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My bluebook lets O2 customers backup their phone data

My bluebook lets O2 customers backup their phone data

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O2 has announced the launch of a new service that allows customers to store valuable personal information to a free, web-accessible account. My bluebook will keep track of contacts, text messages, pictures, and video clips that can be stored online for... >>

Google Answers closes doors for business

Google Answers closes doors for business

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Google is shutting down Google Answers, which was one of the first of its Labs projects ever unveiled. Later in the week, no new questions will be accepted in Google Answers, although questions posted over the last 4 and a half years will still be available... >>

People are willing to watch adverts to download content for free

People are willing to watch adverts to download content for free

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Consumers are willing to watch advertising in order to download videos for free, says a new survey by the British Internet Broadcasting Company, BIBC. Fifty-five per cent of those surveyed would watch adverts if it meant they could download video without... >>

One in nine online gamers are addicted

One in nine online gamers are addicted

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A new study of online gamers has revealed that about 12% show signs of addiction to playing videogames. The wide-ranging study asked around 7000 gamers who volunteered to take part in the survey about their gaming habits in a series of two online questionnaires.... >>

Universal Music may negotiation royalty fee for Apple iPods

Universal Music may negotiation royalty fee for Apple iPods

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The agreement that entitles Universal Music to a fee from each Microsoft Zune player sold looks as though it has set a new precedent that other manufacturers may be forced to follow. Speaking at the Reuters Media Summit, the CEO of Universal Music, Doug... >>

Apple releases Security Update 2006-2007

Apple releases Security Update 2006-2007

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Apple has released its latest round of security updates for Mac OS X users. Called the Security Update 2006-2007, it improves the security of a number of Apple applications, although there isn't one for the recently discovered flaw in DMG file handling.... >>

Wal-Mart to offer movie download with purchase of DVDs

Wal-Mart to offer movie download with purchase of DVDs

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Wal-Mart in the US is tentatively entering the movie download market with a new service that allows DVD buyers to download a digital copy of the movie from the internet. The first film to receive the treatment is Superman Returns. Customers who buy a... >>

Indigenous Chilean tribe sue Microsoft for "intellectual piracty"

Indigenous Chilean tribe sue Microsoft for "intellectual piracty"

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And now, a story from the category, "strange but true". Microsoft is being sued by a tiny ethnic group in Chile because the company has translated Windows into their language. The Mapuche claim that Microsoft are violating their heritage by daring to... >>

US Federal security watchdog discovers major flaw in Mac OS X

US Federal security watchdog discovers major flaw in Mac OS X

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A bug in the Macintosh operating system has been discovered by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team that allows code to exploit the DMG. US-CERT has discovered that the proof-of-concept exploit is available publically, and targets a flaw in the way... >>

HP brings Media Vault mv2010 and mv2020 to the UK

HP brings Media Vault mv2010 and mv2020 to the UK

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The Media Vault, a multifunction network storage device, has been brought by HP to he UK. The unit is designed to give users and easy way to manage, protect, and share data and multimedia files across a home network. Available in two models, 300GB and... >>

YouTube to launch trial with Verizon Wireless

YouTube to launch trial with Verizon Wireless

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YouTube is set to invade the mobile space as well as the online world thanks to a deal with with Verizon Wireless in the US. Verizon customers who subscribe to the Vcast service will have direct access to YouTube in a new trial to launch in December.... >>

Japan gets tiny Fujifilm Pivi MP-300 portable printer

Japan gets tiny Fujifilm Pivi MP-300 portable printer

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Fujifilm has quietly slipped out a specialist printer in Japan, the Pivi MP-300. Portable in style, the super compact printer measures just 146 x 102 x 29mm, and weighs about 225g. It finds digital cameras in range using infrared and then is able to print... >>

TomTom releases fully updated maps

TomTom releases fully updated maps

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TomTom has announced that it has released new maps for the entire European region. Designed for those who purchased a TomTom before April 2006, or for those who need a new map, the latest versions feature an extra 40,000Km of roads, 18,000 new points... >>

