Archive for Amber Maitland

  • BitTorrent's legitimate download site to launch today
    Home Cinema

    BitTorrent's legitimate download site to launch today

    By 26 February 2007

    BitTorrent is scheduled to become legit today as it launches its new pay-per-movie download site. The BitTorrent Entertainment Network has not yet gone live, as there is a holding page up right now. It will offer films and TV shows from Fox, Warner Bros,...

  • Sony announces pricing for first-party PlayStation 3 games
    Gaming

    Sony announces pricing for first-party PlayStation 3 games

    By 26 February 2007

    Sony has announced the pricing plans for its first-party PS3 titles. Disc-based games will costs £39.99 at launched, which puts them on par with games for the Nintendo Wii, and £10 less than those for the Xbox 360. Amongst the titles that will be available...

  • Virgin Media to offer Lost on demand
    Home Cinema

    Virgin Media to offer Lost on demand

    By 26 February 2007

    Virgin Media has just announced that its deal with Disney's Buena Vista includes older seasons of the hit US TV host Lost. The first and second seasons will be available starting in August as part of Virgin Media's TV on demand service, while the third...

  • Pure Digital launches DMX-25 micro Hi-Fi system
    Audio

    Pure Digital launches DMX-25 micro Hi-Fi system

    By 26 February 2007

    Pure Digital has launched another radio in its DMX series. The DMX-25 DAB Micro System not only receives DAB radio signals, but also plays MP3 files. It offers connectivity for USB flash sticks, SD memory cards, and portable music players, and plays both...

  • Canon outlines the future of the DSLR
    Cameras

    Canon outlines the future of the DSLR

    By 22 February 2007

    Shortly before the unveiling of Canon's Spring lineup of products, we sat down for a chat with Alessandro Stanzani, country director for the UK and Ireland, Canon Consumer Imaging, to discuss Canon's role in the digital photography market and the company's...

  • iWorld adds Beyerdynamic earbuds and Logitech AudioStation speakers
    Audio

    iWorld adds Beyerdynamic earbuds and Logitech AudioStation speakers

    By 21 February 2007

    The website that brings you all things iPod, iWorld.co.uk, has added a new pair of earbuds and two new speakers to its site. Beyerdynamic DTX50 Portable Earphones promises good audio quality thanks to a design that allows the transmission of ultra deep...

  • Surgeons who play videogames perform better
    Gaming

    Surgeons who play videogames perform better

    By 21 February 2007

    New research suggests that there's a correlation between how well surgeons perform on patients and whether they play videogames. In a study at Beth Israel medical centre in New York and published in the Archives of Surgery, researchers found that doctors...

  • Sagem releases world's tiniest Bluetooth headset, the H4
    Phones

    Sagem releases world's tiniest Bluetooth headset, the H4

    By 21 February 2007

    Sagem has released a tiny Bluetooth headset that they claim could be the world's smallest. The H4 Bluetooth headset is glossy black, measures just 35 x 18 x 12.5mm, and weighs 8g. It is able to store two of your favourite numbers at the touch of the Favourite...

  • Secure it Easy protects from unauthorised data copying
    Online

    Secure it Easy protects from unauthorised data copying

    By 21 February 2007

    Secure it Easy is the first USB Firewall software available for Windows Vista, and helps to make sure data is not copied on to a USB flash draw without authorisation. Developed as a response to the fact that employees commit more than 70% of unauthorised...

  • YouTube and CBS content deal falls apart
    Online

    YouTube and CBS content deal falls apart

    By 21 February 2007

    Although Google and US television network CBS had been close to a deal to put CBS TV shows on YouTube.com, the negotiations have fallen apart. According to the Wall Street Journal, insiders say that the deal was for several years, and involved deals to...

  • Alienware adds Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to Area-51 7500 desktop
    Online

    Alienware adds Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to Area-51 7500 desktop

    By 21 February 2007

    Alienware has added another option to its Area-51 7500 desktop powerhouse. Now you can elect the Intel core 2 Quad Q6600 processor to the system, which power the machine with 2.4GHz speed with 8MB Cache. This isn't the top of the line processor for this...

  • Life Fitness exercise equipment to integrate iPod connectivity
    Audio

    Life Fitness exercise equipment to integrate iPod connectivity

    By 21 February 2007

    It seems that the iPod's use as gym bunnies' favourite workout aid has not escaped the notice of exercise equipment manufacturers. Life Fitness has announced that it will start to integrate iPod sockets into its latest products. The connectivity will...

