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  • Samsung Galaxy S III: the phone is actually watching you
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    Samsung Galaxy S III: the phone is actually watching you

    By 3 May 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy S III is watching you. That’s what it does. It watches and it listens. It knows your face and it listens to your voice. And if that sounds creepy, wait until you hear what the latest Android superphone will do to your friends. “The...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs
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    Samsung Galaxy S III: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

    By 3 May 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy S 3 is one of the biggest gadgets of 2012. With its predecessor topping the Android charts in the previous year and pretty much sweeping up all the best mobile phone awards it could find, it’s of little surprise that the world has...

  • What is Rdio and how does it compare to Spotify?
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    What is Rdio and how does it compare to Spotify?

    By 3 May 2012

    Rdio (pronounced arr-d-o) is now available in the UK bringing yet another music-streaming service for you to try or appraise. The newest player on the block, it hopes to take on the likes of Spotify, Deezer, WE7, and others to convince you that its the...

  • Best iPhone games: driving
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    Best iPhone games: driving

    By 3 May 2012

    The best iPhone apps are often the games. It's probably the largest category in the App Store and they're the one's that seem to come and go on our handsets more frequently than any others as in turn each is downloaded, mastered and discarded. The bottom...

  • Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'
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    Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'

    By 2 May 2012

    Dark clouds hang in the sky as we take the escalator into the heart of Microsoft’s London HQ. It’s been unseasonably rainy, even for the British spring, but we’ve a date set to talk about an entirely different kind of cloud. With eyes on the future,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III: 21 leaked pictures and concepts, but are any the real deal?
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    Samsung Galaxy S III: 21 leaked pictures and concepts, but are any the real deal?

    By 2 May 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy S III is set to be unveiled in what is now more a matter of hours than days. As ever, it's been one hell of a run in the build up, with rumours specs and supposed details flying around on an almost daily basis. One of our favourite...

  • Best iPhone games: shooters
    Gaming

    Best iPhone games: shooters

    By 2 May 2012

    The best iPhone apps are often the games. It's probably the largest category in the App Store and they're the one's that seem to come and go on our handsets more frequently than any others as each in turn is downloaded, mastered and discarded. The bottom...

  • Camera phones on test: HTC One X, iPhone 4S, Xperia S, Galaxy SII, Lumia 800
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    Camera phones on test: HTC One X, iPhone 4S, Xperia S, Galaxy SII, Lumia 800

    By 1 May 2012

    Cameras are one of the main battlegrounds for modern smartphones, with each manufacturer looking to point out why theirs is better than the next rival.  "With ImageSense, HTC One rivals traditional digital cameras with improvements to every part of the...

  • Best Android productivity apps
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    Best Android productivity apps

    By 27 April 2012

    Productivity apps form the core of every smartphone experience. They are the reason that most of us invest in one, along with mapping and music. The useful apps available  are numbered in the hundreds, but these are the ones we think every mobile should...

  • Best iPad travel apps
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    Best iPad travel apps

    By 26 April 2012

    The whole point of the iPad is that it is portable. This is a tablet that is designed to come with you wherever you go, be it on holiday or visiting grandparents.  Having a few travel apps handy can make an important difference to a day out, giving you...

  • Apple iCloud vs Google vs Amazon Cloud Drive vs Dropbox vs Microsoft SkyDrive
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    Apple iCloud vs Google vs Amazon Cloud Drive vs Dropbox vs Microsoft SkyDrive

    By 26 April 2012

    It’s been a busy time for cloud storage and music services and Apple’s launch onto the scene with Apple iCloud has officially declared it global war. The lines have begun to blur as to what you own, where you own it and just how much you have to pay...

  • Pocket-lint goes cycling with Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff
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    Pocket-lint goes cycling with Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff

    By 25 April 2012

    Cycling is going through a bit of a return to form at the moment. Everyone from the hipster to the slightly overweight 40-year-old is getting involved. Forget the days of men in Lycra and legs like matchsticks, cycling has well and truly hit the big time. ...

  • Pocket-lint goes live role-playing with the Witcher 2
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    Pocket-lint goes live role-playing with the Witcher 2

    By 23 April 2012

    Many dream of a day when a game is so realistic, that you can no longer tell the difference between reality and computer. Well friends, this day has come thanks to those behind the launch of the Witcher 2 enhanced edition for Xbox 360. Welcome to larping,...

