Archive for Ben Crompton

  • Vimeo app for Android and Windows Phone 7 streams in

    Vimeo app for Android and Windows Phone 7 streams in

    By 10 January 2012

    Vimeo has announced the launch of its video app for Android, Amazon Kindle Fire and Windows Phone, all of which will be free to download from the Android Market, Amazon App Store for Android, and Windows Phone Marketplace. A new iPad app also joins its...

  • Monster iSport Livestrong headphones give you charitable beats

    Monster iSport Livestrong headphones give you charitable beats

    By 10 January 2012

    Monster has announced that it is to team up with RadioShack for the launch of the new iSport Livestrong branded in-ear headphones, which are specifically designed for athletes and enthusiasts. However, the design of the headphones might not be everyone's...

  • Sony's new Handycam range features Full HD 3D and built-in projectors

    Sony's new Handycam range features Full HD 3D and built-in projectors

    By 10 January 2012

    Sony has announced its new handycam lineup for 2012 and there's some pretty nifty technology on some of the high-end models, including the CX730E which offers Balanced Optical SteadyShot for even more stable images while walking/zooming; Two new models...

  • Sony HX8 Bravia TV tops 2012 range with massive Gorilla Glass screen

    Sony HX8 Bravia TV tops 2012 range with massive Gorilla Glass screen

    By 10 January 2012

    Sony has launched its 2012 Bravia lineup which delivers four new TVs; not only do they feature Sony's X-Reality, X-Reality PRO and 3D technology for some pretty detailed pictures, but the HX8 model gets a huge sheet of Gorilla Glass for a bezel-less look....

  • Victorinox 1TB Swiss Army knife announced: Tough SSD storage

    Victorinox 1TB Swiss Army knife announced: Tough SSD storage

    By 10 January 2012

    Victorinox has announced two new Swiss Army knives which includes a SSD (solid state drive) and Victorinox Slim 3.0 USB, which should give you plenty of options and protection if you need to carry around digital data on a regular basis. The company, which...

  • Padintosh iPad 2 case revives Apple Macintosh

    Padintosh iPad 2 case revives Apple Macintosh

    By 10 January 2012

    A new take on the original Apple Macintosh has been launched at CES 2012 in Las Vegas; called the Padintosh iPad case it'll bring some retro styling to your iPad or iPad 2. The new Padintosh, created by gadget developer thumbsUp, pays tribute to the Apple...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Keep Calm and Carry On

    APP OF THE DAY: Keep Calm and Carry On

    By 9 January 2012

    Created in 1939 by the British Ministry for Information, the Keep Calm and Carry On poster has reached global status and enjoys far more popularity than it ever did during war time. The extensive use of the poster includes businesses in all shapes and...

  • Otone Audio brings custom bass speakers to Britain

    Otone Audio brings custom bass speakers to Britain

    By 9 January 2012

    Speaker manufacturer Otone Audio has developed a new range of desktop speaker systems that have been tweaked in order to appeal to Britain's apparent love of particular types of music genre. The innovative new system is the culmination of Otone Audio's...

  • Withings internet connected baby scale is a whole new world of weird

    Withings internet connected baby scale is a whole new world of weird

    By 9 January 2012

    Tech company Withings has announced that it will be launching its internet-connected baby and toddler scale - called the Withings Smart Baby Scale - at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Where else? Fitted with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, it is described as...

  • Belkin Thunderbolt Express dock caters for upcoming Ultrabooks

    Belkin Thunderbolt Express dock caters for upcoming Ultrabooks

    By 9 January 2012

    Belkin has announced its new Thunderbolt Express Dock at CES 2012 in las Vegas, which promises some pretty spectacular speeds for any Ultrabook or Macbook user. As Pocket-lint recently reported, the Thunderbolt system will be coming to PCs in a big way...

  • Lovefilm undercuts UK Netflix for unlimited streaming

    Lovefilm undercuts UK Netflix for unlimited streaming

    By 9 January 2012

    The UK launch of Netflix has only just gone live and Lovefilm has already responded with a price cut for its own unlimited streaming service. The price for Lovefilm unlimited streaming has dropped to under a fiver - coming in at just £4.99 a month plus...

  • Pure Contour 200i Air announced packing Apple AirPlay

    Pure Contour 200i Air announced packing Apple AirPlay

    By 9 January 2012

    Purehas announced the Contour 200i Air, a powerful and stylish wireless audio system with Apple AirPlay that allows the user to play their music wirelessly via a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch without the need to dock the device. There is a growing...

