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Nintendo Wii U final GamePad details emerge

Nintendo Wii U final GamePad details emerge

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At E3, Nintendo is starting to answer the many questions that gamers have about the upcoming console, including many about its revolutionary new GamePad controller. First and foremost is the confirmation that it *will* be possible to use more than one... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Hootsuite (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Hootsuite (Android)

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We think it's fair to say that, as good a service as Twitter is, when it comes to making apps, it's second in line to the dreadful Facebook for making a hash (pun very much intended) of things.Hootsuite aims to provide solutions to the many problems of... >>

Samsung XE 300M Chromebox pictures and hands-on

Samsung XE 300M Chromebox pictures and hands-on

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The Chromebox is actually a very good idea. Between them, Samsung and Google are trying to make a computer that costs less than a normal PC, but still offered access to the world of cloud computing.How well it has succeeded probably depends on what you... >>

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 pictures and hands-on

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 pictures and hands-on

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The Chromebook is a curious idea. Essentially, it's a normal laptop - albeit one too low-powered to really run Windows - that has a stripped-down version of Linux installed, along with a version of Google's Chrome browser. And that's it.There are no apps,... >>

Motorola Razr Maxx
4.0 stars

Motorola Razr Maxx

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We have been using the Motorola Razr for quite a long time now. It's a phone that we've honestly fallen in love with. It's styling is unique and interesting, it's tough without looking like a builder's phone and it's been a sturdy and reliable companion.Apart... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch

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It is not an exaggeration to say that the original Galaxy Tab is one of our favourite gadgets. While Steve Jobs was telling his disciples that 7-inch tablets were dead on arrival, Samsung was busy winning us over with its compact, but functional tablet.It... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wyse PocketCloud Remote (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Wyse PocketCloud Remote (Android)

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You've gone to work, but forgotten that crucial presentation, which is sitting on your home computer waiting to have its day in the spotlight, unaware that it will never come. Well, panic not, because with Wyse PocketCloud Remote, you can simply "dial"... >>

Canon EOS 5D MK III
5.0 stars

Canon EOS 5D MK III

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After Nikon’s D90, it felt like the crown of video would go to that firm. But, surprisingly, it was Canon that swooped in, and hoovered up the newly established video-from-SLR market. The D90 was never able to produce video sufficient for professional... >>

Mazda CX5 2.2 TDI AWD
4.0 stars

Mazda CX5 2.2 TDI AWD

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Talking to the Mazda team, it's interesting to hear how the company views itself, and even more interesting to hear how the firm is introducing some pretty interesting engineering techniques to make its cars better, and its production lines even more... >>

Cisco Linksys X3000
3.0 stars

Cisco Linksys X3000

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We're on the hunt for the best domestic router we can find. Why? Because routers play a huge part in your home these days, and too many of them are utter rubbish.Cisco is one of the biggest names in networking hardware, and its name carries a gravitas... >>

APP OF THE DAY: GO SMS Pro (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: GO SMS Pro (Android)

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You might use the default Android SMS app, you might use one provided by your handset manufacturer. The problem is, there's no consistency in Android SMS clients, and most of them are ugly and don't have much in the way of functionality.GO SMS Pro is... >>

Porsche Cayman S
4.5 stars

Porsche Cayman S

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"Would you like to drive a Porsche around the south of France?" is the kind of question which - like, "Would you like either a kick in the crown jewels, or this gold ingot?"  - doesn’t require a lot of thinking about. "Yes," we replied, and a couple... >>

Nike Max Transitions pictures and hands-on

Nike Max Transitions pictures and hands-on

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Those old enough to remember a time when something called the "Sun" shone on our great nation will remember the need for things called "sunglasses" to prevent being overwhelmed by light. Sadly, the gods of water, including Thames, Veolia, Sutton and East... >>

Tesla Roadster
4.5 stars

Tesla Roadster

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We find people fall in to two categories: those who love electric cars, and think they're the future, and those who don't want to give up on petrol. It is, perhaps, unsurprising that we, as gadget and technology lovers, find the idea of electric cars... >>

Motorola Defy Mini
1.5 stars

Motorola Defy Mini

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We reviewed the Motorola Defy+ some time ago, and we didn't care for it. Not at all. So when the Defy Mini arrived, we couldn't see our hearts splitting in half with the love. And we aren't sure why it's called the Defy Mini either, because it's not much... >>

APP OF THE DAY: MX Player review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: MX Player review (Android)

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One of the great things about Android, is that it has a flexibility - especially with regard to the file system - that you don't get on iOS. It is, for example, perfectly possible to drag and drop video and music files over USB on to the SD card or internal... >>

