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  • Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories
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    Best BlackBerry Q10 accessories

    By 30 April 2013

    So you've got yourself a shiny new BlackBerry Q10 and you want to accessorise it. Which is the best BlackBerry Q10 case? What about prolonging the battery life? Fear not, we've got you covered for the best accessories for your BlackBerry Q10. The BlackBerry...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and availability: Where can I get it? [updated]
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    Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and availability: Where can I get it? [updated]

    By 26 April 2013

    So, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will finally be available to buy in the UK from 26 April from the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City, with all other major UK operators carrying it from the day after. Presently, only the 4G-ready handset will...

  • Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories
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    Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories

    By 26 April 2013

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 is undoubtedly going to be the pride and joy of many a trouser pocket from its official UK release date of 27 April. But keeping that phone feeling fresh and scratch-free means investing in a decent case. Thankfully, with Samsung...

  • What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone
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    What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

    By 4 April 2013

    Facebook and its partners have announced the HTC First, making a U-turn on something it said it would never do: launch a Facebook phone. It won't be for everyone, but Facebook does hope to tempt you in with a clever Android user interface tweak. And...

  • Inside the McLaren Technology Centre
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    Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

    By 4 April 2013

    Nestled off an innocuous roundabout on the A320 lies the McLaren Technology Centre. A bespoke building which, with its sister the McLaren Production Centre, makes up the beating heart of the company most famed for it's Formula One success. It's barely...

  • The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call
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    The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

    By 3 April 2013

    Forty years ago today, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first call on a handheld mobile phone to his rival, Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, from a street corner in New York.  "As I walked down the street while talking on the...

  • Battlefield 4 preview
    Gaming

    Battlefield 4 preview

    By 27 March 2013

    Battlefield is back and now comes with added bass in its teaser trailers. So much bass in fact, that sitting waiting for the Battlefield 4 reveal in a theatre in Stockholm, we were almost knocked off our seat the moment that classic Battlefield theme...

  • Forget Xbox 720 and PS4, go next-gen in your living room now with a small form factor PC
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    Forget Xbox 720 and PS4, go next-gen in your living room now with a small form factor PC

    By 20 March 2013

    The PS4 will arrive by Christmas this year and you can bet your bottom dollar that the Xbox 720 will too. But that is a long time to wait and every trailer or confirmed title shown on YouTube makes that wait just a little bit harder. The thing is though,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories round-up
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    Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories round-up

    By 15 March 2013

    So you've bought the phone, but that's not enough, you need some accessories to keep you happy. Luckily, Samsung has thought of just about everything you might need to keep your shiny new handset safe. This means a big selection of cases and covers, as...

  • Galaxy S4 vs SGS3: What's different?
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    Galaxy S4 vs SGS3: What's different?

    By 15 March 2013

    You're sitting here, reading this, perhaps even on the SGS3, and you're wondering how the phone you love and cherish just got old. Nothing's changed in your mind of course, but the world around you has, sorry. Is it really that bad, has the announcement...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4: New features explored
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    Samsung Galaxy S4: New features explored

    By 14 March 2013

    The phone you have all been waiting for has arrived. The curtain has been lifted, the box opened and now, finally, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is here. So what’s new about the Samsung flagship? Hot off the press, here is all you need to know about the Galaxy...

  • HTC One release date and where can I get it?
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    HTC One release date and where can I get it?

    By 14 March 2013

    The HTC One has arrived, bringing with it the latest and greatest that Android has to offer. This means a top of the line 1080p screen, some clever camera tech and plenty more. HTC has confirmed that, unfortunately, HTC One UK availability has been slightly...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4: Everything you need to know
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    Samsung Galaxy S4: Everything you need to know

    By 14 March 2013

    The rumour roller-coaster ride is almost over. The invites are in and now, finally, we know when we will first set eyes on the next Galaxy, the Samsung Galaxy S4. On 14 March 2013, Samsung will unveil its flagship Android phone which could, in theory,...

