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  • CES 2013: Hottest gadgets at the show
    Gaming

    CES 2013: Hottest gadgets at the show

    By 10 January 2013

    Best gadgets at CES 2013 is what we're all about at Pocket-lint. Our team is on the ground in Las Vegas as we speak, scouring the show floor for the very finest technology the coming year has in store. When we find something that we think qualifies as...

  • Samsung at CES 2013: S9 4K UHD TV, NX300 camera and more
    Cameras

    Samsung at CES 2013: S9 4K UHD TV, NX300 camera and more

    By 9 January 2013

    Ever the big player at tech shindigs the world over, Samsung has been a busy boy at CES 2013. With so many arms of course - computers, TVs, cameras and more - it can be rather tricky to keep track of it all. Well, not for us. Below, we’ve put together...

  • LG at CES 2013: 55-inch OLED TV, UHD TVs, Google TVs and more
    Televisions

    LG at CES 2013: 55-inch OLED TV, UHD TVs, Google TVs and more

    By 9 January 2013

    LG’s activities at CES 2013 were announced a few days before the Las Vegas show opened, with the company releasing news of its wares early. As ever at CES, it’s the televisions that take centre stage but with so many splurted out at once, it’s rather...

  • Sony Xperia Z: Details worth examining
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z: Details worth examining

    By 8 January 2013

    The Sony Xperia Z has stood out as one of the hottest gadgets of CES 2013. It’s plain to see why. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s bold, it runs the latest version of Android and this is what people seem to be looking for from their mobile phone at...

  • CES 2013 preview: It's gadget time!
    Phones

    CES 2013 preview: It's gadget time!

    By 2 January 2013

    It’s a new year. While that might be a rather arbitrary measure of time, more importantly, it’s a very real moment in the tech calendar because it means that, as ever, CES is just around the corner: International CES 2013, as it’s known this time....

  • Five Kickstarter projects to look forward to in 2013
    Gaming

    Five Kickstarter projects to look forward to in 2013

    By 2 January 2013

    Kickstarter is rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about websites on the internet. Designed to give inventors and entrepreneurs around the world the chance to gain investment from anyone, it has already seen several success stories. Now open to the...

  • 10 services you should be using in 2013
    Online

    10 services you should be using in 2013

    By 1 January 2013

    Each year brings with it a host of start-ups and services for the tech savvy and web friendly to have a play with, and 2012 has been no different. Some have been sitting around for years and have only just gained popularity, others are hot off the press....

  • Hottest gadgets for 2013
    Phones

    Hottest gadgets for 2013

    By 1 January 2013

    To kick off the new year, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look through some of the expected tech launches in 2013. Before you start back-flipping with excitement, none of this list has been confirmed, most of it comes from rumours. Still,...

  • Pocket-lint's most memorable moments of 2012
    Phones

    Pocket-lint's most memorable moments of 2012

    By 31 December 2012

    It's been a typically dramatic year in consumer technology and, as ever, New Year's Eve is a chance to reflect on everything that's happened. We've already told you about the movers and shakers of the year and about the trends and buzzwords. Now is the...

  • Biggest tech trends of 2012
    Laptops

    Biggest tech trends of 2012

    By 28 December 2012

    We’ve reached that twilight zone between Christmas and new year. It’s not quite 2013 and we’re all sitting round the hospital bed waiting for 2012 to finally pop its clogs. As ever then, it’s time to take a look back at the life of the year that's...

  • Winners and losers of 2012
    Online

    Winners and losers of 2012

    By 28 December 2012

    This has been quite a year in technology. This time last year our pockets were filled with the likes of the Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S. Now it’s all about quad-cores and Instagram on Android. Crazy eh? For consumer and company alike 2012 was mostly...

  • Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012
    Online

    Biggest tech buzzwords of 2012

    By 27 December 2012

    Conversations in tech in 2012 often left us feeling like a confused parent eavesdropping on two teenagers chatting.  Keeping tech fans on their toes were more buzzwords than an episode of Catchphrase. But which were the biggest of 2012? Read on to find...

