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MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment

MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Tiny Wings review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Tiny Wings review (iPhone)

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One thing that the iPhone has done for casual gaming is make it acceptable for your more traditional console gamer to appreciate the more whimsical title. If you'd asked a "hardcore gamer" a couple of years back whether they'd be seen dead playing a game... >>

LogMeIn join.me Android app available now

LogMeIn join.me Android app available now

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LogMeIn has added Android mobile viewer support to its free screen-sharing tool join.me, which allows you to share what’s on your screen with whomever you like. So you can still talk your team through that crucial end of year presentation, if that's... >>

Buffalo DriveStation brings SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the masses

Buffalo DriveStation brings SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the masses

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Hard drive manufacturer Buffalo has launched two new multimedia external hard drives in the form of the USB 3.0 DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard drives are designed for the demanding user who wants to achieve faster... >>

Paid ad-less Angry Birds for Android coming March

Paid ad-less Angry Birds for Android coming March

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Angry Birds for Android, currently only available in its add-supported form, will be available to enjoy in its paid-for version without the adverts within the month, says Rovio. Rovio recently stated on its Twitter feed: “give us another month and we’ll... >>

APP OF THE DAY: I Dig It Expeditions review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: I Dig It Expeditions review (iPhone)

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Digging is something that every human being, and indeed most living things, can relate to. At one time or another most of us have picked up a shovel, spade, or perhaps our mother's prized silver spoon and used it to dig with. Animals are the same, they... >>

Breville creates radio toaster wonder gadget

Breville creates radio toaster wonder gadget

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There are some things, in Britain anyway, that are absolute musts if you're going to get through the day, without getting extremely angry with the world. There are three that spring to mind straight away: toast, tea and a bit of morning radio. Something... >>

Amazon.com Prime customers get 5000 free movies

Amazon.com Prime customers get 5000 free movies

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A nice looking service has now gone live for Amazon Premium member customers called Prime Instant Videos - well it's fantastic as long as you're resident in the US. Unfortunately the service is not available in the UK, and so any premium member, presumably... >>

Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant

Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant

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This webcam accessory is a touch of creative class, as it's been designed to fit over a webcam of the built-in variety in order to make you look as though you're an extra from Land of the Giants. Spotted on Super Punch, we're not sure whether it would... >>

Google Crisis Response page goes live for Christchurch earthquake

Google Crisis Response page goes live for Christchurch earthquake

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A Google Crisis Response page has been created for the Christchurch earthquake disaster in New Zealand, which brings emergency links, news updates and map information in one place in order to help victims during the aftermath. You can find the page at... >>

Sony Vaio L all-in-one PC launches with "Edge Access" control

Sony Vaio L all-in-one PC launches with "Edge Access" control

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Sony has announced its new Vaio L series all-in-one multimedia PC, which the company hopes will become the centre of your family's multimedia world. In the hope you'll make the Sony Vaio L series all-in-one PC a sort of multimedia focal point in your... >>

Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted

Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted

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Microsoft has announced that the first update fot its Windows Phone 7 operating system is now available for download. However, before you get too hot under the collar, this isn't the much anticipated update which will bring copy and paste functionality... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Flight Control review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Flight Control review (Android)

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Out of the thousands of mobile apps that grace our smartphones, there are a select few that really hit the mark. There are many reasons for this, but when it comes to gaming apps it is usually the case that the developers have hit on a concept that's... >>

MeeGo tablet interface hands-on

MeeGo tablet interface hands-on

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At a time when it's make or break for the MeeGo operating system Pocket-lint decided to go hands-on with the MeeGo interface on a tablet from Intel, to see whether it offers up anything new. The concept behind the UI, is that rather than offer up apps... >>

BlackBerry Torch 2, Bold Touch, and Storm 3 rumoured

BlackBerry Torch 2, Bold Touch, and Storm 3 rumoured

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We previously brought you news of a leaked BlackBerry roadmap that featured a whole host of BlackBerry handsets that would be coming this year, and three of them have just turned up: the BlackBerry Torch 2, BlackBerry Bold Touch, and the  BlackBerry... >>

StreetSpark social dating iPhone app launches

StreetSpark social dating iPhone app launches

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A new social matching service, called StreetSpark, has launched which uses existing information on your social networks to match you with people with the same interests, in the hope you'll become "special friends". Unlike traditional dating sites that... >>

Microsoft Xbox announcement: new games coming to Kinect?

Microsoft Xbox announcement: new games coming to Kinect?

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News has emerged that Microsoft is to hold a press conference in the next few days where it will announce new Xbox 360 info. The conference will be held ahead of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, which Microsoft will be attending,... >>

Huawei and London Underground deal imminent

Huawei and London Underground deal imminent

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Chinese Mobile phone manufacturer Huawei is close to sealing a deal with the London Underground, which would see a mobile network installed on the Tube. The mobile network Tube deal would mean that telecoms equipment would be provided by Huawei, whilst... >>