Features archive

  • How to shoot a gigapixel image
    Cameras

    How to shoot a gigapixel image

    By 4 September 2012

    Photography is the traditional cornerstone when it comes to capturing a magical, often iconic moment; a snapshot of time that’s a considered frame selected from a larger event. Or so it once was. In the digital age, photographers are thinking about...

  • IFA 2012: Pocket-lint's thoughts on the show
    Phones

    IFA 2012: Pocket-lint's thoughts on the show

    By 3 September 2012

    Pocket-lint is back from Berlin with all the coverage of IFA 2012 freshly sewn up and on our pages for all to see. We've perused the press conferences, touched up the touchscreens and caressed the keyboards of every gadget that every manufacturer of every...

  • Philips at IFA 2012: Fidelio speakers, Original Radio, some tellies and a chef
    Online

    Philips at IFA 2012: Fidelio speakers, Original Radio, some tellies and a chef

    By 31 August 2012

    Philips at IFA 2012 was always going to be a slightly odd one, what with the company handing over the keys to its television manufacturing name to TP Vision. Naturally, we did get a few a sets thrown in but the growing focus from the Dutch engineers was...

  • Hottest gadgets at IFA 2012
    Gaming

    Hottest gadgets at IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    IFA 2012 and it's very best gadgets are what we'll be bringing you through the next three days all over Pocket-lint, but this page right here, this page is the very best of them all. It's the best of the best, le meilleur, the ace in the hole, the cream...

  • Windows 8 hybrid tablets from IFA 2012
    Laptops

    Windows 8 hybrid tablets from IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    If there's one theme that's run throughout IFA 2012 it's that whoever the Gok Wan of the tech world is has decided that it's Windows 8 hybrid tablets that are in vogue. The Metro or Modern UI atop the latest desktop OS from Microsoft is just so touch...

  • Tablets at IFA 2012
    Tablets

    Tablets at IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    IFA 2012 is a tricky beast to keep track of. Last year, we notched up hundreds of stories from Europe's biggest consumer technology show and with so much flying through the Pocket-lint home page, it's easy to miss a few announcements from time to time....

  • Phones at IFA 2012
    Phones

    Phones at IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    IFA 2012 is expected to be quite the opportunity for the mobile phone manufacturers of the world to launch their little darlings into the public realm. While MWC was more commonly used for just that purpose, a more recent biannual smartphone cycle has...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2: What's new?
    Online

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2: What's new?

    By 30 August 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been one of the biggest announcements of IFA 2012 and is set to take the world by storm. Many mocked the original Note when it arrived last year - is it a phone, is it a tablet - and somehow the nickname "phablet" seemed...

  • Samsung at IFA 2012: Galaxy Note 2, Windows 8, Galaxy Camera and more
    Phones

    Samsung at IFA 2012: Galaxy Note 2, Windows 8, Galaxy Camera and more

    By 30 August 2012

    Samsung's mobile unpacked event, ahead of the first official day of press conferences at IFA, was no let down. We had new Android phones, new Windows 8 phones; we had tablets, laptops, cameras running Android and a whole host of other goodies. Samsung...

  • Sony at IFA 2012: Xperia, Vaio, cameras, 84-inch TV and more
    Phones

    Sony at IFA 2012: Xperia, Vaio, cameras, 84-inch TV and more

    By 30 August 2012

    Sony's first IFA under the command of Kaz Hirai, its new CEO, and he wanted to make sure that it went big at Europe's largest electronic consumer show. We had new cameras, new phones, new tablets, new headphones and new televisions. There was even a hint...

  • IFA 2012: The gadgets we're expecting to see
    Cameras

    IFA 2012: The gadgets we're expecting to see

    By 28 August 2012

    IFA is so very nearly upon us. Throughout the halls of the Messe Berlin, the world's tech giants prepare to do battle. New products are announced, innovations are unveiled, companies lay down their cards to be judged. You can expect Pocket-lint to be...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

    By 27 August 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, due to be announced at IFA this year, is set to make quite a stir at launch. Halfway between phone and tablet, the Note is like an Android-powered notepad complete with pen. The original Note boasted a class-leading, dual-core...

  • 4G in the UK: Which phones will have it?
    Phones

    4G in the UK: Which phones will have it?

