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Scandyna Minipod Mk II stylish speaker rejigged inside

Scandyna Minipod Mk II stylish speaker rejigged inside

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The original Scandyna Minipod has shifted 100,000 units worldwide according to the Danish company so it's no surprise that the loudspeaker specialist is back for a second crack at the audiophile cash cow with the sequel - the Scandyna Minipod Mk II.Looking... >>

iOS 5 tweak reveals hidden iPhone panorama camera mode

iOS 5 tweak reveals hidden iPhone panorama camera mode

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A self-confessed iPhone hacker and geek going by the name of Conrad Kramer has uncovered a secret iOS 5 camera function that allows iPhones running the new software to take panorama shots from within the native camera app.The panorama mode can be enabled... >>

Oregon Scientific ATC Mini takes action camera shooting to new depths

Oregon Scientific ATC Mini takes action camera shooting to new depths

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If you liked the sound of the HD Hero2 action camera which was announced recently, but need something that's a bit more water friendly, without the need for clipping on a waterproof housing, then the Oregon Scientific ATC Mini could be the sporty cam... >>

Limited Edition Legend of Zelda 3DS hitting the UK

Limited Edition Legend of Zelda 3DS hitting the UK

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Tear up your Christmas list and get ready to ask Santa for the Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS, which has been confirmed by Nintendo as coming to Europe.The "Cosmic Black" edition of the console will hit the shops on 25 November,... >>

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 coming in 2012

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 coming in 2012

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The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 may not have the charm of the Motorola Xoom 2, or the sveltey good looks of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but one thing's for sure - it could kick both of its Android tablet rival's butts.And that's because the A1 is a rugged,... >>

HP evaluating sale of webOS

HP evaluating sale of webOS

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HP is reportedly weighing up a deal that could see webOS sold for "hundreds of millions of dollars".Although that sounds like an awful lot of money for an operating system that arguably plays fourth or fifth fiddle in the smartphone and tablet arena,... >>

Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks

Netflix UK launch looking serious with MGM and ITV talks

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Video on demand giant Netflix is coming to these shores, at last, with a UK service all set for an early 2012 launch. And it looks as if the video on demand giant isn't treating its transatlantic adventure lightly as reports are pouring in that it's doing... >>

Schmidt: No special Android treatment for Motorola

Schmidt: No special Android treatment for Motorola

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HTC, Samsung and the gang have nothing to fear - Motorola will not be given preferential treatment when it comes to Android as a result of Google's imminent takeover.That's the message from executive chairman of the Mountain View based search giant, Eric... >>

Apple Store 2.0 goes live, offers barcode scanning and pick-up service

Apple Store 2.0 goes live, offers barcode scanning and pick-up service

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The new Apple Store app, the one we thought would land last week, has just reared its head in the App Store bringing with it the two key features that were widely expected.The first being that fanboys can now choose and pay for their items using the app,... >>

HTC Edge: Quad-core handset pictured and detailed

HTC Edge: Quad-core handset pictured and detailed

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Could the HTC Edge be the first smartphone to come rocking with Nvidia's Tegra 3 power behind it?Quite possibly, if reports and a professional looking picture are to be believed. PocketNow.com has dropped some juicy details on the supposed Kal-El device;... >>

Google Doodle space for Edmond Halley

Google Doodle space for Edmond Halley

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The latest Google Doodle is up and it's out of this world, literally. The Doodle depicts a cartoon-like space scene, complete with the most famous short-period comet in the solar system; the one named after one Edmond Halley, who would have been 335 years... >>

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro pictures and hands-on

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro pictures and hands-on

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We recently reviewed the Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus here on Pocket-lint; an external hard disk drive with plenty of bells and whistles, but if you want it simple, small and fast then the Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro could be more up your street. Simple,... >>

Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone pictures and hands-on

Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone pictures and hands-on

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Why take two bottles into your car? Or something like that. That's kind of the thinking (albeit with less bottles) behind the Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone and iPod touch, which aims to do away with your satnav system and let you rely on your iDevice... >>

