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iPad 3 display resolution details leaked

iPad 3 display resolution details leaked

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It's been a while since we've heard a decent iPad 3 rumour, with most of the reports emerging from less than reputable sources.Luckily though the latest juicy next-gen iPad rumours come courtesy of a story from The Wall Street Journal: a reputable source... >>

HP webOS ran twice as fast on iPad 2

HP webOS ran twice as fast on iPad 2

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The HP TouchPad never really stood a chance if murmurs emerging from the webOS locker rooms prove to be true.TheNextWeb is reporting that HP's own web engineers were using an iPad 2 (using web based apps) to test the functions of webOS, as the TouchPad... >>

Everywhere you go, always take the Google weather with you

Everywhere you go, always take the Google weather with you

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Google has added weather forecasting to its armoury - bringing in forecasts from weather.com into its Google Maps platform.The addition works via a layer, and will show weather icons all round the world. If you zoom in and click an icon you can get a... >>

Sky warned to loosen grip on blockbuster movies

Sky warned to loosen grip on blockbuster movies

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Sky's "stranglehold" over the pay-TV movie industry is to be weakened following a report published by the Competition Commission.Sky has deals with six of the top Hollywood studios for exclusivity periods on their movies, and the CC has estimated that... >>

Heineken teams up with BT for booze-based Wi-Fi

Heineken teams up with BT for booze-based Wi-Fi

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Wi-Fi and beer. Any self respecting geek's perfect partnership. And now that partnership is all set for a boost as Heineken has teamed up with BT to get public Wi-Fi hotspots into more pubs.The deal will see 100 London pubs getting access to BT Openzone,... >>

Red5 steers in the appWheel iPhone Wheel - we go hands-on

Red5 steers in the appWheel iPhone Wheel - we go hands-on

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We'll be honest - driving games on the iPhone or the iPod touch driven by the accelerometer are a pain in the behind. It's too easy to over steer and, more often that not, we switch to the touch based controls - which is also annoying as your thumbs inevitably... >>

Apple seeks blanket ban on all Samsung Galaxy devices

Apple seeks blanket ban on all Samsung Galaxy devices

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The Apple / Samsung legal battles rages on with the news that Apple is now seeking a complete ban on the entire Galaxy range; smartphones, tablets and all, including the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, original Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1.Not... >>

Logitech ups its game with the G300 gaming mouse

Logitech ups its game with the G300 gaming mouse

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Logitech is hoping to tap into the ever expanding PC gaming market with the Gaming Mouse G300, a games-based peripheral that it states will give gamers the edge over their online opponents.Designed for lefties or righties with its ambidextrous shape,... >>

Take part in the official Pocket-lint Fantasy Football league

Take part in the official Pocket-lint Fantasy Football league

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The Premier League kicks off tomorrow and Pocket-lint has, yet again, put together a Fantasy Football league for all of you to join.Last year Joe Plumber, with his team N'gog we trust 4evra, took the prize - although this year the Pocket-lint writers... >>

Able Planet True Fidelity NC350BC hands-on

Able Planet True Fidelity NC350BC hands-on

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Pocket-lint has had its hands-on, or should that be ears-in, the Able Planet True Fidelity NC350B headphones for a while, taking them for a spin to see if the Denver based company deserves the 30 CES awards it has won in the last 5 years.The Able Planet... >>

Samsung Hercules: The Galaxy S II in new clothes?

Samsung Hercules: The Galaxy S II in new clothes?

