Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • Twitter intros "hovercards" functionality
    Online

    Twitter intros "hovercards" functionality

    By 4 February 2010

    Twitter, seeming to notice that some people do use the main site ("because many of you use twitter.com to read and write tweets") has added some functions to the site that those using Twitter clients may have already been enjoying for some time with the...

  • YouTube's movie rental experiment earns it $10,000
    Home Cinema

    YouTube's movie rental experiment earns it $10,000

    By 3 February 2010

    YouTube's recent foray into movie rentals was not a major money-spinner for the world's biggest video site as results of the experiment have been revealed. The Google-owned company has said the five films, which were available for a period of 10 days,...

  • VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids
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    VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

    By 3 February 2010

    QBooks are new ebooks designed specifically for children for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, described as the world's first touch-enabled and interactive read-along storybook. From Penguin in New Zealand and Kiwa Media, a QBook offers "Swipe-to-Read"...

  • Virgin Media to offer Eurosport HD
    Home Cinema

    Virgin Media to offer Eurosport HD

    By 3 February 2010

    Virgin Media has announced that Eurosport HD will be available to its 3.7 million TV customers. Free to those on Virgin's "XL" TV package, Eurosport HD brings Virgin Media's HD channels to eight. The addition of Eurosport HD signals the "first of several...

  • Poor sales to force Sony to relaunch PSP Go
    Gaming

    Poor sales to force Sony to relaunch PSP Go

    By 3 February 2010

    Sony is looking to take drastic action after its latest and greatest model in its PlayStation Portable range has not sold well, reports suggest. The Sony PSP Go, which is smaller than the PSP and relies on digital downloads, has not been a hit with consumers...

  • Opera partners with Ford for in-vehicle browsing
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    Opera partners with Ford for in-vehicle browsing

    By 3 February 2010

    Opera is looking at getting its browser onto in-vehicle computer systems with a partnership with Ford to bring in-dash web browsing to Ford trucks and vans to cater to a "growing need for remote access to the office while on-the-road". Ford's solution...

  • Ricoh CX3 announced
    Cameras

    Ricoh CX3 announced

    By 3 February 2010

    Ricoh has announced a new compact - the CX3 - a new digi-cam that boasts a back-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor that is said -along with a noise reduction algorithm - to significantly increase shooting performance in low-light scenes. With a 10.7x...

  • Scottevest's Travel Vest boasts an iPad pocket
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    Scottevest's Travel Vest boasts an iPad pocket

    By 3 February 2010

    American geek-wear company Scottevest is quick off the mark to claim that one of its many-pocketed products had a pocket that will neatly fit the Apple iPad in. The $100 Travel Vest boasts no less than 22 pockets with the "TabPocket" on the jacket's inside...

  • New Ovi Maps hits 1.4 million downloads
    Phones

    New Ovi Maps hits 1.4 million downloads

    By 3 February 2010

    Following the release of a new version of its Ovi Maps, making the mapping and navigation software and service free on certain phones, Nokia has announced it has hit a milestone. Nokia says over 1.4 million have downloaded the application across the world...

  • Nikon launches touchscreen S4000, 26x zoom P100
    Cameras

    Nikon launches touchscreen S4000, 26x zoom P100

    By 3 February 2010

    As well as the S8000 and the S3000, Nikon has announced the introduction of new models into its Coolpix compact range with the S4000, P100, L110, L21 and L22 claiming "something for everyone". The P100 "bridge camera" boasts a wide angle 26x zoom NIKKOR...

  • Nikon Coolpix S3000 digi-cam announced for March launch
    Cameras

    Nikon Coolpix S3000 digi-cam announced for March launch

    By 3 February 2010

    Nikon has announced the successor to the S220 with the launch of the new Coolpix S3000.   With slimline (19mm thick) dimensions, the S3000 packs in 12 megapixels, a wideangle 4x zoom NIKKOR lens and a 2.7-inch monitor. Boasting four kinds of blur reduction...

  • Slimline Nikon Coolpix S8000 launches with 10x zoom
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    Slimline Nikon Coolpix S8000 launches with 10x zoom

    By 3 February 2010

    Nikon has launched what it says is the world's slimmest wide angle 10x zoom camera, the Coolpix S8000. Measuring in at 27.3mm thin, the S8000 offers 14.2 megapixels, a fast start-up time and what Nikon claims is a DSLR class AF system. With a 3-inch LCD...

  • Olympus PEN E-PL1 revealed early
    Cameras

    Olympus PEN E-PL1 revealed early

    By 2 February 2010

    Olympus' new micro four thirds PEN has been outed in the States ahead of its official launch that was complete with obligatory teaser campaign. As we predicted, the new model enters the PEN range at the consumer end with a $600 price tag and some user-friendly...

