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  • Website of the day: Free Stuff Finder
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    Website of the day: Free Stuff Finder

    By 8 January 2014

    Over the years we’ve dedicated quite a few of these here column inches to sites that will save you money. We’ve featured cashback sites aplenty and we’re always on the lookout for sites with great discounts and unbeatable offers. But you can’t...

  • Eye-Fi Labs testing platform and beta Mac desktop receiver software now available
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    Eye-Fi Labs testing platform and beta Mac desktop receiver software now available

    By 7 January 2014

    Eye-Fi is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where the wireless memory card-maker has launched Eye-Fi Labs and announced a beta Mac desktop receiver software. Starting with Eye-Fi Labs, Eye-Fi describe it as an "experimental platform for customers...

  • Twitter co-founder launches Jelly, a Q&A search engine that uses your social networks
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    Twitter co-founder launches Jelly, a Q&A search engine that uses your social networks

    By 7 January 2014

    A new mobile social search engine has arrived in the form of Jelly, a project created by Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, after having been whispered about for months. Jelly wants to help you help others, allowing you to ask it questions to find out...

  • Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools
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    Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools

    By 7 January 2014

    Vimeo has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned its video player from scratch to create a future-proof platform. The result is a faster and more accessible Vimeo. The new Vimeo player is an impressive 50 per cent faster than it was before, meaning...

  • Tablets overtake PCs for BBC iPlayer use
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    Tablets overtake PCs for BBC iPlayer use

    By 7 January 2014

    The BBC has revealed that more tablets were used to access its BBC iPlayer service on Boxing Day than any other type of connected device, including PC. The statistics show that, for the first time, more people watched iPlayer content on a tablet across...

  • Website of the day: Bank Fashion
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    Website of the day: Bank Fashion

    By 7 January 2014

    It’s Men’s Fashion Week in London. Cue lots of news reports featuring baggy silk pantaloons, off-the-shoulder Lycra leotards and see-through shirts with frilly cuffs. Just your average bloke’s wardrobe, really. But this is a good week to be thinking...

  • LG confirms 4K Netflix will be available on 4K LG TVs, including new webOS models
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    LG confirms 4K Netflix will be available on 4K LG TVs, including new webOS models

    By 6 January 2014

    LG invited Netflix on stage at its CES 2014 press conference to confirm that it would be supporting 4K streaming on it's UHD televisions. Taking to the stage, Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, talked about the long partnership that Netflix has had with LG,...

  • Website of the day: Watch Mojo
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    Website of the day: Watch Mojo

    By 6 January 2014

    Online video was once a niche. Then it became a thriving world. These days, it’s a universe that’s expanding faster than even a supercomputer can calculate as millions of people upload their own content and share other people’s on a second-by-second...

  • Linksys WRT1900AC: Bringing sexy Wi-Fi back
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    Linksys WRT1900AC: Bringing sexy Wi-Fi back

    By 6 January 2014

    Linksys has announced the Linksys WRT1900AC, bringing back the iconic WRT with a revamp for the demanding modern user. Think of a router and you'll probably picture the Linksys WRT, with its black and blue colour scheme. The design was so iconic, it became...

  • Samsung Smart Home to integrate home control, from TVs to washing machines
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    Samsung Smart Home to integrate home control, from TVs to washing machines

    By 5 January 2014

    Samsung is to unveil Samsung Smart Home at CES 2014, which the Korean company says will lay the platform framework for a connected and integrated home. Samsung Smart Home will focus on control, viewing and customer service, but the aim is to encompass...

  • Marvel to publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels starting in 2015
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    Marvel to publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels starting in 2015

    By 3 January 2014

    Marvel will hold the exclusive rights to the Star Wars franchise, starting in 2015. The Walt Disney Company acquired both Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm, so it only makes sense that it would merge the two entities together by creating and publishing...

  • Vine's website and profiles are now live, with new full-screen TV Mode
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    Vine's website and profiles are now live, with new full-screen TV Mode

    By 3 January 2014

    Shortly after inviting all Vine users to grab their custom web profile URLs, Twitter-owned Vine has officially launched a dedicated website. A placeholder website existed previously, but now Vine users can go to vine.co, log in and view their home feed....

