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LG Z330 and Z430 Ultrabook duo kick off the CES frenzy

LG Z330 and Z430 Ultrabook duo kick off the CES frenzy

By Paul Lamkin

When it comes to PCs, CES and 2012 in general, it looks like the Ultrabook will be dominant . With just a handful of the super slim devices going live in 2011 there are estimates that we're going to be hit by hundreds this year.With that in mind, LG has... Read more

Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR and F750EXR superzoom compacts announced

Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR and F750EXR superzoom compacts announced

By Paul Lamkin

Fujifilm has announced the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR and F750EXR superzoom cameras, which are clearly compacts in name only.Inside their little chassis are professional cameras waiting to burst out - with a raft of heavy hitting features making the F770EXR... Read more

HP Omni 27 takes on iMac in the big-screen AIO stakes

HP Omni 27 takes on iMac in the big-screen AIO stakes

By Paul Lamkin

Desktop PCs aren't the most exciting aspect of the tech revolution, but we do still have a soft spot for svelte looking all-in-one machines. Show us a man that didn't go "oooh" after a first Apple iMac glance and we'll show you a liar.And now, it seems,... Read more

Kindle and iPad dominated Christmas stockings

Kindle and iPad dominated Christmas stockings

By Paul Lamkin

It seems that the UK had itself a merry Kindle Christmas, with Amazon's massively successful ebook reader being the most gifted tech-based product.A staggering one in every 40 adults in Britain woke up to find an ebook reader under the tree on Christmas... Read more

Samsung Galaxy M magically launches ahead of CES

Samsung Galaxy M magically launches ahead of CES

By Paul Lamkin

Over in Korea, the Samsung Galaxy M has just got official. So, as with all Samsung phone launches, we have to refer back to the Samsung naming conventions to see what the latest Sammy device bringeth.And we see that M stands for Magical: "High-performance... Read more

HTC Radiant pictured ahead of Windows Phone 4G revolution

HTC Radiant pictured ahead of Windows Phone 4G revolution

By Paul Lamkin

After a quick look at this leaked picture of a HTC Windows Phone 7 handset, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you'd been peeking at a HTC Titan.But take a closer look at the top edge where the logo is slightly bigger and where the front facing camera... Read more

Apple TV to kick-off Premier League football coverage?

Apple TV to kick-off Premier League football coverage?

By Paul Lamkin

Apple is to take on the likes of Sky and ESPN in bidding for the rights to broadcast Premier League football when the tender is offered up before the end of the season.The Daily Mail is reporting that the Cupertino tech giant is interested in scoring... Read more

Nokia Lumia 900 Ace leaky specs to go with leaky pictures

Nokia Lumia 900 Ace leaky specs to go with leaky pictures

By Paul Lamkin

The Nokia Lumia 900 rumour mill has been kicked into hyper-drive with a number of leaked specs to go with the leaky pictures.The Lumia 900, aka the Nokia Ace, aka the Nokia Eloko, is set to sail as the Nokia flagship (for a few months at least) and is... Read more

Olympus compact system camera to take on Fujifilm X100 in retro stakes

Olympus compact system camera to take on Fujifilm X100 in retro stakes

By Paul Lamkin

With all eyes on Las Vegas for CES 2012, which kicks off next week, Olympus is rumoured to be about to throw a CSC-shaped curve ball into the equation and announce its latest camera at the beginning of February, completely bypassing the big tech expo.The... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus officially lands

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus officially lands

By Paul Lamkin

Remember the Samsung Galaxy Ace that launched last year? Remember what "Plus" means in Sammy's elaborate naming conventions? You can see where we're going with this, right?You got it, the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus has been officially announced. If you guessed... Read more

Kinect hack + Wiimote + cat + robot = Guaranteed internet hit (video)

Kinect hack + Wiimote + cat + robot = Guaranteed internet hit (video)

By Paul Lamkin

The Internet loves a cat, that's for sure. And whilst Kinect hacks may be a bit old hat now, and the Wii is on its last legs; combine the three with some robot virtual reality action and you've got an internet hit on your hands.That's what Tokyo-based... Read more

Etymotic ETY-Kids3 child friendly earphones announced

Etymotic ETY-Kids3 child friendly earphones announced

By Paul Lamkin

If you bought your little prince or princess an iPhone for Christmas and are worried that they are going to blow their little eardrums listening to Justin Bieber on full whack, or walk in front of a bus because they're engulfed in some classic Professor... Read more

BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US

BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US

By Paul Lamkin

The phrase iPad killer was touted around a little too much in 2011. And one tablet that was Flashy in its approach to Apple's crown was the BlackBerry PlayBook, that went on sale last year with plenty of RIM fanfare behind it.But now, following reports... Read more

1.2 billion apps downloaded in bumper Christmas week

1.2 billion apps downloaded in bumper Christmas week

By Paul Lamkin

2011 was definitely the the year of the app. It's the year in which Apple hit an average of 1 billion downloads from the App Store a month, the year in which the 10 billionth app was downloaded from the Android Market and also the year that Pocket-lint... Read more

Pure Highway 300Di
3.5 stars

Pure Highway 300Di

By Paul Lamkin

Pure recently unveiled its latest attempt to get on the road with you - the Pure Highway 300Di; a professionally installed car radio system that will help you with the jump from analogue to digital broadcasting in your car. If the Highway moniker rings... Read more

Samsung 2View DV300F dual screen compact flashes in

Samsung 2View DV300F dual screen compact flashes in

By Paul Lamkin

Samsung has announced its latest fun-based 2View compact; the DV300F, which brings a plethora of online picture action to the party.First up, and as you'd probably guessed from the 2View label - this is one of those Samsung snappers that packs a couple... Read more

Digital music boom can't halt album slide

Digital music boom can't halt album slide

By Paul Lamkin

The digital music landscape is shifting with the increasing popularity of streaming services such as Spotify but digital download purchases continue to grow.The digital music boom is highlighted by the 2011 figures which show that digital album purchases... Read more

Sonic the Hedgehog hits the PlayStation Vita (video)

Sonic the Hedgehog hits the PlayStation Vita (video)

By Paul Lamkin

No, you're not still hallucinating from that food poisoning you got after eating that six day old Christmas turkey, this really is Sonic the Hedgehog (and his pal Knuckles) appearing on the PlayStation Vita.The classic Mega Drive (or Genesis, for our... Read more

720p HD iPad apps with Apple TV hack

720p HD iPad apps with Apple TV hack

By Paul Lamkin

Whilst fanboys everywhere sit around twiddling their thumbs (magically, you understand, with multi-gesturing a plenty) waiting for Apple to offer App Store access on its hobby box; a couple of clever chaps have taken matters into their own hands; offering... Read more

Sony Tablet S price slashed in the US

Sony Tablet S price slashed in the US

By Paul Lamkin

Over in the land of the free Sony has decided to lop off a fair chunk of the Sony Tablet S price tag, knocking $100 off of both the 16 and 32GB versions of its curvy slate.The price cuts come in the face of increasing Android tablet competition across... Read more

Google Chrome to overtake Internet Explorer in 2012

Google Chrome to overtake Internet Explorer in 2012

By Paul Lamkin

Google Chrome, the search giant's web browser, is growing its market share at an incredible pace and is on course to overtake Microsoft's Internet Explorer this year.StatCounter shows that Chrome is now the browser of choice for more than one in four... Read more

Year in review 2011: November

Year in review 2011: November

By Paul Lamkin

Remember, remember the fifth of November? No? Us neither - in fact (possibly due to hitting the Christmas sherry a trifle early) we don't really remember November at all. It's just like a hazy dream.But, a quick look on Wikipedia tells us that November... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App - 2012 (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App - 2012 (iPhone)

By Paul Lamkin

2011 has been the year of the app. It's the year in which Apple hit an average of 1 billion downloads from the App Store a month, the year in which the 10 billionth app was downloaded from the Android Market and also the year that Pocket-lint played Alan... Read more

Nokia Ace to kick off 4G Windows Phone 7 action?

Nokia Ace to kick off 4G Windows Phone 7 action?

