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Facebook planning Flipboard-style reader for mobiles

Facebook planning Flipboard-style reader for mobiles

By Hunter Skipworth

Further details have emerged of Facebook's long-rumoured Google Reader replacement, said to be an attempt to create a Flipboard-style service specifically for mobiles.Called Reader, recent versions of the project are looking fairly similar to Flipboard's... Read more

Cambridge Audio Minx M5 speaker brings audio boost to your laptop

Cambridge Audio Minx M5 speaker brings audio boost to your laptop

By Hunter Skipworth

Cambridge Audio has announced the Minx M5 speaker system. Designed to bring powerful audio from a pair of satellite speakers and a subwoofer, they are the ideal accessory to give your laptop a bit of a boost.At 72.5 x 72.5 x 73.8mm, the two satellites... Read more

Citroen C4 Picasso review
4.5 stars

Citroen C4 Picasso review

By Hunter Skipworth

The idea of an MPV being exciting is one which very few believe is actually possible. With the new C4 Picasso, Citroen hopes to change that. Dynamic styling, a 12-inch HD screen and an extremely bright interior with 5.3 metres square of glass, all put... Read more

iPhone owners are mindless zombies, says Nokia in new Lumia 925 ad

iPhone owners are mindless zombies, says Nokia in new Lumia 925 ad

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia has unveiled a zombie-filled advert for its brand new Lumia 925 smartphone. The ad shows iPhone-holding zombies gradually closing in on a Nokia user wandering the streets at night.The joke is that the LED flash on the iPhone 5 causes pictures to... Read more

Apple chart shows iOS 6 on 93 per cent of mobile devices

Apple chart shows iOS 6 on 93 per cent of mobile devices

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple has produced a chart to show just how little fragmentation there is with iOS. It shows a 93 per cent adoption rate for iOS 6, with just 6 per cent of users on iOS 5 and 1 per cent on anything older.Apple was keen to emphasise how much more unified... Read more

Microsoft was planning Amazon and eBay rival called Project Brazil

Microsoft was planning Amazon and eBay rival called Project Brazil

By Hunter Skipworth

Details of a Microsoft designed marketplace called Project Brazil which never came to fruition have appeared online. Revealed by The Wall Street Journal, the Amazon rival was actually very close to release, but stumbled at the last minute.The plan was... Read more

Xbox engineer explains Xbox One that could have been

Xbox engineer explains Xbox One that could have been

By Hunter Skipworth

An Xbox One engineer has spoken at length about the console that would have been released to the public had Microsoft not made it's massive U-turn over game trade-ins and internet connectivity.The explanation, posted on Pastebin under the title "heartbroken... Read more

Tesla Model S can swap its battery faster than you can fuel your car

Tesla Model S can swap its battery faster than you can fuel your car

By Hunter Skipworth

Tesla has demoed an innovative battery swapping system for its Model S electric car that enables depleted batteries to be removed and swapped for a new one quicker than you could put petrol in a car.The 90-second process involves removing the baseplate... Read more

Rumoured pictures of iPhone 5S show redesign unlikely

Rumoured pictures of iPhone 5S show redesign unlikely

By Hunter Skipworth

More rumoured pictures of the unreleased iPhone 5S appear to show that Apple will stick to tradition and not change the design of its next handset. The images show both the internals and back plate of the handset, with the latter illustrating how the... Read more

Instagram video: Everything you need to know

Instagram video: Everything you need to know

By Hunter Skipworth

Instagram has just done the inevitable and pushed out an update for its app that includes video. It's a move that comes as no surprise, particularly given the recent successes of Twitter's own Vine app.So how does it work? While it's a fairly basic tweak,... Read more

Rumoured ATIV Book 9 Lite, ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book Q leaked

Rumoured ATIV Book 9 Lite, ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book Q leaked

By Hunter Skipworth

Images rumoured to be the Samsung Ativ Book Lite, which is expected to be launched later today at a Samsung event in London, have been leaked online ahead of Samsung's press conference. The official-looking press pictures show Samsung's yet to be released... Read more

Sony Xperia ZU screens leak, show Snapdragon 800 processor and 6.4-inch screen

Sony Xperia ZU screens leak, show Snapdragon 800 processor and 6.4-inch screen

By Hunter Skipworth

Screenshots taken from the rumoured Sony Xperia ZU smartphone appear to confirm the rumour 6.4-inch display size of the still to be released device. On top of that, they show it will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, with a 2.2 GHz clock speed... Read more

