Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • BT Vision launches new set top box
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    BT Vision launches new set top box

    By 5 January 2010

    BT has launched a new set-top box for its BT Vision digital TV service that comes in a glossy black finish, said to be designed to match BT's Home Hub wireless router. Boasting better energy efficiency than the previous model, the Vision+ box is available...

  • Toshiba mini NB305 netbook announced
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    Toshiba mini NB305 netbook announced

    By 5 January 2010

    In the States Toshiba has announced the launch of the mini NB305, the next generation of its netbook that offers the new Intel Atom N450 processor. With a 10.1-inch "TruBrite" LED backlit display the claim for battery life is up to 11 hours and the new...

  • Nokia files further lawsuit against Apple
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    Nokia files further lawsuit against Apple

    By 5 January 2010

    Nokia's legal battle against Apple is turning into a legal onslaught with the news that Nokia has filed a second complaint claiming Apple is infringing several "implementation patents". This follows the original lawsuit over alleged iPhone patent infringements...

  • VIDEO: Skype coming to televisions
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    VIDEO: Skype coming to televisions

    By 5 January 2010

    In a few month's time, you’ll be able to get Skype on your TV thanks to news just announced that the VoIP company is teaming up with LG and Panasonic to see Skype built in to new internet connected televisions. As well as one of the new TVs, those hoping...

  • L5 Remote add-on turns iPhone into universal remote control
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    L5 Remote add-on turns iPhone into universal remote control

    By 5 January 2010

    A new iPhone add-on and app has launched with the promise it will turn any iPhone or iPod touch into a universal remote control. L5 Technology's L5 Remote will allow iPhone owners to control televisions, DVDs, PVRs, cable boxes, audio equipment, and most...

  • Firebox offers Bedside Booklight
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    Firebox offers Bedside Booklight

    By 4 January 2010

    Ideal illumination for bookworms, the Bedside Booklight new from Firebox not only offers a soft glow perfect to read to, but has a cunning design for a clever purpose. As you'll see from the images the frosted glass lamp is house-shaped which means you...

  • Asus Designo MS Series monitors launch in the UK
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    Asus Designo MS Series monitors launch in the UK

    By 4 January 2010

    We brought you news of these new designer "Designo" MS monitors all the way back in September and we're still no closer to knowing availability or pricing, but can at least confirm they are getting a UK release. Those whose heads were turned by the unusual...

  • OmniVision launches 14.6-megapixel, 1080p CMOS sensor
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    OmniVision launches 14.6-megapixel, 1080p CMOS sensor

    By 4 January 2010

    You can soon expect to see 14.6-megapixel digi-cams that are capable of capturing 60fps, 1080p video footage, and boasting electronic image stabilisation, thanks to a new sensor from OmniVision. The new OV14810 for digital still/video cameras and OV14825...

  • Cool-er Compact and Connect ebook readers due for CES launch
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    Cool-er Compact and Connect ebook readers due for CES launch

    By 4 January 2010

    New Cool-er ebook readers have been announced for a CES unveiling as Interead has made the Compact and Connect official while the already confirmed 3G model will also make an appearance and the Classic will be launched in new colours. Measuring in at...

  • Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon
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    Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition out soon

    By 4 January 2010

    If you received a book token for Christmas, then rejoice, as the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition is out this month. The third book in the series, it's described as the best resource (offline, obviously) for video game records, facts, trivia...

  • Samsung to bring RealD 3D experience to your lounge
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    Samsung to bring RealD 3D experience to your lounge

    By 4 January 2010

    That 3D television you're hoping will grace your living room by the end of this year could well be a Samsung model, following the announcement that the manufacturer has teamed up with leading 3D firm RealD for 3D TVs. RealD's 3D technology will be integrated...

  • VIDEO: Google offers idiot's guide to cloud computing
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    VIDEO: Google offers idiot's guide to cloud computing

    By 4 January 2010

    A recent Google video appears to offer an idiot's guide to cloud computing. Without mention of any specific Google products, the short clip shows "how cloud computing will help us in the future".   "You will no longer have to carry your documents around...

