Archive for Amber Maitland

Dawn breaks over Google Earth

Dawn breaks over Google Earth

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A special layer dedicated to sunrise across the world has been added to Google Earth to bring the light of day to your desktop. The layer points to a set of video produced by Discovery HD Theater's “Sunrise Earth” program. To view them, you simply... >>

Verizon rebuffed Apple on iPhone distribution deal

Verizon rebuffed Apple on iPhone distribution deal

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Cingular may not have been Apple's first choice of mobile phone service provider, says a report in USA today. Apple had been in talks with Verizon Wireless, who could not accept Apple's stringent terms that seemed to give the Cupertino-based company full... >>

Samsung unveils designer ... washing machine

Samsung unveils designer ... washing machine

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Samsung has brought out a snazzy new washing machine complete with designer name endorsement. The machine features a red background on the front decorated with gold flowers and fines, while the door has an interesting gold crest on it with Andre Kim,... >>

Dog Walker treadmill takes the strain out of exercising your puppy

Dog Walker treadmill takes the strain out of exercising your puppy

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And now from Japan comes yet another slightly oddball gadget, the Dog Walker treadmill. Instead of taking your dog for a walk thereby burning a few calories yourself and exercising with your pet, you can buy him or her a doggy-sized treadmill. At the... >>

Nintendo Wii debuts News Channel

Nintendo Wii debuts News Channel

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The latest channel on offer on Nintendo's Wii video game console is the News channel. Thanks to an agreement with the Associated Press, Wii owners can now view and sort news any way they like. At the moment, the lineup of channels includes the Mii Channel,... >>

CIS declares Firefox Password Manager unsafe

CIS declares Firefox Password Manager unsafe

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CIS is reporting today that efforts by MySpace to fix a flaw that tricks users into entering their login details in to a bogus web page have failed. CIS said that a Reverse Cross Site Request can still be injected into a MySpace.com email message. News... >>

YouTube will give users a cut of ad revenue

YouTube will give users a cut of ad revenue

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YouTube will share ad revenue with users who upload videos to the site, its co-founder Chad Hurley said. Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Hurley said, “In terms of paying users revenue against the content that they are uploading, we definitely... >>

Apple UK debuts "Get a Mac" ads

Apple UK debuts "Get a Mac" ads

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The UK has received its own version of Apple's “Get a Mac” ads. The regionalised adverts feature David Mitchell as a PC, and Robert Webb as a Mac. Six ads have so far been posted on Apple UK's website; they include episodes refilmed for UK audiences... >>

Some TomTom GO 910 satnavs infected with Trojan viruses

Some TomTom GO 910 satnavs infected with Trojan viruses

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According to reports circulating online, a number of TomTom GPS units are infected with not just one, but two Trojan viruses straight out of the factory. We've heard of new products, like some Japanese MP3 players given away by McDonald's Japan, that... >>

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... >>

Sony unveils SRS-DZ10 PC speakers

Sony unveils SRS-DZ10 PC speakers

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Sony has launched a new PC speaker system, the SRS-DZ10, to complement its range of computers. The system is composed of a back-lit, tubular-shaped subwoofer, two satellite speakers, and a wired desktop controller with a headphone socket and various adjustments... >>

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.... >>

Miglia launches TVDuo for Mac in the UK

Miglia launches TVDuo for Mac in the UK

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Miglia, makers of accessories designed for Macs, has launched the TVDuo for Apple desktops in the UK. TVDuo, as the name implies, integrates two digital terrestrial tunes, so that you can record one show and watch another. It receives Freeview broadcasts... >>

Hasbro and RealNetworks to develop online version of Trivial Pursuit

Hasbro and RealNetworks to develop online version of Trivial Pursuit

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Hasbro has announced that it's struck deals with RealNetworks subsidiaries to bring some of its best-known board games to the web. Mr Goodliving and Zylom will help to develop online versions of Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Game of Life, and Yahtzee. RealNetworks... >>

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,... >>