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Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)

Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)

By Paul Lamkin

More leaky than a Welsh field with paper watering pipes, the Pentax K-01 has entered the realms of officialdom, ending weeks of speculation.Pentax joins the compact system camera game and will take on the likes of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but has an ace up... Read more

Google Docs Android app now offers offline editing

Google Docs Android app now offers offline editing

By Paul Lamkin

Google Docs on Android just upped its game with the introduction of offline viewing.The new feature means that when you're without Wi-Fi or 3G you'll still be able to fire up your files and work away on them on the move - provided you've marked them to... Read more

Karotz smart rabbit is now a Facebook friend

Karotz smart rabbit is now a Facebook friend

By Paul Lamkin

Karotz, the leporidae artist formerly known as Nabaztag, has friend requested a new feature - Facebook compatibility.Although we think maker Violet's claim that Karotz is "the only Facebook hardware in the world" is a tad bold (what about the ubiquitous... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus all set for MWC unveiling

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus all set for MWC unveiling

By Paul Lamkin

While we all get over the disappointment, and recover from the shock, that there will be no Samsung Galaxy S III unveiled at MWC (it still pains us even to write the extra I) it's understandable that we'd clutch at straws for even a glimmer of new Samsung... Read more

New iPod nano with camera pictures appear online

New iPod nano with camera pictures appear online

By Paul Lamkin

Every September from 2005 until 2010 we were treated to a new generation of iPod nano. But in 2011 - nada. But the long wait for some new nano love could be coming to an end soon, if some leaked pics of a purported seventh-gen iPod nano prove to be the... Read more

This isn't just a new Samsung TV app, it's an M&S app

This isn't just a new Samsung TV app, it's an M&S app

By Paul Lamkin

Get ready to get posh shopping on your telly boxes Samsung fans, a Marks & Spencer app is landing on Sammy's Smart TV platform.But when we say "get ready" that's all we mean, because there's no shopping option just yet - it's just "a snapshot of how consumers... Read more

Ofcom says UK broadband speeds are on the rise

Ofcom says UK broadband speeds are on the rise

By Paul Lamkin

An Ofcom report has found that average broadband speeds in the UK have risen by 22 per cent since the end of 2010. The average speed nationally was measured at 6.2Mbps in November/December 2010, but rose to 7.6Mbps in just 12 months.In addition, 58 per... Read more

Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box

Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box

By Paul Lamkin

Three takes mobile broadband pretty seriously. It recently announced its Three MiFi with added HSPA+, as well as the ZTE MF10 Dongle Adapter - a device which takes a regular USB Wi-Fi dongle and turns it into a mobile hotspot.But it's your home broadband... Read more

iPad 3 data hints at quad-core A6 chip and 4G fun

iPad 3 data hints at quad-core A6 chip and 4G fun

By Paul Lamkin

It's been a while since we've had any new info thrown at the iPad 3 rumour pile but a report on Boy Genius Report has chucked a couple of new suggestions into the mix; quad-core processing and LTE connectivity.Okay, so these are features that we've heard... Read more

Crackle pops more movies onto your Xbox 360

Crackle pops more movies onto your Xbox 360

By Paul Lamkin

The Sony Pictures owned video on demand platform Crackle has landed on the Xbox 360.We know, who would have thunk it - Sony and Microsoft playing nicely when it comes to consoles? But they are and, as a result, Xboxers now have access to all of the streaming... Read more

Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware

Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware

By Paul Lamkin

Just as Steve Ballmer promised when he mentioned a 1 February launch at CES, the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) is now officially available, alongside dedicated hardware for the motion gesture platform.The Kinect for Windows sensor... Read more

Bamboo ADzero phone shoots in

Bamboo ADzero phone shoots in

By Paul Lamkin

A British university student has designed a phone that stands out from the usual array of black, grey or white plastic numbers - by building it out of bamboo.The Bamboo phone is called ADzero and was designed by 23 year-old Middlesex University student... Read more

