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Leica updates M8 rangefinder camera

Leica updates M8 rangefinder camera

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It's launched two new compacts today - but - for the more discerning photographer - with considerably more to spend - is the new update of the M8 digital rangefinder camera. The M8.2 has the same body as its predecessor but includes added tech headed... >>

20th Century Fox brings"digital copies" of its films to UK

20th Century Fox brings"digital copies" of its films to UK

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Way back in January, at Macworld 2008, 20th Century Fox and Apple announced "iTunes Digital Copy" which gives customers who purchase a Fox DVD a digital copy of the movie for iTunes. The iTunes Digital Copy can be viewed on a PC or Mac, iPod with video,... >>

Leica unveils two new digi compacts

Leica unveils two new digi compacts

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The Leica D-Lux-4 and the C-Lux-3 (which bear remarkable similarities to the Panasonic Lumix LX3 and FX37) have now been announced pre-Photokina. Both models will be available from October. The D-Lux-4 is being given the rather grand title of "Son of... >>

UK's second biggest police force admits memory stick loss

UK's second biggest police force admits memory stick loss

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Another week, another data scandal - and this time it's the UK's second largest police force that is facing press scrutiny. West Midlands Police has admitted to the Home Secretary that it has lost a memory stick, but has yet to own up to what information... >>

Xbox 360 whistleblower fired

Xbox 360 whistleblower fired

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A games tester who spoke to a journalist about problems with the Xbox 360 has now lost his job. Robert Delaware went public with Venturebeat in an article that was published last week. In it - he told journo Dean Takahashi about how he came across the... >>

Woolworths refusing to comment on Xbox 360 price cut rumours

Woolworths refusing to comment on Xbox 360 price cut rumours

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Patience is a virtue - it seems all of those Xbox 360 fans who have been huffing and puffing about the price cuts for the console in the US - may finally see the costs coming down on this side of the Atlantic too. At the beginning of this month, we had... >>

Gov won't fork out for next-gen broadband

Gov won't fork out for next-gen broadband

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A new report has suggested that the government isn't going to reach into its pockets to help pay for the UK broadband network to be updated. Last week, the Broadband Stakeholder Group, a Government advisory group, said that installing high speed broadband... >>

Prices for TV sports packages putting fans off

Prices for TV sports packages putting fans off

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TV sports packages are prohibitedly expensive, claims a new report by the Liberal Democrats. According to the reports, the results of which were revealed at a Virgin Media-backed CentreForum event at the Liberal Democrats' conference, sports fans are... >>

Yahoo defends Google ad deal

Yahoo defends Google ad deal

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They are facing resistance from a coalition of organisations in the US, and investigations by competitions bodies on both sides of the Atlantic, but Google and Yahoo are defending their joint ad initiative. The deal has been termed an $800 million (£400m)... >>

Berners-Lee warns of "disinformation" endemic

Berners-Lee warns of "disinformation" endemic

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Just as CERN has admitted that hackers have "infiltrated" the computer system of the Large Hadron Collider, one of the facility's most famous scientists, Tim Berners-Lee, has spoken of the dangers of the web. Berners-Lee - the "father of the worldwide... >>

InFocus X9 projector delivers 720p content

InFocus X9 projector delivers 720p content

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InFocus has brought out a budget projector to appeal to all of us a tad worried about all of these global slowdown mutterings. For £499, from October, you can now get your hands on the InFocus X9 720p DLP projector, which packs in Texas Instrument's... >>

Sony launches CD player and AV receivers

Sony launches CD player and AV receivers

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Sony claims to have designed a CD player with a difference in the SCD-XA5400ES. This is the first Audio CD player which allows the transfer of Super Audio CD’s native Direct Stream Digital audio format over HDMI, via a new AV receiver - the STR-DA5400ES.... >>

