Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

BBC Good Food launches festive iPhone app

BBC Good Food launches festive iPhone app

By

If you're worried about your turkey this Christmas, then BBC Worldwide could help out with the news that its "Festive Recipes" iPhone app is now available on the App Store. It launches with the bold claim of being able to help solve festive food dilemmas... >>

TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home

TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home

By

TalkTalk is currently undertaking a publicity stunt that finds it paying householders £250 for the "naming rights" to their homes. With some tenuous link to how sporting arenas are seeing more corporate rebranding, the telecoms co is paying out to those... >>

Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK

Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK

By

The Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player is now available in the UK, bringing 1080p, 24fps, Full HD images as well as the ability to upscale standard definition DVDs to near Full HD quality. Claiming a "unique design with rounded edges and an elegant inlaid... >>

Google starts mysterious countdown timer

Google starts mysterious countdown timer

By

Google has set a mysterious countdown timer ticking away that is only revealed when a visitor to its search engine hits the "feeling lucky" button on the homepage. Speculation is rife across the Internet as to what the online giant might be counting down... >>

Vodafone to offer Nokia N900

Vodafone to offer Nokia N900

By

Vodafone is to offer the new Nokia N900 mobile-phone-come-internet-tablet, with a page now up on the Voda site offering those interested a chance to pre-register for more information. With just "Coming Soon - January" the only info provided by the operator... >>

Sky launches MGM HD

Sky launches MGM HD

By

A new channel "devoted exclusively to the delivery of movies in high-definition" has been announced with the news that Sky and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have launched MGM HD.   The channel is a 50/50 joint venture between Sky and MGM and is said to... >>

Sold out Barnes and Noble Nooks selling for as much as $750 on eBay

Sold out Barnes and Noble Nooks selling for as much as $750 on eBay

By

As new customers hoping to order a Barnes & Noble "Nook" ebook reader are greeted with the news that the next available stock is not due until February 2010, the sought after device is seeing eBay sales success for those that did pre-order early. The... >>

Mediawatch UK to campaign for child protection controls on catch-up services

Mediawatch UK to campaign for child protection controls on catch-up services

By

Mediawatch UK is to kick off a big campaign next year aimed at getting broadcasters to offer more robust parental controls on catch-up TV services. The moral guardian, founded by the late Mary Whitehouse, has hit out at both the BBC for its iPlayer service... >>

Multi-touch Dell Studio 17 and Inspiron One 19 announced

Multi-touch Dell Studio 17 and Inspiron One 19 announced

By

Dell has announced new multi-touch devices with the launch of the Inspiron One 19 all-in-one desktop, rivalling HP's TouchSmart range and the Studio 17 multimedia laptop.   As most of you will know, a multi-touch interface means the PCs can handle multiple... >>

One Cuisinart Soup Maker sold every 12 minutes

One Cuisinart Soup Maker sold every 12 minutes

By

John Lewis is caroling Christmas success for a new kitchen gadget with one Cuisinart Soup Maker sold every 12 minutes, in a surprise festive success story this year. The Cuisinart Soup Maker is the first blender to feature an integrated heater, meaning... >>

Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries

Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries

By

Amazon has announced that its Kindle for iPhone app is now available from the Apple App Store in more than 60 additional countries, including the UK. Boasting Whispersync tech that saves and syncs a user's bookmarks across their Kindle devices and Kindle... >>

Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel announced for GreenHeart eco range

Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel announced for GreenHeart eco range

By

Sony Ericsson has announced new eco options into its "GreenHeart" range with the launch of  the Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel phones and the VH700 handsfree device.   All three products boast recycled plastics, an e-manual, minimised packaging, a "green... >>

Sky Songs offers Christmas gift options

Sky Songs offers Christmas gift options

By

Sky Songs, the broadcaster's new music streaming and download service, is following rival service Spotify in offering gift subscriptions for Christmas. Sky Songs has three packages to chose from, a streaming option, a download option and a "bit of both"... >>

Apple sues Nokia right back

Apple sues Nokia right back

By

"Right back" might be an exaggeration, as Apple has taken almost 2 months to do so, but it is now suing Nokia in response to a recent case the Finnish phone manufacturer brought against the iPhone maker. Apple has issued a statement to the press revealing... >>

Nokia 5235 Comes with Music revealed

Nokia 5235 Comes with Music revealed

By

Nokia has revealed a new handset that will be offered with its supposedly struggling Comes with Music service. As expected, a musical variant of the low-to-mid-range 5230 has been announced for launch next year. The Nokia 5235 Comes with Music will bring... >>

BT Vision viewers get first four series of  "24"

BT Vision viewers get first four series of "24"

By

BT Vision customers will soon be able to square their eyes to the first four seasons on "24", thanks to a new deal signed with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. As well as "24", the deal sees other hit series from Fox available, including... >>

Zuckerberg private pics exposed in new Facebook privacy changes

Zuckerberg private pics exposed in new Facebook privacy changes

By

It seems Facebook's recent privacy changes may have had a negative result for the company's young CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, as nearly 300 private images of him are now reported to be widely available to view. ValleyWag has it that whereas before the controversial... >>

Toned-down Playboy app launches for iPhone

Toned-down Playboy app launches for iPhone

By

Men's mag Playboy has launched a new iPhone app available now to download on the iTunes App Store for £1.19, or $1.99 in the States. There's a twist though, as although the app is rated 17-plus it contains no "fully nude content", giving those that say... >>

Sony PS3 motion controller dubbed "Gem"

Sony PS3 motion controller dubbed "Gem"

By

While launch details are still a big secret for Sony's motion controller for the PlayStation 3 console, one thing has been revealed - the codename for the device. EA's CEO John Riccitiello has let slip that Sony has been referring to the motion-sensing... >>

INQ Chat 3G now available on 3

INQ Chat 3G now available on 3

By

The second of INQ's new handsets for 3 - announced back in August - is now available in the UK. Following the launch of the INQ Mini 3G in October, the INQ Chat 3G, the Hutchison-Whampoa-owned company's first QWERTY handset, can be snapped up for £99.99... >>

Apple patents spongy shape changing universal dock

Apple patents spongy shape changing universal dock

By

New Apple patents have been revealed that show the company is working on a universal dock made of futuristic material that moulds to fit a device, a way to tamper-proof products and further accelerometer controls for the iPod range. The "aesthetically... >>

Motorola Milestone sells out in less than 3 hours

Motorola Milestone sells out in less than 3 hours

By

Online retailer eXpansys, the exclusive stockist of the new Motorola Milestone (review), has revealed the new high-end handset has sold out in record time. As the phone made its UK sales debut on 10 December, it sold out in 2.5 hours.  "Today (Thursday... >>

Vodafone ditching HTC HD2

Vodafone ditching HTC HD2

By

Vodafone is to ditch the HTC HD2 in favour of the Apple iPhone, which it is expected to begin selling in early 2010, it's been revealed. Although initial sales of the high-end HTC handset appear to have been a success for the operator, with stock in short... >>

The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone

The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone

By

The Beatles: Rock Band has hit the milestone of 1 million sales across the globe. The music game, that follows the career of the Fab Four and lets players make-believe play Beatles tunes, was launched across the world on 09/09/09. "MTV Games and Harmonix... >>

BBC remaking sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids this Christmas

BBC remaking sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids this Christmas

By

In case you don't fancy the third rate celebs in posh frocks or seeing Clarkson's mug in glorious high def this Christmas, we've news of more exciting HD programming from the BBC - a new version of sci-fi classic "The Day of the Triffids". John Wyndham's... >>