Archive for Duncan Geere

  • Microsoft unveils 250GB Xbox 360 HDD

    Microsoft unveils 250GB Xbox 360 HDD

    By 24 March 2010

    Microsoft has announced that it'll shortly be offering a 250GB Xbox 360 hard disk that you'll be able to use to expand the storage on your games console. The peripheral will give you a bit more space for the plethora of different things that the Xbox...

  • Eye-Fi X2 comes to the UK

    Eye-Fi X2 comes to the UK

    By 24 March 2010

    Wireless memory card manufacturer Eye-Fi has announced that its X2 family of cards - launched at CES - will be coming to the UK. The Eye-Fi Pro X2, Eye-Fi Connect X2, and Eye-Fi Explore X2 will all be available from the end of April. The Eye-Fi Connect...

  • GameCrush connects you to gaming girls

    GameCrush connects you to gaming girls

    By 24 March 2010

    A website called GameCrush has launched, which offers users the ability to play video games with hot girls. It lets you look through a series of girl's profiles and then ask them to play either Xbox 360 or a range of Flash games with you. If they accept,...

  • Droid update gets delayed

    Droid update gets delayed

    By 18 March 2010

    Remember that date we told you to mark on your calendar? The date when the Motorola Droid would be getting its update to Android 2.1? Well, we hope you didn't use a permanent marker or anything, because it's been postponed indefinitely. Mobile leaks site...

  • Apple planning iGroups social app

    Apple planning iGroups social app

    By 18 March 2010

    Apple has filed an interesting patent which describes a mobile phone application that allows groups of people to share information about a live event as it's occurring. It's called iGroups. It ties in with MobileMe and uses a very sophisticated cryptographic...

  • Opera downloads up 85% in UK since browser ballot

    Opera downloads up 85% in UK since browser ballot

    By 18 March 2010

    Web browser Opera has revealed a rather impressive ballot bounce. The company shared figures with Pocket-lint that show that it's received 85% more downloads than normal in Britain following the introduction of the EU browser ballot screen. The offering...

  • Toshiba ceases incandescent bulb production

    Toshiba ceases incandescent bulb production

    By 18 March 2010

    Technology giant Toshiba has announced that it's entirely ceasing production of incandescent lightbulbs - a product that it's been making for more than 120 years. Production of lightbulbs in Japan was started in 1890 by Ichisuke Fujioka, one of the leading...

  • Britain could cope with a cyber-attack, claim Lords

    Britain could cope with a cyber-attack, claim Lords

    By 18 March 2010

    According to an EU Home Affairs sub-committee of peers, the UK is "well-placed" to cope with a large-scale cyber-attack. The lords examined what'd happen if a group of cyber-criminals or a rogue state banded together to attack Britain's telecommunications...

  • Texas cars disabled by hacker

    Texas cars disabled by hacker

    By 18 March 2010

    A whole pile of cars has been remotely disabled in Austin, Texas, by a mischievous hacker who accessed a vehicle-immobilisation system normally used to chase after people who are late with their lay-away payments. The culprit has been fingered as 20-year-old...

  • Google Maps updated on Android

    Google Maps updated on Android

    By 18 March 2010

    Google has updated the Android Maps application with a few extra features. There's a completely redesigned search results page, a Latitude widget, and the ability to put a map of your current location as your device's wallpaper. Version 4.1's search interface...

  • GM adding augmented reality to cars

    GM adding augmented reality to cars

    By 18 March 2010

    US car manufacturer General Motors is working on adding augmented reality systems to car windscreens, helping drivers pay attention to particular objects on the road. The "enhanced vision system", as it's called, is based on a combination of sensors both...

  • Auto-translation and extra privacy come to Chrome

    Auto-translation and extra privacy come to Chrome

    By 18 March 2010

    At the start of March, Google quietly updated the beta version of its Chrome browser to include a feature that detects what language a page is written in and offers to auto-translate it for you. Well, that feature has now been rolled out to the stable...

