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Lomography Sprocket Rocket
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Lomography Sprocket Rocket

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Analogue camera maker Lomography (or Lomo, to those in the know) has been driving the public's desire for retro cameras for a while now. Following on from the sucess of its first product (the LC-A+) and it's popular Diana F+ and Diana Mini models, the... >>

2010: A year in review, August

2010: A year in review, August

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We're now just days away from getting inebriated in order to celebrate the coming of the new year, but before we take our first sip of celebratory bubbly, we've still got time to take a look at the biggest stories from the past 12 months. August can be... >>

2010: A year in review, April

2010: A year in review, April

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As we make preparations for New Year celebrations, the alarmingly futuristic-sounding 2011 is waiting just around the corner. But before we take our first tentative steps into the new year, it's time to take a look at the biggest stories from the last... >>

2010: A year in review, March

2010: A year in review, March

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It'll soon be 2011, but before we start gearing up for another big year of tech, which kicks off in January with the Las Vegas-based tech show CES, lets take a look at the highlights from the last 12 months.Although news can be a little thin on the ground... >>

2010: A year in review, January

2010: A year in review, January

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2011 is nearly upon us and with that comes one of the biggest events in the tech calendar - the CES show in Las Vegas. But before we take a look at the products of the future, it's time to take a fun walk down memory lane as we look back at the biggest... >>

Flip Video UltraHD
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Flip Video UltraHD

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Flip more or less invented the pocket camcorder market so when we heard that it was launching an updated range, we were very keen to get our mitts on them. The third-generation Flip UltraHD is similar to the last model, with its 720p video capture, although... >>

Affordable last minute Christmas gift ideas

Affordable last minute Christmas gift ideas

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We're now truly in the realms of 'last-miniute' Christmas shopping. Maybe your smug internet-based shopping activities have been scuppered by the snow with your parcels trapped in a blizzard-laden depot in Scotland or maybe you've just left it all until... >>

What's on TV over Christmas?

What's on TV over Christmas?

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Obviously we know that the The Sound of Music, The Great Escape and a Bond film or three are likely to be making an appearance on TV this Christmas, but what else is there to get stuck into? Forget the Queen's speech - we've rounded up a selection of... >>

Best weather apps for iPhone

Best weather apps for iPhone

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As many of us are still in the grips of the big freeze, or "snow chaos" as the newspapers like to call it, getting out and about can be tricky. No one wants to be caught in a blizzard or sliding around on the ice like a particularly uncoordinated Z-lister... >>

Samsung NF210
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Samsung NF210

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The last year or so has seen the laptop market being flooded with a series of netbooks which are proving popular thanks to their compact designs and affordable prices. There may be a huge selection to choose from, but a great deal of the products are... >>

Memorex PurePlay
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Memorex PurePlay

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The rise of the all-powerful iPod has seen the birth of a totally new category that didn't exist 10 years ago - iPod docks. While there's a a huge selection to choose from including high-end models such as Philips' Fedelio DS9000, there are also plenty... >>

CES explained

CES explained

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Every year, around this time, we start banging on about something called CES. If you're a seasoned tech fan, then chances are that you know only too well what we're bleating about. However, if you're a newbie to the world of gadgets, or to Pocket-lint,... >>

App-vent Calendar - day 13: Christmas Rock 'N' Roll (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

App-vent Calendar - day 13: Christmas Rock 'N' Roll (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

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Some of the apps in our App-vent Calendar are brand new, while others have been around for a while. Some only really get to see the light of day during the holiday period, much like the chrimbo decorations that are left languishing in the loft for most... >>

App-vent Calendar - day 12: Catch the Presents! (Chrome)

App-vent Calendar - day 12: Catch the Presents! (Chrome)

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Less than two weeks to go until Christmas and that can only mean one thing. Yep, you guessed it - it's time for another door to be opened on our special App-vent Calendar. As the festive spirit creeps into the office, you're bound to find more and more... >>

App-vent Calendar - day 11: Nightmare Before Christmas (Symbian)

App-vent Calendar - day 11: Nightmare Before Christmas (Symbian)

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There are ludicrous amounts of Christmas-themed apps coming our way this festive season ranging from Chrimbo countdowns to elf-themed video greetings and yuletide fireplace simulators. However, here at Pocket-lint, many of our fave apps are games (step... >>

Nokia C7
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Nokia C7

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We first got our hands on the Nokia C7 back in September where we observed that the handset is quite difficult to place. Although it's a smartphone, it's not as highly specced as the likes of the Nokia N8, but it sits somewhere above the maker's C6 so... >>

App-vent Calendar - day 9: A Christmas Carol (iPad)

App-vent Calendar - day 9: A Christmas Carol (iPad)

