YO! Sushi's Robot Drone flying waiter

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This is really something else. In fact it had me checking the date to ensure that it wasn't from April 1st. Anyway everyone's favourite Japanese food emporium YO! Sushi has unveiled the iTray, a flying robot that takes food directly to diners. It sounds like its customised Drone quadrocopter - that one from Parrot I…

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Sky adds new +HD box and £10 streaming gizmo

Ashley Norris Gadgets, TVs and Home Cinema 1 Comment

A couple of big-ish announcements this morning from Sky TV. The satellite TV broadcaster/broadband provider has announced the imminent arrival of a new Sky+HD box, with integrated wireless facilities and a Now TV £10 box that enables viewers to watch on demand services. The announcement of the new box was included in the company's financial…

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Watch out chubby dogs! Here comes Fitbark, a fitness tracker for canines

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Are you concerned that your dog is looking a little on the chubby side? Well no worries because some enterprising New Yorkers and our pals at Kickstarter are coming to the rescue. After fitness tracking devices for humans like Fitbit and Jawbone we may soon have a versions for dogs called FitBark. Basically it is…

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Forget smart watches, are smart textiles and implants the future?

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We are only months away from an almighty battle for the smart watch market. Apple is rumoured to be beefing up its iWatch team, Samsung is working on a similar device and Sony has been in the market for a while with its range of watches. Might however the smart watch be a small blip…

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Nine Retro Gadgets that are actually rather cool

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The jury really is out on most retro gadgets. Quite often they try a little too hard and come across as a pale pastiche of the products they are trying to imitate. Or they are so low-tech that they are almost useless in the modern world. Here are nine though that we think deserve the…

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Our eight favourite retro cameras – Lomography, instant and even digital

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Our affection for retro looking cameras probably never really went away. Old school snapper are however very much back in the spotlight thanks to the Lomography craze, the re-invention of instant cameras and even digital snappers, like the Fujifilm XF1, being kitted out with a really striking liveries. Here are eight of our favourites

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£700 3D printer lands at Maplin. But what can you use it for?

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Yesterday High Street Electronics store Maplin announced some pretty significant news. It confirmed it was going to become the first retailer to sell a 3D printer in the UK from its stores. Up until now they have been available but via the web. It is offering the Velleman K8200 for just £700, which is way…

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Pink gadgets are back! Here's the evidence

Ashley Norris Accessories, Features, Gadgets, Gallery, Top Stories 3 Comments

Round about five years ago the stores were awash with gadgets in all manner of pink. Pretty much every consumer electronics maker had a selection of phones, music players and more in salmon, fuchsia, coral or just shockingly loud. But then along came the iPhone and the market for girly pink gadgets seem to die…

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Inspired by Wimbledon? Tennis gadgets, games and more

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Ok, so we are a little late with this. I mean who would have thought that Nadal would be on the plane home before we got our annual Wimbledon gadgets and games feature out. Nevertheless if you do want to emulate the great British player Andy Murray (aka as the Scots fella should he not…

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Tokyoflash's Kisai Intoxciated watch tells you how much alcohol you have drunk

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The Tokyoflash mob have always come up with some fascinating watches - mostly because of their peculiar way of telling you the time. This one however might be the company's oddest one yet. Called the Kisai Intoxicated, it is as it sounds a watch that features a blood alcohol, sensor that will tell you how…

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All the gadgets you need for Al Fresco Dining at home

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No, we don't mean picnics or a sunday barbeque - this is distinctly more grown-up, dinner party-esque and posher than that. We're not quite in the Aussie's league yet, but we have come along way just in the last decade (- despite the weather playing against us). We've pretty much extended our homes and furnished…

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The Shiny Shiny guide to quirky men's watches

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Very soon now the world of watches will be changed forever as Apple, Samsung and whole load of others release their smart watches into the world. So instead of checking your texts on your mobiles you'll be checking your wrist. But it is likely that smart watches even if they become huge will not appeal…

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The best Kickstarter ever? A giant interactive Lionel Richie head!

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Is this the most bizarre Kickstarter project ever? Could be. After failing in their campaign last year the intrepid Hungry Castle team are back with a new attempt to create a massive inflatable Lionel Richie head for the Isle of Wight's Bestival. Yep, you read that right. So why does Bestival need an inflatable head…

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The Shiny Shiny guide to Star Wars Gadgets and Gifts

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So you weren't too impressed by this lot? Then chances are that you are going to like this little collection of gadget and gifts a little more. What with three more films to look forward to and the first one likely to made in the UK, things are looking up for Star Wars fans. As…

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The Shiny Shiny guide to Father's Day Gadgets and Gifts

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There's not long to go now and if you are going to get your dad a little something then you better get into gear. Here then are a few gadget and gift ideas.Related articlesThe Shiny Shiny guide to Star Trek Gadgets and Gifts (shinyshiny.tv)The Shiny Shiny Guide to posh picnics - from gadgets to hampers…

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Video spy specs that will give the Daily Mail kittens

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As you probably already know Google's Glass is a gorgeously high tech product that have huge number of uses from offering sat nav type directions to enabling a person to have instant access to emails. Except that the good old Daily Mail thinks that we will only be using them for one thing. Its take…

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