Archive for Amber Maitland

  • Skype introduces small connection charge for SkypeOut

    Skype introduces small connection charge for SkypeOut

    By 18 January 2007

    Skype has introduced a slightly different pricing structure that has come into effect at noon today. It has introduced a connection charge of €0.039 for all calls to landlines, and has also announced its soon-to-be-launched Skype Pro service, which...

  • Messaging will still be the most popular mobile phone service through 2011

    Messaging will still be the most popular mobile phone service through 2011

    By 18 January 2007

    Messaging will still be the most popular data usage on mobile phone for at least the next 4 years, despite the growth of content and other services, says JupiterResearch. Indeed, over 70% of premium mobile services revenues will be from messaging in 2011....

  • Asus and Lamborghini announce second notebook computer

    Asus and Lamborghini announce second notebook computer

    By 18 January 2007

    Asus and Lamborghini's partnership on their first laptop together must have been a success, as they've just announced another model in the series, the VX2. The new model will be built with Intel Centrino Duo technology and will be supplied with Vista...

  • The Carphone Warehouse drops sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother

    The Carphone Warehouse drops sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother

    By 18 January 2007

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced that it's suspending its sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother, after Ofcom reported ever-mounting complaints about the show. Many viewers have been complaining that Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is the victim of...

  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion to get Shivering Isles expansion pack

    The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion to get Shivering Isles expansion pack

    By 18 January 2007

    Fans of The Elder Scrolls will be glad to hear that there's a new expansion pack on the horizon – Shivering Isles for the IV edition of the game. The official expansion pack for Oblivion will be released for the Xbox 360 this spring, with details of...

  • Microsoft offers three new ways to get Vista

    Microsoft offers three new ways to get Vista

    By 18 January 2007

    Microsoft is offering three new methods for people to buy, upgrade, or licence multiple copies of Windows Vista, in part because of the widespread use of broadband which makes it possible to download large files quickly. The first method is called Windows...

  • LG unveils Prada mobile phone

    LG unveils Prada mobile phone

    By 18 January 2007

    LG has finally released specs and official images of its Prada phone, which features a touchscreen fascia that extends over nearly the whole of its front. Prada were apparently involved in all the elements of its design, including the user interface,...

  • MP3 player looks like a Rubik's cube

    MP3 player looks like a Rubik's cube

    By 18 January 2007

    Designer Hee Yong has come up with a novel MP3 player model, which is quite a feat in these days of cloned MP3 player design. It looks like a monochrome Rubik's cube puzzle, and operates on the principle of its puzzle – to activate the MP3 player, you...

  • Boom Boom Rocket to be EA's first title for Xbox Live Arcade

    Boom Boom Rocket to be EA's first title for Xbox Live Arcade

    By 18 January 2007

    EA has announced its first launch on to the Xbox Live Arcade with Boom Boom Rocket, a rhythm music game. Designed by Pogo.com, and developed by Bizarre Creations, responsible for Project Gotham Racing 3 and Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, the game will...

  • Alienware soups up the ALX range with an Area-51 desktop

    Alienware soups up the ALX range with an Area-51 desktop

    By 18 January 2007

    Alienware has expanded its ALX range of powerful gaming desktops with the Area-51 ALX, feature Intel Core 2 Extreme processors. The desktop supposedly features “four times the speed and four times the power”, but of what is not clear – previous...

  • Apple may licence FairPlay DRM

    Apple may licence FairPlay DRM

    By 18 January 2007

    Apple may be on the brink of finally unlocking its DRM – but only to approved Made For iPod manufacturers. FairPlay copy-protection has long been the subject of complaint by both governments - in Scandinavia and France in particular - and third-party...

  • Apple posts record quarterly revenue

    Apple posts record quarterly revenue

    By 18 January 2007

    Apple has announced their financial results for the quarter ended on 30 December 2006, and they've done rather well. It has posted record revenue of £3.6 billion, and net quarterly profit of $1 billion, or £507.6 million, which means that its quarterly...

  • Japanese mobile operator launches scented phone and touchscreen model

    Japanese mobile operator launches scented phone and touchscreen model

    By 18 January 2007

    There are a great many mobile phone models that are launched elsewhere in the world that the UK and US markets never get to see. DoCoMo is Japan's top wireless operator and unveils new handsets at a rate of knots, but its mobiles rarely make it outside...

