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Gears of War: Judgment
4.5 stars

Gears of War: Judgment

By Hunter Skipworth

For many, Gears of War was the reason they bought an Xbox. The game boasted amazing graphics, an eye-catching cast and third-person cover mechanics quite unlike anything else. Now, on the eve of the Xbox 360's demise, the Gears gang has returned for one... Read more

Logitech reaffirms commitment to PC gaming with massive new accessory line-up

Logitech reaffirms commitment to PC gaming with massive new accessory line-up

By Hunter Skipworth

Logitech has gone PC mad, announcing eight new PC gaming-specific products including headphones, keyboards and mice.All the new Logitech kit fits nicely into the brand's G range of products. This means clever technology all set up to give gamers the edge. So... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders four times that of Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders four times that of Galaxy S3

By Hunter Skipworth

Pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S4 are more than four times the number placed for Samsung's last flagship handset. Carphone Warehouse has broken all pre-registration figures for the phone. In the three days following its announcement, 446 per... Read more

Forget Xbox 720 and PS4, go next-gen in your living room now with a small form factor PC

Forget Xbox 720 and PS4, go next-gen in your living room now with a small form factor PC

By Hunter Skipworth

The PS4 will arrive by Christmas this year and you can bet your bottom dollar that the Xbox 720 will too. But that is a long time to wait and every trailer or confirmed title shown on YouTube makes that wait just a little bit harder.The thing is though,... Read more

Up by Jawbone re-released in UK, alongside new Android app

Up by Jawbone re-released in UK, alongside new Android app

By Hunter Skipworth

The Jawbone Up has returned, this time round in a new an improved form. Originally pulled from the market due to battery issues, the new Up promises to make up for previous mistakes with a greatly improved build quality.Alongside the re-release of the... Read more

Talking Avatar lets you interact with a computer face to face

Talking Avatar lets you interact with a computer face to face

By Hunter Skipworth

In the future the way we interact with computers is going to change dramatically. The traditional keyboard and screen method is already being rethought because of the likes of smartphones and tablets. Then came Siri, which brought voice control to life.... Read more

Sculpteo will 3D print a Lightning adapter for your dock

Sculpteo will 3D print a Lightning adapter for your dock

By Hunter Skipworth

iPhone docks and accessories can be seriously expensive. Thanks to Apple's switch to Lightning, iPhone 5 owners might find they can't use their pricey docks with their new handset.Enter Sculpteo, which promises to 3D print a bespoke adapter for your dock... Read more

Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included

Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included

By Hunter Skipworth

Skype initially launched with People Hub integration, then Microsoft switched it off and now, finally, it has returned.An update for Windows Phone 8 which should arrive this week will bring back the integration as well as add HD video chat. Provided you... Read more

Wacom 13-inch Cintiq Full HD pen display, a drawing tablet for the serious artist

Wacom 13-inch Cintiq Full HD pen display, a drawing tablet for the serious artist

By Hunter Skipworth

Wacom has announced the Cintiq 13HD pen display, which lets you draw to your heart's content at full 1080p resolution.Built with designers and artists in mind, this is the first proper pen-controlled display to boast such a high resolution. Its 16.7 million... Read more

BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike

BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike

By Hunter Skipworth

BMW has launched its own electric bike, the Cruise. Sporting a 250-watt electric motor, the bike can power you all the way up to 25km/h.The motor is designed more to assist you while riding rather than to power you along all by itself. The bike has four... Read more

Battlefield 4 teaser sneak peek edited using Vine and an iPhone

Battlefield 4 teaser sneak peek edited using Vine and an iPhone

By Hunter Skipworth

A sneak peek of the Battlefield 4 teaser trailer has been posted on Vine. It shows a few moments from the new trailer in the form of what looks like a tank rolling. The words "prepare for battle" flash briefly on screen before promising more on 27 March.Little... Read more

Fujitsu tech can read your pulse using a smartphone camera

Fujitsu tech can read your pulse using a smartphone camera

By Hunter Skipworth

Continuing its trend of experimenting with the weird and wacky, Fujitsu has now come up with some clever camera tech that can read your pulse.Keep still and the camera should pick up your pulse in just five seconds. Amazingly it works by detecting haemoglobin... Read more

