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Ford Focus ST 2013 pictures and hands-on

Ford Focus ST 2013 pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Sometimes a lot of fun can be had with relatively little money. The new Focus ST takes this idea and multiplies it by ten. It is, at £21,995 for the base model, one of the most enjoyable experiences to be had on the road for the price.The new ST comes... Read more

Google Play on the Nexus 7: Features explained

Google Play on the Nexus 7: Features explained

By Hunter Skipworth

The price point of the Nexus 7 tablet is so low that it leaves plenty of money in your pocket for spending elsewhere. Google wants you to pour these pennies into its revamped Google Play store, which has features embedded deep into every aspect of Jelly... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Lekiosk (iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Lekiosk (iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad)

By Hunter Skipworth

Already making waves with our French chums is app Lekiosk. Designed like Newsstand on iOS, the app is basically like a 3D digital newspaper shop, letting you pick up content from plentiful publishers. The difference between Apple's offering? It is a bit... Read more

What's new in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

What's new in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

By Hunter Skipworth

Announced alongside the new Asus Nexus 7 tablet was an update to Google's Android operating system. Named Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 is Google's entry into what has been a month of OS updates and announcements.First iOS 6, then Surface and now Jelly Bean.... Read more

Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet: Everything you need to know

Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet: Everything you need to know

By Hunter Skipworth

The rumours were true, the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 tablet is very much alive and well. Boasting a Kindle Fire-esque price tag, an impressive spec sheet and the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, known as Jelly Bean, this is a persuasive... Read more

Google Now announced: a new way to search on Android

Google Now announced: a new way to search on Android

By Hunter Skipworth

Google I/O is in full swing and Android news is flinging about left right and centre. Among the announcements is an exciting new way of searching added to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Called Google Now, it acts like an intelligent personal assistant which... Read more

Plastic Logic demos colour video playback on e-paper

Plastic Logic demos colour video playback on e-paper

By Hunter Skipworth

Plastic Logic has serious plans for your e-reader. Revealed during a tour of the company's Cambridge-based research and development facility was a new e-paper capable of playing back video in colour. Never before seen on e-readers, the screen was able... Read more

Asus Google Nexus tablet: what to expect, but is it what we want?

Asus Google Nexus tablet: what to expect, but is it what we want?

By Hunter Skipworth

All fingers point to Google I/O for the launch of the rumoured Asus Nexus tablet. The event, which is set to take place on 27 June, should also see the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, make an appearance on the Asus tablet. So what to expect from... Read more

New Ford traffic jam technology takes pain out of driving in queues

New Ford traffic jam technology takes pain out of driving in queues

By Hunter Skipworth

Ford has announced plans for a rather clever solution to the pains of driving in slow moving traffic. The traffic jam assist technology shifts cars into a sort of auto pilot, taking charge of gear changes, acceleration and steering, to keep up with cars... Read more

Sony Internet Player with Google TV pictures and hands-on

Sony Internet Player with Google TV pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Google TV has a new look, new hardware and is heading to the UK. Set to launch on 16 July on British soil, the Sony Internet Player with Google TV brings with it a newly updated version of the service as well as more powerful hardware. We first caught... Read more

Wallet Hub and Passbook: what's the difference?

Wallet Hub and Passbook: what's the difference?

By Hunter Skipworth

The hour of the updates is upon us. First Apple with iOS 6 and now Microsoft with Windows Phone 8. Both have done plenty to revive their relevant operating systems. You can check out what Microsoft has done here and Apple here.Included as part of the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Pocket Planes review (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Pocket Planes review (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

By Hunter Skipworth

There are a few apps which are so great that we have been coming back to them daily for months. Tiny Tower was one of those apps. Insanely addictive and more fun than untying Usain Bolt’s shoelaces, it has remained an iPhone favourite for some time.No... Read more

What is Windows RT?

What is Windows RT?

