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Samsung powered Google TV coming next year

Samsung powered Google TV coming next year

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Samsung is reportedly in "last-stage" talks with Google with a view to offering up some Google TV hardware in 2012.Speaking to reporters in Korea, Yoon Boo-keun, president of Samsung's TV division stated that a 2012 launch was on the cards, in partnership... >>

eBay Christmas Boutique opens in London

eBay Christmas Boutique opens in London

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In The 40-Year-Old Virgin there's a scene where a customer to the eBay store wants to buy some shoes that he's seen on display."You're making it extremely difficult for me," he says, when he finds out that he's unable to just buy the shoes there and then,... >>

Gameloft unveils biggest iPhone and iPad sale

Gameloft unveils biggest iPhone and iPad sale

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Gameloft, purveyor of iOS games which are as brilliant as they are unoriginal, has announced its biggest ever sale.We know, we know - Gameloft seems to offer up its games on the cheap on a regular basis, but this really is a big sale and there's plenty... >>

Playboy sues over xxx domain names

Playboy sues over xxx domain names

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Manwin Licensing, the chaps behind the Playboy websites, and Digital Playground are suing the internet's address regulator, Icann, as well as filing lawsuits against ICM Registry, the company behind the new top-level domain name (TLD).The legal action... >>

Sony teams up with Vodafone for 3G PlayStation Vita fun

Sony teams up with Vodafone for 3G PlayStation Vita fun

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The 3G aspects of the forthcoming gaming handheld, the Sony PlayStation Vita, will be handled by Vodafone.An official partnership has been announced by Sony and the phone network, meaning that Vodafone is the "preferred provider" for the 3G version of... >>

Arrested Development to return as Netflix exclusive

Arrested Development to return as Netflix exclusive

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Back in March, Pocket-lint told you how Netflix was looking to take on the likes of HBO with exclusive, original programming, and that idea has now produced some juicy details; by the way of a return for the hilarious cult US show Arrested Development.Originally... >>

Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III coming early in 2012?

Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III coming early in 2012?

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With Nvidia officially taking the reigns off of its quad-core Tegra 3 platform, it was only going to be a matter of time before the quad-core smartphone rumours began.But it's not a Kal-El powered phone whisper that has caught Pocket-lint's eye - but... >>

Jurassic Park developers caught fiddling Metacritic scores

Jurassic Park developers caught fiddling Metacritic scores

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When Pocket-lint was a wee bairn, one of the most familiar chants in our school playground was: "Tell tale tit, your tongue shall be slit, and all the dogs in the town, shall have a little bit."Not nice, we're sure you'd agree - but then again, nor is... >>

No Flash for Android Ice Cream Sandwich yet

No Flash for Android Ice Cream Sandwich yet

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Google has confirmed what Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners probably already figured out - that there's no Flash support at present for Android Ice Cream Sandwich.The search giant has stated that: "Flash hasn’t been released for ICS yet so as far as we know"... >>

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 40,000

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 40,000

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It may just be a fraction of the 500,000+ apps in the Apple App Store, or the 370,000 odd apps that fandroids can download from the Android Market - but the fact that Windows Phone 7 users can now tap into more than 40,000 apps will be welcome news for... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Blippar review (Android & iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Blippar review (Android & iOS)

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Blippar, a London based startup, has just won 1st place in the TechWorld competition, in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), meaning that the company has won the opportunity to show off its app at the Eureka Park TechZone at CES... >>

Facebook video calling dials into Skype

Facebook video calling dials into Skype

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Back in July, Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to announce the arrival of video chat, powered by Skype, into the social network.And now, the ability to video call your Facebook buddies has extended to the Skype software, meaning that you no longer need... >>

Consumer electronics market to top $1 trillion in 2012

Consumer electronics market to top $1 trillion in 2012

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The Consumer Electronics Association, the chaps who run the CES show in Vegas every year, has predicted that the consumer tech market will top $1 trillion in 2012, increasing the market by 5 per cent worldwide on the $961 billion figure that will be recorded... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire smartphone coming in time for Christmas 2012?

