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HP Veer 4G dated and to launch as AT&T exclusive

HP Veer 4G dated and to launch as AT&T exclusive

By Ben Crompton

Having brought you previous hands-on shots of HP Veer 4G at MWC 2011, we now have the news that the diminutive webOS handset will be launching as an AT&T exclusive on 15 May in the US.HP, having taken over Palm, has launched a handset that brings together... Read more

New iMac gets the iFixit teardown treatment

New iMac gets the iFixit teardown treatment

By Ben Crompton

It was only a matter of time before the chaps at iFixit got their screwdrivers in hand in order to pull off another teardown of a just-released gadget - this time it's the turn of the new Apple iMac complete with Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge technology.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 iPod rival detailed

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 iPod rival detailed

By Ben Crompton

We've already had a good poke around with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and 5 Wi-Fi models when they were first announced at CES and Mobile World Congress and now you can too.Yep, on schedule as promised, Samsung has announced two Wi-Fi enabled mini tablets... Read more

Olympus LS-20 sound recorder adds HD movie capture

Olympus LS-20 sound recorder adds HD movie capture

By Ben Crompton

Olympus has announced the launch of the LS-20 PCM recorder, a high-def digital sound recorder which it claims offers "recording studio sound quality" along with HD movie recording to boot. Openly admitting that HD movie recording on cameras it not always... Read more

Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

Google offices raided over illegal location tracking

By Ben Crompton

Google looks to be in trouble again over an alleged privacy breach relating to location tracking, as Google's South Korean offices were raided by police over unauthorised personal data collection. Apparently the problem centres around Google's AdMob mobile... Read more

BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong

BlackBerry Playbook launch day sales 50,000 strong

By Ben Crompton

Launch day sales for RIM's new Blackberry PlayBook tablet have emerged which, although better than expected, still aren't the massive numbers seen when the Apple iPad 2 was launched last month. According to Mike Abramsky, the General Manager over at RBC... Read more

BBC R&D receives Queen's award for Piero sports graphics tech

BBC R&D receives Queen's award for Piero sports graphics tech

By Ben Crompton

The BBC's research and development department have just received an award for its Piero TV graphics system - something that has transformed sports broadcasting. The Queen's Award has been presented to the BBC for the way in which the Piero system enables... Read more

Microsoft budget mice bring comfort to computing

Microsoft budget mice bring comfort to computing

By Ben Crompton

The computer mouse, although clearly not as furry as its real-life counterpart, is certainly a handy tool; so if you were just thinking that you could do with an update, Microsoft is hoping that its Comfort Mouse 3000 and the Comfort Mouse 6000 might... Read more

Fake anti-virus scams rain on royal wedding searches

Fake anti-virus scams rain on royal wedding searches

By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint just had a heads up from the  GFi Labs blog that the royal wedding has started a batch of fake anti-virus scams - rewarding folks that are searching for snippets of the big day with a nasty dose of spyware. Search terms related to the wedding... Read more

Samsung Multi-Proof W200 Pocket Cam gets us wet

Samsung Multi-Proof W200 Pocket Cam gets us wet

By Ben Crompton

Having just announced its new ST93 compact camera, Samsung is to launch something a little bit tougher in the shape of the Samsung Multi-Proof W200 Pocket Cam. The rugged W200 is designed to be taken into the toughest conditions and features a 5-megapixel... Read more

Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK

Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK

By Ben Crompton

If you're thinking of taking your new tablet abroad with you this summer you might want to think again as a Which? report suggests that you could be paying up to 1000 times more for 3G internet use abroad. All in all it's not looking like a great news... Read more

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

By Ben Crompton

Apple is in the firing line for placing iPhone and iPad customers' privacy at risk after reports emerged that the two Apple devices track the users' location before downloading the information onto their computer when synced. The research, coming from... Read more

Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers

Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers

By Ben Crompton

Ofcom has revealed its report of the most complained about telecoms providers between October 2010 and February 2011, and it looks as though Three UK, T-mobile and Talk Talk have all got their work cut out. The complaints data collected by Ofcom focused... Read more

Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty

Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty

By Ben Crompton

Samsung has just announced the launch of a brand new feature-ridden compact camera; adding to the current ST range, the ST93 hopes to entice you to buy with a whopping 16 megapixels in an ultra-slim shape. The ST93 gets dual image stabilisation, the tech... Read more

TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger

TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger

By Ben Crompton

The age of the connected car cometh, and as such TomTom is attempting to stay in the running with the launch of the High Speed Multi-Charger. The new TomTom charger is able to power-up three devices in your car, "up to four times faster than "other chargers",... Read more

Microsoft's StreetView rival Streetside hits UK and Europe

Microsoft's StreetView rival Streetside hits UK and Europe

By Ben Crompton

Microsoft will soon be launching its own take on Google's ever-popular, but also very controversial, Street View service; called Streetside, Microsoft has already begun snapping in London and should be looking to the continent (Paris and Barcelona) in... Read more

HP ePrint service for iPhone hits App Store

HP ePrint service for iPhone hits App Store

By Ben Crompton

HP has just announced its HP ePrint service app for iPhone, allowing you to print all manner of info onto any networked enterprise printer. This extension to HP's ePrint service, which allows users to send a print job directly to their printer using its... Read more

Binatone iDect L1i hands on

Binatone iDect L1i hands on

By Ben Crompton

With the vast majority of people sporting some kind of mobile phone, and generally using it both at home and when out on the street, we have to ask the question: is there much of a place for a dedicated home telephone? Well the answer is clearly yes,... Read more

Winner of iPad 2 competition announced

Winner of iPad 2 competition announced

By Ben Crompton

Recently Pocket-lint and Gameloft joined forces to give away a brand new iPad 2, and now, out of the hundreds of you who entered by tweeting and "Liking" on Facebook, a winner has been picked.Just to recap the top-end tablet gets a 9.7-inch (diagonal)... Read more

Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

By Ben Crompton

A new project, called Virgin Oceanic, headed up by entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson aims to explore new areas of the deep ocean using an 18-foot submersible. Made from carbon fibre and titanium the Virgin Oceanic Sub has an operating depth... Read more

London Underground game Chromaroma to make commute more bearable

London Underground game Chromaroma to make commute more bearable

By Ben Crompton

An Oyster card public transport travel game, called Chromaroma, has been launched, which hopes to transform the daily commute on the Tube from a somewhat hellish experience into a fun-packed joyride. Over the years there have been many potential solutions... Read more

iPhone 5 may sport 8-megapixel Sony sensor

iPhone 5 may sport 8-megapixel Sony sensor

By Ben Crompton

Reports from WSJ seem to suggest that the iPhone 5 could be getting an 8-megapixel sensor when it launches this summer - and a Sony one at that. The report comes after Walt Mossberg spoke with Sony’s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer at the Talking Tech event... Read more

Motorola Xoom price drops before hitting shop shelves

Motorola Xoom price drops before hitting shop shelves

By Ben Crompton

PC World has seen fit to drop the price of the Xoom before it hits shop shelves, hinting that retailers could have doubts of how well the  Android 3.0 tablet will sell on launch; the site has dropped the price from £499 to £479.The site says that the... Read more

Jerusalem Apple store to contain world's first Apple digital library?

Jerusalem Apple store to contain world's first Apple digital library?

