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Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline

Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline

By Libby Plummer

It's been described as "Facebook for kids", has a sign-up rate of one person every second and features cute characters such as Squidge, Doris and Lady Goo Goo, but what exactly is Moshi Monsters and how did it get to be so big? He's a busy man, but Pocket-lint... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review  (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

Here on Pocket-lint we have wide-ranging tastes when it comes to gadgets and gizmos. What's for sure is that we like games, we like Lego, and we sure as hell like ninjas. Combine the three and we're not only interested - we're typing our password into... Read more

Best Royal Wedding gadgets

Best Royal Wedding gadgets

By Libby Plummer

Whether you're a royalist or a republican, if you live in the UK then you'll know all about the Royal Wedding that's on the horizon. On Friday 29 April, heir to the throne HRH Prince William will tie the knot with Kate Middleton and manufacturers and... Read more

Best Android apps for movie buffs

Best Android apps for movie buffs

By Libby Plummer

The little green robot has been getting plenty of Pocket-lint screen time of late. Why? Because it's Android Week and that means we'll be bringing you the latest info on Google's OS as well as daily round-ups of the best Android apps around. We've already... Read more

Best Android-only apps

Best Android-only apps

By Libby Plummer

This week on Pocket-lint is Android Week which means that we'll be bringing you all the latest news and info on Google's green robot-fronted OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps. We've already presented you with the best gaming apps and the... Read more

Top alternatives to Flip Video

Top alternatives to Flip Video

By Libby Plummer

Cisco has shocked the tech world by announcing that it is to kill off its famous Flip Video brand, closing down the business and ceasing production of all models. It's a bit of a shocker, as Flip seemed to be one of the dominant brands when it comes to... Read more

Best gaming apps for Android

Best gaming apps for Android

By Libby Plummer

It's Android Week on Pocket-lint and that means we'll be bringing you all the latest info on Google's robot-flavoured OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps around. We've already taken a look at the best Android apps for getting out and about... Read more

Panasonic DMP-B200
4.0 stars

Panasonic DMP-B200

By Libby Plummer

Panasonic is currently the only manufacturer to offer a portable Blu-ray player in the UK, and its latest model comes in the form of the DMP-B200, a logically named successor to the B100. Despite being a portable device, the DMP-200 felt fairly hefty... Read more

Toshiba Places hands-on

Toshiba Places hands-on

By Libby Plummer

Toshiba's 2011 TV lineup will include Toshiba Places - the brand's new cloud-based internet TV portal that's designed to share content across multiple devices such as TVs, tablets, and laptops. We managed to get a sneak preview of the service back in... Read more

Best Android apps for getting around

Best Android apps for getting around

By Libby Plummer

You may have noticed that things are gone decidedly Android-flavoured this week on Pocket-lint. As part of our Android Week, we'll be bringing you round-ups of the best apps available for Android and for today's trick, we'll be naming our top picks for... Read more

Toshiba Camileo B10 hands-on

Toshiba Camileo B10 hands-on

By Libby Plummer

Toshiba has expanded its Camileo linup of pocket camcorders with a new 'candybar' design, in the form of the B10. This compact camcorder is clearly designed to go head-to-head with models such as the Flip Video UltraHD and we managed to get some hands-on... Read more

Toshiba Camileo P100 hands-on

Toshiba Camileo P100 hands-on

By Libby Plummer

Toshiba has just announced the Camileo P100 as the replacement to its P30 pocket camcorder and we managed to track it down in a dark corner at the maker's recent product convention for some hands-on time.Like its predecessor, the P100 sports a pistol... Read more

Acer Liquid Mini E310
3.5 stars

Acer Liquid Mini E310

By Libby Plummer

Acer has expanded its Liquid series of smartphones to include this pint-sized entry-level model, known as the Acer Liquid Mini E310. The fact that it's available in a range of colours (blue, pink, black, silver and green) suggests that it's aimed at younger... Read more

Toshiba to offer passive 3D as well as active TVs

Toshiba to offer passive 3D as well as active TVs

By Libby Plummer

Toshiba is to launch its first passive 3D TV series, to sit alongside its range of active shutter 3D TVs, whilst also confirming that it will launch a glasses-free 3D TV within the next 12 months. The Regza VL series of LED panels will be the maker's... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
4.5 stars

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

By Libby Plummer

We were very impressed with the original Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speakers when we reviewed them back in 2008, so we were pleased to hear about the launch of the Apple AirPlay-enabled version. We managed to get a sneak preview of the Zeppelin Air shortly... Read more

April Fools' Day pranks that came true

April Fools' Day pranks that came true

By Libby Plummer

April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Guitar World Lick of the Day review (iPhone/iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Guitar World Lick of the Day review (iPhone/iPad)

By Libby Plummer

Everyone has been raving about Apple's new GarageBand for iPad app and rightly so as it's the most comprehensive music app around. What's more, you can put a tune together even if you're seriously lacking in musical talent, thanks to the virtual instruments... Read more

