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Critical Path purchases ShoZu

Critical Path purchases ShoZu

By Ben Crompton

Critical Path, which specialises in providing messaging software, has announced that it has purchased ShoZu, a provider of mobile social media services, with the hope of significantly increasing its delivery of consumer-focused mobile and social networking... Read more

Asus launches O!Play HDP-R3 media player

Asus launches O!Play HDP-R3 media player

By Ben Crompton

Asus has just announced the launch of its O!Play Air HDP-R3, a media player, which appears to be an update of its previous O!Play HDP-R1. The device enables you to stream a variety of multimedia - audio, photos and high-def video - from PCs, NAS devices,... Read more

NORAD's Santa-tracking service goes online

NORAD's Santa-tracking service goes online

By Ben Crompton

Christmas is all about traditions - a stolen kiss under the mistletoe, mince pies and scruffy teenagers at your door asking for money for a quick verse of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Another tradition is the NORAD Santa tracker, which has been locating... Read more

Remington Titanium 360 F5790 shaver
3.5 stars

Remington Titanium 360 F5790 shaver

By Ben Crompton

It was with some trepidation that the Remington F5790 was received as previous attempts with electric shavers have always proved rather ineffectual when compared to the close cut you'd receive from their wet counterpart. Seeing as this review conveniently... Read more

Internet Explorer 8 and eBay join forces for "secure" Christmas shopping

Internet Explorer 8 and eBay join forces for "secure" Christmas shopping

By Ben Crompton

Utilising the Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice feature, Microsoft and eBay have teamed up to give real-time updates from eBay's daily deals."Customers will receive continuing updates and detailed information about these Daily Deals for eBay, all within the... Read more

Pocket-lint's complete coverage of Windows 7

Pocket-lint's complete coverage of Windows 7

By Ben Crompton

So here we are at the end of the week, having covered all the latest and greatest news and launches with the highest profile debut of the week undoubtedly Windows 7.With the general release of the OS, Pocket-lint has offered a whole host of special Windows... Read more

Revolutionary gaming co OnLive secures "major investment"

Revolutionary gaming co OnLive secures "major investment"

By Ben Crompton

We haven't heard much OnLive news since it was announced back in March, but the company has just revealed, via its blog, that things are looking good for the future of the games service thanks to some new funding. OnLive has received a "major" boost to... Read more

Classic trading game Elite celebrates 25th birthday

Classic trading game Elite celebrates 25th birthday

By Ben Crompton

Originally created by David Braben and Ian Bell, Elite has now turned 25-years-old and with its anniversary comes a wave of nostalgia. The game, originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron, is cited as having a huge influence... Read more

GEAR4 launches the SoundOrb Aurora

GEAR4 launches the SoundOrb Aurora

By Ben Crompton

As IFA gets under way in Berlin, the news that Pocket-lint brought you earlier becomes official as GEAR4 announces its flagship launch for 2009, the SoundOrb Aurora, which is the first made for iPod and works with iPhone speaker system to feature a separate... Read more

Toshiba launches S20, H30 and X100 Camileo camcorders

Toshiba launches S20, H30 and X100 Camileo camcorders

By Ben Crompton

Toshiba has launched a trio of camcorders at IFA 2009 in the form of the Camileo S20, H30 and X100 models - all of which offer full HD (1920 x 1080p). The Camileo S20 launches as one of the slimmest HD camcorders in the world at just 17mm, whilst claims... Read more

Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-ray player launched

Toshiba BDX2000 Blu-ray player launched

By Ben Crompton

Amongst the many announcements at IFA 2009 is the release of Toshiba's first Blu-ray player, significant in that the company had previously only supported HD DVD, the standard that lost out to Blu-ray. According to the company the BDX2000 "delivers high... Read more

Zippo lighter app reaches 5 million downloads

Zippo lighter app reaches 5 million downloads

By Ben Crompton

Zippo, the "iconic" lighter brand, has announced that it has become one of the most popular branded iPhone apps of all time with the "Virtual Zippo Lighter" app being downloaded 5 million times. The app was launched in September 2008 and since then has... Read more

