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World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

World's largest tech companies: 10 biggest earners

By Stuart Miles

In 2015, the world's largest technology companies reported revenues exceeding one trillion dollars when combined. That's a lot of money. In light of this, we've compiled a list of the top 10 largest technology companies in the world, based on their... Read more

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor

By Mike Lowe

CES Asia opened it doors for the second time in Shanghai this May. And the Chinese version of the world's largest tech show, CES, which is based in Las Vegas, didn't hold back on the weird and the wonderful.Condensing a show as wide-ranging as CES Asia... Read more

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive

By Rik Henderson

The TomTom MyDrive application for iPhone and Android will now inform you if there is traffic congestion on your commute home or to the office, before you've set off.MyDrive Traffic Checker is a new feature that has been added to the app for free. MyDrive... Read more

Hyperloop passive magnetic levitation system will help pods hit 760mph

Hyperloop passive magnetic levitation system will help pods hit 760mph

By Luke Edwards

Hyperloop is becoming the term synonymous with the most major advances in what we once knew as the train. This will see eco-friendly powered tube-based pods that can travel at speeds of up to 760mph, in this case thanks to passive magnetic levitation.... Read more

Toyota cracks magnesium batteries for longer lasting smaller devices

Toyota cracks magnesium batteries for longer lasting smaller devices

By Luke Edwards

Scientists working at Toyota Research Institute North America have cracked magnesium as a material for batteries.This is a very big deal as it means lots of advances in battery tech. By using magnesium, which doesn't degrade like lithium-ion, the battery... Read more

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

By Stuart Miles

Nike has announced its new Nike Free running shoe range for 2016, ditching the Free 3, 4 and 5 models for a more universal approach that should appeal to a wider audience of runners.While the range now looks to offer separate features for different runners... Read more

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last

By Luke Edwards

Viv is what Siri should have been. It comes from the Siri creators and is a super smart AI that could not only kill the keyboard but can change human-machine interactions forever.Viv is designed to finally let people ask for what they want and have it... Read more

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy

By Luke Edwards

The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... Read more

New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help

New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help

By Luke Edwards

Splashing out on a satnav these days needs to have justification, thanks to plenty of free mobile alternatives. That's why the new TomTom Start range of satnavs are offering more than ever before.The TomTom Start 42, 52 and 62 all come with free lifetime... Read more

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

By Luke Edwards

Summer is finally upon us and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better.The art of the barbeque... Read more

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

Will.i.am's Dial smartwatch is now available for preorder through Three

By Elyse Betters

Will.i.am, the musician who has spent a lot of time and money making ill-conceived tech products, is launching pre-orders for his second smartwatch called the Dial exclusively through Three in the UK.Dial is a voice-activated wearable that runs on an... Read more

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

CE China: East meets West in consumer tech fest

By Britta O'Boyle

Messe Berlin, the organisers behind consumer electronic show IFA that takes place annually in Berlin in September, has launched a new event in Shenzhen called CE China.First thoughts? God help us, not another consumer electronics show. Second thoughts?... Read more

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

Nanowire battery can extend your phone battery life by hundreds of thousands of times

By Luke Edwards

Science has done it again. Another battery breakthrough is here to change batteries forever, this time by extending life thanks to nanowires.The battery advancement, made by researchers at the University of California Irvine, means these batteries can... Read more

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

Hoverboard and jetpack spawn extreme Flyboard Air

By Luke Edwards

Any self-respecting hoverboard fan knows for a board to work on water "you need power", meaning the jet powered Flyboard Air can go anywhere.Zapata Racing has been working on jet-powered hoverboard style devices for a while but this is the first time... Read more

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

LG made a new Rolly plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wanted a Bluetooth keyboard you could roll up and stuff in your pocket (one with five rows of keys instead of four)? Well, LG has you covered.Last year, LG announced a wireless keyboard product, called Rolly, which does exactly that. It... Read more

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

Kindle Oasis: Amazon's premium reader is stunning, but it's ridiculously expensive

By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced its latest Kindle ebook reader, and it's a radical departure from the devices that have come before it.The Kindle Oasis is a complete rethinking from the components up, stripping the Kindle down to its essentials and giving you a... Read more

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever

By Luke Edwards

Solar power is fast becoming a more energy efficient green power conversion source, but mainly in sunny places. A breakthrough with graphene could extend that reach to muggier climates thanks to rain energy harnessing solar cells.Graphene is a relatively... Read more