  • First five Sphero apps
    Apps

    First five Sphero apps

    By 26 December 2012

    You've just bought or been given a Sphero, whizzed it around your living room for 10 minutes and are now wondering what else it does. Thankfully, seeing a life-span beyond crashing into the dog or your sofa, Orbotix, Sphero's creator, has come up with an...

  • First five Wii U games
    Gaming

    First five Wii U games

    By 26 December 2012

    The Wii U will be top of many a Christmas list this year. But Nintendo’s tablet-based console isn’t going to be much use without a game or two - or five, for that matter. Unboxed, hooked up and ready to go, what sort of discs should your Wii U be...

  • The first five iPad mini apps to download
    Online

    The first five iPad mini apps to download

    By 25 December 2012

    The iPad mini isn’t complete without a good selection of apps to play with. Follow this list and you can devote more time to eating the Christmas pud and less browsing the innards of the app store. Below are Pocket-lint’s five must download apps for...

  • First five Nexus 7 apps to download
    Tablets

    First five Nexus 7 apps to download

    By 25 December 2012

    So you've ripped open the wrapping paper and flipped the lid on your brand new Nexus 7. You turn it on, only to stare at the vast emptiness that is the Android home screen. Soon this void will be filled with all the wonderous apps that Google Play has...

  • The best ways to stream your Christmas movies
    Online

    The best ways to stream your Christmas movies

    By 21 December 2012

    Top off the 2012 on-demand trend by doing things a touch different with your Christmas movies. This year, rather than being bound to the television at certain times of the day, why not stream your Christmas entertainment whenever you have time? There...

  • Printable Christmas presents 2012: best instant gifts for the very last minute
    Online

    Printable Christmas presents 2012: best instant gifts for the very last minute

    By 21 December 2012

    It’s not too late to buy your Christmas presents for 2012 - and without having to take on the madness of the last minute Christmas shopping scrums in your local town/shopping centre either. Yes, this is the Printable Christmas Present list at Pocket-lint...

  • What happens when you click buy on Amazon
    Online

    What happens when you click buy on Amazon

    By 18 December 2012

    There are moments in life where the sheer scale of something knocks you off your feet: The Pyramids at Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, and little known to some, the Amazon Fulfilment Centre just off the M1. Chances are, you don’t have a brick from one of...

  • Best tablet bags
    Tablets

    Best tablet bags

    By 17 December 2012

    No matter what tablet you have, keeping it scratch free is vital. A tablet sits at the top of the gadget hierarchy for most. So how to keep these prized possessions safe? A tablet case is the most obvious answer.  Make a quick Google search and you can...

  • Testing the HP Total Care Center (or how we broke HP's laptop)
    Laptops

    Testing the HP Total Care Center (or how we broke HP's laptop)

    By 17 December 2012

    HP has opened its own service, support and product store in London. It’s called the HP Total Care Center (sic) and that’s something you should know before we begin this tale. HP will not be pleased to read this but, put simply, the TCC is the company’s...

  • How the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gives Harlequins a competitive edge
    Phones

    How the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gives Harlequins a competitive edge

    By 13 December 2012

    You might not think of rugby as a high-tech sport, but things have changed massively in the past 10 years. The sport has grown more professional, and there's more money involved. With more money comes better tools to improve performance, but also more...

  • Google Maps for iPhone explored
    Apps

    Google Maps for iPhone explored

    By 13 December 2012

    It has been a long time coming, but Google Maps for iPhone has finally arrived. Promising to fix all of our directional woes, the new app brings turn-by-turn navigation, Street View and all of Google’s other mapping niceties back to the iPhone. It's...

  • How to use contactless credit and debit cards to pay on London buses
    Online

    How to use contactless credit and debit cards to pay on London buses

    By 12 December 2012

    Transport for London has just mailed its registered users to pass on the good news that London buses will now accept contactless payments from debit and credit cards in almost exactly the same way as you can tap in with Oyster. So how does it work? Do...

  • Inside Bang and Olufsen
    Audio

    Inside Bang and Olufsen

    By 12 December 2012

    In a town in Denmark’s remote Jutland peninsula is a farm unlike any you’ve seen before. There are no cattle, no crops and not so much as a tractor in sight. In fact, it’s an industrial zone made up of 12 factories, the headquarters of which is...