ViewSonic VNB100 and 101 netbooks now available

ViewSonic VNB100 and 101 netbooks now available

By Ben Crompton

As previously reported by Pocket-lint, Viewsonic, perhaps better known for its display products, is venturing into the netbook realm and the company has just announced that the VNB100 and VNB101 netbooks are now available to buy. The VNB100 is the budget... Read more

Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 mini available on pre-order

Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 mini available on pre-order

By Ben Crompton

Nokia has announced that its latest Nseries devices, the Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 Mini, are now available to pre-order online from the Nokia shop. Pricing stands at £429 for the Nokia N97 Mini and £499 for the Nokia N900 internet tablet, SIM-free, whilst... Read more

Music videos make a return to YouTube

Music videos make a return to YouTube

By Ben Crompton

The block created by YouTube in March this year has finally come to an end, once more enabling thousands of music videos to be viewed by UK users. The block started after the Google-owned company had a disagreement over licensing with the PRS, who collects... Read more

Android games console revealed

Android games console revealed

By Ben Crompton

A company called Hardkernal has released info on a new handheld console that will be running Google's Android OS. Called the ODROID, it appears a little cluttered in that it features three sets of buttons, although it is powered by the same CPU as the... Read more

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

Scalextric set for Guinness World Record attempt

By Ben Crompton

Scalextric, we're sure, has a special place in many a gadget-lover's heart with fond memories of glorious victories over various family members. Setting up the track could sometimes be a bit of a chore, checking the metal pins underneath for dodgy connections... Read more

Dyson launches DC31 and the DC31 Animal vacuums

Dyson launches DC31 and the DC31 Animal vacuums

By Ben Crompton

Anyone still using their DustBuster? Thought not, but if you were in love with the concept but not with the performance, this new release from Dyson could be the very thing to brush - sorry, suck - your cleaning related cares away. The DC31 and the DC31... Read more

Stephen Wolfram announces Q and A session

Stephen Wolfram announces Q and A session

By Ben Crompton

This Thursday 4 June at 4pm CDT, Stephen Wolfram is to stage a question and answer session based around the comments, suggestions and questions that have been received relating to the Wolfram Alpha search engine. The Wolfram Alpha blog states that "he’ll... Read more

Pocket-lint readers say no prison for Pirate Bay four

Pocket-lint readers say no prison for Pirate Bay four

By Ben Crompton

The majority of Pocket-lint readers have shown their support for The Pirate Bay four. In our recent poll we asked if you agreed with Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde's 1-year jail term for breaking copyright law.... Read more

Guinness' glimpse of a futuristic pub

Guinness' glimpse of a futuristic pub

By Ben Crompton

Guinness has laid out its vision for the pub of the future to celebrate St Patrick's Day. The Guinness innovation team has worked with Ben Hourahine, a "futurist", to give you a glimpse of what your local could look like in 250 year's time. New features... Read more

Last chance to win a Samsung Armani M7500

Last chance to win a Samsung Armani M7500

By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint has teamed up with DialaPhone to bring you the chance of winning this designer phone. The competition will close on the 23 February giving you just the weekend left to enter. The Samsung Armani M7500, also called the "Night Effect", is aimed... Read more

i-mate launches tough 810-F smartphone

i-mate launches tough 810-F smartphone

By Ben Crompton

i-mate has launched the 810-F, described as the "world’s first complete lifestyle mobile to come with a lifetime warranty". The manufacturer claims that the phone is built to tough military standards meaning it can cope with extreme pressure, heat,... Read more

Last chance to win a Sandisk Sansa C250

Last chance to win a Sandisk Sansa C250

By Ben Crompton

A quick reminder ladies and gentlemen that you only have until Friday 13 February to be in with a chance of winning the Sandisk Sansa C250 MP3 player. All you have to do is follow Pocket-lint on Twitter. The Sansa C250 boasts a 2GB memory - expandable... Read more