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean

By Elyse Betters

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 to the International Space Station and has already landed the rocket on a drone ship, marking the first time the company not only sent cargo to the station following a failed resupply mission but also the first time it's successfully... Read more

Vinyl fan? Audio-Technica AT-LP60BT Bluetooth turntable offers cool without the wires

Vinyl fan? Audio-Technica AT-LP60BT Bluetooth turntable offers cool without the wires

By Mike Lowe

There's no doubt that vinyl record sales are on the up. Okay, so they're nowhere near their heyday in terms of sales volumes, but that doesn't stop vinyl being the cool antithesis to streaming and MP3s. Only to listen to real, tangible records you're... Read more

You won’t need an iPad on a flight anymore with these massive seat back screens

You won’t need an iPad on a flight anymore with these massive seat back screens

By Rik Henderson

If you've flown on a Virgin Atlantic or newer British Airways plane recently you'll have noticed that the latest in-flight entertainment systems have big touch-enabled widescreen displays to enjoy films on, even when flying economy. However, compared... Read more

Get money off a Lumsing battery pack that can charge your iPhone up to 7 times on a single charge

Get money off a Lumsing battery pack that can charge your iPhone up to 7 times on a single charge

By Stuart Miles

We've all been there. Gone to make that important phone call only to find out your phone's battery has died. Not me you cry, you've got a battery charger, but wait you've forgot to charge that too. Doh.  But what if that portable battery had enough power... Read more

Ripley’s hi-top kicks from Aliens are being made by Reebok

Ripley’s hi-top kicks from Aliens are being made by Reebok

By Luke Edwards

Reebok has announced that it will be releasing its Alien Stomper hi-top trainers as worn by Ripley in the Aliens movie.The announcement follows Nike's unveil of its Air Mag trainers in real life which previously had only been seen in Back To the Future... Read more

Astell & Kern AK380 is one bonkers but beautiful high-res portable player

Astell & Kern AK380 is one bonkers but beautiful high-res portable player

By Mike Lowe

We've seen swathes of audio devices in our time, but when it comes to portable audio nothing has ever quite stood out like the bonkers but beautiful looking Astell & Kern AK380.Now this is no Sony Walkman. Crafted from a single block of aluminium, which... Read more

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

By Elyse Betters

Nike plans to sell real-life, self-lacing trainers, according to both teaser a video and a blog post it just published.Although the upcoming shoes don't look like the famous pair worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to The Future II, they do function... Read more

Arion wants to improve your running technique using technology

Arion wants to improve your running technique using technology

By Chris Hall

Arion, from ATO Gear, wants to help you change your running technique using technology, giving you more detail about what you're actually doing when you're out pounding the pavement.But this isn't another heart rate monitor or GPS watch, instead it's... Read more

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

These Microtugs weigh a chocolate bar but moved over a tonne of car

By Luke Edwards

If the Ant-Man movie has taught us anything it's that ants are super strong. Combining that power, in a robot equivalent, has allowed six bots that weigh just 100g to pull a 1,769kg car.The robot ants were created by Stanford University researchers in... Read more

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

By Rik Henderson

Following on from the success of its 3D printed superhero action figures, which sport your own face, Firebox has taken the idea one step further. Now you can get a 3D printed model of yourself in the buff, letting it all hang on out for the world to see.Nudees... Read more

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

By Luke Edwards

As gadgets become more valuable and we carry even more of them around with us daily, theft is a big problem. But those smart gadgets, and even people, that need to be protected are starting to benefit from a growing smart security tech front-line.From... Read more

Pull anything into the virtual world for super cheap with this $99 3D laser scanner

Pull anything into the virtual world for super cheap with this $99 3D laser scanner

By Luke Edwards

Being able to 3D scan objects from the real world into the virtual one has been a relatively expensive process, until now. CowTech Ciclop is a new laser 3D scanner that will cost you only $99.One of the ways this scanner has been able to remain so affordable... Read more

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

By Luke Edwards

Pure, the digital radio specialist, has unveiled an in-car system that will turn any motor into a digital radio and Spotify friendly machine.The Pure Highway 400 and Highway 600 are plug-and-play units that sit on a car's dashboard and connect to the... Read more

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

Nasa funding quiet supersonic jet, a friendly Concorde for everyone

By Luke Edwards

Nasa has set its sights a little closer to earth for once as it begins plans to help make supersonic airliners a reality once again.The world famous and now retired Concorde was the last supersonic jet to take paying passengers into the air. But it wasn't... Read more

