Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Dual-view gaming with Philips 2012 TV line-up

    Dual-view gaming with Philips 2012 TV line-up

    By 17 February 2012

    Philips has gone TV launch crazy this week, detailing its brand spanking new 2012 range in one go. The pick of the bunch are the Philips 6000 and 7000 series (PFL6007 and PFL7007) that pack - among a wealth of other tech - dual-view, full-screen, two-player...

  • TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

    TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

    By 15 February 2012

    Back in July BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block the piracy website Newzbin 2 following legal action from the Motion Picture Association. Then, in November, the MPA reportedly approached Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk to seek a block without...

  • London 2012 Olympics in 3D thanks to the BBC

    London 2012 Olympics in 3D thanks to the BBC

    By 15 February 2012

    The BBC is to enter the third dimension once again, after the successful 3D trial that took place during the Wimbledon tennis Championships back in June, and will broadcast some of the London 2012 Olympic Games in 3D. And the good news is that, as long...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 officially noted

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 officially noted

    By 15 February 2012

    Samsung may have just dropped a clanger on its official blog and could have given us all the details on its big MWC plans by listing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 as being part of a developers showcase. Or, it could just be employing a writer who is prone...

  • Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras

    Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras

    By 15 February 2012

    Over in Vegas at CES last month, Samsung unveiled a raft of new connected compact cameras, including the WB150F, that boast Wi-Fi connectivity making it easy to email photos or share them on social networks such as Facebook and Picasa, or to post videos...

  • Samsung DA-E750 AirPlay dock pictures and hands-on

    Samsung DA-E750 AirPlay dock pictures and hands-on

    By 15 February 2012

    Samsung and Apple aren't always squabbling in the courts you know, sometimes the tech giants can play nicely. Take the Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock for example. This AirPlay-enabled speaker setup was officially announced in Vegas at CES last month and we...

  • Android grabs half of the smartphone market

    Android grabs half of the smartphone market

    By 15 February 2012

    The numbers are in (sales rather than shipments this time) and it looks as if the Android charge is still in full flow as Google's mobile OS reached a market share of more than 50 per cent in the last quarter of 2011. With 75.9 million Android devices...

  • Forget the iPad 3, we want a MacPad

    Forget the iPad 3, we want a MacPad

    By 15 February 2012

    Mr Cook and the gang can keep the iPad 3 under wraps: all we want now is the MacPad. Looking a bit the like the dual-screen Acer Iconia tablets, the MacPad is a gorgeous hybrid MacBook / iPad device that designer Jules Moretti says would be thinner and...

  • HTC Spotify rival rumoured

    HTC Spotify rival rumoured

    By 15 February 2012

    Since HTC coughed up a cool $300 million for a majority stake in the digital sound company Beats, we've had plenty of souped-up audio action on handsets such as the HTC Sensation XE, but nothing to get too excited over....yet. But all that could be set...

  • Samsung not worried by Apple iTV threat

    Samsung not worried by Apple iTV threat

    By 13 February 2012

    They've done battle in the smartphone ring, they've gone toe-to-toe in the tablet arena and, if the much anticipated and rumoured Apple iTV system turns out to be the real deal, they are about to face off once again in the fight for living room supremacy....

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) pictures and hands-on

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) pictures and hands-on

    By 13 February 2012

    Well, we have to admit that we didn't see this one coming. After more size alterations than a bride-to-be with an eating disorder, the official sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Tab is here - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Unveiled by the Korean company over...

  • LG Miracle picture and details leak

    LG Miracle picture and details leak

    By 10 February 2012

    LG may just have the answer to Fragma's prayers, as the Windows Phone 7 touting LG Miracle has been leaked all over the internet. The Miracle isn't likely to take on the likes of the HTC Titan or Nokia's top end Lumia smartphones - the spec sheet suggests...

  • Acer CloudMobile Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC launch

    Acer CloudMobile Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC launch

    By 10 February 2012

    Pocket-lint has just had word from Acer that the Acer CloudMobile smartphone has received the iF design award 2012, in recognition of outstanding achievement in design. Bravo indeed. Except, we're not sure that we've ever heard of the Acer CloudMobile....

