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  • Facebook Chat heads to desktop IM
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    Facebook Chat heads to desktop IM

    By 11 February 2010

    While we had some inkling this was coming, Facebook has now announced that Facebook Chat can be integrated into desktop instant messaging clients, another move towards taking the functionality of the social networking site away from the main site. "By...

  • Toshiba announces SL, WL, AV and LV series REGZA TVs
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    Toshiba announces SL, WL, AV and LV series REGZA TVs

    By 10 February 2010

    Toshiba has unveiled its line-up of REGZA televisions for the year ahead with no major surprises but a something-for-everyone approach to the market. The new "premium" Full HD 100Hz REGZA SL series and the 200Hz WL series join the REGZA RV series with...

  • Toshiba launches 2010 DVD range
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    Toshiba launches 2010 DVD range

    By 10 February 2010

    Toshiba has unveiled its entire DVD line up for 2010 with new players, recorders and portable options announced for launch this year. As far as DVD players go, all due in April there's entry level options with the £34.99 SD1010 and SD2010, with MP3,...

  • Packard Bell prices limited edition dot VR46 netbook
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    Packard Bell prices limited edition dot VR46 netbook

    By 10 February 2010

    We've brought you news of this Valentino Rossi-designed effort before, but it's edging closer to a UK launch with a price tag of £449 revealed. For anyone who doesn't know, Rossi is a nine times Moto GP world champion and has got involved with PB by...

  • Solar-powered Freeloader Pico launches for green gadgeteers
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    Solar-powered Freeloader Pico launches for green gadgeteers

    By 10 February 2010

    A small, light and cheap solar charger has launched from Solar Technology that is capable of charging a range of gadgets on the go.   The Pico captures and transforms the power of the sun into free battery juice for all your gadgets and claims to provide...

  • Logitech wireless MK710 mouse'n'keyboard launches
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    Logitech wireless MK710 mouse'n'keyboard launches

    By 10 February 2010

    Logitech has announced the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 that claims an industry first 3-year battery life for the keyboard, the mouse and the Logitech Unifying receiver. "No one thinks about changing batteries until they have to, but when that time...

  • Samsung pre-loads an HDD with Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
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    Samsung pre-loads an HDD with Michael Jackson's "This Is It"

    By 10 February 2010

    Samsung has announced that it is to offer the S2 Portable external hard drive pre-loaded with Michael Jackson's "This Is It" movie. "We are excited to present this movie starring Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer of all time, pre-loaded on the...

  • Panasonic launches HS700, TM700 and SD700 HD camcorders
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    Panasonic launches HS700, TM700 and SD700 HD camcorders

    By 10 February 2010

    Panasonic has introduced three new 7000 series models to its 3MOS high definition camcorder range for those looking for more than the current crop of PVCs offer. All models offer full HD recording, an ultra wide 35mm lens, Panasonic's 3MOS system with...

  • LG Cookie Plus follows 10-million selling original
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    LG Cookie Plus follows 10-million selling original

    By 10 February 2010

    We thought the LG GD510, aka the Pop, was to be the massively popular LG Cookie's successor, but as the Korean phone co has just announced the launch of the LG Cookie Plus, it seems we were wrong. Just announced in Korea, the LG Cookie Plus, or GS500,...

  • VIDEO: Google Street View commandeers a snowmobile
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    VIDEO: Google Street View commandeers a snowmobile

    By 10 February 2010

    Google has already used a trike to snap hard to reach places for its Street View photography project, but has now obtained a snowmobile to do the same in snowy climes. The Vancouver mountains have been captured with the camera-equipped snowmobile gathering...

  • Google Buzz social sharing service announced
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    Google Buzz social sharing service announced

    By 9 February 2010

    In a hastily arranged press conference also streamed live online via YouTube's new live broadcast functionality, Google has announced the launch of a new social web experience called "Buzz". Taking a dig at Twitter and Facebook by saying there is currently...

  • Sony: PS3 3D firmware update due within months
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    Sony: PS3 3D firmware update due within months

    By 9 February 2010

    As Sony celebrates its Christmas sales success story for the PlayStation 3 (even though reports suggest the gaming giant is still losing money on each console it sells) Pocket-lint posed some questions to John Koller, the director of hardware marketing...

