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Study finds mobile phones don't cause cancer

Study finds mobile phones don't cause cancer

By Ben Crompton

Latest research involving a large section of the Danish population suggests that there is no link between the long-term use of mobile phones and brain cancer.The study, that was originally published in the bmj.com, involved the analysis data of 10,729... Read more

Microsoft Research HoloDesk amazes with virtual 3D manipulation (video)

Microsoft Research HoloDesk amazes with virtual 3D manipulation (video)

By Ben Crompton

Microsoft Research has just posted this ace video showing off one of the latest projects to come out of its labs: a serious piece of hardware called the HoloDesk, that lets you manipulate 3D images with your hands.Pocket-lint remember being wowed in a... Read more

ITV and ODG bring on-demand programmes to Three mobiles

ITV and ODG bring on-demand programmes to Three mobiles

By Ben Crompton

Three has announced a deal with On Demand Group - a video-on-demand aggregator - which will allow Three customers to watch the latest ITV shows on their smartphones.The upshot of this deal is that Three subscribers will be able to watch a selection of... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Whale Trail review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Whale Trail review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint has to admit - or rather this particular Pocket-linter - to not having heard of ustwo before. And looking at the company's work to date, it doesn't appear there's been a great deal of commercial success.And on first glance, Whale Trail, our... Read more

New bird coming to Angry Birds this Halloween

New bird coming to Angry Birds this Halloween

By Ben Crompton

Angry Birds fans rejoice as it has been confirmed, by Rovio’s North American general manager, Andrew Stalbow, that Angry Birds will be receiving a new bird this Halloween.Stalbow made the announcement on stage at the Web 2.0 conference, whilst also... Read more

Nokia dabbles with NFC gaming

Nokia dabbles with NFC gaming

By Ben Crompton

Nokia has posted a YouTube video that highlights some of the gaming possibilities that Near Field Communication (NFC) can bring to a Nokia handset, or any mobile for that matter.Shot at the Nokia offices in Palo Alto, California - see Nokia is cool too... Read more

Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC

Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC

By Ben Crompton

Talking at Asia D, Andy Lees spoke of the possibility that 2012 will see the introduction of NFC and the and a way that hardware manufactures can "add value" and extend and vary hardware on Windows Phone 7.This comes on the back of a feeling by many WP7... Read more

Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android Beam to Galaxy Nexus

Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android Beam to Galaxy Nexus

By Ben Crompton

Android Beam is just one of the little tweaks to come out of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich update, and with it comes the ability to nudge data across phones - essentially, tap-to-share functionality.Admittedly this is nothing new as it was a function of... Read more

HTC responds to Ice Cream Sandwich Android update

HTC responds to Ice Cream Sandwich Android update

By Ben Crompton

HTC has responded to Google's launch of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with an official statement, which gives very little away in terms of its plans to update future HTC handsets.And it's fair enough really considering the reaction of HTC handset owners... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

What did the Pink Panther say when he trod on an ant? Dead-ant, dead-ant, dead-ant, dedant, dedant, dedant....It's probably a while since you heard that classic playground joke, and, to be honest, we're not sure how well it translates to the written word.... Read more

Bedphones boast improved performance in the sack

Bedphones boast improved performance in the sack

By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint has been waiting its entire life for these bad boys to become a reality, as listening to music, a podcast or perhaps even an audio book is one of the few pleasures we have left.However, as Mrs Pocket-lint grows ever weary of our Winnie the... Read more

Adobe demos future Photoshop technology

Adobe demos future Photoshop technology

By Ben Crompton

Adobe has just posted a load of videos of the technology "sneak peeks" that were showcased recently at the company’s annual MAX user conference in Los Angeles. There was plenty of interest, however amongst the bunch the future image deblurring technology... Read more

Motorola Droid RAZR breaks cover

Motorola Droid RAZR breaks cover

By Ben Crompton

Previously known as the Motorola Spyder, new pics of the, now, Droid RAZR have been revealed on Motorola's teaser website ahead of its launch today (18 October).The phone looks to be super-thin and is rumoured to be packing a dual-core 1.2GHz processor... Read more

