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Five essential gadgets for going off-piste

Five essential gadgets for going off-piste

By Ben Crompton

Skiiing and snowboarding can be a challenge, and dangerous, at the best of times - just staying upright and not breaking anything, for a lot of beginners, takes up the majority of your time.However a lot of the dangers associated with the sport can increase... Read more

Blue Microphones Mikey hands on

Blue Microphones Mikey hands on

By Ben Crompton

The scene is set: you have a huge wad of tunes on your Apple iPod and love every one of them, you are inspired and start thinking that you could be just as creative in the music department as any Justin Bieber or Girls Aloud. So what do you do? The first... Read more

Rumour: Nokia to adopt Windows Phone 7 OS

Rumour: Nokia to adopt Windows Phone 7 OS

By Ben Crompton

Nokia is about to make a major announcement on the 11 February, and although no one is absolutely sure of what will be, according the the New York Times, a Nokia/Microsoft teamup - involving Nokia handsets and Microsoft's Window Phone 7 operating system... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Satski review (Android, iPhone, WP7, BlackBerry)

APP OF THE DAY: Satski review (Android, iPhone, WP7, BlackBerry)

By Ben Crompton

We've already features some tip top snow-based apps in our SnowWeek app of the day slot, including survival tips Bear Grylls stylee and a learn to ski 101, but it's now time for something that'll help the would-be skier/snowboarder find their way around... Read more

Heavy Rain video game to get TV treatment

Heavy Rain video game to get TV treatment

By Ben Crompton

The video game Heavy Rain looks as though it could be coming to the small screen as producer and writer David Milch is signing to adapt it into a television series. Variety is reporting that Milch will partnered by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, "producing... Read more

The Daily iPad digital newspaper to launch 2 February

The Daily iPad digital newspaper to launch 2 February

By Ben Crompton

The joint venture between News Corp and Apple to produce The Daily, it's joint iPad digital newspaper, is now set to launch on the 2 February. This is after a delay rumoured to have been caused by Apple's new iTunes subscription platform. According to... Read more

Happy birthday iPad: What a year it's been

Happy birthday iPad: What a year it's been

By Ben Crompton

Who would have thought that it's now been a whole year since the iPad was launched at the Apple 2010 keynote, and so to celebrate the iPad 1st birthday Pocket-lint thought it a good idea to give you a run down of some of the highlights from the last 365... Read more

BlackBerry Bold 9780 going for gold

BlackBerry Bold 9780 going for gold

By Ben Crompton

Amosu Couture, an expert at covering a wide variety of electronic gadgetry with precious substances, has just announced that it has slapped a gold coating on the BlackBerry Bold 9780.The company has previously coated the 9780's predecessor, the 9700,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Trickle for Twitter review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Trickle for Twitter review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Keeping things simple is generally a pretty good bet, as all too often interfaces and information can get a little bit, well, much.And regardless of how wonderful you think Twitter might be, a cut down version showing just the info you really want (the... Read more

A few of the best retro racing games ever

A few of the best retro racing games ever

By Ben Crompton

Racing, in a car, for real, is perhaps one of the most exciting things you can do, however it has two rather inconvenient draw backs: it's very expensive, and injury and death are likely side effects.In view of this, if we want to get some kind of racing... Read more

T-Mobile USA gets exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy S 4G

T-Mobile USA gets exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy S 4G

By Ben Crompton

T-Mobile USA has just announced that it will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S 4G as the exclusive carrier, bringing super-speedy internet connection on the T-Mobile 4G network. Currently available in 100 major metropolitan areas, T-Mobile America's network... Read more

Thunder missile launcher: the future of office tomfoolery

Thunder missile launcher: the future of office tomfoolery

By Ben Crompton

Dream Cheeky, the company that specialises in equipping your favourite office prankster (who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes) with new ways to annoy you, has just released a brand new USB missile launcher called the Thunder. This... Read more

Samsung goes snappy happy with ST65, ST95, ST90, ST30, and ST6500 cameras

Samsung goes snappy happy with ST65, ST95, ST90, ST30, and ST6500 cameras

By Ben Crompton

Samsung has just dropped a camera payload in the form of five new compact cameras., which it hopes will keep fashion-conscious party goers happy for quite some time. We'll crack straight on into the various offerings which include the Samsung ST30, the... Read more

