Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires

    Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires

    By 9 February 2012

    Not content with unleashing the Android version of its popular browser, Google has also found time this week to reveal the 17th stable iteration of Google Chrome for your desktop. Yep, Google Chrome 17 is here - about three and a half years since the...

  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview goes live 29 February

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview goes live 29 February

    By 9 February 2012

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview, ie, the first time that Joe and Joanna Public will be able to take Microsoft's new baby for a spin, will go live on 29 February. The launch date has been confirmed courtesy of a Mobile World Congress invite which is set...

  • White HTC Sensation XE landing 20 February

    White HTC Sensation XE landing 20 February

    By 9 February 2012

    Bored of white phone releases yet? No? Well that's good then, as we've news of yet another one coming your way courtesy of the HTC Sensation XE. The HTC Sensation XE launched back in September, packing Beats Audio and an ambition to sail the HTC flagship....

  • iPad 3 leaked pictures suggest improved battery and better camera

    iPad 3 leaked pictures suggest improved battery and better camera

    By 9 February 2012

    Images of what is purported to be the back cover for the next-generation iPad 3 have leaked online. We know, we know - more often than not these leaked manufacturing shots end up being little more than images of knock-off devices that are more iPed than...

  • Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

    Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

    By 9 February 2012

    Google is all set to launch a cloud-based storage solution to rival the likes of Dropbox and Apple's iCloud. That's according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites our old pals "people familiar with the matter" as having knowledge of the...

  • Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

    Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

    By 8 February 2012

    Amazon's global assault continues with the news that the e-retail giant has signed a deal with Viacom - meaning a wealth of new content is now available for the Seattle-based company to stream. Stream in the US, that is - remember, we don't get any Amazon...

  • TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers

    TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers

    By 8 February 2012

    TomTom is to jump into the car insurance game. Not by offering policies, you understand, but by teaming up with broker Motaquote and providing the technology behind a new insurance product, which bases premiums on driving behaviour. So, rather than being...

  • Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor

    Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor

    By 8 February 2012

    In what has been an absolute bumper week for camera launches ahead of the big CP+ photography expo in Japan, Sigma has unleashed its new kit - or rather a new twist on some old favourites. First up, the Japanese company has the re-branded its flagship...

  • Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship

    Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship

    By 8 February 2012

    Along with the official launch of the OM-D and the unveiling of the Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras, Olympus has also found time to announce the successor to its SZ-30MR super-zoom compact - the Olympus SZ-31MR. Packing the same 16-megapixel backlit sensor...

  • Motorola Motoluxe February launch for the UK

    Motorola Motoluxe February launch for the UK

    By 8 February 2012

    Motorola kicked off 2012 by announcing the arrival of both the Motorola Defy Mini and Motorola Motoluxe budget Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) handsets, and the latter is landing in the UK this month. The Motorola Motoluxe has a 4-inch touchscreen display....

  • Microsoft OneNote lands on Android

    Microsoft OneNote lands on Android

    By 8 February 2012

    OneNote for Android has finally arrived, following the iOS version launched last year. The app, which is included in the Office Hub on Windows Phone 7, allows SkyDrive and desktop OneNote users to keep up-to-date with all their office-based shenanigans...

  • 3G PlayStation Vita priced up by Vodafone

    3G PlayStation Vita priced up by Vodafone

    By 8 February 2012

    Vodafone has come clean with the price and bundle details for the 3G version of the PlayStation Vita, the next-gen handheld console from Sony that is landing in the UK later this month. The phone network, which is the "preferred provider" for the 3G version...

  • Logitech Touch Mouse M600 scrolls in

    Logitech Touch Mouse M600 scrolls in

    By 8 February 2012

    Logitech has taken the covers off its latest assault on your desktop - the Logitech Touch Mouse M600. When Apple announced the Magic Trackpad in 2010, many people thought it could spell the end for the simple mouse. If anything though, Apple's new peripheral...