Canon EOS-1D X unveiled, coming March 2012

Canon EOS-1D X unveiled, coming March 2012

By Ben Crompton

The rumours have been flying around, and only yesterday was it almost certain that Canon would be launching its followup to the 1D Mark IV today (18 October). Needless to say the new Canon EOS-1D X looks like a beast, and if specs are anything to go by... Read more

RIM leaks Bellagio and Curve Touch via BlackBerry developer blog

RIM leaks Bellagio and Curve Touch via BlackBerry developer blog

By Ben Crompton

Two new smartphones have been posted on the BlackBerry devblog for all to see, whether it was RIM's intention for all to to see, rather than just developers, remains to be seen; what is highly likely, however, is that we're about to see the imminent official... Read more

iPhone 4S Siri ported onto iPhone 4

iPhone 4S Siri ported onto iPhone 4

By Ben Crompton

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith seems to have made a bit of a breakthrough in porting the Siri voice-recognition system onto the iPhone 4 - showing that there's no good reason why Siri couldn't run on the iPhone 4S predecessor.The developer has been... Read more

Find My Friends finds wife 'cheating', raises questions over privacy

Find My Friends finds wife 'cheating', raises questions over privacy

By Ben Crompton

The Apple iOS 5 Find My Friends app seems to have been instrumental in catching a cheating wife, as the app was activated by a suspicious husband hoping to catch her in the act.We say in the act, although Find My Friends doesn't utilise the iPhone's camera... Read more

Nvidia 3D Vision 2 brings better visability to your gaming

Nvidia 3D Vision 2 brings better visability to your gaming

By Ben Crompton

Nvidia 3D Vision 2 has just been announced, the update to its stereoscopic 3D Vision system hopefully bringing further improvements in the glasses and display department. Nvidia 3D Vision 2 not only adds larger-lensed glasses but also brings Nvidia 3D... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Steambirds: Survival review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Steambirds: Survival review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Turn-based aerial combat games aren't something Pocket-lint is too familiar with, with initial reservations held due to the genre's strengths usually relying on fast-paced action to keep any would-be gamer happy.However, our App of the Day is a new addition... Read more

World's first remote control black cab drives into London

World's first remote control black cab drives into London

By Ben Crompton

The future is here. Images of Total Recall's Johnny Cab abound as we take a glimpse of London's first full-sized remote controlled taxi.Brainchild of engineering wizard Dr. James Brighton, rather than competing with real-life taxi drivers, it marks the... Read more

BlackBerry failure could see 1 in 5 move to iPhone

BlackBerry failure could see 1 in 5 move to iPhone

By Ben Crompton

It's not been a great week for BlackBerry, and with the launch of the iPhone 4S, along with all the fandom that goes with it, the news that many BlackBerry users would potentially opt for an iPhone as a direct result of Blackberry’s service problems... Read more

iOS 5 camera update allows for remote shutter photography

iOS 5 camera update allows for remote shutter photography

By Ben Crompton

The iPhone 4S, although externally mostly unchanged from the iPhone 4, has plenty of surprises under the hood, not least its improved camera. Along with the improved camera there's also a nice improvement to go alongside with the addition of iOS 5 (clearly... Read more

Tech deal: Ministry of Sound and HMV teamup for new headphones lineup

Tech deal: Ministry of Sound and HMV teamup for new headphones lineup

By Ben Crompton

HMV and Ministry of Sound have teamed up in order to bring you, the lucky customer, a deal which could see you taking away a £5 gift ecard  with any purchase of Ministry of Sound's new headphone range.The deal will be launching in 88 stores around the... Read more

Samsung $2 Galaxy S II stunt attempts to spoil iPhone 4S launch

Samsung $2 Galaxy S II stunt attempts to spoil iPhone 4S launch

By Ben Crompton

Samsung has opened up a smartphone shop just metres away from Apple's Sydney store, with the aim of selling its Samsung Galaxy S II at the knock-down price of $2; conveniently coinciding with the launch of Apple's new iPhone 4S.The Apple iPhone 4S is... Read more

