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Windows 8 Consumer Preview goes live 29 February

Windows 8 Consumer Preview goes live 29 February

By Paul Lamkin

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview, ie, the first time that Joe and Joanna Public will be able to take Microsoft's new baby for a spin, will go live on 29 February.The launch date has been confirmed courtesy of a Mobile World Congress invite which is set... Read more

White HTC Sensation XE landing 20 February

White HTC Sensation XE landing 20 February

By Paul Lamkin

Bored of white phone releases yet? No? Well that's good then, as we've news of yet another one coming your way courtesy of the HTC Sensation XE.The HTC Sensation XE launched back in September, packing Beats Audio and an ambition to sail the HTC flagship.... Read more

iPad 3 leaked pictures suggest improved battery and better camera

iPad 3 leaked pictures suggest improved battery and better camera

By Paul Lamkin

Images of what is purported to be the back cover for the next-generation iPad 3 have leaked online.We know, we know - more often than not these leaked manufacturing shots end up being little more than images of knock-off devices that are more iPed than... Read more

Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

By Paul Lamkin

Google is all set to launch a cloud-based storage solution to rival the likes of Dropbox and Apple's iCloud.That's according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites our old pals "people familiar with the matter" as having knowledge of the... Read more

Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

By Paul Lamkin

Amazon's global assault continues with the news that the e-retail giant has signed a deal with Viacom - meaning a wealth of new content is now available for the Seattle-based company to stream.Stream in the US, that is - remember, we don't get any Amazon... Read more

TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers

TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers

By Paul Lamkin

TomTom is to jump into the car insurance game. Not by offering policies, you understand, but by teaming up with broker Motaquote and providing the technology behind a new insurance product, which bases premiums on driving behaviour.So, rather than being... Read more

Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor

Sigma SD1, DP1 and DP2 Merrill honours Foveon sensor

By Paul Lamkin

In what has been an absolute bumper week for camera launches ahead of the big CP+ photography expo in Japan, Sigma has unleashed its new kit - or rather a new twist on some old favourites.First up, the Japanese company has the re-branded its flagship... Read more

Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship

Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship

By Paul Lamkin

Along with the official launch of the OM-D and the unveiling of the Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras, Olympus has also found time to announce the successor to its SZ-30MR super-zoom compact - the Olympus SZ-31MR.Packing the same 16-megapixel backlit sensor... Read more

Motorola Motoluxe February launch for the UK

Motorola Motoluxe February launch for the UK

By Paul Lamkin

Motorola kicked off 2012 by announcing the arrival of both the Motorola Defy Mini and Motorola Motoluxe budget Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) handsets, and the latter is landing in the UK this month.The Motorola Motoluxe has a 4-inch touchscreen display.... Read more

Microsoft OneNote lands on Android

Microsoft OneNote lands on Android

By Paul Lamkin

OneNote for Android has finally arrived, following the iOS version launched last year.The app, which is included in the Office Hub on Windows Phone 7, allows SkyDrive and desktop OneNote users to keep up-to-date with all their office-based shenanigans... Read more

3G PlayStation Vita priced up by Vodafone

3G PlayStation Vita priced up by Vodafone

By Paul Lamkin

Vodafone has come clean with the price and bundle details for the 3G version of the PlayStation Vita, the next-gen handheld console from Sony that is landing in the UK later this month.The phone network, which is the "preferred provider" for the 3G version... Read more

Logitech Touch Mouse M600 scrolls in

Logitech Touch Mouse M600 scrolls in

By Paul Lamkin

Logitech has taken the covers off its latest assault on your desktop - the Logitech Touch Mouse M600.When Apple announced the Magic Trackpad in 2010, many people thought it could spell the end for the simple mouse. If anything though, Apple's new peripheral... Read more

LG Optimus Vu to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note (video)

LG Optimus Vu to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note (video)

By Paul Lamkin

LG has teased its latest Android smartphone, the LG Optimus Vu, by way of a bizarre promo video that doesn't really tell us anything other than the device's aspect ratio.It is said to be a 5-inch screen, so will automatically go up against the likes of... Read more

