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Sennheiser announces PX 210BT headphones

Sennheiser announces PX 210BT headphones

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Sennheiser has unveiled a pair of very high-end stereo Bluetooth headphones. The PX 210BT offers "no compromises", the company reckons, and will allow you to wirelessly listen to your favourite music or podcasts, or watch video content, on your Bluetooth-equipped... >>

Mac gets Chrome extensions support

Mac gets Chrome extensions support

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Google has announced a new beta of its Chrome browser for OS X which comes with support for extensions. It's been available on the highly-experimental developer channel for a little while, but this is the first release for the functionality in beta.The... >>

Sausage sales rocket in South Korea

Sausage sales rocket in South Korea

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South Korea's sausage sales have soared by 40% following a bout of cold weather and some smart chap discovering that CJ Corporation's snack sausages have electrostatic properties that are rather similar to that of the human finger.Don't follow? Well,... >>

Japanese team shrinks SSDs by 90%

Japanese team shrinks SSDs by 90%

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A group of Japanese researchers has managed to achieve a remarkable reduction in the physical size of solid state drives, while retaining their data storage size. They've shrunk them by 90%.The team, led by Tadahiro Kuroda, also boosted the energy efficiency... >>

Spotify adds support for more Symbian handsets

Spotify adds support for more Symbian handsets

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Spotify has rolled out an updated version of its Symbian client which adds support for a few more Nokia handsets. Specifically, you'll now be able to run the music streaming service on the Nokia X6, Nokia 6760 slide, Nokia 6700 slide, and Nokia E55.Along... >>

Artist creates keyboard handbag

Artist creates keyboard handbag

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A Portuguese artist named Joao Sabino has created a handbag covered in computer keys. 393 of them, to be precise - that's nearly as many as four regular keyboards.Sabino says of the design: "Keybag is a "container" built with 393 keys from computer keyboards.... >>

Shazam updates with Last.fm functionality

Shazam updates with Last.fm functionality

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Music recognition service Shazam has updated its iPhone application to add Last.fm personalized radio functionality and the ability to get touring information and gig tickets.You can select an artist you like, and then choose to build a station around... >>

Griffin PowerBlock Reserve comes to UK

Griffin PowerBlock Reserve comes to UK

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Griffin, maker of various Apple accessories, has confirmed that its PowerBlock Reserve product is finally coming to Britain, more than a year after it appeared in the USA.The device acts as both a USB wall charger and a reserve battery for the iPhone... >>

Acer launches P7290 projector

Acer launches P7290 projector

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Acer has announced the P7290 video projector, a 5000 ANSI lumen beast that also promises a 3000:1 contrast ratio. It's primarily aimed at businesses, but home users might find something to like too.The P7290 has a native 1024 x 768 XGA 4:3 resolution,... >>

Acer reveals S5200 3D projector

Acer reveals S5200 3D projector

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Acer has tossed its hat into the 3D ring, announcing the S5200 video projector - running at a 120Hz refresh rate. Plug in a PC with a compatible graphics card and grab some shutter glasses, and you'll soon be seeing images popping out of your walls, like... >>

Windows 8 to be "completely different"

Windows 8 to be "completely different"

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Now that Windows 7 is out of the door and bringing in the cash for Microsoft, the software giant has set its sights on the next version, which has been codenamed Windows 8. A couple of snippets of information about the upcoming OS have been revealed.The... >>

Nanopoint releases KSK-6001UELX keyboard

Nanopoint releases KSK-6001UELX keyboard

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Nanopoint has expanded its KeySonic range of keyboards with a new model - the gaming-focused KSK-6001UELX. It's got both anti-ghosting tech and backlighting for playing in darkened rooms.The anti-ghosting technology allows you the ability to press up... >>

Opera releases 10.50 beta for Windows

Opera releases 10.50 beta for Windows

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Opera has unveiled a beta of version 10.50 of its web browser. The update brings a whole host of improvements and bug fixes, as well as stripping down the interface to match the standards set by Google's Chrome browser.The UI now features tabs in the... >>

Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?

Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?

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Major record label Warner Music, who own recordings from artists as diverse as Muse, A-Ha, Dragonforce and the Monkees, has threatened to stop licensing its music to free streaming services like Spotify, Last.fm and Pandora.Warner's CEO, Edgar Bronfman... >>

Toshiba unveils Tecra A11 and M11 laptops

Toshiba unveils Tecra A11 and M11 laptops

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Last in the laptop bonanza that Toshiba has dropped on us are the Tecra A11 and M11 notebooks. These are also aimed as business users, but with more of a mobile focus than the Satellite Pro S500.As such, they have smaller displays - the M11 at 14-inch,... >>

Toshiba announces Satellite Pro S500 laptop

Toshiba announces Satellite Pro S500 laptop

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Aside of its dalliances with touchscreens, Toshiba has also rolled out the Satellite Pro S500 - a business-oriented laptop with extended security and ergonomic features.It's got a 15.6-inch, 16:9 display along with a specially-designed scratch-resistant... >>

Toshiba reveals touchscreen U500-1EX laptop

Toshiba reveals touchscreen U500-1EX laptop

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Toshiba has announced a whole range of laptops, and amongst the pile is the touchscreen-equipped U500-1EX notebook. It's got a 13.3-inch display, but this ain't no netbook - instead packing a range of more high-end specs than your average ultraportable.Performance... >>

Paradigm claims world's lowest, loudest subwoofer

Paradigm claims world's lowest, loudest subwoofer

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Canadian audio manufacturer Paradigm has built what it claims is the lowest, loudest, subwoofer in the entire world. It comes in two editions - the SUB 1 and the SUB 2, the former being a slightly cut-down version of its big brother.The company reckons... >>

HTC Scorpion on the way?

