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Sennheiser HD-201 headphones
4.5 stars

Sennheiser HD-201 headphones

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No, Pocket-Lint is not turning into the Sennheiser tribute site, the problem is that universal German rival Beyerdynamic has returned to the studio level of audio equipment, content to let Sennheiser carpet the portables market with the kind of spread... >>

Quake 4 - PC
3.5 stars

Quake 4 - PC

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One year after we reviewed Doom 3, Quake 4 has landed. It reintroduces us to the war with the Strogg race and you play Marine Matthew Kane once more, but adding the kind of storytelling and graphical improvements you’d expect for a gap of 8 years between... >>

Darwinia - PC
4.5 stars

Darwinia - PC

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We all lament the dearth of original games on the PC platform, especially now we’re in the season of sports games which are about to have another year tagged onto the end of their titles. Yet original games, when they arrive, are hardly given a second... >>

Pocket-lint.co.uk finishes the Global Challenge

Pocket-lint.co.uk finishes the Global Challenge

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You've seen the reality TV documentary about Dame Ellen MacArthur's death-defying and record breaking sailing journeys. Over the past week our very own boss Stuart Miles did the same by joining the crew of a racing yacht, in the same time that there's... >>

Microsoft in Marvel Team-Up Featuring Xbox360

Microsoft in Marvel Team-Up Featuring Xbox360

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The Makers of the Freedom Force games were zapped by legal action between the first and second games of the series, on account of too many people modding Marvel comic superheroes into the game to play. Seeing the opportunity and a market, In stepped Microsoft,... >>

MP3 hits tenth Anniversary

MP3 hits tenth Anniversary

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Even though it doesn't quite have the same ring as Sony's Walkman turning 25, or the same social cachet as shelves bursting with CDs, 10 years ago today The Fraunhoefer Institute invented the MPEG 1 Layer 3 file format and the file suffix, MP3, became... >>

Celebrations continue for Apple's 6.3million iPod sales

Celebrations continue for Apple's 6.3million iPod sales

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The media thought they needed David Beckham sporting the famous white headphones to hype the story, but Apple doesn't care who you are - there are now 6.2million iPods in the world, enough to populate a small city in anyone's country, and with satisfied... >>

New Sharp Aquos P50 TV claims picture as good as CRT

New Sharp Aquos P50 TV claims picture as good as CRT

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It's unusual for many TV set manufacturers to give a toss about the PAL standard when NTSC would result in much increased sales, but Sharp has decided to try and head off importers with a LCD screen which tackles the extra visual dimensions offered by... >>

Orange lets users hear tunes on the bill with new handset

Orange lets users hear tunes on the bill with new handset

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"Orange SPV C550 Great for Music handset" is basically one of the longest and maybe silliest names we've heard for a mobile phone. It's good news then, that the SPV C550 is so music focussed at a time when Sony with its Ericsson partnership and the imminent... >>

Apple may go into mobile phones but extent stays unknown

Apple may go into mobile phones but extent stays unknown

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They established the portable music player as a modern style icon…after the other one, the iMac and its one stab at PDAs, the Newton. Then the Apple Airport allowed users to beam that music around. It's still a long stretch to imagine this would make... >>

HP launches new cartridge and paper packs for the summer

HP launches new cartridge and paper packs for the summer

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Bolstering its four recently released new Photosmarts, HP has brought back its paper packs of varying sizes. Whereas the older variety were aimed at A4 portrait printers, HP is squarely targeting amateur photographers who just want to print nothing but... >>

Creative readies the Zen Vision

Creative readies the Zen Vision

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In the middle of last month, Creative gave the first glimpse of the Zen Vision, a video-orientated portable media player as the name suggests.The early artists' impressions made the player look a little like a PSP without Sony's snazzy lines, but now... >>

