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HP unveils Scanjet G4050 and Photoshop G4010 scanners

HP unveils Scanjet G4050 and Photoshop G4010 scanners

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HP has launched two new scanners designed to help you in digitising your old photos by splitting the image into six colours – red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, and blue – instead of the usual three colours. Each colour is sampled at 16 bits per pixel,... >>

Santa abandons Rudolph for Garmin nüvi

Santa abandons Rudolph for Garmin nüvi

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According to Garmin, its nüvi range of satnavs is so good that it can replace Rudolph on Father Christmas' sleigh. The company has released a statement that reads as follows: Rudolph, world-renowned Chief Reindeer of Santa’s Reindeers, has surprised... >>

Dixons.co.uk auctions PS3 for as little as £1, today only

Dixons.co.uk auctions PS3 for as little as £1, today only

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Dixons.co.uk has reserved 18 PS3 consoles to auction in aid of charity, give you the chance to pay just £1 for one of the units if you're the bidder with the lowest unique bid. But you'll have to be quick about it, as it closes at midnight tonight. The... >>

iPhone launched in the US

iPhone launched in the US

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For months the Apple rumour mill has been churning out stories about the iPhone, speculating on specs and a launch date. The iPhone, it turns out, has just been launched by Linksys, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with Apple. Instead, it's the name... >>

Sony developing downloading service for PSP

Sony developing downloading service for PSP

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Sony is planning to unveil a video download service for its PlayStation Portable game device in the first quarter of next year, says the Financial Times. Customers will be able to download a film to computer and then transfer it once to a PSP. Analysts... >>

Skype creators set their sights on TV service

Skype creators set their sights on TV service

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The Skype guys are at it again. The entrepreneurs arguably at the forefront at the VoIP revolution are hoping to work their magic for IPTV, or TV on demand, via broadband. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom used some of the money they made from the sale... >>

Hauppage release triple tuner TV card, the WinTV HVR-3000

Hauppage release triple tuner TV card, the WinTV HVR-3000

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Hauppauge has introduced a triple tuner hybrid TV card the receives analogue, Freeview, and satellite TV all on the same WinTV HVR-3000 card. This means that you can receive any free-to-air TV, including digital terrestrial, digital satellite, and analogue... >>

MySpace to be offered on US mobile service provider Cingular

MySpace to be offered on US mobile service provider Cingular

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Cingular and MySpace have come to an agreement to put an application to give direct access to the website on to mobile phones. The application will not be free to use, however; the service will cost $2.99 a month for Cingular customers. Users will be... >>

Nike iPod kit could compromise joggers' security

Nike iPod kit could compromise joggers' security

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The iPod Sport kit is not secure and may put joggers at risk of being tracked by thieves and stalkers, say researchers. The Nike iPod Sport kits uses a receiver plugged into the iPod Nano to read signals from a sensor in the user's shoe. It then measures... >>

Toshiba launches HD-E1 HD DVD player in the UK

Toshiba launches HD-E1 HD DVD player in the UK

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18 December marks the first day that an HD DVD player is officially available in the UK, courtesty of Toshiba. The player was previously expected in November, but was delayed for a month while the company investigated a possible flaw in the hardware.... >>

iPod accessories: iH19 speaker and case, and ReCharge4 battery pack

iPod accessories: iH19 speaker and case, and ReCharge4 battery pack

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We couldn't let a Friday pass without at least a mention of iPod accessories, so now we bring you two at once. The first is the iHome iH19 portable water-resistant stereo sport case, designed to keep your iPod snug and splash-free while pumping out tunes... >>

Highly critical flaw found in Yahoo Messenger

Highly critical flaw found in Yahoo Messenger

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Yahoo Messenger users are being encouraged to download the latest version of the application to fix a bug in the previous version. Users who are using a version of Yahoo Messenger downloaded before 2 November have a version that contains a bug in the... >>

