reviews
Royole Moon: A Cinema Strapped to Your Face?

The future we dreamed about as kids somehow snuck up on us and we hardly even noticed: powerful computers that fit into our pockets, video phone calls, wireless everything – and headsets that can transport us basically anywhere we want. The latest headset I’ve strapped myself into isn’t a virtual reality experience though; it’s the Royole Moon, a “3D mobile theatre”. Basically, it’s a cinema that straps to your face. Read More >>

lego
Lego’s Latest Creator Expert Set is a Giant Rollercoaster

There seems to have been an influx of new Lego sets announced in the last few weeks. The most exciting, though, has got to be the latest Creator Expert set: a 4,124 piece roller coaster that's half a metre tall and nearly a metre wide. It's epic. Look: Read More >>

gaming
HQ Trivia is Switching to Pounds From Tonight

If you're anything like we here at Giz UK, then for the last month or so, you've scheduled your life around HQ Trivia. Want to meet up with a friend for coffee at 3pm? Sorry, can't. HQ time. An evening out with the family? Sure, just as long as I'm home for 9pm for HQ. Read More >>

reviews
The Litter Robot is the Ultimate Tech for Cat-Owners – But It Comes At a Hefty Price

If you walk into my house at night, you'll see a strange object emitting a blue glow in the corner of the dining room. Off-white in colour and egg-shaped, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's some kind of cryopod ripped from a futuristic ship capable of intergalactic travel. You'd be wrong. Its actual use is really much more mundane: it's my cats' litter box. Read More >>

apps
New App Tries to Stop Young People Looking At Their Phones

Mobile phones are a big part of our lives. No matter how much old folks might shout at the younger generation to "get that blasted device out of your hands!", there's no escaping it. Read More >>

wtf
Live Rat Found in Packet of Aldi Plums

Imagine finding a live rat scurrying among your fruit and veg. Eugh. Well, one Aldi-shopping couple didn't have to imagine it as they experienced it first-hand: they found a live rat crawling around in a seal packet of plums. Read More >>

broadband
Vodafone Promises Money Off If Your Broadband Speed Isn’t Fast Enough

If you've got Superfast home broadband with Vodafone, one of two things is likely to happen on 1st March: one, your speed is going to increase, or two, you're going to get 15% off your monthly bill. It's kind of a win/win situation. Read More >>

shopping
Toys R Us Enters Administration

It's been a tumultuous few months for Toys R Us. First, the US side of the company filed for bankruptcy in September last year. Two months later, the toy giant announced that 26 branches in the UK would be closing. A week after that, the whole chain nearly went — but a last minute deal saved it. Then, earlier this month the whole UK side of the business was put up for sale. And now, the store has gone into administration. Read More >>

space
The Moon’s Getting a 4G Mobile Network Next Year

There are a lot of places in the UK that don't yet have a reliable 4G mobile signal. Hell, I live not far from a major city and yet in my local suburb  I struggle to get more than one bar on my phone. That doesn't matter, though. Forget about us Earthlings, because Vodafone and Nokia are teaming up to set up a 4G mobile network on the Moon. Yes, on the Moon. Read More >>

wtf
Dangerous Snake Found in Kid’s Packed Lunch

Just in case you need another reason to never, ever go to Australia, a venomous snake has turned up inside a school lunch box. Not just any venomous snake either — it was an eastern brown. And in case you're not up on your herpetology, that's the world's second most venomous snake. Nope. Super nope. Read More >>

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Happy Pokémon Day! Have Some Snapchat Filters

On the off-chance that you fit into the sub-section of people who both (a) still use Snapchat and (b) like Pokémon enough to let the pocket monsters seep into your everyday life, you might want to pay attention. It's Pokémon Day — yes, Pokémon have their own day (what doesn't?) — and to celebrate, Snapchat will be adding three new Poké-themed filters for you to use for a limited time. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung Confirms That Galaxy S Handsets Might Undergo a Rebrand

While Samsung has just unveiled the upcoming Galaxy S9 handset, it's looking more and more likely that it'll be the last handset with the "Galaxy S" moniker that we've grown so accustomed to. We reported a rumour that the tech giant was looking to rebrand earlier this month, and South Korean website The Investor has confirmed has suspicions, reporting that the head of Samsung's mobile division, Koh Dong-jin, confirmed that the company is thinking about scrapping the current numbering system for the handsets. Read More >>

coding
Toy Company Primo Supports Women in STEM with #CodingGirls

Primo Toys, a company that already supports STEM subjects from a young age with its range of educational toys, is upping the ante in supporting gender equality in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It's launched the #CodingGirls campaign in a bid to inspire more girls and women to get involved in coding. Read More >>

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US Cable Giant Comcast Outbids Fox’s Offer to Buy Sky

We already know that Murdoch-owned Fox made a deal to buy out the 61% of Sky it doesn't already own has long been in the works, but today a rival bid has landed on the table. Comcast, the largest cable TV provider in the US, has made an offer to beat Murdoch's. Read More >>

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Spotify and Extra Voice Functionality and HDR Are Coming to Sky Q

Sky has just announced the next round of updates that will be appearing on your fancy Sky Q boxes at some point this spring. Heading the latest changes is support for Spotify, as well as extra personalisation options, additional voice functionality, a new interface and an all-new kid's mode. Read More >>