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Apple turns to Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Space Invaders and Homer Simpson to sell new MacBook Air

Apple turns to Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Space Invaders and Homer Simpson to sell new MacBook Air

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Walter White in his Heisenberg guise is one of many icons used by Apple for its new MacBook Air TV advert.Showing just the back of the laptop and the iconic Apple symbol, the "Stickers" ad rattles through a large variety of customisations that include... >>

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

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Microsoft has posted its Q4 2014 earnings report. Earnings missed expectations, though revenue beat Wall Street forecasts.Specifically, the company reported $4.6 billion in net income on $23.38 billion in revenue. Although net income decreased from last... >>

Wacom's Bamboo Paper app isn't iPad-only anymore, arrives for Android and Windows 8

Wacom's Bamboo Paper app isn't iPad-only anymore, arrives for Android and Windows 8

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You can now download Wacom's Bamboo Paper app from the Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, and Windows Store.There are countless apps out there that'll let you sketch and take notes, but it's not often that a giant in the graphics tablet space launches... >>

Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

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Google is experimenting with a new version of its desktop OS, and parts of the interface looks completely different. In fact, it subtly resembles Android L.Following last month's introduction of Material Design, a part of the upcoming Android L release... >>

How to stop your gadgets from overheating in the summer heatwave

How to stop your gadgets from overheating in the summer heatwave

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The UK is finally seeing a bit of sun and heat this summer. So rare is this occasion that most people won't realise their gadgets could be damaged from overheating.We've put together this guide to make sure you don't lose speed or gadget life from the... >>

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

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Those of you want to buy cheap computers for your kids will have more options to consider beyond Google's Chromebook lineup this Christmas, it's claimed.Microsoft shined a spotlight on several new Windows-powered laptops and PCs at its partner conference... >>

Leaked Windows 9 Threshold build shows the Start menu is back

Leaked Windows 9 Threshold build shows the Start menu is back

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If you're hoping Microsoft will bring back the Start menu to Windows sometime soon, then feast your eyes on the latest Windows 9 Threshold leak.The Start menu pictured above provides a look at how Metro-style apps will look in the Start menu, though we... >>

New Elbrus-8C processor could usher in a new level of computing speed

New Elbrus-8C processor could usher in a new level of computing speed

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The Elbrus-8C microprocessor is being made in Russia right now to make current computer chips look weak.The processor will feature an impressive 8-cores, doubling the current efforts of most computers. It will also use 64-bit processing which is all... >>

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

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The all-in-one mini computer, Raspberry Pi, has been updated thanks to a re-designed model called B+.The B+ will consume less power than the Raspberry Pi thanks to its ability to use more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source. It... >>

Contact lens displays and even synthetic retinas just got real as 'nano-pixels' are discovered

Contact lens displays and even synthetic retinas just got real as 'nano-pixels' are discovered

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Scientists at Oxford University have discovered a new "nano-pixel" that will mean displays on contact lenses, in car windows and flexible screens are all possible. It could even mean synthetic retinas in your eyes.The discovery was made when researching... >>

Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you

Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you

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The Acer C720 Chromebook is a little less affordable now, thanks to a spec bump that includes a new Intel chip.Acer America has introduced the first Chromebook to come with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor. The news shouldn't be too surprising... >>

Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

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A team of Bell Labs researchers has announced that traditional copper phones line are capable of delivering an ultra broadband-like connection. In fact, it has successfully used the aged technology to transfer data at a record speed of 10 Gbps.During... >>

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)

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Serious laptops don't have to be dull anymore. Just a few years ago, we'd have avoided those designed for business folk like we would a swaying drunk on the train - but the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon proves that Ultrabooks fit for business are now good... >>

101 Best cakes for geeks

101 Best cakes for geeks

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It's our editor Chris Hall's birthday today so to celebrate we thought we'd present him with not one cake but 101 of them. And what's better, they are all geek-based (and probably flour and eggs and that).So we've collected the finest we've seen and pieced... >>

Samsung factory gets raided for $36 million worth of gadgets

Samsung factory gets raided for $36 million worth of gadgets

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Samsung's Campinas factory near Sao Paolo was invaded late Sunday night and its workers were held hostage as the criminals made off with BRL $36 million worth of gadgets.The armed robbers made off with seven trucks full of Samsung phones, tablets, and... >>

Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years

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Since 1984 a company called Cycorp has been quietly working on artificial intelligence. Now, as it nears real intelligence, its creators are beginning to talk about Cyc. Cyc is a machine intelligence that learns, and has been doing so for the last 30... >>

