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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... >>

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... >>

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... >>