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2009: A year in review, January

2009: A year in review, January

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2010 is fast approaching and with it the top gala events in technology. So while we wait for MacWorld, CES and friends, it's the time of year that we take a look back over the last 12 months and see how much we've grown. January is always the most exciting... >>

LG BL20
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LG BL20

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With the mobile world gripped with mini-version fever, it shouldn't have come as a surprise that LG would bring out a sister handset to the New Chocolate, but somehow it did. The new new Chocolate, or LG BL20, keeps the same colour scheme and finish as... >>

LG 42SL9000 television
4.0 stars

LG 42SL9000 television

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The good thing about LG TVs is that the company has a firm grasp of what consumers want to be able to do. In the case of the LG SL9000 that involves Bluetooth connectivity, a bag full of HDMI and SCART sockets plus an all important USB port, which will... >>

Firefox talks 3.6 and the threat from the competition

Firefox talks 3.6 and the threat from the competition

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With the full version of Firefox 3.6 due out in a matter of weeks, we thought we'd take a closer look at the most recent incarnation of Europe's favourite browser, and who better to lead us through than the director of Firefox development, Mike Beltzner.... >>

How to shop safe online

How to shop safe online

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America may have its Black Friday but today is Mega Monday in the UK - the day on which Christmas shopping traditionally goes berserk. The first Monday in December is the day we take a look at the calendar, realise where we are and that we've ignored... >>

LG GM750
4.0 stars

LG GM750

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The LG GM750 is a fairly unassuming creature. To take it out of the box it looks little different to other recent non-Black Label handsets from LG. Put it down on the table with the Arena, the Renoir and even the Cookie and they're all pretty much like... >>

The low down: Product of the Year 2009

The low down: Product of the Year 2009

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The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 are finally upon us and this weekend is your last chance to vote for the very best in technology that we've seen over the year.Today is our final look at the contenders for prizes and our final task is to name... >>

Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android

Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android

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Today saw the arrival of the first DRM-free music download service specifically for Google Android with the launch of Mewbox. The online store offers a catalogue of over 4 million tracks from 23,000 different labels straight to any phone or other Android... >>

The low down: Best Gadget 2009

The low down: Best Gadget 2009

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Just days away from the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 and it's our last exclusive category. The Best Gadget nominees are, in there way, the purest of all the bits of kit that turn up throughout the year. They are the indescribable, contraptions... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for...mobile phone maniacs

10 perfect Christmas presents for...mobile phone maniacs

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You're looking to buy a Christmas present. But mobile phones don't come cheap. So, don't buy one at all. Instead, rejuvenate your current giftee's handset for Christmas with one of these perfect mobile phone accessory gifts. If your loved one still wants... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for... Guitar Hero & Rock Band players

10 perfect Christmas presents for... Guitar Hero & Rock Band players

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We've already put together a perfect Christmas gift guide for console gamers but, while that was in the planning, we realised that we could have made an entire list of its own of awesome accessories for rhythm game rockers. So here it is.Oh, and don't... >>

The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009

The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009

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We're getting close to the day of reckoning that is the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 and there's only a few of this year's nominees to take a look at before the big decision is made.Today, is a chance to take a look at the gloriously expensive... >>

LG GD510 Pop
4.0 stars

LG GD510 Pop

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At just £99.95, the LG Pop is an excellent buy. The Korean company heralds it as the world's smallest touchscreen phone but to merit the handset merely for its size is to do it an injustice. Yes it has a 3-inch touchscreen and, yes, the casing around... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for...iPhone insaniacs

10 perfect Christmas presents for...iPhone insaniacs

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What do you buy for the (wo)man who has everything? The answer is a bunch of less expensive things to go with them. That's the premise of our Pocket-lint Christmas gift guides for 2009.So far, we've focused on the Apple fanboy/girl in your life, the photographer,... >>

The low down: Best Video Game 2009

The low down: Best Video Game 2009

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Day 6 of the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up and we're into one of the most universally appreciated categories of all - video games.What started off as a relatively quiet year for games has turned into a record breaker. But more... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks

10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks

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Welcome to the audio side of our Pocket-lint perfect Christmas gift guide instalments. If there is a music geek in the family or a loved one itching to be just that, then you're in the right place.You've already done the shopping for the Apple fanboy/girl... >>

The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009

The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009

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Day 5 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up and it's time for the growth area of tech that is software, services and apps.This category has been blown wide open of late with some enormous releases in 2009 as well as the explosion... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for... AV lovers

