Xmas archive

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: USB mains charger
    Gadgets

    Credit Crunch Christmas: USB mains charger

    By 3 December 2008

    Here's a great little gadget that's not only priced at nicely under a tenner, but very practical. Very simply it's a USB charger that plugs into the mains. Just stick it straight into a wall socket, connect your USB device into the port and before you...

  • Pocket-lint poll: 64% of you shopping in January sales
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    Pocket-lint poll: 64% of you shopping in January sales

    By 1 January 2008

    In the latest Pocket-lint reader poll, we decided to take a look at the shopping habits of our tech-loving readership. When asked "Will you be buying gadgets in the January Sales?", 64% of the Pocket-lint readership said yes with just 36% saying no. The...

  • Apple, Microsoft see massive web traffic increase on Christmas day
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    Apple, Microsoft see massive web traffic increase on Christmas day

    By 31 December 2007

    Web stats firm Hitwise has revealed that Christmas day was a good 'un online for both Apple and Microsoft. The huge increases in traffic to the websites for Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Zune (the PMP range still not officially available in the UK) were...

  • Satnav saves baby Jesus
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    Satnav saves baby Jesus

    By 25 December 2007

    Technology has saved Christmas in Bal Harbour, Florida. A nativity scene that suffered from vandalism and theft in past years is getting a global positioning system solution for Christmas this year. Baby Jesus, who had gone missing in previous years,...

  • Sno-Baller, the snow ball maker
    Gadgets

    Sno-Baller, the snow ball maker

    By 20 December 2007

    This Amrican innovation lets you make perfectly spherical snowballs and is $8.95 from Plow & Hearth. Fingers crossed for enough snow to justify the purchase...

  • Nintendo Wii in stock...
    Gaming

    Nintendo Wii in stock...

    By 19 December 2007

    Following reports in the national press that Brits were "flocking" to France in order to nab a Nintendo Wii, it seems that online retailer Amazon.fr also has stock. The Mirror ran a recent story on the British day-trip Christmas shopping invasion in which...

  • VIDEO: Webcam special
    Gadgets

    VIDEO: Webcam special

    By 17 December 2007

    In this week's episode of Megawhat presenter Stuart Miles takes a special look at webcams. The Hercules Dualpix Exchange goes up against the Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 which is pitted against the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000. Varying in price from £25 to...

  • Motherboard Christmas tree with LED lights
    Gadgets

    Motherboard Christmas tree with LED lights

    By 14 December 2007

    Possibly the cutest, and geekiest, Christmas tree out there this year, this little 5-inch desktop effort is made from PC motherboards and has flashing LED lights. $10.

  • Pre-Christmas online spending hits record high
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    Pre-Christmas online spending hits record high

    By 11 December 2007

    Retail Decisions, which processes online card payments says pre-Christmas spending hit a spectacular high at 1.09pm on Monday 10th December as shoppers spent £767,500 over the internet in 60 seconds. This figure has broken the record for the most money...

  • Heated USB Santa booties
    Gadgets

    Heated USB Santa booties

    By 11 December 2007

    If the only thing stopping you from rocking up to work in a full-on Mrs Claus outfit is the fear of cold feet, then you are out of excuses thanks to the availability of these heated festive booties...

  • USB-powered festive gadgets galore
    Gadgets

    USB-powered festive gadgets galore

    By 10 December 2007

    Sitting in the office on a dull day, it's a little hard to get excited about the Christmas festivities just around the corner. But Digitech Industries has a heavenly host of USB-powered gadgets to brighten up your working day. You could, for example,...

  • iYule bring fireplace to your Media player
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    iYule bring fireplace to your Media player

    By 7 December 2007

    It's Christmas, and captialising on that, one company has created 30-minutes of video of a crackling fire for your iPod, iPhone, Zune, computer monitor, or anything else with video capability for that matter. Why we aren't sure, but you can bet those...

  • Christmas Gift Guide: For the Grandparents
    Gaming

    Christmas Gift Guide: For the Grandparents

    By 7 December 2007

    What do you get your parents or grandparents this Christmas? Here are five suggestions ranging from a the Nintendo DS to a Wireless photo frame from Pocket-lint to get them excited on the 25th December. Every day until Christmas Pocket-lint will be offering...

  • Christmas Gift Guide: For your son
    Gaming

    Christmas Gift Guide: For your son

    By 6 December 2007

    What do you get the little rascal in your life this Christmas? Here are five suggestions ranging from a CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit to the Xbox 360 from Pocket-lint to get him excited on the 25th December. Every day until Christmas Pocket-lint will...

  • One in four want a green Christmas
    Gadgets

    One in four want a green Christmas

    By 6 December 2007

    New research from Fujitsu Siemens Computers reveals that of the millions of "gadget-mad" Brits that expect to give or buy an item of technology this Christmas, 9.9 million would prefer to be unwrapping a green gadget. One in four Britons states that the...

  • Pac-man Christmas tree lights up Madrid
    Gaming

    Pac-man Christmas tree lights up Madrid

    By 6 December 2007

    Wow, the Spanish really know how to do Christmas in tech-style, check out this Pac-man tree, complete with ghosts and everything...

  • The inevitable USB Christmas tree
    Gadgets

    The inevitable USB Christmas tree

    By 5 December 2007

    If your office isn't looking as festive as it might, then for £6.95 you could make all the difference with this ickle USB-juiced Crimble tree. Ho ho ho, indeed.

  • Christmas Gift Guide: For your daughter
    Gaming

    Christmas Gift Guide: For your daughter

    By 5 December 2007

    What do you get the little princess in your life this Christmas? Here are five suggestions ranging from a Shaun the Sheep Speaker system to an animated horse called Butterscotch from Pocket-lint to get her excited on the 25th December. Every day until...

  • Queen goes High-Def for Christmas Day message
    Home Cinema

    Queen goes High-Def for Christmas Day message

    By 5 December 2007

    The BBC and Sky have announced that those wanting to experience the Queen's Christmas Day message to the nation on the 25 December in full glorious HD will be able to for the first time. The two broadcasting company's have said that they will broadcast...

  • Christmas Gift Guide: For Her
    Gaming

    Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

    By 4 December 2007

    What do you get the woman in your life this Christmas? Here are five suggestions ranging from a DIY cutter to an ultra portable laptop from Pocket-lint to get her excited on the 25th December. Every day until Christmas Pocket-lint will be offering you...

  • Christmas Gift Guide: For Him
    Gaming

    Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

    By 3 December 2007

    What do you get the man in your life this Christmas? Here are five suggestions ranging from a beard trimmer to the state of the art Plasma TV from Pocket-lint to get him excited on the 25th December. Every day until Christmas Pocket-lint will be offering...