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A third of British motorists don't check their oil

A third of British motorists don't check their oil

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Almost a third of British motorists are risking engine damage by not checking their oil properly, according to new research out today. Some 29% of respondents in a recent survey didn’t realise the importance of checking engine oil on a level surface,... >>

Sky unveils Remote Record function for Sky HD and Sky+

Sky unveils Remote Record function for Sky HD and Sky+

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Sky has launched an online Remote Record service for those who subscribe to Sky+ or Sky HD. This means that you can now set recorders for your at-home set-top box online wherever you are. From Sky's website (see the link below), you can login and view... >>

Buffalo releases LinkTheater Wireless-A&G Media Player

Buffalo releases LinkTheater Wireless-A&G Media Player

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Streaming media wirelessly throughout your house is the buzzphrase of choice at the moment, with Apple TV on the horizon and Sony's networking solution announced yesterday. Buffalo has announced the availability of its media player, the LinkTheater Wireless-A&G,... >>

BBC may launch free satellite service

BBC may launch free satellite service

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The BBC Trust has provisional approved plans to launch a free satellite TV service as a joint venture with Channel 4 and ITV. BBC channels are currently available for free through Sky's Freesat service, which requires a set-top box and one time installation... >>

Smell-o-vision will come to the Internet in a decade

Smell-o-vision will come to the Internet in a decade

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South Korea is well known for being the producer of and market for the latest and greatest high-tech gadgets, most of which never make it outside of Asian markets. It's no surprise, then, that its government has released a survey that says by 2015, you'll... >>

Olympus DS voice recorders also playback music

Olympus DS voice recorders also playback music

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Olympus has upgraded its voice recorders to include more multimedia functionality. The new DS range encompasses three digital recorders that not only capture voice but also playback music tracks, podcasts, and audio books. A choice of mono or stereo recording... >>

Sony promises no more PS3 shortages by May

Sony promises no more PS3 shortages by May

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Sony's shortages of PS3s is expected by its top executives to end by May. Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has also said that reports of PS3s staying on store shelves means that Sony are producing enough to keep up with demand,... >>

Bluetooth glove could let you play games without a controller

Bluetooth glove could let you play games without a controller

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Bluetooth is becoming standard in many mobile as well as static devices, and soon you may be able to control them all with a wave of your hand. Scientists at Engineered Fibre Structures have developed a glove that looks and feels like a normal glove but... >>

Ford incorporates built-in Parrot Bluetooth audio

Ford incorporates built-in Parrot Bluetooth audio

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If the new laws regarding mobile phone usage in cars is particularly concerning you, maybe you should think about buying your next car in Spain. Parrot and Ford have teamed up to install Bluetooth hands-free calling in the Fiesta, Fusion, Focus, and Focus... >>

Parallels upgrades Desktop for Mac software

Parallels upgrades Desktop for Mac software

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Parallels has released an update to its Desktop for Mac software that incorporates a number of major improvements. The latest version, which lets users of Mac machines run Windows or Linux at the same time as Mac OSX, includes a new feature called Coherence... >>

Miglia unveils Mac software for Sony LocationFree

Miglia unveils Mac software for Sony LocationFree

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There's another choice of software for Mac users with Sony LocationFree boxes now that Miglia has launched its own application. The LocationFree Base Station streams wirelessly your TV or video signal to your computer, wherever you may be. It doesn't... >>

Video wristwatch debuts on Hammacher Schlemmer

Video wristwatch debuts on Hammacher Schlemmer

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Hammacher Schlemmer, retailer of various mad and expensive gadgets, have listed an MP4 Video Watch on its site. With a ship date of 26 March, the MP4 watch can display videos downloaded from a PC on its tiny 1.5-inch colour OLED screen. It can do much... >>

