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What is Quora?

What is Quora?

By Dan Sung

If the question what is Quora hasn’t already been on your mind, then check through your Facebook and Twitter accounts and it very soon will be. As ever on Pocket-lint, we like to tell you what the new and exciting gadgets and internet services are all... Read more

Making your hearing better - gadgets for cleaning your ears

Making your hearing better - gadgets for cleaning your ears

By Dan Sung

All the great audio equipment in the world isn’t going to make a lot of difference if your ears are clogged up with wax. Before we get going on the latest gadgets to clean it out, we should state that ear wax in general is a very good thing. It lubricates... Read more

Best websites of 2010

Best websites of 2010

By Dan Sung

We love a good website on Pocket-lint. In fact, we love it so much that we tell you about a new one each day in a feature known as Website of the Day, just in case you've managed to miss it all this time. With the year nearly a-close like a door that's,... Read more

2010: A year in review, November

2010: A year in review, November

By Dan Sung

After the tsunami of gadgets that washed up on our pages over, well, the rest of the year really, November 2010 was quite a pleasant time to take a closer look at the few that were afforded a big launch that month - as well as some of the sillier news... Read more

Facebook more popular than Google

Facebook more popular than Google

By Dan Sung

2010 has been a good year for Facebook. That's according to the Hitwise figures released showing that it's had more online visitors than Google, at least in the USA.The stats say that Facebook.com accounted for 8.93 per cent of all US internet traffic... Read more

Nokia N8 making decent sales

Nokia N8 making decent sales

By Dan Sung

Nokia has managed to sell a surprisingly okay number N8 smartphones. The flagship mobile has rung through the tills a very respectable 4 million times since its release in October 2010.The stats come courtesy of Finnish website Inderes Oy (Google Translate... Read more

2010: A year in review, September

2010: A year in review, September

By Dan Sung

One often looks at CES and January as the biggest moments in the tech calendar but there’s no doubt that 2010 was all about September. The month started with a bang as this year’s IFA show in Berlin caught the beginning of autumn rather than the end... Read more

2010: A year in review, May

2010: A year in review, May

By Dan Sung

The world was aflutter with pre-World Cup fever in May 2010. The competition wasn’t due to start until the following month but that didn’t stop the retailers coming up with as many football related tech deals as they could think of. It also meant... Read more

2010: A year in review, February

2010: A year in review, February

By Dan Sung

February might be a small month as far as the calendar goes but in tech world it?s a big ?un. With the mobile phone one of the hottest gadgets out there these days, Barcelona took centre stage in 2010 as it does every year when Mobile World Congress busies... Read more

How to explain technology to your family at Christmas

How to explain technology to your family at Christmas

By Dan Sung

You are the techno-gadget person in your family. There’s no two ways about it. You definitely are. That’s why you’re here at Pocket-lint in the first place. So as the expert, naturally you’re going to be the first port of call for any IT problem,... Read more

How to bluff technology to your Christmas guests

How to bluff technology to your Christmas guests

By Dan Sung

Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. It’s also a time for total confusion for the non-tech savvy. Each and every time they get another year older and another whole 12 months further adrift of what the world of technology is up to. Christmas Day... Read more

Planes, trains & automobiles - how to get home for Christmas

Planes, trains & automobiles - how to get home for Christmas

By Dan Sung

This snow stuff was all very good and fun when it meant days off work and school, but now that the nation is trying to get home for Christmas, the weather has taken a much more serious edge. With just a few days to go until the big feast and little let... Read more

How to reduce noise in your life

How to reduce noise in your life

By Dan Sung

The world is a noisy place. Even when you think it’s quiet, it’s not. What can you hear around you now? The hum of a refrigerator, the whirr of your computer fan, voices across an office, phones ringing, the sound of the traffic, the low buzz of a... Read more

Sir David Attenborough: 3D for 'TV programs that really mean something'

Sir David Attenborough: 3D for 'TV programs that really mean something'

