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Robo-horror: The five most terrifying robots ever!

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 16 July 2014

Robo-horror: The five most terrifying robots ever!

Would you believe a terrifying robot dog known as the LS3 has made it onto the battlefield alongside US marines? It’s not the only scary ‘bot in town though. Take a look at this lot. But be warned, you might have nightmares.

BigDog

This makes the LS3 look like Bambi. BigDog is built for the outdoors, able to walk, run, and climb over some of the toughest terrain known to man. Like the…

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Step aside Nintendo Wii U: LeapFrog LeapTV kid's gaming console incoming

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 16 July 2014

Step aside Nintendo Wii U: LeapFrog LeapTV kid's gaming console incoming

If you’re not fussed with the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for your child, the LeapFrog LeapTV could be the ideal affordable games console for your kid, packing in motion-sensing tech that lets your 3-8 year old dance around like a loon and control the latest games at the same time – who needs the Wii U or Kinect now?

The LeapTV is set to hit the shops in October, costing £119. There will be o…

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FiftyThree Pencil: Supercharged iPad stylus arrives in the UK!

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 16 July 2014

FiftyThree Pencil: Supercharged iPad stylus arrives in the UK!

While a stylus isn’t an essential piece of kit for your iPad, for the more artistic among you, it could make all the difference when it comes to making your next digital masterpiece. Design studio FiftyThree has now announced that its Bluetooth-connected iPad stylus, known as the Pencil, is now on the way to UK shores and it could put your iPad on equal footing with Microsoft’s brilliant Surfac…

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Smart cat feeder unleashed: Keep your pets healthy from afar!

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 16 July 2014

Smart cat feeder unleashed: Keep your pets healthy from afar!

Cat food bowls may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to smart tech, but there’s actually a lot to gain from applying technology to your pet’s feeder. The Bistro cat feeder is claimed to be the “smartest cat feeder ever”, and it’s capable of monitoring your pet’s health in addition to feeding it!

Facial recognition tech is one of the most impressive (if slightly over the top)...

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Move over Steam Machines, Nvidia Shield follow-up incoming!

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 15 July 2014

Move over Steam Machines, Nvidia Shield follow-up incoming!

It’s only been a couple of weeks since we heard details of an Nvidia Shield tablet, but it looks like the gaming giant may have another trick up its sleeve. Get ready for a Shield games console that could rival Steam Machines!

The original Nvidia Shield handheld was a deeply impressive bit of kit, but the fact it was portable and bulky meant it was never going to appeal to everybody.

Acc…

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Boston Dynamics LS3 robotic dog makes its way onto the battlefield

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 15 July 2014

Boston Dynamics LS3 robotic dog makes its way onto the battlefield

Every now and again a gadget pops up that’s just as disturbing as it is brilliant, like the Boston Dynamics AlphaDog. The giant robotic monstrosity, also known as the LS3, is currently being trialled by the US Marine Corps. We’ve got a video of it action – it has to be seen to be believed!

Boston Dynamics, the company behind the AlphaDog, was bought by internet search giant Google last ye…

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YouView for less: New Humax box costs under £200!

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 15 July 2014

YouView for less: New Humax box costs under £200! YouView for less: New Humax box costs under £200!

If there’s one thing that’s held YouView back, it’s the price of the set-top boxes. Thankfully Humax has just launched a new model that costs just £199 – that’s about £100 cheaper than some of the competition.

The Humax YouView DTR-T2000 / 500GB is also the smallest and fastest Humax YouView box yet.

As you’d expect, it boasts all the usual YouView features, like 70 live free-to-air d…

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Turn your iPad, Windows or Android tablet into a desktop PC replacement!

The Gadget Show  Monday 14 July 2014

Turn your iPad, Windows or Android tablet into a desktop PC replacement!

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 may seem like the perfect tablet when it comes to actually doing work, but if you don’t have one, there’s loads you can do to turn your Android, Windows or iPad into a replacement for your desktop computer.

We’ve already looked at different ways you can turn your tablet into a laptop, but tablets these days are a lot more powerful. With quad-core processors and s…

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FingerReader: 3D printed ring reads text to the blind

The Gadget Show  Monday 14 July 2014

FingerReader: 3D printed ring reads text to the blind

The ability to read is something most of us take for granted, but up until recently it’s also something that’s difficult for millions of visually impaired people. The FingerReader promises to change this, letting those with impaired eyesight read regular books and text without resorting to Braille.

The FingerReader is a brilliantly simple idea, cramming a tiny camera and the tech needed to…

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Tekken 7: Next-gen fighting game sequel on the way!

The Gadget Show  Monday 14 July 2014

Tekken 7: Next-gen fighting game sequel on the way!

Fighting game fans rejoice, as the legendary Tekken series has a next-gen instalment on the way! That’s right, Tekken 7 is currently in the works, and it looks like it could be the final game if the cryptic “final battle” message in the trailer is anything to go by. Read on for all the details!

Namco Bandai took to the annual Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament in Las Vega…

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