Rockstar denies deliberate sex in San Andreas, unlocked by mod

Rockstar denies deliberate sex in San Andreas, unlocked by mod

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This time, Rockstar claims it isn't their fault that the controversy has rained down, as opposed to positively begging for it with Manhunt in summer 2004. A thirdparty mod(ification), known as Hot Coffee, will change some scenes in their latest million-selling... >>

HP launches four Photosmarts for summer

HP launches four Photosmarts for summer

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Returning to its most well known market, four new HP Photosmart printers were launched today, the 335 and 385 being the biggest of the quartet although all four place the accent firmly on portability as well as quality. The HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo... >>

Creative Readies the Zen Sleek

Creative Readies the Zen Sleek

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200GBP will buy you Creative's latest and greatest Zen Sleek player, if you're not wedded to your iPod. The Zen Sleek sports a backlit Touch Pad control on a large blue backlit display (whatever the Sleek's bezel colour) which gives natural, one-handed... >>

Telewest launches Teleport TV, BBC Deal among content

Telewest launches Teleport TV, BBC Deal among content

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Telewest today announced a 20millionGBP investment in Teleport, an intended rival to the Sky Plus service with almost all the same advantages of being able to pause record and rewind live TV while watching from any part of the programme, not just the... >>

Phisherman jailed for 6 years for stealing 700,000GBP

Phisherman jailed for 6 years for stealing 700,000GBP

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Douglas Havard, an American citizen based in Britain, was jailed for six years after raking in UK£700,000 through an internet phishing scam - though that's only the confirmed figure. His accomplice Lee Elwood received four years. The National High Tech... >>

BT and Microsoft strike broadband IPTV deal

BT and Microsoft strike broadband IPTV deal

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UK Monopoly telephone and ADSL internet provider, BT, faced with as many people switching phonelines away and staying away, as opposed to the magic million people who come back to them, struck a deal with the ever-busy Microsoft to create a new revenue... >>

Email Virus pretends to be Breaking News

Email Virus pretends to be Breaking News

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Kedebe-F is a name to get used to in future, and if you receive any emails detailing a plot to kill the Pope or Michael Jackson's death or any other types of news you never requested, then it's a worm. As reported by antivirus company Sophos, one message... >>

AMD sues Intel over alleged monopoly abuses

AMD sues Intel over alleged monopoly abuses

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...Now here's a role reversal and a sign of AMD's continued success (ironically). Over at AMD's website the company has laid out its case for suing Intel in a suit files in Delaware but it boils down to Intel's general dominance of several markets across... >>

Music and Movie businesses win in US court battle vs ISPs

Music and Movie businesses win in US court battle vs ISPs

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If you don't want to read through 55 pages, the short version is that as far as the US Supreme Court is concerned, in the case of the MGM against Grokster (on its second hearing following the p2p company's victory), network providers, whether local or... >>

Toshiba and Microsoft strike pact amid HD DVD v Blu Ray tussle

Toshiba and Microsoft strike pact amid HD DVD v Blu Ray tussle

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UPDATED 29/6/05 - Microsoft hinted overnight that Xbox 360 may support the HD DVD format, or that in time a hybrid device in the style of Sony's limited edition hi-fi PS2, with Toshiba building the deck and the ability to play Xbox 360 games, was one... >>

AMD launches new Athlon 64 FX-57 Single Core chip

AMD launches new Athlon 64 FX-57 Single Core chip

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Building on its ever-burgeoning sales and market profile and following the release of Turion for notebooks last week, AMD launched the FX 57 processor, aimed squarely at the hardcore overclocking and gaming market. Despite taking the name from an old... >>

Microsoft to integrate RSS into Longhorn

Microsoft to integrate RSS into Longhorn

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Just when we thought Microsoft had finished making announcements in an already very busy week, the company then announced that Really Simple Syndication technology or RSS as we all know and love it, was going to be incorporated into next year's Longhorn... >>