By Hunter Skipworth

Windows RT has arrived and if you haven’t seen it, you will. Unlike the straightforward Windows 8 desktop operating system, it may not be what you’re expecting when you buy your Windows 8 laptop or tablet some time in the near future, so Pocket-lint... Read more

The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges

The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges

By Hunter Skipworth

It clearly isn't going to stop raining anytime soon, so grabbing any sun whatsoever this summer is going to require some sort of holiday. Traditionally any trip abroad means a time to ditch your smartphone and tablet, to save your bank account being... Read more

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A pictures and hands-on

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The sequel to Asus's flagship Ultrabook is just around the corner and we have had a play. It's quite a thing to behold, with a 1080p screen that boasts deeper blacks than even the new MacBook Pro. The first time we saw it, in fact ,we didn't realise the... Read more

Photo Stream in iOS 6 explored

Photo Stream in iOS 6 explored

By Hunter Skipworth

One of the major talking points of iOS 6 was the changes Apple is making to its iCloud-based Photo Stream. At the moment you can snap a picture with one Apple device and have it uploaded and shared between all your iCloud devices. Now iOS 6 is taking... Read more

How to get iOS 6 features on iOS 5 right now

How to get iOS 6 features on iOS 5 right now

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple turned out quite a set of updates to iOS at WWDC this year. The problem is that iOS 6 isn’t going to arrive until sometime in the autumn.So why wait? It’s entirely possible to bring on most of what Apple announced at WWDC with help from a select... Read more

Atomic Floyd AirJax
3.5 stars

Atomic Floyd AirJax

By Hunter Skipworth

A decent set of headphones for sport is hard to come by. Most of the time you are given a choice: either a set that stays in but sounds terrible, or one that gives you decent audio quality but keeps falling out.We are already fans of Atomic Floyd, having... Read more

The new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

The new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

By Hunter Skipworth

The Mac Pro has long been overdue a refresh and Apple now has done just that, releasing a beast of an update to its flagship laptop. Behold the new MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro isn't going to be cheap, with prices starting at £1799. So is it worth... Read more

Apple's new MacBook Air explored

Apple's new MacBook Air explored

By Hunter Skipworth

The MacBook Air just got serious. Really serious. Last year Apple added the likes of Sandy Bridge to its repertoire but for many that just wasn’t enough. Things such as graphics processing, cheaper storage and added RAM persuaded some to look elsewhere. Apple... Read more

Star Wars 1313: The PC behind the E3 demo

Star Wars 1313: The PC behind the E3 demo

By Hunter Skipworth

Star Wars 1313 blew the heads off graphical nerds the world over when it made its first gameplay appearance at E3 this year. The new game from LucasArts looked so incredible that it left many wondering if it was running on a next-gen console.This turned... Read more

WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?

WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?

By Hunter Skipworth

WWDC can be a of a party bag of surprises. It can also be pretty dull. It's typically the preserve of software developers, but Apple has a history of throwing in a hardware launch among all the SDK announcements, to spice things up.Take 2010, for example,... Read more

Were there next-gen consoles at E3?

Were there next-gen consoles at E3?

By Hunter Skipworth

Watch Dogs stole the show at E3. The surprise announcement from Ubisoft had jaws dropping at the sight of some of the prettiest-looking graphics ever seen. In fact, the graphics have been so good that some believe the demo could only be running on a next... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Rebuild review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Rebuild review (Android)

By Hunter Skipworth

Gaming on Android just keeps getting better. None more so than Rebuild, an app that takes tower defence to a whole new level and then adds zombies. Rebuild is simple straightforward app fun without the emphasis on over-the-top graphics or gameplay gimmicks. Quite... Read more

Best Nintendo Wii U accessories

Best Nintendo Wii U accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

Despite still being months away from its rumoured Christmas release date, the Wii U is already getting itself glammed up with a selection of accessories. The console hardware is now finalised and manufacturers are starting to come up with all sorts of... Read more

