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[28 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

A true DSLR beater?

Sony’s SLT-A77 has to be one of the most hotly-anticipated cameras of recent years. Since the Alpha A700 was pulled from production there’s been something of a gap in the Alpha lineup – a gap that the A77 looks to fill. But with its SLT (Single Lens Translucent) construction, it’s not a straight DSLR replacement. So, is this forward-thinking, DSLR-beating material at its best?
Single Lens Translucent ?
Ah, acronyms. In the past few years digital camera technologies have evolved in leaps and bounds – the staple DSLR has …

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[28 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

It’s explosive

The levels of hype surrounding Battlefield 3 have hit lunar landing levels of excitement. From that graphically stunning trailer released all those months ago, to the first footage of jets in action, there is plenty of weight lying on the shoulders of DICE’s new release.
Many want to know if it can usurp Call of Duty from its shooter throne, others are interested in the differences between console and PC versions. Some believe it could even top the likes of Crysis 2 for all round graphical sweetness. Pocket-lint has been …

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[26 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Slip-sliding around

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is one of our favourite Android tablets of all time. In fact, it’s pretty reasonable to argue that the Transformer is the best Android tablet on the market.
The optional keyboard makes a normal tablet into something far more useful. Instead of just inventing a 10-inch tablet that tries to ape other tablets, Asus considered what it thought would add real value. That, it turns out was extended battery life and a full QWERTY keyboard.
It is …

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[26 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

An update to get excited about?

Ice Cream Sandwich is the “biggest release” of Android “in terms of code that we wrote”, Hugo Barra, product management director at Google told Pocket-lint in our second session with Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Barra told us it was the first step in rethinking Android, designed to take it forward for the next 2-3 years.
We’ve now spent time with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) in the Googleplex in Mountain View, and the company’s London headquarters, so we’ve seen a lot of what …

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[25 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Cheaper, but still not cheap

The Nikon 1 J1 is the second of Nikon’s new compact mirrorless system cameras featuring a new 10.1-megapixel CX sensor and a new lens mount. Nikon has wisely put ease of use and image quality at the core of this shooter. The J1 is, however, cheaper than the V1, which could make it even more popular, the question is, does the price drop come with a compromise?
The new Nikon 1 system cameras use an all-new CX format CMOS sensor and is distinct from the DX (APS-C …

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[22 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

The most advanced mouse yet

There can be no doubt that Microsoft produces some of the nicest pointing devices we’ve ever used. And the company has innovated constantly, bringing our favourite method of pointing bang up to date, each and every year. We’ve got rid of balls, replaced them with LEDs and lasers and now we’ve got mice that are touch sensitive, to produce the same usability benefits as a laptop trackpad, but with the more pleasant experience of using a mouse.
One big button
Despite having a ground-breaking touch interface, the Touch …

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[22 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Sweet and juicy

Hype surrounds no device like the iPhone. Love it or loathe it, you certainly can’t deny the impact that Apple and the iPhone has had on mobile phones as we know them. The arrival of the iPhone 4S ushers in only the fifth mobile phone that Apple has sold since if first launched the iPhone in 2007. Compare that to HTC, which has launched more than five devices in the last 6 months, and you start to see how much stock each iPhone device holds.
With pre-orders and …

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[22 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Sleek and powerful ultrabook

There’s more to life than good looks. And while looking good will get you so far, if you can’t do anything useful, then there’s no chance you’ll ever be a success. Are we talking about Laptops or people here? Well, both, frankly.
The Asus Zenbook is a truly stunning-looking piece of equipment. Taking some cues from the best notebook computers on the market, and bringing a few tricks of its own to the party. But the question is: does it deliver a well-rounded package or is it just …

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[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Radar love?

Windows Phone 7 Mango is here and that means a selection of new smartphones to choose from. The new version of the OS is aimed at users who are either upgrading from the first batch of 2010 handsets, or moving over to the platform for the first time.
The HTC Radar is a pretty risk-free handset. It has not got the massive 4.7-inch screen of the HTC Titan, nor is it as small as the iPhone 4S. The question is, does the Radar have anything to offer an increasing sophisticated …

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[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Super-duper

Atomic Floyd have been on Pocket-lint’s radar for a good while now, with the older generation TwistJax headphones leaving us suitably impressed.
The company has a reputation for turning out high quality metal in ear headphones that provide a?thoroughly?bassy sound. With the SuperDarts, Atomic Floyd has put all its audio knowledge and build quality expertise into one flagship cutting edge package.?
The earphones are designed to be as detailed, balanced and clean sounding as possible, with a pair of drivers in each and as much technology as Atomic Floyd could cram in. …