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BBC releases Planet Earth in high definition

BBC releases Planet Earth in high definition

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BBC Video has chosen to make its Planet Earth: The Complete Collection its first release in high definition. The series will launch on standard DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray on 24 April in the US, and will be distributed by Warner Home Video. The four-disc... >>

O2 announces exclusive mobile content for Lord of the Rings

O2 announces exclusive mobile content for Lord of the Rings

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O2 is banking on the popularity of the upcoming live stage production of The Lord of the Rings and is producing mobile content to tie-in with the production. Through O2 Active, customers will be able to get advanced tickets through a dedicated customer... >>

Canon to buy out Toshiba in SED display venture

Canon to buy out Toshiba in SED display venture

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Pressure from a lawsuit has forced Canon to make plans to buy out Toshiba from their joint venture developing new SED displays. Nano-Proprietary has sued Canon for sharing the technology it licensed to Canon with Toshiba, who owns a 50% share in the joint... >>

CES 2007: Dell unveils gaming desktop, monitors, and home media centre

CES 2007: Dell unveils gaming desktop, monitors, and home media centre

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Dell added to the home entertainment options being offered at CES with four new products: a gaming desktop, two monitors, and a home media suite. The XPSTM high-performance range now includes a desktop that features dual processors overclocked to produce... >>

Universal Music opens classical and jazz downloading site

Universal Music opens classical and jazz downloading site

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Classical music fans have been left somewhat out in the cold by the digital downloading revolution, but this is set to change with the launch of Universal Music's new classical and jazz website. Classical and jazz is usually favoured by the older generation,... >>

BBC may develop social networking on its site

BBC may develop social networking on its site

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The BBC has plans to develop social networking sites based around its most popular and wellknown TV programs. There's no launch plans as yet, but it's an ongoing project for the BBC to develop its online service. The sites, based on shows like Top Gear... >>

Divine Wireless unifies Wi-Fi providers for easy usage

Divine Wireless unifies Wi-Fi providers for easy usage

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If you're someone who's out and about a lot and need internet access, listen up; there's a new Wi-Fi service, and it's making it easier to connect and start browsing the net. Divine Wireless is the UK's first unified wireless service. It combines the... >>

Government to shut hundreds of its websites

Government to shut hundreds of its websites

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The government is shutting down most of its websites in an effort to reduce the cost of maintaining them, and to make information easier to find. Whitehall will shut down at least 551 websites, 90 of which have already been closed. Out of a total of 951... >>

Google Earth 4 now contains 3D renderings

Google Earth 4 now contains 3D renderings

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Google has released the fourth version of its Earth software, which now includes 3D mapping. Now not only can you view satellite images and mapping, you can also view 3D models of famous sites and terrain, like the Grand Canyon. Although the team at Google... >>

CES 2007: Visa launches paperless payment platform

CES 2007: Visa launches paperless payment platform

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Visa launched its plans for a contactless payment system based on NFC, or near-field communications, at CES. The sytem relies on mobile phone manufacturers incorporating the technology into their devices, which Nokia has already done with the 6131 NFC.... >>

SoundBridge HomeMusic from Pinnacle connects stereo to PC wirelessly

SoundBridge HomeMusic from Pinnacle connects stereo to PC wirelessly

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Pinnacle System has introduced another way for you to stream music from your PC to your stereo – via the SoundBridge HomeMusic Player. The device connects to your stereo so that you can play audio tracks saved on your PC on your stereo via your home... >>

Cisco sues Apple for using iPhone name

Cisco sues Apple for using iPhone name

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Cisco is suing Apple for using the iPhone name in the US, where the company owns the iPhone trademark. The lawsuit was filed in a US District Court in northern California, and seeks to prevent Apple from “infringing upon and deliberately copying and... >>

Canon brings four new camcorders to the UK

Canon brings four new camcorders to the UK

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Canon has released another four camcorder to the UK market, two that record to miniDV, and two that record to DVD. Its direct-to-DVD camcorder range has been updated with the widescreen-ready DC230 and DC201, while the miniDV range will include the new... >>

Macworld 2007: Altec Lansing debuts new iPod speakers and headphones

Macworld 2007: Altec Lansing debuts new iPod speakers and headphones

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Altec Lansing is showcasing a host of new products at MacWorld, including wireless speaker systems. The M812 is one of their high-end iPod speaker systems, and retails for $400. Its wireless system works up to 100 fet away, and comes with a remote control... >>

