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LG 42SL9000 television
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LG 42SL9000 television

By Dan Sung

The good thing about LG TVs is that the company has a firm grasp of what consumers want to be able to do. In the case of the LG SL9000 that involves Bluetooth connectivity, a bag full of HDMI and SCART sockets plus an all important USB port, which will... Read more

Firefox talks 3.6 and the threat from the competition

Firefox talks 3.6 and the threat from the competition

By Dan Sung

With the full version of Firefox 3.6 due out in a matter of weeks, we thought we'd take a closer look at the most recent incarnation of Europe's favourite browser, and who better to lead us through than the director of Firefox development, Mike Beltzner.... Read more

How to shop safe online

How to shop safe online

By Dan Sung

America may have its Black Friday but today is Mega Monday in the UK - the day on which Christmas shopping traditionally goes berserk. The first Monday in December is the day we take a look at the calendar, realise where we are and that we've ignored... Read more

LG GM750
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LG GM750

By Dan Sung

The LG GM750 is a fairly unassuming creature. To take it out of the box it looks little different to other recent non-Black Label handsets from LG. Put it down on the table with the Arena, the Renoir and even the Cookie and they're all pretty much like... Read more

The low down: Product of the Year 2009

The low down: Product of the Year 2009

By Dan Sung

The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 are finally upon us and this weekend is your last chance to vote for the very best in technology that we've seen over the year.Today is our final look at the contenders for prizes and our final task is to name... Read more

Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android

Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android

By Dan Sung

Today saw the arrival of the first DRM-free music download service specifically for Google Android with the launch of Mewbox. The online store offers a catalogue of over 4 million tracks from 23,000 different labels straight to any phone or other Android... Read more

The low down: Best Gadget 2009

The low down: Best Gadget 2009

By Dan Sung

Just days away from the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 and it's our last exclusive category. The Best Gadget nominees are, in there way, the purest of all the bits of kit that turn up throughout the year. They are the indescribable, contraptions... Read more

The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009

The low down: Best Home Cinema Device 2009

By Dan Sung

We're getting close to the day of reckoning that is the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 and there's only a few of this year's nominees to take a look at before the big decision is made.Today, is a chance to take a look at the gloriously expensive... Read more

LG GD510 Pop
4.0 stars

LG GD510 Pop

By Dan Sung

At just £99.95, the LG Pop is an excellent buy. The Korean company heralds it as the world's smallest touchscreen phone but to merit the handset merely for its size is to do it an injustice. Yes it has a 3-inch touchscreen and, yes, the casing around... Read more

The low down: Best Video Game 2009

The low down: Best Video Game 2009

By Dan Sung

Day 6 of the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up and we're into one of the most universally appreciated categories of all - video games.What started off as a relatively quiet year for games has turned into a record breaker. But more... Read more

The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009

The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009

By Dan Sung

Day 5 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up and it's time for the growth area of tech that is software, services and apps.This category has been blown wide open of late with some enormous releases in 2009 as well as the explosion... Read more

The low down: Best Car Gadget 2009

The low down: Best Car Gadget 2009

By Dan Sung

Day 2 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up brings us to the motor car and all tech goodies within. After a lot of being ordered to turn left, right and about face because we were heading in the wrong direction, the top five... Read more

Free films and audiobooks for your media player

Free films and audiobooks for your media player

By Dan Sung

It's Thanksgiving week which means three certain things. First and foremost is that America goes on holiday while the rest of the world sits in confusion trying to work out what's going on. So, citizens of the UK and Europe, that is why things will be... Read more

The low down: Best Music Gadget 2009

The low down: Best Music Gadget 2009

By Dan Sung

The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 are just 2 weeks away now. Public voting is live, but before you add your penny's worth, we'll be giving you the low down on each category up to the event itself to give you a better idea of which gadget you... Read more

INTERVIEW: Just how big is Movember?

INTERVIEW: Just how big is Movember?

By Dan Sung

Back in the southern-hemisphere summer of 2003, a gang of Antipodean gents came up with the idea of growing a moustache for a month. 6 years on and nearly a quarter of a million men around the globe are cultivating face fur on their upper lips all in... Read more

Help for parents on cyberbullying

Help for parents on cyberbullying

By Dan Sung

Stephen Fry reflected yesterday that the Internet is like a city with all the same cultural joys and societal problems of the physical world. So, in many ways, it's of little surprise that bullying is as much a feature of the world wide web as it is of... Read more

Stephen Fry: "Twitter is people-shaped, not business-shaped"

Stephen Fry: "Twitter is people-shaped, not business-shaped"

By Dan Sung

With Twitter all the rage as a marketing tool, Stephen Fry gave a stern warning this morning to businesses not to turn the mirco-blogging service into something of their own. The actor, writer and self-proclaimed "twillionaire" was speaking at the 140... Read more