  • Veronica Mars trailer is here after movie's $5.7 million Kickstarter funding
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    Veronica Mars trailer is here after movie's $5.7 million Kickstarter funding

    By 3 January 2014

    A lot is riding on the Veronica Mars movie. It's the first time a cancelled TV series was wanted enough by fans to generate $5.7 million of funding on Kickstarter so it could be made into a film. And now the trailer is here. We're impressed. While having...

  • YouTube to stream in 4K after demo at CES next week
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    YouTube to stream in 4K after demo at CES next week

    By 3 January 2014

    YouTube will show off 4K streaming at CES next week, using its own VP9 codec rather than the current H.265 commercial codec that most manufacturers use. This isn't a bad thing though. VP9 uses about half the data that H.265 needs so you should be able...

  • Website of the day: Zombie Evacuation
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    Website of the day: Zombie Evacuation

    By 3 January 2014

    Another day into the new year and we’ve got another idea for a slightly different way to keep fit. And this one really appeals to us. Research suggests that one way to push the body to its limits is to scare the living daylights out of it. Fear makes...

  • Netflix cheaper subscription price plan tests apply to UK too, £5.29 a month
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    Netflix cheaper subscription price plan tests apply to UK too, £5.29 a month

    By 2 January 2014

    Netflix has been trialling a new, cheaper price plan for its service in the US, charging $6.99 to use the platform on just one device at a time. It has even been quoted as saying that the plan is being tested in the States alone. However, Pocket-lint...

  • Missed the New Year's Eve fireworks? Here's some of the best in superb YouTube-o-vision
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    Missed the New Year's Eve fireworks? Here's some of the best in superb YouTube-o-vision

    By 2 January 2014

    And so we are now a couple of days into 2014 and for many, the end of 2013 went with a bang. Several in fact. Major cities around the world held spectacular firework displays that saw in the new year for each in style. It could even be said that some...

  • Website of the day: Top CashBack
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    Website of the day: Top CashBack

    By 2 January 2014

    For many people, today’s the day that reality really bites. You might not be back in the office or classroom yet, but the hangover is probably clearing, the cards are starting to fall off the mantelpiece with annoying regularity and the tree is looking...

  • Website of the day: Glazed and Confused
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    Website of the day: Glazed and Confused

    By 1 January 2014

    January is really starting to drag now, isn’t it? What is this now, the fifth Monday of the month? The sixth? Feels like it, that’s for sure. It’s not helped by all these people detoxing everywhere. Take it easy, people. You’ve given up boozing...

  • Website of the day: Boldkit
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    Website of the day: Boldkit

    By 1 January 2014

    If you’ve signed up to make yourself a better, fitter person in 2014, we’re inclined to point you towards a beta site that might just be the next big thing when it comes to action sports. If keeping in shape involves the kinds of activities you’re...

  • Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The losers
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    Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The losers

    By 31 December 2013

    Although we've had a fantastic year in the world of technology, gadgets and gizmos, with some superb products and entire new categories starting their invasion on the market, some companies will also, for one reason or another, want to forget 2013. Pocket-lint...

  • Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The winners
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    Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The winners

    By 31 December 2013

    So the year is almost over and we've been treated to an amazing line-up of kit launches and new technologies hitting the market in 2013. Some brands and products have done better than others though, and have had an amazing year. That's why Pocket-lint...

  • Moshi Monsters' Michael Acton Smith among those honoured in New Year's Honours list
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    Moshi Monsters' Michael Acton Smith among those honoured in New Year's Honours list

    By 31 December 2013

    Michael Acton Smith, founder of Firebox and Mind Candy, and creative mind behind the incredibly successful Moshi Monsters franchise, has been made an OBE in the New Year's Honours list. Other UK tech and web industry figureheads to be recognised on this...

  • Pocket-lint's favourite tech moments of 2013
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    Pocket-lint's favourite tech moments of 2013

    By 31 December 2013

    The year is almost over and we've had an amazing year all round. There have been so many products, especially phones, tablets and other mobile devices in the last 12 months that we've been very busy bunnies here on Pocket-lint, and we've enjoyed every...

  • Website of the day: Balance Box
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    Website of the day: Balance Box

    By 31 December 2013

    Right. This is it. The last day of the year. You have 24 hours to go overboard on all those things you’re giving up tomorrow. It doesn’t matter whether it’s biscuits, chocolate, booze, smokes, whatever, it’s going to be tough going.  A popular...