Hottest PlayStation Vita games for launch and beyond

Hottest PlayStation Vita games for launch and beyond

By Paul Lamkin

Sony's latest entry into the handheld console market, the PlayStation Vita, arrives in the UK and the US on 22 February. And Sony has brought to the table a console capable of making some pretty big waves (check out our full review here).It boasts a gorgeous... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

By Paul Lamkin

Hot on the heels of the Pentax Optio WG2-GPS and the Canon PowerShot D20, Olympus has unleashed the TG-820 and TG-620 Tough duo - the latest wannabes for the compact camera hard gang.These sturdy compacts boast the usual array of 'proof features, including... Read more

YouView on course for spring launch

YouView on course for spring launch

By Paul Lamkin

YouView - the much-delayed free TV service funded by a consortium that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV, as well as ISPs Arqiva, TalkTalk and BT - is on course for a scheduled spring launch.That's according to TalkTalk CEO, Dido Harding,... Read more

Nokia Belle update now ringing

Nokia Belle update now ringing

By Paul Lamkin

Nokia Belle, possibly the last hurrah of the Symbian OS, is now available to download for an array of handsets from the Finnish manufacturer.Previously called Symbian Belle, before Nokia banned all use of the "S" word, Nokia Belle is the second major... Read more

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 lands for social tweens

Samsung Tocco Lite 2 lands for social tweens

By Paul Lamkin

Ladies and gentleman, it's the news that you've all been waiting for. The follow up to one of the most successful phones in Samsung's history has just been made official.That's right.....the Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is hitting shops in March.What? What phone... Read more

Nokia Lumia 900 also all-white

Nokia Lumia 900 also all-white

By Paul Lamkin

Among all the excitement on Monday with the news that Nokia Lumia 800 would be hitting the shops, all dressed in white, it almost went unnoticed that Nokia posted a promo picture of the Lumia 800's bigger brother - the Nokia Lumia 900 - also sporting... Read more

Kid friendly IE9 browser lands for Safe Internet Day 2012

Kid friendly IE9 browser lands for Safe Internet Day 2012

By Paul Lamkin

Microsoft has once again teamed up with he Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to release a version of IE9 that is safe for kids to use.The browser has one-click access for Windows users to useful sites such as CEOP.police.uk and thinkuknow.co.uk... Read more

Toshiba AT200, world's thinnest 10-inch tab, available in the UK now

Toshiba AT200, world's thinnest 10-inch tab, available in the UK now

By Paul Lamkin

The Toshiba AT200 - the tablet the Japanese company claims is the thinnest 10.1-inch slate in the world (and who are we to argue?) - has landed in the UK and is available from Carphone Warehouse.The super-slim 7.7mm tab, which goes by the name of the... Read more

Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy

Apple iTV detailed by Best Buy

By Paul Lamkin

There is a saying that if you wish for something long enough it becomes true and that's probably what Best Buy is hoping for after it conducted a survey concerning the rumoured Apple iTV platform.US tech site The Verge reported on a leak that saw the superstore... Read more

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

By Paul Lamkin

Google has hit us with a double whammy this morning. Not only does its most recent Doodle celebrate the life of someone that we've actually heard of for a change - Charles Dickens - it is also in recognition of what we'd call an actual milestone; it would... Read more

Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun

Canon PowerShot A series announced for entry-level fun

By Paul Lamkin

You know what today needed? Six more cameras, that's what. Luckily, Canon thought so too and has announced the arrival of its new PowerShot A series comprising of the following entry to mid-level compacts: The Canon PowerShot A810, the Canon PowerShot... Read more

Canon Ixus 510 HS and Ixus 240 HS play nicely with your iPhone

Canon Ixus 510 HS and Ixus 240 HS play nicely with your iPhone

By Paul Lamkin

It is turning into a busy day for camera launches. Not only have we seen Nikon unleash some top-end kit by way of the D800, Canon is also getting in on the pre-CP+ expo fun by annoying a barrage of new snappers including the latest entrants to the Ixus... Read more

Canon PowerShot D20 rugged compact fires in

Canon PowerShot D20 rugged compact fires in

By Paul Lamkin

It's been exactly three years since we welcomed the Canon PowerShot D10 into our lives and now, finally, the rugged compact has a sequel by way of the Canon PowerShot D20 which has just been announced by the Japanese photography giant.This is a rough,... Read more