CBS revives CBS Records brand for TV show themes

CBS revives CBS Records brand for TV show themes

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US television network CBS is going to revive its old music label, CBS Records, in order to supply cost-effective music for its TV shows. It's already signed a deal with iTunes to sell the revived record company's music and videos through the retail site.... >>

Mozilla releases beta version of Thunderbird 2.0

Mozilla releases beta version of Thunderbird 2.0

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Mozilla has released a beta version of version 2 of its Thunderbird email client, which for the first time incorporates tagging. The organisation has emphasised that the beta download is for testing purposes only, and is recommended for the testing community,... >>

Picasa Web Albums gets new photo ordering features

Picasa Web Albums gets new photo ordering features

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Google has unveiled a few new features to Picasa Web Albums that, while not being groundbreaking, add some useful functionality to the online site. The major new addition is the unveiling of print ordering from various firms. This takes the hassle out... >>

Logitech's NuLOOQ provides unique software navigation

Logitech's NuLOOQ provides unique software navigation

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Logitech's clever input device, the NuLOOQ navigator, is now available in the UK. The device is designed to work together with a mouse and keyboard, and act as an extra controller for often-accessed controls and options. Logitech promises that it reduces... >>

Vodka.com sold for $3 million

Vodka.com sold for $3 million

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A Russian billionaire has paid one of the highest prices ever for a generic domain name, shelling out $3 million for vodka.com. Broker Sedo.com broke the news as it acted as the sales agent in the deal, which is part of an attempt by Russian Standard... >>

Nintendo responds to Wii Remote wrist strap problems

Nintendo responds to Wii Remote wrist strap problems

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Nintendo is not issuing a worldwide recall of Wii Remote wrist straps, as is being reported on several websites. Rather, it's offering a voluntary exchange program whereby customers can contact their nearest Nintendo Service Center by calling 0870 606... >>

Evesham launches the 17-inch Quest A430

Evesham launches the 17-inch Quest A430

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Evesham has released a rather large, low-priced notebook with a 17-inch screen, the Quest A430. Evesham calls it “aggressively priced,” as it starts at £899 including VAT. It runs on AMD's Turian Dual Core processor, and comes with 256MB graphic... >>

Adobe releases Photoshop CS3 beta

Adobe releases Photoshop CS3 beta

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As prevously rumoured on Pocket-lint, Adobe has released a beta version of Photoshop CS3 for both Mac and Windows PC to try out.This is the first version of the software that runs natively on Intel Macs, rather than through Rosetta. The final shipping... >>

Navman uploads Christmas Shopping NavPix guide

Navman uploads Christmas Shopping NavPix guide

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Navman has put together a special collection of its NavPix images to help you with your Christmas shopping in London. NavPix software allows you to upload images tagged with location information to your Navman satnav so that you can view the location... >>

Online geography quiz pits Brits against Americans

Online geography quiz pits Brits against Americans

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If you think you know Lichtenstein from Luxemburg, why not lend your support to Team UK in the 2006 Geography Cup online. Two friends from different sides of the Atlantic have set up an online geography quiz to help settle the question of who's better... >>

EMI puts music videos on Yahoo Music in Europe

EMI puts music videos on Yahoo Music in Europe

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EMI has come to an agreement with Yahoo Music to stream music videos on its European websites. The deal means that music fans can watch chart-topping videos for free, although they can't be downloaded or copied on to portable digital music players. Music... >>

eMusic sells its 100 millionth download

eMusic sells its 100 millionth download

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Although most of the discussion of music downloads online this week has been about Apple iTunes, a milestone has been reached by its chief competitor in the US as it has just sold its 100 millionth download. eMusic sold its 100 millionth song to Michael... >>

Selfridges sells £5000 gold chocolate fountains

Selfridges sells £5000 gold chocolate fountains

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As part of Selfridges Gold theme this year, the store is selling 24ct gold plated Chocolate Fountains. The limited edition gadget costs £5000, and only four are being made available. Emblazoned with the name of the manufacturers Giles & Posner, the fountains... >>

