Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • Canon IXUS 130 hands-on

    Canon IXUS 130 hands-on

    By 19 February 2010

    The recently announced IXUS 130 is Canon's slimmest IXUS model to date, measuring in at 17.8mm at its thickest point, and here we bring you some real-life, hands-on, in the flesh (so to speak) images of the new compact. Specs come in with a 14-megapixel...

  • Apple patents rocking and rolling mouse

    Apple patents rocking and rolling mouse

    By 19 February 2010

    A just-revealed patent from Apple shows that the Magic Mouse might be getting even more super powers in the future. As well as touch abilities, Apple is considering even more motion sensors than your average computer rodent boasts with a triple-axes gyroscope...

  • HP launches five point-and-shoot cameras, three camcorders

    HP launches five point-and-shoot cameras, three camcorders

    By 19 February 2010

    HP has launched five point-and-shoot digital cameras and three camcorders with highlighted features of "LCD displays, up to 5x optical zoom and fashionable colours", which should give you an idea of how exciting the new products are. The "premium" HP...

  • ASBOrometer app launches for the iPhone and Android

    ASBOrometer app launches for the iPhone and Android

    By 19 February 2010

    A new iPhone and Android app has launched that takes government data on ASB statistics and presents it to consumers in an easy-to-consume map-based format. In other words, the ASBOrometer will tell you just how many Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been...

  • Sex.com up for auction with million dollar start price

    Sex.com up for auction with million dollar start price

    By 19 February 2010

    Next month could see a new record for the price paid for a URL as Sex.com is to go under the auctioneer's hammer in the States. The last time Sex.com was up for sale back in 2006 it reportedly sold for $14 million, but it seems the company that bought...

  • TomTom iPhone car kit gets ProClip option

    TomTom iPhone car kit gets ProClip option

    By 19 February 2010

    TomTom is offering a new option with its iPhone car kit with the availability of a ProClip mount just announced. The original TomTom car kit for iPhone has a windscreen mount, the new car kit for iPhone, however, screws onto a vehicle-specific ProClip...

  • Adidas offers Darth Vader jacket complete with cape

    Adidas offers Darth Vader jacket complete with cape

    By 19 February 2010

    Star Wars fans can pay tribute to their favourite Sith Lord in street style thanks to this bizarre offering from Adidas. The track jacket is described by the sports wear company as "a limited edition design inspired by the overlord's Imperial style"....

  • Microsoft and Yahoo's search team-up gets regulator approval

    Microsoft and Yahoo's search team-up gets regulator approval

    By 19 February 2010

    Microsoft and Yahoo have announced that they have now received the required clearance for their search team-up from both the US Department of Justice and the European Commission, and, says the two companies, "will now turn their attention to beginning...

  • Amazon launches Kindle app for BlackBerry

    Amazon launches Kindle app for BlackBerry

    By 19 February 2010

    Amazon has launched a Kindle app for BlackBerry smartphones that means owners of the RIM-made handsets in the States can use their phones as ebook readers for Amazon's platform either as a standalone ereader or Whispersyncing it with their Kindle device....

  • Joby goes magnetic with new Gorillapod tripod

    Joby goes magnetic with new Gorillapod tripod

    By 19 February 2010

    Joby has announced two new additions to the Gorillapod family of products, the Gorillapod Magnetic (as the name might suggest, a magnetic version of its flexible tripod) and the Ballhead X. "With the addition of powerful magnets in the feet, the Gorillapod...

  • Pendle Products launches new Laptop Stand

    Pendle Products launches new Laptop Stand

    By 18 February 2010

    UK company Pendle Products has introduced a new Laptop Stand, said to be the first of many product releases. This stand lets users raise their laptop up whilst using a full size external mouse and keyboard and is said to be ideal for use alongside an...

  • Binatone launches two new iDECT landline phones

    Binatone launches two new iDECT landline phones

    By 18 February 2010

    Binatone has launched the iDECT C5i and iDECT X5i, two new home phones boasting "glossy midnight black finishes, slimline form and smooth modern edged corners". The iDECT C5i is a slimline cordless phone with an ergonomically curved handset design while...

  • Newspapers protest BBC iPhone news apps

    Newspapers protest BBC iPhone news apps

    By 18 February 2010

    A trade group representing the newspaper industry is kicking up over the news that the BBC is to expand its iPhone app offerings to include a dedicated BBC News application for Apple's mobile platform. The Newspaper Publishers Association, or NPA, has...

