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  • Best Super Bowl 2015 ads: Skittles, T-Mobile, Bud light and more

    31 January 2015, 7:20 am by: Elyse Betters

    Super Bowl 2015 is less than a week away. It is therefore time to scope out all the big-budget adverts scheduled to air during the big game that's between American Football Conference champion New England Patriots and National Football Conference champion...
  • Snapchat's Literally Can't Even is a new web series with Sasha Spielberg, Emily Goldwyn

    30 January 2015, 6:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Snapchat is now making original series content for its app. Sasha Spielberg, daughter of the well-known film director and producer Steven Spielberg, and Goldwyn, daughter of film producer John Goldwyn, are the co-creators and writers of the first new...
  • Project Tango moves from ATAP group to a new home within Google

    30 January 2015, 5:20 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Project Tango is no longer an ATAP thing. It is now officially a Google thing. Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, which used to be a division of Motorola, works on experimental hardware, including Project Tango 3D-sensing devices and Project...
  • Watch Game of Thrones' leaked season 5 trailer (Update: HBO's official version is now out)

    30 January 2015, 4:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Anyone who went to an IMAX theatre yesterday to watch the last two episodes of Game of Thrones's season four were surely not disappointed, as they also got a chance to see the premiere of the first trailer for season five. That trailer has leaked online,...
  • Google Now for Android adds cards from over 40 third-party apps like Pandora and Lyft

    30 January 2015, 2:46 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google has updated its Search app with more Google Now cards, but this time they're cards from third-party apps. "Starting today, the Google app on Android can help you keep up with all the good stuff in 40 different apps at a glance—it’ll bring you...
  • Vine Kids is a new Vine app made just for children, with animated clips

    30 January 2015, 1:36 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Twitter-owned Vine has released a new Vine app, called Vine Kids. If you haven't noticed lately, some of the most popular or trending videos published to Vine often feature people swearing, showing some nudity, and everything in between. It's even caused...
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 update might include 64-bit chip and Tab 4 Lite 7.0 LTE name

    30 January 2015, 1:15 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Samsung plans to upgrade its Galaxy Tab 4 lineup with 64-bit chips, it's claimed. According to GSM Arena, the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset will power the Tab 4 10.1 and Tab 4 8.0, while the Tab 4 7.0, which was reportedly imported into India last week...
  • Zepp Golf motion tracker updated: The sports wearable that genuinely improves your swing

    30 January 2015, 10:38 am by: Rik Henderson

    Motion tracking for sports and specifically golf is not exactly new, but the best device we've used in recent times was the GolfSense, which strapped to the back of a golf glove and sent data via Bluetooth to an iPhone, iPad or Android device. We loved...
  • LG G4 leak suggests it will be packing a 3K display at 600ppi

    30 January 2015, 9:42 am by: Luke Edwards

    The LG G4 could be the highest resolution smartphone yet if a recent leak is accurate showing a 3K, 600ppi handset. The resolution of the G4 is expected to be a hefty 1620 x 2880 after that figure was spotted on a recent user agent profile for a device...
  • LG G4 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    30 January 2015, 9:04 am by: Luke Edwards

    LG has been consistently improving its flagship smartphones over the last few years with its popular G2 and G3 handsets. So it's fair to say there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the LG G4. At this stage very little has leaked out about LG's...
  • Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review: Going for gold

    30 January 2015, 8:00 am by: Stuart Miles

    Paper by FiftyThree is a beautiful app that allows you to draw to your heart's content on the iPad with little interference. And recently, the developer announced a tie-in with Adobe to make Paper compatible with the Creative Cloud. However, that's not...
  • David Lloyd's Immersive Fitness studio is like a spin class through Tron

    30 January 2015, 7:58 am by: Chris Hall

    "Are you with me!?!" shouts the instructor. We give a rasping cheer, grabbing a breather before we hit the next run of hills, riding through a landscape peppered with psychedelic geometric mountains. The road is like glass, reflecting the alternate reality...
  • Jay-Z bids to take on Spotify at its own game

