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General Electrics to enter the digital camera market

General Electrics to enter the digital camera market

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With an out of left field announcement, General Electrics is to 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 will be a 12Mp model,... >>

Music industry agrees DRM is too restrictive

Music industry agrees DRM is too restrictive

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Conflicting reports are circulating about the music industry's opinions about copy-protection and Digital Rights Management (DRM). After Steve Jobs posted his letter about the industry, saying that music companies should stop mandating that their digital... >>

Weekender case gives your back a rest

Weekender case gives your back a rest

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There's a new solution to your packing problems with the launch of the tech air Weekender bag. This compact wheely case protects your laptop and has enough room, at 54 x 36.5 x 16.5cm, for a change of clothes and toiletries. Three compartments separate... >>

Cisco gives Apple more time over iPhone name lawsuit

Cisco gives Apple more time over iPhone name lawsuit

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In the ongoing saga of the iPhone name dispute, Cisco has granted Apple another extension of negotiations, this one to last until next Wednesday, 21 February. "Cisco is fully committed to using the extra time to reach a mutually beneficial resolution",... >>

Philips brings cordless VoIP to the UK with the VOIP841 phone

Philips brings cordless VoIP to the UK with the VOIP841 phone

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Philips has finally announced the launch date and price for its Skype-certified VoIP phone, the VOIP841. The company debuted it at IFA in August with an expected launch before Christmas, but the UK is to receive it in March for £130. The cordless phone... >>

Half of the UK's youth pay to download music

Half of the UK's youth pay to download music

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More than half of the young people in the UK pay to download music, according to a new survey. The research done by Q Research didn't question every young person in the UK, but took a sample of around 1500 people aged 11 to 25. The survey showed that... >>

Amazon.co.uk's PS3 pre-order gets off to a late start

Amazon.co.uk's PS3 pre-order gets off to a late start

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The PS3 pre-order on Amazon.co.uk has not gone quite according to plan, with orders not being taken at a 9am start yesterday as promised. The site said it would allocate its first shipment of PS3s to pre-order customers, and would start accepting orders... >>

Samsung shows off Ultra Smart F-series

Samsung shows off Ultra Smart F-series

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Four Ultra editions is not all that Samsung had up its sleeve today. It's also showcasing five Ultra Smart smartphones at 3GSM. Top of the range is the F700, which we reported on a couple of weeks ago. It boasts HSDPA at up to 7.2Mbps, as well as tri-band,... >>

Nvidia previews new 3D mobile user interface

Nvidia previews new 3D mobile user interface

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Nvidia has made its presence felt at 3GSM by demonstrating a new 3D interface prototype, and promoting its new GoForce 6100 range of mobile processors. The 3D interface prototype is based on a specification developed by Khronos called OpenKODE, which... >>

Samsung lines up four Ultra Edition II mobiles, include 5.9mm U100

Samsung lines up four Ultra Edition II mobiles, include 5.9mm U100

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We've got the low-down on Samsung's range of mobiles being previewed and release at 3GSM. The company is showcasing its second generation of Ultra Edition phones, which include the U600, at 10.9mm thick; the U700, at 12.1mm thick; the U300, at 9.6mm thick;... >>

SanDisk previews 4GB SDHC card for mobile phones

SanDisk previews 4GB SDHC card for mobile phones

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SanDisk has been working hard with mobile phone manufacturers to develop the correct memory products for their myriad devices. The company's major new launch is the 4GB microSD High Capacity, or SDHC card, which is currently being tested by major phone... >>

Virgin Games to launch 3D PC gaming platform

Virgin Games to launch 3D PC gaming platform

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There may soon be another big player in the videogames market in the form of Virgin Games and Game Domain International's just-announced 3D PC games platform. Virgin Group's CEO, Richard Branson, is thinking big, comparing it to a videogames version of... >>

How times have changed ... what's the most important office equipment today?

How times have changed ... what's the most important office equipment today?

