Cab app Hailo offers free taxis to voters

Hailo, the taxi app that was Uber for black cabs before Uber existed, is giving away free taxi rides to anyone voting in the General Election. All you need to do is pre-book your cab using the Hailo app (iOS, Android and Apple Watch), go to your polling station, and as long as your fare’s under £15, it’s free.

Acer’s new phablet has a truly enormous battery

We’re at Acer’s global press conference in New York today, and we’re excited to see them unveil a new 5.5-inch phone with a stonking 4000mAh battery. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has 2600, the HTC One M9 has 2840, the OnePlus One has 3100 and even the soon-to-be-released Honor 6+ can’t match it, with 3600 mAh. In short, it’s a beast.

You can write on Acer’s new tablet with a pencil

Acer unveiled a whole heap of products at their New York global conference today, and we were there to give them all a try. One of the first things to catch our eye was the new Acer Iconia One 8 tablet with Precision Plus technology. That basically means it responds more accurately to touch – but it also means you can write on it with anything from a stylus to an actual pencil.

NuDock: a super-stylish iPhone and Apple Watch dock

This classy iPhone and Apple Watch dock has just raised 10 times its funding target on Indiegogo, making 300,000 dollars $149 at a time. It’s not surprising when you consider that the NuDock charges both devices and includes a lamp and portable phone charger.

Researchers have created a trackpad that fits on your thumbnail

This isn't a stick-on nail decoration: It's a tiny trackpad. As in, the kind you have on your laptop instead of a mouse. It's called NailO, and it's been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an easy way to "let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone…

Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones come in 3 new colours to match your iPhone 6

Beats have just released their Solo 2 Wireless headphones in three new colours: Silver Gold Space Grey Do they ring a bell? Yep, the exact same colours as the iPhone 6. Beats don't mention the similarity in their press release, but it'd be a pretty huge coincidence, especially given that they're owned by Apple. They look pretty good,…

The BlackBerry Leap website reads like the answer to a Buzzfeed quiz

BlackBerry is releasing a new phone, the BlackBerry Leap, in the UK this month. It costs £199 and is clearly aimed at young people – the type who want to be magnates. Not so much the ones who used BlackBerry Messenger to organise the London riots. The Leap website is written in a backslapping, overly familiar we-understand-you tone that…