Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands
    Tablets

    Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands

    By 13 March 2012

    Update: The original post below went live on Monday - we now have official confirmation of the device from RIM with  James Poulton, director, Advanced Accessories saying: "Whether you’re typing email, creating documents, surfing the web or using other...

  • Ofcom: UK 4G in 2012 is possible
    Phones

    Ofcom: UK 4G in 2012 is possible

    By 13 March 2012

    Ofcom has announced that the UK could be seeing some 4G action this year. Following an application from Everything Everywhere - the umbrella network that covers Orange and T-Mobile here in Blighty - the communications watchdog has decided that use of...

  • Sennheiser HD 700 unleashed for high-end audio
    Audio

    Sennheiser HD 700 unleashed for high-end audio

    By 13 March 2012

    Sennheiser has just upped its true high-end game with the announcement of its audiophile friendly HD 700 headphones. The HD 700s are open, dynamic cans that pack a frequency response of 10 - 42,000Hz and a nominal impedance of 150Ω. They have been designed...

  • Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded
    Apps

    Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded

    By 13 March 2012

    The Sky News app for iPhone has been tweaked to be more in-line with its popular iPad brethren. Version 2 of Sky News for iPhone includes bespoke coverage - ie, specially selected picture galleries, interactive images, graphs and timelines all designed...

  • Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3
    Home Cinema

    Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3

    By 13 March 2012

    If you don't like the idea of your little cherubs accidentally stumbling across the raunchy antics of Hank Moody in Californication, have them witness Walter White cooking up crystal meth in Breaking Bad, or subject them to the loose and foul tongue of...

  • Sony Xperia sola wants to float your boat
    Phones

    Sony Xperia sola wants to float your boat

    By 13 March 2012

    It didn't take long for the handset codenamed the Sony Xperia Pepper, that was doing the rumour rounds earlier this week, to be made official. The handset also known as the Sony MT27i has landed as the Sony Xperia sola. The Sony Xperia sola has a 3.7-inch...

  • Sony Alpha A57 picture leaks, could launch this week
    Cameras

    Sony Alpha A57 picture leaks, could launch this week

    By 12 March 2012

    The first image of what is purported to be the next Alpha range camera from Sony - the Sony Alpha A57 - has leaked online along with some juicy specs and a rumoured release date. Starting with the details, the Alpha A57 looks just like the translucent...

  • Walking Wi-Fi Homeless Hotspots trial
    Online

    Walking Wi-Fi Homeless Hotspots trial

    By 12 March 2012

    Over in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, BBH Labs has been trialling out what we can only describe as a mashup between The Big Issue and The Cloud. Confused? You needn't be. The idea is relatively straightforward. Instead of homeless people selling magazines to...

  • Doctor Who: Worlds in Time now online
    Gaming

    Doctor Who: Worlds in Time now online

    By 12 March 2012

    Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, BBC Worldwide's first MMO featuring the globally successful Doctor, has left its preview period and is now live and free for all to play. This browser based MMO was designed by online games specialist Three Rings and is based...

  • Sony Xperia Pepper to add some spice
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Pepper to add some spice

    By 12 March 2012

    Looking like it will fit in pretty well with the new Sony Xperia NXT Series, the Sony MT27i - aka the Sony Xperia Pepper - has got leaky in webland with a rendering and some spec details popping up on PocketNow. If you didn't get the memo, the new Sony...

  • Instagram Android app to be better than iOS
    Apps

    Instagram Android app to be better than iOS

    By 12 March 2012

    We all know that Instagram is headed to Android. What we didn't know was that the Google-powered version is promising to be even better than the iPhone one. That's the word according to Kevin Systrom, the company's CEO and founder, who says the app will...

  • HTC Golf ready to tee-off
    Phones

    HTC Golf ready to tee-off

    By 12 March 2012

    Details of an as-of-yet unannounced HTC handset with a sporty moniker have appeared online, along with a supposed test photo from the device going by the codename HTC Golf. The test photo that PocketNow claims is from the upcoming HTC Golf is of a fridge,...

  • PlayBase+: The world’s first anti-bacterial tablet
    Tablets

    PlayBase+: The world’s first anti-bacterial tablet

    By 12 March 2012

    Karuma, the Singapore-based company that brought us the kid-proof PlayBase Android tablet last year, is back with a sequel - the PlayBase+ - which it claims is "the world’s first antibacterial tablet". At a barbecue a few summers back Pocket-lint unwisely...

