 televisions, and the second generation Family Hub refrigerators.... Read more

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

What are Hatchimals, how do they work, and where can you find them?

By Elyse Betters

If Furby and Tamagotchi got together and had babies, they'd have Hatchimals.Hatchimals are the latest toy craze and must-have toy for the 2016 holiday season. You probably saw a lot of people talking about these things over the past few weeks, including... Read more

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got

By Rik Henderson

Christmas is a time for giving. It's also a time for receiving which, to be perfectly frank, is the best part.But we've all had those moments when we rip open the wrapping paper and discover that Santa didn't quite deliver the electronic wizardry we'd... Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price
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Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle has been fairly predictable over the past few years, walking a path from button-laden ebook reader at its 2007 launch, all the way through to the ultra-refined and ultra-simple Paperwhite and Voyage generation.The Kindle exists for one... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best

By Britta O'Boyle

aThe third-generation Kindle Paperwhite was released in June 2015 so while it's not the newest or most advanced Kindle around, that's not to say it isn't the best.Succeeded by the significantly more expensive and square Kindle Oasis, the latest Paperwhite... Read more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

By Rik Henderson

It's that magical time of the year and the Christmas lights are a-flashing, so you can be forgiven for feeling like you're missing out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes.But hey, you could always get with the spirit of things and show your wacky... 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

Google makes operating systems, and Android Things is the latest example.Google's Android OS powers smartphones and tablets. Google's Android Wear powers wearables like smartwatches. Google's ChromeOS powers laptops and desktops. Google's Android TV powers... Read more

Now Panasonic wants to automate store checkouts with this basket

Now Panasonic wants to automate store checkouts with this basket

By Elyse Betters

For whatever reason, the tech giants don't like cashiers nor the traditional check-out process at stores.Amazon recently unveiled its cashier-less, checkout-less store in Seattle, and now according to The Wall Street Journal, Panasonic, which is known... Read more

Win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav worth £250

Win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav worth £250

By Pocket-lint Promotion

TomTom and Pocket-lint have teamed up to give one lucky reader the chance to win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav this Christmas. The new TomTom GO 620 sat nav boasts a six inch touchscreen and comes with WiFi, making it easy to keep the device up to date with... Read more

This nostalgic toy magnifies your phone vids onto a mini retro TV

This nostalgic toy magnifies your phone vids onto a mini retro TV

By Elyse Betters

Remember that cardboard smartphone projector that was all the rage a few Christmases ago? We've found something similar, only it's super nostalgic.On Firebox right now you can buy a toy that blows up your smartphone videos on a TV-like display. That... Read more

6 reasons to grab the Probox2 Air this Xmas

6 reasons to grab the Probox2 Air this Xmas

By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you're looking for inspiration this holiday season, and trying to get as much as you can for your money in a single gadget, the Probox2 Air offers a compelling experience. Despite costing just under £65 in the UK, it has the power to turn your TV... Read more

Don’t Have Insurance? There’s still a way to repair your phone

Don’t Have Insurance? There’s still a way to repair your phone

By Pocket-lint Promotion

You know how it is: you've put some time and effort into researching just which is the best phone for you, you've found where to snag the best deal and you’re signing up when the sales guy asks, "Do you want insurance with that?"You've done your budget... Read more

What is Gadget Cover?

What is Gadget Cover?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There are plenty of places that will insure your tech goodies. So what’s so special about Gadget Cover? Here are six standout reasons to make Gadget Cover your choice.Truly instant coverThis is a key feature. If you’re going on holiday tomorrow, today... Read more

This case turns into a full-size keyboard stand for your iOS device

This case turns into a full-size keyboard stand for your iOS device

By Elyse Betters

No matter how hard you practice, on-screen keyboards are difficult to use.Maybe we're old and simply conditioned to typing on physical keyboards, but getting the knack of virtual ones while on the go is hard, and frankly, not practical if you're the... Read more

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

By Rik Henderson

Final Fantasy 15 (or XV, as it's officially designated) makes its long awaited debut tomorrow, 29 November, and Sony Japan has crafted some special edition audio products to celebrate.The daddy of three limited edition devices is a Final Fantasy 15 Sony... Read more

5 things you didn't know you could do with a Tile

5 things you didn't know you could do with a Tile

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Find your Keys, wallet, phone, anything with Tile.Tile is a tiny Bluetooth-enabled tracker and companion app that allows you to locate your items, fast. And now this best-selling device comes in two different forms designed to work with all your favorite... Read more