Nokia C5-03 smartphone gets UK launch

Nokia C5-03 smartphone gets UK launch

By Ben Crompton

Nokia has just announced the UK launch of the Nokia C5-03 handset, which it describes as "stylish and affordable". The 3G Nokia C5-03 brings decent connectivity in the form of Wi-Fi and HSDPA, and your window on the web turns out to be a 3.2-inch touchscreen... Read more

App Of The Day: 8mm Vintage Camera review (iPhone)

App Of The Day: 8mm Vintage Camera review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

Whilst companies were again breaking down technological barriers at CES 2011, producing super hi-tech handheld devices which can take quality pics and serve HD video, it may seem odd that many people hanker after mobile apps which produce the effect of... Read more

Kongregate Arcade boosts Android as viable gaming platform

Kongregate Arcade boosts Android as viable gaming platform

By Ben Crompton

A solution, or part of one, may be at hand for any Android gaming fans struggling to find decent content in the Android Marketplace as Kongregate Arcade has announced it's coming to Android. Kongregate Arcade - traditionally has had its fingers in the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - Looking Local review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY - Looking Local review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

UK councils are renowned for their woolly thinking, an inability to spend money on anything even remotely sensible and an obsession with form filling. And yes, this is a huge generalisation but one we're sticking with as it helps to emphasise the potentially... Read more

App Of The Day: i192 review (iPhone)

App Of The Day: i192 review (iPhone)

By Ben Crompton

The new year cometh and with it a fresh new series of apps to divulge, as Pocket-lint brings you what's best in its App of the Day slot.This coming year we'll be featuring all sorts, but this particular effort for the iPhone will mean a whole host of... Read more

Nintendo to rectify past mistakes with 4 million 3DS rollout

Nintendo to rectify past mistakes with 4 million 3DS rollout

By Ben Crompton

If you were concerned that the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console was going to suffer the same product shortages as the previous iterations of the device then fear not, as it looks as though Nintendo is making sure there will be no break in its supply.... Read more

Creative InPerson conferencing to improve productivity

Creative InPerson conferencing to improve productivity

By Ben Crompton

Getting the balance between work life and home can be a tricky one, and in this ever increasingly "connected" world this fine balance can be even a greater challenge to achieve. What are we to make of Creative's latest InPerson Conferencing launch then?... Read more

Griffin rocks CES with StompBox pedalboard iPad accessory

Griffin rocks CES with StompBox pedalboard iPad accessory

By Ben Crompton

Griffin technology, the Apple accessories manufacturer, has launched two new iPad add-ons at CES in Las Vegas: the StompBox and Mic Stand Mount for iPad. The StompBox is a professional-quality pedalboard for iPad. With assignable foot switches and a quarter-inch... Read more

Acer reveals Aspire x253 series notebooks with Clear.fi tech

Acer reveals Aspire x253 series notebooks with Clear.fi tech

By Ben Crompton

Two new Aspire x253 series notebooks have been revealed from Acer at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, and Pocket-lint is on hand to give you the low-down on specs and when you can expect to get your hands on them. The Acer Aspire 5253 and 4253, according to the... Read more

Sony goes 3D with new Blu-ray and home cinema kit

Sony goes 3D with new Blu-ray and home cinema kit

By Ben Crompton

Sony is getting in on the 3D Blu-ray and home cinema action at CES 2011 with three new Blu-ray players and four new home cinema systems. The Blu-ray players come in the form of the BDP-S380, S480 and S580 - all of which bring internet and USB connectivity... Read more

GE spreads its bets at CES with varied camera lineup

GE spreads its bets at CES with varied camera lineup

By Ben Crompton

Camera releases appear to be particularly prevalent at CES 2011, and keeping the trend alive is GE Digital Cameras with some new, and pretty varied digital devices. Included in the lineup is the company's first handheld 1080p HD digital video camera.... Read more

JVC GS-TD1 Full HD 3D camcorder claims world's first

JVC GS-TD1 Full HD 3D camcorder claims world's first

By Ben Crompton

As everyone now knows two dimensions is no longer good enough, we now all need 3D - the 3D camcorder companies tell us so. It's just as well then that JVC has chosen CES 2011 to launch its Full HD 3D consumer camcorder - apparently a world's first. The... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 won't be getting Android update

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 won't be getting Android update

By Ben Crompton

If you're currently wielding any one of the Sony Ericsson Xperia range - that's the Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro - then it looks like your handset has hit a bit of a dead end in terms of Android OS updates.Sony Ericsson has confirmed to Pocket-lint... Read more

