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JVC lines-up three 3D projectors

JVC lines-up three 3D projectors

By Libby Plummer

JVC has made the leap into the third dimension with three 3D projectors. The flagship DLA-X9 model boasts a mammoth native contrast ratio of 100,000:1, and can display eye-popping three-dimensional images from most available sources, including 3D Blu-ray... Read more

Top video games to pre-order

Top video games to pre-order

By Libby Plummer

The months leading up to Christmas are always packed to the rafters with new game releases and this year is no different. There's plenty on offer in the run-up to the festive season, whether you want to try your hand at being a DJ, engage in a light saber... Read more

Best Android photography apps

Best Android photography apps

By Libby Plummer

Cameras on phones have come on in leaps and bounds from the clunky old technology and low quality snaps of days gone past. Now, with many us uploading our mobile snaps directly to Facebook and Twitter, we're after something that makes them stand out from... Read more

Launch games for Kinect - all you need to know

Launch games for Kinect - all you need to know

By Libby Plummer

Microsoft's hotly anticipated Kinect for the Xbox 360 will finally be landing in November, and is set to take on the mighty Nintendo Wii as well as Sony's recently launched PlayStation Move. Only time will tell which one will be the victor of the motion-based... Read more

LG Optimus GT540
3.5 stars

LG Optimus GT540

By Libby Plummer

First announced at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, the LG Optimus GT540 forms part of the Korean brand's lineup of Android handsets and is largely targeted at first-time smartphone users. Considering that this is a mid-range phone, the finish is surprisingly... Read more

Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman
4.5 stars

Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman

By Libby Plummer

Sony's current range of Walkman MP3 players caters for everyone, from true music buffs to kids and karaoke fans (you can read our review of the Karaoke-equipped NWZ-E453 here). The NWZ-A845 is Sony's flagship model and is also the Japanese technology... Read more

Plantronics launches K100 Bluetooth in-car speakerphone

Plantronics launches K100 Bluetooth in-car speakerphone

By Libby Plummer

Plantronics has expanded its lineup of Bluetooth goodies with several new introductions, including the K100 in-car speakerphone. The hands-free speaker features an integrated FM transmitter so that you can hear conversations, music, podcasts and GPS navigation... Read more

HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One printer hands on

HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One printer hands on

By Libby Plummer

We've already brought you the latest pictures from our hands on time with HP's Photosmart eStation, but that's not all we got a first look at today. We also managed to get up close with the slimline HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One printer. If you know your laptops,... Read more

HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One printer hands on

HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One printer hands on

By Libby Plummer

Here at Pocket-lint, we told you about the incoming HP Photosmart eStation last month, and today we finally got a chance to see it in action. Forming part of the brand's very first UK line-up of web-connected printers, the eStation enables you to print... Read more

Pure Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely

Pure Evoke Mio by Orla Kiely

By Libby Plummer

Fashion-conscious radio fans will be delighted to hear that DAB specialist Pure has teamed up with internationally renowned designer Orla Kiely to produce a custom-designed version of its popular Evoke Mio, just in time for Christmas.The updated version... Read more

Windows Phone 7 - which apps are coming and which ones aren't?

Windows Phone 7 - which apps are coming and which ones aren't?

By Libby Plummer

The Windows Phone 7 rumour mill has been hastily gathering momentum for some months, and now it's finally a reality. The WP7 handsets may be great pieces of hardware, but we all know that the success or failure of the new OS is going to come down to one... Read more

Windows Phone 7: Which operator has which phone?

Windows Phone 7: Which operator has which phone?

