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Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

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On Friday 11 December 2009, listeners in the United Kingdom can send free picture messages to the Radio 1 messaging number for a chance to see their images featured on the Radio 1 website. "Picture Messaging Day" is said to be designed to help young listeners... >>

Motorola Milestone is on sale in the UK now

Motorola Milestone is on sale in the UK now

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Arguably Motorola's biggest launch since the RAZR, the Motorola Milestone - the European version of the already launched Droid (just named Time's gadget of the year) is now available in the UK. Rather than go down the increasingly-common, operator-exclusive... >>

Ovi Store to get major relaunch in spring 2010

Ovi Store to get major relaunch in spring 2010

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Nokia's Ovi Store, its version of the iPhone's App Store, is due to get a major refresh in the spring of 2010. It seems the current version of the store was just a "stopgap" measure from the Finns, bringing together its various download services, such... >>

LEGO camera launches at IWOOT

LEGO camera launches at IWOOT

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Part of a new range of consumer electronics from the infamous brick making company, this novelty snapper is angled at kids and LEGO fans alike. On the specs side of things you're looking at 3-megapixels, no optical zoom, built-in flash and fixed focus,... >>

New 3G Cool-er ebook reader announced

New 3G Cool-er ebook reader announced

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Americans are getting yet another ebook reader with the news that a new Cool-er ebook reader from Interead has been announced that brings 3G connectivity to the range. The Cool-er 3G ereader will get a debut exclusively on the AT&T network in the States... >>

Nintendo DS sales hit 10 million in the UK

Nintendo DS sales hit 10 million in the UK

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Following the news from Nintendo that its Wii console is the fastest selling in UK history, hitting sales of 6 million in less then 3 years, it seems Nintendo's handheld DS platform has seen similar success. Figures released from GfK Chart-Track, a UK... >>

Dell Adamo XPS exclusive to John Lewis for Christmas

Dell Adamo XPS exclusive to John Lewis for Christmas

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Dell's new Adamo XPS is to be a John Lewis exclusive, available from the department store and online at www.johnlewis.com for Christmas. Select John Lewis stores will be the only place in the UK to purchase the world's thinnest laptop, with Dell's UK... >>

Time names Moto Droid gadget of the year

Time names Moto Droid gadget of the year

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While the 2009 Pocket-lint Gagdet Awards honoured the HTC Hero as far as phones go, American magazine Time has given Motorola's new Droid the title of gadget of the year. The top slot, which last year went to the Apple iPhone for invention of the year,... >>

UK broadband tax confirmed for Budget

UK broadband tax confirmed for Budget

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Following the news we brought you in September that this would be the case, it seems it definitely is. The 50p-per-month "broadband tax", previously confirmed by Stephen Timms, the treasury minister in charge of implementing the Digital Britain plans,... >>

Nvidia demos 3D Blu-ray playback from PC

Nvidia demos 3D Blu-ray playback from PC

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With the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be announced soon, Nvidia is pushing its tech that will enable 3D to branch out from the cinema to your lounge. Nvidia has been demoing a complete 3D movie solution, made up of a PC equipped with... >>

Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets

Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets

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Philips Research has announced it has developed a new colour e-paper technology that could see a whole host of more colourful and personalised gadgets hitting the market. The new "e-skin", created as part of Philips' ongoing e-paper research, could mean... >>

Yahoo launches "You In?" campaign to "inspire kindness"

Yahoo launches "You In?" campaign to "inspire kindness"

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Stating it doesn't take a great deal of money or time to spread happiness, Yahoo has announced the launch of a campaign called "You In?" said to be designed to "inspire a ripple of kindness around the world". Yahoo is asking Yahoo users to visit kindness.yahoo.com... >>

Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone

Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone

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Orange has announced it will soon be offering the Case Mate Fuel Lite as a high street exclusive, describing it as an "attractive, protective, soft-touch case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS with a built-in battery charger". The case-come-charger charges up... >>

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

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It has been announced that E4 HD, Channel 4's second dedicated high definition channel, is to launch on 14 December on Sky's HD service, Sky+HD.   As a simulcast of E4, the channel will provide access to a wide range of series such as Glee, Misfits,... >>

Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition launches for US market

Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition launches for US market

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In time for the "Holiday" travel season, Nokia has announced the availability of the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition in the States. The 3.2-inch touchscreen device comes with voice-guided navigation for North America and a car kit so it can be easily mounted... >>

US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

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In the States, five big publishing companies have announced they are to team-up on a venture that will see open standards created for the new era of digital publishing on portable digital devices, such as the as-yet unconfirmed Apple iTablet that's got... >>

Multi-platform Orange App Store launches

Multi-platform Orange App Store launches

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Orange has announced the launch of its own app store with the debut of the Orange App Shop, available now over-the-air to around 1 million customers in the UK and France, with wider roll-out plans for 2010. With one click homescreen access, the App Shop... >>

CuteBitz launches Salt and Pepper Robots

CuteBitz launches Salt and Pepper Robots

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CuteBitz is offering the only salt and pepper pots a self-respecting geek should let grace their dinner table with the launch of the Salt & Pepper Robot Shakers. As well as offering the immensely useful function of holding your seasoning, the robot's... >>

Offline Gmail "graduates"

Offline Gmail "graduates"

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An experimental feature from the Gmail Labs team has "graduated" from beta, as Google has announced Offline Gmail is now becoming a regular part of Gmail. By installing Offline Gmail, you can use the normal Gmail interface to read and write mail, search,... >>

Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed

Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed

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Apple has revealed the iTunes best sellers of the past year, giving a glimpse as to what Apple fans are spending their money on. Also revealed are the results of the iTunes Best Album 2009 and iTunes Best Song 2009 as selected by the iTunes UK editorial... >>

Connected iViewer television gets iPlayer built-in

Connected iViewer television gets iPlayer built-in

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A new connected television has been announced from British co Cello Electronics that offers access to the BBC's iPlayer catch-up, on-demand service built-in. Needing no set-top box or games console, the iViewer TV connects to the Internet via Ethernet... >>

Sony Ericsson issues Satio and Aino updates

Sony Ericsson issues Satio and Aino updates

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Sony Ericsson has announced that it has issued fixes for users of its new Satio and Aino smartphones, reported to have been suffering from issues. "Sony Ericsson UK and Ireland is pleased to confirm that new software is now available for both Satio and... >>

UK's first internet-connected Freeview HD set-top box announced

UK's first internet-connected Freeview HD set-top box announced

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3view has announced the launch of the world's first internet-connected HD set-top box with free-to-air capabilities.    Ahead of Humax's unveiling of a similarly HD effort, the new set-top box will mean consumers can tune into the coming-soon high definition... >>

Google acquires AppJet

Google acquires AppJet

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Google has acquired San Francisco-based AppJet in a move that's thought to be in order to bolster its Google Wave offering. AppJet offers "EtherPad", a kind of Google Docs rival that gives its users the ability to upload documents and collaborate on them... >>

Amazon's "surprise invasion" of UK high street plans revealed

Amazon's "surprise invasion" of UK high street plans revealed

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In what is being described as the most high profile move of a web-only retailer onto the high street, it's been revealed that American company Amazon is planning a "surprise invasion" of the British high street. The news, reported by The Times, comes... >>