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Apple TV sets: Jobs' final plan?

Apple TV sets: Jobs' final plan?

By Paul Lamkin

There's a lot of juicy information dropping from Walter Isaacson’s authorised Steve Jobs biography, such as his criticisms of Bill Gates and the fact that he warned US President Barack Obama that he'd be a one-termer, but in terms of gadgetry and tech... Read more

Netflix UK launch confirmed for 2012

Netflix UK launch confirmed for 2012

By Paul Lamkin

Video on demand giant Netflix is finally spreading its wings from North America, with a UK and Ireland service confirmed for an early 2012 launch.The platform, which will arrive in streaming-form only, has been a long time coming with rumours of an arrival... Read more

Fujitsu Hybrid Power Generation Device on-hands

Fujitsu Hybrid Power Generation Device on-hands

By Paul Lamkin

On the other end of the scale to its world's top supercomputer, Fujitsu also used the CEATEC show in Tokyo to show off something with a little less power; the energy harvesting Hybrid Power Generation Device.We say a little less power; we actually mean... Read more

Intel AR fitting room tries on Japan for size

Intel AR fitting room tries on Japan for size

By Paul Lamkin

When we heard that Intel would be a big presence at the Japanese company dominated showcase that is CEATEC, we wondered just what the chip giant may be showing off.Ultrabooks were obviously high on the agenda; with all existing models (from Acer, Asus,... Read more

Fujitsu K: World's fastest supercomputer eyes-on

Fujitsu K: World's fastest supercomputer eyes-on

By Paul Lamkin

Over in Japan at CEATEC, Fujitsu was showing off the K supercomputer, the fastest ranked computer in in the world.Back in June, the Fujitsu K dethroned China's Tianhe-1A machine to take top spot. It is, in fact, more powerful than the rest of the top... Read more

DoCoMo breath testing smart jacket pictures and hands-on

DoCoMo breath testing smart jacket pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

As well as showing off its super-fast battery charging system, Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo also used CEATEC 2011 as a launch pad for its range of three smartphone smart jackets.And when we say smart, we really mean quirky. And when we say quirky, we... Read more

Pioneer AR Head Up Display pictures and hands-on

Pioneer AR Head Up Display pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

The cars set up by Pioneer to show off its AR Head Up Display over in Tokyo at CEATEC may have been a bit basic, but there was nothing straightforward about the augmented reality navigation systems onboard.The Pioneer AR HUD, Pocket-lint was told by a... Read more

Mitsubishi Diamond Vision OLED 3D curved display pictures and eyes-on

Mitsubishi Diamond Vision OLED 3D curved display pictures and eyes-on

By Paul Lamkin

The Mitsubishi booth at CEATEC 2011 was gaining a lot of attention. Not because of the pretty ladies that were on hand to help show off its new tech (although that helped), but because it had a 2.7m high 3D curved display showing off the latest organic... Read more

Panasonic car demos the dashboard of tomorrow

Panasonic car demos the dashboard of tomorrow

By Paul Lamkin

Panasonic used its CEATEC keynote, much as it did with its IFA eqivelent, to highlight its growing commitment to green technology. It gave the Tokyo audience an overview of its Eco Navi, SEG and smart EV solutions and the message was clear; it's heavily... Read more

DoCoMo Ultra-Rapid rechargeable battery powers up

DoCoMo Ultra-Rapid rechargeable battery powers up

By Paul Lamkin

Japanese mobile giant DoCoMo is showing off its Ultra-Rapid battery solution over in Tokyo at the CEATEC expo, one that it states offers a charge time of just 10 minutes.The system works through a battery case, rather than directly to the phone's internal... Read more

Intel boss: We're playing catch-up with Android

Intel boss: We're playing catch-up with Android

By Paul Lamkin

Intel Japan president Kaz Yoshida has told Pocket-lint that, despite dominating the PC market over the last couple of decades, the company is treading new ground with its move into the mobile arena and admitted that Intel is playing catch up to its rivals."We... Read more

Intel boss: Ultrabook killed the netbook star

Intel boss: Ultrabook killed the netbook star

By Paul Lamkin

The message from Intel is clear: that there's not enough room in the PC town for both the Ultrabook and the netbook.Or, at least, that is the impression that Pocket-lint got when we sat down with Kaz Yoshida, president of Intel Japan. Talking after his... Read more

