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Ask offers ability to dress up Jeeves

Ask offers ability to dress up Jeeves

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If you really have nothing else to do this Friday afternoon, then you can head over to the Ask Jeeves search engine homepage and play around with costume options for a middle-aged man.With the boast of 100,000 different outfit combinations, Ask says "Jeeves... >>

Verizon prices Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus

Verizon prices Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus

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Verizon Wireless has announced pricing for the new Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus that will hit shop shelves in the States on 25 January. The Palm Pre Plus will cost $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and Palm Pixi Plus will cost $99.99 after a $100... >>

BT's super fast broadband gets snazzy name, launch date, pricing

BT's super fast broadband gets snazzy name, launch date, pricing

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BT has given its new super fast broadband service a snazzy new name, "Infinity", as it's announced it is to launch in the UK from 25 January.Using fibre optic tech to offer download speeds of up to 40Mbps, the service will cost from £19.99 per month.... >>

LG Display reveals 19-inch flexible epaper display

LG Display reveals 19-inch flexible epaper display

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In Korea, LG Display has revealed a prototype of a large epaper display with a 19-inch flexible version of the tech. Slightly larger than A3, LG says the applications are "obvious" for broadsheet newspapers. The epaper measures in at 0.3mm thick and... >>

YouTube offers movie rentals

YouTube offers movie rentals

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YouTube is to offer movies to rent - but it's not a move to challenge the online rental market just yet - it's a limited selection brought about as part of its sponsorship of the Sundance Film Festival. "While YouTube has offered an easy and economical... >>

Dyson City DC26 launches in the UK

Dyson City DC26 launches in the UK

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Dyson has launched a new vacuum cleaner to the UK market with the introduction of the City DC26 specifically designed for city dwellers that inhabit small spaces.   Initially launched in Japan, Dyson is hoping for sales success for the small scale cleaner... >>

New Nokia phone to be launched on 26 January

New Nokia phone to be launched on 26 January

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Pocket-lint can reveal that Nokia is to unveil a new mobile phone on Tuesday 26 January - just a day ahead of Apple's media event which promises a tablet device and possible iPhone news.The launch has been confirmed to Pocket-lint by Nokia's UK boss Mark... >>

WSJ says Jobs wants to reshape businesses with iTablet

WSJ says Jobs wants to reshape businesses with iTablet

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that - as expected - Apple is to debut a tablet device next week, going as far as to state what it is Steve Jobs wants from the new launch. "Steve Jobs is betting he can reshape businesses like textbooks, newspapers... >>

Amazon announces Kindle apps

Amazon announces Kindle apps

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In an interesting move from Amazon, the etailer has announced it is to release a software development kit that will see apps developed for the Kindle platform.Among the suggestions, for what the Kindle apps might materialise as, are cookbook add-ons that... >>

Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station

Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station

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Sharp has announced the launch of two new audio products hitting the shelves in 2010 with a shiny new iPod dock and a soundbar. The DK-AP8P iPod dock is describe as "ultra-chic" and comes with a detachable touch control panel that doubles as a remote... >>

Vodafone's exclusive on the BlackBerry Storm 2 due to end

Vodafone's exclusive on the BlackBerry Storm 2 due to end

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The BlackBerry Storm 2 - RIM's update to its first touchscreen smartphone - is soon to be available in the UK on networks other than Vodafone as the operator's exclusive is due to come to an end.Omio, a UK mobile phone retailer and price comparison service,... >>

Sony launches TransferJet wireless transfer tech memory cards

Sony launches TransferJet wireless transfer tech memory cards

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Sony has announced the launch of - quel suprise - a proprietary transfer tech that it calls "TransferJet", describing it as "a new Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Technology enabling the high speed transfer of large data files between electronic devices.... >>

63% primary school kids toting mobile phones

63% primary school kids toting mobile phones

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63% of under 10-year-olds in the UK own a mobile phone, suggests research from PrezzyBox.com. The research took the form of a recent poll put to just under 1400 parents with children under 10. As well as the high number of kids toting portable telephones,... >>

As Apple's "iPad" trademark is revealed, we ask what will the tablet be called?

