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TomTom reveals snow-related traffic jam info

TomTom reveals snow-related traffic jam info

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Snow is big news at the moment, with consistent snowfall throughout the country meaning large delays have been experienced by many motorists. Detailing this is a release from TomTom, which gives some figures relating to the traffic jams and subsequent... >>

Samsung C9000 LED 3D TV goes super-thin

Samsung C9000 LED 3D TV goes super-thin

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3D televisions are set to make a big splash this year, if CES 2010 in Las Vegas is anything to go by - and true to form Samsung is leading the way with a range of 3D-ready LED TVs. Heading the lineup is the Samsung LED C9000, an absolute whopper with... >>

BBC launches Good Food Healthy Recipes app

BBC launches Good Food Healthy Recipes app

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The BBC has announced that it's launching a new app for the iPhone and iPod which caters for all you foodies. Called the BBC Good Food Healthy Recipes App and available from the Apple App store now, it aims to help users of the Apple devices stick to... >>

Critical Path purchases ShoZu

Critical Path purchases ShoZu

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Critical Path, which specialises in providing messaging software, has announced that it has purchased ShoZu, a provider of mobile social media services, with the hope of significantly increasing its delivery of consumer-focused mobile and social networking... >>

Asus launches O!Play HDP-R3 media player

Asus launches O!Play HDP-R3 media player

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Asus has just announced the launch of its O!Play Air HDP-R3, a media player, which appears to be an update of its previous O!Play HDP-R1. The device enables you to stream a variety of multimedia - audio, photos and high-def video - from PCs, NAS devices,... >>

NORAD's Santa-tracking service goes online

NORAD's Santa-tracking service goes online

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Christmas is all about traditions - a stolen kiss under the mistletoe, mince pies and scruffy teenagers at your door asking for money for a quick verse of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Another tradition is the NORAD Santa tracker, which has been locating... >>

Remington Titanium 360 F5790 shaver
3.5 stars

Remington Titanium 360 F5790 shaver

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It was with some trepidation that the Remington F5790 was received as previous attempts with electric shavers have always proved rather ineffectual when compared to the close cut you'd receive from their wet counterpart. Seeing as this review conveniently... >>

Internet Explorer 8 and eBay join forces for "secure" Christmas shopping

Internet Explorer 8 and eBay join forces for "secure" Christmas shopping

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Utilising the Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice feature, Microsoft and eBay have teamed up to give real-time updates from eBay's daily deals."Customers will receive continuing updates and detailed information about these Daily Deals for eBay, all within the... >>

Pocket-lint's complete coverage of Windows 7

Pocket-lint's complete coverage of Windows 7

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So here we are at the end of the week, having covered all the latest and greatest news and launches with the highest profile debut of the week undoubtedly Windows 7.With the general release of the OS, Pocket-lint has offered a whole host of special Windows... >>

Revolutionary gaming co OnLive secures "major investment"

Revolutionary gaming co OnLive secures "major investment"

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We haven't heard much OnLive news since it was announced back in March, but the company has just revealed, via its blog, that things are looking good for the future of the games service thanks to some new funding. OnLive has received a "major" boost to... >>

Classic trading game Elite celebrates 25th birthday

Classic trading game Elite celebrates 25th birthday

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Originally created by David Braben and Ian Bell, Elite has now turned 25-years-old and with its anniversary comes a wave of nostalgia. The game, originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron, is cited as having a huge influence... >>

GEAR4 launches the SoundOrb Aurora

GEAR4 launches the SoundOrb Aurora

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As IFA gets under way in Berlin, the news that Pocket-lint brought you earlier becomes official as GEAR4 announces its flagship launch for 2009, the SoundOrb Aurora, which is the first made for iPod and works with iPhone speaker system to feature a separate... >>

Toshiba launches S20, H30 and X100 Camileo camcorders

Toshiba launches S20, H30 and X100 Camileo camcorders

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Toshiba has launched a trio of camcorders at IFA 2009 in the form of the Camileo S20, H30 and X100 models - all of which offer full HD (1920 x 1080p). The Camileo S20 launches as one of the slimmest HD camcorders in the world at just 17mm, whilst claims... >>

Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-ray player launched

Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-ray player launched

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Amongst the many announcements at IFA 2009 is the release of Toshiba's first Blu-ray player, significant in that the company had previously only supported HD DVD, the standard that lost out to Blu-ray. According to the company the BDX2000 "delivers high... >>

Zippo lighter app reaches 5 million downloads

Zippo lighter app reaches 5 million downloads

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Zippo, the "iconic" lighter brand, has announced that it has become one of the most popular branded iPhone apps of all time with the "Virtual Zippo Lighter" app being downloaded 5 million times. The app was launched in September 2008 and since then has... >>

ViewSonic VNB100 and 101 netbooks now available

ViewSonic VNB100 and 101 netbooks now available

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As previously reported by Pocket-lint, Viewsonic, perhaps better known for its display products, is venturing into the netbook realm and the company has just announced that the VNB100 and VNB101 netbooks are now available to buy. The VNB100 is the budget... >>

Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 mini available on pre-order

Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 mini available on pre-order

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Nokia has announced that its latest Nseries devices, the Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 Mini, are now available to pre-order online from the Nokia shop. Pricing stands at £429 for the Nokia N97 Mini and £499 for the Nokia N900 internet tablet, SIM-free, whilst... >>

Music videos make a return to YouTube

Music videos make a return to YouTube

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The block created by YouTube in March this year has finally come to an end, once more enabling thousands of music videos to be viewed by UK users. The block started after the Google-owned company had a disagreement over licensing with the PRS, who collects... >>

Android games console revealed

Android games console revealed

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A company called Hardkernal has released info on a new handheld console that will be running Google's Android OS. Called the ODROID, it appears a little cluttered in that it features three sets of buttons, although it is powered by the same CPU as the... >>

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

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Scalextric, we're sure, has a special place in many a gadget-lover's heart with fond memories of glorious victories over various family members. Setting up the track could sometimes be a bit of a chore, checking the metal pins underneath for dodgy connections... >>

Dyson launches DC31 and the DC31 Animal vacuums

Dyson launches DC31 and the DC31 Animal vacuums

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Anyone still using their DustBuster? Thought not, but if you were in love with the concept but not with the performance, this new release from Dyson could be the very thing to brush - sorry, suck - your cleaning related cares away. The DC31 and the DC31... >>

Stephen Wolfram announces Q and A session

Stephen Wolfram announces Q and A session

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This Thursday 4 June at 4pm CDT, Stephen Wolfram is to stage a question and answer session based around the comments, suggestions and questions that have been received relating to the Wolfram Alpha search engine. The Wolfram Alpha blog states that "he’ll... >>

Pocket-lint readers say no prison for Pirate Bay four

Pocket-lint readers say no prison for Pirate Bay four

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The majority of Pocket-lint readers have shown their support for The Pirate Bay four. In our recent poll we asked if you agreed with Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde's 1-year jail term for breaking copyright law.... >>

Guinness' glimpse of a futuristic pub

Guinness' glimpse of a futuristic pub

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Guinness has laid out its vision for the pub of the future to celebrate St Patrick's Day. The Guinness innovation team has worked with Ben Hourahine, a "futurist", to give you a glimpse of what your local could look like in 250 year's time. New features... >>

Last chance to win a Samsung Armani M7500

Last chance to win a Samsung Armani M7500

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with DialaPhone to bring you the chance of winning this designer phone. The competition will close on the 23 February giving you just the weekend left to enter. The Samsung Armani M7500, also called the "Night Effect", is aimed... >>

i-mate launches tough 810-F smartphone

i-mate launches tough 810-F smartphone

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i-mate has launched the 810-F, described as the "world’s first complete lifestyle mobile to come with a lifetime warranty". The manufacturer claims that the phone is built to tough military standards meaning it can cope with extreme pressure, heat,... >>

Last chance to win a Sandisk Sansa C250

Last chance to win a Sandisk Sansa C250

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A quick reminder ladies and gentlemen that you only have until Friday 13 February to be in with a chance of winning the Sandisk Sansa C250 MP3 player. All you have to do is follow Pocket-lint on Twitter. The Sansa C250 boasts a 2GB memory - expandable... >>

Last chance to win a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Last chance to win a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with Dial-a-Phone.co.uk to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and you now only have today and tomorrow to enter. The price for Nokia's first touchscreen handset will be £249 SIM-free, including... >>

Samsung Acme i8910 rumoured

Samsung Acme i8910 rumoured

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As well as the other Samsung phone rumours we've been hearing, it seems another 8-megapixel model - the Acme i8910 - is also slated to launch very soon, a source informs us. The new phone is supposed to boast an 8-megapixel camera, large touchscreen,... >>

Last chance to win a TomTom Go 740 Live

Last chance to win a TomTom Go 740 Live

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As we're headed to the end of the month, this is your last chance to win a TomTom satnav system with our comments comp. Just comment on any news story or review you find on Pocket-lint and you can win yourself the ace TomTom GO 740 LIVE, given 9/10 in... >>

New 8MP Samsung "Loches" phone rumoured

New 8MP Samsung "Loches" phone rumoured

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An industry source has informed Pocket-lint that the supposedly leaked 8-megapixel Samsung S8300, news of which was doing the rounds before Christmas, will launch as the "Loches". As well as the new name, specs for the phone, due to launch at the top... >>

RM launches ED-E robot for the classroom

RM launches ED-E robot for the classroom

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RM, in partnership with DACTA, has launched its first robot designed specifically for the educational market. The robot, called ED-E, is manufactured by MechRC and will be used to teach children the principles behind a variety of subjects including physics... >>

Maplin launches Packbuster

Maplin launches Packbuster

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Maplin has announced that they are to sell a new product that could end your package opening woes. The apply named Packbuster has three features that are designed to handle different aspects of package opening. A cutter, the "Blister Buster" and a screwdriver.... >>

