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Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

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Cloud storage is expensive, especially when you're talking about using it for 4TB of data. So Western Digital wants to sell you a cloud all of your own, for a one-off price and no monthly subscription. It's a NAS drive, like Western Digital's other devices,... >>

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

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When we reviewed the Note 3, we noticed that the handwriting recognition was broken. It had been working perfectly when we first started using the phone, but then it randomly refused to turn our handwriting into proper text. A quick search online turned... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

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Samsung's Galaxy Note has always been one of the company's more interesting products. It's the one that leads rather than follows the lead of another phone manufacturer. In many ways, it's the handset that proves Samsung can have great ideas that show... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on: Watch our 4K video sample

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on: Watch our 4K video sample

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We've had the new Samsung Galaxy Note since Wednesday morning, and we're right in the middle of testing and reviewing, so expect to see our cogent thoughts on Monday. But for now, how about we take a look at one of the really cool features together, namely... >>

4G speed testing - Britain doing surprisingly well for mobile broadband

4G speed testing - Britain doing surprisingly well for mobile broadband

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Mobile coverage is the cause of a lot of arguments. From couples moaning at each other for not answering the phone, to a lack of internet access in locations in which you spend a lot of time. But, the big problem is, you never know until it's too late... >>

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

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We get to see some cool stuff here at Pocket-lint, and the Doom Piano was no exception. What, you might ask, is a "Doom Piano". It certainly sounds foreboding, but perhaps it's just a depressing bit of music. Well, no, it's not, it's a hacked musical... >>

Denon AH-D340 over-ear headphones review
4.5 stars

Denon AH-D340 over-ear headphones review

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Denon has a good range of headphones. No matter what you're looking to spend, the firm has something that will fit, and we're honestly yet to find a pair that don't sound great - even at the lower end of the price range. The AH-D340 over-ears are no exception.We... >>

iPhone 5S and 5C launch day: Pictures from the Apple Store London queue

iPhone 5S and 5C launch day: Pictures from the Apple Store London queue

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It's that day again, the masses have come out to queue for the new iPhone, and we, the press have queued to take photos of them queueing. So we ask you: who is more crazy? The queuers, or the queuers who queue to photograph the queuers.It was all pretty... >>

Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One

Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One

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As excited as we are about the Xbox One, we can't help but feel somewhat sad, because the console that has served us (mostly) brilliantly for the past eight years - one console lost to the red ring - and we're going to miss it.So, while we had our non-working... >>

Arcam rBlink review
5.0 stars

Arcam rBlink review

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There was a time when sending audio via Bluetooth was something audiophiles would just not do. Indeed, perhaps many of them still wouldn't, but you can tell the tide is turning when Arcam - the company well known for its multimedia prowess - jumps on... >>

Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

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We'll be 100 per cent honest, this is not a real PS4 you're looking at. It's an empty shell - well, nearly - that is used by magazines and websites to get photos of the console before the real hardware is ready. While that means we can't do much reviewing,... >>

LG G2 review
5.0 stars

LG G2 review

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If LG is going to make a success of its premier G2 smartphone, complete with 5.2-inch screen, it's going to need to battle it out hard with Samsung, Apple and Sony while trying not to make the same mistakes as HTC - like not spending enough on good quality... >>

Huawei Ascend P6
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P6

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When it comes to consumer-focused phones, things take one of two directions: dull and functional, or pretty and powerful. The Huawei P6 falls into the latter category. It's a phone that takes design cues from the iPhone, with a metal bezel around the... >>

Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider
4.0 stars

Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider

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Look around online and watch some video, it won't take long for you to notice that production values don't rely on hand-held gear. And that's where the Vacion CineTrack Pro comes in: it's a camera "slider" for smaller scale gear - such as phone cameras,... >>

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

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LG has, for some time, been making rather nice phones that have been largely ignored by everyone. We loved the Optimus 2X and thought it was one of the smarter additions to the Android phone world that we'd seen. It was only with the Nexus 4 that the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

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The reaction when you show the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to someone is usually comical. It is, in anyone's book, a massive phone. All 6.3-inches of that screen. Some people don't even know it's a phone until you point out that it has an earpiece and show... >>

Xbox One hands-on video: Meet the new controller

Xbox One hands-on video: Meet the new controller

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You could argue until the sun goes down and the cows come home about which console controller is the best. What is hard to argue with, is that the Xbox 360's controller is an extremely capable device. It suits larger hands well, it's comfortable and feels... >>