Nvidia Shield price slashed, now $300 for launch

Nvidia Shield price slashed, now $300 for launch

By Hunter Skipworth

Nvidia's soon to be released Shield portable games console has been given a price drop just before its release. The controller/console combo will cost $300 (£194) at launch, rather than the $350 originally planned.The price drop comes after fans at E3... Read more

Post-PC era is here as Dixons tablet sales continue to rise

Post-PC era is here as Dixons tablet sales continue to rise

By Hunter Skipworth

Dixons, the UK retail group that trades as PC World and Currys, has told reporters that it has seen an unrelenting stream of tablet sales in the past year.According to the man in charge, Sebastian James, devices like the iPad, Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 processor has user manual leaked

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 processor has user manual leaked

By Hunter Skipworth

A user manual to a Samsung Galaxy S4 variant sporting the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has been leaked. Called the Galaxy S4 LTE-A (SHV-E330), it matches the current SGS 4 in specs in pretty much every regard minus the processor.That... Read more

Denon CEOL Piccolo review
4.5 stars

Denon CEOL Piccolo review

By Hunter Skipworth

Denon's CEOL Piccolo is quite unlike anything else the company offers. It throws out the CD drive to save on size and a lot of the conventional connectivity that you find on bigger AV receivers. Instead what you get is a thoroughly modern way of powering... Read more

The Walking Dead exclusive to Lovefilm Instant in the UK

The Walking Dead exclusive to Lovefilm Instant in the UK

By Hunter Skipworth

The Walking Dead might be available on Netflix in the US, but it looks like Lovefilm has managed to nab the UK rights, giving the service more content brownie points over its rival.Series one of The Walking Dead will be available to stream from today... Read more

O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles

O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles

By Hunter Skipworth

O2 has collaborated with artist Sean Miles to create a set of what it calls Talk to the Hand gloves produced entirely from recycled mobile phone parts. The project put together by Sean Miles uses old Pineider and Miu Miu gloves and old O2 recycled handsets... Read more

Dolphin Browser v10 launched for Android

Dolphin Browser v10 launched for Android

By Hunter Skipworth

Dolphin Browser has just reached 80 million instals and to celebrate, the company has launched a new version of its Android browser. Version 10 of Dolphin comes with a customisable home screen and a new-look design. The browser also supports Flash.The... Read more

LG confirms Snapdragon 800 processors bound for LG Optimus successor

LG confirms Snapdragon 800 processors bound for LG Optimus successor

By Hunter Skipworth

LG has confirmed that it will be using Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 800 processor in the yet to be announced Optimus G series replacement.The chipset, which is about as powerful as it gets in the world of smartphones right now, has yet to appear... Read more

App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad)

App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad)

By Hunter Skipworth

Winnie the Pooh for many is the iconic childhood read. A. A. Milne's beautiful stories remain, even to this day, perfect reading material for your kids.With this iPad and iPhone app, the world of Winnie the Pooh has been brought to life. Animated versions... Read more

Pelican smartphone camera creates 3D models from video that you can print

Pelican smartphone camera creates 3D models from video that you can print

By Hunter Skipworth

This isn't the first time we have mentioned Pelican on Pocket-lint. The incredible smartphone technology uses a 16 lens array camera to capture Lytro style images that you can refocus after capture. Pelican however has one more trick up its sleeve and... Read more

Rumoured iPhone 5S pictures show designs won't change

Rumoured iPhone 5S pictures show designs won't change

By Hunter Skipworth

A supposed image of the iPhone 5S frontplate has appeared on the internet and from the look of it, Apple won't be changing its design. The phone, which should launch alongside iOS 7, appears to adopt the same looks as the current-generation iPhone, not... Read more

LG launches 21:9 TV and all-in-one PC combo

LG launches 21:9 TV and all-in-one PC combo

By Hunter Skipworth

LG has announced a rather unusual ultra wide screen 29-inch 21:9 all-in-one PC and TV combo. The entertainment catch-all device uses a 2,560 x 1080 resolution IPS display with 178-degree viewing angles.Built into the all-in-one is a separate TV tuner... Read more

PS4 games will let you choose to download single-player or multiplayer first

PS4 games will let you choose to download single-player or multiplayer first

By Hunter Skipworth

If you opt to download games for your PS4, then the PlayStation Store will offer you the option to download the single-player or multiplayer option first.The function was revealed in a video released by Sony that shows the new console in more depth. The... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active photographed in Arctic blue

