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  • A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January
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    A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January

    By 4 January 2014

    As we roll back into the office - literally, after too many Christmas mince pies - the year has ticked over into the big 2014. And it's been a busy week of gadget reviewing just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 which kicks off in just a couple...

  • DreamWorks 8-inch Android Dreamtab to launch this spring with original content updates
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    DreamWorks 8-inch Android Dreamtab to launch this spring with original content updates

    By 4 January 2014

    DreamWorks Studios and Nabi-tablet manufacturer Fuhu have partnered to produce an 8-inch Android tablet for kids that will cost less than $300. The New York Times reported that the tablet, called Dreamtab, will automatically receive regular updates....

  • Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet is available this month
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    Acer Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet is available this month

    By 3 January 2014

    The Acer Iconia W4 tablet is coming this month with the latest Intel Atom processor and Windows 8.1. Acer's Windows tablet will be powered by a fourth gen Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.8GHz that Acer says will offer 10 hours of battery life. An impressive...

  • Acer Iconia A1 and B1 updated Android tablets announced
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    Acer Iconia A1 and B1 updated Android tablets announced

    By 3 January 2014

    Ahead of CES Acer has let loose the specs on its latest generation of A1 and B1 Android tablets, the Iconia A1-830 and the Iconia B1-720/1. The Iconia A1-830 has a 7.9-inch IPS display running a 1600 x 1200 resolution for 253ppi. The tablet itself is...

  • 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...

  • ZTE Android smartphones, smartwatch, phablet, and more revealed for CES 2014
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    ZTE Android smartphones, smartwatch, phablet, and more revealed for CES 2014

    By 3 January 2014

    Mobile phone manufacturer ZTE has just unloaded four new Android smartphones, as well as a smartwatch, phablet, projector hotspot and more, all of which will be formally unveiled at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. Starting with the smartphones, ZTE...

  • Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 now features upgraded Intel processor
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    Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 now features upgraded Intel processor

    By 2 January 2014

    If you bought a Surface Pro 2 tablet today (or any time after today), it's likely to sport a faster and safer Intel i5-4300U processor, according to a new report. The Verge has claimed that Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 now ships with a 1.9GHz chip - rather...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro specs spotted in AnTuTu benchmark leak
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    Samsung Galaxy Note Pro specs spotted in AnTuTu benchmark leak

    By 2 January 2014

    The rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, a 12.2-inch tablet, has been spotted on benchmarking site AnTuTu. The specs of Samsung's largest tablet yet are high. with a Note 3 and Galaxy S4 beating benchmark score. The AnTuTu benchmark shows the Galaxy Note...

  • Asus VivoTab Note 8 manual published officially
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    Asus VivoTab Note 8 manual published officially

    By 2 January 2014

    Asus has publicly outed its VivoTab Note 8 by publishing its manual on the Asus website. In a rather original move Asus has apparently published the manual on purpose, as it's still available on the Asus site. While this confirms the tablet, and that...

  • Sony Vaio Tap 11 review
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    Sony Vaio Tap 11 review

    By 2 January 2014

    The Vaio Tap 11 is Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. It’s slim - less than 1cm from front to back, which Sony reckons makes it the "world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet" - and equally at home propped up on the desk like a regular PC, or...

  • Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet should now arrive mid-February
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    Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet should now arrive mid-February

    By 2 January 2014

    The world's first 4K tablet should be arriving this February at a price of around £2,700. After trying out the 4K tablet at a trade show or two we're eager to give this a long test. It looked stunning but is aimed more at graphic professionals than the...

  • CES 2014: What to expect at the world's largest consumer electronics trade show
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    CES 2014: What to expect at the world's largest consumer electronics trade show

    By 2 January 2014

    The world's largest consumer electronics trade show opens its doors on 7 January, less than a month away, and although we don't expect there to be any truly groundbreaking technology launches, there will still be plenty of cool kit unveiled for the very...