Xbox One hands-on video: We examine the hardware

Xbox One hands-on video: We examine the hardware

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There aren't any fully-working Xbox One consoles for review just yet, we're a while off that, but Microsoft did let us get some time with a "non-working" sample. Although, we have a feeling that this console would have worked if we'd had a power adaptor... >>

Welcome to Pocket-lint video: Reviews, features, tips and more

Welcome to Pocket-lint video: Reviews, features, tips and more

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You might not have seen much video on Pocket-lint recently, but that's about to change.There's no point in just doing what everyone else does, however, so we wanted to launch with something that's a bit different. The first thing you'll start to see regularly... >>

Archos 50 Platinum review
4.0 stars

Archos 50 Platinum review

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The Archos 50 Platinum is really a phone for those who need or want access to dual-SIM card functionality - a rare thing in the UK. Usually this would be business users, or those who travel a lot. Now that doesn't sound typical of Archos, the company... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

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There's a division in the world of smartphones. There are phones that are normal-sized and phones that are super-sized. You will like one type or the other, more than likely, and we naturally seem to fall into the latter, rather liking the bigger phones... >>

Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review
5.0 stars

Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review

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Bluetooth speakers are the new headphones. We don't mean literally, and please don't start taking them on the bus with you, but they are an area where lots of companies see lots of chances to make money. And like headphones, these aren't £50 accessories... >>

App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

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Until someone invents teleportation, or Elon Musk works out how to build those fancy pneumatic tubes he's decided will be the future of global travel, we're stuck using planes. Although it's not really aircraft that are the problem, it's airports.These... >>

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S review
4.5 stars

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S review

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We're starting to get used to touchscreen laptops. At first, the idea was a bit foreign to us, and didn't feel like something we'd use, but now there are dozens of touchscreen Windows-based laptops available, we are actually finding them quite useful.... >>

Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

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Accidents are inevitable, and when an accident befalls a mobile phone, there's a good chance it will involve water. For the most part, modern phones handle a bit of damp quite well; there's never much trauma if you're out in the rain for a bit. But when... >>

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review
5.0 stars

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

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Sometimes technology scares even us. And that's like an arachnologist being afraid of a particularly big spider. But even so, there are some things about technology that are creepy. Take for example that walking military cow thing the Americans have developed.... >>

App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

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If you were one of those Daily Mail sorts, you'd have a fit about the current "morality" of both gaming and TV. On TV, for example, you've got serial killers as heroes, motorcycle outlaws as role models and drug dealers as father figures. Now, in its... >>

Corsair K70 gaming keyboard review
5.0 stars

Corsair K70 gaming keyboard review

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We'll just come out and say it: keyboards have been getting worse over the years, not better. Compared to processors, graphics cards and memory, the all-important keyboard has suffered at the relentless march of price drops and a lack of willingness to... >>

Huawei Ascend P2
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P2

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The Huawei P1 was a phone we very much liked. It took Huawei away from its fairly safe designs and into uncharted territory. A bold step for a company quite new to selling phones to consumers, and one that worked wellThe P2, is, as you would expect, a... >>

Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone adaptor for iPhone
4.0 stars

Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone adaptor for iPhone

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When you're watching a movie and you see someone making a call from a far-flung location with a bulky-looking phone with a massive chunky pull-out antenna on the top, that's a satellite phone. They're interesting devices that communicate via orbiting... >>

Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

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We were pretty harsh about Windows 8 until we reviewed it. The problem for us, was that the user interface was just too much of a departure. Reviews are different from opinion though, and using the OS on a desktop computer made us realise that, as an... >>

App of the day: Truecaller review (Android)

App of the day: Truecaller review (Android)

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Have you seen that show on BBC Three called The Call Centre? In it, you learn about the goings on and practices behind those calls to help you get more insulation or to help you reclaim thousands in PPI.It's a great show, and well worth watching, because... >>

OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory
4.5 stars

OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory

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There was a time when you could open the bonnet of a car, look beneath it and see the engine in all its mechanical glory. If something went wrong, you'd more than likely be able to see something, or hear something - or in some alarming cases, smell something... >>

Pure Evoke F4
4.5 stars

Pure Evoke F4

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Multiroom audio is going through a bit of a boon these days. That's certainly what you'd conclude by looking at all the systems on the market that are trying to capture the market for audio systems that can provide music all over your house with minimal... >>

Build your own 35mm camera: Lomo Konstruktor pictures and hands-on

Build your own 35mm camera: Lomo Konstruktor pictures and hands-on

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Lomo, maker of cameras that use proper film instead of this digital stuff, has introduced a new kind of SLR to the market: one that you build yourself. The Konstruktor costs just £29,99, and Lomo says you should be able to build your camera in less than... >>

