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Glidecam XR-500 camera stabiliser pictures and hands-on

Glidecam XR-500 camera stabiliser pictures and hands-on

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Glidecam has launched a rival for the Steadicam Smoothee that can support light cameras, including the iPhone and the GoPro Hero. There are some interesting features here that make this a decent competitor to the Steadicam product, and one which offers... >>

Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

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It's not often we hardened tech hacks walk past a booth at CES and find ourselves overcome with desire, but the Parrot Zik by Starck has got us dribbling from the mouth this year.The Zik by Starck was announced at CES last year, but we've not had a hands-on... >>

Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on

Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on

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If you were an executive at Fisher Price watching how much fun children have with their parents' iPads you could do one of two things. You could decide you’re never going to better Apple’s device, give up and go home, or you could use it in your own... >>

Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

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Did you know that Lego Mindstorms is now 15 years old? When it was introduced, we were almost able to claim to be children and the whole of kids' toys looked completely different. Imagine a world where your 10-year-old wasn’t always seen from behind... >>

LG Windows 8 touch-enabled monitor pictures and hands-on

LG Windows 8 touch-enabled monitor pictures and hands-on

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Many people have complained about Windows 8 when it comes to using the OS on desktop, or even laptop computers. The touch input on these machines is slightly pointless, they argue, because they’re usually not touch-enabled. So a new LGs display is... >>

LG ultrabook, slider PC and desktop all-in-one pictures and hands-on

LG ultrabook, slider PC and desktop all-in-one pictures and hands-on

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LG has launched a range of new computers at CES 2013, among them, a slender all-in-one PC, an Ultrabook and a sliding laptop which can become a Windows 8 tablet. All seem to have gone for a white case - a pleasant change from all those silver and black... >>

LG smart fridge pictures and hands-on

LG smart fridge pictures and hands-on

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Everything is getting smarter these days, and the new smart fridge from LG is the cleverest fridge we’ve ever seen, with a screen on the front and a smartphone app to back it up. As you might expect, there are the usual array of fridge features, and... >>

Panasonic closing LCD plant to start production on OLED and 4K tablet

Panasonic closing LCD plant to start production on OLED and 4K tablet

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Eagle-eyed television lovers will have spotted that Panasonic has changed its LCD range to use passive 3D technology. Not because it particularly believes passive 3D is the best 3D display tech, but as a result of shutting down its own LCD panel manufacturing... >>

Acer B1-A71 pictures and hands-on

Acer B1-A71 pictures and hands-on

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The Acer Iconia B1 is really very affordable. We were told it will retail for £99 in the UK, and that makes it just about the best value for money in the tablet space.The B1 comes with Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android, which is something worth... >>

Panasonic 56-inch 4K OLED TV pictures and eyes-on

Panasonic 56-inch 4K OLED TV pictures and eyes-on

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Not one day ago we were bemoaning, via Twitter, the fact that OLED TVs were never going to happen. And then, literally hours later, Panasonic is telling us it has a new OLED TV which it hopes will be available “soon”. Of course, that’s not the same... >>

iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot coming to the UK

iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot coming to the UK

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The iRobo Looj will sweep your gutters clean of debris, and it’s heading for the UK soon. The robotic cleaner specialists have been selling this gutter cleaner in the US for a few months now, but having surveyed the gutters of the UK and Europe, the... >>

Nest officially coming to the UK

Nest officially coming to the UK

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At Pocket-lint, we’re big fans of Nest, a smart home thermostat that aims to save you money, while beautifying the tedium of adjusting the temperature of your heating. So when we saw the firm at a CES offshoot show, called The Digital Experience, we... >>

Intel announces low cost, powerful phone for developing countries

Intel announces low cost, powerful phone for developing countries

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Why should the developed world have all the good phones, asks Intel. Well, perhaps it didn't, but with its new range of low-cost handsets, it is targeting those in the developing world with phones that offer a full Android experience, but without the... >>

Panasonic's 2013 TV ranges announced. 16 plasmas and 16 LCDs

Panasonic's 2013 TV ranges announced. 16 plasmas and 16 LCDs

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Panasonic has announced its 2013 range of TVs, and there’s some interesting technology here. First, the company was keen to promote its smart TV platform. It’s improving that this year, with something called My Home Screen. This is a customised user... >>

Panasonic’s 2013 TVs know who you are and are more accessible than ever

Panasonic’s 2013 TVs know who you are and are more accessible than ever

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If you have hearing or vision problems, then Panasonic wants to make sure you’re not excluded from enjoying its smart TV services. And it wants to personalise the whole experience of smart TV to each user.The technologies for accessibility are nothing... >>

Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on

Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on

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Panasonic has always made good, solid and high-quality camcorders. The problem is, video-only devices are dying a little bit in this day and age. The reason, as you might expect, is that lots of people are using phones and still cameras to capture their... >>

Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on

Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on

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Panasonic's 9 series camcorders are, somewhat predictably, having their yearly refresh. The HC-X920 will replace the HC-X900 and have many of the same terrific features. But there are some new bits too, and these should make this camera a much more attractive... >>

Panasonic HX-WA30, HX-WA3 and HX-DC3 active camcorders announced

Panasonic HX-WA30, HX-WA3 and HX-DC3 active camcorders announced

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While all the news in action cameras these days is about GoPro and the like, Panasonic is still a major player here and, to prove it, it has just announced a new trio of rugged camcorders.Unlike GoPro, these camcorders are both tough and have the performance... >>

Hapilabs HAPIfork pictures and hands-on

Hapilabs HAPIfork pictures and hands-on

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A study has shown that the speed you eat has a big impact on the amount you eat, and how quickly you feel full. Eating slowly means you "feel" full quicker than if you shovel food into your mouth like someone is about to come and steal your plate from... >>

Invoxia NVX 610 pictures and hands-on

Invoxia NVX 610 pictures and hands-on

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Although it's been out for iPhone for some time, we like the Invoxia NVX 610. It allows you to plonk an Android phone in its dock slot, charge it and turn it into a desk phone. There's a proper handset too, that's sure to be nicer to hold than your mobile.The... >>

Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on

Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on

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It's all well and good carrying a rechargeable battery around with you, but they generally have quite limited capacity and can't charge your phone more than a couple of times. Aside from carrying a massive one, batteries really aren't the solution. But... >>

ION Scratch2GO DJ controller pads for iPad

ION Scratch2GO DJ controller pads for iPad

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DJing on the iPad is becoming a bit of a thing, it seems. A device that you wouldn't think would be ideal for such a high-pressure job seems to have been adopted quite widely, be it as storage that fits into some DJ decks, or as a standalone DJ mixing... >>

APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)

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Android keyboard are, honestly, a mess. The one you get with your phone will probably be one customised by the company that built your phone, or it might be one bought in because the hardware company lacked the expertise to do a good job itself. Most... >>

Google Now praises iPad

Google Now praises iPad

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Here's an interesting Friday bug for you to enjoy. If you ask Google Now, "What is a giraffe" it comes back with a surprising answer. Watch our video above, or try it for yourself -, as long as Google hasn't fixed it, you should get the same result as... >>

Razer Sabertooth Elite Gaming Controller for Xbox 360
4.5 stars

Razer Sabertooth Elite Gaming Controller for Xbox 360

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There are lots of things you might think when considering a new Xbox 360 controller. You might just think about getting the official one, and sticking with what you know. Or perhaps you might consider a third-party solution, to get a bit more out of your... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Pixlr Express review (Android and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Pixlr Express review (Android and iPhone)

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Photo manipulation is all the rage, if the Instagram uproar is to be believed. People love tweaking their mobile phone pictures to give them a bit of life, and we can see why. Every image ever taken with a cameraphone looks roughly the same. They don't... >>

PlayStation 2 hits retirement age in Japan

PlayStation 2 hits retirement age in Japan

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The PlayStation 2 was a game-changer, and that's an indisputable fact. At the time it launched, consoles were a more niche pursuit than they are today, and it was really Sony's second-generation console that helped turn that around. But now, after 12... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 detailed in hands-on video, shame it's make believe

Samsung Galaxy S4 detailed in hands-on video, shame it's make believe

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Some people have a lot more spare time than us. Perhaps they don't have jobs, children, partners and DIY to do or require any sleep. We say this because, collectively, they seem to be filling up YouTube with fake videos. If it's not eagles grabbing babies,... >>

Google's favourite apps of 2012

Google's favourite apps of 2012

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Any parent knows you shouldn't pick favourites, so Google's decision to release a curated list of what it considers the best apps of 2012 is an odd one. The list, published via the Play store website, details some of the Android creator's favourite apps.Many... >>

Get Flickr Pro free for three months

Get Flickr Pro free for three months

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Flickr has always been a great photo-sharing site, it's a great place to store your photos, and it's a useful tool for looking at trends in photography - its Exif search is fabulous. And what it now has, is a free three months for its "Pro" service.What... >>

Simplehuman semi-round sensor bin
4.5 stars

Simplehuman semi-round sensor bin

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"A bin? You're going to review a bin?" they asked, with a mixture of surprise and despair. Our reply came quickly, perhaps so quickly it seemed rehearsed: "Yes, because this isn't just any bin, it's special."It's made by a company called simplehuman,... >>

Canon officially discontinues EOS 5D MK II

Canon officially discontinues EOS 5D MK II

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In news that is news to no one, Canon has decided to stop making an old camera - the 5D MK II - and will now concentrate on selling a new camera - the MK III - instead. Presumably, this announcement comes as it nears the end of its stock of the MK II.... >>

Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year

Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year

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Adverts are often some of the most creative and entertaining things on TV. But more often, they're monotonous, boring and irrelevant to you, the viewer. With that in mind, Gracenote - a company famous for identifying music - plans to launch a new system... >>

