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Why is printing so bloody expensive?

Why is printing so bloody expensive?

By Dan Sung

According to HP Media Test Expert, Thom Brown, the cost of printing has come down 30% in the last three years. The average user will get through 3.8 ink cartridges each year which works out as a cost of $6 per month. It's a good way of rationalising it... Read more

A brief history of Microsoft Windows

A brief history of Microsoft Windows

By Dan Sung

If a rose by any other name would have smelled as sweet then we'd all be looking forward to the launch of Interlace Manager 7 this week. That was how it all began for Microsoft's projected in 1981 when Windows was first under development. Fortunately,... Read more

How to buy the right printer for you

How to buy the right printer for you

By Dan Sung

Printers aren't the sexiest of gadgets. We know this. But the fact remains that more and more people are choosing to print out their digital photos as well as using the things for letters, contracts and other documents. So, if you want to know how to... Read more

Is Kodak coming back?

Is Kodak coming back?

By Dan Sung

Twenty years ago you couldn't help but marvel at the site of a stadium twinkling with thousands upon thousands of camera flashes and wonder just how much money Kodak was raking in. This year the last roll of 35mm Kodachrome colour film will leave the... Read more

Quick guide to webOS

Quick guide to webOS

By Dan Sung

Perhaps the number one killer of any mobile phone is its operating system. We've all made the mistake before. We get seduced by the hardware spec of a handset, teased by its touchscreen, mesmerised by the megapixels but after just 3 days of using the... Read more

A brief history of Palm

A brief history of Palm

By Dan Sung

Back in 1996 a small division of US Robotics came up with a personal digital assistant portable pad that ran a touchscreen controlled OS on 128KB memory and just a serial port for connecting it to the rest of the world. So was invented the Palm 1000 -... Read more

Five reasons to buy an Android laptop...

Five reasons to buy an Android laptop...

By Dan Sung

The arrival of products like the Archos 5 media tablet and now the dual-booting Acer Aspire One D520 are likely the beginning of more and more Android-based machines arriving on our shelves. The mobile version of the OS hasn't quite got going yet and... Read more

Which is the best online music service?

Which is the best online music service?

By Dan Sung

With Sky's announcement of the company's upcoming service, Sky Songs, we finally have proof that every man and his dog is getting in on the music scene. As a consumer, though, the picture just gets that little bit more complicated.If you want all the... Read more

25 great geek tattoos...

25 great geek tattoos...

By Dan Sung

Hats off to anyone who has the cojones and high enough pain-threshold to ink themselves up for life, but a hearty round of applause for those who do so of the geeky persuasion.Below you'll find 22 of the most techno-nerdy-gadget-tastic tattoos in existence... Read more

How to watch football on the Internet

How to watch football on the Internet

By Dan Sung

So Setanta went bust, no one else has picked up Ukraine vs England and you're wondering whether a) you want to watch the football on the Internet and b) exactly how you're going to do it. Fear not. You'll be just fine. Here's the Pocket-lint guide of... Read more

What is Foursquare?

What is Foursquare?

By Dan Sung

You may have heard this morning that foursquare is launching in the UK. And if you haven't, shame on you for not having Pocket-lint open all day. If you don't know what foursquare is on the other hand, then that's a whole lot more forgiveable seeing as... Read more

Five ultra thin, ultra light and ultra portable notebooks

Five ultra thin, ultra light and ultra portable notebooks

By Dan Sung

So, Sony is the latest to be breaking records today with the official launch of what the company considers is the world's lightest notebook. Naturally, that all rather depends on whatever woolly boundaries there are between net and notebooks but the fact... Read more

Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME headset
4.0 stars

Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME headset

By Dan Sung

It's easy to think of on-ear phones when choosing a computer headset, but the Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME solution proves that in-ear isn't only for your MP3 player. The first major advantage is that the canal-tight buds make for an excellent noise isolation,... Read more

Five mobile phone megapixel monsters

Five mobile phone megapixel monsters

By Dan Sung

With news from Sony Ericsson officially announcing the retail availability of the company's high spec, mulitmedia mobile, autumn double whammy due soon; we thought we'd take a look at the more specialised end of the smartphone market.While the Aino is... Read more

Five good reasons to buy an Amazon Kindle...

