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Online advertising to increase in the UK

Online advertising to increase in the UK

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Of all the countries in Europe, UK business spend the most on online advertising, according to new research. ZenithOptimedia has released its Advertising Expenditure Forecast, which shows that online advertising makes up 13.5% of advertising overall in... >>

MySpace hit by video-carried malware

MySpace hit by video-carried malware

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MySpace.com pages have fallen foul of another piece of malware, according to web security firm Websense. A hacker has posted a video on MySpace that apparently changes people's profiles as it's being played in order to launch a phishing attack. The QuickTime... >>

Motorola adds MOTORAZR V3i to RED project

Motorola adds MOTORAZR V3i to RED project

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Motorola has released another mobile to its (MOTO)RED portfolio. The red MOTORAZR V3i is joining previous RED handsets in the effort to combat AIDS in Africa. Available exclusively through The Carphone Warehouse, the handset manufacturer and retailer... >>

LG flourishes the U830 Chocolate slider

LG flourishes the U830 Chocolate slider

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LG has finally brought the Chocolate folder phone to the UK. The U830 has a slightly better feature set that the original Chocolate slider, but is designed around the same look. Although the U830 is a 3G phone, LG says that it can achieve HSDPA (3.5G)... >>

AA releases Navigator 2007 for smartphones and PDAs

AA releases Navigator 2007 for smartphones and PDAs

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The Automobile Association has released a version of its Navigator software designed for use on PDAs and smartphones. AA Navigator 2007 is supported by Windows Mobile 2003 and Mobile 5 Pocket PCs and smartphones. It's being launched with a choice of two... >>

Reuters and Yahoo to pay citizen journalists for contributions

Reuters and Yahoo to pay citizen journalists for contributions

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Reuters and Yahoo are taking citizen journalism to the next level by launching a new website and promising to eventually compensate people whose pictures and videos are used. “You Witness News” is a new online contribution system that lets you upload... >>

Sony Ericsson unveils the Z310 handset

Sony Ericsson unveils the Z310 handset

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Sony Ericsson has launched a new mirrored handset, the Z310, that owes some of its design to the Z610. The highly-reflective Z310 has a hidden OLED display that only appears when a message or call is received. In addition, coloured light effects can be... >>

Intempo launch iDS-01NR speakers for coloured iPod nanos

Intempo launch iDS-01NR speakers for coloured iPod nanos

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Intempo, the company known for its DAB radio with interchangeable photo cover, has launched a speaker system that coordinates with the colours of the second generation iPod nano. In silver, green, blue, and pink, the iDS-01NR is available for £50 from... >>

Be-ez LEvertigo and LE13 laptop bags
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Be-ez LEvertigo and LE13 laptop bags

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Be-ez is bringing two new laptop bags to the UK in an effort to expand from the iPod cases and laptop sleeves that are currently on offer. We got our hands on the LE13 and the LEvertigo models to see how they hold up against the competition. The LE13... >>

Belkin unveils wireless USB hub

Belkin unveils wireless USB hub

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Belkin has quietly launched the first USB hub that doesn't require a cable to connect it to the computer. Available in the US from the middle of this month, the Cable-Free USB Hub uses Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology and the Wisair chipset to transmit... >>

i-Kids equips children with mobile phone and GPS tracker

i-Kids equips children with mobile phone and GPS tracker

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Parents who are worried about their kids' safety have an alternative to equipping them with an unmonitored mobile phone: the i-Kids mobile device. The GPS-based device combines the best functions of a mobile phone with a tracker to ensure kids stay safe.... >>

Samsung unveils 3 new Ultra Edition mobiles

Samsung unveils 3 new Ultra Edition mobiles

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Samsung has unveiled the next trio of handsets in its Ultra Edition range of super-thin mobiles. According to reports coming from a trade conference in Hong Kong, they're called the Ultra Music F300, the Ultra Video F500, and the Ultra Messaging i600,... >>

Nokia unveils 1325 and 1265 basic handsets

Nokia unveils 1325 and 1265 basic handsets

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Nokia has introduced two new CDMA phones that are destined for markets outside the UK. The Nokia 1325 and 1265 are targeted at the “talk and text crowd”, and were unveiled in Hong Kong at the 3G World Congress. Designed as basic models, both offer... >>

