Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • iRex announces DR800S ereader for Euro launch

    iRex announces DR800S ereader for Euro launch

    By 13 January 2010

    iRex Technologies has announced the retail availability in the UK and Europe of its DR800S ebook reader, with the news it will go on sale direct from 18 January for 499 euros or £449, compared to the US price tag of $399. The 8.1-inch touchscreen device...

  • Virgin Media to offer HTC HD2

    Virgin Media to offer HTC HD2

    By 13 January 2010

    Virgin Media has announced that it will soon offer the HTC HD2 smartphone, its first HTC offering. As many of you will know, the Windows Mobile HTC HD2 is powered by the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, boasts a 4.3-inch touchscreen, HTC's Sense UI, and offers...

  • Twitterrific launches "Ollie" bird-shaped collectible figurine

    Twitterrific launches "Ollie" bird-shaped collectible figurine

    By 13 January 2010

    Arguably the ultimate collectible for Twitter addicts, Iconfactory, the company behind Twitterrific, has launched Ollie to the world. "We're pleased to announce that our vinyl collectible figure of Ollie, the Twitterrific mascot, is now shipping worldwide",...

  • Nexus One sales guesstimated at 20,000 in first week

    Nexus One sales guesstimated at 20,000 in first week

    By 13 January 2010

    While there are no official figures from Google, its new Nexus One phone has seen first week sales hit 20,000, estimates app analytics firm Flurry. Flurry, which monitors usage of more than 10,000 developers' applications on iPhone and Android platforms,...

  • LG: We'll sell 140 million phones in 2010

    LG: We'll sell 140 million phones in 2010

    By 13 January 2010

    LG has revealed its goal for 2010 - to sell 140 million handsets across the globe, which would work out as a 20% increase year-on-year, in a bid to become one of the top two mobile device manufacturers in the world by 2012. As well as looking to the developing...

  • Facebook offers "free" McAfee security software

    Facebook offers "free" McAfee security software

    By 13 January 2010

    Facebook is helping its users out with more than connecting with their friends and family on the online service with the news it is to offer security software. "We want to help you take the offensive by having the latest security software installed on...

  • Facebook lets all users reply to comments through email

    Facebook lets all users reply to comments through email

    By 13 January 2010

    After news that the functionality appeared to be rolling out gradually to Facebook users, the social networking site has now officially announced its reply-by-email features for all comments. "When you receive an email notification about comments, you...

  • Google Docs offers free online file storage

    Google Docs offers free online file storage

    By 12 January 2010

    Over the next few weeks Google will be rolling out the ability to "upload, store and organise any type of file" via its online Google Docs service. "With this change", Google says in a blog post, "you'll be able to upload and access your files from any...

  • EyeTV One launches

    EyeTV One launches

    By 12 January 2010

    In the States, Elgato has announced the EyeTV One, describing it as an easy-to-use TV tuner for DTV antennas. The EyeTV One delivers digital TV and HDTV channels straight to a Mac or PC, enabling users to watch and record TV shows that are broadcast over-the-air...

  • 6 Nations rugby to see live sports 3D debut

    6 Nations rugby to see live sports 3D debut

    By 12 January 2010

    England's forthcoming rugby match against Wales is to be shot in, and then shown live in 3D at cinemas across the UK, in what will be Europe's first live sports broadcast in 3D. Team sponsor O2 has revealed the match, due to take place at Twickenham on...

  • Etymotic launches hf3 headset

    Etymotic launches hf3 headset

    By 12 January 2010

    Etymotic Research has launched the new hf3 headset with 3-button remote control, a Made-for-iPod/Works with iPhone version of its hf2 headset (pictured) boasting the same "exceptional" noise-isolation and audio clarity of the hf2. Designed to work with...

  • Samsung's Internet@TV tellies to offer BBC iPlayer

    Samsung's Internet@TV tellies to offer BBC iPlayer

    By 12 January 2010

    Samsung has announced a major update to its Internet@TV platform that will see owners of such a TV able to store around 70 to 100 applications on the new platform including the likes of the BBC's iPlayer service, LOVFiLM movie streaming and Muzu.TV for...

  • Omnifone and Gracenote team up on cloud-based music solutions

    Omnifone and Gracenote team up on cloud-based music solutions

    By 12 January 2010

    A development from CES could see new cloud-based music solutions hitting PCs, phones, TVs, Blu-ray players, games consoles and more in the coming year. Omnifone has announced it has expanded its relationship with Sony-owned Gracenote, integrating Gracenote's...

