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Acer reveals Aspire One 752 multimedia netbook

Acer reveals Aspire One 752 multimedia netbook

By Dan Sung

Acer has launched what appears to be the Jacques Kallis of laptops at CeBIT 2010 - a high end all-rounder. It looks to provide mobility as well as some decent power as well. Unlike Kallis, however, the Acer Aspire One 752 is nicely lightweight at 1.4kg... Read more

What the hell is Freeview HD?

What the hell is Freeview HD?

By Dan Sung

Cast your minds back to the end of September 2009 and the big day for the country dubbed "Retune". Yes, that was fun, wasn't it? Stepping round the risk of asking if everyone managed to get their channels back and their equipment working again, it might... Read more

Close up with the Philips 2010 LED TV range

Close up with the Philips 2010 LED TV range

By Dan Sung

Like just about every other TV manufacturer in 2010, Philips has launched a clutch of 3D TVs which actually make up for around half the models that will be available to UK customers. Technically speaking, these TVs are only 3D Ready meaning that you'll... Read more

Philips laptop peripherals range

Philips laptop peripherals range

By Dan Sung

Philips may not make any computers itself, but that hasn't stopped the Dutch giant from coming up with a range of notebook and netbook specific peripherals launched at the Barcelona Winter Event 2010.The company has promised more to come in the way of... Read more

Philips 360Sound home theatre and SoundBar

Philips 360Sound home theatre and SoundBar

By Dan Sung

Despite Philips admitting that the growth of 2.1 soundbars is happening at the expense of larger 5.1 set ups, the company was very proud to launch the 16-speaker 360Sound home cinema apparatus in Barcelona.Each of the satellite units contains three speakers... Read more

Philips Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock

Philips Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock

By Dan Sung

Philips is throwing everything at the Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock with the intention of taking on the likes of the Zeppelin. It's already been cleared for some shelf space in the Apple store and, if you were in any doubt of the premium positioning, then... Read more

Microsoft SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard
3.5 stars

Microsoft SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard

By Dan Sung

Keyboards are rarely the world's sexiest PC parts, but you'd have to be odd not to appreciate a certain je ne sais quoi about the Microsoft SideWinder X4. It's by no means a subtle design. Its keys are stuck closer together than your average finger tapper,... Read more

Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on

Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on

By Dan Sung

Philips has dragged its GoGear media players into the 21st century by adding in touchscreen control and ditching Windows Media Player as the default supporting software. The upgrades to the GoGear Muse range will hit in April and will also introduce a... Read more

Philips SoundSphere hi-fi microsystem

Philips SoundSphere hi-fi microsystem

By Dan Sung

Philips is looking to make the hi-fi mini-system seem sexy again with the launch of the rather interesting SoundSphere range.The standout feature is, of course, the floating external tweeters placed above and in the path of the upward turned woofers to... Read more

Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect

Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect

By Dan Sung

Philips has given journalists some info, at the company's Winter Media 2010 event, of an Android-based media player that will be hitting the markets in July 2010.The GoGear Connect will have very much the same form factor as the newly announced GoGear... Read more

Philips goes all LED with 9000, 8000 & 7000 TVs

Philips goes all LED with 9000, 8000 & 7000 TVs

By Dan Sung

Philips has taken its top TVs up a well aimed notch with an all LED look to the 2010 9000, 8000 and 7000 ranges.At the top of the stack sits the all 3D Ready 9000 series which feature 400Hz technology and boast a 0.5 ms response time both of which will... Read more

Philips to launch Full HD 3D Cinema 21:9 TV

Philips to launch Full HD 3D Cinema 21:9 TV

By Dan Sung

Philips has announced the launch of a full range of 3D HD TVs which will include a 3D version of the Cinema 21:9 TV.A proof of concept model was shown off at IFA in 2009, but now it seems that this product will be making it to the shop floor late summer... Read more

What the hell are apps?

What the hell are apps?

By Dan Sung

Welcome once again to "What the hell is?" on Pocket-lint, where we attempt to simply and briefly de-jargonise technology talk into what people would normally say if they weren't trying to sound clever. This week is the turn of the "app" - a term you'll... Read more

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - VLC

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - VLC

By Dan Sung

Downloading a video, only to find out that you can't support that particular codec, is not fun. Even less so is having a handful of players bloating up your desktop to make sure that it won't happen again. So, for those who haven't already discovered... Read more

25 geek baby onesies...

25 geek baby onesies...