  • New HTC Ice Cream Sandwich device pictures leak

    New HTC Ice Cream Sandwich device pictures leak

    By 10 February 2012

    With just over two weeks to go before all the smartphone makers play their early 2012 hands over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, a mystery HTC device has popped up online. Like an orphaned puppy at Battersea Dogs Home, the handset has no name,...

  • Netflix for Android update pokes your Facebook friends

    Netflix for Android update pokes your Facebook friends

    By 10 February 2012

    Netflix has updated its Android app - bringing in Facebook fun for its new UK audience. Version 1.7 of the app has landed in the Android market and brings Facebook integration (a luxury already afforded to Canadians and Latin Americans) so as you can...

  • Tesla Model X SUV goes back to the future

    Tesla Model X SUV goes back to the future

    By 10 February 2012

    Over in sunny LA, Tesla has taken the covers off of its third car model - the Tesla Model X. Following the original electric vehicle from the Silicon Valley startup - the Tesla Roadster - and the Model S, the Model X is an SUV that is designed to give...

  • Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers

    Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers

    By 10 February 2012

    The BBC iPlayer is landing on Roku boxes, just in time for the UK launch. Back in January, Roku - the leading streaming platform in the US - announced that it was launching on this side of the pond, courtesy of two models: the Roku 2 XS and the Roku LT....

  • Google home entertainment device detailed

    Google home entertainment device detailed

    By 10 February 2012

    Remember the mystery entertainment device that we told you Google was testing in the States? The Wall Street Journal is claiming to have the low-down on exactly what it is that the Big G has up its sleeve: "a home-entertainment system that streams music...

  • Phones 4u JUMP launched for phone addicts

    Phones 4u JUMP launched for phone addicts

    By 10 February 2012

    If you're the type of person that gets bored of your phone easily and always wants a latest model in your pocket then Phones 4u may have the solution with its JUMP contract. JUMP stands for Just Update My Phone and, although still tying you in to a two-year...

  • Windows 8 on ARM officially detailed by Microsoft

    Windows 8 on ARM officially detailed by Microsoft

    By 10 February 2012

    We all knew that Windows 8 would be ARM compatible but up until now the details of exactly what the move might entail have been sketchy. Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky has now come clean with all the official details, solving a few mysteries and confirming...

  • BBM Music now available free for six months

    BBM Music now available free for six months

    By 9 February 2012

    It hasn't exactly set the music-streaming world alight, so it should come as no surprise that Research in Motion is trying to push BBM Music by offering up to six months free access. The service, first announced in August, allows BBM users to get access...

  • Kodak kills its digital camera business

    Kodak kills its digital camera business

    By 9 February 2012

    Kodak is to stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames as its parent company attempts to cut costs after a turbulent few months financially. In January, Eastman Kodak Company filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 business...

  • iPad 3 launch event first week of March

    iPad 3 launch event first week of March

    By 9 February 2012

    Not only have we been treated to the the first images of (parts) of the iPad 3 (probably...maybe) but now we've a launch date for the next-gen Apple tablet - the first week of March. That's when AllThingsD's sources are saying an Apple event to announce...

  • Pink Samsung Galaxy S II arrives in time for Valentine's Day

    Pink Samsung Galaxy S II arrives in time for Valentine's Day

    By 9 February 2012

    It's been a white phone crazy 2012 so far with pale handsets falling from all angles like heavy (and expensive) snow. But what good is a white handset when it comes to showing your love? No good at all we say, pink is what the ladies like. So it's great...

  • Nokia 803 to be last throw of the Symbian dice?

    Nokia 803 to be last throw of the Symbian dice?

    By 9 February 2012

    All the clues are pointing towards Nokia giving the Symbian OS one last high-profile outing; with the N8's successor likely to be the much leaked Nokia 803. We first got wind of the supposed Nokia Belle handset back in December when a user manual turned...