  • British government says DRM offers consumers more choice
    Audio

    British government says DRM offers consumers more choice

    By 21 February 2007

    Responding to a petition calling for a ban on DRM, or digital copy-protection, the British government has said that DRM offers more choice to consumers. The petition, which was signed by 1414 people online, requested that DRM be outlawed because it removed...

  • Dinky photo viewer with 1-inch screen
    Cameras

    Dinky photo viewer with 1-inch screen

    By 21 February 2007

    Here's another bit of gadgetry to take up space on your desk. The Digital photo cube has a teeny tiny 1-inch by 1-inch screen. It stores up to 30 of your jpegs once you hook it up to your PC, and is designed for business to order and emblaze with their...

  • Nokia to launch 7373 Special Edition with Giambattista Valli
    Phones

    Nokia to launch 7373 Special Edition with Giambattista Valli

    By 21 February 2007

    After the glut of mobiles released or announced at 3GSM, Nokia has followed it up with another special edition phone, this time for it's L'Amour collection. The Nokia 7373 Special Edition has been designed in conjunction with designer Giambattista Valli,...

  • Pioneer launches in-car satnav with audio
    Audio

    Pioneer launches in-car satnav with audio

    By 21 February 2007

    Pioneer has launched a new line-up of in-car sound system, which this year includes an all-in-one satnav device. The AVIC-D3BT, which will be available in March, is designed to be installed as your satnav and stereo system. It connects with most MP3 players,...

  • Brits lack confidence in buying online
    Online

    Brits lack confidence in buying online

    By 21 February 2007

    Internet users have been put off buying online because of a perceived risk of fraud and internet security threats. A survey carried out for Symantec of 2500 UK adults found that two-thirds of them believed that making transactions online puts them at...

  • Griffin updates range of iPod cases
    Audio

    Griffin updates range of iPod cases

    By 20 February 2007

    Griffin has announced it's range of spring cases, some that update previous models with new finishes. First up is the Reflect for iPod video and nano. It's a tinted polycarbonate shell that hides the screen until the backlight is lit, and that gives your...

  • Oscar ceremony bans cameraphones
    Phones

    Oscar ceremony bans cameraphones

    By 20 February 2007

    The Oscars has taken a dim view of mobile phones this year and has enacted a total ban on cameraphones. This complete ban includes the Motorola MOTORIZR Z3, which was going to debut at the ceremonies. Pocket-lint reported that the mobile phone company...

  • Skype launches Skype Pro in Europe and UK
    Online

    Skype launches Skype Pro in Europe and UK

    By 20 February 2007

    Skype today has announced details of its Skype Pro service in Europe. For a flat monthly subscription fee, Skype Pro users in Britain will be able to talk for free (with a small connection fee) to landlines in the UK Skype Pro costs £1.50 a month with...

  • Lexar unleashes high speed CF card for yet-unannounced DSLRs
    Cameras

    Lexar unleashes high speed CF card for yet-unannounced DSLRs

    By 20 February 2007

    After the recent release of its tiny SD card variation, Lexar has finally given photographers a break with new superfast CF cards. The latest addition to its Professional UDMA or Ultra Direct Memory Access range, they offer faster download speeds to the...

  • Joost signs content deals with Viacom
    Online

    Joost signs content deals with Viacom

    By 20 February 2007

    US television conglomerate Viacom has signed a content deal to put its programming on Joost, the internet on-demand TV service from the men behind Skype. The agreement means that TV shows from MTV, BET Networks, and film studio Paramount Pictures will...

  • Virgin Media signs content deal with Warner Bros
    Home Cinema

    Virgin Media signs content deal with Warner Bros

    By 20 February 2007

    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...

  • Reader poll shows more than half plan to buy a PS3
    Gaming

    Reader poll shows more than half plan to buy a PS3

    By 20 February 2007

    As usual when asked a question about a hot new product, Pocket-lint readers are firmly divided on whether they'll be first in line to nab one. This time it's the PS3 that is the contentious issue. When asked if you'll be buying a console when it's released...

  • Freeloader provides solar power for your gadgets
    Gadgets

    Freeloader provides solar power for your gadgets

    By 20 February 2007

    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...