Do you remember the 1990s? The decade of Generation X, Cool Britannia, raves, grunge, dressing down, Baywatch, roller blades and Tamagotchi. Ah yes, Tamagotchi, the digital pet that first launched in Japan in 1996 and took Britain by storm the following year. Small enough to fit on a keyring, the Tamagotchi would ‘hatch’ on screen … Continue reading Tamagotchi is back and this time it’s social
Hands up anyone who’s bought their one-year-old son a Scalextric for Christmas – just so you can play with it yourself – yes, we know who you are. And you’re not alone, so we’ve put together a few other treats that the kids will love finding in their stocking in Christmas morning, and which you … Continue reading Xmas gadgets you can play with when the kids have gone to bed
Okay, so maybe you didn’t stretch to splashing out for James’ Bond’s Honda CRF250R motorbike from the Skyfall movie – you’d have needed £101,400 to win it on the eBay auction that raised funds for BBC Children in Need. But here are a few other movie-inspired gadgets that should keep the film fans among your … Continue reading Christmas gifts for movie fans
When Barclaycard invited me to a trendy East London dim sum restaurant to preview their new augmented reality gaming app I was confused, flattered and desperate to try the scallion pancakes. If you think of Barclaycard as a credit card company you’d be 100% correct. It’s in the name. But they’d like you to think … Continue reading Barclaycard Toys Unleashed: Augmented reality in the palm of your hand
I have personally never been an advocator of toy rifles, or war gaming for that matter that requires the use of virtual guns, due to the simple reason that they encourage violence. When therefore I read a press release from the creative interactive software developers, Plow Games, about the arrival of the Gun Stylus Assault … Continue reading Gun Stylus Assault Rifle Limited Edition
If you’re looking to for a memorable toy to buy the kids this Christmas, then perhaps look no further than two new toys from the British-based toy manufacturer Wow! Stuff! – A limited edition interactive robot called My Keepon and remote controlled fish known as Air Swimmers. Going into partnership with the US-based robot designer … Continue reading My Keepon and Air Swimmers: New kids gadgets from Wow! Stuff!
We’re overrun in our house with remote control cars, so something has to be pretty special to grab out attention. Enter the Sky Car – is it it a car? Is it a helicopter – well, yes, it’s both! This is a neat little piece of kit (it measures just 19x8x9cm) -– get it out … Continue reading Is it a plane, is it a bird? No it’s a Sky Car
If you find you’re getting too much work done in a day, you could always distract yourself and your colleagues with the latest ‘pets’ to hit the market. The TankBots are robotic desk pets that come in a choice of four colours and can be controlled using an iPhone, iPad or Android device. An added … Continue reading Battle it out on your desk with the TankBots