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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

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

By Elyse Betters

Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is now making autonomous chairs.Most people are familiar with waiting in line. In the UK, you do it at the bank. In the US, you do it at the DMV or post office. Queues are a thing everywhere in the world, and almost everyone... Read more

Kano is seeking funding for three new coding kits: Camera, Speaker and Pixel

Kano is seeking funding for three new coding kits: Camera, Speaker and Pixel

By Max Langridge

Following the success of its Computer kit, British-based coding kit company Kano is back with three new packs to get young minds learning about the way things are made.The three new kits are camera, which lets you build a camera and programming filters,... Read more

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

Watch Elon Musk unveil SpaceX's 'Interplanetary Transport System'

By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk is using Twitter again to get everyone hyped, but this time it's about SpaceX's grand plan to make humans a multiplanetary species.The SpaceX CEO took to the social network to promote a video that shows a concept of SpaceX's new Interplanetary... Read more

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

Blue Microphones announces the Raspberry, the funkiest mic to use on the move

By Chris Hall

Blue Microphones has announced its latest addition to its collection of microphones, called the Raspberry.Designed with a compact form, it retains much of the character of Blue mics, with an interesting design, but has been designed with portability in... Read more

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

By Max Langridge

The Elgato Eve Energy is the company’s latest product in the Eve family of products that work with Apple’s HomeKit connected platform and lays claim to being the world’s first HomeKit-enabled switch and can control any mains-powered device. Apple... Read more

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

Snapchat changes name, drops the "chat" and launches first bonkers hardware, Spectacles

By Max Langridge

Snapchat is going through a period of change, first, it has shortened its name to Snap Inc. and now it’s released its first retail product, Spectacles.The name change is because of the new product, until the new glasses, Snapchat’s only product was... Read more

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 are the BTTF trainers with powerlaces you can actually own

By Rik Henderson

After teasing them back in May, Nike is now ready to put its first mass consumer-ready powerlaced trainers on sale.Like the boots Marty wore in Back to the Future II, the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers have self-powered laces that tighten around your feet... Read more

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

You can fit more than 26,000 RAW files on this one 1TB SanDisk SD card

By Rik Henderson

In this time of rising megapixel counts and 4K video, storage is also rising to keep up. And company's like Western Digital, which owns SanDisk, is having to rip up the rulebooks when it comes to SD card capacities.During Photokina this week it unveiled... Read more

TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup
3.5 stars

TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup

By Chris Hall

Of all TomTom's satnav offerings, the Via appears to make the most sense. It offers Traffic, meaning it's a full head and shoulders above the entry-level Start model, but it's slimmer and much more affordable than the Go models.Available in two sizes:... Read more

The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation

The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation

By Chris Hall

Sony's first Walkman launched in 1979 and played a huge part in popularising portable music. The Walkman became an iconic symbol of setting music free, moving it from a record player or bulky tape player into something that was personal and portable.With... Read more

TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls

TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls

By Chris Hall

TomTom's latest Go satnav device adds a range of connectivity options to make it a more rounded companion for your car, not just a device to get you from A to B.The TomTom Go includes all the features you expect from the Go family - like Traffic, speed... Read more

TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going

TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going

By Chris Hall

TomTom is launching a new satnav that's designed specifically for those commuting on scooters or motorbikes.A simpler alternative to TomTom's existing Rider line of bike navigation devices, the TomTom Vio opts for a funky round design, so it will match... Read more

Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance

Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance

By Chris Hall

There's a connection on your car that's talked about on car forums and in service centres, but not a lot else. It's called the OBD, on-board diagnostics, and TomTom has just made a fun accessory for it.The TomTom Curfer connects to the car's OBD port... Read more

Griffin iTrip Clip makes your old headphones Bluetooth in time for iPhone 7

Griffin iTrip Clip makes your old headphones Bluetooth in time for iPhone 7

By Stuart Miles

With rumours suggesting Apple is about to ditch the headphone port on the new iPhone 7, Apple accessory make, Griffin, is hoping to offer a solution to those that want to still use its favourite headphones without the need to worry about where to plug... Read more

Logi ZeroTouch will get your old banger connected, help you keep your eyes on the road

Logi ZeroTouch will get your old banger connected, help you keep your eyes on the road

By Chris Hall

Smartphones are a problem for drivers. The temptation to dip in and check your messages or send replies to your friends can be too much to resist. Looking to save drivers from that temptation is Logitech's ZeroTouch.ZeroTouch is designed to transform... Read more

