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BT Vision launches new set top box

BT Vision launches new set top box

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BT has launched a new set-top box for its BT Vision digital TV service that comes in a glossy black finish, said to be designed to match BT's Home Hub wireless router. Boasting better energy efficiency than the previous model, the Vision+ box is available... >>

Toshiba mini NB305 netbook announced

Toshiba mini NB305 netbook announced

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In the States Toshiba has announced the launch of the mini NB305, the next generation of its netbook that offers the new Intel Atom N450 processor. With a 10.1-inch "TruBrite" LED backlit display the claim for battery life is up to 11 hours and the new... >>

Nokia files further lawsuit against Apple

Nokia files further lawsuit against Apple

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Nokia's legal battle against Apple is turning into a legal onslaught with the news that Nokia has filed a second complaint claiming Apple is infringing several "implementation patents". This follows the original lawsuit over alleged iPhone patent infringements... >>

Asus Designo MS Series monitors launch in the UK

Asus Designo MS Series monitors launch in the UK

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We brought you news of these new designer "Designo" MS monitors all the way back in September and we're still no closer to knowing availability or pricing, but can at least confirm they are getting a UK release. Those whose heads were turned by the unusual... >>

OmniVision launches 14.6-megapixel, 1080p CMOS sensor

OmniVision launches 14.6-megapixel, 1080p CMOS sensor

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You can soon expect to see 14.6-megapixel digi-cams that are capable of capturing 60fps, 1080p video footage, and boasting electronic image stabilisation, thanks to a new sensor from OmniVision. The new OV14810 for digital still/video cameras and OV14825... >>

Cool-er Compact and Connect ebook readers due for CES launch

Cool-er Compact and Connect ebook readers due for CES launch

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New Cool-er ebook readers have been announced for a CES unveiling as Interead has made the Compact and Connect official while the already confirmed 3G model will also make an appearance and the Classic will be launched in new colours. Measuring in at... >>

Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

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If you received a book token for Christmas, then rejoice, as the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition is out this month. The third book in the series, it's described as the best resource (offline, obviously) for video game records, facts, trivia... >>

Samsung to bring RealD 3D experience to your lounge

Samsung to bring RealD 3D experience to your lounge

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That 3D television you're hoping will grace your living room by the end of this year could well be a Samsung model, following the announcement that the manufacturer has teamed up with leading 3D firm RealD for 3D TVs. RealD's 3D technology will be integrated... >>

Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet

Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet

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The "smartbook" concept is due to be turned into a real world, next-gen product with the news that Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled a "tablet reference design". Featuring a 7-inch touchscreen (said to be four times the viewing area of a typical smartphone)... >>

Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 netbooks announced

Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 netbooks announced

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In Korea Samsung has announced the launch of new netbooks with the Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 joining the current range. Boasting Intel's latest processor, the Intel Atom N450, all are 10.1-inch models and get an LED anti-reflective display and... >>

Twitter to see world's largest mass online hypnosis session

Twitter to see world's largest mass online hypnosis session

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Tonight is to see the world's largest mass online hypnosis session as British hypnotist Chris Hughes will use Facebook and Twitter to carry out "Socialtrance". The Guinness World Records attempt will take place tonight, 4 January 2010, at 8.30pm GMT.... >>

First five...Windows Mobile apps to download

First five...Windows Mobile apps to download

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If you got a new Windows-based handset for Christmas, then you'll likely be interested in exploring the content Microsoft has ready and waiting for you in the online Marketplace app store. Here's five apps we think are worth the download... Bing Bing... >>

First five... Symbian apps to download

First five... Symbian apps to download

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If you bagged a Symbian-based phone for Christmas then congratulations - you've joined around half of the global smartphone market in terms of OS market share. While new Nokia owners would do well to check out the manufacturer's own Ovi Store for apps... >>

GSM algorithm cracked by German hacker

GSM algorithm cracked by German hacker

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The privacy of your next mobile phone conversation could be in doubt, as a German computer scientist has cracked the the GSM algorithm used to keep around 80% of the world's mobile phone conversations private. Karsten Nohl and his team of 24 hackers have... >>

Orange going high def in 2010

Orange going high def in 2010

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Orange is soon to offer a "superior experience" as far as call quality goes with roll-out of a wider speech bandwidth across its network. Orange's HD Voice, which we brought you news of in 2008 and were expecting in 2009, has now been announced for launch... >>

Firebox offers Digital Coin Jar for new year savers

Firebox offers Digital Coin Jar for new year savers

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If one of your new year's resolutions is to try and be a little more thrifty and save up some pennies, then Firebox is offering help with the Digital Coin Saving Jar. Rather than chuck your spare change into a tin or bottle for a quick count-up when funds... >>

Nuance buys SpinVox

Nuance buys SpinVox

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SpinVox has been bought out by speech recognition company Nuance. SpinVox, which converts voicemail messages into texts, was snapped up for £102 million, but has seen investment and loans of over £230 million. In recent months SpinVox had come under... >>

Google Nexus One pricing revealed

Google Nexus One pricing revealed

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News from the States appears to confirm rumours that T-Mobile is to be the US operator that will offer the Google Nexus One Android phone. Although reports strongly suggest that the device will also be available to consumers as an unlocked, SIM-free handset,... >>

Nokia escalates Apple lawsuit by filing an International Trade Commission complaint

Nokia escalates Apple lawsuit by filing an International Trade Commission complaint

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Nokia has taken its current battle against Apple a legal step further with the news it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (the ITC), suggesting its current lawsuit against Apple is not looking like reaching a settlement... >>

Last.fm reveals 2009 statistics

Last.fm reveals 2009 statistics

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Last.fm has announced the release of its annual Best of 2009 web "featurette" of what users of the social music service have been listening to the most in 2009. With one big artist list (instead of artists/albums/tracks) expanded to a Top 40, Last.fm... >>

Sony says size doesn't matter so much in Europe

Sony says size doesn't matter so much in Europe

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Independent survey results released by Sony show that 64% of Europeans are planning on staying in and entertaining at home over the Christmas period this year, rather than splurging money on going out. "That means the television will be playing a vital... >>

Radio 1 to reveal best-selling songs of the Noughties

Radio 1 to reveal best-selling songs of the Noughties

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As the Noughties draw to a close, BBC Radio 1 is set to unveil the charts of the decade – revealing which singles and albums have sold the most in the UK in the last 10 years. Radio 1 will count down the Top 100 best-selling singles and albums of the... >>

iTunes "12 days of Christmas" freebies kick off

iTunes "12 days of Christmas" freebies kick off

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Did you get an iPod or iPhone for Christmas? Then you'll be happy to hear Apple is offering free content to help you get it filled up. As is becoming a Yule tradition, Apple is running its "12 days of Christmas" promotion, this means from Boxing Day until... >>

Did you get a new laptop this Christmas?

Did you get a new laptop this Christmas?

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If you received a new laptop this Christmas and are feeling the festive spirit then London-based charity Computer Aid International is hoping you'll donate your old equipment to help those less fortunate this Christmas. The government-approved charity... >>

Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day

Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day

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While most of the country will be spending today guzzling turkey, ripping open presents and watching festive telly, it seems 5.8 million of us will be stuck in work on Christmas Day itself. According to a study from VoIP company Skype, a whopping 38.6... >>