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Men actually do follow instructions

Men actually do follow instructions

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Contrary to popular belief, men actually do take time to read instruction book when setting up household appliances and gadgets. Sixty-seven per cent of men take time to read instructions when setting up things like DVD players, while women actually refer... >>

Adobe Lightroom release date announced

Adobe Lightroom release date announced

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Adobe has announced today the release date and pricing for Lightroom, its RAW workflow solution for photographers. Lightroom 1.0 is expected to ship in mid-February, around 19 February, and will retail for £125 ex VAT until 30 April, when the price will... >>

Brits baffled by newer technologies

Brits baffled by newer technologies

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Many Brits are still turned off by technology because they feel it's too complicated, says a new survey by PayPal. Over 50% of those surveyed thought that they could turn their back on technology because tech terms and new innovations baffle them. Despite... >>

Sony releases Vaio UX1 portable PC in the UK

Sony releases Vaio UX1 portable PC in the UK

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Sony's little ultra-portable PC, the Vaio UX1 is coming to the UK with its 32GB of flash memory. The tiny device has a screen that measures just 4.5-inch on the diagonal, but it's designed with plenty of computing power for those who need full functionality... >>

HANNSpree releases another quirky TV

HANNSpree releases another quirky TV

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There's no stopping HANNSpree now that they've made it over to the UK. The company that makes quirky TVs has released another one, the HANNSvaas. HANNSvaas is supposed to resemble a cello, with sides that bow outwards and a leg stand at the back that... >>

Yell.com now available in mobile form

Yell.com now available in mobile form

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Yell.com, the listings information site, is coming to your mobile phone so that you can look up people and businesses while you're out and about. The new mobile service comes in two forms, in a standalone application and through your mobile browser. All... >>

Universal Studios announces 100 HD DVD titles

Universal Studios announces 100 HD DVD titles

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Universal Studios has announced the titles that will be amongst the first of the hundred titles to be released on HD DVD this year from the company. Over 90% of these discs will features both HD DVD and regular DVD format on them. This is a strategy from... >>

Samsung launches online music store

Samsung launches online music store

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To coincide with the release of the K3 and Y9 music players in the UK, Samsung has launched its first digital music service. The Samsung Media Studio has over 2.6 million tracks from major record labels, as well as many indie labels. Users can sign up... >>

Norway brands Apple FairPlay DRM illegal

Norway brands Apple FairPlay DRM illegal

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The Netherlands has perfectly timed its decision to joint other European groups who are putting pressure on Apple to open its DRM, as Norway has officially declared iTunes to be illegal. The Financial Times has reported that the Norwegian consumer watchdog... >>

Rimax launches backup hard drive and security phone

Rimax launches backup hard drive and security phone

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Rimax has launched two new, and rather unrelated products: the HD Slim One-Touch backup device, and the Rimax Security Phone. The HD Slim backup unit is an external hard drive bundled with PC Clone Software to help you keep track of data you need to backup.... >>

Five more compact cameras refresh Olympus' spring range

Five more compact cameras refresh Olympus' spring range

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In addition to the two cameras we've already told you, Olympus unveiled another five compact cams, including two to its Mju range of style cameras. The Mju 770 SW is designed to be shockproof to falls up to 1.5m, waterproof to 10m, and able to withstand... >>

Olympus unveils SP-550 UZ with 18x zoom

Olympus unveils SP-550 UZ with 18x zoom

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Olympus made the rather odd marketing choice of launching seven new cameras in a day, some of which feature interesting new specs. At the top of the launch is the SP-550 UZ, which boasts a record 18x optical zoom. Superzooms, up to 30x or 40x are becoming... >>

Microsoft posts record revenues for second quarter

Microsoft posts record revenues for second quarter

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Microsoft's strong Xbox 360 has helped it post revenues above the expected number during its fiscal second quarter. It reported record quarterly revenues of $12.45 billion, which is more than the $12.09 billion that analysts were expecting. In addition,... >>

Hasselblad unleashes monster 31 megapixel camera

Hasselblad unleashes monster 31 megapixel camera

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Hasselblad's huge 39MP H3D medium format digital camera was released around a year ago, and the company has followed it up with a slightly more affordable model, the H3D-31. As the name implies, this second model in the range has a 31MP sensor instead... >>

YouTube subpoened by Fox for user identity

YouTube subpoened by Fox for user identity

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YouTube has been singled out for a subpoena by Twentieth Century Fox, which wants to identify the user who uploaded episodes of 24 before they were even aired on TV. The episodes didn't air until 14 and 15 January in the US, but could be found on YouTube... >>

Dell launches Presto technical support service

Dell launches Presto technical support service

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At an exclusive press conference held at the chilly shores of Marbella, Dell launched its first technical support service, Presto. Presto is available now in the UK, France, and Germany, but not in the US, Dell's homeland. The service offers Dell customers... >>

Kids Tri at the Triathlon, Cycling and Running Show at Sandown Park

Kids Tri at the Triathlon, Cycling and Running Show at Sandown Park

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The 2012 Olympics is in the minds of many young and aspiring athletes. Whatever the sport, the dream of a medal at the London games is spurring on many youngsters to don their trainers and participate in their favourite sport. At next month’s Triathlon,... >>

BluOnyx, the wireless portable media server

BluOnyx, the wireless portable media server

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US electronics firm Agere has come up with a new way of freeing your media from the confines of the PC hub. The BluOnyx mobile content server gives you access to your data via USB and wireless connectivity, so that data can be shared between devices without... >>

VidaBox roll Blu-ray, HD DVD, and CableCARD into one

VidaBox roll Blu-ray, HD DVD, and CableCARD into one

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For those of you with lots of cash and no time to wait to see who emerges from the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD battle, VidaBox offers a complete home media system right out of the box. The latest bundle in its range integrates Blu-ray and HD DVD drives with a... >>

Online retailer offering OEM version of Microsoft Vista

Online retailer offering OEM version of Microsoft Vista

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If you're itching to get your hands on Windows Vista, and can't wait until the 30 January, then one online retailer has the solution: OEM versions for sale already. Overclockers is selling OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacture, copies of Vista, which... >>

Ofcom criticises BBC planned on-demand service

Ofcom criticises BBC planned on-demand service

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Ofcom has sounded off about the BBC's plans to offer its programming through on-demand downloads. The watchdog is worried that the on-demand service will have a “negative effect” on commercial rivals, and that this will limit their investment, which... >>

BBC to launch virtual world for children

BBC to launch virtual world for children

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The children's programming arm of the BBC is planning to launch a virtual world for children, the Corporation revealed today. CBBC, which is aimed at 7- to 12-year-olds, said it would give children access to characters that they know from programming.... >>

Apple may be sued over click wheel

Apple may be sued over click wheel

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Apple is being sued yet again, this time for possible patent infringement on technology used in the iPod click wheel. Southampton-based touch sensor chip company Quantum Research Group says that the charge-transfer technology used in the click wheels... >>

LG launches the Jar monitor

LG launches the Jar monitor

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LG is releasing monitors from its Fantasy series to the UK in a slow trickle. The latest to emerge from Korea is the Jar, a 19-inch model. The Fantasy series is comprised of the Ring, the Eclipse, and Jar, which are designed as statement pieces that look... >>

Canon unveils LV-7260, LV-7265, and LV-X7 projectors

Canon unveils LV-7260, LV-7265, and LV-X7 projectors

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Canon has launched three new ultra compact projectors designed for maximum portability so they can be used in offices. The LV-7265 and L-7260 both features XGA resolution and are equipped with 1.6x zoom projection lenses. The slightly higher-end LV-7265... >>