Archive for Ben Crompton

  • VIDEO: Angry Birds Seasons goes green for St Patrick's Day

    VIDEO: Angry Birds Seasons goes green for St Patrick's Day

    By 8 March 2011

    A trailer has gone live on YouTube showing off the next Angry Birds seasons update in all its green glory, as this time around it looks like an Irish-themed bird bustup. Covering pretty much every Irish stereotype going: clover, gold and stupid hats;...

  • UK loses its way as dangerously dependent on GPS

    UK loses its way as dangerously dependent on GPS

    By 8 March 2011

    A report from the Royal Academy of Engineering has stated that the UK is "dangerously dependent" on GPS satellite navigation. And although for many GPS systems are mostly familiar on the dashboards of their cars in the form of a satnav, the failure of...

  • App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone)

    App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone)

    By 7 March 2011

    There are many pursuits that appear to be completely futile and void of any true value; watching day-time TV being just one of them. And this is a criticism made all too frequently in the area of gaming, where hours, and quite possibly days are spent...

  • Win 1 of 5 signed Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror comics

    Win 1 of 5 signed Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror comics

    By 7 March 2011

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Revolution Software to offer five signed (by Charles Cecil, managing director of Revolution Games, and Watchman co-creator, Dave Gibbons) comics to celebrate the recent release of Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror - Remastered...

  • Panasonic releases Lumix GF2 "A City Exposed" galleries

    Panasonic releases Lumix GF2 "A City Exposed" galleries

    By 7 March 2011

    Panasonic has released images of a commission, it gave to photographer Will Cooper Mitchell, called "A City Exposed"; using the Panasonic Lumix GF2 Mr Mitchell produced five urban-themed galleries. The "A City Exposed" campaign showcases the five galleries...

  • Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG

    Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG

    By 7 March 2011

    Three has announced its all-you-can-eat data package on pay as you go, in a move which should prove popular as the data is not subject to any fair usage policies. Although better now than a few years ago, mobile companies are still guilty of using the...

  • We7 radio music app comes to Android

    We7 radio music app comes to Android

    By 7 March 2011

    We7 had announced the launch of its new radio service, in the form of a new mobile app, which will hit Android phones before any other. The new mobile service will enable you to create your own personalised radio content on your handset - and best of...

  • Wimbledon tennis finals to be fimed in 3D

    Wimbledon tennis finals to be fimed in 3D

    By 7 March 2011

    The finals of the 2011 Wimbledon championship will be filmed in 3D, and streamed live in High Definition 3D to 3D capable cinemas around the world. Sony and the All England Tennis Club have announced the partnership, which looks to be very inclusive as...

  • Gameloft: Help plummet the price of Dungeon Hunter 2

    Gameloft: Help plummet the price of Dungeon Hunter 2

    By 4 March 2011

    Gameloft is spinning an interesting deal for Dungeon Hunter 2, by giving fans a chance to knock the price down by voting on Facebook. Called Fight the Price, the marketing team must have been working through the hours to come up with this one; basically...

  • Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April

    Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April

    By 4 March 2011

    If you want to get in on the public multiplayer beta of Gears of War 3 then you can now book your place by pre-ordering at Game or Gamestation. The test run, which will be running from the 25 April to 15 May , will mean that you can unlock a variety of...

  • VIDEO: Tron Uprising trailer released

    VIDEO: Tron Uprising trailer released

    By 4 March 2011

    Tron Legacy, although rather spectacular on the visuals, was a bit of a let down in terms of the plot; something which Tron Uprising - the inevitable Disney cartoon spin-off - will no doubt mirror. Queue this trailer for the new Tron series, which shows...

  • Sony Move.Me hopes to move developers from Kinect

    Sony Move.Me hopes to move developers from Kinect

    By 3 March 2011

    Sony has announced on its blog that the Sony Move controller will be getting a software server application called Move.me, which should enable some Kinect-style innovation for its motion controller. The blog states that: "We want to see what innovative...

