Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • 63% primary school kids toting mobile phones

    63% primary school kids toting mobile phones

    By 20 January 2010

    63% of under 10-year-olds in the UK own a mobile phone, suggests research from PrezzyBox.com. The research took the form of a recent poll put to just under 1400 parents with children under 10. As well as the high number of kids toting portable telephones,...

  • As Apple's "iPad" trademark is revealed, we ask what will the tablet be called?

    As Apple's "iPad" trademark is revealed, we ask what will the tablet be called?

    By 20 January 2010

    Following the confirmation of a late January Apple media event and a plethora of reports on the topic, it seems increasingly likely that Apple is about to unveil a tablet-esque device. While speculating on spec is pretty fruitless - Apple's secrecy surrounding...

  • Apple said to be in talks with UK operators over iTablet

    Apple said to be in talks with UK operators over iTablet

    By 20 January 2010

    Apple is currently in talks with UK mobile phone operators about them offering its rumoured iTablet, or iSlate device, reports The Guardian. While the device still only exists in the realm of rumours, Apple is holding a media event on 27 January, thought...

  • PS3 motion controller launch pushed back to autumn

    PS3 motion controller launch pushed back to autumn

    By 20 January 2010

    It seems a spring 2010 launch was too good to be true for Sony's new motion controller as the Japanese gaming giant has issued a release stating it's working towards a launch in "fall" 2010. The autumn launch will at least be a global one - Sony says...

  • Twitter welcomes @BillGates

    Twitter welcomes @BillGates

    By 20 January 2010

    Users of the micro-blogging service Twitter have welcomed ex-Microsoft boss Bill Gates with open arms. When news of Gates joining Twitter hit the net, he had around 240 followers. As Twitter confirmed it was in fact the real Bill Gates, via its "Verified...

  • Microsoft lowers Bing user data retention to 6 months

    Microsoft lowers Bing user data retention to 6 months

    By 19 January 2010

    Microsoft has announced that Bing users' data will be deleted at 6 months, rather than the previous 18 months. The move, said to be as part of Microsoft's "ongoing evaluation of (its) Internet search privacy practices" is described as a "new and significant...

  • Sony's PS3 motion controller gets Arc moniker

    Sony's PS3 motion controller gets Arc moniker

    By 19 January 2010

    Want to know the latest whisper in the gaming world? Engadget says that VG247 says that Sony's coming-soon motion controller is to be called the "Arc". VG247 cites a "concrete source" speaking to the site under "strict anonymity" that Sony has named its...

  • YouTube to stream live sports coverage

    YouTube to stream live sports coverage

    By 19 January 2010

    It seems the 10-million-strong audience success of the live stream of a recent U2 concert has turned Google's head towards the possibility of offering live broadcasts. While the U2 gig was a one-off, it's been revealed there are plans in the works for...

  • Google postpones Chinese phone launch

    Google postpones Chinese phone launch

    By 19 January 2010

    Google will delay launching two new mobiles phones into the Chinese market as a direct result of the current tensions between the internet giant and communist country's government. Following the attacks on Google Gmail accounts belonging to human rights...

  • High-end Sony Vaio Z Series announced

    High-end Sony Vaio Z Series announced

    By 19 January 2010

    "When only the very best will do", Sony is recommending its new Vaio Z Series of ultra-mobile notebooks. An update to the previous models, the new series offers high spec in a portable 1.4kg package. The top of the range model, the VPCZ11Z9E, offers an...

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability warnings

    Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability warnings

    By 19 January 2010

    Microsoft has announced a zero-day vulnerability that affects its internet browser, Internet Explorer, versions 6, 7 and 8.   Symantec explains in layman's terms this means "there's a hole in Internet Explorer which a cybercriminal can take advantage...

  • US kids get a Cybernet Station

    US kids get a Cybernet Station

    By 19 January 2010

    Kids Computer has announced the launch of the Kids Cybernet Station, an all-in-one computer package designed for children. Said to incorporate everything you could need for a  child/student-friendly workstation the system is comprised of a decently specced...

  • LEGO-like earphones available

    LEGO-like earphones available

    By 19 January 2010

    Gadget4All is offering these oh-so-cute earphones that resemble the famous LEGO building bricks, although are totally unofficial. Available in black, blue, red, green and pink, they weigh in at 10 grams with a cable length of 100cm ending in a 3.5mm audio...

