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BT celebrates giving up control of 1 million telephone lines

BT celebrates giving up control of 1 million telephone lines

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BT has announced that it has now unbundled a million lines, which is a 420% increase since January 2006. What this means is the BT has handed over control of 1 million of its lines to competitors so that they can offer broadband service. Ofcom compelled... >>

Apple upgrades MacBook with Core 2 Duo

Apple upgrades MacBook with Core 2 Duo

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We reported on the rumours yesterday, and today Apple has delivered its updated MacBooks with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, just two weeks after the upgrade of its MacBook Pro range. The new MacBooks also feature an iSight video camera, and start at £749.... >>

Samsung showcases 1GB SIM card

Samsung showcases 1GB SIM card

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Samsung has created a SIM card with 1GB of onboard memory, which means that mobile phone storage capacities should be bumped up fairly soon. The card is technically called S-SIM and is a smart card IC-based card that first into the regular SIM card slot.... >>

Christian videogame "Left Behind" earns criticism ahead of its release

Christian videogame "Left Behind" earns criticism ahead of its release

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And now, something of a twist for the world of gaming – a Christian videogame that sort of promotes non violence. Instead of rewarding players for violence against their enemies, “Left Behind: The Eternal Forces” drains them of their “spirit”.... >>

Vote today for Girls Aloud's latest music video on 3MusicStore

Vote today for Girls Aloud's latest music video on 3MusicStore

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Girls Aloud have handed the fate of their latest music video into the hands of mobile network 3’s customers. 3 mobile users can today view three endings to Girls Aloud’s latest single, a cover of Tiffany’s 80’s classic, I Think We’re Alone Now,... >>

Virgin and ntl Telewest unveil new branding

Virgin and ntl Telewest unveil new branding

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Virgin has unveiled the fruits of its merger with ntl Telewest in the form of its new branding – Virgin Media. Virgin Media, which launches at the beginning of 2007, has a new logo that features a lens flare effect and the same (or nearly identical)... >>

Blockbuster to start renting Blu-ray and HD DVD discs

Blockbuster to start renting Blu-ray and HD DVD discs

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Blockbuster wants a piece of the high-definition action. Several store locations in the US are going to stock Blu-ray and HD DVD titles for sale or rent. With 40 titles for each format, early-adopters will now be able to use their expensive pieces of... >>

Some MySpace videos infected with spyware

Some MySpace videos infected with spyware

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You might want to think carefully before clicking on that YouTube link from a MySpace page, as it might infect your PC with adware. Internet security company Websense has warned that several sexually explicit videos on MySpace pages don’t link to YouTube,... >>

Google to expand its role in radio advertising

Google to expand its role in radio advertising

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It looks as though Google is poised to significantly expand its role in radio, as it’s hiring large numbers of radio sales people. Other signs that it may be trying to take a bigger chunk of the $20 million industy is that Google is starting a public... >>

Disney to open dedicated Nintendo Wii division

Disney to open dedicated Nintendo Wii division

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Disney’s gaming division, Buena Vista Game, has announced that it’s opening a new studio dedicated to developing games designed for Nintendo’s DS handheld and Wii console. It already has a number of titles in development for the Nintendo platforms,... >>

EC finds roaming charges put people off using mobiles abroad

EC finds roaming charges put people off using mobiles abroad

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Europeans aren’t picking up their mobiles to make calls when they’re travelling because of the outrageously high cost of roaming fees, according to a new study by the EC. Surprisingly, only 8% of those survey turn their mobile off when abroad, while... >>

Buffalo offers DriveStation Combo external drive with double connectivity

Buffalo offers DriveStation Combo external drive with double connectivity

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Buffalo Technology has expanded its line of external hard drives with the release of the DriveStation Combo. The device features a single SATA drive and has both FireWire and USB2.0 interfaces. More sophisticated than other external drives, the Combo... >>

Sony Ericsson to acquire Symbian

Sony Ericsson to acquire Symbian

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Sony Ericsson has made a bid for UIQ Technology, a part of Symbian that creates the user interface for the company’s smartphones. The company is the biggest licensee of the UIQ’s OS, have installed it on the P990, M600, and W950 handsets. The history... >>