Nokia unveils four new mobiles, the 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626

Nokia unveils four new mobiles, the 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626

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Nokia has unveiled a new set of mobile phones, three designed as mid-range models and one for the entry-level consumer market. Released at Nokia Capital Market Days in Amsterdam, the four news models are the 6300, 6290, 6086 and 2626. Nokia calls the... >>

Arcam releases FMJ DV139 upscaling DVD player and audio system

Arcam releases FMJ DV139 upscaling DVD player and audio system

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Arcam, the British-based electronics manufacturer, has launched the FMJ DV139 upscaling DVD player and universal audio player. The player promises to match high-end CD players in audio quality, eliminating the need for two high-priced systems. It also... >>

Mustek unveils MP70D and MP80D portable DVD players

Mustek unveils MP70D and MP80D portable DVD players

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Mustek has launched two new portable TV/DVD players in the run up to Christmas. With integrated an DVB-T receiver, the devices can not only playback DVDs and CDs, but digital TV as well. The first of the two is the Mustek MP70D, which features a 7-inch... >>

Projectiondesign Model Two WIDE promises widescreen in tight spaces

Projectiondesign Model Two WIDE promises widescreen in tight spaces

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Projectiondesign has brought out a new widescreen version of its Model Two Home Cinema projector in order to throw an extra-large image on the wall in tight spaces. Model Two WIDE can project a 2m wide/90-inch diagonal image on the wall from a distance... >>

Parrot releases the MK6000 hands-free Bluetooth kit with streaming audio

Parrot releases the MK6000 hands-free Bluetooth kit with streaming audio

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Parrot has released the MK6000, the first hands-free mobile phone car kit with streaming audio capability so that users can play MP3 tracks through the car stereo. To use the MK6000, your car must be running as it's installed on your dashboard. You simply... >>

Over a third of UK adults want to vote by text

Over a third of UK adults want to vote by text

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A new survey by the BBC suggests that Brits are eager to vote in the General Election by text rather than having to go to a polling station. More than a third of UK adult mobile users said that they would be very interested in voting by text in a General... >>

BT Vision finally to launch on 4 December

BT Vision finally to launch on 4 December

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After a long wait, BT is finally unveiling its BT Vision digital TV service on 4 December. The company has signed up a wide range of programming providers in order to bring premium content to customers and subscribers. The first content deals were signed... >>

Yahoo follows Google into Newspaper ad business

Yahoo follows Google into Newspaper ad business

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Yahoo has followed Google into signing a deal with US newspapers allowing them to share online advertising, content and technology. The deal with seven US newspaper groups includes 176 regional papers, which will start using Yahoo's HotJobs classified... >>

PS3 sells for $9000 on ebay while man gets shot in queue

PS3 sells for $9000 on ebay while man gets shot in queue

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You've got to wonder how much some people really want Sony's next generation games console. Enough to pay $9000 perhaps, or even to shoot someone? Well just a day after the launch hundreds of consoles are on sale on eBay with one selling earlier today... >>

Zune not compatible with Windows Vista

Zune not compatible with Windows Vista

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It's the company's answer to Apple iPod, supposed to take back the music download ground lost, but unfortunately someone at Microsoft didn’t expect to tell the developers of Zune, Microsoft's new digital music player, that the company was about to roll... >>

CEOP names missing child abuse offenders on website

CEOP names missing child abuse offenders on website

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The UK Government has launched a new website that allows worried parents to track child sex offenders. "There will be nowhere to hide" said Chief Executive Jim Gamble today as his organisation - the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre... >>

Women spend almost 1 week a year playing computer games

Women spend almost 1 week a year playing computer games

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Modern women spend almost 1 week a year playing computer games, according to a new survey. The average woman spends 3 hours a week - or 6 1/2 days a year - playing on games consoles making the Frag Dolls (pictured) way above the average. A third of the... >>

The Break-Up  - DVD
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The Break-Up - DVD

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The Break Up is an unconventional romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn as a couple going through an ugly “War of the Roses”-style break-up. When Gary (Vaughn) asks Brooke (Aniston) to “take a bite on my sausage” during a... >>

No 10 opens its doors to online petitions

No 10 opens its doors to online petitions

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Downing Street has launched an e-petition website to make it easier for people to sign up in support of various issues. The site, which has been set up with the help of mysociety.org, allows anyone to upload a petition, although it has to be checked before... >>

The AA launches its own satnav, the Navigator Vive!

