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Belkin WeMo sensors will now let you track your house and those that are in it

Belkin WeMo sensors will now let you track your house and those that are in it

By Stuart Miles

Belkin has launched a range of sensors that will allow you to monitor your home and those that are in it all from afar.The new range of sensors, that span motion sensors, door sensors, and even a keychain that tells you when someone is at home, are due... Read more

Struggling to stay on top of the laundry? LG Twin Wash System comes with two drums to ease the load

Struggling to stay on top of the laundry? LG Twin Wash System comes with two drums to ease the load

By Stuart Miles

According to LG, today's laundry is really a complicated game of chess. This tough battlefield, which isn't just about "colours vs whites" is so hard that it has forced the company to launch a new twin washing machine at CES in Las Vegas to combat this... Read more

LG G Flex 2: Smaller, more powerful, more compelling (hands-on)

LG G Flex 2: Smaller, more powerful, more compelling (hands-on)

By Stuart Miles

When the LG G Flex was first launched it was seen as something of a gimmick, with plenty of questions as to whether we need a curved screen on a phone at all.Not to be deterred by the mixed reception of the original model, LG has released the LG G Flex... Read more

Netatmo Welcome home camera plans to keep tabs on your family's coming and goings

Netatmo Welcome home camera plans to keep tabs on your family's coming and goings

By Stuart Miles

If you're the kind of parent that wants to know when your kids get home and you're still out, then the Netatmo Welcome might be the gadget for the paranoid you.Launched at CES in Las Vegas, the home monitoring camera is designed to sit on your hallway... Read more

iKettle maker launches bean-to-cup app-controlled Wi-Fi coffee machine

iKettle maker launches bean-to-cup app-controlled Wi-Fi coffee machine

By Stuart Miles

iKettle maker Smarter has expanded its range to cater for coffee lovers too by launching a bean-to-cup coffee machine at CES in Las Vegas.The £129 coffee machine, which is due to hit the UK in March, will offer coffee fans the chance to have freshly... Read more

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

By Stuart Miles

Parrot has followed-up its Flower Power sensor with two new smarthome products that should ensure your plants never need you to worry about watering them ever again.The gardening gadgets designed for use in your home, come in two guises: a fully automated... Read more

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)

Acer Chromebook 15 is big and Googley (hands-on)

By Stuart Miles

Acer has continued its push into the world of Chromebook with yet another model, this time a rather large 15.6-inch offering for those that want to enjoy more screen.Acer's goal, according to the company, is to offer a big screen Chrome OS experience... Read more

The Lacie Mirror: Yet another attempt to make the hard drive sexy

The Lacie Mirror: Yet another attempt to make the hard drive sexy

By Stuart Miles

Hard drives, we all need them, but damn they can be boring. To combat this tedium, Lacie has teamed up with French industrial designer Pauline Deltour to use Makassar ebony wood and Corning Gorilla Glass to jazz up its latest offering, called the Lacie... Read more

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

By Stuart Miles

With more and more of our entertainment lives requiring an internet connection, making sure your are well connected in your home is becoming more and more important.While US home owners can enjoy wooden frame constructed houses and plasterboard stud walls,... Read more

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

By Stuart Miles

In 1984 Mungo Park was likely to be the envy of many. He was 28. He was the head of the London branch of an American investment bank. He owned the first mobile phone sold by Vodafone in the UK that in today's money had cost him over £4,000."It made a... Read more

Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

By Stuart Miles

This year could be described as the year of the smartwatch, but don't believe for one second that Pebble, one of the most popular watches, has fallen behind the competition.On the contrary, Pebble's app store offers thousands of apps and watch faces and... Read more

Xbox and PS4 down: Online services affected after DDoS attack over Christmas

Xbox and PS4 down: Online services affected after DDoS attack over Christmas

By Stuart Miles

Had trouble getting online to pay games on your PS4 or Xbox on Christmas Day? Don't worry you weren't alone.While both Microsoft and Sony have yet to issue statements other than they are fixing issues a group of hackers, dubbed the Lizard Squad, is claiming... Read more

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

By Stuart Miles

After all the debate about whether or not The Interview, the controversial film about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un staring James Franco and Seth Rogen, would get a cinema release in the US, Sony has now announced that it has done a deal with Google... Read more

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

By Stuart Miles

It is a pleasant evening in The Shire. Primroses sway in the wind as the sun catches on the green grass of the rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. Gandalf, tall and commanding but shaggy and dirty, is ambling off into the distance down... Read more

Sonos 5.2 update with multi-account support for Android and enhanced Playbar sound available now

Sonos 5.2 update with multi-account support for Android and enhanced Playbar sound available now

By Stuart Miles

Sonos released a new software update for beta users, Sonos 5.2, last month. It is now available for everyone bringing new features as well as improving the performance of the company's Playbar speaker.Available from today for Android users, the biggest... Read more

Sky Go on PS4: Sony console starts home entertainment pitch in earnest

Sky Go on PS4: Sony console starts home entertainment pitch in earnest

By Stuart Miles

Sky has announced that Sky Go customers will be able to access the catch-up service on the Sony PlayStation 4 from today via the TV from Sky app in PlayStation Store.However, users will have to pay extra for the feature unless they already subscribe to... Read more

Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain

Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain

By Stuart Miles

Worried you've eaten too many mince pies already this Christmas? You aren't alone it seems, well, you aren't alone in worrying about it.According to a new survey, the UK population is so worried about pilling on the pounds over the holiday season that... Read more

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

By Stuart Miles

What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot? A train driver? Maybe an astronaut? Maybe you just wanted to play with Lego for your entire life, but surely that wasn't possible? Well, get ready to have your mind blown...Not only is it possible, there's... Read more

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

By Stuart Miles

Over the course of the day we've made just over 100 Bux and then managed to lose it all before regaining half before going to bed.We've been playing Bux you see, a new app that taps into the world of day trading, allowing you to play certain stocks to... Read more

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

By Stuart Miles

The people have voted. We can now reveal the winners of the Asus Zenfone Photography competition in association with Pocket-lint. The photographs were judged by ASUS, LCC, @London and voted for by readers via the website hosted on Pocket-lint.The winners... Read more

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

By Stuart Miles

Monument Valley is one of the best games for the iPad we've seen this year balancing beautiful graphics with innovative gameplay and a constant sense of wow as the MC Esher themes levels play out before you.One of the biggest criticisms with the game... Read more

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves

By Stuart Miles

We've just been blindfolded, given a white stick and told to navigate our way through the crowded maze of stands and demo pods at Microsoft's Future Decoded event in London. As you can imagine, this prospect is a daunting one, but is something that millions... Read more

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

By Stuart Miles

While the lure of the Raspberry Pi computer was exciting for many, a lot of people were put off by the sheer rawness of it. Now a company is hoping to change that, with a "build your own" computer experience kids.Kano comes in an unassuming box wrapped... Read more

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction
3.5 stars

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction

By Stuart Miles

Running watches seem to be two a penny these days, so what makes Adidas believe its miCoach Fit Smart running watch can stand out? We've been running with the wearable to find out.DesignCovered in silicon and available in white or black - and the black... Read more

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin
4.0 stars

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin

By Stuart Miles

A decade ago if someone told you that your washing machine would be connected to the internet so you can control it via your phone you would probably laugh, but by gosh a lot's happened since then. And the Samsung WW9000 is here to show off what's possible.In... Read more