Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • The Internet in 2009 broken down into numbers

    The Internet in 2009 broken down into numbers

    By 25 January 2010

    Uptime monitoring service Pingdom has posted a fascinating insight into the Internet in 2009, breaking a year in the online world down into a plethora of statistics. "Prepare for information overload, but in a good way", Pingdom says in a blog post about...

  • Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

    Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

    By 25 January 2010

    Sonic the Hedgehog fans have a new destination to head to in the UK as Alton Towers has revealed it is to open a Sonic-themed rollercoaster and hotel room. A new 3-year partnership deal kicks off the first time a video game character has had a "Ride and...

  • New ebook reader BeBook Neo due mid-Feb

    New ebook reader BeBook Neo due mid-Feb

    By 22 January 2010

    Another ebook reader is due to hit the UK market as Endless Ideas announces the launch of the BeBook Neo following on from the UK availability of the BeBook Mini. Prepped for a second half of Feb launch, the BeBook Neo boasts Wi-Fi, and appears to get...

  • Samsung Galaxy i5700 drops "Spica" for UK debut

    Samsung Galaxy i5700 drops "Spica" for UK debut

    By 22 January 2010

    The Android-based Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica (the i7500's little brother model) has been rebranded the "Galaxy Portal" for its UK launch where it will be a T-Mobile exclusive for a month, while the black version will be a T-Mo exclusive for 3 months from...

  • Asus reveals ebook reader in Flickr pics

    Asus reveals ebook reader in Flickr pics

    By 22 January 2010

    Asus has revealed pictorial proof of its entrance to the ebook reader market via a tweet and images posted to its Flickr account. Asus UK's tweet on the topic reads only: "Shhh...ASUS E-reader breaks cover in our office!" The Flickr pics are labelled...

  • "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web

    "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web

    By 22 January 2010

    You might well ask why, as indeed I am, but a Welshman is attempting to paint a Fiat 500 pink, live online, using tiny pots of nail varnish to try and get a Guinness World Record, as well, of course, as gaining some publicity for Fiat's new, limited edition,...

  • BBC to get back into games

    BBC to get back into games

    By 22 January 2010

    The BBC's commercial arm is to make a return to the world of games "in a big way" following the closure of its multimedia division in 2005, reports industry news source MCV. BBC Worldwide is looking for publishers and developers who can turn suitable...

  • Twitter gets easier for newbies

    Twitter gets easier for newbies

    By 22 January 2010

    Perhaps with an eye on its poor retention rates, Twitter has announced new tools that are aimed to make it easier for Twitter virgins to get started on the micro-blogging site. Twitter says it's making "the first of many changes here to help people ease...

  • iSlate iPhone app casts doubt on Apple tablet name

    iSlate iPhone app casts doubt on Apple tablet name

    By 22 January 2010

    Further to our recent speculation over what Apple will call its rumoured, but almost certainly incoming tablet device, it's been revealed there's an iPhone app called "iSlate" bringing into doubt one of the potential monikers. Spotted by Mobile Entertainment,...

  • Ask offers ability to dress up Jeeves

    Ask offers ability to dress up Jeeves

    By 22 January 2010

    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

    By 22 January 2010

    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

    By 22 January 2010

    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

    By 21 January 2010

    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

    By 21 January 2010

    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...

  • VIDEO: Sony Ericsson reveals rubbish Vivaz vid

    VIDEO: Sony Ericsson reveals rubbish Vivaz vid

    By 21 January 2010

    It seems the message from Sony Ericsson is that the new Vivaz is the cameraphone for you if you're a YouTube-obsessed menace. The promo clip above appears to position the mobile as the ideal to film members of the public unawares, capture those times...

  • Dyson City DC26 launches in the UK

    Dyson City DC26 launches in the UK

    By 21 January 2010

    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

    By 21 January 2010

    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...

  • Panasonic offers new "Massage Sofa" to Americans

    Panasonic offers new "Massage Sofa" to Americans

    By 21 January 2010

    In the States Panasonic has launched a new "Massage Sofa", the EP-MS40, which boasts a low-profile, contemporary design while delivering a neck-to-hips massage. Panasonic claims the EP-MS40 delivers a balanced full body massage thanks to a 7.2-inch wide...

  • WSJ says Jobs wants to reshape businesses with iTablet

    WSJ says Jobs wants to reshape businesses with iTablet

    By 21 January 2010

    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

    By 21 January 2010

    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...

  • VIDEO: Nokia goes super cute with new Ovi ad

    VIDEO: Nokia goes super cute with new Ovi ad

    By 21 January 2010

    We're not sure what the thinking is behind this new advert from Nokia to promote its Ovi app store - maybe if you can't beat them, then you can still out-cute them? The animation - that you can see by hitting play on the video box above - sees the phone...

  • Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station

    Sharp launches new soundbar and iPod docking station

    By 20 January 2010

    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...

  • Boot Camp 3.1 brings Windows 7 support

    Boot Camp 3.1 brings Windows 7 support

    By 20 January 2010

    Fashionably late, Apple has updated Boot Camp - its utility that allows Mac users to dual-boot Windows on their Apple hardware - with support for Windows 7. There are two updates available, one for 64 bit versions of Windows 7 and one for 32 bit versions. ...

  • Vodafone's exclusive on the BlackBerry Storm 2 due to end

    Vodafone's exclusive on the BlackBerry Storm 2 due to end

    By 20 January 2010

    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

    By 20 January 2010

    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....