Emailers prefer sorting their inbox to watching TV

Emailers prefer sorting their inbox to watching TV

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Another day, another survey into the strange ways of the British online. Yahoo Mail conducted a little research to see what kind of habits the British have when it comes to emailing. Those who are addicted email are three times more likely to be clearing... >>

T-Mobile expands its HotSpot service on the Heathrow Express

T-Mobile expands its HotSpot service on the Heathrow Express

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T-Mobile is expanding its HotSpot service on to Heathrow Express trains, so there’s no excuse for skiving off work just because you don’t have a smartphone. The Wi-Fi service even promises to keep you connected through tunnels, so you’ll never be... >>

TomTom launches RDS TMC Traffic Receiver

TomTom launches RDS TMC Traffic Receiver

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In a departure from its usual mobile phone-based traffic updates, TomTom has released a dedicated RDS TMC Traffic Receiver to work with its latest satnavs. The receiver, which retails for £70, is compatible with TomTom GO 910, GO 710, and GO 510. By... >>

True Utility offers LockLite and Compact TrueLite 21 LED torch

True Utility offers LockLite and Compact TrueLite 21 LED torch

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True Utility is bringing a little light into our lives with a tiny torch for keys, and a 21 LED torch. The LockLite is a tiny tool that transforms any round-ended key into an LED torch. You have to assemble its three parts yourself, but this is actually... >>

Belkin announces accessories for Zune

Belkin announces accessories for Zune

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It’s been a while since we’ve had any iPod accessories to report, and it could be because manufacturers are gearing up for the Zune. Belkin has just announced a range of accessories to rival its iPod offerings for the Zune. The TuneBase FM transmitter... >>

Steganos updates its software, Internet Security 2007

Steganos updates its software, Internet Security 2007

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The latest antivirus software from Staganos has been updated so that it protects against the latest threat to PCs, including phishing scams and email spam. Internet Security 2007 protects against rootkits, phishing attacks, pop-ups, spam and spyware.... >>

Big Brother is watching Second Life

Big Brother is watching Second Life

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Second Life recently got a new bureau from Reuters, and now it’s getting a visit from Endemol in the form of Big Brother. The reality TV show is being held on Second Life until the final on 31 December, with 15 contestants taking part until only 1 is... >>

Security firm finds extremely critical flaw in Windows

Security firm finds extremely critical flaw in Windows

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Security firm Secunia has found another flaw in Windows, this time in the Microsoft XML Core Services. The flaw, which is located specifically in the XMLHTTP 4.9 ActiveX Control, allows hackers to gain control of PCs when users visit a malicious website... >>

Xbox Live to offer video downloads

Xbox Live to offer video downloads

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Microsoft is getting in to the video download market through its Xbox 360 console, which can be connected to a broadband connection for the Xbox Live service. The company has struck deals with various content providers, including CBS, MTV Netowrks, and... >>

Microsoft takes on Google Earth with Virtual Earth 3D

Microsoft takes on Google Earth with Virtual Earth 3D

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Microsoft has launched a new mapping service, dubbed Virtual Earth 3D, to rival Google Earth. The online application lets users view a three-dimensional map of, initially, 15 US cities when they use Live Search. Users can also view two-dimensional maps,... >>

Bose unveils on-ear headphones

Bose unveils on-ear headphones

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Bose has launched a new set of on-ear headphones designed for maximum comfort. They feature a collapsible headband and earcups that fold flat for storage in the included carrying case. Along the same lines as the around-ear headphones, the new set features... >>

Mio unveils two new satnavs, the H610 for women and the C250

Mio unveils two new satnavs, the H610 for women and the C250

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Mio has unveiled two new satnav devices: the H610, aimed squarely at women, and the C250, released officially on 9 November. The H610 apparently “takes GPS out of the car and into the handbag” with a series of decorated interchangeable covers. It... >>