New MySims announced for Nintendo Wii and DS

New MySims announced for Nintendo Wii and DS

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Electronic Arts has announced that its developed a Sims edition especially for the Wii and Nintendo. MySims introduces a new cast of whimsical characters and lets players start with their own toy-like Sim that they can customise with hairstyles and clothing.... >>

Sony launches car stereo and Bluetooth Hi-Fi systems

Sony launches car stereo and Bluetooth Hi-Fi systems

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Sony's latest audio products, including a new car stereo system, all include Bluetooth functionality to make it easier for devices to stream music. The CMT-BX5BT is a micro component system that plays MP3 files and displays artist and album info on is... >>

Sony BDP-S300 for the US market announced

Sony BDP-S300 for the US market announced

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Sony has announced its second Blu-ray player in the US, although it won't be available until this summer. Retailing for about $600, the BDP-S300 can output 1920 x 1080p progressive HD video through its HDMI connection. It supports various video formats,... >>

Sony's latest Bravia TV range includes two 1080p models

Sony's latest Bravia TV range includes two 1080p models

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Sony is steadily marching forward with its news announcements today, and has announced changes in its Bravia range as well as a set of seven new televisions. The company is rebranding many of its entertainment ranges, including micro-display TVs, home... >>

Sony unveils Muteki audio range

Sony unveils Muteki audio range

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Sony in the US has unveiled a number of new products, the first of which is a new range of audio shelf systems Muteki. Despite its Japanese-sounding name, Sony says the range was designed with Latin culture in mind. All the systems include D-Light Sync... >>

Second Life to roll out voice chatting

Second Life to roll out voice chatting

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Second Life is hitting our news pages for the second time today, this time for its plans to integrate voice chatting into its virtual world. Linden Lab will first roll the technology out in beta to a select group of users, as sophisticated new features... >>

Mio parent company to buy Navman

Mio parent company to buy Navman

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The corporation that owns Navman satnavs has announced that it is to sell the brand to Mitac, the company that produces the Mio range of devices. Brunswick has already found a buyer for its marine satnavs, and is now looking to sell off the remaining... >>

Corel offers WordPerfect Lightning beta

Corel offers WordPerfect Lightning beta

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The new trend in word processing and office software is online collaboration, so it's no surprise to learn that Corel has launched a beta of its "productivity application", WordPerfect Lightning. The beta is offered as a free download right now, and offers... >>

Terrorists mock-bomb Second Life shops

Terrorists mock-bomb Second Life shops

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In a sad case of art imitating life, Second Life has suffered a number of terrorist attacks in its virtual world. The Second Life Liberation Army, or SLLA, detonated bombs outside a virtual American Apparel store and a Reebok store. The bombs appear as... >>

Symantec launches Norton 360

Symantec launches Norton 360

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Symantec has launched a final, full version of its Norton 360 security software. The software, which has been in beta for several months, is designed as a comprehensive suite to protect PCs against internet threats and to help with PC tune ups and backups.... >>

Apple TV delayed until March

Apple TV delayed until March

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Apple has confirmed that its Apple TV device will not be released until mid-March. The company had promised at the beginning of January that Apple TV would be shipped by the end of February; as the month as progressed, it has become obvious that it wouldn't... >>

Jabra launched BT5020 and BT5010 headsets in the UK

Jabra launched BT5020 and BT5010 headsets in the UK

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Jabra has brought three of the products it showcased at CES at the beginning of this year to the UK. Two headsets, the BT5020 and the BT5010, as well as a Bluetooth Hub, the A7010, will all soon be available for purchase. The BT5020 has a "behind the... >>

Only a third of US internet users have connected wirelessly

Only a third of US internet users have connected wirelessly

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A third of internet users in the US have used wireless internet to connect to the web according to a new survey. That figure represents a 14% increase in 2 years. The Pew Internet and American Life Project questioned more than 2300 adults in the US between... >>

Dell users want Linux option on computers

Dell users want Linux option on computers

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Dell is being urged by thousands of its customers to pre-install Linux on its machines. After setting up a new user forum, Dell IdeaStorm 10 days ago, the company has started to reply to some of the most heavily-supported requests. The top suggestion,... >>

