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Acer beat HP for laptop sales market share in EMEA

Acer beat HP for laptop sales market share in EMEA

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The most popular notebook computer manufacturers are losing ground to smaller, newer companies, research from DisplaySearch reveals. HP led the market during the third quarter of 2006, with 17.7% of the worldwide market, but unexpectedly, Acer was the... >>

Fujifilm updates entry-level range with A800 and A610

Fujifilm updates entry-level range with A800 and A610

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In addition to the F40fd, Fujifilm has also released the FinePix A610 and the A800 to its entry-level series. Like the F40fd, both cameras feature dual memory card slots for xD and SD cards, to make storage more flexible. In addition, they both features... >>

Fujifilm replaces the F30fd with the F40fd

Fujifilm replaces the F30fd with the F40fd

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Fujifilm has released three new compact cameras just in time for CES next week. Two are new additions to the company's A-series of entry-level cameras; the third is the fourth Fujifilm model with Face Detection technology. The FinePix F40fd comes with... >>

Pentax launch optio E30 digital camera

Pentax launch optio E30 digital camera

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As reported on our sister site, photographypress.co.uk, Pentax has announced the launch of a new compact camera ahead of CES 2007 in America next week. The Optio E30 will offer 7.1 effective megapixels for exceptional high-resolution photography. The... >>

The Cloud Wi-Fi offers Channel 4 Radio to Sony PSP users

The Cloud Wi-Fi offers Channel 4 Radio to Sony PSP users

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Channel 4 Radio and The Cloud have announced a deal that offers Sony PSP users radio programming from 4Radio via Wi-Fi. Launched to coincide with the beginning of Celebrity Big Brother on 3 January, 4Radio will provide radio programming designed especially... >>

New lawsuit charges Apple over stock option handling

New lawsuit charges Apple over stock option handling

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Apple's legal troubles over its alleged stock options backdating are just beginning. A report todays says that the company is being sued by a shareholder who claims Apple granted four executives stock options the day before Microsoft's investment in the... >>

Latest iPod speaker radio - George

Latest iPod speaker radio - George

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And voila, our first iPod speaker system of the year is the George. The first product from Chestnut Hill Sound, this neat little white box features a detachable remote control that functions as the units control panel when attacked. The rather chunky... >>

Open University launches digital photography course

Open University launches digital photography course

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The Open University has launched a new course for amateur photographers or those just entering the digital age. Digital Photography: Creating and Sharing Better Images couldn't come at a better time, with plenty of people receiving digital camera kit... >>

Proof-of-concept code found for MMS vulnerability

Proof-of-concept code found for MMS vulnerability

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It is now been proven possible to spread malware via MMS messages from device to device rather than via a PC. Colin Mulliner, after waiting for six months for a reply from Microsoft about his findings, published proof-of-concept exploits of MMS vulnerabilities... >>

Month of Apple Bugs kicks off with QuickTime flaw

Month of Apple Bugs kicks off with QuickTime flaw

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The Month of Apple Bugs project kicked off with a security flaw in QuickTime that affects both Mac and Windows versions of the software. The researchers behind the project are publishing 31 flaws on consecutive days during January apparently just to show... >>

Nokia, Samsung, and Panasonic sued for patent infringement

Nokia, Samsung, and Panasonic sued for patent infringement

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Apple isn't the only one facing patent disputes at the moment. Nokia, Samsung, and Panasonic are all named in a lawsuit over Bluetooth technology brought by The Washington Research Foundation. The institute named products that used Bluetooth chips made... >>

Apple faces Nike+ iPod patent lawsuit

Apple faces Nike+ iPod patent lawsuit

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Apple is facing a number of class-action lawsuits in the US that were filed toward the end of last year. Apart from the continuing investigation into stock option backdating allegations, Apple is also fighting off a case that claims Apple has created... >>

Xbox 360 outsells Wii and PS3

Xbox 360 outsells Wii and PS3

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Analysts at research firm NPD have released their findings on sales of games consoles in the US, and the numbers show that the Xbox 360 outsold both the Wii and the PS3. According to a video report on CNBC, around 2 million Xbox 360s were sold between... >>

Apple teases fans with website message

Apple teases fans with website message

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Apple has posted a rather odd teaser to its UK and US websites ahead of its MacWorld expo in San Francisco next week. The website simply reads “The first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007”. The image is one of the Apple logo lit up... >>

Pentax launches DSmobile 600 Scanner

Pentax launches DSmobile 600 Scanner

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Pentax has introduced a new portable scanner that seems to be available only in the US at the moment. The DSmobile 600 is a slim and compact 600dpi colour scanner that promises to provide greater speeds than previous mobile scanners. It measures only... >>

BT connects 10 million to broadband

BT connects 10 million to broadband

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BT has released its figures for broadband connections and has actually delivered double the number of connections that were forecast for 2006. The company set a target of 5 million connections by the end of 2006 in April 2002, but actually delivered 10... >>

Jabra unveils BT125 Bluetooth headset

Jabra unveils BT125 Bluetooth headset

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Jabra, makers of various mobile audio accessories, has launched a new, lightweight headset, the Jabra BT125. It weights just 14g, so that you'll hardly know you're wearing it. With one charge, the Bluetooth headset offers up to 8 hours talk time and up... >>

X-Factor the most popular show amongst Sky+ users

X-Factor the most popular show amongst Sky+ users

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Sky has made a rather triumphant announcement to start off the new year, that the total number of Sky+ boxes installed has reached more than 2 million. To accompany that bit of news, the company has also released the findings from its Sky View panel,... >>

Ford and Microsoft to announce Wi-Fi in-car partnership

Ford and Microsoft to announce Wi-Fi in-car partnership

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Microsoft and Ford are set to announce a partnership to expand wireless connectivity in Ford's lineup of cars, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Called Sync, the Wi-Fi connectivity will give Ford vehicles owners the possibility to make... >>

One Laptop Per Child project expects a summer launch

One Laptop Per Child project expects a summer launch

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Nicholas Negroponte is drumming up more media hype about his One Laptop Per Child project, saying that the machines could reach users in developing countries by July. Brazil, Argentine, Uruguay, Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan and Thailand have all ordered units,... >>

New Trojan virus detected on the web

New Trojan virus detected on the web

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New year, new virus. Malware code writers have taken advantage of the change of the year to send out worm-laden emails with the subject “Happy New Year”. If the attachment is opened, it downloads malware on to the machine and uses it as a tool to... >>

Griffin raises your laptop with the Elevator

Griffin raises your laptop with the Elevator

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Got a crick in your neck already from staring at the computer screen? Griffin is starting off the new year with a product to ease your neck ache – the Elevator desktop stand for laptops. Elevator is a simple aluminium frame that uses a crossbar to hold... >>

2006 in review, part 12

2006 in review, part 12

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The final part of our year in review contains the last, rather eclectic stories at the end of the year. As we said in the last edition, Microsoft unveiled its Zune in the US, and it was revealed that, strangely, the player isn't yet compatible with Vista,... >>

2006 in review, part 11

2006 in review, part 11

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As the grey winter set in during November and December, major product launches slowed down considerably, although the release of two next-generation games consoles kept tech writers busy. The Nintendo Wii was declared a resounding success in Japan, the... >>

2006 in review, part 10

2006 in review, part 10

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In the home entertainment sector, Toshiba and Memory-Tech announced the development of what they believed could be a bridge technology to high-definition: a triple/layer disc capable of storing data to be played on both DVD players and HD DVD players.... >>