Archive for Katie Scott

  • Google speaks out over failed Yahoo deal

    Google speaks out over failed Yahoo deal

    By 7 November 2008

    When the news was announced that the Google and Yahoo ad deal was off, poor old Yahoo was just left expressing its "disappointment". It released a statement saying how gutted it was that Google had, basically, bowed to the concerns of the Department of...

  • Former iPod boss gets $300,000

    Former iPod boss gets $300,000

    By 7 November 2008

    While his successor is facing a lawsuit with IBM, the former senior vice president of Apple's iPod division is laughing. Apple has released a statement explaining that Tony Fadell is going to be paid $300,000 to be "special advisor" to Steve Jobs until...

  • Takara Tomy camera with integrated printer

    Takara Tomy camera with integrated printer

    By 7 November 2008

    The XIAO Tip-521 combines a 5-megapixel camera with a printer for snaps on the go. The hybrid camera, from Takara Tomy, has a 2.48-inch LCD, 16MB of internal memory (including a SD/SDHC slot) and of course, the integrated printer. Apparently the camera...

  • AOL ad revenue takes a tumble

    AOL ad revenue takes a tumble

    By 7 November 2008

    It doesn't necessarily bode the online meltdown some news site are reporting, but AOL is definitely having problems finding advertisers. The company, which is a possible buy-out target for Yahoo, has reported a 6% drop off in its ad revenue for the third...

  • Seabright unveils 4.3-inch Windows wonder - the PC430 Micro PC

    Seabright unveils 4.3-inch Windows wonder - the PC430 Micro PC

    By 7 November 2008

    The Seabright PC430 handheld does it all (well...almost). The 4.3-inch Windows 5.0 wonder has a 533MHz Samsung 2442A CPU, 128MB of SD RAM, between 1GB and 4GB of flash memory, and a USB 2.0 port. And there's the optional features which include GPS, DVB-T...

  • Seiko goes all cutesy with Hello Kitty clock

    Seiko goes all cutesy with Hello Kitty clock

    By 7 November 2008

    Why oh why? Seiko has released a new Hello Kitty alarm clock, which is designed for people who travel, although it's something I would keep hidden in my suitcase and definitely not have on display. As well as telling the time, the clock has a temperature...

  • Datamore Porte - a stylish HDD enclosure

    Datamore Porte - a stylish HDD enclosure

    By 7 November 2008

    Datamore has managed the unusual in creating an HDD enclosure you're not going to want to hide amongst the detritus under your desk. The Porté, which is only available in Korea, allows users to increase their storage options via USB or eSATA. We'll keep...

  • Android G1 jailbroken within a week

    Android G1 jailbroken within a week

    By 7 November 2008

    It took weeks for a whole team of hackers to jailbreak the iPhone 3G, but it seems Google's Android platform isn't quite as robust as Apple's mobile OS. The G1 has been jailbroken within 7 days of its launch, a team of hackers has announced on an Android...

  • Full HD video for Sony Ericsson phones by 2012

    Full HD video for Sony Ericsson phones by 2012

    By 7 November 2008

    OK so it's all rumour and speculation at the moment, but the blogosphere is getting excited at the prospect of mobile phones offering Full HD recording. It may not happen until 2012, but a corporate slide from Sony Ericsson that has found its way into...

  • Sanyo shows off PLC-XTC50L projector

    Sanyo shows off PLC-XTC50L projector

    By 7 November 2008

    The Sanyo PLC-XTC50L projector is aimed at commercial users as its £4995 price tag suggests. This is the company's first machine to feature a new "Auto Lamp Selection System", which basically means you get 6000 hours of usage "without the need for lamp...

  • DosPara and Mouse Computer launch rival notebooks

    DosPara and Mouse Computer launch rival notebooks

    By 7 November 2008

    It seems there's a new netbook launched every day at the moment, and here's two more. First up is the LuvBook U100, which Akihabara News has given the dubious title of "a netbook with the price of a notebook". Not a good start. For the equivalent of 630...