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We're already over a week into December and Christmas pressie shopping time is running out. If you're not really feeling the festive mood this year then you might have a fair bit in common with the cantankerous main character in Charles Dickens' famous... >>

10 Chrome OS apps to start with

10 Chrome OS apps to start with

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Google has officially unveiled its Google Chrome OS - an operating system that the search engine giant hopes will get more people on the web as well as offering an alternative to Microsoft's Windows 7 and Apple's Snow Leopard OS. There are plenty of advantages... >>

Klipsch Image One
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Klipsch Image One

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Klipsch was founded in Hope, Arkansas, back in 1946 by a Mr Paul W. Klipsch, giving it a considerable heritage in the audio world. Here at Pocket-lint, we've seen a wide range of high-end in-ear headphones from the brand, such as the Image S4 which scored... >>

App-vent Calendar - day 7: Christmas Fireside (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

App-vent Calendar - day 7: Christmas Fireside (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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Christmas means many things to many people, but for a great deal of us, it's all about being home for the holidays. In these days of austerity, not everyone can have the cosy Christmas that they've dreamt of all year, and there aren't many of us that... >>

Samsung Nexus S vs HTC Nexus One

Samsung Nexus S vs HTC Nexus One

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Samsung has just announced the very first Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone, with the launch of its Nexus S. The new smartphone will be out in time for Christmas at the Carphone Warehouse and is Google's second branded handset after HTC developed the Nexus... >>

Product of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

Product of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

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Well, this is the big one. Here at Pocket-lint, we've seen a hell of a lot of products over the last year - some good, some bad and some, very, very ugly. We've trawled through our review vaults to whittle down the gigantic list of gadgets, leaving only... >>

Samsung Nexus S vs Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Nexus S vs Samsung Galaxy S

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The very first Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone has just been made official - in the shape of the Samsung Nexus S. The new smartphone will be out in time for Christmas at the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy and is Google's second "own branded" handset after... >>

App-vent Calendar - day 6: Super Dance Elf Christmas with Friends (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

App-vent Calendar - day 6: Super Dance Elf Christmas with Friends (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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As the Christmas season is upon us once more, an increasing number of us are forgoing the effort of sending traditional paper-based Christmas cards in favour of electronic equivalents. Some people do this as a way to do their bit for the environment while... >>

Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

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Once in a blue moon, a new product comes along that changes the face of technology as we know it. This category isn't about stats and specs, it's about genuinely game-changing innovations that have made us take a step back in shock/admiration/child-like... >>

BeBook Club
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BeBook Club

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The BeBook Club is a pared-down version of the BeBook Neo - minus the Wi-Fi connectivity and sporting a redesigned navigation control. The device boasts a 6-inch E-Ink display with an 800 x 600-pixel resolution and a rather average 8 levels of grey. The... >>

Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...

Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...

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The past year has seen plenty of innovation on the computer front, not least the introduction of an entirely new sector - tablets, with Apple's iPad leading the charge. Add to that the ever-increasing range of portable and affordable netbooks and a wide... >>

England's World Cup 2018 bid: The venues

England's World Cup 2018 bid: The venues

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Here at Pocket-lint, we love a bit of footie which is why we're firmly backing England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Russia is also in the running, along with joint bids from Holland and Belgium, and a rather more convincing one from Spain and Portugal.... >>

LG Optimus 7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

LG Optimus 7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

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As the mad rush that followed the highly anticipated launch of Windows Phone 7 has more or less died down, it's now time to step back and and take a good look at the handsets to decide whether you want to invest in one or not. We've already seen the LG... >>

Plantronics BackBeat 903+
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Plantronics BackBeat 903+

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The idea of wireless headphones is a dream come true for those of us that face a tangle of wires during our daily hour or 2 of commuter-based music listening, or those that require an unfettered connection in the gym. And the concept is even more compelling... >>

Best Game 2010: and the nominees are...

Best Game 2010: and the nominees are...

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The past year has certainly been a busy time for game launches, and we've even seen the introduction of the Kinect for Xbox and PlayStation Move carrying on the good, motion-controlled work started by the Nintendo Wii. There's been a river of games washing... >>

What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

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If you've been looking into upgrading your camera recently, then chances are you will have come across the seemingly baffling phrase "Micro Four Thirds". Retailers and tech websites have been throwing the three-word moniker around with gay abandon, apparently... >>

Best App 2010: and the nominees are...

Best App 2010: and the nominees are...

