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Panasonic Light Toughbook coming to the UK

Panasonic Light Toughbook coming to the UK

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Panasonic’s latest Toughbook notebooks are finally landing on UK shores. The latest range is called “Light” as they are encased in magnesium but are slimmer than most other Toughbooks. Featuring a robust build that means they could withstand terrain... >>

Microsoft Vista to ship by end of January

Microsoft Vista to ship by end of January

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Microsoft has finally announced a launch date for its first operating system overhaul in 5 years. Vista, along with Office 2007, will be available to business customers on 30 November, while consumers will get their versions on 30 January. At least, that’s... >>

Nintendo gearing up to ship 4 million Wii consoles

Nintendo gearing up to ship 4 million Wii consoles

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Nintendo is expecting unprecedented demand for its next-generation console, the Wii, saying that its mobilising for the largest worldwide launch for a console in at least a decade. The company plans to roll out about 4 million Wiis in the time between... >>

Advertisers turning to web rather than TV

Advertisers turning to web rather than TV

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As the media landscape changes, broadcast TV needs to evolve to keep viewers watching rather than turning to the internet for entertainment. Google is making more money from advertising in the UK than Channel 4, which has led the TV station’s CEO to... >>

United Nations forum considers internet issues

United Nations forum considers internet issues

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The United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum held in Athens this week has been trying to address several issues problems that face internet users today. Forum members examined a bill of rights proposed by civil liberties group IP Justice that aims... >>

Sony Ericsson hosts tennis in the dark

Sony Ericsson hosts tennis in the dark

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Sony Ericsson’s marketing team are going all-out on this one. The company is bringing Night Tennis to the masses for free during the 5-day Sony Ericsson Championships for the WTA tour in Madrid. The night club event plays host to DJs Darren Emerson... >>

EA and Def Jam Interactive use music to drive gaming action

EA and Def Jam Interactive use music to drive gaming action

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EA and Def Jam Records are teaming up for the third time to bring a new videogame to fruition. The first of their titles to be designed for next-generation gaming consoles, Def Jam Icon will feature music in an entirely new way to drive the action. EA... >>

Sony unveils 900g G-series notebooks in Japan

Sony unveils 900g G-series notebooks in Japan

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Sony has proudly unveiled what it says is the world’s lightest 12.1-inch notebook, which weighs less than 900g and according to the press images, can be held with just one hand. Made of carbon fibre, the Vaio G series consists of six models aimed at... >>

RealNetworks offers RealAmplify radio plug-in for websites

RealNetworks offers RealAmplify radio plug-in for websites

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RealNetworks has released a new plug-in for websites called RealAmplify that puts ad-free radio on to your webpage. RealAmplify lets web users to personalise their online presence by genre or artist-based radio stations selected from a range of stations... >>

Logitech announces the Alto keyboard and notebook stand

Logitech announces the Alto keyboard and notebook stand

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Tired of getting hot hands while using your laptop? Is your neck getting a crick in it from looking down at your laptop screen? Logitech’s Alto notebook stand and keyboard aims to alleviate you of all these griefs. The top of the stand features an angled... >>

New LG Chocolate-eque phone, the Noir KG320, launches in the UK

New LG Chocolate-eque phone, the Noir KG320, launches in the UK

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LG’s latest model, the KG320, has snuck up out of nowhere and is now available through Fones4Free.com. Fones4Free.com are offering the mobile, which features a new candybar formfactor, along with a carbon off-setting scheme through Climate Care. The... >>

Orange unveils Sat Nav for Orange application

Orange unveils Sat Nav for Orange application

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Orange has launched its own satnav application designed for use on smartphones, rather than a dedicated satnav. The GPS navigation application is available for use on devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, BlackBerry, and Orange, and is powered by Webraska... >>

Pioneer delays release of BDP-HD1 until December

Pioneer delays release of BDP-HD1 until December

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Another standalone Blu-ray player has been delayed, this time the model from Pioneer. The BDP-HD1 has not passed quality control, according to a spokesperson writing to ElectronicHouse.com. Although originally scheduled for a May release, it’s now been... >>