MacWorld 2007: Belkin's Cooling Stand kills the heat from your laptop

MacWorld 2007: Belkin's Cooling Stand kills the heat from your laptop

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Belkin has introduced two new products, one at MacWorld and one certainly not at MacWorld. The first is a Cooling Stand designed to lift your laptop off the desk and create airflow around it. It plugs into your computer's USB, which allows its fan to... >>

CES 2007: Samsung launches six new camcorders

CES 2007: Samsung launches six new camcorders

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Samsung has launched six new camcorders at CES, and is therefore keeping up with Canon and Sony. They include both miniDV and DVD models, but no HDD or high-definition ones. First there's the SC-D372 miniDV camcorder that boasts a 34x optical zoom, 2.7-inch... >>

CES 2007: LG brings its satnavs to the US

CES 2007: LG brings its satnavs to the US

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LG has brought its four satnavs to the US after first testing the market by launching them in Korea. Although the units range from entry level to top-of-the-line, they all share a sunlight-readable LCD, a touchscreen display, turn-by-turn voice guidance,... >>

MacWorld 2007: Microsoft announces launch date for Office 2008 for Mac

MacWorld 2007: Microsoft announces launch date for Office 2008 for Mac

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Microsoft has announced the new version of Office for Mac is on the way, and should be available during the second half of the year. Office 2008 for Mac will be a universal binary, and should enable Mac users to work seamlessly across the Mac and Windows... >>

CES 2007: Jamo updates its high-end speaker ranges

CES 2007: Jamo updates its high-end speaker ranges

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Danish sound design company Jamo has updated and refreshed its various speaker ranges in time for CES. The Concert E8 series has been replaced by the new C60 series, which is available in either a wood veneer or black finish. Designed for both home entertainment... >>

CES 2007: $100 laptop project wants to sell the device to consumers

CES 2007: $100 laptop project wants to sell the device to consumers

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The One Laptop Per Child organisation wants to sell you one of its “$100” laptops – but you'll have to buy two of them. One you'll get to keep; the other will go to a child in the developing world. The organisers hope to put each buyer in touch... >>

CES 2007: Microsoft to sell games for Zune

CES 2007: Microsoft to sell games for Zune

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Microsoft has announced that it will release games on the Zune music player, but that may take up to a year and a half. The vice president of Microsoft's Xbox division, Peter Moore, told Bloomberg news that the company plans to roll out the games within... >>

Microsoft releases three Critical and one Important security updates

Microsoft releases three Critical and one Important security updates

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Patch Tuesday has come and gone, and Microsoft has released its latest round of security updates, this time only four. They include three that have been rated Critical and one rated Important. The critical updates all relate to flaws in Microsoft Office,... >>

CES 2007: Casio launches World's Slimmest 7x zoom camera

CES 2007: Casio launches World's Slimmest 7x zoom camera

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And there's been another “world's thinnest” winner at CES, this time Casio, for its slim-is-in EX-V7, the slimmest digital camera with 7x optical zoom. The zoom is equivalent to 38-266mm on a 35mm camera, so it's not particularly wide-angle. The tiny... >>

Epson replaces the Stylus Photo 1290s with the 1400

Epson replaces the Stylus Photo 1290s with the 1400

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Epson is replacing the Stylus Photo 1290s in its photo printer range with the 1400, which uses the company's new Claria Photographic ink. Based on six inks, including light cyan and light magenta, Claria promises up to 200 years of durability when used... >>

CES 2007: Buffalo releases first Vista Premium-certified wireless router

CES 2007: Buffalo releases first Vista Premium-certified wireless router

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Buffalo's latest router has the distinction of being the world's first to be Windows Vista Premium certified. The AirStation Wireless-N Nfiniti Dual Band Gigabit Router meets the criteria for certification: it's dual band, supports Xbox and Ipv6, and... >>

CES 2007: iLuv unveils its BluePin wireless technology

CES 2007: iLuv unveils its BluePin wireless technology

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iLuv has proudly brought all 59 of its products to CES, among them a number of new devices based on its BluePin technology that “enhances” standard Bluetooth connectivity. BluePin-equipped iLuv audio products can “talk” with Bluetooth music players;... >>

