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 at the slightly less glamorous South Bank of London to see what techs finest had to offer. Roku 3 Roku have been locked in an … Continue reading Quick Look: CES Unveiled, London 2013

LG’s LAP340 SoundPlate – sound without the fury

The main problem with today’s flat screen TVs is that, because they lack the cabinet of the old CRT models, you tend to get pretty weedy sound from their built-in speakers. This accounts for the popularity of multi-speaker home cinema systems but they have their own problems with a mass of ugly cables which you … Continue reading LG’s LAP340 SoundPlate – sound without the fury

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 and co to unleash their version of Demolition Man’s “Three Seashells” but until that day (and it is coming), I’ve been making do with Dyson … Continue reading Dyson announce Airblade dB hand dryer, now 50% quieter

Win a Kodak EasyShare camera courtesy of British Gas

What’s the deal? We’ve teamed up with the folks at British Gas to look at how they’re introducing Smart Meters to their customers. This comes off the back of a recent EU directive which set the ambitious target of having smart metering systems in 80% of UK households by 2020. British Gas are seen as leading … Continue reading Win a Kodak EasyShare camera courtesy of British Gas

Review Round-Up: Ricoh’s THETA spherical camera

It may look like a Wii controller, but this sleek and stylish handheld device is actually a significant consumer first. Unveiled late last month by Ricoh at Berlin’s IFA electronics fair, it is the first mass-produced fully spherical camera, simultaneously taking images through two 180-degree lenses and delivering remarkable results. The system works through a … Continue reading Review Round-Up: Ricoh’s THETA spherical camera

Get On Trac: Puma launches new running app

Do you reckon you run faster on a sunny day? Or that Iron Maiden will always be champions of the definitive early morning run soundtrack? Perhaps you believe you’re at your physical peak during a full moon? Well it’s time to put these theories to the test with Puma’s new free iPhone app Pumatrac. Thankfully, … Continue reading Get On Trac: Puma launches new running app

Nokia Lumia 1020 yet again redefines smartphone photography

Nokia started the ball rolling when it comes to insanely specced smartphone cameras, and despite the HTC One offering a rather different take on proceedings, Nokia has laughed in the face of ultrapixels once again with another 41 – that’s FORTY ONE – megapixel camera in the Lumia 1020.With HTC’s take on what smartphone users … Continue reading Nokia Lumia 1020 yet again redefines smartphone photography

Colapz, the UK’s first folding garden watering can

Like shears and lawnmowers, watering cans are an irrefutably necessary gardener’s tool. Despite the somewhat hoary ubiquitous popularity of watering cans, it has to be said that unless you’ve got an ample-sized shed, these big and bulky items take up way too much room. Watering cans are also one of those long-standing items that have … Continue reading Colapz, the UK’s first folding garden watering can