By Libby Plummer

It's finally official - Windows Phone 7 is here, courtesy of handset manufacturers HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell. Thanks to Pocket-lint's intrepid news team, you've probably read all about the specs and stats, but will you be able to get a WP7 phone with... Read more

HTC HD7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

HTC HD7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

By Libby Plummer

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is finally here, complete with a selection of handsets to choose from. HTC's flagship phone is the HD7 which is similar to the Android-based HTC Desire and is being widely tipped as the one to watch. However, Samsung's Omnia... Read more

Acer Aspire One 533
4.0 stars

Acer Aspire One 533

By Libby Plummer

Acer has boosted its arsenal of affordable netbooks with an updated version of the Aspire One 532. The ultra-portable Aspire One 533 gets an improved processor with Intel's Atom N475 running at 1.66GHz while the faster DDR3 RAM also makes it stand out... Read more

Lomography Spinner 360
4.0 stars

Lomography Spinner 360

By Libby Plummer

Analogue camera brand Lomography (or Lomo, for short) has fast been gaining popularity following the success of its first model - the Lomo LC-A+ - and subsequent Diana F+ and Diana Mini models, while the London shop has just celebrated its first anniversary. The... Read more

Google TV: Detailed and explained

Google TV: Detailed and explained

By Libby Plummer

Google TV promises to revolutionise our televisions and bring the web into the living room, but what exactly is it, and what will it bring.On the eve of the Logitech and Sony launch events in the US, Google has finally laid down some of the assets, facets... Read more

London tube strike: keeping up to date

London tube strike: keeping up to date

By Libby Plummer

Once again England's capital city has been brought to its knees by another 24-hour tube strike, orchestrated by the pesky TSSA (Transport Salaried Staff's Association) and RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers). Not to worry, as... Read more

Keeping up with the Ryder Cup

Keeping up with the Ryder Cup

By Libby Plummer

Golf's 2010 Ryder Cup has made history in two ways - not only is it the first sporting tournament to be shown in 3D, it's also the first time in the cup's 83-year run that play has carried on until the Monday - a result of the glorious UK weather. Thanks... Read more

Sky 3D - everything you need to know

Sky 3D - everything you need to know

By Libby Plummer

You can now get 3D broadcasts at home, courtesy of both Sky and Virgin Media. We've pulled together a series of guides to get you up to speed if you're thinking of taking the plunge into the third dimension. Before you do anything, take a look at our... Read more

How to go 3D at home

How to go 3D at home

By Libby Plummer

Get your glasses on and prep the popcorn because Sky's new 3D service is finally here, including films, sport and a range of original programming. If you're thinking of taking the plunge into the the third dimension, but you're not quite sure where to... Read more

Sony NWZ-E453 Walkman
4.0 stars

Sony NWZ-E453 Walkman

By Libby Plummer

Squarely aimed at younger music fans, the NWZ-E453 makes up one-third of the brightly coloured E Series, which also includes the NWZ-E454 (8GB) and the NWZ-E455 (16GB). The model we're looking at comes with 4GB of built-in memory and offers up to 50... Read more

What's on Sky 3D?

What's on Sky 3D?

By Libby Plummer

Due to launch on Friday (1 October), Sky 3D is set to pave the way for three-dimensional TV broadcasts. We've already covered the full list of 3D programmes announced by Sky earlier this week, which will include original programmes, sports and movies,... Read more

HP Envy 14 Beats Edition

HP Envy 14 Beats Edition

By Libby Plummer

At HP's unveiling of its Christmas 2010 lineup of notebooks and accessories, we took the opportunity to get some early snaps of the new Envy 14 Beats Edition. The slick notebook features a striking black and red design, along with a red backlit keyboard,... Read more

HP Envy 17  with 3D

HP Envy 17 with 3D

By Libby Plummer

Here at Pocket-lint we were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of HP's new range of laptops and accessories that will be in shops in time for Christmas. The flagship model - the Envy 17 - boasts 3D capability and is shipped with a pair of Xpand active... Read more

Canon unveils MG8150 printer with touch control

Canon unveils MG8150 printer with touch control

By Libby Plummer

Imaging guru Canon has unveiled its new range of PIXMA printers, headed up by the flagship MG8150, which is equipped with the brand's Intelligent Touch System interface. This all-in-one photo printer sports a light-guided touch panel that helps you to... Read more

