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Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

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In 1984 Mungo Park was likely to be the envy of many. He was 28. He was the head of the London branch of an American investment bank. He owned the first mobile phone sold by Vodafone in the UK that in today's money had cost him over £4,000. "It made... >>

Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

Here are the Pebble apps you should download to your watch right now

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This year could be described as the year of the smartwatch, but don't believe for one second that Pebble, one of the most popular watches, has fallen behind the competition. On the contrary, Pebble's app store offers thousands of apps and watch faces... >>

Xbox and PS4 down: Online services affected after DDoS attack over Christmas

Xbox and PS4 down: Online services affected after DDoS attack over Christmas

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Had trouble getting online to pay games on your PS4 or Xbox on Christmas Day? Don't worry you weren't alone. While both Microsoft and Sony have yet to issue statements other than they are fixing issues a group of hackers, dubbed the Lizard Squad, is claiming... >>

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

The Interview gets its release after all, via Google Play

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After all the debate about whether or not The Interview, the controversial film about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un staring James Franco and Seth Rogen, would get a cinema release in the US, Sony has now announced that it has done a deal with Google... >>

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

Exploring Middle Earth: How Jaunt VR could change the way we watch television

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It is a pleasant evening in The Shire. Primroses sway in the wind as the sun catches on the green grass of the rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. Gandalf, tall and commanding but shaggy and dirty, is ambling off into the distance down... >>

Sonos 5.2 update with multi-account support for Android and enhanced Playbar sound available now

Sonos 5.2 update with multi-account support for Android and enhanced Playbar sound available now

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Sonos released a new software update for beta users, Sonos 5.2, last month. It is now available for everyone bringing new features as well as improving the performance of the company's Playbar speaker. Available from today for Android users, the biggest... >>

Sky Go on PS4: Sony console starts home entertainment pitch in earnest

Sky Go on PS4: Sony console starts home entertainment pitch in earnest

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Sky has announced that Sky Go customers will be able to access the catch-up service on the Sony PlayStation 4 from today via the TV from Sky app in PlayStation Store. However, users will have to pay extra for the feature unless they already subscribe... >>

Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain

Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain

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Worried you've eaten too many mince pies already this Christmas? You aren't alone it seems, well, you aren't alone in worrying about it. According to a new survey, the UK population is so worried about pilling on the pounds over the holiday season that... >>

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?

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What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot? A train driver? Maybe an astronaut? Maybe you just wanted to play with Lego for your entire life, but surely that wasn't possible? Well, get ready to have your mind blown... Not only is it possible,... >>

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

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Over the course of the day we've made just over 100 Bux and then managed to lose it all before regaining half before going to bed. We've been playing Bux you see, a new app that taps into the world of day trading, allowing you to play certain stocks to... >>

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

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The people have voted. We can now reveal the winners of the Asus Zenfone Photography competition in association with Pocket-lint.  The photographs were judged by ASUS, LCC, @London and voted for by readers via the website hosted on Pocket-lint. The winners... >>

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

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Monument Valley is one of the best games for the iPad we've seen this year balancing beautiful graphics with innovative gameplay and a constant sense of wow as the MC Esher themes levels play out before you. One of the biggest criticisms with the game... >>

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves

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We've just been blindfolded, given a white stick and told to navigate our way through the crowded maze of stands and demo pods at Microsoft's Future Decoded event in London. As you can imagine, this prospect is a daunting one, but is something that millions... >>

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

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While the lure of the Raspberry Pi computer was exciting for many, a lot of people were put off by the sheer rawness of it. Now a company is hoping to change that, with a "build your own" computer experience kids. Kano comes in an unassuming box wrapped... >>

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist nominations announced

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist nominations announced

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We've seen hundreds of products, we've had tens of thousands of public votes as part of our long list process, and now we bring you the shortlist for the 2014 02 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. After much deliberation and debate, the Pocket-lint team has whittled... >>

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction
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Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction

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Running watches seem to be two a penny these days, so what makes Adidas believe its miCoach Fit Smart running watch can stand out? We've been running with the wearable to find out. Design Covered in silicon and available in white or black - and the black... >>

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin
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Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin

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A decade ago if someone told you that your washing machine would be connected to the internet so you can control it via your phone you would probably laugh, but by gosh a lot's happened since then. And the Samsung WW9000 is here to show off what's possible.... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time
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Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time

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Lavazza makes good coffee, there is no questioning that, but can the coffee company make a decent machine for under £90 that delivers that perfect cup with minimal fuss? Design The Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria is a simple and compact counter-top coffee... >>

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place
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Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place

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When the iPad mini with Retina display launched alongside the iPad Air in 2013 the biggest choice you had to worry about was whether or not you wanted a 7.9-inch or a 9.7-inch screen. The message from Apple was clear: you get the same power either way.... >>

Pet perspective: The best animal actioncam videos

Pet perspective: The best animal actioncam videos

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We've all seen the amazing actioncam footage of surfers or base jumpers, but what about from the point of view of man's best friend, or a bird? In what appears to be a growing trend, companies like GoPro are launching dedicated accessories to attach your... >>

Apple iPad family photo: Just how skinny is the iPad Air 2?

Apple iPad family photo: Just how skinny is the iPad Air 2?

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The Apple iPad Air 2 has gone on sale in the UK and thousands of customers will be either upgrading or getting into the world of iPad for the first time. Apple has come along way since the launch of the first iPad in 2010 creating a device today that... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
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Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

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The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages. One year on and it's the turn of the... >>

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone
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Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone

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It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and... >>

Judges for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards announced

Judges for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards announced

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The nominations for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are still pouring in but who will be deciding the best gadgets of 2014? We can now reveal which elite judges will be helping us decide the winners for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014. The judges... >>

OS X Yosemite tips and tricks: See what your Mac can do now

OS X Yosemite tips and tricks: See what your Mac can do now

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Mac OS X Yosemite is out and with it you get a host of new features to master. While the new desktop operating system looks roughly the same there are plenty of new tips and tricks to learn. We've worked our way through the operating system to try and... >>