Nokia to embrace NFC for future Lumia smartphones

Nokia to embrace NFC for future Lumia smartphones

By Paul Lamkin

Nokia's design chief Marko Ahtisaari has told The Guardian that the mobile giant is working on a Windows Phone handset that uses NFC technology to connect with external accessories, and also hinted at smartphones with wireless charging.It sounds as if... Read more

Nikon Coolpix S4300 and S3300 16-megapixel snappers land

Nikon Coolpix S4300 and S3300 16-megapixel snappers land

By Paul Lamkin

Nikon has announced a couple of follow-ups to last year's Coolpix S3100: the Nikon Coolpix S4300 and the Nikon Coolpix S3300.These lower end compacts have an emphasis on style, small sizes and simple point-and-shoot operations and, with their sub £150... Read more

Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun

Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun

By Paul Lamkin

Homer isn't the only Simpson character available to guide you home now - Marge and Mr Burns voice packages are hitting TomTom too.A deal between Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division and Locutio Voice Technologies... Read more

Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun

Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun

By Paul Lamkin

If you're looking for a family friendly camera that you can chuck in your bag, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 may be a bit OTT for your needs - you may be better off with the Nikon Coolpix S30.The S30 is designed with novice digital camera... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III MWC no-show confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S III MWC no-show confirmed

By Paul Lamkin

It looks as if those rumours regarding a Samsung Galaxy S III no-show at Mobile World Congress were on the money after all. A memo has just popped into the Pocket-lint inbox from Samsung stating:"The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled... Read more

Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 zoom in for serious fun

Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 zoom in for serious fun

By Paul Lamkin

It was only a few months ago that Nikon refreshed the Coolpix S-series but the Japanese camera giant is back with a raft of new snappers for the range, including the new king of the clan - the Nikon Coolpix S9300.The 9300 is a compact camera that blurs... Read more

Firefox 10 brings Mozilla browsing to double digits

Firefox 10 brings Mozilla browsing to double digits

By Paul Lamkin

It took us almost seven years to get from the first iteration of Firefox to version 4.0, but now we're already up to version 10, taking less than a year to get to double digits from the 4.0 launch thanks to Mozilla's new rapid release plan.As well as... Read more

BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

By Paul Lamkin

It isn't just Netflix and Lovefilm racing around Hollywood trying to sign up all the movie studios (we like to imagine this is literally happening, Wacky Races stylee) - BT has got in on the act by signing up Miramax for its BT Vision platform.The partnership... Read more

Microsoft Office 15 technical preview kicks-off

Microsoft Office 15 technical preview kicks-off

By Paul Lamkin

Microsoft has unleashed Office 15 into a technical preview; the next generation of its inter-related desktop office solutions.Don't worry, you haven't just emerged from a coma after three years and missed out on all the speadsheet-based fun that Office... Read more

Fujifilm X-S1 now available in the UK

Fujifilm X-S1 now available in the UK

By Paul Lamkin

The Fujifilm X-S1, which Pocket-lint had a brief fling with over in Vegas at CES, has hit UK shops, priced up at £699.The Fujifilm X-S1 is a bridge camera that features a Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens and the same EXR sensor technology as the brand's... Read more

Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

By Paul Lamkin

Mirasol colour ereaders are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two come along one after the other. Hot on the heels of the Kyobo eReader, we now have another Asian entrant by way of the Koobe Jin Yong Reader, which has been announced over... Read more

RIM hopes The Bold Team will come to BlackBerry's rescue

RIM hopes The Bold Team will come to BlackBerry's rescue

By Paul Lamkin

If any further proof was needed that Research in Motion is losing its grip on the professional market and aiming its handsets squarely at the "yoofs" then surely the launch of The Bold Team is it.A bunch of cartoon superheroes, The Naff Team, sorry -... Read more

Xbox 720 and PS4 not likely for 2012

Xbox 720 and PS4 not likely for 2012

By Paul Lamkin

Sony and Microsoft were reportedly set to go head to head at the E3 games expo this June, with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 both purported to be given débuts at the LA based show, but a couple of French directors from the companies have dampened... Read more

Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service

Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service

By Paul Lamkin

Sky is to give viewers the option to ditch the dish with a new Internet TV Service that it plans to launch later in the year.There has been a tidal wave of announcements from Sky over the last day or so. On Monday it was revealed that Sky Anytime+ would... Read more

Sky Go tunes in on Android

Sky Go tunes in on Android

By Paul Lamkin

It's all go over at Sky Go. Not only is the streaming platform all set to hit Android, it is being expanded to include even more channels.Sky Go launched back in July on PC and iOS and is Sky Mobile TV revamped, showing both live streamed and catch up... Read more

Dixons chief John Browett jumps ship to Apple

Dixons chief John Browett jumps ship to Apple

By Paul Lamkin

Apple has announced that John Browett is joining the company as senior vice president of retail, a position previously held by Ron Johnson who left last year to become CEO of JC Penney.Browett leaves his position of chief executive of Dixons Retail, a... Read more

Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud

Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud

By Paul Lamkin

Big news if you're a Sky Broadband customer - not only is the satellite giant launching its own fibre-optic network with up to 40Mb download speeds - free Wi-Fi access from The Cloud is also set to rain in.Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre is landing in April... Read more

LandingZone MacBook Air docking station becomes a reality

LandingZone MacBook Air docking station becomes a reality

By Paul Lamkin

The coolest looking laptop docking station for the coolest looking laptop just got a bit more real - the LandingZone MacBook Air dock is hitting the production lines.Shown off by its makers InfiniWing at the Macworld event over in San Francisco this past... Read more

Nokia Lumia 910 detailed in Dutch

Nokia Lumia 910 detailed in Dutch

By Paul Lamkin

Remember the Nokia Lumia 900 that was unveiled over in Vegas at CES? Sure you do. You probably also know Nokia has yet to announce the launch of the LTE packing handset outside of the States, despite Carphone Warehouse suggesting it could land in June.But... Read more

Fake iPads and iPhones produced by Apple

Fake iPads and iPhones produced by Apple

By Paul Lamkin

If you ever dreamed of landing a job with Apple in Cupertino and getting to work on the next generation iPhones and iPads - don't get your hopes up too high.And that's because, even if you get a job at 1 Infinite Loop, chances are that you're going to... Read more

Magellan eXplorist 110 rambles in

Magellan eXplorist 110 rambles in

By Paul Lamkin

Magellan marked its return to the UK last May with the launch of four handheld GPS devices and now we've a fifth to add to the pile - the Magellan eXplorist 110.Pitched at the outdoorsy types; you know the kind of folk - red cheeked and layered from head... Read more

Apple wins the 2011 smartphone battle, or perhaps Samsung, or maybe RIM...

Apple wins the 2011 smartphone battle, or perhaps Samsung, or maybe RIM...

By Paul Lamkin

The smartphone figures for 2011 are in. Lots of them, in fact, and they don't all correlate exactly. But we'll ignore that and declare Apple the winner. Actually Samsung. Or maybe Research in Motion. Definitely not Nokia.Let's start at the very beginning....First... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S Advance hits officialdom

Samsung Galaxy S Advance hits officialdom

By Paul Lamkin

The Samsung Galaxy is an ever expanding one, proven once again with yet another handset gaining officialdom - the Samsung Galaxy S Advance.The S Advance is the phone that you may have read about on the gossip grapevine over the weekend after its model... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: The Master Tactician review (iPad / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: The Master Tactician review (iPad / Android)

By Paul Lamkin

It's another FA Cup weekend and, as such, another excuse to take a closer look at one of the multifarious football apps that sit in the App Store. But today's App of The Day isn't a game based on flicking goals, or managing a team of virtual players to... Read more

Kinect powererd Windows 8 laptops gesturing your way

Kinect powererd Windows 8 laptops gesturing your way

By Paul Lamkin

How would you like to get your hands on (or rather keep them off) a laptop sporting a built-in Kinect sensor? It's more than just a hollow dream - Kinect packing laptops made by Asus, and Microsoft backed, are already in existence.The Daily has seen a... Read more

Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss

Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss

By Paul Lamkin

Twitter's wings have received a bit of a clipping with the first signs of mass regional censorship being hinted at by the micro-blogging platform.In a blog post entitled "Tweets still must flow" the company has announced that it now has the ability to... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III receives official recognition

Samsung Galaxy S III receives official recognition

By Paul Lamkin

The rumour-mill is awash with Samsung Galaxy S III murmurs, following a couple of reports suggesting that the future flagship smartphone from the Korean company was facing a delay.The Galaxy S III grapevine seemed to suggest that the next big Sammy Android... Read more

Multiple Google Calendars available on Windows Phone 7.5

Multiple Google Calendars available on Windows Phone 7.5

By Paul Lamkin

Windows Phone 7.5 users rejoice - for multiple Google Calendar syncing is now available on your Mango handset.That's right - after months of waiting and having to do complicated work-arounds, no longer will you forget to go to that important meeting /... Read more

HTC Sense 4.0 to boast 50GB of Dropbox space

HTC Sense 4.0 to boast 50GB of Dropbox space

By Paul Lamkin

HTC Sense 4.0, the Taiwanese company's latest Android UI, is set to launch sometime soon, possibly with the rumoured HTC Ville or HTC Edge and mobile site PocketNow is claiming to have the low-down ahead of its release.It has apparently had a play with... Read more

BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone

BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone

By Paul Lamkin

Vodafone has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is now available on its network.The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is more an update to the BlackBerry Bold 9780 rather than just a thinner version of the Bold 9900. It features a QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad... Read more

Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android

Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android

By Paul Lamkin

Online game distributor Valve has launched iOS and Android apps for its Steam users - although sadly this doesn't mean PC gaming on the go.Instead, like the My Xbox iOS app, this is an online community based app where gamers can chat with their Steam... Read more

Android kills the menu button, demands action

Android kills the menu button, demands action

By Paul Lamkin

The menu button on Google's Android is all but dead and is to be replaced permanently by the action bar. That's the message from Scott Main, lead tech writer for developer.android.com, who has posted an article advising Android developers to change their... Read more

Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers

Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers

By Paul Lamkin

We've Nintendo Wii U news aplenty following bossman Satoru Iwata's comments following the latest earnings call by the Japanese gaming giant.First up is confirmation of what we all kind of knew already - that the next-generation console is going to land... Read more

HTC to focus on quality, not quantity as it searches for new Hero

HTC to focus on quality, not quantity as it searches for new Hero

By Paul Lamkin

HTC's UK boss Phil Roberson has admitted that the Taiwanese company has perhaps lost focus by trying "to do too much", instead of focusing on the killer handsets that once made the brand the darling of the Android community.Like the HTC Hero in 2009 or... Read more

BBC News for Android tablets finally begins broadcasting

BBC News for Android tablets finally begins broadcasting

By Paul Lamkin

The BBC has announced that its popular BBC News app is now available on Android tablets.The app, which launched for smaller sized Android handsets back in May last year, is on offer for tablets sized 7.2 inches and above, running Android 3.0+. The design... Read more

Google Maps adds Public Alerts to keep searchers safe

Google Maps adds Public Alerts to keep searchers safe

By Paul Lamkin

Google is always tweaking with its services, adding the odd feature here and there, and its latest jiggery-pokery with Google Maps has seen the addition of Google Public Alerts - "a platform designed to bring you relevant emergency alerts when and where... Read more

Pioneer N-50 and N-30 network audio players steam in the AirPlay fun

Pioneer N-50 and N-30 network audio players steam in the AirPlay fun

By Paul Lamkin

Audio specialist Pioneer has announced that its latest network audio players; the Pioneer N-50 and the Pioneer N-30, have landed on UK soil.Both of the players come rocking Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming magic right out of the box and they are both... Read more

Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out

Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out

By Paul Lamkin

The UK's streaming music arena could be set to welcome the arrival of a heavyweight contender by way of US giant Rhapsody.Rhapsody has just announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, following its takeover of the... Read more