Archive for Duncan Geere

  • Nokia: phones will kill cameras

    Nokia: phones will kill cameras

    By 22 April 2010

    Nokia's sales chief, Anssi Vanjoki, reckons that mobile phone cameras are going to destroy the market for all cameras in the next couple of years - even SLR and professional models. At a speech in Helsinki, Vanjoki said that HD video recording would come...

  • HP reveals All-in-One 200 PC

    HP reveals All-in-One 200 PC

    By 22 April 2010

    HP has announced an all-in-one PC that it's calling the All-In-One 200. Like other models of the same type, it doesn't have a desktop unit - instead it crams all the PC's guts into the casing behind the monitor. Or it puts the monitor in the side of the...

  • HMV offering games insurance

    HMV offering games insurance

    By 22 April 2010

    HMV looks to be trialling video games insurance in some of its retail stores, offering consumers the option of protecting their purchases for £1 for a year. Customers who plump for the offer will get the assurance of a replacement disk if their copy...

  • Asus rolls out N61JV notebook

    Asus rolls out N61JV notebook

    By 22 April 2010

    Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus has released the N61JV - a multimedia laptop that the company says is an attempt to balance performance and battery life. It also happens to be the company's first machine featuring Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching,...

  • HTC Legend's missing apps bug fixed

    HTC Legend's missing apps bug fixed

    By 22 April 2010

    HTC Legend owners in Europe have been missing a few applications since the handset was launched - Twidroid, Layar, MySpace Mobile, Barcode Scanner, Google Goggles, FXCamera and a handful more. What common factor can you see shared between all those apps?...

  • Orange Amplifers releases OPC Computer Amplifier Speaker

    Orange Amplifers releases OPC Computer Amplifier Speaker

    By 22 April 2010

    Gosh - this comes a little out of left field. British guitar amp manufacturers Orange Amplifiers have decided to cram either a PC into an amplifier, or an amplifier into a PC. We can't entirely work out which way around it is, but it's called the OPC...

  • Dell's Looking Glass tablet leaks

    Dell's Looking Glass tablet leaks

    By 22 April 2010

    We already knew that Dell was planning an expansion in its tablet range, with a 7-inch model in the works, but we didn't have any further details. Until now. Alongside the Dell Thunder, Smoke, Flash and Lightning, we also have the Dell Looking Glass....

  • Dell Thunder, Smoke and Flash leak too

    Dell Thunder, Smoke and Flash leak too

    By 22 April 2010

    Alongside the Dell Lightning, a whole host of other mobile devices have leaked out of Dell. On the Android front, there's the Dell Thunder, Dell Smoke and Dell Flash. They run from high-end to mid-range. The Thunder looks to be essentially the Lightning...

  • Android 2.2 FroYo due in May

    Android 2.2 FroYo due in May

    By 22 April 2010

    Despite the fact that there are currently somewhere between three and four versions of Android out and running in the wild, it looks like Google hasn't dropped pace of development and is testing version 2.2 of the mobile OS, codenamed FroYo. The firmware's...

  • Dell's Lightning handset leaks

    Dell's Lightning handset leaks

    By 22 April 2010

    Dell has been sidling quietly into the mobile phone business over the last year or so, but things are about to get serious. It's been revealed that the company is working on a portrait QWERTY slider that runs Windows Phone 7 called the Dell Lightning....

  • VIDEO: Android installed on an iPhone

    VIDEO: Android installed on an iPhone

    By 22 April 2010

    We've seen various Android hacks before, but this is more of a pact with demons than a bit of software trickery. A young coder named David Wong has managed to get Android dual-booting with the regular OS on an iPhone 2G. In the video above, you can see...

  • Amazon sends Kindles to Africa

    Amazon sends Kindles to Africa

    By 21 April 2010

    A charity called Worldreader.org, which is attempting to boost literacy rates in the third world using technology, has persuaded Amazon to send a big pile of Kindle ereaders over to Africa. Ghana's Ministry of Education is running a trial to find out...

  • HTC delays Hero update to June

    HTC delays Hero update to June

    By 21 April 2010

    The status of HTC's Hero update to Android 2.1 is becoming a bit of a joke. Back in October, HTC told us it was working on a update for the HTC Hero that would take the version of Android that it runs to 2.0. That promise was upgraded to 2.1 early in...

