Archive for Amber Maitland

  • Ford incorporates built-in Parrot Bluetooth audio

    Ford incorporates built-in Parrot Bluetooth audio

    By 28 February 2007

    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

    By 28 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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...

  • SanDisk to launch permanent storage medium for digital photography

    SanDisk to launch permanent storage medium for digital photography

    By 27 February 2007

    SanDisk is planning to release a new form of storage media that it hopes will provide archival storage for photographers. The "new digital film" as SanDisk has referred to it is a write-once medium that lasts for up to 100 years. Although the company...

  • New MySims announced for Nintendo Wii and DS

    New MySims announced for Nintendo Wii and DS

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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

    By 27 February 2007

    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...

  • Intempo PG-02 now available in silver

    Intempo PG-02 now available in silver

    By 26 February 2007

    Intempo, the makers of DAB radios, has revamped one of its radio models, the PG-02. The changes are merely cosmetic; the radio is now available with a silver fascia. With a pricetag of £60, the PG-02 offers both DAB radio and FM reception, and features...

  • Bollywood movies soon on your mobile

    Bollywood movies soon on your mobile

    By 26 February 2007

    Bollywood fans will soon find it easier to get their favourite films on their mobile phone. Hungama Mobile, which has the exclusive rights to 70% of Bollywood content for mobile devices, has recently signed a deal to use a video codec called Mobiclip,...

  • Only a third of US internet users have connected wirelessly

    Only a third of US internet users have connected wirelessly

    By 26 February 2007

    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

    By 26 February 2007

    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

    By 26 February 2007

    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

    By 26 February 2007

    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

    By 26 February 2007

    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

    By 26 February 2007

    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...


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