Five good reasons to buy an Amazon Kindle...

By Dan Sung

Huzzah! It's finally arrived. It's never fun to sit and drool while other cats in other countries get to play with all the best tech and, at last, we in the UK can get our clutches on the Amazon Kindle 2. So, it's here but so are one hell of a lot of... Read more

Five Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to watch out for

Five Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to watch out for

By Dan Sung

It may not have been quite the upgrade Microsoft had conceived of with the company's initial route map for 2009 but the launch of Windows Phone/Windows Mobile 6.5 today comes with no less ceremony. Naturally, an operating system is all very well and good... Read more

Western Digital launches My Book Elite and My Passport Elite HDDs

Western Digital launches My Book Elite and My Passport Elite HDDs

By Dan Sung

Western Digital has upped the ante once again on its range of external storage solutions. The biggest face-lift is for the My Book desktop series which now features the My Book Elite and the My Book Studio, the second of which is designed for Mac users.... Read more

Quick guide to Windows Mobile 6.5 - Windows Phone

Quick guide to Windows Mobile 6.5 - Windows Phone

By Dan Sung

Want to know what all the fuss is about? Read our quick guide to find out more about what the changes are, what they mean, and how they affect you. We'll also give you a run down of the good and bad points.What is Windows Phone?It's the rebranded name... Read more

The top five deliciously retro kitchen gadgets

The top five deliciously retro kitchen gadgets

By Dan Sung

There is a war going on in our kitchens. While the likes of the kettle, the toaster and, latterly, the microwave dominate our work surfaces, more specialised gadgets fight for space on our shelves else suffer the ignominy of the cupboard until they're... Read more

Quick guide to the PlayStation Store for PSPs

Quick guide to the PlayStation Store for PSPs

By Dan Sung

Since Sony waved goodbye to the UMD, those wishing to upgrade/splash out on the PSP Go are going to be getting awfully familiar with the PlayStation Store. Now we know that change can be a difficult thing to get used to, so, to help ease the move from... Read more

The first 13 PSP Minis on the Playstation Store

The first 13 PSP Minis on the Playstation Store

By Dan Sung

We were beginning to think it was never going to happen but, just like that, the PSP Go has arrived and, with it, the much anticipated PSP Minis. There are 13 to choose from as of today, expected to grow to 50 by the end of the year. Each is no larger... Read more

Samsung N130, N140 and N510 netbooks

Samsung N130, N140 and N510 netbooks

By Dan Sung

There's nothing wildly spectacular about the looks of the refresh to the Samsung N-series netbooks but then there isn't supposed to be. The tech giant has affordability in mind with the N130 and N140 which are designed to take over from the popular NC10.... Read more

The five best value Freeview set top boxes

The five best value Freeview set top boxes

By Dan Sung

So, you've just retuned your telly to find a very blank screen. Bit of a bummer. Yes, this 30th September Freeview day is all very well and good but for whatever reasons of incompatability or sheer age, your old digi box has just given up the ghost. Fear... Read more

Quick guide to the Freeview retune on 30 September

Quick guide to the Freeview retune on 30 September

By Dan Sung

You may have noticed a rather annoying message on your TV screens for the last few weeks getting right in the way of Ian Beale, Holly Willoughby, Jeremy Clarkson and most of the United midfield. If you've taken the time to read the message, rather than... Read more

LG BL40 Chocolate
3.5 stars

LG BL40 Chocolate

By Dan Sung

The LG Chocolate BL40 is a beautiful handset. It's an irrefutable fact. Its shape is unique, its colours striking and it's one of the few phones these days that gets more ooohs and aaahs than a certain other touchscreen device that's somewhat taken over... Read more

