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Luma Wi-Fi router has parental controls so you'll see the sites your kids visit

Luma Wi-Fi router has parental controls so you'll see the sites your kids visit

By Elyse Betters

We're suckers for cute marketing videos, and we've just spotted a new one for what looks to be a fancy-yet-creepy router called Luma.Let's back up for a second and talk about Wi-Fi. For years, we've all bought a single Wi-Fi router, stuck it in our home... Read more

You can now pre-order a Bluetooth physical keyboard just for typing emoji

You can now pre-order a Bluetooth physical keyboard just for typing emoji

By Elyse Betters

Rejoice, emoji lovers!There's a new physical keyboard available that's made just for you...EmojiWorks, an Austin-based company, has unveiled a physical keyboard in which each key features as many as three emojis. You can of course use the keyboard for... Read more

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again

By Luke Edwards

Since the advent of sat nav, even on bikes, getting anywhere efficiently is no longer an issue. The problem is we've lost our ability to enjoy the journey, and remember it. This is where the BeeLine bike compass spins up to change everything.At it's simplest... Read more

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

Amazon's new Kindle is a bit of all white

By Luke Edwards

Amazon has revealed a new version of its Kindle with a festive feel just in time for Christmas. Yes, this Kindle is snowy white.Apart from being white the new Kindle is the same as the current black model in terms of specs and offerings.That means the... Read more

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

By Luke Edwards

The days of using Star Trek images to depict tractor beams are over, the real thing is here.Scientists in Spain have shown off a real, working tractor beam moving objects through the air.The Public University of Navarre has created a sonic tractor beam... Read more

Back To The Future: Did Chris Hall predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

Back To The Future: Did Chris Hall predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

By Chris Hall

In 2010 Pocket-lint tried to imagine what the future would be like in 2015. Today is yesterday's future, but did we get it right? We've revisited three of the "future diary" pieces we wrote 5 years ago to find out.Chris Hall's Future diary: 31 March 2015I... Read more

How Back To The Future II predicted 21 October 2015: Did it get anything right?

How Back To The Future II predicted 21 October 2015: Did it get anything right?

By Stuart Miles

"Roads, where we're going we don't need roads." It might have been one of the opening quotes of Back to the Future Part II, leading into one of the best films of the 80s and a great, escapist slice of science fiction, but it was also a glimpse into what... Read more

When’s a coffee shop not just a coffee shop? When it’s a Starbucks smart tech wine bar

When’s a coffee shop not just a coffee shop? When it’s a Starbucks smart tech wine bar

By Luke Edwards

Starbucks has opened a new shop in the theatre district of London that aims to test out, and show off, just how technologically advanced it can be.The new high-tech Starbucks has been unveiled as a testbed for future technology. The most impressive of... Read more

Back To The Future: Did Stuart Miles predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

Back To The Future: Did Stuart Miles predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

By Stuart Miles

In 2010 Pocket-lint tried to imagine what the future would be like in 2015. Today is yesterday’s future, but did we get it right? We’ve revisited three of the “future diary” pieces we wrote five years ago to find out.Stuart Miles’ Future diary:... Read more

Best James Bond movie gadgets of all time... and one of the worst

Best James Bond movie gadgets of all time... and one of the worst

By Rik Henderson

With the 23rd James Bond film Spectre soon to hit UK cinemas, we've decided to look back through the last 22 to find some of our favourite on-screen gadgets. Some are incredible, some just plain stupid. All are part of 007's rich cinematic tradition.You'll... Read more

Back To The Future: Did Dan Sung predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

Back To The Future: Did Dan Sung predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

By Dan Sung

In 2010 Pocket-lint tried to imagine what the future would be like in 2015. Today is yesterday’s future, but did we get it right? We’ve revisited three of the “future diary” pieces we wrote five years ago to find out.Dan Sung's Future diary: 30... Read more

US wants to make all consumers register their drone purchases with DoT

US wants to make all consumers register their drone purchases with DoT

By Elyse Betters

We've officially reached peak drone... in the US, anyway.According to a report from NBC News, the US federal government will soon announce a plan that'll require anyone who buys a drone in the states to register that unmanned aircraft with the Department... Read more

Chord Mojo: The DAC that wants to make your smartphone sound better

Chord Mojo: The DAC that wants to make your smartphone sound better

By Chris Hall

Chord Electronics might not be a familiar name to the average smartphone owner. The term DAC might also be a little meaningless, and reference to audiophile, a little scary. But Chord want to change that with the launch of Mojo (a contraction of mobile... Read more

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

By Luke Edwards

Boeing, in search of lighter materials for its planes, has come up with the world's lightest metal. The Microlattice is not only the lightest metal ever made but has also broken records for strength.The idea is to one-day use this material in planes to... Read more

London tube trains use braking energy to power entire Underground station

London tube trains use braking energy to power entire Underground station

By Luke Edwards

Transport for London has announced a plan to make its tube train system even more efficient by recycling braking energy.The plan is to harvest wasted braking energy from Victoria line trains. Captured energy could be enough to power the entire Holborn... Read more