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active photographed in Arctic blue

By Hunter Skipworth

Pictures of the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S4 Active have appeared on China's Weibo social network. The phone is due to launch on AT&T on 21 June, with it pegged for a UK launch at an event in London on 20 June.The phone - which is like a Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Vauxhall Adam Siri edition now on sale, get yourself an Apple iCar

Vauxhall Adam Siri edition now on sale, get yourself an Apple iCar

By Hunter Skipworth

Vauxhall Adam owners are now able to get Siri integrated into their cars, with every new Adam sold shipping with Siri connectivity. The Vauxhall Adam uses its Intellilink technology to hook up with Siri. Current Adam owners will be able to to pick up... Read more

Secret iOS 7 settings show new possible enhancements

Secret iOS 7 settings show new possible enhancements

By Hunter Skipworth

Settings discovered in the iOS 7 beta suggest there may be even more adjustments coming to the operating system beyond what Apple showed at its unveiling.Tweaks revealed to the Springboard, the name Apple gives to iOS's home screen management system,... Read more

Casio Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2013 watches pictures and hands-on

Casio Edifice Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2013 watches pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Just launched is the Casio Edifice 2013 range of Formula One-inspired watches. Combining F1-style design with Casio's best timepieces, the Edifice watches make a change from the company's usual digital display-centric looks.Casio Edifice has been working... Read more

Starbucks now taking contactless payments

Starbucks now taking contactless payments

By Hunter Skipworth

Starbucks is the latest major high street brand to join the Barclays and Visa powered contactless payment system. Alongside Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, the Post Office and McDonalds, you can now pay there by simply tapping your debit or credit card on to... Read more

Tech 21 Impactology case for Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures and hands-on

Tech 21 Impactology case for Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The Samsung Galaxy S4's 5-inch 1080p display is about as good as it gets when it comes to smartphone displays. Despite having Gorilla Glass 4 to keep it safe, a decent drop will still result in a smashed screen and a hefty repair bill from Samsung.Plenty... Read more

Lenovo launches first 15-inch ThinkPad Ultrabook for business

Lenovo launches first 15-inch ThinkPad Ultrabook for business

By Hunter Skipworth

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook, complete with slim design and clever bevelled edges that make the laptop appear to be floating.The S531 does however miss out in the latest generation Haswell processors from Intel, instead opting for... Read more

Samsung Xpress C410W NFC printers let you tap to print

Samsung Xpress C410W NFC printers let you tap to print

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has launched the Xpress C410W series of printers that are able to connect instantly with your smartphone via NFC and print pics straight away. All you need to do is tap your smartphone on the printer and it will instantly pair - you can even scan... Read more

Pink Floyd catalogue added to Spotify after 1 million plays of "Wish you were here"

Pink Floyd catalogue added to Spotify after 1 million plays of "Wish you were here"

By Hunter Skipworth

You might remember that Pink Floyd had promised to add its entire catalogue to Spotify if fans listened to the iconic "Wish you were here" track 1 million times.The song was added to Spotify only on Friday and has taken just four days to achieve 1 million... Read more

100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car

100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car

By Hunter Skipworth

The concept of a driverless car is very exciting to some and totally boring to others. For long motorway slogs, we can think of nothing better, but cutting back through B-roads and heel-toeing around a race track, might not be quite as exciting.BMW recently... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pre-orders live at Phones 4u

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pre-orders live at Phones 4u

By Hunter Skipworth

Phones 4u has put its Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pre-order page live. The handset, which will be available from July this year, is free on a £27 a month contract.If you put in a pre-order for the Galaxy S4 Mini on EE plans of £36 and above, you will get... Read more

Galaxy Note 3 launch in September, possible IFA reveal

Galaxy Note 3 launch in September, possible IFA reveal

By Hunter Skipworth

A Korean analyst has reportedly confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for launch this September. The analyst released a note discussing Samsung's recent stock price drop following over-enthusiastic Galaxy S4 sales, but also mentioned the new phablet being... Read more

Sharp launches 90-inch Aquos LED TV, biggest on sale in Europe

Sharp launches 90-inch Aquos LED TV, biggest on sale in Europe

By Hunter Skipworth

Sharp has announced the 90-inch LC-L90LE757 LED TV, which is the biggest commercially available LED TV set on sale in Europe. The 3D set is over 1.2 metres tall and uses a cutting-edge Xgen 3D panel.The television is of course Full HD, with a 1080p panel... Read more

