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Apple patents rocking and rolling mouse

Apple patents rocking and rolling mouse

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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

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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 CW450t... >>

ASBOrometer app launches for the iPhone and Android

ASBOrometer app launches for the iPhone and Android

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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

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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

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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... >>

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

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

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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

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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."Since... >>

Joby goes magnetic with new Gorillapod tripod

Joby goes magnetic with new Gorillapod tripod

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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

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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... >>

Newspapers protest BBC iPhone news apps

Newspapers protest BBC iPhone news apps

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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

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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

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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... >>

MSI launches GX640 and GX740 gaming notebooks

MSI launches GX640 and GX740 gaming notebooks

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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

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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

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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... >>

Sony launches rugged Cyber-shot TX5

Sony launches rugged Cyber-shot TX5

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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,... >>

Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman

Average social gamer is 43-year-old woman

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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 such... >>

Vodafone to 360 the HTC Legend

Vodafone to 360 the HTC Legend

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Following on from T-Mobile and Orange's news that the HTC Desire will be available through those mobile phone networks in the UK, Vodafone has revealed it is to also offer the Desire, as well as the HTC Legend - and the HTC HD mini."The HTC Legend, the... >>

BBC favours iPhone with new Sports and News apps

BBC favours iPhone with new Sports and News apps

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Out at the Mobile World Congress event, the BBC has announced it is to offer a new range of free applications that will deliver BBC services to a range of smartphones including iPhones, BlackBerry and Android handsets. BBC director of future media and... >>

BioShock 2 launches into UK number one spot

BioShock 2 launches into UK number one spot

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"BioShock 2", the sequel to the popular "BioShock" launched back in 2007, has hit the all-format games charts in the number one slot during its first week of availability.Sales of the new game have been strong enough for GfK Chart-Track to name it the... >>

Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

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The Seesaw online TV service has now launched into open beta after a successful closed beta has seen testing with around 20,000 users.Like an ad-funded version of the BBC's iPlayer service, Seesaw offers programming from the Beeb, Channel 4 and Five for... >>

MySpace search now live on Google

MySpace search now live on Google

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MySpace real-time search is now live on Google with the site stating in a blog post that it "couldn't be more excited to be the first social networking platform to light up real-time integration with Google". "When you search for anything on Google, as... >>

Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed

Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed

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Microsoft has revealed more information on pricing for its due-in-June Office 2010 software, with the "Starter" version due to be available for free.Office Starter 2010 replaces Microsoft Works and will offer consumers basic productivity features via... >>

Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition announced for emerging markets

Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition announced for emerging markets

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A new version of Windows Mobile is due to be available, and in contrast to the Windows Phone 7 Series just announced for launch towards the end of the year, this version is aimed at emerging markets. Bsquare, a software solutions provider and the global... >>

Verizon smartphones to get Skype services

Verizon smartphones to get Skype services

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Verizon Wireless smartphone owners with data plans will soon be able to use the Skype VoIP service directly on their handsets, thanks to a new "strategic relationship" announced at Mobile World Congress. The two companies have created what they call "an... >>

Qualcomm says Snapdragon will breed category of new gaming devices

Qualcomm says Snapdragon will breed category of new gaming devices

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A Qualcomm exec has revealed it sees its Snapdragon processor as potentially powering a new breed of handheld games consoles, Mobile-Ent reports. "There will be, by the end of this year, specific game-centric platforms launched around Snapdragon", Mark... >>

Text-only Facebook Zero for phones gets MWC mention

Text-only Facebook Zero for phones gets MWC mention

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Low-calorie social networking has been announced at Mobile World Congress as far as your data bill goes as "Facebook Zero" has been mentioned by an FB exec. Although no official release is yet doing the rounds, it seems Facebook Zero - due to go live... >>

T-Mobile Pulse Mini spotted

T-Mobile Pulse Mini spotted

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The already-announced T-Mobile Pulse (at its launch the first pay as you go Android-based smartphone) is already at the lower end of the gPhone market with its £179.99 price tag and middling specs, but is to be joined by an even more affordable option... >>

Microsoft Arc keyboard launches for use around the home

Microsoft Arc keyboard launches for use around the home

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Microsoft has rather grandly heralded the "redesign of the keyboard as we know it" as the Arc Keyboard is announced for sale in the UK. The Arc Keyboard, which joins the Arc Mouse in Microsoft's range of higher-end peripherals, is designed to be "small... >>

Freeview offers free iPhone app

Freeview offers free iPhone app

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Freeview has announced it is offering iPhone and iPod touch owners a new app to help them plan their TV viewing whilst on the go with instant access to the Freeview programme guide, including HD channels and over 50 Freeview channels.   Features including... >>

T-Mobile to offer HTC Desire in March, Orange from April

T-Mobile to offer HTC Desire in March, Orange from April

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Like the look of the new HTC Desire? Then we have news of how you can get your hands on the new 2.1 Android handset here in the UK as T-Mobile has announced it is to offer the handset from 26 March and Orange is set for an April launch. The European version... >>

Sony "pulling the plug" on OLED TVs in Japan

Sony "pulling the plug" on OLED TVs in Japan

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Reuters is reporting that Sony has "pulled the plug" on production of OLED televisions in its home market of Japan, with "sluggish demand" said to be the reason. Just 2 years after Sony announced the launch of the XEL-1, the 11-inch OLED television available... >>

Rugged Sonim XP2 Spirit announced

Rugged Sonim XP2 Spirit announced

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Tough phone maker Sonim has announced the latest in its Xtreme Performance series, the Sonim XP2 Spirit, its first 3G mobile phone that's due to go on sale in Europe next month. Boasting the "highest level of ruggedness", the XP2 Spirit gets a 3-year... >>

