Posts By Gabrielle Pickard

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Neato Botvac robotic vacuum cleaners: What the critics think

By Gabrielle Pickard,

It’s uncanny how a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners either wittingly or unwittingly gave a new verb to the English speaking world to describe the chore of vacuuming. “Hoover up” became the chosen verb, rather than “Dyson up” or “Numatic the… Read article

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Streaming high with the new Parrot Bebop Drone

By Gabrielle Pickard,

American citrus farmers are flying drones over their crops in order to check harvests for ripeness. Estate agents are taking enticing air videos to show to would-be customers. Roof inspections can be carried out by drones, saving time, money and… Read article

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Humax STA-1200 BSW: The “world slimmest soundbar”

By Gabrielle Pickard,

Humax, a UK provider of specialist digital set-top boxes, has entered the audio market, launching what the company claims to be the “world’s slimmest” soundbar. The STA-1200 BSW is a compact and stylish soundbar, which, according to the Humax press… Read article

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Smart locks – threatening keys into extinction?

By Gabrielle Pickard,

It’s true, keys are so last year. ITProPortal says it and so do we. The savvy way to lock your home and remain secure is with a smart lock. With a couple of taps on your smartphone or the click of a… Read article

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Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove”: What the critics are saying

By Gabrielle Pickard,

“Of all the exciting, innovative products we’ve seen at CES this year, the Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype is unquestionably the best of the best,” Engadget, January 2014. When you consider the international CES is the biggest annual consumer electronics and… Read article

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Initial reactions to the forthcoming Nikon D4S

By Gabrielle Pickard,

Apparently CES 2014 wasn’t the premier showcase for groundbreaking digital imaging products it has been in other years. Instead a huge array of 4K + televisions took centre stage. That wasn’t to say cameras were entirely void of the world’s… Read article

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Best ‘smart’ health and fitness gadgets for 2014

By Gabrielle Pickard,

We take a look at the latest and greatest in the world of ‘smart’ fitness and health products for 2014. The LG Lifeband Touch If you ‘conveniently’ have difficulty remembering when it’s time to exercise or justifiably find it hard… Read article

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Onewheel, the self-balancing electric skateboard

By Gabrielle Pickard,

There were, by all accounts, plenty of innovative and interesting toys on display at this year’s CES. As attending technology journalists were busy scribbling down the wondrous worthies of the best innovations, one of the most saturated desks had to… Read article

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5 Christmas apps to help the festive season go smoothly

By Gabrielle Pickard,

It’s less than a month now and we can’t help feel a glimmer of excitement that Christmas is on its way. Each year we say to ourselves, “I’m going to start planning Christmas earlier this year,” but before we know… Read article