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APP OF THE DAY: NHS Direct (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: NHS Direct (Android)

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We've covered all sorts of things as part of our daily app series, including the good, the bad and the utterly ridiculous. However, sometimes we like to offer something a little more serious and today's app is one that could make a real difference to... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy S II accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S II accessories

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You've resisted Apple's charms, stuck to your Android guns and now you've got yourself a shiny, new Samsung Galaxy S II. What next? Accessories - that's what. Hopefully you've got some spare pennies left over from your smartphone purchase and if so, then... >>

THX talks 3D, Cameron & Star Wars

THX talks 3D, Cameron & Star Wars

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Imagine you're a passionate film technician who's spent hours laboriously ensuring that the look and sound of your latest feature film is up to date. It launches at the cinema and it looks fantastic - just as the director intended. But what happens when... >>

Lomography LC-Wide hands-on

Lomography LC-Wide hands-on

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Analogue camera specialist Lomography has expanded its classic LC-A range with the introduction of the LC-Wide, featuring a new wide angle lens as well as a choice of picture formats. We were invited down to the Lomography Gallery Store in central London... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)

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With Spotify recently announcing that it would be cutting back on the amount of free listening that it offers, it seems that subscription services are the way forward. Today's app of the day - Napster Unlimited plus Mobile - from digital music pioneer... >>

KEF Blade speaker unveiled

KEF Blade speaker unveiled

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Audio brand KEF has unveiled what it describes as its "most ambitious production loudspeaker to date" - the KEF Blade. The KEF Concept Blade proved so popular that the manufacturer decided to produce an edition that will be availble for you to buy (if... >>

HTC Flyer available now on Three in the UK

HTC Flyer available now on Three in the UK

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The HTC Flyer is now available to order online from Three and will be in Three stores in the UK on 20 May. Despite a new Three catalogue spilling the beans last week, the official rate on a monthly contract has been officially confirmed as £30.99, rather... >>

Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol

Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol

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Inside India has launched the UK's first 'Vogging' service, with the help of one of Indian Cinema's biggest stars - Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan Bol is a vocal blogging service that already has more than 2.6 million subscribers in India - a figure that... >>

Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on

Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on

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Disney Pixar will be unleashing Cars 2: The Video Game in the summer to tie in the with the film sequel's release at the cinema and we were invited along to Disney HQ for a sneak preview. Movie spin-off games have a tendency to be a bit disappointing,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Mini
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Samsung Galaxy Mini

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With a low price and relatively basic spec list, the Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 is firmly aimed at first-time smartphone users. There's no denying that the pint-sized handset is cheap and cheerful, but is it any good? We took it through its paces to... >>

Dyson DC35 hands-on

Dyson DC35 hands-on

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Dyson's DC35 Multi Floor cleaner is a handheld vacuum with a lightweight floor-cleaning attachment that's designed to take up little room as possible without losing out on power. When Dyson offered to send one over for us to review we jumped at the chance... >>

HTC Flyer vs Motorola Xoom

HTC Flyer vs Motorola Xoom

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HTC has finally stepped into the tablet arena with arrival of the HTC Flyer onto our shopping shelves but how does it measure up to its competitors? We've already put it head to head with Apple's iPad, but how does it fare against another Android tablet... >>

How to develop your own app

How to develop your own app

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We talk about apps a lot here on Pocket-lint - as well as our regular App of the Day, we've also written more app round-ups than you can shake a smartphone at. But what if you're thinking about producing your own app? Where do you start? And what do you... >>

Vivitek launches Qumi Q2 3D-ready pocket projector

Vivitek launches Qumi Q2 3D-ready pocket projector

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Vivitek has introduced its first LED-based pocket projector in the form - the Qumi Q2 - which also boasts 3D capability. Although it's described as pocket-sized, the Qumi Q2 isn't quite as small as Optoma's Pico pocket projector, but at 160 x 100 x 32mm,... >>

What is NFC?

What is NFC?

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What is NFC? If you've been keeping up to date with all the latest news from the big mobile phone brands then chances are you will have heard the term. If you're a seasoned gadget aficionado then you might have already Googled it to death in your insatiable... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Videolicious review (iPad/iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Videolicious review (iPad/iPhone)

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Hastily filmed mobile phone video clips uploaded to Facebook by your chums often make little or no sense, particularly if there's no explanation to go with them. Videolicious aims to put that right, by enabling you to edit your clips into a documentary-style... >>

Chillingo reveals new iOS gaming app lineup

Chillingo reveals new iOS gaming app lineup

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Angry Birds and Cut the Rope publisher Chillingo has revealed its latest lineup of iOS gaming apps including trivia-based Quiz Climber and platform puzzler Storm in a Teacup and we were lucky enough to get a sneak preview. First up is Storm in a Teacup... >>

Vita Audio launches limited edition Selfridges R1 MkII radio

Vita Audio launches limited edition Selfridges R1 MkII radio

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Vita Audio has teamed up with department store Selfridges & Co to launch a special limited edition of its R1 MkII DAB radio, featuring the shop's famous yellow hue. Just 2,000 units will be on sale and each will sport an individual number. Vita says that... >>

Smart homes not just for entertainment, says Kevin McCloud

Smart homes not just for entertainment, says Kevin McCloud

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A mirror that stores health information and keeps you updated with the news, a remote controlled kitchen and a bath that can be filled remotely using an iPhone app - these were just some of the gizmos that made up the House of the Future at the Grand... >>

Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on

Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on

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Creative's latest music, photo and video player - the ZEN Style M300 - sports Bluetooth playback for wireless listening. We managed to get a sneak preview of the tiny gadget at a meet-up with the manufacturer. The diminutive player measures just 55 x... >>

Creative launches WP-Series Bluetooth headphones

Creative launches WP-Series Bluetooth headphones

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The WP-Series of headphones from Creative not only feature Bluetooth capability, but they also have built-in 'invisible' mics so that they can be used for chatting on your mobile, as well as listening to music. The new range is made up of three models... >>

Creative ZiiSound Dx Series speakers hands-on

Creative ZiiSound Dx Series speakers hands-on

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Building on the success of its D5 Bluetooth speaker, launched in 2010, Creative has introduced the updated ZiiSound Dx wireless speaker system and we were lucky enough to get a sneak preview. The wireless modular speaker system comprises the ZiiSound... >>

Skullcandy 50/50
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Skullcandy 50/50

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The fact that Skullcandy describes its products as the "sickest" headphones around should give you some idea of the target audience. The brand offers a huge range of headphones and earphones with the emphasis firmly on the cool aesthetics. But, is it... >>

i-deko TV sound system hands-on

i-deko TV sound system hands-on

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The i-deko is a slick TV stand that doubles up as a speaker system, DVD player, radio and iPod dock and we managed to track it down at the Grand Designs Live show at Excel in London for a closer look. The product comes in two halves which fit together... >>

Royal wedding photos - how to take them and what to do with them

Royal wedding photos - how to take them and what to do with them

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Whether you're a patriotic royalist, a strict republican or utterly indifferent, there's no denying that the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is a significant historical event - not to mention a great opportunity for capturing some... >>