Corning's A Day Made of Glass 2 gives us a window into the future (video)

Corning's A Day Made of Glass 2 gives us a window into the future (video)

By Paul Lamkin

Before Microsoft bamboozled us with its vision of the future, Gorilla Glass maker Corning blew our socks off with its A Day Made of Glass video.The YouTube phenomenon (17 million views and counting) gave us a glimpse of the world of tomorrow and was so... Read more

Google unleashes Solve for X website

Google unleashes Solve for X website

By Paul Lamkin

The mystery has been, er, solved. Kind of. We think we know what's going on. Maybe. What we're mumbling our way towards is that the covers have been taken off of the Google "Solve for X" website.Well, sort of. Rather than the whole website going live,... Read more

Super-skinny Samsung Galaxy S III coming in May

Super-skinny Samsung Galaxy S III coming in May

By Paul Lamkin

The Samsung Galaxy S III anticipation could soon be over with a May launch touted for the much speculated handset.That's the word from Korean publication ETNews, which also reports that the next-gen Sammy flagship phone will be a super-skinny 7mm thin.... Read more

Canon gears up for mammoth PowerShot launch

Canon gears up for mammoth PowerShot launch

By Paul Lamkin

Canon is all set for a bumper camera launch with US site Canon Rumors obtaining a list of eight new PowerShot cameras that it says will be announced this week.Among the list is the Canon PowerShot D20, which would most likely be a follow-up to 2009's... Read more

White Nokia Lumia 800 now official, coming to the UK

White Nokia Lumia 800 now official, coming to the UK

By Paul Lamkin

White stuff is flying in from all angles and we're not talking about the snow. No, it's a tech based blanco blizzard. After Samsung announced the official availability of the white Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the white Nokia Lumia 800 has also been unleashed."The... Read more

PlayStation Network tweaks its accounts branding to Sony Entertainment Network

PlayStation Network tweaks its accounts branding to Sony Entertainment Network

By Paul Lamkin

Sony has decided to ditch the accounts part of its PlayStation Network, with all user data now part of the  renamed "Sony Entertainment Network accounts" or "SEN accounts" group.Contrary to reports elsewhere on the net however, the change doesn't mean... Read more

White Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands 13 February

White Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands 13 February

By Paul Lamkin

A long time ago in a Galaxy far away there was a phone that was all set to be the third Google-branded Nexus instalment. That phone, you may recall, leaked several times under the guise of the Google Nexus Prime.Alas, the Nexus Prime wasn't to be, as... Read more

Google testing mystery entertainment device

Google testing mystery entertainment device

By Paul Lamkin

Google has applied for permission from the bandwidth and radio-wave overlords to begin testing a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth powered mystery "entertainment device".The mystery is ours, of course: we're sure that the Google bods know exactly what it is they want... Read more

PlayStation Vita video recording lands with 1.60 software update

PlayStation Vita video recording lands with 1.60 software update

By Paul Lamkin

The PlayStation Vita has been received with much love here at Pocket-lint towers, with Sony's new handheld console being awarded the prestigious Hot Product tag. But even in our glowing review we noted that the lack of video recording on board was "weird".But... Read more

Google Doodle waves in for François Truffaut

Google Doodle waves in for François Truffaut

By Paul Lamkin

The latest Google Doodle has been unleashed by the Mountain View-based search giant in celebration of what would have been François Truffaut's 80th birthday.Or rather, the latest three doodles, as the controversial critic turned film-maker is honoured... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Remarks review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Remarks review (iPad)

By Paul Lamkin

Readdle is back with yet another note-taking app, this time in the form of Remarks which it describes as a new way to "write down your thoughts, capture ideas and information, annotate documents and outline notes anywhere from university class to sofa... Read more

iPhone photography course on offer for 'appy snappers

iPhone photography course on offer for 'appy snappers

By Paul Lamkin

In what is believed to be a UK first, London's Kensington and Chelsea College is to offer budding photographers a photography course with a twist. For there won't be any SLR action going on; the course, called "iPhoneography" is, you guessed it, centred... Read more

