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Sony's new TVs put design and picture quality first... pictures and hands-on

Sony's new TVs put design and picture quality first... pictures and hands-on

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It seems that, after making record losses, Sony has developed a plan to make its new televisions impress in the areas that customers say are most important.The company is focusing, therefore, on TVs that must be well designed and have great picture quality.... >>

Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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Pocket-lint recently flew to Japan to get the inside info from Sony about its TV ranges for 2012 and beyond. And, although it's no surpise that Sony HQ is a haven for all sorts of cool tech, while we were there we had a bit of fun with the firm's ID cards... >>

Sony: UK is last big market for plasma TV technology

Sony: UK is last big market for plasma TV technology

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During a press tour of Japan with Sony to see its 2012 AV product ranges, Pocket-lint has learnt that the UK is the last hold-out in the LCD versus plasma TV skirmish that has raged since both technologies were introduced to our shores.According to the... >>

Epson Moverio BT-100
2.5 stars

Epson Moverio BT-100

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Projector specialists Epson are exceptionally good at video projectors. But not everyone can have a projector, and they more often than not aren't portable. So the Moverio glasses are designed to give you a projector experience, with some portable glasses.They... >>

Sony multi-room audio systems pictures and hands-on

Sony multi-room audio systems pictures and hands-on

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Sony has today shown Pocket-lint its new range of multi-room audio devices. The self-contained speaker systems are clearly intended to compete with the current champion of such things, Sonos. And from what we saw, we were very impressed indeed.There are... >>

OLED is still an important technology to Sony

OLED is still an important technology to Sony

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If there was any doubt about Sony's commitment to OLED then its most recent broadcast products should help to remove it. And while the company has been silent on the subject of consumer-level OLED, it is in the process of converting broadcasters to the... >>

Oxx Pocket DAB Radio
4.5 stars

Oxx Pocket DAB Radio

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When DAB radios first went on sale a lot of people asked where the portable ones were. FM, after all has for many years been available in easily portable form. Sadly, DAB required - especially at launch - a great deal of bulky electronics, and had power... >>

Sony: No brand loyalty among TV customers

Sony: No brand loyalty among TV customers

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Sony has told Pocket-lint that customers are far more interested in design than brand names. Speaking during our visit to its offices in Japan, the company said the number one thing cited as important to consumers is picture quality, followed closely... >>

Sony bringing Google TV to Europe in 2012

Sony bringing Google TV to Europe in 2012

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Sony started by telling Pocket-lint that in the US, during it’s first year, its Google TV devices sold much lower volumes than it expected. Even so, the company intends to launch Google TV products in Europe this year.The firm is confident that interest... >>

Nokia 700
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Nokia 700

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If you ever needed evidence that the mighty can fall, then take a look at Nokia. A firm that was unstoppable until the iPhone was launched, it has since faltered and stumbled at every step. Or so it seems to some commentators. Perhaps the firm ignored... >>

Creative WP-350 Bluetooth headphones
3.5 stars

Creative WP-350 Bluetooth headphones

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People of a certain age will remember that, at one time, Creative Labs was the only name that mattered when it came to PC sound. Sadly for the company, the PC market has dried up substantially. So it began to focus more on MP3 players and other audio... >>

Google Chrome for Android pictures, video and hands-on

Google Chrome for Android pictures, video and hands-on

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Yesterday Google announced a beta version of Chrome for Android. As Chrome fans on the PC, we were keen to test it so we grabbed a copy. The beta software is compatible only with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) so we're testing it on the Galaxy Nexus.Perhaps... >>

Oxx Digital Classic + DAB
4.0 stars

Oxx Digital Classic + DAB

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If, like us, you love to cook, but like some radio-based company in the kitchen, you'll most likely be interested in the OxxDigital Classic. A DAB+ and internet radio with support for podcasts and a few other nice tricks.You might not have heard of Oxx... >>

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active
4.0 stars

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

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There aren't many people who would argue that staying in shape is important, and an increasingly popular pastime for many. So mobile phone companies are keen to appeal to active sorts with phones that can help them in their pursuits.Sony Ericsson markets... >>

Huawei Ideos X3
3.5 stars

Huawei Ideos X3

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Huawei is slowly building a name for itself. If you haven't yet heard it, you will in the next year or so. For a start, the firm has the world's slimmest smartphone in its CES-announced Ascend P1 S. And it seems committed to making the move from backroom... >>

Kingston Wi-Drive
4.0 stars

Kingston Wi-Drive

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When it comes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod, storage is expensive. These devices all have fixed amounts of storage, and no way for consumers to upgrade them with simple memory cards. And that can mean that people end up with less storage than they need,... >>

BlueAnt Embrace headphones
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BlueAnt Embrace headphones

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Choosing a set of headphones, especially expensive ones, is pretty hard. There are so many different pairs, styles and performance levels that we could, in theory, run a site just reviewing headphones and never run out.But most headphones aren't worthy... >>