Top five PSP games to have in your collection

Top five PSP games to have in your collection

By Dan Sung

With the PSP Go inches from the shelves and few first-timers about to get stuck in, we thought it be best to give you five ways to spend your spondoolics with maximum satisfaction. There's more games on the PlayStation store than you can shake a tree... Read more

Free game kick-start with the PSP Go

Free game kick-start with the PSP Go

By Dan Sung

PSP owners thinking of upgrading to the PSP Go can let out a little whoop of joy today with the promise of three free games as soon as their new handheld is out of the box. Sony has set up a special offer through the PlayStation Network to help ease the... Read more

3D TV and exactly what Sky plans to do with it

3D TV and exactly what Sky plans to do with it

By Dan Sung

Life is good at BSkyB. The company more or less owns sport on UK screens, it's by far and away the biggest HD program provider and now, at some mystery point of 2010, it looks like it'll be way out in front with 3D too. Sky's director of product design... Read more

10 things you never knew about 3D

10 things you never knew about 3D

By Dan Sung

It's been an excellent week of 3D here at Pocket-lint for us and we hope you've thoroughly enjoyed it too. If you've only just found it, then do take a look under our 3DTV tag for everything we've written from interviews, reviews, videos and demos to... Read more

Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks

Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks

By Dan Sung

At the same time as the Ferrari One, Acer announced the slightly less glitzy but certainly more powerful Aspire 7540 and 5542 multimedia laptops. The main difference between the two is that the 7540, as pictured, has a 17.3-inch LED backlit display, whereas... Read more

We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook

We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook

By Dan Sung

2009 may mean a lot of things to a lot of people but for Acer it's time to remind the world of its partnership with Ferrari by the launch of the annual motor car inspired laptop. This year sees the arrival of the Ferrari One, the first netbook to be handed... Read more

When are we getting 3D TVs?

When are we getting 3D TVs?

By Dan Sung

Home made efforts on YouTube and the inventive stills on Flickr are all very well and good but the big question on everyone's lips is when are 3D TVs actually going to be available to us. Sky has got the broadcast side of things ready for 2010, Channel... Read more

34 of the coolest 3D glasses

34 of the coolest 3D glasses

By Dan Sung

3D just isn't going to happen in any convenient way without the glasses, so it's time to embrace the specs. Whether it's the red/cyan anaglyph type, the colourless polarised filters or even the chunky LCD shutters, there's a variation on the norm for... Read more

60-inch projectors to compete with 40-inch LCDs next year

60-inch projectors to compete with 40-inch LCDs next year

By Dan Sung

Despite the movie-theatre-in-your-front-room promise of DLP projectors, home cinema has been dominated by LCD TVs ever since the CRT lost its grip. But if 3D TV becomes the cry of the people from next year on, the current leading tech is going to have... Read more

Will 3D save the cinema?

Will 3D save the cinema?

By Dan Sung

It was the introduction of television in the early 50s that first saw the rise of 3D at the cinema. Box office numbers had rapidly dwindled with small screen entertainment in everyone's home until filmmakers found a way to offer audiences something they... Read more

The good and bad of 3D TV

The good and bad of 3D TV

By Dan Sung

It's one thing to be working on getting 3DTV into our homes but it's another challenge altogether for the production companies to figure out what works in this new medium and what doesn't. Some of the genres speak for themselves but with tests already... Read more

Quick Guide to IMAX

Quick Guide to IMAX

By Dan Sung

What is IMAX?The IMAX system was first introduced to find a way to project films to a bigger size than ever before without losing any of the quality. Instead of 35mm, it uses 70mm film with 15 perforations per frame and it requires special IMAX film cameras... Read more

Five ways to enjoy 3D right now

Five ways to enjoy 3D right now

By Dan Sung

Just because the broadcasters and TV manufacturers insist on spending years around board-room tables deciding how they're going to deliver 3D to our homes, it doesn't mean that we have to wait to get our fix of stereoscopic images. So, while their coffee... Read more