HTC Desire 200 leaks, looks tiny compared to HTC One

HTC Desire 200 leaks, looks tiny compared to HTC One

By Hunter Skipworth

The latest in HTC current generation of smartphones has leaked and it's a pocket-sized offering. The HTC Desire 200 appears to combine some of the HTC One's looks, with touches of metal and plastic as well as glass. The phone appears to be closer to a... Read more

Netflix working on new original TV series with Dreamworks, the biggest deal yet

Netflix working on new original TV series with Dreamworks, the biggest deal yet

By Hunter Skipworth

Netflix has signed with Dreamworks to create multiple new original TV series for its online streaming offering. Promising more than 300 hours of programming, the Dreamworks deal is part of what Netflix says is the largest ever signed for original content.It... Read more

Instagram to take on Vine with video? 20 June announcement likely

Instagram to take on Vine with video? 20 June announcement likely

By Hunter Skipworth

Facebook recently sent out invitations to a 20 June event, with few recipients having much idea of what exactly the social network had to unveil. It now seems things may not be Facebook related at all, more an Instagram event under which short video functionality... Read more

Xbox One games pricing announced

Xbox One games pricing announced

By Hunter Skipworth

Pricing for Xbox One games has been unveiled, with Microsoft asking for a full $60 for its first party titles. While UK pricing still remains under wraps, don't expect things to be much cheaper, with the likes of Call of Duty bucking a trend towards the... Read more

Oxford English Dictionary gives Tweet new social media definition

Oxford English Dictionary gives Tweet new social media definition

By Hunter Skipworth

The Oxford English Dictionary has broken one of its own rules when it comes to adding a definition for a word. Traditionally, it has to have been in use for 10 years in order to make the cut, but the term "tweet" has made itself an exception.According... Read more

Lego Mars Rover model inbound

Lego Mars Rover model inbound

By Hunter Skipworth

Lego has given the go-ahead for a Mars Rover model after its fan-built design received massive support on its Cuusoo page. Lego Cuusoo is like a Kickstarter for Lego models, where users can submit their own designs and, if they gather more than 10,000... Read more

Google Project Loon brings balloon-powered internet access to remote areas

Google Project Loon brings balloon-powered internet access to remote areas

By Hunter Skipworth

Google has cooked up a unique solution for those in rural areas who struggle to get access to the internet. Called Project Loon, the latest Google endeavour uses air balloons to beam 3G internet speeds down to remote places.Google claims that for two... Read more

Disney movies added to Lovefilm streaming offering

Disney movies added to Lovefilm streaming offering

By Hunter Skipworth

Disney has joined up with Amazon's Lovefilm to offer the best in new and old movies via its Lovefilm Instant streaming service. Movies include the likes of Wall-E and Lady and the Tramp, with more being planned in future.Simon Morris, chief marketing... Read more

Samsung to offer new Jay-Z album free via smartphone app on 4 July

Samsung to offer new Jay-Z album free via smartphone app on 4 July

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung Galaxy owners will enjoy a free download of Jay-Z's yet to be released "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album when it launches on 4 July. The download will be made available via a dedicated smartphone app, which will run on Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy... Read more

Nexus 7 2 makes FCC appearance with Android 4.3

Nexus 7 2 makes FCC appearance with Android 4.3

By Hunter Skipworth

Rumours of Google's Nexus 7 2 have been bolstered by a new FCC filing. The tablet or Asus K008/K009, appeared for Bluetooth SIG certification last week and has now moved on to the FCC.The devices runs Android 4.3, uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and... Read more

Spotify to unlock entire Pink Floyd catalogue after 1 million plays of "Wish you were here"

Spotify to unlock entire Pink Floyd catalogue after 1 million plays of "Wish you were here"

By Hunter Skipworth

Spotify could soon play host to Pink Floyd's extensive catalogue, if current users stream the iconic "Wish you were here" track 1 million times. Pink Floyd announced the Spotify support via its Twitter page and, judging from Spotify's Pink Floyd page,... Read more

Facebook potentially launching its own take on Google Reader

Facebook potentially launching its own take on Google Reader

By Hunter Skipworth

Facebook could be planning to launch its own version of Google Reader, which is due to shut down on 1 July. A developer has noticed mentions of RSS feeds in Facebook's code, hinting at the possibility of a reader launch.The developer, Tom Waddington,... Read more