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Panasonic announces new Wi-Fi Skype phone, the KX-WP1050

Panasonic announces new Wi-Fi Skype phone, the KX-WP1050

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Panasonic has announced availability and details of its latest VoIP wireless phone, the snappily-named KX-WP1050. The phone's Skype certification means that users can easily access their Skype accounts and take advantage of free Skype-to-Skype calls,... >>

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... >>