Archive for Ben Crompton

  • 7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

    7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

    By 6 June 2011

    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

    By 2 June 2011

    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)

    By 1 June 2011

    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

    By 1 June 2011

    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

    By 1 June 2011

    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

    By 31 May 2011

    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

    By 31 May 2011

    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)

    By 23 May 2011

    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)

    By 17 May 2011

    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

    By 12 May 2011

    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

    By 10 May 2011

    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

    By 10 May 2011

    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

    By 4 May 2011

    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)

    By 4 May 2011

    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

    By 4 May 2011

    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

    By 4 May 2011

    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

    By 3 May 2011

    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

    By 3 May 2011

    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

    By 3 May 2011

    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

    By 21 April 2011

    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

    By 21 April 2011

    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

    By 21 April 2011

    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

    By 21 April 2011

    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

    By 21 April 2011

    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

    By 21 April 2011

    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...