Archive for Amber Maitland

  • Creative releases software for Vista gaming problems
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    Creative releases software for Vista gaming problems

    By 22 January 2007

    Microsoft Vista will soon be available to everyone on 30 January, but gamers may have an unpleasant audio surprise in store. Older, or legacy, games, like F.E.A.R and WoW reportedly revert back to basic stereo when they're run on Vista. This has prompted...

  • Samsung's Ultra Edition 10.9
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    Samsung's Ultra Edition 10.9

    By 22 January 2007

    It seems that Samsung's anorexic candybar phone we reported on this morning isn't the only new Ultra Edition on the block. There's also a new slider, the Ultra Edition 10.9, which takes over from the D900, with much the same specs, but with 2mm less in...

  • Personal GPS Tracker lets you snoop on your loved ones
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    Personal GPS Tracker lets you snoop on your loved ones

    By 22 January 2007

    Maplin Electronics has launched a rather creepy new device in the form of the Personal GPS Tracker. Meant to be used in times of emergency so that you can be easily found if lost or stranded, it can also be planted on someone or in someone's car, and...

  • Man sells life on eBay
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    Man sells life on eBay

    By 22 January 2007

    A man in Australia is selling his life on eBay in order to film a documentary about himself and the winning bidder taking over his life. Nicael Holt, who is computer illiterate and is therefore being helped by his friend Paul, is offering his name, phone...

  • Diamond mice put jewels in the palm of your hand
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    Diamond mice put jewels in the palm of your hand

    By 22 January 2007

    It seems that no innocent gadget it safe from being drowned in a crass display of bling. Now there's the diamond-encrusted computer mouse for those of you with more money than you know what to do with. Pat Says No, a Swiss company, has designed 18 carat...

  • British Open bans mobile phones
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    British Open bans mobile phones

    By 22 January 2007

    Golf fans attending the British Open this summer will have to go sans mobile phone, as the tournament is banning them. It follows a similar ban for this year's Ryder Club, and has been enacted as a response to players who have complained about them. Spectators...

  • IBM to unveil business collaboration software
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    IBM to unveil business collaboration software

    By 22 January 2007

    At its Lotusphere conference, IBM will today announce social networking services for businesses called Connections. Connections is designed to be a MySpace for offices, and will combine the functions of social networking sites with social bookmarking...

  • BBC may upload to Google Video
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    BBC may upload to Google Video

    By 22 January 2007

    The BBC is to make some of its programming available on Google Video and may even eventually include adding clips to YouTube. According to MediaGuardian.co.uk, BBC Worldwide is looking to put contextual advertising on its specially-branded channel to...

  • Virgin America promises in-flight ethernet, USB, and power plugs
    Gadgets

    Virgin America promises in-flight ethernet, USB, and power plugs

    By 22 January 2007

    New startup airline Virgin America has revealed the secrets of its yet-unflown aircraft, and it's more gadget-friendly than any other airline so far. Every seat has USB and Ethernet ports, as well as an electric plug supporting 110V, so you'll never run...

  • Nike rumoured to be releasing Nike+ watches
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    Nike rumoured to be releasing Nike+ watches

    By 22 January 2007

    Nike's partnership with Apple seems to have been a success, as the companies are bringing out new products for the Nike+iPod sports range. They'll be releasing three hybrid watches and a remote control to be worn around the wrist, says iLounge.com. First...

  • Scientists promise robot nurses by 2010
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    Scientists promise robot nurses by 2010

    By 22 January 2007

    A group of scientists believe they've got the answer to hospital staff shortages and superbugs: robot nurses. The IWARD project hopes to have system with three robot prototypes ready by 2010, says a report in the Mail on Sunday. The robot nurses will...

  • Samsung sneaks out Ultra Edition 5.9
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    Samsung sneaks out Ultra Edition 5.9

    By 22 January 2007

    Samsung has apparently produced its slimmest mobile phone so far, although it hasn't formally been released yet. Pictures of the Samsung Ultra Edition 5.9 have appeared on an Italian tech website, with a few specifications. The most interesting thing...

