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Best HTC One accessories

Best HTC One accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

The HTC One is a very nicely put together piece of kit. It's one of those phones you really don’t want to drop.The brushed-aluminium shell is tough, but it likes to ding, dent and scratch more than most, so investing in a proper case is no bad idea.... Read more

Apple finally admits original iPhone 'obsolete'

Apple finally admits original iPhone 'obsolete'

By Hunter Skipworth

The original Apple iPhone, which was released in June 2007, will be labelled as "obsolete" by Apple's retail network. This means that from this summer it will no longer be serviceable in the traditional means via Apple care centres. The phone will pick... Read more

App of the day: Iron Man 3 review (iPhone and Android)

App of the day: Iron Man 3 review (iPhone and Android)

By Hunter Skipworth

Most movie tie-ins apps are usually terrible. This one isn't, which is a good thing too because Iron Man 3 is awesome and you will likely want more of the same the moment you leave the cinema.Thankfully all you need to do is whip out your smartphone and... Read more

Scientists invent glow in the dark sheep and no, it isn't 1 April

Scientists invent glow in the dark sheep and no, it isn't 1 April

By Hunter Skipworth

A laboratory in Uruguay has developed glow-in-the-dark sheep by genetically modifying their genes with that of the fluorescent Aequarea jellyfish.Yes, we are as stunned as you about this one. The sheep, which are clearly visible at night, have a distinct... Read more

Citroen DS 3 DSport 155 Red
4.5 stars

Citroen DS 3 DSport 155 Red

By Hunter Skipworth

We'll be honest, we love the DS3. It does have its foibles, but as a complete three-door hatchback package, it is up there with the best. Right now it sits in between the Fiat 500 and the Mini in terms of price, offering just as much fun as each, a strong... Read more

Sony HDR-AS15 now offers a dog's-eye view

Sony HDR-AS15 now offers a dog's-eye view

By Hunter Skipworth

Sony has unveiled a host of accessories for its HDR-AS15 action camera, including a dog mount and surfboard attachment.Designed to rival the likes of the GoPro HD Hero 3, Sony's action camera features 1080p video recording at 60fps. It also includes a... Read more

Apple to unveil redesigned Finder in OS X 10.9, iOS coming later in the year

Apple to unveil redesigned Finder in OS X 10.9, iOS coming later in the year

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple is planning a more restrained approach to the look and feel of OS X 10.9, with changes geared towards power-users rather than entirely overhauled functionality. Word from 9to5mac is that the new OS X, internally codenamed “Cabernet,” is... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 official, 7-inch affordable tablet inbound

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 official, 7-inch affordable tablet inbound

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab 3, a 7-inch tablet running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and boasting a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The value-for-money tablet, which sits at the bottom end of Samsung's tablet range, will go on sale in Wi-Fi-only form... Read more

British government to start posting exclusive stories via Twitter

British government to start posting exclusive stories via Twitter

By Hunter Skipworth

Britain's coalition government is to take to Twitter to offer journalists "Twitter exclusives". The move, which is a turnaround from David Cameron's famous "too many twits might make a twat” line in 2009, is designed to show a more social media savvy... Read more

Minecraft creator releases highly addictive Drop browser game for typing fanatics

Minecraft creator releases highly addictive Drop browser game for typing fanatics

By Hunter Skipworth

For fans of addictive, browser-based games, Minecraft creator Notch has put together one of the best. Called Drop, it essentially asks you to type as quick as you can, hitting letters that come flying toward your screen. All the while, an optical illusion... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and availability: Where can I get it? [updated]

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and availability: Where can I get it? [updated]

By Hunter Skipworth

So, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will finally be available to buy in the UK from 26 April from the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City, with all other major UK operators carrying it from the day after.Presently, only the 4G-ready handset will... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is undoubtedly going to be the pride and joy of many a trouser pocket from its official UK release date of 27 April. But keeping that phone feeling fresh and scratch-free means investing in a decent case. Thankfully, with Samsung... Read more

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 launched with 8-core Exynos 5 processor

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 launched with 8-core Exynos 5 processor

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has announced a dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S4 packing the coveted 8-core Exynos 5 processor. The handset, which will sadly be a China only affair, should be the most-powerful iteration of Samsung's flagship smartphone available.The official... Read more

F1 tech: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says steering wheel is most important kit