Plantronics M1100 with Vocalyst pictures and hands-on

Plantronics M1100 with Vocalyst pictures and hands-on

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Plantronics' latest Bluetooth headset is one that takes the simple take-and-make call function one step further - by integrating all of your communication channels at the touch of a button.And that's because the Plantronics M1100 comes with its new cloud-based... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Telmap preview (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Telmap preview (Android)

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A bit of an odd one today for App of the Day in that it's not really an app at all. Well, it is – but it's much more than that - more an amalgamation of apps and widgets all in one. Not that you'll be able to go and grab it from the Android Market.... >>

SwiftKey X to come pre-loaded on Motorola Xoom 2

SwiftKey X to come pre-loaded on Motorola Xoom 2

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The Motorola Xoom 2s, the little and large tag-team made official by Moto this week, will launch with SwiftKey Tablet X pre-installed and fully integrated; the first tablets to officially do so.In case you're new to SwiftKey, allow us to fill you in on... >>

BT asked to block the The Pirate Bay

BT asked to block the The Pirate Bay

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When BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block pirate website Newzbin 2 back in July we at Pocket-lint questioned whether this meant an end to the free web.That question will be answered over time, but what is clear is that the judgement has opened... >>

Up by Jawbone aims to keep you healthy

Up by Jawbone aims to keep you healthy

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Jawbone, maker of funky headsets, has announced its latest product, Up. Think of Up as like one of those charity wristbands that have been popular over the last few years, except much cleverer.And that's because Up features a sophisticated motion-tracking... >>

Karuma kid-proof PlayBase tablet unleashed

Karuma kid-proof PlayBase tablet unleashed

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If you thought that the Kindle Fire would have killed off the budget Android tab market, then think again because Karuma has its own plans with the PlayBase.But, rather than being just another cheapo slate for the pile, Karuma has a unique angle with... >>

Motorola Motokey Social Facebook friendly phone official

Motorola Motokey Social Facebook friendly phone official

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Motorola is to join the Facebook Phone club with the Motokey Social, a friendly looking phone that has just gone live on the soon-to-be-Google-owned company's website.The Motokey Social packs a physical Facebook button, just like the Vodafone 555 Blue,... >>

Red Scarlet-X arrives to gatecrash the Canon party

Red Scarlet-X arrives to gatecrash the Canon party

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Timing is everything. And in the case of Red Digital Cinema, the timing is obvious. On the same day that Canon decided to lift the covers on the Canon EOS C300, the California-based company has decided to unveil the Scarlet-X.The Scarlet-X is capable... >>

New Amazon Kindle Fire to be 8.9-inch?

New Amazon Kindle Fire to be 8.9-inch?

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It's pretty much nailed on, according to the omnipresent online rumour mill at least, that Amazon will launch a follow up to the Amazon Kindle Fire early in 2012.All reports point towards a more beefier, in terms of hardware, device - one possibly packing... >>

HTC Explorer: Now on sale

HTC Explorer: Now on sale

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We knew it was coming, we just didn't know when - until now that is, as Three has announced that the HTC Explorer has gone on sale in its stores and via its online shop.The HTC Explorer is somewhat of a smartphone for beginners, offering Android Gingerbread... >>

Canon EOS DSLR prototype with 4K detailed

Canon EOS DSLR prototype with 4K detailed

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Not content with making camera fans' jaws hit the floor with the announcement of the Canon EOS C300, Canon has dropped some juicy details regarding a new digital SLR camera that is still under development.The concept is for a EOS-series digital single-lens... >>

PNY Attaché Evolutive takes storage micro

PNY Attaché Evolutive takes storage micro

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The Napoleon complex is a type of inferiority complex which is said to affect some people who are short in stature. It is, of course, named after the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte who reportedly only stood 5 foot 6 inches tall.But there's no French... >>

Cameron, Obama and co to be given Archos G9 tablets at G20 summit

Cameron, Obama and co to be given Archos G9 tablets at G20 summit

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We all know that David Cameron likes to chill out with his iPad and that Barack Obama likes to keep it real with a BlackBerry, but over in Cannes for the sixth meeting of the G20 heads of government, the only official tech action will be taking place... >>

LG Optimus U1 all set for some Ice Cream Sandwich action?

