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Mobile World Congress 2011 So Far

I’m here at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain for the mobile communications industry’s big annual bash. It’s a time for phone manufacturers, app developers, accessories makers and anyone else who gains in any way from people using mobile phones and computers to...

First 3D Video Taken With LG Optimus Pad

I cheekily took the following footage with a demo model at the LG booth then emailed it to myself. 3D options only available if you watch the vid at youtube.com. Click here to do that! Stay tuned at twitter.com/willfrancis to see the latest cool stuff from...

LG Optimus 3D and Pad: Hands On

Having had a thorough play with LG’s Optimus 3D - the first smartphone to shoot in 3D and with 3D screen - as well as their tablet the Optimus Pad which shoots in 3D I’m definitely feeling a little more agnostic about my technology...

Mobile World Congress: Top Things To Get Excited About

This Monday, 14th February, will see 50,000 people descend on Fira de Barcelona in the centre of the Catalonian capital to gather at Mobile World Congress, the biggest date in the mobile communications industry’s calendar. It is typically where the big players like LG,...

Public Twitter Booths Installed In Russia

On the off-chance that you 1. feel the irresistible urge to tweet 2. reach into your pocket to find your phone is dead and 3. happen to be walking past one of these public Twitter booths recently installed in Russia’s tech hub Skolkova, all at the same time, then...

Moleskine Bring Class To Your iPad & iPhone

If, like me, you have an iPad with the standard Apple cover, the one that looks scrappy within a week of owning it, then you’re always on the lookout for something better. It’s still the best option though in a market flooded with pointless...

Game Center and Ping Prove Apple Can’t Do Social (Yet)

So the last week or so has seen Apple unveil two big ‘social’ products - Game Center for iOS devices, and Ping for iTunes on desktop and iOS 4. Both products lack any real link into the social web, and unless Apple are hoping to...

Microsoft Launch ‘PC vs Mac’ Site

Autumn is just round the corner and schoolkids, university and college students everywhere are dreading having to detach themselves from the comfortable life of luxury that is the summer break. Quite a few of them are also carefully weaving arguments supporting the vital need...

Twitter: The Future Is Here

Twitter’s New User Stream API In Action The new API soon to be implemented by Twitter provides complete real-time updating of streams, whether that be your mentions, DMs, searches or timeline of those you follow. Check out the video above to see it running on...

New Xbox 360 S: [REVIEW]

So, after over five years the market leader (in serious gaming at least) gets it’s first major overhaul. New look and new good stuff under the hood. I got my Xbox 360 S this week and immediately sat it next to my PS3 (original model)....