Posts By Shem Pennant


Sphero: Roll with IT

By Shem Pennant,

Among Michael Bay’s many crimes, first and foremost in my mind is “making robots boring”. Even when I learned as a child that robots existed and mostly put together cars, there was still a fascination with them until Bay managed… Read article


Mio Cyclo 105C cycle computer review

By Shem Pennant,

Despite the daily threat of physical harm and death I do like cycling to and fro on London roads. In part this is because traffic makes buses agitating and the tube is a hot mess of sweat and agravataion in… Read article


Hue light up my life – Philips lightbulb technology

By Shem Pennant,

I spent almost two hours talking about lightbulbs yesterday and didn’t yawn once. “Impossible” you cry, but oddly enough it’s true. Philips invited me into a tucked away Central London to meet “hue”, the latest and greatest in lightbulb technology…. Read article


LiveScribe Sky WiFi smartpens: Joined up thinking

By Shem Pennant,

We took a look at the LiveScribe smartpen range over a year ago and I think it’s still one of the most impressive gadgets I’ve had the pleasure of playing with. It’s one thing to innovate with phones, tablets and… Read article


Form and function: Four of the best new laptop bags

By Shem Pennant,

Remember when laptop bags used to suck? Really drab looking affairs that screamed “I’m carrying a laptop” and were only slightly more stylish than the comically out of date bags that “businessmen” used to carry around Old Threadneedle street. Well… Read article


Best iPhone 5 cases

By Shem Pennant,

The dust has settled from Apple’s unsurprising “surprise” iPhone 5 announcement and case makers have been scrambling to either update or innovate on old designs and get your iPhone’s covered. I like the iPhone 5 design and it feels like… Read article


Jorno: Kickstarter Bluetooth keyboard

By Shem Pennant,

Maybe it’s one of those signs that I’m no longer as young as I think I am, but I can’t type for extend periods on my phone. I just feel dumb if I’m thumbing my touchscreen for more than two… Read article


Stoptober: The gift of giving up

By Shem Pennant,

Quitting smoking is an incredibly hard challenge as the lure of free yellow teeth, smelly clothes and lung cancer is much too strong for some people. However, if for some odd reason you’d like to regain the ability to breathe… Read article


FitBit One and FitBit Zip: Taking the slog out of logging

By Shem Pennant,

Keeping in shape is hard work and technology has always been around to ease the transition from amorphous blob into chiseled Greek statue. Unfortunately people are lazy and when you’ve already put so much effort into actually heading to the… Read article