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MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks announced

MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks announced

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MSI has announced the release of its new MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks, describing them as "curvaceous". Due to offer Intel's new Pine Trail platform, the two netbooks are apparently the first to get WiMAX Forum certification. Running Windows 7 and... >>

LG calls for "Good Moments" pics to be shown on giant Piccadilly Circus display

LG calls for "Good Moments" pics to be shown on giant Piccadilly Circus display

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If you're the type that likes to share your personal life far and wide then we have the ultimate platform for you - LG's giant LED screen at Piccadilly Circus - seen by around 1.1 million people every week. The company's "Life's Good Moments" campaign... >>

Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA

Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA

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Virgin Media has received a rap on the knuckles from the Advertising Standards Authority for possibly causing offence to red-heads. A Virgin Media press ad for its "Dating in the Dark" TV show appeared in The Metro asking "How do you spot a ginger in... >>

Vodafone to offer the iPhone from 14 January

Vodafone to offer the iPhone from 14 January

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Vodafone has revealed the 14 January as the date it will begin offering the Apple iPhone. Customers will be able to pre-order their iPhone from today in-store, through their account manager or online at vodafone.co.uk/iphone.   Vodafone says customers... >>

BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally

BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally

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New legal services that offer consumers free access to songs - such as We7, Spotify and Last.fm - are not stopping people from illegally downloading music, says the British Phonographic Industry. A survey carried out for the industry body (that's aim... >>

65-inch Full HD 3D LCDs due next year

65-inch Full HD 3D LCDs due next year

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One of the world's largest LCD manufacturers has revealed it is kicking off mass market production of a Full HD 65-inch 3D LCD television. AU Optronics, which supplies panels to Samsung, BenQ, Apple, and ViewSonic, among others, plans to start volume... >>

Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver launches

Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver launches

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In the States Belkin has announced the launch of the new Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver that lets users wirelessly listen to the music from their iPhone or iPod touch on their home stereo system. "It frees you up from being tied down to docks and wires",... >>

Nokia Booklet 3G goes on pricey pre-order at £649

Nokia Booklet 3G goes on pricey pre-order at £649

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The Nokia Booklet 3G, the Finnish company's first ever netbook, has just gone on pre-order in the UK priced at £649. The store page estimates the delivery date for consumers opting to pre-order now as January 2010, meaning an IOU for anyone who wanted... >>

Red Dwarf app launches

Red Dwarf app launches

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On the 21st birthday of the cult TV series, the official Red Dwarf Soundboard App is now available from the App Store. The app means iPhone and iPod touch users can now carry the sounds of the Red Dwarf crew around in their pocket, as the rest of us are... >>

HANNSG offers "hard glass" monitors

HANNSG offers "hard glass" monitors

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HANNSG has announced a new range of "hard glass" monitors said to be "specifically designed to survive the labours of intense use as well as everyday wear and tear". With a tough acrylic screen surface (so not technically glass, then) to shield the underlying... >>

YouTube mulls subscriptions for premium content

YouTube mulls subscriptions for premium content

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YouTube may soon offer premium content on a subscription basis as it looks at more ways to make money - and to keep on the right side of studios, record labels and broadcasters. Although the Google-owned site has struck an accord with some major players... >>

Microsoft admits Windows Mobile 7 delay

Microsoft admits Windows Mobile 7 delay

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Windows Mobile users have some time to wait until the platform sees a major refresh, it's been revealed, as Microsoft has owned up to further delays for the next-gen version of the OS. While Windows Mobile 6.5 launched late this year, Windows Mobile 7... >>

TV viewing on the increase in Britain

TV viewing on the increase in Britain

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The UK population is in greater danger than ever before from becoming square-eyed, according to Ofcom stats just released that show Britain has seen the highest increase in TV watching across a selection of Western countries. Comparing the average UK... >>

Vexia Econav 480 and 380 announced

Vexia Econav 480 and 380 announced

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Vexia is banging out new "Econav" GPS devices with the launch of the Econav 480 and 380 in the UK in time for Christmas. As with previous models, they launch with the boast of informing you of the most ecological and economical way to drive. The 480 gets... >>

Borders to launch new ebook reader, store platform with Kobo

Borders to launch new ebook reader, store platform with Kobo

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In the States Borders has announced its plans to launch new ebook readers next year, aimed at reaching readers who buy "a couple of books a year". As well as hardware, the US retail giant is to offer an accompanying online store, powered by Kobo, a spin-off... >>

YouTube reveals most viewed vids of 2009

YouTube reveals most viewed vids of 2009

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YouTube is offering a tidy list of the five most-viewed YouTube videos from the last 12 months, giving us a snapshot of what it is we've all been watching online. Unsurprisingly, SuBo tops the list at a staggering 83 million views ahead of the number... >>

20-megapixel, 1080p-capable cameraphones due in 2011

20-megapixel, 1080p-capable cameraphones due in 2011

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Chip-maker Broadcom has announced the launch of a new processor that will see phones incorporating high-def camcorders that could snap up to 20-megapixel pictures. The new Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV Processor enables Full HD 1080p camcorder capabilities... >>

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

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The top five most-searched for products in the run up to Christmas are familiar faces, suggesting more of the same under Christmas trees across the country this year. The Apple iPhone, available on Orange as well as O2 this festive period, tops the list... >>

iFixit repair manuals opened to the world

iFixit repair manuals opened to the world

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iFixit's gone all goodwill-to-all-men with the news that it's licensing all iFixit repair manuals under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. Thought to be the largest free release of repair documentation ever, iFixit says: "We are committing to make... >>

Plastic Logic to unveil QUE proReader at CES

Plastic Logic to unveil QUE proReader at CES

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Plastic Logic is hyping up the launch of its already-announced, but not detailed, QUE ebook reader which it calls "the world's first proReader". 7 January at the CES show in Vegas is the date that all will be revealed, and Plastic Logic is promising hands-on... >>

Twitter reveals top trends for 2009

Twitter reveals top trends for 2009

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As have various search engines before it, Twitter has revealed the top trending topics on the micro-blogging site over the past year. Particularly interesting considering 2009 has been such a growth period for Twitter, the site calls the data "an interesting... >>

Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK

Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK

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Amazon, somewhat shy about hard and fast Kindle stats, has revealed that the Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK.   The Kindle continues to be the most gifted, most wished for and the number one bestselling product across the millions of items... >>

Virgin Digital Help launches

Virgin Digital Help launches

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Virgin has announced the launch of Virgin Digital Help said to be aimed at "getting Britain's digital stuff to work" that rivals existing services from the likes of the TechGuys. The Virgin Group's first new company in the UK in 3 years, the service is... >>

New Nexus One pics emerge as 5 Jan becomes rumoured launch date

New Nexus One pics emerge as 5 Jan becomes rumoured launch date

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The HTC-made Nexus One, which has rapidly gone from rumoured gPhone to real-life, coming-soon product in a matter of days, has been posing for the camera again. US blog Boy Genius Report has the latest images of the slimline handset showing the device's... >>

Twitter beta trials new tool for businesses

Twitter beta trials new tool for businesses

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Twitter has revealed one of its mythical new tools for businesses that it hopes will add enough value to commercial accounts to eventually see the service becoming profitable from such a customer base. A simple idea, but arguably a useful one, Twitter... >>