Skype-enabled TV lineup grows at CES

Skype-enabled TV lineup grows at CES

By Ben Crompton

After introducing Skype-enabled TVs at last year's CES 2010, Skype has now increased the range of TVs available to buy with its face to face communication at CES 2011.Sony and Vizio plan on shipping Skype-enabled Sony BRAVIA and VIZIO VIA TVs during 2011,... Read more

iRiver Story HD becomes world's highest res 6-inch ereader

iRiver Story HD becomes world's highest res 6-inch ereader

By Ben Crompton

iRiver has announced the iriver Story HD ebook reader at CES 2011 - the world's highest resolution 6-inch ebook reader. The iRiver Story HD ereader delivers 768 x 1024 resolution and, according to the company at least, "faster page turns than the competition.... Read more

Panasonic offers up Lumix FP7 and FP5 easy-to-use cameras

Panasonic offers up Lumix FP7 and FP5 easy-to-use cameras

By Ben Crompton

Cameras are coming in thick and fast at this year's CES in Las Vegas, and now Panasonic have chimed in witrh two new ultra-slim Lumix digital cameras. The LUMIX DMC-FP7 (16.1 megapixel) and LUMIX DMC-FP5 (14.1 megapixel) both get 720p High Definition... Read more

Casio gets snap happy at CES 2011 with five new compacts

Casio gets snap happy at CES 2011 with five new compacts

By Ben Crompton

Casio has brought forth unto happy snappers everywhere five new innovative cameras at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. The lineup consists of four new Exilim models - one flagship, one Hi-Zoom and the other two entry-level shooters - whilst the company has also... Read more

Microsoft takes mobile computing fight to Apple with SoC architecture

Microsoft takes mobile computing fight to Apple with SoC architecture

By Ben Crompton

Microsoft has officially announced that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip architectures (wherebye all the components of an electronic device are integrated onto a single chip). This news, which Pocket-lint brought you word of previously,... Read more

Samsung home cinema range for 2011 includes world's slimmest Blu-ray

Samsung home cinema range for 2011 includes world's slimmest Blu-ray

By Ben Crompton

Samsung has announced its TV, Blu-ray and Home Theatre ranges for 2011 at CES 2011 in Las Vegas; and it looks to be a real treat for any hardcore Home Cinema fans as included in the lineup is the world’s slimmest 3D Blu-ray disc player and some pretty... Read more

CES 2011 news catchup: SE Xperia Arc hands on and CES tablet launches so far

CES 2011 news catchup: SE Xperia Arc hands on and CES tablet launches so far

By Ben Crompton

If you're looking for all the top stories from CES 2011 in Las Vegas then look no firther as Pocket-lint has brought together all the big news from the previous day.We've got some great hands-on action of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc smartphone with Android... Read more

Texas Instruments DLP Pico HD chipset brings 1080p 3D on the go

Texas Instruments DLP Pico HD chipset brings 1080p 3D on the go

By Ben Crompton

Texas Instruments has announced, at CES 2010 in Las Vegas, that it will be launching a brand new DLP (Digital Light Processing) Pico HD chipset; bringing the availability of a "new era for on-the-go, big screen video and images".Texas Instruments goes... Read more

Toshiba updates Satellite A665 and Qosmio X500 laptops with latest IntelR tech

Toshiba updates Satellite A665 and Qosmio X500 laptops with latest IntelR tech

By Ben Crompton

If you like your laptops to be all powerful and packed to the rafters with the latest tech then rejoice, as Toshiba has announced an update to the Satellite A665, Satellite A660 and Qosmio X500 performance/gaming laptops. The updates, not surprisingly,... Read more

LG brings content-on-demand with new Blu-ray player and home cinema lineup

LG brings content-on-demand with new Blu-ray player and home cinema lineup

By Ben Crompton

LG has gone all out with its 2011 lineup of Blu-ray Players and Blu-ray Home Theater Systems at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.And the theme this year is networking in order to make all your digital photos, videos and music easily accessible.... Read more

Google NFC tech gets ready for possible mobile payment service

Google NFC tech gets ready for possible mobile payment service

By Ben Crompton

Google is stepping up its plans to bring NFC (Near Field Communication) technology) to the payment and advertising spheres according to two individuals familiar with the developments. According to the BusinessWeek the two people (who requested to remain... Read more

