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Nvidia Shield: The new Android games console with a twist

Nvidia Shield: The new Android games console with a twist

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Nvidia has come up with something genuinely exciting in the gaming world with the announcement of Project Shield, a totally Android-based games console that looks like an all-in-one game controller.The real trick of the Shield though is its interaction... >>

Tegra 4 official: Beats iPad 4 for speed

Tegra 4 official: Beats iPad 4 for speed

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Nvidia has, somewhat unsurprisingly, announced Tegra 4. Plenty of leaks before its confirmation have taken some of the fun out of what Nvidia claims to be the most powerful mobile chip right now.Outdoing even the likes of the iPad 4 for speed, the Tegra... >>

Nvidia launches Grid cloud-based gaming system

Nvidia launches Grid cloud-based gaming system

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Nvidia has launched a cloud-based gaming system, the Nvidia Grid. Developed over the course of five years, the new service will bring PC-quality gaming over the cloud, to a wide range of devices.Demoed to us over an LG Smart TV and a Transformer Prime,... >>

Parrot Flower Power lets you know when your plant is thirsty

Parrot Flower Power lets you know when your plant is thirsty

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Parrot's Flower Power is designed to wirelessly monitor your plant's needs via Bluetooth, by sending notifications to your Anroid or iOS device. Sounds like it could be the ultimate smart garden accessory to us.The Flower Power sits in the soil next to... >>

Pure expands Jongo range with wireless speaker and adapter

Pure expands Jongo range with wireless speaker and adapter

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Pure promised plenty more on the speaker front when it announced the Jongo wireless music multiroom system, and now it as delivered.Adding to the Jongo family are the T640B stereo wireless speaker and A140B wireless hi-fi adapter. The latter builds... >>

Lenovo transforms the coffee table with the Horizon table PC

Lenovo transforms the coffee table with the Horizon table PC

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Lenovo's Horizon table PC could win the crown for the biggest tablet at CES. Designed as a fold-flat desktop that can be used like a touchscreen table, the PC also collapses down, becoming a portable 27-inch tablet.The whole thing is 1.1 inches thick... >>

Lenovo rolls out quartet of touchscreen IdeaPads: U310, U410, Z400 and Z500

Lenovo rolls out quartet of touchscreen IdeaPads: U310, U410, Z400 and Z500

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Lenovo has gone a touch product mad at CES, launching four new IdeaPad laptops all with touchscreens and all running Windows 8.The IdeaPad U310 Touch and U410 Touch are near identical in both spec and design to the already announced non-touch-capable... >>

Belkin adds Android compatibility to WeMo wireless light switch

Belkin adds Android compatibility to WeMo wireless light switch

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Belkin's clever WeMo smartphone-controlled light switch is to get a much needed functionality boost with the addition of Android compatibility. Designed to replace a standard light switch, WeMo lets you control full household lighting from your phone... >>

Five Kickstarter projects to look forward to in 2013

Five Kickstarter projects to look forward to in 2013

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Kickstarter is rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about websites on the internet. Designed to give inventors and entrepreneurs around the world the chance to gain investment from anyone, it has already seen several success stories.Now open to the... >>

Hottest gadgets for 2013

Hottest gadgets for 2013

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To kick off the new year, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look through some of the expected tech launches in 2013.Before you start back-flipping with excitement, none of this list has been confirmed, most of it comes from rumours. Still,... >>

Sony and Universal lose 2 billion views on YouTube

Sony and Universal lose 2 billion views on YouTube

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YouTube has removed more than 2 billion views from the Sony/BMG and Universal accounts. The move comes as part of a big spring clean by YouTube, which has withdrawn "fake views" from videos in more than 500 accounts over the past month.YouTube is becoming... >>

ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak

ZTE Grand S gets further spec leak

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It isn't often that we get massively excited over ZTE handsets, but the Grand S appears to be the exception to the rule. ZTE itself is so keen to show it off, it keeps leaking details of the phone before its CES reveal.For those not in the know, the Grand... >>

Winners and losers of 2012

Winners and losers of 2012

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This has been quite a year in technology. This time last year our pockets were filled with the likes of the Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S. Now it’s all about quad-cores and Instagram on Android. Crazy eh?For consumer and company alike 2012 was mostly... >>

Ouya Android games console starts shipping

Ouya Android games console starts shipping

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Kickstarter's flagbearer Ouya, the Android-powered games console, is starting to ship to backing developers. Those who paid $699 or more toward the project should have a delivery confirmation turning up in their email inbox anytime soon.Designed to be... >>

Video chat for BBM in BlackBerry 10

Video chat for BBM in BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry 10 is getting more exciting by the minute. First the confirmed 30 January launch date and now leaked pics of the new BBM video chat in action.CEO Thorsten Heins had hinted heavily at its inclusion, but until now we hadn't seen any pics of it... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Evernote Food review (iOS & Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Evernote Food review (iOS & Android)