  • Microsoft Windows upgrade odyssey from 1.0 to 7

    Microsoft Windows upgrade odyssey from 1.0 to 7

    By 3 March 2011

    A video has been posted on YouTube that catalogues the Windows operating systems upgrades from 1.0 through to Windows 7, in what could be described as a Microsoft Windows odyssey, although slightly less perilous than Homer's. The Windows install and upgrade...

  • Is this the new iPad 2?

    Is this the new iPad 2?

    By 2 March 2011

    Adding to the list of possible iPad 2s which will no doubt turn out to be anything but the actual device that is launched at the Apple keynote, this little iPad 2 doppelganger has turned up in China. We're not sure exactly where in China, as it's by all...

  • Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update coming March

    Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update coming March

    By 25 February 2011

    It appears that Samsung has confirmed that its Samsung Galaxy S phone will be getting the Android 2.3 update come March 2011. The news of the Gingerbread update, if correct, will mean that it's been 5 months since the handset's previous update to Froyo...

  • Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

    Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

    By 25 February 2011

    Google is apparently looking to set up a pay-for, and unlimited, YouTube movie streaming service in the UK, to rival Amazon and its recent Lovefilm takeover. The news comes from the New York Post, who suggests that Google, who has been in talks with Hollywood...

  • Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt

    Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt

    By 25 February 2011

    With the new Apple MacBook Pro the first to incorporate Intel's new Thunderbolt high-speed interface, other manufacturers are beginning to shout that Apple aren't the only ones who'll get the new tech. And Lacie is one of them, as it's just announced...

  • MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment

    MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment

    By 25 February 2011

    Just a day after the all-new Apple MacBook Pro goes on sale iFixit has already been hard at work - hammers in hand - taking apart Apple's latest high-end laptop. Available in 13-, 15- and 17-inch screen sizes, as well as a whole host of spec boosts, the...

  • PlayStation 2 portable goes on sale

    PlayStation 2 portable goes on sale

    By 25 February 2011

    The Sony PlayStation 2 was, and still is an absolute classic; so what better way to honour your beloved console than to mod it. Queue the PlayStation 2 portable. This cracking effort from English modder techknott encases the relatively bulky dimensions...

  • More iPad 2 details rumoured: no high-res screen or SD slot

    More iPad 2 details rumoured: no high-res screen or SD slot

    By 25 February 2011

    More rumoured details of the iPad 2 have surfaced in the run up to the iPad 2 launch on 2 March, and by all accounts it's a bit of a mixed bag. According to Engadget sources the higher resolution screen as well as the SD card will not be present in the...

  • Magicbox Minuet DAB radio for young ears

    Magicbox Minuet DAB radio for young ears

    By 25 February 2011

    There's a growing pressure nowadays to allow children to have access to all sorts of media, which in previous generations just wasn't available. So if you're not sure that your young one is ready for a television in their bedroom, despite them nagging,...

  • HTC Incredible S on sale

    HTC Incredible S on sale

    By 24 February 2011

    First launched in 2010 in the US, the HTC Incredible has set sale from North America and will be on sale in the UK, from tomorrow 25 February, in the form of the HTC Incredible S. Originally slated for a April launch, the earlier than anticipated release...

  • Dell XPS 15 and 17 laptops given performance boost

    Dell XPS 15 and 17 laptops given performance boost

    By 24 February 2011

    Dell showed off its performance enhanced XPS 17 laptop back at the beginning of the year at CES in Las Vegas, and now it's got its launch, being joined by the Dell XPS 15. Coming with the "latest second generation intel Core processors" - Sandy Bridge...

  • Gameloft discounts top titles in iTunes

    Gameloft discounts top titles in iTunes

    By 24 February 2011

    Gameloft has just started a crazy sale of iPhone and iPad games in iTunes, and you'll be able to take advantage of the discounted rate if you're quick. For a limited time only Gameloft is offering over 30 iPhone and iPad titles for just £0.59 - including...

  • Cool camera key fobs stand out from the bunch

    Cool camera key fobs stand out from the bunch

    By 24 February 2011

    The age old problem of finding the right key when trying to get into something important (usually your house, or perhaps car) looks to have been solved in style thanks to the Key-Met camera key fobs, which bring a little photo fun to the humble key. The...