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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

Magicbox Minuet DAB radio for young ears

Magicbox Minuet DAB radio for young ears

By Ben Crompton

There's a growing pressure nowadays to allow children to have access to all sorts of media, which in previous generations just wasn't available. So if you're not sure that your young one is ready for a television in their bedroom, despite them nagging,... Read more

HTC Incredible S on sale

HTC Incredible S on sale

By Ben Crompton

First launched in 2010 in the US, the HTC Incredible has set sale from North America and will be on sale in the UK, from tomorrow 25 February, in the form of the HTC Incredible S.Originally slated for a April launch, the earlier than anticipated release... Read more

Dell XPS 15 and 17 laptops given performance boost

Dell XPS 15 and 17 laptops given performance boost

By Ben Crompton

Dell showed off its performance enhanced XPS 17 laptop back at the beginning of the year at CES in Las Vegas, and now it's got its launch, being joined by the Dell XPS 15.Coming with the "latest second generation intel Core processors" - Sandy Bridge... Read more

Gameloft discounts top titles in iTunes

Gameloft discounts top titles in iTunes

By Ben Crompton

Gameloft has just started a crazy sale of iPhone and iPad games in iTunes, and you'll be able to take advantage of the discounted rate if you're quick.For a limited time only Gameloft is offering over 30 iPhone and iPad titles for just £0.59 - including... Read more

Cool camera key fobs stand out from the bunch

Cool camera key fobs stand out from the bunch

By Ben Crompton

The age old problem of finding the right key when trying to get into something important (usually your house, or perhaps car) looks to have been solved in style thanks to the Key-Met camera key fobs, which bring a little photo fun to the humble key.The... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Tiny Wings review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Tiny Wings review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

One thing that the iPhone has done for casual gaming is make it acceptable for your more traditional console gamer to appreciate the more whimsical title.If you'd asked a "hardcore gamer" a couple of years back whether they'd be seen dead playing a game... Read more

LogMeIn join.me Android app available now

LogMeIn join.me Android app available now

By Ben Crompton

LogMeIn has added Android mobile viewer support to its free screen-sharing tool join.me, which allows you to share what’s on your screen with whomever you like. So you can still talk your team through that crucial end of year presentation, if that's... Read more

Buffalo DriveStation brings SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the masses

Buffalo DriveStation brings SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the masses

By Ben Crompton

Hard drive manufacturer Buffalo has launched two new multimedia external hard drives in the form of the USB 3.0 DriveStation Duo and DriveStation Quad.The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard drives are designed for the demanding user who wants to achieve faster transfer... Read more

Paid ad-less Angry Birds for Android coming March

Paid ad-less Angry Birds for Android coming March

By Ben Crompton

Angry Birds for Android, currently only available in its add-supported form, will be available to enjoy in its paid-for version without the adverts within the month, says Rovio.Rovio recently stated on its Twitter feed: “give us another month and we’ll... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: I Dig It Expeditions review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: I Dig It Expeditions review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Digging is something that every human being, and indeed most living things, can relate to. At one time or another most of us have picked up a shovel, spade, or perhaps our mother's prized silver spoon and used it to dig with.Animals are the same, they... Read more

Breville creates radio toaster wonder gadget

Breville creates radio toaster wonder gadget

By Ben Crompton

There are some things, in Britain anyway, that are absolute musts if you're going to get through the day, without getting extremely angry with the world.There are three that spring to mind straight away: toast, tea and a bit of morning radio. Something... Read more

Amazon.com Prime customers get 5000 free movies

Amazon.com Prime customers get 5000 free movies

By Ben Crompton

A nice looking service has now gone live for Amazon Premium member customers called Prime Instant Videos - well it's fantastic as long as you're resident in the US.Unfortunately the service is not available in the UK, and so any premium member, presumably... Read more

Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant

Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant

By Ben Crompton

This webcam accessory is a touch of creative class, as it's been designed to fit over a webcam of the built-in variety in order to make you look as though you're an extra from Land of the Giants.Spotted on Super Punch, we're not sure whether it would... Read more

Google Crisis Response page goes live for Christchurch earthquake

Google Crisis Response page goes live for Christchurch earthquake

By Ben Crompton

A Google Crisis Response page has been created for the Christchurch earthquake disaster in New Zealand, which brings emergency links, news updates and map information in one place in order to help victims during the aftermath. You can find the page at... Read more

Sony Vaio L all-in-one PC launches with "Edge Access" control

Sony Vaio L all-in-one PC launches with "Edge Access" control

By Ben Crompton

Sony has announced its new Vaio L series all-in-one multimedia PC, which the company hopes will become the centre of your family's multimedia world. In the hope you'll make the Sony Vaio L series all-in-one PC a sort of multimedia focal point in your... Read more

Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted

Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted

By Ben Crompton

Microsoft has announced that the first update fot its Windows Phone 7 operating system is now available for download. However, before you get too hot under the collar, this isn't the much anticipated update which will bring copy and paste functionality... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Flight Control review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Flight Control review (Android)

By Ben Crompton

Out of the thousands of mobile apps that grace our smartphones, there are a select few that really hit the mark. There are many reasons for this, but when it comes to gaming apps it is usually the case that the developers have hit on a concept that's... Read more

MeeGo tablet interface hands-on

MeeGo tablet interface hands-on

By Ben Crompton

At a time when it's make or break for the MeeGo operating system Pocket-lint decided to go hands-on with the MeeGo interface on a tablet from Intel, to see whether it offers up anything new. The concept behind the UI, is that rather than offer up apps... Read more

BlackBerry Torch 2, Bold Touch, and Storm 3 rumoured

BlackBerry Torch 2, Bold Touch, and Storm 3 rumoured

By Ben Crompton

We previously brought you news of a leaked BlackBerry roadmap that featured a whole host of BlackBerry handsets that would be coming this year, and three of them have just turned up: the BlackBerry Torch 2, BlackBerry Bold Touch, and the  BlackBerry... Read more

StreetSpark social dating iPhone app launches

StreetSpark social dating iPhone app launches

By Ben Crompton

A new social matching service, called StreetSpark, has launched which uses existing information on your social networks to match you with people with the same interests, in the hope you'll become "special friends".Unlike traditional dating sites that... Read more

Microsoft Xbox announcement: new games coming to Kinect?

Microsoft Xbox announcement: new games coming to Kinect?

By Ben Crompton

News has emerged that Microsoft is to hold a press conference in the next few days where it will announce new Xbox 360 info. The conference will be held ahead of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, which Microsoft will be attending,... Read more

Huawei and London Underground deal imminent

Huawei and London Underground deal imminent

By Ben Crompton

Chinese Mobile phone manufacturer Huawei is close to sealing a deal with the London Underground, which would see a mobile network installed on the Tube. The mobile network Tube deal would mean that telecoms equipment would be provided by Huawei, whilst... Read more

Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

By Ben Crompton

Pentax, not one to shy away from whacky design mods on its cameras, has recently released a pimped version of its Pentax K-r; called the K-r Bonnie Pink Model.Named after the Japanese pop star, Bonnie Pink, who created the crazy colour scheme, the camera... Read more

Sony Ericsson 4G tablet prototype gives us a tasteful glimpse

Sony Ericsson 4G tablet prototype gives us a tasteful glimpse

By Ben Crompton

Some photos of what could possibly be a Sony Ericsson Android 4G prototype tablet have just emerged, from mobile website NieuweMobiel. This prototype strengthens previous rumours of Sony Ericsson working on an Android 4G tablet, and was spotted at the... Read more

White Xperia Play comes exclusively to O2

White Xperia Play comes exclusively to O2

By Ben Crompton

O2 is just one of many mobile phone carriers which are providing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but to our knowledge it's the only one that's come out so far with a white version of the gaming handset. The white Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is an exclusive... Read more

Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

By Ben Crompton

An electric Rickshaw is due to hit the streets of Japan, which looks to move with the times whilst retaining a variety of traditional elements. The eco-friendly, electric-powered rickshaw has been manufactured by the Yodogawa group in Japan and uses a ... Read more

Micromega Airstream optimises Apple AirPlay

Micromega Airstream optimises Apple AirPlay

By Ben Crompton

Launched over a year ago, the AirStream WM-10 from Micromega, looks like it could have an all new appeal to the iPad and iPhone crowd as it apparently works rather well at streaming music from the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - facilitated by the launch... Read more

Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist

Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist

By Ben Crompton

There are some things in this life that we all have to come to terms with, and one of Pocket-lint's is that we'll never - ever - complete a Rubik's Cube. On the rare occasions that we've tried it usually ends up with tears, bruising and a variety of small,... Read more

Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

By Ben Crompton

The much anticipated iOS update to the ultra-cool, ultra-playable classic Amiga game, Speedball 2, has been dated for the 24 February - bringing Speedball 2: Evolution to iPad owners everywhere. The original Bitmap brothers' Speedball 2 found massive... Read more

LG Optimus 3D priced and available for preorder

LG Optimus 3D priced and available for preorder

By Ben Crompton

The LG Optimus 3D smartphone has now been priced and is showing as available for preorder at Expansys.co.uk.We've already taken a look at the world's first glasses free 3D mobile and found the the 3D element (in out First Look at least) worked well. However,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Gun Bros review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Gun Bros review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

As the sun goes down over another tech-filled 24 hours here at Pocket-lint it's comforting to remember that no matter what news comes out of the depths, App of the Day remains a constant; bringing you all that's best.And this particular app, of the gaming... Read more

Toshiba Tecra and Satellite Pro business laptops launch with increased security

Toshiba Tecra and Satellite Pro business laptops launch with increased security

By Ben Crompton

Toshiba has announced a brand new R-Series collection of lightweight business laptops, including three new models – the Tecra R850, Tecra R840 and the Satellite Pro R850. The new Toshiba R-Series offers business users a choice of laptops designed to... Read more

Toshiba Satellite R830 and R850 laptop duo bring power and portablilty

Toshiba Satellite R830 and R850 laptop duo bring power and portablilty

By Ben Crompton

Toshiba is having a laptop field day at the moment, as not only has it announced the launch of a super-slim portable business machine in the form of the Portege R830, but it has two more ultra portable laptops in its Satellite range - the Satellite R830... Read more

Toshiba lets fly skinny Portégé R830 laptop

Toshiba lets fly skinny Portégé R830 laptop

By Ben Crompton

Toshiba has just announced its all new Portégé R830 laptop, something it's calling its most advanced ultraportable laptop to date. A combination of features means that the Toshiba Portégé R830 should make for a very decent business machine as a full... Read more

Alcatel One Touch mobile lineup to make Android easy

Alcatel One Touch mobile lineup to make Android easy

By Ben Crompton

Alcatel One Touch has just announced a series of mobile phones at Mobile World Congress, with the aim of making Android accessible and easy to use.The lineup consists of five different ranges, which wouldn't perhaps be called an Android skin in their... Read more

Google Doodle marks birth of Earnest Shackleton

Google Doodle marks birth of Earnest Shackleton

By Ben Crompton

A Google Doodle has been produced that marks the birth of British explorer Sir Earnest Shackleton, picturing him in the icy wastes of Antarctica.Dispensing with the usual style of forming the picture out of the letters of the Google logo, the "L" is the... Read more

iPhone nano to be cloud-only device with no memory?

iPhone nano to be cloud-only device with no memory?