Deal or No Deal biggest selling game this Christmas

Deal or No Deal biggest selling game this Christmas

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With only 20 days of shopping left before Christmas Deal Or No Deal the boardgame is set to be the biggest selling game this Christmas closely followed by the 21st edition of Simon Says - Bop it Extreme II. The smash hit Channel 4 show has already successfully... >>

Manchester plans for largest free Wi-Fi zone in Europe

Manchester plans for largest free Wi-Fi zone in Europe

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If city councillors have their way, Manchester could play host to the biggest free Wi-Fi hotzone in Europe. Following similar projects in San Francisco and Amsterdam, coverage would reach 90% of Greater Manchester, if the city finds the right funding.... >>

Dell may open retail stores in the UK

Dell may open retail stores in the UK

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Dell's CEO has been dropping rather big hints that it may unveil a series of retail stores in the UK. For 22 years Dell has practice direct sales via catalogues and its website, but it seems it may be breaking with tradition. It set up a store in Dallas,... >>

eListeningPost service monetises musician's work through email distribution

eListeningPost service monetises musician's work through email distribution

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One of the biggest problems facing record companies and musicians today is how to make money from music sharing online. Although sites like MySpace allow artists to get in touch with fans through free music and blogs, the pages aren't often monetised.... >>

Keyspan launches iPod remote control with colour LCD

Keyspan launches iPod remote control with colour LCD

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Keyspan has launched an iPod accessory that isn't attached to a speaker, remarkably. The TuneView for iPod is a remote control that lets you browse your iPod on an LCD screen that replicates the look of the iPod's user interface. TuneView consists of... >>

Coull.tv launches online video site with interactive search features

Coull.tv launches online video site with interactive search features

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Yet another online video site is trying to get a piece of the YouTube action, although this one includes new interactive content features to spark your interest. Coull.tv is a new video community that allows you to search video for specific moments, as... >>

Tchibo sells limited-edition Porsche Cayenne model with on-board camera

Tchibo sells limited-edition Porsche Cayenne model with on-board camera

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Tchibo, that repository of all things surprising and wonderful, is selling a small Porsche Cayenne with an on-board camera. With a price of £130, the Porsche is controlled by a remote and transmits images from its windshield camera to the 2.2-inch LCD... >>

Million dollar homepage entrepreneur launches Pixelotto

Million dollar homepage entrepreneur launches Pixelotto

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The man behind the million dollar homepage is at it again, this time with a carrot in the form of a million dollars to lure advertisers to his crowded webspace. Alex Tew will make Pixelotto live tomorrow, 5 December. It works along similar lines to the... >>

Bungie launches Halo 3 ad to drum up beta testers

Bungie launches Halo 3 ad to drum up beta testers

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The clever marketing people at Bungie have developed a 60 second ad about Halo 3 that will be aired today, 4 December, first on US TV, then on Xbox.com, and then on the Xbox Marketplace. The hype is to generate interest not only in the game, but also... >>

BT Vision goes live today

BT Vision goes live today

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BT Vision, the Freeview and on-demand TV service, has officially been launched today. BT has been announcing content deals and building the hype over its unique service over the past year, and although the service officially goes live today, even pre-registered... >>

Japanese gamers line up for Nintendo Wii

Japanese gamers line up for Nintendo Wii

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Nintendo's Wii console has already gone on sale on 2 December in Japan, as reports are filtering through of long queues outside stores stocking the device. Nintendo has already sold 600,000 Wiis in the US since its launch there on 19 November, and demand... >>

Panasonic's PT-AE1000E projector now available in the UK

Panasonic's PT-AE1000E projector now available in the UK

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Panasonic’s high-end home cinema projector, the PT-AE1000E will soon be available in the UK, after originally eing previewed at the beginning of November. The company's first LCD home cinema project supports 1080p and promises a native resolution of... >>