  • Marantz UD8004 Blu-ray player launches
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    Marantz UD8004 Blu-ray player launches

    By 4 January 2010

    Marantz is offering an alternative to its £5000 flagship universal Blu-ray player with the launch of a £2299 effort. The new Marantz UD8004 universal high definition player claims to offer tech from its big brother but with a fractionally more affordable...

  • Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet
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    Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet

    By 4 January 2010

    The "smartbook" concept is due to be turned into a real world, next-gen product with the news that Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled a "tablet reference design". Featuring a 7-inch touchscreen (said to be four times the viewing area of a typical smartphone)...

  • "Next-gen" Samsung NX10 gets official
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    "Next-gen" Samsung NX10 gets official

    By 4 January 2010

    We brought you news that this was due back in March last year, but can now confirm the official launch of the Samsung NX10, a Micro Four Thirds-rivalling hybrid DSLR. The NX10 boasts a 14.6-megapixel sensor, a 3-inch AMOLED display, the claim of the fastest...

  • Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 netbooks announced
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    Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 netbooks announced

    By 4 January 2010

    In Korea Samsung has announced the launch of new netbooks with the Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 joining the current range. Boasting Intel's latest processor, the Intel Atom N450, all are 10.1-inch models and get an LED anti-reflective display and...

  • VIDEO: Microsoft reveals muscle computer controls
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    VIDEO: Microsoft reveals muscle computer controls

    By 4 January 2010

    Microsoft has revealed a new way of controlling computers that could, in the future, see us carrying out commands with our muscles. Using "electromyography", or EMG, the patented tech records the electrical activity of muscles and translate those signals...

  • Twitter to see world's largest mass online hypnosis session
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    Twitter to see world's largest mass online hypnosis session

    By 4 January 2010

    Tonight is to see the world's largest mass online hypnosis session as British hypnotist Chris Hughes will use Facebook and Twitter to carry out "Socialtrance". The Guinness World Records attempt will take place tonight, 4 January 2010, at 8.30pm GMT....

  • First five...Windows Mobile apps to download
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    First five...Windows Mobile apps to download

    By 1 January 2010

    If you got a new Windows-based handset for Christmas, then you'll likely be interested in exploring the content Microsoft has ready and waiting for you in the online Marketplace app store. Here's five apps we think are worth the download... Bing Bing...

  • First five... Symbian apps to download
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    First five... Symbian apps to download

    By 1 January 2010

    If you bagged a Symbian-based phone for Christmas then congratulations - you've joined around half of the global smartphone market in terms of OS market share. While new Nokia owners would do well to check out the manufacturer's own Ovi Store for apps...

  • GSM algorithm cracked by German hacker
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    GSM algorithm cracked by German hacker

    By 31 December 2009

    The privacy of your next mobile phone conversation could be in doubt, as a German computer scientist has cracked the the GSM algorithm used to keep around 80% of the world's mobile phone conversations private. Karsten Nohl and his team of 24 hackers have...

  • Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t outdoor GPS announced
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    Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t outdoor GPS announced

    By 31 December 2009

    Garmin has launched the Oregon 450 and 450t touchscreen, waterproof, handheld GPS devices with brighter screens designed for hikers, cyclists and trail runners.      Boasting a "Custom Maps" feature, the "Connect" functionality will let users upload,...

  • Star Trek uniform wetsuits available
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    Star Trek uniform wetsuits available

    By 31 December 2009

    If you fit into both the Trekkie and surfer categories, then we have the perfect wetsuit for you. From Roddenberry, the suits are modeled after the uniforms from the original Star Trek series. With pricing from $435 (about £270) depending on thickness,...

  • Orange going high def in 2010
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    Orange going high def in 2010

    By 31 December 2009

    Orange is soon to offer a "superior experience" as far as call quality goes with roll-out of a wider speech bandwidth across its network. Orange's HD Voice, which we brought you news of in 2008 and were expecting in 2009, has now been announced for launch...

  • Firebox offers Digital Coin Jar for new year savers
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    Firebox offers Digital Coin Jar for new year savers

    By 31 December 2009

    If one of your new year's resolutions is to try and be a little more thrifty and save up some pennies, then Firebox is offering help with the Digital Coin Saving Jar. Rather than chuck your spare change into a tin or bottle for a quick count-up when funds...