Amazon Kindle Fire smartphone coming in time for Christmas 2012?

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What came first - the tablet or the smartphone? Well, in the case of Apple, HTC, Samsung and numerous others - the smartphone. But it seems as if Amazon is going to mix up the mobile evolution by releasing a smartphone next year, following the launch... >>

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm pictures and hands-on

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm pictures and hands-on

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The House of Marley, the eco-friendly audio company set up in the name of the late reggae superstar, was in London's Silicon Roundabout at the CES Unveiled event on Thursday to show off its range of headphones and earbuds.But it was the Bag of Rhythm... >>

Recon Instruments Android MOD Live ski goggles pictures and hands-on

Recon Instruments Android MOD Live ski goggles pictures and hands-on

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The Android revolution has hit the slopes just in time for the ski-season, with the release of the Recon Instruments MOD Live ski goggles adaptor, which Pocket-lint got up close and personal with at the CES Unveiled event in London's Tech City.The MOD... >>

Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Android update confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Android update confirmed

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We at Pocket-lint have never trusted the Italians. No, not because of their wartime side switching, or because its professional football league is about as corrupt as an exe file emailed to you by a friend you've never heard of.No, it's because back in... >>

LED art as Toshiba lights up the Louvre

LED art as Toshiba lights up the Louvre

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Leonardo da Vinci, Antoine Watteau, Johannes Vermeer, Michelangelo and Toshiba - just some of the notable names whose work lights up the Louvre in Paris.Yes, Toshiba - you read that correctly. The Japanese company has just announced that it is literally... >>

Orange San Francisco II priced and dated

Orange San Francisco II priced and dated

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The Orange San Francisco II, which Pocket-lint told you all about last week, has made the jump from Orange's help pages, to its shop ones - with price and release details aplenty.The phone also known as the ZTE Crescent is an Android Gingerbread handset... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Flick Home Run review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Flick Home Run review (iPhone)

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Some iPhone games are so detailed, with such incredibly engrossing game-play, mesmerising graphics and gripping narratives that it's not surprising that handheld consoles are struggling. It's an age where smartphones are capable of powering blockbuster... >>

Fitbit Ultra coming to shift the Christmas pud

Fitbit Ultra coming to shift the Christmas pud

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If you stuff yourself silly this Christmas, drink too much booze or lay around watching too many Only Fools and Horses repeats, don't worry - the Fitbit Ultra is going on sale in the UK from Boxing Day, so you'll be able to get right back into shape.That's... >>

Real tales of Orange San Francisco II echo through the room

Real tales of Orange San Francisco II echo through the room

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The Orange San Francisco II has been detailed on the network's UK website, the sequel to the popular Android budget handset that went on sale at the end of last year.Once again produced by ZTE - it will hit other markets as the ZTE Crescent - the San... >>

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: (Not) Delayed until 2 December

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: (Not) Delayed until 2 December

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Update: Pocket-lint has spoken to Samsung in the UK, who is all still geared up for a launch, as planned, on 17 November. Panic over.---------------Fandroids hoping to get their first taste of Android Ice Cream Sandwich next week courtesy of the Samsung... >>

Nokia Champagne to pop Tango cork?

Nokia Champagne to pop Tango cork?

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Windows Phone 7 fans waiting to dance to the Tango may not have too long to wait, if clues given by an unknown Nokia device going by the name of the Nokia Champagne are anything to go by.The Nokia Champagne moniker has popped up in a log from the app... >>

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 smashes records with $400 million sold

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 smashes records with $400 million sold

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Activision Publishing has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has become the biggest entertainment launch ever.Strictly speaking, in literal terms, the biggest entertainment launch ever was when Rik Waller was first introduced to the Pop Idol... >>

Xbox.com enhanced with social features

Xbox.com enhanced with social features

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Gamers logging on to Xbox.com today would have noticed that the site has had a bit of a revamp; with added social features and a few key additions.The "My Xbox" section has gone, replaced by a social networking heavy "Social" feature that will let you... >>

