Archive for Ben Crompton

Motorola Xoom price drops before hitting shop shelves

Motorola Xoom price drops before hitting shop shelves

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PC World has seen fit to drop the price of the Xoom before it hits shop shelves, hinting that retailers could have doubts of how well the  Android 3.0 tablet will sell on launch; the site has dropped the price from £499 to £479. The site says that... >>

Jerusalem Apple store to contain world's first Apple digital library?

Jerusalem Apple store to contain world's first Apple digital library?

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A report by the Jerusalem Post is stating that Apple is looking to open a giant Apple Store which would be placed at the entrance of Jerusalem and hold the world's first Apple digital library. We're not exactly sure what guise the digital library would... >>

Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter

Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter

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As a rule it pays if the gubbins that goes into powering consumer technology gets smaller, leaving more space for big screens and thinner form factors; which is why Formay's announcement of its new disk-on-chip (DOC) solid state hard drive is good news.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Doodle Jump Hop The Movie review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Doodle Jump Hop The Movie review (iPhone)

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How do you improve on a classic? Well it's a tricky ask, not least because classics usually hold a great deal of importance to the people who have watched, listened, read or played them. Ask any fan if they should remake Star Wars and they'll probably... >>

APP OF THE DAY: IncrediBooth review (iPad 2, iPhone 4)

APP OF THE DAY: IncrediBooth review (iPad 2, iPhone 4)

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With the release of Apple's latest iteration of iPad we thought it only fitting to feature an app which would allow you to take advantage of one of the few new features that the iPad 2 sports over its older sibling; in this case its front-facing camera.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Expedia Tripcompanion for Facebook review (Facebook)

APP OF THE DAY: Expedia Tripcompanion for Facebook review (Facebook)

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More than ever, it seems that a trip to a far off destination isn't complete unless you've logged into Facebook everyday in order to tell all your friends and family back home of what a great time you're having without them. However, thanks to an update... >>

iPhone 5 images show larger edge-to-edge display

iPhone 5 images show larger edge-to-edge display

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More iPhone 5 speculation, in the form of "mold engineering drawings", has emerged, this time hinting at a larger edge-to-edge screen, and strengthening previous news gleaned from a digitiser panel of a possible fifth gen iPhone - showing a markedly thinner... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Liqua Pop review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Liqua Pop review (iPhone)

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Puzzle games can be a funny breed, and trying to balance the cognitive elements along with the absorbing visuals, nice sound and decent playability can be a challenge in itself. Originality is also a key, and it appears, during our afternoon's play anyway,... >>

Logitech Z906 speakers all set to annoy your neighbours

Logitech Z906 speakers all set to annoy your neighbours

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The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 have just been announced by Logitech - and should, with their THX certificate, be a worthy successor to the award-winning Logitech Z-5500. Ideal for any sociopaths or those in detached houses, these theatre-quality... >>

O2 gives green light to Alcatel One Touch Mobiles

O2 gives green light to Alcatel One Touch Mobiles

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Alcatel One Touch has announced its first handsets to be available on O2, including the Alcatel One Touch 355 QWERTY and One Touch 708 touchscreen effort.  Both devices come running Android 2.2 and offer a thin overlay to the vanilla Android experience... >>

International Women's Day 100th anniversary gets the Google Doodle treatment

International Women's Day 100th anniversary gets the Google Doodle treatment

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A Google Doodle has just been posted celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Clicking on the doodle will takes you through to the website, which gives information on how you can get involved by joining, "tens of thousands of people... >>

UK loses its way as dangerously dependent on GPS

UK loses its way as dangerously dependent on GPS

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A report from the Royal Academy of Engineering has stated that the UK is "dangerously dependent" on GPS satellite navigation. And although for many GPS systems are mostly familiar on the dashboards of their cars in the form of a satnav, the failure of... >>

App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone)

App Of The Day: Lego Minifigures (iPhone)

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There are many pursuits that appear to be completely futile and void of any true value; watching day-time TV being just one of them. And this is a criticism made all too frequently in the area of gaming, where hours, and quite possibly days are spent... >>

Panasonic releases Lumix GF2 "A City Exposed" galleries

Panasonic releases Lumix GF2 "A City Exposed" galleries

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Panasonic has released images of a commission, it gave to photographer Will Cooper Mitchell, called "A City Exposed"; using the Panasonic Lumix GF2 Mr Mitchell produced five urban-themed galleries. The "A City Exposed" campaign showcases the five galleries... >>

Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG

Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG

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Three has announced its all-you-can-eat data package on pay as you go, in a move which should prove popular as the data is not subject to any fair usage policies. Although better now than a few years ago, mobile companies are still guilty of using the... >>

We7 radio music app comes to Android

We7 radio music app comes to Android

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We7 had announced the launch of its new radio service, in the form of a new mobile app, which will hit Android phones before any other. The new mobile service will enable you to create your own personalised radio content on your handset - and best of... >>

Wimbledon tennis finals to be fimed in 3D

Wimbledon tennis finals to be fimed in 3D

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The finals of the 2011 Wimbledon championship will be filmed in 3D, and streamed live in High Definition 3D to 3D capable cinemas around the world. Sony and the All England Tennis Club have announced the partnership, which looks to be very inclusive as... >>

Gameloft: Help plummet the price of Dungeon Hunter 2

Gameloft: Help plummet the price of Dungeon Hunter 2

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Gameloft is spinning an interesting deal for Dungeon Hunter 2, by giving fans a chance to knock the price down by voting on Facebook. Called Fight the Price, the marketing team must have been working through the hours to come up with this one; basically... >>

Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April

Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April

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If you want to get in on the public multiplayer beta of Gears of War 3 then you can now book your place by pre-ordering at Game or Gamestation. The test run, which will be running from the 25 April to 15 May , will mean that you can unlock a variety of... >>

Sony Move.Me hopes to move developers from Kinect

Sony Move.Me hopes to move developers from Kinect

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Sony has announced on its blog that the Sony Move controller will be getting a software server application called Move.me, which should enable some Kinect-style innovation for its motion controller. The blog states that: "We want to see what innovative... >>

Microsoft Windows upgrade odyssey from 1.0 to 7

Microsoft Windows upgrade odyssey from 1.0 to 7

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A video has been posted on YouTube that catalogues the Windows operating systems upgrades from 1.0 through to Windows 7, in what could be described as a Microsoft Windows odyssey, although slightly less perilous than Homer's. The Windows install and upgrade... >>

Is this the new iPad 2?

Is this the new iPad 2?

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Adding to the list of possible iPad 2s which will no doubt turn out to be anything but the actual device that is launched at the Apple keynote, this little iPad 2 doppelganger has turned up in China. We're not sure exactly where in China, as it's by all... >>

Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update coming March

Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread update coming March

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It appears that Samsung has confirmed that its Samsung Galaxy S phone will be getting the Android 2.3 update come March 2011. The news of the Gingerbread update, if correct, will mean that it's been 5 months since the handset's previous update to Froyo... >>

Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

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Google is apparently looking to set up a pay-for, and unlimited, YouTube movie streaming service in the UK, to rival Amazon and its recent Lovefilm takeover. The news comes from the New York Post, who suggests that Google, who has been in talks with Hollywood... >>

Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt

Lacie Little Big Disk features new Thunderbolt

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With the new Apple MacBook Pro the first to incorporate Intel's new Thunderbolt high-speed interface, other manufacturers are beginning to shout that Apple aren't the only ones who'll get the new tech. And Lacie is one of them, as it's just announced... >>