Lotus Evora Sports Racer
4.5 stars

Lotus Evora Sports Racer

By Hunter Skipworth

The Lotus Evora is a really important car for the British performance brand. Unlike the Elise of Exige, it is designed to sway those who would be considering something like a Cayman S over to the Lotus way of doing things.Here is a sports car that you... Read more

Penguins play iPad, set new high score (video)

Penguins play iPad, set new high score (video)

By Hunter Skipworth

Smartphones and tablets are proving entertaining concepts for the animal kingdom. First we have frogs, then lizards, cats and now penguins, all playing apps.Developers have even started putting together apps to get animals excited. The Game for Cats app,... Read more

Pebble Smartwatch gets Mario-inspired makeover

Pebble Smartwatch gets Mario-inspired makeover

By Hunter Skipworth

The Pebble Smartwatch has been given a Game and Watch style redesign thanks to its soon to be publicly available software development kit. Appearing in a video on the Pebble Kickstarter page, the Mario look is  part of a design showcase from the Pebble... Read more

Google Keep note-taking service inbound

Google Keep note-taking service inbound

By Hunter Skipworth

Google is to launch its own note-taking service called Google Keep. Posted online and then promptly pulled, Google Keep is essentially a fully featured note-taking application, with archiving and list making.Sadly, Google took it down just as quickly... Read more

Dropbox snaps up Mailbox app

Dropbox snaps up Mailbox app

By Hunter Skipworth

Dropbox has picked up fledgling app Mailbox after only a few months of being on the App Store. Mailbox works by organising your email inbox into the cloud, then checking it and delivering it to your phone securely. It even works with push notifications,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: F1 2013 Timing App CP review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: F1 2013 Timing App CP review (iPad)

By Hunter Skipworth

The new Formula One season is upon us. Vettel and his pals have lined up, ready to blast their racing cars around the world for another year. For fans, there is nothing better, but to an outsider, the sport can seem like aimless hours of noisy cars doing... Read more

Donkey Kong Country Returns to hit 3DS, play it on new Pikachu console

Donkey Kong Country Returns to hit 3DS, play it on new Pikachu console

By Hunter Skipworth

Donkey Kong Country Returns is header for the 3DS. The game put many a smile on the faces of Wii gamers the world over and we expect the 3DS version, which launches on 24 May, to do the same.Alongside Donkey Kong Country Returns is a further exciting... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories round-up

Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories round-up

By Hunter Skipworth

So you've bought the phone, but that's not enough, you need some accessories to keep you happy. Luckily, Samsung has thought of just about everything you might need to keep your shiny new handset safe.This means a big selection of cases and covers, as... Read more

HTC: Samsung Galaxy S4's build quality is bad

HTC: Samsung Galaxy S4's build quality is bad

By Hunter Skipworth

HTC has joined Apple in bashing the new Samsung Galaxy S4. The Taiwanese manufacturer issued a statement essentially slating the handset for its plastic build quality.“With a continuation of a plastic body and a larger screen being the most obvious... Read more

Google Reader resurrected by Zite

Google Reader resurrected by Zite

By Hunter Skipworth

The end of Google Reader meant a lot of tech fans lost a great way of getting our news quickly and easily. It caused so much upset, that we put together this handy feature so you can get to grips with some top-of-the-line Google Reader substitutes.READ:... Read more

Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620 update improves performance

Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620 update improves performance

By Hunter Skipworth

Nokia's current-generation of Windows Phone 8 devices have all been given tasty performance and stability updates.The new download fixes WP8-related auto-brightness issues, which should make for a less drastic brightness shift like the one you see in... Read more

4oD live on Sky TV catch up from Monday

4oD live on Sky TV catch up from Monday

By Hunter Skipworth

We've been teased for long enough about the impending presence of 4oD on Sky, with a "coming soon" logo on our On Demand screen. Now it's finally about to arrive.From Monday, head over to the Sky On Demand service on your Sky box and you should be able... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 features hitting Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S4 features hitting Galaxy S3

By Hunter Skipworth

The shiny new Samsung Galaxy S4 might not seem quite so different after all. Many of the new features announced with the handset could be coming to the current-gen Samsung Galaxy S3."Anything that we can do that's not dependent on hardware, like infrared,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4: New features explored

Samsung Galaxy S4: New features explored

By Hunter Skipworth

The phone you have all been waiting for has arrived. The curtain has been lifted, the box opened and now, finally, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is here.So what’s new about the Samsung flagship? Hot off the press, here is all you need to know about the Galaxy... Read more

HTC One release date and where can I get it?

