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SoundBlaster Roar: Redefining “all-in-one”

The Creative Sound Blaster was the soundcard of choice, back in the day when people still bought soundcards. However, as the previous sentence indicates, times have changed quite significantly, and…

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QODE Thin Type for iPad Air – First impressions

I’m a big fan of my iPad and take it with me most places in its free and unfettered form. However, on those occasions when I want to hunker down…

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First impressions: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

I’m pretty sold on the idea that I’m never going to buy another point and click camera again. I love to take pictures, and it’s still at the stage where…

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Afterguard, the world’s first heads-up display for sailors

Sailing has always been about cutting edge precision – from carefully plotted maps, to handcrafted compasses and sextants. And now they have the latest and greatest in instant data –…

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Review round-up: iRobot Scooba 450

We live in a world with robots. And we make them scrub our floors. Whilst you let that absurdity settle, consider the new Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot from the…

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iGrill2: the Bluetooth ‘smart meat thermometer’

CES is upon us and device manufacturers are falling over themselves, eager to present the latest greatest in tech. But whilst we like to look at larger and larger television…

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Logitech launch PowerShell Controller for iPhone

As the old adage goes, the best camera is the one you have on you and the same apparently applies for handheld gaming. Whilst the negatives to be said for…

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getWaiter app aims to put an end to “Garcon, Garcon!”

Garcon! Garcon! Caught your attention? How about if I click my fingers? Or suggestively waggle my eyebrows whilst miming a pen in the air? No … well then maybe I’ll…

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Quick Look: CES Unveiled, London 2013

The Consumer Electronics Show every year in glamorous Las Vegas is one of the highlights of the tech calendar. We went to CES Unveiled, a preview of next year’s show…

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Dyson announce Airblade dB hand dryer, now 50% quieter

Who doesn’t like dry hands? Dyson have been at the forefront of bathroom technology since the introduction of their iconic (and polarising) Airblade machines. Personally I’ve been waiting for James…

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Orbotix Announce Launch of Sphero 2.0

Last year I had the privilege of playing with Sphero, a crazy little robot ball that you controlled with your smartphone or tablet. It was basically what TV promised us…

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Firefly: The Sports Recovery Device

Exercise can leave you feeling amazing – crossing the finish line, beating a personal best or even just making it all the way around. But the side effects of exerting…

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Logitech’s Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker

Portable Bluetooth speakers line the virtual shelves of tech shops up and down the internet, each with an almost identical feature set and very little to help recommend itself over…

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Magellan Echo Running Watch: GPS + Bluetooth Join Forces

Magellan are GPS experts so it’s nice to see that they have finally joined the smart running watch race. But rather than show up late to the party with your…

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Grand St: Indie Gadgets for People by People

As we covered when we looked at Makers, there is a small revolution happening in the Internet of Things. Slowly but surely people, not giant corporations are making interesting and…

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