LG Optimus U1 all set for some Ice Cream Sandwich action?

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It's been a while since LG made a big splash in the Android arena. The Optimus 3D and the Optimus 2X seem like distant memories.But all that could be set to change as there's rumours afoot, fuelled by these (slightly suspect looking we have to say) leaked... >>

Commodore 64 Extreme model goes quad-core

Commodore 64 Extreme model goes quad-core

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Imagine your 1982 Commodore 64 on steroids. Well, you'd need an army of these to take on the Commodore 64 Extreme model, which has just been unleashed - and even then we're not sure the old guys could win.Produced by Commodore USA, the same chaps who... >>

PlayStation Home revamped and relaunched

PlayStation Home revamped and relaunched

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Sony's PlayStation Home social gaming space has been relaunched and is hitting PS3s in the PAL district today (3 November).The new Home is more game focused, with extra detail to reward the 23 million or so users of the platform.New features include The... >>

Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition now official

Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition now official

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It's not often that the rumour-mill gets it spot on but in the case of the Motorola Xoom 2 it has. Or rather in the case of the Motorola Xoom 2s, as there's two of the blighters.First up is the more obvious sequel to the original Xoom, the 10.1-inch Motorola... >>

HP Slate 2 Tablet PC is no TouchPad

HP Slate 2 Tablet PC is no TouchPad

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HP has announced a brand spanking new tablet. But don't get all excited thinking it's a follow up to the much derided, but evidently much loved, TouchPad. Nope, it's back to business with the Windows 7 running HP Slate 2.Back in 2010, long before Samsung... >>

iOS 5.0.1 adds multitasking gestures to original iPad

iOS 5.0.1 adds multitasking gestures to original iPad

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iOS 5.0.1, the first update for Apple's shiny new mobile platform, has just gone live in beta form to developers, adding a number of key features and fixes.Most notably, the multitasking gestures that were afforded to iPad 2 owners in with the iOS 5 have... >>

Toshiba Ultrabook range hits UK in November

Toshiba Ultrabook range hits UK in November

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Back in September, over in Berlin at IFA, Toshiba announced its star player in the new Ultrabook range: the Toshiba Portégé Z830. And now the Japanese company has announced the launch details for the UK.The Portégé Z830 will arrive, along with its... >>

7digital Premier Android Tablet Music Experience incoming

7digital Premier Android Tablet Music Experience incoming

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7digital, the iTunes rivalling digital music store, has launched its Honeycomb flavoured Premier Android Tablet Music Experience into the Android Market.In case you're not following, that's an elaborate way of saying that 7digital has launched an Android... >>

Kindle Owners' Lending Library goes live in the US

Kindle Owners' Lending Library goes live in the US

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Over in the land of the free (and the home of the brave) Amazon has unleashed its much rumoured ebook lending platform, entitled Kindle Owners' Lending Library.And there's a heavy emphasis on the word "Owners" as you'll actually have to be rocking one... >>

Gmail app for iPhone and iPad pulled from App Store

Gmail app for iPhone and iPad pulled from App Store

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Google has had to pull its official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch just hours after it hit the App Store.The reason for the withdrawal is a bug that plays havoc with the notification system. Users were reportedly getting an error message reading:"no... >>

Firebox Top 10 lists go live, we go hands-on with our favourites

Firebox Top 10 lists go live, we go hands-on with our favourites

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With one eye (or rather both greedy eyes) on the lucrative Christmas market, online retailer of all things cool, retro, tech, geek and other such random categories, Firebox, have for the first time announced a number of Top 10s for a number of different... >>

Gmail for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch hits the App Store

Gmail for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch hits the App Store