Google Play Music censors your uploaded songs

Google Play Music censors your uploaded songs

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The Americans, rightly or wrongly have a bit of a reputation for being a puritanical lot - no swearing on network TV and nothing more than a hint of side boob. But the discovery that Google Play music is switching out your explicit music for censored... >>

Denon AH-D600 headphones
5.0 stars

Denon AH-D600 headphones

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At £500, the Denon AH-D600 headphones are a massive financial commitment. The good news, however, is that we've had a sniff around online and you can already find them for about £300. While that's still not cheap, that's only a tiny sliver of cash more... >>

Huawei G330
3.5 stars

Huawei G330

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Cheap really is a relative term. Back when GSM phones didn't do the internet, and Ericsson ruled the roost with phones like the T28, £200 was about the most money you could spend on a normal handset. We know, because around the millennium we did exactly... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Flickr review (Android and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Flickr review (Android and iPhone)

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So, Instagram is dead, basically. Facebook may have backed-down on its stance that it can pretty much do what the hell it wants with your photos, but we all know that the company is, at a cellular level, incapable of respecting your privacy.So, the hunt... >>

Atomic Floyd PowerJax headphones
3.0 stars

Atomic Floyd PowerJax headphones

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With their bright red cables and metal earpieces, when you open the PowerJax headphones there's really no doubt that these are made by Atomic Floyd. Of course, you might not have heard of the company, but take it from us, the style very much belongs to... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Google Play Music review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Google Play Music review (Android)

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This might sound stupid if you already have, and use, Google Play Music, but for many people with devices that don’t have it, that’s a shame, because it’s really very good indeed.There are a good number of music playback apps on the Play Store,... >>

How the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gives Harlequins a competitive edge

How the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gives Harlequins a competitive edge

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You might not think of rugby as a high-tech sport, but things have changed massively in the past 10 years. The sport has grown more professional, and there's more money involved. With more money comes better tools to improve performance, but also more... >>

VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system
4.0 stars

VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system

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The Americans have always been obsessed with big cars. They have big roads, and the inexplicable need to own cars with big, 5-litre V8 engines. While we can see the charm of a big lump of power under the bonnet - sorry, hood - with fuel now rivalling... >>

Sennheiser Momentum headphones
4.5 stars

Sennheiser Momentum headphones

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Headphones, headphones, headphones. There are so many of them, and they all sound totally different. If you're planning on buying headphones, then this must surely be the worst bit - deciding which set to get. Harder still is picking one that not only... >>

Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III
4.0 stars

Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III

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Mophie is well-known for making the extra battery packs for the iPhone in to which your phone slides, giving you an extended battery and a sort of semi-protective shell. Mophie used to concentrate on iPhone, because it was the biggest single market, but... >>

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE

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We really liked the Huawei P1 that appeared earlier this year. A solid, likeable and barebones Android handset from the Chinese company that most people still haven't really heard of - and many can't pronounce.The P1 LTE offers 4G network access on EE,... >>

TDK Wireless Sound Cube
4.5 stars

TDK Wireless Sound Cube

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TDK is probably a name you remember from the '80s and '90s, when you had a stack of its cassette tapes and used them to kill the music industry by taping your favourite songs from the radio. But of course, with the music industry destroyed by such piracy,... >>

App of the day: Wreck-it Ralph review (Android, iPhone)

App of the day: Wreck-it Ralph review (Android, iPhone)

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If you're not excited about the upcoming movie Wreck-it Ralph, then you obviously didn't waste your youth playing video games in arcades, or hunched in front of a CRT TV trying to make a yellow Pac-man eat some pills and annoy some ghosts.The game, from... >>

ViewSonic VSD220 Android monitor
3.0 stars

ViewSonic VSD220 Android monitor

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The VSD220 two things. First, it's a monitor - which is obvious, you can tell that just by looking at it. Second, it's an Android-powered all-in-one computer - which isn't obvious, and would be hard to tell by looking at it.Costing about £330, for a... >>

APP OF THE DAY: CoPilot Live Premium review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: CoPilot Live Premium review (Android)

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Why, you might ask, would anyone pay for turn-by-turn directions on Android when Google Maps is so good. That's a pretty fair question, we have to say. Google has changed the world of satellite navigation with Google Maps. Now anyone with a phone has... >>

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-I9305)
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-I9305)

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It's fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most popular and most-loved handsets of the year. They're flying of shelves globally, and the insinuation that it's a knock-off of the iPhone doesn't seem to have found any resonance with the... >>

Pac-Man Ghost Lamp
5.0 stars

Pac-Man Ghost Lamp

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Does a lamp in the shape of a ghost qualify for a Pocket-lint review? Probably not, normally, but what if that ghost were a Pac-Man ghost, and what if the moment we took it out of the box we fell in love with it?Well then, of course it's worth a review,... >>