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Say goodbye to last train worries: London Night Tube detailed by TfL

Say goodbye to last train worries: London Night Tube detailed by TfL

By Luke Edwards

Transport for London has just officially detailed its plans for the new 24-hour tube service.The TfL will be a night service on underground trains from Saturday 12 September. This will run all night on Fridays and Saturdays.Trains will not run as frequently... Read more

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

Amazon paying authors based on page reads: Is it a good or bad thing?

By Luke Edwards

Amazon has announced that it will begin paying its authors based on the number of pages read, rather than books sold.From 1 July Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library authors will no longer be paid for each title downloaded, but rather on... Read more

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

By Luke Edwards

A fascinating new battery discovery has been made by a team of Indian researchers. Rather than using light to power a lithium-ion battery, this battery uses light directly for energy.The light-powered battery is so sensitive it can even run using the... Read more

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

By Luke Edwards

Flexible batteries are coming, wearables demand it. But will the first to arrive be built from the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami?Much like Origami the art of Kirigami involves cutting and folding of paper. When applied to batteries this results in... Read more

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 revealed with double resolution display

By Luke Edwards

Amazon has just announced a new Kindle Paperwhite. The successor to the previous Paperwhite has been upgraded while keeping a low price.The new Kindle Paperwhite has double the resolution that the last offered. That's an impressive 300ppi, putting it... Read more

Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept will become a reality in 2016 with SpaceX pod races

Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept will become a reality in 2016 with SpaceX pod races

By Elyse Betters

SpaceX has announced something called a "Hyperloop pod competition".It's based on a high-speed transportation concept that the company's founder, Elon Musk, first teased in January. He basically dreamed up a network of pneumatic tubes that aerodynamic... Read more

Stop remembering numbered pin codes, Emoji Passcode is the future

Stop remembering numbered pin codes, Emoji Passcode is the future

By Luke Edwards

Passwords are still the main way to login into websites, banking apps and even home security. That could all change with the introduction of Emoji Passcode technology.Why replace numbers with images? The brain remembers images better than digits. So a... Read more

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

By Luke Edwards

The holy grail of technological developments these days is battery life. A recently discovered origami battery may be setting a new standard soon.The origami battery, developed by Seokheun Choi at Binghampton University, is a bacteria powered battery... Read more

Electric planes are coming, this is the electric aeroplane engine of the future

Electric planes are coming, this is the electric aeroplane engine of the future

By Luke Edwards

Before the roads are filled with electric cars, the skies may be already humming with green-energy planes.Siemens says it has unveiled the world's first electric commercial aeroplane engine. It is thought that fuel guzzling, environmentally damaging jet... Read more

This door handle actually kills germs, rather than spreading them

This door handle actually kills germs, rather than spreading them

By Luke Edwards

Some inventions are the perfect blend of simplicity and brilliance. The self-santising door handle is exactly that.While we've seen designs for this idea in the past this is the first time we've spotted a working model.The idea behind the door handle... Read more

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

We train with the Brownlee brothers at the Human Performance Lab using the gadgets of the future

By Luke Edwards

Science in sport is now becoming more important than ever as athletes reach peak performance. But the tech developed for the pros can even help us normal folk to get fitter. We visited the GSK Human Performance Lab, while Olympic medal-winning triathletes... Read more

Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden

Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden

By Cat Thomas

Amidst the flurry of SmartHome devices and solutions on display at this year’s Computex in Taipei, one really stood out for us here at Pocket-lint. The OPCOM Farm Cube allows those with no suitable outdoor space to run a mini farm that can operate remotely... Read more

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

Boost your battery by 800 per cent, using the Batteriser

By Luke Edwards

Every battery you have ever thrown out still had life in it. That's what the makers of Batteriser claim. And they know how to bring those batteries back to life.The Silicon Valley start-up, Batteroo, has created the Batteriser to essentially rewire a... Read more

Tobyrich.vegas brings gamification to drones

Tobyrich.vegas brings gamification to drones

By Chris Hall

TobyRich makes Bluetooth controlled toys and its next venture is the tobyrich.vegas, a Bluetooth drone designed for indoor and outdoor play.This is the second Bluetooth drone from TobyRich and follows the lead of the previous model by opting for a lightweight... Read more

SAM Labs wants to help you build the Internet of Things with its Bluetooth blocks

SAM Labs wants to help you build the Internet of Things with its Bluetooth blocks

By Chris Hall

Mr Long's physics lessons were a constant source of amusement at school. When not learning about kinetic energy with a ticker tape cart, we were building circuits for electronics. If only it was as easy as SAM Labs Bluetooth building blocks.These little... Read more

Ikawa Home Roaster: Bluetooth-controlled coffee bean roasting

Ikawa Home Roaster: Bluetooth-controlled coffee bean roasting

By Chris Hall

If the poor coffee roasting efforts of others are leaving a bitter taste in your mouth, then the Ikawa Home Roaster might be just the thing for you.This connected coffee roaster connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth to give you precise control... Read more

