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This was the week that the iPad 2 was announced and we were at the launch to get some hands-on time with the new tablet.
We also posted our full in-depth review of the Motorola Xoom and the Nintendo DS, while the launch of the new MacBook Pro had you clicking our Thunderbolt vs USB 3.0 vs eSATA comparison.
Read on for this week's most popular stories on TechRadar…
The iPad 2 has officially been announced by Apple - with the next-generation tablet sporting a whole host of improvements.
Steve Jobs surprised the world by taking to the stage to announce the new device, showing off a sleeker, lighter and more powerful device
Vodafone has detailed some of the reasons behind its network outage today, which led to the loss of signal to many of its customers.
The provider says this break in (which happened in Basingstoke) was the first of its kind on a site, and that it has already managed to restore a significant portion of customers' signal:
"We had a break in last night at one of our technical facilities which resulted in damage to some of our equipment," said Vodafone.
"[The break in] happened between 1.00am and 2.00am this morning. Our network control centre was immediately alerted as were the police, and some specialist network equipment and IT hardware was stolen.
Now that it's all about the slim and delicious iPad 2, the original iPad has received a hefty price cut in order to clear stock.
Like the beloved house pet mercilessly cast aside after the birth of a new baby, Apple is in the process of batting the original iPad out of the way to make way for the incoming iPad 2, before it finally gets the message and slinks off to Pet Rescue for good.
Here in the UK, Apple has reduced the 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi to the bargain price of £329 when bought directly from the technology giants - that's the best part of £100 cheaper than it was yesterday.
We love a good iPhone 5 rumour as much as the next tech site, but this latest is one we're not at all convinced about.
A spurious photo of an iPhone 5 'digitizer' (front casing) has been unearthed by a Chinese reseller, suggesting that the next Apple handset will feature an edge-to-edge display.
This would increase the screen size by eating into the bezel, without increasing the physical size of the handset.
BT believes that it should not be forced to give the average speed of its broadband on its advertising - after Ofcom's latest figures criticised the practice of highly misleading 'Up to' messaging.
BT were rock bottom of the 'up to 20Mb' services tested by Ofcom, but the company is angry that the communications watchdog - appointed to look after public interests - suggested that it should tell customers the truth about average speeds and give a typical speed range (TSR) for the package.
The reason? Because some people will get better than the average and other ISPs could cherry pick the best customers.
The Apple iPad 2 has been unveiled, and TechRadar has spent some time with the hottest piece of kit so far in 2011.
Make no mistake, this is a seriously cool piece of kit, bringing a whole host of improvements that, individually, may not sound like much, but put together take the iPad onto a whole new plane.
First up - the new chassis is an immediate and clear improvement; and the primary thing of note is that it is much flatter on its backside - and therefore more capable of sitting on a flat surface.
iPhone 5 (or the iPhone 5G, as some are calling it) rumours are flying thick and fast already.
Will there be a rush release to erase memories of the iPhone 4's antenna problems? Maybe not - with the Verizon iPhone 4 Apple showed it wasn't afraid to tweak the current iPhone design.
OK, so the Android Market is more akin to Lidl or Asda than the iPhone's enormous, indulgent Selfridges-at-Christmas time approach, but the open source nature of Google's OS means there are plenty of apps for Android to be found.
And best of all, most of the good stuff on Android is free, thanks to the work of developers who do it for love alone. So here's our pick of the top free Android apps you should install.
It's not very often that connection technologies make the news, but the arrival of Thunderbolt in Apple's new MacBook Pros has everyone asking crucial questions such as "what is it?", "how fast is it?" and "isn't that a terrible name for a kind of connection?"
So how does it compare with the other key interface standards, eSATA and USB 3.0?
Technology changes so quickly, it's hard to remember how bad we used to have it. UK internet access didn't really take off until Freeserve launched in 1998, few of us had broadband before 2001 and the UK didn't even have a 3G mobile phone network until 2003.
Google was founded in 1998, Facebook and Flickr in 2004, YouTube in 2005 and Twitter in 2006. It's impossible to imagine life without them now, and the pace shows no sign of slowing down.
As the first Android 3.0 tablet to hit the market, the Xoom has a weight of responsibility on its shoulders. Can Android tablets compete with iPad 2? We're about to find out.
The UK release of the Nintendo 3DS on 25 March will see Europe welcome the latest offering from arguably the most innovative company in the gaming world.
Intel and Apple are on to a winner in this 'small notebook, massive power' form factor. If additional graphics power isn't important to you, then you can add half a star to the score
If you're after an everyday smartphone at a reasonable price, this could more than ably scratch that itch. In fact, we'd recommend it over many other phones in this bracket.
If the Nokia C5-03 was still in school, he would sit somewhere in the middle of the class table. Not a dire performance, but not breaking into the big leagues either.
Also reviewed this week...
Digital TV recorders
Home cinema systems
TV Stands and Remotes
TV tuner cards
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