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When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?

When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?

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If you ordered an iPad 2 on launch day then hopefully you should have it with you by now but what next? Apple's 2nd-gen tablet isn't all that different to the first iPad. Sure it's slimmer, lighter and faster, but the only other real change in terms of... >>

Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline

Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline

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It's been described as "Facebook for kids", has a sign-up rate of one person every second and features cute characters such as Squidge, Doris and Lady Goo Goo, but what exactly is Moshi Monsters and how did it get to be so big? He's a busy man, but Pocket-lint... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review  (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review (iPhone)

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Here on Pocket-lint we have wide-ranging tastes when it comes to gadgets and gizmos. What's for sure is that we like games, we like Lego, and we sure as hell like ninjas. Combine the three and we're not only interested - we're typing our password into... >>

Best Royal Wedding gadgets

Best Royal Wedding gadgets

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Whether you're a royalist or a republican, if you live in the UK then you'll know all about the Royal Wedding that's on the horizon. On Friday 29 April, heir to the throne HRH Prince William will tie the knot with Kate Middleton and manufacturers and... >>

Best Android apps for movie buffs

Best Android apps for movie buffs

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The little green robot has been getting plenty of Pocket-lint screen time of late. Why? Because it's Android Week and that means we'll be bringing you the latest info on Google's OS as well as daily round-ups of the best Android apps around. We've already... >>

Best Android-only apps

Best Android-only apps

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This week on Pocket-lint is Android Week which means that we'll be bringing you all the latest news and info on Google's green robot-fronted OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps. We've already presented you with the best gaming apps and the... >>

Top alternatives to Flip Video

Top alternatives to Flip Video

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Cisco has shocked the tech world by announcing that it is to kill off its famous Flip Video brand, closing down the business and ceasing production of all models. It's a bit of a shocker, as Flip seemed to be one of the dominant brands when it comes to... >>

Best gaming apps for Android

Best gaming apps for Android

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It's Android Week on Pocket-lint and that means we'll be bringing you all the latest info on Google's robot-flavoured OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps around. We've already taken a look at the best Android apps for getting out and about... >>

Panasonic DMP-B200
4.0 stars

Panasonic DMP-B200

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Panasonic is currently the only manufacturer to offer a portable Blu-ray player in the UK, and its latest model comes in the form of the DMP-B200, a logically named successor to the B100. Despite being a portable device, the DMP-200 felt fairly hefty... >>

Toshiba Places hands-on

Toshiba Places hands-on

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Toshiba's 2011 TV lineup will include Toshiba Places - the brand's new cloud-based internet TV portal that's designed to share content across multiple devices such as TVs, tablets, and laptops. We managed to get a sneak preview of the service back in... >>

Best Android apps for getting around

Best Android apps for getting around

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You may have noticed that things are gone decidedly Android-flavoured this week on Pocket-lint. As part of our Android Week, we'll be bringing you round-ups of the best apps available for Android and for today's trick, we'll be naming our top picks for... >>

Toshiba Camileo B10 hands-on

Toshiba Camileo B10 hands-on

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Toshiba has expanded its Camileo linup of pocket camcorders with a new 'candybar' design, in the form of the B10. This compact camcorder is clearly designed to go head-to-head with models such as the Flip Video UltraHD and we managed to get some hands-on... >>

Toshiba Camileo P100 hands-on

Toshiba Camileo P100 hands-on

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Toshiba has just announced the Camileo P100 as the replacement to its P30 pocket camcorder and we managed to track it down in a dark corner at the maker's recent product convention for some hands-on time.Like its predecessor, the P100 sports a pistol... >>

Acer Liquid Mini E310
3.5 stars

Acer Liquid Mini E310

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Acer has expanded its Liquid series of smartphones to include this pint-sized entry-level model, known as the Acer Liquid Mini E310. The fact that it's available in a range of colours (blue, pink, black, silver and green) suggests that it's aimed at younger... >>

Toshiba to offer passive 3D as well as active TVs

Toshiba to offer passive 3D as well as active TVs

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Toshiba is to launch its first passive 3D TV series, to sit alongside its range of active shutter 3D TVs, whilst also confirming that it will launch a glasses-free 3D TV within the next 12 months. The Regza VL series of LED panels will be the maker's... >>

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
4.5 stars

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

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We were very impressed with the original Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speakers when we reviewed them back in 2008, so we were pleased to hear about the launch of the Apple AirPlay-enabled version. We managed to get a sneak preview of the Zeppelin Air shortly... >>

April Fools' Day pranks that came true

April Fools' Day pranks that came true

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April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Guitar World Lick of the Day review (iPhone/iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Guitar World Lick of the Day review (iPhone/iPad)

