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Ocado debuts Android shopping app

Ocado debuts Android shopping app

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Online shopping service Ocado has become the first online grocer to offer an Android 1.6+ application alongside an iPhone one. It allows shoppers to do their groceries from wherever they like - the bus, the sofa or the bed.It also supports Android's voice... >>

Online flight map shows empty skies

Online flight map shows empty skies

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Noticed that the world seems a little quieter today? It's because Iceland's getting its own back for the financial crisis by spewing volcanic ash into our skies, which has grounded all flights within UK and Scandinavian airspace.If you want to see for... >>

Paramount movies coming to MSN Video Player

Paramount movies coming to MSN Video Player

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Late last year, Microsoft launched the MSN Video Player in the UK. It came with content from the BBC, Endemol, RDF and a number of other big names, but was focused mainly on TV shows. That seems to be changing, with the announcement that Paramount Pictures... >>

Opera announces a million iPhone downloads

Opera announces a million iPhone downloads

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Opera's issued a rather joyous press release, saying that not only has their new iPhone browser shot to the top of all country charts in the Apple app store, but that in doing so the app has been downloaded a whopping 1m times in its first 24 hours."Apple... >>

Intel and Nokia demo MeeGo 1.0

Intel and Nokia demo MeeGo 1.0

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Intel's Moblin UI, demonstrated at Mobile World Congress back in February, and Nokia's Maemo OS have been mashed up together into a combined project called MeeGo, which the two companies have started to show off.Version 1.0 of the software looks pretty... >>

Tweets to join Library of Congress archives

Tweets to join Library of Congress archives

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The US Library of Congress has revealed that everything you've ever publicly said on Twitter is to be enshrined within its hallowed walls. Yes, everything. Even that drunken tweet about how much you love Saved By The Bell.The Library of Congress is the... >>

Microsoft releases Kin advert

Microsoft releases Kin advert

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Microsoft might be heading for a bit of a media storm, after it unveiled an advert for its recently-announced Kin handsets that depicts a young chap taking a photo of his naked body and sending it to a lady-friend.The video's embedded above. It's reminiscent... >>

Bang & Olufsen announces Beolab 11 subwoofer

Bang & Olufsen announces Beolab 11 subwoofer

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High-end audio manufacturer Bang & Olufsen has just announced a rather intriguing-looking product - the Beolab 11. Despite looking a little like eggs in Aliens (the company describes it as having a "strong sculptural presence"), it's actually a subwoofer.But... >>

Twitter getting official Android app

Twitter getting official Android app

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During a keynote speech at Twitter's own Chirp conference, company co-founder Evan Williams revealed that like BlackBerry and the iPhone, Android will also be getting an official Twitter application.It's not clear where it'll come from - whether it'll... >>

Sony's 3DTVs coming in June

Sony's 3DTVs coming in June

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Sony has finally confirmed the launch of its first 3DTV, the LED-based Bravia HX803. It'll be landing in June, complete with free stereoscopic games for the PS3 and a number of 3D accessories.The Bravia HX803 features a 200Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution,... >>

T-Jays earphones announced by Jays

T-Jays earphones announced by Jays

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Fresh off the release of the A-Jays headphones, Swedish manufacturer Jays Headphones is back and thirsty for more, and has announced a second series of earbuds, the T-Jays, aimed at a slightly sportier audience than the A-Jays.They have a slightly bigger... >>

Skyfire building iPhone browser, too

Skyfire building iPhone browser, too

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The team behind mobile browser Skyfire, which is available on Windows Mobile and Symbian handsets, has written a blog post congratulating Apple and Opera, and talking a little about their own development of software for the platform.The post says: "Everyone... >>

O2, Vodafone and Orange announce iPad tariffs

O2, Vodafone and Orange announce iPad tariffs

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Both O2, Vodafone and Orange have just dropped us emails to us to confirm that they'll be offering iPad price plans from the end of May in various places across the world, including Britain.The three statements are almost identical.Vodafone says: "Vodafone... >>

Sanyo launches Xacti VPC-SH1

Sanyo launches Xacti VPC-SH1

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Sanyo has added another model to its range of camcorders, launching the Xacti VPC-SH1. It's another dual-camera choice, offering the ability to shoot either 1080i HD video footage or 10-megapixel stills, depending on your needs.Theres a 30x zoom lens,... >>

Rural village rolls out its own 40Mbps broadband

Rural village rolls out its own 40Mbps broadband

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A village called Lyddington in Leicestershire has taken the unusual step of creating its own telecoms company, and offering residents speeds of up to 40Mbit/s.The village raised £37,000 for the project, which is a joint venture between villagers upset... >>

Blu-Ray discs selling a little better

Blu-Ray discs selling a little better

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Despite subscription-based music-on-demand services performing rather well and slowly knocking the CD out of the market, there's a marked lack of similar offerings for the movie industry.Perhaps that's the reason why the Blu-ray seems to be starting to... >>

