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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... >>

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.... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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.... >>

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... >>