By Dan Sung

Sir David Attenborough is a fan of the power of 3D but only within reason. The legendary wildlife documentary presenter has praised the extra dimension for of the added impact that nature films can make on audiences in the modern day. Speaking at the... Read more

Morphy Richards Accents Breadmaker
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Morphy Richards Accents Breadmaker

By Dan Sung

We have to say that the idea of a bread and jam maker had us both a little puzzled and rather suspicious from the start but then all the more reason for us to put the Morphy Richards Accents range device through its paces. The results - we were not disappointed.... Read more

Morphy Richards Accents Black Traditional Kettle
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Morphy Richards Accents Black Traditional Kettle

By Dan Sung

Anyone who thinks a kettle is just a kettle is not a person who should buy a Morphy Richards. In a world of plastic water boiling jugs for a fiver, the retro styled Accents model from this UK-based kitchenware company is a refreshing alternative. Not... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: iTunes Gift Card

12 Days of Christmas: iTunes Gift Card

By Dan Sung

Friends, dear friends, welcome to the very last in our marvellous 12 Days of Christmas series here on Pocket-lint. We’ve been bringing you hit after hit of solid gold gift ideas but today is the oh so sad end to all the fun. Yes, if you ain’t found... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16GB)

12 Days of Christmas: Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16GB)

By Dan Sung

We're nearly there - meaning both the end of our 12 Days of Christmas on Pocket-lint and the big festive day itself. We appreciate that it's almost impossible to ever be ready for it but we've been doing our best to help you out with some solid gold gift... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: Cyborg R.A.T. 9

12 Days of Christmas: Cyborg R.A.T. 9

By Dan Sung

As we approach the final throws of the 12 Days of Christmas on Pocket-lint, you’d better be hoping that you’ve got one or two gifts sorted. There ain’t much time or many suggestions left. Fortunately, we’ve saved a handful of the red-hot ideas... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Collectors Edition

12 Days of Christmas: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Collectors Edition

By Dan Sung

We’ve covered games machines in our 12 Days of Christmas on Pocket-lint but we haven’t pressed the idea of any video games themselves as yet. Today is where all that changes and, provided you happen to know what your giftee’s currently playing,... Read more

TDK Boombox in all its glory

TDK Boombox in all its glory

By Dan Sung

TDK has announced a fleet of affordable audiophile level products with the aim of marrying the best of analogue with the best of digital. The name of the initiative is Digilogue and leading the charge is the TDK Boombox which Pocket-lint was able to get... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: Flip Mino HD 3rd generation

12 Days of Christmas: Flip Mino HD 3rd generation

By Dan Sung

The first week of December has passed and if the Christmas shopping panic hasn't already taken root deep in your brain stem then you're made of some pretty strong stuff. For the benefit of the rest of us simple folk, welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: Etymotic hf3 or hf5 with custom earmoulds

12 Days of Christmas: Etymotic hf3 or hf5 with custom earmoulds

By Dan Sung

With four presents already sorted in the Pocket-lint 12 Days of Christmas, you must have got the majority of your loved ones covered by now. Just in case they're not into books, are already sorted in the home entertainment department, are not a parent... Read more

12 Days of Christmas - Kodak ESP 5250 Printer

12 Days of Christmas - Kodak ESP 5250 Printer

By Dan Sung

Forget the calling birds, the 4th day of Christmas is about something else entirely in the modern world and we're about to tell you exactly what that is. In case you're not up to speed, welcome to the 12 days of Christmas on Pocket-lint where we give... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: BlackBerry Curve 8520 Pink

12 Days of Christmas: BlackBerry Curve 8520 Pink

By Dan Sung

Merry 3rd day of Christmas to you on Pocket-lint and welcome to our solid gold gift guide for what to get for your loved ones this year. We’ve seen a little home entertainment on Day 2, something for just about everyone on Day 1, but today we’re getting... Read more

