Archive for Amber Maitland

  • Google adds photos to Maps
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    Google adds photos to Maps

    By 9 March 2007

    Google has added photos to Google Maps local search, to make destinations easier to spot. Once businesses get their photos up on the site, you'll be able to view a map along with images of a storefront or road. This can be immensely helpful if you're...

  • Arcam launches high-end iPod rDock
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    Arcam launches high-end iPod rDock

    By 9 March 2007

    Arcam has released its first dock for iPods, the rDock. The dock is a standalone device that you then connect to your existing speakers or Hi-Fi system. It's designed for use with the Arcam Solo and Solo Movie system, but works with other as well. It...

  • PMA 2007: Sony A-ST1AM Sync Terminal Adaptor announced
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    PMA 2007: Sony A-ST1AM Sync Terminal Adaptor announced

    By 9 March 2007

    Sony has announced a new flash Sync Terminal Adaptor for its Alpha100 DSLR camera. The new FA-ST1AM Sync Terminal Adaptor connects the Alpha100 to the vast majority of pro studio and location flash systems. Integrated in the adaptor is a protection circuit...

  • Turkey bans YouTube
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    Turkey bans YouTube

    By 9 March 2007

    Turkey is under a YouTube blackout after one of its courts banned it for posting a video insulting Turkishness. Prosecutors to the court recommended the total ban after a video appeared that insulted the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kema Ataturk,...

  • Epson launches EMP business projectors
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    Epson launches EMP business projectors

    By 9 March 2007

    Epson has launched two new projectors mainly designed for business use with extra brightness for viewing in light rooms. The EMP 1810 and EMP 1815 both features 3500 lumens of light, as well as XGA resolution, and a 1.6x zoom lens. Designed for easy maintenance,...

  • T-Mobile launches MDA Mail smartphone
    Phones

    T-Mobile launches MDA Mail smartphone

    By 9 March 2007

    T-Mobile has brought the MDA Mail to the UK. Designed for business users, the MDA Mail has a full QWERTY keyboard to make emailing and typing documents easier. It's Web'n'walk enabled for surfing the Internet, and supports Microsoft Direct Push mail as...

  • Gear4 introduces new Bluetooth wireless headphones
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    Gear4 introduces new Bluetooth wireless headphones

    By 9 March 2007

    Gear4, the maker of audio accessories, has launched BluPhones, a set of wireless stereo headphones. The Bluetooth-equipped headphones weigh 26g and fit over the ear and behind the head. When used with an A2DP-enable mobile, the headphones alert you to...

  • LG brings 3000:1 contrast ratio for displays to the UK
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    LG brings 3000:1 contrast ratio for displays to the UK

    By 9 March 2007

    Monitors with the world's highest contrast ratio are coming to the UK. LG has announced that its 3000:1 DFC display will be launched in the first three months of 2007 in Britain. Its 3000:1 contrast ratio will appeal to imaging professionals and designers...

  • O2 launches Xda Graphite smartphone
    Phones

    O2 launches Xda Graphite smartphone

    By 9 March 2007

    O2 has announced the arrival of another smartphone to its lineup, the O2 Xda Graphite. Although not much of a looker, the new mobile has a variety of business features that should keep the professional happy. Powered by Windows Mobile 5.0, it offers Microsoft...

  • Sony announces online worlds of Home and LittleBigPlanet
    Gaming

    Sony announces online worlds of Home and LittleBigPlanet

    By 7 March 2007

    Sony has announced finally made clear its plans for the connected aspect of the PS3 by announcing two new games and discussing its Game 3.0 strategy. Game 3.0 sounds a bit like Web 2.0, focusing on online collaboration and user-generated content. It's...

  • Bluetooth Gateway facilitates media streaming in cars
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    Bluetooth Gateway facilitates media streaming in cars

    By 7 March 2007

    Intel and Parrot have teamed up to offer a new Bluetooth entertainment solution to car owners. The new Bluetooth Gateway is a small hub hidden in the dashboard of the car that then streams audio and visuals from ultra mobile PCs. The Gateway even incorporates...

  • Jeeves clock wakes you with soothing messages
    Gadgets

    Jeeves clock wakes you with soothing messages

    By 7 March 2007

    And now, Pocket-lint's second featured alarm clock of the day. This model from Voco promises to way you with the gentle and soothing voice of Jeeves, aka Stephen Fry. Every morning it wakes you with a different phrase that will most likely wake you with...

