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CES 2007: LG confirms Dual-Format HD disc player

CES 2007: LG confirms Dual-Format HD disc player

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For all those readers not sure which high-definition format to opt for, LG has confirmed that it will be launching a dual-format player which supports both Blu-ray and HD DVD format. However the move, which is likely to be well received by consumers wanting... >>

CES 2007: LaCie releases six products, including external Blu-ray burner

CES 2007: LaCie releases six products, including external Blu-ray burner

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LaCie, not to be left out of the high-definition furore brewing before CES, has introduced its own external Blu-ray drive, along with five other storage solutions Compatible with both Windows and Mac, and available worldwide, the d2 Blu-ray Drive comes... >>

Green satnavs could reduce fuel consumption

Green satnavs could reduce fuel consumption

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Researchers have come up with a more eco-friendly idea for satnavs. Rather than routing cars on the shortest route, the device routes drivers to roads on which they can travel at the most constant, slow speed. “The most efficient roads are often those... >>

CES 2007: Hitachi unveils 1TB desktop computer drive

CES 2007: Hitachi unveils 1TB desktop computer drive

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Hitachi has announced that it is launching a 3.5-inch 1 terabyte hard disk drive for desktops at the beginning of this year. The company will demonstrate the drive at CES next week. A 3.5-inch TB drive for digital video recorder is also in the pipeline,... >>

CES 2007: LG announces Blu-ray burner, HD DVD reader

CES 2007: LG announces Blu-ray burner, HD DVD reader

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LG's announcement of their standalone HD DVD/Blu-ray player wasn't the end of its hybrid-product releases for CES. The company has now released details about its Super Multi Blue Dual-Format Drive for use in PCs. It supports both read and write functions... >>

Brits often talk on the phone while naked

Brits often talk on the phone while naked

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Brits are quite happy talking on the phone with no clothes on, a new survey from BT Broadband Talk reveals. Nearly half of those surveyed said they were happy to talk to friends and family when naked in their own own home, but this was because the other... >>

Taiwanese company sues Apple for damages from patent case

Taiwanese company sues Apple for damages from patent case

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Luxpro is suing Apple for $100 million in damages after a court case to stop production of its Shuffle-esque MP3 players was overturned. Apple took Luxpro to court alleging that the company had copied the design of the... >>

Sony upgrades its Vaio ranges

Sony upgrades its Vaio ranges

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Sony has refreshed its Vaio series of computers in time for Spring, adding extra colours to some and upgrading the specs on others. All Vaios will now be supplied with either Vista home Premium or Vista Business. The C2 Series of brightly-coloured laptops... >>

Toshiba unveils the first HD DVD writer for desktop PCs

Toshiba unveils the first HD DVD writer for desktop PCs

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Toshiba, the main backer of the HD DVD format, has launched its first desktop PC HD DVD drive. Toshiba launched an HD DVD-drive equipped laptop last March in the UK, but this is the first drive it has released for use in desktop machines. The SD-H903A... >>

Magellan launches Crossover GPS road and off-road satnav

Magellan launches Crossover GPS road and off-road satnav

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Magellan is debuting its new CrossoverGPS, designed for both driving and boating, at the London Boat Show. The CrossoverGPS comes with street maps and topo maps, and can also function as a boating guide with latitude and longitude coordinates pinpointed.... >>

Garmin unleashes the Astro 220 dog tracker

Garmin unleashes the Astro 220 dog tracker

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The world of hunting is not one that gets paid much attention by the gadget industry, but today the two have met in wonderment over Garmin's Astro GPS Dog Tracking System. Designed for hunters, the GPS device keeps track of up to 10 dogs, all wearing... >>

Garmin integrates MSN Direct on to new satnavs

Garmin integrates MSN Direct on to new satnavs

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Garmin has introduced several new products ahead of CES to enhance its range of satnavs. The first is a vehicle integration box, the VIB 10, designed to hid your StreetPilot C550 and plug it into the vehicle's stereo system to make it seem like a factory-integrated... >>

