Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Griffin Helo TC Assault fires in for Android and iOS (pictures)

    Griffin Helo TC Assault fires in for Android and iOS (pictures)

    By 11 January 2012

    Back in July Griffin's AppPowered range literally took off with the launch of the Helo TC infra-red controlled helicopter. Now, over in Las Vegas at CES, an update has flown in - a missile firing Helo TC that is now also compatible with Android. The...

  • Samsung 55ES8000 LED TV pictures and hands-on

    Samsung 55ES8000 LED TV pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    Samsung's 55-inch Super OLED TV quite rightly grabbed the CES headlines but the Korean company also used this year's Vegas expo to go live with its "ultra-slim bezel" range with the Samsung UNES8000 leading the way. The edge lit LED line ranges in size...

  • Nook Tablet pictures and hands-on

    Nook Tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    Back in November, Barnes and Noble announced the Nook Tablet featuring a Kindle Fire beating spec sheet so we thought we'd best take it for a quick spin when we spotted it on show at the CES expo in Las Vegas. The Nook Tablet packs a TI OMAP4 1GHz dual-core processor and...

  • Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on

    Fisher Price KidTough portable DVR pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    Vegas isn't really a kid friendly place. Sure, there is a guy that's dressed as Mickey Mouse that will quite happily pose for a quick photo with youngsters for a couple of bucks but he also smells quite heavily of whiskey and is apparently more than able...

  • Victorinox 1TB SSD Swiss Army knife pictures and hands-on

    Victorinox 1TB SSD Swiss Army knife pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    Pocket-lint has got its hands on the most expensive pocket-knife in town over in Vegas at CES - the $3,000 Victorinox 1TB SSD Swiss Army knife Taking the phrase "cutting edge technology" quite literally, the Swiss based company has picked up our award...

  • Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'

    Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'

    By 10 January 2012

    You may have read earlier this week that Internet Explorer, so long the undisputed king of the browser world, is under serious threat from Google's Chrome for the no.1 crown. Pocket-lint asked Gabby Hegerty, the new Internet Explorer Lead in the UK,...

  • Windows 8 Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet demoed at CES (pictures)

    Windows 8 Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet demoed at CES (pictures)

    By 10 January 2012

    Over in Vegas at CES Microsoft senior director Aidan Marcuss took to the Nvidia press conference stage to show off Windows 8 running on a Tegra 3 powered development device and Pocket-lint rushed the stage to take a closer look. Not whilst the demo was...

  • Microsoft gets its IE9 HTML5 game on with Cut the Rope

    Microsoft gets its IE9 HTML5 game on with Cut the Rope

    By 10 January 2012

    Just as it did when it tuned in Last.fm for HTML5 scrobbling, Microsoft is flexing its IE9 HTML5 muscles again - this time by bringing Cut The Rope to the browser, as shown by CEO Steve Ballmer during his keynote presentation. That's right Om Nom lovers,...

  • Nvidia teases 7-inch Asus Transformer Prime

    Nvidia teases 7-inch Asus Transformer Prime

    By 10 January 2012

    Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang welcomed his Asus counterpart Jerry Shen to the stage over in Vegas at CES to tease a 7-inch Asus tablet that will take on the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire when it launches later this year. No name was given for the mystery...

  • HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    The HP Envy 14 Spectre may be a crash diet or two away from rivalling the likes of the new Samsung Series 9, or the Acer Aspire S5, but what it lacks in svelteness it more than makes up for in substance. The Beats audio packing machine has now been given...

  • HP Envy 14 Spectre adds Beats to the Ultrabook party

    HP Envy 14 Spectre adds Beats to the Ultrabook party

    By 10 January 2012

    With HP recently reiterating its commitment to its PC division, it is with no surprise that the company has jumped feet first into the ever filling Ultrabook pool with the CES launch of the HP Envy 14 Spectre. The slimline notebook, which was teased ahead...

  • Huawei Ascend P1 S world's slimmest smartphone pictures and hands-on

    Huawei Ascend P1 S world's slimmest smartphone pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    Over in Las Vegas at CES, there's an emphasis on staying slim. Not with the exhibitors or press walking around the expo you understand (far from it, in fact) but when it comes to mobile devices. And it is Chinese company Huawei who seems to have the trump...

