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easyMobile closes down its pay-as-you-go operations

easyMobile closes down its pay-as-you-go operations

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After 2 years of operation, easyMobile, part of the same group as easyJet, is closing its doors. The mobile service providers are stopping service on 13 December because TDC, a Danish telecom company, has withdrawn from the UK market, thereby forcing... >>

Microsoft to set up council to improve interoperability

Microsoft to set up council to improve interoperability

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Microsoft is making further inroads in working with open-source software developers after the announcement that it’s creating a council to help sort out product interoperability issues. The Interop Vendor Alliance is made up of various technology vendors... >>

Broadband customers not satisfied by service

Broadband customers not satisfied by service

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A report by uSwitch has found that broadband customers are in general, less than satisfied with the level of service they receive. uSwitch surveyed more than 11,000 customers to find that, overall, there’s been a 9% drop in the level of satisfaction... >>

LG unveils Artistic Series of LCD monitors

LG unveils Artistic Series of LCD monitors

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In addition to releasing the Ring monitor from its Fantasy Series of monitors yesterday, LG has also made its Artistic Series of LCDs available in the UK. The range, which is also known as the 60 Series, is available in both 17-inch (L1760TQ) and 19-inch... >>

Microsoft Zune on sale today

Microsoft Zune on sale today

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Microsoft’s Zune player goes on sale today in stores across the USA. Its launch was inaugurated with concerts kicked off in Seattle, Washington, and continuing to Atlanta, Chicago and Miami, with the day culminating with shows in New York and LA. Bill... >>

Casio unveils keylight and Privia keyboard ranges

Casio unveils keylight and Privia keyboard ranges

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Casio has launched two new ranges of keyboards, one designed to teach budding pianists and one to reproduce grand piano sound in small spaces. The key-lighting range offers a variety of features to help learners master various songs. Three-step lessons... >>

Sennheiser unveils seven new headphones in its Street series

Sennheiser unveils seven new headphones in its Street series

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Sennheiser has launched a range of seven new headphone models designed with a funky and youthful look to appeal to the iPod generation. The Street line ranges in price from £10 to £25, some of which come with clever little cases and new ear coupling.... >>

iHome launches iH26 portable iPod clock radio

iHome launches iH26 portable iPod clock radio

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The iHome iH26 iPod clock radio may not be the prettiest iPod dock and speakers that you’ll see, but for those who favour music alarms, it’s just the ticket. The iH26 shares similar features to its older brother, the iHome iH5 clock radio. It retains... >>

Google CEO wants mobile phones to be free. Sort of...

Google CEO wants mobile phones to be free. Sort of...

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Google’s CEO thinks mobile phones should be free to consumers in return for them accepting advertising in various forms on the devices. During a speech given to students at Stanford University, Eric Shmidt said that as mobile phones become more ubiquitously... >>

Nintendo Wii to feature DVD playback next year

Nintendo Wii to feature DVD playback next year

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Pocket-lint reported a couple of weeks ago that a rumour had been circulating that Nintendo was considering releasing the Wii with DVD playback abilities in Japan. Today Sonic Solutions, confirmed that Nintendo has selected their CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator... >>

Pocket Auctions, eBay on your mobile, rolls out across Europe

Pocket Auctions, eBay on your mobile, rolls out across Europe

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Mobile phone users in Europe can now easily access eBay through their mobile via the Pocket Auction application by Bango and Bonfire Media. eBay sellers and buyers can download the application to bid, buy, search, and check their My eBay accounts at any... >>

LG releases the Ring monitor, part of the Fantasy Series of LCDs

LG releases the Ring monitor, part of the Fantasy Series of LCDs

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LG has finally brought the Fantasy Series of LCD monitors to the UK, after debuting them at IFA in Berlin this summer. The Fantasy Series is comprised of the Ring, the Eclipse, and the Jar, names which refer to their stand shapes. Each one has a piano... >>

