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Digital Election 2010 - following the UK General Election online

Digital Election 2010 - following the UK General Election online

By Dan Sung

The UK General Election 2010 has been called. It's 5 years since the last time the whole nation hit the ballot boxes en masse and by our books that makes this time the first truly digital affair. When Blair bowled home to a second term in 2005, Facebook... Read more

£500k fine for companies that lose our data

£500k fine for companies that lose our data

By Dan Sung

The penalty for breaching the Data Protection Act goes up on 6 April 2010 from a corporate drop in the ocean to a serious chunk of cheese.The Information Commissioner’s Office will now hand out compulsory audit notices along with up to a maximum of... Read more

Ferris Bueller Ferrari replica goes to auction

Ferris Bueller Ferrari replica goes to auction

By Dan Sung

The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than 100 were made. And that's probably why John Hughes and his team made a replica version for Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and it's now up for auction at Bonhams.Despite not being an original Ferrari, this fine automobile... Read more

Apple sells over 300,000 iPads on day one

Apple sells over 300,000 iPads on day one

By Dan Sung

Apple has released a statement with the final figures of the first day of iPad sales and it seems the Cupertino company shifted over 300,000 units. To put that in perspective, it's 30,000 more than the iPhone sold over the same period.Despite the figure... Read more

First Android TV on its way

First Android TV on its way

By Dan Sung

A Swedish company by the name of People of Lava has become the first to announce plans for an Android-based television.The 42-inch LED screen will go into beta testing in the early summer and, if successful, will be followed by 47- and 55-inch bigger... Read more

HTC Hero Android 2.1 update coming 16 April?

HTC Hero Android 2.1 update coming 16 April?

By Dan Sung

The Android 2.1 update for the European HTC Hero appears finally to be arriving on 16 April. The date was given in e-mail to an HTC Club member straight from HTC headquarters in Taiwan stating that a ROM update would be rolling out from then.The upgrade... Read more

Gran Turismo 5 coming out in October 2010?

Gran Turismo 5 coming out in October 2010?

By Dan Sung

Sony has confirmed that the hugely anticipated Gran Turismo 5 should be released this year with an October date expected after the company was pushed.The news comes as yet another trailer of the racing simulator is distributed, showing quite stunning... Read more

iPad suffering from Wi-Fi issues

iPad suffering from Wi-Fi issues

By Dan Sung

User reports are coming in from the States that there seems to be an issue with the iPad. The Apple support site and other forums are full of users complaining about the weak Wi-Fi signals they're getting on their brand new tablet computers.It's being... Read more

128GB Blu-ray disc on its way

128GB Blu-ray disc on its way

By Dan Sung

An even larger chunk of optical storage is set to hit the shelves as more layers of information are added to the not so humble Blu-ray disc.The BDXL, as it is to be known, will be capable of housing 128GB of information or just a simple 100GB if you're... Read more

24% of tablets in 2010 will be based on Android

24% of tablets in 2010 will be based on Android

By Dan Sung

Despite the enormous success of the Apple iPad, judging by the opening weekend figures, research is showing that 24% of all tablets sold this year will be based on Android.The study comes from US market research company IMS which goes on to suggest that... Read more

Privacy check coming to Google Buzz

Privacy check coming to Google Buzz

By Dan Sung

Google Buzz will start offering a privacy settings reset as of today in order to give unsuspecting users a check on just what kind of details their service might currently be set up to give away.A page will pop up reminding people how the options are... Read more

The top iPad apps of the opening weekend

The top iPad apps of the opening weekend

By Dan Sung

With the dust of iPad opening weekend beginning to settle, the tablets are out of their boxes and the App Store is open and stocked with over 150,000 bigger applications for the less little touchscreen.So, what have people been buying then? A quick glance... Read more

Verizon gives HTC Incredible the nod on Twitter

Verizon gives HTC Incredible the nod on Twitter

By Dan Sung

Verizon has pretty much given up the goods on the fact the US network will be selling the HTC Incredible and doing so very soon.One of the company's Twitter accounts sent out a message to an irate customer that read, "It’s a Friday Brandon, don’t... Read more

