Archive for Katie Scott

  • InFocus X9 projector
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    InFocus X9 projector

    By 20 January 2009

    When you find a projector under £500, if you’re a home cinema enthusiast (but without a home cinema enthusiast budget), your first reaction will always be a sigh as you think of those £1500 models that your new purchase just won’t live up to. Well...

  • MySpace delivering vids to mobile phones

    MySpace delivering vids to mobile phones

    By 3 December 2008

    MySpace fans can now watch the latest clips on their mobile phones. News Corp, which owns the site, has announced the new service, allowing phone owners to watch movies from their friends on the go. The service will work on devices including the BlackBerry...

  • Facebook frenzy leads to birthday party invasion

    Facebook frenzy leads to birthday party invasion

    By 3 December 2008

    A 16 year old who advertised her birthday party on Facebook had to call the police as 300 teenagers descended upon her home. The teen invited one hundred of her friends to the party in her house in Brighton using the social networking website. But the...

  • RIM cuts Q3 profit and revenue outlook

    RIM cuts Q3 profit and revenue outlook

    By 3 December 2008

    Canadian manufacturer RIM, the brains behind the BlackBerry device, has been hit by the economic slowdown. In a surprise move, RIM has cut its third-quarter profit and revenue outlook to well below Wall Street expectations. The news saw the company's...

  • BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies

    BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies

    By 2 December 2008

    It did a similar deal with NBC Universal in September, but now BT Vision has signed up Twentieth Century Fox. This means that its IPTV customers will soon get access to hundreds of classic and new movies. BT Vision customers can already watch content...

  • BBC dragon eyes up Woolworths

    BBC dragon eyes up Woolworths

    By 2 December 2008

    According to the Beeb, none other than Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis may be about to say, "I'm in" and save the floundering retailer, Woolworths. Deloitte, which was appointed Woolworths' administrator on 26 November, said there had been "substantial...

  • Zavvi forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs online

    Zavvi forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs online

    By 2 December 2008

    Online and high street retailer Zavvi has been forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs through its website pretty much bringing its online sales to a halt. It turns out that the main supplier of the retailer's stock is Entertainment UK - a unit of...

  • Microsoft Windows losing market share to Apple

    Microsoft Windows losing market share to Apple

    By 2 December 2008

    A few percentage points may not seem like a big deal, but analysts are still pouncing on the fact that Microsoft Window's share of the operating system market has fallen below 90%. This is the first time this has ever happened and took place in November,...

  • Tucows joins Global Fraud Fighting Community

    Tucows joins Global Fraud Fighting Community

    By 2 December 2008

    Ethoca - an organisation set up to make eCommerce safer for companies and web surfers alike - has signed up the world's third largest domain name and email provider. Tucows has joined Ethoca's Global Fraud Fighting Community. Explains Ethoca: "The biggest...

  • Orange launches online film club

    Orange launches online film club

    By 2 December 2008

    Film fans who want to talk about their favourite flicks or watch the latest trailers can now do it through Bebo and Facebook. Orange has launched a new online film club on the two social networking websites. Users just have to sign up to become "friends"...

  • Drivers more distracted by phones than passengers

    Drivers more distracted by phones than passengers

    By 2 December 2008

    They may be annoying but a back seat driver is apparently far less of a distraction than a phone call - hands free or not. According to research carried out by the University of Utah, and published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, phone...

  • Social networks not important, say marketeers

    Social networks not important, say marketeers

    By 2 December 2008

    Despite the fact that we all spend far too much time on them, markeeters in the UK say that social networks have a limited reach for them. According to a new survey by Epsilon, more than half of chief marketing officers (so the people trying to get their...

  • Navigon delivers budget satnavs in the 1200 and 2200

    Navigon delivers budget satnavs in the 1200 and 2200

    By 2 December 2008

    Navigon is claiming to have the perfect stocking filler in its two new GPS devices - both of which are available from Halfords for less than £100. The Navigon 1200 and 2200 are both entry level satnavs with slim black cases and 3.5-inch screens. They...