Xbox Live turned off for good

Xbox Live turned off for good

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Microsoft has confirmed that it's going to be turning off Xbox Live at midnight tonight. Not the 360 version - that'll keep running - but the original Xbox's matchmaking and online play facilities.The plans were originally announced in February, and met... >>

Sky Player coming to Humax set-top boxes

Sky Player coming to Humax set-top boxes

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Humax has announced a deal with Sky that'll see the broadcaster's Sky Player on-demand TV system added to the manufacturer's newest range of set-top boxes. That includes the HD-FOX T2, which is the first Freeview HD box that's available in Britain.The... >>

1TB OCZ Colussus LT announced

1TB OCZ Colussus LT announced

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The humble hard drive is slowly starting to be made obsolete. Prices for solid-state drives, which use flash memory rather than a spinning platter to store data, have begun to shrink down in price to a level that the average consumer can begin to afford.But... >>

HTC Incredible specced up

HTC Incredible specced up

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The full spec sheet for the HTC Incredible has just leaked out of Verizon, courtesy of Boy Genius Report. We already knew about the 1GHz processor, half-gig of RAM and 8-megapixel camera, but now we know pretty much everything.We can add a 3.7-inch WVGA... >>

Adobe readying Apple lawsuit?

Adobe readying Apple lawsuit?

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Sources are suggesting that the ongoing degradation of the relationship between Apple and Adobe, once the best of friends, is about to get a whole lot uglier, as the latter prepares a lawsuit against the former.Following Apple's move to change its iPhone... >>

HTC planning to develop its own OS?

HTC planning to develop its own OS?

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In an interview with Bloomberg, HTC's CEO Cheng Hui-Ming has revealed that his company is looking into the possibility of developing its own operating system from scratch. "We continue to assess, but that requires a few conditions to justify it", he told... >>

South Korea bans videogames after midnight

South Korea bans videogames after midnight

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South Korea has announced a series of policies that attempt to curb the growing problem of videogame addiction that the country is facing. A series of recent incidents have caused media outrage in the country's cities, which have some of the most videogame-friendly... >>

House finale filmed on Canon 5D Mk 2

House finale filmed on Canon 5D Mk 2

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Greg Yaitanes, the director of hit US TV show House which stars British actor Hugh Laurie, has revealed something rather interesting on Twitter. Turns out that the series finale was filmed entirely on a stills camera - the Canon 5D Mk II.After letting... >>

Facebook testing Questions product?

Facebook testing Questions product?

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Facebook users are reporting seeing something new on their homepage - a section titled "Questions" that allows users to ask and answer inquiries from other users.It looks a lot like Yahoo Answers - one user posts something they want to know, and other... >>

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

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A nasty bit of malware is reportedly doing the rounds in the BitTorrent community, taking the form of a fake copyright violation notice that demands cash in exchange for the user not being sued.It directs users to the ICCP Foundation, whose website is... >>

Seagate to pre-load HDDs with movies

Seagate to pre-load HDDs with movies

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Drivemaker Seagate has announced that it's formed a deal with Paramount that'll see the latter company's movies pre-loaded onto Seagate's hard drives before sale. There'll be around 20 movies loaded onto each 500GB FreeAgent Go drive.However, before you... >>

Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

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Hitwise has published a ream of statistics on UK internet usage, and it's grim reading for Bebo and MySpace, but good news for Club Penguin and Facebook.Both MySpace and Bebo have slipped considerably in terms of traffic from a peak in mid 2007 of around... >>

Apple dropping iPhone 2G support

Apple dropping iPhone 2G support

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Steve Jobs is getting more and more responsive to inquiries sent to his email inbox. We've just learnt that Apple is planning to drop all future support for the iPhone 2G, thanks to an email sent to sjobs@apple.com by a fan.The fan asked: "is Apple supporting... >>

Optoma launches Pico PK102 projector

Optoma launches Pico PK102 projector

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Optoma has launched a follow-up to its rather popular Pico PK101 projector. The tiny device has been upgraded in several ways from its older brother, and as a result now bears a PK102 namebadge.It now contains 4GB of internal memory, and can plug straight... >>

Gears of War 3 goes official

Gears of War 3 goes official

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The third edition of Gears of War, handily titled Gears of War 3, has now been officially announced after being accidentally revealed by Justin Bieber, and it's got a trailer titled "Ashes to Ashes" too - embedded above.Cliff Bleszinki, Epic's Design... >>

LG unveils Android-toting LU2300

LG unveils Android-toting LU2300

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LG has just announced a new Android handset on its blog. The LU2300 is an update of the GW620 InTouch Max, and retains the slide-out QWERTY form factor of its older brother. But it's now paired with some rather impressive specs and Android 2.1.The biggest... >>

