Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • Verizon updates tariffs before Nexus One launch

    Verizon updates tariffs before Nexus One launch

    By 15 January 2010

    Verizon has announced new monthly service plans ahead of the introduction of the Google Nexus One on its network. Verizon now offers a 25MB for $9.99 per month data package, while those with feature phones can opt to pay $1.99 per megabyte. Data packages...

  • Sarcasm punctuation mark introduced to avoid misunderstandings

    Sarcasm punctuation mark introduced to avoid misunderstandings

    By 15 January 2010

    Trying to convey sarcasm without offending the recipient can be tricky with online communication methods, but a US company thinks it has a solution. The "SarcMark" is being introduced as a way to imply sarcasm in the same way a question mark is used to...

  • Need a loan? There's an iPhone app for that

    Need a loan? There's an iPhone app for that

    By 15 January 2010

    A new app for the iPhone promises to provide small, short-term loans from anywhere. From Wonga.com, an online provider of short-term cash advances, the free app "will turn the touchscreen device into a virtual cash machine for urgent or unexpected expenses"....

  • VIDEO: Karim Rashid's Asus Eee Seashell gets promo vid

    VIDEO: Karim Rashid's Asus Eee Seashell gets promo vid

    By 15 January 2010

    We brought you news of this designer team-up from CES, but Asus has just unleashed a promo vid of its new Karim Rashid-designed netbooks for those interested in a closer look. The new "techno-chic" netbook is basically a hot pink waffled and coffee brown...

  • Ricky Gervais stops "undignified" tweeting

    Ricky Gervais stops "undignified" tweeting

    By 15 January 2010

    Ricky Gervais has become the latest celebrity Twitter quitter as he's announced he is to no longer use the popular micro-blogging service. "I am sorry, but I am going to stop these tweets because I don't see the point", reads what is presumably Gervais'...

  • Star Trek Enterprise webcam launches

    Star Trek Enterprise webcam launches

    By 15 January 2010

    This novelty webcam will let you talk to your trekkie mates whilst staring lovingly at the Enterprise NCC-1701. Compatible with Skype, MSN and other popular chat software, on both Macs and PCs, its Communicator compatibility is not clear at this stage....

  • iPlayer hits 100 million monthly requests

    iPlayer hits 100 million monthly requests

    By 15 January 2010

    The BBC iPlayer has revealed its 2-year anniversary was marked by breaking the 100 million requests for programmes in a month for the first time. While audience figures have been steadily growing since the service launched, it seems the Christmas and...

  • Samsung Shark range revealed

    Samsung Shark range revealed

    By 15 January 2010

    Samsung has announced a new range of what it calls "sleek, tactile" new mobiles with the introduction of the Samsung Shark range. The first three devices in the range, the candy bar Shark S5350 and two sliders, the Shark 2 S5550 and the Shark 3 S3550...

  • VIDEO: Eric Clapton helps T-Mobile flog myTouch 3G Fenders

    VIDEO: Eric Clapton helps T-Mobile flog myTouch 3G Fenders

    By 15 January 2010

    We knew this was coming, but the limited edition, guitar-themed handset is now available in the States as Eric Clapton has been revealed as the face (and sound) of the myTouch 3G Fender Edition for T-Mobile. Clapton fans can look forward to pre-loaded...

  • Kodak files lawsuits against Apple, RIM

    Kodak files lawsuits against Apple, RIM

    By 15 January 2010

    Kodak is accusing Apple and RIM of infringing on its patents, as it's reported the imaging company is looking to its patent portfolio as a revenue source. Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerrys cameras are said to infringe on Kodak's patents while Kodak...

  • Genius launches G-Shot HD550T budget HD camcorder

    Genius launches G-Shot HD550T budget HD camcorder

    By 14 January 2010

    Genius has launched the G-Shot HD550T high definition camcorder in the UK. Offering 720p quality (1280 x 720 at 30 frames per second) film footage and 5-megapixel stills, it's a little like a horizontal version of the popular Flip-style PVCs we're seeing...

  • One For All SmartControl universal remote announced

    One For All SmartControl universal remote announced

    By 14 January 2010

    One For All has launched "SmartControl" with the unlikely claim it's the first universal remote to work with "all the latest digital equipment such as HDTV, DVB-T, iPod docks, Blu-ray, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Full HD LCDs, home cinema systems and MP3...

