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Sphero wants you to hack its new RVR robot
Sphero wants you to hack its new RVR robot By Stuart Miles

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sphero, will launch a new programmable robot that breaks from the company's traditional ball design. Read more

Care homes get 21st century makeover thanks to Alexa and VR
Care homes get 21st century makeover thanks to Alexa and VR By Stuart Miles

The belief that care homes are out of date could be about to change, following a digital initiative. Read more

Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time
Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time By Stuart Miles

Luigi's lead role comes to the Switch for the first time, bringing fun on the big screen or when on-the-go. Is it a spooky must-have for your Switch? Read more

England rugby star calls for better use of tech if nation is to win
England rugby star calls for better use of tech if nation is to win By Stuart Miles

The England rugby team should use player data in a more effective way, according to former England rugby union and Wasps star James Haskell. Read more

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure initial review: Exercise has never been so fun
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure initial review: Exercise has never been so fun By Stuart Miles

Nintendo wants to get you off the sofa and exercising - again Read more

Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio
Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio By Stuart Miles

Linn, the Scottish-based speaker firm, has launched its latest speaker, with the hope of appealing to those who want streaming music and high-quality sound, Read more

De-aging Robert De Niro: How The Irishman is just the start of the digital actor revolution
De-aging Robert De Niro: How The Irishman is just the start of the digital actor revolution By Stuart Miles

Leading visual effects maven, Paul Franklin, told the Pocket-lint podcast that he believes the use of digital humans in movies is only likely to continue to grow. Read more

Apple Sidecar explained: How Apple is using the iPad to make the Mac even better
Apple Sidecar explained: How Apple is using the iPad to make the Mac even better By Stuart Miles

This is everything you need to know about Apple Sidecar, including how it works, what it does and which Mac and iPad models are supported. Read more

No need for 5G BlackBerry, says TCL executive
No need for 5G BlackBerry, says TCL executive By Stuart Miles

If you’re holding out for a 5G BlackBerry for your next phone purchase we've got some bad news. Read more

Square: Will consumers have trust and confidence in stores like Amazon Go?
Square: Will consumers have trust and confidence in stores like Amazon Go? By Stuart Miles

Square's head of hardware told us that he questions customers' faith in the shopping experiences Amazon Go and similar ventures present. Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras By Stuart Miles

Does the addition of an ultra-wide lens and improved screen make the Pro model the iPhone to buy in 2019? Here's why it's our top choice of the three. Read more

Apple iPhone history: Look how much the iPhone has changed
Apple iPhone history: Look how much the iPhone has changed By Stuart Miles

It's been over a decade since the first Apple iPhone. Yes, really. Here's how the iPhone has evolved over its life. Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual By Stuart Miles

Apple's new MacBook Pro gets a refresh, but is it enough? Read more

Amazon event 2019: Echo Studio, Echo Buds, Echo Flex, Echo Glow, Day 1 Editions, and more
Amazon event 2019: Echo Studio, Echo Buds, Echo Flex, Echo Glow, Day 1 Editions, and more By Stuart Miles

Here is everything the company announced in one handy place Read more

Philips Hue Play initial review: Bringing more colour to your TV
Philips Hue Play initial review: Bringing more colour to your TV By Stuart Miles

We had a play with the new Philips Hue Play box to find out ahead of the global launch in October and the UK launch in January. Read more

Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on?
4.5 stars Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on? By Stuart Miles

With so much choice out there, is the Sonos Play:3 still worth considering if you can get your hands on one? Here's our review. Read more

Apple Arcade: The 7 games you should definitely play first
Apple Arcade: The 7 games you should definitely play first By Stuart Miles

Here are our favourites so far that we recommend you try first. Read more

Augmented reality isn't about replacing virtual reality
Augmented reality isn't about replacing virtual reality By Stuart Miles

A leading figure in AR, Caspar Thykier, believes that the tech will happily sit alongside virtual reality in the future rather than replace it. Read more

Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution
5.0 stars Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Playbar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers on its promise of simplicity and quality. Here's our review. Read more

MarinaTex, a new bioplastic made of organic fish waste, wins 2019 James Dyson Awards
MarinaTex, a new bioplastic made of organic fish waste, wins 2019 James Dyson Awards By Stuart Miles

The winner this year is University of Sussex graduate Lucy Hughes for her innovating MarinaTex material. Read more

Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound
4.5 stars Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound By Stuart Miles

The new Sonos soundbar is compact, but it delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard so far, this small soundbar is a winner. Read more

Apple Watch Series 5 review: Still the best smartwatch in town
4.5 stars Apple Watch Series 5 review: Still the best smartwatch in town By Stuart Miles

The fifth-gen Watch features an always-on display and a digital compass - but is that enough to make you want to upgrade or dip in for the first time? Read more

Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise By Stuart Miles

With the competition closing in, can the Apple iPhone 11 continue the success of the iPhone for the masses? Here's our review. Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out By Stuart Miles

Apple certainly seems to have maxed out the specs, and we suspect, that there is plenty more to discover once we start diving deeper into the Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful By Stuart Miles

As with all 'S' iPhone model upgrades, the iPhone XS is about bringing new processing power to a phone that already looks really good. Read more

Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice By Stuart Miles

Does the iPhone 8 have what it takes to be your next smartphone - or should you opt for one of the X models? Read more