  • VIDEOS: Best retro gaming music picks

    VIDEOS: Best retro gaming music picks

    By 18 January 2010

    With the news just in that the Ivor Novello Awards has announced the Best Original Video Game Score as a new category for this year's awards, it got us thinking wistfully about memorable music from video games past. In this vein, we've knocked up a quick...

  • "Come see our latest creation" - Apple iTablet event invites arrive

    "Come see our latest creation" - Apple iTablet event invites arrive

    By 18 January 2010

    Apple has sent out invites for its much talked-up January event, thought to be the launch pad for the as-yet-unconfirmed Apple iTablet. While there is nothing remotely official from Apple as far as what can be expected from the event in terms of product...

  • Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD

    Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD

    By 18 January 2010

    Freesat is highlighting the fact it will be showing the 2010 Winter Olympics in high definition, nudging consumers towards Argos, Currys, Comet, John Lewis and Maplin, where Freesat boxes can be purchased. The coverage is due to kick off with the grand...

  • VIDEO: Kevin Rose demos Square iPhone payment system

    VIDEO: Kevin Rose demos Square iPhone payment system

    By 18 January 2010

    Square, the new company offering an iPhone credit and debit card payment system, has got investor Kevin Rose, co-founder of Digg and others, to star in a new promo video. You can hit play above to jump right into the action as Rose demos the currently...

  • New Samsung Genio slide launches on Vodafone

    New Samsung Genio slide launches on Vodafone

    By 18 January 2010

    Samsung has announced the launch of the Genio slide, a new addition to the Genio range, available in the UK from Vodafone. A Vodafone exclusive for a month, like the other Genios, the Genio slide is aimed at the youth market.   The Genio slide gets a...

  • Vodafone Access Gateway re-launches as Sure Signal

    Vodafone Access Gateway re-launches as Sure Signal

    By 18 January 2010

    Vodafone is getting its customers to pay out for better coverage as it re-launches its "Access Gateway" product as the "Vodafone Sure Signal" device now priced from £50 for contract customers.   The Sure Signal is described as a "small plug-in box that...

  • Apple offers MobileMe Gallery iPhone app

    Apple offers MobileMe Gallery iPhone app

    By 18 January 2010

    Apple is offering a new in-house app for its iPhone platform with the launch of the new MobileMe Gallery application on the App Store. "The new MobileMe Gallery app is a great way to view the photos in your MobileMe gallery on your iPhone or iPod touch",...

  • Bing gets URL shortener too

    Bing gets URL shortener too

    By 18 January 2010

    The popularity of micro-blogging site Twitter, which as most of you will know, limits posts to 140 characters, is continuing to drive sites to offer short form URLs. The latest to do so may well be Microsoft's bing search engine, which follows news from...

  • LG announces UK launch of InTouch Max GW620 Android phone

    LG announces UK launch of InTouch Max GW620 Android phone

    By 18 January 2010

    LG has officially announced the UK launch of its Android phone, the GW620, shortly after it has confirmed plans to offer a variety of Android-based handsets in 2010. The GW620 - which we knew was due soon - will become available under the grand title...

  • Apple files ITC complaint against Nokia

    Apple files ITC complaint against Nokia

    By 18 January 2010

    The legal battle between Nokia and Apple has stepped up yet another rung with the news that Apple has now filed a patent-infringement complaint against Nokia with the ITC. Apple, as did Nokia before it, is petitioning the US International Trade Commission...

  • DJ Hero 2 confirmed with MIDEM contest

    DJ Hero 2 confirmed with MIDEM contest

    By 18 January 2010

    Fans of the new(ish) DJ Hero game will be pleased to hear that a sequel is planned for the franchise, suggesting sales success for the music-based game. The confirmation comes via the news that DJ Hero is offering budding musicians the chance to have...

  • Pogoplug web sharing device to launch in the UK

    Pogoplug web sharing device to launch in the UK

    By 15 January 2010

    Pogoplug, a "multimedia sharing device", a little like a NAS drive without the built-in storage, is set to be launched by Cloud Engines in the UK in mid-February. Described as "a runaway success" in the US, the Ethernet-connected Pogoplug claims to give...