HTC Scorpion on the way?

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There's a new king of Android handsets in town. Well, there might be. A leaked build file sent anonymously to fansite AndroidSpin contains reference to a handset called the HTC Scorpion.Excitingly, the build file promises a 1.5GHz CPU and Android 2.2.... >>

Opera to demo iPhone browser at MWC

Opera to demo iPhone browser at MWC

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Odd. Opera just sent out a press release telling us that it's going to be demonstrating a version of Opera Mini running on the iPhone at Mobile World Congress between 15 and 17 February in Barcelona - which Pocket-lint will be attending and reporting... >>

AIM integrates Facebook Chat

AIM integrates Facebook Chat

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AOL appears to be testing the addition of Facebook Chat support to its instant messaging client. The company is offering preview builds that have the support in, but a full announcement hasn't happened yet.While we wait for that, AOL Mail has integrated... >>

Apple granted 3D virtual store patent

Apple granted 3D virtual store patent

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Apple has successfully been granted a patent that would allow it to open a 3D virtual store, paving the way for a Second Life style world where you could roam around, looking at products, before making a purchase.The patent is titled "Method, system,... >>

HTC Hero getting Android 2.1 in March

HTC Hero getting Android 2.1 in March

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The HTC team in the Netherlands has confirmed that the HTC Hero will be receiving the Android 2.1 update in March - confirming the rumour that we reported towards the end of January.Some Hero owners will have got bored of waiting by now, and rooted their... >>

HTC Legend specs detailed

HTC Legend specs detailed

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Surely it can't be long now before an official announcement on the HTC Legend. We saw renders back in December, spy shots more recently, and now the specs for the handset have appeared on the Web.There's no massive surprises. The handset, which seems... >>

Google Buzz met with cynicism by the Web

Google Buzz met with cynicism by the Web

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Google's announcement of Google Buzz appears to have been met with a considerably larger wave of cynicism than usual from the web community. While some people sounded a note of cautious optimism, it seems like many have immediately put the boot in to... >>

Man settles for $1.3M over Mario Wii leak

Man settles for $1.3M over Mario Wii leak

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Nintendo has settled a lawsuit with a 24-year-old Australian games shop employee who was accused of hacking and leaking a copy of Super Mario Brothers Wii onto the Web a week before its release in 2009.The settlement is for a massive 1.3 million Australian... >>

Sony Ericsson promises X10 updates

Sony Ericsson promises X10 updates

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Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10, which we first saw back at the start of November, isn't out yet, but the manufacturer has already begun promising firmware updates that bring the Android version up to 2.1.In an extensive post on its product blog, the company... >>

Vodafone explains rogue tweet

Vodafone explains rogue tweet

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There was much mirth recently when Vodafone got all foul-mouthed on its Twitter feed - sending the ridiculously offensive message: "@VodafoneUK: is fed up of dirty homo's and is going after beaver".The company immediately posted an apology, but the message... >>

Quantum physics used to enhance touchscreens

Quantum physics used to enhance touchscreens

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A Yorkshire company has successfully employed a quantum physics trick to create pressure-sensitive touchscreen technology that it's managed to license to Samsung and Japanese touchscreen manufacturer Nissha.The breakthrough uses spiky conducting nanoparticles... >>

Sims 3 coming to consoles in Q3

Sims 3 coming to consoles in Q3

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Looks like EA Games is bringing its record-breaking game - The Sims 3 - to consoles. In EA's financial reports, which have just been issued, a placeholder called "The Sims 3 on Console Title" is present - scheduled for a Q3 release (i.e. in time for Christmas).We... >>

Motorola Droid gets Android 2.1 update

Motorola Droid gets Android 2.1 update

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Motorola has announced, on its Facebook fan page of all places, that the Android 2.1 update will be rolling out to its Droid handset this week. It also says that it'll be making further announcements later in the week on upgrades to other handsets.The... >>

Telefonica may start charging search engines

Telefonica may start charging search engines

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The president of telecoms giant, Telefónica - which owns O2 in the UK - has said in a news conference that he intends to start charging companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft for the ability to use its networks."Internet search engines use our Net... >>

Intel introduces Itanium 9300 supercomputer chip

Intel introduces Itanium 9300 supercomputer chip

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Intel has announced a new microprocessor for supercomputers - the Itanium 9300 series. It packs a massive 2,000,000,000 transistors onto a single chip - more than twice the number found in the latest Core i7 chips from the company.The chip has four cores,... >>