Fatman launches Fatboy speakers, iTube Valve Dock, and FatFones in the UK

Fatman launches Fatboy speakers, iTube Valve Dock, and FatFones in the UK

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Audiophiles, rejoice, as we’ve got news of all sorts of speakers for you today, including both iPod and non-iPod devices. The Fatboy by Fatman is a set of spacey looking globe-shaped speakers that deliver linear frequency characteristics, good volume... >>

Evesham calls Light Book the smallest and lightest with an optical drive

Evesham calls Light Book the smallest and lightest with an optical drive

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Evesham has launched a small notebook computer that it’s calling the smallest and lightest notebook on the market with an optical drive, and has called it the Light Book. With a screen that measures just 12.1-inches, the Light Book weighs 1.2kg and... >>

Sony PS3 imported units fetching high price on eBay

Sony PS3 imported units fetching high price on eBay

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Despite Sony’s best efforts at blocking so-called grey imports, or products sold online and shipped from abroad, a number of sellers on eBay are offering PlayStation 3 consoles from Japan as well as pre-orders from shops in the US in anticipation of... >>

BT announces planned drop in its wholesale pricing

BT announces planned drop in its wholesale pricing

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Just a week after BT announced that it has reached a million unbundled lines, it has announced how its wholesale pricing will change after it has unbundled another 500,000. This should benefit consumers, as a drop in the wholesale broadband pricing will... >>

Air guitar t-shirt lets you create real music

Air guitar t-shirt lets you create real music

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Scientists Down Under have developed a T-shirt that lets you rock out with your air guitar and actually make music. The “wearable instrument shirt” was invented by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO, to integrate... >>

Singaporean beats Guinness World Record for fastest texting

Singaporean beats Guinness World Record for fastest texting

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Another world record was shattered this weekend as a Singaporean student set a new benchmark for texting. Ang Chuang Yang typed 160-character SMS message in a blistering 41.52 seconds, beating the previous record of 42.22 by a fraction of a second. Singapore... >>

Disney sells 500,000 movies via iTunes

Disney sells 500,000 movies via iTunes

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Walt Disney has announced that it has sold nearly half a million digital films through Apple's iTunes music store since their debut in September. The results have, the company told investors during its fiscal fourth quarter conference, netted Disney around... >>

Vodafone offers pay-as-you-go phones with special media packages

Vodafone offers pay-as-you-go phones with special media packages

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Vodafone is betting that what people really want for Christmas is multimedia for their mobiles, and has put together three different entertainment packages available for new buyers of select pay-as-you-go mobile phones. The Sports Package is dedicated... >>

That was the week that was ... Pocket-lint's week in review

That was the week that was ... Pocket-lint's week in review

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Looking back at this week’s most popular stories, software dominated the headlines on Monday, when it was revealed that Wikipedia’s open nature meant that hackers booby trapped a page with malware, and Apple’s OS fell victim to the Macarena virus.... >>

Nokia report highlights mobile TV's impact on tradition TV

Nokia report highlights mobile TV's impact on tradition TV

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A Nokia commissioned report from the London School of Economics predicts that mobile TV will make significant changes to the way we watch TV and the content that is created. Nokia has a vested interest in convincing mobile users that mobile TV is worthwhile,... >>

iLuv i202 headphones operate wirelessly separate from each other

iLuv i202 headphones operate wirelessly separate from each other

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Although it takes a lot to get us excited over a new pair of headphones, iLuv has come up with something rather special in the way of headphones. The i202 headphones not only connect wirelessly to your portable media player via Bluetooth, but are also... >>

Sony PlayStation 3 on sale tonight in Japan

Sony PlayStation 3 on sale tonight in Japan

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D-Day has finally arrived for Japanese gamers, as they get their paltry 80,000 PlayStation 3 consoles today in Tokyo. Stores are expected to fling open their doors to eager queues of buyers at 7am Tokyo time (10pm tonight British time), even though only... >>

Doctors can rely on Google searches to find correct diagnoses

Doctors can rely on Google searches to find correct diagnoses

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A new study by a team in Australia shows that using Google to look up diagnoses is helpful to doctors when faced with difficult cases. The researchers used Google to search with three to five symptoms in 26 cases, to see how often the correct diagnosis... >>

