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Sanyo unveils VPC-GH2, VPC-CG102, and VPC-CG20 camcorders

Sanyo unveils VPC-GH2, VPC-CG102, and VPC-CG20 camcorders

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Sanyo has dropped word of a trio of camcorders that it'll soon be bringing to market. There's the VPC-GH2, VPC-CG102, and VPC-CG20. All three come with full 1080p video and up to 14-megapixel photo capability.All three record onto SD, SDHC cards, and... >>

Apple offering iPhone app previews

Apple offering iPhone app previews

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Apple has changed its iTunes weblinks for the App Store so that they no longer require iTunes to be installed and running. They now open in a browser window instead, making it a whole lot easier to browse applications before you decide to download.Last... >>

Facebook planning webmail product?

Facebook planning webmail product?

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It's being suggested that Facebook is planning to take on the likes of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft in launching a webmail service to replace its increasingly-dilapidated messaging interface.According to sources quoted by TechCrunch, the social network,... >>

Seesmic for Android gets updated

Seesmic for Android gets updated

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Seesmic, the Twitter client of choice for many on the Android platform, has rolled out an update. It brings a host of new features to the app, as well as performance improvements and some usability enhancements.In the video above you can see Seesmic founder... >>

Google Earth gets WWII imagery

Google Earth gets WWII imagery

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Google has announced that it's now offering historical imagery of European cities taken during World War II onto Google Earth, and that users can compare the pictures directly to images of those cities today.A number of towns are covered, including Stuttgart,... >>

Facebook rolls out homepage redesign

Facebook rolls out homepage redesign

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Facebook has finally rolled out the homepage redesign that it's been planning for months. It's the first major update to the front-end of the site since October.The new design puts notifications at the front-and-centre, with them appearing alongside messages... >>

Vinyl Android collectibles coming soon

Vinyl Android collectibles coming soon

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The symptoms are clear - HTC Hero clutched in your hand, dismissal of the iPhone as "for mums", Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar open in three Chrome tabs. It's time to admit it - you're an Android fanboy. Or fangirl. Fanperson doesn't have the... >>

Microsoft investigating Windows 7 battery issues

Microsoft investigating Windows 7 battery issues

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Microsoft has said that it's probing reports that Windows 7 is falsely reporting problems with batteries. Many users have complained that the OS warns that power is exhausted before it is, and even that the battery needs to be replaced entirely.The software... >>

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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The Internet has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the editor of Wired magazine's Italian edition. The Web, which is routinely employed by activists in repressed countries for getting their message out, was called a "weapon of mass construction".The... >>

Spotify update revamps related artists

Spotify update revamps related artists

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Spotify has rolled out a small update to its desktop client - the first in a few months. Bringing the version number up to 0.3.23, the update adds a "related artists" tab to artist pages which allows you to see what bands sound similar to whatever you're... >>

Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets

Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets

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Twitter has rolled out a mandatory password reset to a number of its users whom it suspected of having compromised accounts. The push involves a number of accounts that experienced a "sudden surge" in followers.The microblogging network said in a blog... >>

Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth headset
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Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth headset

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If you're someone who regularly finds themselves driving, or cycling, or skiing, or cooking, or cleaning, or doing anything - for that matter - which requires your hands and at least a portion of your concentration, then you'll know the value of a Bluetooth... >>

WoW auction house coming to iPhone

WoW auction house coming to iPhone

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World of Warcraft creator Blizzard has announced that soon you may be able to access the game's auction house from your mobile phone. In a post on the official message boards, the company admitted that they may charge for the service.Blizzard poster Bornakk... >>

OFT concerned over Orange/T-Mobile merger

OFT concerned over Orange/T-Mobile merger

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The Office of Fair Trading has sounded a note of caution over the proposed merger between Orange and T-Mobile. The agency says that the deal "threatens significantly to affect competition in mobile telecommunications in the UK".The OFT has asked the European... >>

iPhone OS 3.1.3 update released

iPhone OS 3.1.3 update released

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Apple has released an update for the iPhone, bringing the version number up to 3.1.3. It brings a few minor new features, a whole host of bug fixes, and a handful of security patches which close up the holes that jailbreakers use to get inside the handset.The... >>

Facebook labelled biggest corporate security risk

Facebook labelled biggest corporate security risk

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Sophos has published new research that indicates that corporate IT departments view Facebook as by far the biggest security risk for businesses, which might explain why so many ban usage of the social networking site.Among 500 firms that were polled,... >>

Five music hacks from the future

Five music hacks from the future

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What did you do last weekend? Cleaned the house? Watched some football? Had a few friends over? In Stockholm, a group of coders were far too busy for any of that. Instead, they hunkered down and built the future of music at Stockholm Music Hack Day.The... >>

84% of Europeans are constantly connected

84% of Europeans are constantly connected

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A survey of 3500 Europeans conducted by Motorola has revealed that 84% of people consider themselves to be "constantly connected", and that their connectivity brings "emotional benefits", making them feel "peaceful", "relaxed" and "confident".The survey,... >>

