Archive for Amber Maitland

  • Defence auction site flogs army vehicles

    Defence auction site flogs army vehicles

    By 20 February 2007

    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

    By 20 February 2007

    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

    By 20 February 2007

    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

    By 20 February 2007

    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...

  • Strange gadget of the day: USB tape dispenser

    Strange gadget of the day: USB tape dispenser

    By 20 February 2007

    If it's possible to incorporate a USB plug into a device, chances are someone will do it. We've seen USB Snowmen, USB teddy bear flash drives, and USB-powered lights by the dozen. However, we've never seen a tape dispenser that doubles as a USB hub. The...

  • New Spectator image storage device and GPS receiver from Jobo

    New Spectator image storage device and GPS receiver from Jobo

    By 20 February 2007

    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...

  • New luxury MP3 player costs upwards of €3000

    New luxury MP3 player costs upwards of €3000

    By 20 February 2007

    Luxury gadgets - sometimes they make us drool, mostly they just make us shake our heads in bewilderment. The latest one from Russian mobile phone maker Gresso, who's last big product announcement was of a phone made from 200-year-old African Blackwood...

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

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

    By 20 February 2007

    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...

  • iMainGo combines iPod case and speakers into one

    iMainGo combines iPod case and speakers into one

    By 20 February 2007

    There's another iPod speaker on the market, this time with a new form factor, from AM Micro. The iMainGo portable speaker system wraps around the iPod like a particular large and padded case, and conceals an amplifier and stereo speakers. Also contained...

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

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

    By 20 February 2007

    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

    By 20 February 2007

    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

    By 19 February 2007

    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,...

  • Delete key goes analogue

    Delete key goes analogue

    By 19 February 2007

    For the geek who's especially proud of his geekiness comes this Delete eraser in the shape of the Delete button. It sort of bridges the gap between the digital function and the analogue eraser's action. The price may put some of you off - it will cost...

  • Xbox mod robot racks up gamer points

    Xbox mod robot racks up gamer points

    By 19 February 2007

    A gamer who goes by the name Diego Knyte, real name David Harr, has spent an awful lot of time - 10 hours to be precise - designing the xBot. The "game controller button-masher-robot" is designed to rack up points for the game Perfect Dark Zero. He's...

  • Britney Spear's hair for sale on eBay

    Britney Spear's hair for sale on eBay

    By 19 February 2007

    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

    By 19 February 2007

    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

    By 19 February 2007

    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

    By 19 February 2007

    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

    By 19 February 2007

    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

    By 19 February 2007

    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...

  • Lexar launches 4GB miniSDHC and 2GB microSD cards

    Lexar launches 4GB miniSDHC and 2GB microSD cards

    By 19 February 2007

    Lexar has launched two new compact memory cards at 3GSM. Previously announced in January, Lexar are releasing a 4GB miniSDHC card as well as a 2GB microSD card in April. They're designed for both the mobile device market and the camcorder market. The...

  • Sweex sell portable media player with Mr Bean

    Sweex sell portable media player with Mr Bean

    By 19 February 2007

    Sony Ericsson got a movie marketing deal with the king of cool, James Bond; Sweex apparently signed one with Mr Bean. The company is now offering their Blaze MP4 player as a Limited Edition with Mr Bean's Holiday trailer preloaded on to it. Those who...

  • Roberts unveils Sound 78 DAB radio with 3-way speakers

    Roberts unveils Sound 78 DAB radio with 3-way speakers

    By 19 February 2007

    Roberts, the makers of retro-looking, leather-encased radios has released a more modern-looking one, the Sound 78 DAB radio. The Sound 78 has a 3-way speaker systems and incorporates a bass woofer in its compact design. In includes an input socket for...

  • Adobe Lightroom 1.0 now shipping

    Adobe Lightroom 1.0 now shipping

    By 19 February 2007

    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

    By 19 February 2007

    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...


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