  • Hands-on: New Facebook News Feed explored
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    Hands-on: New Facebook News Feed explored

    By 8 March 2013

    Facebook has updated the look and feel of its News Feed feature in the hope that it will become the best personalised newspaper you would ever want. As the global roll-out begins, Pocket-lint has been given access to the new feature so we can share what...

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview
    Gaming

    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview

    By 4 March 2013

    Without spoiling things, the end of Assassin’s Creed 3 was fairly definitive in the way it closed down the whole series, so when Ubisoft invited us to take a look at a new Assassin’s game, you can imagine our surprise. First up lets get the truly...

  • Sony Xperia Z: Where can I get it?
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z: Where can I get it?

    By 28 February 2013

    The Sony Xperia Z pre-orders are starting to go out and we thought it might be handy to give you a round-up of everywhere you can buy one, should you be considering it. The Xperia Z is promising to be quite a phone, being the latest and greatest piece...

  • Fashion world embracing smartphones and tablets more than ever
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    Fashion world embracing smartphones and tablets more than ever

    By 22 February 2013

    Fashionistas used to insist on having a BlackBerry by their side, but this year's must-have fashion accessory is the iPhone or iPad, if the catwalks of London and New York are anything to go by. "iPhone and iPad are changing the way people consume fashionm"...

  • PS4 game trailers: What's in store for the new console?
    Gaming

    PS4 game trailers: What's in store for the new console?

    By 21 February 2013

    The first set of games for the PlayStation 4 were demoed at Sony's New York City press event. While that period of the event seemed to drag on forever, it has given us a glimpse at what game play will be like on the new consoles.  The new titles announced...

  • Netflix: House Of Cards our most viewed content offerring
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    Netflix: House Of Cards our most viewed content offerring

    By 12 February 2013

    Video streaming behemoth Netflix has announced that its exclusive offer House of Cards, rolled into a full-length series, has become the most-watched piece of content ever for the site.  According to Netflix COO Ted Sarandos, speaking at D:Dive Into...

  • Can't wait for an Apple iWatch? Here are the rivals: Pebble, Casio, Motorola and more
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    Can't wait for an Apple iWatch? Here are the rivals: Pebble, Casio, Motorola and more

    By 11 February 2013

    Apple is set to take the watch market by storm with its own offering. Several reports have noted that the folks within Cupertino's walls are working on the "iWatch", but none has offered a concrete date for when the company may roll out the product. ...

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?
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    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: When is it coming to my phone?

    By 11 February 2013

    Google has announced the launch of the latest version of Android: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, in San Francisco as part of the Google I/O event on Wednesday. That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the...

  • Advertising nearly killed TV drama, now Netflix will save it
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    Advertising nearly killed TV drama, now Netflix will save it

    By 5 February 2013

    Netflix's goal is "is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us",  Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, told GQ in an interview recently. House of Cards is, if you like, the first time it's really showed its hand. At the moment, it looks...

  • NASCAR: What it's like to race a stock car
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    NASCAR: What it's like to race a stock car

    By 4 February 2013

    As "tea-with-milk" kind of Brits, the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a souped-up Dodge Charger NASCAR entry - the triple espresso Americano-style epitome of American racing - isn't something our island-born brains ever conceived would be a reality....

  • BlackBerry Z10 tips and tricks with BlackBerry 10
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    BlackBerry Z10 tips and tricks with BlackBerry 10

    By 1 February 2013

    The BlackBerry Z10 is here, a new OS with a new way of thinking, so how do you use it and are there any nifty little tricks to get you working even faster? We've compiled a list of dozens of tips to help you get the most out of the new features BlackBerry...

  • What is Vine?
    Apps

    What is Vine?

    By 31 January 2013

    If you’re looking for the latest craze to sweep the globe, then Vine is what you’re after. Vine is a six-second video app that’s owned by Twitter and the idea is to create quick, easy and interesting short films to share with your friends on Facebook,...