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What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi?

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi?

By 25 January 2012

A new type of Wi-Fi is coming. 802.11ac promises incredible data transfer speeds and faster internet for every wireless device, should you have the broadband package to provide it. Think of it like 4G but for you home. 802.11ac is the cutting edge of... >>

What is Android?

What is Android?

By 11 April 2011

What is Android? Well, there’s a few reasons why you might be asking yourself that question. The scenario that springs to mind is that you’re out of contract, looking for a new mobile phone and you keep finding these sections on Vodafone, O2 and pals... >>

What is SXSW?

What is SXSW?

By 15 March 2011

You've probably seen the cryptic letters SXSW dropped into stories and tweets over the last few days and around this time every year. If you know your iOS from your Android then you probably know only too well what everyone's bleating on about. However,... >>

CES explained

CES explained

By 15 December 2010

Every year, around this time, we start banging on about something called CES. If you're a seasoned tech fan, then chances are that you know only too well what we're bleating about. However, if you're a newbie to the world of gadgets, or to Pocket-lint,... >>

What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

By 20 November 2010

If you've been looking into upgrading your camera recently, then chances are you will have come across the seemingly baffling phrase "Micro Four Thirds". Retailers and tech websites have been throwing the three-word moniker around with gay abandon, apparently... >>

What the hell is streaming?

What the hell is streaming?

By 25 July 2010

You can't move a muscle in this day and age without some clever clogs down the pub telling you in that casual smug way how they streamed item X to device Y and managed to enjoy something that only they were smart enough to do, most often for free, and... >>

What the hell is an OS?

What the hell is an OS?

By 26 June 2010

Welcome to "What the hell is" on Pocket-lint where we break down tech jargon a piece at a time until you don't have to be a geek to know what someone is banging on about. This week is the turn of OS which is the short hand for operating system. There... >>

What the hell is Freeview HD?

What the hell is Freeview HD?

By 28 February 2010

Cast your minds back to the end of September 2009 and the big day for the country dubbed "Retune". Yes, that was fun, wasn't it? Stepping round the risk of asking if everyone managed to get their channels back and their equipment working again, it might... >>

What the hell are apps?

What the hell are apps?

By 21 February 2010

Welcome once again to "What the hell is?" on Pocket-lint, where we attempt to simply and briefly de-jargonise technology talk into what people would normally say if they weren't trying to sound clever. This week is the turn of the "app" - a term you'll... >>

What the hell is cloud computing?

What the hell is cloud computing?

By 5 February 2010

Welcome to "What the hell is?" where we at Pocket-lint simply and briefly dejargonise technology talk into what people would normally say if they weren't trying to sound clever. Now naturally, most of you out there are going to know some of these terms... >>