Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • Apple takes on Amazon with iBook store

    Apple takes on Amazon with iBook store

    By 27 January 2010

    Apple has announced that it will be taking on primarily Amazon, but also the likes of Barnes & Noble, with the launch of its own "iBook" store. The new offering, which will allow users to buy and read books from a number of different publishers will go...

  • Olympus teases new camera from behind a hand

    Olympus teases new camera from behind a hand

    By 27 January 2010

    Olympus has started a teaser campaign for a new camera on its US site with what looks like another retro-styled model hidden behind a hand. To be found under the "coming soon" section and with the line "You can't hide INNOVATION" we've no clue as to what...

  • World's most expensive camera up for auction

    World's most expensive camera up for auction

    By 27 January 2010

    What's being described as the first commercially produced camera is due to go under the hammer at an Austrian auction house in May of this year. Expected to sell for between 500,000 and 700,000 euros it's one pricey snapper with that cost converting to...

  • VIDEO: Is this the real Apple iSlate ad?

    VIDEO: Is this the real Apple iSlate ad?

    By 27 January 2010

    We've seen tons of content purporting to be of the soon-to-be-announced Apple iTablet/iSlate/iPad and have discarded most of it as bunkum, however this clip seems interesting. Could this be the first advert for the Apple iSlate? We know Apple has shown...

  • ColorWare turns its palette to the Nexus One

    ColorWare turns its palette to the Nexus One

    By 27 January 2010

    Colorware, the customisation company in the States that brightens up popular consumer electronics, has turned its palette to the recently launched Google Nexus One. Sadly only available in the US, the Nexus One's ColorWare options are extensive and include...

  • VIDEO: Nokia reveals radar-based gesture control and speedo concepts

    VIDEO: Nokia reveals radar-based gesture control and speedo concepts

    By 27 January 2010

    Nokia's research bods have revealed a "Mobile Radar" concept that shows how one day you could measure an object's distance, speed, and direction using a mobile device. "It's essentially the same technology the police use in their radars", says Nokia,...

  • 3 boasts better 3G coverage

    3 boasts better 3G coverage

    By 27 January 2010

    3 has announced it has activated its 10,000th 3G site this week as a site in Shooters Hill, South East London, went online bringing better 3G coverage and more capacity to the area. The site was added to the network as part of an expansion drive that...

  • HANNspree offers animal-themed digi photo frames

    HANNspree offers animal-themed digi photo frames

    By 27 January 2010

    HANNspree, no stranger to novelty animal-shaped consumer electronics, has announced an animal-themed range of digital photo frames. The HANNSanimal collection of photo frames see a plush elephant, polar bear, panda and giraffe stuck to a digital display....

  • Samsung starts mass producing 3D TVs

    Samsung starts mass producing 3D TVs

    By 27 January 2010

    Samsung has issued a press release claiming it has become the first company to commence mass production of panels for 3D LED TVs and 3D LCD TVs. We guess the devil maybe in the details as far as wording goes for that claim, as other manufacturers are...

  • New Pioneer car stereo swaps CDs for SDs

    New Pioneer car stereo swaps CDs for SDs

    By 26 January 2010

    Pioneer pins the development of its new in-car digital media receivers, the MVH-8200 and MVH-8200BT, on consumers' demand for "digital connectivity, integrated communication and an improved in-car listening experience". The new car stereos dump the CD...

  • Panasonic launches GPS-enabled Lumix DMC-ZS7

    Panasonic launches GPS-enabled Lumix DMC-ZS7

    By 26 January 2010

    As well as a new rugged option, Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DMC-ZS7, the Lumix DMC-ZS5 and the Lumix DMC-ZR3 digital compact cameras. The new ZS7 (known as the TZ10 outside the US) gets a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens, 12x optical zoom, 12.1...

  • Panasonic Lumix TS2 rugged digi-cam announced

    Panasonic Lumix TS2 rugged digi-cam announced

    By 26 January 2010

    In the States Panasonic has announced the launch of the new Lumix DMC-TS2, the next-gen model of the TS1, said to be "designed for active outdoor use". Featuring AVCHD Lite format video recording, the 14.1-megapixel TS2 is said to "strengthen its toughness"...

  • Nokia announces 16GB X6

    Nokia announces 16GB X6

    By 26 January 2010

    While we were hoping for at the very least a new handset, it seems Nokia's launch for today that we brought you news of last week, is just a smaller capacity version of its existing X6. The 16GB X6 "has all the stunning features of the 32GB", says Nokia,...