By Paul Lamkin

It's full steam ahead for the Windows Phone 7 revolution it seems, with 4G fun coming next year, kicking off with the Nokia Ace.The Ace is one of three LTE-compatible handsets that Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has named on his site that he says will... Read more

Acer Iconia Tab A700 set for CES unveiling

Acer Iconia Tab A700 set for CES unveiling

By Paul Lamkin

We all went "ooh" when the Acer Iconia Tab A200 got official earlier this month but then went "boo" when we found out it was a Tegra 2 machine and not a much anticipated Tegra 3 flavoured one.But our Kal-El Iconia expectations are due to be met soon,... Read more

Sony NC13 noise cancelling headphones
3.5 stars

Sony NC13 noise cancelling headphones

By Paul Lamkin

We all like noise when it comes to headphones. But only the noise coming out of our earbuds, we've no time for ghastly outside noise such as traffic, noisy commuters and helpful people shouting at us when we're about to walk into a lamp-post.So, to keep... Read more

Year in review 2011: February

Year in review 2011: February

By Paul Lamkin

It's the end of the year, but before we get too excited about what's to come next, lets take a breather, let those mince pies break down and glance back at 2011.In the world outside of tech, the Irish were busy taking to the polls for a General Election,... Read more

Pure Music
4.0 stars

Pure Music

By Paul Lamkin

Back in October, Pure, the radio specialist, officially announced Pure Music; a streaming service that sees it going head-to-head with Spotify. Although you won't hear a Pure employee mention the S word, the similarities are obvious and it is impossible... Read more

App of the day: Summly review (iPhone)

App of the day: Summly review (iPhone)

By Paul Lamkin

You may have heard some of the hype surrounding today's App of the Day, Summly. For its creator, 16-year old, Brit Nick D’Aloisio has been hailed everything from the new Mark Zuckerberg to the second coming of Jesus Christ himself.Okay, so the comparisons... Read more

AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal

AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal

By Paul Lamkin

It has been an expensive week for AT&T. Not only did the telecom giant have to fork out $4 billion after its T-Mobile takeover was cancelled, it has now handed almost $2 billion over to Qualcomm to purchase the lower 700 MHz D and E block (channel 55... Read more

Dual SIM action with the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos duo

Dual SIM action with the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos duo

By Paul Lamkin

Remember the Samsung cryptic code when it comes to naming handsets? Remember what Y stands for?That's right - yoof, innit. Or rather "Young" as the Sammy marketing team would no doubt prefer. And following the launch of the two "Young" Android 2.3-powered... Read more

Android Dropbox update gets bulky for Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Dropbox update gets bulky for Ice Cream Sandwich

By Paul Lamkin

Dropbox 2.0 has hit the Android Market, bringing in a revamped design, a load of new features and support for the latest version of Android; Ice Cream Sandwich.As well as all your usual cloud-based saving fun fandroids will now be able to mark files as... Read more

PlayStation Vita launch titles priced up for the UK

PlayStation Vita launch titles priced up for the UK

By Paul Lamkin

Sony has priced up the 25 launch titles that it hopes will set the PlayStation Vita off with a boom come February - with games priced between £24.99 and £44.99.Some of the more interesting launch titles are; Uncharted: Golden Abyss (£44.99), ModNation... Read more

Queen's Speech lights Kindles on Christmas Day

Queen's Speech lights Kindles on Christmas Day

By Paul Lamkin

Amazon is hoping that it will be an Annus Kindlebilis, as the Queen's traditional Christmas Day speech is to land in ebook format for the first time.The Kindle version of HRH's speech will hit the Kindle Store after she has made the official address through... Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC hitting Xbox LIVE in January

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC hitting Xbox LIVE in January

By Paul Lamkin

Soldiers - lock, load and look lively as the first downloadable content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been announced. It will be hitting Xbox LIVE on 24 January, with Call of Duty Elite members getting first dibs."Today we informed the Call of... Read more

Spotify for BlackBerry drops beta tag, gains officialdom

Spotify for BlackBerry drops beta tag, gains officialdom

By Paul Lamkin

If you're rocking a BlackBerry and fancy a bit of official Spotify action this Christmas then you're in luck, as Spotify for BlackBerry has left the preview stage and is now a bona fide official product.We should say "if you're rocking an old BlackBerry"... Read more

Free apps mean big bucks for Apple and Google

Free apps mean big bucks for Apple and Google

By Paul Lamkin

Distimo has published its app analysis for 2011 and, hidden amongst some other semi-interesting findings, are details of the real success story of 2011 in the app world (that being a world that is app mad, rather than a portfolio associated with BlackBerry)... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich updates detailed and dated

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich updates detailed and dated

