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Palm Pre vs Palm Pixi

Palm Pre vs Palm Pixi

By Dan Sung

There's a trend appearing in the mobile world of the super-smartphone and the junior sidekick. While the world had Apple fever over the updates to the iPod range and whether or not the Fab Four would appear - well, at least one or two of them - Palm announced... Read more

AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers

AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers

By Dan Sung

AMD is "going to change the game" according to the company's corporate vice president and general manager Alberto Bozzo at the launch of the Vision marketing scheme in London this week. The chip manufacturer's research has shown that 66% of the public... Read more

Five great rangefinder cameras

Five great rangefinder cameras

By Dan Sung

SLRs may have the whizz-bang-flash of photography but there's a definite refined elegance of the rangefinder cameras. These snappers have been around for the best part of 100 years and there's something of a resurgence going on in look, as with the Olympus... Read more

The Apple iPod rumour round-up - 09.09.09

The Apple iPod rumour round-up - 09.09.09

By Dan Sung

Yes, it's 09.09.09. The day has arrived. The day The Beatles digitised 14 of their albums for download and the day Apple refreshes its iPod range at a press conference in San Francisco to be beamed around the world. The internet rumour mill has been churning... Read more

10 things we'd love the Orange/T-Mobile merger to mean...

10 things we'd love the Orange/T-Mobile merger to mean...

By Dan Sung

The news of an Orange/T-Mobile merger was quite a lot for most of us to deal with this morning on the wrong side of a shower and a cup of coffee, but we are all assured through bleary eyes that the resulting largest network in the UK would bring "substantial... Read more

Alcatel launches the TRIBE, One Touch Magic and OT-708 handsets

Alcatel launches the TRIBE, One Touch Magic and OT-708 handsets

By Dan Sung

The BlackBerry has just gone budget with Alcatel taking its first step into the QWERTY-key PDA market. The PAYG TRIBE will be sold at the Carphone Warehouse for £49.99 and will come in a quite funky choice of white, lilac or acid green trim. It's got... Read more

Five alternative pocket camcorders to the iPod touch

Five alternative pocket camcorders to the iPod touch

By Dan Sung

It's pretty clear by now that the next generations of iPods announced later this week are going to have built-in cameras. The leaked shots all over the web were one thing but the pod cases on show at IFA with lens shaped holes carefully sculpted into... Read more

Samsung Blu-Ray soundbar with YouTube too

Samsung Blu-Ray soundbar with YouTube too

By Dan Sung

Like LG, Samsung has also decided that convergence is the way to go in home cinema and that's exactly what we saw when we took a look at the company's Blu-ray soundbar on the show floor at IFA. The device works wirelessly to bring video-on-demand via... Read more

Hands on with the Philips Aurea 3

Hands on with the Philips Aurea 3

By Dan Sung

Aurea is where Philips pushes itself to the limit and this year's third incarnation features an LED backed panel as well as 250 in the frame for the ambiance of the Ambilight effect. Philips offers a 80,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio on both TV sets, a... Read more

LG HLB54S: The super slim Blu-ray soundbar

LG HLB54S: The super slim Blu-ray soundbar

By Dan Sung

We can't promise it'll make the tea or find your remote when it's not even down the back of the sofa, but the LG-HLB54S Blu-ray soundbar will do just about every other job in the living room. It belts 430W from the super-slim structure and has a wireless... Read more

LG gets colourful with the W30 and W63 HD monitors

LG gets colourful with the W30 and W63 HD monitors

By Dan Sung

LG is urging us to tart up our desktops a little by adding a splash of colour and design to the humble monitor - as well as some 1080p displays for good measure too. The company has added the W30 and W63 to their fast growing range of HD computer screens... Read more

Samsung goes slim and light with the ST45 compact

Samsung goes slim and light with the ST45 compact

By Dan Sung

While all the world's gone AV, Samsung has announced the arrival of an ultra light and slim compact camera known as the ST45. It has a 12-megapixel sensor, 2.7-inch, 230k-colour QVGA screen and a brushed aluminium chassis. The whole device is just 16mm... Read more