The AA launches its own satnav, the Navigator Vive!

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The AA has launched their own brand satnav, the Navigator Vive! (with exclamation mark a la Yahoo!). Although the little device with touchscreen navigation retails for a low £150, maps of Western Europe purchased on SD card will set you back another... >>

Linksys WRV200's router incorporates RangeBooster technology

Linksys WRV200's router incorporates RangeBooster technology

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Linksys has announced the launch of a new router with RangeBooster technology to improve the range of the wireless signal. The WRV200’s incorporation of RangeBooster should yield an increase in range of up to two times, and a throughput boost of up... >>

China unblocks Wikipedia

China unblocks Wikipedia

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The Chinese government has apparently unblocked Wikipedia, as it was discovered to be accessible in China again today. It was blocked for more than a year as its open editing policy made it a magnet for a community to build around it. The government blocks... >>

Office Live beta to launch in the UK on 21 November

Office Live beta to launch in the UK on 21 November

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Microsoft Office Live is now available on a full release in the US, and is coming out as a public beta on 21 November in the UK as well as Japan, France, and Germany. Office Live is what Microsoft calls “a complete, affordable set of Internet-based... >>

Yahoo and Microsoft join Google supporting web indexing standard

Yahoo and Microsoft join Google supporting web indexing standard

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Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google are all supporting the same technology for webmasters to use in order to notify search engine crawlers about their sites. Sitemaps 0.9, which is a Google technology, is now supported by Google’s chief search rivals in order... >>

eBay puts tough restrictions PS3 sellers

eBay puts tough restrictions PS3 sellers

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eBay is taking tougher measures to stop fraud in the buying and selling of PlayStation 3 consoles in the US and the UK. The rules changed as recently as yesterday, when eBay forbade British eBay sellers to sell PS3 units on the site until February 2007,... >>

Retailer dabs.com launches dabs.tv for product videos

Retailer dabs.com launches dabs.tv for product videos

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Online electronic retailer dabs.com has launched a dedicated site for showcasing all of their product videos. Dabs.tv features streaming video clips of a variety of products. The videos show every angle of the device, with a voice over explaining the... >>

Apple iPhone contract goes to Hon Hai Precision, and airlines refute iPod integration deal

Apple iPhone contract goes to Hon Hai Precision, and airlines refute iPod integration deal

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Is Apple’s iPhone coming even closer to release? The latest rumour floating around the Internet is that Hon Hai Precision, a manufacturing company based in Taiwan, has won a contract to manufacture 12 million mobile phone handsets for Apple. The Commercial... >>

Channel 4 to offer programming available for download

Channel 4 to offer programming available for download

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Channel 4 is one of the first broadcasters to wake up to the small broadband revolution that is transforming the way we watch the telly, and is making all of its programmes available for download on the Internet. It will cost you to download shows that... >>

3 promises flat-fee broadband service called X-series on mobiles

3 promises flat-fee broadband service called X-series on mobiles

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Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kong-based company that operates mobile network 3, has today announced a new service to offer unlimited calling, TV watching, and web browser at a fixed-rate tariff. 3 group says that the company is “unleashing the true power... >>

BT signs up Channel 4 for on-demand service

BT signs up Channel 4 for on-demand service

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BT has signed up another TV network to its on-demand BT Vision service that was originally scheduled to launch this Autumn. In the new deal, Channel 4 will make its programming available via 4oD, Channel 4’s on-demand service. BT Vision customers will... >>