Britain not the most expensive place to do your Christmas shopping

Britain not the most expensive place to do your Christmas shopping

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Brits spend a great deal more on Christmas than our continental friends do, says new research comparing the cost of commonly-purchased Christmas gifts. Pricerunner.com compared the cost of a bus ticket, Big Mac lunch, coffee, DVD, Book, CD, and digital... >>

Barclays to put Oyster cards on its credit and debit cards

Barclays to put Oyster cards on its credit and debit cards

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A new plan by Barclays means that you'll be able to combine your Oyster card with your credit card in a new contactless payment system in London. The card, which is in development, will combine three into one: a traditional chip and pin card; a contactless... >>

Gartner analysts predict blogging will level off next year

Gartner analysts predict blogging will level off next year

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Analysts at Gartner have published their ten predictions for IT next year, and have determined that blogging will level off next year. Their research shows that at the moment there are around 200 million ex-bloggers worldwide, people who became disillusioned... >>

Google launches Google Patent Search in beta

Google launches Google Patent Search in beta

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Google's latest search tools allows you to search the database of the US Patent Office, thanks to a project similar to Google Book Search. The beta of Google Patent Search lets you look through the full text of the US patent corpus to find what interests... >>

Skype unveils pricing plan, and launches version 2.2 beta for smartphones

Skype unveils pricing plan, and launches version 2.2 beta for smartphones

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Skype has unveiled its new pricing plan for the US and Canada, announcing that calls made to a landline that were free will now be charged. Customers will have to pay $29.95 a year for unlimited calling in the US and Canada. It has been offering a free... >>

Apple refutes claim that iTunes sales are slumping

Apple refutes claim that iTunes sales are slumping

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Apple is refuting the results of a Forrester Research survey that iTunes sales are declining saying that they are “simply incorrect”, but has yet to released any financial figures to rebut Forrester Research's finding. Alan Hely, Corporate communications... >>

Garmin updates its mapping to version 9

Garmin updates its mapping to version 9

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Garmin has released new editions of its mapping for its satnav devices. The new City Navigator Europe NT version 9 contains more countries than ever before, with 32 nations throughout both Western and Eastern Europe receiving coverage. Spain is completely... >>

SanDisk offers e200 and c200 Sansa players with FM tuners

SanDisk offers e200 and c200 Sansa players with FM tuners

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Apparently SanDisk's Sansa players in Europe have been on sale without the promised FM tuner functionality. That's about to change, however, as SanDisk will offer two versions each of the Sansa e200 and c200 digital music player, one of each with and... >>

BBC launches trial of push Video on Demand service

BBC launches trial of push Video on Demand service

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The BBC is running a small closed technical trial to test “Push Video on Demand”, or VoD to digital video recorders. Only 300 participants in and around London are testing the technology at the moment. It involves what the BBC calls an “advanced... >>

Microsoft patches three "Critical" flaws

Microsoft patches three "Critical" flaws

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It's that time of the month again, time for Microsoft to go about plugging holes in its many software applications. Yesterday's Patch Tuesday inaugurated seven fixes for 11 vulnerabilities, including a last-minute patch for two zero-day flaws in Windows... >>

Second-Hand Boom For 300C

Second-Hand Boom For 300C

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Chrysler’s preposterous yet wonderful 300C has achieved a rare feat in the motoring world: its second-hand value is actually higher than its list price. According to Glass’s Guide to resale values, an 06 plate 300C 3.0 V6 CRD saloon with 9000 miles... >>

Google adds features to Google Apps for Your Domain and releases Google Toolbar 3 Beta

Google adds features to Google Apps for Your Domain and releases Google Toolbar 3 Beta

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Google has been busy revamping some of its online tools for its users. Google Apps for your Domain has received some additional features, and Google Toolbar 3 beta is now available for Firefox users. The start page for Google Apps for Your Domain has... >>

Alienware throws Intel quad-core at the Area-51 desktop

Alienware throws Intel quad-core at the Area-51 desktop

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Alienware has upgraded its top-of-the-line Area-51 7500 desktop computer with Intel quad-core processors.The new Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is now available for the top-spec desktop. It's made up of four separate processing cores in one package, and... >>