Fujitsu Loox F-07C: Windows 7 PC / smartphone hybrid pictures and hands-on

Fujitsu Loox F-07C: Windows 7 PC / smartphone hybrid pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Back in July, Fujitsu detailed the Windows 7-powered Loox F-07C and Pocket-lint has managed to get up close and personal with the device over in Tokyo, where it is now available.Now, we know what you're thinking - that we've made a typo in that opening... Read more

Cyberdyne HAL robot shown off by Intel

Cyberdyne HAL robot shown off by Intel

By Paul Lamkin

Only in Japan. You turn up to an Intel keynote presentation expecting to hear the processor giant talking shop, perhaps showing off the odd device packing one of its chips. What you don't expect is to see a "first of its kind" robot system called HAL... Read more

Toshiba Regza Blu-ray DBR-M190 packs a whopping 5TB

Toshiba Regza Blu-ray DBR-M190 packs a whopping 5TB

By Paul Lamkin

It may not be coming to the UK, or indeed anywhere other than its native Japan, but the Toshiba Regza Blu-ray DBR-M190 is worth a mention for the simple fact that it packs a staggering 5TB of hard drive space.The company is stating that this is enough... Read more

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K home projector pictures and hands-on

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K home projector pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Last month, the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was announced; the company's first 4K projector designed with the living room in mind.Over in Japan, at CEATEC, the company used its opening press conference to show off the 4096 x 2160 monster, and Pocket-lint was on... Read more

Toshiba Regza AT700: World's thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet

Toshiba Regza AT700: World's thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet

By Paul Lamkin

Toshiba kicked off CEATEC 2011 with a highly entertaining (there were pretty ladies) press conference where it officially announced to Japan the Toshiba Regza AT700 - "the world's thinnest and lightest tablet".The 10.1-inch tab weighs just 558g and is... Read more

Live from CEATEC 2011: Pocket-lint touches down in Tokyo

Live from CEATEC 2011: Pocket-lint touches down in Tokyo

By Paul Lamkin

This year's Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, aka CEATEC 2011, kicks off at the Makahuri Messe in Tokyo on Monday and Pocket-lint is in town to get the low down on all the Japanese based tech that is breaking cover.CEATEC 2011 is the 11th... Read more

Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C 3D pictures and hands-on

Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C 3D pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

What do Sharp smartphones and Chelsea FC have in common? They both struggle to make an impact in Europe.Boom boom!But all that could be set to change (for Sharp at least, Chelsea are never going to win the Big Cup) with the European début of Sharp's... Read more

Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T: First Windows Phone 7.5 handset pictures and hands-on

Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T: First Windows Phone 7.5 handset pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

HTC Titan stand down, Samsung Omnia W step aside, there's only one handset that can lay claim to being the first ever Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, device and it's the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T - a smartphone born out of a partnership between the two Japanese... Read more

Sharp Aquos 3D Android phone comes to Europe with Orange

Sharp Aquos 3D Android phone comes to Europe with Orange

By Paul Lamkin

Back in May, over in Japan, Sharp unleashed yet another 3D Android handset - the Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C 3D.At the time we warned our UK readers not to hold their breath waiting for a UK release, although the chances of some Sharp 3D Android action here... Read more

Sky takes to Twitter for billboard show recommendations

Sky takes to Twitter for billboard show recommendations

By Paul Lamkin

Sky has announced its latest web-savvy advertising campaign - using Twitter, billboards and train stations to appeal to bored commuters.From 4pm to 10pm on Friday 30 September, rail stations including London’s King Cross, Liverpool Street, Piccadilly... Read more

Spotify private listening saves your Facebook blushes

Spotify private listening saves your Facebook blushes

By Paul Lamkin

If you've had to (like Pocket-lint's Stuart Miles) curb your Britney Spears listening habits on Spotify through fear that your Facebook friends would pour scorn on you, then fear no more - Spotify private listening has been enabled.Announced by Spotify... Read more

Flickr Android app finally arrives

Flickr Android app finally arrives

By Paul Lamkin

Flickr, the image hosting site with more than 50 million users, has finally come to the Android party - with its first official app hitting the Android Market.As well as all the usual stuff you'd expect from a Flickr app, like photo browsing and managing... Read more

We7 Music Map takes tunes to the tube... sort of

We7 Music Map takes tunes to the tube... sort of

By Paul Lamkin

We7, the free, advertising supported, music streaming service has been revamped and relaunched and, to celebrate, the site has created an interactive map-style playlist based on the most popular artists on the platform over the last year.Its Music Map,... Read more

