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  • iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to

    22 November 2014, 11:15 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Robot vacuum cleaners, such as the iRobot Roomba 880, are interesting little gadgets. They are far from cheap, costing the best part of £500, but for that mighty lump of cash they take one of the worst household chores off your hands. The idea behind...
  • 40 of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wallpapers we've found

    21 November 2014, 8:32 pm by: Elyse Betters

    One of the most difficult parts about owning a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is picking out an equally-new wallpaper. It has to be crisp, beautiful, breath-taking, inspiring, bold, colourful, rich, and preferably all of the above. Thankfully, between...
  • Xbox Live Gold members can play Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One for free all day Saturday

    21 November 2014, 4:30 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The Xbox One is an year old. Do you know what that means? Free game-time, apparently. On 22 November 2013, Microsoft launched the Xbox One in the UK. To celebrate the console's first anniversary, Microsoft has teamed up with Insomniac Games to come up...
  • Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers

    21 November 2014, 3:26 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and so Google has announced an awesome deal that's exclusive to new Chromebook buyers. In an attempt to snag your interest this Christmas, Google has come up with a deal that'll encourage you to spend...
  • Pebble Android app update brings support for full notifications and more languages

    21 November 2014, 2:18 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Pebble is on a roll. Despite kicking off the week with handy apps like Domino's Tracker and PayPal, the smartwatch maker has yet another announcement up its sleeve: an update for the Pebble Android app that brings push support for every notification on...
  • Amazon's streaming video service might offer free ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime

    21 November 2014, 1:16 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Amazon wants to launch an ad-supported, streaming-video service next year, and it'll be different from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership that includes access to an established streaming-video service. According to The New York Post, which cited...
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014: Best deals and sales in the US

    21 November 2014, 12:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Ah, 'tis the season again. It's time to check your bank accounts, do a little number crunching, and figure out how many pay cheques you have left before Christmas. All your extra money is probably going toward gifts, but lucky for you, there are plenty...
  • Why is my Virgin Media broadband not working? A reason why web pages are hanging

    21 November 2014, 11:57 am by: Rik Henderson

    Virgin Media customers might find that although they have a good internet connection they can't access web pages, with a "web page not available" message popping up instead of the site they wish to visit. Skype, email and other connectivity functions...
  • Xbox One: One year on, how the underdog recovered from painful beginnings

    21 November 2014, 10:59 am by: Rik Henderson

    On 22 November the Xbox One will have been available in the UK, US and several other regions around the world for exactly a year. In that time it has changed in many ways from the console that was first released thanks to a strategical decision by…
  • TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review: Six months in and we're sold

    21 November 2014, 9:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    The first TomTom Multi-Sport sportswatch was released around a year ago, catering for running, cycling and swimming activities. It did a fair job, but there were some loose ends that its follow-up, the Multi-Sport Cardio, tackles head-on. We've been using...
  • Art portraits turned into smartphone selfies, the photo gallery

    21 November 2014, 8:01 am by: Luke Edwards

    The art of the selfie has become as common as any traditional photo, but it's still not a true art form. At least it wasn't until one clever person decided to reimagine classic portrait art from a selfie perspective. Danish designer Olivia Muus had the...
  • Best UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 deals

    21 November 2014, 6:46 am by: Luke Edwards

    Sales used to be a thing that was harshly only placed after Christmas, when you had everything you wanted or no money to buy what you did. Now the American wonders of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are starting to catch on in the UK there's a chance...
  • Help fund a movie sequel on Kickstarter and you can be a player in Football Manager 2016

    21 November 2014, 6:36 am by: Rik Henderson

    Mike Bassett: England Manager is a real guilty pleasure of a movie and you can help fund a sequel 13 years on (let's forget about the ill-conceived TV series spin off, shall we?). And what's more, by doing so you can also be a player in next year's version...
  • From this photo you’ll never guess who's the new face of Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones

    21 November 2014, 5:42 am by: Luke Edwards

    Did you guess Parrot Zik 2.0 had Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst as its new ambassador? The second generation of Zik represents an improvement on an already impressive set of headphones. Zik 2.0 are 17 per cent lighter than their…
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip

    21 November 2014, 5:30 am by: Rik Henderson

    With tablet devices available in all shapes and prices these days it's amazing that eBook readers are still holding their own. But not only do Amazon's Kindle devices persistently perform well, the company regularly refreshes its range to keep things...
  • Apple iPhone 7 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    21 November 2014, 4:01 am by: Elyse Betters

    It's been a couple of months since Apple introduced the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets, so that means it's time to look toward the future and speculate about what the company might have in store for the next iPhone. Will the next-generation iPhone be...
  • Best smarthome device 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    21 November 2014, 4:00 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    With connected homes becoming more and more desirable and app-controllable products launching left, right and centre making the crossover between technology and the home even more prominent, we have introduced a new category to the Pocket-lint Gadgets...
  • Know what booze you’ll like by pointing the Next Glass app at it

    21 November 2014, 3:58 am by: Luke Edwards

    A new app is here to help you find the perfect tipple. Next Glass for iOS and Android uses your mobile's camera to scan beer or wine and give you a rating based on your tastes. Initially the app will ask you to rate a few drinks on a four star scale....
  • Turn an old Apple iMac into an aquarium yourself, or buy one ready to go

    21 November 2014, 3:16 am by: Luke Edwards

    We've heard of recycling but this is just ingenious. Apple iMacs have been turned into great looking fish tanks and now you can own one. Jake Harms thinks outside of the box, or inside the iMac in this case, and has come up with a brilliant adaptation...
  • LaserWatch can burn through objects and is finally a reality, not just for James Bond

    21 November 2014, 2:45 am by: Luke Edwards

    The dream of a smartwatch is finally a reality so why not a laser watch? Both have featured in films dreaming about the future and now, finally, the laser watch that actually burns objects is a reality. Before you start throwing money at the screen be...
  • Contributor by Google lets you pay a monthly fee to hide online ads

    20 November 2014, 6:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google is trying something new, and it's about how to monetise the web...without adverts. Shocking, right? Google's new thing is Contributor. Just think of it as an experiment. In fact, Google has described it as an experiment in additional ways to fund...
  • Bio-Bus powered entirely by human waste now running in the UK

    20 November 2014, 4:45 pm by: Elyse Betters

    A 40-seat bus powered by sewage and food waste is now operating between Bristol and Bath in the UK. Dubbed the Bio-Bus, the eco-friendly bus can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of biomethane gas. The gas, which is generated through the treatment of...
  • First trailer for Game of Thrones video game series shown off by Telltale Games

    20 November 2014, 3:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Telltale has been working on a Game of Thrones video game series based on the hit HBO television show, and in an attempt to whet your appetite, it has just released the first trailer for the upcoming series. The series tells the story of House Forrester...
  • Square Register is no longer US-only, goes global with support for 130 currencies

    20 November 2014, 1:54 pm by: Elyse Betters

    If you've been eager to try Square Register at your business, but were unable to because of its US-only limitation, you'll be glad to know the free point-of-sale app is now available worldwide. Square Register is different from Square Reader, Square's...
  • Dropbox's Carousel now works for iPad and web, with Android tablet version coming soon

    20 November 2014, 12:49 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Remember Carousel? That app from Dropbox that automatically backs up your photos and displays them in a carousel? Well, it's now available for web and tablets. In April, when Carousel for iPhone and Android unveiled, Dropbox had described its new smartphone...

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