Vodafone follows Three in scrapping data roaming charges, but you will have to pay £5 a day extra

Vodafone follows Three in scrapping data roaming charges, but you will have to pay £5 a day extra

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Vodafone has announced that it is scrapping extra charges for data roaming or using minutes and texts in other countries.Vodafone WorldTraveller enables the network's Pay Monthly customers to use their existing minutes, texts and data plans when abroad... >>

Silent Power is the 'world's smallest high-end PC' and it's noiseless

Silent Power is the 'world's smallest high-end PC' and it's noiseless

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Soon the days of noise fan cooled PCs or liquid cooled machines will be gone thanks to Silent Power. The device is apparently able to keep a PC cool without making any noise at all.Being billed as the "smallest high-end PC in the world" Silent Power is... >>

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review

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In June Apple announced a new version of its super slim iMac that is lower specced than the ones already on the market, but similarly offered at a lower price to allow those on a smaller budget a chance to jump on board team Mac.The 21.5-inch has the... >>

Vaio is back in the laptop game and there's no Sony involved

Vaio is back in the laptop game and there's no Sony involved

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Vaio was sold off by Sony but that doesn't mean it's gone. Vaio is now back with a range of laptops, without Sony but looking decidedly familiar.Vaio says it will be a "small" PC maker that will mean change. But the first two laptops shown off on its... >>

Windows 9 Threshold preview coming this year, with default Mini Start menu for desktops

Windows 9 Threshold preview coming this year, with default Mini Start menu for desktops

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It looks like Microsoft's next major operating system release could launch soon and include the much-missed Start menu. Kind of.According to ZDNet, Windows 9, also known as Windows Threshold, will reportedly somewhat abandon the colourful tile layout... >>

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

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Google has confirmed that it will soon allow Chromebook users run Android apps on the desktop operating system, blurring the lines of what Chrome OS and Android is.Google demoed Evernote, Vine, and Flipboard Android apps working on a Chromebook Pixel... >>

Going to Glastonbury and want free Wi-Fi? Just plonk yourself next to a cow

Going to Glastonbury and want free Wi-Fi? Just plonk yourself next to a cow

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After unleashing its Wi-Fi tractor at the event last year, EE has gone one better for Glastonbury 2014 and is providing free 4G Wi-Fi to festival goers by converting cows into mobile internet hotspots.That doesn't mean it's strapping devices to Worthy... >>

EE voice over data trials could spell the end for Skype and Viber

EE voice over data trials could spell the end for Skype and Viber

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EE has announced live trials of phone calls over Wi-Fi and 4G which could lead to improved audio quality and eliminate dropped signals. The network is investing £275 million in voice calling technology, which could eventually lead to calls being made... >>

Apple introduces new entry-level 21.5-inch iMac desktops from £899

Apple introduces new entry-level 21.5-inch iMac desktops from £899

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Apple's latest ultra thin iMac desktops have a new member in the family, a more affordable, entry-level 21.5-inch iMac that starts at £899.The latest iMac, at that £899 price, will come with a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It can manage up... >>

Hands-on: The Knomo Knomad will carry all your gadgets and still look good

Hands-on: The Knomo Knomad will carry all your gadgets and still look good

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Pocket-lint's Tech Tavern at The Fable in Holborn Viaduct is in full swing, with a number of phone manufacturers showing off their latest flagship handsets today.There has also been a glove to show you what it feels like to have arthritis and a Yike Bike... >>

Kano allows children of all ages to build a computer from scratch, like Lego

Kano allows children of all ages to build a computer from scratch, like Lego

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London Technology Week has arrived and with it comes a focus on Kano, a computer and coding kit for all ages that allows you to build a computer yourself.The youngest child to have built Kano was six and the oldest adult was 81 so when it says all ages,... >>

Alienware Windows-based Alpha Steam Machine pictures and hands-on

Alienware Windows-based Alpha Steam Machine pictures and hands-on

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Alienware has shown off its new Alpha Steam Machine at E3 2014 in Los Angeles, where Pocket-lint experienced a brief demo with the console and learned about a recent change in plans. Here's the big twist: Alienware's new Steam Machine actually runs Windows.By... >>

Faster Apple iMacs could arrive as soon as next week

Faster Apple iMacs could arrive as soon as next week

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Apple may refresh the iMac line next week with faster machines, but there's still no Retina Display to be seen.A spec list has leaked on French tech site Mac Generation which shows the speed bumps. The source of the site recently correctly predicted the... >>

