World Cup Week archive

  • How to cancel out the vuvuzela on your TV
    Home Cinema

    How to cancel out the vuvuzela on your TV

    By 13 June 2010

    So you’ve started watching the World Cup in South Africa, you're enjoying the games, but the thing that's spoiling it for many are those vuvuzelas. Until FIFA gets around to banning them, there is another way of cancelling out the sound on your television,...

  • The best money-saving World Cup 2010 deals
    Home Cinema

    The best money-saving World Cup 2010 deals

    By 21 May 2010

    Bargains, bargains, bargains. That's the true meaning of the FIFA World Cup 2010 after all. It's an excuse for customers to buy new consumer electronics kit just as much as it is for the manufacturers and retailers to sell it. So, for our final post of...

  • APP OF THE DAY - EA FIFA World Cup 2010 (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - EA FIFA World Cup 2010 (iPhone)

    By 21 May 2010

    Hello app fans. Welcome to the latest instalment of App of The Day, which this week has been centred around the funny old game that is football in support of our fantastic World Cup Week. Today, the focus is back on the iPhone, for the official FIFA game...

  • Watching the World Cup...on your mobile
    Phones

    Watching the World Cup...on your mobile

    By 21 May 2010

    Whether you're stuck at some boring wedding, in hideous after work traffic or you just don't have a TV, the one option for watching the World Cup 2010 that most people have is on their trusty mobile phones. There's all sorts of ways of keeping up with...

  • APP OF THE DAY - GOAL.com Mobile Reader (BlackBerry)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - GOAL.com Mobile Reader (BlackBerry)

    By 20 May 2010

    Good afternoon and welcome back to App Of The Day on Pocket-lint where we turn the spotlight on a piece of software fit for mobile phones, TVs, computer platforms and just about anything else that'll run an application. Another day in to our World Cup...

  • The 5 best amplifiers and speaker systems for World Cup wonders
    Home Cinema

    The 5 best amplifiers and speaker systems for World Cup wonders

    By 20 May 2010

    All too often, the first experience anybody has with home cinema comes from an all-in system, which includes DVD or Blu-ray player, amplification and speakers in one box. And while there are plenty of good packages out there, from a variety of respectable...

  • Best tips for improving your TV picture quality right now
    Home Cinema

    Best tips for improving your TV picture quality right now

    By 20 May 2010

    So you've bought this brilliantly large (read perfect size for your lounge) television, but think the picture quality could be better, chances are it probably could, but that's not because you've bought a duff one (read our best TVs feature to make sure...

  • How to watch the World Cup in 3D...
    Home Cinema

    How to watch the World Cup in 3D...

    By 20 May 2010

    3D is certainly riding on a particularly large next-big-thing wave at the moment, with both film and television companies hoping to bring ever more 3D content to the masses. One massive area in which 3D is set to grow is in sporting content, namely football,...

  • APP OF THE DAY - The Official England Application (iPhone, iPod touch)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - The Official England Application (iPhone, iPod touch)

    By 19 May 2010

    Huzzah. It's the return of app of the day on Pocket-lint where we turn the spotlight on a particularly good piece of software fit for mobile phones, TVs, computer platforms and just about anything else that'll run an application. Another day in to our...

  • The Top 10 World Cup 2010 video games
    Gaming

    The Top 10 World Cup 2010 video games

    By 19 May 2010

    With a whole 23 days still to go until the World Cup and an enormous 2 or 3 hours wait between some of the matches, we're all going to need a way of passing the time on the sofa. So, what better way to do just that while putting right some of the scores...

  • The Top 5 PVRs in time for the World Cup
    Home Cinema

    The Top 5 PVRs in time for the World Cup

    By 19 May 2010

    The sad truth of World Cup football is that it only comes around every four years and yet it's just all too easy to miss. However, if you intended on capturing every second of the show piece event in South Africa, then you might want to consider picking...

  • Watching the world cup on TV
    Home Cinema

    Watching the world cup on TV

    By 19 May 2010

    With a month of football ahead of us, being able to watch every game as it happens might not be possible unless you are a student, lazy bum, or planning on taking a month off fainting some rare disease that will miraculously disappear come the end of...