  • Nokia Windows 8 tablet touted for 2012
    Tablets

    Nokia Windows 8 tablet touted for 2012

    By 12 March 2012

    Nokia, according to Digitimes at least, is readying a 10-inch tablet that will come rocking with Microsoft's new touch-friendly OS, Windows 8. Packing a "dual-core platform" from Qualcomm (so presumably the S4) the Nokia tablet could land "in the fourth...

  • AIRE Mask breathes new life into your iPhone
    Phones

    AIRE Mask breathes new life into your iPhone

    By 7 March 2012

    Apple fanboys are full of hot air aren't they? Well, that's lucky because they may soon be able to put it to good use - by charging their iPhones. That's the thinking of concept designer Joao Lammoglia who has come up with the Aire Mask. The idea is that...

  • Apple Store down, iPad 3 soon to land
    Tablets

    Apple Store down, iPad 3 soon to land

    By 7 March 2012

    Oh for crying out loud. Pocket-lint just fired up Netscape Navigator and went to visit the Apple Store online (we need some more RAM for our PowerBook G3) only to find that it's down - for both the UK and the US. What the devil is going on we wonder?...

  • SimCity to return in 2013 (video)
    Gaming

    SimCity to return in 2013 (video)

    By 7 March 2012

    Get your high-visibility vest out of the draw and put on your hard-hat as you're about to get building - SimCity style. EA has confirmed that SimCity will return in 2013 and has released a teaser trailer with footage from the new game. Actually, as it's...

  • LulzSec leader was an FBI informant
    Online

    LulzSec leader was an FBI informant

    By 7 March 2012

    The Guardian reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, AKA Sabu - the leader of the LulzSec group - was working as an FBI informant. The report comes following the FBI revealing that Monsegur - who also identified himself as a member of Anonymous and Internet...

  • Vevo brings music videos to your Xbox
    Apps

    Vevo brings music videos to your Xbox

    By 7 March 2012

    Vevo, the popular online music video service, has arrived on the Xbox 360 Dashboard, just a few months after its integration onto Facebook in September. The Xbox app, which is available in the US, Canada, Ireland and UK,now, has some nice features thrown...

  • Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling
    Online

    Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling

    By 7 March 2012

    It's about time that a 0.1 update for Skype on the Mac arrived, don't you think? Luckily, so does the Microsoft owned VoIP giant that has rolled out version 5.6 of the software with a few tasty updates. The UI for group calling has had a tweak so that...

  • 1080p Apple TV to keep low price point
    Home Cinema

    1080p Apple TV to keep low price point

    By 7 March 2012

    It's iPad 3 day (or iPad HD day, if you prefer) and understandably fanboys across the world are overflowing with tablet frenzy but, if the rumour mill rings true, there is going to be another Apple product introduction over in California later on - the...

  • Three tariff shake up means an end to rogue data charges
    Online

    Three tariff shake up means an end to rogue data charges

    By 7 March 2012

    Three has introduced a range of new mobile phone tariffs, including one that should see an end to those surprisingly high bills when you've used too much data. As well as a load of new all-you-can-eat data deals to sit alongside the successful One Plan,...

  • Acer V3 series reminds us there's more to life than Ultrabooks
    Laptops

    Acer V3 series reminds us there's more to life than Ultrabooks

    By 6 March 2012

    It may seem that the only laptops available now are Ultrabooks, but that's not the case. In fact, Acer has just unveiled a pretty nifty range that proves otherwise – the Acer V3 series. Available in 14, 15.6 and 17.3-inch models, the V3 range packs...

  • Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings Nvidia graphics to the Ultrabook range
    Laptops

    Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings Nvidia graphics to the Ultrabook range

    By 6 March 2012

    Acer kicked off the Ultrabook flurry at CES 2012 by unveiling the Aspire S5, described as the "world's thinnest Ultrabook", and the Aspire Timeline Ultra. And now, the Taiwan-based company has released yet another UItrabook into the wild - the Acer Aspire...

  • BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal
    Online

    BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal

    By 6 March 2012

    BT and TalkTalk have failed with an appeal over copyright infringement with regards to online file-sharing. The appeal by the two ISPs was a protest against the UK's Digital Economy Act that was passed in the last few weeks of the Labour government in...