  • Virgin wins 37,800 pay TV subscribers in Q3

    Virgin wins 37,800 pay TV subscribers in Q3

    By 7 November 2008

    Despite the economic doom and gloom, Virgin Media has announced that it expanded its pay-TV subscriber base by 37,800 in Q3 to end the period with 3.58 million subscribers. People are obviously saving their pennies by staying in and watching TV, as Virgin...

  • Apple and RIM pulling punches in smartphone market

    Apple and RIM pulling punches in smartphone market

    By 7 November 2008

    The BlackBerry Storm was officially launched yesterday, and you can't go anywhere in the UK without seeing someone fiddling with their iPhone, but have Apple and RIM gained enough fans to make the traditional smartphone players worried? Well according...

  • AMD cuts 500 employees

    AMD cuts 500 employees

    By 7 November 2008

    AMD has been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has now admitted that it is going to take the drastic step of cutting 500 employees. The company currently has a total staff of 15,500, but has not said where the job losses have been made. The news...

  • Gizoo offering discounted gadgets

    Gizoo offering discounted gadgets

    By 7 November 2008

    Gizoo is offering one gadget a day at cut down prices throughout November. Every day, a new gadget or gizmo will be on sale from 9am until midnight unless the stock runs out before the clock strikes 12. Once offers have expired, the product will return...

  • Acer P5260i wireless projector
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    Acer P5260i wireless projector

    By 7 November 2008

    The P5260i DLP projector is essentially aimed at businesses. Upon its launch in June, Acer described the new wireless model as "designed to offer cable-free projection in various presenting environments". Software bundled with the projector reaffirms...

  • 3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1

    3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1

    By 6 November 2008

    Just weeks ago, the web was alive with news of a range of phones called Inq. Created by Hutchison Whampoa, the models are to be available to 3 Mobile customers and the first one will launch on 13 November (although you can pre-register your interest now)....

  • MSI launches 16 incher - the EX623

    MSI launches 16 incher - the EX623

    By 6 November 2008

    Bravo for the Bravo! This 16-inch laptop packs in an Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo CPU, up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a max 320GB hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce 9500M GS graphics, with a 16:9 widescreen display. Mooted as an entertainment laptop, this machine also...

  • Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

    Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

    By 6 November 2008

    All of your fav Sega games are being gathered together in one colossal collection ready for release early next year. The Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection will be available for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 and brings together 16-bit Mega Drive classics,...

  • Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team

    Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team

    By 6 November 2008

    Mark Papermaster, formerly a big cheese at IBM, has been announced as the new head of Apple's iPod and iPhone development team. But IBM is none too happy about the appointment and is going to court over it. Papermaster was vice president of IBM's Blade...

  • Buffalo gives MiniStation a mac makeover

    Buffalo gives MiniStation a mac makeover

    By 6 November 2008

    Buffalo Technology has relaunched its MiniStation Turbo USB 2.5-inch external hard drive. The new drive is now available from £54.99 and comes in white. It is available in four capacities up to half a terabyte of data but it is now compatible with all...

  • Orange offering Eee 901 on monthly tariff

    Orange offering Eee 901 on monthly tariff

    By 6 November 2008

    If you are a massive Eee PC fan, have £25 per month to spend, and are not frightened by the prospect of a 24 month contract, you may want to have a chat with Orange. Orange is now offering the Eee PC 901 with embedded 3G connectivity. With this deal....

  • Dell employees asked to take unpaid leave

    Dell employees asked to take unpaid leave

    By 6 November 2008

    Dell has asked its employees to consider taking up to 5 days of unpaid leave in the next 3 months. The computing giant has already made 8900 job cuts but is now having to ask staff to make sacrifices as well as imposing a global recruitment freeze. An...

  • Edifier MP300 Plus portable speakers

    Edifier MP300 Plus portable speakers

    By 6 November 2008

    Edifier has launched a new speaker system for people on the move. The MP300 Plus portable 2.1 multimedia speaker system may have a large name but is small in size and comes with a handy carry case. Features include an aluminium tube subwoofer "for detailed...

  • Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts

    Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts

    By 6 November 2008

    Navteq GPS system owners can now download two new tools - which have been released for beta testing. In these times of mounting petrol prices and sinking spending, the company has come up with a tool that will help you find the cheapest place to fill...


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