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What do you get if you cross the horse-power of the Galaxy S II, the curvy features of the Nexus S and the dimensions of the Infuse 4G?The answer; a handset of Herculean powers it seems, as that is exatly what the Samsung Hercules looks like being, after... >>

Scosche boomCAN: Bad use of capital letters, good use of sound

Scosche boomCAN: Bad use of capital letters, good use of sound

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Scosche has announced its latest iThing (other media players and phones are available) accessory - the boomCAN portable speaker.If you're off to the V Festival this weekend (and why the heck would you not be, Olly Murs is going to be playing live!) then... >>

Huawei steps up its game with Phones 4u deal

Huawei steps up its game with Phones 4u deal

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Huawei is looking to break into the UK smartphone market, kicking off with a partnership with Phones 4u to stock its Vision and Blaze handsets.The handsets will be the first in this country to be labelled with the Huawei branding - its usual entry is... >>

Nokia Symbian Anna hits the N8 and more

Nokia Symbian Anna hits the N8 and more

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The latest version of Symbian (yes, Symbian, it isn't dead just yet) - Anna - that was announced by Nokia back in April is finally seeing some device action, rolling out to the Nokia N8, C7, E7 and C6-01.Anna comes with a number of new features and improvements... >>

Sony NEX-5N mirrorless camera gets leaky

Sony NEX-5N mirrorless camera gets leaky

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Sony camera fans must be wetting themselves with excitement about all the forthcoming goodies dropping from the Japanese giant. First, the teaser video for the Sony Alpha A77 reared its head on YouTube, and now we've got an official looking leaked picture... >>

iPhone 5 pictures from factory hint at gesture based home button

iPhone 5 pictures from factory hint at gesture based home button

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This is either a genuine picture of a Wintek assembly line, showing workers making hay with the next iteration of the iPhone, or a ruddy good fake.And granted, there's not much close up action so it's hard to tell if these images let us in on any iPhone... >>

Skype WiFi gives you Access on your iPhone or iPad

Skype WiFi gives you Access on your iPhone or iPad

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Skype WiFi (the artist formerly known as Skype Access) has made its way to the App Store, meaning there's now a new way of getting you WLAN fix when out and about with your iPhone or iPad.Skype WiFi is a payment portal that works in partnership with public... >>

Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus
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Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus

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Backing up your data is boring. We know. But it's a necessary part of our digital lives. So is there anyway of making it any more exciting? Hitachi hopes so and, as such, has released the LifeStudio Desk Plus - a portable hard disk drive with extras.Coming... >>

TabCo announces the JooJoo mk.II: Grid 10

TabCo announces the JooJoo mk.II: Grid 10

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If at first you don't succeed....try again with the same team and some wacky alternative ideas? That seems to be the thinking of Fusion Garage who has admitted that it is the mysterious TabCo and that its Grid 10 tablet is now alive.The Grid 10 is an... >>

HTC Ruby polished, clearer details emerge

HTC Ruby polished, clearer details emerge

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Another day and yet another HTC handset leak. Actually, this leak is on the same day as the previous HTC leak - the HTC Holiday - but you get the picture.Last time we had word of the HTC Ruby, there wasn't much word at all. In fact, even the blurrycam... >>

Windows Phone 7 Mango leaked early

Windows Phone 7 Mango leaked early

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A build of Windows Phone 7.5, a.k.a. Mango, has appeared online, weeks before it is due to go live officially.Build 7720 has been made available on the XDA developers forum, but is a reference version that isn't designed specifically with any handset... >>

Amazon goes back to school for latest iPhone app

Amazon goes back to school for latest iPhone app

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In the middle of August the last thing that kids want to be thinking about is school. But that hasn't stopped Amazon from announcing its latest iPhone app - Amazon Student.With the September back to school week looming on the horizon for kids across the... >>

Google buys Motorola for $12.5 billion

Google buys Motorola for $12.5 billion

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Google has bought Motorola Mobility, the phone and tablet arm of the electronics giant, for $12.5 billion in a move it says will "supercharge" Android.The deal is massive because it means that Google is now in a position to push on with its own branded... >>

Kingston Wi-Drive boosts your iPhone or iPad storage

Kingston Wi-Drive boosts your iPhone or iPad storage

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Kingston has announced an external storage solution for your iPhone or iPad - the Wi-Drive.Shaped just like an iPhone, the external flash based drive comes in 16 or 32GB flavours and connects to your PC or Mac just as any other external drive would, for... >>

Vodafone 555 Blue now on sale

Vodafone 555 Blue now on sale

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The Facebook-fun phone, Vodafone Blue 555, has gone on sale in the UK.When Pocket-lint got hands on with the 555 Blue when it was announced back in July, we were promised a price of around $100 by the Vodafone bods who were on hand to show it off.And,... >>