Jobs turns up at Apple Store iPad launch

Jobs turns up at Apple Store iPad launch

By Dan Sung

His Holiness the Jobs turned up at the Apple Store in Palo Alto, CA, to bless the Easter Sunday Crowds who'd queued up to buy his iPad.There was no speech or welcome form the Apple supremo and, given his slightly more casual than usual look, it seems... Read more

The week that was in 2005

The week that was in 2005

By Dan Sung

People say that five years is a long time in technology, but just how long is it? If we're looking to the future and trying to work out how gadgets, software and services might have changed by 2015, then one way we might be able to get a measure of that... Read more

'MMS Bomber' mobile virus infects millions in China

'MMS Bomber' mobile virus infects millions in China

By Dan Sung

A mobile virus has run riot in China since February causing financial loss to owners of infected devices. The "MMS Bomber" has made its way into over a million smartphones running Symbian S60 3rd Edition and largely affects Samsung and Nokia handhelds.The... Read more

OLED wallpaper available by 2012

OLED wallpaper available by 2012

By Dan Sung

It looks great, it saves power and it could be coming to your home in 2012. OLED wallpaper company LOMOX has been handed a £454,000 grant to develop their technology and bring it to market by the UK Carbon Trust.The flexible OLED film runs at 3-5W of... Read more

Motorola Backflip hits Germany - UK next?

Motorola Backflip hits Germany - UK next?

By Dan Sung

An official release has hit Germany today saying that the Motorola Backflip will be arriving this very month. The hotly anticipated Android handset with QWERTY keyboard and intriguing underside touchpad will be available Sim-free on Amazon.de some shortly... Read more

5 technologies that will no longer exist in 2015

5 technologies that will no longer exist in 2015

By Dan Sung

Welcome again to Future Week on Pocket-lint. As much fun as it is looking at all sorts of interesting gadgets and services that could be ready in 5 years' time, now is the moment to spare a few thoughts for those that will have dropped off the map. Future... Read more

Samsung springs into the all-in-one PC market

Samsung springs into the all-in-one PC market

By Dan Sung

Samsung is entering the fashionable fray that is the all-in-one PC market with the launch of two offerings available exclusively at PC World.The super slim, 20-inch Samsung U200 and 23-inch Samsung U250 will both come with Full HD 1600 x 900 and be either... Read more

How will we watch TV in 2015?

How will we watch TV in 2015?

By Dan Sung

Is the TV, as we know it, dead? The last few years has seen more people ditching their televisions in favour of a bigger monitor than ever before. With movie and TV downloads (legal or otherwise), streamed video content from a host of online players and... Read more

The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?

The future according to film - will Hollywood get it right?

By Dan Sung

There's one set of futurologists we haven't heard from on Future Week and that's those who tend to make the boldest claims of all. Why? Because they can always just claim it was only a story. Yes, Hollywood has a fantastic history of predicting the future... Read more

Ordnance Survey finally gives up the goods

Ordnance Survey finally gives up the goods

By Dan Sung

The UK mapping agency, the Ordnance Survey, has finally agreed to free up the vast majority of its data for public access. The OS OpenData service has launched after months of pressure from the Free Our Data campaign, started by the Guardian newspaper,... Read more

April Fools 2010: The best stories from around the Web

April Fools 2010: The best stories from around the Web

By Dan Sung

Yes, April Fools Day can be a bit of a pain if you're searching for some serious gadget news and are a little on the gullible side, but it's only around for half a day, one in every 365, so we may as well enjoy it while it's here.We got ours out the way... Read more

5 future technologies that never quite made it

5 future technologies that never quite made it

By Dan Sung

There's nothing quite like the terrible pause between being told that the future has arrived and realising that the subject of that statement just never caught on. It's long, drawn and the pain only ends for the inventor/advocate of said technology when... Read more