10 perfect Christmas presents for... AV lovers

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Welcome to the next of our Pocket-lint perfect Christmas gift guide installments. So you've bought presents for the Apple fanboy/girl in your life, the photographer, laptop addicts, the console gamer and PC gamer. Now is the turn for your favourite couch... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for...console gamers

10 perfect Christmas presents for...console gamers

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We've already brought you the perfect gift guide for PC gamers but today is the turn of the console lovers and there are many, many, many of them out there. Quick show of hands? Yep. Many.Each of the three big players in the field have all sorts of accessories... >>

The low down: Best Car Gadget 2009

The low down: Best Car Gadget 2009

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Day 2 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up brings us to the motor car and all tech goodies within. After a lot of being ordered to turn left, right and about face because we were heading in the wrong direction, the top five... >>

Free films and audiobooks for your media player

Free films and audiobooks for your media player

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It's Thanksgiving week which means three certain things. First and foremost is that America goes on holiday while the rest of the world sits in confusion trying to work out what's going on. So, citizens of the UK and Europe, that is why things will be... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for...Apple Mac fans

10 perfect Christmas presents for...Apple Mac fans

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Welcome to day 4 of the Pocket-lint Christmas gift guide bonanza. Today is a special one for perhaps the faniest of all fanboys out there - the Apple lovers. Because most things Mac don't come cheap, we've done our best to present a few options to fit... >>

The low down: Best Music Gadget 2009

The low down: Best Music Gadget 2009

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The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 are just 2 weeks away now. Public voting is live, but before you add your penny's worth, we'll be giving you the low down on each category up to the event itself to give you a better idea of which gadget you... >>

INTERVIEW: Just how big is Movember?

INTERVIEW: Just how big is Movember?

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Back in the southern-hemisphere summer of 2003, a gang of Antipodean gents came up with the idea of growing a moustache for a month. 6 years on and nearly a quarter of a million men around the globe are cultivating face fur on their upper lips all in... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for...PC gamers

10 perfect Christmas presents for...PC gamers

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 Welcome to day 3 of the Pocket-lint Christmas gift guide bonanza. So we've got photographers covered and laptop addicts, but today is the turn of the gift guide for the PC gamer in your life. If you can coax these people down and away from COD or their... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for...laptop addicts

10 perfect Christmas presents for...laptop addicts

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Welcome to the second of our Pocket-lint guides on the perfect presents to buy this year. Yesterday we started the ball rolling with our perfect presents for photographers, but today we're talking laptops. Whether the person you're looking for has a notebook... >>

Help for parents on cyberbullying

Help for parents on cyberbullying

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Stephen Fry reflected yesterday that the Internet is like a city with all the same cultural joys and societal problems of the physical world. So, in many ways, it's of little surprise that bullying is as much a feature of the world wide web as it is of... >>

10 perfect Christmas presents for...photographers

10 perfect Christmas presents for...photographers

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Welcome and merry Christmas, in that November kind of way, to the first of our Pocket-lint guides on the perfect presents to buy this year. Yesterday we started the ball rolling with our 101 superb online stores but if that didn't cause any inspiration,... >>

Stephen Fry: "Twitter is people-shaped, not business-shaped"

Stephen Fry: "Twitter is people-shaped, not business-shaped"

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With Twitter all the rage as a marketing tool, Stephen Fry gave a stern warning this morning to businesses not to turn the mirco-blogging service into something of their own. The actor, writer and self-proclaimed "twillionaire" was speaking at the 140... >>

101 life-saving Christmas shopping websites

101 life-saving Christmas shopping websites

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This is Pocket-lint talking to you on behalf of the better part of yourself. Do your Christmas shopping now. Do it now and do it online. You know you/we are right. If you do it now, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home with not a single... >>

The making of the Toshiba Space Chair

The making of the Toshiba Space Chair

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With the creeping dawn of a new year comes both a new media campaign and ethos for the "leaders in innovation" Toshiba. Today sees the launch of the Space Chair advertisement in the UK - and soon in France and Germany - which will span TV, online and... >>

TV Tech: Top Gear iPhone app

TV Tech: Top Gear iPhone app

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It's not the first time that Clarkson & Co. have whipped out their iPhones, but last night the Top Gear team used the Apple handset twice over in their feature on the grand tourer super cars. BluetoothThe first tech trial for the three TV motor journos... >>

Five fantastic moustache-inspired gadgets

Five fantastic moustache-inspired gadgets

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It's the 13 Movember 2009 and a few of you out there might be feeling a little envious or indeed entirely left out of the tache growing proceedings. Don't panic. We've got it all sorted for you here. Here's a few moustache-inspired bits and pieces that'll... >>

Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band

Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band

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It was 2 months ago today, that Rock Band let us play, a truck load of Beatles songs, so that we could all sing along. Now may I introduce to you, the pack we've all wanted for years - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!Yes, Harmonix and Apple Corps.... >>

Dell confirms Android smartphone launch

Dell confirms Android smartphone launch

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After what seems like decades of speculation, Dell has finally confirmed that the company has a mobile phone ready for launch. The Dell Mini 3i Android-based smartphone will be hitting the shelves on China Mobile later this month, while Brazil's Claro... >>

Vimeo vs YouTube - which is the better video service?

