Archive for Ben Crompton

  • APP OF THE DAY: Tiny Wings review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Tiny Wings review (iPhone)

    By 23 February 2011

    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

    By 23 February 2011

    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

    By 23 February 2011

    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

    By 23 February 2011

    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)

    By 22 February 2011

    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

    By 22 February 2011

    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

    By 22 February 2011

    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

    By 22 February 2011

    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

    By 22 February 2011

    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

    By 22 February 2011

    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

    By 21 February 2011

    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)

    By 21 February 2011

    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

    By 21 February 2011

    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

    By 21 February 2011

    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

    By 21 February 2011

    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...

  • VIDEO: Interactive Angry Birds cake

    VIDEO: Interactive Angry Birds cake

    By 21 February 2011

    We have seen a wide variety of different Angry Birds cakes spring forth over the last few months, but this, we have to say, takes the genre to a whole new level. Not content with creating a cake simply in the likeness of the hit mobile phone game, this...

  • Microsoft Xbox announcement: new games coming to Kinect?

    Microsoft Xbox announcement: new games coming to Kinect?

    By 21 February 2011

    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

    By 21 February 2011

    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...

  • Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

    Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

    By 21 February 2011

    Pentax, not one to shy away from whacky design mods on its cameras, has recently released a pimped version of its Pentax K-r; called the K-r Bonnie Pink Model. Named after the Japanese pop star, Bonnie Pink, who created the crazy colour scheme, the camera...

  • Sony Ericsson 4G tablet prototype gives us a tasteful glimpse

    Sony Ericsson 4G tablet prototype gives us a tasteful glimpse

    By 18 February 2011

    Some photos of what could possibly be a Sony Ericsson Android 4G prototype tablet have just emerged, from mobile website NieuweMobiel. This prototype strengthens previous rumours of Sony Ericsson working on an Android 4G tablet, and was spotted at the...

  • White Xperia Play comes exclusively to O2

    White Xperia Play comes exclusively to O2

    By 18 February 2011

    O2 is just one of many mobile phone carriers which are providing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but to our knowledge it's the only one that's come out so far with a white version of the gaming handset. The white Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is an exclusive...

  • Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

    Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

    By 18 February 2011

    An electric Rickshaw is due to hit the streets of Japan, which looks to move with the times whilst retaining a variety of traditional elements. The eco-friendly, electric-powered rickshaw has been manufactured by the Yodogawa group in Japan and uses a ...

  • Micromega Airstream optimises Apple AirPlay

    Micromega Airstream optimises Apple AirPlay

    By 18 February 2011

    Launched over a year ago, the AirStream WM-10 from Micromega, looks like it could have an all new appeal to the iPad and iPhone crowd as it apparently works rather well at streaming music from the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - facilitated by the launch...

  • Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist

    Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist

    By 18 February 2011

    There are some things in this life that we all have to come to terms with, and one of Pocket-lint's is that we'll never - ever - complete a Rubik's Cube. On the rare occasions that we've tried it usually ends up with tears, bruising and a variety of small,...

  • Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

    Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

    By 18 February 2011

    The much anticipated iOS update to the ultra-cool, ultra-playable classic Amiga game, Speedball 2, has been dated for the 24 February - bringing Speedball 2: Evolution to iPad owners everywhere. The original Bitmap brothers' Speedball 2 found massive...


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