3D better than 2D, says your brain

3D better than 2D, says your brain

By Libby Plummer

People are 12 per cent more attentive when watching Blu-ray 3D compared to a conventional Blu-ray disc and 29 per cent more attentive when that same 3D experience is up against a plain old DVD. So says recent research commissioned by the Blu-ray Disc... Read more

i-Mego Retro Infinity
4.0 stars

i-Mego Retro Infinity

By Libby Plummer

We first spotted these cool cans from Hong Kong-based i-Mego at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show, so we were keen to get them in as soon as possible for a proper test. The i-Mego Retro range comprises three models - the flaghship Infinity, along with the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Nazi Germany In An Hour review (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Nazi Germany In An Hour review (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

By Libby Plummer

Sometimes it's nice to cover an app that doesn't involve Angry Birds and teaches us something besides how to catapult a disgruntled, feathery beast into a makeshift shack that's sheltering a horde of dastardly pigs. That's why today's app is part of a... Read more

iPhone 5: specs and features wishlist

iPhone 5: specs and features wishlist

By Libby Plummer

When the iPhone 4 finally made its debut in 2010, in certainly didn't make a quiet entrance. As well as the controversy surrounding a early version of the phone getting left in a bar by an Apple employee and sold to tech blog Gizmodo, there was also the... Read more

Philips SHN5600
4.0 stars

Philips SHN5600

By Libby Plummer

If you think that noise-cancelling headphones have to cost the Earth, then think again. Obviously you can get high-end models with price tags that go into the hundreds, but there are also plenty of reasonably priced options around, like these on-ear cans... Read more

Nintendo Wii 2: specs and features wishlist

Nintendo Wii 2: specs and features wishlist

By Libby Plummer

If the internet rumourmill is to be believed, we could be seeing the Nintendo Wii 2 as early as June 2011 at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. While the Wii led the way in motion-controlled gaming it has been rather outshined lately by Sony's PlayStation... Read more

Panasonic HDC-SD90
4.5 stars

Panasonic HDC-SD90

By Libby Plummer

We've seen a few 3D-capable camcorders making their debuts recently, including JVC's GS-TD1 and GZ-HM960 and Panasonic's HDC-SDT750. The HDC-SD90 is Panasonic's entry-level 3D-flavoured compact camcorder, although you'll need to kit yourself out with... Read more

iPad 3: Specs and features wishlist

iPad 3: Specs and features wishlist

By Libby Plummer

It wasn't long ago that we were making our predictions for the iPad 2. The second-generation model was seen as being a little disappointing for fans who had been hoping for some big changes, even though the slimmed down profile was a popular touch.Now... Read more

What is SXSW?

What is SXSW?

By Libby Plummer

You've probably seen the cryptic letters SXSW dropped into stories and tweets over the last few days and around this time every year. If you know your iOS from your Android then you probably know only too well what everyone's bleating on about. However,... Read more

Best geek cookie cutters

Best geek cookie cutters

By Libby Plummer

We've written about enough Angry Birds cakes lately to know that the combination of geeks and baking is a winning formula. We've trawled the internet in our nerdy quest to find the best cookie cutters to flaunt your geekery. Obviously these aren't strictly... Read more

The first computer to calculate Pi

The first computer to calculate Pi

By Libby Plummer

Happy Pi Day! No, that doesn't mean it's time to stuff your face with pasty-based foodstuffs, what it actually refers to is a celebration of the Greek letter of Pi - the symbol that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.... Read more

Which tablet should I buy?

Which tablet should I buy?

By Libby Plummer

Since CES 2011, there are officially a lot of tablets out there and now that the Apple iPad 2 has hit as well, anyone asking themselves "which tablet should I buy?" has plenty of thinking to do. Thankfully, here at Pocket-lint we have lined all the major... Read more

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250
3.5 stars

Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

By Libby Plummer

If you have trouble getting up in the dull, grey mornings then you might want to look into getting yourself a dawn-simulator lamp. One such example is the Lumie Bodyclock 250 which offers a lamp built into a clock radio.According to Lumie, clinical trials... Read more

LG: Passive 3D better for consumers

LG: Passive 3D better for consumers

By Libby Plummer

You've heard about how 2011 will be the year of 3D, but there's still a debate raging over what form it will take. There are two different types of glasses - active shutter and passive, but which is best? Panasonic has already made a case for active shutter... Read more

What is a pancake lens?

What is a pancake lens?