Acer TimelineX series - thinner, stronger and longer

Acer TimelineX series - thinner, stronger and longer

By Dan Sung

Acer has updated their 2009 Timeline portable laptop range by adding even more battery life as well as a large letter to the end of the product.The TimelineX series comes with the Intel Core i family of processors for more power, rather than the ultra-low... Read more

Acer unveils Ethos entertainment laptops

Acer unveils Ethos entertainment laptops

By Dan Sung

Acer has launched a high-end series of desktop-based entertainment laptops known as the Acer Ethos family. The two chassis sizes, which will be available by the end of June, are the 15.6-inch Ethos 5943G and the 18-inch 8943G and each comes with a full... Read more

The touchy feely future of the user-interface

The touchy feely future of the user-interface

By Dan Sung

The user interface is big business right now. In truth, it always was, but it's taken the mass popularisation of the iPhone to bring it the public agenda. Until then, a good interface was one which you didn't notice. If no one mentioned it, then it was... Read more

Where is the flying car?

Where is the flying car?

By Dan Sung

The flying car. There's no verb but it's a sentence in its own right. All you have to say are those three words and every man, woman and child sails off into that same dreamy dream. The flying car has been the pin-up of the future since before the present... Read more

Logitech launches entry-level Harmony 300i universal remote

Logitech launches entry-level Harmony 300i universal remote

By Dan Sung

Logitech has unveiled its latest weapon for your living room coffee table in the shape of the Harmony 300i universal remote control.Coming in at just £29.99 compared to its bigger brothers at the £100 mark and over, the 300i can replace up to four remote... Read more

Twitter tries out new homepage

Twitter tries out new homepage

By Dan Sung

Twitter has redesigned its homepage with idea of convincing newcomers that it's a good service to use. Instead of the fairly bland offering of a few static trending topics, a search bar and some log in fields, there are now dynamic lists of top tweets,... Read more

Future diaries: 30 March 2015

Future diaries: 30 March 2015

By Dan Sung

Holiday. I love holiday. It's been a busy few weeks getting together our look at the year 2020 on Pocket-lint. It's been quite fun going through the Future Week work we did 5 years ago as well asking the same experts to take another guess at the future... Read more

2015 according to the futurologists

2015 according to the futurologists

By Dan Sung

Welcome back to Future Week on Pocket-lint. We thought we'd leave our final piece of Day 1 to the experts to have their say on what life will be like in 2015. We took five different future gazers and strategists with different specialities and fields... Read more

Rovi Personal Media Manager to clean and stream your content

Rovi Personal Media Manager to clean and stream your content

By Dan Sung

Personal Media Manager has launched today, and it's as good a looking, clever piece of content management desktop software that you'll probably never know you own. The program has been developed by metadata specialist Rovi and, although not sold directly,... Read more

5 technologies that will make sense in 2015

5 technologies that will make sense in 2015

By Dan Sung

New technology is a wonderful thing, but waiting to get it into your hands can be maddening. It's all very well when Nikon launches a compact camera or Sony a new version of the PSP, but take it beyond the realm of consumer hardware and that lag time... Read more

How will we connect to the Internet in 2015?

How will we connect to the Internet in 2015?

By Dan Sung

There were a number of key themes that came up as we spoke to all our futurologists and industry experts for Future Week and nearly every one of them relied on the existence of a connected world. In terms of our history, it's been a matter of nanoseconds... Read more

Will Augmented Reality change the way we see the future?

Will Augmented Reality change the way we see the future?

By Dan Sung

One of the biggest buzz words in technology at the moment is the idea of Augmented Reality or AR as it's become known to its friends. Smartphone users will know it through apps like Google Goggles or Street View on the G1, both of which involve waving... Read more

Philips and Pace launch Freeview HD receiver and PVR

Philips and Pace launch Freeview HD receiver and PVR

By Dan Sung

The maker of the Sky+ box, Pace, has launched a pair of Freeview HD set-toppers in conjunction with Philips which will be out well in time for this summer's World Cup.The UK company has come up with the Philips DTR5520 Freeview HD receiver and the Philips... Read more

One small step for UK Space Agency...

