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Rebel Android Market ready to house naughty apps

Rebel Android Market ready to house naughty apps

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A rebel Android developer, part of the CyanogenMod team and the creator of ClockworkMod, Koushik Dutta, is working on an alternative Android Market; one that will host the types of apps that have been banned from Google’s official portfolio. We're not... >>

Sony Xperia Kumquat leaked picture hits the web

Sony Xperia Kumquat leaked picture hits the web

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This might not be the first leaked image that we've seen of the supposed Sony Xperia Kumquat (or the Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat as it is also being called) but it's definitely the clearest. The last image of the not-yet-official Android handset was a... >>

Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles

Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles

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Ever wanted to hangout with President Obama? It's not likely to happen given his busy schedule and the fact that he's always surrounded by a team of trained assassins. Not a hangout with a lower case h at least, but a Hangout is on the cards. That's right,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)

APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)

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Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event was put to bed today with the tech giant unleashing iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad." But it was the iBooks Author Mac app part of Phil Schiller's presentation... >>

Apple opens iBooks 2: A new textbook experience for iPad

Apple opens iBooks 2: A new textbook experience for iPad

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Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event is over; the tech giant has announced iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad." "We try to bring the same energy and passion we've put into every product we make... >>

iOS 5 on your old iPhone or iPod touch...kind of

iOS 5 on your old iPhone or iPod touch...kind of

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If you're still using an old iPhone, or an old iPod touch, and you're jealous of all your fanboy friends revelling in the iOS 5 goodies then help could be at hand. The Whited00r 5.1 mod apparently plays nicely with all generations of the iPod touch and... >>

Motorola Xoom Ice Cream Sandwich update available now

Motorola Xoom Ice Cream Sandwich update available now

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Back in December Motorola stated that it was planning as many Ice Cream Sandwich updates as possible and the first fruits of that promise have been realised with the release of Android 4.0 for the original Motorola Xoom. If you own a Wi-Fi-only version... >>

iPad and Skype come to BBC Cricket Test Match Special's rescue

iPad and Skype come to BBC Cricket Test Match Special's rescue

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England has taken a battering in the first test match against Pakistan over in Dubai. But it isn't just Andrew Strauss and the team who are under pressure, the broadcasting circuits in the media centre at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and a... >>

Google Maps teams up with thetrainline for UK travel info

Google Maps teams up with thetrainline for UK travel info

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Back in July last year Google Maps added public transport directions to its repertoire, meaning Googlers were able to check out what Underground line to jump on and now, in partnership with thetrainline, the travel information has been extended across... >>

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

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We always want what we can't have. And clearly that was the case on Wednesday when Wikipedia blacked-out for the day in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), and recorded bigger hits than usual.... >>

60+ new Facebook apps hitting your Timeline

60+ new Facebook apps hitting your Timeline

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The Facebook Open Graph platform is officially open for business, with more than 60 new Timeline-friendly apps being announced by the social network. Much like the Spotify interactions that we've already seen hitting Zuckerberg's money spinner, the apps... >>

Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat

Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat

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The Lovefilm vs Netflix battle continues to rumble on and it's the former that has struck the latest blow by announcing that it is hitting LG's Smart TV Platform in streaming form. The Amazon-owned company has stated that it is working with LG to bring... >>

Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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As was speculated earlier this month, the Eastman Kodak Company has filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 business reorganisation with a bankruptcy court in the US. The move, which essentially sees Kodak entering a protected period and taking credit... >>

CES 2012 by numbers

CES 2012 by numbers

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As the last rolls of the dice hit the craps tables over in Las Vegas and the casinos, bars and, let's face it, strip clubs see the final departures of men sporting Android t-shirts, it's time for a quick CES 2012 round-up.  It's been a hell of a week... >>

Clove's Motorola RAZR pre-order is all white

Clove's Motorola RAZR pre-order is all white

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Online phone retailer Clove has detailed the pre-order plans for the white Motorola RAZR. It will be selling the pasty handset for £430.80, contract free, from next month but you can put your order in now. You'll get a pair of folding speakers, worth... >>

11 unknown Sony smartphones coming in 2012

11 unknown Sony smartphones coming in 2012

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If you thought that the Sony Xperia S and the Xperia Ion were going to be the only monster phones released this year from the recently divorced company then think again, because GSM Arena has managed to obtain a list of 11 as-of-yet unconfirmed handsets... >>

Vodafone feels the force with Yoda (video)

Vodafone feels the force with Yoda (video)

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If there's one thing that geeks love it is Star Wars. If there's another, it is mobile phones. There are other things, of course, but those two serve as a legitimate intro into this story, which involves Vodafone recruiting Yoda, the Jedi Master, to front... >>

Samsung not interested in RIM takeover

Samsung not interested in RIM takeover

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Despite reports to the contrary, Samsung is not interested in a buyout of struggling Research in Motion; the Canadian company that makes BlackBerry devices. It was reported earlier this week that the Korean company was interested in a complete takeover... >>

Recon partners with Smith Optics and Scott Sports for gnarly MOD fun

Recon partners with Smith Optics and Scott Sports for gnarly MOD fun

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

GenevaSound Model XS Bluetooth speaker wants to travel in style

GenevaSound Model XS Bluetooth speaker wants to travel in style

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Geneva Lab thinks it has a stylish enough Bluetooth speaker option to set it apart from the ubiquitous competition by way of the GenevaSound Model XS, which has just been announced by the Swiss company. The suave-looking clamshell style travel speaker... >>

Brian Cox Stargazing Live boosts telescope sales by almost 500 per cent

Brian Cox Stargazing Live boosts telescope sales by almost 500 per cent

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Brian Cox is the cleverest man in the world. It's true. We would say look it up on Wikipedia but it has gone down for the day in protest against Dove, or something like that. And before Brian Cox hit our telly-boxes to tell us all about the solar system... >>

Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet M532 adds to the Tegra 3 pile

Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet M532 adds to the Tegra 3 pile

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We thought that we had seen all that the tech world had to offer by way of Nvidia Tegra 3 devices over in Vegas at CES, but it looks as if we were wrong. Just days after the last roll of the expo's dice, a new Tegra 3 touting tab; the brilliantly named... >>

LG Optimus Pad LTE unleashed sans Ice Cream Sandwich

LG Optimus Pad LTE unleashed sans Ice Cream Sandwich

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LG has announced the follow up to the G-Slate/Optimus Pad tablet that was launched back in February 2011 at MWC - the LG Optimus Pad LTE. As is the fashion with tab and smartphone launches at present, the Korean company has slapped 4G connectivity on... >>

Google+ looks for epic wins and lols with new meme picture editor

Google+ looks for epic wins and lols with new meme picture editor

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Google has launched a new feature for its social network, Google+, that it hopes will result in epic lols, rofls, lmaos and pmsls. That's right web-meme seekers, you can now turn your own photos into the sorts of images made famous by sites like failblog... >>

Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

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Thermostats are dull aren't they? But they do control half of the money that you fork out every year on energy, so it pays to have a good one. And by good one we, of course, mean one that looks like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Unlike HAL though, the... >>