Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

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

    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...

  • Twitter advertises to fill 27 positions
    Online

    Twitter advertises to fill 27 positions

    By 11 January 2010

    Popular micro-blogging service Twitter is currently advertising 27 positions as the company plans for further expansion in 2010 by increasing its staff by around a fifth. Among the vacancies are positions dealing with "monetization" to help Twitter with...

  • Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P launches
    Laptops

    Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P launches

    By 11 January 2010

    "A laptop, a photo frame, a presenting tool and a notepad" is how Acer describes the new Aspire Timeline 1820P. With a convertible design, the Windows 7-running 1820P boasts an 11.6-inch touchscreen display and up to 8 hours battery life. As well as touch...

  • France Telecom boss confirms Apple tablet with a "oui"
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    France Telecom boss confirms Apple tablet with a "oui"

    By 11 January 2010

    The existence and imminent launch of the much-rumoured Apple tablet appears to have been confirmed with a "oui" from a France Telecom exec, according to just-in reports.  The caught-on-camera snippet between a French journo and Stephane Richard, deputy...

  • Panasonic Lumix FH3 hands-on
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix FH3 hands-on

    By 11 January 2010

    We've pictures here for you of the new ultra-slim Lumix FH3 compact digi-cam from Panasonic. As well as a 14-megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom, the FH3 boasts a 2.7-inch screen and Panasonic's Mega OIS. You get the now almost-standard 720p HD video...

  • Casio's flagship Exilim FH100 hands-on
    Cameras

    Casio's flagship Exilim FH100 hands-on

    By 11 January 2010

    Casio launched new compact cameras into its Exilim range at CES, and we've snapped pics of the flagship EX-FH100. The new digi-cam offers a 10.1-megapixel sensor, burst shooting, 720p video recording and a 10x optical zoom lens. With Casio's "Dynamic...

  • Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads
    Phones

    Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads

    By 11 January 2010

    Sky has revealed its Sky News app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been downloaded over 1 million times, with the milestone passed this month. The iPhone app was launched in May last year and offers breaking news by text, images and video and features...

  • iRiver Story ebook reader hands-on
    Gadgets

    iRiver Story ebook reader hands-on

    By 11 January 2010

    iRiver's Story ebook reader, currently available in the UK, was on show at CES and we were on hand to grab some photos. As you can see from the pics, the Story boasts a full QWERTY keyboard, as well as a voice recorder, headphones jack, built-in speaker...

  • Beamz Interactive Music System hands-on
    Gaming

    Beamz Interactive Music System hands-on

    By 11 January 2010

    Here we have pics for you of "ShadowBeamz", a new game for the Beamz Interactive Music System described as a dynamic, fun, free-flowing musical instrument that anyone can play. The Beamz, which cost $200 and hooks up to a PC via USB is an "interactive...

  • LG's new GT540 Android phone hands-on
    Phones

    LG's new GT540 Android phone hands-on

    By 11 January 2010

    LG has launched a new Android phone out at the CES event, describing the LG GT540 as "a specialized social networking smartphone". Angled as "the ideal smartphone for first-time smartphone users", the handset gets "quick and easy" access to  popular...

  • Slimline LG X300 laptop hands-on
    Laptops

    Slimline LG X300 laptop hands-on

    By 11 January 2010

    The laptop world has seen the launch of yet another slim and light option, the LG X300, but this does offer something a little different by boasting a 2.0GHz Intel Menlow chip. Weighing in at 970g and 17.6mm thick, the X300 gets a bezel-free 11.6-inch...

  • Transparent Samsung IceTouch MP3 player eyes-on
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    Transparent Samsung IceTouch MP3 player eyes-on

    By 11 January 2010

    Samsung is offering an unusual MP3 player at this year's CES with the launch of the IceTouch which offers a transparent 2-inch AMOLED touchscreen made of tempered glass. Boasting 16GB internal memory, the device also offers Samsung's original TouchWiz...

  • IntelAppUp.com app store live for netbook owners
    Online

    IntelAppUp.com app store live for netbook owners

    By 8 January 2010

    It seems Samsung is not the only company to reveal app store plans at CES, as Intel has unveiled IntelAppUp.com, a new online marketplace offering widgets for netbooks. Partnering with Acer, Asus, Dell, and Samsung, at this stage, the store is now live...

