This year's top Festival gadgets – from portable showers to retro tents

Seems like there's a festival for everyone these days - even for us less naturally out-doors types. So even better news is there are lots of festival gadgets and gear, perfect for those not wanting to suffer out in the cold: There's nothing like a wonder-widget-that-does-it-all to make us happier campers, so here's our top…

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Ashley NorrisThis year's top Festival gadgets – from portable showers to retro tents

The Shiny Shiny guide to Espresso Makers and Coffee Machines

Even when times are hard, our commitment to 'proper coffee' is looking like it's here to stay, with many of us still willing to fork out the equivalent of your lunch budget for a cup of the ol' Joe each morning. However, as our addiction has set in, so has our increasing demand to reproduce…

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Ashley NorrisThe Shiny Shiny guide to Espresso Makers and Coffee Machines

Tokyoflash unveils the Kisai Rogue SR2 and Kisai Stencil – both made from Wood!?

Our favourite - slightly bonkers- watchmaker Tokyoflash is back with a pair of newbies both of which are made from, wait for it, wood. We especially like this one - the Kisai Rogue SR2 LCD watch, which is made from a combination of maple and sandal wood. And in case you were wondering it presents…

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Ashley NorrisTokyoflash unveils the Kisai Rogue SR2 and Kisai Stencil – both made from Wood!?

Two thirds of Britons have used a phone or a tablet in the bath…

Ever used Facetime on your iPhone when in the bath? Thought not. Someone is though according to some research from a UK online bathroom retailer. Apparently as many as two thirds of us are happy to use our prized and pricey gadgets in the bath and not just receiving phone calls either. The report by…

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Ashley NorrisTwo thirds of Britons have used a phone or a tablet in the bath…

More wearable gadgets – LinkMe is a personalised bracelet that displays messages

There are often products on Kickstarter which I think have huge potential and LinkMe is one of those. In keeping with the year's current hot trend of wearable gadgets LinkMe is a bracelet that can be used to receive and display messages from your nearest and dearest. Think of it as a mini personalised billboard…

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Ashley NorrisMore wearable gadgets – LinkMe is a personalised bracelet that displays messages

Sunnycam's £99 HD video recording/AR glasses

Sunnycam, great name, are the latest company to debut wearable gadgets. At The Gadget Show this week they paraded a pair of HD video recording glasses. These are the budget variety in that they retails for £99, and as well as being suited to a spot of covert filming they can also be used in…

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Ashley NorrisSunnycam's £99 HD video recording/AR glasses

Dual Power Bank portable charger can charge an iPhone and iPad simultaneously

Now this has useful written all over it. On one level the Dual Power Bank is a basic, but portable power supply for you to use should your run out of juice on your phone or tablet. But according to the maker Thumbs Up it can fully charge a smartphone three times over or even…

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Ashley NorrisDual Power Bank portable charger can charge an iPhone and iPad simultaneously

WIN: Spidey-senses suit pretty much just turns you into a superhero

Anyone who says they wouldn't rather be a superhero than a regular, boring human being is just really rubbish and/or lying. But fortunately researchers are currently developing a new suit that'll mean you actually have some superhero powers when you try to dress up as your favourite character, rather than just being a Kick Ass-style…

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Becca CaddyWIN: Spidey-senses suit pretty much just turns you into a superhero

3Doodler: World's first 3D printing pen hits Kickstarter

A toy company called WoobleWorks has set up a Kickstarter campaign this week for its 3D printing pen, 3Doodler. The gadget is a world first and will allow users to draw creations, which are then sculpted into 3D objects at the same time (see some cool examples below). We imagine most people will begin drawing…

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Becca Caddy3Doodler: World's first 3D printing pen hits Kickstarter

Clever little pen vibrates when you make spelling mistakes

Remember the smart fork unveiled at CES that vibrated when you were a big fatty and ate too much? Well it seems tech companies are creating vibrating gadgets to make us more awesome in other areas of our lives too, like to combat all of those terrible spelling mistakes we always make. The device is…