Nexus One gets phone support line

Nexus One gets phone support line

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Google has given in to pressure from owners of its Nexus One device and launched a telephone support line for the device. Previously, the company had directed people to either T-Mobile (the US network) or HTC (which manufactures the device).Now, if you... >>

HTC Legend snapped in the flesh

HTC Legend snapped in the flesh

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The HTC Legend, which seems to be a direct upgrade of the HTC Hero if the leaked 2010 roadmap for the phone company is accurate, has appeared in the wild for the third time, following renderings showing up back in mid-December.From the pictures we can't... >>

Google enhances Gchat status feature

Google enhances Gchat status feature

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It's being reported that Google is to upgrade the status feature in Google chat to allow you to send and receive Twitter-style updates to and from your friends. That's an upgrade on existing functionality - which lets you set a status but old updates... >>

British Library offers 65,000 ebooks for free

British Library offers 65,000 ebooks for free

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The British Library has decided that later in the spring it'll be making 65,000 great works of 19th Century fiction available, absolutely free, in ebook format. The books, which are first editions, will include the original typeface and illustrations... >>

Canon reveals the PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon reveals the PowerShot SX210 IS

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Canon has rolled out another model for the PowerShot range in the form of the SX210 IS - a superzoom with a 14.1-megapixel sensor. It's the replacement for the PowerShot SX200 IS.As such, the specs have been boosted compared to its predecessor. A 12x... >>

Canon EOS 550D DSLR unveiled

Canon EOS 550D DSLR unveiled

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Canon has announced the EOS 550D, the successor to its EOS 500D prosumer DSLR. It's received significant upgrades to several features but most notably, the sensor, movie shooting and metering have all seen a bump in specs.Starting with the sensor, the... >>

iPhone OS 3.1.3 firmware hacked in just 5 days

iPhone OS 3.1.3 firmware hacked in just 5 days

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The iPhone OS 3.1.3 update, which Apple released just under a week ago, stopped most jailbreaking tools from working. 5 days later, and it's already been hacked - with the iPhone Dev-Team releasing version 3.1.5 of its PwnageTool.The group advises against... >>

Cigarette lighter built into mobile phone

Cigarette lighter built into mobile phone

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It's such a hassle to carry around both a mobile phone and a cigarette lighter, isn't it? No, it's not. But that hasn't stopped a Chinese company building what it claims is the "world's hottest cigarette lighter mobile phone" - the "Machismo".The handset... >>

Play.com begins stocking Nexus One

Play.com begins stocking Nexus One

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Play.com appears to have put up a page on its website for an unlocked, SIM-free version of Google's Android-powered Nexus One handset. The retailer is confidently stating that it's due for release on 16 February.As previously reported, the Nexus One has... >>

BT opens up broadband ducts to the competition

BT opens up broadband ducts to the competition

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BT has announced that it's planning to open up its vast underground tunnel network to competitors, so that they can help the company roll out superfast broadband as widely across the country as possible."We told Ofcom last year we're willing to provide... >>

Lego teams up with Muji for origami construction kits

Lego teams up with Muji for origami construction kits

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Iconic Danish toy retailer Lego has joined forces with Japanese retailer Muji to create a new line of the plastic bricks which combines normal Lego with the Japanese art of Origami - paper folding.The kits include normal Lego bricks and several sheets... >>

HTC sends out chocolate Hero handsets

HTC sends out chocolate Hero handsets

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HTC Russia appears to be sending out editions of the award-winning HTC Hero made of chocolate. It's not entirely clear why the phone manufacturer has cast the handset in cocoa, but the writing on the screen indicates that it's some kind of New Year's... >>

HTC Incredible photos appear online

HTC Incredible photos appear online

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Some photos have leaked onto the Web of a handset that claims to be the "HTC Incredible". It bears a striking visual similarity to the HTC Photon, seen in the leaked 2010 roadmap, but instead of running Windows Mobile, it's running Android 2.1.It apparently... >>

Vodafone's Twitter account compromised

Vodafone's Twitter account compromised

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Whoops. Eagle-eyed followers of Vodafone's official Twitter feed will have noticed a rather nasty tweet that the company just sent out - "@VodafoneUK: is fed up of dirty homo's and is going after beaver".While the tweet was swiftly deleted, it was immediately... >>

Astronaut sends Twitpics from space

Astronaut sends Twitpics from space

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Now that the International Space Station has been hooked up to the Web, the astronauts onboard have been going Twitter-crazy. One of them - expedition flight engineer Soichi Noguchi - has been sending all manner of Twitpics back to solid ground.While... >>

65% of Pocket-lint readers text on the loo

65% of Pocket-lint readers text on the loo

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The disgusting results of the most recent Pocket-lint survey are out. We posed the question: "Do you check emails, Twitter or surf the Internet in the loo?" - turns out that 65% of you are perfectly happy to admit your sick habit. The other 35% of you... >>

Freesat to broadcast 6 Nations in HD

Freesat to broadcast 6 Nations in HD

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Freesat has announced that it'll be broadcasting the 6 Nations rugby tournament in high definition starting from 6 February. It'll be found on the BBC HD channel, which can be accessed by grabbing a Freesat box or compatible TV.The tournament, sponsored... >>