Vodafone Great British Tech Appeal Will Redistribute 10k Phones and Tablets to Those in ‘Digital Poverty’

Vodafone is has announced that it's partnering with Barnardo's for the Great British Tech Appeal, to get 10,000 phones and tablets to the people that need them most. Read More >>

Zens Comes Closest to Delivering the Wireless Charger Apple AirPower Promised to Be

When Apple revealed its AirPower wireless charging pad in late 2017, allowing three devices to be charged on the same mat in any orientation, it sounded too good to be true. It turns out it was. After Apple made AirPower quietly disappear, Zens managed to make the tech a reality in its Liberty wireless charger. It delivers almost all the functionality Apple promised, with a steep Apple-like price tag to match. Read More >>

Microsoft Might Have Made the Best Budget Laptop… Again

Two years ago Microsoft made one of its best laptops, and my favourite budget computer, the Surface Go. The £380 Windows 10 tablet was absolutely not the fast computer in its price range, and it had a much smaller screen than the competition, but it also felt like the kind of perfect do anything device for someone on a budget – the 2-in-1 Apple’s aspired to make over and over again with the iPad. Now Microsoft has the recently rumoured Microsoft Surface Go 2, plus a refreshed Surface Book 3 and new headphones, and if new guts really improve its speed then this could be the budget device to get. Read More >>

The Evercade Simplifies Retro Gaming and I’m Surprised How Much I Love It

If you haven’t spent decades hoarding classic consoles and cartridges (plus an outdated TV) then dabbling with retro gaming can be a challenging minefield of half-functional emulators and sketchy ROM files. The Evercade aims to change that, putting collections of classic titles on cartridges that anyone who mastered the Game Boy can easily use. Read More >>

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 >>

Logitech’s New Keyboard Case Brings a Touchpad to Older iPads for Less than Half the Cost of Apple’s

Apple’s efforts to reposition the iPad as a laptop alternative continue with its new Magic Keyboard accessory that includes a touchpad. Yet it’s only designed to work with the pricey iPad Pro models. However, iPadOS cursor support extends to cheaper tablets so Logitech has stepped up with its own trackpad-equipped keyboard case that also happens to be much cheaper. Read More >>

This Fan Says They Built Their Own Nintendo Switch Using Replacement Parts

Until Nintendo ramps up production and shipments again, finding a Switch for a reasonable price is going to be near-impossible. You can patiently wait it out, or you can take the route this guy claims to have and build your own Switch for about £160 using replacement and repair parts bought from China and online auctions. Read More >>

Razer Just Won the Wireless Headphone Wars With Pikachu Earbuds That Charge Inside a Poké Ball

If you want the best wireless earbuds out there, we recommend the Jabra Elite 75t. If you want an equally excellent pair that also works great with the iPhone, you can’t go wrong with the Apple AirPods Pro. But if you want to charge and carry around your earbuds in a replica Poké Ball, you’ll need to opt for Razer’s new wireless headphone offerings. Read More >>

This Printer Cuts, Doodles and Makes Craft Time Easier But Definitely Not Cheaper

Arriving just in time for nearly the entire world to find itself stuck at home with lots of free time, Cricut has introduced a cheaper, smaller version of its automated cutting machines that promises to improve your crafty creations. The new Cricut Joy makes a powerful machine relatively affordable but, like a decent home printer, the cost of materials will quickly add up the more you use it. Read More >>

GameCube-Inspired Dock Brings Old School Controllers and Wireless Headphones to Switch

Although the Nintendo Switch includes a dock that works just fine for connecting to a TV, it’s not perfect. Some have reported it’s actually scratched their portable’s screen, and its functionality is barebones. Now’s the perfect time to give your Switch an upgrade with a dock that does more than just pay homage to the GameCube. Read More >>

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Animated LED Face Mask Reminds Others to Stay Six Feet Away

Being stuck at home for weeks on end has given the world’s hardware hackers some extra time to come up with some truly wonderful creations. Chelsea Klukas, a Product Design Manager at Oculus who’s also known for her experiments merging fashion and tech, has created an LED face mask that could be the most coveted gadget of 2020. Read More >>

Dyson Redesigned Its High-Maintenance Humidifier So It Now Cleans Itself

Today Dyson introduced its most all-in-one machine yet with the Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool that promises to thoroughly clean and moisturise the air in your home. More importantly, the machine might be one of Dyson’s biggest product redesigns yet, completely rethinking the company’s original humidifier that was fraught with usability issues and questionable design choices. Read More >>

Adorable Animated Super Mario Chain Chomp Toy Will Help You Practice Safe Social Distancing

If you’ve played the various iterations of games like Super Mario and Mario Kart over the years, you’ve undoubtedly found yourself at the dangerous end of a Chain Chomp more than once. The character can be a terrifying baddie to stumble across in a game, but in real life it’s the most adorable way to keep other people away. Read More >>

What Has the BBC Ever Done for Tech?

The Conservative Party is chock-a-block with free market fanboys who would like nothing more than to raze the BBC (that’s British Broadcasting Corporation, you filthy-minded beasts) to the ground. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that since their general election victory last year, the Tories have come out with proposals to strangle Auntie to death by either decriminalising the licence fee or scrapping it all together and replacing it with a subscription model. MP Julian Knight, the new Conservative chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, has also admitted to being a Beeb-basher and talked about his support for “licence fee reform” (i.e. subscriptions). Read More >>

The £34 Raspberry Pi Desktop Computer Now Comes With Twice as Much RAM

In June of last year the world was introduced to the Raspberry Pi 4: a tiny computer with an even smaller price tag that could run a full desktop operating system making it useful for more than just hacks and homebrew projects. To celebrate the Pi’s eighth birthday it just became an even better bargain with the base version getting an upgrade to 2GB of RAM for free. Read More >>