Archive for Ben Crompton

  • World's first remote control black cab drives into London

    World's first remote control black cab drives into London

    By 14 October 2011

    The future is here. Images of Total Recall's Johnny Cab abound as we take a glimpse of London's first full-sized remote controlled taxi. Brainchild of engineering wizard Dr. James Brighton, rather than competing with real-life taxi drivers, it marks the...

  • BlackBerry failure could see 1 in 5 move to iPhone

    BlackBerry failure could see 1 in 5 move to iPhone

    By 14 October 2011

    It's not been a great week for BlackBerry, and with the launch of the iPhone 4S, along with all the fandom that goes with it, the news that many BlackBerry users would potentially opt for an iPhone as a direct result of Blackberry’s service problems...

  • iOS 5 camera update allows for remote shutter photography

    iOS 5 camera update allows for remote shutter photography

    By 14 October 2011

    The iPhone 4S, although externally mostly unchanged from the iPhone 4, has plenty of surprises under the hood, not least its improved camera. Along with the improved camera there's also a nice improvement to go alongside with the addition of iOS 5 (clearly...

  • Tech deal: Ministry of Sound and HMV teamup for new headphones lineup

    Tech deal: Ministry of Sound and HMV teamup for new headphones lineup

    By 13 October 2011

    HMV and Ministry of Sound have teamed up in order to bring you, the lucky customer, a deal which could see you taking away a £5 gift ecard  with any purchase of Ministry of Sound's new headphone range. The deal will be launching in 88 stores around...

  • Samsung $2 Galaxy S II stunt attempts to spoil iPhone 4S launch

    Samsung $2 Galaxy S II stunt attempts to spoil iPhone 4S launch

    By 12 October 2011

    Samsung has opened up a smartphone shop just metres away from Apple's Sydney store, with the aim of selling its Samsung Galaxy S II at the knock-down price of $2; conveniently coinciding with the launch of Apple's new iPhone 4S. The Apple iPhone 4S is...

  • Google doodle celebrates Art Clokey's life with Gumby animation

    Google doodle celebrates Art Clokey's life with Gumby animation

    By 12 October 2011

    A Google has decided to jazz up its homepage with a Gumby-inspired Google doodle, celebrating Gumby creator Art Clokey's 90th birthday. Clokey, who died in 2010, may not be well known outside the USA - well we hadn't heard of him anyway - however the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Burst Mode review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Burst Mode review (iPhone)

    By 3 October 2011

    iPhone photography apps are big business and it seems a week doesn't go by without some new, arty-retro effort springing forth; and although there are many of a very high standard, that will no doubt  enhance your photos in many ways, the practical value...

  • Vodafone Data Test Drive lets new customers push data to the limit

    Vodafone Data Test Drive lets new customers push data to the limit

    By 1 October 2011

    Vodafone has come up with a new scheme called Data Test Drive, which will allow all new and upgrading customers to use as much data as they like, on whatever they like, for three months. Allowing you to test the network to the limit before confirming...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset turns on 3D voice navigation

    Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset turns on 3D voice navigation

    By 30 September 2011

    As Nokia prepares to unleash its first iteration of Windows Phone 7 handsets upon the world, reports have come in that the Finnish phone giant is preparing its own voice navigation and 3D maps software for the Mango OS. The reports that come in from WinRumors,...

  • Plantronics Marque M155 headset is the business

    Plantronics Marque M155 headset is the business

    By 29 September 2011

    Plantronics, experts in the field of the Bluetooth headset, has announced the Marque M155 Bluetooth headset, which is designed to be best buds with your iPhone and Android smartphone. Sporting a rather sleek and lightweight design the Marque also comes...

  • Win a 1 of 10 copies of Monkey Island Special Edition Collection...

    Win a 1 of 10 copies of Monkey Island Special Edition Collection...

    By 27 September 2011

    To celebrate the release of Monkey Island: Special Edition Collection, Pocket-lint has teamed up with Activision to give ten exclusive Monkey Island t-shirts, hoodies, and pieces of official artwork to our lucky readers, along with ten copies of the new...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Robot Wants Kitty review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Robot Wants Kitty review (iPhone)

    By 26 September 2011

    The humble platformer has come along way since Chuckie Egg and the like, with all manner of styles and stories making up the genre. Once the preserve of the dedicated arcade machine, the platform genre soon found itself a firm favourite in the living...

  • New Grado PS500 headphones aimed firmly at the audiophile

    New Grado PS500 headphones aimed firmly at the audiophile

    By 23 September 2011

    Headphone specialist Grado has announced the launch of the Grado PS500 Professional Series headphones, which should deliver some serious audio pleasure to your auricles. Now we'd be the first to admit that high prices don't always equate to a quality...

  • OnLive cloud-gaming service launches in UK

    OnLive cloud-gaming service launches in UK

    By 22 September 2011

    The on-demand cloud gaming service OnLive is finally going to see the light of day, as its launch in the UK has been announced at the Eurogamer Expo 2011 in London. With over 100 games currently available it seems that the OnLive team is making all the...

  • Five tips for a successful YouTube music video

    Five tips for a successful YouTube music video

    By 20 September 2011

    YouTube has long been synonymous with music videos of all kinds, bringing a cheap and effective way for bands to get their music heard. With the potential for millions of people to view your music, it's no wonder that a lot of time and effort goes into...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Dynamic English Lessons review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Dynamic English Lessons review (iPhone)

    By 14 September 2011

    Language, as a rule, is dab-handy, allowing us to instigate all manner of different ideas and concepts that would otherwise remain a unexpressed trace in the human mind. There are many to choose from: Spanish, Chinese; the highly complex Tuyuca language....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Neurons review (WP7)

    APP OF THE DAY: Neurons review (WP7)

    By 6 September 2011

    There have been many disciplines created through which humans have attempted to expand their minds, and searching out a greater understanding of the world around us can be a bewildering affair. For many of us structured academic learning is a distant...

  • Virgin Media PAYG tariff means top-ups go further

    Virgin Media PAYG tariff means top-ups go further

    By 6 September 2011

    Virgin Media has announced the launch of Addict Extra tariff, a brand new Pay As You Go (PAYG) offering designed to enable Virgin Media to get the best deal on texts, minutes and mobile web. If you're a customer and currently have your home phone, TV...

  • Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC brings versatility to your desk

    Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC brings versatility to your desk

    By 2 September 2011

    Toshiba has had an excellent IFA 2011 in Germany, partly due to its impressive Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook. Now it hopes to wow with the Qosmio DX730UK - a powerful and highly stylish entertainment centre with touchscreen control. Looking like a good...

  • Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2 coming September say sources

    Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2 coming September say sources

    By 2 September 2011

    A report from the DigiTimes is suggesting that the Nook Color 2 could be just around the corner - well, September to be exact, so very soon indeed. The Nook Color 2 is the followup to the Android-powered Nook color, which had built-in mono speaker, universal...

  • Jabra Sport headphones come with military-grade protection

    Jabra Sport headphones come with military-grade protection

    By 2 September 2011

    Jabra is getting all tough with its launch of the Jabra Sport which makes use of full military-grade protection - just what you need on your morning jog. The Jabra Sport comes in two different forms: a wireless and corder version; each coming with some...

  • Toshiba Portege Z830 laptop baggsies world’s thinnest title

    Toshiba Portege Z830 laptop baggsies world’s thinnest title

    By 1 September 2011

    Toshiba has announced the Portege Z830 at IFA 2011 in Germany, and with it comes some pretty tiny proportions; making this, in the company's own words: "an Ultrabook". Wow, I don't know about you dear reader but Toshiba had us at Ultra... You can stuff...

  • Ford opens the door for MyKey in-car technology

    Ford opens the door for MyKey in-car technology

    By 1 September 2011

    Ford has announced an innovative new system called MyKey, at IFA 2011, which may go someway to allaying parental fears when handing over the car to their offspring. The system, which was featured using the Evos Concept - a new concept car showcasing key...

  • Mobee Magic Numpad gives Apple trackpad a numerical edge

    Mobee Magic Numpad gives Apple trackpad a numerical edge

    By 1 September 2011

    Those of you Mac users who long for a numpad of your prized machine, can now have the best of both world's thanks to a nifty little add-on called the Mobee Magic Numpad. An app needs to be downloaded, before placing the Numpad film onto your Apple Magic...

  • Creative Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup

    Creative Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup

    By 1 September 2011

    Creative has decided to use IFA 2011 as the perfect platform for launching four new gaming headsets, which means that one of the Creative Soundblaster quartet is bound to tickle your gaming fancy. All of the headsets come with bold new designs and compelling...


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