  • Amazon.com sells limited edition signed Vista box
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    Amazon.com sells limited edition signed Vista box

    By 22 January 2007

    If you're a really, really big Bill Gates fan, maybe this is this product for you. Amazon.com is flogging a Limited Numbered Signature Edition of the Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade. The upgrade costs $259, which is a bargain at just $10 more than the...

  • Zune sharing feature hampered by DRM
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    Zune sharing feature hampered by DRM

    By 19 January 2007

    One of the most highly touted features of the Zune music player has been thrown into question. Some Zune users have been reporting that the music sharing feature via Wi-Fi doesn't work with quite a number of purchased songs. Informal testing by Jason...

  • Pocket-lint readers not keen on the iPhone
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    Pocket-lint readers not keen on the iPhone

    By 19 January 2007

    Pocket-lint's latest poll shows a surprising number of readers are thoroughly unimpressed by the iPhone. In a survey of over 740 people, 53% said they wouldn't be buying an iPhone – that's nearly 400 of you who aren't interested in it. So where has...

  • DSG to expand TechGuys service
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    DSG to expand TechGuys service

    By 19 January 2007

    DSG's 6 month financial results show an increase in demand for TVs, with PC sales lagging behind. As part of its response to its results, DSG has announced that it's going to invest more in to its popular TechGuys service - £50 million in the next 5...

  • Hackers use European storms to lure unwary victims
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    Hackers use European storms to lure unwary victims

    By 19 January 2007

    Hackers have taken advantage of the latest big news story to spread malware-containing emails across the net. Using the subject line “230 dead as storm batters Europe”, hackers are luring people into opening an attachment called Video.exe, Read More.exe,...

  • Palm issues software update for Treo 680
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    Palm issues software update for Treo 680

    By 19 January 2007

    Palm has posted a software update for the Treo 680 smartphone that fixes a problem with its camera. At the moment, the camera on the device draws power from the battery, even when it's in standby, resulting in a shorter battery life. The software update...

  • Google Switch mobile phone photos
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    Google Switch mobile phone photos

    By 19 January 2007

    There's a new phone of the moment on the Internet, and this one's got Google written all over it. The Google Switch is said to be the name of an upcoming mobile phone created by a Google/Samsung partnership. Blurry images have been circulating that claim...

  • Virgin Mobile's Lobster fails to take off
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    Virgin Mobile's Lobster fails to take off

    By 19 January 2007

    Despite hiring Pamela Anderson to entice customers to its Lobster handset, Virgin Mobile is thought to have sold significantly less than 10,000 of the handsets. The company launched the handset in October hoping that it would kickstart a new trend for...

  • Apple to charge for 802.11n Wi-Fi upgrade
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    Apple to charge for 802.11n Wi-Fi upgrade

    By 19 January 2007

    Apple announced good news for owners of new Macs with Intel Core 2 Duo or Xeon inside; nearly all have 802.11n capability in their Wi-Fi chips, except for the 17-inch iMac with 1.83GHz. However, downloading the software that will activate the 802.11n...

  • Apple's share prices fall
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    Apple's share prices fall

    By 19 January 2007

    Apple's share prices on the New York stock exchange took a tumble after it reported its last quarter financial results. Shares closed at $5.88, or 6.19% down, at $88.83 on the Nasdaq index. Although figures skyrocketed in the wake of the iPhone announcement,...

  • OQO releases model 02 ultra-mobile PC
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    OQO releases model 02 ultra-mobile PC

    By 19 January 2007

    OQO has released their second-generation portable PC, model 02, that the company promises is four times faster and has a display six times brighter than model 01+. It's been redesigned from the previous model with TouchScrollers for easy input and navigation,...

  • BBC climate model says UK temperatures could rise by 4C in 70 years
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    BBC climate model says UK temperatures could rise by 4C in 70 years

    By 19 January 2007

    The BBC is going to release its findings from a computer model of climate change this weekend in a programme narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The model was run on people's home computers. They simply downloaded a small piece of software from climateprediction.net,...

  • Families of assaulted girls suing MySpace
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    Families of assaulted girls suing MySpace

    By 18 January 2007

    Parents from several US states whose daughters have been solicited and then sexually assaulted by adults on MySpace are suing MySpace and News Corp in California. Separate suits have been filed by families living in New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, and...