Epson Moverio BT-100 video glasses pictures and hands-on

Epson Moverio BT-100 video glasses pictures and hands-on

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We all like the idea of seeing a massive TV image while we stare up at the celing, or at a boring old wall. Well, the good news is that Epson wants to help your dream become a reality, with its Moverio BT-100. In simple terms, a pair of goggles that allow... >>

HTC Explorer
4.0 stars

HTC Explorer

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Android is a mobile OS that clearly appeals to geeks. And its appeal to those who like flexible, powerful phones that have a great selection of games and apps is clear too. But where does that leave the person on the street? The normal Joe, the man or... >>

O2 accused of leaking phone numbers online - we show how to plug the hole

O2 accused of leaking phone numbers online - we show how to plug the hole

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The Internet is awash with claims that O2 is sharing customers' mobile phone numbers with websites. Twitter users are posting that, after checking with a site that examines data sent from their phone to webservers, that their phone number is clearly visible.Pocket-lint... >>

Citroën Lacoste concept pictures and video

Citroën Lacoste concept pictures and video

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Like so many concept cars, you're not going to see this Lacoste tie-in rolling down your local high street any time soon. Really, this car is designed to inspire the people who are responsible for the Citroëns you will buy, to keep them fresh and to... >>

Steadicam Smoothee
4.5 stars

Steadicam Smoothee

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Some might not agree, but we think that the Steadicam is the greatest thing ever to happen to cinematography. Some might argue it's digital cinema, some could claim it's the dolly or the technocrane, but the Steadicam is where we're at.And it's not without... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Great Little War Game review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Great Little War Game review (Android)

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Great Little War Game has the best name ever. After all, it is both "great" and a "war game". Of course, it could be argued that it's a little presumptuous of the developer to claim that its own creation is "great" but who cares when it has made a game... >>

Toshiba AT100-100
2.5 stars

Toshiba AT100-100

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Toshiba is, as it so often is, late to the tablet game. It was late to Blu-ray, because it was pushing its own - excellent - format, HD DVD. And it has been slow on the uptake in 3D and smart TV introduction too. All of that is understandable, as it's... >>

Behind the scenes of Sky 1's Gadget Geeks

Behind the scenes of Sky 1's Gadget Geeks

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In January 2011 I got, along with quite a few other people, an email asking if I’d like to be on a TV show for Sky. I didn’t take it all that seriously, I mean, why would I? Normal people don’t get offered TV shows, that’s something that happens... >>

JVC announces GY-HMQ10 the World's first 4K camcorder (pictures)

JVC announces GY-HMQ10 the World's first 4K camcorder (pictures)

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JVC has been working on a low-cost 4K resolution camera since 2007, and it seems to have finally managed to make it a reality with the announcement that it will launch the GY-HMQ10 straight away.The camera, which is expected to cost around £3,300 boasts... >>

HTC Explorer pictures and hands-on

HTC Explorer pictures and hands-on

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HTC seems to be selling the Explorer as a phone for people new to smartphones. But from the time we've spent with it, people who have owned other Android handsets - or even iPhones - before might be quite keen to get their hands on one of these.For a... >>

Panasonic announces the new VT50 flagship plasma

Panasonic announces the new VT50 flagship plasma

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CES is always the time when Panasonic announces its new, top of the range plasma TV. And this year, the screen it's promoting is the VT50. There are two possible models, one is the 55-inch P55VT50 and the other is the 65-inch P65VT50.Both sets will have... >>

Toshiba Camileo Z100 full HD 3D camcorder announced

Toshiba Camileo Z100 full HD 3D camcorder announced

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Toshiba has announced its first full HD 3D camcorder, the Camileo Z100. The dual-lens system allows the camcorder to capture 3D at 1080p via two, 5-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensors.The camcorder also features a glasses-free 3D monitor, to enable... >>

Sony announces wireless speaker docks

Sony announces wireless speaker docks

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Sony has announced a number of new docks, aimed at people who don't own Sony products. The iPhone, iPod and iPad capable docks are designed to be acoustically precise and stylish as well as powerful.Sony claims that its S-Master Digital Amplifier and... >>

Sony announces Z series Android-powered Walkman

Sony announces Z series Android-powered Walkman

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We first got our hands on Sony's Walkman prototype at IFA in 2011. But at this year's CES the company has finally announced an expected retail date, and estimated US pricing.The Z100 players come in three capacities, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. They should be... >>

Sony announces 11 new sets of headphones

Sony announces 11 new sets of headphones

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CES might be in full swing now, but that hasn't stopped Sony from suddenly announcing a bunch of new in-ear headphones.The range features four sets of high-quality earphones, designed with quality in mind. There are four pairs with iPhone and iPod in-line... >>

Verizon announces Motorola Droid 4

Verizon announces Motorola Droid 4

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The original Droid was the phone that changed Android's fortunes in the US. Now, Verizon is hoping that it will get people excited about 4G and the fourth iteration lands in the US. The handset is also the slimmest 4G slider phone yet, according to Verizon,... >>