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

That Lumee light-up case Kim K uses has been updated to Lumee Two

By Elyse Betters

Lumee Two is here, so prepare for an onslaught of fresh selfies on Instagram.The original Lumee is a phone case that offers better lighting for selfies. It glows, giving you that extra oomph you need when not in natural lighting. Although many reviews... Read more

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

You can soon buy Nike's self-lacing trainers, if you have £575 to spare

By Elyse Betters

The future is almost here, and it's expensive. Nike has been teasing for a while that it will soon release self-lacing trainers inspired by the boots Marty wore in the film Back to the Future II, but now it's finally ready to release them for all consumers... Read more

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

Seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Here are seven ways to protect your gadgets from damage:1. A case in pointRemember the last time you were taking a photo with your phone? Was that the time when, just as you were marvelling at its pleasing smoothness you also realised it was darned slippery... Read more

Five exciting new engineering inventions set to change the world

Five exciting new engineering inventions set to change the world

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has just launched its Start Your Story campaign for young engineers and innovators on their journey to becoming entrepreneurs.The IET has highlighted a selection of inspirational winners and finalists... Read more

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January

By Rik Henderson

Sports brand Wilson is bringing its Connected American Football to the UK as of 1 January 2017 and we've had a play.The company announced the smart ball in the US at the start of the current NFL season and it is now ready to expand its roll out to select... Read more

The most common ways people damage gadgets

The most common ways people damage gadgets

By Pocket-lint Promotion

"Let me ring you back. You've actually, don't laugh, caught me when I'm just, er, in the loo, no, no, I'm just washing my hands." You end the call, but your hands are wet and you know how slippery smartphones are. So down it goes, plonking into the wash... Read more

Micro:Bit computer is gearing up for a worldwide rollout

Micro:Bit computer is gearing up for a worldwide rollout

By Max Langridge

The BBC micro:bit computer has been available in the UK since March this year. It's a small circuit-board, similar to the Raspberry Pi, with an array of LEDs, a Bluetooth sensor, accelerometer, compass and two built-in buttons. It also has five rings... Read more

Why buy gadget insurance?

Why buy gadget insurance?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Why should you shell out for tech and gadget insurance? After all, you might be thinking that providing I’m super-careful and keep a watchful eye on the hundreds of pounds’ worth of phone, tablet, laptop, headphones and/or games consoles and other... Read more

Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker helps you find your lost keys and is now smaller than ever before

Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker helps you find your lost keys and is now smaller than ever before

By Max Langridge

Tile is a company that knows that we lose or mislay things, that's why it created a range of Bluetooth trackers that you can attach to your everyday items to help you find the again.Tile recently released the Slim, which is a small card that can slip... Read more

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

By Cat Thomas

Japan’s top tech show, CEATEC, was held this week in Chiba, just outside Tokyo. And although it has always been traditionally known as a consumer electronics event, this year the show’s organisers took a sharp turn and focused on IoT instead.The result... Read more

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

Six reasons to have the Probox2 Air Android TV box in your home

By Pocket-lint Promotion

When it comes to home entertainment, especially the new wave of 4K-enabled products, it gets pretty expensive to kit out your home with equipment. And if you’re in a home with multiple screens, it’s even more so.The Probox2 is the latest Android-based... Read more

Lumsing's new wall charger offers USB A, USB Type-C, and Quick Charge 3.0

Lumsing's new wall charger offers USB A, USB Type-C, and Quick Charge 3.0

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Most people charge their phones from a computer or the wall charger they received with their phones.But there are other options - including better, faster, more versatile ones. For instance, Lumsing's 48W dual-port Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C wall... Read more

80s kids, rejoice! Teddy Ruxpin is back with LCD eyes and more

80s kids, rejoice! Teddy Ruxpin is back with LCD eyes and more

By Elyse Betters

Breathing new life into old school toys seems to be a growing trend.Earlier this year, Hasbro announced it was bringing back its weird, nostalgic fur beast (aka Furby) as a connected toy with LCD screens for eyes, and now another iconic Hasbro toy is... Read more

A Game of Thrones gets digital book makeover

A Game of Thrones gets digital book makeover

By Max Langridge

George RR Martin has announced his A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series will be republished as digital editions, available exclusively through Apple’s iBooks platform. So far only the first novel, A Game of Thrones, has been given the digital... Read more