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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... >>

Freeloader provides solar power for your gadgets

Freeloader provides solar power for your gadgets

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Here's another battery recharger that we think might come in useful. The Freeloader promises to power any handheld device anytime, providing up to 18 hours of backup power for an iPod. Ingeniously, it can load up on solar power when you're outside, or... >>

Defence auction site flogs army vehicles

Defence auction site flogs army vehicles

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The Ministry of Defence has launched a new aution site dedicated to flogging used armed services kit. The Disposals Sales Agency has set up its website to rival eBay, with live auctions as well as items listed for a flat rate. The variety of gear is quite... >>

Sharp unveils massive Blu-ray home theatre system

Sharp unveils massive Blu-ray home theatre system

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Sharp has dropped a mammoth home theatre system in to the Japanese market. The 7.1 Blu-ray system combines a BD-MPC70 with seven speakers to create the definitive home cinema. The speakers are capable of producing 175W of power, surrounding you with the... >>

XM and Sirius Satellite Radio propose merger

XM and Sirius Satellite Radio propose merger

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The only two available satellite radio companies have announced a plans to merge their enterprises in a deal worth about $13 billion. If the deal goes through, it means that people will only have one choice - to subscribe to the one satellite radio company... >>

Cuba migrates to Linux

Cuba migrates to Linux

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Communist-run Cuba is planning a move away from proprietary software to open source in order to lesson the country's reliance on Microsoft's operating system. The matter garnered attention last week at a technology conference, where the Communications... >>

New Spectator image storage device and GPS receiver from Jobo

New Spectator image storage device and GPS receiver from Jobo

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Jobo, which makes all sorts of imaging accessories from their offices in Germany, has announced it will be showcasing several new products at PMA this year, including a new image storage device and a GPS receiver for photographers. The Spectator is a... >>

Uber-realistic games to be ready in as soon as 2 years

Uber-realistic games to be ready in as soon as 2 years

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Gaming is at the brink of becoming a lot more real, according to games developers speaking to the BBC. Super-realistic computer games starring characters who look real are at most 2 years away. One developer calls the difference between games characters... >>

New Nikon L-series and S-series digital cameras released

New Nikon L-series and S-series digital cameras released

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So what's next for Nikon after the release of the P5000? The company also launched models in its S-series and L-series. Encased in brushed metal, the S500 is a compact with 7.1MP and a 3x optical zoom that also boasts Vibration Reduction and ISO 2000,... >>

Nikon P5000 prosumer camera unveiled

Nikon P5000 prosumer camera unveiled

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With PMA around the corner, Nikon has released a clutch of new digital compacts, including a new 10MP prosumer model. The Coolpix P5000 is encased in a faux leather material and has a rubber grip for better holding. Its impressive megapixel count isn't... >>

SlySoft cracks HD DVD copy protection

SlySoft cracks HD DVD copy protection

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The copy protection on HD DVD discs has officially been broken with the release of SlySoft's AnyDVD HD. The $80 software decrypts your HD DVDs so that you can store them or copy them on to other discs. Because it removes the AACS encryption from the discs,... >>

Britney Spear's hair for sale on eBay

Britney Spear's hair for sale on eBay

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Revoltingly, no sooner has Britney Spears taken the razor to her locks then they appear on eBay. The first page of items that return from a search for her hair includes a strange bidding war that has reached $99,999,999, although we predict that eBay... >>

Broadband routers leave users vulnerable to hackers

Broadband routers leave users vulnerable to hackers

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Wireless routers leave people wide open to attacks on their PCs says security firm Symantec. Its Security Response, in conjunction with Indiana University School of Informatics, has found that that many broadband users are vulnerable to a type of attack... >>

PC World to create world's first carbon neutral computer

PC World to create world's first carbon neutral computer

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PC World has set itself the lofty goal of developing the first "carbon neutral" PC to be sold throughout its network of stores. It plans to create the machine out of recycled materials and offset the rest with carbon offset payments. The new PC, which... >>

AMD launches site in Second Life

AMD launches site in Second Life

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AMD is the latest high-tech company to set up a site within Linden Lab's Second Life world. Rather than trying to sell items to Second Life avatars, AMD hopes to use its space, the AMD Dev Central Pavilion located on AMD Dev Central Island, to foster... >>

Chelsea signs first Premiership deal with YouTube

Chelsea signs first Premiership deal with YouTube

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YouTube is signing content deals all over the place, with the latest to be announced one with Premiership club Chelsea. It's signed up to make available archive footage as well as daily news on its own branded channel, at Youtube.com/chealseafc. The channel... >>

Save electricity and money with Bye Bye Standby

Save electricity and money with Bye Bye Standby

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Most people are aware now that leaving appliances and electronic devices on standby wastes a great deal of energy. Simply switching your TV off at the mains could save you money - research shows that the average household wastes about £37 a year by leaving... >>

Adobe Lightroom 1.0 now shipping

Adobe Lightroom 1.0 now shipping

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Adobe has announced that its RAW workflow software, Lightroom 1.0, is now available and shipping. As expected, the software retails for £146.88 from Adobe's website, and is available as a boxed version and as a download. Lightroom is not expected to... >>

Flaws in Firefox and IE7 could give hackers hard drive access

Flaws in Firefox and IE7 could give hackers hard drive access

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A security researcher has discovered two fairly serious flaws in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and Mozilla's Firefox. Michal Zalewski, who posts to a security mailing list, says that the browsers' flaws could allow hackers to get data by luring... >>

Mexican airline rents iPods to passengers

Mexican airline rents iPods to passengers

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Coffee, Tea, or iPod? That's the question flight attendants on one Mexican airline are already asking passengers. Although several US airlines are in talks with Apple about offering iPod seat connections, Volaris has taken a short cut and simply bought... >>

Microsoft brings MSN Soapbox out of private beta

Microsoft brings MSN Soapbox out of private beta

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Microsoft has launched a public beta of its YouTube-rivalling MSN Soapbox video sharing site. Although originally unveiled last September, MSN Soapbox has only been available to invited beta testers. Now users can browse and watch whatever they want.... >>

General Electronics to start making digital cameras

General Electronics to start making digital cameras

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General Electronics is to go up against the likes of Olympus, Canon, Nikon and Samsung and enter the digital camera market with the General Imaging Co. The eight new GE digital cameras will debut at PMA in Las Vegas during 8-11 March. The headline product... >>

Google buys in-game advertising company Adscape

Google buys in-game advertising company Adscape

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Google, having spread its sphere of influence beyond internet advertising into radio marketing, is now dipping its toe into the gaming ad market with the acquisition of Adscape. The company has paid $23 million for the company, which has developed the... >>

Zero-day attack in Microsoft Word launched after Patch Tuesday

Zero-day attack in Microsoft Word launched after Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft has warned of a flaw in Word that is currently being exploited in the wild; the advisory comes just a couple of days after Security Patch Tuesday. The zero-day attack affects Microsoft Office 2000 and Office XP; in order for an attack to be... >>

Apple ultraportable computer rumours surface

Apple ultraportable computer rumours surface

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The Apple rumour mill was somewhat quietened by the iPhone launch in January, but now there's a new story on the block. It seems that contacts working on a new project have spilled the beans about a "sub-notebook" to website Apple Insider. According to... >>