Halo movie put on hold for now

Halo movie put on hold for now

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A couple of weeks ago Pocket-lint reported that the movie based on the videogame Halo had lost the backing of Universal Studios and Fox, but the Microsoft and Peter Jackson’s production team were still committed to making the film. In a statement made... >>

Orange launches Samsung Blush, the X830 in pink

Orange launches Samsung Blush, the X830 in pink

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Orange has unveiled a limited edition of the Samsung X830, called Samsung Blush. The phone, which comes in a light pink colour, is bundled with a box of Benefit cosmetics in a special promotion. The Benefit products are worth about £50, and include a... >>

Sanyo unveils Eneloop batteries and solar charger

Sanyo unveils Eneloop batteries and solar charger

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Sanyo has unveiled a new battery series called Eneloop with a number of useful accessories. The Eneloop batteries are rechargeable AA and AAA batteries that don’t leak charge when not in use, and can be recharged more than 1000 times before they start... >>

Asus unveils leather-clad lovelies, the W6 and new pink S6

Asus unveils leather-clad lovelies, the W6 and new pink S6

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Asus has launched a couple of interesting-looking notebook computers encased in different shades of brown leather. The all new W6 is slightly larger than the now-upgraded S6, which has been available in a hot pink edition. The W6 boasts the latest Intel... >>

Google buys wiki company JotSpot

Google buys wiki company JotSpot

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Google has acquired online wiki company JotSpot in an attempt to expand even further into the online document collaboration market. The announcement was made on the Google Blog by co-founder Joe Kraus, who explains that the site was set up to allow non-HTML... >>

Hackers hide malware in online videos

Hackers hide malware in online videos

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Be careful the next time you click that link to YouTube to watch the latest popular video – you might find yourself downloading some nasty spyware. As the popularity of online video skyrockets, hackers are targeting them for all sorts of malware, including... >>

Microsoft releases Windows Media Player 11

Microsoft releases Windows Media Player 11

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Microsoft is giving users a taste of Vista in the just-released Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP. The user interface and features gives a preview of the experience of using Vista, with its new interface and closer tie-in to digital media. WMP11... >>

iPod Shuffle available this Friday

iPod Shuffle available this Friday

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Putting to rest the rumours swirling this week that Apple was anticipating not being able to meet demand for the iPod shuffle, the company has announced it will be available worldwide this Friday, 3 November. The iPod Shuffle measures just half a cubic... >>

Sony releases special edition P!nk Memory Stick Micro

Sony releases special edition P!nk Memory Stick Micro

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Sony has announced a limited edition P!nk memory card to raise the profile of Sony Ericsson’s multimedia mobile phones. The 512MB Memory Stick Micro is preloaded with exclusive content from recording artist P!nk. On the card is a shortened version of... >>

Vodafone Family offers free calls for £5 a month

Vodafone Family offers free calls for £5 a month

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Vodafone UK is offering customers a Family plan for free calling between four to six mobiles for £5 a month. On person in a group pays the £5 a month, and all calls to three other nominated Vodafone customers are then free within the group. Vodafone... >>

Virgin Mobile adds ITN News to mobile TV service

Virgin Mobile adds ITN News to mobile TV service

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Virgin Mobile has added the 24 hour news channel ITN News to its mobile TV service. The addition boosts the profile for the Lobster 700TV which is the first mobile to offer live broadcast TV service in the UK, and was launched last month. Virgin Mobile’s... >>

New Cowan iAudio D1 is world's smallest DAB radio and MP3 player

New Cowan iAudio D1 is world's smallest DAB radio and MP3 player

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Advanced MP3 Players has announced the arrival of what they call the smallest combined DAB radio and MP3 player in the world. The iAudio D1 from Cowon Systems weighs just 60g and measures 76.1 x 35.6 x 19mm. The 4GB player plays MPEG4 video on its tiny... >>

