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Children Review

Review: Osmo Coding makes learning coding skills fun for kids

Playing with toys that teach coding isn't going to guarantee your child will create the next Facebook and amass Zuckerburg-esque fortunes. However, things like the Sphero SPRK+ or Google Bloks could help them develop logic and problem solving skills which will serve them well in the future. We recently tested the Osmo Coding iPad game set, to see whether it can make learning about coding fun.Read More

Digital Cameras Feature

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the different modes on your camera

So you've got a new camera and are probably getting some great shots. But if your mode dial is still pointing at Auto, you probably have a pang of guilt that you're not making the most of your camera every time you press the shutter. Here we look at modes such as Shutter or Aperture Priority, along with the sometimes daunting Manual mode, to make getting out of auto that one bit easier.Read More

Wearables Review

Review: Garmin's Vivoactive HR knows exactly how sporty you are

The Garmin Vivoactive HR is a comprehensive activity, sport, and sleep-tracking GPS watch. With the addition of heart-rate tracking, it now logs enough metrics to keep all but the most ardent fitness fanatics happy, and has specific sports modes ranging from running and cycling to stand-up paddleboarding and skiing. We recently spent a few weeks running ourselves ragged to see what it can do. Read More

Mobile Technology Review

Review: The Kito+ iPhone case doubles as a health tracker

Most smartphone cases are used to simply protect devices from knocks and drops – the most you can usually hope for is an extra battery or added water resistance. The Kito+ by Azoi is different in that it has somewhat loftier ambitions: it also wants to keep you healthy. The case doubles as a fitness tracker, and features a detachable module which is able to log metrics including heart rate, blood oxygen, skin temperature, respiration rate, and even give an electrocardiogram (ECG). We recently tried one out to see what it's all about.Read More

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