Vimeo vs YouTube - which is the better video service?

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It's all too easy to go to YouTube as a knee jerk reaction whenever you want to find a video on the internet. In fact, the term has passed into common parlance to refer to any user-generated internet film footage much the same as Google has come to refer... >>

LG GW620 Android phone

LG GW620 Android phone

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Pocket-lint was there to get the first hands on as LG revealed the LG GW620 Android phone last night in London. As promised, the handset is a QWERTY slider with an HVGA 3-inch LCD. Its features include a 5-megapixel AF camera and "high-res" video recorder,... >>

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - home cinema device

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - home cinema device

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There are few things over which geeks and gadget lovers unite, but one stonewall certainty is that we all love big TVs. Give us some content and an enormous panel to watch it on and you'll have us transfixed. In fact, there's probably a directly proportional... >>

Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?

Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?

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Call of Duty 6 aka Modern Warfare 2 aka Call of Duty 4 part 2 - whatever you want to call it, is one of the biggest video games of 2009 and today's release is looking to set some records. Reports coming in from online retailers such as Amazon and Play.com,... >>

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gaming hardware

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gaming hardware

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2009 has been something of a glass ceiling for gamers. Yes, the software has continued to come and in more inventive ways than ever, but it's been pretty much the same kinds of consoles available on the shelves. At the same time, at E3 this summer, we... >>

Why are game-inspired films so terrible?

Why are game-inspired films so terrible?

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The Prince of Persia film trailer has just hit the intertubes and with it our hearts both flutter and sink at the same time as we realise that it's going to be terrible. It may sound premature but anyone who knows anything about either games, films or... >>

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - games

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - games

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The Best Game nominees for the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadgets Awards 2009 are likely to be much more of a fight than last year's cut and dry selection. Without quite such monumental hits as Little Big Planet, GTA IV and Wii Fit, the field is wide open and... >>

Five game-changing console controllers

Five game-changing console controllers

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Ever since games consoles came into our front rooms, both the hardware and software developers have looked for new ways to make their titles stand out from the crowd. One sure fire method is to reinvent the interface or design one with just your game... >>

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps

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It's been a bumper year in 2009 for software, services and apps as the overarching trend of tech creeps glacially away from its hardware focus and more towards what the Internet and its friends can do for us. So, before you shout out in the comments who... >>

How much does the Orange unlimited iPhone package give you?

How much does the Orange unlimited iPhone package give you?

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The furore over the Orange terms and conditions for the iPhone may be dying down now that the mobile operator has said it'll happily turn a blind eye to customers using streaming services like Spotify and YouTube, but there still remains the issue over... >>

Top grooming gadgets for Movember

Top grooming gadgets for Movember

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By now, you should be seeing some growth to look after and it's probably about time you shaved away that scruffy unwanted stubbly beard. So, to help you in your grooming endeavour, find below five splendid moustache growing tools to take you from a 5... >>

Sony design and the shape of things to come

Sony design and the shape of things to come

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Takuya Kawagoi has been a Sony man for nearly 20 years now. Having spent plenty of time based in Japan as one of the graphic designers at the heart of the company image, he has now been appointed head of Sony Design Centre Europe. We stopped in for a... >>

Best iPhone tariffs: O2 vs Orange

Best iPhone tariffs: O2 vs Orange

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If you're expecting to see a major difference in the cost of an iPhone between these two UK networks, then think again. It's not an accident that the price is similar. When it boils down to it, it seems likely that both companies buy the handsets with... >>

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - car gadgets

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - car gadgets

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Naturally, the lion's share of the best car gadgets category for the Vodafone Pocket-lint Awards 2009 is concerned with satnavs or PNDs as the industry likes to call them. It's been a tense year for the device manufacturers. They've seen the rise of the... >>

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - music gadgets

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - music gadgets

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After a mixed start at CES 2009, it's been an excellent year for music gadgets. Slowly the world is getting over its lust for hording mp3 downloads in favour of streaming and digital music, possibly a sign that it's maturing. Sound quality has become... >>