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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... >>

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

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Apple is in the firing line for placing iPhone and iPad customers' privacy at risk after reports emerged that the two Apple devices track the users' location before downloading the information onto their computer when synced. The research, coming from... >>

Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers

Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers

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Ofcom has revealed its report of the most complained about telecoms providers between October 2010 and February 2011, and it looks as though Three UK, T-mobile and Talk Talk have all got their work cut out. The complaints data collected by Ofcom focused... >>

Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty

Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty

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Samsung has just announced the launch of a brand new feature-ridden compact camera; adding to the current ST range, the ST93 hopes to entice you to buy with a whopping 16 megapixels in an ultra-slim shape. The ST93 gets dual image stabilisation, the tech... >>

TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger

TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger

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The age of the connected car cometh, and as such TomTom is attempting to stay in the running with the launch of the High Speed Multi-Charger. The new TomTom charger is able to power-up three devices in your car, "up to four times faster than "other chargers",... >>

Microsoft's StreetView rival Streetside hits UK and Europe

Microsoft's StreetView rival Streetside hits UK and Europe

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Microsoft will soon be launching its own take on Google's ever-popular, but also very controversial, Street View service; called Streetside, Microsoft has already begun snapping in London and should be looking to the continent (Paris and Barcelona) in... >>

HP ePrint service for iPhone hits App Store

HP ePrint service for iPhone hits App Store

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HP has just announced its HP ePrint service app for iPhone, allowing you to print all manner of info onto any networked enterprise printer. This extension to HP's ePrint service, which allows users to send a print job directly to their printer using its... >>

Binatone iDect L1i hands on

Binatone iDect L1i hands on

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With the vast majority of people sporting some kind of mobile phone, and generally using it both at home and when out on the street, we have to ask the question: is there much of a place for a dedicated home telephone? Well the answer is clearly yes,... >>

Winner of iPad 2 competition announced

Winner of iPad 2 competition announced

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Recently Pocket-lint and Gameloft joined forces to give away a brand new iPad 2, and now, out of the hundreds of you who entered by tweeting and "Liking" on Facebook, a winner has been picked. Just to recap the top-end tablet gets a 9.7-inch (diagonal)... >>

Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

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A new project, called Virgin Oceanic, headed up by entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson aims to explore new areas of the deep ocean using an 18-foot submersible. Made from carbon fibre and titanium the Virgin Oceanic Sub has an operating depth... >>

London Underground game Chromaroma to make commute more bearable

London Underground game Chromaroma to make commute more bearable

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An Oyster card public transport travel game, called Chromaroma, has been launched, which hopes to transform the daily commute on the Tube from a somewhat hellish experience into a fun-packed joyride.  Over the years there have been many potential solutions... >>

iPhone 5 may sport 8-megapixel Sony sensor

iPhone 5 may sport 8-megapixel Sony sensor

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Reports from WSJ seem to suggest that the iPhone 5 could be getting an 8-megapixel sensor when it launches this summer - and a Sony one at that. The report comes after Walt Mossberg spoke with Sony’s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer at the Talking Tech event... >>