HTC One release date and where can I get it?

By Hunter Skipworth

The HTC One has arrived, bringing with it the latest and greatest that Android has to offer. This means a top of the line 1080p screen, some clever camera tech and plenty more. HTC has confirmed that, unfortunately, HTC One UK availability has been slightly... Read more

Windows 8 Twitter app goes live

Windows 8 Twitter app goes live

By Hunter Skipworth

Windows 8 has just got itself a proper official Twitter app. The app, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store, has all the usual Twitter functionality plus a few extra twists.Unique to the Twitter app are some modern UI treatments - namely, it... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4: Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S4: Everything you need to know

By Hunter Skipworth

The rumour roller-coaster ride is almost over. The invites are in and now, finally, we know when we will first set eyes on the next Galaxy, the Samsung Galaxy S4.On 14 March 2013, Samsung will unveil its flagship Android phone which could, in theory,... Read more

More leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures appear

More leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 pictures appear

By Hunter Skipworth

Fresh pictures of Samsung's new Galaxy S4 phone have been leaked and from the look of it, they match the design of other leaks perfectly.So is this the Galaxy S4? To all intents and purposes, it looks likely. Samsung appears to have gone for an iPhone... Read more

Apple updates iMac with VESA mount

Apple updates iMac with VESA mount

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple has launched a new version of its iMac computer, with a built-in VESA mount on the back. The idea is that the mount allows you to hang it on the wall, so you can have a floating Mac screen.VESA mounts are typically reserved for LCD TVs and can... Read more

LG mocks Samsung in super-size Times Square ad

LG mocks Samsung in super-size Times Square ad

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung has been quite keen to push the Times Square factor of its Galaxy S4 launch, sending out pics of the gigantic and presumably extremely expensive adverts with which it has adorned the square.Now LG has seen fit to engage in a game of "my ad's... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Pope Election 2013 review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Pope Election 2013 review (iPhone)

By Hunter Skipworth

We get that this isn't necessarily for everyone, but if you are a bit of a Pope fan, then this app could prove invaluable.It acts like a one-stop shop for all news, images and general gossip about the 2013 papal election. It is also laid out really well,... Read more

Android head moves on, replaced by Chrome lead, what's next for Google?

Android head moves on, replaced by Chrome lead, what's next for Google?

By Hunter Skipworth

Google's Andy Rubin is no longer in charge of Android. As revealed in a blog post earlier today from Larry Page, Sundar Pichai is to replace Rubin as leader of Android. This is a big deal, as it was Rubin who worked wonders with Android, helping transform... Read more

Mystery Motorola phone revealed in hands-on review

Mystery Motorola phone revealed in hands-on review

By Hunter Skipworth

An as yet unknown Motorola handset has been given the full hands-on treatment by Vietnamese website Tinh Te. The blog, which is known for its skills at getting handsets before release, has posted a proper run through of the new Moto phone, as well as... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmarks show Qualcomm GPU in tow

Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmarks show Qualcomm GPU in tow

By Hunter Skipworth

Another leak for the Galaxy S4, this time in UK spec and in better detail. AnTuTu benchmarks of the phone posted on Omio.com show a quad-core 1.8 GHz ARMv7 processor, 2GB of RAM and interestingly, a Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU renderer which is the same as... Read more

BBM Voice arrives on BlackBerry 5 handsets

BBM Voice arrives on BlackBerry 5 handsets

By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry clearly hasn't forgotten about the elders of its current handset line up, despite all the excitement around the Z10. The company has brought BBM 7 and BBM voice to phones running BlackBerry 5, a fairly old operating system.The BBM 7.0.1 software... Read more

Lotus Exige S (2012)
5.0 stars

Lotus Exige S (2012)

By Hunter Skipworth

Driving a car like the Lotus Exige isn't the sort of thing that translates well into the written word. We can explain how well connected you feel to it and the road, and how taut and controlled it feels, but honestly, the only way to understand is by... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on video could show the next Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on video could show the next Galaxy

