Archive for Amber Maitland

  • PMA 2007: Kodak announces four compacts
    Cameras

    PMA 2007: Kodak announces four compacts

    By 7 March 2007

    Kodak is showcasing four new cameras, updates to previous models, as well as a new easy printer dock at PMA. The first two cameras are the Easyshare Z712 IS and the Z885, which promise high ISO and a zoom range longer than your average compact. The Z712...

  • Nikon rumoured to release 18-megapixel D3
    Cameras

    Nikon rumoured to release 18-megapixel D3

    By 6 March 2007

    It seems that diehard Nikon fans are still holding out for a full-frame DSLR, despite the company's emphasis on its commitment to a smaller sensor size. Now one website has details of a rumoured D3, a successor to the D2X, that was apparently unveiled...

  • Pinnacle launches PCTV DVB-T Flash Stick with onboard memory
    Home Cinema

    Pinnacle launches PCTV DVB-T Flash Stick with onboard memory

    By 6 March 2007

    Pinnacle has launched another TV tuner for your PC, this one a USB-style stick. The PCTV DVB-T Flash Stick is an external USB2 device that combines a tuner with software that turns your computer into a personal video recorder and 1GB of memory. Unlike...

  • Two out of five US households with a TV have a videogame console
    Gaming

    Two out of five US households with a TV have a videogame console

    By 6 March 2007

    Although a whopping 41.1% of households in the US have some sort of gaming console, it's still the hardcore gamers who dominate playing time. This is according to an exhaustive study by Nielsen research that covers the last quarter of 2004 through to...

  • Details on Archos 704-WiFi portable media player emerge
    Audio

    Details on Archos 704-WiFi portable media player emerge

    By 6 March 2007

    Details have emerged about Archos' newest portable video player, the 704-WiFi, its largest so far. It's quite hefty at 22oz but boasts a large 7-inch touchscreen to make viewing video that much easier. Storage is taken care of with an 80GB hard drive,...

  • Wikipedia editor, theologian and professor, uncovered as a fraud
    Online

    Wikipedia editor, theologian and professor, uncovered as a fraud

    By 6 March 2007

    Wikipedia has come under fire again, this time because one of its most prominent editors has turned out to be a fraud. The open online encyclopedia is a collaborative effort that allows anyone to add or change information. Recently an editor known only...

  • Robot pet prototype doubles as a PC
    Gadgets

    Robot pet prototype doubles as a PC

    By 6 March 2007

    Oh the weird and wonderful gadgets that appear when you least expect them. How about a combined robot pet, PC, and air freshener? The prototype is one of the entries to a Microsoft design competition, and is simply called the Pussy Cat. It's designed...

  • Digital Foci unveils basic photo storage device
    Cameras

    Digital Foci unveils basic photo storage device

    By 6 March 2007

    Digital Foci has launched a new Photo Safe portable hard drive with greater storage capacity. The Photo Safe now comes in 40GB, 80GB, and 120GB, and are priced accordingy. The device doesn't boast a particularly large, nor colour, screen, but rather a...

  • Google CEO indicates closer ties to Apple
    Online

    Google CEO indicates closer ties to Apple

    By 6 March 2007

    Microsoft may be jabbing at Google's soft underbelly by attacking its book project, but Google has thrown a punch in the form of a hint that it may be aligning more closely with Apple. "I will tell you that Google and Apple are doing more and more things...

  • Google "systematically violates copyright" says Microsoft
    Online

    Google "systematically violates copyright" says Microsoft

    By 6 March 2007

    Microsoft is going on the offensive today and attacking Google for practices relating to its Google Books Search, the chief rival to Microsoft's Live Search Books. Google "systematically violates copyright", Microsoft lawyer Thomas Rubin will say at a...

  • G-Tech integrates iPod into your Toolbox
    Audio

    G-Tech integrates iPod into your Toolbox

    By 6 March 2007

    G-Tech has integrated the iPod where you might least expect to find it - in a toolbox. Although it may not seem the obvious place for it, it actually makes sense that you can listen to your tunes while doing a bit of DIY - don't most builders have a radio...

  • Swiss Security shields your wireless network
    Online

    Swiss Security shields your wireless network

    By 6 March 2007

    If your unsecured Wi-Fi network worries you, bhv Software may have just the application for you. Swiss Security Wireless Security is a new security package that guarantees protection from unwanted access by your neighbours or passers-by by monitoring...

  • BT Reveal adds chic styling to the landline phone market
    Phones

    BT Reveal adds chic styling to the landline phone market

    By 6 March 2007

    BT has introduced a new landline phone, the BT Reveal, that is designed to make a style statement. The BT Reveal combines a cordless handset that's concealed in a glossy black stand complete with glowing blue light. The base unit provides a digital answering...

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

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

    By 6 March 2007

    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
    Cars

    A third of British motorists don't check their oil

    By 28 February 2007

    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+
    Home Cinema

    Sky unveils Remote Record function for Sky HD and Sky+

    By 28 February 2007

    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
    Home Cinema

    Buffalo releases LinkTheater Wireless-A&G Media Player

    By 28 February 2007

    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
    Home Cinema

    BBC may launch free satellite service

    By 28 February 2007

    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
    Gadgets

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

    By 28 February 2007

    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
    Audio

    Olympus DS voice recorders also playback music

    By 28 February 2007

    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...

  • Roberts launches Sound 16 micro Hi-Fi
    Audio

    Roberts launches Sound 16 micro Hi-Fi

    By 28 February 2007

    Roberts has released a micro Hi-Fi unit, the Sound 16, that combines a matte aluminium unit with two black speakers The digital system lets you tune into DAB or FM radio, or listen to your CDs or MP3 CDs. In addition, it has an input socket for plugging...

  • Sony promises no more PS3 shortages by May
    Gaming

    Sony promises no more PS3 shortages by May

    By 28 February 2007

    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,...

  • MySpace user flogs site on eBay
    Online

    MySpace user flogs site on eBay

    By 28 February 2007

    One entrepreneurial eBay user has flogged his or her personal MySpace page for $2125 - not bad when you consider a MySpace page is free to set up. Seller Jmhmedia said the page was worthwhile because it was set up 4 years ago, just after MySpace launched,...

  • Bluetooth glove could let you play games without a controller
    Gaming

    Bluetooth glove could let you play games without a controller

    By 28 February 2007

    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...

  • Olympus also makes hard drive radios
    Audio

    Olympus also makes hard drive radios

    By 28 February 2007

    Olympus is not just the purveyor of cameras and voice recorders; apparently it also makes radios as well. The VJ-10, which looks like it's only ever going to be sold in Japan, records radio to its 37GB hard disk drive, and from the image, looks as though...