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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

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

Five gadgets you won’t want to go on holiday without

Five gadgets you won’t want to go on holiday without

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Holiday season is here. So what are the best gadgets to travel with? From action-capturing cameras, a satnav to navigate you through Europe and of course, a high quality camera to capture your trip, Pocket-lint are giving you the best recommendations... Read more

This monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone, say goodbye to wire clutter

This monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone, say goodbye to wire clutter

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has unveiled what it says is the world's first monitor that can wirelessly charge a smartphone.The SE370 looks like a normal, but very futuristic, monitor and comes in 23.6-inch or 27-inch variants. But what makes this special is the stand which... Read more

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

By Stuart Miles

Dashcams are pretty much standard in Russia, but the dashboard camera is slowly making its way to the UK too, and one of the companies that is letting you record your journeys on the road, is Asus.We took the company's latest dashcam offering out for... Read more

There's an actual academy where you can learn to duel with custom lightsabers

There's an actual academy where you can learn to duel with custom lightsabers

By Elyse Betters

Singapore has an academy that's unlike anything you've ever seen.It offers a course that's just for Star Wars fans who are either looking to fulfill a fantasy or learn self-defense techniques. The academy, called The Saber Authority, is basically a school... Read more

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

By Rik Henderson

As leaked with the last iTunes release, Apple has refreshed its iPod line with a new range of colours for the family of devices: iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle.And as well as a few new colour schemes to choose from, the Cupertino company has beefed... Read more

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge: The kit we used

By Chris Hall

Readers of Pocket-lint will know that we've just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours.You can read all about the experience right here on Pocket-lint, but we thought we'd... Read more

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad

By Rik Henderson

Logitech has, after 34 years, taken the "tech" out of its name for the more fun consumer products it has planned in future.Logi, as they will be branded, represents a new, colourful and fun outlook for the Swiss accessory firm and the first product to... Read more

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

You might be staring fellow passengers in the face on future flights if you fly economy

By Rik Henderson

French airline chair manufacturer Zodiac Seats has come up with a seating design that it believes will help its customers get more economy passengers onto its flights.Called the "economy class cabin hexagon" collection, or "Project HD31", the new seating... Read more

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

A tale of three mountains: The Pocket-lint Three Peaks Challenge

By Chris Hall

There was a palpable sense of excitement as we packed our gear into the Land Rover Discoverys for the long drive north to Kinlochleven in Scotland. Pocket-lint teamed up with Asus, with support from friends at Land Rover, Berghaus and Under Armour, aiming... Read more

Ted Baker partnered with Quella for a retro-fantastic road bike collection

Ted Baker partnered with Quella for a retro-fantastic road bike collection

By Chris Hall

We wouldn't normally feature a bicycle here on Pocket-lint, unless it was made from gold or is an electric bike. But setting eyes on the Ted Baker collection, memories of loved Raleigh road bikes from the 80s came flooding back.So please indulge us, there's... Read more

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

By Stuart Miles

Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with.The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... Read more

This is a real-life Star Trek Communicator that actually works as a Bluetooth handset

This is a real-life Star Trek Communicator that actually works as a Bluetooth handset

By Elyse Betters

A company has taken Star Trek's iconic Communicator (the "last remaining Communicator prop in the universe", in fact), 3D-scanned every curve, line, and texture of the original housing, and recreated the device from die-cast metal.But that's not the best... Read more

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

By Stuart Miles

The BBC has spearheaded a new initiative to bring a pocket sized computer to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK.Called the micro:bit, the new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi computer, will offer kids the chance... Read more

The summer gift guide: Active and adventure gadgets

The summer gift guide: Active and adventure gadgets

By Pocket-lint Promotion

You're an on the go type of person, we can tell that, and here are six on the go gadgets that are perfect for the summer. Whether it is giving you access to your music and running stats on a training session or powering your tablet in the car, these gadgets... Read more

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

The summer gift guide: Business travel gadgets

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you get to stop working. But whether you are travelling for work or pleasure these gadgets will take care of your precious kit.  Griffin Keyboard Wired with Lightning Connector Connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod... Read more

