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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... >>

Five awesome Hallomeme costumes

Five awesome Hallomeme costumes

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The weekend is here and you've got a Hallowe'en costume to get together. Like all good folk you've left it to the last minute, so rather than go and spend megabucks hiring something generic, how about unleashing your inner geek on fellow party goers and... >>

Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

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Not content with crashing down hard on the satnav industry yesterday, today Google put the willies up the music industry too with the launch of a Google music search feature. Just before you go diving off to try it, it's only available in the US at the... >>

Six serious reasons why Google Maps Navigation is pure win...

Six serious reasons why Google Maps Navigation is pure win...

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Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 will not just be setting the cat amongst the pigeons but is probably more akin to handing a rocket launcher to our feline friend as well. From demonstration, the turn by turn satnav system has got several advantages... >>

The ultimate zombie video game awards

The ultimate zombie video game awards

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Whether you're a PC gamer or a console freak, it can't have escaped your attention that the dead have been rising from the grave in some serious numbers of late. Zombies have been springing up in shopping malls, tower blocks, in the future and even in... >>

Five things that Google Wave can do for you

Five things that Google Wave can do for you

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It certainly can't have escaped you that Google Wave has arrived but, whether you've managed to get an invite or not, what you might have missed is the point of the whole exercise. Yes, it's a new way of communicating, mixing e-mail, IM, extensions, gadgets... >>

Top 5 PAYG phones for under £50

Top 5 PAYG phones for under £50

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We're not all made of money. Some of us might just be after a cheap phone that works - maybe a second handset or perhaps something to buy as a present. Whatever your need, if it's budget you're after then that's exactly what we're bringing you today from... >>

The new Facebook feeds and which to use

The new Facebook feeds and which to use

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Facebook is a funny old creature and it does like to throw changes at its users faster than most. Well, good on Zuckerberg Inc for doing its best to keep up with the times - it's just a shame that for many it can cause a little confusion as to where to... >>

The best of the GeoCities tributes

The best of the GeoCities tributes

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Today marks a sad and entirely sentimental moment for the internet as the DIY website builder GeoCities disappears from the severs of the world. In the early days of the web they were an excellent way to make a corner of the virtual world your very own... >>

The A to Z of cyber crime

The A to Z of cyber crime

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The profile of the hacker has changed dramatically since their first appearance on the consumer internet radar 20 or so years ago and, with it, so has the nature of their crime. Whereas online attacks were anarchic attempts to undermine the system, what... >>

How to upgrade to Windows 7

How to upgrade to Windows 7

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So, you want Windows 7. You've read our guide to Microsoft's latest OS, you've worked out the benefits of making the switch are the right one's for you, in fact you may already have chosen which version you want to install and have your Windows 7 disk... >>

Quick guide to Microsoft Windows 7

Quick guide to Microsoft Windows 7

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What is Windows 7?Er, ok. You really need this one answered? Well, Windows 7 is Microsoft's eighth consumer focused operating systems for personal computers. Don't ask us why the company chose 7 - possibly because it's a suggestion that we forget about... >>

Five touchscreen Windows 7 PCs to look out for

Five touchscreen Windows 7 PCs to look out for

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The launch of Microsoft Windows 7 sees the first raft of touchscreen PCs come to market and the place they're coming fastest of all is in the all-in-one desktop space. It's easy to spend a lot on what are sometimes items of design and luxury rather than... >>

Why is printing so bloody expensive?

Why is printing so bloody expensive?

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According to HP Media Test Expert, Thom Brown, the cost of printing has come down 30% in the last three years. The average user will get through 3.8 ink cartridges each year which works out as a cost of $6 per month. It's a good way of rationalising it... >>

A brief history of Microsoft Windows

A brief history of Microsoft Windows

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If a rose by any other name would have smelled as sweet then we'd all be looking forward to the launch of Interlace Manager 7 this week. That was how it all began for Microsoft's projected in 1981 when Windows was first under development. Fortunately,... >>

How to buy the right printer for you

How to buy the right printer for you

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Printers aren't the sexiest of gadgets. We know this. But the fact remains that more and more people are choosing to print out their digital photos as well as using the things for letters, contracts and other documents. So, if you want to know how to... >>

Is Kodak coming back?

Is Kodak coming back?

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Twenty years ago you couldn't help but marvel at the site of a stadium twinkling with thousands upon thousands of camera flashes and wonder just how much money Kodak was raking in. This year the last roll of 35mm Kodachrome colour film will leave the... >>

Quick guide to webOS

Quick guide to webOS

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Perhaps the number one killer of any mobile phone is its operating system. We've all made the mistake before. We get seduced by the hardware spec of a handset, teased by its touchscreen, mesmerised by the megapixels but after just 3 days of using the... >>

A brief history of Palm

A brief history of Palm

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Back in 1996 a small division of US Robotics came up with a personal digital assistant portable pad that ran a touchscreen controlled OS on 128KB memory and just a serial port for connecting it to the rest of the world. So was invented the Palm 1000 -... >>

Five reasons to buy an Android laptop...