  • Sky and Zeebox team up for augmented TV viewing

    Sky and Zeebox team up for augmented TV viewing

    By 9 January 2012

    Sky and Zeebox are coming in all guns blazing with a brand new venture which will offer the Zeebox augmented TV service within Sky's existing mobile apps - Sky+ and Sky Go. This new venture will allow Sky viewers to connect with friends around TV programmes,...

  • Samsung InTouch brings Skype and Internet to your TV

    Samsung InTouch brings Skype and Internet to your TV

    By 9 January 2012

    Fancy Skype on your TV? Well come March you could have just that with the Samsung inTouch TV accessory. Basically it'll sit on top of any HDTV you might have lying around and enable you to view and be viewed by your Skype buddies. And it's not only Skype...

  • Netflix launches in the UK: Now live with 1-month free trial

    Netflix launches in the UK: Now live with 1-month free trial

    By 9 January 2012

    Netflix is now live in the UK and Ireland, the massive internet film and TV subscription service launching on the back of months of launch speculation and bringing a huge library of on-demand content through internet TVs, consoles, tablets and phones. ...

  • Samsung Audio Dock brings valve amp sound to iOS and Galaxy S mobiles

    Samsung Audio Dock brings valve amp sound to iOS and Galaxy S mobiles

    By 6 January 2012

    Samsung has announced a new audio dock, which brings with it Samsung's hybrid vacuum tube amplifier tech, aiming to blend the efficiency of solid state digital amplifiers with the natural sound drawn from traditional vacuum tubes. Along with the valve-amp...

  • Samsung smartphones pave way to record Q4 results

    Samsung smartphones pave way to record Q4 results

    By 6 January 2012

    Samsung has reported record Q4 2012 profits largely thanks to very strong sales of its smartphone range, which cements its position as the number one mobile manufacturer in the world. Only this year Samsung surpassed Apple as the biggest provider of smartphones...

  • Sony XQD memory cards coming February: Just right for the new Nikon D4

    Sony XQD memory cards coming February: Just right for the new Nikon D4

    By 6 January 2012

    The Sony XQD memory card has been announced, which will bring super speedy performance to photo enthusiasts and professional photographers for all kinds of image capture. This timely announcement of the Sony XQD cards sits alongside the launch of the...

  • iPhone 4S Siri can double data usage

    iPhone 4S Siri can double data usage

    By 6 January 2012

    Data usage on the iPhone 4S has been shown to be, on average, double that used on the iPhone 4; this, in no small part being down to the way in which the voice recognition tech Siri allows easy accessibility to the web. The study, carried out by Arieso...

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2 announced: Phones to get tougher in 2012

    Corning Gorilla Glass 2 announced: Phones to get tougher in 2012

    By 6 January 2012

    Corning has announced that it will be updating its Gorilla Glass formula, bringing the next generation of tough glass for mobiles and tablets; not only making them hardier beasts, but also allowing for greater flexibility of form factor. Corning Gorilla...

  • Roku Streaming Stick smartens up your TV

    Roku Streaming Stick smartens up your TV

    By 5 January 2012

    Roku has announced its new Streaming Stick which it hopes will be able to compete with the expected influx of internet/smart TVs in 2012. Roku, who has previously brought us its Roku streaming box - similar to the Apple TV box - has decided to place its...

  • Fujifilm Finepix XP150 and XP100 super-tough cameras announced

    Fujifilm Finepix XP150 and XP100 super-tough cameras announced

    By 5 January 2012

    The Fujifilm FinePix XP150, XP100 and XP50 have just been announced and if their spec sheets are anything to go by they're as tough as old boots. The new XP range should deliver a decent choice to anyone who has a penchant for adventure and all three...

  • Apple TV said to be struggling for top-tier content as 50-inch set rumoured

    Apple TV said to be struggling for top-tier content as 50-inch set rumoured

    By 5 January 2012

    Apple is said to be struggling to come up with top-tier content for its Apple TV project, if a report from USA Today is to believed, the article citing an anonymous Apple employee and two television industry sources who claim to have the inside knowledge....

  • Kodak bankruptcy planned as last ditch patent sell off begins

    Kodak bankruptcy planned as last ditch patent sell off begins

    By 5 January 2012

    Kodak is preparing for bankruptcy in the US, even though it is attempting to sell off a large amount of digital patents in order to survive. The camera and printer company, established in 1896, has been in trouble for a number of years, and despite inventing...

  • Fujifilm mirrorless camera leaked, expect full outing at CES

    Fujifilm mirrorless camera leaked, expect full outing at CES

    By 4 January 2012

    A new image has emerged from the depths of the web showing off the latest and greatest mirrorless camera from Fujifilm ahead of its rumoured official outing at CES 2012. The camera itself was previously mentioned in early October during a press conference...