F1 tech: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says steering wheel is most important kit

By Hunter Skipworth

Lotus is team of the moment right now in Formula One. The last race, the Bahrain Grand Prix, saw both Kimi Raikonnen and Romain Grosjean, the team's drivers, finish in podium positions - second and third respectively.Pocket-lint has been lucky enough... Read more

LG's TV cloud services finally ready to come to the UK

LG's TV cloud services finally ready to come to the UK

By Hunter Skipworth

LG Cloud is rolling out in the UK and the rest of Europe by the end of next month. The service acts a bit like Dropbox, letting you store video content in one place and view it on PCs, TVs and smartphones. LG Cloud has been out in the United States,... Read more

New Nokia Windows Phone to be announced at 14 May London event

New Nokia Windows Phone to be announced at 14 May London event

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia has planned a 14 May launch event for its next set of Windows Phone-powered handsets. Invitations have been sent out detailing the event with the words "The Nokia Lumia story continues" written across the top. Less of a hint, more a confirmation... Read more

Entire Saturday Night Live archives to be accessible to Yahoo users

Entire Saturday Night Live archives to be accessible to Yahoo users

By Hunter Skipworth

The whole of Saturday Night Live's 38-year archive will be made available on the Yahoo website. The search engine has made an agreement with Broadway Video to bring all Saturday Night Live programmes online, including clips from the current season.Things... Read more

Google to make rival services clearer in search results for next five years

Google to make rival services clearer in search results for next five years

By Hunter Skipworth

Google is to alter search results following an investigation into whether it unfairly promoted its own services. The search giant will change the way that results from the likes of Google Maps and YouTube are labelled, while results from competitors will... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand app updated with new social features

Nike+ FuelBand app updated with new social features

By Hunter Skipworth

Nike has updated its iOS FuelBand app to bring increased social network connectivity. You can now share NikeFuel achievements straight to your Facebook account. On top of this, the app now allows you to photograph your workout activity and upload pictures... Read more

BT could launch its own 4G phone network

BT could launch its own 4G phone network

By Hunter Skipworth

BT may be planning to start its own 4G mobile phone network. The telecoms giant recently obtained some 4G spectrum and is searching for a mobile operator to partner with and launch its own BT-branded network.“We won some excellent 4G spectrum just recently... Read more

Nokia Asha 210 pictures and hands-on

Nokia Asha 210 pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The Nokia Asha 210 is the latest in a long line of affordable S40-powered phones from the Finnish manufacturer. The difference here is that the Asha takes a design cue from the more-expensive Windows Phone powered Lumia smartphones that Nokia produces.As... Read more

LG to launch flexible OLED phone before end of the year

LG to launch flexible OLED phone before end of the year

By Hunter Skipworth

LG will release a flexibile OLED smartphone later this year. Yoon Bu-hyun, the company's vice-president of mobile, has confirmed the handset will be launched sometime around Q4 of 2013. Whether or not this handset will materialise as the Optimus G2 remains... Read more

£15 Nokia 105 makes same profit for company as its smartphones

£15 Nokia 105 makes same profit for company as its smartphones

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia's super-cheap 105 handset, which retails for around £17 in China, generates as much profit for the company as its flagship smartphones, executives have revealed. Speaking at the Nokia 105 launch in China, Nokia's China platform and technology... Read more

Draw Something 2 launched on iPhone and iPad, we get addicted all over again

Draw Something 2 launched on iPhone and iPad, we get addicted all over again

By Hunter Skipworth

Draw Something landed in February 2012 and almost immediately became the must-have app on smartphones. It managed 20 million downloads within a week and soon after hit 50 million, before its developer Omgpop was picked up by Zynga for $180 million. Sadly,... Read more

WWDC 2013 date announced for June, Apple to unveil iOS 7?

WWDC 2013 date announced for June, Apple to unveil iOS 7?