Dropbox for Android beta lands with auto camera uploads

Dropbox for Android beta lands with auto camera uploads

By Paul Lamkin

Dropbox has taken off the covers of an all-new version of its cloud-based solution for Android devices: the Experimental Android Forum Build 2.0.9. Catchy name huh?The beta release brings with it a number of key new features, most notably the addition... Read more

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200 just £25 at Asda

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200 just £25 at Asda

By Paul Lamkin

Back in July last year digital cameras went Asda-price when the supermarket giant offered up the Nikon Coolpix L23 for just £49. This was followed by a £14 Disney kids camera last month and now Asda is offering yet another budget camera option: The... Read more

Brandwatch buzzing for Super Bowl XLVI Twitter hype

Brandwatch buzzing for Super Bowl XLVI Twitter hype

By Paul Lamkin

Want to know how well brands are performing with their Super Bowl advertising campaigns? Probably not; that sounds a bit dull after all.But how's about seeing how well brands are performing by seeing little cartoon worms (complete with gridiron helmets)... Read more

AMD Windows 8 tablets landing in 2012

AMD Windows 8 tablets landing in 2012

By Paul Lamkin

Rather than waiting for the ARM-based threat from the likes of Nvidia to invade its PC market share, AMD has plans to expand towards mobile devices in the form of Windows 8 tablets.That's the message from new CEO Rory Read who was speaking to analysts... Read more

Skype 5.8 for Windows dials in 1080p HD calling

Skype 5.8 for Windows dials in 1080p HD calling

By Paul Lamkin

Skype 5.8 for Windows has landed, complete with an all-new HD video calling option.The updated software now supports 1080p video, meaning that - if you have a Full HD webcam such as the Logitech c920 - you'll be able to video chat with your pals in high-definition.... Read more

BT planning 300Mb broadband

BT planning 300Mb broadband

By Paul Lamkin

BT has announced that it has held successful trials of “FTTP on demand” in St Agnes, Cornwall, paving the way for broadband download speeds of up to 300Mbps.Back in 2009 BT said it would use "fibre to the cabinet", or FTTC, tech at 29 exchanges across... Read more

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime sequel pictures leaked

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime sequel pictures leaked

By Paul Lamkin

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer line may be seeing yet another model thrown into the mix if a couple of leaked pictures on the web are anything to go by.The images, nabbed by French site Blogeee, show a device that has apparently been named as the TF300T... Read more

Avid Studio iPad app arrives to take on iMovie

Avid Studio iPad app arrives to take on iMovie

By Paul Lamkin

Avid is taking its movie editing expertise mobile with the Avid Studio iPad app.The app, which its makers will hope to rival Apple's iMovie, has all the ingredients of the popular desktop Avid software, compressed to be tablet happy.It's simple to drag... Read more

Gameloft Live app lands on Android

Gameloft Live app lands on Android

By Paul Lamkin

Gameloft, purveyor of mobile games as brilliant as they are unoriginal, has announced a standalone Android app for its revamped Gameloft Live platform.Gameloft is unashamedly proud of its artistic licence when it comes to, shall we say, "borrowing" ideas... Read more

Qualcomm voice over LTE test hints at a complete 4G future

Qualcomm voice over LTE test hints at a complete 4G future

By Paul Lamkin

Now, stick with us, because this might sound like the most technical opening to a news story in the history of Pocket-lint but it is a pretty big deal in the evolution of mobile phones: Qualcomm, working alongside Ericsson, has successfully completed... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia active Billabong edition surfs in

Sony Ericsson Xperia active Billabong edition surfs in

By Paul Lamkin

Sony Ericsson has announced an expanded global strategic alliance with Billabong. Yep, Sony Ericsson - not Sony. And the first fruit of the new partnership will be....an Xperia active Billabong Edition. Now we see, the deal was obviously put in place... Read more

HTC Sensation white edition with Ice Cream Sandwich coming in March

HTC Sensation white edition with Ice Cream Sandwich coming in March

By Paul Lamkin

When it launched in the first half of 2011, we at Pocket-lint were so impressed by the HTC Sensation that it was awarded the coveted "Hot Product" tag. So imagine our excitement when we found out that, not only will the Taiwanese company be releasing... Read more