Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • Philips Activa MP3 player offers "words of encouragement"
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    Philips Activa MP3 player offers "words of encouragement"

    By 6 January 2010

    Philips has launched a new MP3 player with the fairly unique selling point that it has a focus "on motivating people to improve their fitness". In a bid to help us lead healthier and more active lifestyles the device goes as far as to actually offer "words...

  • Asus unveils this year's CES concepts
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    Asus unveils this year's CES concepts

    By 6 January 2010

    Asus, never shy with sharing concept designs and ideas, has unveiled its futuristic designs for this year's CES showcase. Under the "Waveface" banner, the concept products are said to represent Asus' "context-based vision of the digital life". This vision...

  • "Legal" App Store rival launches at CES
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    "Legal" App Store rival launches at CES

    By 6 January 2010

    What's being billed as the "world's first legal App Store alternative" has been officially launched at Sin City's CES show. Described as "a platform that offers a viable, robust and legal alternative to iTunes", the online store has been developed by...

  • Android-based household gadgets to be shown off at CES
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    Android-based household gadgets to be shown off at CES

    By 6 January 2010

    More Android-based consumer electronics are due over the next year in a move that will see the platform extended from its current arena of primarily the mobile phone market. Touch Revolution and TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) have announced a partnership...

  • VIDEO: Google launches Nexus One YouTube channel
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    VIDEO: Google launches Nexus One YouTube channel

    By 6 January 2010

    Google is making the most of its online video vehicle YouTube to promote its just-launched Nexus One phone. The Android handset now has its own channel on the world's biggest video site with an intro video, getting started video guides and currently 10...

  • Litl webbook to debut at CES
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    Litl webbook to debut at CES

    By 6 January 2010

    Announced back in 2009, the new "litl webbook", described as "an easy-to-use Internet computer for the home that blends the best of the Web with high-quality TV-like viewing" is to get a public unveiling at CES.   With an Intel Atom processor, the not-a-netbook...

  • BlackBerry Presenter launches
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    BlackBerry Presenter launches

    By 6 January 2010

    RIM has announced the launch of a new BlackBerry accessory that it says gives mobile professionals and management teams "the tool they need to deliver presentations successfully". The new BlackBerry Presenter device lets users wirelessly present Microsoft...

  • Lady Gaga to be "creative director" of Polaroid
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    Lady Gaga to be "creative director" of Polaroid

    By 6 January 2010

    The new owner of the Polaroid brand, PLR IP, has announced a "multi-year strategic partnership" with Lady Gaga, who will, somewhat bizarrely, "serve as creative director for a specialty line of Polaroid Imaging products". "The partnership brings together...

  • Oregon Scientific to offer sunrise clock, back massager and aroma diffuser
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    Oregon Scientific to offer sunrise clock, back massager and aroma diffuser

    By 6 January 2010

    Oregon Scientific has revealed the highlights of its 2010 CES launches and rather than stainless steel weather stations, action cams and the like, it is to offer a sunrise clock, back massager and an aroma diffuser. These launches are thanks to the introduction...

  • Panasonic and LG detail coming-soon Skype-happy TVs
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    Panasonic and LG detail coming-soon Skype-happy TVs

    By 6 January 2010

    Skype's big news from CES is that it is to make a move into the living room as it's due to be pre-loaded onto internet-enabled TVS meaning that, with a suitable webcam, users will be able to videocall from their goggle boxes. Further to that news, LG...

  • World's first "dishwasher safe" mobile launches at CES
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    World's first "dishwasher safe" mobile launches at CES

    By 6 January 2010

    Your modern smartphone is all well and good, but you can't very well stick it in the dishwasher, now can you? To fill that crucial gap in the market in steps Seal Shield with its new "Seal Cell" waterproof mobile with the rather unique selling point of...

  • Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 offers speakers, padded base and a fan
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    Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 offers speakers, padded base and a fan

    By 6 January 2010

    For the rather bold claim of a "cinema-like experience" on your laptop, Logitech has introduced the Speaker Lapdesk N700, an all-in-one laptop accessory which brings integrated stereo speakers, a built-in fan and a wide padded base. The Logitech Speaker...

  • VIDEO: Nude It iPhone app promises to let you see people nekked
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    VIDEO: Nude It iPhone app promises to let you see people nekked

    By 6 January 2010

    Careful where you point that thing, as the Nude It app for iPhone promises to turn your iPhone into a handheld device that shows people bare naked. Described as a "funny Augmented Reality application for the iPhone that lets you see through clothes",...