Last chance to win a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Last chance to win a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint has teamed up with Dial-a-Phone.co.uk to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and you now only have today and tomorrow to enter. The price for Nokia's first touchscreen handset will be £249 SIM-free, including... Read more

Samsung Acme i8910 rumoured

Samsung Acme i8910 rumoured

By Ben Crompton

As well as the other Samsung phone rumours we've been hearing, it seems another 8-megapixel model - the Acme i8910 - is also slated to launch very soon, a source informs us. The new phone is supposed to boast an 8-megapixel camera, large touchscreen,... Read more

Last chance to win a TomTom Go 740 Live

Last chance to win a TomTom Go 740 Live

By Ben Crompton

As we're headed to the end of the month, this is your last chance to win a TomTom satnav system with our comments comp. Just comment on any news story or review you find on Pocket-lint and you can win yourself the ace TomTom GO 740 LIVE, given 9/10 in... Read more

New 8MP Samsung "Loches" phone rumoured

New 8MP Samsung "Loches" phone rumoured

By Ben Crompton

An industry source has informed Pocket-lint that the supposedly leaked 8-megapixel Samsung S8300, news of which was doing the rounds before Christmas, will launch as the "Loches". As well as the new name, specs for the phone, due to launch at the top... Read more

RM launches ED-E robot for the classroom

RM launches ED-E robot for the classroom

By Ben Crompton

RM, in partnership with DACTA, has launched its first robot designed specifically for the educational market. The robot, called ED-E, is manufactured by MechRC and will be used to teach children the principles behind a variety of subjects including physics... Read more

Maplin launches Packbuster

Maplin launches Packbuster

By Ben Crompton

Maplin has announced that they are to sell a new product that could end your package opening woes. The apply named Packbuster has three features that are designed to handle different aspects of package opening. A cutter, the "Blister Buster" and a screwdriver.... Read more

Pocket-lint to bring you news on tech deals

Pocket-lint to bring you news on tech deals

By Ben Crompton

Feeling the pinch of all this economic downturn and credit crunch? Well, fret not dear readers for Pocket-lint is here to offer you salvation. Every weekday we will be offering you ways you can save money in 2009. In a recent poll on the site, 50% of... Read more

Yearly news roundup - 2008

Yearly news roundup - 2008

By Ben Crompton

As regular Pocket-lint readers will know, we bring you daily and weekly news roundups of the most read stories on the site, giving you an at-a-glance look at the most popular current articles. We thought that as 2008 draws to a close, a yearly news roundup,... Read more

Last chance to win a Casio EX-FH20 digital camera

Last chance to win a Casio EX-FH20 digital camera

By Ben Crompton

Casio is kindly offering its 40 frames per second digital camera - the EX-FH20 - to the person that comes up with the best comment on a Pocket-lint story in December. The New Year is rapidly approaching but to be in with a chance to win, you still have... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: ActionAid charity donation and e-card

Credit Crunch Christmas: ActionAid charity donation and e-card

By Ben Crompton

Today we thought we would do something a little different for our Christmas Credit Crunch gift idea on Christmas Eve. In view of the fact it is quite late to be traipsing around the shops looking for presents and all online deliveries have now stopped,... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: £30 off an ION USB turntable

Credit Crunch Christmas: £30 off an ION USB turntable

By Ben Crompton

For today's Credit Crunch Christmas suggestion we have an idea for those of you who are struggling to think of what to get a parent, PC-ed up grandparent, or anyone for that matter with a large vinyl collection. It is the ION iTT 05 XL USB turntable,... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Freesat

Credit Crunch Christmas: Freesat

By Ben Crompton

Today's Credit Crunch Christmas suggestion of Freesat is for those who are buying for someone trying to save some pennies, or are themselves tightening the purse strings. There are various options available, including standard definition boxes for around... Read more

