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Warner Brothers announces HD DVD Blu-ray disc hybrid

Warner Brothers announces HD DVD Blu-ray disc hybrid

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Warner Bros has made good on its promise to deliver a hybrid HD DVD Blu-ray disc. The Total Hi Def disc plays HD DVD on one side, and Blu-ray on the other. The company is marketing it as a winning solution for both consumers, confused about the differing... >>

BBC releases Planet Earth in high definition

BBC releases Planet Earth in high definition

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BBC Video has chosen to make its Planet Earth: The Complete Collection its first release in high definition. The series will launch on standard DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray on 24 April in the US, and will be distributed by Warner Home Video. The four-disc... >>

O2 announces exclusive mobile content for Lord of the Rings

O2 announces exclusive mobile content for Lord of the Rings

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O2 is banking on the popularity of the upcoming live stage production of The Lord of the Rings and is producing mobile content to tie-in with the production. Through O2 Active, customers will be able to get advanced tickets through a dedicated customer... >>

Canon to buy out Toshiba in SED display venture

Canon to buy out Toshiba in SED display venture

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Pressure from a lawsuit has forced Canon to make plans to buy out Toshiba from their joint venture developing new SED displays. Nano-Proprietary has sued Canon for sharing the technology it licensed to Canon with Toshiba, who owns a 50% share in the joint... >>

CES 2007: Dell unveils gaming desktop, monitors, and home media centre

CES 2007: Dell unveils gaming desktop, monitors, and home media centre

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Dell added to the home entertainment options being offered at CES with four new products: a gaming desktop, two monitors, and a home media suite. The XPSTM high-performance range now includes a desktop that features dual processors overclocked to produce... >>

Universal Music opens classical and jazz downloading site

Universal Music opens classical and jazz downloading site

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Classical music fans have been left somewhat out in the cold by the digital downloading revolution, but this is set to change with the launch of Universal Music's new classical and jazz website. Classical and jazz is usually favoured by the older generation,... >>

BBC may develop social networking on its site

BBC may develop social networking on its site

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The BBC has plans to develop social networking sites based around its most popular and wellknown TV programs. There's no launch plans as yet, but it's an ongoing project for the BBC to develop its online service. The sites, based on shows like Top Gear... >>

Divine Wireless unifies Wi-Fi providers for easy usage

Divine Wireless unifies Wi-Fi providers for easy usage

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If you're someone who's out and about a lot and need internet access, listen up; there's a new Wi-Fi service, and it's making it easier to connect and start browsing the net. Divine Wireless is the UK's first unified wireless service. It combines the... >>

Government to shut hundreds of its websites

Government to shut hundreds of its websites

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The government is shutting down most of its websites in an effort to reduce the cost of maintaining them, and to make information easier to find. Whitehall will shut down at least 551 websites, 90 of which have already been closed. Out of a total of 951... >>

Google Earth 4 now contains 3D renderings

Google Earth 4 now contains 3D renderings

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Google has released the fourth version of its Earth software, which now includes 3D mapping. Now not only can you view satellite images and mapping, you can also view 3D models of famous sites and terrain, like the Grand Canyon. Although the team at Google... >>

CES 2007: Visa launches paperless payment platform

CES 2007: Visa launches paperless payment platform

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Visa launched its plans for a contactless payment system based on NFC, or near-field communications, at CES. The sytem relies on mobile phone manufacturers incorporating the technology into their devices, which Nokia has already done with the 6131 NFC.... >>

SoundBridge HomeMusic from Pinnacle connects stereo to PC wirelessly

SoundBridge HomeMusic from Pinnacle connects stereo to PC wirelessly

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Pinnacle System has introduced another way for you to stream music from your PC to your stereo – via the SoundBridge HomeMusic Player. The device connects to your stereo so that you can play audio tracks saved on your PC on your stereo via your home... >>

Cisco sues Apple for using iPhone name

Cisco sues Apple for using iPhone name

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Cisco is suing Apple for using the iPhone name in the US, where the company owns the iPhone trademark. The lawsuit was filed in a US District Court in northern California, and seeks to prevent Apple from “infringing upon and deliberately copying and... >>