By Ben Crompton

A report by the Jerusalem Post is stating that Apple is looking to open a giant Apple Store which would be placed at the entrance of Jerusalem and hold the world's first Apple digital library. We're not exactly sure what guise the digital library would... Read more

Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter

Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter

By Ben Crompton

As a rule it pays if the gubbins that goes into powering consumer technology gets smaller, leaving more space for big screens and thinner form factors; which is why Formay's announcement of its new disk-on-chip (DOC) solid state hard drive is good news.... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Doodle Jump Hop The Movie review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Doodle Jump Hop The Movie review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

How do you improve on a classic? Well it's a tricky ask, not least because classics usually hold a great deal of importance to the people who have watched, listened, read or played them. Ask any fan if they should remake Star Wars and they'll probably... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: IncrediBooth review (iPad 2, iPhone 4)

APP OF THE DAY: IncrediBooth review (iPad 2, iPhone 4)

By Ben Crompton

With the release of Apple's latest iteration of iPad we thought it only fitting to feature an app which would allow you to take advantage of one of the few new features that the iPad 2 sports over its older sibling; in this case its front-facing camera.Yes,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Expedia Tripcompanion for Facebook review (Facebook)

APP OF THE DAY: Expedia Tripcompanion for Facebook review (Facebook)

By Ben Crompton

More than ever, it seems that a trip to a far off destination isn't complete unless you've logged into Facebook everyday in order to tell all your friends and family back home of what a great time you're having without them.However, thanks to an update... Read more

iPhone 5 images show larger edge-to-edge display

iPhone 5 images show larger edge-to-edge display

By Ben Crompton

More iPhone 5 speculation, in the form of "mold engineering drawings", has emerged, this time hinting at a larger edge-to-edge screen, and strengthening previous news gleaned from a digitiser panel of a possible fifth gen iPhone - showing a markedly thinner... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Liqua Pop review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Liqua Pop review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Puzzle games can be a funny breed, and trying to balance the cognitive elements along with the absorbing visuals, nice sound and decent playability can be a challenge in itself.Originality is also a key, and it appears, during our afternoon's play anyway,... Read more

Logitech Z906 speakers all set to annoy your neighbours

Logitech Z906 speakers all set to annoy your neighbours

By Ben Crompton

The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 have just been announced by Logitech - and should, with their THX certificate, be a worthy successor to the award-winning Logitech Z-5500. Ideal for any sociopaths or those in detached houses, these theatre-quality... Read more

O2 gives green light to Alcatel One Touch Mobiles

O2 gives green light to Alcatel One Touch Mobiles

By Ben Crompton

Alcatel One Touch has announced its first handsets to be available on O2, including the Alcatel One Touch 355 QWERTY and One Touch 708 touchscreen effort. Both devices come running Android 2.2 and offer a thin overlay to the vanilla Android experience... Read more

International Women's Day 100th anniversary gets the Google Doodle treatment

International Women's Day 100th anniversary gets the Google Doodle treatment

By Ben Crompton

A Google Doodle has just been posted celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Clicking on the doodle will takes you through to the website, which gives information on how you can get involved by joining, "tens of thousands of people... Read more

UK loses its way as dangerously dependent on GPS

UK loses its way as dangerously dependent on GPS

By Ben Crompton

A report from the Royal Academy of Engineering has stated that the UK is "dangerously dependent" on GPS satellite navigation. And although for many GPS systems are mostly familiar on the dashboards of their cars in the form of a satnav, the failure of... Read more

App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone)

App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

There are many pursuits that appear to be completely futile and void of any true value; watching day-time TV being just one of them.And this is a criticism made all too frequently in the area of gaming, where hours, and quite possibly days are spent trying... Read more

Panasonic releases Lumix GF2 "A City Exposed" galleries

Panasonic releases Lumix GF2 "A City Exposed" galleries

By Ben Crompton

Panasonic has released images of a commission, it gave to photographer Will Cooper Mitchell, called "A City Exposed"; using the Panasonic Lumix GF2 Mr Mitchell produced five urban-themed galleries. The "A City Exposed" campaign showcases the five galleries... Read more

Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG

Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG

By Ben Crompton

Three has announced its all-you-can-eat data package on pay as you go, in a move which should prove popular as the data is not subject to any fair usage policies.Although better now than a few years ago, mobile companies are still guilty of using the... Read more