Lovefilm on iPad streams in

Lovefilm on iPad streams in

By Paul Lamkin

Lovefilm is hitting the iPad - the latest platform for the movie rental service's streaming arm.The app, titled Lovefilm Player for iPad, has hit the App Store and allows for all the usual VoD-based gubbins such as pausing, rewinding and checking trailers.... Read more

Skype video calling hits the Honeycomb tabs

Skype video calling hits the Honeycomb tabs

By Paul Lamkin

Skype for Android has received a major new update, adding a further 14 devices to the video calling party - including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom.The mobile video calling option landed for Android in June, but only on four handsets... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: The weirdest tab accessory yet - a bike

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: The weirdest tab accessory yet - a bike

By Paul Lamkin

When you buy a new tablet you have to consider which accessories you're going to need to fork out for too, to get the complete experience.You'll probably need a case of some sort, to stop it getting damaged. A stand is a good idea if you want to use it... Read more

Samsung Google Nexus Prime: Landing 11 October?

Samsung Google Nexus Prime: Landing 11 October?

By Paul Lamkin

Not to be outdone but its Cupertino based rival, Samsung has begun sending out invites for a very special event of its own - one in which it's expected the Samsung created Google Nexus Prime will be officially unveiled - on 11 October.An invite to the... Read more

Adidas Adizero f50 powered by miCoach: The boot with a brain

Adidas Adizero f50 powered by miCoach: The boot with a brain

By Paul Lamkin

The future of football is here, now, and is on the feet of Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and Samir Nasri. And for one afternoon in September, it was also on the feet of Pocket-lint at the easyCredit-Stadion in Germany, the home of FC Nuremberg.We're talking... Read more

Amazon Silk enters the browser war

Amazon Silk enters the browser war

By Paul Lamkin

Amazon has unleashed Amazon Silk, a brand new browser designed for its Kindle Fire tablet.We know, we know - you don't need another browser complicating your life. You've already got a polygamous relationship with both Chrome and Firefox on your desktop,... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire: Official with $199 price tag

Amazon Kindle Fire: Official with $199 price tag

By Paul Lamkin

Amazon has done what we all knew it would do: officially unveiling its first foray into the tablet world with the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire.And for once, the rumour mill seems to have got it spot on with regards to the cheap price tag. But just how cheap... Read more

Xperia Play brings Lara Croft to Android

Xperia Play brings Lara Croft to Android

By Paul Lamkin

Sony Ericsson has done a deal with Japanese video game and publishing company Square Enix that will see its titles hitting the PlayStation phone.And first up is an Android début outing for the gravity defying Lara Croft in a mobile conversion of her... Read more

Visa takes on PayPal with mobile payment platform

Visa takes on PayPal with mobile payment platform

By Paul Lamkin

Visa has announced a mobile payment platform - Visa Mobile Person-to-Person payments - that sees the credit card giant taking on PayPal when it comes to quick and easy electronic payments.The platform lets you instantly send your pals money you owe them,... Read more

Google tunes into Eastenders for start-up support

Google tunes into Eastenders for start-up support

By Paul Lamkin

Google is heading east in the name of innovation. No, not to Asia - but to Shoreditch and more specifically, Old Street's Silicon Roundabout.The search giant has reportedly taken a lease on a seven story building near London's tech hub, with the aim of... Read more

MeeGo is dead, long live Tizen

MeeGo is dead, long live Tizen

By Paul Lamkin

MeeGo is effectively dead, just a day or so after the Nokia N9 handset - the only real device of note to pack the OS - went live (not in the UK though). It has been replaced by an OS called Tizen, a Linux statement has confirmed."Today we are welcoming... Read more

Gibson Firebird X limited edition guitar tunes in

Gibson Firebird X limited edition guitar tunes in

By Paul Lamkin

Legendary guitar maker Gibson is to unleash a limited edition guitar system - The Gibson Firebird X - at the end of this month."Guitars on Pocket-lint?" we hear you cry. "Hells yeah," we answer - when there's this much tech on board, we're definitely... Read more

Apple to kill iPod classic and iPod shuffle

Apple to kill iPod classic and iPod shuffle

By Paul Lamkin

The iPod classic is dead, as is the iPod shuffle. That's the message coming from TUAW, who claims a source (not an analyst) as stating that both models are "getting the axe this year".For the first time since 2005, Apple didn't hold a September event... Read more

Better Amazon Kindle tablet to arrive early in 2012?

