Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • £350 Canon IXUS 210 compact announced
    Cameras

    £350 Canon IXUS 210 compact announced

    By 8 February 2010

    Canon has announced what it says is its most advanced touchscreen IXUS - the new IXUS 210.  As well as navigate menu icons, the IXUS 210's 3.5-inch screen offers touch-to-focus functionality, image rotation, and finger swiping browsing through pics,...

  • Broadcom's new 3G chip announced for faster, cheaper phones
    Phones

    Broadcom's new 3G chip announced for faster, cheaper phones

    By 8 February 2010

    Broadcom has announced the launch of a new processor and radio frequency transceiver for mobile phones that will rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor and claims to enable the production of "high-speed, low cost smartphone devices".   The new 65nm HSUPA...

  • Make your own Apple iPad out of paper
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    Make your own Apple iPad out of paper

    By 8 February 2010

    Whether you reeeally want an iPad, you're curious and want to get a better idea of its dimensions, or you want to fake out a fanboy friend, the iPad template is now available. The template can be printed off and folded into something that's roughly the...

  • Google moves into the clothing market
    Online

    Google moves into the clothing market

    By 8 February 2010

    Not content with dominating the online world, it seems Google has ambitions about what you're wearing as it's been revealed the web giant is offering items of clothing for sale. Consumers can currently pick up a Google t-shirt - for men and women - priced...

  • Inbrics to reveal M1 Android-based MID at MWC
    Phones

    Inbrics to reveal M1 Android-based MID at MWC

    By 8 February 2010

    Inbrics has announced it is to launch the Android-based MID M1 at next week's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The "smartphone-like device" offers a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Specs include Wi-Fi, GPS,...

  • Sony still losing money on the PS3
    Gaming

    Sony still losing money on the PS3

    By 8 February 2010

    Some clever chaps at the Wall Street Journal have grabbed their calculators and worked out that Sony is still losing money on the PlayStation 3, the first version of which was launched back in 2006. Despite some recent sales success for the high-end console,...

  • Google to offer "Babel Fish" abilities with future Android phones
    Phones

    Google to offer "Babel Fish" abilities with future Android phones

    By 8 February 2010

    Language translation abilities could be a selling point for future versions of the Android mobile phone operating system, as it's reported Google is working on a "Babel Fish" phone. Obviously the development would be a software, rather than hardware one,...

  • 70% of Brits have heard of the iPad
    Online

    70% of Brits have heard of the iPad

    By 8 February 2010

    A large proportion of Brits are aware of the Apple iPad, but aren't entirely certain about the device's feature set, new YouGov research has revealed. An online survey has revealed that 70% of British adults shown an image and provided with a brief description...

  • Denon Cara Blu-ray beast launches
    Home Cinema

    Denon Cara Blu-ray beast launches

    By 5 February 2010

    Denon has announced the launch of a new Blu-ray beast, informally dropping the S-5BD model number for a more manageable name - the Cara. The name might be the only manageable thing about the device - its 7.8 kilogram heft certainly isn't and it comes...

  • Thousands sign up to anti-iPad petition
    Online

    Thousands sign up to anti-iPad petition

    By 5 February 2010

    At least 5000 consumers have added their digital signatures to an anti-iPad campaign that's currently petitioning Apple CEO Steve Jobs to remove digital rights management, or DRM, from the device's content. DefectiveByDesign.org, a campaign of the Free...

  • iTablet launches from UK company
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    iTablet launches from UK company

    By 5 February 2010

    In its own words "hot on the heels of Apple's latest product launch", UK company X2 Computing has launched the "iTablet" range of Windows- or Linux-based tablet PCs. Due to start shipping in April 2010, in wording reminiscent of Apple's marketing speak,...

  • VIDEO: Elmo's Monster Maker iPhone app launches
    Phones

    VIDEO: Elmo's Monster Maker iPhone app launches

    By 5 February 2010

    "Elmo wants you to make a monster friend", says Sesame Street, which, as a parent means forking out $3.99 or £2.39, depending on what side of the pond you're on, and handing over your iPhone or iPod touch to the sticky fingers of your own little monster....