  • Virgin signs deal with Yahoo for mobile search

    Virgin signs deal with Yahoo for mobile search

    By 2 December 2008

    Virgin Media is revamping its mobile portal and it will launch next Monday (8 December). The portal will provide news, music, video, games and entertainment, but Virgin Media has also done a deal so that its phone customers will also be able to access...

  • Cyberlink PowerDirector 7 for Intel Core i7 processors

    Cyberlink PowerDirector 7 for Intel Core i7 processors

    By 2 December 2008

    CyberLink has now updated its HD video editing software package, CyberLink PowerDirector 7, for Intel’s latest quad-core Core i7 ‘Nehalem’ microprocessor. The developer claims that this delivers a 112% performance gain in overall HD video editing...

  • Microsoft gives the NSPCC a helping hand

    Microsoft gives the NSPCC a helping hand

    By 2 December 2008

    Sales of some Microsoft software is set to give the NSPCC's Child's Voice Appeal an extra fund-raising push. From today until the New Year, 15% of Microsoft Windows Vista or Office 2007 sales purchased through the Microsoft Store will be automatically...

  • Nikon achieves number one DSLR spot

    Nikon achieves number one DSLR spot

    By 1 December 2008

    Nikon had a four year plan to grow its share in the DSLR market, and at the launch of the much anticipated D3X flagship DSLR, Nikon's professional business manager, Chris Hoare, said that the company has achieved its ambitions. Nikon, he says, has grown...

  • HP reveals strong Q4 results

    HP reveals strong Q4 results

    By 1 December 2008

    HP actually previewed its Q4 results a week before revealing the actual figures, which was a sure sign that it's fairly chuffed with its financial situation. Following the weeks of doom and gloom from other manufacturers, HP reported its revenue for Q4...

  • Nikon's D3X flagship DSLR

    Nikon's D3X flagship DSLR

    By 1 December 2008

    OK so the UK launch was a little muted after the details of the new D3X DSLR camera managed to find their way onto the Internet on Friday. But the great and the good of the photography world turned out for the unveiling and here are a few snaps we got...

  • Nikon unveils the D3X DSLR

    Nikon unveils the D3X DSLR

    By 1 December 2008

    So the rumours have been circling the web since April, but now it's been confirmed - Nikon has a new flagship model. The D3X is going to be available by the end of this month for a £5499.99 (7728.00 euros) price tag. For this, you get a model that has...

  • Logic3 boosts dock line-up with i-Station25

    Logic3 boosts dock line-up with i-Station25

    By 1 December 2008

    As well as promising "clean, crisp sound" for £69, the i-Station25 from Logic3 has built-in accelerometers so that you can use it vertically or horizontally. This means you can watch video content landscape, but the accelerometers will then automatically...

  • Linn launches MAJIK DS digital stream player

    Linn launches MAJIK DS digital stream player

    By 28 November 2008

    Linn has added the MAJIK DS to its line-up of stack system style music players. The MAJIK DS lets you play music formats including WAV, AIFF, MP3, ALAC and the highest resolution FLAC. Once connected up to a standard Ethernet home network, this digital...

  • Furry ear muffs boast integrated speakers

    Furry ear muffs boast integrated speakers

    By 28 November 2008

    OK so they're only available in Japan, but these earphones are great. Not only will they let you bop along to your favourite tunes, but they'll keep your ears nice and warm too. They're made by Japanese company Landport and come in a whole host of designs....

  • Intel rejects EU deadline in antitrust case

    Intel rejects EU deadline in antitrust case

    By 28 November 2008

    It's been rumbling on for ages but now the antitrust case levelled at Intel by EU authorities has taken another twist. Intel is supposed to be answering accusations from way back in July that it slashed prices below cost and offered huge rebates in an...

  • Earth Trek launches "Travelling Webcam Hub"

    Earth Trek launches "Travelling Webcam Hub"

    By 28 November 2008

    Earth Trek, the company which launched what was the world's smallest projector way back in May, has now come out with a new webcam. It is claiming its new Travelling Webcam Hub is unique because it, errrrrrr, doesn't scratch your LCD screen because it...