HTC plans "portfolio" of Windows Phone 7 Series phones

HTC plans "portfolio" of Windows Phone 7 Series phones

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Already revealed in the official Microsoft blurb as official Windows Phone 7 Series partners, HTC and Orange have issued press releases outlining their commitment to the new platform.   HTC has said it will deliver a "portfolio" of Microsoft Windows... >>

MSI Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi all-in-one PC launches

MSI Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi all-in-one PC launches

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MSI has launched the Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi all-in-one PC with the "Hi-Fi" bit coming in what MSI calls its "ground-up acoustic concept" with a "special emphasis on strengthening the SRS virtual surround technology, as well as MSI's exclusive Premium Sound... >>

Jabra Clipper announced

Jabra Clipper announced

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"Enjoy your favourite tracks in stereo style, without missing a call, using the new Jabra Clipper Bluetooth stereo headset", says GN Netcom as it launches the device at Mobile World Congress. Described as a "tiny clip-on device" the Clipper boasts "minimalistic... >>

Microsoft unveils next-gen Windows Phone 7 Series

Microsoft unveils next-gen Windows Phone 7 Series

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Microsoft has revealed the "Windows Phone 7 Series" at Mobile World Congress, the next-gen version of its Windows Mobile platform. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the launch during a press conference which will bring together both Xbox LIVE games and the... >>

Motorola QUENCH with MOTOBLUR announced

Motorola QUENCH with MOTOBLUR announced

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Motorola has announced a new Android phone at Mobile World Congress - its eighth such device for the Google mobile platform. The "QUENCH with MOTOBLUR" as Motorola calls the new phone will launch in the States as the CLIQ XT where it will be a T-Mobile... >>

Sagem launches NFC-equipped Cosyphone

Sagem launches NFC-equipped Cosyphone

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Sagem has announced the launch of the "Cosyphone", described as a "connected lifestyle device" (otherwise known as a "mobile phone") aimed at the over 50s market. Said to be tailored to the "specific lifestyle needs of an older generation of mobile phone... >>

Vodafone 360 hits Android platform with new app

Vodafone 360 hits Android platform with new app

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Revealing it has sold nearly 300,000 Vodafone 360 Samsung H1 and M1 phones, Vodafone has announced the availability of a "Vodafone People" app for Android phones.   Due to be available soon from Google Marketplace, it will see Android users getting in... >>

Vodafone announces sub-$15 mobile for emerging markets

Vodafone announces sub-$15 mobile for emerging markets

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Vodafone has announced its most affordable ultra low cost handsets to date, said to be "intended to give millions of people in emerging markets the opportunity to share in the benefits of mobile technology for the first time". Launching in India, Turkey... >>

HP announces Compaq AirLife 100 Android-based touch smartbook

HP announces Compaq AirLife 100 Android-based touch smartbook

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HP has announced the launch of the Compaq AirLife 100, a new Android-based smartbook, for want of a better word, that's due to launch via Telefonica (so O2 in the UK) this spring. Looking very much like a proof of concept we saw at CES, with Qualcomm's... >>

sWaP Active mobile phone watch launches in the UK

sWaP Active mobile phone watch launches in the UK

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A new mobile phone watch has been announced for the UK that undercuts LG's GD910 (available on Orange) by around £200. The sWaP Active is described as a "stylish, sporty, ultra lightweight, touchscreen watch phone" offered SIM-free for use with all the... >>

MoGo Talk for iPhone priced and dated for UK release

MoGo Talk for iPhone priced and dated for UK release

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It's been confirmed the MoGo Talk for iPhone - which we've brought you news and pics of previously - will go on sale across Europe from Apple, available for UK consumers to buy. Said to be the world's only ultra-thin Bluetooth headset that docks with... >>

Google acquires social search co Aardvark

Google acquires social search co Aardvark

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There's been no official announcement from Google yet, but it's been confirmed by the other party involved that Google has bought out social networking start up Aardvark.Aardvark was founded in 2007 by two ex-Googlers and offers a different way to search... >>

Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011 for "later this year"

Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011 for "later this year"

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Microsoft has chosen Macworld as the venue to announce that Office for Mac 2011 is due to be available later this year."You, the Mac community, have a voice", says Microsoft, somewhat dramatically, in a press release. "And at the Microsoft Macintosh Business... >>

Pet Acoustics offers speaker specially for dogs, cats and horses

Pet Acoustics offers speaker specially for dogs, cats and horses

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As it's not 1 April, we're forced to believe a press release just landed in the Pocket-lint in-tray that announces the launch of the world's first sound system for your pets.Apparently all these years you've been subjecting Tiddles, Rover or Dobbin to... >>

Nokia Booklet 3G on sale now

Nokia Booklet 3G on sale now

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Nokia's netbook experiment, the Booklet 3G, is now available to consumers in the UK from Nokia's online shop.The pricey ultra-portable offers a 10.1-inch high def glass display, Windows 7 Starter and the claim of up to 12 hours battery life in a tidy,... >>

Belkin offers improved laptop cooling pad

Belkin offers improved laptop cooling pad

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Belkin has announced the launch of a new, redesigned laptop cooling pad - apparently a category of product that's grown by over 20% in the last year. Hot thighs will be a thing of the past with the new patent-pending "AirFlow Wing", the pad's repositioned... >>

Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced

Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced

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Garmin-Asus has followed up the M20 and G60 with the launch of the Android-based A50 and the Windows Mobile M10, both new smartphones with tons of location gubbins.Only brief specs have been revealed now - with more promised at Mobile World Congress -... >>