Every store in UK and Europe will accept contactless payments by 2020

Every store in UK and Europe will accept contactless payments by 2020

By Rik Henderson

Although it already seems much more widespread in the UK, contactless payments will be available everywhere in the country and the rest of Europe within the next five years.Mastercard's head of emerging payments products, Mike Cowan, made the claim during... Read more

WIN: An Anki DRIVE starter kit and two cars worth £250

WIN: An Anki DRIVE starter kit and two cars worth £250

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Anki DRIVE offers users the ultimate battle-racing experience for friends and family. It was one of the hottest toys of 2014 and fortunately for you, Pocket-lint has teamed up with Anki to offer one lucky winner the chance to win an Anki DRIVE starter... Read more

London police to have more cameras worn than any other force in the world

London police to have more cameras worn than any other force in the world

By Luke Edwards

London Metropolitan Police is about to become the police force with most officers wearing cameras, in the world.Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that London police will be given around 20,000 cameras to be worn by officers. The cameras have... Read more

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

Airfix and Hornby launch KitStarter crowdfunding platform to bring back classic toys

By Rik Henderson

British toy brand Hornby has launched its own Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform for its Airfix range, for collectors and enthusiasts to back the return of classic models and toys.The KitStarter website is part Kickstarter or Indiegogo, part a pre-order... Read more

Thunderbolt 3 explained: Double speed, USB 3.1 friendly, dual 4K support and more

Thunderbolt 3 explained: Double speed, USB 3.1 friendly, dual 4K support and more

By Luke Edwards

During Intel's press event at Computex 2015 in Taiwan, Thunderbolt 3 has been announced as the company's fastest, most connected port yet. But what exactly does that mean? And how does it stand up to USB 3.1?Well, it stands head and shoulders above it... Read more

Finally! Bellabeat Leaf is a new health and period tracker women will actually want to wear

Finally! Bellabeat Leaf is a new health and period tracker women will actually want to wear

By Elyse Betters

A company named Bellabeat has launched two versions of a new wearable device that's designed just for women.Called Leaf, it is described as "personalised stress tracking smart jewelry crafted from 7,000-year old Marshwood and embellished with gold leaf... Read more

What is Google Project Soli and will it forever change the way we use wearables?

What is Google Project Soli and will it forever change the way we use wearables?

By Elyse Betters

Just because Google's keynote is done and over doesn't mean the Google I/O dev conference is also finished with serving up new and interesting information about what the Mountain View-based company envisions for the future.Take Project Soli, for instance.It... Read more

Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls

Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls

By Luke Edwards

The future of smart clothing is about to get a jumpstart from Google. Project Jacquard is the latest idea from the big G which aims to turn clothes into touch controls.Jacquard has created a material that is woven, which is touch sensitive. This could... Read more

The weird and wonderful tech of CES Asia 2015

The weird and wonderful tech of CES Asia 2015

By Mike Lowe

Tech shows always deliver a host of the weird and wonderful. This year the Consumer Electronics Show has ventured over to China for the first time, with the inaugural CES Asia showing off a variety of products and concepts from international and Asian... Read more

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

A buyer's guide to smartphone selfie sticks: Which one should you get and why?

By Elyse Betters

So, you're thinking about buying a selfie stick...It's okay. We won't tell anybody. But, if you're going to hop on this "in" trend, you might as well do it right. If you think you can just go to Amazon.com, then pick any top-rated one, and that's it -... Read more

CES Asia 2015: We're here at the CEA's inaugural Chinese tech show

CES Asia 2015: We're here at the CEA's inaugural Chinese tech show

By Mike Lowe

It was only a matter of time before CES - that's the consumer electronics show, the largest of its kind - spread its wings and ventured to exhibit in China.The sister show to the annual Las Vegas jamboree every January, the inaugural show in Shanghai... Read more

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

By Elyse Betters

Hoverboards are a thing.We're not talking about that Back to the Future Part II-themed marketing stunt from last year. We're talking about real-life hoverboards. A guy named Catalin Alexandru Duru built one recently and actually flew it 905 feet over... Read more

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

By Stuart Miles

Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up.While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the... Read more

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

By Stuart Miles

Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the PopSlate is an iPhone case that features a mono 4-inch E-Ink display that allows you to connect to your iPhone and "pop" pictures from the dedicated app to the slate on the back.Like a poor man's YotaPhone but... Read more

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

KFC offers paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard on meal tray, greasy phone screen be gone

By Luke Edwards

KFC has done away with paper tray mats and replaced them with its Tray Typer, a Bluetooth keyboard that's just 0.4mm thin.The Tray Typer connects to a customer's phone so they can type messages or tweet about their meal, of course, without getting greasy... Read more

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

By Luke Edwards

If we told you there was a way to get fitter, lose weight and even strengthen muscle by doing pretty much nothing, would you believe it? Well, yes, you probably would as the headline clearly gives away standing as the secret.Time for some science. According... Read more

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

This bionic lens could give you 3 times better vision than 20/20

By Luke Edwards

The jump from standard definition to high definition may not be reserved for screens alone for much longer. A new bionic contact lens could enhance perfect 20/20 vision by three times more quality.The Ocumetics Bionic Lens creator Dr Garth Webb, says... Read more