101 life-saving Christmas shopping websites

101 life-saving Christmas shopping websites

By Dan Sung

This is Pocket-lint talking to you on behalf of the better part of yourself. Do your Christmas shopping now. Do it now and do it online. You know you/we are right. If you do it now, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home with not a single... Read more

The making of the Toshiba Space Chair

The making of the Toshiba Space Chair

By Dan Sung

With the creeping dawn of a new year comes both a new media campaign and ethos for the "leaders in innovation" Toshiba. Today sees the launch of the Space Chair advertisement in the UK - and soon in France and Germany - which will span TV, online and... Read more

TV Tech: Top Gear iPhone app

TV Tech: Top Gear iPhone app

By Dan Sung

It's not the first time that Clarkson & Co. have whipped out their iPhones, but last night the Top Gear team used the Apple handset twice over in their feature on the grand tourer super cars. BluetoothThe first tech trial for the three TV motor journos... Read more

Five fantastic moustache-inspired gadgets

Five fantastic moustache-inspired gadgets

By Dan Sung

It's the 13 Movember 2009 and a few of you out there might be feeling a little envious or indeed entirely left out of the tache growing proceedings. Don't panic. We've got it all sorted for you here. Here's a few moustache-inspired bits and pieces that'll... Read more

Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band

Sgt. Pepper coming to The Beatles Rock Band

By Dan Sung

It was 2 months ago today, that Rock Band let us play, a truck load of Beatles songs, so that we could all sing along. Now may I introduce to you, the pack we've all wanted for years - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!Yes, Harmonix and Apple Corps.... Read more

Dell confirms Android smartphone launch

Dell confirms Android smartphone launch

By Dan Sung

After what seems like decades of speculation, Dell has finally confirmed that the company has a mobile phone ready for launch. The Dell Mini 3i Android-based smartphone will be hitting the shelves on China Mobile later this month, while Brazil's Claro... Read more

Vimeo vs YouTube - which is the better video service?

Vimeo vs YouTube - which is the better video service?

By Dan Sung

It's all too easy to go to YouTube as a knee jerk reaction whenever you want to find a video on the internet. In fact, the term has passed into common parlance to refer to any user-generated internet film footage much the same as Google has come to refer... Read more

LG GW620 Android phone

LG GW620 Android phone

By Dan Sung

Pocket-lint was there to get the first hands on as LG revealed the LG GW620 Android phone last night in London. As promised, the handset is a QWERTY slider with an HVGA 3-inch LCD. Its features include a 5-megapixel AF camera and "high-res" video recorder,... Read more

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - home cinema device

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - home cinema device

By Dan Sung

There are few things over which geeks and gadget lovers unite, but one stonewall certainty is that we all love big TVs. Give us some content and an enormous panel to watch it on and you'll have us transfixed. In fact, there's probably a directly proportional... Read more

Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?

Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?

By Dan Sung

Call of Duty 6 aka Modern Warfare 2 aka Call of Duty 4 part 2 - whatever you want to call it, is one of the biggest video games of 2009 and today's release is looking to set some records. Reports coming in from online retailers such as Amazon and Play.com,... Read more

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gaming hardware

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gaming hardware

By Dan Sung

2009 has been something of a glass ceiling for gamers. Yes, the software has continued to come and in more inventive ways than ever, but it's been pretty much the same kinds of consoles available on the shelves. At the same time, at E3 this summer, we... Read more

Why are game-inspired films so terrible?

Why are game-inspired films so terrible?

By Dan Sung

The Prince of Persia film trailer has just hit the intertubes and with it our hearts both flutter and sink at the same time as we realise that it's going to be terrible. It may sound premature but anyone who knows anything about either games, films or... Read more

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - games

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - games

By Dan Sung

The Best Game nominees for the Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadgets Awards 2009 are likely to be much more of a fight than last year's cut and dry selection. Without quite such monumental hits as Little Big Planet, GTA IV and Wii Fit, the field is wide open and... Read more

Five game-changing console controllers

Five game-changing console controllers

By Dan Sung

Ever since games consoles came into our front rooms, both the hardware and software developers have looked for new ways to make their titles stand out from the crowd. One sure fire method is to reinvent the interface or design one with just your game... Read more

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - software, services, apps

By Dan Sung

It's been a bumper year in 2009 for software, services and apps as the overarching trend of tech creeps glacially away from its hardware focus and more towards what the Internet and its friends can do for us. So, before you shout out in the comments who... Read more

How much does the Orange unlimited iPhone package give you?

How much does the Orange unlimited iPhone package give you?

