Archive for Duncan Geere

  • Nexus One coming to AT&T

    Nexus One coming to AT&T

    By 16 March 2010

    Google has announced that its Nexus One handset, which is the current king of Android devices, is now compatible with US cellphone provider AT&T's 3G network. While it's been possible to use the device on the network for a while, as it ships unlocked,...

  • Virgin offers 30 minutes of free tech support

    Virgin offers 30 minutes of free tech support

    By 16 March 2010

    Richard Branson's team of tech supporters, Virgin Digital Help, has offered 30 minutes of free tech help to anyone who wants it and doesn't have a handy relative who they can call up and ask instead. While we're sure that our readers need no help whatsoever...

  • Microsoft launches LifeCam HD-5000 and HD-6000

    Microsoft launches LifeCam HD-5000 and HD-6000

    By 16 March 2010

    Microsoft has just dropped us word of a pair of webcams that it'll be making available within the next couple of months. The LifeCam HD-5000 and LifeCam HD6000 both come with what the company is calling "TrueColour" image processing. That promises better...

  • LG bakes yet more Cookies

    LG bakes yet more Cookies

    By 16 March 2010

    Korean tech giant LG has announced a pair of new devices that'll soon be coming to Britain. First there's the previously-announced-in-Korea LG Cookie Plus GS500, but there's also the LG Cookie Fresh GS290. The former, as previously reported, has a 3-megapixel...

  • Spiderpodium iPod stand unveiled

    Spiderpodium iPod stand unveiled

    By 16 March 2010

    A company called Breffo has invented a product called the Spiderpodium, which looks to do for the world of iPods and iPhones what the Gorillapod has done for the world of digital cameras. It's essentially a stand for your Apple device, with eight arms...

  • Vivaz to be pre-loaded with Spotify on 3

    Vivaz to be pre-loaded with Spotify on 3

    By 16 March 2010

    Network operator 3 has announced that it'll be selling Sony Ericsson's Vivaz handset with the Spotify Symbian app bundled, in a move that might help increase takeup of the streaming music service's premium offering. As previously reported, the Vivaz features...

  • Samsung Jet Ultra coming to O2

    Samsung Jet Ultra coming to O2

    By 16 March 2010

    Samsung has announced a successor to its Jet handset, released with much fanfare just under a year ago. The Samsung Jet Ultra is on shelves now, equipped with the same 800MHz processor as its older brother, but a considerably smaller price tag. The phone...

  • iPhone gets BeardMe app

    iPhone gets BeardMe app

    By 16 March 2010

    Facial hair. It's noble. It's manly. It's sexy. Chris Auyeung and Vijay Matthews know this to be true, which is why they've built an application for the iPhone that lets you slap a beard, moustache, tickler, pair of mutton chops, chinstrap, or any other...

  • Virgin Media announces V HD box

    Virgin Media announces V HD box

    By 16 March 2010

    Virgin Media has announced that it's going to be launching a set-top box that's capable of accessing the six new HD channels that the broadcaster has announced this year. The V HD Box will be available without extra subscription fees. Instead, you'll...

  • VIDEO: Impressive pianist on Chatroulette

    VIDEO: Impressive pianist on Chatroulette

    By 16 March 2010

    You may, or may not, be familiar with Chatroulette, the Internet's latest addiction. It's a website that lets you video-chat with random strangers. Most of them are perfectly normal, but you'll get the odd pervert, so probably not too safe for browsing...

  • Scientists plan nose scanners

    Scientists plan nose scanners

    By 16 March 2010

    Scientists at the University of Bath are working on new technology that uses your nose to verify your identity. Working on the principle that everyone's sniffer is unique, the system scans the shape of noses in three dimensions to determine if you are...

  • Sky to buy 15,000 3DTVs from LG

    Sky to buy 15,000 3DTVs from LG

    By 16 March 2010

    LG has revealed that it'll be supplying a huge pile of 3DTVs to broadcaster BSkyB in Britain, who'll be installing them in pubs across the UK in advance of its plans to show football in 3D starting in spring 2010. 15000 sets will get installed, presumably...