Apple iTunes Europe reaches 50 million downloads

Apple iTunes Europe reaches 50 million downloads

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For a website set up only a year ago, it was only a matter of time before iTunes outside of America would reach a significant milestone, but 50million legally downloaded bought and paid for tunes is definitely worth shouting about for Apple, which has... >>

Microsoft creates Fortress Hotmail with Sender ID Anti Spam

Microsoft creates Fortress Hotmail with Sender ID Anti Spam

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Nobody's going to complain about their mailboxes being made 200 times larger, as Microsoft did at the end of last year, and Hotmail is known for its ruthlessness about spam, keeping its 24-hour deletion of junk and image blocks in place from when everyone's... >>

Microsoft's torrent of bits in a week of announcements

Microsoft's torrent of bits in a week of announcements

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It's been another big week for Microsoft, although now we're at the end of it, you'd have been forgiven for thinking the Redmond giant had plans to annoy as many users as possible. Firstly there was the reaction to the Javascript spoofing flaw - and Microsoft... >>

Yahoo shuts DIY Chatrooms over child soliciting row

Yahoo shuts DIY Chatrooms over child soliciting row

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A year ago, when Microsoft closed down moderated chatrooms related to MSN, the reaction was decidedly mixed. Hardly anyone showered them in praise for going out of their way to protect children, which was one reason stated by the Redmond giant. For Yahoo... >>

Firefox users still blocked by some sites

Firefox users still blocked by some sites

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In spite of the meteoric rise of Mozilla's Firefox (indeed your news is being brought to you with the browser) there are some sites which have designed and optimized around Internet Explorer and which doggedly refuse to allow anyone with Firefox, (or... >>

Legal Music Downloads on major rise

Legal Music Downloads on major rise

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It's good news for the music industry on both counts; big albums such as Coldplay's X&Y are reputedly flying off the shelves in spite of the weather, while on the computer screen more people are legally downloading than ever before - an increase of 75%,... >>

Opera 8.01 shows malicious Java site address - but still reveals data

Opera 8.01 shows malicious Java site address - but still reveals data

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The makers of the Opera Browser can claim the first spoils on safety. We reported the doomsday scenario of every browser including new Netscape being vulnerable, as advised by Danish internet security watchers Secunia. Users who clicked on and then entered... >>

AMD expands mobile lineup with Turion

AMD expands mobile lineup with Turion

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While we're still in transitional times where 32-bit software usage is by no means dead and gone just yet (though the big two chipmakers would love that). AMD needed an intermediate product below its mobile Athlon 64 to cut more friendly price points... >>

Motorola and DoCoMo mate 3G and Wi-Fi on newest handset

Motorola and DoCoMo mate 3G and Wi-Fi on newest handset

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Whether you change your phone once a month or every 5 years, everybody knows that having as many standards as possible on your handset gives the user better coverage for travel, and bigger sales to the manufacturer. That's partially the thinking behind... >>

Sony PSP sells 100,000 film UMDs pre-Euro launch

Sony PSP sells 100,000 film UMDs pre-Euro launch

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It's a nice round figure which doesn't include Spider Man 2, bundled with the player in some territories. However, after all the dramas of meeting demand when supplying the snazzy new handheld, it's gratifying for Sony to hit a basic milestone and see... >>

Apple sued over iTunes interface

Apple sued over iTunes interface

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Remember BT's attempt to claim ownership of the hyperlink? Well a similar “web-wide” method of software usage is the guiding light behind their cheeky lawsuit in which they alledge to have invented the “Computer Control System and User Interface... >>

Eidos' 25 to Life action game attracts banning call

Eidos' 25 to Life action game attracts banning call

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Eidos haven't had a great year and were saved by that much better performing UK Game developer on the stock market, SCI. The company already decided to take the long road to recovery by releasing another bug-ridden Championship Manager game, not a smart... >>

Spoof bugs for major browsers are no laughing matter

Spoof bugs for major browsers are no laughing matter

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Spoofing bugs seem to be the MRSA of browser flaws - none of them are safe from the latest hacking ability, not even the version 1.0.5 of Mozilla which is still in beta format. It doesn't help that two browsers had already been updated for other flaws... >>

