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  • Nokia looks to the camera to help it stand out as it waits for app issue to go away
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    Nokia looks to the camera to help it stand out as it waits for app issue to go away

    By 12 July 2013

    It's 3pm, we've been at the Nokia press launch since 10am, and it's the first time someone has mentioned that the new flagship Nokia Lumia device, the Lumia 1020, can be used as a phone. It epitomises the modern day smartphone launch as companies battle...

  • Time for the death of the Doodle
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    Time for the death of the Doodle

    By 12 November 2012

    With enough birthdays of the famous dead to last an entire year, has Google begun to look to Bing for ideas on how to improve search? For those that need this unwrapping a little, what we’re talking about is the Google Doodle. The first Google Doodle...

  • The Nexus 7 is cheap, but who are the real winners and losers?
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    The Nexus 7 is cheap, but who are the real winners and losers?

    By 28 June 2012

    You get what you pay for, that's the old adage. In many cases that's as true in technology as it is in camping gear or cars: you pay for quality, you pay a premium price for a premium product.  With the release of the £159 Nexus 7, Google's new Jelly...

  • TomTom supplies Apple Maps and we're not surprised
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    TomTom supplies Apple Maps and we're not surprised

    By 12 June 2012

    TomTom has confirmed, via a posting on its corporate website, that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Apple for "maps and other information", following Apple's announcement of an entirely new version of Apple Maps at WWDC in San Francisco...

  • Do we really need tablets and eBook readers?
    Tablets

    Do we really need tablets and eBook readers?

    By 28 March 2012

    Do we really need eBook readers when tablets will do the same and so much more besides? For some, this is a question that perhaps doesn't need asking, but in a quick straw poll around Pocket-lint staff and friends, it seems to be a burning issue. Responses...

  • Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users
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    Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users

    By 16 March 2012

    I am not a Luddite, not at all, but when I look at Windows 8 I feel a sense of dread. And I feel that way because I think the company is about to make the biggest mistake of its history. I think Windows 8 could be a bigger problem for Microsoft than Windows...

  • Aren't smartphones fast enough?
    Phones

    Aren't smartphones fast enough?

    By 7 February 2012

    Remember Windows XP? We certainly do. Think back to the days of noisy hard-drives and floppy disks clicking away. Have a guess what sort of power was inside the average PC back then? Take a peek at the Windows XP system requirements and you might get...

  • Lytro in the iPhone, not so fast
    Phones

    Lytro in the iPhone, not so fast

    By 24 January 2012

    The Lytro camera that allows you to focus well after the moment you press the shutter button on your digital camera might be one of the most exciting innovations to happen to the world of photography since the first digital camera in 1975, however, to...

  • Comment: Do mobile phones cause bullying in schools?
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    Comment: Do mobile phones cause bullying in schools?

    By 18 November 2010

    A survey conducted during National Anti-Bullying Week has found that out of almost 2000 parents, 1 in 5 believe mobile phones and social networks are a significant factor when it comes to bullying in schools. When asked the question: "What do you think...

  • Is Sony afraid of the iPhone? You betcha!
    Gaming

    Is Sony afraid of the iPhone? You betcha!

    By 18 August 2010

    There is a saying - when you spend most of your advertising putting down the competition you are afraid that rival is not only better, but is winning the fight. That might not be the exact phrase, but you get the idea. You can see this practice happening...

  • Apple iPad - a love/hate thing?
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    Apple iPad - a love/hate thing?

    By 28 January 2010

    The Apple iPad revelation has got people talking with most coming down on one side or the other as far as loving or hating the look of the new tablet, so we thought a quick look at this hot tech topic from the Pocket-lint team might be of interest. Have...

  • "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web
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    "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web

    By 22 January 2010

    You might well ask why, as indeed I am, but a Welshman is attempting to paint a Fiat 500 pink, live online, using tiny pots of nail varnish to try and get a Guinness World Record, as well, of course, as gaining some publicity for Fiat's new, limited edition,...

  • VIDEO: Sony Ericsson reveals rubbish Vivaz vid
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    VIDEO: Sony Ericsson reveals rubbish Vivaz vid

    By 21 January 2010

    It seems the message from Sony Ericsson is that the new Vivaz is the cameraphone for you if you're a YouTube-obsessed menace. The promo clip above appears to position the mobile as the ideal to film members of the public unawares, capture those times...