Tron: Legacy coming in IMAX 3D on 17 December 2010

Tron: Legacy coming in IMAX 3D on 17 December 2010

By Dan Sung

Disney has announced that Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the 1982 classic, will be coming in IMAX 3D to a screen near you at the end of next year. 17 December 2010 has been earmarked as the Friday of choice which will see the film going head to head with... Read more

Glossary of 3D terms

Glossary of 3D terms

By Dan Sung

With a week of pure 3D going on here at Pocket-lint, we're going to cover a lot of ground. There's going to be plenty to get to grips with and so, rather than having to grip onto our skulls to stop the torrents of information leaking out, we've compiled... Read more

How does 3D work?

How does 3D work?

By Dan Sung

Turning a flat image into one that pops out of the surface is all about depth perception. In order to appreciate depth, your brain needs to see two different angles of the same image just as we get with our binocular, two-eyed, vision. So, the main principle... Read more

The history of 3D cinema

The history of 3D cinema

By Dan Sung

We kick off our 3D week extravaganza at Pocket-lint with a look at how it all began. 3D has been around in one form another for over 150 years, from early stereoscopes to the golden era of the 50s and the boom we're seeing today. For a better understanding... Read more

Welcome to 3D week on Pocket-lint.com

Welcome to 3D week on Pocket-lint.com

By Dan Sung

It's 3D Week at Pocket-lint! Over the next 5 days we're bringing you a plethora of articles dedicated to the technology that is on the tip of the tongue of everyone from movie producers to film goers and TV manufactures to television broadcasters. We've... Read more

Getting the touch on the Medion X9613 all-in-one

Getting the touch on the Medion X9613 all-in-one

By Dan Sung

Medion has taken what the company has described as a "departure" from their regular line of budget PCs, with the launch of the The Touch X9613 set to hit the shelves in November. The 24-inch, all-in-one, multi-touchscreen device takes advantage of the... Read more

Pure Sensia internet, DAB and application radio

Pure Sensia internet, DAB and application radio

By Dan Sung

Pure is aiming for the October release of the Sensia to reinvent radio once again as the hub of home life. The wireless internet connection, music streaming and now the addition of applications take the company's devices one step closer. Pure told Pocket-lint... Read more

Pure Sensia brings app stores to radio

Pure Sensia brings app stores to radio

By Dan Sung

Pure has launched a product today that it hopes will "do for radio what the iPhone did for mobile". That's the dream of the CEO of Pure's parent company, Hossain Yassiae of Imagination Technologies. The Pure Sensia is a fully connected internet, FM and... Read more

Apple iPod nano (5th Gen)
3.5 stars

Apple iPod nano (5th Gen)

By Dan Sung

With no Beatles, no camera in the touch and no axing of the classic, the biggest announcement of Apple's 09.09.09 press conference was the 5th generation iPod nano, and even that was nearly overshadowed by the return of Steve Jobs. Very little has changed... Read more

Plantronics Explorer 390 Bluetooth headset
3.5 stars

Plantronics Explorer 390 Bluetooth headset

By Dan Sung

The Plantronics Explorer 390 is advertised as "quality sound for in-car use" and there's absolutely no denying that that's what this Bluetooth headset delivers, but take it out of the auto-environment and you'll begin to see what separates this type of... Read more

Apple iPod touch (3rd Gen)
4.0 stars

Apple iPod touch (3rd Gen)

By Dan Sung

It's not an easy task to review something ostensibly identical to another you've looked at before but that's pretty much what we're faced with by the 3rd generation AppleiPod touch. The first thing you'll notice when you break through the wrappings, the... Read more

Guitar Hero 5 launches with marathon record attempt

Guitar Hero 5 launches with marathon record attempt

By Dan Sung

Activision is attempting a world record for the launch of Guitar Hero 5 across Europe today. A 24-hour continuous party play marathon is taking place as we speak in France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Holland and at HMV Oxford Street in the UK with the challenge... Read more