By Ben Crompton

It seems that Apple iPhone nano leaks are springing forth all over the place, as new info from the Cult of Mac suggest that the rumoured iPhone nano will be going cloud-only - losing it's built-in memory in the process.We brought you news recently of... Read more

iPhone mini looking more likely by the minute

iPhone mini looking more likely by the minute

By Ben Crompton

The iPhone nano is looking more and more likely, as a report has just been posted by the WSJ suggesting that a less-expensive iPhone will launch in an attempt to increase sales of smartphones, due to growing competition.According to "people familiar with... Read more

Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere

Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere

By Ben Crompton

The first ever MeeGo OS-based netbook has been launched by Fujitsu, coming during what has been a pretty unsettled week for the MeeGo operating system, due to Nokia putting its eggs in with the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 basket. The Fujitsu LifeBook MH330... Read more

BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center

BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center

By Ben Crompton

BlackBerry Travel Beta has just been announced on the BlackBerry blog, adding to its BlackBerry smartphone “Super Apps" lineup.So what's so super about it? Well anyone sporting a BlackBerry smartphone can now plan, book and manage their travel plans... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Pawn Store Tycoon review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Pawn Store Tycoon review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint has always enjoyed a game in which we get to play some kind of Tycoon, ever since the now classic Pizza Tycoon game came to the Amiga we've enjoyed all the virtual wheeling and dealing that the genre has to offer.So when we saw the opportunity... Read more

Onkyo TX-NR609 leads the receiver pack in new 2011 lineup

Onkyo TX-NR609 leads the receiver pack in new 2011 lineup

By Ben Crompton

Onkyo has just announced a set of four fully featured, yet affordable home cinema receivers that should be just the job for anyone who wants to build their perfect home cinema setup. If you don't fancy doing it yourself, you can always take a look at... Read more

Onkyo unleashes affordable home cinema system duo

Onkyo unleashes affordable home cinema system duo

By Ben Crompton

Onkyo is renowned for producing some top drawer audio home cinema equipment, and so Pocket-lint is especially pleased that the company has just unleashed two new home cinema systems. The Onkyo HT-S3305 was short listed as best audio product in the 2010... Read more

Firefox 4 Beta 11 ready for download with anti-tracking tech

Firefox 4 Beta 11 ready for download with anti-tracking tech

By Ben Crompton

In the increasingly competitive world of browsers, where major companies fight it out for a place on your PC, every detail is becoming a battle ground. And with Mozilla's latest announcement of Firefox 4 beta 11 being ready for download, it's also revealed... Read more

HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 notebooks redesigned with high-end features

HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 notebooks redesigned with high-end features

By Ben Crompton

HP has announced that it will be bringing a range of new Pavilion notebook PCs to the market which feature some pretty smart tech at what should be a half decent price. There's also an all-in-one PC that's been launched; a touchscreen desktop PC that... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Honk review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Honk review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Out of all the damned nuisances that life throws at us, parking tickets must be one of the worst. For us Brits anyway; we can take curt sales staff, the bad weather, the high cost of living - but give us a parking ticket and the red mist will descend.... Read more

HTC Desire 2 and Pyramid listed by Vodafone Germany

HTC Desire 2 and Pyramid listed by Vodafone Germany

By Ben Crompton

The HTC Desire 2 has made an appearance, well it's been mentioned, in Vodafone Germany’s inventory system - leading to more speculation that it could be due an official announcement at Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC).There have been various blurry... Read more

Android app turns Samsung Tab and Galaxy S phone into TV remote

Android app turns Samsung Tab and Galaxy S phone into TV remote

By Ben Crompton

The age of the dedicated TV remote control could be coming to an end, as Samsung is offering up an Android app to use with your Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab in lieu of the traditional TV controller.Well, we doubt that the TV remote is coming... Read more

Verizon sells out of iPhone 4s

Verizon sells out of iPhone 4s

By Ben Crompton

Verizon Wireless in the US has revealed that it has ceased online orders of the iPhone 4 to its existing customers, after a record of first day sales on .This new round of demand is due to the CDMA antenna which has been equipped to the Verizon iPhone... Read more