Best apps to protect you and your ears

Best apps to protect you and your ears

By Dan Sung

Almost everyone has a personal stereo of some sort these days as pretty much all of us are carrying round mobile phones. On the one hand, this is absolutely brilliant but, on the other, it breaks our hearts when we see and hear all those people not only... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: Xbox 360 S

12 Days of Christmas: Xbox 360 S

By Dan Sung

Ho, ho and ho again. Welcome back to Christmas on Pocket-lint. Today is, of course, the second day of Christmas which begs the question of what your true love will give to you, or indeed even you to them. What we’re doing in the run up to the big day... Read more

12 Days of Christmas: Amazon Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi

12 Days of Christmas: Amazon Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi

By Dan Sung

Ho, ho and ho again. Welcome to Christmas on Pocket-lint. Yes, we said it. It’s a dirty word and to many is all about the stress of having to find the time, energy, cash and idea of what to buy before it’s too late. Well don’t you worry. We’re... Read more

Best Windows Phone 7 location apps

Best Windows Phone 7 location apps

By Dan Sung

Location and navigation have become one of the most fundamental fields for mobile phone apps. We want to know where we are and what's around us without having to pull some unwieldy paper map out of our pockets, and we want it done quick. Naturally, with... Read more

Best home cinema kit 2010: and the nominees are...

Best home cinema kit 2010: and the nominees are...

By Dan Sung

The best TV in 2010 may be one thing, but none of them are much use unless you've got something good to watch on them and a way to make them sound better too. That's where the next step in your AV fascination comes in and that's why it's so important... Read more

The best cars to try on Gran Turismo 5...

The best cars to try on Gran Turismo 5...

By Dan Sung

The day of days is here. You can finally buy Gran Turismo 5 and review it for yourself. It’s been an age, no, an eon in the making and petrol heads the world over will be champing at the bit to get home tonight, break open that PS3 cover and not open... Read more

Best Windows Phone 7 productivity apps

Best Windows Phone 7 productivity apps

By Dan Sung

With Microsoft at the helm, there’s one area where you can be sure that Windows Phone 7 is going to do well and that’s productivity. After games, it’s one of the bigger areas on the burgeoning Marketplace. Naturally, with business people in mind,... Read more

Best Windows Phone 7 photography apps

Best Windows Phone 7 photography apps

By Dan Sung

The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is growing and growing at a pace. With it quite some way behind the iTunes App Store and the Android Market for the while, there's plenty of sunlight for the developers to send in their software seedlings and let them soak... Read more

Donate to Children in Need with technology

Donate to Children in Need with technology

By Dan Sung

Children in Need 2010 is kicking off as we speak. While it's an excellent opportunity to watch BBC newsreaders act incredibly embarrassingly and a little bit sexily at the same time, we should also remember the point of the whole affair is to raise money.... Read more

Facebook new Messages: Everything you need to know

Facebook new Messages: Everything you need to know

By Dan Sung

We talked through the arrival of Facebook Chat, we were there when Facebook Places hit the ground and now that Facebook new Messages has been received we’re sending out word of exactly what this latest branch of the world’s favourite social network... Read more

10 reasons to go PAYG

10 reasons to go PAYG

By Dan Sung

A lot of contract phone users get all sniffy about PAYG. There’s a certain reputation of it being something for kids or for people who don’t have jobs and anyone sending out the SMS "can you call me back, I’ve run out of credit?" has never done... Read more

The best free stuff on PAYG

The best free stuff on PAYG

By Dan Sung

PAYG is a many headed creature. It’s strong, resilient, ever-growing, flexible and utterly unfathomable to the technology journalist. It is the Hydra and it could only take a truly herculean effort to tackle, master and eventually understand. Today,... Read more

Best PAYG smartphones

Best PAYG smartphones

By Dan Sung

Pay as you go is an oft overlooked way of running your mobile life if you're thinking of buying a smartphone, but that's not the way it has to be. There's no reason one can't combine a big flashy handset with paying for minutes, texts and data on one's... Read more