  • Best ways to stream internet video to your TV
    Home Cinema

    Best ways to stream internet video to your TV

    By 19 May 2010

    The days of just having a TV that offers you a range of TV channels is far behind us. Now your TV can be the home of your digital hub, allowing you to access a range of services in your lounge beyond what the broadcasters have to offer. No longer will...

  • Top 10 ways to home cinema snack in style
    Home Cinema

    Top 10 ways to home cinema snack in style

    By 19 May 2010

    Whether you're watching three World Cup games back to back or attempting a non-stop film trilogy, who wants to be stuck in the kitchen while the action's happening? Sure, you can click record on the PVR but that doesn't save you any leg work, now does...

  • APP OF THE DAY - World Cup Essentials (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - World Cup Essentials (Android)

    By 18 May 2010

    Welcome back to App of the day on Pocket-lint where we turn the spotlight on a particularly good piece of software fit for mobile phones, TVs, computer platforms and just about anything else that'll run an application. While news editor Rik's simple brain...

  • The best network devices to stream media around the house
    Home Cinema

    The best network devices to stream media around the house

    By 18 May 2010

    It's taken for granted that if you want to watch the World Cup in style you'll need a big telly or, even, projector and screen. You'll need at least a 5.1 surround sound system, including speakers and some form of amplification. And, you'll need one or...

  • The 10 best home cinema chairs
    Home Cinema

    The 10 best home cinema chairs

    By 18 May 2010

    It's all very well spending megabucks on your TV and sound system, but it's not going to be a lot of fun watching it cross-legged on a wooden floor. Yes, we're talking about bums on seats and, the cushier those seats, the better. Sure, you might already...

  • Watching the World Cup...online
    Online

    Watching the World Cup...online

    By 18 May 2010

    With the games scheduled for 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 7.30pm each day, the sad fact is that we might not always be sitting down in front of a TV to catch the World Cup fixtures. Worse still, if you're not in the UK, there might be some dastardly subscription...

  • 10 top home cinema tips for making the most of your pokey lounge
    Home Cinema

    10 top home cinema tips for making the most of your pokey lounge

    By 18 May 2010

    If you've got money to burn and a big enough house to allow you to turn a room into a home cinema that's all well and good, but what about the rest of us? What about those of us who live in quaint houses where we just don't have a room to turn into a...

  • The technology behind the World Cup 2010
    Sports Fitness

    The technology behind the World Cup 2010

    By 18 May 2010

    Everyone's a geek these days. It's all the rage. Even footballers are up to it now. For this year's World Cup, FIFA, Adidas, Umbro and the players alike have been pulling out as many stops as the rules will allow to bring technology to the beautiful game....

  • APP OF THE DAY: World Cup Countdown review (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: World Cup Countdown review (iPhone)

    By 17 May 2010

    In this new regular feature, we will be highlighting a different app or widget for you to download each weekday. And it's not just iPhone apps that are eligible either, it could be an Android, Blackberry, Samsung TV, Mac desktop or other type of application....

  • The 10 best TVs for World Cup watching
    Home Cinema

    The 10 best TVs for World Cup watching

    By 17 May 2010

    Traditionally, during British summertime, we switch off our TVs en masse and partake in more outdoor pursuits instead. We'd all rather be having barbecues, playing swingball, or queuing in the rain outside Wimbledon for tickets to court 14. However,...

  • The best TV Remote controls on the market right now
    Home Cinema

    The best TV Remote controls on the market right now

    By 17 May 2010

    So you've fitted your lounge out with the latest bits of home cinema kit, a state of the art television and hopefully a decent sound system too, but now you've got 10 remote controls sharing your spot on the sofa, and that means hassle. Here we've scoured...

  • Watching the World Cup...in HD
    Home Cinema

    Watching the World Cup...in HD

    By 17 May 2010

    The good news for football fans is that just about everyone in the UK will be able to watch the World Cup 2010 in HD. But before we get started on the whens, hows and whyfors, there is the small matter of making sure you've got the kit to watch high definition...

  • How to buy a new TV
    Home Cinema

    How to buy a new TV

    By 17 May 2010

    A big event like the World Cup 2010 is just the kind of excuse that some of us are looking for to finally ditch that creaking tube opposite your sofa and splash out on a shiny, new flatscreen. After all, we all deserve a bit of decadence every now and...