  • Four new Grundig and Goodmans Freesat+ HD PVRs available

    Four new Grundig and Goodmans Freesat+ HD PVRs available

    By 14 January 2010

    Four new high definition Grundig and Goodmans Freesat+ Digital TV recorders, or PVRs, are now available in the UK. The Grundig Freesat+ HD DTR and the Goodmans Freesat+ HD DTR can store over 300 hours of programmes with their 500GB hard drives. The DTRs...

  • Best Buy launches into UK market with a website

    Best Buy launches into UK market with a website

    By 14 January 2010

    American retail giant Best Buy's delayed entrance to the British market has begun softly, with the launch of its UK website. "We're really looking forward to welcoming you to the Best Buy experience", says the retailer on the site, as Best Buy shops -...

  • VIDEO: 20% don't know who Steve Jobs is survey shocker

    VIDEO: 20% don't know who Steve Jobs is survey shocker

    By 14 January 2010

    A small survey carried out by Lewis PR reveals that 20% of those questioned in the UK didn't know who Steve Jobs is and 25% weren't sure why the name Sir Tim Berners-Lee should ring a bell. There's likewise difficulty in the survey - some of which is...

  • £1.93 million iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose unveiled

    £1.93 million iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose unveiled

    By 14 January 2010

    The Australian gold mining crowd clearly has more money than sense, as it's been revealed the iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose - a snip at £1.93 million - has been commissioned from the Goldstriker team. This version beats the previously commissioned iPhone 3GS...

  • Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales

    Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales

    By 14 January 2010

    It seems pre-orders for the iPhone on Vodafone have been a success as the operator has revealed it will shift 50,000 iPhones on the device's debut day on the network. How many of that 50,000 are the tens of thousands of people we know to be using iPhones...

  • Blog offers big cash for Apple iTablet pics

    Blog offers big cash for Apple iTablet pics

    By 14 January 2010

    "We've had enough of trying to follow all the speculation around Apple's impending tablet", says Gawker blog ValleyWag. "We want answers dammit! And we're willing to pay". That payment comes in with the offer of $10,000 for pics of the rumoured device...

  • Vodafone iPhone launches with two new apps

    Vodafone iPhone launches with two new apps

    By 14 January 2010

    As the iPhone becomes officially available on the Vodafone network in the UK, the operator has announced the launch of two new apps for the device.   The first is the free "Vodafone 360 People Sync App" said to be developed to help customers easily move...

  • Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales

    Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales

    By 14 January 2010

    As fans of the franchise will no doubt agree, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a true blockbuster, as news comes in that the game has hit $1 billion in sales. Hitting at estimated $550 million in sales in its first week, the war-themed title has now...

  • Nintendo DSi XL to launch on 5 March

    Nintendo DSi XL to launch on 5 March

    By 14 January 2010

    Nintendo has finally revealed the launch date for its Nintendo DSi XL for Europe which is now due to hit British shop shelves on 5 March. As many of you will know from coverage of the Japanese launch of the DSi XL, this latest version is bigger than the...

  • Apple iTablet rumours get plotted graphically

    Apple iTablet rumours get plotted graphically

    By 13 January 2010

    The Green Room is offering what it calls "a visual guide to the many months of rumours surrounding Apple's rumoured tablet". Similar to the iPhone graphic it offered before WWDC in June last year, this graphical representation of the current iTablet state...

  • Vodafone's mobile broadband offerings get new year refresh

    Vodafone's mobile broadband offerings get new year refresh

    By 13 January 2010

    Vodafone is offering new price plans for its mobile broadband offerings claiming greater savings to give us poor snow-struck GBers a chance to beat the January blues. There are two new pay monthly price plans for customers to choose from with what Voda...

  • Acer Aspire One 532 netbook officially launched

    Acer Aspire One 532 netbook officially launched

    By 13 January 2010

    With boasts of "a new era for netbooks" Acer has announced the launch of the Aspire One 532, a new 10.1-inch effort. Seemingly aimed at pros, the Aspire One 532 gets Windows 7 Starter, the new Intel Atom N450 processor and the Mobile Intel NM10 Express...

  • VIDEO: Ritmo Advanced Pregnancy Sound System plays music to a baby in the womb

    VIDEO: Ritmo Advanced Pregnancy Sound System plays music to a baby in the womb

    By 13 January 2010

    A new system for imposing your music taste on your unborn offspring has been developed with the launch of the "Ritmo Advanced Pregnancy Sound System" from the American Nuvo Group. The belt-based system straps around mum's tum, hooks up to a music source...