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Canary: Simple features, complicated technology

Canary: Simple features, complicated technology

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There's no point in a smarthome device unless it makes your life easier. If it can't manage that first and foremost, then all the bells and whistles in the world won't matter. It will be too much trouble to use. That was one of tenets upon which the Canary... >>

Canary: What is it, what does it do and how does it work?

Canary: What is it, what does it do and how does it work?

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Thermostats are old news. The really hot smarthome battleground of the moment is smart security systems and Canary is a name to note. A young company focused on a single, carefully-designed piece of kit; the core of its credo was to create something simple... >>

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

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The future, 30 years is a long time in technology, and while Back To The Future predicted many things that were right in 2015, Science Fiction and Hollywood are renowned for getting plenty wrong. There's no flying car, no hoverboards and no robot servants... >>

Back To The Future: Did Dan Sung predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

Back To The Future: Did Dan Sung predict 2015 correctly in 2010?

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In 2010 Pocket-lint tried to imagine what the future would be like in 2015. Today is yesterday’s future, but did we get it right? We’ve revisited three of the “future diary” pieces we wrote five years ago to find out. Dan Sung's Future diary:... >>

Canary All-In-One Home Security review: A bird in the hand
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Canary All-In-One Home Security review: A bird in the hand

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What goes on in your house when you're not there? That's the question that Canary is here to answer with its £159 smart home security system. It sits at home and watches. It watches for movement and, should it sense some kind of tremor in the Force,... >>

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

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In 2010 Pocket-lint flew to New York to interview Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine to talk about the Beats Audio headphones launch. Although promised a long interview slot with the two founders about gadgets, tech, and the new headphones, the 3-day trip ultimately... >>

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

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The arrival of Google Music on UK shores has added to the tumbling pile of digital music service options for people to consider, throw in the just announce All Access setup from Google and you have a Spotify rival to boot. With so many different services... >>

APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)

APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)

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Communication, communication. If there were a programme about the most successful mobile phone apps hosted by Kirsty and Phil on Channel 4, that would probably be what it was called. It’s the What’s Apps of this world, the Skypes and the BBMs that... >>

What is Vine?

What is Vine?

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If you’re looking for the latest craze to sweep the globe, then Vine is what you’re after. Vine is a six-second video app that’s owned by Twitter and the idea is to create quick, easy and interesting short films to share with your friends on Facebook,... >>

Extreme video calling: up high and down low

Extreme video calling: up high and down low

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We’ve looked at some fairly innovative ways that people are using video calling beyond just a simple means of communication; innovative but essentially standard. So, today as part of Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, we’re taking it up a gear.... >>

Professional tips for video calls: using your voice

Professional tips for video calls: using your voice

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As director, voice coach and joint artistic lead at The Bridge Theatre Training Company, Mark Akrill knows a fair few things about how to sound good when you speak. A published playwright, Akrill also holds voice workshops for businesses and groups on... >>

Professional tips for video calls: set and background

Professional tips for video calls: set and background

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Welcome back to Skype Up Your Life on Pocket-lint. At this time each day, we’ll be looking at how you can improve your video calls by asking some professionals. The professionals in questions are a group of people from an industry that’s been working... >>

Video calling for special occasions

Video calling for special occasions

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We’ve already seen how important video calling can be in our day-to-day lives. We’ve looked at how people who live, work or have loved-ones overseas use it to connect and how others use video calling in education. Today in our Skype Up Your Life... >>

Professional tips for video calls: camera work

Professional tips for video calls: camera work

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As part of our expert tips for making better video calls for Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, today is the day of that most fundamental piece of equipment that is your webcam. More specifically, we need to uncover some basic skills when it comes... >>

Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness

Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness

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It’s all very well connecting with your friends and family when making video calls but there's a lot more to these social platforms than pure fun. As part of Skype Week on Pocket-lint, we've been catching up with people all over the globe who use video... >>

Professional tips for video calls: lighting

Professional tips for video calls: lighting

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Filmmaker James Cronin knows a fair bit about lighting. Hired often as a director of photography but best known for his behind-the-scenes documentaries of Hollywood movies, he has a very good idea of how to set up for a video interview. Pocket-lint wasted... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run 2 review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run 2 review (iOS)

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Everyone loves a sequel - well, Hollywood, the game industry and all their test audiences and money men do, anyway. So, perhaps it should be of little surprise that today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is another in a wave of hit app second comings.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Spurs Web review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: The Spurs Web review (iPad and iPhone)

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It’s the January Transfer Window and all those who love football have their eyes glued to the wires to see if they’ve just picked up the latest wunderkind or a belated Christmas pudding. If that sounds like you (not the pudding) and you happen to... >>

Sony Xperia Z: Details worth examining

Sony Xperia Z: Details worth examining

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The Sony Xperia Z has stood out as one of the hottest gadgets of CES 2013. It’s plain to see why. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s bold, it runs the latest version of Android and this is what people seem to be looking for from their mobile phone at... >>

Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

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The Fitbit Flex is Fitbit's take on the Nike Fuel band system and, at $99, it's a cheaper take on it too. The functionality is similar. The band houses a tracker which measures your steps, calories shed and the distance you've travelled - and it also... >>

Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013

Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013

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Buildable, programmable and very much the adult face of the company, the Lego Mindstorms series is set to return in 2013 in the form of Lego Mindstorms EV3. The Intelligent Brick at the core of the experience now comes with an SD card for local storage,... >>

Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more

Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more

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Ford has added a round of useful apps to its in-car, voice-control system that is Ford SYNC. The AppLink catalogue now includes the on-demand music service Rhapsody. If you launch the Rhapsody app on your phone while in your car, the Ford SYNC system... >>

HTC Q4 profits half what had been expected

HTC Q4 profits half what had been expected

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HTC profits have reached only about half what analysts had expected, figures from the last quarter of 2012 have revealed. Operating income for the period had been expect to be around the $39 million mark but turned out to be more like $21 million - the... >>

Griffin PowerDock 5 family iDevice charger

Griffin PowerDock 5 family iDevice charger

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From the people who brought you the PowerDock and PowerDock 2 comes, yes, the Griffin PowerDock 5 at CES 2013. As the name suggest, the PowerDock 5 can charge not one but five iOS devices at the very same time. Why is this good? Well, the plan is that... >>

Acer Iconia B1 review: Unconfirmed Android tablet pops up on the web

Acer Iconia B1 review: Unconfirmed Android tablet pops up on the web

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The Acer Iconia B1 Android tablet is expected to be announced at CES 2013 in a matter of hours and yet it already seems to have popped up, as reviewed by one site in Bulgaria. The 7-inch, Jelly Bean-sporting device is set to go head to head with the likes... >>