Roxio unleashes Toast 8 Titanium disc-burning software for Mac

Roxio unleashes Toast 8 Titanium disc-burning software for Mac

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Roxio has released an update to its disc-burning software for Mac, Toast, that now supports Blu-ray Disc creation. Toast 8 Titanium has a range of new features, including converting files to mobile devices, as well as mixing professional audio CDs and... >>

CES 2007: Sling Media announces new SlingCatcher

CES 2007: Sling Media announces new SlingCatcher

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Sling Media is a one trick pony no more. They have launched the SlingCatcher that acts as a “reverse Slingbox” to deliver video to TVs located around the home as well as in remote locations. The new device runs with two new applications: SlingProjector... >>

Apple Aperture photo editing software
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Apple Aperture photo editing software

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The first thing you should know about Aperture is that it comes with a very big manual, and for good reason. Despite its attractive user interface, it takes some time to understand not only its organisational system, but also its terminology. Our first... >>

CES 2007: Jabra announces its newly-branded lineup

CES 2007: Jabra announces its newly-branded lineup

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Jabra has launched a host of new products to coincide with its new branding that encompasses both consumer and business products. Jabra now offers a Bluetooth hub for the businessperson. The A7010 Bluetooth Hub is offered as a standalone product to connect... >>

TomTom launches FM Transmitter Mount for TomTom GO range

TomTom launches FM Transmitter Mount for TomTom GO range

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TomTom has released the FM Transmitter Mount that lets you connect your TomTom to the car stereo wirelessly. It lets you hear navigation intructions, make hands-free calls, and listen to music stored on your TomTom GO device. Available for €50, the... >>

CES 2007: Sony launches Living Room PC and $33,000 Bravia LCD

CES 2007: Sony launches Living Room PC and $33,000 Bravia LCD

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Sony's home entertainment offerings at CES include two media-centre type computers, and a $33,000 Bravia televisions. The redundantly-named Vaio TP1 Living Room PC Digital Living System features a unique round shape and is white, giving it a rather Apple-esque... >>

CES 2007: Asus releases world's first external graphics card station, the XG Station

CES 2007: Asus releases world's first external graphics card station, the XG Station

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Asus has solved the problem of low-power graphics on notebook computers with its XG Station. The world's first external graphics card station connects to both your laptop and an external display to boost graphics power and help you to monitor it. It's... >>

CES 2007: Xacti HD2 takes over from the HD1 in Sanyo's camcorder range

CES 2007: Xacti HD2 takes over from the HD1 in Sanyo's camcorder range

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The latest camcorder to emerge from the fog of CES is the Sanyo Xacti HD2, which offers a new 7.38MP sensor and great low-light sensitivity. The HD2 is the smallest and lightest near HD camcorder on the market, and follows the HD1 and HD1a models. It... >>

CES 2007: Creative unveils new Xdock Wireless for iPod

CES 2007: Creative unveils new Xdock Wireless for iPod

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Creative has announced a new wireless streaming system for the iPod, the Xdock Wireless. It, unsurprisingly, given the name, docks an iPod and plays music in Xtreme Fidelity, or beyond CD quality, via X-Fi Wireless Receivers in any room in the home. The... >>

CES 2007: Buffalo and D-Link announce streaming digital media centers

CES 2007: Buffalo and D-Link announce streaming digital media centers

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Two more server and storage producers have launched wireless digital media servers for the home, in addition to the one announced by Netgear earlier today. Buffalo has unveiled its LinkStation Live, a Network Attached Storage device that lets users not... >>

CES 2007: Canon unveils four new camcorders

CES 2007: Canon unveils four new camcorders

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Canon is not letting Samsung steal all the camcorder news at CES and has unveiled three entry-level camcorders and a flagship model for its DVD range. The DC50 DVD Camcorder records with a 5.39MP CCD sensor with an RGB primary Color Filters for still... >>

CES 2007: Samsung adds an L-range of cameras, and updates the i-series

CES 2007: Samsung adds an L-range of cameras, and updates the i-series

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The other cameras released by Samsung at CES are the L3, L700, and the i70. All three feature different styling, but the L3 and the L700 have similar specifications, both with 7MP sensors and 3x zooms. The L73 is also equipped with Smart Touch technology,... >>