7 days living with.....a budget tough compact camera

7 days living with.....a budget tough compact camera

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Not a week goes by on Pocket-lint where we don't report on some sort of tough gadget that claims to be waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, nuclear-war proof and so on. So I thought I'd take one of these, so-called, tough gadgets for a spin 7 days style.I'm... >>

Storage Options with the Scroll Special Edition Android tablet

Storage Options with the Scroll Special Edition Android tablet

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Storage Options, a UK based company, has launched the Scroll Special Edition Android tablet - a device running Gingerbread.We know, we know - Honeycomb is the only "official" Android version but at less than £120, some Android 2.3 fun is quite appealing.The... >>

Apple details its futuristic new campus

Apple details its futuristic new campus

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The plans for spaceship-esque Apple HQ that Steve Jobs presented back in June have been shown off in great detail by the Cupertino City Council.Foster + Partners have been appointed the architects for the project and will work with ARUP North America... >>

HTC Holiday takes some time to get away

HTC Holiday takes some time to get away

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Back in May, the HTC Holiday was featured amongst a barrage of leaked handsets and tablets and now a prototype version of the device has shown up - on Craigslist of all places.All we had to go on back in May was a rendering and the codename. But it seems... >>

Falcon HTV-2: Lost in space

Falcon HTV-2: Lost in space

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Oh dear. When we brought you news on Thursday about the Falcon HTV-2; the fastest plane ever that was preparing to take flight, we didn't think it would end like this.Officials at the US Defence Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that... >>

Guessing game begins as iPhone 5 event touted for 7 September

Guessing game begins as iPhone 5 event touted for 7 September

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We're only a few weeks away from the supposed Apple iPhone 5 (and iPad 3?) launch event in September and the guessing game has begun with Japanese site Kodawarisan circling 7 September in fanboys' diaries everywhere.Kodawarisan apparently has history... >>

Panasonic Star Wars Blu-ray deal announced

Panasonic Star Wars Blu-ray deal announced

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If your sole intention of buying a Blu-ray player this summer was in preparation of what surely has to be the biggest Blu-ray release to date - Star Wars: The Complete saga - then Panasonic may have just the deal for you.The Japanese electronics giant... >>

Sony slashes Google TV prices

Sony slashes Google TV prices

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The signs that Google TV may not quite be the living room revolution that the bods over in Mountain View hoped it would be continue apace, with Sony again slashing the prices of its Google TV kit.At the end of July we told you how Logitech had severely... >>

BlackBerry Bold 9900 on sale now with Vodafone

BlackBerry Bold 9900 on sale now with Vodafone

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Vodafone has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is now on sale on its network, the first handset to officially land in the UK from the bumper RIM launch.Available free on 24 month contracts starting from £41 a month - that deal will get you 1,200... >>

Flash update arrives to save every one of us

Flash update arrives to save every one of us

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Adobe has quietly rolled out a major update to Flash 10.3 across a plethora of platforms that fixes a vulnerability that could have left your devices open for attack.Now, we know that incremental Flash updates are dull - and you've probably got better... >>

Facebook powers up games to see off Google+ challenge

Facebook powers up games to see off Google+ challenge

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Anything Google can do, Facebook can do better. Or bigger, rather. That's the message coming out of FB HQ as it responds to Google+'s move into the social gaming arena with some gaming improvements of its own.The biggest change, literally, is the extra... >>

First pics of Android Ice Cream Sandwich emerge

First pics of Android Ice Cream Sandwich emerge

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Well, well, well - what do we have here? If it isn't the much discussed and anticipated Android update Ice Cream Sandwich, flaunting its wares for all the world to see.First impressions - it's very blue isn't it? Lots of aqua action going on too.The pics... >>

Samsung Galaxy XCover: Officially mucky

Samsung Galaxy XCover: Officially mucky

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The Samsung Galaxy continues to expand at a rapid rate with yet another handset landing, the latest one being the rugged Samsung Galaxy XCover - a tough mo-fo of a phone designed with the trade industry in mind.XCover is a label that we've only seen on... >>

Windows Phone 7: Less popular than Bada?