By Hunter Skipworth

Samsung might just have the mother of all phone leaks on its hands, with a video  appearing online of a supposed Samsung Galaxy S4 being put through its paces. The phone, which appears to be fairly thick and hefty as well as a touch laggy, has us wondering... Read more

3D printer makes Gummi candies from 3D body scans

3D printer makes Gummi candies from 3D body scans

By Hunter Skipworth

A cafe in Japan is producing some truly unique 3D printed models. Called the FabCafe, visitors can have their entire bodies scanned and then printed out in 3D Gummi form.The human Gummi bears are designed to put smiles on the faces of couples on Japan's... Read more

PS Vita US price drop in advance of PS4 launch

PS Vita US price drop in advance of PS4 launch

By Hunter Skipworth

The PlayStation Vita has just got itself a tasty price cut over in the States, with Sony stores now selling the handheld for $199.97 (£135).This represents a $100 saving with the console and puts it in the same price bracket as the Nintendo 3DS. The... Read more

First Steam Box launching Christmas with $1,000 price tag

First Steam Box launching Christmas with $1,000 price tag

By Hunter Skipworth

The Xi3 Piston, the first of the unofficial Steam Boxes, will be launching around Christmas this year with a $1,000 price tag.Unfortunately we don't have pricing and availability for the UK yet, but can fill you in with more details on what the Piston... Read more

God of War: Ascension
4.0 stars

God of War: Ascension

By Hunter Skipworth

God of War is a game about getting angry. It tasks you with laying waste to anyone in Ancient Greece, god, man or monster, who has done so much as even look at you funny.The series looked like it had come to an end with God of War III on PS3, as its protagonist,... Read more

Watch Angry Birds Toons in-app on your smartphone or tablet

Watch Angry Birds Toons in-app on your smartphone or tablet

By Hunter Skipworth

The announcement of Angry Birds Toons, Rovio's own cartoon based around the grumpy birds, left us wondering exactly where we would be able to watch it when it launches on 17 March.All has now been revealed, with Rovio adding a TV channel to its games... Read more

New Apple TV uses A5 chip, not A5X as rumoured

New Apple TV uses A5 chip, not A5X as rumoured

By Hunter Skipworth

The rumoured A5X chip update for the Apple TV has materialised as something much more interesting.The new box, which was designed to be a simple internal hardware update, has long been rumoured to be using an A5X chip after documents of the new Apple... Read more

Vauxhall Adam Siri edition, the first Apple iCar?

Vauxhall Adam Siri edition, the first Apple iCar?

By Hunter Skipworth

Vauxhall's Adam range is about to get the mother of all special editions, in the form of the Vauxhall Adam Siri. The car is colour-matched with the iPhone, shipping in white or black, and features brushed-aluminium detailing in a clever nod to Apple's... Read more

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition pictures and hands-on

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

StarCraft II's epic Heart of the Swarm expansion is due to hit the shops on 12 March and Pocket-lint has been lucky enough to get its hands-on a collector's edition to help you make your buying decision.It ships in the usual chunky box that Blizzard likes... Read more

Sony XDR-S40DBP digital radio brings colour to your listening

Sony XDR-S40DBP digital radio brings colour to your listening

By Hunter Skipworth

Sony has announced the XDR-S40DBP portable digital radio. Hardly an easy to remember name, we know, but that potential £50 price tag should jog your memory.The compact Sony unit is just 180 x 95 x 36mm in size and weighs only 445g, making it an extremely... Read more

Alfa Romeo premieres two-seater 4C at Geneva Motorshow, F1-style tech in £50k road car

Alfa Romeo premieres two-seater 4C at Geneva Motorshow, F1-style tech in £50k road car

By Hunter Skipworth

Alfa Romeo has come good on its promise to deliver a sporty two-seater, rolling out the 4C at the Geneva motorshow.Designed to tempt the potential Cayman and Lotus owners of this world, the 4C goes for that classic lightweight and high-power combination.... Read more

Hands-on: Vauxhall Cascada review

Hands-on: Vauxhall Cascada review

By Hunter Skipworth

The Vauxhall Cascada is the company's latest attempt at shaking off its rather grey and glum reputation. It follows on from the likes of the Adam and Astra GTC, both far more shapely than anything Vauxhall had offered previously.This is also the first... Read more