    By 21 August 2012

    While we don’t have a definitive list yet of what handsets will be functioning with Everything Everywhere’s 4G roll-out, we can take a good look at what is on offer elsewhere. Chances are that whatever sort of device is available in the US, Korea...

  • 4G mobile UK: When can you get it?
    Phones

    4G mobile UK: When can you get it?

    By 21 August 2012

    With Ofcom giving Everything Everywhere the green light to launch a 4G mobile service on Orange and T-Mobile, the big question on the UK’s lips is, “When can I get some of that action?” and the answer, you’ll be pleased to hear, is very soon indeed....

  • What is 4G?
    Online

    What is 4G?

    By 21 August 2012

    You've probably heard the term 4G thrown casually into conversation by mobile phone aficionados, but what does it actually mean? In simple terms, 4G refers to the fourth generation of wireless technology networks and follows on from 2G and 3G. While 1G...

  • Best game trailers at Gamescom 2012
    Gaming

    Best game trailers at Gamescom 2012

    By 20 August 2012

    There was quite a lot to shout about at Gamescom this year. With 2012 approaching its close and next year penned for next-generation console releases, developers are keen to show off their last hurrahs on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation. This means trailers,...

  • Samsung Galaxy what? The tablet family tree
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy what? The tablet family tree

    By 17 August 2012

    Samsung doesn’t exactly hold back when it comes to releasing products. Turning out more tablets than the fires of Mordor can muster orcs, keeping track of Samsung’s product line isn’t easy. Just about everything Samsung makes has a Galaxy name in...

  • Are you using the right SD card?
    Cameras

    Are you using the right SD card?

    By 17 August 2012

    SD, SDHC, SDXC and all their micro equivalents - whether you buy them branded by Jessops, SanDisk, Kingston, Trascend, Fujifilm, Lexar, Samsung; they’re all basically the same, right? Wrong, but you knew that. What you might not have been so clear about...

  • Best iPad games: Shooters
    Apps

    Best iPad games: Shooters

    By 15 August 2012

    There is quite a bit of power in the iPad, especially the more recent models, which can match the sort of graphics you would expect from a games console. This means the door has been unlocked to big-budget apps and full-featured shooters. Most push the...

  • Best portable party gear for the summer
    Audio

    Best portable party gear for the summer

    By 14 August 2012

    The sun's out, friends are over and you have a BBQ grilling up some burgers. Whats more could you want from this perfect summer scene? Gadgets thats what - lots and lots of gadgets. Whether its a quick fry-up with friends, a picnic with pals or a full-blown...

  • Sleeping Dogs: More realistic than you might think
    Gaming

    Sleeping Dogs: More realistic than you might think

    By 14 August 2012

    Sleeping Dogs is violent. Incredibly violent, in fact. At the push of a button it is possible to run up to anyone within the game, smash their legs in half and then walk off while everyone around them winces. Set among the dangerous triad gangs of Hong...

  • Team GB on Twitter: Who to follow and what they're Tweeting about
    Online

    Team GB on Twitter: Who to follow and what they're Tweeting about

    By 13 August 2012

    The London 2012 Olympics are in full swing and Team GB is getting stuck in trying to win as many medals as possible. The opening ceremony really pushed the idea that this year was a digital games - an Olympics fuelled by smartphones and the internet -...

  • Best iPad games: Racing
    Apps

    Best iPad games: Racing

    By 9 August 2012

    The racing game is like the toasted cheese sandwich of apps. A classic in every way and tasty no matter how badly you cook it, we love a good racing app. There is however an insane number of them to choose from and while most are pretty decent, there...

  • Inside Google London mk II: Soho a go-go in photos
    Online

    Inside Google London mk II: Soho a go-go in photos

    By 8 August 2012

    At the tail end of last year, Pocket-lint revealed what it looks like inside Google's Victoria office in London, where the engineering teams work (and play, it seems). However, very recently, the company has moved its sales and marketing staff into a...

  • Best iPad games: Sports
    Gaming

    Best iPad games: Sports

    By 8 August 2012

    The best iPad games is such a big category that we thought we'd break up the top apps into as many different lists as possible, and this is the best iPad sports games that Pocket-lint would recommend for download. So, whether you're a fan of football,...