Pocket-lint to bring you news on tech deals

Pocket-lint to bring you news on tech deals

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Feeling the pinch of all this economic downturn and credit crunch? Well, fret not dear readers for Pocket-lint is here to offer you salvation. Every weekday we will be offering you ways you can save money in 2009. In a recent poll on the site, 50% of... >>

Yearly news roundup - 2008

Yearly news roundup - 2008

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As regular Pocket-lint readers will know, we bring you daily and weekly news roundups of the most read stories on the site, giving you an at-a-glance look at the most popular current articles. We thought that as 2008 draws to a close, a yearly news roundup,... >>

Last chance to win a Casio EX-FH20 digital camera

Last chance to win a Casio EX-FH20 digital camera

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Casio is kindly offering its 40 frames per second digital camera - the EX-FH20 - to the person that comes up with the best comment on a Pocket-lint story in December. The New Year is rapidly approaching but to be in with a chance to win, you still have... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: ActionAid charity donation and e-card

Credit Crunch Christmas: ActionAid charity donation and e-card

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Today we thought we would do something a little different for our Christmas Credit Crunch gift idea on Christmas Eve. In view of the fact it is quite late to be traipsing around the shops looking for presents and all online deliveries have now stopped,... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: £30 off an ION USB turntable

Credit Crunch Christmas: £30 off an ION USB turntable

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For today's Credit Crunch Christmas suggestion we have an idea for those of you who are struggling to think of what to get a parent, PC-ed up grandparent, or anyone for that matter with a large vinyl collection. It is the ION iTT 05 XL USB turntable,... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Freesat

Credit Crunch Christmas: Freesat

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Today's Credit Crunch Christmas suggestion of Freesat is for those who are buying for someone trying to save some pennies, or are themselves tightening the purse strings. There are various options available, including standard definition boxes for around... >>

Microsoft to headline Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

Microsoft to headline Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

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The Christmas Lectures have come a long way since Michael Faraday first started performing live experiments to young audiences at the Royal Institution in the 19th century. This year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are presented by Chris Bishop,... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

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Today's Credit Crunch Christmas offer takes the form of the Wharfedale 160GB DVD player and recorder with HDMI. An especially nice piece of kit considering that eXpansys are offering it to you for £69.99, this is £60 off the normal price, but there's... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Solar keychain

Credit Crunch Christmas: Solar keychain

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Today's Credit Crunch Christmas idea is a handy little eco solution for when your mobile phone power's down, leaving you offline and alone. Never fear because the solar keychain is here. Available from Firebox for £14.95, as the name suggests it is a... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Vodafone pre-pay modem

Credit Crunch Christmas: Vodafone pre-pay modem

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For our Credit Crunch Christmas suggestion today we have a fantastic mobile broadband offer from Vodafone. The "TopUP and Go" modem gives you 1GB of data, costs £39 and comes with £15 worth of credit. And if you want to store files for use on the go,... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Motorola W180 for £2.88

Credit Crunch Christmas: Motorola W180 for £2.88

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Today we have some breaking news for you in our Credit Crunch Christmas gift guide. Our suggestion this Monday is the UK's first ever mobile phone for under £3, courtesy of the Carphone Warehouse. The Motorola W180 - on sale for £2.88 - is being offered... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM

Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM

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Today in our countdown to Christmas gift guide we have for you a DVD player - but - no ordinary DVD player as it is the Toshiba XD-E500. The XD-E500 is what is known as an upscaler. Such players have the ability to extend the image resolution of standard... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: GelaSkins

Credit Crunch Christmas: GelaSkins

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Today's bargain bucket Christmas present idea is ideal for those of you have to buy for someone with an iPod, PSP or laptop. GelaSkins are a smart and affordable way to pimp a tech device, available from Urban Retro (among others) prices range from £10... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: TomTom ONE Assist

Credit Crunch Christmas: TomTom ONE Assist

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Today we have a travel related Christmas bargain in the form of the TomTom ONE Assist. Not only is it a good GPS offering (winning the Pocket-lint Award for Best Car Gadget) but it is currently available from Amazon.co.uk at the competitive price of £92.47,... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujifilm Finepix A850

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujifilm Finepix A850

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Today we have a real cracking Christmas money saver for you. The Fujifilm Finepix A850 digital camera seems to tick all the right boxes, since it's a great price, boasts decent specs and has pocketable dimensions of 92.9 x 60.4 x 30.1mm. Sporting 8.1-megapixels,... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujitsu Siemens' LIFEBOOK4LIFE

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujitsu Siemens' LIFEBOOK4LIFE

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Today's Credit Crunch Christmas gift idea has a bit of a twist. There are no discounts or free add-ons, just one very interesting proposition. Buy a Fujitsu Siemens' Lifebook and every 3 years they will replace it with a brand new one for the rest of... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Buy iPod nano, get half price JBL speaker

Credit Crunch Christmas: Buy iPod nano, get half price JBL speaker

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Yesterday for our Credit Crunch Christmas bargain we told you about a one-day-only discounted iPod nano offer. Today we're carrying on the Apple theme with another iPod offering. Rather than any discounts, Currys is offering a 4th gen iPod nano for £107,... >>