Zune rumoured not to be released in UK until 2008

Zune rumoured not to be released in UK until 2008

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Bad news for the ardent anti-iPod camp: The Zune is rumoured to not be released until 2008 in the UK. According to gaming publisher MCV, Microsoft is not planning to launch in the UK until at least the end of 2007, possible not until 2008, and at least... >>

Microsoft adds 85 new features to Xbox 360 with Autumn update

Microsoft adds 85 new features to Xbox 360 with Autumn update

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Microsoft has released an Autumn update to usher in the 6th generation of Xbox Live; starting on 31 October, Xbox 360 owners will be able to download a firmware upgrade that provides more than 85 new features. The first big change is that the update will... >>

MySpace employs new technology to prevent copyright violations

MySpace employs new technology to prevent copyright violations

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MySpace.com is bowing to pressure from record companies and is integrating newly-developed technology to detect and block unauthorised copyrighted music uploading on to the website. The technology is licenced from private company Gracenote, and allows... >>

Bully videogame courts new controversy

Bully videogame courts new controversy

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Rockstar Games’ controversial videogame “Bully” or “Canis Canem Edit” in the UK is once again at the centre of a media storm. The game, which is rated “Teen” in the US has what some media outlets are calling a homosexual “sex scene”... >>

Tesco unveils its suite of six software programs

Tesco unveils its suite of six software programs

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Tesco has made good on its promise to release budget software solutions for home PCs and has launched six packages. The range will initially be stocked at 100 stores, to be expanded nationwide in the next 4 months. The options include an Office suite... >>

Google site ranking system thrown into question by lawsuit

Google site ranking system thrown into question by lawsuit

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Google is being sued by a small parenting website, KinderStart, for downgrading the site’s ranking to a “zero”. A federal judge, Jeremy Fogel of a US District Court in California, is to determine whether Google defamed the company by leaving it... >>

Mobile network 3 to provide Windows Live Messenger for free

Mobile network 3 to provide Windows Live Messenger for free

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Mobile network provider 3 has announced that its members can now use Windows Live Messenger for free. Taking stock of the number of messages sent through the MSN service since August, 3 found that over 100 million had been transmitted and received, which... >>

Apple patent reveals possibility of full-screen video iPod

Apple patent reveals possibility of full-screen video iPod

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Another patent has come to light in the US that may reveal some of Apple’s plans for its next-generation iPod that would be the first to do away with the critically-praised and much-copied click wheel design. The patent shows a device with controls... >>

The Carphone Warehouse to offer new service, MyMobileLife

The Carphone Warehouse to offer new service, MyMobileLife

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The Carphone Warehouse has inked a deal with Reporo, a company that offers free texting and other services to its members, to launch a new Java-based service called MyMobileLife. It offers a wide range of free services, including IM and chat through your... >>

Nokia unveils new satnav, the 330 Auto Navigation

Nokia unveils new satnav, the 330 Auto Navigation

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Nokia has launched its first dedicated satnav to come with Europe-wide maps to compete in the ever-widening personal navigation market. The Nokia 330 Auto Navigation provides seamless navigation from country to country and provides clear spoken and visual... >>

JVC launches Sophisti DD-8 and DD-3 media systems

JVC launches Sophisti DD-8 and DD-3 media systems

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JVC has launched two new media systems under the name Sophisti, the larger called the DD-8, and the smaller called the DD-3. The DD-8 not only plays back DVDs and CDs, but also is able to connect to PCs via a LAN connection. Sound is delivered via two... >>

Sony unveils DVDirect device to save video straight to DVD

Sony unveils DVDirect device to save video straight to DVD

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Sony has launched a new device to make saving video and images from a camcorder to a DVD much easier. The Sony DVDirect recorder bypasses the computer and allow you to plug your camcorder straight into it in order to record to a blank DVD. The devices... >>