Kindle bath-time fun with the OverBoard eBook Reader Case

Kindle bath-time fun with the OverBoard eBook Reader Case

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No longer is your bath-time reading constricted to an old Viz or a crumpled copy of your lady's Glamour magazine that have been left lying next to the toilet. From now on, it's perfectly safe to dig deep into your latest novel in electronic form.Nope,... >>

Pure Highway 300Di announced, we go hands-on

Pure Highway 300Di announced, we go hands-on

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Pure has unveiled its latest attempt to get on the road with you - the Pure Highway 300Di; a professionally installed car radio system that will help you with the jump from analogue to digital.Rather than being a mere follow up to the original Pure Highway,... >>

Read all about it: PressReader lands on Blackberry PlayBook

Read all about it: PressReader lands on Blackberry PlayBook

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PressReader, an app that lets you read actual copies of newspapers from around the world, will be pre-installed on the BlackBerry PlayBook when it finally gets its OS update.The app provides access to more than 2,000 newspapers in 49 languages from 95... >>

Sony four screen plan to fight Apple TV threat

Sony four screen plan to fight Apple TV threat

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Sony is ready to take on Apple for living room supremacy using its four-screen strategy - that's according to the company's CEO Sir Howard Stringer."I'm up for the fight," said the Welsh-born boss. "I spent the last five years building a platform so I... >>

Adobe Flash TV switch off planned

Adobe Flash TV switch off planned

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It looks as if Flash for mobile isn't the only platform that Adobe has no further love for, with the company also set to ditch its Flash TV plans as well.The move comes just a day after Adobe effectively proved Steve Jobs right by killing off Flash for... >>

White BlackBerry Bold 9900 hits Vodafone

White BlackBerry Bold 9900 hits Vodafone

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Vodafone has announced that it will be the exclusive UK stockist for the white BlackBerry Bold 9900.It can't be just a ploy to stick the boot in on Apple fanboys any longer as the Cupertino collective seems to have cracked the white handset debacle that... >>

Tech City iPhone and Android app gets government backing

Tech City iPhone and Android app gets government backing

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As part of the Government's Tech City initiative, a pair of mobile apps have gone live in the App Store and the Android Market, complete with HM Government's backing.The HM Government tag is attached to the developer name of the iPhone version of the... >>

New Fast Show rewards for fast social networkers

New Fast Show rewards for fast social networkers

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The long awaited return of the Fast Show is just hours away with the iconic sketch show's online début to take place on the Fosters Funny website, the home of the triumphant comeback of Alan Partridge at the end of last year.And to celebrate the online... >>

Virgin Media and TalkTalk block Newzbin 2 block

Virgin Media and TalkTalk block Newzbin 2 block

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Back in July BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block piracy website Newzbin 2, following legal action from the Motion Picture Association.And now it seems that the MPA thought that ruling would mean that the other members of the "big 4" ISPs would... >>

iOS 5 tweak reveals hidden Android-style auto-complete keyboard

iOS 5 tweak reveals hidden Android-style auto-complete keyboard

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Following the news that there's a hidden panorama camera mode hidden within the depth of iOS 5, it was only going to be a matter of time before some clever so-and-so uncovered another useful feature that didn't make the final cut for the platform's release.And... >>

Nokia HumanForm phone concept is mind-bending

Nokia HumanForm phone concept is mind-bending

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Back in October at the Nokia World expo, the Finnish phone giant demoed a new technology showing how the phones and tablets of the future could be bendy.Called the Nokia Kinetic Device, the working prototype allowed users to control music and media by... >>

HTC Ville to land with Android and Sense 4.0 next year?

HTC Ville to land with Android and Sense 4.0 next year?