  • LOVEFiLM offers free iPhone app

    LOVEFiLM offers free iPhone app

    By 18 February 2010

    LOVEFiLM has announced the launch of its first official iPhone app that will see subscribers able to view and manage their rental lists on the move. The app allows users to search and browse through LOVEFiLM's database of over 65,000 DVDs, Blu-rays and...

  • HTC Desire also headed to 3

    HTC Desire also headed to 3

    By 18 February 2010

    Another UK operator has confirmed it is to offer the new HTC Desire, leaving O2 as the only major network that hasn't got in touch with a related announcement. While T-Mobile is to offer the HTC Desire in March, Orange has announced it will get it from...

  • Emporia launches two new simplified handsets

    Emporia launches two new simplified handsets

    By 18 February 2010

    Emporia has launched two new mobile phones at the Mobile World Congress event, both aimed, as are its other products, at those "who find new technology unnecessarily complicated". The emporiaELEGANCE and emporiaSOLID boast easy-to-read OLED displays and...

  • T-Mobile gets BlackBerry Storm 2

    T-Mobile gets BlackBerry Storm 2

    By 18 February 2010

    The BlackBerry Storm 2, previously a Vodafone exclusive, is now available on T-Mobile in the UK. RIM's second attempt at a touchscreen BlackBerry, the Storm 2 offers a 3.25-inch, 360 x 480 resolution "SurePress" touchscreen display, a 3.2-megapixel camera...

  • MSI launches GX640 and GX740 gaming notebooks

    MSI launches GX640 and GX740 gaming notebooks

    By 18 February 2010

    MSI has announced that two new models are to launch into its GX gaming notebook series in Europe, with the 15-inch GX640 and the 17-inch GX740 due to go on sale in the UK in March. Powered by the latest Intel Core i5 processor the GX series boasts "obscene...

  • Nokia X6 goes on Vodafone pre-order

    Nokia X6 goes on Vodafone pre-order

    By 18 February 2010

    Vodafone has announced that the Nokia X6 has just gone up for pre-order with those that opt to sign up now due to see delivery of the handset by 1 March. Unlike the 32GB version already offered in the UK by Orange, Vodafone is ranging the 16GB version....

  • TalkTalk to call lonely pensioners once a week

    TalkTalk to call lonely pensioners once a week

    By 18 February 2010

    TalkTalk has announced the launch of a new service designed to offer UK pensioners a "free weekly natter". The new service, called "We’ll Call You", will see TalkTalk staff calling an over 65-year-old customer that lives alone for 5 minutes at a set...

  • VIDEO: Google Goggles mobile translation demoed

    VIDEO: Google Goggles mobile translation demoed

    By 18 February 2010

    We've kept you updated with Google's translation plans, with both phone and wider applications planned for the future, but if you're the type that likes to see a concept demoed then here's a handy video to help. Taking Google's Goggles app for Android...

  • Sony launches rugged Cyber-shot TX5

    Sony launches rugged Cyber-shot TX5

    By 18 February 2010

    Sony has brought some new colour options to the world of rugged cameras with the launch of the Cyber-shot TX5 - apparently the world's thinnest and smallest waterproof camera - due to be available in black, silver, pink, green and red. The TX5 is water,...

  • iGotaBigAssPocket concept jeans revealed for iPad owners

    iGotaBigAssPocket concept jeans revealed for iPad owners

    By 17 February 2010

    A new concept trouser has been revealed with the "iGotaBigAssPocket" jeans designed for future iPad owners to tote their tablet around in. Reminiscent of the ridicule Sony's Vaio P series received in terms of pocketability, the "pants" are a bottom-half...

  • Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman

    Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman

    By 17 February 2010

    PopCap, maker of such games as the popular Bejeweled, has revealed a profile of the average social gamer from a recent survey carried out in the UK and the US. The "social gamers" survey covered consumers who play games on social networking platforms...

  • Notepod+ is a non-digital iPad

    Notepod+ is a non-digital iPad

    By 17 February 2010

    From the Aussie team that brought us the Notepod, angled as ideal for sketching out iPhone app ideas, comes the iPad version. Dubbed the Notepod+, perhaps to avoid any unwanted attention from Apple's legal department, the product is angled as "a perfect...


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