Windows Phone 7: Less popular than Bada?

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The latest mobile phone industry figures released by technology reserach analyst Gartner don't make good reading for Microsoft - it suggests that its smartphone market share for Windows Phone devices in Q2 2011 was just 1.6 per cent.This is a figure that... >>

Games arrive in Google+ to take on Facebook

Games arrive in Google+ to take on Facebook

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Google has announced that Games have been added to its social network, Google+ - in a move that is sure to unsettle the Facebook casual gaming apple-cart.Back in June, Pocket-lint reported on a job listing from Mountain View regarding "Google'’s gaming... >>

HTC boss puts faith in sound Beats being the future of mobile

HTC boss puts faith in sound Beats being the future of mobile

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HTC boss Peter Chou has just outlined his vision of the mobile industry. And whilst the Taiwanese company's rivals continue to focus of cameras and displays when it comes to smartphone manufacturing, Chou is keen to point out that one key ingredient of... >>

Leaked Samsung roadmap points at 720p Ice Cream Sandwich monster

Leaked Samsung roadmap points at 720p Ice Cream Sandwich monster

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How's your Italian? If it's as good as ours then you'll just have to do what we did - hope that Slashgear has got its translations right when it detailed a supposed leaked Samsung roadmap.We're also hoping that Telefonio.net has got its facts right with... >>

David Cameron hints at social networking ban for rioters

David Cameron hints at social networking ban for rioters

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The riots that spread across England over the last few days were caused by the yoof innit. And what do the yoof use to communicate with each other? They use BBM, Twitter, Facebook and the other social networks innit.That's the impression of Prime Minister... >>

Falcon HTV-2: The fastest plane ever prepares to take flight

Falcon HTV-2: The fastest plane ever prepares to take flight

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DARPA’s Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV2) will take to the skies on Friday (its 11 August flight was cancelled due to the weather) for its second, and final, test flight - where it will reach speeds of 13,000mph.A speed that makes it easily... >>

OnLive boots-up 22 September

OnLive boots-up 22 September

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OnLive has announced that is is to go, er, live on 22 September in the UK - launching at the Eurogamer Expo in London.There will be over 100 games on board for the launch, with free memberships available for people wanting to try demos of the service... >>

HP TouchPad Go 7-inch version touted

HP TouchPad Go 7-inch version touted

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In need of a barrage of HP TouchPad news? Well, come on in, you've come to the right place as we've a trio of webOS-based newsage to share.First up, most excitingly, is the news that a 7-inch version of the Palm-powered tab could be coming our way.It... >>

Intel has big plans for Ultrabook future

Intel has big plans for Ultrabook future

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Since the MacBook Air super-thin model landed last year with a super-quick boot-up time, making us all go "oooh" and "aaah", many notebook manufacturers have tried to emulate the skinny Mac's design and quick-play options.Samsung has its Series 9 machine,... >>

Galaxy Tab 10.1 aside, Apple lurves Samsung

Galaxy Tab 10.1 aside, Apple lurves Samsung

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Unless you've been living down a hole for a couple of days (or been busy kicking in windows in your local high street) you can't fail to have noticed that Apple and Samsung have had a bit of a ding-dong over patent issues with the Galaxy Tab 10.1.But... >>

Twitter adds Facebook-like features to your timeline

Twitter adds Facebook-like features to your timeline

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Twitter is ramping up its social media aspects, by adding a couple of features that are very Facebook-ish.The first of which, the Activity tab - which will appear on your top-line - is a bit like your news feed on FB. It gives you an overview of what's... >>

Apple now the biggest company in the world

Apple now the biggest company in the world

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Back in May last year, Pocket-lint told you how Apple had overtaken Microsoft as the biggest tech business in the world. But Apple's endeavour for world domination didn't end there - as reports now suggest that Apple has taken over oil giant ExxonMobil... >>