By Dan Sung

The furore over the Orange terms and conditions for the iPhone may be dying down now that the mobile operator has said it'll happily turn a blind eye to customers using streaming services like Spotify and YouTube, but there still remains the issue over... Read more

Top grooming gadgets for Movember

Top grooming gadgets for Movember

By Dan Sung

By now, you should be seeing some growth to look after and it's probably about time you shaved away that scruffy unwanted stubbly beard. So, to help you in your grooming endeavour, find below five splendid moustache growing tools to take you from a 5... Read more

Sony design and the shape of things to come

Sony design and the shape of things to come

By Dan Sung

Takuya Kawagoi has been a Sony man for nearly 20 years now. Having spent plenty of time based in Japan as one of the graphic designers at the heart of the company image, he has now been appointed head of Sony Design Centre Europe. We stopped in for a... Read more

Best iPhone tariffs: O2 vs Orange

Best iPhone tariffs: O2 vs Orange

By Dan Sung

If you're expecting to see a major difference in the cost of an iPhone between these two UK networks, then think again. It's not an accident that the price is similar. When it boils down to it, it seems likely that both companies buy the handsets with... Read more

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - car gadgets

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - car gadgets

By Dan Sung

Naturally, the lion's share of the best car gadgets category for the Vodafone Pocket-lint Awards 2009 is concerned with satnavs or PNDs as the industry likes to call them. It's been a tense year for the device manufacturers. They've seen the rise of the... Read more

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - music gadgets

Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - music gadgets

By Dan Sung

After a mixed start at CES 2009, it's been an excellent year for music gadgets. Slowly the world is getting over its lust for hording mp3 downloads in favour of streaming and digital music, possibly a sign that it's maturing. Sound quality has become... Read more

Five awesome Hallomeme costumes

Five awesome Hallomeme costumes

By Dan Sung

The weekend is here and you've got a Hallowe'en costume to get together. Like all good folk you've left it to the last minute, so rather than go and spend megabucks hiring something generic, how about unleashing your inner geek on fellow party goers and... Read more

Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

By Dan Sung

Not content with crashing down hard on the satnav industry yesterday, today Google put the willies up the music industry too with the launch of a Google music search feature. Just before you go diving off to try it, it's only available in the US at the... Read more

Six serious reasons why Google Maps Navigation is pure win...

Six serious reasons why Google Maps Navigation is pure win...

By Dan Sung

Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 will not just be setting the cat amongst the pigeons but is probably more akin to handing a rocket launcher to our feline friend as well. From demonstration, the turn by turn satnav system has got several advantages... Read more

The ultimate zombie video game awards

The ultimate zombie video game awards

By Dan Sung

Whether you're a PC gamer or a console freak, it can't have escaped your attention that the dead have been rising from the grave in some serious numbers of late. Zombies have been springing up in shopping malls, tower blocks, in the future and even in... Read more

Five things that Google Wave can do for you

Five things that Google Wave can do for you

By Dan Sung

It certainly can't have escaped you that Google Wave has arrived but, whether you've managed to get an invite or not, what you might have missed is the point of the whole exercise. Yes, it's a new way of communicating, mixing e-mail, IM, extensions, gadgets... Read more

Top 5 PAYG phones for under £50

Top 5 PAYG phones for under £50

By Dan Sung

We're not all made of money. Some of us might just be after a cheap phone that works - maybe a second handset or perhaps something to buy as a present. Whatever your need, if it's budget you're after then that's exactly what we're bringing you today from... Read more

The new Facebook feeds and which to use

The new Facebook feeds and which to use

By Dan Sung

Facebook is a funny old creature and it does like to throw changes at its users faster than most. Well, good on Zuckerberg Inc for doing its best to keep up with the times - it's just a shame that for many it can cause a little confusion as to where to... Read more

The best of the GeoCities tributes

The best of the GeoCities tributes

By Dan Sung

Today marks a sad and entirely sentimental moment for the internet as the DIY website builder GeoCities disappears from the severs of the world. In the early days of the web they were an excellent way to make a corner of the virtual world your very own... Read more

The A to Z of cyber crime

The A to Z of cyber crime

By Dan Sung

The profile of the hacker has changed dramatically since their first appearance on the consumer internet radar 20 or so years ago and, with it, so has the nature of their crime. Whereas online attacks were anarchic attempts to undermine the system, what... Read more

How to upgrade to Windows 7

How to upgrade to Windows 7

By Dan Sung

So, you want Windows 7. You've read our guide to Microsoft's latest OS, you've worked out the benefits of making the switch are the right one's for you, in fact you may already have chosen which version you want to install and have your Windows 7 disk... Read more

Quick guide to Microsoft Windows 7

Quick guide to Microsoft Windows 7

By Dan Sung

What is Windows 7?Er, ok. You really need this one answered? Well, Windows 7 is Microsoft's eighth consumer focused operating systems for personal computers. Don't ask us why the company chose 7 - possibly because it's a suggestion that we forget about... Read more

Five touchscreen Windows 7 PCs to look out for

Five touchscreen Windows 7 PCs to look out for

By Dan Sung

The launch of Microsoft Windows 7 sees the first raft of touchscreen PCs come to market and the place they're coming fastest of all is in the all-in-one desktop space. It's easy to spend a lot on what are sometimes items of design and luxury rather than... Read more