Archive for Amber Maitland

Pioneer launches 60-inch plasma TV in the UK

Pioneer launches 60-inch plasma TV in the UK

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For those rooms where the 40-incher looks a bit small, Pioneer has released the 60-inch plasma TV, the PDP-607XD. The new set has not just one, but two HDMI inputs as well as a PC input so you can watch photo slideshows or video stored on your computer;... >>

Nintendo phone patent unearthed

Nintendo phone patent unearthed

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The patent office throws up more questions than it answers, with journalists watching the submissions and approvals in order to root out the latest invention or device coming into production. Mobile phone patents are a constant theme, but this week a... >>

Watch makes sure you always arrive on time

Watch makes sure you always arrive on time

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Designer Martin Frey has come up with an original way to show time on a wristwatch and make sure that you're never late to your appointments. Dubbed "the thinking watch", the prototype is able to tap into Personal Area Networks and Bluetooth to communicate... >>

Googlemail opened to general public in UK and USA

Googlemail opened to general public in UK and USA

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Google has finally taken away the "by invitation only" requirement on its email service and has opened it up for anyone. Previously, you could only sign up for an account if you'd received an invitation for one from a Gmail user. Google had already removed... >>

Norwegian consumer group not satisfied by Apple CEO's letter

Norwegian consumer group not satisfied by Apple CEO's letter

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Steve Jobs' open letter to the music industry published last night has failed to satisfy at least one of the European consumer groups pushing for Apple to unlock its DRM. Jobs' in part tried to justify Apple's DRM by pointing out that other major music... >>

TiVo to playback content from Amazon Unbox Video

TiVo to playback content from Amazon Unbox Video

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TiVo users in the US will soon be able to download content from Amazon's Unbox Video service to their TiVos to watch on their TVs. The two companies are testing the new service, which still requires that users purchase or rent the show or movie from Amazon's... >>

Dell handheld console rumours quashed

Dell handheld console rumours quashed

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If Dell is planning on developing a gaming handheld device in the future, it's keeping those plans tightly under wraps. The rumours were started when PC Plus reported that Global gaming chief Abizar Vakharia replied to a question about a possible handheld,... >>

LG unveils Shine, the latest in the Black Label series

LG unveils Shine, the latest in the Black Label series

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After launching it in Korea and teasing the release date, LG has finally launched its Shine mobile phone, the latest model in its Black Label series. Shine is a full-metal slider phone that's reflective enough to be a mirror, and reveals a screen and... >>

Attack on root servers fails to halt the internet

Attack on root servers fails to halt the internet

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In a significant attack on the Internet, hackers tried and failed to bring down the Internet yesterday. By sending large volumes of data in a something called a denial-of-service attack, the hackers attempted to stop the servers that are relied upon to... >>

Analyst believes next-gen iPod will have Wi-Fi and GPS

Analyst believes next-gen iPod will have Wi-Fi and GPS

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Apple's next iPod model could include Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, according to analyst Jesse Tortora. Although the iPhone has been the biggest iPod-related news from Apple in months, the market is still waiting for a 6th generation, non-phone iPod to... >>

MySpace and Vodafone strike mobile deal

MySpace and Vodafone strike mobile deal

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MySpace.com has long been threatening to join the mobile world to make it easier for the site's users to access their profile and online social life, and now it has, with Vodafone's help. This isn't the first mobile deal for the News Corp. site; it has... >>

View still images in high-def with the Panasonic DMW-SDP1

View still images in high-def with the Panasonic DMW-SDP1

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It can be frustrating having a great TV display without being able to use it to its full HD capabilities, which is why Panasonic has devised the HDTV Photo Player DMW-SDP1. You simply connect the device to an HD-ready or HD TV and slip your SD or SDHC... >>

iWorld offers Animated DJ speakers and Voix MPX system

iWorld offers Animated DJ speakers and Voix MPX system

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iPod accessory repository iWorld.co.uk has two new products on its virtual shelves, the Voix MPX speaker system and the FunKit Animated DJ Speaker System. Voix MPX is a 2.1 stereo system that incorporates an iPod dock as well as a 3.5mm earphone jack... >>