By Libby Plummer

Today is Pancake Day. Whether you're going to spend your evening flipping bits of fried batter or not is neither here nor there because the kinds of pancakes we're interested in on Pocket-lint are ones you can strap to the front of your camera - pancake... Read more

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit
4.0 stars

Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit

By Libby Plummer

We've heard a lot about internet TVs of late, and with all the big manufacturers recently unveiling the latest versions of their web-based offerings, this trend isn't unlikely to go away any time soon. In fact, it's expected to take off in a big way this... Read more

Lovefilm: It's all in the name

Lovefilm: It's all in the name

By Libby Plummer

It wasn't so long ago that renting a DVD meant traipsing down to Blockbuster only to find that the film you wanted was out of stock. Determined to watch something, you'd hastily choose an alternative, forget to return it on time and then get slapped... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Sky Siege 3D review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Sky Siege 3D review (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

It's AR Week on Pocket-lint, and that means five days of the latest apps, features and news from the world of Augmented Reality. There are plenty of AR apps on offer, but we've picked some of the best ones around for you to get stuck into. Today's choice?... Read more

Marshall Major
4.0 stars

Marshall Major

By Libby Plummer

Nowadays, headphones aren't just a way of listening to your music without annoying people on the bus, they're also a fashion accessory. We've had plenty of cool-looking headphones on the the Pocket-lint test bench including Philips O'Neill The Stretch... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Car Finder review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Car Finder review (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

This week on Pocket-lint, it's all about AR, or augmented reality to give it its full name. All week we'll be bringing you the latest AR news and that includes a definite hint of AR to all of our Apps of the Day. Read on to find out about our pick of... Read more

Lomography - the return of analogue

Lomography - the return of analogue

By Libby Plummer

What do Hollywood actor Elijah Wood, recently disbanded US rock group The White Stripes and English sci-fi author Neil Gaiman have in common? Give up? The answer is that they're all fans of cult analogue photography brand Lomography (or Lomo to its friends).... Read more

i-Mego retro headphones hands-on

i-Mego retro headphones hands-on

By Libby Plummer

At the recent Bristol Sound & Vision Show, we spied these cool-looking headphones from Hong Kong-based manufacturer i-Mego, so we zeroed in on them for a closer look. Already selling in the US, and on their way to the UK soon, the Retro range comprises... Read more

Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V

Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V

By Libby Plummer

The iPad 2 is now official, but is it the one you want to buy? Although the original iPad has had the lion's share of the tablet market since its launch, there are now plenty of other devices on offer with the Android-powered and bigger than ever Samsung... Read more

iPad 2 vs HP TouchPad

iPad 2 vs HP TouchPad

By Libby Plummer

The long-rumoured iPad 2 is now a reality, but how does it stack up against its competitors? We're already engaged the new iPad in a tense spec-off with Apple's original version as well as the Motorola Xoom so this time, it's the turn of the HP TouchPad.... Read more

iPad 2 vs iPad

iPad 2 vs iPad

By Libby Plummer

With the long-rumoured iPad 2 having been made official, how does it compare to the original article? Is there enough to convince existing iPad users to trade up to the second-generation model, or are the changes not significant enough? We engaged Apple's... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Worksnug Pro review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Worksnug Pro review (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

This week on Pocket-lint is AR week and that can only mean one thing when it comes to App of the Day. We'll be running you through some of the best Augmented Reality-tinted apps around so that you can get in on the act. Today's choice cut from the world... Read more

Top 10 augmented reality apps

Top 10 augmented reality apps

By Libby Plummer

It's AR Week on Pocket-lint which means that we'll be running you through all the latest apps, features and news from the world of augmented reality. Each day we've been giving the AR lowdown in our 6pm App of the Day section, but obviously that only... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Tagwhat review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Tagwhat review (iPhone/Android)

By Libby Plummer

As part of our Augmented Reality week, we'll be filling you in on the best AR apps around. Some are useful, some are interesting and some are just plain silly, but still great fun. Tagwhat is one of the more useful ones and even claims to be "the world's... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Heads Up Navigator review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Heads Up Navigator review (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

This week we've gone a bit AR mad, so all of our Apps of the Day have got a whiff of Augmented Reality about them. Whether it's mapping, games or Wi-Fi locators - we've got them all. This map-based offering is one of the best we've seen and one that we... Read more

Cyrus Streamline hands-on

Cyrus Streamline hands-on

By Libby Plummer

High-end audio specialist Cyrus has introduced a new range of streaming products including the all-in-one Streamline. We went along to the Bristol-based Sound & Vision Show 2011 to get a closer look. There are three models to choose from in the range,... Read more

Google does stereo?

Google does stereo?

By Libby Plummer

Your eyes aren't deceiving you, that really is a Google-branded stereo system in the picture, spotted at this year's Bristol-based Sound & Vision Show in the UK. Bearing the search engine giant's familiar logo and branding, along with a display that reads... Read more

What is Thunderbolt?

What is Thunderbolt?

By Libby Plummer

Apple's latest lineup of MacBook Pro laptops are the first products to feature Thunderbolt, which Apple describes as "the most powerful, most flexible I/O technology ever in a personal computer". But, what exactly is it and what does it mean for you?Developed... Read more

JVC GS-TD1 hands-on

JVC GS-TD1 hands-on

By Libby Plummer

JVC launched what it calls the world's first consumer camcorder with full HD 3D at CES 2011, although Sony actually pipped it to the post and announced its HDR-TD10E first. However, JVC's 3D device is due to hit UK shops before Sony's so, in a way, ... Read more