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Adobe pledges "the best tools in the world" for HTML5
Adobe pledges "the best tools in the world" for HTML5 By Duncan Geere

Amidst all the hubbub about Steve Jobs banning Flash from the iPhone and iPad, Adobe's been quietly working away at its HTML5 authoring tools, and CTO Read more

Mozilla releases pre-Alpha Android Firefox
Mozilla releases pre-Alpha Android Firefox By Duncan Geere

Firefox creator Mozilla has announced the very first build of mobile Firefox, also known as Fennec, for Android handsets. It's a very early release, which Read more

Sony offering TV trade-in scheme
Sony offering TV trade-in scheme By Duncan Geere

Sony has redoubled its efforts to try and recycle more of its electronic equipment, drawing further attention to a scheme it launched in August 2009 that Read more

Verizon Nexus One goes AWOL
Verizon Nexus One goes AWOL By Duncan Geere

It's suddenly looking like Google's plans to release the Nexus One on the Verizon network in the USA could have hit a snag, as all references to the handset Read more

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app
RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app By Duncan Geere

The RIAA and MPAA - trade bodies for the USA's major music labels and film studios respectively - have proposed the creation and use of anti-copyright-infringement Read more

Opera announces a million iPhone downloads
Opera announces a million iPhone downloads By Duncan Geere

Opera's issued a rather joyous press release, saying that not only has their new iPhone browser shot to the top of all country charts in the Apple app Read more

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent
Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent By Duncan Geere

A nasty bit of malware is reportedly doing the rounds in the BitTorrent community, taking the form of a fake copyright violation notice that demands cash Read more

Future diaries: 1 April 2015
Future diaries: 1 April 2015 By Duncan Geere

One of the joys of living in 2015 is the government-mandated flexible working hours introduced shortly after 2010's disastrous hung parliament gave the Read more

How will we play in 2015?
How will we play in 2015? By Duncan Geere

The video games industry has never been bigger. Consumers have almost entirely stopped buying CDs in favour of downloads and streaming services, and the Read more

Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset
2.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset By Duncan Geere

14 million people across the world subscribe every month to World of Warcraft - a massively-mulitplayer online role-playing-game set in the world of Azeroth. Read more

Google Wave gets extensions
Google Wave gets extensions By Duncan Geere

In summer 2009, Google launched Wave - a communications platform that seemingly everyone in the world clamoured for an invite to, then abandoned when they Read more

Alienware M11x notebook
4.0 stars Alienware M11x notebook By Duncan Geere

When we first heard word of the Alienware M11x, we raised an eyebrow. The company, famous for its mammoth gaming machines claimed it was planning the world's Read more

Microsoft touts "different" Windows Phone 7
Microsoft touts "different" Windows Phone 7 By Duncan Geere

Microsoft has gone on an offensive to try and win back developer support on its Windows Phone platform. Tellingly, the main thrust of the attack is on Read more

Samsung Diva hits the shelves
Samsung Diva hits the shelves By Duncan Geere

Samsung has announced that its "Diva" handset, the S7070, is now available from UK shops. It comes with a white embossed quilted back cover, and a diamond-shaped Read more

Opera 10.5 gets full release
Opera 10.5 gets full release By Duncan Geere

Opera has announced the full release of version 10.50 of its desktop browser for Windows - a rather speedy transition from the beta, which was only released Read more

Archos updates Vision MP3 player range
Archos updates Vision MP3 player range By Duncan Geere

Archos has rolled out a wide-ranging update that sees almost its entire line of MP3 players upgraded and enhanced. There's six new models - deep breath Read more

Wild Wild Web - the browser ballot's lesser-known options
Wild Wild Web - the browser ballot's lesser-known options By Duncan Geere

We're not going to insult your intelligence. You know what Firefox is. You might have tried new boy Chrome. If you're a Mac user, you'll be familiar with Read more

Google Nexus One review
4.5 stars Google Nexus One review By Duncan Geere

Philip K Dick can rest happily in the knowledge that his legacy is safe. Despite complaints from his descendants, Google hasn't done anything to smear Read more

Leeds to get 100Mbps broadband in 2010
Leeds to get 100Mbps broadband in 2010 By Duncan Geere

Leeds telecoms company Aql has announced that the city will be the first in the country to get super-fast broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps. Businesses Read more

Lenovo expands ThinkPad lineup
Lenovo expands ThinkPad lineup By Duncan Geere

Lenovo, who nabbed the ThinkPad brand from IBM a few years back, has rolled out a whole pile of new ThinkPad machines, from the small, to the large, to Read more

LG predicts death of Symbian, BlackBerry, webOS
LG predicts death of Symbian, BlackBerry, webOS By Duncan Geere

Scott Ahn, head of LG's mobile business, has told a press conference that he thinks the smartphone market will increasingly consolidate - with the number Read more

Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360
4.0 stars Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360 By Duncan Geere

You're hardcore, aren't you? You cracked guitar and bass within months of picking up Guitar Hero. You saved up for the full band kit, and now you're blasting Read more

Opera releases 10.50 beta for Windows
Opera releases 10.50 beta for Windows By Duncan Geere

Opera has unveiled a beta of version 10.50 of its web browser. The update brings a whole host of improvements and bug fixes, as well as stripping down Read more

Google enhances Gchat status feature
Google enhances Gchat status feature By Duncan Geere

It's being reported that Google is to upgrade the status feature in Google chat to allow you to send and receive Twitter-style updates to and from your Read more

Cigarette lighter built into mobile phone
Cigarette lighter built into mobile phone By Duncan Geere

It's such a hassle to carry around both a mobile phone and a cigarette lighter, isn't it? No, it's not. But that hasn't stopped a Chinese company building Read more