Star Wars Stamp Collection, in pictures: Get them while you can

Star Wars Stamp Collection, in pictures: Get them while you can

By Luke Edwards

The Star Wars Stamp Collection from Royal Mail is officially a thing. While Star Wars fans and stamp collectors are two different grades of geek, these special stickies are going to be hard for both camps to resist.The Star War stamps will come in 12... Read more

To insure or not to insure? The daftest ways of busting your smartphone

To insure or not to insure? The daftest ways of busting your smartphone

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Holy busted smartphones, Batman! If you or a friend or family member have ever smashed up a smartphone then you'll know all about the exquisite mental (and financial!) discomfort of seeing a £600+ piece of hardware shatter to smithereens in front of... Read more

How to ensure you don’t drop your phone down the loo

How to ensure you don’t drop your phone down the loo

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Are you a butterfingered iPhone addict who cannot even visit the toilet without the aid of your touchscreen second-brain?If so, you might be glad to hear that there is an actual product that has been invented specifically to ensure you don’t drop your... Read more

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

By Luke Edwards

Science fiction was once the only place cloaking devices existed, on a Klingon ship in Star Trek or as a literal cloak in Harry Potter. Now science has managed to make them a reality.While we can't yet don an item of clothing that will make us entirely... Read more

Invisibility cloak created to hide micro objects, could make larger objects invisible

Invisibility cloak created to hide micro objects, could make larger objects invisible

By Luke Edwards

The Holy Grail of covert ops and pranks alike, invisibility, is still yet to be cracked. But scientists have been making discoveries more and more of late. The most recent discovering is able to hide micro object and, scientist say, could be scaled up.The... Read more

Make an entire house from the giant Wasp BigDelta 3D printer, nearly for free

Make an entire house from the giant Wasp BigDelta 3D printer, nearly for free

By Luke Edwards

The Wasp (World's Advanced Saving Project) BigDelta 3D printer is a 40-foot beast that aims to tackle the problem of disaster relief by making new houses.Not only is the mighty delta 3D printer aiming to produce houses from 3D printing but it should do... Read more

TomTom wants to power autonomous vehicle navigation with RoadDNA

TomTom wants to power autonomous vehicle navigation with RoadDNA

By Elyse Betters

TomTom - the mapping company - is interested in self-driving cars.The self-driving car movement is obviously here to stay. More and more high-profile companies, such as Google and maybe even Apple, are taking it seriously, and now that group of supporters... Read more

Rugby World Cup news and scores to be scrolled on London Underground time boards

Rugby World Cup news and scores to be scrolled on London Underground time boards

By Rik Henderson

The Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off this Friday with the match between England and Fiji and Transport for London has announced that it is partnering with broadcaster ITV to display live updates and news on its London Underground and DLR in-station digital... Read more

Logitech first third-party to announce an alternative iPad Pro keyboard

Logitech first third-party to announce an alternative iPad Pro keyboard

By Rik Henderson

Alongside the iPad Pro, Apple announced an accompanying keyboard case during its special event in San Francisco. But those looking for an alternative to Apple's own solution could opt for a Logitech case instead.The Swiss manufacturer has announced its... Read more

This Millennium Falcon bed is for kids but we want one too

This Millennium Falcon bed is for kids but we want one too

By Rik Henderson

A couple of years ago, Pocket-lint covered a Star Wars X-Wing fighter bed built by a loving father for his son in the US, and proclaimed it the coolest sleeping vessel we'd ever seen.But what if you don't have the necessary DIY skills to repeat such an... Read more

XYZ 3D Food Printer makes pretty much anything, faster than you can

XYZ 3D Food Printer makes pretty much anything, faster than you can

By Luke Edwards

The XYZ 3D Food Printer was shown off at IFA 2015 with plenty of tasty treats being churned out.Unlike most 3D printers, this wonder machine uses plastic syringe-like tubes as extruders. That means you can fill them with pretty much anything you want,... Read more

LG Rolly keyboard will roll up to fit in your pocket, almost

LG Rolly keyboard will roll up to fit in your pocket, almost

By Britta O'Boyle

LG never leaves many surprises when it comes to shows, announcing the majority of its new devices and products before the press conferences even take place. This year's IFA was no different, revealing the likes the SoundPop 360 speaker inspired by a coffee... Read more

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

You can get your own working BB-8 rolling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks to Sphero

By Rik Henderson

Tomorrow, on what is being called by Disney Force Friday, a whole stack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and other merchandise will be unboxed and revealed during an 18-hour livestream marathon on YouTube. However, we already know one of the gadgets... Read more

Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players

Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a trio of Walkman devices to further its commitment to high-res audio in the home and on the move.The NW-A25HN and NW-A27HN devices are coming in October and take up where the A15 left off. They feature an enhanced version of Sony's... Read more

TomTom Trucker 5000 can be customised for specific vehicles, doesn’t come with free Yorkie bar

TomTom Trucker 5000 can be customised for specific vehicles, doesn’t come with free Yorkie bar

By Rik Henderson

TomTom has announced a satnav designed for drivers of heavy goods vehicles who would also like to use it in their family car on days off.The TomTom Trucker 5000 is a 5-inch portable navigation system that is more compact than the existing Trucker 6000.It... Read more