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The desktop PC and email have been in the top three most important items of office equipment since the 1990s, according to a new survey by YouGov that looks at changing technology in the workspace. In the 1990s, the 56% of those surveyed said the desktop... >>

AA USBCELL technology coming to mobile phone

AA USBCELL technology coming to mobile phone

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The company behind the USB AA batteries that charged via a USB port has announced that it is turning its technology to the mobile phone market. The company, Moixa Energy has announced that it working on a range of mobile phone and PDA batteries, that... >>

Vodafone and Microsoft to link messenging services

Vodafone and Microsoft to link messenging services

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It looks as though Vodafone has stuck its fingers into a lot of pies recently. Today it's released an announcement with Microsoft to say that they're working together to launch a co-branded, seamless Instant Messaging service for PC and mobile. The service... >>

Vodafone and Skype in voice-to-text deals with SpinVox

Vodafone and Skype in voice-to-text deals with SpinVox

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Sending text messages is about to get even easier, thanks to a service from a company called SpinVox, the "Voice-to-Screen messaging experts". Thanks to a new deal with Vodafone UK and a working relationship with Skype, its Spin-my-Vmail voice messaging... >>

Alienware to give away ten World of Warcraft edition PCs

Alienware to give away ten World of Warcraft edition PCs

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Alienware is marking the second anniversary of the launch of MMORPG World of Warcraft with a bumper giveaway promotion. The PC maker has teamed up with games designer Blizzard to give away 10 top-of-the-line Area-51 7500 special edition systems. The Warcraft... >>

HTC launches HTC Advantage mini computer, S710 and P3350 mobiles

HTC launches HTC Advantage mini computer, S710 and P3350 mobiles

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HTC's offering at 3GSM this year includes an unusual hybrid mobile PC/phone as well as two more traditional PDA-type smartphones. The PC notebook, variably called the HTC Advantage, X7500, and T-Mobile Ameo, supports many of the functions of a fully-fledged... >>

ST1 Bluetooth headset from Bluetrek

ST1 Bluetooth headset from Bluetrek

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Bluetrek, whose M2 Bluetooth headset we told you about a few months ago, has launched a dual headset for calling and listening to music. The ST1 is an unusual-looking set of headphones, available in white, black or bronze, with rubber arms. The company... >>

Yahoo integrates Messenger into Mail

Yahoo integrates Messenger into Mail

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Yahoo has announced changes to two of its services, Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0. The company is inserting Yahoo Messenger into the latest version of Yahoo Mail, which is still in beta. The service is rolling out across its network of users... >>

BlackBerry gets navigation with CoPilot Live

BlackBerry gets navigation with CoPilot Live

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The BlackBerry 8800 was arguably the most highly-anticipated of the many devices that are being at 3GSM this week in Barcelona. Manufacturers are scrambling to announce their marketing deals and services for the new device and RIM's line of smartphones.... >>

T-Mobile cuts data roaming cost for businesspeople

T-Mobile cuts data roaming cost for businesspeople

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O2 isn't the only one adjusting its roaming rates today; T-Mobile have also announced changes, this time to their data rates abroad for business customers. All business customers will have their roaming charges slashed, from £7/MB to £3/MB, from the... >>

British sites are best for UK web users

British sites are best for UK web users

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Brits are accustomed to going straight to .co.uk domains when searching for a site, according to a new survey by YouGov. Over 60% of the 2000 or so internet users questioned said that the .co.uk ending will automatically mean that the site they're looking... >>

O2 adds over 30 countries to My Europe roaming plan

O2 adds over 30 countries to My Europe roaming plan

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O2 has announced its expanded the number of countries where it's free to receive calls on any network. The My Europe roaming price plan, which boasts a savings of up to 70% on standard roaming rates, is now available for UK customers in 31 European countries.... >>

Metadata mistakes with Vista

Metadata mistakes with Vista

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Photographers be warned before jumping in with both feet to Microsoft Vista - you might want to reconsider using its metadata editing tools for the time being. The Photo Info tool is designed to make it easy for you to edit the metadata or your image... >>