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Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle – Review

The third installment in a children's book series that follows the adventures of twin amateur sleuths who build several science-y spy gadgets to aid...

Translation gadget ad goes viral over sexual harassment claims

It could be just what every tourist needs – an unobtrusive gadget that offers instant, accurate translations in three languages. While there had been widespread...

The kitchen gadgets Easter special: ‘An Exxon Valdez of liquid sick’

In my time reviewing kitchen gadgets, I’ve learned it would not be good to be reborn as a chicken, because the sickest, most disturbing...

Inspect a gadget: cutting-edge kitchen aids put to the test

As a child, my favourite book was the Innovations catalogue. It was stuffed with gadgets promising to transform domestic tasks. My mum and I...

Kitchen gadgets review: the Egg Master – a horrifying, unholy affair

What? The Egg Master (£29.99, DecentGadget, Amazon) is a vertical grill encased in silicone housing. Ingredients poured into the plastic tube are heated by an...

Kitchen gadgets review: sandwich maker – the Egg McNuffin

What? Hamilton Beach Sandwich Maker, £29.99. Hinged tier of hot plates. Cooks an assembly of sandwich bread and trimmings, while the revolving middle plate deposits...

Nest Learning Thermostat third-gen: the simple, effective heating gadget

The new Nest learning thermostat is the third-generation heating control system from Google owner Alphabet’s subsidiary. It is the second version to be released...

Kitchen gadgets review: Can-Do – a cut above ordinary can openers

What? The Can-Do (£13.50, johnlewis.com) is a circular blade and cog fixed to a plastic disc. When clamped to the upper rim of a can,...

Amazon gadget hijacks owner’s heating after hearing radio report

Voice control is great. You can shout at your electronics, and they actually do what you want. Unfortunately, all too often that means other...

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Property funds halt trading as Brexit fallout deepens

The fallout from the Brexit vote reverberated through the markets on Tuesday as two more City property funds barred investors from withdrawing their cash...

Standard Life shuts property fund amid rush of Brexit withdrawals

Investors in Standard Life’s property funds have been told that they cannot withdraw their money, after the firm acted to stop a rush of...

Commercial property fund freeze – all you need to know

Commercial property funds have emerged as a weak link in the financial sector in the wake of the Brexit vote. Two funds have been...