One small step for UK Space Agency...

By Dan Sung

Lord Mandelson has brought some excitement to gadget and technology buffs with his words grounding science fiction at the launch of the UK Space Agency.Despite science minister Lord Drayson's wishes "to see human beings living on Mars'', the business... Read more

Russian cows watching HDTVs

Russian cows watching HDTVs

By Dan Sung

A Russian dairy farmer has filled his barn with two rows of mounted HDTVs for his cows to view at their leisure. The theory is that a happy cow is a milky cow and what better way to bring a smile to a Friesian then by letting it watch a looped video... Read more

Mozilla updates Firefox but says no to Windows Phone 7

Mozilla updates Firefox but says no to Windows Phone 7

By Dan Sung

Mozilla has launched its latest version of Firefox, a whole 2 weeks ahead of schedule. The Firefox 3.6.2 browser is available to download now and fixes some rather key security issues that caused the German government to issue a warning against its use.Fixing... Read more

Packard Bell set to entertain you with the Studio ST

Packard Bell set to entertain you with the Studio ST

By Dan Sung

Packard Bell has joined the TV party, or certainly knocked on its door, with the launch of the Studio ST external HDD. On paper, it may just be a USB storage and auto-backup facility in 500GB - 2TB sizes, but factor in the HDMI port, the 1080p output,... Read more

10 Android apps its high time you tried

10 Android apps its high time you tried

By Dan Sung

So, yesterday we gave you our list of top end paid for Android apps and today provides you with a check list of those you should already have installed. Why? Because they cost absolutely nothing. Phones at the ready - and go. 0870We'll start with an... Read more

Apps we'd like on Google TV

Apps we'd like on Google TV

By Dan Sung

Proving once again that the company is hell bent on taking over the world, the Big G looks set to introduce Google TV along with Intel and Sony as partners. The news is that it'll be based on an Android platform with a host of web apps pulling in all... Read more

10 Android apps worth paying for

10 Android apps worth paying for

By Dan Sung

One of the things of which many Android users are proud of is the high percentage of free apps available on the 30,000-strong Android Market. If you turn that on its head, then any developer with enough chutzpah to charge for their software must be pretty... Read more

Vanilla Android or a custom UI?

Vanilla Android or a custom UI?

By Dan Sung

One of the big questions when stepping into Android is whether or not to go for a phone with the straight experience that the big G intended or to go for a handset with a custom UI on top.Until now, it's been more of a case of picking the device based... Read more

Five hot tips for cyber squatting

Five hot tips for cyber squatting

By Dan Sung

Domains, domains, domains. Who doesn't wish they could go back to the pioneering days of the Internet, pick up few money making URLs and do some cyber squatting old school style in one of the few get rich quick schemes that actually worked? Well, those... Read more

10 reasons to switch to Android

10 reasons to switch to Android

By Dan Sung

With so much talk on our pages, as well as with tech news in the papers and the Web, it's quite impressive to think that Android has only been around for 16 months or so. In that time we've seen the software updated thrice, the launch of at least 10 different... Read more

Apple Aperture 3 - Mac
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Apple Aperture 3 - Mac

By Dan Sung

There are some kinds of software that not even the mighty Apple can make user-friendly, no matter how hard it tries. That doesn't stop Aperture 3 being a very good desktop application, but straightforward it certainly isn't. The principles are all there,... Read more

Predator G7750 unleashed by Acer

Predator G7750 unleashed by Acer

By Dan Sung

Acer has updated its desktop hot rods at CeBIT 2010 with the launch of the Predator G7750 desktop gaming PC.Typically, this beast comes with all the mod cons and usually in triplicate just to make sure. At the heart is, of course, an Intel Core i7 CPU... Read more