Adobe Photoshop CS3 features rumoured to be revealed

Adobe Photoshop CS3 features rumoured to be revealed

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Adobe Photoshop CS3's interface will look a bit like Adobe After Effects 7, according to sources reporting to Mac blog site Think Secret. The new look will feature better palette organisation with the ability to move all palettes into a single icon, as... >>

Darth Vader and Yoda transformed into nutcrackers

Darth Vader and Yoda transformed into nutcrackers

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Being Friday, it seemed like the perfect time to mine the repository of weird and wonderful gadgets at Hammacher Schlemmer, and as usual, the company does not disappoint. For those of you who are tired of the traditional Christmas adornments, how about... >>

Nintendo's Game Boy still has some life left in it

Nintendo's Game Boy still has some life left in it

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The Game Boy might be coming to the end of its life after the next holiday season, says Reggie Fils-Aime. The Nintendo of America President told reporters at the Reuters Media Summit in New York that the company's focus is directed more toward the handheld... >>

MoGo Mouse fits into a PC card slot to recharge

MoGo Mouse fits into a PC card slot to recharge

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The MoGo Mouse is arriving in the UK in time for Christmas. Its compact and virtually flat design means that it fits into your laptop's PC card slot to recharge when it's not in use. Sized about the same as a business card, the device is compatible with... >>

3 unveils pricing plan for X-Series mobile broadband service

3 unveils pricing plan for X-Series mobile broadband service

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Mobile network 3 has just announced its pricing plan for its X-Series multimedia service. Announced in mid-November, X-Series is the first fixed-rate broadband service for mobile phones and is available from today on just one handset, the Nokia N73, with... >>

Brits slow on the uptake of VoIP and IPTV

Brits slow on the uptake of VoIP and IPTV

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Brits are falling behind other industrialised countries in adopting new services like VoIP and IPTV according to new research by Ofcom, the telecommunications watchdog. Less than 1% of those surveyed have either IPTV or VoIP, which is shocking in comparison... >>

Dr Who's Tom Baker teams up with The Kinks for download-only track

Dr Who's Tom Baker teams up with The Kinks for download-only track

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BT has recruited the help of the voice of Dr Who, Tom Baker, to raise money for charity Shelter this Christmas. Baker has teamed up with 1960s pop band The Kinks for a track exclusively available for download. “You Really Got Me” is available now... >>

Sirius Satellite Radio promises in-car live TV by 2008

Sirius Satellite Radio promises in-car live TV by 2008

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Live TV feeds in cars may be closer than you think, according to Sirius Satellite Radio. The company's CEO Mel Karmazin told reporters at the Reuters Media Summit in New York that he hopes to start striking deals with content providers for live TV in... >>

Russians agree with US to shut down AllofMP3.com

Russians agree with US to shut down AllofMP3.com

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The US has almost succeeded in its campaign to get Russian music downloading site AllofMP3.com to shut down. The site was named as an examples of the obstacles that prevent Russia from joining the World Trade Organization. However, it seems that Russia... >>

London steps closer to citywide Wi-Fi coverage

London steps closer to citywide Wi-Fi coverage

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Progress on city-wide Wi-Fi coverage in London has been significantly improved today. BT has announced that Westminster will be the first area to benefit from its Wi-Fi coverage, as part of the initial phase of 12 across the UK. Set to roll out by the... >>

DivX launches Stage6.com and takes on YouTube

DivX launches Stage6.com and takes on YouTube

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DivX, the company behind the compression codec popular for turning huge video files into manageable bites of media, has recently launched a new video sharing site, Stage6.com, to try to compete with YouTube and other online video websites. It's the first... >>

Epson launches new all-in-one, the DX7000F

Epson launches new all-in-one, the DX7000F

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Epson's latest all-in-one is an update to its Stylus DX range. Dubbed the DX7000F, it offers high-speed fax, fast printing, and individual inks, making it more cost effective. Designed for the home or home office, the DX7000F uses DURABrite Ultra Ink,... >>

Nikon D40 DSLR camera - FIRST LOOK

Nikon D40 DSLR camera - FIRST LOOK

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Nikon's latest offering to the digital SLR market is the D40, designed around the theme "Simply Nikon". Smaller and lighter than the previous entry-level model, the D50, the D40 costs just £450. The company has tried to combine features that make the... >>