Ferrari 458 Italia pictures and hands-on

Ferrari 458 Italia pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Ferrari has a long history of success in Formula One. Right now Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is sitting at the top of the F1 standings, neck a neck with Sebastian Vettel. All that technology, all that research, it seems only right that it ends up somewhere... Read more

Forza Horizon: Everything you need to know

Forza Horizon: Everything you need to know

By Hunter Skipworth

Forza Horizon has until now existed only in the form of a very cryptic live-action trailer. All we really knew was it involved the Chemical Brothers, there was a road and cars were going to be driving down it.This is all about to change: read on and you... Read more

Rob da Bank talks technology and music

Rob da Bank talks technology and music

By Hunter Skipworth

Fun-loving grammar criminal will.i.am recently told Pocket-lint a rather astonishing thing: 10 years ago, if he wanted to send a track to a million people, he would need to record in a studio, print to CD and then ship a copy to each person. Now will.i.am... Read more

Netflix vs Lovefilm

Netflix vs Lovefilm

By Hunter Skipworth

Netflix has landed and immediately gone for the jugular of the most popular movie streaming service in the UK - Lovefilm. Netflix are pushing out an immense amount of content at launch and, like its rival, granting new users a month's free trial to check... Read more

FIFA 13: Everything you need to know

FIFA 13: Everything you need to know

By Hunter Skipworth

FIFA is back and even more hardcore than before. This time round it’s the attacking and ball control that has had a rethink. The result is an even more true-to-life football experience, complete with all the team and player-related trimmings you would... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Plague Inc. review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Plague Inc. review (iPhone)

By Hunter Skipworth

We really can't imagine how Plague Inc. came about but it has to be one of the most twisted applications currently out on the App Store. The application asks you to design your own disease and then attempt to use it to wipe out the entire world. It does... Read more

Best iPhone games: casual

Best iPhone games: casual

By Hunter Skipworth

Sometimes the best kind of apps are the ones you can just pick up and play. Instantaneous fun for the train, bus or any other boring situation, they are ideal time fillers to pull out of your pocket.Consider these guys the iPhone classics - easy to play,... Read more

The changing face of movie special effects

The changing face of movie special effects

By Hunter Skipworth

According to George Lucas, special effects are "cool". A lot of directors rely on special effects to make things exciting on screen but how does adding new technology affect everyone else in the movie-making business? Florence Carter is a special effects... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: ScoreMobile review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: ScoreMobile review (iPhone)

By Hunter Skipworth

Sports. There's a lot of 'em. Most people follow just one or two but then there are the true sports aficionados who need to know everything from baseball, football and Formula One. This is what ScoreMobile's app is for. Or at least that is what it says... Read more

Dragon's Dogma
4.0 stars

Dragon's Dogma

By Hunter Skipworth

Recent times have seen some gamers forget about why they started playing games in the first place. Cutting-edge graphics and over-the-top set pieces, as well as a tendency toward the quicktime event, have meant gameplay itself has suffered.Some might... Read more

Diablo III
4.5 stars

Diablo III

By Hunter Skipworth

The mouse has to be without doubt one of the most boring pieces of technology available. It might be as useful an invention as the car or the railways, but rarely will we be doing backflips over a new piece of mouse-related hardware. Thanks to Diablo... Read more

Dragon’s Dogma for real: Pocket-lint becomes a medieval warrior for the day

Dragon’s Dogma for real: Pocket-lint becomes a medieval warrior for the day

By Hunter Skipworth

What does it take to be a man? Bob Dylan would argue that it involves a lot of walking, Westlife never really managed to answer the question and the Vikings seemed to think it involved drinking mead from horns, getting tattoos and battering each other... Read more

ICANN and the dot anything: do we care about domain names?

ICANN and the dot anything: do we care about domain names?

By Hunter Skipworth

Do we still care about .com and .co.uk? Does anyone even bother with www.? Well thanks to ICANN, a body in charge of licensing new top-level domain names, the way we search for a website might be about to change.Most people who type Google into an address... Read more

Diablo III collector's edition pictures and hands-on

Diablo III collector's edition pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Diablo III marks the return of one of the all-time great PC game series. Ten years in development, the game is now live and ticking along nicely on PCs the world over. It's available in several different versions, but for the true fan there can be only... Read more

Is China the new Japan?