Malibu bottles get connected with NFC, because summer

Malibu bottles get connected with NFC, because summer

By Chris Hall

Malibu is embracing NFC to make a limited number of its rum bottles connected, meaning you'll be able to tap to interact, rather than just swigging the whole thing down. The idea is to provide connectivity with your smartphone, so you can tap on the... Read more

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

Ted Baker's AW16 cases are the prettiest things for your iPhone to wear

By Britta O'Boyle

A collection of new Ted Baker Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases were announced at the end of July, just in time to coincide with the fashion brand's AW16 collection.There are several options available from Proporta, some of which are plain and... Read more

This smart stud finder works with your phone to do 3D-image sensing

This smart stud finder works with your phone to do 3D-image sensing

By Elyse Betters

There's a new stud finder available that's unlike any typical stud finder you can buy from a local hardware store.It uses Vayyar Imaging’s 3D-image sensor technology, but it's super easy to use. Simply get your hands on the Walabot DIY stud finder,... Read more

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

By Rik Henderson

Those who thought tablets would kill the eBook reader market have had to eat their words over the last year or so. Not only are they still going strong, we are still treated to new innovations in the tech.The Amazon Kindle Oasis came out earlier this... Read more

This ring lets you feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time

This ring lets you feel your loved one’s heartbeat in real time

By Elyse Betters

If you buy your partner TheTouch's HB ring, you'll always know if he or she is alive and well - no matter where they are.The HB ring works like this: as long as you're wearing the ring, and your partner is wearing one too, you'll both be able to feel... Read more

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

By Rik Henderson

Like Pokemon Go today, the Rubik's Cube was a massive craze that lasted a fair while back in the 1980s but eventually died down. People still play with the puzzle toy, but its popularity is unlikely to ever reach the heights of its launch.Instead, a... Read more

LittleBits' new modular electronics kit lets kids booby-trap their rooms

LittleBits' new modular electronics kit lets kids booby-trap their rooms

By Elyse Betters

Okay, so this is cool. Do you have a young kid or two that's just mindlessly sitting in front of the TV a bit too much? Well, give them the latest LittleBits kit, and they'll turn into little inventors/hackers/booby-trap makers.Hot off the success of... Read more

Star Trek in real life: Best Starfleet gadgets and toys you can buy

Star Trek in real life: Best Starfleet gadgets and toys you can buy

By Elyse Betters

Trekkies have a lot to be excited about right now.A new film, Star Trek Beyond, just opened in cinemas across the world, and CBS recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con the name of its upcoming TV series based on the Star Wars franchise, along with... Read more

Autonomous boats could help the Navy fight pirates

Autonomous boats could help the Navy fight pirates

By Chris Hall

We've all heard a lot about autonomous cars and there's been plenty written about drones taking to the air, but we've not seen so much discussion about boats, or autonomous watercraft.BAE Systems has been working on autonomous naval technologies, in a... Read more

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more

By Elyse Betters

The world has suddenly gone crazy for all things Pokemon.Millions of Pokemon Go players from across the world are not only doing their very best to catch 'em all, they're also showcasing their love for the Pokemon franchise and its Japanese animated characters... Read more

Broadsword Spine is the wearable tech to power future warfighters

Broadsword Spine is the wearable tech to power future warfighters

By Chris Hall

Soldiers have always had a problem with powering their equipment and with the increasing need for battery-powered kit, BAE Systems has been working on a potential solution. Say hello to Broadsword Spine.The idea behind Broadsword Spine is to make it simple... Read more

Karcher K5 Premium is the cleaner your house needs

Karcher K5 Premium is the cleaner your house needs

By Cam Bunton

When it comes to cleaning your car, your patio, bikes or driveway, few things get the job done as well as a pressure washer. Specifically, one made by Karcher. The latest range continues that trend of offering great performance and versatility, while... Read more

You could have your next curry delivered by a robot

You could have your next curry delivered by a robot

By Rik Henderson

If you're walking around London during the rest of the summer you might see a small, autonomous robot whizz past, laden with food stuff as it goes about its deliveries. You might even have a take-away delivered to your door by one.Starship Technologies... Read more

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator now available to pre-order

By Rik Henderson

The company behind remote controls shaped like Harry Potter's wand, The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver and a Star Trek Phaser has again turned its attention to the latter, but this time for an extension to your mobile phone rather than a TV controller.The... Read more

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more

By Rik Henderson

When we visited E3 in Los Angeles recently we probably had the most amount of gadgets in our bag than we'd ever taken to a trip before.These included a new MacBook, an iPhone, iPad, USB camera battery charger for our Canon 5D Mk III, Nintendo 3DS and... Read more