HTC DG H200 Media Link HD
4.0 stars

HTC DG H200 Media Link HD

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One of our bugbears with DLNA, the home media-streaming standard, is that it's a bit of a pain to use. A standard it may be, but simple across every device you use, it most certainly is not. So HTC's Media Link HD is an interesting proposition. It's a... >>

EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box

EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box

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With analogue TV going the way of the dodo in the UK, there is presumably a lot of demand for people who are still enjoying their old, analogue-only TVs, but would like to watch more than just snow when the last UK region switches later this year. Now... >>

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T
4.5 stars

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

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Asus blew our minds with the original Transformer. A tablet with a keyboard, we muttered, surely that's just a laptop running Android? But no, in fact it was a very clever idea: build a terrific tablet, that's both stylish and powerful, then offer a keyboard... >>

Sony SmartWatch
3.0 stars

Sony SmartWatch

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The idea of a Bluetooth watch that keeps you updated about phonecalls, text message and tweets and allows you to get yourself into Eighties teen comedy style scrapes with a spy camera, is almost too cool to be true.So we've spent some time with the Sony... >>

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G
4.5 stars

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G

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It wasn't all that long ago that we reviewed the new Kindle. As you might imagine, we loved it. This is, after all, the best known and best designed ebook reader on the market. It's simple, cheap, and pretty much single-purpose. What it does, it does... >>

HP Envy 14 Spectre
4.5 stars

HP Envy 14 Spectre

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What's in a name? In the case of the HP Envy 14 Spectre, a lot of really confusing nonsense. Of course, it's better than the model numbers you get with TVs, but even so it's very hard to work out what Spectre really has to do with anything - although... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Photon (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Photon (Android)

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Trains are boring places, and always have been, but thanks to the world of mobile gaming long, drawn-out and delayed journeys can be made all the more entertaining with cheap apps that take your mind away from Christopher the sweaty commuter and his rancid... >>

Huawei Ascend G300
4.5 stars

Huawei Ascend G300

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If you're a mobile operator that doesn't have a £100 Android handset for your pay-as-you-go customers, then you're very silly indeed. The leaders in this area are T-Mobile and Orange, who have very capable phones in this price range. Orange has the San... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Live London Bus Tracker review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Live London Bus Tracker review (Android)

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Margaret Thatcher is often said to have remarked: “Any man in his thirties who finds himself on a bus should consider himself a failure.” This is one thing the iron lady didn't actually say, but while those who travel on them - us included – might... >>

Samsung 530U Series 5 Ultrabook
4.0 stars

Samsung 530U Series 5 Ultrabook

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When we look at the new Samsung 530U, we aren't filled with the same sense of excitement that we were when we took the Dell XPS 13 out of its box. The Samsung, in fact, looks more like a regular laptop than it does an Ultrabook. But none of that matters... >>

Canon introduces C500 digital cinema camera

Canon introduces C500 digital cinema camera

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Last year, Canon launched the C300, a digital cinema camera that furthered the amazing video capabilities of Canon's SLR range, but in a body designed to be more useful for film-makers.Now the company has announced a new camera, the C500, which takes... >>

Toshiba AT-200
3.0 stars

Toshiba AT-200

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Pocket-lint regulars might remember that we reviewed the Toshiba AT100 and utterly despised its cheap and nasty design and uninspired features. Happily, then, the firm has just started to sell its new and much-updated version of the tablet. The AT200,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Plex review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Plex review (Android)

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One of the biggest frustrations with media streaming around the home, is how difficult it still is. You can buy boxes to do it, or use DLNA-compliant software on your phone, tablet or laptop. But it's never easy.Plex, which ties a desktop client to a... >>

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

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There was a time when broadband from Virgin Media was uncapped, if you had the top-tier package. But the times, they are a-changing - the company is now introducing some modest capping on lines that have a very high rate of P2P use.This, the company says,... >>

Dell XPS 13
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13

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It has for some time been a source of great irritation to us that PC manufacturers just don't seem able to produce computers that look as impressive as Apple's MacBook Air. Ultrabooks provided something of an improvement in the situation, but even these... >>

Nikon D800
5.0 stars

Nikon D800

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Several years ago, Nikon announced the D90 - the first digital SLR that could record video. Clips were short, at under five minutes, and restricted to 720p, but it was the start of a revolution. And we’re not exaggerating, because SLR-based video has... >>

Nikon D800 low light test with the Blue  Man Group

Nikon D800 low light test with the Blue Man Group

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The Nikon D800 promises to let you take pictures in low-light environments reducing noise to a minimum and letting you get that perfect shot regardless of the conditions. That's some promise, but proof is in the pudding, as they say, or in our case... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Rightmove review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Rightmove review (Android)