T-Mobile offers Nokia E50 for business users

T-Mobile offers Nokia E50 for business users

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T-Mobile has added the Nokia E50 smartphone to its business handset portfolio. It’s available with web 'n’ walk tariff, as well as Flext, Relax, U-Fix and Business 1-Plan tariffs. The thinnest Nokia Eseries quad-band phone to date, the Nokia E50 supports... >>

Surfing the Internet on your mobile becomes a reality

Surfing the Internet on your mobile becomes a reality

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Anyone that believed the hype when WAP launched at the end of the last century may perhaps have imagined that nearly 7 years on we'd all be permanently tapped into the web, being constantly fed information via our phones. The networks certainly believed... >>

Marvel and Sega to bring Iron Man to videogames

Marvel and Sega to bring Iron Man to videogames

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Sega is teaming up with Marvel to bring Iron Man to next-generation consoles after it receives big-screen treatment. Marvel is self-financing a film based on the comic book hero Iron Man, due for release on 2 May 2008 and starring Robert Downey Jr and... >>

Bose launches new computer speaker system, the Companion 5

Bose launches new computer speaker system, the Companion 5

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Bose has introduced a new multimedia speaker system designed for use with PCs: the Companion 5. The system hooks up to the computer via USB, and is composed of two speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass module. Together they deliver 5.1 stereo sound from... >>

LG reveals stats on the new BD100 Blu-ray player

LG reveals stats on the new BD100 Blu-ray player

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LG has unveiled its offering to the Blu-ray market in the form of the BD100, due to be released in the first quarter of next year. The device plays back both dual-layer and single-layer discs, as well as all DVD and CD formats. Connectivity includes one... >>

Images of rumoured Nikon D40 leaked

Images of rumoured Nikon D40 leaked

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It seems that Nikon may be busting out another DSLR sooner rather than later in the form of another edition along the lines of the D50. Considering it’s been about 18 months since its release, the time schedule looks about right.Images of the D40 were... >>

Fujitsu showcases new Aviamo 37-, 50-, and 60-inch TVs

Fujitsu showcases new Aviamo 37-, 50-, and 60-inch TVs

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Fujitsu has unveiled three new high-spec, high-price TVs, two of them plasmas and one LCD. The 37-inch LCD and the 65-inch plasma should be launched next January, while the 50-inch plasma won’t be available until next summer. They’re part of the new... >>

Tesco rolls out two VoIP Wi-Fi mobile handsets, Tovo t450g and t1000

Tesco rolls out two VoIP Wi-Fi mobile handsets, Tovo t450g and t1000

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Pick up a VoIP phone next time you go food shopping. Mobiboo Mobile is launching two new Wi-Fi VoIP phones at Tesco, one of which that can also be used as a normal mobile phone. The Tovo t450g PocketFone and the Tovo t1000 HomeFone Plus combine the freedom... >>

Medion bedazzles notebook with Swarovski crystals

Medion bedazzles notebook with Swarovski crystals

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The good people who make Medion notebook computers sat down to have a think about what would make a woman buy their PCs, and decided the best way to attract them would be with something sparkly. Thus the company’s laptop designed especially for women... >>

Sharp unveils high definition XV-Z21000 projector

Sharp unveils high definition XV-Z21000 projector

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Sharp has released a new home cinema projector that features full HD resolution and an impressive 12,000:1 contrast ration. The XV-Z21000 is capable of projecting 1920 x 1080 pictures on a screen at a brightness of up to 1000 ANSI lumens. It’s equipped... >>

Wikipedia infected by malware

Wikipedia infected by malware

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Wikipedia’s open contribution system has resulted in the spread of malware after hackers booby-trapped one of its pages. The hackers changed an article about the Blaster worm on the German version of the online encyclopedia, and added a link that supposedly... >>

Macarena virus infects Apple operating system

Macarena virus infects Apple operating system

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Mac OS X has been the target of a little virus that is a proof-of-concept to demonstrate that the operating system is vulnerable to hackers. Symantec classifies it as a level-one, “very low” threat, because it doesn’t deposit any sort of malware... >>