Quickoffice adds Office 2007 editing for iPhone

Quickoffice adds Office 2007 editing for iPhone

By Dan Sung

The self-proclaimed top selling business app on the iPhone has stretched itself a few inches further from the opposition today with the launch of support for Office 2007. Quickoffice 1.4 is available for $14.99 and allows users to view and edit those... Read more

Amazon accuses Google of seeking book monopoly

Amazon accuses Google of seeking book monopoly

By Dan Sung

Amazon has officially filed its complaint against Google's eBook plans at the ongoing settlement hearing in New York. In a rather rich twist, the online paperback retailing giant has accused the search company of looking to corner the digital book market.... Read more

Super-speedy quantum computing just around the corner

Super-speedy quantum computing just around the corner

By Dan Sung

The world of transistor computer chips as we know them has taken a step closer to extinction today as UK scientists made the world's first calculation on an optical based unit. The team from Bristol University used principles of quantum mechanics in a... Read more

Epson EH-DM3 all-in-one karaoke projector

Epson EH-DM3 all-in-one karaoke projector

By Dan Sung

Epson's most intriguing offer in Berlin this year is the Epson EH-DM3 all-in-one portable projector that brings karaoke to the home cinema party. Retailing at £579 when it lands in November, the unit will play from USB, HDMI, PC, TV tuner, digital cameras... Read more

The afforfable end of Epson's HD projectors

The afforfable end of Epson's HD projectors

By Dan Sung

In Epson's more affordable segment of market, you can pick up either the TW2900, the TW3500 or the TW450 without busting the bank wide open. The former pair are Full HD models designed for all round home entertainment use but the tail-ender is all about... Read more

Epson launches top end projectors

Epson launches top end projectors

By Dan Sung

Epson's two flagship models at this year's IFA proceedings are the TW5500 and TW4400 models each featuring the company's top line 3LCD projection technology. The former is the daddy of the two offering an impressive 200,000:1 contrast ratio and 12bit... Read more

Toshiba still upscaling with the XDE600 DVD player

Toshiba still upscaling with the XDE600 DVD player

By Dan Sung

There's no reason why the world should switch to Blu-ray, even if Toshiba finally has, so the XDE series of DVD players is still there offering "near to 1080p quality". The XDE600 is named after eXtended Detail Enhancement which works on the colour, contrast... Read more

Logitech's got a Squeezebox, daddy never sleeps at night

Logitech's got a Squeezebox, daddy never sleeps at night

By Dan Sung

Logitech is looking to simplify internet radio with the introduction of the Sqeezebox family of products for your ears. The choice is between the smaller Squeezebox Radio and the Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi music players as to how you want to do things.The... Read more

Toshiba brings LEDs to REGZA SV

Toshiba brings LEDs to REGZA SV

By Dan Sung

Toshiba, like everyone else at IFA 2009, has decided that LED TVs are the way to go and has announced its first in the shape of the REGZA SV series. The full backlighting offers a better colour gamut than before plus an improved 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast... Read more

Toshiba brings Blu-ray to P500 Satellite laptop

Toshiba brings Blu-ray to P500 Satellite laptop

By Dan Sung

It's not just the players that benefit from Blu-ray this IFA as Toshiba adds the P500 to the Satellite laptop range. The 18.4-inch machine has a 1920 x 1080p LCD display to appreciate the BD addition, as well as an HDMI REGZA link meaning that your remote... Read more

Toshiba goes tablet with the Journe Touch

Toshiba goes tablet with the Journe Touch

By Dan Sung

Toshiba has joined the internet tablet crowd today with the launch of the Journe Touch at IFA 2009. It has a 7-inch TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The LED backlighting helps with a steady 300:1 contrast and... Read more

LG intros "Borderless" LED TVs

LG intros "Borderless" LED TVs

By Dan Sung

LG has announced its first range of LED TVs at IFA 2009 today under the slightly curious title of "Borderless". Borderless refers to the black borders still clearly marked by the large area of black bordering, but the difference is that LG has an edge-to-edge... Read more

Samsung goes ultra-slim with X520, X420 and X120 notebooks

Samsung goes ultra-slim with X520, X420 and X120 notebooks

By Dan Sung

Samsung has bridged the gap between its netbooks and notebooks today with the launch of the ultra-thin X-Series at IFA 2009. The X520, X420 and X120 have high gloss, HD, 16:9 LED screens, will run for up to 9 hours on their 6-cell batteries and are no... Read more

Panasonic shows off full HD 3D by plasma

Panasonic shows off full HD 3D by plasma

By Dan Sung

Panasonic has announced its version of how full HD 3DTV viewing should be done, as demoed on the company's 103-inch mega-plasma in the press conference at IFA 2009 today. Unlike Sony's 3D Bravia LCD solution, Panasonic believes that a far better quality... Read more

YouTube to charge for streaming Hollywood movies?

