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  • PS Vita sales crash in post holiday slump
    Gaming

    PS Vita sales crash in post holiday slump

    By 19 January 2012

    Sony's PS Vita hasn't been out in Japan very long, launching in December 2011, however after a promising start its sales have plummeted, dropping to 18,361 in week five. Although you'd expect a steady decline in sales after any big launch the week five...

  • Charlie Bit Me viral earns parents cool £100 grand from YouTube
    Online

    Charlie Bit Me viral earns parents cool £100 grand from YouTube

    By 14 November 2011

    An innocent and cute video of 3-year-old Harry and his 1-year-old brother Charlie, that was posted on YouTube 4 years ago, has netted their parents a staggering £100,000 through the video site's payment scheme, AdSense. The 1-minute clip, which shows...

  • HTC sees the cash roll as popularity grows
    Phones

    HTC sees the cash roll as popularity grows

    By 31 October 2011

    HTC has released its third quarter sales, and by all accounts it's been a bumper year for the Taiwanese phone manufacturer - with record handset shipped as well as huge increases in profit. The bottom line is that HTC, in shifting 13.2 million handsets...

  • Study finds mobile phones don't cause cancer
    Phones

    Study finds mobile phones don't cause cancer

    By 21 October 2011

    Latest research involving a large section of the Danish population suggests that there is no link between the long-term use of mobile phones and brain cancer. The study, that was originally published in the bmj.com, involved the analysis data of 10,729...

  • Nokia smartphone sales down 39 per cent
    Phones

    Nokia smartphone sales down 39 per cent

    By 20 October 2011

    Nokia has just posted its Q3 sales results and things aren't looking too great for the company. The bottom line is that Nokia has managed a $94 million net loss in its third quarter with a worrying 39 per cent drop in smartphone sales. CEO Stephen Elop...

  • New bird coming to Angry Birds this Halloween
    Gaming

    New bird coming to Angry Birds this Halloween

    By 20 October 2011

    Angry Birds fans rejoice as it has been confirmed, by Rovio’s North American general manager, Andrew Stalbow, that Angry Birds will be receiving a new bird this Halloween. Stalbow made the announcement on stage at the Web 2.0 conference, whilst also...

  • RIM beats Apple for brand loyalty, but where does your phone maker come?
    Phones

    RIM beats Apple for brand loyalty, but where does your phone maker come?

    By 4 October 2011

    New figures released by Comscore suggest that BlackBerry owners are the most loyal phone users in the UK, pipping Apple to the top spot. In the survey, which looks at manufacturer churn rates in the UK in May, June, and July; BlackBerry maker RIM has...

  • UK download speed above global average
    Online

    UK download speed above global average

    By 23 September 2011

    Before you start cursing your ISP when a sudden lag costs you a goal during a game of Fifa online, or means you take a bullet in the head on COD, then take comfort that we're above the global average when it comes to download speeds... just. A study by...

  • Apple now the biggest company in the world
    Online

    Apple now the biggest company in the world

    By 11 August 2011

    Back in May last year, Pocket-lint told you how Apple had overtaken Microsoft as the biggest tech business in the world. But Apple's endeavour for world domination didn't end there - as reports now suggest that Apple has taken over oil giant ExxonMobil...

  • Apple declared world's largest smartphone manufacturer
    Phones

    Apple declared world's largest smartphone manufacturer

    By 5 August 2011

    Back in July, when Nokia posted details of its operating loss of £424 million and smartphone shipment figures of 16.7 million, we told you how it meant that Apple had leapfrogged the Finnish company in terms of smartphone manufacturing. Well, now the...

  • Ofcom says we're a country obsessed by smartphones
    Phones

    Ofcom says we're a country obsessed by smartphones

    By 4 August 2011

    Ofcom has revealed the results of the latest Communications Market Report which has highlighted the full extent of the smartphone revolution. The communications watchdog has stated that we're a nation obsessed with smartphones. The smartphone uptake has,...

  • Google+ has more than 25 million users hanging out
    Online

    Google+ has more than 25 million users hanging out

    By 3 August 2011

    The Google+ boom looks like it's continuing (for the time being at least) with ComScore putting the number of users for the new social network as more than 25 million - with 1 million UK users. In fact, ComScore reported that this was the total back on...