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Evernote has turned its rather obsessive hand to the world of food. The result is a fantastic way to log everything you eat and cook.So how does Evernote Food work? Building on the clever system already established by Evernote's standard app, it allows... >>

New look Samsung Smart hub set for 2013

New look Samsung Smart hub set for 2013

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Samsung is giving its Smart TVs a serious revamp. Images posted on its Flickr stream show plans for a new look Smart Hub, which will be unveiled in full at CES 2013.The new hub is all about simplicity. Gone is the distracting background, replaced with... >>

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 Black launches 2 January

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 Black launches 2 January

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The hugely expensive Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 Black is to go on sale on 2 January exclusively at Harrods Technology, priced at £1,390.The phone is identical to the original titanium version that we reviewed back in February of this year. The... >>

Astronaut beams song from International Space Station to Earth

Astronaut beams song from International Space Station to Earth

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station, has recorded a track written and performed in space and beamed it back to Earth via YouTube and Soundcloud.The song, Jewel in the Night, is essentially about the view of Earth from... >>

Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012

Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012

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Conversations in tech in 2012 often left us feeling like a confused parent eavesdropping on two teenagers chatting. Keeping tech fans on their toes were more buzzwords than an episode of Catchphrase. But which were the biggest of 2012? Read on to find... >>

New GTA V screenshots show sharks and submarines

New GTA V screenshots show sharks and submarines

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Rockstar's gradual trickle of Grand Theft Auto V goodness has reached new heights over Christmas, with a set of screenshots that show just how ambitious the game is going to be.Forget planes, trains and automobiles, Rockstar wants you exploring the bottom... >>

First five Wii U games

First five Wii U games

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The Wii U will be top of many a Christmas list this year. But Nintendo’s tablet-based console isn’t going to be much use without a game or two - or five, for that matter.Unboxed, hooked up and ready to go, what sort of discs should your Wii U be swallowing... >>

The first five iPad mini apps to download

The first five iPad mini apps to download

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The iPad mini isn’t complete without a good selection of apps to play with. Follow this list and you can devote more time to eating the Christmas pud and less browsing the innards of the app store.Below are Pocket-lint’s five must download apps for... >>

First five Nexus 7 apps to download

First five Nexus 7 apps to download

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So you've ripped open the wrapping paper and flipped the lid on your brand new Nexus 7. You turn it on, only to stare at the vast emptiness that is the Android home screen.Soon this void will be filled with all the wonderous apps that Google Play has... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8)

APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8)

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Windows Phone 8 has a clever tweak in that it updates its lock screen using different images from Bing every day. It keeps your phone feeling fresh every time you take it out of your pocket.The idea behind Photostream is to take things one further and... >>

Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)
4.0 stars

Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)

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Sonic has had a real return to form recently. Once a great childhood hero, the blue hedgehog lost nearly all of his credibility after a series of poor titles. We still approach anything that features the hedgehog with a degree of hesitation, but following... >>

The best ways to stream your Christmas movies

The best ways to stream your Christmas movies

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Top off the 2012 on-demand trend by doing things a touch different with your Christmas movies. This year, rather than being bound to the television at certain times of the day, why not stream your Christmas entertainment whenever you have time?There are... >>

Who is offering BlackBerry 10 from day one?

Who is offering BlackBerry 10 from day one?

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BlackBerry's latest and hopefully (for the company) it's greatest operating system, BlackBerry 10, has now been confirmed as being stocked by most major UK networks.Leaks and rumours have all pointed to launch day stock and now mobile networks have started... >>

What happens when you click buy on Amazon

What happens when you click buy on Amazon

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There are moments in life where the sheer scale of something knocks you off your feet: The Pyramids at Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, and little known to some, the Amazon Fulfilment Centre just off the M1.Chances are, you don’t have a brick from one of... >>

Brighton Christmas lights make for best Xmas viral video of 2012

Brighton Christmas lights make for best Xmas viral video of 2012

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Brighton & Hove council has posted a response to a Christmas video posted on satirical website The Poke after it began to go viral.Taking a much more lewd approach to the conventional Christmas light display than the council might, the new-look spoof... >>

ZombiU
4.0 stars

ZombiU

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At launch, there were only really two Wii U exclusive titles worth getting excited about: New Super Mario Bros U and ZombiU. The latter we have been playing for a good while now, with Mario now safely completed and put to bed.ZombiU has left us torn.... >>

Google Maps for iPhone explored

Google Maps for iPhone explored

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It has been a long time coming, but Google Maps for iPhone has finally arrived. Promising to fix all of our directional woes, the new app brings turn-by-turn navigation, Street View and all of Google’s other mapping niceties back to the iPhone.It's... >>

