Here’s a bonkers idea that lets you play with and feed your cats while you’re at work. It’s called Kittyo, and using an app on your phone, you can interact with your cats as if you’re in the same room.
You can dispense treats, play with them, take pictures or video of them, and even speak to them using the built-in microphone.
We like the playing tool best. Swipe around your phone’s scree…Read more
We’ve got used to chatting away to Siri, Apple’s personal digital assistant over the past couple of years, with our voice-activated friend helping with everything from local searches and navigation to setting alarms and even telling jokes. It’s around the home that Siri could be even more useful though, and according to code spotted in iOS 7.1, she could be about to make a welcome appearance on…Read more
Google Street View has gone all Doc Brown on us, and let us travel through time. It’s added a new feature that lets you explore how a certain location has changed over the years.
Sadly the feature doesn’t stretch back to 1955, only to 2007. But still, it should prove an interesting insight into what’s happened since then.
You’ll need Google Maps for desktop. Then, when you click on a loca…Read more
It’s difficult not to be impressed by the Lytro Illum. This amazing camera uses innovative hardware to fundamentally change photographs after you’ve actually taken them, from switching focal points and bringing details into razor-sharp clarity, to blurring out backgrounds. But it’s also possible to get some pretty stunning and similar effects using the tech on regular smartphones, and in some w…Read more
Every now and then a new gadget comes along that changes the way we look at technology. The original Lytro camera is a fab example: it used light field tech to let you take 3D photographs, allowing you to change the focus and other defining features in your snaps after the fact. Lytro has continued to evolve its light field technology, and the result is the brand new Lytro Illum – a 40-megaray …Read more
With increasingly large screens, smartphones are brilliant for navigation in cars, but big shouty displays are also a whacking great neon sign for muggers when you’re out and about in town. So how about a pair of shoes that can talk to your phone, relaying directions to your feet silently by tickling your toes? Sounds ideal, right?
Thanks to a chap called Dhairya Dand, such a magical invent…Read more
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, Amazon is planning a smartphone. And we’ve just got some new info – you’ll control the phone by tilting it!
Here’s how it works. The phone has four infrared cameras on the front. These work with sensors to create 3D effects as you move it around in your hand. In other words, you’ll be able to see more information and navigate…Read more
Apple, Samsung, Google and the rest, all be warned – there’s a killer new mobile coming to town. It’s called the OnePlus One, and it packs crazy specs into a package that doesn’t cost the earth.
Oh, and did we mention it comes in a denim jacket too?
The OnePlus One was unveiled in Beijing this morning. The handset packs in a cracking Snapdragon 801 processor – the same found in the Sa…Read more
The Raspberry Pi took the tech world by storm when it first launched two years ago – after all, what self-respecting gadget lover wouldn’t want a teeny, super-affordable and almost infinitely customisable computer? Imagine if it had more power though; perhaps it could be the ideal pocket-sized gaming machine! Good news: such a super-gadget exists, in the form of the aptly-named Banana Pi.
Nike is calling time on its FuelBand fitness band. It’s fired most of the team who work on it, and has put the kibosh on a proposed next-generation version that was due to launch in the autumn. It’s also shelved all future physical products in its Digital Sport department, so we won’t be seeing the likes of it anytime soon.
In short, the FuelBand is dead.
But that doesn’t mean it’s the la…Read more