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Why do wires get tangled up?

Why do wires get tangled up?

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We've all been there - you place your headphones delicately into your pocket, sometimes just for a minute while you pop into a shop, but when you go to retrieve them, they don't look like your headphones anymore. Or more specifically, the wire doesn't.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: National Portrait Gallery review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: National Portrait Gallery review (iPhone)

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If you're sick and tired of Angry Birds and apps that make your photos look like you took them in the 1970s, then how about trying something a little more cultured? London's National Portrait Gallery recently introuduced its first app, courtesy of ATS... >>

Pure Twilight
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Pure Twilight

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The gloomy weather in January and February can make it very hard to get up in the mornings, and that's where this dawn-simulator from DAB specialist Pure comes in. The Twilight might sound like a tedious, vampire-based novel for teenagers, but it's actually... >>

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air hands-on

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air hands-on

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Bowers & Wilkins has introduced an updated version of its award-winning Zeppelin speaker, with vastly improved acoustic performance as well as Apple AirPlay capability, and we were lucky enough to get up close and personal with the Zeppelin Air for some... >>

The best Nintendo 3DS launch games

The best Nintendo 3DS launch games

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It's official - the long-awaited Nintendo 3DS will be coming to the UK on 25 March. According to Nintendo, they'll be a lineup of more than 30 games available for the 3DS between the launch date and the beginning of June, which is when the E3 gaming show... >>

CES 2011: What did we think of the show?

CES 2011: What did we think of the show?

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You've read all the news stories and heard about all the latest gadgets and gizmos that were unveiled at CES, but what was the show like in comparison to previous years? The Pocket-lint team has its say...Stuart MilesFor me it was a show of things that... >>

Memorex PartyCube Sound System
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Memorex PartyCube Sound System

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The selection of iPod docks on sale continues to grow with gathering pace and products range from cheap pieces of tat to high-end affairs such as Arcam's rCube - yours for just £500. Thankfully for those that are not feeling particulalry flush, there's... >>

LG Optimus 2X vs Motorola Atrix

LG Optimus 2X vs Motorola Atrix

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With Barcelona's Mobile World Congress just weeks away, a couple of manufacturers got in early and unveiled some exciting handsets at this year's CES tech show in Las Vegas. The big news was the introduction of the world's first handsets to be powered... >>

Will Microsoft Windows be running your TV?

Will Microsoft Windows be running your TV?

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When Microsoft invited us along to a sneak preview of its latest innovation at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, we were intrigued by the possibility of a Windows TV. That wasn't what we got but we weren't far off. Microsoft was, in fact, showcasing a range... >>

2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES

2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES

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CES has packed up for another year, so now you know all about the new gadgets that are on the way. But when will you actually be able to get your mitts on them? We've put together a list of all the launch dates that we know about to save you scrabbling... >>

Internet TV - what's on offer and from whom

Internet TV - what's on offer and from whom

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You've heard all about smartphones, but what about smart TV? Here, we run you through all the big names and what they're offering with their web TV services. We'd love to tell you which one is best, but it really comes down to personal preference. When... >>

Panasonic Viera Tablet hands-on

Panasonic Viera Tablet hands-on

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Panasonic was just one of the many manufacturers to add its name to the list of companies launching tablet devices at CES, with the unveiling of its Viera-branded device. Due to land by the end of the year, the LCD touchscreen device (currently Japan-only)... >>

Samsung HMX-Q10 camcorder hands-on

Samsung HMX-Q10 camcorder hands-on

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Sparing a thought for all the left-handed gadget aficionados out there, Samsung has introduced the world's first camcorder that offers full operation in either hand. Thanks to a handy accelorometer, the HMX-Q10 can be held in the right hand or turned... >>

Orbitsound debuts T14 soundbar

Orbitsound debuts T14 soundbar

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If you want surround sound but you haven't got room for lots of speakers and wires then look no further than the new T14 soundbar, which was unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. The innovative product builds on the success of the brand's previous... >>

LG glasses-free 3D mobile phone screen hands-on

LG glasses-free 3D mobile phone screen hands-on

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Not content with unveiling an impressive range of 3D TVs, LG also showcased a prototype glasses-free 3D mobile at the CES show in Las Vegas. Using stereoscopic technology, the mobile enables you to review content in 3D, without the need for specs. As... >>

Sharp Galapagos E-Media Tablet hands-on

Sharp Galapagos E-Media Tablet hands-on

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Sharp is just one of many companies that have announced tablet devices at CES, and we tracked down the two models for a close-up look. The two devices - with screen sizes of 5.5 and 10.8 inches - are currently only available in Japan, but a US model is... >>

Star Wars Blu-ray now on pre-order

Star Wars Blu-ray now on pre-order

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If you know your Wookies from your Banthas and you still fiercely guard, or possibly even play with, your prized action figure collection, then you'll be pleased to hear that the complete Star Wars saga is coming to Blu-ray in September 2011, and is now... >>

LG Optimus Black hands-on

LG Optimus Black hands-on

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LG's new Optimus Black handset is "the world's slimmest mobile device", says the maker, measuring in at just 9.2mm thick. We've managed to get a closer look at the new gadget on LG's stand at CES. The Android 2.2 handset certainly is slim and also feels... >>

Sharp unveils 70in Aquos Quattron TV

Sharp unveils 70in Aquos Quattron TV

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Sharp has super-sized its TV offering with a range of massive 70in models sporting the company's Quattron technology. Unveiled at the Las Vegas-based CES show, the LC-70LE732U combines the Quattron range's Quad Pixel technology - which adds yellow pixels... >>

Sharp showcases Galapagos E-Media Tablet

Sharp showcases Galapagos E-Media Tablet

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Sharp has joined the roster of manufacturers offering tablet devices with its new Galapagos E-Media Tablet. Showcased at the company's CES press conference in Las Vegas, the new device is now available in Japan and is set to launch in the US in the second... >>

LG SmartTV Upgrader ST600 adds web features to any television

LG SmartTV Upgrader ST600 adds web features to any television

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LG's new SmartTV Upgrader (ST600) set-top box enables you to transform any set with an HDMI port into a web-enabled TV. This means that you'll be able to use LG's new Smart TV platform which offers access to movies, sport, videos and customisable apps,... >>

LG Optimus 2X unveiled

LG Optimus 2X unveiled

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LG has confirmed that its Optimus 2X handset, the world's first to feature a dual-core processor, will launch in early 2011. We were treated to a sneak peek of the new mobile at LG's CES press conference in Las Vegas, where the brand confirmed that the... >>

2010: A year in review, December

2010: A year in review, December

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New Year's Eve is upon us so it's time to prep the party poppers, chill the bubbly and make the resolutions that you'll have forgotten by the morning. But before all that, it's time to take a look at the biggest stories from the past 12 months - last... >>

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

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Any consumer tech company worth its salt knows that it's all about touch-operation nowadays and that's why Apple unveiled its Magic Trackpad back in the summer of 2010 and Microsoft announced its Arc Touch Mouse not long afterwards, following a series... >>

Technology in 2011: Pocket-lint's predictions

Technology in 2011: Pocket-lint's predictions

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With Christmas out of the way, we're just a hop, skip and a jump away from seeing in the New Year. January brings CES - the biggest tech show in the world which will be where thousands of new gadgets make their debut. But what kind of innovations can... >>