Samsung builds first AMOLED touchscreen

Samsung builds first AMOLED touchscreen

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Samsung Mobile Display has announced that it'll soon begin mass producing a touch function AMOLED panel - a product that it claims is the first of its kind. The 3.3-inch WVGA display will start rolling off conveyor belts in March.I know what you're thinking... >>

Microsoft unveils SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard

Microsoft unveils SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard

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The model numbers for Microsoft's SideWinder range of gaming peripherals appear to be in a bit of a mess. The SideWinder X6 and the newly unveiled X4 are keyboards, whereas the SideWinder X3, X5 and X8 are mice. Then there's a SideWinder Mouse with no... >>

Jabra Extreme headset announced

Jabra Extreme headset announced

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Jabra has dropped us word of a new Bluetooth headset that it'll soon be selling in Britain - the Jabra Extreme, or EXTREME if we're being typographically accurate. It's already available in the USA.The device comes with a new version of Jabra's noise... >>

Radio execs to offer analogue trade-in scheme

Radio execs to offer analogue trade-in scheme

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Digital Radio UK, the organisation behind the analogue/digital radio switchover in Britain, has revealed that industry executives are considering a "scrappage scheme" for analogue radios that mirrors the Government's offer of a grant to car owners who... >>

Logitech reveals Touch Mouse app

Logitech reveals Touch Mouse app

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Logitech has just announced an iPhone application called Touch Mouse, which lets you use your handset on a Mac or PC as a multi-touch trackpad.The idea is that when you've plugged your laptop in to your TV, but you can't be bothered to shift that big... >>

Amazon fights with Macmillan over ebook pricing

Amazon fights with Macmillan over ebook pricing

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The announcement of Apple's latest gadget - the iPad - seems to have triggered plenty of rumblings in the ebook world, resulting in Amazon briefly pulling about a sixth of its entire catalogue from the US version of both its ebook and its physical book... >>

Google dropping Internet Explorer 6 support

Google dropping Internet Explorer 6 support

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Google has warned that from 1 March, users may find that some older browsers no longer work with its Google Docs and Google Sites products. The search company named IE6 in particular as a target.Google says: "Many other companies have already stopped... >>

Tories promise 100Mbps broadband by 2017

Tories promise 100Mbps broadband by 2017

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George Osborne, the Conservative party's Shadow chancellor, has promised the British public that if elected, his government would deliver 100Mbps broadband speeds to the "majority" of homes by 2017.Calling the scheme, "nationwide super-fast broadband",... >>

First Look: Alienware M11x
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First Look: Alienware M11x

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Dell surprised many people with its announcement at CES that the next Alienware machine to join the company's hardcore gaming line-up would be a tiny 11-incher that had more in common with a netbook than a traditional gaming PC. But despite its diminutive... >>

HTC Magic finally gets Sense UI

HTC Magic finally gets Sense UI

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We might still be waiting for an updated version of Android on the HTC Hero, but the company has delivered on at least one of its promises - bringing the Sense UI to the HTC Magic, by means of a ROM update.HTC says: "This ROM upgrade for your HTC Magic... >>

Dell reveals a little more about the Mini 5

Dell reveals a little more about the Mini 5

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Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computers, has let slip a few more details about the Mini 5 mini-slate that we grabbed a few photos of, in all its pink glory, at CES 2010.It's going to be packing a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5-inch display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,... >>

No iBooks for UK iPad

No iBooks for UK iPad

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Rumours that Apple's new e-book store wouldn't be available outside of North America when the device launches internationally later in the year seem to be proving true.The Register has noticed that the UK page for the iPad matches its US equivalent in... >>

GTA IV expansions coming to PS3 and PC

GTA IV expansions coming to PS3 and PC

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Rockstar Games has announced that GTA: Episodes from Liberty City will soon be coming to both the Playstation 3 and the PC. Previously it was only available on the Xbox 360.The pack is a compilation of the two downloadable episodes for the game - The... >>

Fujitsu threatens Apple over iPad name

Fujitsu threatens Apple over iPad name

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Apple's iPad might have met with a mixed reaction from the press, but one company that isn't too happy about it is Fujitsu. The reason? Because it launched its own "iPad". Back in 2002.The device was for shop assistants, allowing them to check pricing,... >>

5 TVs to choose from when Sky goes 3D

5 TVs to choose from when Sky goes 3D

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With the news that Sky's going 3D as of this April, many will be starting to think about getting the right kind of equipment for the job. We already know that the Sky+ HD box will be able to cope with the new transmission but just about every customer's... >>

Adobe offers iPad Flash workaround

Adobe offers iPad Flash workaround

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Adobe has thrown a bone to those who are disappointed about Apple's failure to get Flash support into the iPad, offering developers the ability to package their content into apps, instead.The Packager for iPhone application, which was announced at MAX... >>