We7 radio music app comes to Android

We7 radio music app comes to Android

By Ben Crompton

We7 had announced the launch of its new radio service, in the form of a new mobile app, which will hit Android phones before any other. The new mobile service will enable you to create your own personalised radio content on your handset - and best of... Read more

Wimbledon tennis finals to be fimed in 3D

Wimbledon tennis finals to be fimed in 3D

By Ben Crompton

The finals of the 2011 Wimbledon championship will be filmed in 3D, and streamed live in High Definition 3D to 3D capable cinemas around the world. Sony and the All England Tennis Club have announced the partnership, which looks to be very inclusive as... Read more

Gameloft: Help plummet the price of Dungeon Hunter 2

Gameloft: Help plummet the price of Dungeon Hunter 2

By Ben Crompton

Gameloft is spinning an interesting deal for Dungeon Hunter 2, by giving fans a chance to knock the price down by voting on Facebook. Called Fight the Price, the marketing team must have been working through the hours to come up with this one; basically... Read more

Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April

Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April

By Ben Crompton

If you want to get in on the public multiplayer beta of Gears of War 3 then you can now book your place by pre-ordering at Game or Gamestation. The test run, which will be running from the 25 April to 15 May , will mean that you can unlock a variety of... Read more

Sony Move.Me hopes to move developers from Kinect

Sony Move.Me hopes to move developers from Kinect

By Ben Crompton

Sony has announced on its blog that the Sony Move controller will be getting a software server application called Move.me, which should enable some Kinect-style innovation for its motion controller. The blog states that: "We want to see what innovative... Read more

Microsoft Windows upgrade odyssey from 1.0 to 7

Microsoft Windows upgrade odyssey from 1.0 to 7

By Ben Crompton

A video has been posted on YouTube that catalogues the Windows operating systems upgrades from 1.0 through to Windows 7, in what could be described as a Microsoft Windows odyssey, although slightly less perilous than Homer's. The Windows install and upgrade... Read more

Is this the new iPad 2?

Is this the new iPad 2?

By Ben Crompton

Adding to the list of possible iPad 2s which will no doubt turn out to be anything but the actual device that is launched at the Apple keynote, this little iPad 2 doppelganger has turned up in China.We're not sure exactly where in China, as it's by all... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update coming March

Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update coming March

By Ben Crompton

It appears that Samsung has confirmed that its Samsung Galaxy S phone will be getting the Android 2.3 update come March 2011.The news of the Gingerbread update, if correct, will mean that it's been 5 months since the handset's previous update to Froyo... Read more

Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

By Ben Crompton

Google is apparently looking to set up a pay-for, and unlimited, YouTube movie streaming service in the UK, to rival Amazon and its recent Lovefilm takeover. The news comes from the New York Post, who suggests that Google, who has been in talks with Hollywood... Read more

Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt

Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt

By Ben Crompton

With the new Apple MacBook Pro the first to incorporate Intel's new Thunderbolt high-speed interface, other manufacturers are beginning to shout that Apple aren't the only ones who'll get the new tech. And Lacie is one of them, as it's just announced... Read more

MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment

MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment

By Ben Crompton

Just a day after the all-new Apple MacBook Pro goes on sale iFixit has already been hard at work - hammers in hand - taking apart Apple's latest high-end laptop.Available in 13-, 15- and 17-inch screen sizes, as well as a whole host of spec boosts, the... Read more

PlayStation 2 portable goes on sale

PlayStation 2 portable goes on sale

By Ben Crompton

The Sony PlayStation 2 was, and still is an absolute classic; so what better way to honour your beloved console than to mod it. Queue the PlayStation 2 portable. This cracking effort from English modder techknott encases the relatively bulky dimensions... Read more

More iPad 2 details rumoured: no high-res screen or SD slot

More iPad 2 details rumoured: no high-res screen or SD slot

By Ben Crompton

More rumoured details of the iPad 2 have surfaced in the run up to the iPad 2 launch on 2 March, and by all accounts it's a bit of a mixed bag.According to Engadget sources the higher resolution screen as well as the SD card will not be present in the... Read more