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Panasonic Lumix LZ40: Budget bridge camera brings the zoom

Panasonic Lumix LZ40: Budget bridge camera brings the zoom

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Want a significant zoom in a compact without breaking the bank? The Panasonic Lumix LZ40 might well be the perfect answer.This 42x optical zoom compact has a wide-angle 22mm lens that extends all the way through to a 928mm equivalent. Whether you want... >>

Fujifilm FinePix S1: First waterproof superzoom camera surfaces at CES 2014

Fujifilm FinePix S1: First waterproof superzoom camera surfaces at CES 2014

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It's superzoom season, but Fujifilm has unveiled one with a key difference: the FinePix S1 is the first water-resistant bridge camera. Now as well as singing in the rain you can go shooting too.The Fuji S1 houses a 50x optical zoom lens, which delivers... >>

Fujifilm X100S Black: Alternative to classic silver finish available this month

Fujifilm X100S Black: Alternative to classic silver finish available this month

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Hard though it was to avoid a title making a play on AC/DC's Back In Black album title, we put our sensible hats on. Because that's what the Fujifilm X100S Black deserves. This top-end, fixed lens compact camera is just about as good as they come. But... >>

Fujifilm S9400W, S9200 and S8600: Trio of bridge cameras are all about the zoom

Fujifilm S9400W, S9200 and S8600: Trio of bridge cameras are all about the zoom

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Fujifilm has refreshed much of its camera range at this year's Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling the FinePix S9400W, FinePix S9200 and FinePix S8600 models. The theme is clear: it's all about the zoom.That comes as no surprise, as the bottom end... >>

Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera

Fujifilm FinePix XP70: Splish splash with waterproof Wi-Fi compact camera

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Fujifilm has got the waterproof compact camera market fairly sewn up because of its affordable price point. Year after year it releases an additional model in the XP-series, and in 2014 that brings us to the FinePix XP70.It's waterproof, it's got Wi-Fi... >>

Acer Iconia B1-720 (2014) pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia B1-720 (2014) pictures and hands-on

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Budget tablets made a lot of headway in 2013 as entry-level products began to offer elegant solutions without breaking the bank. The Acer Iconia B1 was one such tablet, replaced in 2014 by the latest B1-720. And we've been giving one a whirl ahead of... >>

Acer Iconia A1-830 (2014) pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia A1-830 (2014) pictures and hands-on

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Acer has updated its A1 tablet with a new version for 2014, the A1-830. It's a subtle upgrade compared to its predecessor, but there are new features that make for a decent and affordable 7.9-inch tablet.First and foremost the build is now metal, with... >>

Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on

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Announced at the tail-end of 2013, the Acer Iconia W4 is the company's latest Windows 8 tablet. Using the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 as a platform to officially launch the product - it will be available later this month, replacing the W3 - we got... >>

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Z5 review

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Z5 review

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Acer has used the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 to position itself in the budget smartphone wars. Its unveiling of the Liquid Z5, priced at €169 (£140), sounds like a hot contender for the Motorola Moto G in terms of price. But can the Acer's relatively... >>

Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review

Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review

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We're not the biggest Chromebook fans here at Pocket-lint, but they've been going down a storm with the public eager to snap up these affordable Google-OS-based machines. And Acer has stepped up to the plate and introduced the first affordable touchscreen... >>

Philips 65PFL9708 9000 Series 4K TV review
5.0 stars

Philips 65PFL9708 9000 Series 4K TV review

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If you’re contemplating a 4K television to dominate your living room then there are a number of options out there. The Philips offering, found in its 65-inch PFL9708 form, offers a distinct point of difference: ambilight technology.Ambilight introduces... >>

Alleged Snapchat database leak sees 4.6 million user's numbers available online

Alleged Snapchat database leak sees 4.6 million user's numbers available online

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Mere hours into 2014 and Snapchat is the next big tech company to have its users' security breached. The website SnapchatDB! has appeared online, offering over 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers for download.SnapchatDB! claims this is in... >>

Nikon Df review
4.0 stars

Nikon Df review

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Looking back to move forward - that’s what the Nikon Df is all about. This retro style DSLR marries the classic Nikon SLR style of years gone by with much of the Japanese company’s modern tech. It’s the only Nikon DSLR capable of supporting current... >>

Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

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It's been a rollercoaster ride through the world of tech in 2013. The promise of wearable tech seems to have all but worn off - pun intended - and we're at the advent of Ultra HD 4K content and devices becoming mainstream. Or supposedly.The chatter of... >>

Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review
4.5 stars

Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review

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Is it a laptop? Is it a tablet? The Asus Transformer Pad TF701 straddles the divide between the two forms, marrying together an Android tablet and keyboard dock into the one affordable device.The TF701’s 10.1-inch screen delivers a whopping 2,560 x... >>

Libratone Loop review
4.0 stars

Libratone Loop review

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We’ve had something of a love-hate relationship with the Libratone Loop. This circular-fronted speaker has a distinctive, quirky design and - even though we’ve ended up with the grey finish for review instead of one of the more exciting colour options... >>

Fujifilm XQ1 review
4.0 stars

Fujifilm XQ1 review

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When we first saw the Fujifilm XQ1 we were rather excited. This dinky, pocketable compact promised a good slice of the greatness that its big brother X20 model offers, albeit in a smaller package that ought to bring a yet wider appeal.One look at the... >>

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review
5.0 stars

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review

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To the avid - and aged - gamer, slotting Zelda: A Link Between Worlds into a 3DS is a bit like getting into a time machine and spinning the clock back 20 years. Because, on the face of it, the latest Zelda feels exactly like the early 90s Zelda title... >>

Hands-on: Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 review

Hands-on: Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 review

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Bluetooth speakers are all the rage, but if you’re looking for a slice of audio product hot stuff to adorn your bookshelf or desk then British manufacturer Bayan Audio might have just the ticket in the Soundbook X3.The name is a clue to the product’s... >>

Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review
4.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review

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The Lumix FZ72 - or the FZ70 as it’s known outside of Europe - is Panasonic’s answer to the superzoom that truly earns its super dues. With a top-end zoom of 1200mm equivalent it's the embodiment of a "do it all" zoom lens that can also cater for... >>

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (iPhone & iPad) review
4.0 stars

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (iPhone & iPad) review

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On the memories. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the 2004 classic that kept students from lectures, parents from work and players the world over hours-deep into gun-toting and generally mad cap antics. The era of PlayStation 2 may be over - but San... >>

Sony Alpha A7R review
4.0 stars

Sony Alpha A7R review

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The Sony Alpha A7R is a specialist camera if we ever saw one. Visually it looks nigh-on identical to the Alpha A7 - the other full-frame compact system camera released alongside this one - but it’s that capital "R", which we’ll call "resolution",... >>

GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition review
4.0 stars

GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition review

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Just over a year ago GoPro unveiled the Hero3, a dinky mountable camcorder-like device that - and just like its earlier Hero models - made waves among its users. But as if that wasn’t good enough, the company has refreshed the model in the form of the... >>

Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

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Some cars are just special. Particularly the seemingly unobtainable ones. And we don’t mean just the super-pricey. The Ford Mustang is one such example - an iconic car that will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2014. And Ford’s way of celebrating?... >>

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review
4.5 stars

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review

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When we first heard about the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 our ears pricked up with joy. A superzoom-esque camera with a 24-200mm f/2.8 equivalent lens and the same 1-inch sensor as found in the award-winning Cyber-shot RX100 II - could the RX10 be the all-in-one... >>

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review
4.0 stars

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

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Assassin’s Creed is a series that has continued to reimagine its landscape. The latest metamorphosis is Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag - a game that takes us into the land of the pirates; a world full of ships and "Oh arr me hearties" tongue.On this... >>

Call of Duty: Ghosts review
4.0 stars

Call of Duty: Ghosts review

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Call of Duty is the beating heart of the first person shooter genre, and a franchise that’s been in full swing for a whole decade. That’s pretty long in the tooth by any gaming series’ standards, and one that’s brought the latest instalment, Call... >>

Resogun review
4.5 stars

Resogun review

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Resogun bursts onto the screen with a score that sounds as though Hans Zimmer has been listening to too much Japanese techno. It’s like the Inception movie soundtrack remixed - but it definitely grabbed our attention. And that’s just the audio.Just... >>

Sony Alpha A7 review
4.5 stars

Sony Alpha A7 review

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When the Sony Alpha A7 first materialised we were really rather excited. The first compact system camera with a full-frame sensor to surface in the market, it answered a question so many had been waiting for. Big sensor, small size, affordable price.... >>