Another day, another Steve Jobs film: Trailer for Fassbender movie revealed

Another day, another Steve Jobs film: Trailer for Fassbender movie revealed

By Luke Edwards

The first Steve Jobs biopic movie starring Ashton Kutcher only came out in 2013 and already another attempt is being made. After the first was met without a lot of love, surely this movie has to be a hit? The first trailer is here and it looks promising.The... Read more

Qualcomm wants to mirror Snapdragon success in your home, car, and the city you live

Qualcomm wants to mirror Snapdragon success in your home, car, and the city you live

By Elyse Betters

The Internet of Things is a complex concept to grasp.Firstly, it's called several things, including the acronym IoT and even the Internet of Everything (or IoE). It is also confusing because it's far-reaching and involves a mesh of technologies. But one... Read more

Incredible Trekkie flat goes on sale, you can boldly go buy it

Incredible Trekkie flat goes on sale, you can boldly go buy it

By Luke Edwards

To all you Star Trek fans, a rare gem has appeared on our long-range scanners – a flat that's kitted out for the ultimate Trekkie.The Star Trek inspired flat is designed entirely to look like the inside of the USS Voyager space ship. Although for non-super... Read more

21 handmade gadgets and tech accessories on Etsy

21 handmade gadgets and tech accessories on Etsy

By Elyse Betters

Etsy isn't just a place for buying handmade jewelry and mittens.It is chock-full of gadgets and tech accessories too, meaning it's an ideal go-to site for those of you looking for gift ideas that are both unique and functional. We took a moment to browse... Read more

This is the 3Doodler 2.0, out now: Is it for fun or function?

This is the 3Doodler 2.0, out now: Is it for fun or function?

By Luke Edwards

The 3Doodler 3D printing pen was one of the first in the world, after graduating from Kickstarter. Following its success, a smaller, lighter and more efficient model is here in the 3Doodler 2.0.The 3Doodler 2.0 has shrunk drastically since the first... Read more

Incredible Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens photos published in Vanity Fair, looking very nice indeed

Incredible Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens photos published in Vanity Fair, looking very nice indeed

By Luke Edwards

Following the official Star Wars Day on May the fourth (be with you) new, amazingly detailed photos of the upcoming movie have appeared.The images, taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens,... Read more

This revolutionary inside-out umbrella promises a drip-free experience

This revolutionary inside-out umbrella promises a drip-free experience

By Elyse Betters

The umbrella is about to get a much-needed overhaul.Have you ever looked at an umbrella and wondered why its basic design hasn't changed in what seems like forever? Well, we've asked ourselves this question a billion times in the past, and it appears... Read more

TomTom announces four new GO satnavs offering MyDrive support

TomTom announces four new GO satnavs offering MyDrive support

By Britta O'Boyle

TomTom has announced four new GO satnavs at its WhatNext event in Amsterdam, all of which will come with the new lifetime world maps and lifetime speed cameras services, as well as compatibility with the new TomTom MyDrive cloud service.Lifetime world... Read more

TomTom MyDrive bridges the gap between smartphones and cars

TomTom MyDrive bridges the gap between smartphones and cars

By Chris Hall

TomTom MyDrive is a new system that's designed to connect together all your devices - laptop, smartphone, tablet - as well as your car. The aim is to make it easier to plan and set your destination, allowing you to do this before you step into the car,... Read more

Darpa’s Exacto self-steering bullet makes anyone as accurate as a sniper

Darpa’s Exacto self-steering bullet makes anyone as accurate as a sniper

By Luke Edwards

Darpa has been at it again, making killing machines even easier to use. Now it's created a self-steering bullet that can turn anyone into a sniper.The Exacto programme, which stands for Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, has created the self-steering .50... Read more

Astell&Kern AK Jr is a £399 portable player designed for high-res audio

Astell&Kern AK Jr is a £399 portable player designed for high-res audio

By Elyse Betters

Astell&Kern is known for making high-resolution audio products like the AK100, and it has released a new portable player called AK Jr.Priced at £399 and sporting an aluminium case, the new portable player might as well be considered a luxury item. It... Read more

Bionic Bar is the future: Robot bartenders at your service

Bionic Bar is the future: Robot bartenders at your service

By Britta O'Boyle

Royal Caribbean has launched another smart ship to its fleet of cruise liners - the Anthem of the Seas - which sets sail for the first time this month to join the Quantum of the Seas that launched at the end of last year.You might be wondering why we... Read more

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

By Stuart Miles

Barefoot running has seemingly come and gone. But if you look closely, brands are still supporting the idea of running as close to barefoot as possible, but without all the hype.Nike's approach is to offer three different running shoes as part of its... Read more

3D printing: Everything you need to know and when it'll be affordable

3D printing: Everything you need to know and when it'll be affordable

By Luke Edwards

The hyperbole around 3D printing, with talk of revolution and a new age, is getting ridiculous. Will 3D printing really impact our world more than the internet? If so, when will we be able to afford it? And more importantly how will 3D printing make such... Read more