Pure Evoke D2 pictures and hands-on

Pure Evoke D2 pictures and hands-on

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Pure is famous for its digital radios. A brand that emerged as Britain started to shift its radio services over to the new DAB service saw a small company leap ahead with its iconic Evoke, one of the cheaper radios, but also one of the most iconic - go... >>

Corsair Voyager Air review
4.5 stars

Corsair Voyager Air review

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Portable hard drives have become something of an essential for anyone with a lot of data. If you're a bit old, like us, then you'll remember the days when moving lots of data was an utter pain. From an Iomega Zip drive with 100mb of storage, to early... >>

Vodafone Smart III review
4.0 stars

Vodafone Smart III review

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The Vodafone Smart III - sometimes called the Vodafone Smart III 975 - is a handset that really knows its audience. Its first trick is that it's cheap. At £90 it's one of the cheapest Android handsets you can buy, and for pay-as-you-go users, it's likely... >>

Sony RX100 MK II and high resolution RX1 rumoured to be launching soon

Sony RX100 MK II and high resolution RX1 rumoured to be launching soon

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The Sony RX100 is easily one of our favourite cameras of last year, and almost exactly a year after we reviewed it, it sounds like an updated model is coming, called, somewhat predictably, the RX100 MK II. SonyAlphaRumors is reporting that an instruction... >>

App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)

App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)

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Paperland isn't strictly speaking an app. What it is in reality is a live wallpaper, but that sort of undersells it a bit and the value it has. So for the sake of this, we'll call it an "App of the day".What Paperland is though, is something that seems... >>

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review
5.0 stars

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review

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Batteries, possibly one of the most boring items we could write about. But by the end of this review, we're pretty sure you'll not only be thanking us for it, but you'll also have changed your mind about how you power your gadgets.The batteries we're... >>

App of the day: BBC Weather review (iPhone)

App of the day: BBC Weather review (iPhone)

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You fall into one of two camps when it comes to weather. Either you hang on to the weatherman's every word, or you think he's making it up as he goes along. We fall into the latter camp, weather forecasting feels like a dark art to us, and we're sure... >>

Sony Vaio Pro review
5.0 stars

Sony Vaio Pro review

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When Sony announced the Vaio range of computers in 1996 or thereabouts it had one aim - to make PCs stylish, but powerful. Of course, this isn't all that easy and so Vaio desktops and laptops were expensive. But if you could afford one, you'd end up with... >>

Dead Rising 3 announced for Xbox One

Dead Rising 3 announced for Xbox One

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At its E3 press conference Microsoft demoed Dead Rising 3, which updates the franchise for the company's new console, the One. It was fairly clear from the demo that this will be a game that makes a lot of use of cloud processing, with it claimed that... >>

Thuraya SatSleeve pictures and hands-on

Thuraya SatSleeve pictures and hands-on

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Satellite phones are just about one of the coolest communications devices on the planet. No longer are you restricted to being near a mobile phone mast. You can make and receive calls from almost anywhere. The problem, of course, is that it's an expensive... >>

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

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It's not an exaggeration to say there are a multitude of Android keyboards out there. From Go Keyboard, to Swiftkey and Swype your choices are almost unlimited. But it used to be the case that if you wanted the Google "official" or stock keyboard, you'd... >>

Asus VivoBook S500 review
3.0 stars

Asus VivoBook S500 review

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Asus has gone from a company that mostly made computer components like PC motherboards and graphics cards, to a being big player in laptops, tablets and even phones. It is without doubt one of the most interesting companies that has appeared in a world... >>

Dell XPS 12 review
5.0 stars

Dell XPS 12 review

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It's indisputable that Dell is going through a pretty tough time of things at the moment. The firm has suffered massive a massive drop in profits as the PC sector continues to decline, and gets replaced with tablets, phones and other smart devices. Dell... >>

Meze 66 Classics headphones
4.0 stars

Meze 66 Classics headphones

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Most things aren't made out of wood these days, and that's a bit of a shame really, because wood is an incredible material. For a start, it's less of an environmental disaster than plastic and it quite literally grows on trees.If you like a bit of wood,... >>

Prestigio Multiphone 4500 Duo
4.0 stars

Prestigio Multiphone 4500 Duo

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Dual-SIM phones are something we get asked about a fair amount. They're very useful for people who do a lot of travelling, or for business users who want to have a work and personal SIM card in their phone. But they're also pretty rare in the UK. Clearly,... >>