As Apple's "iPad" trademark is revealed, we ask what will the tablet be called?

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Following the confirmation of a late January Apple media event and a plethora of reports on the topic, it seems increasingly likely that Apple is about to unveil a tablet-esque device.While speculating on spec is pretty fruitless - Apple's secrecy surrounding... >>

Apple said to be in talks with UK operators over iTablet

Apple said to be in talks with UK operators over iTablet

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Apple is currently in talks with UK mobile phone operators about them offering its rumoured iTablet, or iSlate device, reports The Guardian. While the device still only exists in the realm of rumours, Apple is holding a media event on 27 January, thought... >>

PS3 motion controller launch pushed back to autumn

PS3 motion controller launch pushed back to autumn

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It seems a spring 2010 launch was too good to be true for Sony's new motion controller as the Japanese gaming giant has issued a release stating it's working towards a launch in "fall" 2010. The autumn launch will at least be a global one - Sony says... >>

Twitter welcomes @BillGates

Twitter welcomes @BillGates

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Users of the micro-blogging service Twitter have welcomed ex-Microsoft boss Bill Gates with open arms.When news of Gates joining Twitter hit the net, he had around 240 followers. As Twitter confirmed it was in fact the real Bill Gates, via its "Verified... >>

Microsoft lowers Bing user data retention to 6 months

Microsoft lowers Bing user data retention to 6 months

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Microsoft has announced that Bing users' data will be deleted at 6 months, rather than the previous 18 months. The move, said to be as part of Microsoft's "ongoing evaluation of (its) Internet search privacy practices" is described as a "new and significant... >>

Sony's PS3 motion controller gets Arc moniker

Sony's PS3 motion controller gets Arc moniker

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Want to know the latest whisper in the gaming world? Engadget says that VG247 says that Sony's coming-soon motion controller is to be called the "Arc".VG247 cites a "concrete source" speaking to the site under "strict anonymity" that Sony has named its... >>

YouTube to stream live sports coverage

YouTube to stream live sports coverage

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It seems the 10-million-strong audience success of the live stream of a recent U2 concert has turned Google's head towards the possibility of offering live broadcasts. While the U2 gig was a one-off, it's been revealed there are plans in the works for... >>

High-end Sony Vaio Z Series announced

High-end Sony Vaio Z Series announced

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"When only the very best will do", Sony is recommending its new Vaio Z Series of ultra-mobile notebooks. An update to the previous models, the new series offers high spec in a portable 1.4kg package. The top of the range model, the VPCZ11Z9E, offers an... >>

Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability warnings

Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability warnings

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Microsoft has announced a zero-day vulnerability that affects its internet browser, Internet Explorer, versions 6, 7 and 8.   Symantec explains in layman's terms this means "there's a hole in Internet Explorer which a cybercriminal can take advantage... >>

"Come see our latest creation" - Apple iTablet event invites arrive

"Come see our latest creation" - Apple iTablet event invites arrive

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Apple has sent out invites for its much talked-up January event, thought to be the launch pad for the as-yet-unconfirmed Apple iTablet.While there is nothing remotely official from Apple as far as what can be expected from the event in terms of product... >>

Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD

Freesat viewers to get Winter Olympics in HD

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Freesat is highlighting the fact it will be showing the 2010 Winter Olympics in high definition, nudging consumers towards Argos, Currys, Comet, John Lewis and Maplin, where Freesat boxes can be purchased. The coverage is due to kick off with the grand... >>

New Samsung Genio slide launches on Vodafone

New Samsung Genio slide launches on Vodafone

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Samsung has announced the launch of the Genio slide, a new addition to the Genio range, available in the UK from Vodafone. A Vodafone exclusive for a month, like the other Genios, the Genio slide is aimed at the youth market.   The Genio slide gets a... >>