  • Arsenal TV Matchday launches for PSP owners at the Emirates Stadium
    Gaming

    Arsenal TV Matchday launches for PSP owners at the Emirates Stadium

    By 2 February 2010

    Sony has finally announced the launch of Arsenal TV Matchday + for the PSP platform, first reported on by Pocket-lint in 2007 and then talked up again back in January 2009. The new service will be available for download via Arsenal.com in the coming...

  • iPad 2 rumours hit the net
    Cameras

    iPad 2 rumours hit the net

    By 2 February 2010

    A summary of recent internet suppositions and rumour stories suggests that Apple will offer a more Mac-like iPad 2 and that the first-gen iPad - yet to launch - may well do so with a camera option. Taking the imaging element, Mission:Repair reports, on...

  • T-Mobile's latest publicity stunt: 100 geese in central London
    Phones

    T-Mobile's latest publicity stunt: 100 geese in central London

    By 2 February 2010

    The filming of T-Mobile’s latest publicity stunt, which it is to turn into an advert, has apparently seen the largest flock of geese being driven through the City of London for almost 160 years.   Said to have been thought up to highlight "outdated...

  • Sony Vaio E Series notebooks announced
    Laptops

    Sony Vaio E Series notebooks announced

    By 2 February 2010

    Sony's new E Series of Vaios has been announced and replaces the NW Series in its consumer notebook line-up. Said to be compact, the claim for the E Series is that it offers multimedia features you'd expect to find on bigger, bulkier options. Spec for...

  • Fujifilm reveals spring collection of compact cameras
    Cameras

    Fujifilm reveals spring collection of compact cameras

    By 2 February 2010

    Fujifilm has announced its "spring collection" of compact digital cameras across three ranges offering more budget choices for consumers than its feature offerings. New to the S Series, the FinePix S1600, S1800 and S2500HD are described as compact and...

  • Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR launches with "Pet Detection" mode
    Cameras

    Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR launches with "Pet Detection" mode

    By 2 February 2010

    Based on Fujifilm's Super CCD EXR tech, as seen in the F70EXR, the camera co has announced the launch of two new EXR models - the FinePix F80EXR and the FinePix Z700EXR. The F80EXR offers a 12-megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom (equivalent to 27mm-270mm),...

  • Fujifilm FinePix Z70 fashion cam launches for social networkers
    Cameras

    Fujifilm FinePix Z70 fashion cam launches for social networkers

    By 2 February 2010

    Fujifilm has updated the FinePix Z35 with the announcement of the coming soon FinePix Z70 that offers what's claimed to be easy web uploads. Aimed at the "fashion conscious" after a bit of "modern day functionality" the Z70 lets users "mark" a picture...

  • Fujifilm intros FinePix XP10 "stunt man" digi-cam
    Cameras

    Fujifilm intros FinePix XP10 "stunt man" digi-cam

    By 2 February 2010

    Fujifilm has joined the ranks of camera manufacturers offering rugged options with the announcement of the FinePix XP10. A "born survivor", the XP10 offers a 12-megapixel resolution, 5x Fujinon lens, 720p HD video capture and a 2.7-inch LCD display. The...

  • Big zoom Fujifilm FinePix HS10 bridge camera announced
    Cameras

    Big zoom Fujifilm FinePix HS10 bridge camera announced

    By 2 February 2010

    Fujifilm has joined Olympus in offering a compact camera with a 30x zoom lens (equivalent to 24-720mm on a 35mm SLR) with the new HS10 bridge camera that claims to offer SLR-like handling. The HS10 offers a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3-inch tilting LCD...

  • Zoomy Olympus SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ announced
    Cameras

    Zoomy Olympus SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ announced

    By 2 February 2010

    Claiming to be "scaling new heights in the compact market", Olympus has announced two new models for its ultra-zoom camera series. Equipped with a "staggering" 30x wide optical zoom covering the equivalent 28-840mm focal length, the 14-megapixel SP-800UZ...

  • Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs
    Cameras

    Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs

    By 2 February 2010

    Olympus has launched two new cameras into its "Mju Tough" range with the introduction of the 8010 and the 6020, compacts you can soak, drop and freeze, should you so desire. Both 14-megapixel options, the new Toughs offer 5x optical zoom, HD movie recording...

  • Sony Ericsson Aspen launches into GreenHeart range
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson Aspen launches into GreenHeart range

    By 2 February 2010

    Sony Ericsson has added a new phone into its eco "GreenHeart" range with a Windows Mobile option described as "the business mobile phone with green credentials at its core". The 3G Sony Ericsson Aspen offers Windows Mobile 6.5 with Microsoft's MyPhone...