Mountain Athletics from The North Face helps you train for your outdoor adventures

Mountain Athletics from The North Face helps you train for your outdoor adventures

By Chris Hall

The North Face is a well-established brand once you're off the beaten track. Since the company's foundation in 1966, it has been associated with some of the toughest events, from polar expeditions to mountain conquests. With the launch of Mountain Athletics,... Read more

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

McDonald's turned its Happy Meal Box into a Cardboard-like VR headset

By Elyse Betters

Yep. You read that right.McDonald's Happy Meal Boxes have been made into virtual-reality headsets. But don't go rushing over to your nearest Mickey D's just yet, as this promo is limited to one country at the moment (and it's not the US or the UK). Oddly,... Read more

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B brings super specs while still barely denting your wallet

By Luke Edwards

The English made Raspberry Pi has reached the third numerical iteration of its builds and with that it's become more powerful than ever, while remaining affordable.The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is still physically tiny at little bigger than a credit... Read more

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

How to Reinvent the Office: 10 gadgets that will make your office better

By Pocket-lint Promotion

True techies shouldn't have an everyday, run-of-the-mill office.If you consider yourself a computer-savvy individual or even an early adopter, one of the first places you should be exemplifying that is in your home office. Similar to a living room, which... Read more

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

By Luke Edwards

The future of smart gadget controls is in ultrasound and Elliptic is bringing it to your gadgets in the next few months.Using ultrasonic audio a new control interface has been created that allows gadgets to pick up on gestures from across a room.This... Read more

Mighty lets you listen to Spotify while running but ditches the phone

Mighty lets you listen to Spotify while running but ditches the phone

By Elyse Betters

If you're a runner or cyclist or generally active person, your smartphone is likely the bane of your existence.Let's face it: Running is made much less excruciating when you can blast your favourite Spotify playlist. Unfortunately, it is far too easy... Read more

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

Internet of Cows is now a thing as UK start-up creates cow tracking app

By Stuart Miles

You've probably heard of the phrase Internet of Things. It refers to the idea that everything can be connected to the internet to share data.It's a huge buzz word in the gadget industry at the moment. Over the last couple of years we've seen everything... Read more

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

Ebook reader powered by the sun will let you read forever without plugging in

By Stuart Miles

Hoping to let you read in the sun for days, ebook reader maker Bookeen has created a new case for its Cybook Ocean ebook reader that lets you keep the battery topped up via the sun.According to the company, the new cover can provide up to a days reading... Read more

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

By Chris Hall

If you fell in love with BB-8's adorable bally cuteness in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then prepare to have your heartstrings tugged: say hello to LG's Rolling Bot. The LG Rolling Bot is one of the LG G5's Friends, one of a number of accessories shown... Read more

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

Sondors Thin: An affordable, attractive, fast electric bike at last

By Luke Edwards

Electric bikes are growing in number but are still on the fringe of cycling. That could be about to change thanks to the Sondors Thin.Until now electric bikes have been limited to one or two options in major bike shops. They're largely expensive, unattractive... Read more

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

Get your Star Wars loving hands on a life-sized BB-8 that responds to voice commands

By Luke Edwards

If you're a fan of Star Wars and enjoyed The Force Awakens, you'll likely already have one of Sphero's BB-8 toys or be yearning to get one. Now there's another option, a full scale model of the movie's BB-8 drone you can own.Spin Master is the toy maker... Read more

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

Store 360TB on a coin-sized quartz, for 14 billion years, thanks to 5D lasers

By Luke Edwards

Superman's parents got it right when they stored all of his home planet Krypton's history on a crystal. Now us earthlings are catching up thanks to a breakthrough that uses five dimensional laser writing on nanostructured glass.The breakthrough was made... Read more

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

3D printed body parts are here: Jaw dropping? Print a new one

By Luke Edwards

Science is moving so fast it may soon be able to replace human body parts by simply printing them. Eventually that process will even mean printing directly into the body. For now a big step has been made with 3D printed body parts.The breakthrough has... Read more

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety
3.5 stars

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety

By Luke Edwards

Gibson has come a long way beyond just its guitar-making origins. Now with high-quality audio subsidiaries like Onkyo under its belt it's using the brand name to offer a wider range of products - Trainer being a range of audio offerings that are being... Read more