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops accessories

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops accessories

By Dan Sung

Black Ops. We know. The phrase has been singeing its way through your soul all day. Either that or you’ve already pulled some terribly obvious sicky to pick up a copy of the latest Call of Duty title at your local video gamery on the way home, before... Read more

BlackBerry Bold 9780 vs BlackBerry Bold 9700

BlackBerry Bold 9780 vs BlackBerry Bold 9700

By Dan Sung

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 was short-listed for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 Best Mobile phone. It didn’t win, but nonetheless it was, and still is, a mighty fine handset heralded by many a RIMer as the truest most premium BlackBerry experience... Read more

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Games

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Games

By Dan Sung

The Best Game category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is always a closely contested one. Last year’s winner, Modern Warfare 2, only just managed to stick its head and shoulders above the rest by breaking a whole bunch of records in the process. So,... Read more

Peter Jones talks BlackBerry, iPad and pitching apps

Peter Jones talks BlackBerry, iPad and pitching apps

By Dan Sung

Being a Dragon is a tough life. Sitting on the first floor of an abandoned warehouse in a leather armchair with a pile money on your desk while you figure out what to invest in is one thing, but you need to keep an eye on the companies you already have... Read more

Flip MinoHD and Flip UltraHD the next generation

Flip MinoHD and Flip UltraHD the next generation

By Dan Sung

It's time for Flip fans to get their fingers twitching once more. Yes, the world's favourite pocket camcorder with that eponymous action USB is back and better than ever. Not only will both the Flip MinoHD and Flip UltraHD now shoot at 50fps, but with... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Danger Makes Legend (Facebook)

APP OF THE DAY: Danger Makes Legend (Facebook)

By Dan Sung

It's a rare thing on AOTD that we look at Facebook apps - largely because they require you handing over privacy rights to third parties - but, on the plus side, they do represent fun and games that everyone can enjoy regardless of their mobile phone choice.... Read more

JCB phones that float

JCB phones that float

By Dan Sung

Fresh from success in 2008, Peter Jones and JCB have brought forth four JCB toughphones for outdoor workers and leisure pursuitists to not be able to break. Starting at £100 and topping out at £250, these military grade handsets can withstand drops... Read more

Peter Jones digs JCB as four more toughphones arrive

Peter Jones digs JCB as four more toughphones arrive

By Dan Sung

Peter Jones stood loud and proud in London last night to introduce not one but four JCB toughphones to the world. Among the bunch held aloft by the technology-focused entrepreneur were the world’s first floating handset and two touch-screen models rock... Read more

HTC Desire HD vs HTC Desire

HTC Desire HD vs HTC Desire

By Dan Sung

Both the HTC Desire HD and original HTC Desire were certified as Pocket-lint Hot Products after rigorous inspection from our reviews team. While there's no doubt that one is a more up to date and spec-wise superior handset, the question is: how much better... Read more

How to buy Take That tickets online

How to buy Take That tickets online

By Dan Sung

So, you’ve missed out on Take That tickets. Seetickets, Ticketmaster, Aloud and all the usual ticket websites have buckled, crashed and more or less dropped off the internet under the strain. They’re basically no longer an option and it’s time to... Read more

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Apps

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Apps

By Dan Sung

For this year's Pocket-lint Gadget Awards we've decided to rename the Best Software category as Best App where the term includes all kinds of software be it housed on your computer, your phone or even on the Internet. App is application in the fullest... Read more

INTERVIEW: Eye-Fi View online photo service hits the web

INTERVIEW: Eye-Fi View online photo service hits the web

By Dan Sung

From the shores of the United Kingdom we’ve watched the unique concept that is the Eye-Fi wireless memory card in its steady and irresistible spread through the lives of photographers everywhere. The Internet and the digital age has been a revolution... Read more