3D mythbusters

3D mythbusters

By Libby Plummer

Here at Pocket-lint, we're very excited about the imminent launch of Sky 3D on Friday (1 October), meaning that three-dimensional television is finally coming to our homes. But will it really work? And are the rumours about headaches and health risks... Read more

Altec Lansing Octiv 202 Dual Audio Dock
4.5 stars

Altec Lansing Octiv 202 Dual Audio Dock

By Libby Plummer

There is now a huge selection of audio docks on the market, but the ones that tend to stand out are the high-end models that boast impressive sonics, such as the Vita Audio R2i and Philips Fidelio DS9000, or those that have something a little bit different... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Libby Plummer

BlackBerry has become the latest brand to join the tablet party with its new BlackBerry PlayBook. Set to go head to head with the iPad, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which was unveiled at the recent IFA tech show in Berlin. BlackBerry's new device... Read more

3D TVs: what televisions are on offer?

3D TVs: what televisions are on offer?

By Libby Plummer

Although 3D home cinema has been a reality for a while now, it's now set to really take off following the highly anticipated launch of Sky 3D. We've hunted down the best 3D TVs around so that you don't have to and the good new is that they're all compatible... Read more

Sony Ericsson Spiro
3.5 stars

Sony Ericsson Spiro

By Libby Plummer

Ever since the introduction of the iPhone, Sony Ericsson (and every other mobile brand around) has had to up its game, particularly when it comes to the inclusion of a music player. With the long-estblished Walkman brand to back it up, the Sony Ericsson... Read more

Motorola Droid 2 global edition snapped

Motorola Droid 2 global edition snapped

By Libby Plummer

The Android gurus over at Droid-life.com - the leading unofficial blog for Motorola's Droid phones, as well as Google's OS - have managed to grab some shots of the the new Motorola Droid 2 Global (or at least that's what they're calling it). As the first... Read more

Apple updates iWork

Apple updates iWork

By Libby Plummer

Apple has launched new versions of Keynote, Pages and Numbers for iWork on the the iPad. The Pages update include the ability to copy documents to your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service, along with support for opening .txt files from Mail, and the ability... Read more

Gamers shun stores for downloads

Gamers shun stores for downloads

By Libby Plummer

PC game downloads are outstripping shop purchases in the US for the first time, suggest new figures. According to data from market research specialist NPD Group, 11.2 million PC games were bought online, compared to 8.2 million physical unit sales, during... Read more

Blockbuster goes bust

Blockbuster goes bust

By Libby Plummer

DVD rental chain Blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US. The loss-making brand has suffered in recent years at the hands of online rental firms such as Netflix - the US market leader. While this won't effect Blockbuster operations throughout... Read more

Slingbox PRO-HD to stream high-def content

Slingbox PRO-HD to stream high-def content

By Libby Plummer

Sling Media has expanded its arsenal of media streamers with the addition of its first HD-capable product - the Slingbox PRO-HD. The new device enables you to stream HD content from your home television, including DVBT digital TV signals, HDTV cable or... Read more

Sigma SD1 eyes on

Sigma SD1 eyes on

By Libby Plummer

If you like a high megapixel count in your digital SLR then Sigma has got you covered. It's just announced the launch of the Sigma SD1 - a digital SLR camera that packs a 46 megapixel 24 x 16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The flagship of the company's... Read more

Canon X Mark I Mouse hands on

Canon X Mark I Mouse hands on

By Libby Plummer

Product convergence has been going on for some time in the gadget world, but as far as we're aware, this is the first time that anyone's tried to merge a computer mouse with a calculator. The multi-tasking Canon X Mark I Mouse acts not only as a wireless... Read more