Phonak Audeo PFE 232 earphones
4.5 stars

Phonak Audeo PFE 232 earphones

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How much would you spend on earphones? Is your budget £20, £50 or £100? How about £400? Well, if you want these Audeo PFE 232 earphones we've got in our lug-holes right now, that's how much you you'd have to fork out. It might seem like a lot, but... >>

GoPro HD Hero2
4.5 stars

GoPro HD Hero2

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It's not an over-exaggeration to say that the GoPro has changed the world of both amateur and professional video making. GoPros are used from cyclists and bikers in London to record the crazy near-accidents drivers cause around them. Skiers love them... >>

Dell XPS 14z
3.0 stars

Dell XPS 14z

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Dell has some stiff competition at the moment. Apple has never been stronger in laptops, its Pro and Air ranges are some of the nicest-looking and more powerful computers on the market. Then there are Intel's new darlings, the Ultrabooks, lapping up a... >>

Digital Silence DS-321D noise cancelling headphones
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Digital Silence DS-321D noise cancelling headphones

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Headphones, or more accurately in the case of the Digital Silence DS-321D, earphones, with noise cancellation technology are nothing especially new. But the technology continues to improve, and more importantly they are getting less bulky and consume... >>

Sony Tablet P
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Sony Tablet P

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Tablets, like smartphones, are ten a penny now. You can get a rubbish one for £80, or a really great one for £400. They usually all look pretty much the same, are mostly either about 10- or 7-inches in size and are mostly comprised of a screen. The... >>

LG Prada 3.0 pictures and hands-on

LG Prada 3.0 pictures and hands-on

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Perhaps the most surprising thing about the new LG Prada phone is that it doesn’t look as vulgar as some of the rich person handsets that have gone before it. There are no hideous Swarovski crystals here, no vile faux gold trim, just a stylish and well-designed... >>

Orange San Francisco II
4.0 stars

Orange San Francisco II

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Those of us with expensive smartphones sometimes forget that not everyone needs, or wants, a device in their pocket that costs £500. So for those who either don't see the point of super-expensive phones, or just simply can't justify the expense, there's... >>

Revealed: The Apple iPhone flaw that could cost you thousands

Revealed: The Apple iPhone flaw that could cost you thousands

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Please note, due to further investigation, this article has been updated. Please see the update towards the bottom of the story...Pocket-lint has been approached by one of our readers who has shockingly discovered a potentially very damaging and expensive... >>

ViewSonic V350
4.0 stars

ViewSonic V350

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The number of people with two phones in the UK is quite significant. When you factor in business users, drug dealers and people who are having affairs, it's probably a decent chunk of the market. Those people would all benefit from having a phone with... >>

Motorola Defy+
2.0 stars

Motorola Defy+

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So, you're looking for a rugged handset that can see you through the day-to-day struggle of your hectic life. In that case, you might be considering the Motorola Defy+. The follow up to, you guessed it, the Defy, the new handset offers a few improvements... >>

Canon C300 pictures and hands-on

Canon C300 pictures and hands-on

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Although it gets some stick, there are few people who could argue that RED changed cinematography more radically than almost any technological advance since colour film was invented. 35mm cameras used in movies are expensive, the stock is expensive and... >>

Ministry of Sound MOS006
4.0 stars

Ministry of Sound MOS006

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There are few names that have been as enduring in dance music as Ministry of Sound. It's a label, club and its reach extends all over the world. It has dabbled in hardware before, but it was re-branded Alba gear, so you can imagine how that worked out.Now... >>

Orange San Francisco II pictures and hands-on

Orange San Francisco II pictures and hands-on

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Something people forget - especially tech journalists - is that not everyone can afford, or wants, a £500 mobile telephone. But, even people with limited money to spend on handsets may want access to some of the cool features available on smartphones... >>

Motorola RAZR
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Motorola RAZR

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If nothing else, 2011 has been an exciting year for phones that aren't the iPhone. Android continues its evolution, new handsets are popping up all the time and many of them are stunning. Two of the biggest this year are the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and this,... >>

First Look: Toshiba Portege Z830
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First Look: Toshiba Portege Z830

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There's lot to be said about the Toshiba ultrabook. There are two models available, the Portege, we're dealing with today, and a Satellite model, which is aimed more at the home market. Toshiba is only offering Core i3 and Core i5 models at the start.... >>

First Look: Lenovo U300s
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First Look: Lenovo U300s

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Let's be honest, Lenovo isn't known for consumer laptops, nor is it really known for creating objects of desire. That is not to say that it's laptops aren't brilliant, because they often are. The problem is, unless you work for a business that gives you... >>

Asus UX31 Zenbook
3.5 stars

Asus UX31 Zenbook

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There's more to life than good looks. And while looking good will get you so far, if you can't do anything useful, then there's no chance you'll ever be a success. Are we talking about Laptops or people here? Well, both, frankly.The Asus Zenbook is a... >>