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Everyone has been raving about Apple's new GarageBand for iPad app and rightly so as it's the most comprehensive music app around. What's more, you can put a tune together even if you're seriously lacking in musical talent, thanks to the virtual instruments... >>

3D better than 2D, says your brain

3D better than 2D, says your brain

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People are 12 per cent more attentive when watching Blu-ray 3D compared to a conventional Blu-ray disc and 29 per cent more attentive when that same 3D experience is up against a plain old DVD. So says recent research commissioned by the Blu-ray Disc... >>

i-Mego Retro Infinity
4.0 stars

i-Mego Retro Infinity

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We first spotted these cool cans from Hong Kong-based i-Mego at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show, so we were keen to get them in as soon as possible for a proper test. The i-Mego Retro range comprises three models - the flaghship Infinity, along with the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Nazi Germany In An Hour review (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Nazi Germany In An Hour review (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

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Sometimes it's nice to cover an app that doesn't involve Angry Birds and teaches us something besides how to catapult a disgruntled, feathery beast into a makeshift shack that's sheltering a horde of dastardly pigs. That's why today's app is part of a... >>

iPhone 5: specs and features wishlist

iPhone 5: specs and features wishlist

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When the iPhone 4 finally made its debut in 2010, in certainly didn't make a quiet entrance. As well as the controversy surrounding a early version of the phone getting left in a bar by an Apple employee and sold to tech blog Gizmodo, there was also the... >>

Philips SHN5600
4.0 stars

Philips SHN5600

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If you think that noise-cancelling headphones have to cost the Earth, then think again. Obviously you can get high-end models with price tags that go into the hundreds, but there are also plenty of reasonably priced options around, like these on-ear cans... >>

Nintendo Wii 2: specs and features wishlist

Nintendo Wii 2: specs and features wishlist

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If the internet rumourmill is to be believed, we could be seeing the Nintendo Wii 2 as early as June 2011 at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. While the Wii led the way in motion-controlled gaming it has been rather outshined lately by Sony's PlayStation... >>

Panasonic HDC-SD90
4.5 stars

Panasonic HDC-SD90

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We've seen a few 3D-capable camcorders making their debuts recently, including JVC's GS-TD1 and GZ-HM960 and Panasonic's HDC-SDT750. The HDC-SD90 is Panasonic's entry-level 3D-flavoured compact camcorder, although you'll need to kit yourself out with... >>

iPad 3: Specs and features wishlist

iPad 3: Specs and features wishlist

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It wasn't long ago that we were making our predictions for the iPad 2. The second-generation model was seen as being a little disappointing for fans who had been hoping for some big changes, even though the slimmed down profile was a popular touch.Now... >>

What is SXSW?

What is SXSW?

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You've probably seen the cryptic letters SXSW dropped into stories and tweets over the last few days and around this time every year. If you know your iOS from your Android then you probably know only too well what everyone's bleating on about. However,... >>

Best geek cookie cutters

Best geek cookie cutters

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We've written about enough Angry Birds cakes lately to know that the combination of geeks and baking is a winning formula. We've trawled the internet in our nerdy quest to find the best cookie cutters to flaunt your geekery. Obviously these aren't strictly... >>

The first computer to calculate Pi

The first computer to calculate Pi

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Happy Pi Day! No, that doesn't mean it's time to stuff your face with pasty-based foodstuffs, what it actually refers to is a celebration of the Greek letter of Pi - the symbol that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.... >>

Which tablet should I buy?

Which tablet should I buy?

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Since CES 2011, there are officially a lot of tablets out there and now that the Apple iPad 2 has hit as well, anyone asking themselves "which tablet should I buy?" has plenty of thinking to do. Thankfully, here at Pocket-lint we have lined all the major... >>

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250
3.5 stars

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

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If you have trouble getting up in the dull, grey mornings then you might want to look into getting yourself a dawn-simulator lamp. One such example is the Lumie Bodyclock 250 which offers a lamp built into a clock radio.According to Lumie, clinical trials... >>

LG: Passive 3D better for consumers

LG: Passive 3D better for consumers

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You've heard about how 2011 will be the year of 3D, but there's still a debate raging over what form it will take. There are two different types of glasses - active shutter and passive, but which is best? Panasonic has already made a case for active shutter... >>

What is a pancake lens?

What is a pancake lens?