  • VIDEO: iPad gets "Bad" parody song
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    VIDEO: iPad gets "Bad" parody song

    By 9 February 2010

    David Wu and the Fringemunks have turned their attention to the iPad with this parody tune that takes Michael Jackson's "Bad" and gives it the chipmunk treatment. Hit play on the video box above to hear the song in which you can expect "USB" rhymed with...

  • Apple releases Aperture 3
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    Apple releases Aperture 3

    By 9 February 2010

    Apple has introduced Aperture 3, the next release of its photo editing and management software, for which it claims over 200 new features with the boast that "Aperture 3 makes it even easier and faster to organise large photo libraries". These new features...

  • BT hits a million Wi-Fi hotspots
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    BT hits a million Wi-Fi hotspots

    By 9 February 2010

    Boosted massively by BT FON home hub hotspots, BT has announced it's reached the million milestone for Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK and Ireland. The million-strong Wi-Fi estate also comprises hotspots from BT Openzone (3800) and BT Openzone hotspots via...

  • Samsung Monte announced
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    Samsung Monte announced

    By 9 February 2010

    Hopefully clearing the way for more exciting releases at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has announced the launch of Samsung "Monte", or S5620, a new full touchscreen device for the "style-conscious mobile user". With a 3-inch WQVGA display, the Monte...

  • Rumbelows could return to the high street
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    Rumbelows could return to the high street

    By 9 February 2010

    It seems US retail giant Best Buy has considered nostalgia as a weapon for its coming-soon attack on the UK high street. Best Buy has carried out research into resurrecting the "Rumbelows" brand name for shops in order to cash in on the consumer nostalgia...

  • Burberry jumps on bandwagon with 3D fashion show
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    Burberry jumps on bandwagon with 3D fashion show

    By 9 February 2010

    The luxury fashion brand Burberry is to go 3D with its next fashion show, creating "fashion history" with a three-dimensional screening of its autumn-winter collection later this month. With the help of Sky, set to become a pioneer for 3D in the UK, Burberry's...

  • AT and T to launch five new Android phones
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    AT and T to launch five new Android phones

    By 9 February 2010

    AT&T has revealed it is to offer five new Android-based devices from Dell, HTC and Motorola with three of them due to be exclusives to the US operator. Without unveiling the handsets in any detail, AT&T has teased a little info to eager consumers stating...

  • Microsoft offers family-friendly version of Internet Explorer 8
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    Microsoft offers family-friendly version of Internet Explorer 8

    By 9 February 2010

    While IE6 continues to give it headaches, Microsoft has announced a special kid-safe version of Internet Explorer 8 that it has partnered with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre to launch. Available for download now, the customised version...

  • Social networking LG GT350 slider announced
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    Social networking LG GT350 slider announced

    By 9 February 2010

    By all accounts LG's KS360 slider has been a hit with the kids with over 5 million sold since its launch in summer 2008, and the Korean company is hoping to replicate that yoof market success with the new GT350. A QWERTY messaging phone ("designed specifically...

  • LG intros smallest 3.2-inch touchscreen phone with new Mini
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    LG intros smallest 3.2-inch touchscreen phone with new Mini

    By 9 February 2010

    LG has announced the launch of what it says is the smallest and slimmest 3.2-inch touchscreen phone on the market with the introduction of the new LG Mini, or GD880 to give it its proper model number. Apparently, the Mini has been developed in response...

  • Nook back in stock as Barnes & Noble starts Valentines sales push
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    Nook back in stock as Barnes & Noble starts Valentines sales push

    By 8 February 2010

    There weren't as many Nooks under Christmas trees as Barnes & Noble may have seen due to strong pre-orders for the device catching the bookseller seriously unprepared, but the company is hoping Valentine's Day will be different. In a blog post Barnes...

  • VIDEO: New Canon EOS 550D walkthrough
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    VIDEO: New Canon EOS 550D walkthrough

    By 8 February 2010

    Following the official announcement of the new EOS 550D digital SLR, Canon has released what it calls a "walkthrough" video of the new snapper. It's more an advert if we're honest, but if you are excited about the new HD DSLR then it's certainly worth...

  • Canon announces IXUS 130 and IXUS 105
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    Canon announces IXUS 130 and IXUS 105

    By 8 February 2010

    Canon has announced the March launch of the new IXUS 130 and IXUS 105. The IXUS 130 is Canon's slimmest IXUS model to date, measuring in at 17.8mm at its thickest point, with specs coming in with a 14-megapixel sensor, 28mm 4x zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD....