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7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

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There's been a lot of talk about WP7 over recent weeks about its impact, or failure to impact, on the mobile market; reports of sluggish sales and problems with its first major update not having helped the fledgling operating system. So as part of our... >>

T-Mobile USA delivers Android on a budget with Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart

T-Mobile USA delivers Android on a budget with Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart

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Samsung has just announced the launch of a couple of budget Android handsets for those in the region of North America - the Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity Smart, both phones are attached to T-Mobile USA. We know you'll be on the edge of your... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Nightjar review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: The Nightjar review (iPhone)

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As the number of mobile phone apps increases for the various smartphone platforms, originality becomes harder to attain; this is especially true of iPhone apps as the number available reaches the level of a small country. However our App Of The Day has... >>

PowerDVD for Android brings anytime, anywhere multimedia solution

PowerDVD for Android brings anytime, anywhere multimedia solution

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Some exciting news for Android users has just come in from Computex 2011 in the form of PowerDVD for Android, an app that allows you to share and play videos, photos and audio files. The app is currently available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)... >>

Logitech launches new Colour Collection PC peripherals

Logitech launches new Colour Collection PC peripherals

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It seems that consumer tech is going the way of fashion as more and more manufacturers are launching some kind of  "collection". We recently had the launch of the Acer Liquidmini revamp, and now it's Logitech's turn with a new range of "Colour Collection... >>

Government cyber weapons programme to defend UK digital networks

Government cyber weapons programme to defend UK digital networks

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UK cyber security is apparently getting a boost according to a report by the Guardian, which states that a Government programme has begun developing offensive cyber weapons - adding to existing defensive capabilities. The defence minister, Nick Harvey,... >>

Acer Liquidmini revamped with summer colour refresh

Acer Liquidmini revamped with summer colour refresh

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Pocket-lint was rather taken with the new Acer Liquidmini lineup on launch; not only did they launch packing Android 2.3 along with DLNA compatibility and a 5-megapixel camera, but they were also very colourful and shiny. And it's this colourful and shiny... >>

APP OF THE DAY: iStunt 2 Snowboard review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: iStunt 2 Snowboard review (iPhone)

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If there's one attribute that any game needs in order to keep you coming back for more, it's that it's got to be fun. And this is of particular importance when it comes to iPhone games, as many will be of the "I've got a few minutes to spare" ilk. Our... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Gridrunner Girl review (WP7)

APP OF THE DAY: Gridrunner Girl review (WP7)

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Mobile gaming seems to have given a whole new lease of life to some classic titles, with Speedball 2 being just one example how a top-quality retro game can make the transition from something like the Amiga onto the iPad/iPhone. And so we come to our... >>

Binatone Terrain 750 hands-on

Binatone Terrain 750 hands-on

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With summer just around the corner (at the time of writing) there's every chance that you may be planning a trip to the great outdoors, and chances is are you're probably lucky enough to have some friends to take along with you. Queue our hands-on with... >>

12-month mobile contracts see huge rise after EU ruling

12-month mobile contracts see huge rise after EU ruling

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Following  EU legislation contract providers are now offering more 12-month deals than seen for a very long time, which although has the up-side of greater flexibility does mean that monthly costs will be that bit higher. The EU ruling, which came into... >>

YouTube movie rental service goes live

YouTube movie rental service goes live

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YouTube is maturing, and hopefully about to start making some serious money for Google, as its movie rental service is now live in the US and planning to bring around 3,000 movies to users. Pocket-lint brought you news of the plans, that will see YouTube... >>

Intel Tri-Gate transistor paves way for gadgets of the future

Intel Tri-Gate transistor paves way for gadgets of the future

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2D transistors are so last year, and as such Intel has announced its brand new 3D transistor which should go some way to making the next generation of computing devices smaller, more efficient and, yes, more powerful. To be fair the older 2D planar transistors,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Gears (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Gears (iPhone)

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The idea of game-based ball rolling is not a new one - many variants exist; it could be rightly described as one of the classic concepts. And if we are to exclude real-life ball rolling pass times, such as bowls or maybe marbles, there still remains a... >>

HP Veer 4G dated and to launch as AT&T exclusive

HP Veer 4G dated and to launch as AT&T exclusive

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Having brought you previous hands-on shots of HP Veer 4G at MWC 2011, we now have the news that the diminutive webOS handset will be launching as an AT&T exclusive on 15 May in the US. HP, having taken over Palm, has launched a handset that brings together... >>

New iMac gets the iFixit teardown treatment

New iMac gets the iFixit teardown treatment

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It was only a matter of time before the chaps at iFixit got their screwdrivers in hand in order to pull off another teardown of a just-released gadget - this time it's the turn of the new Apple iMac complete with Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge technology.... >>

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 iPod rival detailed

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 iPod rival detailed

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We've already had a good poke around with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and 5 Wi-Fi models when they were first announced at CES and Mobile World Congress and now you can too. Yep, on schedule as promised, Samsung has announced two Wi-Fi enabled mini tablets... >>

Olympus LS-20 sound recorder adds HD movie capture

Olympus LS-20 sound recorder adds HD movie capture

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Olympus has announced the launch of the LS-20 PCM recorder, a high-def digital sound recorder which it claims offers "recording studio sound quality" along with HD movie recording to boot. Openly admitting that HD movie recording on cameras it not always... >>

Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

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Google looks to be in trouble again over an alleged privacy breach relating to location tracking, as Google's South Korean offices were raided by police over unauthorised personal data collection. Apparently the problem centres around Google's AdMob mobile... >>

BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong

BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong

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Launch day sales for RIM's new Blackberry PlayBook tablet have emerged which, although better than expected, still aren't the massive numbers seen when the Apple iPad 2 was launched last month. According to Mike Abramsky, the General Manager over at RBC... >>

BBC R&D receives Queen's award for Piero sports graphics tech

BBC R&D receives Queen's award for Piero sports graphics tech

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The BBC's research and development department have just received an award for its Piero TV graphics system - something that has transformed sports broadcasting. The Queen's Award has been presented to the BBC for the way in which the Piero system enables... >>

Microsoft budget mice bring comfort to computing

Microsoft budget mice bring comfort to computing

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The computer mouse, although clearly not as furry as its real-life counterpart, is certainly a handy tool; so if you were just thinking that you could do with an update, Microsoft is hoping that its Comfort Mouse 3000 and the Comfort Mouse 6000 might... >>

Fake anti-virus scams rain on royal wedding searches

Fake anti-virus scams rain on royal wedding searches

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Pocket-lint just had a heads up from the  GFi Labs blog that the royal wedding has started a batch of fake anti-virus scams - rewarding folks that are searching for snippets of the big day with a nasty dose of spyware. Search terms related to the wedding... >>

Samsung Multi-Proof W200 Pocket Cam gets us wet

Samsung Multi-Proof W200 Pocket Cam gets us wet

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Having just announced its new ST93 compact camera, Samsung is to launch something a little bit tougher in the shape of the Samsung Multi-Proof W200 Pocket Cam. The rugged W200 is designed to be taken into the toughest conditions and features a 5-megapixel... >>

Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK

Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK

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If you're thinking of taking your new tablet abroad with you this summer you might want to think again as a Which? report suggests that you could be paying up to 1000 times more for 3G internet use abroad. All in all it's not looking like a great news... >>