Better Amazon Kindle tablet to arrive early in 2012?

By Paul Lamkin

A second, better Amazon Kindle tablet could land as early as the first quarter of next year.That's according to to gadget site gdgt - the chaps behind reports that the Amazon Kindle Fire, the tablet that is expected to be unveiled in a matter of hours,... Read more

Toshiba Thrive 7-inch model landing before Christmas

Toshiba Thrive 7-inch model landing before Christmas

By Paul Lamkin

Toshiba has announced a 7-inch version of its Thrive tablet, complete with Android 3.2 and an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset.Over in Berlin at IFA, Toshiba was walking round with its chest fully pumped out, telling anyone who'd listen that it had the skinniest... Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad dials in Bluetooth support

Skype for iPhone and iPad dials in Bluetooth support

By Paul Lamkin

Skype has added a welcome addition to its iOS apps - both the iPhone and the iPad version of the Microsoft owned VoIP platform app now support Bluetooth.This means that you can use Skype when you're in the car (provided that you've got a decent 3G signal... Read more

Let's talk iPhone: 4 October Apple event confirmed

Let's talk iPhone: 4 October Apple event confirmed

By Paul Lamkin

Apple has begun sending out invites for an iPhone event at its Cupertino HQ that will take place on 4 October at 10am local time, 6pm UK time.The invite is simply a number of Apple icons with the message: "Let's talk iPhone".The iPhone 5 release date... Read more

Nvidia Tegra 3 Kal-El ZTE tablet spotted in China

Nvidia Tegra 3 Kal-El ZTE tablet spotted in China

By Paul Lamkin

If you thought that the first sighting of an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, aka Kal-El, would be inside a tablet from Samsung, Motorola, HTC or one of the other big guns then think again, because it's ZTE who looks to have nabbed the début quad-core action.At... Read more

Bang & Olufsen Form 2 headphones revamped for 25th anniversary

Bang & Olufsen Form 2 headphones revamped for 25th anniversary

By Paul Lamkin

Bang & Olufsen has announced that it has "made over" its Form 2 headphones to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic cans.Back in 1986, when they first landed, the Form 2 headphones probably looked like a glimpse of the future. Now they look like... Read more

Loewe SoundVision high-end audio system priced and dated

Loewe SoundVision high-end audio system priced and dated

By Paul Lamkin

Over in Berlin, at IFA, the Loewe booth caught Pocket-lint's wandering eye and not just because it looked like the Korova Milk Bar from A Clockwork Orange. It also appealed because it had lots of shiny new toys on show, none more shiny than the Loewe... Read more

Delicious relaunched for stacks of fun

Delicious relaunched for stacks of fun

By Paul Lamkin

Delicious is back. Whaddya mean you don't care and that it's not 2004 anymore?Okay, fair enough - perhaps Delicious has seen its best days but it's now got Chad Hurley and Steve Chen at the helm, the chaps who founded YouTube, so it shouldn't be written... Read more

Three extends unlimited data to all contracts

Three extends unlimited data to all contracts

By Paul Lamkin

No, no - no, no, no, no - no, no, no, no - no, no, there's no limit. Ahh, Three Unlimited - one of Pocket-lint's favourite Eurodance/Hi-NRG acts from back in the day, or something like that.And a perfect intro for a story about Three extending its unlimited... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 available 2 October

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 available 2 October

By Paul Lamkin

Samsung has finally, more than 6 months after it was first announced at CTIA in Orlando, revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for pre-order, and it will hit the shops on 2 October in the States.At just 8.6mm thick, Sammy's latest tab... Read more

Google+ celebrates 50 million users with CityVille addition

Google+ celebrates 50 million users with CityVille addition

By Paul Lamkin

Since opening up invite-free to the public, it's been Google+ mania. You can't walk down the street without hearing someone exclaiming their joy that yet another social network has entered their life. Or something like that.Whether its cultural impact... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire price and publishers revealed?

Amazon Kindle Fire price and publishers revealed?

By Paul Lamkin

The rumour mill is awash with Amazon tablet fever, with more details regarding the Amazon Kindle Fire dropping by the minute. The latest revelations include a mixture of good and bad news, and intrigue at the same time.Firstly, there's the build quality.... Read more