  • CoPilot Live v8 available for Nexus One

    CoPilot Live v8 available for Nexus One

    By 12 January 2010

    The CoPilot Live v8 GPS navigation app is now available for, and compatible with, the new Google Nexus One as it's been announced the app has been downloaded by over 200,000 customers globally in its first 6 months since launch. CoPilot Live brings full,...

  • Motorola DEXT gets Bebo integration

    Motorola DEXT gets Bebo integration

    By 12 January 2010

    Motorola has announced its relatively new DEXT phone with the MOTOBLUR Android skin is to get Bebo integration. In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Gmail, the integration of Bebo means that users can send and receive updates and alerts to and...

  • Acer offers H5360 3D projector

    Acer offers H5360 3D projector

    By 12 January 2010

    "Get ready for a true theatre-like 3D experience!" shouts Acer as it intros its new H5360 projector with HD ready resolution and Nvidia 3D Vision tech. The boasts for Nvidia's 3D Vision technology is that it can transform the flat surface of your living...

  • 3M reveals new ergonomic mouse

    3M reveals new ergonomic mouse

    By 12 January 2010

    3M has announced the availability of its new "Ergonomic Mouse" that it says is clinically proven by the Centre for Ergonomic Research, Miami University and the University of Oslo, to reduce muscle strain. The 3M Ergonomic Wireless Optical Mouse can help...

  • Google's clever Street View advertising patents revealed

    Google's clever Street View advertising patents revealed

    By 12 January 2010

    Google has some rather nifty tricks up its sleeve for Street View, as a recently-granted patent reveals the online giant has cunning plans to keep any advertising that can be seen on the service relevant. The plans would see posters, signs and billboards...

  • Orange denies Apple iTablet confirmation

    Orange denies Apple iTablet confirmation

    By 12 January 2010

    Further to the news from France that a France Telecom (Orange's parent company) exec appeared to have confirmed the existence of the much-rumoured Apple iTablet, the operator has moved to deny the reports. "A few comments taken out of context, then interpreted...

  • London vicar blesses gadgets in Plough Monday update

    London vicar blesses gadgets in Plough Monday update

    By 12 January 2010

    A church in London has given an ancient custom a digital twist by replacing the farm tools of a traditional "Plough Monday" blessing with the laptops and smartphones of today's modern worker. Plough Monday is said to date back to medieval times when on...

  • Google, T-Mobile "investigating" Nexus One's 3G issues

    Google, T-Mobile "investigating" Nexus One's 3G issues

    By 11 January 2010

    Following reports from early adopters that Google's new Nexus One is not working well on T-Mobile USA, the operator has now confirmed, via a forum post, that the issue is being investigated. "Google and T-Mobile are investigating this issue and hope to...

  • Loewe intros 32-inch Art SL

    Loewe intros 32-inch Art SL

    By 11 January 2010

    Loewe has announced the availability of a new addition to its Art SL range with a smaller 32-inch model. It has also introduced a "High Gloss White" version of the Art 32 SL, and its big brothers, the Art 37 SL and Art 42 SL, joining the "High Gloss Black"...

  • Sony to showcase 3D to consumers in Europe

    Sony to showcase 3D to consumers in Europe

    By 11 January 2010

    Further to its 3D-themed launches out at CES in Las Vegas, Sony has announced plans to offer showcases of its 3D home experience to consumers across Europe. Under its plans to bring 3D to the home by mid-2010, Sony says it will become the first manufacturer...

  • Tesco: £19 VX1i Party Phone is "surprise hit"

    Tesco: £19 VX1i Party Phone is "surprise hit"

    By 11 January 2010

    Tesco Mobile customers are shunning its higher-end handsets in favour of a cheap and cheerful £18.99 mobile angled as ideal for "forgetful" (read: sloshed) party-goers. The VX1i Party Phone is currently one of the operator's best selling handsets with...

  • BBC iPlayer trial on Freesat now open to those with Humax kit

    BBC iPlayer trial on Freesat now open to those with Humax kit

    By 11 January 2010

    Freesat's beta trial of the BBC iPlayer service has been expanded to those with a Humax-made Freesat HD or Freesat+ digital box and broadband speeds of over 1Mbps. The trial is the first time the iPlayer has been delivered on a subscription-free TV service...