YouTube to charge for streaming Hollywood movies?

By Dan Sung

YouTube is looking to charge viewers for the first time in the service's history. The number one video site on the web is currently in talks with a three major movie studios to start a video on demand model which would likely see feature releases available... Read more

Samsung launches BEAT range of portable players

Samsung launches BEAT range of portable players

By Dan Sung

It wouldn't be a tech show if Samsung wasn't launching PMPs and IFA 2009 sees the arrival of the BEAT range of DivX certified devices with ease of use at their heart.The added support is designed to cut down on the hassle of file conversion, with many... Read more

LG starts WinMob smartphone run with Vodafone and the GM750

LG starts WinMob smartphone run with Vodafone and the GM750

By Dan Sung

LG has announced an all out assault on the smartphone market with Windows Mobile 6.5 at helm - at least to begin with. The Korean company has promised 13 LG branded handsets before 2010 and three with the aforementioned mobile OS in the coming weeks.... Read more

Panasonic panels up with bigger V10 plasmas

Panasonic panels up with bigger V10 plasmas

By Dan Sung

Many may not have been able to afford them but just about all of us had a good old drool over Panasonic's V10 series of plasma TVs when they hit at the beginning of the year. The good news is that those panel people are at it again with the addition of... Read more

The Top 100 UK tech folk to follow on Twitter

The Top 100 UK tech folk to follow on Twitter

By Dan Sung

Twitter's a pretty big yard these days. So, with no time to go chasing wild geese around, your friendly neighbourhood Pocket-lint has compiled a list of the finest geek minds and microblogging wordsmiths in the UK that you should follow for all things... Read more

TomTom GO x50 LIVE series hits the road

TomTom GO x50 LIVE series hits the road

By Dan Sung

The TomTom GO x50 LIVE series has launched with a range of three satnav devices housing more maps, more options and more services to spend £7.99 per month on than the last time. The GO 950, 750 and 550 offer fully customisable interfaces with the routes... Read more

LG Chocolate BL40 - up close and personal

LG Chocolate BL40 - up close and personal

By Dan Sung

After months of drip feeding, the LG BL40, or "New Chocolate" as it's being called, finally went official today and will be available on Orange and the Carphone Warehouse from this month. For those who haven't already pieced the information together,... Read more

Sony pumps up PC speakers with iPhone dock

Sony pumps up PC speakers with iPhone dock

By Dan Sung

Sony is claiming a first today but, after all its Bravia and 3D cries, it's the humble PC speaker that does the business. The SRS-GD50iP 2.1 channel set for Mac, Windows or Linux machines comes with an iPhone/iPod dock to attach directly to your portable... Read more

Sony Ericsson intros easy SDK for X2 software

Sony Ericsson intros easy SDK for X2 software

By Dan Sung

Sony Ericsson is releasing a special SDK to go with the Xperia X2 to encourage developers to make apps for the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. The Panel SDK is designed as a more simplified and direct method for programmers to make their software accessible... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 - now with touchscreen and serious camera

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 - now with touchscreen and serious camera

By Dan Sung

Sony Ericsson has announced the much anticipated upgrade of the WinMob-toting Xperia range in the shape of the Xperia X2. The sequentially named upgrade comes with the important improvement of a DVD-quality, 3.2-inch, 480 x 800, 65k colour WVGA touchscreen.... Read more

Bravia Internet Video next big thing for Sony

Bravia Internet Video next big thing for Sony

By Dan Sung

Sony will be boosting the Bravia's next year with typical IPTV services you'd watch on your PC going straight to your TV panel instead. Bravia Internet Video with Sony's XMB interface is coming to TVs and Blu-ray players so that audiences can enjoy the... Read more