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple has just announced that this year's WWDC conference will take place between 10 and 14 June. WWDC is traditionally used by Apple to announce new versions of its mobile and desktop software, with iOS 6 and Mountain Lion release dates and walkthroughs... Read more

Beyonce bans press photographers from tour, after bad Super Bowl social image experience

Beyonce bans press photographers from tour, after bad Super Bowl social image experience

By Hunter Skipworth

Beyonce has prevented the press from photographing her upcoming Mrs Carter world tour after images of the pop star in unflattering positions flooded social networks. The photographs - taken during her Super Bowl performance - show a muscular Beyonce pulling... Read more

Speaker brand KEF brings its audio knowhow to headphones, unveiling M500 and M200 sets

Speaker brand KEF brings its audio knowhow to headphones, unveiling M500 and M200 sets

By Hunter Skipworth

KEF has announced its first foray into the world of headphones. The high-end audio manufacturer has launched the M500, a set of over-ear headphones, and the M200, which are in-ear. Both use plenty of aluminium and high-quality materials to bring you the... Read more

HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14

HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14

By Hunter Skipworth

HP is the latest manufacturer to enter into the world of affordable Chromebooks with the Pavilion 14. The laptop features a 14-inch display with HP BrightView tech. What does this mean? Basically, that the screen is easier to read and brighter than most,... Read more

Nokia Asha 210 official, Qwerty keyboard Symbian fun on a budget

Nokia Asha 210 official, Qwerty keyboard Symbian fun on a budget

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 Qwerty keyboard handset running on Symbian OS and packing colourful Lumia style looks. The phone, which has a full keyboard, benefits from built-in What's App integration that requires no annual fee to keep it running.Symbian... Read more

Facebook puts mobile first with new redesigned Pages layout

Facebook puts mobile first with new redesigned Pages layout

By Hunter Skipworth

Facebook's mobile-centric approach continues with a newly redesigned Facebook Pages layout. The new look, which has been designed specifically for mobile, includes changes such as a stripped-back, simpler layout better suited to smartphones.As well as... Read more

Forget Lytro, the FocusTwist iOS app lets your refocus pics on your smartphone

Forget Lytro, the FocusTwist iOS app lets your refocus pics on your smartphone

By Hunter Skipworth

Some of you may remember the Lytro camera, which allowed you to snap images and then select which part of a shot was in focus, now iPhone users are about to get the very same. The FocusTwist app lets you take a picture and then adjust focus after you... Read more

Talking R2-D2 pizza cutter helps you feel the force while you eat

Talking R2-D2 pizza cutter helps you feel the force while you eat

By Hunter Skipworth

Food and force fans will enjoy this Star Wars-themed R2-D2 pizza cutter, which emits all sorts of droid bleeps and bloops as you cut yourself a slice. Around the edge of the cutter's handle are R2D2-style graphics, with a speaker up top for sounds.The... Read more

AEG Ultrapower
4.5 stars

AEG Ultrapower

By Hunter Skipworth

What makes a good vacuum cleaner? For us, it is anything that gets the mundane task of doing the cleaning done with as little fuss as possible. No amount of clever industrial design and good looks can make up for the fact that ultimately a vacuum has... Read more

Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar

Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar

By Hunter Skipworth

Formula E, the up and coming electric version of Formula One, has just added two new dates to its race diary. Both Los Angeles and Miami will play host to the 140 mph electric car races in 2014. The new electric car racing, which is to host its first... Read more

Fujitsu smartphone posts near Samsung Galaxy S4-beating benchmark

Fujitsu smartphone posts near Samsung Galaxy S4-beating benchmark

By Hunter Skipworth

A rumoured Fujitsu smartphone has delivered a AnTuTu benchmark score of 25,458, close to that of the current leader, Samsung's Galaxy S4. The handset, which uses a Snapdragon CPU clocked in a 1.7GHz and runs on Android 4.2.2, could be sadly destined... Read more

Acer 8-inch Windows 8 tablet in the works

Acer 8-inch Windows 8 tablet in the works

By Hunter Skipworth

Acer's Windows 8 tablet plans have leaked in the form of the 8-inch Iconia W3. The as yet unreleased tablet could be the first of the new lower screen size and resolution devices running Windows 8 after Microsoft relaxed its hardware requirements for... Read more

Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May

Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May

By Hunter Skipworth

Acer has teased a new convertible laptop for a 3 May reveal, which looks to be based around the yet to be released Star Trek Into Darkness movie. The teaser trailer, which sees Kirk and chums falling off of things alongside an Acer laptop, gives a few... Read more

Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on

Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Nike's Free range of trainers has kept muscular free-running combat trouser types backflipping off monuments for a good while now. The latest, the Free 5.0, promise to be more flexible and supportive than ever before, all the while looking good and incorporating... Read more