  • VIDEO: Amazing eco PrePeat printer reuses paper
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    VIDEO: Amazing eco PrePeat printer reuses paper

    By 5 February 2010

    There's a solution for companies that still rely on printed documentation but want to be green, as the PrePeat printer has been revealed as an eco option. The special printer system uses a proprietary type of plastic-coated paper that the printer's thermal...

  • VIDEO: Google talks Nexus One concept and design
    Phones

    VIDEO: Google talks Nexus One concept and design

    By 5 February 2010

    Google has released a promotional video about the new Nexus One Android phone that should make for interesting viewing for those interested in the HTC-made device. There's no major revelations here, but a look at the concept and design of the phone, as ...

  • 3 to let you tweet for free until the end of March
    Apps

    3 to let you tweet for free until the end of March

    By 5 February 2010

    Mobile phone operator 3 is offering free access to Twitter for all its customers through to the end of March. "Whether you're using Twitter's mobile site, or taking advantage of a special integrated mobile app on phones like the INQ Mini 3G, INQ Chat...

  • Rockstar's winning Movember tache revealed
    Gaming

    Rockstar's winning Movember tache revealed

    By 4 February 2010

    The winning tache from Rockstar Games' Movember competition has been revealed in all its rendered glory. Charles Leece from Canada spent the month of November cultivating an impressive version of the classic handlebar moustache and his hirsute likeness...

  • Symbian goes open source ahead of schedule
    Phones

    Symbian goes open source ahead of schedule

    By 4 February 2010

    The Symbian Foundation has announced it has completed the open source release of the source code for the widely-used smartphone platform. This means the 10-year-old Symbian platform, which has been the OS for over 300 million devices around the world,...

  • Sony to be "active player" with iPad rival
    Online

    Sony to be "active player" with iPad rival

    By 4 February 2010

    Despite having shown no interest in the tablet PC market in the past, the launch of Apple's iPad has seemingly inspired the Japanese consumers electronics giant to take a long hard look at its options.  At a Tokyo press conference Sony's chief financial...

  • Spycatcher offers channel changing watch
    Gadgets

    Spycatcher offers channel changing watch

    By 4 February 2010

    Although we're not convinced by the statement that "this really does make a terrific gift for both men and boys alike" we like this watch available now from Spycatcheronline. With retro looks, this digital wrist device not only tells the time but can...

  • VIDEO: Verizon angles Palm Pre Plus at "mom"
    Phones

    VIDEO: Verizon angles Palm Pre Plus at "mom"

    By 4 February 2010

    Verizon is angling the Palm Pre Plus mobile phone straight at the "mom market" in the States, which may well damage sales long term if it puts non-mom types off the phone. Two adverts - one of which is shown above - states the device is "smart enough...

  • Analyst says hybrid BlackBerry due in third quarter
    Phones

    Analyst says hybrid BlackBerry due in third quarter

    By 4 February 2010

    It's been a little quiet on the BlackBerry rumour front of late, but a Canadian analyst is about to change all that with renewed talk of the previously rumoured hybrid BlackBerry from RIM, according to a Reuters report. While a previous report of the...

  • O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones
    Phones

    O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones

    By 4 February 2010

    O2 has revealed some interesting sales stats about the Apple iPhone, which it was the first operator in the UK to offer. The Telefonica-owned company has revealed it has now sold 2 million iPhones in the UK. As the one million milestone mark was reached...

  • Nokia 6303i classic announced
    Phones

    Nokia 6303i classic announced

    By 4 February 2010

    Nokia has announced the Nokia 6303i classic describing it as "a sophisticated and compact device". Said to follow in the footprints of the Nokia 6303 classic, building on what Nokia calls the "proven formula that made Nokia the world leader in mobile...

  • Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"
    Gadgets

    Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"

    By 4 February 2010

    Amazon is not going to take the Apple iPad challenge lying down, suggests the New York Times, as it's reported the etailing giant is prepping a "super Kindle" to compete. The crux of this suggestion is the rumour that Amazon has snapped up Touchco, a...

  • Iron Man MacBook sticker available
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    Iron Man MacBook sticker available

    By 4 February 2010

    Super hero fans can get a new MacBook decal that sees Iron Man's repulsor ray, fired from the palm of his hand, turned into the Apple logo. The sticker is made of a "special vinyl lucid material" and if your allegiance changes to say, the Iron Monger,...