  • Skype offers free Wifi to stuck travellers

    Skype offers free Wifi to stuck travellers

    By 21 April 2010

    Stuck abroad? Skype has some sympathy with you. Following the news that the VoIP software enabled a couple's relatives to watch them get married over the Web, the company has now offered free Wi-Fi access in more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide. The normal...

  • O2 iPhone users get Wi-Fi locator app

    O2 iPhone users get Wi-Fi locator app

    By 21 April 2010

    European Wi-Fi provider The Cloud has announced that it's launching an iPhone app for O2 customers that'll allow them easy access to its 22,000 networks across Europe for no charge. The company's recommending in particularly that football fans download...

  • Ulysse Nardin Chairman gets Android OS

    Ulysse Nardin Chairman gets Android OS

    By 21 April 2010

    The Ulysse Nardin Chairman is a luxury smartphone. But wait! Unlike most other handsets in that market, it's not just a terrible low-end feature phone encased in gold - it's actually got a selection of specs that might make it worth more than the sum...

  • VIDEO: Flight of the Bumblebee played on an iPad

    VIDEO: Flight of the Bumblebee played on an iPad

    By 21 April 2010

    This is rather impressive. Virtuoso Chinese pianist Lang Lang is known as a bit of a show-off already, but at a recent San Francisco concert he pulled out an iPad for the encore and proceeded to play the ridiculously complex Flight Of The Bumblebee. Thank...

  • Navigation activated on UK Android phones

    Navigation activated on UK Android phones

    By 21 April 2010

    UK Android owners - get out the bunting. It appears that overnight the turn-by-turn navigation feature so beloved of US users has been enabled for Brits running the 4.1.1 Google Maps beta. We've got it running on a Nexus One in the UK, and Engadget claims...

  • Facebook closes Lite site

    Facebook closes Lite site

    By 21 April 2010

    In September 2009, Facebook rolled out a Lite edition of its site, with much fanfare. The idea was to present a stripped-down experience for those who were suffering on slow or unreliable web connections. But just 8 months later, the site has been shut...

  • BlackBerry OS 6.0 detailed

    BlackBerry OS 6.0 detailed

    By 21 April 2010

    BlackBerry users will be pleased to hear that the next version of the mobile OS is nearing completion. Mobile leaks blog Boy Genius Report has managed to get a hold of the new version, with screenshots and the full details of exactly what's changing....

  • Nintendo 3DS coming to the UK in October

    Nintendo 3DS coming to the UK in October

    By 20 April 2010

    Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld will be released in October 2010, in time for Christmas but going up against Microsoft's motion-detecting Project Natal. Industry sources have told games blog CVG that the Japanese games company will be announcing the...

  • 3G iPads due on 30 April

    3G iPads due on 30 April

    By 20 April 2010

    Apple has announced that customers who've pre-ordered iPads that come with 3G capabilities will be receiving them on 30 April, and that its shops will begin selling them at 5pm that day. The release follows the availability of iPads that only contained...

  • Orange planning low-end "Boston" handset

    Orange planning low-end "Boston" handset

    By 20 April 2010

    It looks like Orange is planning to roll out an own-branded handset based on the Android platform, but created by Foxxcon. It's going to be called "Boston", and is aimed at the lower end of the market. It has a 3.2-inch LCD screen running at 480 x 320...

  • HTC polls Facebookers on next phone's name

    HTC polls Facebookers on next phone's name

    By 20 April 2010

    Taiwanese handset maker HTC has attempted to take advantage of election fever in the UK by inviting visitors to its Facebook fan page to vote on what it should call a forthcoming handset. HTC says: "The guys and gals in the lab are working on something...

  • Leica unveils V-LUX 20 compact camera

    Leica unveils V-LUX 20 compact camera

    By 20 April 2010

    German camera manufacturer Leica has announced the release of the V-LUX 20 - a compact camera that features a 12.1-megapixel sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens. More specifically, that lens is a  Leica DC-VARIO-ELMAR 4.1-49.2mm f/3.3-4.9 ASPH. zoom lens...


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