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  • Best TV 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Televisions

    Best TV 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 15 November 2012

    Plenty of televisual excitement was to be had in 2012: 3D settled down and became a standard on any decent TV set; the plasma returned in glorious form and the LED set continued to blind us with its brightness. There were a few standout moments, however,...

  • Best portable audio 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Audio

    Best portable audio 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 14 November 2012

    Headphones just kept on sounding better in 2012. More than once we were amazed at the level of audio quality that could be had from such a small and compact piece of technology. Value also kicked it up a notch, with plenty of kit providing a plush and...

  • Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Gaming

    Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 12 November 2012

    Most games consoles might have been fairly long in the tooth by 2012, but like a leather-faced kung-fu master they all proved they were adept beyond their age. Developers stunned us with the performances they squeezed from the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012....

  • Time for the death of the Doodle
    Online

    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...

  • Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Apps

    Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 9 November 2012

    The humble app has been enriching our smartphone lives for some years now, and 2012 was no different. In a testament to the constant fresh thinking of the app designer, we were never stumped in finding something exciting for App of the Day in 2012. But...

  • iPad mini or Nexus 7: Which is best for you?
    Tablets

    iPad mini or Nexus 7: Which is best for you?

    By 9 November 2012

    Cheap and more than cheerful, the world of affordable tablets means now everyone can get in on a slice of slab action. Right now, the two tech big boys that are Google and Apple are fighting it out for the money in your pocket. But which tablet should...

  • Best laptop 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Laptops

    Best laptop 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 8 November 2012

    What a year 2012 was for the laptop. The Ultrabook became more, well, ultra and Windows 8 unveiled its live delights to the world. Apple rolled out the 15-inch Retina display MacBook Pro, with its unparalleled laptop screen resolution, putting Full HD...

  • Best wet weather running gear
    Online

    Best wet weather running gear

    By 7 November 2012

    The days are getting shorter and the rains getting heavier. As winter sets in, motivating yourself to go out and get fit becomes increasingly difficult. No one enjoys a soaking wet run through a muddy marsh, unless you are a dog, in which case, how are...

  • Best camera 2012: 9th Pocket-lint gadget awards nominees
    Cameras

    Best camera 2012: 9th Pocket-lint gadget awards nominees

    By 7 November 2012

    Just because cameras on smartphones were going all sorts of crazy in 2012 didn’t mean the world of the conventional shooter wasn’t exciting. Far from, it in fact, with a shiny new camera turning up at Pocket-lint Towers almost weekly. So what made...

  • Best folding bikes
    Online

    Best folding bikes

    By 6 November 2012

    The missing link in public transport or just a supreme space-saver; designed to be packed down and taken on trains, buses, taxis and even airlines, the folding bike also does a grand job in homes with narrow hallways or inaccessible garages. Some of them...

  • Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders
    Gaming

    Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders

    By 2 November 2012

    One of the more intriguing categories at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is Innovation of the Year. It’s open to all kinds of gadgets, software, apps, websites and just about anything else that we might write about on our good pages of this hive of technology...

  • Best Camera 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders
    Cameras

    Best Camera 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders

    By 1 November 2012

    Cameras are an incredibly exciting area of technology right now. Snappers both large and small have been pushing the boundaries since the first sniff that the mobile phone might be encroaching upon their niche and, boy, have they come back fighting. So,...

  • Best Portable Audio: 9th Pocket-lint Awards contenders
    Audio

    Best Portable Audio: 9th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 1 November 2012

    New to the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards this year is the Best Portable Audio category. There’s a craving for good sound spreading round the world and, by reflection, there are just too many good products to fit under a Best Audio umbrella. So, what we...

  • EE 4G UK: Devices, speeds, availability, coverage, prices
    Phones

    EE 4G UK: Devices, speeds, availability, coverage, prices

    By 30 October 2012

    Everything Everywhere is now available in the UK, with a new network and a new brand, known simply as EE bringing with it the first 4G service in the  UK. Now that the auction for other 4G spectrum bands has been brought forward in order to stave off...

  • Windows Phone 8: The phones to buy
    Phones

    Windows Phone 8: The phones to buy

    By 29 October 2012

    Windows Phone 8 is just here and manufacturers are starting to tell us what plans they have in store for the new Microsoft mobile operating system. We already have a fairly meaty breakdown of the Windows Phone 8 software itself here but what about the...

  • What's new in Windows Phone 8?
    Phones

    What's new in Windows Phone 8?

    By 29 October 2012

    Microsoft has officially announced details about Windows Phone 8, dubbed Apollo, at its "sneak peek" Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco, and now we've had even more at the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 at Nokia World, and finally the full package...

  • Best tablet 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Award contenders
    Tablets

    Best tablet 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Award contenders

    By 29 October 2012

    Tablets, tablets everywhere and barely space to think. This year, the tablet market has matured even further. Their place in our psyche has become one almost of necessity rather than frivolity and, with prices dropping ever further, it’s moved from...

  • HTC Sense 4.1 vs. HTC Sense 4+: What's the difference?
    Phones

    HTC Sense 4.1 vs. HTC Sense 4+: What's the difference?

    By 26 October 2012

    This could have been titled many different ways: HTC One X Ice Cream Sandwich vs Jelly Bean, or One X vs One X+, but we'll let you decide which best fits your requirements. Essentially, here we're looking in detail at software differences between the...

  • Best TV 2012: Pocket-lint awards contenders
    Televisions

    Best TV 2012: Pocket-lint awards contenders

    By 26 October 2012

    The television set in 2012 was an interesting thing. It fell into a limbo between all the excitement of 3D and the whispers of 4K. The LED set became a true thing of beauty, as it became slimmer and slimmer and OLED television technology began to become...

  • Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more
    Online

    Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more

    By 26 October 2012

    Steve Ballmer might have been bouncing about on stage with excitement at the Windows 8 launch, but we know not everything the big B touches is magic. Microsoft has thrown a lot out the Windows (sorry, we had to) with the new operating system, making it...

  • Best iPad mini accessories
    Tablets

    Best iPad mini accessories

    By 26 October 2012

    The iPad mini is available to buy. You can get it in all the different storage sizes, a choice of black or white and whether you want it to be 3G or Wi-Fi only. In fact, here is where you buy your iPad mini in the UK. Job done, right? Wrong. What about...

  • Windows 8: All the information you'll need
    Online

    Windows 8: All the information you'll need

    By 25 October 2012

    The age of Windows 8 has dawned. It’s time to get to grips with a rather different PC operating system and there’s quite a lot to consider. It might be that you need some Windows 8 help; a glance at the best Windows 8 laptops, tablets and hybrid machines;...

  • Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders
    Audio

    Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

    By 25 October 2012

    It’s that time again: start voting for your nominations for the 9th Pocket-lint awards. The best home entertainment category is always fun, being full of all sort of different kit. Whether it be docks, surround sound systems or even headphones, there...

  • Best iPad mini cases
    Online

    Best iPad mini cases

    By 25 October 2012

    The iPad mini has arrived. You’ve probably already decided on your order, but have you remembered that it’s going to need an iPad mini case to go with it? Naturally Apple has it’s own idea of the best iPad mini case which you can get direct when...

  • iPhone filmmaking: 5 tips from the director of Spike Island
    Phones

    iPhone filmmaking: 5 tips from the director of Spike Island

    By 24 October 2012

    Mat Whitecross is the British director of new movie Spike Island, shown as part of the London Film Festival this month and scheduled for general release in 2013. He also helmed Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, co-directed The Road to Guantanamo...