robovacs
This Robovac Helpfully Shreds Hair It Finds on the Floor

Now that they can reliably navigate your home, avoid trouble, and run for hours, we’re starting to see other innovations introduced for robot vacuums. The HaierTab Tabot not only includes a built-in mop and a removable hand vac, it’s also the first robovac that can cut hair so it’s easier to vacuum up. Read More >>

crowdfunding
How to Avoid Backing Bad Crowdfunding Projects

Kickstarter and Indiegogo are home to some of the most innovative tech ideas around, and there’s plenty of choices if you’re looking to invest in something cool, useful, or cutting-edge. Just before you part with your hard-earned cash, though, we’ve got some warning signs and red flags to help you tell the difference between a viable proposition and something that’s likely to crash and burn. Read More >>

cameras
Canon Stuck a Smartphone Lens Into a Flash Drive For This Tiny Clip-on Camera

Now that the optics and sensors in smartphones produce images on par with what you’d get from an affordable point and shoot camera, Canon has decided to just go with the flow and build a tiny barebones shooter that looks about as small as a USB flash drive that it’s decided to bring to life via crowdfunding. Read More >>

gadgets
Candles That Light Themselves At the Push of a Button Are Perfect Overkill

A cheap, £10 barbecue lighter is an easy and safe way to light a candle. But if you demand maximised convenience for every aspect of your life, the Lumos Candle will automatically light its own wick for you, its creators say, with a simple push of a button. It’s technology for technology’s sake, and the best kind of overkill for the gadget-obsessed. Read More >>

gadgets
A Single Cable Promises to Charge Your iOS and Android Devices

Back in 2014, we were duly impressed with the inCharge, which made it easy to keep a tiny emergency USB charging cable on your keyring. Four years later, its creators have found a way to improve the inCharge with a new version featuring a connector that works with both Lightning and microUSB ports so you don’t need to carry a separate cable for your non-Apple devices. Read More >>

gaming
Atari’s Retro Console Launches Pre-Orders, Quickly Crashes Indiegogo 

After several delays and a whole lot of confusion, Atari’s retro console/set-top box thing is available for pre-order. We finally have more details on what this thing can do and apparently more people are hyped up about it than we expected. On Wednesday afternoon, Indiegogo was struggling to keep up with the influx of traffic. Read More >>

crowdfunding
3D Headphones Startup Shutters, Leaving Backers Empty-Handed and Distinctly Poorer

Ossic, the company developing the Ossic X over-ear headphones designed primarily for virtual reality headsets, has ceased production after failing to deliver pre-orders to crowdfunding backers and is shutting down “effective immediately.” While Ossic blames lack of demand for its niche product (in addition to manufacturing difficulties), the company sure did raise a lot of money with its headphone concept, and to say people are a bit annoyed they aren’t getting their fancy cans anytime soon is an understatement. Read More >>

space
Upcoming Video Series Explores the Retro-Futuristic Space Colonies of NASA Artists

There’s a new documentary series in development called Artist Depiction about NASA artists and their visions for the future. Or, in many cases, their past visions of the future. And it all looks incredible. Read More >>

gadgets
Cursed Throwable Camera Is Finally Dead After Six Years of Toil

In a time when your average smartphone can capture immersive 360-degree photos using a clever app, how can consumers justify spending £460+ on a spherical camera that does the same thing? It turns out they can’t, which is why the creators of the Panono have filed for bankruptcy, and are in the process of selling off the company’s assets. Read More >>

gadgets
These Crowdfunded Nintendo Switch Docks Are Just Rebranded USB-C Adaptors

The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console—were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That’s why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adaptors currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere. Read More >>

crowdfunding
This Is It: The World’s Most Pointless Gadget

There's a lot of weird stuff being crowdfunded by people with too much time on their hands, but it still baffles us what some people will spend their money on. Like Revolt, a 'Multicolored LED Fidget Spinner,' which is literally just a little light-up thing that spins. Read More >>

dogs
A Carpet Cleaning Company Made A Wet Hoover For Dogs

If you know the name Bissell at all, it's probably from their range of carpet cleaners, hoovers and floor sweepers. In other words, they do things for floors. Read More >>

design
Lego Tape is a Game Changer

It's finally happened. We have peaked as a species. This is it, this is the best we are ever going to do. Nothing will beat Lego tape. Read More >>

mechanical keyboards
Lofree Is The Mechanical Keyboard Of Wannabe Writers’ Dreams

There's something about typing on a mechanical keyboard that gives you a feeling of being a Proper Writer. Whether it's the typewriter-like clickety-clicking or just the general feeling that you're really exercising your fingers, it definitely feels better to write on one. Even if it's just a tweet. Read More >>

crowdfunding
UK Entrepreneur Crowdfunds Safety Handlebars After Almost Knocking Down Cyclist

Bike safety is something everyone gets pretty worked up about, from the cyclists risking their lives on terrifying London junctions to the drivers who have flashbacks of nearly hitting one. Read More >>