HD DVD v Blu Ray war may not break out

HD DVD v Blu Ray war may not break out

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Even if there were signs of renewed hope as the day went on, with potentially renewed negotiations mooted for as early as next week, the world needs to prepare for another format war about to break out, over the near-future optical storage formats - yet... >>

Netscape and Opera 8 both patched

Netscape and Opera 8 both patched

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You would have been forgiven for thinking that Firefox was the only rival browser left, but the other two rivals to Microsoft IE, Opera and Netscape, released patches to their browsers, both standing on version 8. Netscape prevented Internet Explorer... >>

Up to 40 million credit cards hacked following Mastercard breach

Up to 40 million credit cards hacked following Mastercard breach

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American company CardSystems Solutions shed light on a major breach of security last month by hackers. The company acts as a clearing house for the transactions from single merchants all the way up to big banks in Atlanta, Georgia. This left 14 million... >>

Google Wallet set to challenge PayPal outside auction space

Google Wallet set to challenge PayPal outside auction space

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Whenever a company is either the market leader or extremely well known, it's human nature to knock them incessantly. Sometimes, that criticism is justified, at other times it's merely fashionable. However when online payment service PayPal, bought out... >>

Plantronics Audio 90 headset
4.5 stars

Plantronics Audio 90 headset

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We’ll let you into a little secret: I’ve been enjoying this headset too much to get round to reviewing it in its own right, although it was used for comparison purposes with Sennheiser’s PC 155 set last year. Frankly, Plantronics’ only problem... >>

Act Of War - PC
3.5 stars

Act Of War - PC

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World domination or more of the same old RTS? We take a look at Atari’s Act of War to see whether it can break away from the mould and take over your life as you try and take over the world. Atari’s Act Of War boasts a storyline crafted by Dale Brown,... >>

Counter-Strike: Source
4.5 stars

Counter-Strike: Source

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Every single time I’ve sat down to write this review, I’ve always thought “best research it some more by playing a round or two”. It’s usually 2am by the time I’ve finished, and for the update, 4am. We also make no apologies for having taken... >>

20 pirates walk the plank over  50,000 pounds BPI legal action

20 pirates walk the plank over 50,000 pounds BPI legal action

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The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) looked overseas to see what the RIAA were doing to combat illegal filesharing. When they saw teenagers being dragged through the courts to recover the “losses” generated from downloading, they decided to copy... >>

Netscape resurrected with v8 Beta

Netscape resurrected with v8 Beta

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It's something you thought you'd never see once AOL went back to using IE on its trial CDs. However, the development team continued working on v8 of Netscape while other Gecko-related browsers such as Firefox stole the limelight and press coverage and... >>

US$521million fine against Microsoft on hold- for now

US$521million fine against Microsoft on hold- for now

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What's half a billion dollars between friends? Just as the European Commission slapped a fine of this magnitude on Microsoft for bundling in the last chance saloon - for a music player that most people know well enough not to use- The Redmond giant, hardly... >>

Skype now reaches wi-fi telephony rollout deal

Skype now reaches wi-fi telephony rollout deal

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At the start of the week Skype organised a deal to offer SMS alongside its ever-spreading voice market. However the company had ever larger ideas in mind and has now gone after people away from their desktops, allowing anyone in range of 350 wireless... >>

Yahoo! turns 10 years old

Yahoo! turns 10 years old

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Update: For a retro look at Yahoo's first homepage, visit here. They're as old as the Pentium, but like every other website which becomes essential, Yahoo! came from humble beginnings and became the Google of its day, starting with just a search function.... >>

Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music

Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music

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Half-Life 2 was the major standout winner at the 2nd annual BAFTAs for Interactive Entertainment, taking best game, online game (where with Counter-Strike, it technically had two hits at the same award), action adventure, art direction and animation and... >>