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  • 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...

  • Samsung Series 7 steps up with Ultrabook and revamped Chronos laptop
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    Samsung Series 7 steps up with Ultrabook and revamped Chronos laptop

    By 3 January 2013

    Samsung has boffed up a couple of slinky laptops from its CES 2013 portfolio ahead of the Vegas event, because the company's cup simply overfloweth that much. The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is an update to a pro-end machine that arrived in 2011. It's a...

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

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

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11  review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review

    By 27 December 2012

    The explosion of Windows 8 devices has seen manufacturers delivering all kinds of laptops with plenty of different takes on touchscreen integration. We've seen dual screens, tablets with removable keyboard docks, rotating screens and - in the case of...

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

  • Acer C7 Chromebook review
    Laptops 3 out of 5

    Acer C7 Chromebook review

    By 17 December 2012

    The Acer C7 Chromebook is a budget, sub-£200 laptop built around the Chrome "browser only" operating system. The price sounds attractive, but it means basic specs rather than a powerhouse are on the cards - which is exactly what some people will be looking...

  • Apple iMac - 21.5-inch (2012) review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    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.  ...

  • Samsung Series 3 Chromebook 303C review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Series 3 Chromebook 303C review

    By 12 December 2012

    The Samsung Series 3 Chromebook is the latest in the line of Google OS based laptops. For those unfamiliar, the Chromebook concept is simple - a small, light and ultimately affordable laptop that, in many respects, is nothing more than a web browser capable...

  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch: The touchy feely version of popular ultrabook
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    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch: The touchy feely version of popular ultrabook

    By 11 December 2012

    Lenovo has updated the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Windows 8 and a touchscreen and called the new model the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch - catchy, we know. Just like the original 14-inch X1 Carbon, the new model sports the same carbon fibre chassis, weighs 1.5kg...

  • Sony VAIO Duo 11 review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Sony VAIO Duo 11 review

    By 10 December 2012

    The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is among the first of a swathe of new Windows 8 touchscreen "laptops". Well, it's sort of a laptop, but sort of a tablet too as the Duo 11 sits flat like a tablet out of the box, but can morph into a more upright position to reveal...

  • Best laptops available today
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    Best laptops available today

    By 3 December 2012

    The laptop can be the most-used gadget in a person’s tech repertoire. This article is being written on one. There is never a dull moment with a decent laptop. But we aren’t interested in decent, we want the greatest. This article is all about the...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

    By 30 November 2012

    The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included.  As is always the case, the Pocket-lint...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced

    By 30 November 2012

    This year has been a bumper year for gadgets. In 2012 we've had the launch of the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 and 10, two full-sized iPads, dozens of devices from Asus and Samsung, and the Microsoft Surface and others - and that's just in tablets. When you...

  • Customisable Christmas: Laptop accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Laptop accessories

    By 28 November 2012

    A laptop already makes for pretty unbeatable gift to find in your Christmas stocking, but with Pocket-lint’s customisable Christmas we think you can go one better by coming up with something truly unique. Even if the gift's recipient is already sorted...

  • ViewSonic VSD220 Android monitor review
    Laptops 3 out of 5

    ViewSonic VSD220 Android monitor review

    By 27 November 2012

    The VSD220 two things. First, it's a monitor - which is obvious, you can tell that just by looking at it. Second, it's an Android-powered all-in-one computer - which isn't obvious, and would be hard to tell by looking at it. Costing about £330, for a...

  • Google said to be preparing 12.85-inch Chrome OS laptop
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    Google said to be preparing 12.85-inch Chrome OS laptop

    By 27 November 2012

    Reports suggest Google is soon to release its own-branded 12.85-inch laptop, running the Chrome operation system. This would not be a Chromebook, we understand, but a genuine competitor to Windows 8 and Mac notebooks. The rumours have sprung from Chinese...

  • Apple Black Friday deals include price drop for iPad 4
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    Apple Black Friday deals include price drop for iPad 4

    By 23 November 2012

    Apple has kicked off its contribution to the Black Friday deals today with discounts on iPads, MacBooks, the last two generations of the iPod touch, iPod nano and a swathe of accessories available on its online store. Headline price cuts include £81...

  • MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (Late 2012) review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (Late 2012) review

    By 20 November 2012

    When Apple launched the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display the industry crowned it one of the best laptops on the market, with a screen that was stunning. Here at Pocket-lint we had equal praise, saying: "Once again, Apple has developed a machine...

  • HP: Microsoft Surface is 'slow and kludgey'
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    HP: Microsoft Surface is 'slow and kludgey'

    By 15 November 2012

    HP's head of PC Todd Bradley has slammed the Microsoft Surface tablet, claiming that it represents no threat to the PC manufacturer. In an interview with IDG Enterprise, Bradley said consumers hadn't taken to the new Windows RT tablet device. "Holistically,...

  • Acer C7 Chromebook joins Samsung Chromebook, forgets Android offers superior battery life
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    Acer C7 Chromebook joins Samsung Chromebook, forgets Android offers superior battery life

    By 12 November 2012

    Acer has announced a new Chromebook on Monday, challenging Samsung and its Chromebook offering in the Chrome OS stakes. The new model, dubbed the Acer C7, will come with a full-size keyboard, fully clickable trackpad and an 11.6-inch display, but just...

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

  • Microsoft Surface RT review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface RT review

    By 7 November 2012

    In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and...

  • Vote in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012
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    Vote in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012

    By 7 November 2012

    Voting for the 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards has now gone live, giving you the chance to say which gadgets you think should be crowned top for 2012. As you will see over on the voting page, each of the 11 categories has five products that have been...