The summer gift guide: Power on the go gadgets

The summer gift guide: Power on the go gadgets

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Power, we all need it, even more so when we travel. Here are some of the best portable power chargers or adapters to make the most of your gadgets when you are on the go this summer.  Griffin 2-in-1 USB to MicroUSB/Lightning Retractable Cable Compact,... Read more

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Music makes any trip or holiday better and what better way to make it more memorable, than with some great tunes? These players, speakers, and headphones will enhance that experience.  Jarre Aeroskull Nano Small, compact, oh and crafted in the shape... Read more

Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

By Chris Hall

Team Pocket-lint will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge in July, supported by Asus.That's right, we're going on our own search of incredible, challenging ourselves to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours.We've been... Read more

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

By Rik Henderson

Figures from the Official Chart Company show that online streaming is rapidly becoming the UK's favourite way to consume music content.In the first six months of 2015 Brits listened to 11.5 billion tracks streamed from services such as Spotify, Deezer... Read more

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

By Rik Henderson

Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on the new build of iTunes are anything to go by.With... Read more

Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player

Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player

By Luke Edwards

After watching Wimbledon, countless Brits will be taking to their local courts for at least a week before getting bored again. After seeing the professionals, then realising one's own ability, it can be a bit deflating. But with this kit you could be... Read more

This is the best Batman cosplay suit ever... and it was 3D printed to boot

This is the best Batman cosplay suit ever... and it was 3D printed to boot

By Rik Henderson

With the San Diego Comic Con to start next week, 9 July, cosplayers will be eagerly ironing their superhero suits and dusting off the manga shoulderpads but no matter how good they will look, we doubt they'll be able to match the stunning Batman: Arkham... Read more

TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected
4.5 stars

TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected

By Chris Hall

TomTom has updated its navigation devices, ushering in new features and some changes to the user interface to make life simpler for drivers trying to get from A to B.For a number of years, people have been saying that the dedicated personal navigation... Read more

Top tips for the Three Peaks Challenge, from 11-time Everest mountain master Kenton Cool

Top tips for the Three Peaks Challenge, from 11-time Everest mountain master Kenton Cool

By Luke Edwards

Climbing a mountain is never easy, that's why they call it a mountain. But it can be made more comfortable and more enjoyable with the right kit and preparation. So if you're planning on taking on the Three Peaks Challenge or just the one peak for fun,... Read more

Wimbledon 2015 is getting biometric tracking: Grab your heart-rate sensing wearable

Wimbledon 2015 is getting biometric tracking: Grab your heart-rate sensing wearable

By Elyse Betters

You know the age of wearable technology is upon us when the oldest tennis tournament in the world decides to adopt them with the help of Jaguar.Wimbledon is an annual, two-week-long tennis tournament. The 2015 Championships began 29 June at the All England... Read more

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

By Luke Edwards

London is set to be the first place in the world to get a pure electric double decker bus, from this October.The announcement was made as part of the world-first Clean Bus Summit. On top of the electric double decker the Mayor of London also committed,... Read more

Tap to pay from any bank using bPay wristband, fob or sticker

Tap to pay from any bank using bPay wristband, fob or sticker

By Luke Edwards

Barclaycard has released new ways for customers to use tap to pay. Now not only can wireless payments be made from cards but also from a wristband, key ring fob or sticker.The bPay wearables will work with any bank. This is thanks to a multi-platform... Read more

Builders beware, Hadrian the robot bricklayer can knock up a house in two days

Builders beware, Hadrian the robot bricklayer can knock up a house in two days

By Luke Edwards

The time of robots taking human jobs is well and truly here thanks to a robot bricklayer that can build a house shell in just two days.Hadrian the robot, named after the famous Roman defensive wall, was created by Australian aeronautical engineer, Mark... Read more

Pepper, the emotion reading robot that feels, sells out in 60-seconds

Pepper, the emotion reading robot that feels, sells out in 60-seconds

By Luke Edwards

Pepper is a Japanese humanoid robot which is able to sense emotion and exhibit its own feelings.After going on sale in Japan, the robot made by Softbank was sold out in just a minute. Granted there were only 1,000 to be bought but they are not cheap.... Read more