Google doodle celebrates Art Clokey's life with Gumby animation

Google doodle celebrates Art Clokey's life with Gumby animation

By Ben Crompton

A Google has decided to jazz up its homepage with a Gumby-inspired Google doodle, celebrating Gumby creator Art Clokey's 90th birthday.Clokey, who died in 2010, may not be well known outside the USA - well we hadn't heard of him anyway - however the Detroit-born... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Burst Mode review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Burst Mode review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

iPhone photography apps are big business and it seems a week doesn't go by without some new, arty-retro effort springing forth; and although there are many of a very high standard, that will no doubt  enhance your photos in many ways, the practical value... Read more

Vodafone Data Test Drive lets new customers push data to the limit

Vodafone Data Test Drive lets new customers push data to the limit

By Ben Crompton

Vodafone has come up with a new scheme called Data Test Drive, which will allow all new and upgrading customers to use as much data as they like, on whatever they like, for three months. Allowing you to test the network to the limit before confirming... Read more

Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset turns on 3D voice navigation

Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset turns on 3D voice navigation

By Ben Crompton

As Nokia prepares to unleash its first iteration of Windows Phone 7 handsets upon the world, reports have come in that the Finnish phone giant is preparing its own voice navigation and 3D maps software for the Mango OS.The reports that come in from WinRumors,... Read more

Plantronics Marque M155 headset is the business

Plantronics Marque M155 headset is the business

By Ben Crompton

Plantronics, experts in the field of the Bluetooth headset, has announced the Marque M155 Bluetooth headset, which is designed to be best buds with your iPhone and Android smartphone.Sporting a rather sleek and lightweight design the Marque also comes... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Robot Wants Kitty review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Robot Wants Kitty review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

The humble platformer has come along way since Chuckie Egg and the like, with all manner of styles and stories making up the genre. Once the preserve of the dedicated arcade machine, the platform genre soon found itself a firm favourite in the living... Read more

New Grado PS500 headphones aimed firmly at the audiophile

New Grado PS500 headphones aimed firmly at the audiophile

By Ben Crompton

Headphone specialist Grado has announced the launch of the Grado PS500 Professional Series headphones, which should deliver some serious audio pleasure to your auricles.Now we'd be the first to admit that high prices don't always equate to a quality product,... Read more

OnLive cloud-gaming service launches in UK

OnLive cloud-gaming service launches in UK

By Ben Crompton

The on-demand cloud gaming service OnLive is finally going to see the light of day, as its launch in the UK has been announced at the Eurogamer Expo 2011 in London.With over 100 games currently available it seems that the OnLive team is making all the... Read more

Five tips for a successful YouTube music video

Five tips for a successful YouTube music video

By Ben Crompton

YouTube has long been synonymous with music videos of all kinds, bringing a cheap and effective way for bands to get their music heard. With the potential for millions of people to view your music, it's no wonder that a lot of time and effort goes into... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Dynamic English Lessons review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Dynamic English Lessons review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Language, as a rule, is dab-handy, allowing us to instigate all manner of different ideas and concepts that would otherwise remain a unexpressed trace in the human mind. There are many to choose from: Spanish, Chinese; the highly complex Tuyuca language.However,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Neurons review (WP7)

APP OF THE DAY: Neurons review (WP7)

By Ben Crompton

There have been many disciplines created through which humans have attempted to expand their minds, and searching out a greater understanding of the world around us can be a bewildering affair.For many of us structured academic learning is a distant memory,... Read more

Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC brings versatility to your desk

Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC brings versatility to your desk

By Ben Crompton

Toshiba has had an excellent IFA 2011 in Germany, partly due to its impressive Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook. Now it hopes to wow with the Qosmio DX730UK - a powerful and highly stylish entertainment centre with touchscreen control.Looking like a good... Read more

Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2 coming September say sources

Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2 coming September say sources

By Ben Crompton

A report from the DigiTimes is suggesting that the Nook Color 2 could be just around the corner - well, September to be exact, so very soon indeed.The Nook Color 2 is the followup to the Android-powered Nook color, which had built-in mono speaker, universal... Read more

Jabra Sport headphones come with military-grade protection

Jabra Sport headphones come with military-grade protection

By Ben Crompton

Jabra is getting all tough with its launch of the Jabra Sport which makes use of full military-grade protection - just what you need on your morning jog.The Jabra Sport comes in two different forms: a wireless and corder version; each coming with some... Read more