  • Sony acquires PlayStationArc.com

    Sony acquires PlayStationArc.com

    By 26 January 2010

    It seems as if previous reports we brought you that suggested Sony's coming-soon motion controller for the PS3 could be called the "Arc" might well have been on the right track. While gaming site VG247 previously cited a "concrete source" speaking to...

  • VIDEO: New Super Mario Bros sees 10 million sales

    VIDEO: New Super Mario Bros sees 10 million sales

    By 26 January 2010

    The next generation of Mario Bros games are selling well, NPD figures have revealed, as the New Super Mario Bros game for the Nintendo Wii is reported to have hit the 10 million units sold mark. This means New Super Mario Bros has already outsold 2-year-old...

  • LG goes retro with cool new CRT TV

    LG goes retro with cool new CRT TV

    By 26 January 2010

    Rather than debut a super-thin LED backlit effort, or a giant plasma, LG has launched an amazingly retro television set in its home market of Korea with the introduction of the Serie 1 CRT television. The 14-inch TV set comes complete with a bunny-ears...

  • Vodafone claims most paying music subscribers in Europe

    Vodafone claims most paying music subscribers in Europe

    By 26 January 2010

    It seems Vodafone's DRM-free music is going down well with consumers as it has announced that nearly 450,000 Vodafone customers have signed up to its music subscription services since 2009. Vodafone is claiming this customer base gives it the largest...

  • VIDEO: The £26,000 Guess Who game on Nokia Booklet 3Gs

    VIDEO: The £26,000 Guess Who game on Nokia Booklet 3Gs

    By 25 January 2010

    Having 40 Nokia Booklet 3Gs just lying about the place was too much temptation for the gang at Nokia's WOMWorld who created a ginormous game of Guess Who with the netbooks. Sadly, there's no sign of Bernard or even Anita, as the chaps played the game...

  • Vodafone: A week left on N900 exclusive

    Vodafone: A week left on N900 exclusive

    By 25 January 2010

    "The Nokia N900 is available exclusively for one more week to its UK customers", says Vodafone, as it states its exclusive on the handset runs through until 1 February.  The Maemo-toting handset offers multi-tasking on a 3.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen,...

  • Nearly half of Brits would only spend £250 on Apple iTablet

    Nearly half of Brits would only spend £250 on Apple iTablet

    By 25 January 2010

    It seems Apple might have difficulty in shifting a high-priced tablet device in any great numbers if consumer polls carried out in both the UK and US, revealed on the eve of what's expected to be the iTablet unveiling, are anything to go by. Here in the...

  • VIDEO: Synaptics Fuse phone interface gets demoed

    VIDEO: Synaptics Fuse phone interface gets demoed

    By 25 January 2010

    There's been a lot of interest in Synaptics' futuristic "Fuse" interface for touch-based control of smartphones, although figuring out how it works in practice from just text and images isn't that easy. That's why we've managed to dig out a video for...

  • MagicBox announces Nocturne XP-2

    MagicBox announces Nocturne XP-2

    By 25 January 2010

    MagicBox has updated the Nocturne XP-1 with the launch of the new XP-2 adding Wi-Fi internet radio to the music system. Offering the ability to listen to thousands of radio stations from around the world via the Internet, the Nocturne XP-2 will also play...

  • Motorola Motosplit revealed in spy-shot

    Motorola Motosplit revealed in spy-shot

    By 25 January 2010

    It's only a blurry screenshot at this stage of the game, but as that's how news of some gadgets break cover, we thought we'd bring you news of the Motorola MOTOSPLIT. Thought to be an Android handset "in the vein of the Droid", or Milestone as it's known...

  • VIDEO: Ortery reveals Photosimile 3D photocopier

    VIDEO: Ortery reveals Photosimile 3D photocopier

    By 25 January 2010

    In what's being described as a world's first, Ortery Technologies has unveiled the Photosimile 5000 a "solution for creating professional still photos and product animations in spherical, hemispherical and 360-degree formats". Quite simply, as the video...

  • VIDEO: Nokia explains new Ovi Maps

    VIDEO: Nokia explains new Ovi Maps

    By 25 January 2010

    Nokia has stuck a promo video online for its new Ovi Maps service that will now offer turn-by-turn voice guidance and other navigational features for its GPS-enabled smartphones. You can hit play on the video above to have two fresh-faced Nokia staffers...