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Becca CaddyClever little pen vibrates when you make spelling mistakes

New watch could help tackle sexual violence in Indian communities

After a series of violent and highly publicised sex attacks in India over the past few months, the government in the country has decided to look into a number of more unconventional methods to provide women with a better defence against potential attackers. Last week Kapil Sabil, the Minister of Information Technology, revealed that the…

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Becca CaddyNew watch could help tackle sexual violence in Indian communities

10 Valentine's Day 2013 gifts, gadgets & tech accessories

A pink, fluffy phone case with a diamante heart on it won't impress us at all come the 14th of February, but throw some of these cool gadgets and tech accessories our way and we'll be all yours. Well for 24 hours at least. Don't like the look of our list this year? Check our…

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Becca Caddy10 Valentine's Day 2013 gifts, gadgets & tech accessories

GOOD: Chip turns your body into a battery, just like in The Matrix

If there was a Matrix prequel we think it'd probably open with a story similar to this, that a company is currently developing a chip to use energy from your skin to power stuff. But fear not, for now it's just powering little gadgets and fitness tracking devices, no one's forcing you to get naked…

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Becca CaddyGOOD: Chip turns your body into a battery, just like in The Matrix

CES 2013: 5 Super smart watches and wrist accessories

Gone are the days of the boring, old wristwatch, which was only ever able to tell the time and possibly look a little bit stylish at the same time. Now a range of new "watches" are in town that are super connected and probably more intelligent than your average teenager and there are LOTS of…

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Becca CaddyCES 2013: 5 Super smart watches and wrist accessories

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 20 last minute UK high street tech buys

We've been writing up Christmas gift guides now for the past few weeks and although some retailers will still deliver presents right up to the last minute (well, until Christmas Eve), it's starting to get a bit late to order all kinds of weird and wonderful things from the interwebz. Well fear not, because we're…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 20 last minute UK high street tech buys

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Best home entertainment devices

If you're having friends and family round this Christmas you might want to give your home a bit of an entertainment revamp, whether you need to boost your speakers for a more immersive audio experience, find a better way of controlling your music and TV or invest in a new games console that'll keep everyone…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Best home entertainment devices

Christmas stuff, 90s cool cars, weird videos and more top posts

Top stories from Shiny Shiny and our pals Your ultimate tech Christmas guide Air Stewardesses behaving badly Great CCTV footage of people doing stupid things in stations Five aspirational cars from the 90s now going cheap-ish The most under rated British indie bands of the 90s Eight Christmas gifts for music lovers The phone of…

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Ashley NorrisChristmas stuff, 90s cool cars, weird videos and more top posts

Tech Digest and Brandish name their best 21 gadgets of 2012

Over the last few weeks the team at our sibling site Tech Digest has been working with the mob at Brandish to come up with what believe are the 21 best gadgets of 2012. All the gadgets you might expect are on the list (coughs) iPads, Galaxy phones, Smart TV, plus a whole lot of…

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Ashley NorrisTech Digest and Brandish name their best 21 gadgets of 2012

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Cool gadgets & accessories for geeky guys

If you've got a geeky guy to buy for this year but you're struggling for present ideas then take a look at our list for Christmas 2012, complete with tech DIY kits, Herschel accessories, Marshall speakers and the iPad Mini. Let us know in the comments below what you've got on your Christmas list this…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Cool gadgets & accessories for geeky guys

Your ultimate Christmas gift guide for men – gadgets, style, weird stuff

Over the last few weeks we have been ultra busy putting together a series of guides which may prove very useful if you are buying presents. Here then is the full list Gadgets Top weirdest gadgets and gifts Best gadgets for under £200 The ultimate tech Xmas present Retro gadgets that are actually very cool…

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Ashley NorrisYour ultimate Christmas gift guide for men – gadgets, style, weird stuff