Twitter reveals Promoted Tweets

Twitter reveals Promoted Tweets

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Microblogging site Twitter has revealed the next step of its plans to take over the world -  actually starting to make some money. The company has long resisted pressure to plaster the site with display ads, only adding tiny sponsored links to 3rd party... >>

Sony Ericsson announces Zylo and Spiro handsets

Sony Ericsson announces Zylo and Spiro handsets

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Sony Ericsson has unveiled a pair of Walkman handsets that'll be arriving this autumn. There's the Sony Ericsson Zylo, and the Sony Ericsson Spiro. Both lie firmly in feature-phone territory, but offer a range of options to music fans and social networking... >>

Google introduces new Docs interface

Google introduces new Docs interface

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Google has rolled out a new version of Google Docs to its users, significantly revamping the interface and adding a pile of new features in the document, spreadsheet and drawing applications.The majority of the changes can be seen in the video above.... >>

Opera finally approved on iPhone

Opera finally approved on iPhone

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Rewind your brain back to October 2008. Opera had just been blocked from running on the iPhone, with CEO Jon Setephenson von Tetzchner telling the New York Times that Apple thought that it would compete with Safari, the handset's native browser.But slowly,... >>

68 million old phones left lying around

68 million old phones left lying around

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It seems that Brits are a wasteful sort. A survey of 1,332 UK residents, conducted by SellMyMobile.com, has found that nearly two thirds of the population have at least one old mobile just lying around unusued, and about a fifth admitted to having three... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

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TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period. The... >>

St John Ambulance launches iPhone app

St John Ambulance launches iPhone app

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Finally - an excuse to snog your iPhone, pretending that you're practicing CPR. St John Ambulance, the volunteer paramedic charity, has launched an app for medical enthusiasts that helps you learn your first aid skills.The charity is pitching it as the... >>

Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming

Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming

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Personalized music radio service Last.fm has announced that it's dropping the on-demand section of its offering in favour of a number of partnerships with other sites that offer on-demand streaming music.In most of Europe, that's Spotify, and in the USA... >>

Hacker's mother to stand against Jack Straw

Hacker's mother to stand against Jack Straw

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Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, has announced that she's going to be standing as an independent candidate in the forthcoming general election, opposing Justice Minister Jack Straw who supported the extradition of her son to the USA.Straw's... >>

Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

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Following the massive spat between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare creators Infinity Ward and the game's publisher Activision, the two former heads of Infinity Ward - Jason West and Vince Zampella - have created a new studio backed by Activision's arch-rival... >>

Sony unveils Walkman A845, B150 and W250

Sony unveils Walkman A845, B150 and W250

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Sony has announced a small pile of Walkmans that it'll be bringing to market within the next few months. They come in a variety of form factors, from the standard slab to a weird heard-shaped Bluetooth model. There's the A845, the B150 and the W250.Starting... >>

Google to penalize slower websites

Google to penalize slower websites

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If you're running a website which tends towards the slow side, you might want to start thinking about doing something about it sooner rather than later - Google has announced that it's going to start taking site speed into account in search results.The... >>

Gears of War 3 leaked early

Gears of War 3 leaked early

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Oops. An announcement of Gears of War 3 has gone up on Xbox Live, surprising a number of keen fans of the game. No-one, including the developers, had previously mentioned the game as existing.So what happened? Well, an announcement of the game was due... >>

Microsoft adds pen to Surface

Microsoft adds pen to Surface

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Microsoft Research is still upgrading its Surface product, despite there being relatively few of them in the wild as yet. This time around, the company has added the ability to draw on Surface with an infra-red pen, as you can see in the video above.Interestingly,... >>

Skype for Mac updates to 2.8

Skype for Mac updates to 2.8

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Skype has rolled out an update to its Mac application that adds a number of new features which have recently been added to the Windows editions. The new version number is 2.8.The update brings Skype Access functionality, allowing you to connect to public... >>

Twitter buys Tweetie iPhone app

Twitter buys Tweetie iPhone app

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Microblogging site Twitter has announced that it's going to be buying up 3rd-party iPhone app Tweetie and making it official, turning it into "Twitter for iPhone". The app will also be made free.The reasoning, Twitter says, is that a pile of users were... >>

Tesco updates iPhone tariffs

Tesco updates iPhone tariffs

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Tesco Mobile has announced that its iPhone tariffs are getting a shake-up. Prices have been reduced almost across the board, and there's several new 12-month contracts for those who don't want to commit to years with the same handset.The iPhone 3G 8GB... >>

Adobe Creative Suite 5 unleashed

Adobe Creative Suite 5 unleashed

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Adobe has announced that the latest version of its massive bundle of art, design, web and development tools has been released. Creative Suite 5 will be available within thirty days. It includes new versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere,... >>