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Cyborg Elmo Wants to Teach Kids to Code, Not Exterminate Humanity

Elmo is now a robot who wants to teach toddlers to code. He sort of looks like the terminator, but really, he just wants to teach kids basic logic and problem solving skills, instead of the standard A-B-Cs. Read More >>

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Apple Accuses Amazon of Selling Masses of Fake Accessories

Apple is suing notable Amazon supplier Mobile Star in the US, after buying more than 100 "Apple" accessories through Amazon -- and finding that 90 per cent of them were fake. Read More >>

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Logitech Has a Silent Mouse for You 4 AM Rage Clickers

Logitech, maker of things that plug into other more expensive things, has announced the M220 Silent and M330 Silent Plus; two forms of mouse for your computer that it says are nice and quiet. Read More >>

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Travelling With a See-Through Suitcase Will Force You to Pack Neatly

You know that embarrassing feeling when security flags you for a carry-on inspection, and you have to open your messy suitcase in front of all your fellow travellers? Sucks. But Crumpler’s new Vis-à-Vis suitcase is completely clear, which means you’ll either learn to pack neat, or learn to be proud of being a packing slob. Read More >>

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Class Up Your Camping With a Canteen That Turns Into a Pint Glass

Drinking from a canteen’s spout is fine when you’re just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you’ll probably be drinking something other than water, and that’s where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom, and suddenly you’ve got a wide-mouthed pint glass. Read More >>

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BB-8 Makes for an Adorably Perfect Star Wars Teapot

Thought you could escape Star Wars merchandise in this quiet period post-Force Awakens, pre-Rogue One, era? Well then THINK AGAIN. Anything that can be BB-8-erised will be, as is the case with this delightful teapot. Read More >>

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This Bike Lock Does Double Service as a Tail Light

Cyclists love to bitch about the unnecessary weight involved with carrying a quality u-lock, but those same riders also really hate having their bikes stolen. So if you could incorporate a red light into a bike lock, saving a little weight and adding functionality, that really wouldn’t be a bad thing. Read More >>

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A Software Fix Might Eventually Stop Bad USB-C Cables Destroying Devices

USB-C is a fantastic new standard for almost everything, unless you have a crappy cable, in which case you might accidentally fry your laptop. The people behind USB-C understandably see this as a problem, so a fix is in the works. Read More >>

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If it Actually Played Classic 8-Bit Games, This NES Would Be the Perfect Backpack

Remember packing up your original Nintendo Entertainment System when your family visited relatives for a few days? You couldn’t possibly be expected to go a few days without Punch-Out!!, but it would have been a lot easier if you had an NES built into a backpack. It’s just too bad this one doesn’t actually play games. Read More >>

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Best Samsung Galaxy S7 Cases and Covers

Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 are a bit of a poisoned chalice really: Samsung has made one of its most attractive phones to date, but us butterfingered owners still need to hunt down a protective cover for the Galaxy S7 for fear of shattering its good looks on the pavement. Read More >>

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The Most Important New Smartphone Feature Is a Little Magic Slot

When LG announced its new flagship smartphone, the G5, at Mobile World Congress yesterday, it did something radically different. At the base of the phone, LG built a small slot it might just change everything. Read More >>

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BioLite’s New Camping Accessories Make Roughing it Not So Rough

Unless required by your reality TV series, you don’t always need to completely disconnect from civilisation when you venture into the great outdoors. And BioLite, makers of a compact stove that can keep your gadgets powered, is introducing three new ways to make camping a little more comfortable. Read More >>

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“Connected Sleeve” is an Actually Nice-looking External Battery

This Connected Sleeve wants to solve the problem that is depressingly utilitarian external phone batteries. It's a battery, inside a case, one that wirelessly charges your phone as soon as you pop it in. Read More >>

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Secretly Record Any Phone Call With This Covert iPhone Case

There are lots of good reasons to record a phone call that don’t involve extortion or blackmail, but the Just in Case call recorder is just as useful for sketchy intentions too. Simply snap it onto your iPhone and hit record whenever you want a permanent record of a phone conversation. Read More >>

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This Power Bank Will Save You When You Forget to Charge Your Apple Watch

Apple’s smartwatch is supposed to have a battery life of 18 hours — and while that is a full day of activity, wearers do forget to charge the thing overnight. Thus begins the race to bring us gadgets for charging on the go, like this contender by Dutch wireless charging company Zens. Read More >>