Archive for Duncan Geere

  • Gibraltar reseller posts iPad UK pricing
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    Gibraltar reseller posts iPad UK pricing

    By 20 April 2010

    A Gibraltar-based Apple reseller called Newton Store has jumped the gun and published UK pricing for the iPad, and as suspected, there's a hefty mark-up on the US pricing. The 16GB model with Wi-Fi is set to cost £600, the 32GB variant with Wi-Fi + 3G...

  • Orange Hero customers getting £50 Desire upgrade?
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    Orange Hero customers getting £50 Desire upgrade?

    By 20 April 2010

    It's not by any means confirmed, but we're hearing word that Orange has offered at least one Orange customer a £50 upgrade to the HTC Desire, despite his 18-month contract not being due to expire for almost a year. The person in question logged into...

  • VIDEO: Samsung's 3DTV advert
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    VIDEO: Samsung's 3DTV advert

    By 20 April 2010

    Samsung's doing its darnedest to try to make recalcitrant consumers excited about its forthcoming range of 3DTVs, and here's the first step - a TV advert. It'll be split up over several weeks, with earlier ads only showing the preparatory stages of the...

  • Seesmic for Android updated
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    Seesmic for Android updated

    By 20 April 2010

    Seesmic has rolled out an update for its Android application that adds a bunch of new features - a homescreen widget, native retweets, and support for geotagging. It's the first time that Seesmic's offered a homescreen widget for the Android OS. Once...

  • iPad 2 wishlist adds an OLED display
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    iPad 2 wishlist adds an OLED display

    By 20 April 2010

    The iPad 2 rumours started back in February, but the second round has already begun. The latest rumour comes from Digitimes, from the wonderfully named Max Wang, who claims that sources in the component industry are telling him that the next iPad will...

  • HP Slate snapped in real life
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    HP Slate snapped in real life

    By 20 April 2010

    We've seen the HP Slate waved at us from a stage. We've seen various trailers, press shots and flash demonstrations. But we haven't seen someone other than HP take pictures of the HP Slate, arousing suspicions that it might not look as pretty in real...

  • Chrome dumps http://
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    Chrome dumps http://

    By 19 April 2010

    Google has taken an interesting move in the latest developer builds of its Chrome browser. The company has stripped out the http:// prefix from web addresses, leaving them to start solely with "www." On the vast majority of sites, you'll no longer see...

  • TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"
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    TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"

    By 19 April 2010

    TalkTalk has taken the unusual step of buying up some real estate in London and turning it into what the company is calling a "Customer Experience Centre". In plain English, that translates to a free Wi-Fi equipped lounge that only customers have access...

  • Mio release Navman 470, 475, and 575 GPS units
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    Mio release Navman 470, 475, and 575 GPS units

    By 19 April 2010

    Mio, not to be outdone by Garmin's release of the Nuvi 3700 series, has just dropped us word of its own new range of products - the Navman 470, 475 and 575 satnavs. All three have a pair of new features that Mio is calling IQ Routes and LearnMe. The former...

  • Facebook "likes" coming to websites
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    Facebook "likes" coming to websites

    By 19 April 2010

    Facebook is set to roll out a new feature shortly, but not one that you'll see within its walled garden. Instead, the addition offers websites the opportunity to embed a button that allows visitors to state that they "like" a particular page. Those "liked"...

  • Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS
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    Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS

    By 19 April 2010

    Satnav manufacturer Garmin has announced that it's launching a new range of Satnavs - the 3700 series. The range consists of the 3790T, 3760T, and 3750, and have a thinner, high-resolution design. All three models have a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen...

  • VIDEO: Lego rolls out augmented reality boxes
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    VIDEO: Lego rolls out augmented reality boxes

    By 19 April 2010

    Lego has been tinkering with augmented reality over the last few months, and the first results are starting to make their way into Lego stores across the world - powered by technology from Metaio, who also worked on Vuzix's AR devices. In the video above,...