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It's been a busy couple of days for the Gmail team. First up, the Gmail desktop version gets a major overhaul and now, as has been rumoured for some time, the official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has finally hit the App Store.The free app... >>

Canton your_Duo Hi-Fi system ditches the wires

Canton your_Duo Hi-Fi system ditches the wires

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If it's confusing bad grammar and expensive Hi-Fi setup that you're after then you've come to the right place, because Germany’s largest loudspeaker company, Canton, has just announced the your_Duo system and Pocket-lint is here to tell you all about... >>

Google Maps to charge for heavy usage

Google Maps to charge for heavy usage

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The best things in life are free. Or at least they were. But one of the best things on the web, Google Maps, is to begin charging for heavy usage.But there's no need to worry that your constant Google Mapping of routes to pubs from your office is going... >>

LG Optimus 2X Android Ice Cream Sandwich update confirmed

LG Optimus 2X Android Ice Cream Sandwich update confirmed

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It's the news that we've all been waiting for. Well, perhaps "all" is a bit strong - but LG Optimus 2X owners would have been waiting at least. And it's good news, for the handset will be getting some Ice Cream Sandwich action.The news was confirmed on... >>

Google Street View adds some park life

Google Street View adds some park life

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"I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the Google Street View trike."Not an actual lyric from Blur's 90s classic, but we're sure it would have been had Damon Albarn been born 15 years or so later than he was.And that's... >>

Buffalo CloudStation plugs into the cloud

Buffalo CloudStation plugs into the cloud

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Buffalo is taking its storage options skywards, in partnership with cloud computing specialist Pogoplug, with the launch of the Buffalo CloudStation.The CloudStation is Buffalo's first cloud based personal storage solution and for anyone with prior knowledge... >>

New Apple Store app turns you into a Genius

New Apple Store app turns you into a Genius

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The new Apple Store app is all set to go live on Thursday, according to a report by BGR, giving fanboys and girls much more choice when it come to shopping at their Mecca.You've probably read all about the trials that Apple is doing at its San Francisco... >>

Logitech Mini Boombox: A palm sized Bluetooth speaker

Logitech Mini Boombox: A palm sized Bluetooth speaker

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It may not pack quite the punch of the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker but at a fraction of the cost, the Logitech Mini Boombox may be the answer for more financially-challenged smartphone owners wanting a bit more sound from their digital media.The... >>

BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaked pictures...again

BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaked pictures...again

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It's been a while since RIM got leaky with one of its handsets. Well, a couple of months at least. But the BlackBerry Bold 9790 seems to be popping up all over the place - so we thought it only best that we bring it to your attention.The 9790, which has... >>

Gmail redesign goes live along with new Google Reader

Gmail redesign goes live along with new Google Reader

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The design team over in Mountain View must have been busy over the last few months; not only is there a brand spanking new Google Reader doing the rounds, Gmail has had a redesign as well.Starting with the Big G's mail client and the redesign looks pretty... >>

Motorola Xoom 2 confirmed for Christmas by Carphone Warehouse

Motorola Xoom 2 confirmed for Christmas by Carphone Warehouse

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It's a busy day for Motorola Xoom news. First Motorola drops some Android 3.2 action for UK Xoomers and now the Carphone Warehouse in Ireland has dropped the ball - by revealing that the Motorola Xoom 2 will arrive in time for Christmas.The clanger comes... >>

Motorola Xoom finally sees some Android 3.2 action

Motorola Xoom finally sees some Android 3.2 action

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Forget about the possible Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Xoom, Xoomers in the UK are still awaiting a promised Honeycomb update to arrive.Or were rather, as Motorola has started rolling out the Android 3.2 update, a few weeks late on the September... >>

Motorola RAZR faces UK delay

Motorola RAZR faces UK delay

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Remember how we told you that online phone retailer Clove.co.uk had put the Motorola RAZR up for order on its website whilst detailing that it will get a 1 November UK release.The brighter readers amongst you may have realised that date has arrived and... >>