Apple iPhone XR review: An iPhone to reach the masses
4.5 stars Apple iPhone XR review: An iPhone to reach the masses By Stuart Miles

The XR has the latest buttonless iPhone design, but without the big bucks asking price. Small compromises can save big bucks Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Still a powerful alternative
4.0 stars Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Still a powerful alternative By Stuart Miles

The iPhone 8 Plus is as powerful as the iPhone X with a familiar design finished with glass both front and rear. Read more

Red Dwarf's Robert Llewellyn: Smart meters and home batteries are key to cheaper bills
Red Dwarf's Robert Llewellyn: Smart meters and home batteries are key to cheaper bills By Stuart Miles

Robert Llewellyn, the actor turned electric car enthusiast, has been looking at ways we can save energy and trim our electricity bills in the future. Read more

Apple iPad 10.2-inch initial review: Tried and trusted goes bigger
Apple iPad 10.2-inch initial review: Tried and trusted goes bigger By Stuart Miles

We preview the iPad 10.2-inch ahead of it going on sale Read more

Apple's iPhone event is now LIVE: Here's how to watch it
Apple's iPhone event is now LIVE: Here's how to watch it By Stuart Miles

The Apple September event is here, but what's in store? Read more

The Apple iPhone XS one year on
The Apple iPhone XS one year on By Stuart Miles

On the eve of the new iPhone launch, we reflect on where the iPhone XS stands Read more

UCS Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer is mammoth and very, very grey
UCS Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer is mammoth and very, very grey By Stuart Miles

The 4,784-piece set measures 110cm, making it the longest Lego Star Wars set ever. Read more

Roku introduces its own Smart Soundbar and Subwoofer with video and audio streaming
Roku introduces its own Smart Soundbar and Subwoofer with video and audio streaming By Stuart Miles

Roku has introduced its own soundbar and accompanying subwoofer in the US. Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Apple's Screen Time looks to address your digital health. Here's everything you need to know. Read more

What it's like inside Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre
What it's like inside Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre By Stuart Miles

Set on one of the highest parts of Apple Park in 175 acres of landscaped grounds, the theatre, like the Apple 5th Avenue store, rises from the ground like Read more

Apple [AR]T Walk tours add augmented reality wonders to the streets
Apple [AR]T Walk tours add augmented reality wonders to the streets By Stuart Miles

Apple's AR[T] walk sessions include interactive AR graphics by a range of contemporary artists to see along the way. Read more

Sir Bradley Wiggins: Electric bicycles aren't cheating
Sir Bradley Wiggins: Electric bicycles aren't cheating By Stuart Miles

Sir Bradley doesn't think e-bikes are "cheating" when it comes to getting out on your bike and in fact they are a good thing. Read more

Fan concept Nintendo Switch lets you charge and dock on the go
Fan concept Nintendo Switch lets you charge and dock on the go By Stuart Miles

Designer Olivier Raymond has created a new concept version of the Nintendo Switch he hopes Nintendo will consider for its next version Read more

Minecraft to get improved graphics thanks to Nvidia, but only if you've got the cash
Minecraft to get improved graphics thanks to Nvidia, but only if you've got the cash By Stuart Miles

Minecraft is about to get a huge boost to its graphics, but it's not the Super Duper graphics update, developer Mojang promised. Read more

Arcade1up games cabinets come to the UK
Arcade1up games cabinets come to the UK By Stuart Miles

Retro gaming arcade company Arcade1Up has confirmed it is launching its offering in the UK. Read more

AI expert: Artificial intelligence will replace us at work, but we needn't be worried
AI expert: Artificial intelligence will replace us at work, but we needn't be worried By Stuart Miles

AI could replace many of our jobs, but rather than mean we are all out of work, such a move would allow us to focus on doing more meaningful jobs Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review: iOS with laptop power
4.5 stars Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review: iOS with laptop power By Stuart Miles

We review Apple's new iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) tablet to see whether it can be your next laptop replacement? Read more

Ascot racecourse sees itself as a template for a smart city
Ascot racecourse sees itself as a template for a smart city By Stuart Miles

"We are very different and think that we fit into a template for a smart city more than any other sports venue." Read more

Sony digital sales overtake physical sales for first time on PS4
Sony digital sales overtake physical sales for first time on PS4 By Stuart Miles

For the first time more people downloaded Sony games on PS4 than bought themaccording to Sony's latest earnings report. Read more

There is going to be much closer integration between humans and devices in the future
There is going to be much closer integration between humans and devices in the future By Stuart Miles

We are going to see a much closer integration between humans and devices according to the Director of Engineering and Education of the Royal Academy in the UK. Read more

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass
4.5 stars Sonos Sub review: All about that bass By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Sub makes an excellent addition to the Sonos system despite it's high price tag. Here's our review. Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Still a terrific smartwatch for the price
4.0 stars Apple Watch Series 3 review: Still a terrific smartwatch for the price By Stuart Miles

If you aren't compelled by the Series 4's bigger display, there's nothing that should stop you plumping for the Series 3. Read more

Online dating now most popular way to meet your future partner
Online dating now most popular way to meet your future partner By Stuart Miles

Around 20 per cent of heterosexual relationships and 75 per cent of homosexual relationships start online. Read more

Neuralink, Elon Musk's brain-machine interface company, finally reveals details
Neuralink, Elon Musk's brain-machine interface company, finally reveals details By Stuart Miles

Neuralink is developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers Read more

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