Sony's budget Bravia VPL-HW10 HD SXRD projector

Sony's budget Bravia VPL-HW10 HD SXRD projector

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Sony is claiming that its latest projector will deliver "cinematic clarity" and full 1080p HD viewing, but will have a price that isn't going to break the bank. This LCD projector is built around Sony's Bravia 2 signal processing engine, which Sony says... >>

Sony launches a whole host of home cinema goodies

Sony launches a whole host of home cinema goodies

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A trio of Blu-ray players and a full home cinema system were amongst Sony's many launches at IFA. The company took the opportunity to crow about the successes of the Blu-ray format (and its defeat of HD DVD)claiming a 450% growth rate year-on-year for... >>

TomTom connects up the GO x40 LIVE

TomTom connects up the GO x40 LIVE

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TomTom is offering "dynamic" route guidance with its latest satnav system - the GO x40 LIVE. The device automatically connects up to TomTom's High Definition (HD) Traffic service so the directions it delivers "continuously adapt to changing road conditions... >>

Sony claims world first with Bravia Z4500

Sony claims world first with Bravia Z4500

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Samsung unveiled in May the world's the first ever LCD panel that could deliver content at an image-driving speed of 240 hertz. This is double the rate of current gen LCDs. But Sony has now just stolen Samsung's thunder, as its own 200 hertz model was... >>

Sony showcases EX-1 LCD television

Sony showcases EX-1 LCD television

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Sony took the opportunity at IFA, in front of an extremely packed press conference, to state its ambitions to take over the (TV) world by 2010. And it thinks it has four new machines that could help it achieve global domination. The EX-1 is the world’s... >>

SanDisk Extreme III delivers 30MBps read/write speeds

SanDisk Extreme III delivers 30MBps read/write speeds

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SanDisk is claiming that its Extreme III SDHC memory card line-up can deliver read/write speeds of up to 30MBps when used with Nikon's new SLR - the D90. The manufacturer explains that the new cards deliver a 50% speed boost from previous 20MBps cards,... >>

Pure unveils second-gen DAB radio - the One Classic

Pure unveils second-gen DAB radio - the One Classic

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Pure has already launched its first iPod dock at IFA over in Berlin, but the company has also used the tradeshow to unveil an update of an old classic. The new One Classic is the second-gen version of what Pure modestly claims is the world's most successful... >>

Navigon launches high-end 7200T GPS system

Navigon launches high-end 7200T GPS system

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The 7200T is the latest high-end GPS device from Navigon, boasting free real-time traffic updates for life. The device also offers technologies to help you get from A to B in one piece including Reality View Pro and Lane Assistant Pro. As a top of the... >>

Solar powered plane stays aloft for three days

Solar powered plane stays aloft for three days

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In a demonstration to the US army, a British built solar powered airplane has managed to stay up in the air for 82 hours and 37 minutes. The Zephyr-6 set an unofficial world record with its flight, using the sun's energy to soar during the day and charge... >>

Epson's feature rich, super sleek Artisan printers

Epson's feature rich, super sleek Artisan printers

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There have been printers and scanners gallore the last couple of days - mainly down to Canon - who released about a million new models yesterday. But here's something different, design-wise, from Epson. The Artisan 800 and Artisan 700 all-in-one printers... >>

iPlayer fans get longer to watch their fav shows

iPlayer fans get longer to watch their fav shows

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There was a complete rehaul in June - combining radio and TV content all on one page - then earlier this month, the BBC updated its iPlayer VoD service to offer better video and audio quality. Now - the corporation has again added new tools to the video... >>

iPhone ad banned

iPhone ad banned

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Apple has got its knuckles wrapped over an iPhone ad broadcast in the UK. The Advertising Standards Agency has told the computing giant to take down the ad, which it says misleads customers on what the iPhone can actually do. There were two complaints... >>

Panasonic's 103-inch TV

Panasonic's 103-inch TV

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What better to get the crowds craning their necks to see the goodies on your stand than a 103-inch plasma TV. Yes - just in time for IFA, which kicks off in Berlin later this week - Panasonic has unveiled the TH-103PZ800. Obviously the notable feature... >>

