Archive for Libby Plummer

  • iPhone 5: specs and features wishlist
    Online

    iPhone 5: specs and features wishlist

    By 23 March 2011

    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 review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips SHN5600 review

    By 22 March 2011

    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
    Gaming

    Nintendo Wii 2: specs and features wishlist

    By 18 March 2011

    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 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic HDC-SD90 review

    By 17 March 2011

    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
    Tablets

    iPad 3: Specs and features wishlist

    By 16 March 2011

    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?
    Online

    What is SXSW?

    By 15 March 2011

    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
    Gaming

    Best geek cookie cutters

    By 15 March 2011

    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
    Laptops

    The first computer to calculate Pi

    By 14 March 2011

    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?
    Tablets

    Which tablet should I buy?

    By 11 March 2011

    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 review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 review

    By 10 March 2011

    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
    Home Cinema

    LG: Passive 3D better for consumers

    By 9 March 2011

    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?
    Cameras

    What is a pancake lens?

    By 8 March 2011

    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 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit review

    By 8 March 2011

    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
    Home Cinema

    Lovefilm: It's all in the name

    By 7 March 2011

    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)
    Apps

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

    By 4 March 2011

    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 review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Marshall Major review

    By 4 March 2011

    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)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Car Finder review (iPhone)

    By 3 March 2011

    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
    Cameras

    Lomography - the return of analogue

    By 3 March 2011

    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
    Audio

    i-Mego retro headphones hands-on

    By 3 March 2011

    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
    Tablets

    Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V

    By 2 March 2011

    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
    Tablets

    iPad 2 vs HP TouchPad

    By 2 March 2011

    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
    Tablets

    iPad 2 vs iPad

    By 2 March 2011

    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)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Worksnug Pro review (iPhone)

    By 2 March 2011

    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
    Apps

    Top 10 augmented reality apps

    By 2 March 2011

    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)
    Apps

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

    By 1 March 2011

    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...