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The HTC Edge may not be the first handset from the Taiwanese company to launch with Android Ice Cream Sandwich after all. That honour could fall to the HTC Ville, a device whose details have just got all leaky on the web, if rumours are to be believed.The... >>

Twitter Activity tab now tweeting in the UK

Twitter Activity tab now tweeting in the UK

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New Facebook-esque Twitter features, including the Activity tab, have landed in the UK following the revamp that Pocket-lint first told you about back in August.The Activity tab sits on your top-line and is a bit like your news feed on FB. It gives you... >>

Adobe: Flash for mobile is dead

Adobe: Flash for mobile is dead

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Update: Adobe has confirmed the move. Speaking on the Adobe Blog, Danny Winokur, Adobe VP and general manager for interactive development, said:"Adobe is all about enabling designers and developers to create the most expressive content possible, regardless... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire launch partners confirmed

Amazon Kindle Fire launch partners confirmed

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Amazon has announced the launch partners and apps for its Kindle Fire tablet, with all of the big Android players / usual suspects seemingly on board.The Kindle Fire goes on sale in the States on 15 November, complete with its own brand of Android, and... >>

Packard Bell skinny PB oneTwo announced

Packard Bell skinny PB oneTwo announced

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If you're in the market for a super-skinny all-in-one machine, and don't fancy going down the well-walked iMac path, Packard Bell hopes it might have the answer for you with its newly announced PB oneTwo AIO PC.The PB oneTwo is described by its makers... >>

Boxee Box tuning into live TV

Boxee Box tuning into live TV

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Boxee Box owners will soon be able to tune into live TV via their funny shaped device. The discovery was made by GigaOm who got its paws on an unreleased build of the Boxee 1.5 software update.The new feature will work in tandem with a USB tuner dongle... >>

Dual SIM iPhone 4S with the Vooma Peel PG920

Dual SIM iPhone 4S with the Vooma Peel PG920

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If you ever wanted to get some dual SIM action going on your iPhone 4, or iPhone 4S, now you can. But you're going to need to take the jailbreak plunge first.The system is on offer thanks to the Vooma Peel PG920, a battery back up case that also has room... >>

Huawei Vision coming to the UK in time for Christmas

Huawei Vision coming to the UK in time for Christmas

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Huawei has come to town to announce that its flagship Gingerbread smartphone, the Huawei Vision, will be hitting the UK in time for Christmas.Old London Town, that is - the location for the Chinese company's dedicated European design centre for its Mobile... >>

Video calling lands on Windows Phone 7 with Tango

Video calling lands on Windows Phone 7 with Tango

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You won't have to wait until Tango to get video calling with Mango - thanks to Tango. You get me bruv?What we're trying to say, using the crazy yoof talk that we've been learning using the Rosetta Stone method, is that video calling is now available on... >>

Firefox 8 brings Twitter search to the party

Firefox 8 brings Twitter search to the party

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It took us almost 7 years to get from the first iteration of Firefox to version 4.0, but now Mozilla is throwing out new versions faster than a Pakistani fast bowler with a spot-betting addiction.We're now up to version 8.0, taking just 8 months to get... >>

Gmail app for BlackBerry killed by Google

Gmail app for BlackBerry killed by Google

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Google has announced that the Gmail app for BlackBerry is to be discontinued, with downloads and support for the email platform ceasing on 22 November.In the space of a week Google has managed to bamboozle and confuse not one, but two sets of mobile OS... >>

WildTangent Android games service fires up with Sony Tablets

WildTangent Android games service fires up with Sony Tablets

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WildTangent's Android game service, recently launched on T-Mobile in the States, is coming to the UK - the company has just announced that it has launched in Europe in partnership with the Sony Tablet S and dual-screen Sony Tablet P.Based on the PC platform,... >>

Jet plane captured 10km high by GoPro HD (video)

Jet plane captured 10km high by GoPro HD (video)

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The GoPro HD is an action cam built firmly with extreme sports in mind. And how's this for some extreme footage?Okay, it's not sporty - but it is bloomin' incredible. It's the moment that Edouard Janssens Project Stratos-Sphere had a near miss with a... >>