Microsoft profits boosted by sale of 6 million Xbox 360s

Microsoft profits boosted by sale of 6 million Xbox 360s

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Microsoft has announced that its Entertainment and Devices Division revenue has grown by a massive 70% thanks mainly to the success of the Xbox 360, software, peripherals, and Xbox Live. According to Microsoft it has shifted over 6 million consoles worldwide... >>

Silly Friday Afternoon Gadgets ... satnav teddy bear and more

Silly Friday Afternoon Gadgets ... satnav teddy bear and more

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Today we have just two items of note for you on Silly Friday. The first is a very cute teddy bear that conceals a GPS unit under his plush padded suit. The Navirobo teddy bear supposedly points you in the right direction, makes fun of you when you miss... >>

Carsafe protects valuables from car thieves

Carsafe protects valuables from car thieves

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Although most of us probably aren't hugely preoccupied with the thought that our satnav may get stolen from our car despite the fact that statistics show that a theft from a car occurs in the UK ever 22 seconds, it makes sense to put it out of direct... >>

Infinite Monkey Project wants your texts

Infinite Monkey Project wants your texts

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In an attempt to show that texting is still very much alive and well, the company behind the software that makes predictive texting possible is asking the public to text in words that will then be made into a song. Called the Infinite Monkey Project because... >>

Google asks us not to "google"

Google asks us not to "google"

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Google must be feeling a bit desperate. The company has resorted to posting an entry to its blog pleading with the general public to stop using the word “google” as a verb in order to protect its trademark. Come on Google, you know the blogs are going... >>

Hoasis waters your plants and switches off the lights so you don't have to

Hoasis waters your plants and switches off the lights so you don't have to

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Hoasis is designed for people who don't have to ask how much it costs. The home automation and security system waters your garden and switches off all your lights for you letting you avoid getting your hands dirty with such “menial chores”. The system,... >>

US demands all passports issued in 27 countries must be biometric after today

US demands all passports issued in 27 countries must be biometric after today

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Today marks another important deadline in the US's stringent passport requirements for people from countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program. All passports issued after 26 October in VWP countries must contrain biometric data – however, people... >>

Second flaw in IE7, claimes security firm Secunia

Second flaw in IE7, claimes security firm Secunia

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Danish security company Secunia has found its second flaw in IE7, to which Microsoft has responded swiftly. The flaw lets hackers put a fake web address in a pop-up window, and could trick users into downloading from what looks like a secure website.... >>

Cellboost gives devices an extra charge

Cellboost gives devices an extra charge

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Cellboost is yet another option for giving your devices a quick recharge when you can't get to mains power. The inexpensive batteries can transfer about an hour of talktime and 60 hours of standby to a mobile phone, and about 8 hours of audio playback... >>

Nokia bundles Mission Impossible 3 on miniSD with N93

Nokia bundles Mission Impossible 3 on miniSD with N93

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In order to encourage people to view the N-series as portable media devices, Nokia is promoting the N93 by giving away a copy of Mission Impossible 3 on memory cards packaged with the device. The release of the special sales package coincides with the... >>

Adobe unveils Soundbooth audio editing software

Adobe unveils Soundbooth audio editing software

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Adobe has released a new audio software, dubbed Soundbooth, for the web designers and video editors. Soundbooth gives designers visually-oriented tools for creating and editing audio and fixing common flaws. Adobe is inviting professionals to download... >>

Heavy mobile phone usage and male infertility linked in study

Heavy mobile phone usage and male infertility linked in study

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A new medical study has shown a correlation between low sperm count and high mobile phone usage, suggesting that mobile phone usage could affect male fertility. A team led by Ashok Agarwal at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio found that out of 361 infertility... >>

Carbonite launches unlimited online storage for less than £3 a month

Carbonite launches unlimited online storage for less than £3 a month

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Echoing the theme in the last 24 hours of online backup service announcements, US storage company Carbonite has announced that its unlimited storage plan is now available in the UK. Although unlike BT Digital Vault and Diino, it's not offering a “free... >>