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  • Best gadgets for kids
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    Best gadgets for kids

    By 9 August 2011

    While children growing up 50 years ago might have been happy with a set of Bayko, a spinning top or a hobby horse; the kids of today are almost as savvy as adults when it comes to gadgets which is only too evident the moment they get hold of an iPad or...

  • Amazon's top toy tips for Christmas 2011
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    Amazon's top toy tips for Christmas 2011

    By 21 July 2011

    Like Hamleys, Microsoft, Hasbro, Currys/PC World and John Lewis before it, Amazon has held its Christmas in July event, showcasing all the gifts that it believes will not look out of place in Santa's bulging sack come the end of the year. And while there...

  • Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops
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    Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops

    By 15 July 2011

    With the imminent release of Pixar's latest movie, Cars 2, it comes as no surprise that stores are being crammed with related branded and themed merchandise. There's Cars 2 lunchboxes, Cars 2 sticker books, Cars 2 pyjamas and Jimmy and Alan Carr both...

  • Fox: Apple will adopt Ultraviolet cloud movie format
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    Fox: Apple will adopt Ultraviolet cloud movie format

    By 15 July 2011

    Ultraviolet, the cloud movie format championed by nigh-on all of the major studios, is "very close" to making its consumer bow. It will undoubtedly be of massive benefit to film fans as it will offer cloud-stored versions of a movie they have bought on...

  • Disney Comics app makes iPad kid-friendly
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    Disney Comics app makes iPad kid-friendly

    By 24 June 2011

    Disney has officially announced the arrival of its Disney Comics App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch into the App Store. The apps will be a welcome addition for techy parents, whose kids just love getting their hands all over their mobile gadgets. There...

  • Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on
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    Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on

    By 17 May 2011

    Disney Pixar will be unleashing Cars 2: The Video Game in the summer to tie in the with the film sequel's release at the cinema and we were invited along to Disney HQ for a sneak preview. Movie spin-off games have a tendency to be a bit disappointing,...

  • Disney movies now available on Lovefilm streaming service
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    Disney movies now available on Lovefilm streaming service

    By 19 April 2011

    Lovefilm and The Walt Disney Company have signed a deal that brings Disney movie and TV content to the rental service's streaming platform. Older titles will be available to watch as part of a subscription package, while newer films will initially be Transactional...

  • VIDEO: Disneyland Paris - Tilt Shift stylee
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    VIDEO: Disneyland Paris - Tilt Shift stylee

    By 17 March 2011

    While there's been Tilt Shift-style videos created for Disney's Magic Kingdom and Epcot in Florida over the pond, we've seen nothing like it for Disneyland Paris. Until now. Created to celebrate the Disney Magical Moments Festival kicking off on 6 April,...

  • Disney teams up with Google for Android phone
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    Disney teams up with Google for Android phone

    By 17 January 2011

    Disney Mobile, which operates as a mobile virtual operator network in Japan, has announced the arrival of an Android handset. Disney Mobile, which operates on the SoftBank network, usually favours clamshell style budget-handsets and this is its first...

  • Disney wants in on Yahoo TV widgets
    Home Cinema

    Disney wants in on Yahoo TV widgets

    By 10 January 2011

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Walt Disney (that company, not the man) is in talks with Yahoo with a view to getting content from some of its networks embedded onto Yahoo Connected internet TVs. At the moment Yahoo's web-TV widgets (which can...

  • Tron: Evolution  review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Tron: Evolution review

    By 17 December 2010

    Personally, I blame Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. Before Starbreeze's cult-classic FPS game, movie tie-ins were content to dish out a stream of levels which roughly replicated the plot of the film. You knew going in what you were going...

  • Tron: Legacy - photos, ladies and lightcycles
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    Tron: Legacy - photos, ladies and lightcycles

    By 17 December 2010

    We've gone crazy over Tron: Legacy in recent times here on Pocket-lint. Not only is it the sequel to one of our favourite films of all time (although, having seen it again of late, we're clearly wearing rose/neon-tinted glasses) but everything about it...

  • Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010
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    Toy Story 3 Blu-ray dated - but no 3D edition in 2010

    By 13 September 2010

    The home versions of Toy Story 3 have been announced, in numerous combinations, but there's to be no 3D Blu-ray version this year. Available in Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD), Triple Play (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Edition) and DVD-only releases, Toy Story...

  • Disney targets social gamers with acquisition of Playdom
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    Disney targets social gamers with acquisition of Playdom

    By 28 July 2010

    Walt Disney (the company, not the man obviously) has completed its buyout of social gaming publisher Playdom, in a move that signals the company's focus on the social gaming market. Disney has paid just over £490 million for the gaming brand, with another...

  • Split/Second: Velocity - PS3 review
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    Split/Second: Velocity - PS3 review

    By 25 May 2010

    You’ve got to love Split/Second: Velocity. While other, more po-faced racers are influenced by real motorsports, classic marques or the hip-hop styles of underground street-racing, Split Second’s key influences are the big dumb-ass action movies of...

  • Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA
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    Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA

    By 21 December 2009

    Virgin Media has received a rap on the knuckles from the Advertising Standards Authority for possibly causing offence to red-heads. A Virgin Media press ad for its "Dating in the Dark" TV show appeared in The Metro asking "How do you spot a ginger in...

  • Disney planning first 3D subtitles
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    Disney planning first 3D subtitles

    By 27 November 2009

    Disney has announced that it's going to be the first movie studio to release a 3D movie with subtitles. And not just flat subtitles either - the letters will be in full 3D too. The company claims that the technology to do this has only just become available....

  • Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices
    Home Cinema

    Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices

    By 23 October 2009

    Disney is prepping an interesting solution that will redefine "ownership as access rights, not physical possession", reveals the Wall Street Journal. The project, currently codenamed "Keychest", will offer cloud-based content that those who have paid...

  • Asus Disney Netbook
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    Asus Disney Netbook

    By 21 October 2009

    Asus has rolled out a couple of kiddie's netbooks, both complete with Disney branding. They're pretty similar to Asus' "Seashell" Eee PC, coming as they do with an 1.6GHz Atom Processor, Windows XP, 8.9-inch display and 1GB of memory. There's no SSD option,...

  • Disney Digital Books site launches for kids
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    Disney Digital Books site launches for kids

    By 30 September 2009

    Disney has made a big move into the ebook market in the States with the launch of Disney Digital Books. A new subscription-based website, families can access more than 500 interactive, electronic replicas of Disney books for $79.95 a year, but only on...

  • Eight upcoming 3D movies you'll want to watch
    Home Cinema

    Eight upcoming 3D movies you'll want to watch

    By 25 September 2009

    The cinema world is going three dimensional, but what movies should you be calling in the babysitters or favours to watch? We take a look at the ones that should be on your list. So grab your glasses, jump in the car and get ready to head to the cinema...

  • Asus Eee Disney MK90 netbook launches
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    Asus Eee Disney MK90 netbook launches

    By 24 September 2009

    Asus has announced the UK launch of the Asus Eee PC Disney MK90 netbook. The 8.9-inch netbook weighs in at just over 1kg, and is said to be "a dream come true for little Disney Princesses". Little Disney Princes get a blue version, the Princess' model...

  • VIDEO: Disney makes Obama-bot
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    VIDEO: Disney makes Obama-bot

    By 3 July 2009

    We thought we'd give the nod to the US' 4th July celebrations with the news that Disney has made a robotic Barack Obama president to appear in the Hall of Presidents show at the Walt Disney World Resort. Due to be unveiled on the American holiday, hit...

  • Disney announces 3D "G-Force" game
    Gaming

    Disney announces 3D "G-Force" game

    By 1 July 2009

    We've brought you news already of Disney's 3D Toy Story Mania! game for the Wii and it seems it's not the only 3D gaming experience incoming from Disney Interactive Studios. G-Force, based on the film of the same name and featuring "a unique team of specially...

  • Disney Netpal: the netbook for kids
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    Disney Netpal: the netbook for kids

    By 17 June 2009

    Disney has announced that it is teaming up with Asus to create a netbook for kids, as more and more of them turn to the Internet rather than traditional toys for kicks. Called the Disney Netpal by ASUS, the new netbook promises to be durable, with a reinforced...