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  • Apple's new Mac Pro launching 16 December, claims German retailer
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    Apple's new Mac Pro launching 16 December, claims German retailer

    By 4 December 2013

    Apple's redesigned Mac Pro will launch on 16 December, the German retailer Conrad Electronic reveals in a listing on its website. The Mac Pro redesign has been highly anticipated among professionals since its unveiling at Apple's Worldwide Developers...

  • Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)
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    Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)

    By 22 October 2013

    Following the launch of the Mac Pro in June we've now seen the desktop computer in the flesh, not behind glass at the Apple 22 October event. The Mac Pro will be available in December and cost $2999 or £2499. We will be getting one if for review nearer...

  • The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards
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    The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    By 11 October 2013

    We're proud to announce the start of the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past nine years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets...

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

    By 7 October 2013

    With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

  • Lenovo Horizon 27-inch tabletop PC available now for £1,499
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    Lenovo Horizon 27-inch tabletop PC available now for £1,499

    By 13 June 2013

    The Lenovo Horizon 27-inch gaming tablet-cum-table is now on sale online in the UK at Currys and PC World, for a not unsubstantial £1,499.99 and will be heading to stores soon, with John Lewis and Amazon expected to join the party soon after. When we...

  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop
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    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop

    By 12 June 2013

    Apple has updated the iconic thin and light laptop, the MacBook Air. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models see a number of internal upgrades that make for a better machine, built for modern mobile users. We've got our hands on the 13-inch 2013 MacBook Air...

  • Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched
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    Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched

    By 10 June 2013

    Phil Schiller, the Apple executive in charge of the company's Mac ranges, introduced the new Mac Pro at the company's developer conference on Monday. After a high-impact video with a heavy bass, Schiller told the 6,000 attendees at the event: "Can't innovate...

  • How to get blazing fast broadband speeds in every room in the house
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    How to get blazing fast broadband speeds in every room in the house

    By 28 March 2013

    If you've ever been frustrated by the fact that you struggle to get Wi-Fi in your bedroom - or your bathroom, for that matter - there is a solution. The devolo dLAN 500 AV Wireless+ starter kit promises to combine all the features of a high-performance...

  • MiiPC: The Android-powered PC that lets parents monitor what the kids are doing
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    MiiPC: The Android-powered PC that lets parents monitor what the kids are doing

    By 25 March 2013

    A new Kickstarter project that promises to make kids' gaming at home a lot more family friendly has started today. Called MiiPC, the Android-powered computer can be switched off remotely by parents, and allow them to monitor what is going on so kids can't...

  • Chromebook Pixel review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Chromebook Pixel review

    By 4 March 2013

    The Chromebook Pixel sits in a category all of its own, which some might say is the ultimate expression of form over function. Every inch of this premium Chromebook has been scrutinised, honed and perfected. That’s exactly what Google intended when...

  • Happy Birthday Pocket-lint: Today we are 10!
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    Happy Birthday Pocket-lint: Today we are 10!

    By 19 February 2013

    A decade ago I did something brave. I registered the Pocket-lint domain name and launched what would become the largest independent gadget site in the UK. Gosh, a lot has happened since then. Today we are 10. In the past 10 years we've seen companies...

  • Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock now available for pre-order at $299
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    Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock now available for pre-order at $299

    By 14 February 2013

    Belkin has announced that its $299 Thunderbolt Express Dock is now available for pre-order and will be shipping within the next week. The Thunderbolt Express Dock was first announced in September 2011 with three USB ports, an outbound Thunderbolt port...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook for schools takes Google OS into the classroom
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    Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook for schools takes Google OS into the classroom

    By 17 January 2013

    Lenovo has entered the Chromebook space with the new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook, a new Google OS powered version of the company's X131e laptop, this time aimed at the education market. Ruggedised and designed to handle a bit of a beating, that you know,...