  • Toshiba Thrive AT150 7-inch tablet pictures and hands-on

    Toshiba Thrive AT150 7-inch tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    Over in Vegas at CES there's plenty of hype that Toshiba is all set to unleash a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7-inch tab; one that will hit the budget end of the Android tab spectrum. At the Japanese company's pre-CES press event, however, the purported little...

  • Toshiba Excite X10 pictures and hands-on

    Toshiba Excite X10 pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    When it comes to confusing product launches, Toshiba leads the way. But, if you're going to produce the "the world's thinnest and lightest tablet", why be boring and give it just one name? Multiple monikers and multiple launches are the way forward.......

  • SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on

    SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on

    By 9 January 2012

    As Liam Gallagher once claimed; You can wait for a lifetime to spend your days in the sunshine. But by the time you that, your Kindle would've run out of juice. Luckily for you, SolarFocus Technology has unleashed the SolarKindle over in Vegas at CES...

  • Acer Iconia Tab A700 pictures and hands-on

    Acer Iconia Tab A700 pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    Could the Acer Iconia Tab A700 be the best tablet on show at CES? It's definitely the best so far due to that fact that it is only the Taiwanese company that has played its launch hand at the metaphorical Vegas blackjack table that is the world's biggest...

  • Windows 8 Ultrabooks arriving this year

    Windows 8 Ultrabooks arriving this year

    By 8 January 2012

    The Ultrabook revolution "cannot be stopped" according to the Acer CEO J.T. Wang who stated that slimline Windows 8 machines would be landing later on this year. "When the next generation of Windows launches, in the second half [of 2012], we will launch...

  • Acer Iconia Tab A700 quad-core tablet gains officialdom

    Acer Iconia Tab A700 quad-core tablet gains officialdom

    By 8 January 2012

    The Acer A700 has been teased over in Vegas with Campbell Ken, president of Personal Computer Global Operations, showing off the 10-incher at the Taiwanese company's press event at CES. We all went "ooh" when the Acer Iconia Tab A200 was officially announced...

  • APP OF THE DAY: The FA Cup with Budweiser - Man of the Match

    APP OF THE DAY: The FA Cup with Budweiser - Man of the Match

    By 7 January 2012

    Today's AOTD is a dedication to the romance of FA Cup 3rd round day. Memories of Ronnie Radford blasting one in on the mud, Micky Thomas defying the league table to sink the Gunners and Sutton United beating Coventry, when Coventry were actually decent....

  • O2 to turn London into Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone

    O2 to turn London into Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone

    By 6 January 2012

    O2 has announced plans to turn parts of London into Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone ahead of the Summer Olympics. Back in the 1990s, we all wanted to avoid hotspots ("What is a hotspot not?") but O2 knows that we're all now thirsty for hotspot action...

  • Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 to go head to head in June

    Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 to go head to head in June

    By 6 January 2012

    Sony and Microsoft are set to go head to head at the E3 games expo this June, with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 both purportedly to be given débuts at the LA based show. That's the low-down according to gaming site MCV, who claims to have confirmed...

  • Vuzix teams up with Nokia for Terminator style AR glasses

    Vuzix teams up with Nokia for Terminator style AR glasses

    By 6 January 2012

    Vuzix, the video eyewear specialist who was behind the funky Wrap 1200 specs that we saw at IFA last year, has announced the Smart Glasses tech that it will be showing off at CES next week. The tech means Terminator-style Augmented Reality glasses which...

  • Acer Iconia Tab A200 priced and dated for the US

    Acer Iconia Tab A200 priced and dated for the US

    By 5 January 2012

    The Acer Iconia Tab A200 entered the realms of officialdom back in December and we now know when the Honeycomb flavoured Tegra 2 device will be hitting the shops. In the US that is - where a release date of 15 January has been stated and a price from...

  • Facebook Timeline business cards unveiled by Moo

    Facebook Timeline business cards unveiled by Moo

    By 5 January 2012

    Social networkers, have you got your Facebook Timeline all set up? Got a picture of you looking all suave and a couple of profound quotes on board? If so, you might want to think about the new Facebook business cards from Moo.com. The cards, which are...

  • 7-inch Asus Transformer Prime Mini set for CES unveiling?

    7-inch Asus Transformer Prime Mini set for CES unveiling?

    By 5 January 2012

    Asus is all set to unleash a mini version of its Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet. That's the murmur that is being stirred up after Notebook Italia managed to get its paws on a picture of a mystery Asus device. The picture seems to show a Transformer-like...