Ricoh replaces the RR660 with the RR730 compact camera

Ricoh replaces the RR660 with the RR730 compact camera

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Just what the world needs, another 7MP compact camera. Ricoh has unveiled a budget compact that boasts fairly decent specifications, considering its £130 price tag.The Caplio RR730 takes over from the RR660 with a 7.16 megapixel sensor and a slightly... >>

Research gives PC World bad marks for service

Research gives PC World bad marks for service

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A recent investigative report has found PC World technicians are often unable to correctly diagnose and fix hardware and software issues. Computing Which? Magazine went to seven PC World outlets and 13 independent retailers and visited nearly every one... >>

Mozilla patches flaws in Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey

Mozilla patches flaws in Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey

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Mozilla has released updates for three of its open-source applications, namely Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey, which is a developer kit. Bugs found in Thunderbird and now patched include an error in the handling of Script objects, and errors in the... >>

Ego laptop wins world's most expensive crown at $350,000

Ego laptop wins world's most expensive crown at $350,000

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Will the candidate for the world’s most expensive laptop please step forward: the Ego. The laptop comes in three models of varying prices, and maxes out at $350,000 for the diamond and platinum version. Designed in part by a Dutch jeweller, the most... >>

Silly Friday Afternoon Gadgets ... Christmas gadgets and a retro VoIP phone

Silly Friday Afternoon Gadgets ... Christmas gadgets and a retro VoIP phone

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Worryingly, it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas on many gadget pages already, so get ready for the next six editions of Silly Friday Gadgets to feature Yuletide weirdness. First up is the rather random USB Snowbot, complete with changeable... >>

Linksys launches first VoIP cordless phone with Yahoo Messenger functions

Linksys launches first VoIP cordless phone with Yahoo Messenger functions

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Yahoo teamed up with networking hardware specialists Linksys to develop a cordless phone with Yahoo Messenger features.The Linksys Dual-Mode Cordless Phone for Yahoo Messenger with Voice (CIT310) lets you make VoIP calls with your Yahoo Messenger with... >>

Helmet Camcorder records to Archos portable media players

Helmet Camcorder records to Archos portable media players

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To go along with its Generation 4 series Archos portable media players, the company has released the Helmet Camcorder for recording video to the devices.Compatible with the 404, 504, 604, and 604 WiFi, the tiny camcorder comes with a headband to make... >>

Vodafone introduces its Vodafone at Home broadband deal

Vodafone introduces its Vodafone at Home broadband deal

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Mobile network providers are cutting the price for broadband as the high-speed internet service wars heat up. Vodafone is launching the Vodafone at Home service, which is available for Vodafone contract customers from 8 January. The plan, which includes... >>

ICUE offers books on your mobile

ICUE offers books on your mobile

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Last week Pocket-lint reported on new software called BookMuncher for the PC that improved your reading speed by flash words on at a time in the centre of the document. The developers hoped to adapt the technology for use on mobile phones, but ICUE has... >>

New iPod cases from Brenthaven and Peli

New iPod cases from Brenthaven and Peli

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We couldn’t let a week go by without bringing you some new iPod cases, just in case your iPod is naked and cold from the change of weather. Brenthaven’s latest product, the Flip Case, was dreamt up by an Industrial Design student who won the company’s... >>

British-made TVonics DVR-150 now at Tesco

British-made TVonics DVR-150 now at Tesco

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For those of you who favour Tesco for all your electronics needs, you can now pick up a personal video recorder there as well. The TVonics DVR-150’s main claim to fame is that it is designed and made in Britain, the only one on the market at the moment.... >>

TerraTec launches Cinergy HT PCI TV tuner for PC

TerraTec launches Cinergy HT PCI TV tuner for PC

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Here’s another TV tuner for your computer – as long as you’ve got a PCI slot, you’re good to go. The Cinergy HT PCI from Terratec receives both analogue and digital TV broadcasts and records them to your choice of media. Installation requires... >>