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Today is Pancake Day. Whether you're going to spend your evening flipping bits of fried batter or not is neither here nor there because the kinds of pancakes we're interested in on Pocket-lint are ones you can strap to the front of your camera - pancake... >>

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit
4.0 stars

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit

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We've heard a lot about internet TVs of late, and with all the big manufacturers recently unveiling the latest versions of their web-based offerings, this trend isn't unlikely to go away any time soon. In fact, it's expected to take off in a big way this... >>

Lovefilm: It's all in the name

Lovefilm: It's all in the name

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It wasn't so long ago that renting a DVD meant traipsing down to Blockbuster only to find that the film you wanted was out of stock. Determined to watch something, you'd hastily choose an alternative, forget to return it on time and then get slapped... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Sky Siege 3D review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Sky Siege 3D review (iPhone)

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It's AR Week on Pocket-lint, and that means five days of the latest apps, features and news from the world of Augmented Reality. There are plenty of AR apps on offer, but we've picked some of the best ones around for you to get stuck into. Today's choice?... >>

Marshall Major
4.0 stars

Marshall Major

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Nowadays, headphones aren't just a way of listening to your music without annoying people on the bus, they're also a fashion accessory. We've had plenty of cool-looking headphones on the the Pocket-lint test bench including Philips O'Neill The Stretch... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Car Finder review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Car Finder review (iPhone)

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This week on Pocket-lint, it's all about AR, or augmented reality to give it its full name. All week we'll be bringing you the latest AR news and that includes a definite hint of AR to all of our Apps of the Day. Read on to find out about our pick of... >>

Lomography - the return of analogue

Lomography - the return of analogue

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What do Hollywood actor Elijah Wood, recently disbanded US rock group The White Stripes and English sci-fi author Neil Gaiman have in common? Give up? The answer is that they're all fans of cult analogue photography brand Lomography (or Lomo to its friends).... >>

i-Mego retro headphones hands-on

i-Mego retro headphones hands-on

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At the recent Bristol Sound & Vision Show, we spied these cool-looking headphones from Hong Kong-based manufacturer i-Mego, so we zeroed in on them for a closer look. Already selling in the US, and on their way to the UK soon, the Retro range comprises... >>

Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V

Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V

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The iPad 2 is now official, but is it the one you want to buy? Although the original iPad has had the lion's share of the tablet market since its launch, there are now plenty of other devices on offer with the Android-powered and bigger than ever Samsung... >>

iPad 2 vs HP TouchPad

iPad 2 vs HP TouchPad

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The long-rumoured iPad 2 is now a reality, but how does it stack up against its competitors? We're already engaged the new iPad in a tense spec-off with Apple's original version as well as the Motorola Xoom so this time, it's the turn of the HP TouchPad.... >>

iPad 2 vs iPad

iPad 2 vs iPad

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With the long-rumoured iPad 2 having been made official, how does it compare to the original article? Is there enough to convince existing iPad users to trade up to the second-generation model, or are the changes not significant enough? We engaged Apple's... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Worksnug Pro review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Worksnug Pro review (iPhone)

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This week on Pocket-lint is AR week and that can only mean one thing when it comes to App of the Day. We'll be running you through some of the best Augmented Reality-tinted apps around so that you can get in on the act. Today's choice cut from the world... >>

Top 10 augmented reality apps

Top 10 augmented reality apps

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It's AR Week on Pocket-lint which means that we'll be running you through all the latest apps, features and news from the world of augmented reality. Each day we've been giving the AR lowdown in our 6pm App of the Day section, but obviously that only... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Tagwhat review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Tagwhat review (iPhone/Android)

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As part of our Augmented Reality week, we'll be filling you in on the best AR apps around. Some are useful, some are interesting and some are just plain silly, but still great fun. Tagwhat is one of the more useful ones and even claims to be "the world's... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Heads Up Navigator review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Heads Up Navigator review (iPhone)

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This week we've gone a bit AR mad, so all of our Apps of the Day have got a whiff of Augmented Reality about them. Whether it's mapping, games or Wi-Fi locators - we've got them all. This map-based offering is one of the best we've seen and one that we... >>

Cyrus Streamline hands-on

Cyrus Streamline hands-on

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High-end audio specialist Cyrus has introduced a new range of streaming products including the all-in-one Streamline. We went along to the Bristol-based Sound & Vision Show 2011 to get a closer look. There are three models to choose from in the range,... >>

Google does stereo?

Google does stereo?

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Your eyes aren't deceiving you, that really is a Google-branded stereo system in the picture, spotted at this year's Bristol-based Sound & Vision Show in the UK. Bearing the search engine giant's familiar logo and branding, along with a display that reads... >>

What is Thunderbolt?

What is Thunderbolt?

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Apple's latest lineup of MacBook Pro laptops are the first products to feature Thunderbolt, which Apple describes as "the most powerful, most flexible I/O technology ever in a personal computer". But, what exactly is it and what does it mean for you?Developed... >>