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Nokia announces new models ahead of CeBit 05

Nokia announces new models ahead of CeBit 05

By Kenneth Henry

Nokia today unveiled three new mobile phones, aiming dead centre at the midrange The highlight of this announcement is the Nokia 6230i camera phone, which now features a megapixel camera and push-to-talk to the existing Nokia 6230. The Nokia 6230i and... Read more

Eastwood to Reload Dirty Harry

Eastwood to Reload Dirty Harry

By Kenneth Henry

Fresh from winning two Oscars for boxing epic Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood intends to get back in front of a virtual camera, by bringing Dirty Harry to the games arena. The grizzled 74-year old will provide his trademark growling wisecracks alongside... Read more

Opera Joins anti-phishing league in new V8 Beta

Opera Joins anti-phishing league in new V8 Beta

By Kenneth Henry

On the day that a survey stated that 32% of all phishing sites and scams were located in America last month, it was revealed that Opera are working hard to protect its users in the same manner as Mozilla by introd (while Microsoft simply doesn't support... Read more

Microsoft sues Israeli Spammer

Microsoft sues Israeli Spammer

By Kenneth Henry

Microsoft made quite a few announcements a few months ago about beefing up its anti-spam technology,but today took its legal side of the fight to another continent by suing one of the biggest spammers in Israel. Microsoft is convinced that Amir Gans,... Read more

Mac Creator Jef Raskin dies aged 61

Mac Creator Jef Raskin dies aged 61

By Kenneth Henry

Jef Raskin, the Man often credited with creating the Macintosh, died on Saturday aged 61. He has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died at home with his family. Raskin joined Apple in 1978, becoming employee 31. His work on the interface... Read more

Mozilla Firefox hacks squashed in v1.0.1 rollout

Mozilla Firefox hacks squashed in v1.0.1 rollout

By Kenneth Henry

We reported earlier this week that Firefox was becoming a victim of its own success by becoming a higher-profile hacking target, now the downloads passed the 25 million mark. Happily, the latest weaknesses in the browser - chief among them, the ability... Read more

Euro Commission to Probe Apple iTunes price difference

Euro Commission to Probe Apple iTunes price difference

By Kenneth Henry

The fact that UK consumers pay more for goods and services than the rest of the world isn't news. The special detail on this occasion is that The Consumers' Association is supporting disgruntled customers by referring calling in Office of Fair Trading... Read more

AMD demos next gen dual-core processors

AMD demos next gen dual-core processors

By Kenneth Henry

AMD decided to remind the market that its own 64-Bit range is alive and kicking now that the 32-Bit XPs have been retired, in the face of Intel's move to try and catch up earlier this week. “AMD's leadership with dual-core processor technology follows... Read more

FBI name faked in virus-laden spoof

FBI name faked in virus-laden spoof

By Kenneth Henry

While American teens are routinely charged for defacing government websites or hacking, it takes a daring (or foolhardy) hacker to pretend to be the FBI in order to slap more viruses onto unsuspecting users' computers. The real FBI said; "These e-mails... Read more

Xbox hits new shortage

Xbox hits new shortage

By Kenneth Henry

First it was the GameCube in 2003, then the PS2's revamped version last Christmas. Now it's Microsoft's turn to see its current console fly off the shelves following its last price cut to exactly £100. Retailers with online arms have issued availability... Read more

Apple gets the picture with new iPod photo

Apple gets the picture with new iPod photo

By Kenneth Henry

Apple took the covers off its brand new iPod photo portable digital music player earlier today. The 30Gb model is now the entry level for the picture ‘Pods, which debut at $349(UK£249). Apple also took the sensible route and cut the cost of the 60Gb... Read more

Murdoch may organise a hit on wounded Eidos

Murdoch may organise a hit on wounded Eidos

By Kenneth Henry

Eidos hasn't been in the best of shape recently, shutting down one of Ion Storm's studios in the US and hoping that Hitman fans will buy Blood Money in droves to help revitalise the company's share performance. While EA takes a stake in Ubi Soft instead,... Read more