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It's all about the apps these days. Smartphones would be nothing without these clever little bits of software that let us do pretty much anything we want, all from one device. The apps we've seen on Pocket-lint over the last year span numerous platforms... >>

MSI GX740
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MSI GX740

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MSI recently expanded its GX gaming series of laptops with the introduction of the aggressively priced 15-inch GX640 and the 17-inch GX740, with the latter available for less than £900 - not bad for a serious gaming model. But, is it any good? The gargantuan... >>

LG Optimus 7 vs HTC 7 Trophy

LG Optimus 7 vs HTC 7 Trophy

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Ever since the grand Windows Phone 7 launch in October, we've been working our way through all of the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 handsets that were launched, to give you the lowdown on what each one is offering and whether they've got the goods... >>

Hipstamatic - behind the lens

Hipstamatic - behind the lens

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Do people want photographic prints anymore? Prints are expensive, they fade and all they do is create heavy boxes to carry from home to home throughout our lives when they’re not gathering dust in the attic. Prints are old. So, does anyone care anymore?... >>

Nokia N8
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Nokia N8

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Nokia's dominance in the mobile world has really taken a knock over the last few years, and the N8 is the company's attempt at reasserting itself as one of the big players, among the likes of Apple, HTC and Samsung. The first of Nokia's handsets to feature... >>

All the colours of the PAYG rainbow

All the colours of the PAYG rainbow

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We've already taken you through the best smartphones on PAYG as well as the top budget PAYG handsets, but what if you're after something a little bit different? The colour of your phone might be the very last thing that you consider when shopping for... >>

App of the Day - The Good Pub Guide 2011 (iPhone)

App of the Day - The Good Pub Guide 2011 (iPhone)

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Here at Pocket-lint, we see a huge selection of new apps coming in every week across every format under the sun. There are plenty of daft yet addictive apps around, as anyone who has played Angry Birds can tell you, but there are also lots that provide... >>

10 best bargain PAYG phones

10 best bargain PAYG phones

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We've already brought you the 10 best smarphones available on PAYG, but what if you're after something a little bit more affordable? Maybe you're in the market for a budget handset for yourself, or you're thinking about getting them for the kids for Christmas.... >>

Samsung TicToc YP-S1AL
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Samsung TicToc YP-S1AL

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Although many brands have bowed to down to Apple's dominance and quietly pulled out of the MP3 market, Samsung is still a big player when it comes to portable music players. The Korean manufacturer's latest offering - the TicToc -  is aimed squarely... >>

Sony Ericsson Cedar
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Sony Ericsson Cedar

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The Sony Ericsson Cedar is the lastest edition to the brand's eco-friendly GreenHeart range, joining the Elm and the Hazel. Made from recycled plastics and boasting a power consumption that's lower than most other handsets, the Cedar (or J108i, to give... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Home cinema

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Home cinema

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The nights are drawing in and it'll soon be Bonfire Night, and that can only mean one thing - it's almost time to announce the nominations for the annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. On 8 November, we'll be letting you know exactly which products made it... >>

JVC Picsio GC-WP10
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JVC Picsio GC-WP10

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JVC recently introduced the waterproof Picsio GC-WP10 alongside the decidedly non-water-friendly GC-FM2. We've already taken an in-depth look at the latter, so we thought it was about time that we got the underwater model in for a test as well. While... >>

10 best Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories

10 best Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is finally here, and no doubt many of the Android fans out there will have ordered theirs already. Pricing for the new tablet is gradually being confirmed by the networks, and if you choose your deal carefully then you should have... >>

Optoma 3D-XL is world's first 3D projector adaptor

Optoma 3D-XL is world's first 3D projector adaptor

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Optoma is set to bring affordable 3D to the masses with the world's first 3D projector adaptor. The 3D-XL will be compatible with 14 of Optoma's current models and will also work with all DLP Link compatible projectors such as those from Acer and Benq.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Europa
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Samsung Galaxy Europa

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If you're in the market for a budget Android phone then chances are you'll be having a tough time making up your mind as there are so many of the blighters around. The Samsung Galaxy Europa (GT-i5500) offers Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth, along with 140MB of... >>

Top 13 horror films on Blu-ray

Top 13 horror films on Blu-ray

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If you hadn't already realised, it's Halloween on 31 October, making this the perfect season for getting re-acquainted with the best horror films ever made. We've hunted down the top 13 horror films available on Blu-ray for your viewing pleasure. Of course,... >>

Lomography Sprocket Rocket camera hands-on

Lomography Sprocket Rocket camera hands-on

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Cult photography brand Lomography has introduced the Sprocket Rocket - the very first camera dedicated to sprocket hole photography. Here at Pocket-lint, we were lucky enough to be able to get our mitts on one of the new cameras seconds after it was officially... >>

The best and worst Ferrari gadgets around

The best and worst Ferrari gadgets around

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After lending its familiar branding to numerous products in the past, Ferrari has now opened the largest indoor theme park on the planet - Ferrari World.Based in Abu Dhabi, the gigantic theme park is also home to the world's fastest rollercoaster, which... >>