By Dan Sung

Even if you don't have a baby of your own, there's a very good chance you'll have to buy a gift for one some time within the next 12 months. So here, find the ultimate way to stamp your identity on a poor innocent child with a geek onesie, vest, body... Read more

First Look: Metro 2033 - Xbox 360

First Look: Metro 2033 - Xbox 360

By Dan Sung

It's the year 2033, 20 years since nuclear holocaust ravaged the earth, rendering the surface uninhabitable. When the city of Moscow raised the alarm, its citizens had 7 minutes to make it to safety and head to the only place strong enough to face both... Read more

Megapixel men of the mountain

Megapixel men of the mountain

By Dan Sung

There are few geeks as extreme as the sports photographer, and the Winter Olympics is a perfect example of why. Imagine a football stadium - in fact, the football stadium, the Stadium of Light, where Liverpool lost a Premier League match at the beginning... Read more

5 free iPhone apps for the Winter Olympics 2010

5 free iPhone apps for the Winter Olympics 2010

By Dan Sung

If the weekend's luge, downhill and slalom hasn't already got you hooked on the Winter Olympics 2010, then there's no hope for you - except perhaps the curling. Sadly, the games only lasts a few weeks and, if you blink, you could miss all your favourite... Read more

Buy the Nexus One or wait for the HTC Desire?

Buy the Nexus One or wait for the HTC Desire?

By Dan Sung

If you're looking for the best Android smartphone that money can buy, then chances are you were all dead set on the Google Nexus One - until now, that is. At MWC 2010, the manufacturer of the self-styled "superphone" has launched an almost identical version... Read more

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Picnik

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Picnik

By Dan Sung

There's a lot of people out there for whom photo editing software is a bit of a mystery. Who can blame them? When the brand name that has become the verb is "Photoshop", then it's of little surprise. As good as Adobe's software is, and indeed other excellent... Read more

Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?

Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?

By Dan Sung

With Freeview HD landing from March this year, suddenly the high resolution TV format is available as a choice for the masses as well as for those who've been happy to pay for it up 'till now. But just because it's free, does that mean it's the best option?... Read more

When should we use Google Buzz over Facebook and Twitter?

When should we use Google Buzz over Facebook and Twitter?

By Dan Sung

Google Buzz is the talk of tech town today. It'd be nice to say that it's been met with a healthy mix of praise and cynicism but that simply isn't true. The fact is that until anyone really has a good play with it it's going to be hard to figure out quite... Read more

How to ignore Valentine's Day...

How to ignore Valentine's Day...

By Dan Sung

Sunday is Valentine's Day. Now, there's all sorts of things wrong with that. First is that it's fallen on a weekend this year, so potentially you have to provide an entire day's romance for your partner rather than just a thoughtful evening after work.The... Read more

5 translation apps while we wait for Google's "Babel Fish" phone

5 translation apps while we wait for Google's "Babel Fish" phone

By Dan Sung

Google has laid down yet another marker this morning of the company's ongoing mission to take over of the world with the announcement that we'll soon have a voice translation service for mobile phones. In a couple of years, once the high quality speech... Read more

Are Apple's cat calls the death knell for Flash?

Are Apple's cat calls the death knell for Flash?

By Dan Sung

There's been much said about the mud slinging going on in Silicon Valley between Apple and Adobe over the issue of Flash. Jobs and his iPad and iPhone aren't particularly interested in supporting the software which he insinuated was the cause of many... Read more

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Xobni

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Xobni

By Dan Sung

This week we're getting a little more specific on Essentials. Desktop e-mail clients are not for everyone - many of us at Pocket-lint included. Webmail is fast, agile and great to access from anywhere, but home-based applications still have their place... Read more

What the hell is cloud computing?

What the hell is cloud computing?

By Dan Sung

Welcome to "What the hell is?" where we at Pocket-lint simply and briefly dejargonise technology talk into what people would normally say if they weren't trying to sound clever. Now naturally, most of you out there are going to know some of these terms... Read more

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

By Dan Sung

There's a not so small section of the world's population out there rejoicing today at the news that Sega will be bringing Sonic back with the announcement of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The title appears to be just the first of many with the sub-header "Episode... Read more

How to keep your passwords super secure

How to keep your passwords super secure

By Dan Sung

Hands up who uses the same password for everything? Shame on you, and is there anyone out there who uses the same small clutch of passwords for everything? Yes, some shame on you people too. You lot may have been lucky so far but there's a very good chance... Read more

15 easy tips to make Windows boot up faster

15 easy tips to make Windows boot up faster

By Dan Sung

So the Sony Vaio Z can boot up faster than a speeding photon. Well, bully for those people who are happy to shell out 2000-odd pounds for a laptop and a further 2000 even ones too. The rest of us may not be able to fire up the old Microsoft Windows at... Read more

More Android phones on 3 but iPad very unlikely

More Android phones on 3 but iPad very unlikely

By Dan Sung

Anyone thinking of getting in on 3's value data package with the iPad can think again. According to the company's UK CEO, Kevin Russell, it would be out of keeping for the network to try to compete with the bigger players. While he expected Apple's new... Read more

The reason you'll never connect to "Free Public WiFi"

The reason you'll never connect to "Free Public WiFi"

By Dan Sung

Strictly speaking, we've already told you a lie. You can connect to "Free Public WiFi" you just won't be able to access the internet through it. The chances are that if you're reading this story, you know what we're talking about. You're sitting in an... Read more

Five bright ideas for low light photography

Five bright ideas for low light photography

By Dan Sung

Photography is all about light. So,getting a decent shot when there's very little to play with is always going to be a tricky task. If you're a professional photographer or a keen enthusiast you'll know about this already and you'll probably have all... Read more