James Bond silver Sony Ericsson K800i exclusive to O2

James Bond silver Sony Ericsson K800i exclusive to O2

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The special edition of the Sony Ericsson K800i is to be exclusive to O2 and available until the end of January. The silver model, which is used by James Bond in Casino Royale, will be bundled with a three DVD pack of the remastered editions of GoldenEye,... >>

Sundance Institute commissions short films for mobiles

Sundance Institute commissions short films for mobiles

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Mobile networks keep saying it, and now Robert Redford believes it too: the next step for mobile technology is to get people watching TV on their phones. Redford’s Sundance Institute in association with the GSM Associationhas commissioned six filmmakers... >>

Google sends out Kama Sutra virus in Video Blog emails

Google sends out Kama Sutra virus in Video Blog emails

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Google has admitted a gaff in sending a virus to members of its Google Video email group. The Kama Sutra virus, also known as W32/Kapser.A, was sent out in three postings to the Google Video blog, to which 50,000 people subscribe. Google admitted to the... >>

Universal Music to get a cut of every Zune sold

Universal Music to get a cut of every Zune sold

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Microsoft has taken the unprecedented step of agreeing to pay Universal Music a fee for every Zune player sold.Although legitimate music downloading stores pay royalties to music companies, never before has the music industry received a cut from sales... >>

Nvidia unveils GeForce 8800 graphics chip

Nvidia unveils GeForce 8800 graphics chip

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Nvidia has launched what is arguable the most advanced graphics chip available, the GeForce 8800, along with a MCP, the nForce 680i SLI. Designed specifically for use with the Intel Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, the chips promise to deliver unprecedented... >>

CES 2007: CES honours best electronics for 2007

CES 2007: CES honours best electronics for 2007

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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has announced its Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Awards honourees. CES takes place in January, and Pocket-lint will be on the show floor to bring you daily updates of the latest products launched... >>

Microsoft on schedule to ship consumer Vista editions in January

Microsoft on schedule to ship consumer Vista editions in January

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Microsoft is on schedule to release Vista to consumers on 30 January, says Microsoft’s co-president, Jim Allchin. Its volume license customers will get business versions of Vista by the end of November, while consumers will have to wait a few more months.... >>

Apple and News Corp in talks to bring Fox movies to iTunes

Apple and News Corp in talks to bring Fox movies to iTunes

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News Corp is in talks with Apple to bring films from its Fox Studios to iTunes, according to News Corp’s president and chief operating officer. Peter Chernin revealed that the two companies were trying to come to an agreement during a conference call... >>

Google denies $500 million lawsuit fund for YouTube

Google denies $500 million lawsuit fund for YouTube

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Google has denied rumours that it has a special fund devoted to paying for YouTube lawsuits because of copyright violations by its users. It was widely reported that Google had a $500 million fund in reserve to fend of legal claims by record companies... >>

Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy for PS2 out in time for Christmas

Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy for PS2 out in time for Christmas

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Rockstar Games has announced that it will release its Grand Theft series in a Trilogy pack for the PS2 in time for Christmas. Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released as Grand Theft Auto: The... >>

Fujifilm adds Face Detection to Z series with the Z5fd

Fujifilm adds Face Detection to Z series with the Z5fd

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Fujifilm has launched the next model in their Z series, the Z5fd, for the first time with Face Detection technology.This is Fujifilm’s proprietary technology that locks on to faces and follows them to keep them in focus until they move out of frame... >>

Skype releases beta of version 3.0 for Windows

Skype releases beta of version 3.0 for Windows

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Skype has released a beta of version 3.0 for Windows, recommended for “experienced users” as it still apparently needs quite a few tweaks. The company is calling it a major milestone release because of all the improvements that have been made. The... >>

Singtones creates a ringtone from your voice

Singtones creates a ringtone from your voice

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If you thought the Crazy Frog ringtone was annoying, just wait until Singtones catches on. The new website lets people record themselves singing into their phone in time to a backing track sent by Singtones. The software then synchs the voice to the track,... >>