Mustek unveils PF-A700A and PF-D800 digital photo frames

Mustek unveils PF-A700A and PF-D800 digital photo frames

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Digital photo frames are growing in popularity, and Mustek is the latest company to jump on the bandwagon. The company has launched two new frames, the slightly-cheaper PF-D800 and PF-A700A. The first measures 8-inch across the diagonal and offers various... >>

YouTube generates more hits than TV network websites combined

YouTube generates more hits than TV network websites combined

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YouTube has received an unexpected boon after Viacom ordered it to take down thousands of copyrighted video clips. After the media pounced on the story at the beginning of February, YouTube's traffic increased 14% according to analysts at Hitwise. This... >>

Denon launches more affordable upscaling DVD player, the DVD-2930

Denon launches more affordable upscaling DVD player, the DVD-2930

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Denon has launched a new upscaling DVD player that incorporates professional-grade video processing technology, but at a more affordable price. The DVD-2930 not only upscales standard-definition discs, but also plays CDs. Denon promises that the technology... >>

Mozilla patches critical Firefox flaws

Mozilla patches critical Firefox flaws

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Mozilla has released updates for its Firefox browser as well as its Thunderbird email client, patching critical flaws. Version 2.0.0.2 of Firefox has also been tweaked to work better with Microsoft Vista. One of the critical flaws that has now been fixed... >>

BitTorrent's legitimate download site to launch today

BitTorrent's legitimate download site to launch today

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BitTorrent is scheduled to become legit today as it launches its new pay-per-movie download site. The BitTorrent Entertainment Network has not yet gone live, as there is a holding page up right now. It will offer films and TV shows from Fox, Warner Bros,... >>

Sony announces pricing for first-party PlayStation 3 games

Sony announces pricing for first-party PlayStation 3 games

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Sony has announced the pricing plans for its first-party PS3 titles. Disc-based games will costs £39.99 at launched, which puts them on par with games for the Nintendo Wii, and £10 less than those for the Xbox 360. Amongst the titles that will be available... >>

Virgin Media to offer Lost on demand

Virgin Media to offer Lost on demand

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Virgin Media has just announced that its deal with Disney's Buena Vista includes older seasons of the hit US TV host Lost. The first and second seasons will be available starting in August as part of Virgin Media's TV on demand service, while the third... >>

Pure Digital launches DMX-25 micro Hi-Fi system

Pure Digital launches DMX-25 micro Hi-Fi system

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Pure Digital has launched another radio in its DMX series. The DMX-25 DAB Micro System not only receives DAB radio signals, but also plays MP3 files. It offers connectivity for USB flash sticks, SD memory cards, and portable music players, and plays both... >>

Canon outlines the future of the DSLR

Canon outlines the future of the DSLR

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Shortly before the unveiling of Canon's Spring lineup of products, we sat down for a chat with Alessandro Stanzani, country director for the UK and Ireland, Canon Consumer Imaging, to discuss Canon's role in the digital photography market and the company's... >>

iWorld adds Beyerdynamic earbuds and Logitech AudioStation speakers

iWorld adds Beyerdynamic earbuds and Logitech AudioStation speakers

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The website that brings you all things iPod, iWorld.co.uk, has added a new pair of earbuds and two new speakers to its site. Beyerdynamic DTX50 Portable Earphones promises good audio quality thanks to a design that allows the transmission of ultra deep... >>

Surgeons who play videogames perform better

Surgeons who play videogames perform better

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New research suggests that there's a correlation between how well surgeons perform on patients and whether they play videogames. In a study at Beth Israel medical centre in New York and published in the Archives of Surgery, researchers found that doctors... >>

