Archive for Amber Maitland

  • LG unveils Shine, the latest in the Black Label series

    LG unveils Shine, the latest in the Black Label series

    By 7 February 2007

    After launching it in Korea and teasing the release date, LG has finally launched its Shine mobile phone, the latest model in its Black Label series. Shine is a full-metal slider phone that's reflective enough to be a mirror, and reveals a screen and...

  • Ministry of Sound Micro System promises powerful speakers

    Ministry of Sound Micro System promises powerful speakers

    By 7 February 2007

    The Ministry of Sound, which brings out the occasional MP3 player or audio accessory, has released a powerful new Micro DVD player to satisfy all your home entertainment needs. The MOSDV124 2.1 DVD Micro System is a low-cost choice for playing DVDs and...

  • Attack on root servers fails to halt the internet

    Attack on root servers fails to halt the internet

    By 7 February 2007

    In a significant attack on the Internet, hackers tried and failed to bring down the Internet yesterday. By sending large volumes of data in a something called a denial-of-service attack, the hackers attempted to stop the servers that are relied upon to...

  • Analyst believes next-gen iPod will have Wi-Fi and GPS

    Analyst believes next-gen iPod will have Wi-Fi and GPS

    By 7 February 2007

    Apple's next iPod model could include Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, according to analyst Jesse Tortora. Although the iPhone has been the biggest iPod-related news from Apple in months, the market is still waiting for a 6th generation, non-phone iPod to...

  • MySpace and Vodafone strike mobile deal

    MySpace and Vodafone strike mobile deal

    By 7 February 2007

    MySpace.com has long been threatening to join the mobile world to make it easier for the site's users to access their profile and online social life, and now it has, with Vodafone's help. This isn't the first mobile deal for the News Corp. site; it has...

  • View still images in high-def with the Panasonic DMW-SDP1

    View still images in high-def with the Panasonic DMW-SDP1

    By 7 February 2007

    It can be frustrating having a great TV display without being able to use it to its full HD capabilities, which is why Panasonic has devised the HDTV Photo Player DMW-SDP1. You simply connect the device to an HD-ready or HD TV and slip your SD or SDHC...

  • Aura concept phone builds on iPhone design

    Aura concept phone builds on iPhone design

    By 7 February 2007

    A new Asus prototype may just be the phone we're all waiting for - but don't hold your breath that it'll be released any time soon. The concept, dubbed Aura, includes a generous 3.9-inch touch screen and a sliding d-pad bar with all of the navigation...

  • iWorld offers Animated DJ speakers and Voix MPX system

    iWorld offers Animated DJ speakers and Voix MPX system

    By 6 February 2007

    iPod accessory repository iWorld.co.uk has two new products on its virtual shelves, the Voix MPX speaker system and the FunKit Animated DJ Speaker System. Voix MPX is a 2.1 stereo system that incorporates an iPod dock as well as a 3.5mm earphone jack...

  • Sony Ericsson unveils PC300 Mobile Broadband PC Card

    Sony Ericsson unveils PC300 Mobile Broadband PC Card

    By 6 February 2007

    In addition to Sony Ericsson's new phones and accessories, the company also released a new PC Card that lets you connect to the internet whenever, wherever. The PC300 Mobile Broadband PC Card connects to HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS, so that you'll be...

  • LG unveils Chocolate Platinum

    LG unveils Chocolate Platinum

    By 6 February 2007

    Continuing the mobile hone announcements for today, LG has chimed in with a new variant of its Chocolate phone, the Chocolate Platinum. The new KE800 has changed its style somewhat. Although it still has the glowing red touchpad, it now has a Platinum...

  • Samsung unveils D840, the silver D900

    Samsung unveils D840, the silver D900

    By 6 February 2007

    Samsung seems to constantly be updating its Ultra Edition line-up, this time with the D840, silver-coloured variant of the D900. Made out of "cutting-edge featherweight materials", according to Samsung, it is a super lightweight slider with a silver finish....

  • Wal-Mart opens video download store

    Wal-Mart opens video download store

    By 6 February 2007

    Wal-Mart has finally joined the digital downloading revolution and has launched a beta site offering movie downloads to rival iTunes. The site already offers 3000 films and TV shows from studios including Fox, Disney, Lion's Gate, MGM, Sony Pictures,...