  • Voting opens for Twitter's Shorty Awards
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    Voting opens for Twitter's Shorty Awards

    By 6 January 2010

    Voting for the second annual "Shorty Awards" (honouring the best producers of short real-time content, i.e., via Twitter) is now live. Described as a "fun way to show appreciation to the people behind the tweets we read every day", Sawhorse Media's Awards...

  • Sky reveals LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony to announce "3D Ready" TVs at CES
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    Sky reveals LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony to announce "3D Ready" TVs at CES

    By 6 January 2010

    Sky has issued a release confirming that its coming-soon Sky 3D TV service, which is due to launch later in the year, "will be compatible with a wide range of 3D Ready TVs being launched in the UK and Ireland during 2010". Sky reveals that at CES, just...

  • HTC-made Google Nexus One is finally official as Android showcase device
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    HTC-made Google Nexus One is finally official as Android showcase device

    By 5 January 2010

    At a press conference at its Californian headquarters Google has finally made the Nexus One Android phone officially official, having previously confirmed the mobile's existence. Google explains the launch of the device, which it says it worked very closely...

  • LaCie CooKey and WhizKey flash drives launch
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    LaCie CooKey and WhizKey flash drives launch

    By 5 January 2010

    LaCie has announced the launch of new key-themed flash drives into its range as the LaCie CooKey and LaCie WhizKey join the LaCie iamaKey and itsaKey offerings. Built with metal, the gold SIP connectors on the USB keys are both water- and scratch-resistant...

  • iRobot reaches robo-milestone
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    iRobot reaches robo-milestone

    By 5 January 2010

    iRobot has announced that it has achieved what it calls "an industry milestone in the home robot market". That milestone is shifting over 5 million units of home robot range. The company, which was founded 20 years ago, launched its iRobot Roomba Vacuum...

  • 3M unveils 22-inch M2256PW monitor with 10-finger multi-touch
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    3M unveils 22-inch M2256PW monitor with 10-finger multi-touch

    By 5 January 2010

    3M has unveiled the 3M Display M2256PW, a 22-inch high-definition, multi-touch LCD display which it says "demonstrates 3M's commitment to push the boundaries of traditional touch technology". Boasting 3M's Projected Capacitive Technology, the M2256PW...

  • IDTV launches 3.4-inch portable OLED myGOtv
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    IDTV launches 3.4-inch portable OLED myGOtv

    By 5 January 2010

    What's being called the world's first portable digital 3.4-inch television with an AMOLED display is to see a CES debut. The new myGOtv from IDTV is described as a personal "pocket TV" angled towards on-the-go goggle-boxing for American consumers. Specs...

  • VIDEO: Lenovo Skylight shown off
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    VIDEO: Lenovo Skylight shown off

    By 5 January 2010

    Lenovo's just announced Skylight - a new mobile consumer device in the "smartbook" category - gets shown off here in this promo video. Hit play to see the new not-a-netbook's 10-inch screen, curvy clamshell design and web-widget-based interface. Lenovo...

  • Apple App Store hits 3 billion downloads
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    Apple App Store hits 3 billion downloads

    By 5 January 2010

    Apple has officially announced that more than 3 billion apps have now been downloaded from the App Store by iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide. The new milestone has been reached an astonishing 2 calendar months since Apple revealed it had hit the...

  • Stylish Lenovo Skylight smartbook revealed
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    Stylish Lenovo Skylight smartbook revealed

    By 5 January 2010

    Lenovo has chosen CES as the venue for an interesting new launch as the Lenovo Skylight, the first ARM-based processor smartbook device based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset platform, makes its official debut. Claiming to combine the best of smartphones...

  • Slimline Sony Walkman NWZ-A845 announced
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    Slimline Sony Walkman NWZ-A845 announced

    By 5 January 2010

    Sony has announced the European launch of its slimmest ever Walkman - coming in at 7.2mm thick it's been revealed the A845 will be on shop shelves from February 2010, following its Far East launch as the A840. Weighing in at 62 grams, the player offers...

  • Apple said to have acquired Quattro Wireless
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    Apple said to have acquired Quattro Wireless

    By 5 January 2010

    Although not yet confirmed by either company, it seems fairly certain that Apple has acquired Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising business. The deal - said to be worth around the $275 million mark - is an interesting move from Apple as Quattro Wireless...