Students taught to be hackers

Students taught to be hackers

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The reasoning may initially seem a little off, but it does make sense in the end. Abertay University has launched a masters course that will teach students how to hack into computers so that they can then go out and be computer security experts. It's... >>

Trident Iceni eco car that goes and goes

Trident Iceni eco car that goes and goes

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It's curvaceous, luxurious and isn't going to attract steely glares from the eco brigade, because the Trident Iceni, as well as being very fast, can cover 2000 miles on one tank of fuel. It is powered by a Duramax turbo diesel engine with 550 horsepower... >>

Virgin Mobile US completes Helio buy-out

Virgin Mobile US completes Helio buy-out

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Helio - the ailing US mobile arm of South Korea's SK Telecom - has finally completed its buy-out deal with Virgin Mobile US. A $39 million offer was made in June for the "mobile virtual network operator", which has consistently suffered from poor results... >>

HP closes EDS deal

HP closes EDS deal

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It confirmed that it was in talks way back in May, but now Hewlett-Packard has confirmed it has closed a $13.9 billion deal to buy Electronic Data Systems. The rumours were brought to a head in the Spring by a report in the Wall Street Journal, which... >>

Google launches Suggest tool

Google launches Suggest tool

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Google is going to bring a new tool to its main search page. Google Suggest is currently a Google Labs feature, but is going to be "graduated" to the main search page to help web surfers get faster and more accurate searches. The tool automatically recommends... >>

Scrabulous boards wiped clear across the world

Scrabulous boards wiped clear across the world

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The team over at PC Pro have gone into mourning as the Facebook app Scrabulous was finally taken down in the UK. The application was removed for Facebookers in North America in July, because of a long running wrangle between Hasbro - which owns the rights... >>

Computer containing deets of 1 million bank customers sold on eBay

Computer containing deets of 1 million bank customers sold on eBay

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Well it wasn't the Government this time, but yet again a data loss scandal has hit the headlines. This time, an unsuspecting IT manager, had found details for one million bank customers on the hard drive of a computer he bought on eBay for just £35.... >>

120,000 3G iPhones sold by T-Mobile

120,000 3G iPhones sold by T-Mobile

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Despite delivery problems, T-Mobile has sold a whooping 120,000 3G iPhones to date. The phone launched with the telecoms company on 11 July. But, as its chief executive, Hamid Akhavan told German weekly magazine Focus, the phone's arrival was beset with... >>

Paragon launches free back-up software

Paragon launches free back-up software

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Paragon has updated its drive and system backup tool - and the new version is now available to download for free. Drive Backup 9.0 Express offers basic backup and recovery tools as well as the ability to create a bootable flash drive, which means that... >>

Mexicans paying for taxis using their mobiles

Mexicans paying for taxis using their mobiles

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You've left your cash card at home, and just spent the last of your loose change, and there's a taxi bill to be paid. Well Mexicans will soon be able to pay small bills, such as for taxi rides and restaurants meals, using their mobile phones. Telephone... >>

Samsung offering integrated internet access in its TVs

Samsung offering integrated internet access in its TVs

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Way back in May, Panasonic announced a new line-up of plasma televisions, which, as well as HD viewing, caused all sorts of excitement by also offering internet connectivity. The web-enabled PZ850 series of Viera Plasma HDTVs are currently only in the... >>

Bumper day of scanner and printer launches from Canon

Bumper day of scanner and printer launches from Canon

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Canon has unveiled its autumn collection, and, while the new EOS 50D, is no doubt hogging a lot of the attention, there was also a whole host of printers and scanners unveiled. We have detailed all of the new releases - along with specs and pics - on... >>