New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car

New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car

By Hunter Skipworth

Volkswagen has unveiled the iBeetle at the Shanghai motor show. The car, which features a built-in dock for the iPhone 5, will go on sale in 2014. It marks the first true collaboration between Apple and an automotive manufacturer, with the entirety of... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4's Gorilla Glass 3 screen is nearly invincible

Samsung Galaxy S4's Gorilla Glass 3 screen is nearly invincible

By Hunter Skipworth

The Samsung Galaxy S4 uses Gorilla Glass 3, the latest version of the ultra-tough display glass, to bring a near scratch-proof display to the phone. SamMobile has posted a scratch test which shows the new handset in action and, we have to say, we are... Read more

Daft Punk breaks Spotify streaming record with new Get Lucky single

Daft Punk breaks Spotify streaming record with new Get Lucky single

By Hunter Skipworth

Daft Punk's new single. Get Lucky, has broken all previous Spotify streaming records, managing an undisclosed number of plays. The track, which features on Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories, will be the first single the band has released from... Read more

LG 84-inch 4K touchscreen TV could bring iPad Retina display looks and features to your living room

LG 84-inch 4K touchscreen TV could bring iPad Retina display looks and features to your living room

By Hunter Skipworth

LG's flagship 4K UHD TV, the 84LM960V, could be released in touchscreen form, Pocket-lint has learnt.Demonstrated to us at LG's television production plant in South Korea was a touch-enabled 84-inch Ultra HD display. And the most stunning part is that... Read more

LG curved OLED TVs to launch later this year

LG curved OLED TVs to launch later this year

By Hunter Skipworth

LG's curved OLED TV technology will be going on sale later in 2013. The company first demoed the televisions, which are curved to mimic the spherical shape of the human eye, at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year. An LG executive, speaking to Pocket-lint... Read more

LG Optimus G2 in the works, headed to UK in Q3

LG Optimus G2 in the works, headed to UK in Q3

By Hunter Skipworth

LG is planning to release an as yet unannounced Optimus G2 in the UK later this year, Pocket-lint has learnt.The phone, which will likely be designed to take on the Galaxy S4 from rival manufacturer Samsung, should be the first Optimus G range handset... Read more

Adobe Lightroom 5 public beta announced, 50 new software tweaks included

Adobe Lightroom 5 public beta announced, 50 new software tweaks included

By Hunter Skipworth

Adobe has unveiled the latest version of its Lightroom photo editing software in the form of a public beta. Lightroom 5 incorporates a wide range of changes to the previous software, all designed to speed up your workflow and help with photo editing.Adobe... Read more

Purple Samsung Galaxy S3 coming to Sprint

Purple Samsung Galaxy S3 coming to Sprint

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung really does want all the glory this week. First the Galaxy Mega, then the special-edition garnet red Galaxy Tab 2 and SGS 3 Mini and now, a Sprint exclusive purple version of the Galaxy S3.Samsung's top-of-the-line handset is available in Amethyst... Read more

Twitter pushes Trends function out to 160 additional cities

Twitter pushes Trends function out to 160 additional cities

By Hunter Skipworth

Twitter has boosted the number of cities that can take advantage of its Trends function. The location-based technology lets you see what people are talking about on Twitter in your area.There have been 160 new cities added, including 10 new UK locations.... Read more

Asus Fonepad UK pre-orders and availability announced

Asus Fonepad UK pre-orders and availability announced

By Hunter Skipworth

The Asus Fonepad first appeared at Mobile World Congress in February. The giant phone and tablet combo, which has a huge 7-inch screen as well as the ability to make calls, is priced at just £179. Pre-orders for the tablet will start on 12 April at... Read more

Official GTA soundtracks available on Spotify and iTunes

Official GTA soundtracks available on Spotify and iTunes

By Hunter Skipworth

Grand Theft Auto has always been known for its soundtracks. Since the days of GTA III, the series has been using in-game radio stations to deliver proper chart hits. Now those radio stations have been put together and made available on both Spotify and... Read more

Red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy S3 Mini on sale at Carphone Warehouse

Red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy S3 Mini on sale at Carphone Warehouse

By Hunter Skipworth

Carphone Warehouse is to stock a special-edition red version of both the Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The phone and tablet will ship in the same garnet red colour that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in.For those interested, the Galaxy Tab... Read more