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Microsoft admits to Vista voice recognition flaw

Microsoft admits to Vista voice recognition flaw

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Not 2 days after Microsoft's Vista operating system has been released, and already holes are appearing. The latest gaffe is that Vista can respond to voice command to possibly irretrievably delete files by its own vocal command. This could happen if malicious... >>

ONeill H.3 series hooks boarders up with their gadgets

ONeill H.3 series hooks boarders up with their gadgets

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Snowboarding apparel manufacturers all seem to have come to the conclusion that boarders want to be connected to their electronics while on the slopes. In addition to Burton and Quiksilver, whose ranges Pocket-lint has written about in the last few weeks,... >>

Zink invents inkless-printer

Zink invents inkless-printer

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A relatively new company has invented a new way to print without using traditional inks. Zink Imaging has done away with ink cartridges and ribbons, and has embedded the ink on the paper used with the printer. Because the printers don't have ink in them,... >>

Skype 2.5 for Mac now available

Skype 2.5 for Mac now available

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Skype has released the latest version of its Skype for Mac software. Skype for Mac 2.5, the beta version, has been available since mid-November, but the kinks weren't ironed out until now. The company has added a birthday reminder feature to your contacts,... >>

Flickr members object to opening Yahoo accounts

Flickr members object to opening Yahoo accounts

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A few Flickr users have become disgruntled since an announcement by the website that all Old Skool users, those who had Flickr accounts before the company was bought by Yahoo, would have to open a Yahoo account and use a Yahoo username to sign into the... >>

Panasonic refreshes its Lumix range

Panasonic refreshes its Lumix range

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Panasonic has completely updated and refreshed its Lumix range, from the simplest and cheapest to the top-of-the-range model. First up is the DMC-FZ8, which is a 7.2MP camera with a 12x optical zoom, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and Optical Image Stabliser.... >>

Sky to launch Anytime TV On Demand service in March

Sky to launch Anytime TV On Demand service in March

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Sky is to launch an on demand service in March called Anytime TV that will enable customers to watch a selection of the week’s best programmes on-demand. Although details are of the new service have yet given by Sky, the company made the announcement... >>

Rover announce that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge

Rover announce that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge

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The Chinese carmaker that purchased the remnants of the failed MG Rover Group has announced that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge, nearly 2 years since the last car rolled off the line at the facility. Since signing the 33-year lease in... >>

Games developer criticises Vista controls

Games developer criticises Vista controls

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Microsoft has been pushing Vista for gamers and for multimedia enthusiasts, but not all gamers are welcoming the software's new features. According to one games developer, WildTangent, Vista's security features are too strict and restrictive. By making... >>

British Library launches updated "Turning the Pages" for Vista

British Library launches updated "Turning the Pages" for Vista

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In honour of the Vista launch at the British Library hosted by Bill Gates himself, the library has launched an updated version of its application called Turning the Pages. It allows users to view part of its collection via a web browser in a way that... >>

Plantronics .audio 910 headset works with VoIP and mobile

Plantronics .audio 910 headset works with VoIP and mobile

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Plantronics has launched a new Bluetooth headset, the .audio 910 USB that makes it easier than ever to plug in and start talking. It works for calls from both PC and mobile phones so that you can make Skype calls or other VoIP calls without installing... >>

Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America

Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America

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Garmin's latest two satnavs, the nüvi 370 and 670, are impressive devices that come with street maps of over 30 countries. The map coverage extends across Europe as well as the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In addition, both models incorporate traffic... >>

Mousetrapper Advance promises to take the strain out of pointing

Mousetrapper Advance promises to take the strain out of pointing

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For those of you bent over a keyboard and mouse all day, you could be at risk for repetitive strain injury. The Mousetrapper Advance, which has just been launched in the UK, aims to change all that. It takes the place of your mouse and fits over your... >>

Hauppauge launches WinTV Nova-TD for boosted Freeview reception

Hauppauge launches WinTV Nova-TD for boosted Freeview reception

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Hauppauge has announced the line-up of Vista-suitable TV tuners as well as a new Stick TV tuner with twin tuners. The WinTV Nova-TD features Antenna Diversity so that reception is improved in weak signal areas. The two aerials book reception to the two... >>

Evesham launches Solar Storm PC with Vista

Evesham launches Solar Storm PC with Vista

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Evesham, the UK PC maker, has launched a new desktop to coincide with the release of Windows Vista Home Premium. The new Solar Storm PC comes with Windows Vista Home Premium along with an impressive array of accessories for £1000. To start off, the package... >>

Take your desktop with you on the disgo lite

Take your desktop with you on the disgo lite

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Now you can take your desktop with you wherever you go, thanks to Clever-Stuff Limited, the makers of disgo and disgo lite. Disgo lite and disgo classic have applications pre-loaded on to them so you can take your desktop anywhere. Disgo lite also come... >>

Samsung unveils L74, NV11 and i70 compact cameras

Samsung unveils L74, NV11 and i70 compact cameras

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The run up to PMA has well and truly begun. In addition to Casio's two new cameras, Samsung has launched three more in the UK. The most interesting-looking of the three new models is the i7, which has a 3-inch touchscreen that rotates 180 degrees. Weirdly,... >>

Casio launches EX-Z1050 and EX-Z75

Casio launches EX-Z1050 and EX-Z75

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Casio has launched two new models to its compact camera range, the EX-Z1050 and the EX-Z75. The Z1050 is the 10.1MP successor to the Z1000, and is a bit smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It features a wider-aspect 2.6-inch LCD screen, and ISO... >>

Microsoft Vista goes on sale

Microsoft Vista goes on sale

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Today marks the day that Microsoft Vista goes on sale to consumers worldwide. The business versions have been out for a couple of months, and now four home versions have joined them. Analysts are estimating that the home versions will be installed on... >>

PC World declares the floppy disk dead

PC World declares the floppy disk dead

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PC World has put the final nail in the coffin of the floppy disk by announcing that it is no longer replenishing its supply of the data storage. The disks, which were capable of storing 1.44MB of data, are no longer adequate for most computing requirements... >>

Verizon rebuffed Apple on iPhone distribution deal

Verizon rebuffed Apple on iPhone distribution deal

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Cingular may not have been Apple's first choice of mobile phone service provider, says a report in USA today. Apple had been in talks with Verizon Wireless, who could not accept Apple's stringent terms that seemed to give the Cupertino-based company full... >>

Nintendo Wii debuts News Channel

Nintendo Wii debuts News Channel

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The latest channel on offer on Nintendo's Wii video game console is the News channel. Thanks to an agreement with the Associated Press, Wii owners can now view and sort news any way they like. At the moment, the lineup of channels includes the Mii Channel,... >>

CIS declares Firefox Password Manager unsafe

CIS declares Firefox Password Manager unsafe

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CIS is reporting today that efforts by MySpace to fix a flaw that tricks users into entering their login details in to a bogus web page have failed. CIS said that a Reverse Cross Site Request can still be injected into a MySpace.com email message. News... >>

YouTube will give users a cut of ad revenue

YouTube will give users a cut of ad revenue

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YouTube will share ad revenue with users who upload videos to the site, its co-founder Chad Hurley said. Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Hurley said, “In terms of paying users revenue against the content that they are uploading, we definitely... >>

Some TomTom GO 910 satnavs infected with Trojan viruses

Some TomTom GO 910 satnavs infected with Trojan viruses

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According to reports circulating online, a number of TomTom GPS units are infected with not just one, but two Trojan viruses straight out of the factory. We've heard of new products, like some Japanese MP3 players given away by McDonald's Japan, that... >>