Firefox hits 25 million downloads in less than four months

Firefox hits 25 million downloads in less than four months

By Kenneth Henry

Like most internet phenomena, it was underground at first, then little by little it became better known, and now for a large portion of users, life without it would be strange. Diehards may have stuck with previous incumbent rival Netscape even after... Read more

Google under fire for Auto-Linking feature

Google under fire for Auto-Linking feature

By Kenneth Henry

The questions about Google's all-conquering dominance of the search market began with its stock market floatation. It was followed by the G-Mail email service with an air of exclusivity with its invitation system and hitherto unknown abilities for the... Read more

UK users Top TV Episode Downloaders

UK users Top TV Episode Downloaders

By Kenneth Henry

First it was music, then movies, now it's the humble small screen that's getting increasingly targeted by British downloaders. The target? Whatever's new and hot on US TV, apparently. Bitorrent is the wild frontier where these shows are located and if... Read more

Eugene Jarvis, Arcade King, to get Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

Eugene Jarvis, Arcade King, to get Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

By Kenneth Henry

The name Eugene Jarvis may not be as big as say, Miyamoto from Japan or Will Wright with his Sims. In the early 1980s though, as the coin-operated Arcade explosion had taken off with Space Invaders and Donkey Kong from The East, in America Jarvis developed:... Read more

Intel goes 64-Bit 10 years on

Intel goes 64-Bit 10 years on

By Kenneth Henry

At Christmas 1994, Intel's big Q3 launch was the original Pentium processor, rated at 60MHz. It's amazing to think that that stupid jingle's been driving us nuts for a decade, and the current version is 50 times faster than the first model ten years later.... Read more

Sony adds DSC-H1 and three other S Series models to Cybershot range

Sony adds DSC-H1 and three other S Series models to Cybershot range

By Kenneth Henry

Sony, always wanting a little more space for its wares to get attention, waited until yesterday to announce its Digital Camera range updates, after other regulars such as Canon and Olympus spilled the beans on Friday at the Photo Marketing Association... Read more

Re-Enter The Matrix Online In Spring 05

Re-Enter The Matrix Online In Spring 05

By Kenneth Henry

After sales of five million copies two years ago, another Matrix game was guaranteed and the release of the gigantic box set with everything from 1999 to the end of 2003 in DVD format, development of the online version went quiet, until now. The Massively... Read more

TDK BP100 Headphones
3.5 stars

TDK BP100 Headphones

By Kenneth Henry

For once we can believe the packaging; TDK's BP100 in-ear headphones are as comfortable as TDK says, greatly helped by the rubberised parts. I can't stand in-ear headphones. However I was forced to admit, in spite of the short cable, it was easy to adjust... Read more

God of Games Peter Molyneux receives OBE

God of Games Peter Molyneux receives OBE

By Kenneth Henry

He's been coding since 1987 so he isn't an overnight success. Peter Molyneux's name conjures up memories of many classics such as Populous, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, the like-or-hate Black and White and the recently released... Read more

TDK NP100 headphones
3.5 stars

TDK NP100 headphones

By Kenneth Henry

TDK’s NP100 headphone set aims clearly at walkman users, and what you see is what you get with them- just the Sony-styled neckband cans and 1.1m of cable. It’s a good job that this design hugs the ears, so that you’re not taken away from the sound... Read more

Half Life 2 - PC
5.0 stars

Half Life 2 - PC

By Kenneth Henry

In Late November 1998, what were you doing? Can you even remember? PC Gamers can. They were finally celebrating the release of Half-Life, that game which had been delayed for at least two years. Developers Valve squeezed every last drop from the original... Read more

Doom 3 - PC
4.0 stars

Doom 3 - PC

By Kenneth Henry

Rather than rush in with a review on the first day, we’ve battled demons, fought monsters and come close to death to bring you this review. We went back to the start, completed the two previous versions of this game and realising how things can change... Read more

Pinnacle PCTV USB2
3.5 stars

Pinnacle PCTV USB2

By Kenneth Henry

There’s hardly anything to this Pinnacle kit unlike the massive studio sets we’ve reviewed recently. It’s just the box, the USB lead, the installation CD and that’s it. It’s another device entirely open and honest about the need for USB 2.0... Read more