Microsoft to headline Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

Microsoft to headline Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures

By Ben Crompton

The Christmas Lectures have come a long way since Michael Faraday first started performing live experiments to young audiences at the Royal Institution in the 19th century. This year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are presented by Chris Bishop,... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

By Ben Crompton

Today's Credit Crunch Christmas offer takes the form of the Wharfedale 160GB DVD player and recorder with HDMI. An especially nice piece of kit considering that eXpansys are offering it to you for £69.99, this is £60 off the normal price, but there's... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Solar keychain

Credit Crunch Christmas: Solar keychain

By Ben Crompton

Today's Credit Crunch Christmas idea is a handy little eco solution for when your mobile phone power's down, leaving you offline and alone. Never fear because the solar keychain is here. Available from Firebox for £14.95, as the name suggests it is a... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Vodafone pre-pay modem

Credit Crunch Christmas: Vodafone pre-pay modem

By Ben Crompton

For our Credit Crunch Christmas suggestion today we have a fantastic mobile broadband offer from Vodafone. The "TopUP and Go" modem gives you 1GB of data, costs £39 and comes with £15 worth of credit. And if you want to store files for use on the go,... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Motorola W180 for £2.88

Credit Crunch Christmas: Motorola W180 for £2.88

By Ben Crompton

Today we have some breaking news for you in our Credit Crunch Christmas gift guide. Our suggestion this Monday is the UK's first ever mobile phone for under £3, courtesy of the Carphone Warehouse. The Motorola W180 - on sale for £2.88 - is being offered... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM

Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM

By Ben Crompton

Today in our countdown to Christmas gift guide we have for you a DVD player - but - no ordinary DVD player as it is the Toshiba XD-E500. The XD-E500 is what is known as an upscaler. Such players have the ability to extend the image resolution of standard... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: GelaSkins

Credit Crunch Christmas: GelaSkins

By Ben Crompton

Today's bargain bucket Christmas present idea is ideal for those of you have to buy for someone with an iPod, PSP or laptop. GelaSkins are a smart and affordable way to pimp a tech device, available from Urban Retro (among others) prices range from £10... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: TomTom ONE Assist

Credit Crunch Christmas: TomTom ONE Assist

By Ben Crompton

Today we have a travel related Christmas bargain in the form of the TomTom ONE Assist. Not only is it a good GPS offering (winning the Pocket-lint Award for Best Car Gadget) but it is currently available from Amazon.co.uk at the competitive price of £92.47,... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujifilm Finepix A850

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujifilm Finepix A850

By Ben Crompton

Today we have a real cracking Christmas money saver for you. The Fujifilm Finepix A850 digital camera seems to tick all the right boxes, since it's a great price, boasts decent specs and has pocketable dimensions of 92.9 x 60.4 x 30.1mm. Sporting 8.1-megapixels,... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujitsu Siemens' LIFEBOOK4LIFE

Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujitsu Siemens' LIFEBOOK4LIFE

By Ben Crompton

Today's Credit Crunch Christmas gift idea has a bit of a twist. There are no discounts or free add-ons, just one very interesting proposition. Buy a Fujitsu Siemens' Lifebook and every 3 years they will replace it with a brand new one for the rest of... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: Buy iPod nano, get half price JBL speaker

Credit Crunch Christmas: Buy iPod nano, get half price JBL speaker

By Ben Crompton

Yesterday for our Credit Crunch Christmas bargain we told you about a one-day-only discounted iPod nano offer. Today we're carrying on the Apple theme with another iPod offering. Rather than any discounts, Currys is offering a 4th gen iPod nano for £107,... Read more

Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70

Credit Crunch Christmas: 8GB iPod nano 3G for £70

By Ben Crompton

Today's Christmas bargain takes the form of an 8GB iPod nano that's offered for a shade under £70.One of eXpansys' one-day special offers, the price drop is only available between 11am and 4pm today - and only via the links below - so you'll need to... Read more