Sony releases 007 edition Micro Vault USB drive

Sony releases 007 edition Micro Vault USB drive

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First there was the special edition silver K800i mobile phone from Sony Ericsson that Daniel Craig’s Bond uses in the latest film, now there’s the 007 model of Sony’s Micro Vault USB flash drive. To celebrate the release of the Casino Royale, Sony... >>

China Benefits From Swedish Safety

China Benefits From Swedish Safety

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As China emerges from decades of post-Mao suffering into what will soon become world’s biggest superpower, it’s putting several thousand more cars on its roads every single day. And that means road deaths of surged. In 2003, more than 110,000 were... >>

BookMuncher software helps you to speed read

BookMuncher software helps you to speed read

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New software developed by BookMuncher claims to improve your reading speed to up to 1200 words per minute, rather than the usual 150WPM. The software uses a new technique called Rapid Serial Visualisation Presentation that displays a document word by... >>

Microsoft and Novell team up over open source solutions

Microsoft and Novell team up over open source solutions

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Microsoft and Novell have announced a collaboration on Windows and Linux interoperability in a move that came straight out of left field for most of us. The two software companies have announced a set of agreements to build, market, and support a series... >>

Microsoft unveils Zune site, prepares to downgrade MSN Music

Microsoft unveils Zune site, prepares to downgrade MSN Music

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The Zune revolution is coming. Microsoft is gearing up for the Zune’s launch in 2 weeks by unveiling a new website the previews the upcoming Zune music store. The company has also said that MSN Music will no longer sell tracks after the Zune store has... >>

Japan loses more PS3 units at launch

Japan loses more PS3 units at launch

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Reports from Japan indicates that Sony is planning to allocate even fewer PS3 units to the launch in Japan than previously thought. Japanese gamers will have to divvy up only 80,000 consoles at launch, 20,000 less than originally promised. US gamers,... >>

Father of the World Wide Web to start a new science to study the internet

Father of the World Wide Web to start a new science to study the internet

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The father of the World Wide Web has announced an ambitious project to study the Internet, its uses, and the way it’s growing. The research will be collaborative at MIT and the University of Southampton, and is called the Web Science Research Initiative... >>

Apple adds to RED iPod nanos with 8GB version

Apple adds to RED iPod nanos with 8GB version

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After recently launching a red iPod nano for Bono’s RED project to help AIDS patients in Africa, Apple has quietly added an 8GB red nano to its lineup. The original red nano was only 4GB in size, but it seems Apple aims to give people more choice in... >>

Chow down on Yahoo Food

Chow down on Yahoo Food

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Yahoo is launching a new category for its users centred around food and cooking, to be called – wait for it – Yahoo Food. It will offer users recipes, advice from “regional celebrity chefs”, video cooking guides, and web tools for finding the... >>

Rimax Mystic doubles as VoIP phone and MP3 player

Rimax Mystic doubles as VoIP phone and MP3 player

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New online electronics store RMX Direct brings a new twist to the VoIP phone options available with the Mystic, which doubles as an MP3 and MP4 player. Once connected to the PC via USB, it functions as VoIP phone; away from your computer, and it plays... >>

Pure Digital unveils Evoke-1XT Marshall Edition, Legato II, and Elan DX40 DAB radios

Pure Digital unveils Evoke-1XT Marshall Edition, Legato II, and Elan DX40 DAB radios

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Pure Digital is launching three digital radios that are all new incarnations of previous models: The Evoke-1XT Marshall Edition, Legato II, and Elan DX40. The Evoke-1XT Marshall Edition is a DAB radio the combines the styling of Marshall Amplification... >>

Creative launch plug and play webcam Optia

Creative launch plug and play webcam Optia

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Creative has launched a new USB webcam that doesn’t require driver installation. Called Creative Live! Cam Optia webcam, it's supposedly the first USB Video Class webcam that offers instant Plug-n-Play straight out of the box for users using Windows... >>

Darts gets videogame makeover

Darts gets videogame makeover

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Playing the action packed game of darts on your PC or PlayStation 2 is to become a reality, allowing fans of the pub sport to play to their hearts content. World Championship Darts according to its makers "brings together the high drama of major championships... >>