Dazzle Video Creator 90 video editing software
3.0 stars

Dazzle Video Creator 90 video editing software

By Kenneth Henry

Look at the package. Aside from the two CDs and manual, this blue box that looks like a child’s fist is all there is to the package, which plugs into your USB 2.0 port after you’ve installed the Pinnacle Studio 9 software. Of the current range, only... Read more

Spam remains Yahoo’s Achilles Heel as Hotmail expansion nears

Spam remains Yahoo’s Achilles Heel as Hotmail expansion nears

By Kenneth Henry

The first reports of Hotmail's magical, almost mythical 250Mb mailboxes began to surface just over a week ago. The second batch of official emails were sent today but unfortunately, they still promised jam tomorrow rather than allowing users to wake up... Read more

Pinnacle Studio Moviebox Deluxe 9
3.5 stars

Pinnacle Studio Moviebox Deluxe 9

By Kenneth Henry

First things first; FA Porsche really shouldn't be taking credit for designing a slab and rounding the edges. The Moviebox looks functional enough, but once you've got two sets of wires going in and out of it, it looks like just another piece of junk... Read more

Easy DVD Copy
4.0 stars

Easy DVD Copy

By Kenneth Henry

For all those who think Easy Media Creator 7 is too expensive, Roxio has slimmed down the bread and butter of the package. So if you want to design your own labels or do anything the big big package does, you'll need a lot more money and go look elsewhere.... Read more

PC Relocator Ultra
3.5 stars

PC Relocator Ultra

By Kenneth Henry

With a company named Alohabob but based in New York and not Hawaii, the makers’ off-the-wall style immediately attracted us. Unlike Norton Ghost, there wasn’t a trace of the program permanently stuck on your system- in at least three different places... Read more

WestLife Tops first Official UK Download Chart

WestLife Tops first Official UK Download Chart

By Kenneth Henry

New chart, same old rubbish, might be your parents' way of seeing it, but this is the day that the Music business finally got its rear in gear and gave the public the service it should have done five years ago. In this digital chart, the Napster number... Read more

Service Pack 2 gets ready to break out

Service Pack 2 gets ready to break out

By Kenneth Henry

No, Pirates can't use it but yes, you will be able to get it from your favourite computer magazine's cover CD or DVD. Those are the final answers from the Redmond Giant on Service pack 2, which will be widely available from Microsoft's site by the end... Read more

Commonsense knocks the Daily Mail over the head with bottle over Manhunt

Commonsense knocks the Daily Mail over the head with bottle over Manhunt

By Kenneth Henry

“MURDER BY PLAYSTATION” screamed the front page headlines on the front of the Daily Mail on Thursday July 29th. A little further in from the front page today the newspaper sheepishly reported the slightly more intelligent observation from the police... Read more

GAME joins Dixons in Manhunt moratorium

GAME joins Dixons in Manhunt moratorium

By Kenneth Henry

DSG, encompassing PC World as well as Currys and the eponymous chain, pulled the game Manhunt from its shelves in all versions in response to its being blamed in a murder of a 14 year old by a 17 year old. Warren Leblanc, 17, of Braunstone Frith, Leicester,... Read more

Zindos kicks MyDoom.O infected PCs when down

Zindos kicks MyDoom.O infected PCs when down

By Kenneth Henry

It looks like another summer of viruses is underway. Fresh from MyDoom.O hitting search engines as reported elsewhere in news in the quest for new email addresses to spread itself to, the Trojan has left a back door through which Zindos is stepping after... Read more

MyDoom-O searches for new targets

MyDoom-O searches for new targets

By Kenneth Henry

It seemed like a only short time ago that we brought you news about MyDoom-N, but seems to be working its way through the alphabet. It took a different and nastier turn than its predecessor when it conspired to bring down sections of Google.co.uk and... Read more

XP SP2 out in August

XP SP2 out in August

By Kenneth Henry

It's the second delay for Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. However the company's placing security at the heart of its new strategy and so wants the alteration to be absolutely right. At the time of writing of course this delay ranges from a... Read more

Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas

Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas

By Kenneth Henry

Building on a successful brand, the next Splinter Cell game, subtitled Chaos Theory, will arrive on the Xbox and PC in time for Christmas, Ubi Soft told us today. Other platforms including Nokia's N-gage will see their versions arrive in the first quarter... Read more