Leica D-Lux 5 hands on

Leica D-Lux 5 hands on

By Libby Plummer

Leica has unveiled its latest high-performance compact camera - the D-Lux 5 - at the Photokina show in Cologne. As successor to the acclaimed D-Lux 4, the new snapper offers a wider range of photographic options along with a faster Leica DC Vario-Summicron... Read more

Five PlayStation Move games coming soon

Five PlayStation Move games coming soon

By Libby Plummer

The PlayStation Move is finally here, but what exactly can you play on it? We've already pulled together a round-up of the best games available now, but if that's not enough and you want to know what else is on the way then read on for our pick of the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Google Earth (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Google Earth (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

By Libby Plummer

Although many of the apps that we feature on Pocket-lint are brand new, some have been around for a while, and some have just received an update. Google Earth is one of the ones that has just been updated, and we're not just talking about a few bug fixes... Read more

Hot 3D Blu-rays to buy now or coming soon

Hot 3D Blu-rays to buy now or coming soon

By Libby Plummer

As promised, the latest software update from Sony means that you can now watch 3D Blu-rays on the PlayStation 3. Obviously you'll need a 3D-capable TV as well, but the big problem is going to be finding something to watch as the current selection of 3D... Read more

Top PlayStation Move games

Top PlayStation Move games

By Libby Plummer

Despite the recent launch of Sony's long-awaited PlayStation Move, there are still relatively few games available for the motion-controlled console. While many existing games have already been given or are soon to get patches to make them compatible,... Read more

Five cameras that could steal the show

Five cameras that could steal the show

By Libby Plummer

Today marks the start of the annual Photokina camera expo in Cologne and we're live at the show to keep you up to date with all the latest news. We've pulled together a few show-stoppers, some of which have already been announced and some which are still... Read more

New Flip MinoHD video cameras announced

New Flip MinoHD video cameras announced

By Libby Plummer

The new range of affordable shoot and share video cameras from Flip have been updated to shoot image-stabilised video at 60 frames per second (fps), which is good news for those who always end up with shaky video footage. Just like previous models, the... Read more

Millions at risk from texting while walking

Millions at risk from texting while walking

By Libby Plummer

Millions of people could be at risk from texting while walking along busy streets as they are oblivious to the dangers around them, according to new research. According to Dr Joanna Lumsden of Aston University, one in 10 mobile phone users have already... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Mad Men Cocktail Culture (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Mad Men Cocktail Culture (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

We see oodles of apps here at Pocket-lint, and while some can safely be deemed 'useful', others are sadly 'not so useful'. But give us an app that tells us how to make cocktails, Don Draper style, and we're definitely putting it in the 'useful' camp.... Read more

Acer launches Aspire 5745PG touchscreen notebook

Acer launches Aspire 5745PG touchscreen notebook

By Libby Plummer

Acer has unveiled its new Aspire 5745PG notebook featuring an HD multi-touch LED panel, along with the brand's TouchPortal interface. Preloaded on all new Acer Touch devices, including smartphones and desktops, Acer TouchPortal has been designed to make... Read more

Altec Lansing Octiv 202 Dual Audio Dock

Altec Lansing Octiv 202 Dual Audio Dock

By Libby Plummer

Altec Lansing recently unveiled a new array of products at the IFA 2010 tech show in Berlin, and among the goodies announced was the Octiv Dual 202 Audio Dock. We were lucky enough to be given a sneaky peek at the compact system, which is certified to... Read more

Notebook sales dropping in favour of iPad

Notebook sales dropping in favour of iPad

By Libby Plummer

Apple's iPad has chipped away as much as half of the notebook market, so says Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the head honcho of the electrical retailing empire told the publication that the company's internal estimates... Read more

Apple Airprint coming in November

Apple Airprint coming in November

By Libby Plummer

It was only just over two weeks ago that Steve Jobs gave us a sneak preview of what we could expect from the upcoming iOS 4.2 software update at Apple's Special Event on 1 September. Apple has now confirmed that AirPrint wireless printing will be included... Read more