  • Behind the scenes at the ESPN studios
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    Behind the scenes at the ESPN studios

    By 20 April 2012

    At ESPN, a game of football begins 10 days before anyone even kicks the ball. Coverage, for most of us, is a 90-minute affair; with that convenient break in the middle to get the next round in or arrange yourself some tea and biscuits, depending upon...

  • Best umbrellas for April, May, June...any showers whatsoever
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    Best umbrellas for April, May, June...any showers whatsoever

    By 18 April 2012

    A favourite of commuters, trekkers and Rihanna alike, the humble umbrella always causes a storm at this time of year. Do you need one? Isn't a storm shell more practical? We’ll pass over the fact that most get left in a taxi/pub/bus and stick our neck...

  • Is the new iPad really four times quicker than Tegra 3?
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    Is the new iPad really four times quicker than Tegra 3?

    By 17 April 2012

    When Apple announced the new iPad, CEO Tim Cook was quoted as saying the iPad’s GPU was four times faster than Nvidia’s Tegra 3. This is Apple taking on the competition head on. Nvidia has a serious graphics heritage and its Tegra 3 SoC is hugely...

  • Source London: The electric car scheme charging the capital
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    Source London: The electric car scheme charging the capital

    By 13 April 2012

    There are 2400 electric vehicles currently in service around London, with 1800 of those registered for the congestion charge. While that number pales in comparison to the number of petrol-guzzling cars on the road, it's something that Paul Cowperthwaite...

  • GoPro HD Hero 2 vs. Ion Air Pro: Who is action cam king?
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    GoPro HD Hero 2 vs. Ion Air Pro: Who is action cam king?

    By 12 April 2012

    GoPro currently rules the roost when it comes to action cameras. The little silver boxes are being put to use by broadcasters and extreme sports enthusiasts in places where normal video cameras just wouldn't survive.  Capable of shooting high-quality,...

  • Nike and Sarah Reinersten create new shoe tech for amputee athletes
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    Nike and Sarah Reinersten create new shoe tech for amputee athletes

    By 12 April 2012

    Sarah Reinertsen runs. She runs a lot. And in 2005 she took part in the Hawaii Ironman race consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride with a 26.2-mile marathon at the end, just for good measure.  In Reinertsen’s quest to compete even harder,...

  • Instagram backup: Three ways to export your photos
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    Instagram backup: Three ways to export your photos

    By 11 April 2012

    If you aren’t too chuffed by the news that Facebook has just bought Instagram, or you are keen to make sure you keep a backup of the Instagram photos you’ve been snapping away for some time, there are several services that allow you to export your...

  • Draw Something tips and tricks from the pros
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    Draw Something tips and tricks from the pros

    By 10 April 2012

    Draw Something has taken over your life. The trouble is that you aren't very good at drawing, or Draw Something. Fret not, we've got some pro tips on how to make your Draw Something experience Drawsome. A bigger canvas Have you realised playing on your...

  • 7 days living with ... the Nissan Leaf
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    7 days living with ... the Nissan Leaf

    By 10 April 2012

    The cost of fuel is going up, the impact of emissions on the environment and our own health has been charted, but until recently, there really wasn't a viable and attractive alternative. This isn't the first electric car to appear by a long shot, but...

  • HTCSense.com alternatives: where to back-up and sync your Android next
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    HTCSense.com alternatives: where to back-up and sync your Android next

    By 3 April 2012

    HTC has announced, in a something of a surprise, that it's about to delete customers' data in an overhaul that the company has planned for its online backup service, HTCSense.com. Everything will still work up until 30 April 2012 but if you haven't exported...

  • HTC Sense 3.6 vs Sense 4.0: What's the difference?
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    HTC Sense 3.6 vs Sense 4.0: What's the difference?

    By 2 April 2012

    HTC Sense 4.0 is the latest version of HTC's user interface, layered over the top of Android 4. It lands on the HTC One series, as seen the HTC One X reviewed here. Sense 3.6, on the other hand, is something of a halfway house between "old Sense" and...

  • April Fool's Day 2012: The best stories from around the web
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    April Fool's Day 2012: The best stories from around the web

    By 1 April 2012

    Gullible gadget-lovers gather round, April Fool's Day is upon us. Being wiser than Gandalf when it comes to electronics, rarely do we fall for any potential trickery. But some of the gadget-related spoofs can be particularly dastardly, difficult for even...