Five reasons to buy an Android laptop...

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The arrival of products like the Archos 5 media tablet and now the dual-booting Acer Aspire One D520 are likely the beginning of more and more Android-based machines arriving on our shelves. The mobile version of the OS hasn't quite got going yet and... >>

Which is the best online music service?

Which is the best online music service?

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With Sky's announcement of the company's upcoming service, Sky Songs, we finally have proof that every man and his dog is getting in on the music scene. As a consumer, though, the picture just gets that little bit more complicated.If you want all the... >>

25 great geek tattoos...

25 great geek tattoos...

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Hats off to anyone who has the cojones and high enough pain-threshold to ink themselves up for life, but a hearty round of applause for those who do so of the geeky persuasion.Below you'll find 22 of the most techno-nerdy-gadget-tastic tattoos in existence... >>

How to watch football on the Internet

How to watch football on the Internet

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So Setanta went bust, no one else has picked up Ukraine vs England and you're wondering whether a) you want to watch the football on the Internet and b) exactly how you're going to do it. Fear not. You'll be just fine. Here's the Pocket-lint guide of... >>

What is Foursquare?

What is Foursquare?

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You may have heard this morning that foursquare is launching in the UK. And if you haven't, shame on you for not having Pocket-lint open all day. If you don't know what foursquare is on the other hand, then that's a whole lot more forgiveable seeing as... >>

Five ultra thin, ultra light and ultra portable notebooks

Five ultra thin, ultra light and ultra portable notebooks

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So, Sony is the latest to be breaking records today with the official launch of what the company considers is the world's lightest notebook. Naturally, that all rather depends on whatever woolly boundaries there are between net and notebooks but the fact... >>

Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME headset
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Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME headset

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It's easy to think of on-ear phones when choosing a computer headset, but the Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME solution proves that in-ear isn't only for your MP3 player. The first major advantage is that the canal-tight buds make for an excellent noise isolation,... >>

Five mobile phone megapixel monsters

Five mobile phone megapixel monsters

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With news from Sony Ericsson officially announcing the retail availability of the company's high spec, mulitmedia mobile, autumn double whammy due soon; we thought we'd take a look at the more specialised end of the smartphone market.While the Aino is... >>

Five good reasons to buy an Amazon Kindle...

Five good reasons to buy an Amazon Kindle...

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Huzzah! It's finally arrived. It's never fun to sit and drool while other cats in other countries get to play with all the best tech and, at last, we in the UK can get our clutches on the Amazon Kindle 2. So, it's here but so are one hell of a lot of... >>

Five Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to watch out for

Five Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to watch out for

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It may not have been quite the upgrade Microsoft had conceived of with the company's initial route map for 2009 but the launch of Windows Phone/Windows Mobile 6.5 today comes with no less ceremony. Naturally, an operating system is all very well and good... >>

Western Digital launches My Book Elite and My Passport Elite HDDs

Western Digital launches My Book Elite and My Passport Elite HDDs

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Western Digital has upped the ante once again on its range of external storage solutions. The biggest face-lift is for the My Book desktop series which now features the My Book Elite and the My Book Studio, the second of which is designed for Mac users.... >>

Quick guide to Windows Mobile 6.5 - Windows Phone

Quick guide to Windows Mobile 6.5 - Windows Phone

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Want to know what all the fuss is about? Read our quick guide to find out more about what the changes are, what they mean, and how they affect you. We'll also give you a run down of the good and bad points.What is Windows Phone?It's the rebranded name... >>

The top five deliciously retro kitchen gadgets

The top five deliciously retro kitchen gadgets

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There is a war going on in our kitchens. While the likes of the kettle, the toaster and, latterly, the microwave dominate our work surfaces, more specialised gadgets fight for space on our shelves else suffer the ignominy of the cupboard until they're... >>

Quick guide to the PlayStation Store for PSPs

Quick guide to the PlayStation Store for PSPs

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Since Sony waved goodbye to the UMD, those wishing to upgrade/splash out on the PSP Go are going to be getting awfully familiar with the PlayStation Store. Now we know that change can be a difficult thing to get used to, so, to help ease the move from... >>

The first 13 PSP Minis on the Playstation Store

The first 13 PSP Minis on the Playstation Store

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We were beginning to think it was never going to happen but, just like that, the PSP Go has arrived and, with it, the much anticipated PSP Minis. There are 13 to choose from as of today, expected to grow to 50 by the end of the year. Each is no larger... >>