Jimmy Carr to perform in Second Life

Jimmy Carr to perform in Second Life

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Second Life has just announced its first live comedy show, starring British comedian Jimmy Carr. The gig will take place on 3 February. Carr will perform in London for a small live audience and simultaneously be broadcast in Second Life, also for a small... >>

CES 2007: BenQ unveils four new projectors at CES

CES 2007: BenQ unveils four new projectors at CES

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BenQ has upgraded its digital projector line and has added four new models to the range. The MP721, MP721C, MP611, and MP611C feature similar specifications, but each offers something different so that you can choose the one that suits your needs –... >>

Roxio launches MyDVD 9 Studio Premier for video editing

Roxio launches MyDVD 9 Studio Premier for video editing

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In addition to new audio-editing software, Roxio has also released MyDVD 9 Studio Premier for editing and managing video footage. Reflecting the growing popularity for high-definition camcorder, the latest release support Blu-ray disc burning as well... >>

Roxio releases RecordNow 9 Music Lab Premier

Roxio releases RecordNow 9 Music Lab Premier

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Roxio's latest audio software solution, RecordNow 9 Music Lab Premier, helps you to edit, create, and manage your music or audio files. The program, which is Vista-compatible, includes features like a tool for removing noise from analogue recordings,... >>

ITV's broadband portal to go live in March

ITV's broadband portal to go live in March

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ITV today released details about its planned broadband portal, which will offer free content streamed via PC. The portal will go live in March, and will feature most of ITV's programming from its four channels for free. This separates it from Channel... >>

Hannspree unveils Style range of TVs

Hannspree unveils Style range of TVs

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Hannspree, the makers of plush children's TVs, are extending their range to encompass a line dubbed Style. In a departure from convention, Hannspree has created TVs that either look very retro or super modern, but none that you could call boring black.... >>

Toshiba launches small portable hard drive range

Toshiba launches small portable hard drive range

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Toshiba has unveiled a new line of portable hard drive storage designed to provide easy back up on the go. The new and imaginatively-named USB2.0 Portable External Hard Drive line incorporates Toshiba's 2.5-inch HDDs, and is bundled with NTI Shadow backup... >>

Samsung unveils world's first double-sided LCD screen

Samsung unveils world's first double-sided LCD screen

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Manufacturers are warming us up to CES slowly ahead of the onslaught of new products that will be on display. Samsung has rather proudly claimed the “world's first” title for double-sided LCDs, an example of which will be on display at – you guessed... >>

Digital pet encourages children to keep fit

Digital pet encourages children to keep fit

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One company is combining the appeal of digital pets with the pull of online social networking in order to help children keep fit. Futurelabs has developed Fizzee, a Tamagotchi-style digital pet that is worn around the wrist like a watch. Although only... >>

CES 2007: Warner Brothers to debut HD DVD Blu-ray hybrid disc at CES

CES 2007: Warner Brothers to debut HD DVD Blu-ray hybrid disc at CES

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LG has stolen the limelight today by announcing the imminent launch of its dual-format HD DVD Blu-ray player on the same day as Warner Brothers has released details of its upcoming Total HD disc, which combines Blu-ray and HD DVD into one. News of the... >>

SanDisk releases 32GB flash-based SSD drive for laptops

SanDisk releases 32GB flash-based SSD drive for laptops

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SanDisk has announced the release of its 32GB, 1.8-inch solid state flash memory drive for notebook computers. The company is marketing it to enterprise customers at the moment, and believes it's the ideal replacement for hard disk drives as a more reliable... >>

Adobe to release Production Studio for Intel-based Macs

Adobe to release Production Studio for Intel-based Macs

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Adobe has announced that its next release of the Production Studio suite of software will be available for both Windows and Intel-based Macs. Production Studio is Adobe's video post-production suite, which encompasses Premier Pro, Encore DVD, Photoshop,... >>

LG announce dual-format HD DVD and Blu-ray player

LG announce dual-format HD DVD and Blu-ray player

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One of the big players in the home entertainment hardware industry finally worked up the courage to announce a dual-format HD DVD/Blu-ray disc player. LG will officially launch the player next week at CES in Las Vegas, and until then will not release... >>