  • Kindle for Mac platform unveiled

    Kindle for Mac platform unveiled

    By 18 March 2010

    Amazon has announced that its Kindle ebook platform is now available to Mac users. Kindle for Mac allows users of Apple's computers to access the same library of 325,000 books that is accessible on the Kindle, the Kindle DX, the iPhone and Windows PCs....

  • Google, Intel and Sony to build Google TV

    Google, Intel and Sony to build Google TV

    By 18 March 2010

    The market for web-enabled televisions is still relatively young. While many manufacturers are beginning to put applications like Skype, Twitter and Facebook on their top-end televisions, most consumers haven't even got a TV with an Ethernet connection,...

  • Typeface generates a font from your face

    Typeface generates a font from your face

    By 17 March 2010

    A designer called Mary Huang has concocted a rather nifty bit of software which allows anyone to create a font unique to them, using the proportions of their face. It's called Typeface, and uses a webcam and some facial analysis software to determine...

  • Apple bans screen protectors from its stores?

    Apple bans screen protectors from its stores?

    By 17 March 2010

    We're hearing word that Apple is enacting a policy in both its physical and online stores that will see any kind of screen protecting product for the iPhone, iMac, or iPod removed. That includes any kind of protective film or case that includes a protective...

  • O2 wades into filesharing row

    O2 wades into filesharing row

    By 17 March 2010

    Mobile phone and broadband network O2 has jumped into the row over content providers sending out thousands of threatening legal letters, calling the practice "bullying".  The main target of O2's wrath is ACS:Law, a law firm which specialises in sending...

  • Folding plug wins top design award

    Folding plug wins top design award

    By 17 March 2010

    The young designer behind the folding UK plug, which Pocket-lint was one of the first to bring you news of nearly a year ago, has won a top design award for his creation. It's been named as the overall winner at the Brit Insurance Design Awards. Min-Kyu...

  • Altec Lansing announces VS4621 speakers

    Altec Lansing announces VS4621 speakers

    By 17 March 2010

    Audio manufacturer Altec Lansing has revealed a new set of speakers designed for plugging into your computer or laptop. The VS4621 offers a pair of drivers and a subwoofer that deliver 2.1 audio. The speakers feature down-firing 3-inch mid-range drivers,...

  • Therapeutic ringtones proving a hit in Japan

    Therapeutic ringtones proving a hit in Japan

    By 17 March 2010

    Latest reports from Japan indicate that the country is under the spell of a new craze - mood-altering therapeutic ringtones - which claim to be able to solve a number of life's woes; from motivation problems to improving your skin. They're the creation...

  • Gesture search comes to Android 1.6

    Gesture search comes to Android 1.6

    By 17 March 2010

    Google has made a brief announcement on its mobile blog which reveals that its Gesture Search app is now compatible with Android 1.6 devices, including the HTC Magic and G1. It still won't, however, work on the HTC Hero, which runs 1.5. The app, as previously...

  • Verizon details 2.1 Droid update

    Verizon details 2.1 Droid update

    By 17 March 2010

    Motorola has offered a few more details about the impending 2.1 update for its Droid handset, which is named the Milestone in Europe, and leaked documentation has suggested that it'll be arriving as soon as 18 March, delivered over-the-air. It'll have...

  • Facebook testing QR code implementation

    Facebook testing QR code implementation

    By 17 March 2010

    It appears that engineers at social network Facebook are having a little play around with some new features - including the ability for users to generate their own two-dimensional QR codes, and as-you-type search results in the box at the top of the page....

  • Still no date for US Spotify launch

    Still no date for US Spotify launch

    By 17 March 2010

    Daniel Ek, the CEO of many people's favourite streaming music service, Spotify, took to the stage at the SxSW festival in Austin Texas for a keynote speech and admitted that the company still isn't ready for a US launch, amidst rumours that it's having...

  • Android Market now has 30,000 apps

    Android Market now has 30,000 apps

    By 17 March 2010

    The Android market is growing at a remarkable rate, if figures from MobileCrunch are to be believed. A Google spokesperson confirmed to the mobile blog that there are now approximately 30,000 free and paid apps available to Android devices. Google said...