  • Free Doctor Who games coming to the PC
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    Free Doctor Who games coming to the PC

    By 19 April 2010

    Fans of adventure games, Dr Who, and PC gaming have reason to celebrate, as it's been revealed that the BBC will be releasing a selection of Dr Who adventure games on an episodic basis, with the first arriving on 5 June. They're set in the 1960s, and...

  • Samsung unveils AMOLED Beam mobile
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    Samsung unveils AMOLED Beam mobile

    By 19 April 2010

    Samsung has announced that it's going to be releasing a successor to its projector-containing Haptic Beam mobile phone, called the AMOLED Beam. It'll also be referred to as the rather less sexy-sounding SPH-W9600, and looks to offer the same functionality...

  • Volcano forces couple to marry over Skype
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    Volcano forces couple to marry over Skype

    By 19 April 2010

    The families of a couple stuck abroad have been forced to use Skype to watch them take their vows, as clouds of ash keep British planes grounded into a second week. Sean and Natalie Murtagh were flying back from a civil service in Australia to hold a...

  • Adobe looking for Android Flash testers
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    Adobe looking for Android Flash testers

    By 19 April 2010

    Adobe has announced that it's opening sign-ups for public beta testing of the Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 applications for Android. If you want to be the first person you know to get access on your handset, then you'll need to register your details....

  • Dell planning 7- and 10-inch tablets
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    Dell planning 7- and 10-inch tablets

    By 16 April 2010

    It looks as if the Mini 5 is going to be getting some older brothers, if leaks published by Engadget are correct. An internal Dell announcement indicates that there will be 7-inch and 10-inch versions landing shortly. There's very little in the way of...

  • Winscape turns your HDTV into a window
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    Winscape turns your HDTV into a window

    By 16 April 2010

    "Waking up in the same place every morning is boring" says Winscape. Instead, why not wake up with a beautiful view across the San Francisco bay? Or underwater? Or in space? Winscape is an application that lets you do exactly that. But it's not just a...

  • Acer rolls out AT2056 and AT2356 displays
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    Acer rolls out AT2056 and AT2356 displays

    By 16 April 2010

    Acer has decided that 16 April 2010 is a great day to expand its range of displays, and who are we to argue? The company has announced the ATXX56 range, which comprises the 20-inch AT2056 and the 23-inch AT2356. They come with "Full HD" or "HD Ready"...

  • Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill
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    Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

    By 16 April 2010

    Nick Clegg, buoyed by his success in the first of the three TV debates, has been making a few new promises to voters. One of them is that his party's going to be calling for a repeal of the Digital Economy Act (formerly the Digital Economy Bill) and its...

  • Sony Ericsson ships 28% fewer handsets
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    Sony Ericsson ships 28% fewer handsets

    By 16 April 2010

    Mixed news for Sony Ericsson fans. The company has just published its first quarter results, and while the company has sold 28% fewer handsets in Q1 2010 than the same time last year, it's managed to generate an income of 20 million euros, compared to...

  • Is this the back of the next iPhone?
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    Is this the back of the next iPhone?

    By 16 April 2010

    Here's some shots that have surfaced which claim to be the rear shell design for the forthcoming revamp of the iPhone. They show an Aluminium unibody design, and look rather iPad-y. We'll let you decide what to think, but we're suspicious, simply because...

  • Gmail gets drag'n'drop attachments
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    Gmail gets drag'n'drop attachments

    By 16 April 2010

    Google has announced that its Gmail webmail product has received a couple of minor upgrades to its functionality. You can now drag-and-drop attachments to upload them, and there's also the ability to invite people to events from an message. The drag-and-drop...

  • Fujifilm HS10 priced in the UK
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    Fujifilm HS10 priced in the UK

    By 16 April 2010

    Camera retailer Jessops has just dropped us word that it's begun stocking the prosumer-focused Fujifilm Finepix HS10, which was launched back in February. The device has a 30x optical zoom lens, with on-lens zoom control just like a DSLR, three different...

  • RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app
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    RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

    By 16 April 2010

    The RIAA and MPAA - trade bodies for the USA's major music labels and film studios respectively - have proposed the creation and use of anti-copyright-infringement software, based on the antivirus software installed on most PCs. In a submission (PDF)...