Vodafone Access Gateway re-launches as Sure Signal

Vodafone Access Gateway re-launches as Sure Signal

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Vodafone is getting its customers to pay out for better coverage as it re-launches its "Access Gateway" product as the "Vodafone Sure Signal" device now priced from £50 for contract customers.   The Sure Signal is described as a "small plug-in box that... >>

Apple offers MobileMe Gallery iPhone app

Apple offers MobileMe Gallery iPhone app

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Apple is offering a new in-house app for its iPhone platform with the launch of the new MobileMe Gallery application on the App Store. "The new MobileMe Gallery app is a great way to view the photos in your MobileMe gallery on your iPhone or iPod touch",... >>

Bing gets URL shortener too

Bing gets URL shortener too

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The popularity of micro-blogging site Twitter, which as most of you will know, limits posts to 140 characters, is continuing to drive sites to offer short form URLs. The latest to do so may well be Microsoft's bing search engine, which follows news from... >>

LG announces UK launch of InTouch Max GW620 Android phone

LG announces UK launch of InTouch Max GW620 Android phone

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LG has officially announced the UK launch of its Android phone, the GW620, shortly after it has confirmed plans to offer a variety of Android-based handsets in 2010.The GW620 - which we knew was due soon - will become available under the grand title of... >>

Apple files ITC complaint against Nokia

Apple files ITC complaint against Nokia

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The legal battle between Nokia and Apple has stepped up yet another rung with the news that Apple has now filed a patent-infringement complaint against Nokia with the ITC. Apple, as did Nokia before it, is petitioning the US International Trade Commission... >>

DJ Hero 2 confirmed with MIDEM contest

DJ Hero 2 confirmed with MIDEM contest

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Fans of the new(ish) DJ Hero game will be pleased to hear that a sequel is planned for the franchise, suggesting sales success for the music-based game.The confirmation comes via the news that DJ Hero is offering budding musicians the chance to have one... >>

Pogoplug web sharing device to launch in the UK

Pogoplug web sharing device to launch in the UK

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Pogoplug, a "multimedia sharing device", a little like a NAS drive without the built-in storage, is set to be launched by Cloud Engines in the UK in mid-February. Described as "a runaway success" in the US, the Ethernet-connected Pogoplug claims to give... >>

Verizon updates tariffs before Nexus One launch

Verizon updates tariffs before Nexus One launch

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Verizon has announced new monthly service plans ahead of the introduction of the Google Nexus One on its network. Verizon now offers a 25MB for $9.99 per month data package, while those with feature phones can opt to pay $1.99 per megabyte. Data packages... >>

Sarcasm punctuation mark introduced to avoid misunderstandings

Sarcasm punctuation mark introduced to avoid misunderstandings

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Trying to convey sarcasm without offending the recipient can be tricky with online communication methods, but a US company thinks it has a solution. The "SarcMark" is being introduced as a way to imply sarcasm in the same way a question mark is used to... >>

Need a loan? There's an iPhone app for that

Need a loan? There's an iPhone app for that

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A new app for the iPhone promises to provide small, short-term loans from anywhere. From Wonga.com, an online provider of short-term cash advances, the free app "will turn the touchscreen device into a virtual cash machine for urgent or unexpected expenses".... >>

Ricky Gervais stops "undignified" tweeting

Ricky Gervais stops "undignified" tweeting

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Ricky Gervais has become the latest celebrity Twitter quitter as he's announced he is to no longer use the popular micro-blogging service. "I am sorry, but I am going to stop these tweets because I don't see the point", reads what is presumably Gervais'... >>

iPlayer hits 100 million monthly requests

iPlayer hits 100 million monthly requests

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The BBC iPlayer has revealed its 2-year anniversary was marked by breaking the 100 million requests for programmes in a month for the first time. While audience figures have been steadily growing since the service launched, it seems the Christmas and... >>