  • Android acquires half the smartphone market, but for how long?
    Phones

    Android acquires half the smartphone market, but for how long?

    By 2 August 2011

    Big mobile news has just come in from research firm Canalys, as figures show how the top smartphone operating systems are fairing on the world market. Of particular interest is that Google's Android Operating System has captured 48 per cent of the smartphone...

  • Mobile infographic shows smartphone gaming's ultra success levels
    Gaming

    Mobile infographic shows smartphone gaming's ultra success levels

    By 27 July 2011

    Just about everyone who owns a decent smartphone will at some point in their lives have had a play on Angry Birds. The application has been downloaded nearly 140 million times and is the biggest selling app of all time. Mobile gaming is set to take home...

  • 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...

  • Google+ breaks the 10 million users mark
    Online

    Google+ breaks the 10 million users mark

    By 15 July 2011

    Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page has confirmed that the company's new social network, Google+, has hit 10 million users, despite the fact that it is still in a limited field trial period. The stat was revealed during Google's earnings call (which...

  • University study shows UK still prefers face-to-face communication
    Online

    University study shows UK still prefers face-to-face communication

    By 5 July 2011

    A study has been conducted by the University of Cambridge that suggests one in three people feel overwhelmed by communications technology. The study, commissioned by BT to promote the BT Balanced Communications Diet, looked into the impact of texting,...

  • 8.8 million Brits are Appy with their mobiles
    Apps

    8.8 million Brits are Appy with their mobiles

    By 24 June 2011

    comScore and GSMA, the chaps who revealed that the iPad had a whopping 89 per cent share of the global tablet web traffic, have also broken down the app usage data of the UK's mobile users. Out of the 21.8 million mobile phone users in the UK, 8.8 million...

  • Apple now the most valuable brand on earth
    Phones

    Apple now the most valuable brand on earth

    By 9 May 2011

    As well as being the tech company with the biggest value, the biggest profits and the biggest track-record of violence for Chinese device launch queues, Apple is now rated as the world's most valuable brand. The Cupertino giant took top spot in the Millward...

  • Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers
    Phones

    Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers

    By 21 April 2011

    Ofcom has revealed its report of the most complained about telecoms providers between October 2010 and February 2011, and it looks as though Three UK, T-mobile and Talk Talk have all got their work cut out. The complaints data collected by Ofcom focused...

  • UK spends £57.8bn online in 2010
    Online

    UK spends £57.8bn online in 2010

    By 21 December 2010

    If you are wondering why that online order you placed for Christmas hasn’t arrived yet, it’s not because of the snow but because we, as a nation, are spending more of our hard-earned cash online than ever before. New figures released to Pocket-lint...

  • iPad success sees rise of two tablet household
    Tablets

    iPad success sees rise of two tablet household

    By 21 December 2010

    A recent survey from YouGov highlights the rise of the two tablet household, revealing that nearly 17 per cent of Apple iPad owners state "that there is more than one tablet in their household, either owned by themselves or another family member". If...

  • UK internet is worth £100 billion a year
    Online

    UK internet is worth £100 billion a year

    By 28 October 2010

    If the Internet was a categorised UK economic sector, it would be the fifth largest in the UK - that's according to a report, The Connected Kingdom, that was commissioned by Google. The research showed that the Internet was worth $100 billion a year to...

  • iPhone 4 82 per cent more breakable than the 3GS
    Phones

    iPhone 4 82 per cent more breakable than the 3GS

    By 13 October 2010

    Maybe all over glass wasn't such a good idea after all. Warranty provider SquareTrade looked at 20,000 iPhone 4s for a study into iPhone accidents and compared them to the previous generation, iPhone 3GS. After 4 months of analysis, its report states:...

  • Tesco gets tech savvy with scan-as-you-shop
    Gadgets

    Tesco gets tech savvy with scan-as-you-shop

    By 5 October 2010

    Tesco is to follow Waitrose's lead by introducing scan-as-you-shop technology into its stores following a successful trial in Romford. The device lets you scan your own shopping as you go round the shop and then pay for your trolley-full at a designated...