Nokia puts Yahoo on Series 40 mobiles

Nokia puts Yahoo on Series 40 mobiles

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Nokia's partnership with Yahoo seems to be growing stronger as they extend Yahoo's mobile offerings to Series 40-based mobile phone. Already loaded on to the Series 60 smartphones, now the Series 40, with models like the new 6300, 5300 XpressMusic, and... >>

Inflatable Steam Sauna gives you that Scandinavian feeling in your bathroom

Inflatable Steam Sauna gives you that Scandinavian feeling in your bathroom

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And now for something completely different ... an Inflatable Steam Sauna, which combines the aesthetic appeal of a child's paddling pool with a bouncy castle. The "sauna" allows you to completely immerse your body in warm steam, with just your head and... >>

Indiestore.com launches flash player for MySpace pages

Indiestore.com launches flash player for MySpace pages

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A website that helps young or unsigned artists market and sell their work has launched a new plug in to embed in social networking pages. Indiestore.com's new plug-in adds an indistore Flash Player to the user's home page or social networking profile,... >>

Survey shows buyers may replace current music players with the Zune

Survey shows buyers may replace current music players with the Zune

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The invincible iPod may actually start to lose some ground to Microsoft's Zune, according to a new survey by Reuters. The survey, which polled 450 people in 16 malls in the US, showed that 35% of those who were interested in the Zune would be replacing... >>

Jessops expands into non-photographic consumer electronics with new website

Jessops expands into non-photographic consumer electronics with new website

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Having made the transition from the film world into digital, Jessops is now dipping its toe into the wider consumer electronics market with the launch of a new online retail outlet. Tecno.co.uk is the company's first foray into non-photography consumer... >>

Regal Cinemas trials anti-mobile phone gadget in movie theatres

Regal Cinemas trials anti-mobile phone gadget in movie theatres

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Regal Entertainment Group, who make up the largest cinema chain in the US, are test driving a new gadget that will allow members of the audience to report others chatting on mobile phones or making other disruptions. The device has four different buttons... >>

Denon releases D-F103HRDAB Network Hi-Fi with built-in hard drive

Denon releases D-F103HRDAB Network Hi-Fi with built-in hard drive

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Denon has modified its D-F102DAB mini hifi system to create the D-F103HRDAB Network Hi-Fi, which it calls "A 21st Century Stereo System". The new set-up features a wide range of radio reception, including DAB, FM, and internet; it also plays and rips... >>

DocuPen RC800 lets you scan on the go

DocuPen RC800 lets you scan on the go

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If you've ever needed to scan and store documents on the go, the new DocuPen RC800 could be just the thing you've been looking for. Its manufacturers call it the world's smallest handheld colour full-page scanner. It lets you scan a document in 4 seconds... >>

Mobile porn set to explode by 2011

Mobile porn set to explode by 2011

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Analysis by Juniper Research suggest that porn on mobile phones may be the thing that makes mobile content take off. Already worth $1.4 billion this year, mobile porn will be worth nearly three times that much by 2011, or $3.3 billion. Europe leads the... >>

BitTorrent signs content deals with Paramount and Fox

BitTorrent signs content deals with Paramount and Fox

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BitTorrent is going fully legit having signed deals with Paramount and Fox to distribute videos for them this spring. Set for launch in February, BitTorrent's new video store will offer content for a fee from Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and Fox, as... >>

NEC unveils XR series in the Plasmasync range of large monitors

NEC unveils XR series in the Plasmasync range of large monitors

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NEC has unveiled three new high-end consumer plasma screens, dubbed the XR range in its Plasmasync series. At 42, 50, and 60-inches, the plasmas include the AMX Cafe Duet, which is a programming language that enables the plasma to communicate with a range... >>

C.A.T.S.eye device tracks the location of your valuable goods

C.A.T.S.eye device tracks the location of your valuable goods

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Gadget thieves, look out, there's a new gadget in town that just might outfox you. Covert Asset Tracking Systems (C.A.T.S.eye) have just launched a little tracking device that can be fitted to small electronic items like laptop as well as large possessions... >>