  • LG Optimus Vu to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note (video)

    LG Optimus Vu to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note (video)

    By 8 February 2012

    LG has teased its latest Android smartphone, the LG Optimus Vu, by way of a bizarre promo video that doesn't really tell us anything other than the device's aspect ratio. It is said to be a 5-inch screen, so will automatically go up against the likes...

  • Hottest PlayStation Vita games for launch and beyond

    Hottest PlayStation Vita games for launch and beyond

    By 8 February 2012

    Sony's latest entry into the handheld console market, the PlayStation Vita, arrives in the UK and the US on 22 February. And Sony has brought to the table a console capable of making some pretty big waves (check out our full review here). It boasts a...

  • Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

    Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

    By 8 February 2012

    Hot on the heels of the Pentax Optio WG2-GPS and the Canon PowerShot D20, Olympus has unleashed the TG-820 and TG-620 Tough duo - the latest wannabes for the compact camera hard gang. These sturdy compacts boast the usual array of 'proof features, including...

  • YouView on course for spring launch

    YouView on course for spring launch

    By 7 February 2012

    YouView - the much-delayed free TV service funded by a consortium that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV, as well as ISPs Arqiva, TalkTalk and BT - is on course for a scheduled spring launch. That's according to TalkTalk CEO, Dido Harding,...

  • Nokia Belle update now ringing

    Nokia Belle update now ringing

    By 7 February 2012

    Nokia Belle, possibly the last hurrah of the Symbian OS, is now available to download for an array of handsets from the Finnish manufacturer. Previously called Symbian Belle, before Nokia banned all use of the "S" word, Nokia Belle is the second major...

  • Samsung Tocco Lite 2 lands for social tweens

    Samsung Tocco Lite 2 lands for social tweens

    By 7 February 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, it's the news that you've all been waiting for. The follow up to one of the most successful phones in Samsung's history has just been made official. That's right.....the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is hitting shops in March. What? What...

  • Nokia Lumia 900 also all-white

    Nokia Lumia 900 also all-white

    By 7 February 2012

    Among all the excitement on Monday with the news that Nokia Lumia 800 would be hitting the shops, all dressed in white, it almost went unnoticed that Nokia posted a promo picture of the Lumia 800's bigger brother - the Nokia Lumia 900 - also sporting...

  • Kid friendly IE9 browser lands for Safe Internet Day 2012

    Kid friendly IE9 browser lands for Safe Internet Day 2012

    By 7 February 2012

    Microsoft has once again teamed up with he Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to release a version of IE9 that is safe for kids to use. The browser has one-click access for Windows users to useful sites such as CEOP.police.uk and...

  • Toshiba AT200, world's thinnest 10-inch tab, available in the UK now

    Toshiba AT200, world's thinnest 10-inch tab, available in the UK now

    By 7 February 2012

    The Toshiba AT200 - the tablet the Japanese company claims is the thinnest 10.1-inch slate in the world (and who are we to argue?) - has landed in the UK and is available from Carphone Warehouse. The super-slim 7.7mm tab, which goes by the name of the...

  • Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy

    Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy

    By 7 February 2012

    There is a saying that if you wish for something long enough it becomes true and that's probably what Best Buy is hoping for after it conducted a survey concerning the rumoured Apple iTV platform. US tech site The Verge reported on a leak that saw the superstore...

  • Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

    Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

    By 7 February 2012

    Google has hit us with a double whammy this morning. Not only does its most recent Doodle celebrate the life of someone that we've actually heard of for a change - Charles Dickens - it is also in recognition of what we'd call an actual milestone; it would...

  • Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun

    Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun

    By 7 February 2012

    You know what today needed? Six more cameras, that's what. Luckily, Canon thought so too and has announced the arrival of its new PowerShot A series comprising of the following entry to mid-level compacts: The Canon PowerShot A810, the Canon PowerShot...