Logitech launches "Loud Enough" earphones

Logitech launches "Loud Enough" earphones

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Logitech has announced a pair of earphones designed for kids with delicate ears - the Logitech Loud Enough Noise-Isolating Earphones.They include a built-in volume limiter that the company claims will reduce the volume of the original source by 16dB -... >>

Sky debuts 3D with Man United vs Arsenal

Sky debuts 3D with Man United vs Arsenal

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Sky has announced that it'll be launching its 3D television channel in April, and that it'll be giving a special preview of the service on 31 January, by screening the Arsenal vs Manchester United match in nine pubs across the country.The Premier League... >>

Teufel unveils Theater 100 speaker package

Teufel unveils Theater 100 speaker package

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Teufel has just dropped us word of the Theater 100 - a 5.1 surround sound  home cinema and hi-fi speaker set that's meant as the replacement to the Theater 1.The Theater 100 comprises of two unidirectional front speakers with 30mm mid-range drivers,... >>

Asus announces G51J 3D laptop

Asus announces G51J 3D laptop

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Fresh outta CES in Las Vegas, Asus is already announcing more products. This time, it's the G51J 3D - a gaming-oriented 3D laptop that's powered by Nvidia's 3D Vision active shutter technology.The main feature, of course, is the 120Hz display. That's... >>

Asus G60Vx notebook
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Asus G60Vx notebook

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Gaming laptops occupy a strange space in the market. Most hardcore PC gamers like to tweak and upgrade their machines, so opt for cheaper, upgradable desktop towers that they build themselves. More casual gaming fans make do with lower performance on... >>

Twitter enables local trending topics

Twitter enables local trending topics

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Twitter has announced on its blog that it's launching localised editions of its trending topics list. The feature had previously been in beta, enabled on some accounts, but now it should be accessible on everyone's.To access it, visit Twitter.com, log... >>

Jack Bauer to fondle Apple tablet first?

Jack Bauer to fondle Apple tablet first?

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So, we hear on the grapevine that there's a possibility that Apple might be launching a shiny new plaything in the not-too-distant future. Pretty far-fetched, we know, but stranger things have happened. Like Jack Bauer reportedly being one of the first... >>

We7 launches subscription packages

We7 launches subscription packages

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Music streaming service We7 has announced a couple of subscription packages for its web-based audio offering. There's a version that just removes the ads, and a version that also enables mobile phone access.The ad-removing version is called We7 Premium.... >>

Zune phone confirmed in software update

Zune phone confirmed in software update

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Microsoft has just issued a software update for its Zune MP3 player that appears to confirm the existence of the much-rumoured Project Pink, or as it's better known, the Zune Phone.Deep in the Zune.inf driver files included in the update are a list of... >>

Android 2.1 for HTC Hero pushed back to March

Android 2.1 for HTC Hero pushed back to March

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The 1.6, 2.0 and 2.1 updates for the HTC Hero have been repeatedly delayed as HTC attempts to make them work nicely with the handset and the company's own Sense UI. But if comments from Irish network provider Meteor.ie are accurate then device owners... >>

UK to hold vintage computing festival

UK to hold vintage computing festival

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The UK's National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park has announced that it'll be holding a Vintage Computer Festival between 19 and 20 June 2010.The festival will be the first of its kind in the UK - following the lead of similar events that started... >>

Overclocker breaks world record at 8.19GHz

Overclocker breaks world record at 8.19GHz

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An overclocker by the name of TiN has claimed the world record for the fastest-running processor - a whopping 8.19GHz, using a £25 Intel Celeron D 347 chip cooled with liquid nitrogen.While the days of chasing big numbers in consumer PCs are long gone... >>

Spotify's Premium service growing fast

Spotify's Premium service growing fast

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At the MIDEM conference in Cannes, Spotify has revealed that it's managed to convert more than 250,000 of its total 7 million users to its paid service, which costs £10 per month. If our sums are right, that means revenues of about £2.5 million, before... >>

Android to overtake iPhone in 2013

Android to overtake iPhone in 2013

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Latest estimates from mobile analysts IDC suggest that Google's mobile operating system, Android, will overtake both the iPhone and Blackberry operating systems by 2013. IDC estimates that it'll gain an install-base of 68 million handsets, giving it second... >>

Google promises Nexus One fix

Google promises Nexus One fix

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Since its release, the Nexus One has been widely welcomed, but the handset has also been criticised for some 3G difficulties - dropping down to Edge in certain areas. Google has responded to those issues and promised a fix.The company posted on its support... >>

PlayStation 3 gets hacked

PlayStation 3 gets hacked

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George Hotz, the 17-year-old whizkid who unlocked the iPhone in 2007, is now 20 and has turned his attention to the supposedly-unhackable Sony PS3. He claims to have developed a technique that could allow anyone to run pirated games or "homebrew" software... >>