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  • Bromley FC to sport Betfair QR code haircuts for FA Cup clash
    Phones

    Bromley FC to sport Betfair QR code haircuts for FA Cup clash

    By 10 November 2011

    The first XI of Conference South football team Bromley FC will be part of a unique sponsorship drive this weekend, when they take on Leyton Orient in the first round of the FA Cup. The back of each player's head features a custom QR code which, when scanned...

  • Nike Seitiro Hi-Vis ball brightens up the Premier League this winter
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Seitiro Hi-Vis ball brightens up the Premier League this winter

    By 4 November 2011

    Football, more and more, is relying on technology to improve the global game, and the Nike Seitiro Hi-Vis ball is a prime example of the traditional and tech combining to, often, spectacular results. A white Seitiro is currently the ball of choice for...

  • FM 2012 celebrated with Sho'ots - concept footy manager boots
    Gaming

    FM 2012 celebrated with Sho'ots - concept footy manager boots

    By 19 October 2011

    It's refreshing to note that, after a swathe of brand new phone and technology company announcements, including the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Motorola Droid RAZR and Apple's third quarter financial results,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Aurasma Lite review - (Spurs fans download now)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Aurasma Lite review - (Spurs fans download now)

    By 30 September 2011

    If you’re reading this before 4:45pm GMT on Sunday 2 October 2011, you’re a Spurs fan and you happen to own either an Android or Apple smartphone, then you’re in luck. Pocket-lint’s App of the Day is not something exclusive to you, but you’re...

  • Adidas Adizero f50 powered by miCoach: The boot with a brain
    Sports Fitness

    Adidas Adizero f50 powered by miCoach: The boot with a brain

    By 29 September 2011

    The future of football is here, now, and is on the feet of Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and Samir Nasri. And for one afternoon in September, it was also on the feet of Pocket-lint at the easyCredit-Stadion in Germany, the home of FC Nuremberg. We're talking...

  • APP OF THE DAY: The Official Football League Clubs’ review (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: The Official Football League Clubs’ review (Android)

    By 21 September 2011

    E I E I E I O, up the Football League we go, when we get promotion, this is what we'll sing, we are [insert team name here], we are [insert team name here], [Insert best player here] is our king. Ah, the Football League - don't you just love it? We do,...

  • Lords of Football - the football game that tells it how it is
    Gaming

    Lords of Football - the football game that tells it how it is

    By 8 September 2011

    Fantasy football is for sissies. In fact, according to Italian football legend, Gianluca Vialli, the tactical side of management represents far less than just 25 per cent of the job and both he and Geniaware are going to show you why with the latest and...

  • Transfer swoop as Everton sign Best Buy
    Online

    Transfer swoop as Everton sign Best Buy

    By 30 August 2011

    It's hardly up there with Manchester City snapping up Samir Nasri or West Ham buying the brilliantly named Brian Montenegro, but Everton have pulled off a transfer deadline coup by making Best Buy its official technology partner. The deal means that Everton...

  • Take part in the official Pocket-lint Fantasy Football league
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    Take part in the official Pocket-lint Fantasy Football league

    By 18 August 2011

    The Premier League kicks off tomorrow and Pocket-lint has, yet again, put together a Fantasy Football league for all of you to join. Last year Joe Plumber, with his team N'gog we trust 4evra, took the prize - although this year the Pocket-lint writers...

  • Opening FA Cup match to be screened on Facebook
    Online

    Opening FA Cup match to be screened on Facebook

    By 17 August 2011

    In a first for both the Football Association and Facebook, the opening match of the 2011-12 FA Cup will be screened live on the social networking site. Budweiser, the lead partner of the FA Cup, will screen a "first kick", extra preliminary match between...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Fantasy Premier Manager review (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Fantasy Premier Manager review (Android)

    By 12 August 2011

    Playing fantasy football this season? You know the scenario. The first few months and it’s going fine. Your goalie’s tight, your midfield's assisting and your strikers are banging them in just as you’d planned. Then the one week you forget to do...

  • Best football apps for the 2011/12 season
    Online

    Best football apps for the 2011/12 season

    By 12 August 2011

    The day is upon us once again. The English Premier League football season begins and with it the rise of a feverish addiction to all things beautiful game. However, over the course of the next nine months you must stay strong, for tens of people and hundreds...

  • Kevin Keegan - master of MS Paint
    Apps

    Kevin Keegan - master of MS Paint

    By 5 August 2011

    As chief pundit for ESPN’s football coverage, Kevin Keegan is used to doing the talking but it wasn’t his post-match analysis that Pocket-lint was looking for when we caught up with him at the launch of the ESPN Goals app at the Emirates Cup. Instead...