Is China the new Japan?

By Hunter Skipworth

"By 2015 China will have more than 650 million people connected and online.”  These were the words of HP's CEO Meg Whitman at the company’s recent conference in Shanghai. “China is just below the worldwide average at about 200 PCs per 1000,”... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Strava cycling review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Strava cycling review (iPhone)

By Hunter Skipworth

Sometimes free apps can be better than their paid-for equivalents. The world of fitness on the iPhone is undated with all sorts of accelerometer and GPS-integrated applications designed to help you lose the pounds. Problem is, the majority of them cost. Strava... Read more

BBC announces Olympics coverage plans for tablets, smartphones, connected tv and online

BBC announces Olympics coverage plans for tablets, smartphones, connected tv and online

By Hunter Skipworth

The BBC has announced ambitious plans for its Olympic coverage, with no fewer than 24 HD streams available and full video of every single sport across the Games. On top of this, the BBC will launch a dedicated radio channel, Radio 5 Live Olympics extra,... Read more

BBC Sport iPhone, Android, desktop and connected TV pictures and hands-on

BBC Sport iPhone, Android, desktop and connected TV pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The Olympics is coming. Many will be glued to the TV watching as Usain Bolt goes for another world record. Others might be on the edge of their seats as Jamaica's bobsleigh team crashes out dramatically … no wait, that's a movie and the Winter Olympics.Seriously... Read more

AMD rolls out Trinity APUs for laptops and desktops

AMD rolls out Trinity APUs for laptops and desktops

By Hunter Skipworth

AMD has given its processor line up a significant refresh with the newly launched Trinity APU. The new processors, just like Intel's recently announced Ivy Bridge, do a lot to extend battery life, boost speed and increase graphics capabilities.Without... Read more

Starhawk
4.5 stars

Starhawk

By Hunter Skipworth

An early PlayStation 3 classic, Warhawk introduced many console gamers to the idea of proper online multiplayer. It has been a good few years since the game was released and the entire multiplayer landscape has changed drastically, thanks to the likes... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Leonardo Da Vinci Anatomy review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Leonardo Da Vinci Anatomy review (iPad)

By Hunter Skipworth

The new iPad is a seriously sweet piece of kit. No one is going to argue that the crazy resolution of its Retina display doesn't make for some pretty sweet app viewing. None more so than the new Leonardo Da Vinci Anatomy app, which is as good looking... Read more

New HP Elitebook Folio and Envy M6 laptops announced

New HP Elitebook Folio and Envy M6 laptops announced

By Hunter Skipworth

HP has gone product mad this morning - as you may have already seen from our hands-on of the refreshed Envy laptops and brand new Spectre XT Ultrabook. On top of all this new Ultrabook fodder were plenty of other products to bulk out its range of laptops,... Read more

HP Envy 4 and HP Envy 6 pictures and hands-on

HP Envy 4 and HP Envy 6 pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

HP has gone laptop mad at its Shanghai-based influencers conference, announcing a confusingly large array of new portable machines headed by the flagship Spectre XT. Sitting behind these are a newly updated range of Envy Ultrabooks and the alternatively... Read more

HP Envy Spectre XT pictures and hands-on

HP Envy Spectre XT pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

HP has announced a whole heap of Ultrabooks at its Global Influencers conference in Shanghai. By far the sweetest piece of kit there has to be the new Spectre XT which sits at the top of HP's Ultrabook lineup. The laptop shell is built out of a combination... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III: Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S III: Everything you need to know

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung plans to rule the Galaxy with its S III smartphone. With a spec sheet that reads like an Android fan’s wet dream, a newly designed chassis and slightly rethought approach to the operating system, it’s now the phone to beat.But what has everyone... Read more