Wal-Mart opens video download store

Wal-Mart opens video download store

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Wal-Mart has finally joined the digital downloading revolution and has launched a beta site offering movie downloads to rival iTunes. The site already offers 3000 films and TV shows from studios including Fox, Disney, Lion's Gate, MGM, Sony Pictures,... >>

Fast AdMomentum plans to cut out the middleman

Fast AdMomentum plans to cut out the middleman

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There's a new online advertising platform on the block, and it's out to challenge Google AdWord's dominance of the market. Fast AdMomentum lets companies place contextually-relevant ads on their websites without using Google as the middleman. AdMomentum... >>

PS3 outperformed by Wii in Japan

PS3 outperformed by Wii in Japan

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One Japanese gaming magazine publisher is predicting that relatively poor sales of the PS3 in Japan is going to force Sony to drop the price on the console. Enterbrain's Hirokazu Hamamura thinks that there could be a price cut on the console by the end... >>

Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

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Cable channel provider Viacom has demanded that YouTube remove more than 100,000 video clips that it says violates its copyright after talks between it and Google proved fruitless. The clips are from Comedy Central shows as well as those on Nickelodeon,... >>

Corel announces Painter X software

Corel announces Painter X software

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Corel's art studio software, Painter, has been updated to version 10 with all new features to give artists, designers and photographers that feeling of painting and illustrating on canvas. Corel has improved the natural feeling of its virtual tools with... >>

Rugged Ricoh 500SE has built-in GPS receiver

Rugged Ricoh 500SE has built-in GPS receiver

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Ricoh has launched a ruggedised camera with a detachable GPS receiver for the outdoorsy-type. The Ricoh 500SE GPS-ready camera is no slacker on the camera-feature front, with an 8MP sensor and built-in flash, but has been designed to withstand the rigorous... >>

Four candybar phones and accessories round out Sony Ericsson's launch

Four candybar phones and accessories round out Sony Ericsson's launch

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Sony Ericsson has also unveiled four new candybar-shaped phones and several accessories for their mobiles. The K200 and K220 are both cameraphones, while the J120 is designed for those who like listening to music. Despite the "cameraphone" designation,... >>

K550 and K810 Cyber-shot phones unleashed by Sony Ericsson

K550 and K810 Cyber-shot phones unleashed by Sony Ericsson

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Apart from the two Walkman models, Sony Ericsson has also launched the K810 and the K550, new phones in the Cyber-shot range. The K810 boasts a 3.2MP camera with autofocus and a flash. Incorporated into the user interface is PhotoFix to help improve your... >>

Sony Ericsson launches W880 and W610 Walkman phones

Sony Ericsson launches W880 and W610 Walkman phones

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Sony Ericsson has announced a raft of new phones, including two Walkman and two Cyber-shot models, today in London. Rumours of the hotly-anticipated W880/W888 were circulating online last week, and now we finally have confirmation of the specs. It does... >>

Kodak unveils photo-printing All-in-Ones

Kodak unveils photo-printing All-in-Ones

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Kodak has entered the consumer printer market with a new range of Easyshare all-in-ones that claim to revolutionise the inkjet industry. That's a bold claim indeed, but the company says that customers can save 50% compared to when using other inkjet printers... >>

Apple and Cisco reach temporary truce over iPhone

Apple and Cisco reach temporary truce over iPhone

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Apple and Cisco seem to have come to a temporary arrangement regarding the iPhone name lawsuit. The two companies have reportedly agreed to extend the time that Apple has to respond to the lawsuit, in the hope that they'll be able to sort out trademarks... >>

Gizmo Call lets you make calls through your browser

Gizmo Call lets you make calls through your browser

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The company behind VoIP service Gizmo Project has launched a new little service called Gizmo Call. This VoIP service differentiates itself by let you make a call simply by typing a number into a field in a browser and clicking “call”. It works via... >>