TerraTec launches Noxon iRadio with WLAN support

TerraTec launches Noxon iRadio with WLAN support

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TerraTec has launched a new standalone internet radio with WLAN connectivity so that you can play audio tracks from your collection, as well as internet and FM radio. The Noxon iRadio connects to your WLAN set up in your house via a wireless router. It... >>

RIM sues Samsung over BlackJack name

RIM sues Samsung over BlackJack name

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BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion is suing Samsung in a US District Court in California for the use of the name BlackJack for its latest mobile. The BlackJack was released this month with mobile network Cingular, and directly competes with the... >>

Creative launches Live! Cam Optia for video chatting

Creative launches Live! Cam Optia for video chatting

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Creative has launched yet another webcam to its stable of webcams, and while this one may not be as high-spec as some of the other options, it offers easy plug-and-play functionality. The Creative Live! Cam Optia is a USB-based web camera that works as... >>

Microsoft launches XNA Game Studio Express and XNA Creators Club

Microsoft launches XNA Game Studio Express and XNA Creators Club

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Microsoft has released a consumer version of its game developing software dubbed XNA Game Studio Express. The company announced last August that it was planning to use Xbox 360's Live features to create an amateur developers' community, now officially... >>

Bling Affair "crystallises" your headset or mobile

Bling Affair "crystallises" your headset or mobile

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Following on from our story a couple of weeks ago about a set of Swarovski-encrusted headsets, come these customised items from Bling Affair. Bling Affair's craftspeople will cover your mobile, headset, or other electronic device with Swarovski crystals... >>

Dell equips the XPS M1710 notebook with a Blu-ray drive

Dell equips the XPS M1710 notebook with a Blu-ray drive

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Dell has added a Blu-ray drive for the first time to one of its notebook computers, the XPS M1710. Designed as one of its top-of-the-range machines, the XPS M1710 is a gamer's delight, and features top-end specs for graphics and power. The drive now offered... >>

Channel 4 goes live on Virgin Mobile TV

Channel 4 goes live on Virgin Mobile TV

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Channel 4 has finally gone the whole hog and is broadcasting its shows live on Virgin Mobile TV. When Virgin Mobile TV went live in October, Channel 4 only broadcast Short Cuts, a “made for mobile” channel of programme highlights. Now, however, Virgin... >>

Adobe rumoured to be releasing Photoshop CS3 beta this week

Adobe rumoured to be releasing Photoshop CS3 beta this week

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Think Secret, the repository of early Apple-related rumours, is citing suources that say Adobe is very close to releasing a beta of Photoshop CS3 – so close, it may even be happening this week.Both PC and Mac users will be able to download the beta,... >>

Napster Mobile first on O2 Ireland

Napster Mobile first on O2 Ireland

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O2 has announced that its partnership with Napster is coming to fruition first in Ireland, which is receiving Napster Mobile on i-mode today. Napster Mobile is now available in Ireland on all 3G i-mode handsets. It allows users to download directly from... >>

LG signs up Prada to design a new mobile

LG signs up Prada to design a new mobile

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LG is not to be left out of the couture-designer tie-in, and has announced a partnership with Prada in the development of a new mobile phone model. The companies are taking a slightly different approach to, for example, Motorola and Dolce and Gabbana,... >>

Online videogame developer raises capital for new game

Online videogame developer raises capital for new game

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Online gamers will be pleased to hear there's another online game in development by a company led by some of the people who helped to design “World of Warcraft”. Red 5 Studios has raised around $18.5 million in venture capital from Benchmark Capital... >>

Analysts say iTunes sales not that robust

Analysts say iTunes sales not that robust

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iTunes sales may not be doing as well as the consistant sale of iPods may suggest, according to research analysts at Forrester Research. After studying credit card transactions over the past 27 months, analysts say that since January the monthly revenue... >>