  • Windows Mobile 7 to show up at February's MWC event
    Phones

    Windows Mobile 7 to show up at February's MWC event

    By 8 January 2010

    Hardly a big shocker considering it's the mobile world's biggest annual event, but it seems the news is in that Microsoft will show Windows 7 at February Mobile World Congress. Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of entertainment and devices division,...

  • VIDEO: Asus Waveface concepts get animated
    Gadgets

    VIDEO: Asus Waveface concepts get animated

    By 8 January 2010

    If you think your understanding of Asus' new Waveface concepts would be improved by watching pink cartoon people interact with them to an inane soundtrack then press play.  The Asus Waveface ideas unveiled at this year's CES, incorporate a futuristic...

  • Orange dumps Nokia N97 Mini
    Phones

    Orange dumps Nokia N97 Mini

    By 8 January 2010

    Following the news we brought you earlier about Vodafone dropping the delayed Sony Ericsson Xperia X2, Pocket-lint can confirm that Orange is dumping the Nokia N97 Mini from its line-up. The reason is reported to be the handset's high return rate of 20%...

  • Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name
    Phones

    Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name

    By 8 January 2010

    Following Carphone Warehouse-owned TalkTalk's buyout of Tiscali in May 2009, it's been revealed that the Tiscali brand name for the broadband service will disappear in 2010. "Today we welcome all Tiscali customers to TalkTalk and open the doors to a new...

  • Wrist-based Powerstrap offers charging on the go
    Gadgets

    Wrist-based Powerstrap offers charging on the go

    By 8 January 2010

    A new wearable charger has launched with the announcement the Powerstrap will be available in the UK this month. From Orca Global Trading, it's described as a powerful wrist strap made up from a series of batteries to keep users fully charged and connected...

  • Vodafone dumps Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
    Phones

    Vodafone dumps Sony Ericsson Xperia X2

    By 8 January 2010

    Pocket-lint can confirm that Sony Ericsson's delayed Xperia X2 has been dumped from Vodafone's future line-up. In a far cry from the proud exclusive the operator announced for the device with plans to range it exclusively until 31 December 2009, Vodafone...

  • Adidas launches miCoach training platform and two gadgets
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    Adidas launches miCoach training platform and two gadgets

    By 8 January 2010

    Adidas has announced the launch of the miCoach training platform which extends the concept first seen in the miCoach Samsung phone team-up. As well as an online service, like Philips' Activa launch, Adidas will offer a device that "verbally coaches an...

  • LG Lotus Elite and Rumour Touch launch in US
    Phones

    LG Lotus Elite and Rumour Touch launch in US

    By 8 January 2010

    LG and US operator Sprint have announced two new fashion phones for the American market, the LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch, both successors to previous models adding touch capabilities. The LG Lotus Elite features dual 2.4-inch QVGA screens, microSD...

  • Samsung launches new R-Series laptops
    Laptops

    Samsung launches new R-Series laptops

    By 8 January 2010

    Samsung has announced new models into its R-Series range of notebooks with a plethora of new devices - the R780, R580, R730, R530 and R430. Ranging from 17.3 inches for the R780 and R730, 15.6 inches for the R580 and R530 and 14 inches for the R430, all...

  • £100k Nokia Supreme revealed
    Phones

    £100k Nokia Supreme revealed

    By 8 January 2010

    Following the iPhone Supreme, iPod touch Supreme, Wii Supreme and PS3 Supreme, the team behind Goldstriker has now revealed the Nokia Supreme. You know the drill by now - gadget gets covered in precious metal and gems resulting in an astronomical price...

  • Moorestown-based LG GW990 demoed at Intel keynote
    Phones

    Moorestown-based LG GW990 demoed at Intel keynote

    By 8 January 2010

    LG featured in Paul Otellini's Intel CES keynote, with the world's first demo of the next-gen LG GW990 handset. Based on the Intel Moorestown platform and running the Linux-based Moblin 2.1 operating system, the GW990 is a MID - a mobile internet device...

  • Parrot Zikmu "in colour" by Philippe Starck unveiled
    Audio

    Parrot Zikmu "in colour" by Philippe Starck unveiled

    By 8 January 2010

    Parrot has revealed a new coloured range of its "Zikmu" stereo speakers by Philippe Starck in "Arctic White", "Pearl Grey" and "Sorbet Lime". "With Zikmu, we created a beautiful and a unique object, for listening to music with today's digital devices:...