New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on

New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on

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Flickr has given its iPhone app a much needed update. A new-look UI, better camera app and improved sharing and uploading options make it a real photo contender for the iPhone. The app uses pages of photo grids to bring the vast amount of images available... >>

What is UltraViolet? And how to use it

What is UltraViolet? And how to use it

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You might already own a Blu-ray Disc or DVD with the UltraViolet logo on it or there might be movies on your Christmas list that will come with it.Designed to bring you even more formats on which to view your movie purchase, UltraViolet is an added bonus... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City review (iPhone, iPad, Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City review (iPhone, iPad, Android)

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It seems like only yesterday that we were tearing down the waterfront in GTA: Vice City, attempting to do the longest wheelie known to man on a scooter. The thing is, it wasn't yesterday, that was 10 years ago.To celebrate, Rockstar has released Grand... >>

Sending a different kind of Christmas card

Sending a different kind of Christmas card

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Christmas isn’t Christmas without some sort of card. Doing the usual Post Office run, for many, marks the start of the festive season proper.The conventional Christmas card can be a touch outdated, but with a bit of digging Pocket-lint has come up with... >>

New look YouTube explored

New look YouTube explored

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YouTube has changed its look and feel to get rid of distractions and emphasise the content being watched. A few new aesthetic changes and added functions have dramatically improved the website.There are some tweaks that can easily be missed and a newly... >>

Spotify rolls out new collection, follow and discovery tab features

Spotify rolls out new collection, follow and discovery tab features

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Spotify has announced a new set of features for its player which plugs some major functionality holes that have been missing since launch. The first, called collections, is a way to manage all the music you listen to frequently on Spotify. Rather than... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour review (iPad, iPhone, and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour review (iPad, iPhone, and Android)

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Modern Combat apps have traditionally pushed the envelope when it comes to what a tablet can do graphically. The new iPad 4 is a real powerhouse of a device and we would bet money that this is one of the best-looking games on the tablet.Graphics aren't... >>

Best iPad mini cellular deals

Best iPad mini cellular deals

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The cellular iPad mini goes on sale today, including the 4G version. For those after a tiny tablet with a mobile internet connection, the choice is vast. Pocket-lint has put together a list of what each network has on offer, to make your choice easier... >>

The Dark Knight Rises iPad companion app pictures and hands-on

The Dark Knight Rises iPad companion app pictures and hands-on

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The Dark Knight Rises should by now be happily spinning in the Blu-ray players of Batman fans the world over. Fire up the disc and you might spot that there is a second screen option.This isn't anything hugely new for the world of Blu-ray, as we discovered... >>

APP OF THE DAY: KnightScape review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: KnightScape review (iPad and iPhone)

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Talk about pedigree, KnightScape is the app equivalent of a Grand National winner. The app has been put together by a new games studio co-founded by Laurent Ancessi of EA and Naughty Dog fame.Ancessi worked on the likes of Uncharted and Need for Speed... >>

The Facebook site governance vote email explained

The Facebook site governance vote email explained

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Those who use Facebook might have noticed a very official-sounding email turning up in their inbox. Entitled “Our Global Site Governance Vote” and fairly difficult to understand, it is a lot less complex than it seems.Rather than your wasting your... >>

Onkyo TX-8050
4.5 stars

Onkyo TX-8050

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Onkyo is a brand more typically associated with AV receivers. Some boast price tags that only the most serious of movie-lovers would consider. But what about those who want a good, standard, stereo amp? The TX-8050 might just be the answer.BuildThe Onkyo... >>

The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer

The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer

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Mo Farah’s jaw-dropping 10,000 metre gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics was backed by some of the most cutting-edge technology in sport. It took quite a set of trainers to catapult him over the finish line in gold medal time. His weapon of choice... >>

Vorwerk VK100 pictures and hands-on

Vorwerk VK100 pictures and hands-on

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Robotic vacuum cleaners are nothing new. On paper, the idea behind them is brilliant. They do away with the mundane task of cleaning, letting you get on with something else. In reality, most do little more than to glance at your floor, occasionally kissing... >>

New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

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The BBC has relaunched its red button service - initially as a Virgin Media TiVo box exclusive - bringing increased amounts of content, a more streamlined experience and catch up capabilities.Called the "connected red button", the new BBC service lets... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Jet Set Radio review (iPhone and iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Jet Set Radio review (iPhone and iPad)

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The Dreamcast might have been a flop for Sega but it wasn't without its classics. Jet Set Radio was most definitely one of them. Falling into the more bizarre category of video games, it was about gangs of rollerblading graffiti artists who sped about... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

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The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included. As is always the case, the Pocket-lint... >>

Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories

Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories

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Motoring fans tend to get a touch left out at Christmas. Chances are, only the luckiest of the lucky will find a shiny new car outside their house on Christmas morning. For the rest, Pocket-lint has come up with a few ideas to bring a smile to the face... >>