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review
4.0 stars

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

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The PC era is on its deathbed and manufacturers are reacting in experimental and interesting ways to evolve the market. The Acer Switch 10 is a multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device, and while it's far from the first device to proposition such a... >>

Alien: Isolation preview: One-hour play-through of one scary game

Alien: Isolation preview: One-hour play-through of one scary game

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There have been many games based around the Alien franchise of films, books and comics, some truly fantastic - like the first Aliens vs Predator first person shooter - some far from it - like the last Aliens vs Predator FPS. But most of them take their... >>

Computer passes the Turing Test to convince a person it was human

Computer passes the Turing Test to convince a person it was human

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For the first time an artificial intelligence was smart enough to pass the Turing Test, which was designed to spot robot answers trying to sound human. This AI tricked people into thinking it was human by answering the questions like a person.The 65-year... >>

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive review
5.0 stars

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive review

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With more and more of us owning multiple devices, remembering what content is on which device can be a problem. So SanDisk has come up with what it believes is the ideal solution: the Connect Wireless Flash Drive.Although it may look much like a normal... >>

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern venue confirmed

Pocket-lint Tech Tavern venue confirmed

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Planning and preparation for the first Pocket-lint Tech Tavern (#techtavern) in association with O2 from the 16-20 June is well and truly underway.We are happy to announce that for London Tech Week, Pocket-lint will be working from The Fable at 52 Holborn... >>

Three extends free roaming to five new countries, including France

Three extends free roaming to five new countries, including France

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Three has extended the number of countries its mobile customers can use their phones without incurring additional roaming charges. Users of Three's Feel At Home incentive can now use the internet, text and call from France, Switzerland, Israel, Finland... >>

Fashion designer Valentino collaborates with Mophie for stylish charging in aid of charity

Fashion designer Valentino collaborates with Mophie for stylish charging in aid of charity

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Mobile battery case manufacturer Mophie has teamed up with high-end fashion designer Valentino to create a limited edition Powerstation in aid of charity.The collaboration is the first time Valentino has teamed up with a tech company and the proceeds... >>

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

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Toshiba recently announced the Kira L93 which goes on sale in Japan this month. Pocket-lint was able to get a hands-on with this "7-in-1" device at Computex as it's interesting enough to warrant further investigation.The Kira L93 gets the 7-in-1 moniker... >>

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

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Dell announced a couple of new laptops at Computex 2014  and Pocket-lint managed to track down the Inspiron 11-inch and get a play with it. The Inspiron 11 3000 is a 2-in-1 hinged device - much like the Lenovo Yoga. The device can operate as a laptop,... >>

Uros Goodspeed Mi-Fi review
4.0 stars

Uros Goodspeed Mi-Fi review

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The Goodspeed is a portable multi-SIM Mi-Fi hotspot designed for travellers, particularly those in the business of heading to one or multiple countries on a regular basis.If you need mobile data wherever you are in the world then the Goodspeed could be... >>

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

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Asus are fond of combining devices to give all-in-one solutions, but they appear to have excelled themselves with the newly-announced Transformer Book V5. Pocket-lint was on hand at Computex 2014 to check out this mysteriously epic sounding device.The... >>

Apple OS X Yosemite Public Beta signup live, make sure you're in the first 1 million to not miss out

Apple OS X Yosemite Public Beta signup live, make sure you're in the first 1 million to not miss out

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Apple has confirmed that the Public beta for OS X Yosemite will be limited to the first 1 million people who sign up to the Public Beta program.Registration which is already open to those keen to get involved without paying to be apart of the company's... >>

OS X Yosemite makes your Mac and iPhone best friends, adds caller ID, calling from Mac, and more

OS X Yosemite makes your Mac and iPhone best friends, adds caller ID, calling from Mac, and more

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Apple has introduced new features in OS X Yosemite to give you greater continuity between your Mac and your iPhone.Detailing the new features at WWDC in San Francisco, the new awareness that Yosemite brings will bridge the divide between PC and mobile... >>

iCloud Drive takes on Dropbox, OneDrive and other cloud services for OS X Yosemite users

iCloud Drive takes on Dropbox, OneDrive and other cloud services for OS X Yosemite users

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Apple has announced iCloud Drive, a new cloud based storage service that looks to take on Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive. The new feature, which will be available in OS X Yosemite, the new version of the company's desktop operating system, will allow... >>

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite: Everything you need to know

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite: Everything you need to know

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Apple has revealed the latest version of its computer-based operating system named Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.Over 40 million copies of Mavericks have been installed since release - the most in Apple's history. That's over 50 per cent working on the latest... >>