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UrbanHello: Giving the home phone some smarts

Adding “smart” to the home phone seems like an obvious leap, especially since the proliferation on clever mobile phones has been so succesful. Then again with such wonderful mobiles and…

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iRobot Mirra 530 and Looj 330 Pool and Gutter Cleaners: Robot Chores

Pool cleaning isn’t normally the first type of manual labour (or in some parts of California, Manuel labour) that I would assume would be under threat from robots. According to…

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Electrolux Infisight and Zanussi QUADRO: Take your home cooking up a notch.

We recently did a feature on fitness gadget that covered all sorts of bits and bobs that will help you stay trim for 2013. However as I’m sure you know…

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Gamestick: the “most portable” gaming console

Used to be that you’d have to fly out to CES to catch a glimpse of the future. Fortunately now you can save on your carbon footprint and simply head…

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CES 2013 Preview: It gets bigger, faster, better

It’s that time of year again. No not for endless ridiculous articles about New Year’s resolutions for the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where all the gadget manufacturers large…

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Top Fitness Gadgets for 2013

I live alongside a canal, which is a prime running route and these past few days I’ve seen an exponential increase in people giving jogging a go, determined to “finally…

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Getting Things Done: Great productivity apps for the New Year

I always marvel at people who “get things done” and have lives that run like a well-oiled machine. Especially when my life seems to be a series of badly timed…

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YPlan: Do something different tonight

“What are you up to tonight?” That can be a difficult question at any time of year, but trapped in the hinterland between Christmas and New Year it can be…

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Mothercare App Review: Mobile Mums

Parenting is literally as old as humanity so it’s tempting to think we’ve got it right by now. However, the magic of technology means you can always always make something…

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With a little help from my Music Angel Friendz

From Power Rangers and Avengers all the way to Constructicons I love a good team up. There’s something about a bunch of small guys banding together that gets me every…

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LG Magic Remote: Pick Witch channel to watch

Just as he who controls the Spice controls the universe, he who controls the remote controls the living room. And if you’ve seen My Neighbours the Yamadas you’ll know the…

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New Sony CP-F1L and CP-F2L Li-ion polymer USB chargers

It’s both funny and frustrating how even your best love tech-gadgets can become lifeless hunks of glass and steel when they’re low on juice. I love my iMac, but when…

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GripTight Gorillapod stand for almost all smartphones

The smartphone photography boom continues unabated. It’s already been ages since the iPhone became one of the most popular cameras on mobile photography site Flickr. Now mobile sharing sites such…

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Logitech Bluetooth Mac Keyboard and Trackpad: Peripheral visionaries

I’m not sure what Logitech’s company slogan is but I’m pretty sure it should be “peripheral visionaries”. They’ve been churning out useful computing add-ons since 1981 and are still hard…

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Head Sensor BT Runtastic: Getting down on the slopes

I hate going on about how cold it gets in winter. But man alive is it nippy out. And that’s just in my tiny East London cave. Imagine if I…

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