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize By Duncan Geere

The Internet has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the editor of Wired magazine's Italian edition. The Web, which is routinely employed by activists Read more

Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth headset
4.5 stars Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth headset By Duncan Geere

If you're someone who regularly finds themselves driving, or cycling, or skiing, or cooking, or cleaning, or doing anything - for that matter - which requires Read more

Five music hacks from the future
Five music hacks from the future By Duncan Geere

What did you do last weekend? Cleaned the house? Watched some football? Had a few friends over? In Stockholm, a group of coders were far too busy for any Read more

First Look: Alienware M11x
First Look: Alienware M11x By Duncan Geere

Dell surprised many people with its announcement at CES that the next Alienware machine to join the company's hardcore gaming line-up would be a tiny 11-incher Read more

Asus G60Vx notebook
3.5 stars Asus G60Vx notebook By Duncan Geere

Gaming laptops occupy a strange space in the market. Most hardcore PC gamers like to tweak and upgrade their machines, so opt for cheaper, upgradable desktop Read more

Vax LiFE unplugged vacuum cleaner
3.5 stars Vax LiFE unplugged vacuum cleaner By Duncan Geere

Vax, 1989's best-selling vacuum cleaner brand, has been shifted down a few pegs since its heyday. Once the ruler of the roost with its 3-in-1 machine that Read more

OkCupid issues profile picture advice
OkCupid issues profile picture advice By Duncan Geere

Online dating site OkCupid has a lot of members - and that means a lot of profile pictures. Based on data mined from 7000 of those pictures - looking at Read more

Data.gov.uk repository unveiled
Data.gov.uk repository unveiled By Duncan Geere

Tim Berners-Lee, the grandfather of the world wide web, has officially unveiled his government project called Data.gov uk, which should see public sector Read more

Rock Band Network to enter public beta testing
Rock Band Network to enter public beta testing By Duncan Geere

Harmonix has confirmed that the Rock Band Network will be opening up for beta access imminently. As previously reported on Pocket-lint, the service offers Read more

Get your Last.fm recommendations in Spotify
Get your Last.fm recommendations in Spotify By Duncan Geere

Another improvement has been rolled out to Spotify recommendations engine Spotibot. The service, which aims to help users find music they like, but just Read more

Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling
Oink founder cleared in landmark ruling By Duncan Geere

Cast your mind back to the beginning of June 2008, when six people were arrested following the shutdown of a music sharing site called OiNK's Pink Palace Read more

AlertMe Energy electricity monitor
4.0 stars AlertMe Energy electricity monitor By Duncan Geere

You'll need two things to get the most out of this gadget. One is an insatiable thirst for burning fossil fuels. The other is a roomy electrical cabinet Read more

UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill
UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill By Duncan Geere

Shenanigans are afoot in the House Of Lords, as Parliament scrutinizes Peter Mandelson's Digital Economy bill, which Peter Mandelson is desperately trying Read more

evoMouse launches Pet and Cube mouse controllers
evoMouse launches Pet and Cube mouse controllers By Duncan Geere

We've seen keyboards projected onto tables before, but at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a company called evoMouse has taken the concept a Read more

Sony Ericsson abandons Nexus name
Sony Ericsson abandons Nexus name By Duncan Geere

Sony Ericsson has admitted to Pocket-lint that it's been forced to abandon the name "Nexus" in relation to mobile phones. Back in November, before anyone Read more

Samsung plans unified app store
Samsung plans unified app store By Duncan Geere

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung has announced that it'll be rolling all of its disparate app stores into one monster app store that Read more

Bono demands greater web copyright policing
Bono demands greater web copyright policing By Duncan Geere

Bono has weighed into the filesharing debate on the side of the major labels, in an editorial marking the beginning of a new decade in the New York Times. Read more

Mozilla: Fennec will kill app stores
Mozilla: Fennec will kill app stores By Duncan Geere

Mozilla has sounded the death knell for the concept of the app store, predicting that they will die following the release of its mobile version of Firefox, Read more

Samsung Genio Touch
3.5 stars Samsung Genio Touch By Duncan Geere

Samsung has hit the headlines in the mobile phone world over the last year with a number of handsets - the Jet, the Omnia and the Android-packing Galaxy Read more

Band Hero - Xbox 360
4.0 stars Band Hero - Xbox 360 By Duncan Geere

Such has been the success of Guitar Hero that publisher Activision has begun to roll out the series in serious bulk. This year, the company has released Read more

Panasonic ES-RW30 shaver
4.0 stars Panasonic ES-RW30 shaver By Duncan Geere

Now that the end of Movember is upon us, you're going to need to get rid of that moustache. Panasonic has brought out the ES-RW30 Men's Rechargeable Electric Read more

Panasonic discontinuing Technics 1200 turntables?
Panasonic discontinuing Technics 1200 turntables? By Duncan Geere

We've seen a couple of reports on message boards that seem to indicate that the iconic Technics SL-1200 and SL-1210s may be about to be discontinued. If Read more

Google Chrome OS - First Look
Google Chrome OS - First Look By Duncan Geere

Google has dropped the source code of Chrome OS into the wild, so we thought we'd take a look and see if it lives up to the lofty hype that's been placed Read more

Ordnance Survey maps to be issued free
Ordnance Survey maps to be issued free By Duncan Geere

The government has said that it will "explore ways" of making the Ordnance Survey's maps of the UK freely available on the web from April 2010. Gordon Read more

Dyson Air Multiplier fan
4.0 stars Dyson Air Multiplier fan By Duncan Geere

Dyson's Air Multiplier made waves upon its release in October, promising a highly-efficient non-buffeting fan replacement, complete with the product design Read more

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