By Paul Lamkin

Back in November, Sony Ericsson confirmed that its 2011 range of smartphones will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment; with updates planned for Google’s latest version of Android.And now, the soon-to-be-gone company has detailed and dated the... Read more

LG beats Apple to voice controlled TV

LG beats Apple to voice controlled TV

By Paul Lamkin

The rumour mill has been buzzing as of late with whispers of an Apple TV Siri controlled setup with voice and motion gestures ahoy. But it seems that Apple has been pipped to the post with LG adding voice controls to its Magic Motion Remote Control.Back... Read more

Archos 70b Honeycomb flavoured update adds hardware tweaks too

Archos 70b Honeycomb flavoured update adds hardware tweaks too

By Paul Lamkin

Archos has announced an updated version of its Gen 8 tablet, the Archos 70b, adding Honeycomb to the mix and ramping up the spec sheet a bit.The all-new 70b now packs Android 3.2 and shouldn't be to sluggish thanks to doubling the RAM up to 512MB. There's... Read more

Dell Streak Pro Baidu Yi smartphone unveiled in China

Dell Streak Pro Baidu Yi smartphone unveiled in China

By Paul Lamkin

Over in China Dell has unleashed the Dell Streak Pro - an Android handset with a twist.That twist being that it's not really an Android handset at all, not in the traditional sense at least. it comes rocking Baidu Yi, an OS from the Chinese search giant,... Read more

YouTube hits 1 trillion playbacks in 2011

YouTube hits 1 trillion playbacks in 2011

By Paul Lamkin

Google has announced that, in 2011, there were more than 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) playbacks on YouTube. That works out at roughly 140 for every person on earth.If that doesn't blow your mind then perhaps the news that, excluding major record label... Read more

Lady Gaga Twitter hack tricks fans into free iPad 2 scam

Lady Gaga Twitter hack tricks fans into free iPad 2 scam

By Paul Lamkin

Lady Gaga, one of the most prominent social networking celebrities, has seen her Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked in an apparent phishing scam.More than 17 million people follow the singer on Twitter and her Facebook page has more than 45 million... Read more

HTC faces US ban after Apple patent win

HTC faces US ban after Apple patent win

By Paul Lamkin

2011 has been the year of the patent wars. And usually, when there's a legal spat going on involving mobile patents, Apple is involved.Alongside its long running, and high profile, battle with Samsung, Apple has also been taking on HTC at the US International... Read more

Netflix signs up BBC for UK launch

Netflix signs up BBC for UK launch

By Paul Lamkin

Netflix has snapped up a digital licensing agreement with BBC Worldwide ahead of its arrival in the United Kingdom and Ireland, meaning access to the wealth of Beeb goodies.The deal means shows such as Spooks, Little Britain, Torchwood and classics like... Read more

Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems officially acknowledged

Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems officially acknowledged

By Paul Lamkin

Back in November we told you how Nokia Lumia 800 early adopters were reporting problems with their devices' battery lives and now the Finnish company has publicly admitted that there is a problem. The battery issues continue despite a software update... Read more

AT&T's T-Mobile takeover cancelled

AT&T's T-Mobile takeover cancelled

By Paul Lamkin

It was looking unlikely last month when Julius Genachowski, the FCC Chairman, said that the merger did not meet the commission’s standards for approval and now the deal is dead - AT&T has confirmed that its T-Mobile acquisition is a non-runner.In a... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Android update Q1 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Android update Q1 2012

By Paul Lamkin

The Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II will land in the first quarter of 2012, along with an update for the Samsung Galaxy Note as well.Forget the Twitter whispers from Italian and UK Sammy reps, this news is direct from the... Read more

Mophie goes (RED) to help fight AIDS

Mophie goes (RED) to help fight AIDS

By Paul Lamkin

Mophie, the iOS accessory maker who likes to keep your iThing fired up for longer, has announced a new (RED) range and is hoping to raise a bit of cash to help fight AIDS.(RED), as you're probably well aware is the charity which everyone's favourite Terminator... Read more

BlackBerry App World 3.1 comes bearing gifts

BlackBerry App World 3.1 comes bearing gifts

By Paul Lamkin

BlackBerry App World 3.1 has arrived in RIM lovers' lives - bringing with it a nifty new addition whereby rather than forking out for apps using your own hard earned money, you can request that your pals buy them for you.The "Request Gift" feature is... Read more