Nikon launches sub-£450 D40 DSLR

Nikon launches sub-£450 D40 DSLR

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Nikon has broken the price barrier with its latest DSLR by launching the D40 with a price point of £449.99 (€679.99). The successor to the D50, the tiny new DSLR is squarely aimed at compact camera owners who are frustrated by the limitations of the... >>

Bungie to release multiplayer beta of Halo 3 next spring

Bungie to release multiplayer beta of Halo 3 next spring

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In honour of Halo’s fifth anniversary today, developers Bungie has announced plans for a multiplayer version of Halo 3. The beta will be made available on Xbox Live next Spring, although the full release won’t be available until later in 2007. Bungie... >>

Nokia's Music Recommenders website goes live

Nokia's Music Recommenders website goes live

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Nokia’s Music Recommenders website, first announced on 26 September has been made live today. The site was designed for use with Nokia’s then-new music and multimedia mobiles. It brings together new music across twelve genres from independent record... >>

Gas-guzzlers to pay £25 to enter London's Congestion Charge

Gas-guzzlers to pay £25 to enter London's Congestion Charge

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Drivers of gas-guzzling cars will have to pay £25 to enter London's Congestion Charge zone under plans announced today. As part of his crackdown to tackle climate change, the London mayor Ken Livingstone is proposing to introduce an emissions-based charge... >>

MySpace may come to a mobile near you very soon

MySpace may come to a mobile near you very soon

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There’s no escaping MySpace and YouTube. According to a report in The Times this week, UK mobile phone operators are deep in discussions with MySpace about tie-ins with the site so that users can quickly gain access to their account on their mobiles.... >>

MDA Compact III arrives at T-Mobile in the UK

MDA Compact III arrives at T-Mobile in the UK

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T-Mobile has launched the MDA Compact III smartphone, which is the first device from a mobile operator to offer integrated GPS. It’s a rebadged edition of the HTC Artemis, unveiled earlier this year at IFA. It features T-Mobile’s Web’n’walk tariff,... >>

Magellan brings Roadmate 2200T satnav to the UK

Magellan brings Roadmate 2200T satnav to the UK

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Magellan is bringing its latest range of satnavs to UK shores early next year. The devices in the Roadmate 2200T series are rugged, IPX-4-waterproof satnavs that can be upgraded to provide off-road navigation as well as real-time traffic updates. The... >>

Apple brings iPod in-seat connectivity to six airlines

Apple brings iPod in-seat connectivity to six airlines

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And now for something completely unexpected from Apple, which is definitely an event as most of the company plans seem to fuel the rumour mill weeks, if not months, before announcements are made. Apple has struck deals with Air France, Continental, Delta,... >>

Philips launches CD5351S DECT cordless phone

Philips launches CD5351S DECT cordless phone

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Philips has launched a new cordless phone and base station that looks like one of the new breed of VoIP handsets, but isn’t. The CD5351S DECT cordless phone has a colour screen to display the colour-coded menu system. It sits on a docking station equipped... >>

Evesham unleash the power of nVidia 8800GTX graphics in the Solar Quattro

Evesham unleash the power of nVidia 8800GTX graphics in the Solar Quattro

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Evesham is one of the first computer manufacturers to equip a PC with the latest nVidia graphics card, the GeForce 8800. The Solar Quattro is a bit of a monster, concealing an Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Processor (because Core 2 Duo is so last year),... >>

Fog-free mirror with speakers for your shower

Fog-free mirror with speakers for your shower

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Fancy something a bit more grand in your bathroom than the old waterproof clock radio/CD player in the shower? How about a tri-fold wireless MP3 Shower Mirror instead? For those who don’t mind a chunky mirror in their shower, this might be just the... >>

Microsoft takes its time in delivering IE7

Microsoft takes its time in delivering IE7

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Even though the upgrade to Internet Explorer is supposed to be “high priority”, Microsoft is taking its time in distributing it via Automatic Updates. The company has now said it doesn’t plan to push the browser upgrade out in the next round of... >>