  • Ideal Home Show highlights gadgets of the future
    Gadgets

    Ideal Home Show highlights gadgets of the future

    By 7 March 2007

    If recent entries to design competitions are anything to go by, inventors are increasingly aware of the demand for simple, eco-friendly devices. The Concept Products Awards will reward one winner, decided on by the public, with £2000 at the Ideal Home...

  • New Cubelite Kits make it easier to shoot product images
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    New Cubelite Kits make it easier to shoot product images

    By 7 March 2007

    More products for the budding studio photographer or eager eBay seller looking to improve picture quality. The Collapsible Studio Cubelite Kit takes the Cubelite concept further, and lets you pack up a whole mobile studo. The kit is supplied with two...

  • Amazon Unbox in TiVo goes live
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    Amazon Unbox in TiVo goes live

    By 7 March 2007

    Amazon's downloading service for TiVo has been made live today, after first being announced in early February. Amazon Unbox in TiVo means that the combined forces of the two companies will reach 1.5 million TiVo subscribers in the US. TiVo runs a similar...

  • Microsoft's VoIP software for Office nearly ready for beta release
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    Microsoft's VoIP software for Office nearly ready for beta release

    By 7 March 2007

    Microsoft has today announced that a beta version of its VoIP software integrated into Office will soon be available. Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 will be distributed to certain business testers later this month. Voice...

  • Pinnacle launches two TV tuners for Mac
    Home Cinema

    Pinnacle launches two TV tuners for Mac

    By 7 March 2007

    Hot on the heels of Pinnacle's various product announcements over the last 2 days comes another one. The company is entering the market for Mac peripherals with two new USB TV tuners, Pinnacle TV for Mac Sticks. The Pinnacle TV for Mac DVB-T Stick lets...

  • PMA 2007: Olympus teases with images of new professional DSLR
    Cameras

    PMA 2007: Olympus teases with images of new professional DSLR

    By 7 March 2007

    Olympus has released teaser images of the successor to the E-1. Although not formally announced yet, the professional camera has the code name P-1. The camera looks thick and solid, but its various knobs and buttons don't hint at what the specifications...

  • Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world
    Gaming

    Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world

    By 7 March 2007

    Second Life residents may soon be able to wander their avatars around the virtual world and unexpectedly feel a cool breeze or be blinded by light in the real world. Philips is licensing its "ambient experiences" technology to Rivers Run Red in order...

  • Google updates Desktop to beta 5
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    Google updates Desktop to beta 5

    By 7 March 2007

    Google has released a beta of its Desktop application, which now includes major visual changes to its gadgets and sidebar. Google Disktop 5 beta's sidebar has now been altered to blend in better with the your ordinary desktop, while some gadgets have...

  • Apple announced Phofilmusigner free seminars for creative pros
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    Apple announced Phofilmusigner free seminars for creative pros

    By 7 March 2007

    In conjunction with Apple Solution Experts, Rapid Group, Apple has said that it will be hosting two free seminars for creative professionals at the end of the month in Bracknell on March 26th and in Bournemouth on March 28th. Each all-day event is broken...

  • Brando unveils Wii Remote charger
    Gaming

    Brando unveils Wii Remote charger

    By 7 March 2007

    It seems the Wii Remote may just be the iPod of the year for accessories manufacturers who can't wait to flog you useful devices with which to enhance your Wii experience. Brando has unveiled the Wii Rechargeable Battery and Charger Stand, a tasteful...

  • Nokia Software Updater available for free download
    Phones

    Nokia Software Updater available for free download

    By 7 March 2007

    Nokia has announced that its Software Updater for mobile phones is now available to all Nokia customers for download. Previously available only to those who visit a Nokia service point, it's now available to download from Nokia's site, and lets you get...

  • Microsoft adds LifeCam VX-3000 webcam to its range
    Cameras

    Microsoft adds LifeCam VX-3000 webcam to its range

    By 7 March 2007

    Microsoft has added a couple of new products to its hardware range, one a webcam and the other a package of hardware to help you on the go. The LifeCam VX-3000 joins the VX-6000, and features a Windows LiveCall Button on top of it so that you can quickly...

  • Retro iPod Alarm Clock adds a touch of old-school to your iPod
    Audio

    Retro iPod Alarm Clock adds a touch of old-school to your iPod

    By 7 March 2007

    Firebox has added a strange-looking little alarm clock/iPod hybrid to its website. The Retro iPod Alarm Clock looks like an old-fashioned, yet pink-toned alarm with two bells at the top. However the two bells are cunningly disguised 360º 3W omni speakers,...