Canon adds pro XA10 and new camcorders to Legria range

Canon adds pro XA10 and new camcorders to Legria range

By Ben Crompton

The good folk at Canon have chosen CES week to bring word of not one, not two, but 10 brand-spanking new camcorders; one in the  pro range and nine in the Legria, although it is not a CES launch. So without further ado, let's crack on with the lineup.... Read more

Nintendo DS becomes all time best-selling gaming system in US

Nintendo DS becomes all time best-selling gaming system in US

By Ben Crompton

Nintendo has announced that its super-popular handheld gaming device, the Nintendo DS, has achieved the title of the best-selling gaming system in US of all time.The figures are obviously pretty impressive, with over 47 million units sold in the us alone,... Read more

Warpia wireless StreamHD allows 1080P PC-to-TV streaming

Warpia wireless StreamHD allows 1080P PC-to-TV streaming

By Ben Crompton

It seems all eyes are on CES at the moment - the consumer electronics show which focuses on what should be coming to our homes in the coming year and beyond. So it's nice to take a look at something that is in the here and now, and Warpia has come up... Read more

Garmin hopes to go streets ahead with nuvi 2400 series satnavs

Garmin hopes to go streets ahead with nuvi 2400 series satnavs

By Ben Crompton

Garmin has just announced the its all new singing and dancing nuvi 2400 series of satnavs at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. The new 2400 series brings large 5-inch displays, as well as a wide range of features including voice-activated navigation, lifetime traffic... Read more

Microsoft to hit Google where it hurts with Windows internet TV

Microsoft to hit Google where it hurts with Windows internet TV

By Ben Crompton

It's been reported that Microsoft will be announcing a Windows 7 internet TV system at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, during its opening keynote. According to the Seattle Times the new platform is supposed to be a stripped-down version of Microsoft's current... Read more

AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics

AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics

By Ben Crompton

Pocket-lint recently brought you news of the new Intel Sandy Bridge next-gen Core i processors, and now, hot on its tail,  AMD is showcasing its new Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Units) at CES in Las Vegas. The new class of combined CPU/GPU processor... Read more

Best Christmas edition iPhone apps for gamers

Best Christmas edition iPhone apps for gamers

By Ben Crompton

As far as the entertainment world goes there's a long and rich history of Christmas specials. From Morecambe and Wise to the Office we've always been partial to a festive treat. As casual gaming becomes increasingly prevalent as a form of everyday entertainment... Read more

App-vent Calendar - day 24: Kids Company MouthOff

App-vent Calendar - day 24: Kids Company MouthOff

By Ben Crompton

The time has at last arrived, the end of the Pocket-lint app-vent calendar of apps is upon us; with this our last in the series.As such we thought it a good idea to make this one about giving as well as receiving; it's also a hell of a lot of fun and... Read more

Apple patents "logo antenna" technology

Apple patents "logo antenna" technology

By Ben Crompton

Apple has always been famous for placing its logo into the lids or backs of its various devices; most notable in its Mac book range of laptops, as the logo is illuminated when turned on. Now, it seems that this logo will not just have an aesthetic quality,... Read more

Norad Santa tracker tradition stays alive with the help of Google

Norad Santa tracker tradition stays alive with the help of Google

By Ben Crompton

We love a bit of tradition here at Pocket-lint - Holly, Ivy, snow, presents... the list goes on. Another tradition, in this case an online one, is the NORAD Santa tracker, which has been locating the whereabouts of the fat man on Christmas Eve since 1955.... Read more

Samsung and Apple fight it out for most tweeted tech

Samsung and Apple fight it out for most tweeted tech

By Ben Crompton

What have been the most popular gadgets this year? What about the most talked about companies? It's a tough one isn't it?While Twitter has produced a bevy of analytical posts on its blog about the top trending topics, here at Pocket-lint we thought it... Read more

Facebook status could increase risk of burglary say police

Facebook status could increase risk of burglary say police

By Ben Crompton

Whether you’re on the way to your family for Christmas this year, or your already there you:Better watch out, Better not cry! Better not pout! We're telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to rob you!Clearly Santa Claus isn't going to rob you, but someone... Read more

Google Nexus S survives trip to space

Google Nexus S survives trip to space

By Ben Crompton

It's official. The Google Nexus S is space-worthy, after surviving a trip into near space - which is presumably not quite as good as outer space (we wanted to say innerspace but apart from being inaccurate it might be confused with the classic 80s sci-fi... Read more