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  • Goodwell toothbrush is an open source 'oral toolkit' with a subscription plan

    22 October 2014, 5:23 pm by: Elyse Betters

    A smart toothbrush isn't exactly a novel idea but an open-source one could be, especially if it's also eco-friendly. A new crowd-funding campaign on CrowdSupply is attempting to raise enough money to put the Goodwell toothbrush into production. Goodwell...
  • Jawbone's Drop is a new music app for group-curated playlists

    22 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Jawbone has launched new music service called Drop, or actually, it is an app that's integrated with music services. Drop lets you play music from Spotify and Rdio. The unique part about this app however is that it pulls in song requests through Twitter....
  • Digits by Twitter uses phone numbers to change how you sign into apps

    22 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Twitter has launched a new sign-in service called Digits. It's for developers who want to add a password-free login option to their apps. The company announced Digits at Flight, its first annual developer conference. Although Digits is just one of many...
  • Panasonic Lumix LX100 review: High-end highs and lows

    22 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mike Lowe

    When we first saw the Panasonic Lumix LX100 we were impressed that the company had finally squeezed a large-size Micro Four Thirds sensor into a compact camera. It’s the exact thing photo enthusiasts have been calling on for years now; a nod to high-end...
  • Google's Inbox app is a new take on managing email, from Gmail team

    22 October 2014, 1:35 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google's Gmail team has introduced a new web and mobile app called Inbox. And it wants to change the way you handle email. The Inbox app notably features Bundles, an extension of the categories system that Gmail introduced last year. It will, for instance,...
  • Wouldn't it be great if the guns in Sunset Overdrive were real?

    22 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Rik Henderson

    Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive will hit stores on Friday 31 October and although you'll have to wait a little longer for Pocket-lint's full review, we can tell you that it's every bit as madcap as you will have seen from trailers and previews (our...
  • Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now

    22 October 2014, 10:58 am by: Luke Edwards

    Uber has announced the UK will now be able to use its UberXL service which has already launched in the US. UberXL offers cars via the Uber app for those looking for a bit more room. It works the same as usual but with a slider on the app that goes to...
  • The Cicret Smart Bracelet puts a touch-controlled projector on your arm. Move over Google Glass

    22 October 2014, 10:16 am by: Luke Edwards

    The Circret Smart Bracelet, which appeared on Indiegogo not long ago, has now finished its campaign for funding. The result should be a bracelet wearable that can project a touch-controlled screen onto your arm. The Circet uses a Pico projector to throw...
  • Tesla watch out, the Quant e-Sportslimousine is super-sport fast, has a 600km range and runs on…

    22 October 2014, 9:11 am by: Luke Edwards

    Until now Tesla has been relatively unchallenged in the high-end electric car market. But now that German company nanoFLOWCELL AG with its Quant is here that's about to change. The Quant e-Sportlimousince might sound ridiculous and that's because it...
  • The best real hoverboards, we're back to the future at last

    22 October 2014, 7:40 am by: Luke Edwards

    Since Marty McFly took to his pink hoverboard in Back To The Future Part II the world has longed for a real version. The race to create a working hoverboard is on and already examples have appeared. From jet-powered water-based boards to electromagnetic...
  • Pet perspective: The best animal actioncam videos

    22 October 2014, 6:53 am by: Stuart Miles

    We've all seen the amazing actioncam footage of surfers or base jumpers, but what about from the point of view of man's best friend, or a bird? In what appears to be a growing trend, companies like GoPro are launching dedicated accessories to attach your...
  • The best GoPro photos in the world, prepare to lose your breath

    22 October 2014, 6:38 am by: Luke Edwards

    GoPro has just launched its latest camera range in the GoPro Hero4. With it comes new 4K video speeds of 30 frames per second, a rear touchscreen display and two times faster image processing. The camera remains largely the same at 12-megapixels with...
  • Sky+ app upgrade allows you to fling photos to your TV

    22 October 2014, 6:05 am by: Luke Edwards

    Sky has announced an update to its Sky+ app to work with Sky+ HD boxes. The latest software will enhance the service beyond a portal to TV and movies allowing you to make your TV smart using the app. The new Sky+ app update will allow users to fling images...
  • Victim of Bendgate? Here’s how to fix your wonky iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (not)

    22 October 2014, 5:29 am by: Rik Henderson

    It's been a while since we heard about Apple Bendgate, with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners probably now au fait with the fact that if you sit on a superthin aluminium cased phone it might change shape a bit. But if you're still worried about the…
  • Heisenberg 'mad' as Breaking Bad action figures pulled from Toys R Us after online petition

    22 October 2014, 4:36 am by: Rik Henderson

    A line of Breaking Bad action figures from Mezco were pulled from Toys R Us in the States after Susan Myers received 9.000 signatures for an online petition banning their sale in the store. Previously, the toy store chain had defended the line, which...
  • Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more

    22 October 2014, 3:44 am by: Luke Edwards

    When it comes to digital distribution of media, music has always led the way. Napster had the music industry in uproar in 2002 when it was ordered shut down. Now with TV and film being torrented it's all starting up again with Pirate Bay in the sights...
  • Apple iPad family photo: Just how skinny is the iPad Air 2?

    21 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Stuart Miles

    The Apple iPad Air 2 has gone on sale in the UK and thousands of customers will be either upgrading or getting into the world of iPad for the first time. Apple has come along way since the launch of the first iPad in 2010 creating a device today that...
  • Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

    21 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Stuart Miles

    The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages. One year on and it's the turn of the...
  • Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone

    21 October 2014, 3:27 pm by: Stuart Miles

    It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and...
  • New Microsoft Windows 10 preview brings Action Center for notifications

    21 October 2014, 3:25 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft has rolled out a new build of Windows 10, the first update since the Windows 10 Technical Preview release. "Most of the changes in this build will be invisible to you, but we’ve made nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes," explained Microsoft...
  • Apple and John Lewis stores to sell new iPads tomorrow in UK

    21 October 2014, 2:33 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Apple's latest iPads will go on sale tomorrow in the UK at both Apple and John Lewis stores. Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint it will launch the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 on 22 October in the UK, allowing Brits to purchase the new tablets at stores....
  • Why's my Mac taking my iPhone calls? How to turn off Apple Continuity

    21 October 2014, 2:11 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Continuity in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite brings effortless tethering as well as the ability to pass app activities between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. It is a really clever feature, but can startle some at first and frustrate others merely confused as to...
  • 22 amazing Autographer photos that show why wearing a camera is cool

    21 October 2014, 11:11 am by: Rik Henderson

    Wearable still cameras have been overshadowed by the GoPros and Sony Action Cams of this world, but there is good reason to hope that they will become more mass market soon. In the right hands or, more accurately around the right necks, they can capture...
  • What if your smoke alarm goes off but you're not there? The Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight will text…

    21 October 2014, 10:14 am by: Rik Henderson

    Just about every home has a smoke alarm these days - if you don't, you should - and even just one placed in a house can be quite literally life saving. However, what if there's a fire at your home and you're not there to hear the alarm go off? How would...
  • 24 Touch ID apps that let you unlock and access accounts with a fingerprint scan

    20 October 2014, 7:19 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Itching to use Touch ID as a passcode to unlock third-party apps? Luckily for you several popular apps have begun updating with support for Apple's fingerprint reader. With the release of iOS 8 in September, Apple opened Touch ID to third-party app...

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