Archive for Amber Maitland

  • Microsoft admits to Vista voice recognition flaw
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    Microsoft admits to Vista voice recognition flaw

    By 1 February 2007

    Not 2 days after Microsoft's Vista operating system has been released, and already holes are appearing. The latest gaffe is that Vista can respond to voice command to possibly irretrievably delete files by its own vocal command. This could happen if malicious...

  • ONeill H.3 series hooks boarders up with their gadgets
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    ONeill H.3 series hooks boarders up with their gadgets

    By 1 February 2007

    Snowboarding apparel manufacturers all seem to have come to the conclusion that boarders want to be connected to their electronics while on the slopes. In addition to Burton and Quiksilver, whose ranges Pocket-lint has written about in the last few weeks,...

  • Zink invents inkless-printer
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    Zink invents inkless-printer

    By 1 February 2007

    A relatively new company has invented a new way to print without using traditional inks. Zink Imaging has done away with ink cartridges and ribbons, and has embedded the ink on the paper used with the printer. Because the printers don't have ink in them,...

  • Skype 2.5 for Mac now available
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    Skype 2.5 for Mac now available

    By 1 February 2007

    Skype has released the latest version of its Skype for Mac software. Skype for Mac 2.5, the beta version, has been available since mid-November, but the kinks weren't ironed out until now. The company has added a birthday reminder feature to your contacts,...

  • Flickr members object to opening Yahoo accounts
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    Flickr members object to opening Yahoo accounts

    By 1 February 2007

    A few Flickr users have become disgruntled since an announcement by the website that all Old Skool users, those who had Flickr accounts before the company was bought by Yahoo, would have to open a Yahoo account and use a Yahoo username to sign into the...

  • Nokia rumoured to revive N-Gage console
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    Nokia rumoured to revive N-Gage console

    By 1 February 2007

    Nokia may be about to revive its retired N-Gage mobile gaming device, according to some reports. Pocket Gamer learned that a range of companies, including Disney and EA Mobile, were recently show new features for application distribution that will track...

  • Panasonic refreshes its Lumix range
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    Panasonic refreshes its Lumix range

    By 1 February 2007

    Panasonic has completely updated and refreshed its Lumix range, from the simplest and cheapest to the top-of-the-range model. First up is the DMC-FZ8, which is a 7.2MP camera with a 12x optical zoom, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and Optical Image Stabliser....

  • Sony BMG settles charges in CD copy-protection suit
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    Sony BMG settles charges in CD copy-protection suit

    By 1 February 2007

    Sony BMG has agreed to settle charges relating to its case claiming that the copy-protection on some of its CDs was damaging to PC. The settlement sees Sony having to make disclosure, lets customers exchange the affected CDs and pay each person affected...

  • Sky to launch Anytime TV On Demand service in March
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    Sky to launch Anytime TV On Demand service in March

    By 31 January 2007

    Sky is to launch an on demand service in March called Anytime TV that will enable customers to watch a selection of the week’s best programmes on-demand. Although details are of the new service have yet given by Sky, the company made the announcement...

  • Rover announce that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge
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    Rover announce that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge

    By 30 January 2007

    The Chinese carmaker that purchased the remnants of the failed MG Rover Group has announced that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge, nearly 2 years since the last car rolled off the line at the facility. Since signing the 33-year lease in...

  • Roberts launches new alarm clock radio
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    Roberts launches new alarm clock radio

    By 30 January 2007

    Roberts has released a new clock radio with a more modern look than its radios are typically known for. The Gemini 29 is a DAB radio with alarm clock function, so that you can wake up to your favourite radio station or audio track. An input socket lets...

  • Games developer criticises Vista controls
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    Games developer criticises Vista controls

    By 30 January 2007

    Microsoft has been pushing Vista for gamers and for multimedia enthusiasts, but not all gamers are welcoming the software's new features. According to one games developer, WildTangent, Vista's security features are too strict and restrictive. By making...

  • British Library launches updated "Turning the Pages" for Vista
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    British Library launches updated "Turning the Pages" for Vista

    By 30 January 2007

    In honour of the Vista launch at the British Library hosted by Bill Gates himself, the library has launched an updated version of its application called Turning the Pages. It allows users to view part of its collection via a web browser in a way that...

