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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
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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
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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
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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?... >>