Epson claims photography perfection with the V600 scanner

Epson claims photography perfection with the V600 scanner

By Dan Sung

Epson has updated is V series of photo and film scanners with the Epson Perfection V600. It can copy and restore prints and negatives - including 35mm, medium format, panoramic film and mounted slides - at a resolution of 6400dpi and works 1.5 times faster... Read more

Toshiba intros energy-saving HDDs

Toshiba intros energy-saving HDDs

By Dan Sung

Toshiba has added to its range of 2.5-inch internal HDDs with the MKxx65GSX series of 5400 RPM devices which will hit the shelves in the fourth quarter of this year. The light weight units are designed to sit inside notebooks, all-in-one PCs and any other... Read more

The 10 hidden gems of Snow Leopard

The 10 hidden gems of Snow Leopard

By Dan Sung

It's all very well reading the official line on the bumps and buffs of Apple OS X Snow Leopard but the company can't possibly tell us every little detail of what comes in the package. So, after a chance to play with it ourselves over the weekend a glean... Read more

The rock hard bank holiday tech quiz

The rock hard bank holiday tech quiz

By Dan Sung

Welcome to the Pocket-lint rock hard bank holiday quiz. Prepare to face 10 of the toughest tech teasers you'll ever meet. High scores are not expected and the only requirements are that you answer simply, honestly and without the use of internet. Good... Read more

Six excellent ideas for a geek bank holiday weekend

Six excellent ideas for a geek bank holiday weekend

By Dan Sung

The weather's looking like it's going to hold for the bank holiday weekend and you need to think up some last minute excursion ideas. But there's no time to look down every one of the intertubes for inspiration, so we've done it for you and added an appropriately... Read more

A quick guide to Apple Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6

A quick guide to Apple Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6

By Dan Sung

Apple's Snow Leopard has been stalking us from the drifts for well over a year now. Little was seen of it while it circled for the first 12 months - picking its path, taking its time - but ever since Phil Schiller proudly showed off his new pet at WWDC,... Read more

The iPod timeline and what we might expect next

The iPod timeline and what we might expect next

By Dan Sung

The timing of the Apple iPod family launches have been nothing if not predictable over the last few years but it wasn't always that way. Take a look back at our timeline of events for all things Jobs audio and maybe you can work out the next on 9th September.2001October1st... Read more

OpenStreetMap - Crowd sourced cartography set to re-map the world

OpenStreetMap - Crowd sourced cartography set to re-map the world

By Dan Sung

The Ordnance Survey is paid for by the tax payer - serveral times over as it goes. So, why is it that we foot a further fee to Great Britain's national mapping agency every time we buy a satnav or even an A-Z? If you purchase a TomTom, approximately 20-30%... Read more

The 5 best 3D films

The 5 best 3D films

By Dan Sung

With Channel 4's announcement that its broadcasts are to go 3D for a whole week this autumn, it's had our minds racing about what content the company has planned. As well as Derren Brown's spectacular and footage from the Queen's coronation we've also... Read more

The 10 bold moves of Nokia

The 10 bold moves of Nokia

By Dan Sung

The launch of the Nokia Booklet 3G this week was a bold move for a company that saw its greatest period of success after they decided to drop their broader interests and specialise in mobile phones. However, despite Nokia's single-mindedness, the Finnish... Read more

The complete guide to eBook readers - August 2009

The complete guide to eBook readers - August 2009

By Dan Sung

With Sony's official launch of the Touch Edition and Pocket Edition, there's now officially more eBook readers on the market than you can shake an entire branch of sticks at. Some are quite expensive, others very expensive and they all seem to support... Read more

Klipsch Image S4 headphones
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Klipsch Image S4 headphones

By Dan Sung

Most people's reaction on first opening the Klipsch Image S4s is probably "is that it?" and the manufacturer doesn't seem to have a problem with that. There is little of the pomp and ceremony of the Custom series or any other company's headphones for... Read more

Are Macs for left-handed people?

Are Macs for left-handed people?

By Dan Sung

PCs and Macs are very different machines. There are probably more obvious statements than that in the world but not many. From the design of the computers, to their strengths and weaknesses, the sweeping contrasts between the two are enormous but sometimes... Read more