Canon launches stylish Selphy printer duo

Canon launches stylish Selphy printer duo

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Canon has added two new compact printers, for printing on the go, to its expanding Selpy range. The Selphy ES3 and ES30 succeed the ES2 and ES20 respectively. The key to the design is compactness and portability - so both sport carrying handles and the... >>

Canon confirms EOS 50D DSLR

Canon confirms EOS 50D DSLR

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We may have had the specs last week, but Canon has now officially launched its new 15.1-megapixel snapper. The EOS 50D is built around a CMOS sensor, Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 image processor and a 3.0-inch clear view VGA LCD screen. Key specs worth a... >>

Version 0.7 of the Songbird music player hatches

Version 0.7 of the Songbird music player hatches

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The open source music player, Songbird, has been rehauled and now looks completely different and offers new features. Version 0.7 is the first Beta of the player, leading up to the launch of Songbird 1.0. It is built with Gecko and XUL, which, says Ars... >>

Bebo promising more online drama

Bebo promising more online drama

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A producer who has worked for BBC, ITV and Sky has joined Bebo as head of original productions signalling that the website may soon be getting new dramas. Kelly Brett joins the company after working on the latest series of BAFTA-nominated Kate Modern,... >>

Acer drops price of Aspire One

Acer drops price of Aspire One

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The Acer Aspire One - Acer's answer to that deluge of netbooks that have flooded the market - has now come down in price. But, after speaking to our man on the inside in the UK, it seems that only Americans are going to benefit. The Aspire One arrived... >>

Specs divulged for LG KC910 mobile phone

Specs divulged for LG KC910 mobile phone

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It's not going to be available until October but this is the LG KC910. What we know so far is that it is a quad-band GSM, UMTS (HSDPA 7.2Mbps) mobile. You'll get a WQVGA 240 x 400 touchscreen display, and an 8-megapixel camera, which packs in a Xenon... >>

AT&T ConnecTech repair service launches Stateside

AT&T ConnecTech repair service launches Stateside

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The Geek Squad will come a-knocking to sort out your tech tangles in both the UK and the US. But now people living in all US states have an alternative to the Best Buy teams in the AT&T ConnecTec home computer and TV repair and installation service. And... >>

Intel making new chips for netbooks

Intel making new chips for netbooks

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In amongst the announcements from the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), the chaps at Ars Technica have spotted something that could suggest new processors for mini-notebooks are on the way. Intel says in a press release: "Perlmutter also introduced the company's... >>

Lexar launches Hot Red JumpDrive FireFly USB Flash Drive

Lexar launches Hot Red JumpDrive FireFly USB Flash Drive

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Lexar's Hot Red JumpDrive FireFly USB flash drive delivers up to 16GB of storage. This new device is PC and Mac compatible and comes in four different memory capacities, headed up by the bright red 16GB model. The key is portability with this dinky memory... >>

iPhone launches in India

iPhone launches in India

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India has got the iPhone, but at three times the price that the phone was sold for in the US of A, there's not going to be quite so many takers... In the UK and US, there were huge queues for the phone but over in India today, the $700 obviously put people... >>

iPhone Russian deal confirmed

iPhone Russian deal confirmed

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Days ago, there were rumours that the iPhone is soon going to land in Russia. Well Reuters is today confirming a deal between Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) in Russia and Apple. "MTS has made an agreement with Apple on the sale of iPhones", the source said.... >>

Gov data scandal - info on 84,000 prisoners lost

Gov data scandal - info on 84,000 prisoners lost

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The government's ability to keep data safe has gone from a little amusing, to embarassing to downright ridiculous. And perhaps dangerous with this latest leak. The Home Office has admitted that an unencrypted memory stick has gone missing, containing... >>

Linksys launches first simultaneous Dual-N Band router

Linksys launches first simultaneous Dual-N Band router

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Linksys is launching its first simultaneous Dual-N Band router for the UK market. This device is claimed to offer a better experience for multimedia users as it delivers "true Wireless-N performance in both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands". "There are products... >>