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) review
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    Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) review

    By 14 January 2013

    There are two iMac sizes available in the newly refreshed late-2012 line with the 27-inch positioning itself as the powerful big daddy of the two. While the 21.5-inch model we've recently played with suggested itself as a kitchen computer, to be shared...

  • One million Raspberry Pi PCs sold since February launch
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    One million Raspberry Pi PCs sold since February launch

    By 14 January 2013

    The Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer designed for tinkerers, has sold an impressive one million units since it's launch last year, the foundation detailed this weekend.  Developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and launched in late-February...

  • Dell updates Inspiron laptops, goes thinner and longer
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    Dell updates Inspiron laptops, goes thinner and longer

    By 9 January 2013

    Dell has introduced its new line of Inspiron laptops at CES 2013, promising improved battery life and performance in a thinner form factor. The Inspiron 15 and 17 feature 15 and 17-inch screens respectively, and offer the choice of Intel's i3, i5, and...

  • The Samsung Series 7 Chronos pictures and hands-on
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    The Samsung Series 7 Chronos pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is an update to a pro-end machine that arrived in 2011. It's a 15.6-inch display computer with a number pad at the end of the keyboard and RAM Accelerator software, designed to provide a 150 per cent speed boost to the...

  • Haswell and Bay Trail: Intel's future processors detailed at CES
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    Haswell and Bay Trail: Intel's future processors detailed at CES

    By 8 January 2013

    Intel has announced several new chip offerings at its CES press event in Las Vegas. The company's latest Intel Core processor, dubbed Haswell, was among the event's highlights. The new chip, surely to make its way into several Windows 8-powered devices...

  • 1TB flash drive turns your keys into storage haven
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    1TB flash drive turns your keys into storage haven

    By 7 January 2013

    Kingston Technology has announced it is launching a 1TB flash drive for those wo need a lot of storage in a small casing, and always with them.  Not content with being the biggest storage option for a flash USB drive from Kingston, the DataTraveler HyperX...

  • Vizio 2013 line-up includes touchsceen Windows 8 quad-core laptops, all-in-ones
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    Vizio 2013 line-up includes touchsceen Windows 8 quad-core laptops, all-in-ones

    By 6 January 2013

    Vizio has introduced its 2013 line of PCs at CES in Las Vegas, all of which come standard with touchscreens and quad-core processors. The laptops and all-in-one desktops feature a new set of specs over Vizio's 2012 line and are set to ship in mid-February....

  • Lenovo to split: New Think brand will cater for premium market
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    Lenovo to split: New Think brand will cater for premium market

    By 6 January 2013

    China-based Lenovo is splitting its business into two brands. The Lenovo brand will remain in place for the mainstream and low-end markets, while the high-end market will be under the brand Think.   The process will begin in April, according an internal...

  • Fusion Drive now available to all iMac models
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    Fusion Drive now available to all iMac models

    By 5 January 2013

    Apple has made its Fusion Drive technology, which cleverly merges a flash drive with a standard hard drive, available on the entire 21.5-inch iMac range. The technology, previously restricted to the 2.9 GHz model, is now available in both off-the-shelf...

  • Asus promises Minority Report computing for 2013
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    Asus promises Minority Report computing for 2013

    By 4 January 2013

    Asus has confirmed it will be teaming up with Leap Motion, the company behind a new Minority Report-style computing interface in which hand gestures replace the usual mouse and keyboard input, in a similar vein to the Microsoft Kinect, to bring the technology...

  • Apple iMac - 21.5-inch (2012) review
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    Apple iMac - 21.5-inch (2012) review

    By 14 December 2012

    Apple's iMac has always been a beautiful device, and one that has made the industry create thin clone after thin clone to try to compete. If you are reading this on an all-in-one computer, it's either an iMac, or the designer wanted it to be one.  ...

  • Apple to shift production of 'some' Macs to the US
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    Apple to shift production of 'some' Macs to the US

    By 6 December 2012

    Apple is going to move some manufacturing to the US in 2013, shifting away from the current factories in China. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek: "Next year we’re going to bring some production to the US." ...