Secure it Easy protects from unauthorised data copying

Secure it Easy protects from unauthorised data copying

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Secure it Easy is the first USB Firewall software available for Windows Vista, and helps to make sure data is not copied on to a USB flash draw without authorisation. Developed as a response to the fact that employees commit more than 70% of unauthorised... >>

YouTube and CBS content deal falls apart

YouTube and CBS content deal falls apart

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Although Google and US television network CBS had been close to a deal to put CBS TV shows on YouTube.com, the negotiations have fallen apart. According to the Wall Street Journal, insiders say that the deal was for several years, and involved deals to... >>

Life Fitness exercise equipment to integrate iPod connectivity

Life Fitness exercise equipment to integrate iPod connectivity

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It seems that the iPod's use as gym bunnies' favourite workout aid has not escaped the notice of exercise equipment manufacturers. Life Fitness has announced that it will start to integrate iPod sockets into its latest products. The connectivity will... >>

British government says DRM offers consumers more choice

British government says DRM offers consumers more choice

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Responding to a petition calling for a ban on DRM, or digital copy-protection, the British government has said that DRM offers more choice to consumers. The petition, which was signed by 1414 people online, requested that DRM be outlawed because it removed... >>

Nokia to launch 7373 Special Edition with Giambattista Valli

Nokia to launch 7373 Special Edition with Giambattista Valli

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After the glut of mobiles released or announced at 3GSM, Nokia has followed it up with another special edition phone, this time for it's L'Amour collection. The Nokia 7373 Special Edition has been designed in conjunction with designer Giambattista Valli,... >>

Pioneer launches in-car satnav with audio

Pioneer launches in-car satnav with audio

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Pioneer has launched a new line-up of in-car sound system, which this year includes an all-in-one satnav device. The AVIC-D3BT, which will be available in March, is designed to be installed as your satnav and stereo system. It connects with most MP3 players,... >>

Brits lack confidence in buying online

Brits lack confidence in buying online

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Internet users have been put off buying online because of a perceived risk of fraud and internet security threats. A survey carried out for Symantec of 2500 UK adults found that two-thirds of them believed that making transactions online puts them at... >>

Griffin updates range of iPod cases

Griffin updates range of iPod cases

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Griffin has announced it's range of spring cases, some that update previous models with new finishes. First up is the Reflect for iPod video and nano. It's a tinted polycarbonate shell that hides the screen until the backlight is lit, and that gives your... >>

Oscar ceremony bans cameraphones

Oscar ceremony bans cameraphones

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The Oscars has taken a dim view of mobile phones this year and has enacted a total ban on cameraphones. This complete ban includes the Motorola MOTORIZR Z3, which was going to debut at the ceremonies. Pocket-lint reported that the mobile phone company... >>

Skype launches Skype Pro in Europe and UK

Skype launches Skype Pro in Europe and UK

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Skype today has announced details of its Skype Pro service in Europe. For a flat monthly subscription fee, Skype Pro users in Britain will be able to talk for free (with a small connection fee) to landlines in the UK Skype Pro costs £1.50 a month with... >>

Lexar unleashes high speed CF card for yet-unannounced DSLRs

Lexar unleashes high speed CF card for yet-unannounced DSLRs

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After the recent release of its tiny SD card variation, Lexar has finally given photographers a break with new superfast CF cards. The latest addition to its Professional UDMA or Ultra Direct Memory Access range, they offer faster download speeds to the... >>

Joost signs content deals with Viacom

Joost signs content deals with Viacom

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US television conglomerate Viacom has signed a content deal to put its programming on Joost, the internet on-demand TV service from the men behind Skype. The agreement means that TV shows from MTV, BET Networks, and film studio Paramount Pictures will... >>

Virgin Media signs content deal with Warner Bros

Virgin Media signs content deal with Warner Bros

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Virgin Media has scored a deal with Warner Bros to put hundreds of its popular TV shows on Virgin's new cable on demand service. This means that over 500 episodes of top-rated US shows will be available to watch on demand on Virgin Central, the company's... >>