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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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>