  • Why software is ruling the world
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    Why software is ruling the world

    By 19 January 2010

    When an Android microwave is one of the big talking points of the Consumer Electronics Show, one begins to wonder whether we're shifting from the sublime to the ridiculous. The world of hardware seems to be collapsing in on itself. There are certain marker...

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Pocket-lint 2009
    Gaming

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Pocket-lint 2009

    By 25 December 2009

    Merry Christmas from all of us here at Pocket-lint and thank you for visiting Pocket-lint in 2009 - it's been an amazingly busy year for gadgets. Hopefully Santa has brought you all the gadgets and gizmos you wanted and if he didn't, don't forget to check...

  • VIDEO: Microsoft loses the plot with Mobile Apps promo
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    VIDEO: Microsoft loses the plot with Mobile Apps promo

    By 16 December 2009

    It's official, Microsoft has totally lost the plot and the evidence is above with a top ten countdown series of videos from a painfully "wacky" Microsoft bod, Michael Gannotti a "technology specialist" for the Corporation, promoing Windows Phone apps....

  • VIDEO: Pocket-lint on Techvi: HTC, Awards, and Nokia
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    VIDEO: Pocket-lint on Techvi: HTC, Awards, and Nokia

    By 9 December 2009

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with video news site TechVi to bring you a weekly show analysing the biggest stories of the week. In this week's edition, we discuss the massive leak of HTC's roadmap for 2010, consisting of five Android handsets (yet to be given...

  • VIDEO: Pocket-lint on Techvi: A phone, Technics discontinuing turntables and BBC fights with MS
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    VIDEO: Pocket-lint on Techvi: A phone, Technics discontinuing turntables and BBC fights with MS

    By 4 December 2009

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with video news site TechVi to bring you a weekly show analysing the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by Randall Bennett and featuring members of the Pocket-lint team, this week the show looks at the First ELSE handset, which...

  • Why should gadgets have a gender?
    Gadgets

    Why should gadgets have a gender?

    By 27 November 2009

    A survey by Comet has revealed that 48% of women now "feel more comfortable with technology than ever before". Does that make you wince, too? The statistic feels outdated, offensive and wrong for a whole heap of reasons. Why should gadgetry have a gender?...

  • Pocket-lint on TechVi: Mini phones, Pirate Bay changes and awards season
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    Pocket-lint on TechVi: Mini phones, Pirate Bay changes and awards season

    By 18 November 2009

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with video news site TechVi to bring you a weekly show analysing the biggest stories of the week. Hosted by Randall Bennett and featuring members of the Pocket-lint team, this week Duncan gives us a lesson in all things Pirate...

  • Why are game-inspired films so terrible?
    Gaming

    Why are game-inspired films so terrible?

    By 6 November 2009

    The Prince of Persia film trailer has just hit the intertubes and with it our hearts both flutter and sink at the same time as we realise that it's going to be terrible. It may sound premature but anyone who knows anything about either games, films or...

  • Gentlemen start your Mo
    Gaming

    Gentlemen start your Mo

    By 2 November 2009

    Movember is upon us once more and that means plenty of talk about moustaches, moustache gadgets and of course not forgetting the main reason for the facial hair growth - helping raise awareness for prostate Cancer. Over the next 30 days the Pocket-lint...

  • 29th August 2012: the date Google becomes "aware"
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    29th August 2012: the date Google becomes "aware"

    By 29 October 2009

    Another day, another industry in trouble, all because the company that promises to "do no evil" has entered its market. The latest victims that are likely to fall foul of the search giant are the dedicated GPS makers. TomTom and Garmin both saw big drops...

  • Tech week in view: Tourists on Segways, the Kindle in the UK and trouble in the cloud
    Gaming

    Tech week in view: Tourists on Segways, the Kindle in the UK and trouble in the cloud

    By 20 October 2009

    After a brief summer break, Megawhat is back on Pocket-lint with a brand new Tech Week in View episode for your viewing pleasure. Pocket-lint's Stuart Miles talks tourists on Segways and tells us why he thinks the new Sonos S5 is a tidy bit of kit. Miles...

  • TV streaming has mobile operators running scared
    Phones

    TV streaming has mobile operators running scared

    By 19 October 2009

    The days of the mobile phone being just a device for making emergency calls are far behind us, but while most of us have handsets that can at least play music or download our email on the go, the biggest fear now facing mobile phone operators and carriers...