  • Sony releases two S-series and two W-series cameras

    Sony releases two S-series and two W-series cameras

    By 18 January 2007

    Sony has unveiled four new compact cameras to refresh its range for spring. The S650, S700, W35 and W55 have many of the same features with the biggest differences being in their styling. All boast 7.2MP, which is fast becoming the new standard, as well...

  • Microsoft Autoroute 2007 - PC  review
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    Microsoft Autoroute 2007 - PC review

    By 17 January 2007

    Satnav has changed the way we navigate about the place. At one time, every motorist worth his salt had a paper map tucked under the driver’s seat but in this age of gadgets, you’re just as likely to find an electronic map stuck to the dashboard. Not...

  • Sony may launch PS3 on 23 March

    Sony may launch PS3 on 23 March

    By 15 January 2007

    Sony has yet to announce an official launch date for the PS3 in the UK and Europe, but news from advertising agency suggest that it may be on 23 March. A March release has been promised since the last delay, and now TBWA says that its ad campaign for...

  • Woman dies after taking part in "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" competition

    Woman dies after taking part in "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" competition

    By 15 January 2007

    One radio station in the US went a bit too far in its competition for listeners to win a Nintendo Wii because it has possibly resulted in one woman's death. Jennifer Strange was found dead at her home in California after taking part in a water drinking...

  • BlackBerry Pearl goes white in the US

    BlackBerry Pearl goes white in the US

    By 15 January 2007

    It's rare for the US mobile market to get a colour variation of popular phones before the UK, but T-mobile in America has a white version of the BlackBerry Pearl on its books. As for the UK, it looks as though the black variation is still the only one...

  • Qstik EVOQ Bluetooth headset promises advanced noise cancelling

    Qstik EVOQ Bluetooth headset promises advanced noise cancelling

    By 15 January 2007

    Qstik has released a resonably-priced Bluetooth headset designed to converge noise-cancelling, music listening, and VoIP. The EVOQ Bluetooth DSP headset boasts bi-directional noise cancellation that Qstik says was originally developed for the military,...

  • Mobile operator 3 introduces new international roaming plan

    Mobile operator 3 introduces new international roaming plan

    By 15 January 2007

    Mobile network 3, in a remarkable move, has changed the way it charges for mobile usage while its customers are abroad, so that in certain countries they'll will pay only what they would in the UK. 3 customers using 3 networks abroad in Ireland, Italy,...

  • MoGo Dapter gives your laptop Bluetooth connectivity

    MoGo Dapter gives your laptop Bluetooth connectivity

    By 15 January 2007

    MoGo, the makers of the wireless mouse that slides into your laptop's PC slot, has launched the dinky MoGo Dapter Bluetooth dongle. The tiny device sticks out not more than half an inch, so that you can plug it in and leave it without worrying it's going...

  • Russian MiG up for sale on eBay

    Russian MiG up for sale on eBay

    By 15 January 2007

    There's a Russian fighter jet up for sale on eBay, but if you miss this one, that sellers got a couple more stashed away that he'll be glad to sell to you. Arsik1950 who has sold one item on eBay, listed the MiG 21F aircraft at just over $20,000, and...

  • Sky launches See, Speak, and Surf triple play

    Sky launches See, Speak, and Surf triple play

    By 15 January 2007

    Sky is launching a new triple bundle of services to better compete against NTL Telewest. See, Speak, and Surf is Sky's latest package, which offers landline telepone, broadband, and TV service to around 70% of the UK. The deal costs £37, which includes...

  • Dell faces lawsuit for faulty laptops

    Dell faces lawsuit for faulty laptops

    By 15 January 2007

    Dell is being taken to court in Canada where a customer is claiming that Dell has been selling defective notebooks that overheat. The lawsuit names the 1100, 10050, 5100, 5150, and 5160 Inspiron notebooks as suspect, and says that the overheating problems...

  • Soundolier Duo combines speakers and lamps into one

    Soundolier Duo combines speakers and lamps into one

    By 15 January 2007

    These days a phone isn't just a phone, it's an MP3 player; and a lamp is no longer just a lamp, but also a speaker. The Duo Soundolier is a tall uplighter that features wireless integration with your home entertainment system. One can be used as a single...