  • Fast AdMomentum plans to cut out the middleman

    Fast AdMomentum plans to cut out the middleman

    By 6 February 2007

    There's a new online advertising platform on the block, and it's out to challenge Google AdWord's dominance of the market. Fast AdMomentum lets companies place contextually-relevant ads on their websites without using Google as the middleman. AdMomentum...

  • PS3 outperformed by Wii in Japan

    PS3 outperformed by Wii in Japan

    By 6 February 2007

    One Japanese gaming magazine publisher is predicting that relatively poor sales of the PS3 in Japan is going to force Sony to drop the price on the console. Enterbrain's Hirokazu Hamamura thinks that there could be a price cut on the console by the end...

  • Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

    Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

    By 6 February 2007

    Cable channel provider Viacom has demanded that YouTube remove more than 100,000 video clips that it says violates its copyright after talks between it and Google proved fruitless. The clips are from Comedy Central shows as well as those on Nickelodeon,...

  • Corel announces Painter X software

    Corel announces Painter X software

    By 6 February 2007

    Corel's art studio software, Painter, has been updated to version 10 with all new features to give artists, designers and photographers that feeling of painting and illustrating on canvas. Corel has improved the natural feeling of its virtual tools with...

  • Rugged Ricoh 500SE has built-in GPS receiver

    Rugged Ricoh 500SE has built-in GPS receiver

    By 6 February 2007

    Ricoh has launched a ruggedised camera with a detachable GPS receiver for the outdoorsy-type. The Ricoh 500SE GPS-ready camera is no slacker on the camera-feature front, with an 8MP sensor and built-in flash, but has been designed to withstand the rigorous...

  • Four candybar phones and accessories round out Sony Ericsson's launch

    Four candybar phones and accessories round out Sony Ericsson's launch

    By 6 February 2007

    Sony Ericsson has also unveiled four new candybar-shaped phones and several accessories for their mobiles. The K200 and K220 are both cameraphones, while the J120 is designed for those who like listening to music. Despite the "cameraphone" designation,...

  • K550 and K810 Cyber-shot phones unleashed by Sony Ericsson

    K550 and K810 Cyber-shot phones unleashed by Sony Ericsson

    By 6 February 2007

    Apart from the two Walkman models, Sony Ericsson has also launched the K810 and the K550, new phones in the Cyber-shot range. The K810 boasts a 3.2MP camera with autofocus and a flash. Incorporated into the user interface is PhotoFix to help improve your...

  • Sony Ericsson launches W880 and W610 Walkman phones

    Sony Ericsson launches W880 and W610 Walkman phones

    By 6 February 2007

    Sony Ericsson has announced a raft of new phones, including two Walkman and two Cyber-shot models, today in London. Rumours of the hotly-anticipated W880/W888 were circulating online last week, and now we finally have confirmation of the specs. It does...

  • Kodak unveils photo-printing All-in-Ones

    Kodak unveils photo-printing All-in-Ones

    By 6 February 2007

    Kodak has entered the consumer printer market with a new range of Easyshare all-in-ones that claim to revolutionise the inkjet industry. That's a bold claim indeed, but the company says that customers can save 50% compared to when using other inkjet printers...

  • Sony Ericsson W880 photos leaked

    Sony Ericsson W880 photos leaked

    By 1 February 2007

    It looks like the rumoured new Sony Walkman phone is coming ever closer to launch, if new leaked photos are anything to go by. The W880 mobile phone measures just 9.4mm thick, and is supposed to be launched on 6 February, according to Swedish Mobil. It...

  • Apple and Cisco reach temporary truce over iPhone

    Apple and Cisco reach temporary truce over iPhone

    By 1 February 2007

    Apple and Cisco seem to have come to a temporary arrangement regarding the iPhone name lawsuit. The two companies have reportedly agreed to extend the time that Apple has to respond to the lawsuit, in the hope that they'll be able to sort out trademarks...

  • Fujitsu unveils world's thinnest waterproof mobile phone

    Fujitsu unveils world's thinnest waterproof mobile phone

    By 1 February 2007

    Fujitsu has launched what looks to be the world's first waterproof mobile phone, but the company is only claiming that it's the thinnest waterproof mobile phone. The F703i, which probably won't be making its way across the world from Japan to other markets,...

  • Gizmo Call lets you make calls through your browser

    Gizmo Call lets you make calls through your browser

    By 1 February 2007

    The company behind VoIP service Gizmo Project has launched a new little service called Gizmo Call. This VoIP service differentiates itself by let you make a call simply by typing a number into a field in a browser and clicking “call”. It works via...


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