Samsung Shark range revealed

Samsung Shark range revealed

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Samsung has announced a new range of what it calls "sleek, tactile" new mobiles with the introduction of the Samsung Shark range. The first three devices in the range, the candy bar Shark S5350 and two sliders, the Shark 2 S5550 and the Shark 3 S3550... >>

Kodak files lawsuits against Apple, RIM

Kodak files lawsuits against Apple, RIM

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Kodak is accusing Apple and RIM of infringing on its patents, as it's reported the imaging company is looking to its patent portfolio as a revenue source. Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerrys cameras are said to infringe on Kodak's patents while Kodak... >>

Genius launches G-Shot HD550T budget HD camcorder

Genius launches G-Shot HD550T budget HD camcorder

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Genius has launched the G-Shot HD550T high definition camcorder in the UK. Offering 720p quality (1280 x 720 at 30 frames per second) film footage and 5-megapixel stills, it's a little like a horizontal version of the popular Flip-style PVCs we're seeing... >>

One For All SmartControl universal remote announced

One For All SmartControl universal remote announced

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One For All has launched "SmartControl" with the unlikely claim it's the first universal remote to work with "all the latest digital equipment such as HDTV, DVB-T, iPod docks, Blu-ray, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Full HD LCDs, home cinema systems and MP3... >>

Four new Grundig and Goodmans Freesat+ HD PVRs available

Four new Grundig and Goodmans Freesat+ HD PVRs available

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Four new high definition Grundig and Goodmans Freesat+ Digital TV recorders, or PVRs, are now available in the UK. The Grundig Freesat+ HD DTR and the Goodmans Freesat+ HD DTR can store over 300 hours of programmes with their 500GB hard drives. The DTRs... >>

Best Buy launches into UK market with a website

Best Buy launches into UK market with a website

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American retail giant Best Buy's delayed entrance to the British market has begun softly, with the launch of its UK website. "We're really looking forward to welcoming you to the Best Buy experience", says the retailer on the site, as Best Buy shops -... >>

Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales

Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales

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It seems pre-orders for the iPhone on Vodafone have been a success as the operator has revealed it will shift 50,000 iPhones on the device's debut day on the network.How many of that 50,000 are the tens of thousands of people we know to be using iPhones... >>

Blog offers big cash for Apple iTablet pics

Blog offers big cash for Apple iTablet pics

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"We've had enough of trying to follow all the speculation around Apple's impending tablet", says Gawker blog ValleyWag. "We want answers dammit! And we're willing to pay". That payment comes in with the offer of $10,000 for pics of the rumoured device... >>

Vodafone iPhone launches with two new apps

Vodafone iPhone launches with two new apps

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As the iPhone becomes officially available on the Vodafone network in the UK, the operator has announced the launch of two new apps for the device.   The first is the free "Vodafone 360 People Sync App" said to be developed to help customers easily move... >>

Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales

Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales

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As fans of the franchise will no doubt agree, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a true blockbuster, as news comes in that the game has hit $1 billion in sales. Hitting at estimated $550 million in sales in its first week, the war-themed title has now... >>

Nintendo DSi XL to launch on 5 March

Nintendo DSi XL to launch on 5 March

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Nintendo has finally revealed the launch date for its Nintendo DSi XL for Europe which is now due to hit British shop shelves on 5 March. As many of you will know from coverage of the Japanese launch of the DSi XL, this latest version is bigger than the... >>

Vodafone's mobile broadband offerings get new year refresh

Vodafone's mobile broadband offerings get new year refresh

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Vodafone is offering new price plans for its mobile broadband offerings claiming greater savings to give us poor snow-struck GBers a chance to beat the January blues. There are two new pay monthly price plans for customers to choose from with what Voda... >>

Acer Aspire One 532 netbook officially launched

Acer Aspire One 532 netbook officially launched

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With boasts of "a new era for netbooks" Acer has announced the launch of the Aspire One 532, a new 10.1-inch effort. Seemingly aimed at pros, the Aspire One 532 gets Windows 7 Starter, the new Intel Atom N450 processor and the Mobile Intel NM10 Express... >>