Samsung N130, N140 and N510 netbooks

Samsung N130, N140 and N510 netbooks

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There's nothing wildly spectacular about the looks of the refresh to the Samsung N-series netbooks but then there isn't supposed to be. The tech giant has affordability in mind with the N130 and N140 which are designed to take over from the popular NC10.... >>

The five best value Freeview set top boxes

The five best value Freeview set top boxes

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So, you've just retuned your telly to find a very blank screen. Bit of a bummer. Yes, this 30th September Freeview day is all very well and good but for whatever reasons of incompatability or sheer age, your old digi box has just given up the ghost. Fear... >>

Quick guide to the Freeview retune on 30 September

Quick guide to the Freeview retune on 30 September

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You may have noticed a rather annoying message on your TV screens for the last few weeks getting right in the way of Ian Beale, Holly Willoughby, Jeremy Clarkson and most of the United midfield. If you've taken the time to read the message, rather than... >>

LG BL40 Chocolate
3.5 stars

LG BL40 Chocolate

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The LG Chocolate BL40 is a beautiful handset. It's an irrefutable fact. Its shape is unique, its colours striking and it's one of the few phones these days that gets more ooohs and aaahs than a certain other touchscreen device that's somewhat taken over... >>

Top five PSP games to have in your collection

Top five PSP games to have in your collection

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With the PSP Go inches from the shelves and few first-timers about to get stuck in, we thought it be best to give you five ways to spend your spondoolics with maximum satisfaction. There's more games on the PlayStation store than you can shake a tree... >>

Free game kick-start with the PSP Go

Free game kick-start with the PSP Go

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PSP owners thinking of upgrading to the PSP Go can let out a little whoop of joy today with the promise of three free games as soon as their new handheld is out of the box. Sony has set up a special offer through the PlayStation Network to help ease the... >>

3D TV and exactly what Sky plans to do with it

3D TV and exactly what Sky plans to do with it

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Life is good at BSkyB. The company more or less owns sport on UK screens, it's by far and away the biggest HD program provider and now, at some mystery point of 2010, it looks like it'll be way out in front with 3D too. Sky's director of product design... >>

10 things you never knew about 3D

10 things you never knew about 3D

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It's been an excellent week of 3D here at Pocket-lint for us and we hope you've thoroughly enjoyed it too. If you've only just found it, then do take a look under our 3DTV tag for everything we've written from interviews, reviews, videos and demos to... >>

Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks

Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks

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At the same time as the Ferrari One, Acer announced the slightly less glitzy but certainly more powerful Aspire 7540 and 5542 multimedia laptops. The main difference between the two is that the 7540, as pictured, has a 17.3-inch LED backlit display, whereas... >>

We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook

We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook

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2009 may mean a lot of things to a lot of people but for Acer it's time to remind the world of its partnership with Ferrari by the launch of the annual motor car inspired laptop. This year sees the arrival of the Ferrari One, the first netbook to be handed... >>

When are we getting 3D TVs?

When are we getting 3D TVs?

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Home made efforts on YouTube and the inventive stills on Flickr are all very well and good but the big question on everyone's lips is when are 3D TVs actually going to be available to us. Sky has got the broadcast side of things ready for 2010, Channel... >>

34 of the coolest 3D glasses

34 of the coolest 3D glasses

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3D just isn't going to happen in any convenient way without the glasses, so it's time to embrace the specs. Whether it's the red/cyan anaglyph type, the colourless polarised filters or even the chunky LCD shutters, there's a variation on the norm for... >>

60-inch projectors to compete with 40-inch LCDs next year

60-inch projectors to compete with 40-inch LCDs next year

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Despite the movie-theatre-in-your-front-room promise of DLP projectors, home cinema has been dominated by LCD TVs ever since the CRT lost its grip. But if 3D TV becomes the cry of the people from next year on, the current leading tech is going to have... >>

Will 3D save the cinema?

Will 3D save the cinema?

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It was the introduction of television in the early 50s that first saw the rise of 3D at the cinema. Box office numbers had rapidly dwindled with small screen entertainment in everyone's home until filmmakers found a way to offer audiences something they... >>

The good and bad of 3D TV

The good and bad of 3D TV

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It's one thing to be working on getting 3DTV into our homes but it's another challenge altogether for the production companies to figure out what works in this new medium and what doesn't. Some of the genres speak for themselves but with tests already... >>

Quick Guide to IMAX

Quick Guide to IMAX

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What is IMAX?The IMAX system was first introduced to find a way to project films to a bigger size than ever before without losing any of the quality. Instead of 35mm, it uses 70mm film with 15 perforations per frame and it requires special IMAX film cameras... >>