  • What's inside the Apple Japan 2014 Lucky Bags that went on sale today?
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    What's inside the Apple Japan 2014 Lucky Bags that went on sale today?

    By 2 January 2014

    Apple has a tradition in Japan that on 2 January it holds what is termed a "Lucky Bag Sale" where customers can buy a random bag of Apple goodies and accessories for 36,000 yen (around £206). There are four different bags in all, each with a different...

  • The iMpulse gaming controller for your mobile that fits on your keyring
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    The iMpulse gaming controller for your mobile that fits on your keyring

    By 2 January 2014

    Gaming on a tablet or smartphone is fun, but it can also be frustrating when sliding around the touch controls. Controller options are plentiful but nothing was truly portable, until the iMpulse. The iMpulse is sold as the smallest portable controller...

  • Apple in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts
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    Apple in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    By 1 January 2014

    The last 12 months are in your rear view mirror and you're looking forward to seeing what Apple has up its sleeve in terms of new gadgets and products on which to spend your hard-earned cash. You want to know if the next iPhone will have a larger display,...

  • 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'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...

  • LG will show off streamlined Ultra PC laptop and Tab-Book 2 hybrid tablet next week at CES
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    LG will show off streamlined Ultra PC laptop and Tab-Book 2 hybrid tablet next week at CES

    By 31 December 2013

    The LG stand at CES is going to be busy, but with lots of kit that's already been announced over the last few days. The latest gadgets  announced will be at the show next week in the form of a new Ultra PC and a Tab-Book 2 hybrid. The new LG Ultra PC...

  • Hottest gadgets for 2014
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    Hottest gadgets for 2014

    By 31 December 2013

    The new year is almost upon us and with it comes a cyborg’s suitcase full of the gadgets vying for your body.  It’s the year of wearables, but that doesn’t mean smart homes, 4K TV, games, tablets, cars or laptops are not going to amaze. Here are...

  • Archos smartwatches, weather station, activity tracker and more 'connected objects' to unveil at CES 2014
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    Archos smartwatches, weather station, activity tracker and more 'connected objects' to unveil at CES 2014

    By 30 December 2013

    Archos has just published a range of Bluetooth LE-enabled devices and supporting Android and iOS apps that will debut at the CES 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas. The most interesting bit from Archos concerned a "selection of smartwatches". They will cost...

  • Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review
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    Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review

    By 30 December 2013

    Is it a laptop? Is it a tablet? The Asus Transformer Pad TF701 straddles the divide between the two forms, marrying together an Android tablet and keyboard dock into the one affordable device. The TF701’s 10.1-inch screen delivers a whopping 2,560 x...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (SM-T320) spotted on FCC site
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (SM-T320) spotted on FCC site

    By 27 December 2013

    It has already been much speculated that Samsung is to release several new tablets in the new year - this much is fairly obvious. However, now we have proof, of sorts, that an 8.4-inch device is imminent. A approval posting on the Federal Communications...

  • Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus
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    Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus

    By 27 December 2013

    It's party time. New Year's Eve is almost here and what better way to celebrate 2014 than with a party? The Asus Transformer P1801 will help you do just that. Music time There are plenty of music services you can run from the P1801 and whether it's using...

  • Amazon Cyber Monday shoppers bought 426 items per second - mostly from mobile devices
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    Amazon Cyber Monday shoppers bought 426 items per second - mostly from mobile devices

    By 26 December 2013

    Amazon has again released its shopping statistics for the holiday season, including how often shoppers bought, when they bought, and what they bought. And this year has some record-setting figures, as well as some further evidence that consumers are embracing...

  • Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet
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    Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet

    By 25 December 2013

    If you have your hands on an Apple iPad Air, or are hoping to get your hands on one this Christmas, then you've come to the right place. We've rounded up a few of the cases that piqued our interest so you can make sure your new iPad is fully protected...