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Anyone who has ever dealt with an estate agent will be able to tell you that you're better off avoiding them as much as possible. It's not that they're bad people, it's just that they will do and say pretty much anything to get you to part with your money.... >>

Humax Tivizen TV
3.5 stars

Humax Tivizen TV

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There are various ways to watch TV on your iOS device, or Android phone or tablet but there aren't any that match the simplicity or convenience of Freeview on a normal TV.The Humax Tivizen aims to help with that, offering a DVB-T (read Freeview) receiver... >>

Popcorn Hour C-300
4.0 stars

Popcorn Hour C-300

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Accessing the video on your home network, or playing files from USB devices is one of the growth areas for home cinema. And no device offers more options than the Popcorn Hour C-300, with incredible video format support and outstanding upgrade options,... >>

Roku 2 XS
3.5 stars

Roku 2 XS

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TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds.This... >>

Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users

Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users

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I am not a Luddite, not at all, but when I look at Windows 8 I feel a sense of dread. And I feel that way because I think the company is about to make the biggest mistake of its history. I think Windows 8 could be a bigger problem for Microsoft than Windows... >>

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones
4.5 stars

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones

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Philips told us it considers itself to be, first and foremost, a high-end audio brand. We've seen some evidence of this in its TVs, to be honest. It's one of few firms that takes TV sound seriously, and the results are always impressive. Its iPod and... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Airport City (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Airport City (Android)

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Let's be quite clear, Airport City is the stupidest ,most annoying game we've ever played on Android. We love it, and quite simply can't put it down. Despite the fact that it's stupid and annoying. It is, therefore, in this regard, perfect.Airport City... >>

T-Mobile Vivacity
3.5 stars

T-Mobile Vivacity

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There are lots of different cars to choose from, which is good, because if the only car you could buy was a Porsche, then not that many people would be able to afford cars. And so the same is true with phones. The best phones - your high-end Android devices,... >>

Western Digital MyBook Live Duo
4.0 stars

Western Digital MyBook Live Duo

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Firms like Western Digital are always telling us not to wait until a drive fails to invest in some backup solutions. And people like us are always ignoring them, assuming that it will never happen to us. Well, it did happen to us, and it was only once... >>

Google Play: The new name for Android Market

Google Play: The new name for Android Market

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From today, you'll no longer download apps from the Android Market, but instead, from Google Play.Over the next few days the firm will push out an update to Android handsets that changes the name of the app you were using. This might confuse some, especially... >>

Adobe Lightroom 4 intros better geo-tagging, video and books

Adobe Lightroom 4 intros better geo-tagging, video and books

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Update: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is now available for Mac and Windows for £86.57 ex VAT for the full version and £49.24 ex VAT for the upgrade. A Student and Teacher edition is available for £49.24 ex VAT. For more detailed information about product... >>

Popcorn Hour C-300 pictures and hands-on

Popcorn Hour C-300 pictures and hands-on

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If you want the Rolls-Royce of media streamers, then you should look no further than a Popcorn Hour. These media-loving boxes are the go-to streamers of choice for people who want loads of flexibilty, excellent picture quality and plenty of other great... >>

Sony announces TX20 rugged camera

Sony announces TX20 rugged camera

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Sony has announced a range of new Cyber-shot cameras, including a rugged new model, the TX20, designed to take the rough and the smooth of everyday life.The camera - clearly hoping to take on the Panasonic FT4 that we've just reviewed - seems to have... >>

Range Rover Evoque convertible concept

Range Rover Evoque convertible concept

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Land Rover will show off a new convertible Evoque at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The company says the the Range Rover Evoque convertible concept is the "world's first premium convertible SUV". It certainly looks premium to us, in fact it looks... >>

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Series launched

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Series launched

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In its press material, Asus says that the Transformer Pad 300 series is aimed at the "young and trendy, tech-savvy set". Sadly, for Asus, that "set" all lives in Shoreditch, and you'll never get anything in to their hands apart from a copy of "Wallpaper"... >>

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity range announced

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity range announced

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Asus has done some Transformer name tweaking, and has announced a new range of tablets under the banner "Transformer Pad Infinity". Asus claims the tablets are the first to offer full HD quality via their in-built Super IPS+ displays. Indeed, they're... >>

Asus Padfone: Phone, tablet, pen with a speaker in it... eh?

Asus Padfone: Phone, tablet, pen with a speaker in it... eh?

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One of the most interesting devices we got wind of last year was the Asus Padfone, a phone and tablet combination. However, the interesting part was that the phone could be docked within the tablet to give you the best of both worlds; a large screen,... >>