    30 January 2015, 7:11 am by: Luke Edwards

    Jay-Z appears to be moving into the music streaming game with Spotify in his sights. The rapper placed a 464 million Krona bid, which is about £37 million, for high quality Norwegian streaming service Tidal. To be exact a company directly owner by Jay-Z's...
  • Asus Zenfone 5 LTE review: Yin and yang

    30 January 2015, 6:25 am by: Andrew Williams

    About two years ago cheap phones reeked of compromise; the gap between entry-level Android phones and top-end ones was massive. But that's all changed recently, with phones like the Asus Zenfone 5 and Motorola Moto G (2014) plugging the gap. Spend in...
  • You might never see another Alien: Isolation as Sega looks to smartphones for its future

    30 January 2015, 6:20 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sega has revealed that it is to further focus on smartphone and online PC games in future as it aims to make its operations more profitable. Regardless of the critical and sales success it had with Alien: Isolation - a Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winner...
  • Got a gold iPad or fancy yourself as a Bond villain? FiftyThree's new Pencil is for you

    30 January 2015, 6:00 am by: Rik Henderson

    Having already recently announced a tie-in with Adobe for Creative Cloud integration in its Paper app, FiftyThree is continuing to release new products, albeit in the form of a new colour scheme for its Pencil iPad stylus. The new version of Pencil is...
  • What comes next after we're done with the Internet of Things? Intel gives us some clues

    30 January 2015, 5:47 am by: Stuart Miles

    What's going to be the next big thing after the Internet of Things? It might be a massive trend right now, but once the standards have been cracked and every device and appliance you own is connected to the cloud and each other, eyes will be looking...
  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    30 January 2015, 5:05 am by: Chris Hall

    With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing to envy. We've rounded up the best smartphones...
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Losing touch?

    30 January 2015, 4:00 am by: Chris Hall

    You'll notice that there has been a change in terminology when it comes to Lumia. It's not new news, but the Lumia 535 is the first Lumia to appear with Microsoft branding rather than Nokia. Microsoft Devices' first handset is pitched at the low end....
  • Never feel trapped on a flight again: Quantas adds Samsung Gear VR to its planes

    30 January 2015, 3:57 am by: Luke Edwards

    One of the best places to escape the confines of reality is probably on a flight. So rather ideally Quantas flights between Australia and the US will now offer Samsung Gear VR headsets to whisk passengers off to virtual reality. The Samsung Gear VR...
  • BT G.fast broadband trials will hit 500Mbps this summer, 1Gbps in future

    30 January 2015, 3:54 am by: Rik Henderson

    As part of its latest financial results unveiling BT has revealed that it will be testing 500Mbps broadband in two pilot locations in the UK this summer. The technology used is to be called G.fast and BT explains that it will enable "most homes" in the...
  • Huawei Ascend P8 will launch 15 April in London

    30 January 2015, 2:52 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Huawei's next flagship smartphone, the Ascend P8, will launch in April according to Jerry Huang, Huawei's director of marketing communications. Talking to Pocket-lint during a media trip to Huawei's HQ in Shanghai, the new device will debut in London...
  • Huawei wants to offer true value, but that means no 4K displays

    30 January 2015, 1:45 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Huawei has plans to make itself better known in the UK market by delivering true value to the consumer, but for now, that doesn't include a 4K screen on its future smartphones. According to Kevin Ho, president of handsets product line at the company,...
  • Huawei to reveal tablets and three new wearables at MWC 2015 (updated)

    30 January 2015, 12:43 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    Huawei has announced its brand strategy for 2015 during a media trip to its head quarters in Shenzen, China, and has revealed the company will be introducing three new wearables and tablets at Mobile World Congress in 2015. A focus will be put on "premium...
  • Forget 3D, 4DX is the future of cinema and here's why

    29 January 2015, 7:01 pm by: Luke Edwards

    Cineworld in Milton Keynes has given a glimpse of what the future of cinema may be and it's not 3D. In fact, it's beyond 3D as we found out in the UK's first ever 4DX screening. We were invited to the cinema's screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service...

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