Canon brings four new camcorders to the UK

Canon brings four new camcorders to the UK

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Canon has released another four camcorder to the UK market, two that record to miniDV, and two that record to DVD. Its direct-to-DVD camcorder range has been updated with the widescreen-ready DC230 and DC201, while the miniDV range will include the new... >>

Macworld 2007: Altec Lansing debuts new iPod speakers and headphones

Macworld 2007: Altec Lansing debuts new iPod speakers and headphones

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Altec Lansing is showcasing a host of new products at MacWorld, including wireless speaker systems. The M812 is one of their high-end iPod speaker systems, and retails for $400. Its wireless system works up to 100 fet away, and comes with a remote control... >>

MacWorld 2007: Belkin's Cooling Stand kills the heat from your laptop

MacWorld 2007: Belkin's Cooling Stand kills the heat from your laptop

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Belkin has introduced two new products, one at MacWorld and one certainly not at MacWorld. The first is a Cooling Stand designed to lift your laptop off the desk and create airflow around it. It plugs into your computer's USB, which allows its fan to... >>

CES 2007: Samsung launches six new camcorders

CES 2007: Samsung launches six new camcorders

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Samsung has launched six new camcorders at CES, and is therefore keeping up with Canon and Sony. They include both miniDV and DVD models, but no HDD or high-definition ones. First there's the SC-D372 miniDV camcorder that boasts a 34x optical zoom, 2.7-inch... >>

CES 2007: LG brings its satnavs to the US

CES 2007: LG brings its satnavs to the US

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LG has brought its four satnavs to the US after first testing the market by launching them in Korea. Although the units range from entry level to top-of-the-line, they all share a sunlight-readable LCD, a touchscreen display, turn-by-turn voice guidance,... >>

MacWorld 2007: Microsoft announces launch date for Office 2008 for Mac

MacWorld 2007: Microsoft announces launch date for Office 2008 for Mac

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Microsoft has announced the new version of Office for Mac is on the way, and should be available during the second half of the year. Office 2008 for Mac will be a universal binary, and should enable Mac users to work seamlessly across the Mac and Windows... >>

CES 2007: Jamo updates its high-end speaker ranges

CES 2007: Jamo updates its high-end speaker ranges

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Danish sound design company Jamo has updated and refreshed its various speaker ranges in time for CES. The Concert E8 series has been replaced by the new C60 series, which is available in either a wood veneer or black finish. Designed for both home entertainment... >>

CES 2007: $100 laptop project wants to sell the device to consumers

CES 2007: $100 laptop project wants to sell the device to consumers

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The One Laptop Per Child organisation wants to sell you one of its “$100” laptops – but you'll have to buy two of them. One you'll get to keep; the other will go to a child in the developing world. The organisers hope to put each buyer in touch... >>

CES 2007: Microsoft to sell games for Zune

CES 2007: Microsoft to sell games for Zune

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Microsoft has announced that it will release games on the Zune music player, but that may take up to a year and a half. The vice president of Microsoft's Xbox division, Peter Moore, told Bloomberg news that the company plans to roll out the games within... >>

Microsoft releases three Critical and one Important security updates

Microsoft releases three Critical and one Important security updates

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Patch Tuesday has come and gone, and Microsoft has released its latest round of security updates, this time only four. They include three that have been rated Critical and one rated Important. The critical updates all relate to flaws in Microsoft Office,... >>

CES 2007: Casio launches World's Slimmest 7x zoom camera

CES 2007: Casio launches World's Slimmest 7x zoom camera

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And there's been another “world's thinnest” winner at CES, this time Casio, for its slim-is-in EX-V7, the slimmest digital camera with 7x optical zoom. The zoom is equivalent to 38-266mm on a 35mm camera, so it's not particularly wide-angle. The tiny... >>

Epson replaces the Stylus Photo 1290s with the 1400

Epson replaces the Stylus Photo 1290s with the 1400

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Epson is replacing the Stylus Photo 1290s in its photo printer range with the 1400, which uses the company's new Claria Photographic ink. Based on six inks, including light cyan and light magenta, Claria promises up to 200 years of durability when used... >>