CES 2007: Samsung launches 4 cameras in the S-series

CES 2007: Samsung launches 4 cameras in the S-series

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Although CES has not traditionally been the site for camera releases, because of the promise at PMA in six weeks time, some companies are launching new photography products now. Samsung has unveiled a total of seven cameras, four of which belong to the... >>

CES 2007: Samsung launches four cameras in the S-series

CES 2007: Samsung launches four cameras in the S-series

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Although CES has not traditionally been the site for camera releases, because of the promise at PMA in 6 weeks time, some companies are launching new photography products now. Samsung has unveiled a total of seven cameras, four of which belong to the... >>

CES 2007: Parrot handles conference calls with CONFERENCE wireless speakerphone

CES 2007: Parrot handles conference calls with CONFERENCE wireless speakerphone

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Parrot's second new product unveiled at CES is the CONFERENCE wireless speakerphone. This monster of a desktop device can store up to 6000 contacts that can be loaded automatically via Bluetooth from mobile phones, PDAs, and laptops. It features a colour... >>

CES 2007: Samsung unveils 10MP cameraphone and new Ultra Editions

CES 2007: Samsung unveils 10MP cameraphone and new Ultra Editions

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Samsung has proudly done what no mobile phone manufacturer has done before it, and has launched a 10MP camera phone, the SCH-B600. Also unveiled at CES was a 3.2MP camera phone for the US market, and several Ultra Edition handsets, also destined for the... >>

CES 2007: Samsung confirms K3 music player

CES 2007: Samsung confirms K3 music player

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As a follow-up to the stylish K5 MP3 player released at IFA in August, Samsung has removed the slide-out speakers to produce the K3.Rumours of the K3 have been circulating for a few weeks, but Samsung chose to wait until CES to make it official.Samsung... >>

CES 2007: Samsung launches second Blu-ray player, the BD-P1200

CES 2007: Samsung launches second Blu-ray player, the BD-P1200

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Less than a year ago, Blu-ray and HD DVD players were scarcer than hen's teeth, and now they're coming thick and fast. Samsung is pitting a new Blu-ray player against LG's recently announced dual HD DVD/Blu-ray player. It's called the BD-P1200, and is... >>

CES 2007: Netgear unveils the Digital Entertainer HD set top box

CES 2007: Netgear unveils the Digital Entertainer HD set top box

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Netgear is demonstrating its latest home entertainment device, the Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) set top box at CES. The device is a digital media receiver that can stream pictures, music, and video from your PC to your TV effortlessly, and is compatible... >>

CES 2007: Nokia adds colour to new Bluetooth headsets

CES 2007: Nokia adds colour to new Bluetooth headsets

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Nokia also launched three new colourful Bluetooth headsets to compliment its new mobile phones. The BH-301 is available in the most girly choices, with casings in either pink flower or deep plum, with more colours available. It will last for up to 7 hours... >>

CES 2007: Nokia launches 6131 NFC, N76, and N93i

CES 2007: Nokia launches 6131 NFC, N76, and N93i

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In addition to the N800 Internet Tablet, Nokia also launched new mobile phone models and Bluetooth headsets. The 6131 NFC phone is the first to feature Near Field Communications, which supports data transfer and payment and ticketing with a tap of the... >>

CES 2007: Nokia unveils N800 Internet Tablet

CES 2007: Nokia unveils N800 Internet Tablet

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Nokia has brought its latest products to the showfloor at CES, and is emphasising its vision of mobile devices driving the evolution of the Internet and how it's used. The company has used CES to launch the N800 Internet Tablet, which functions as a “portable... >>

CES 2007: Sony unveils new models to all its camcorder ranges

CES 2007: Sony unveils new models to all its camcorder ranges

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Sony has unveiled a bewildering array of consumer camcorders, including a new range of HD camcorders that record directly to DVD, rather than to a hard disk. The company has also updated its range of MiniDV and HDD camcorders. Sony has introduced a new... >>

CES 2007: LG confirms Dual-Format HD disc player

CES 2007: LG confirms Dual-Format HD disc player

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For all those readers not sure which high-definition format to opt for, LG has confirmed that it will be launching a dual-format player which supports both Blu-ray and HD DVD format. However the move, which is likely to be well received by consumers wanting... >>