  • Plantronics .audio 910 headset works with VoIP and mobile
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    Plantronics .audio 910 headset works with VoIP and mobile

    By 30 January 2007

    Plantronics has launched a new Bluetooth headset, the .audio 910 USB that makes it easier than ever to plug in and start talking. It works for calls from both PC and mobile phones so that you can make Skype calls or other VoIP calls without installing...

  • Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America
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    Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America

    By 30 January 2007

    Garmin's latest two satnavs, the nüvi 370 and 670, are impressive devices that come with street maps of over 30 countries. The map coverage extends across Europe as well as the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In addition, both models incorporate traffic...

  • Mousetrapper Advance promises to take the strain out of pointing
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    Mousetrapper Advance promises to take the strain out of pointing

    By 30 January 2007

    For those of you bent over a keyboard and mouse all day, you could be at risk for repetitive strain injury. The Mousetrapper Advance, which has just been launched in the UK, aims to change all that. It takes the place of your mouse and fits over your...

  • Hauppauge launches WinTV Nova-TD for boosted Freeview reception
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    Hauppauge launches WinTV Nova-TD for boosted Freeview reception

    By 30 January 2007

    Hauppauge has announced the line-up of Vista-suitable TV tuners as well as a new Stick TV tuner with twin tuners. The WinTV Nova-TD features Antenna Diversity so that reception is improved in weak signal areas. The two aerials book reception to the two...

  • Apple creates a rainbow of shuffles
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    Apple creates a rainbow of shuffles

    By 30 January 2007

    Apple today has updated its store to include the iPod shuffle in five different colours to somewhat match the ano. The original second generation shuffle was only available in silver, but now you can choose from blue, pink, green, and orange as well....

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    Evesham launches Solar Storm PC with Vista

    By 30 January 2007

    Evesham, the UK PC maker, has launched a new desktop to coincide with the release of Windows Vista Home Premium. The new Solar Storm PC comes with Windows Vista Home Premium along with an impressive array of accessories for £1000. To start off, the package...

  • Take your desktop with you on the disgo lite
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    Take your desktop with you on the disgo lite

    By 30 January 2007

    Now you can take your desktop with you wherever you go, thanks to Clever-Stuff Limited, the makers of disgo and disgo lite. Disgo lite and disgo classic have applications pre-loaded on to them so you can take your desktop anywhere. Disgo lite also come...

  • Just over half of Pocket-lint readers are getting Vista
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    Just over half of Pocket-lint readers are getting Vista

    By 30 January 2007

    The majority of Pocket-lint readers are going to upgrade to Windows Vista, but only by a slight margin. 374 voters said they would upgrade, while 306 have decided they're not going to jump on that bandwagon straightaway. That translates into 45% of you...

  • Samsung unveils L74, NV11 and i70 compact cameras
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    Samsung unveils L74, NV11 and i70 compact cameras

    By 30 January 2007

    The run up to PMA has well and truly begun. In addition to Casio's two new cameras, Samsung has launched three more in the UK. The most interesting-looking of the three new models is the i7, which has a 3-inch touchscreen that rotates 180 degrees. Weirdly,...

  • Casio launches EX-Z1050 and EX-Z75
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    Casio launches EX-Z1050 and EX-Z75

    By 30 January 2007

    Casio has launched two new models to its compact camera range, the EX-Z1050 and the EX-Z75. The Z1050 is the 10.1MP successor to the Z1000, and is a bit smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It features a wider-aspect 2.6-inch LCD screen, and ISO...

  • Microsoft Vista goes on sale
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    Microsoft Vista goes on sale

    By 30 January 2007

    Today marks the day that Microsoft Vista goes on sale to consumers worldwide. The business versions have been out for a couple of months, and now four home versions have joined them. Analysts are estimating that the home versions will be installed on...

  • PC World declares the floppy disk dead
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    PC World declares the floppy disk dead

    By 30 January 2007

    PC World has put the final nail in the coffin of the floppy disk by announcing that it is no longer replenishing its supply of the data storage. The disks, which were capable of storing 1.44MB of data, are no longer adequate for most computing requirements...