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Blockbuster goes bust

Blockbuster goes bust

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DVD rental chain Blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US. The loss-making brand has suffered in recent years at the hands of online rental firms such as Netflix - the US market leader. While this won't effect Blockbuster operations throughout... >>

Slingbox PRO-HD to stream high-def content

Slingbox PRO-HD to stream high-def content

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Sling Media has expanded its arsenal of media streamers with the addition of its first HD-capable product - the Slingbox PRO-HD. The new device enables you to stream HD content from your home television, including DVBT digital TV signals, HDTV cable or... >>

Sigma SD1 eyes on

Sigma SD1 eyes on

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If you like a high megapixel count in your digital SLR then Sigma has got you covered. It's just announced the launch of the Sigma SD1 - a digital SLR camera that packs a 46 megapixel 24 x 16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The flagship of the company's... >>

Canon X Mark I Mouse hands on

Canon X Mark I Mouse hands on

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Product convergence has been going on for some time in the gadget world, but as far as we're aware, this is the first time that anyone's tried to merge a computer mouse with a calculator. The multi-tasking Canon X Mark I Mouse acts not only as a wireless... >>

Leica D-Lux 5 hands on

Leica D-Lux 5 hands on

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Leica has unveiled its latest high-performance compact camera - the D-Lux 5 - at the Photokina show in Cologne. As successor to the acclaimed D-Lux 4, the new snapper offers a wider range of photographic options along with a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron... >>

Five PlayStation Move games coming soon

Five PlayStation Move games coming soon

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The PlayStation Move is finally here, but what exactly can you play on it? We've already pulled together a round-up of the best games available now, but if that's not enough and you want to know what else is on the way then read on for our pick of the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Google Earth (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Google Earth (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

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Although many of the apps that we feature on Pocket-lint are brand new, some have been around for a while, and some have just received an update. Google Earth is one of the ones that has just been updated, and we're not just talking about a few bug fixes... >>

Hot 3D Blu-rays to buy now or coming soon

Hot 3D Blu-rays to buy now or coming soon

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As promised, the latest software update from Sony means that you can now watch 3D Blu-rays on the PlayStation 3. Obviously you'll need a 3D-capable TV as well, but the big problem is going to be finding something to watch as the current selection of 3D... >>

Top PlayStation Move games

Top PlayStation Move games

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Despite the recent launch of Sony's long-awaited PlayStation Move, there are still relatively few games available for the motion-controlled console. While many existing games have already been given or are soon to get patches to make them compatible,... >>

Five cameras that could steal the show

Five cameras that could steal the show

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Today marks the start of the annual Photokina camera expo in Cologne and we're live at the show to keep you up to date with all the latest news. We've pulled together a few show-stoppers, some of which have already been announced and some which are still... >>

New Flip MinoHD video cameras announced

New Flip MinoHD video cameras announced

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The new range of affordable shoot and share video cameras from Flip have been updated to shoot image-stabilised video at 60 frames per second (fps), which is good news for those who always end up with shaky video footage. Just like previous models, the... >>

Millions at risk from texting while walking

Millions at risk from texting while walking

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Millions of people could be at risk from texting while walking along busy streets as they are oblivious to the dangers around them, according to new research. According to Dr Joanna Lumsden of Aston University, one in 10 mobile phone users have already... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Mad Men Cocktail Culture (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Mad Men Cocktail Culture (iPhone)

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We see oodles of apps here at Pocket-lint, and while some can safely be deemed 'useful', others are sadly 'not so useful'. But give us an app that tells us how to make cocktails, Don Draper style, and we're definitely putting it in the 'useful' camp.... >>

Acer launches Aspire 5745PG touchscreen notebook

Acer launches Aspire 5745PG touchscreen notebook

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Acer has unveiled its new Aspire 5745PG notebook featuring an HD multi-touch LED panel, along with the brand's TouchPortal interface. Preloaded on all new Acer Touch devices, including smartphones and desktops, Acer TouchPortal has been designed to make... >>

Altec Lansing Octiv 202 Dual Audio Dock

Altec Lansing Octiv 202 Dual Audio Dock

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Altec Lansing recently unveiled a new array of products at the IFA 2010 tech show in Berlin, and among the goodies announced was the Octiv Dual 202 Audio Dock. We were lucky enough to be given a sneaky peek at the compact system, which is certified to... >>

Notebook sales dropping in favour of iPad

Notebook sales dropping in favour of iPad

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Apple's iPad has chipped away as much as half of the notebook market, so says Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the head honcho of the electrical retailing empire told the publication that the company's internal estimates... >>

Apple Airprint coming in November

Apple Airprint coming in November

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It was only just over two weeks ago that Steve Jobs gave us a sneak preview of what we could expect from the upcoming iOS 4.2 software update at Apple's Special Event on 1 September. Apple has now confirmed that AirPrint wireless printing will be included... >>

Pigeons faster than broadband Internet

Pigeons faster than broadband Internet

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This may sound like a joke to some, but if your broadband isn't up to scratch then it might not seem quite so funny. On Thursday, ten plucky pigeons carrying USB sticks were released from a Yorkshire farm, making the 120-mile journey to Skegness in just... >>

Facebook Places hits UK

Facebook Places hits UK

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Foursquare is probably quaking in its boots right now as Facebook Places has finally launched in the UK. Introduced in the US last month and Japan earlier this week, Facebook Places will be rolled out starting this morning (Friday) and should be available... >>

Griffin GuitarConnect Cable + iShred Live
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Griffin GuitarConnect Cable + iShred Live

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These days it seems that there's nothing that the iPhone can't do, and thanks to accessory expert Griffin, it can now double up as a mini guitar amp, for all you axe-wielding Apple fans out there. So if you fancy yourself as the next Jimi Hendrix, Slash... >>

ZTE Racer
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ZTE Racer

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As Android continues to grow in popularity at a whirlwind pace, we can expect to see more and more affordable Android phones hitting the shops. This sub-£100 handset from ZTE is not only the company's first foray into Android phones, it's also one of... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Penn & Teller Chat Magic Trick (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Penn & Teller Chat Magic Trick (iPhone)

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Not all apps have to be practical or games you know. Indeed, some of Pocket-lint's favourites are mostly useless in everyday life, but have that little zing that sets them apart from the rest. To be honest, there are some on the team that are still content... >>

HTC Desire HD vs Samsung Galaxy S

HTC Desire HD vs Samsung Galaxy S

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HTC has been leading the way for a couple of years now when it comes to Android smartphones, and it's just upped the ante once more by unveiling the long-rumoured Desire HD, along with a 4.3-inch touchsreen and HD video recording. Meanwhile, Samsung has... >>

HTC Desire HD vs iPhone 4

HTC Desire HD vs iPhone 4

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Following today's unveiling of the HTC Desire HD, it's clear that this new smartphone is going to the give Apple's iPhone 4 a run for its money. Whether you're new to this smartphone malarkey, or you're considering upgrading your current handset, these... >>

Nikon Coolpix P7000 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Nikon Coolpix P7000 vs Canon PowerShot G12

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Hybrid cameras are becoming popular either as a step-up from a compact, or as a more compact alternative to a DSLR. Nikon has just unveiled the Coolpix P7000 as the replacement for its P6000 and, like its predecessor, it's being sold as a 'point and shoot'... >>