Euro Rally Champion to take "Easy Right" for September release

Euro Rally Champion to take "Easy Right" for September release

By Kenneth Henry

When it comes to Rally Games, Europress were in charge with the Rally Championship games in the mid-1990s, marked out by their trademark dance-influenced music soundtracks before Codemasters with the then-up-and-coming Colin McRrae and Nicky Grist arrived... Read more

UK leads US in the software piracy stakes

UK leads US in the software piracy stakes

By Kenneth Henry

According to a new study by the Business Software Alliance 29% of software on the UK's computers is pirated. However Eastern Europe's figures spike first to 50% and then to 71% in places. That means the average across all surveyed regions is 37%. A new... Read more

Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005

Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005

By Kenneth Henry

Usually it's PC owners waiting for months and sometimes years on end for the hot console favourites to reach the home computer. Usually there's the constant worry that the end result will be a lazy port that hardly works instead of a refined design making... Read more

Bagle Virus hits version 30 and goes wild

Bagle Virus hits version 30 and goes wild

By Kenneth Henry

Illustrating why McAfee have decided to concentrate on internet security products, writers of the Bagle virus have decided, now that it's in its 30th variant, to release it for anybody to have a go. Bagle-AD is a mass-mailing worm ZIPped into a single... Read more

Sony's Walkman is 25 as it reveals iPod rival

Sony's Walkman is 25 as it reveals iPod rival

By Kenneth Henry

How many did you own? Sony's Walkman reached its 25th birthday today. Thankfully not renamed the Soundabout as it nearly was outside Japan, even if you somehow managed to not end up with a Walkman, you knew someone who was showing off the great new tape... Read more

Free Hotmail 2.5 times bigger than Yahoo in Autumn 04

Free Hotmail 2.5 times bigger than Yahoo in Autumn 04

By Kenneth Henry

UPDATED 5th JULY 2004 - A mass email was sent to Hotmail users in the UK over the past weekend, properly announcing the changes as detailed in our update below, promising to outline the timetable within a fortnight. When we know Microsoft's roadmap, we'll... Read more

Jeantech Phong Breeze JNH-60 Case
4.5 stars

Jeantech Phong Breeze JNH-60 Case

By Kenneth Henry

Although we're not a hardcore PC hardware testing site, here at pocket-lint.co.uk we can't resist a bargain, nor the urge to tell you about one that we find. Also while we deal in PC products occasionally, we haven't been totally blind to the case modding... Read more

Xbox 2 possibly pencilled in for end of 2005

Xbox 2 possibly pencilled in for end of 2005

By Kenneth Henry

It's not the political general election that really matters to us gamers next year, but rather which games console after this current generation will be first past the post- as the platform with the head start usually dominates for a considerable period... Read more

Doom III to be a small-screen summer blockbuster

Doom III to be a small-screen summer blockbuster

By Kenneth Henry

UPDATE:Since the weekend details have emerged regard Doom III's release- in a reversal of the staggered release dates of, for example, the Lord Of The Rings movies on DVD, the August release is to be a special edition. Contents are rumoured to be a Doom... Read more

Yahoo.com redesigns, offers larger storage

Yahoo.com redesigns, offers larger storage

By Kenneth Henry

We knew that a counter-offering to Google's Gmail service offering a minimum of a gigabyte was due in summer. Users who paid to expand their mailboxes received a pleasant announcement in the last 24 hours from Yahoo - If you had a 25Mb mailbox before,... Read more

Power Translator Pro 8 - PC
3.5 stars

Power Translator Pro 8 - PC

By Kenneth Henry

Power Translator Pro 8 boasts that it will deliver all of your translation needs, back and forth, between English and six other languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian). There are also four separate “Vocabulary Block dictionaries”... Read more

Sennheiser PC 155 USB
4.5 stars

Sennheiser PC 155 USB

By Kenneth Henry

The PC 155s currently sit at the top of the tree in Sennheiser’s PC headset range but there’s been no skimping on sound quality in comparison with its usual mid-to-high-end hi-fi sets. For £90, there’d better not be - but the company has looked... Read more