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Dropbox

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Dropbox

By Dan Sung

As our digital footprints grow, so do our collections of files and the number of different access terminals we use to organise, edit and store them. If you've lost track of where the most up to date copy of your CV is or the final edit of your holiday... Read more

How the Apple iPad will change the world

How the Apple iPad will change the world

By Dan Sung

We asked our industry experts on Wednesday - before Big Steve took the stage - exactly what they thought it was we'd all be seeing and how it might affect their various businesses. So, now that the iPad has finally arrived, and we all know a little more... Read more

Sky 3DTV - your questions answered

Sky 3DTV - your questions answered

By Dan Sung

Sky is bringing 3DTV to the UK for the very first time this Sunday as a one off and then for good from April. We know you'll be able to get it if you have a Sky +HD box and it'll even be free if you happen to already have the top package but what about... Read more

Five things to know about the Apple iPad

Five things to know about the Apple iPad

By Dan Sung

The iPad has landed. We might have to wait a little longer over this side of the pond, but the new Apple paradigm is here. So, we all know it's mega-thin, at less than half an inch, and it's very light with just 680g to worry about and we even know it... Read more

Apple iPad vs iPod touch

Apple iPad vs iPod touch

By Dan Sung

So, it's finally here - or should I say they - the family of Apple iPads has arrived. For the first time in what was beginning to feel like an age, Steve Jobs reached into his magic hat and pulled out a completely new device for us all to marvel at, upon... Read more

How the Apple tablet will change the world

How the Apple tablet will change the world

By Dan Sung

Apple's biggest announcement since the original iPhone is just around the corner. With all the speculation and images - both blurry and mocked up - we all have some idea of what kind of form the iTablet/iSlate/iPad is going to take.The question is though,... Read more

10 surefire ways to avoid the Apple Tablet announcement

10 surefire ways to avoid the Apple Tablet announcement

By Dan Sung

It's hard to ignore the arrival of the iPad/iSlate/iTablet or whatever it ends up being called. Open any part of the intertubes and one rumour or another will come squirming out. So, if you're sick of thinking about it all or you just want to get out... Read more

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - "Everything"

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - "Everything"

By Dan Sung

Trying to find a file hidden somewhere on your system can be one of the more painful processes on any Windows machine. Thankfully, the release of Microsoft's latest OS has made this one hell of a lot quicker, but it's still not a patch on the apparently... Read more

Quick guide to HTML5

Quick guide to HTML5

By Dan Sung

Before we get started here just a quick note - this is not intended for anyone who is actually planning on writing a lot of HTML5. It's just, as the title suggests, a quick guide for non-coding types to give you an idea of what all the fuss is about and... Read more

Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone

Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone

By Dan Sung

Nokia may have made a splash with free navigation application for a small handful of Symbian phones but this stuff's been around for ages. If you don't happen to own an N97 Mini, then here are five other free navigation apps for your mobile phone, at... Read more

10 things you never knew about Lara Croft

10 things you never knew about Lara Croft

By Dan Sung

You've shot bears with her, swung from the columns of a ruined temple and even got slippery when wet in sub-aqua gear, but how much do you really know about the first lady of video games? With the launch of the 2010 Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition,... Read more

10 places to get eBooks for any eBook reader

10 places to get eBooks for any eBook reader

By Dan Sung

One of the bright stars of CES 2010 was the eBook reader category. We're a long way now from the days of just the Sony Reader and the Amazon Kindle. There are colour, dual and even flexible screen variants arriving but as impressive as all this hardware... Read more

Why software is ruling the world

Why software is ruling the world

By Dan Sung

When an Android microwave is one of the big talking points of the Consumer Electronics Show, one begins to wonder whether we're shifting from the sublime to the ridiculous. The world of hardware seems to be collapsing in on itself. There are certain marker... Read more

What to look out for when the Apple iTablet arrives

What to look out for when the Apple iTablet arrives

By Dan Sung

The Apple iTablet event invites are out and, if the rumour mill wasn't already running at full speed, then it's now become super-charged and fuel injected. We don't know what it's going look like and we don't what some guy who knows a bloke who met a... Read more

How to get a dirt cheap iPhone

How to get a dirt cheap iPhone

By Dan Sung

Now that there are a full three operators at the iPhone table, you'd presume that getting an Apple handset on the cheap was easy. Think again. Speak to any of the operators - and we have - and you'll hear the same frustrated line from the sale staff that... Read more

Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets

Five uplifting anti-depression gadgets

By Dan Sung

Today is the most depressing day of 2010. That's what that nagging, soul-destroyed ache has been ever since you got up this morning and the reason why your 11am cup of coffee just hasn't cut it today - even with the extra sachet of sweetener.Psychologists... Read more

Five top games for the Nintendo DSi XL

Five top games for the Nintendo DSi XL

By Dan Sung

With the announcement that the Nintendo DSi XL and its dual 4.3-inch touchscreens is to arrive in March, it's time to get pondering as to what games to save your pennies for. As it goes, you may already have some gems in your library screaming out for... Read more