Sony Alpha A7: The first sample images

Sony Alpha A7: The first sample images

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The Sony Alpha A7 - the world’s first full-frame compact system camera - is fast approaching its release date, and Pocket-lint has been testing out a near-complete sample in the sun-kissed Caribbean.Is this a camera, complete with its affordable (for... >>

Sony Cyber-shot RX10: The first sample images

Sony Cyber-shot RX10: The first sample images

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When we first saw the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 we weren’t entirely sure that we "got it". This chunky, superzoom-esque camera looks more like a DSLR in terms of scale and design, but houses a 24-200mm f/2.8 maximum aperture alongside the same 1-inch sensor... >>

Lego Marvel Super Heroes review
4.0 stars

Lego Marvel Super Heroes review

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We’re massive fans of Lego, it’s no secret. So when Lego Marvel Super Heroes arrived alongside the PlayStation 4, we had a double bout of excitement.In the run up to Christmas there are major titles dropping left, right and centre to suit all tastes... >>

Knack review
2.5 stars

Knack review

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When the PlayStation 4 was first announced we were brimming with excitement. But even at the big unveil in New York earlier this year the announcement of one of the console’s exclusive titles, Knack, a 3D platformer headed up Mark Cerny, the Spyro and... >>

Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

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It’s a windy day in Warwickshire and we’re on site at Fen End racing circuit with Jaguar to not only meet British Cycling coach and Team Sky performance advisor, Shane Sutton, for a quick-fire interview, but also to combat that biting wind in our... >>

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
5.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

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One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into... >>

Pure Jongo T6 review
3.5 stars

Pure Jongo T6 review

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Pure is all about wireless audio, and that’s what the alleged "room-filling" - not literally, just with audio of course - Pure Jongo T6 is all about.In a world where we’re connected to the cloud, where smart devices come with Bluetooth, and where... >>

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review
4.0 stars

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

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Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify.This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it can... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100 review
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book T100 review

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Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,... >>

TomTom Multi-Sport review
3.5 stars

TomTom Multi-Sport review

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TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised... >>

Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

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It's official - Nikon's "Pure Photography" camera, the Nikon Df, has been unveiled. But it's not what we had initially expected - this is a full-frame DSLR camera through and through, not the rumoured full-frame mirrorless camera that had been doing the... >>

HP Split x2 review
3.5 stars

HP Split x2 review

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There’s an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It’s all Microsoft’s fault, really,... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

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Asus has announced the UK price for the Transformer Book T100, originally unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in August, and it's a bargain at £349.The two-in-one 10-inch tablet-meets-laptop comes loaded with full Windows 8.1 - no mucking around with... >>

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

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Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix... >>

Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

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Olympus has expanded its compact camera market with the new premium Stylus 1 compact. It's like an XZ-2 in OM-D E-M5 clothing with a 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom thrown into the mix.Many were anticipating a large sensor for this model, but Olympus has stuck with... >>

Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro

Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro

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Nokia continues to push its camera solution, with the introduction of Refocus - a forthcoming app as part of the Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black OS update - set to enable focus adjustment after taking a picture.The new camera option will be arriving on the... >>

Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output

Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output

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Nokia is to roll out raw file output in its camera-focused Lumia smartphones, with the new Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet the first smartphone to introduce the universal DNG format to capture options. Wowzers.Pocket-lint is on hand at the Nokia World in Abu... >>

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2: What's the difference?

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2: What's the difference?

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It's official: Nokia is dabbling in the world of tablets, with the announcement of the Lumia 2520. The Finnish company, due to be bought by Microsoft at the beginning of 2014, has stepped on board with the Windows 8.1 RT operating system, the same as... >>

Nokia Camera app introduced in Nokia Lumia 1520: Multiple shooting modes, maps integration, Storyteller and more

Nokia Camera app introduced in Nokia Lumia 1520: Multiple shooting modes, maps integration, Storyteller and more

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Nokia has introduced the Nokia Camera app for Windows Phone 8, as introduced by the latest Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.The new Camera app combines the existing Smart, Pro and Video modes as found in the Lumia 1020, all of which are easily accessible at a... >>

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
4.0 stars

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

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Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in.Its name might sound like... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

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The original Microsoft Surface Pro - the "is it a tablet, is it a laptop replacement, and will we argue about this forever?" device - was sort of great and sort of not all at once. It found itself jostling between techie genres, almost trying to establish... >>