  • Facebook surpasses Google in US?

    Facebook surpasses Google in US?

    By 16 March 2010

    Is it possible to beat Google at the traffic game? For many years, the search giant has been at the top of the charts, but if reports coming in from Hitwise are correct, we may have a new king of the castle, and associated dirty rascal. For some time...

  • Nokia C6 due in the summer?

    Nokia C6 due in the summer?

    By 15 March 2010

    We're hearing word that Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia will be introducing a new handset this summer - the Nokia C6. It's still just a rumour at this stage, but early suggestions that it could resemble the E72 have been replaced with indications that...

  • National Trust launches iPhone App

    National Trust launches iPhone App

    By 15 March 2010

    The National Trust has continued its march into the 21st Century by launching an iPhone application. The charity, which works to preserve and care for more than 300 properties across the UK, has worked in the past with Google Street View to make its houses...

  • Spotifind turns your MP3 collection into Spotify links

    Spotifind turns your MP3 collection into Spotify links

    By 15 March 2010

    Many people who try Spotify find that they rapidly shift all their music listening over to it. As it's often quicker to find a particular track in Spotify than to sift through a huge folder of MP3s, the latter sometimes gets dumped in favour of searching...

  • Augmented Reality for Yellow Pages app

    Augmented Reality for Yellow Pages app

    By 15 March 2010

    Yell has issued an update to its iPhone application which adds Augmented Reality. If you're unfamiliar with the term, then imagine an overlay on life that marks points of interest, shops and businesses. Using the iPhone's camera, GPS and compass, Yell...

  • Plantronics builds creepy Wall of Ears

    Plantronics builds creepy Wall of Ears

    By 15 March 2010

    Back at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Plantronics revealed a whole pile of headsets of various sorts - Bluetooth, multimedia, voice. But to make all that stuff, the company has to have a good idea of the human ear, and how it changes between different...

  • Firebox offers Wi-Fi bathroom scales

    Firebox offers Wi-Fi bathroom scales

    By 15 March 2010

    Firebox has announced that it's now selling a set of Wi-Fi bathroom scales which will allow you to track your weight and body mass data, as well as uploading it to the Web. We're not quite convinced by that last bit. The scales can track and keep data...

  • First registered website hits 25th birthday

    First registered website hits 25th birthday

    By 15 March 2010

    Light the candles and clear your throat, for we're about to sing happy birthday to Symbolics.com, the very first domain to be registered on the Web, on 15 March 1985. Despite the computer manufacturer being long-gone, the website hosted by the company...

  • Sony announces RF4000K, RF810RK headphones

    Sony announces RF4000K, RF810RK headphones

    By 15 March 2010

    Sony has dropped us word of two pairs of wireless headphones that it'll be releasing in April. There's the MDR-RF4000K, and the MDR-RF810RK, but for some reason the company seems far more excited about the RF4000K, so let's look at those first. The styling...

  • Next DS to have GameCube's power?

    Next DS to have GameCube's power?

    By 15 March 2010

    Some little titbits of information have emerged at the Games Developers Conference about Nintendo's next move in the handheld gaming space. Rumours suggest that the successor to the hugely-successful DS will retain its pair of screens and have performance...

  • Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset
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    Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset

    By 15 March 2010

    14 million people across the world subscribe every month to World of Warcraft - a massively-mulitplayer online role-playing-game set in the world of Azeroth. That's more than the population of Greece. As a result, there's a growing market of devices targeted...

  • Web bosses delay .xxx decision

    Web bosses delay .xxx decision

    By 15 March 2010

    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN as it's known to its friends, has announced that it's postponing a decision on whether websites will be able to register a .xxx domain until June Proponents of the creation of the domain say...

  • Gmail vows to fix slowness problems

    Gmail vows to fix slowness problems

    By 15 March 2010

    At the SxSWi festival in Austin, Texas, Google has admitted that Gmail can be too slow, but promised to fix that, as well as throwing a bone to people who get irritated switching between a regular Google account and a Google Apps account. Googler Jonathan...