Lyle & Scott unveils a contactless payment jacket in cahoots with Barclays bPay

Lyle & Scott unveils a contactless payment jacket in cahoots with Barclays bPay

By Chris Hall

You've probably been waiting for garments to embrace the fashion for contactless payments. Or, like us, you've probably been waiting for your credit card to become a wearable.Rejoice! For that day has come with the announcement that Lyle & Scott have... Read more

LG Rolly is a plastic Bluetooth keyboard you can actually roll up

LG Rolly is a 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? Well, LG has you covered.It has announced a wireless keyboard product, called Rolly, which does exactly that. It basically folds up along the four rows of keys in order... Read more

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

Huge Star Wars: The Force Awakens unboxing taking place on YouTube, new trailers coming too

By Rik Henderson

Disney is hosting the world's first-ever global live unboxing event on YouTube next week, where a whole stack of official Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will be revealed on a YouTube livestream.The merchandise will be revealed in stages as merchandise... Read more

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

By Rik Henderson

During IFA 2015, audiophile brand Astell&Kern will launch the world's first in-ear headphones to feature Beyerdynamic's Tesla technology.The portable high-end audio specialist will debut its AK Ti8e earphones, which will cost £799 a pair and be made... Read more

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

Is this the best festival tent ever? We check out Virgin Media's V Festival tech glamping experience

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has been the headline sponsor of the V Festival for many a year now, but this is the first where the company has had on-site Wi-Fi so stable that customers could get a connection almost all weekend. And what's more, a lucky few were treated... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, 950 XL, Band expected at 19 October launch event

By Luke Edwards

The rumour mill is strongly suggesting Microsoft will be holding a hardware launch event in October that will see the Surface Pro 4, Band 2 and two new Lumias launched.The event's timing and content were leaked by Chinese site WPDang. The Verge confirmed... Read more

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

By Luke Edwards

Scientists are all working hard to find the Holy Grail of batteries and it looks like solid state could be a contender.A recent paper from researchers at MIT, working with Samsung, details a new type of battery. This solid-state powerhouse will last longer... Read more

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

By Rik Henderson

Ministry of Sound has been moving more and more into the quality end of the audio speaker and headphone market of late, with the Audio S Plus portable Bluetooth speaker being a particular recent highlight. However, it won't end there.Indeed, the company... Read more

How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016

How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016

By Mike Lowe

At a developer forum you don't expect to watch BMX pros front-flipping over a ramp. But that's exactly what we were treated to on the third floor of the Moscone Centre in San Francisco at the Intel Developer Conference (IDF) 2015.And not just "because... Read more

Fotokite Phi is a leashed drone that's gesture-controlled and carries a GoPro

Fotokite Phi is a leashed drone that's gesture-controlled and carries a GoPro

By Elyse Betters

Even we'll admit that drones can be intimidating.They're difficult to steer, cumbersome to transport, and often super expensive. The list of negatives goes on further, but despite all that, we still love and can't get enough of them. For instance, when... Read more

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

Watch Boston Dynamics humanoid Atlas robot take a walk in the woods, looking like a ninja

By Luke Edwards

If you go down to the woods today you could be in for a big surprise, especially if you're near Boston Dynamics' testing grounds. The robot development company has unleashed its Atlas humanoid robot on the world in outdoor tests.The 6-foot Atlas humanoid... Read more

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics

By Luke Edwards

Finding the best Wi-Fi signal should not be difficult and certainly isn't rocket science. But it is particle physics.Using the smarts of particle accelerator maths you can now find the best possible Wi-Fi router position for your home.Since electromagnetic... Read more

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

By Luke Edwards

Scientists at MIT have cracked a new type of battery that should blow current offerings out of their ionic waters.The "yolk" and "shell" batteries make use of nanoparticles to allow for greater expansion and contraction. The result is a battery that can... Read more

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

By Luke Edwards

A robot has been murdered for hitchhiking. HitchBOT has met its end at the hands of humans, despite loving them to the bitter end.HitchBOT was a robot created by Ontario makers at Ryerson University who wanted to see how far it would travel.The robot... Read more

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

You'll never believe how big gadgets used to be: Then and now in pictures

By Luke Edwards

Modern technology has propelled us forward to create smaller and smaller gadgets especially since the microchip appeared. Sure phones are growing in screen size now but you'll be amazed how they are still smaller than their historical counterparts. And... Read more

Well, this is one way to get up in the morning: High Voltage ejector bed

Well, this is one way to get up in the morning: High Voltage ejector bed

By Rik Henderson

Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Is it a struggle to raise your sleepy head and start the day? If so, you need a High Voltage ejector bed.Madcap inventor and YouTube sensation Colin Furze was commissioned to make exactly that by coffee brand... Read more

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

No more ‘Use By’ dates: Smart Cap detects when food is on the turn

By Luke Edwards

When you're shopping for milk in the future you won't be looking at "Use By" dates but rather checking actual quality using a smart lid.The Smart Cap was developed by engineers at the University of Berkeley. The 3D printed cap is able to detect when food... Read more

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

By Luke Edwards

The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention.The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek's impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer... Read more