  • ESPN Goals app to bring every strike from the Premier League
    Apps

    ESPN Goals app to bring every strike from the Premier League

    By 31 July 2011

    It's a good day for football fans and particularly those who don’t like spending money. ESPN has revamped its Barclays Premier League goals app, ESPN Goals, in time for the 2011-12 football season, and the good news is that what formerly came on subscription...

  • Rooney and Wilshere get FIFA 12 cover honours
    Gaming

    Rooney and Wilshere get FIFA 12 cover honours

    By 29 July 2011

    The team sheet is in and EA are going for two up top rather than a lone striker. No, we're not talking formations - we're referring to the FIFA 12 cover stars; Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere. Rooney keeps his place from last year's title, but little Jack...

  • Women's World Cup Final smashes Twitter record
    Online

    Women's World Cup Final smashes Twitter record

    By 18 July 2011

    Who said women's football would never be popular eh? Try telling that to the twittersphere as the micro-blogging giant has revealed that during the women's World Cup final between Japan and USA, Twitter saw its record books re-written with an enormous...

  • Scottish team knocked out of robotic World Cup
    Gadgets

    Scottish team knocked out of robotic World Cup

    By 11 July 2011

    Keeping up Britain's brilliant footballing tradition, the Scottish robotic football team has been knocked out of the 2011 RoboCup. The event sees teams from around the world pit their robotic inventions against each other in a round of the beautiful game....

  • VIDEO: Chelsea players in giant football / Space Invaders mash up
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Chelsea players in giant football / Space Invaders mash up

    By 14 June 2011

    What do you get when you cross four Chelsea players, a projector, a betting site and some footballs? The world's most elaborate game of Space Invaders that's what. Contestants in the 188BET challenge were David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Paulo Ferreira...

  • VIDEO: Fifa 12 player impact engine revealed
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Fifa 12 player impact engine revealed

    By 2 June 2011

    Remember that early Fifa 12 footage which detailed gameplay and features? Well it got taken down, thankfully however video of the game has returned, this time in official form.  The footage details the game's new impact engine, which is what is responsible...

  • Pocket-lint Fantasy Football League 10/11 winner announced
    Online

    Pocket-lint Fantasy Football League 10/11 winner announced

    By 25 May 2011

    Bar the play-off finals, the domestic English football season has come to a close and the table is complete, Manchester United won their 19th league title and Birmingham, West Ham, and the plucky Blackpool all suffered the drop. However, there's still...

  • Wayne Rooney spotted with elusive red Beats by Dr Dre while holding Premier League trophy
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    Wayne Rooney spotted with elusive red Beats by Dr Dre while holding Premier League trophy

    By 24 May 2011

    Here's a sight that no Liverpool fan will thank us for. But the Monster Beats by Dr Dre massive will be well chuffed. Whilst holding the Premier League trophy, Wayne Rooney has been snapped decked out in Beats by Dr Dre Studio headphones. He's also going...

  • 10-gigapixel FA Cup final photo - complete with Liam Gallagher
    Cameras

    10-gigapixel FA Cup final photo - complete with Liam Gallagher

    By 17 May 2011

    You may have read last week on Pocket-lint about the world's largest 360 degree sports stadium photo that was due to be taken during the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke. Well, now the interactive 360 pic is live, in all of its (morning)...

  • FA Cup Final to be immortalised in world's largest 360-degree photo
    Cameras

    FA Cup Final to be immortalised in world's largest 360-degree photo

    By 12 May 2011

    Fans heading to Wembley Stadium for this weekend's FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke will be part of the world's largest ever 360-degree photograph. Commissioned by Wembley Stadium and taken by renowned expert photographer Jeffrey Martin...

  • Win Champions League tickets with Heineken StarPlayer
    Gaming

    Win Champions League tickets with Heineken StarPlayer

    By 3 May 2011

    Heineken has unleashed "a groundbreaking dual screen" iPhone and Facebook app - that lets you play a brilliant Champions League based football game live, whilst the action unfolds. And to celebrate it is giving Pocket-lint readers the chance to join in...

  • FA Cup Final to be shown in 3D
    Home Cinema

    FA Cup Final to be shown in 3D

    By 26 April 2011

    For the first time in its 140 year history the FA Cup Final will be broadcast in 3D, as Sky and ESPN have announced details of their coverage for the big match between Manchester City and Stoke City. ESPN will be shooting the action in 3D, and Sky 3D...