Toshiba Portege Z830 laptop baggsies world’s thinnest title

Toshiba Portege Z830 laptop baggsies world’s thinnest title

By Ben Crompton

Toshiba has announced the Portege Z830 at IFA 2011 in Germany, and with it comes some pretty tiny proportions; making this, in the company's own words: "an Ultrabook".Wow, I don't know about you dear reader but Toshiba had us at Ultra... You can stuff... Read more

Ford opens the door for MyKey in-car technology

Ford opens the door for MyKey in-car technology

By Ben Crompton

Ford has announced an innovative new system called MyKey, at IFA 2011, which may go someway to allaying parental fears when handing over the car to their offspring.The system, which was featured using the Evos Concept - a new concept car showcasing key... Read more

Mobee Magic Numpad gives Apple trackpad a numerical edge

Mobee Magic Numpad gives Apple trackpad a numerical edge

By Ben Crompton

Those of you Mac users who long for a numpad of your prized machine, can now have the best of both world's thanks to a nifty little add-on called the Mobee Magic Numpad.An app needs to be downloaded, before placing the Numpad film onto your Apple Magic... Read more

Creative Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup

Creative Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup

By Ben Crompton

Creative has decided to use IFA 2011 as the perfect platform for launching four new gaming headsets, which means that one of the Creative Soundblaster quartet is bound to tickle your gaming fancy.All of the headsets come with bold new designs and compelling... Read more

Philips DesignLine TV range brings a touch of glass to your living room

Philips DesignLine TV range brings a touch of glass to your living room

By Ben Crompton

Philips has launched its DesignLine, a new range of LED TVs, which may appeal to the style-conscious amongst you as "the range embodies the philosophy that home entertainment devices should integrate into the living environment rather than impose upon... Read more

Samsung WB750 takes you 'further and faster' with 18x optical zoom

Samsung WB750 takes you 'further and faster' with 18x optical zoom

By Ben Crompton

The Samsung WB750 has been launched at IFA; bringing plenty of zoom, Samsung's special CMOS sensor and what looks to be a pretty nifty burst function.Straight into the specs, and the camera carries a 12.5-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor,... Read more

Samsung MultiView MV800 camera flips out

Samsung MultiView MV800 camera flips out

By Ben Crompton

Samsung is calling its new MultiView MV800 camera innovative, and this may well be the case, however it's also a little bonkers as it offers up a 180-degree flip-style, MultiView Touch display. Well bonkers may be being harsh, but fun is certainly the... Read more

Google enables offline Gmail, Docs and Calendar

Google enables offline Gmail, Docs and Calendar

By Ben Crompton

Google has announced its offline Gmail, Docs and Calendar, meaning you'll now be able to access a whole host of content when a connection is proving hard to come by.Offline access for web apps was mentioned at Google's I/O 2011, and now it seems functionality... Read more

Jawbone adds computer Nerd to new Icon HD headset

Jawbone adds computer Nerd to new Icon HD headset

By Ben Crompton

Jawbone has introduced a brand new peripheral, called The Nerd, to its new Icon HD headset; the duo teaming up to bring wireless audio from your computer directly into your ear.Sound waves have, of course, been doing this for some time through the medium... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Flick Soccer review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Flick Soccer review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Our Friday App of the Day offering is something you'll either love or hate, as it features a good dose of football-related gaming goal action.Saying that, it's quite possible that a number of non-football fans will enjoy it as well as it's arguably the... Read more

Channel4.com 4oD launches all-new rebuilt user interface

Channel4.com 4oD launches all-new rebuilt user interface

By Ben Crompton

Channel4.com has announced that its ever-popular 4oD video on demand service has had an overhaul; due to rise like a phoenix from the flames on 31 August, resplendent in a host of new features.Keeping its 30-day catchup service and extensive back catalogue,... Read more

Tech deal: Nikon launches D5100 cashback offer

Tech deal: Nikon launches D5100 cashback offer

By Ben Crompton

Amongst all the recent camera releases, Nikon has also just announced a deal which it hopes could persuade you to opt for one of its higher-end efforts. Those of you looking for a DSLR - specifically a Nikon D5100 - can claim up to £75 cashback.Seeing... Read more