Archive for Katie Scott

  • Do violent websites encourage violence?

    Do violent websites encourage violence?

    By 6 November 2008

    A team of scientists are pointing to violent content on websites as a cause of violent behaviour amongst youths. The team from an outfit called Internet Solutions for Kids has published its research in Pediatrics mag. Dr. Michele L. Ybarra relates: "Our...

  • Yahoo admits Microsoft deal may be "best option"

    Yahoo admits Microsoft deal may be "best option"

    By 6 November 2008

    Both Microsoft big wig, Steve Ballmer, and rebel Yahoo shareholder Carl Icahn said last month that they believed a takeover by Microsoft of Yahoo would be a huge benefit to both companies. Said Icahn: "I will say and I continue to say that sooner or later...

  • Orange postpones IPTV roll-out

    Orange postpones IPTV roll-out

    By 5 November 2008

    Orange's UK CEO has admitted that the company is rethinking whether it is going to roll-out its IPTV service in the UK. The service ce has already been successfully rolled out in a number of countries including France (where it has more than 1.6m subscribers)...

  • Google and Yahoo deal is off

    Google and Yahoo deal is off

    By 5 November 2008

    It was looking like a "will they, won't they" saga that could easily have matched the shenanigans between Microsoft and Yahoo, but now the ad sharing deal between two of the Internet's biggest players is off. Google and Yahoo have confirmed that the deal,...

  • Coolafone offering luxury hotel breaks for old phones

    Coolafone offering luxury hotel breaks for old phones

    By 5 November 2008

    There's a new home for old and unwanted mobile phones. Coolafone is a trade-in website where you can swap your phone for nights in boutique hotels with www.mrandmrssmith.com, or gift vouchers to spend in iTunes, Principles or the Ethical Superstore. You...

  • Introducing the Jupiter spherical wooden mouse

    Introducing the Jupiter spherical wooden mouse

    By 5 November 2008

    The Jupiter isn't any old spherical wooden mouse as it uses an accelerometer to track movements. And it is handmade from Chinese flowering ash which was grown in Japan’s rural Gunma prefecture. Hit the arrow button above to see it in action, and also...

  • NEC goes compact with Seguente Express5800 PC

    NEC goes compact with Seguente Express5800 PC

    By 5 November 2008

    The Seguente Express5800 is a dinky desktop PC that packs in a Celeron 550 chip with 512MB of RAM, 160GB of HDD and Vista Business. Or you could go for a Core 2 Duo T9300 chipset with 1GB or RAM and 160 GB of HDD, Vista Business and a DVD Multi. And all...

  • SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

    SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

    By 5 November 2008

    Animal rights organisation PETA was none too impressed with an ad for the SEGA game Samba De Amigo. The trailer shows a real life monkey shaking a set of maracas and then breakdancing. But the poor little monkey is then pointed at and laughed at by a...

  • "Bloom" light offers gentle wake-up call

    "Bloom" light offers gentle wake-up call

    By 5 November 2008

    There's nothing worse than waking up in the morning, especially when you are little and it's cold and dark outside. The team at Kollstad has managed to create a light that will gently wake your kiddy up giving off more light as it opens like a flower....

  • Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem

    Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem

    By 5 November 2008

    Intel's Nehalem or Core i7 chip was mooted for release this year, and it has yet to appear, but the excitement is still building. So why should we be bothered about it? Well, Nehalem will mean faster computers. It is to be the company's second and last...

  • Eizo FlexScan range gets new 24-inch monitor

    Eizo FlexScan range gets new 24-inch monitor

    By 5 November 2008

    The Japanese are to get a new Eizo monitor this December, but doubts that it will make it to the UK. The Eizo FlexScan S2432W-H is a 24 inch monitor with a WUXGA resolution with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a brightness of 360cd/m2. Also worth a mention...

  • Japanese themed desktop and laptop from Epson

    Japanese themed desktop and laptop from Epson

    By 5 November 2008

    Epson is marking the 15th anniversary of its Direct Store with the release of three Japanese themed lacquered desktop models. All three of the designs house an Endeavor Pro4500 (X48 Chipset). You can pick between the Dragon, Cherry Blossoms and the Moon...

  • Hacker Gary McKinnon becomes pop star

    Hacker Gary McKinnon becomes pop star

    By 5 November 2008

    Gary McKinnon, the British hacker, has been gaining support from politicians for his fight against extradition to the US, but the UFO obsessive has also won fans amonst MySpacers. McKinnon has managed to storm the MySpace charts with a tune of his own...

  • Games will outsell DVDs and music

    Games will outsell DVDs and music

    By 5 November 2008

    Titles like Grand Theft Auto IV could see games sales thrashing sales of DVDs and music CDs by the end of this year. According to research by Verdict Research, games sales could overtake music and movie sales for the first time this year. The retail analysts...

  • DataViz updates office suite for new BlackBerry phones

    DataViz updates office suite for new BlackBerry phones

    By 5 November 2008

    The BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Pearl Flip and BlackBerry Storm Smartphones are all to get DataViz Documents To Go Premium Edition and PDF To Go tools. The new version of the office suite will allow owners of the three BlackBerry phones to view, edit...

  • Yahoo and Google push on with ad deal

    Yahoo and Google push on with ad deal

    By 5 November 2008

    There had been rumours that the deal was off, but now Yahoo and Google, it seems, are pushing ahead with their ad deal, but have greatly scaled it down. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that both companies were prepared to walk away from the...

  • Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

    Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

    By 5 November 2008

    Seagate's CEO has confirmed that the company is working on its very own line-up of Solid State Drives in a briefing with Pocket-lint. Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate, gave a rare hint at what kind of SSD technology the company is pumping resources into....

  • Noxon iRadio Cube

    Noxon iRadio Cube

    By 4 November 2008

    Noxon has added to its range of internet radios with the dinky iRadio Cube. This device is claimed to offer access to more than 11,000 stations worldwide, as well as podcasts and FM stations. Manufacturer TerraTec adds that three favourites can be stored...

  • Maxell Japan refreshes iPod dock line-up

    Maxell Japan refreshes iPod dock line-up

    By 4 November 2008

    Maxell's first dock appeared way back in 2006 - and that was the MXSP-1000. Now the company has refreshed its line-up with the MXSP-1100. This new generation model is fully compatible with all iPods, has an output of 2 x 4.2W and working is 425 x 75 x...

  • Android G1 gets security update

    Android G1 gets security update

    By 4 November 2008

    The phone's only been on shelves for literally days but Google has already released a firmware update and now a security patch for the G1 smartphone. According to a report by CNET, the patch is for an issue with the on-board web browser which first came...

  • UK politicians rally behind hacker

    UK politicians rally behind hacker

    By 4 November 2008

    The British hacker who is facing extradition to the US over allegations that he hacked American military computers has finally got a glimmer of hope. Gary McKinnon has lost appeals in both the British and EU courts over what he fears could be a lifetime...

  • Microsoft big cheese joins Yahoo

    Microsoft big cheese joins Yahoo

    By 4 November 2008

    It's ad deal with Google may well be on the rocks, and it's only just recovering from the anger around its rejection of a takeover bid by Microsoft, but Yahoo has got a more immediate problem with a continuing exodus of staff. Yahoo has now replaced its...

  • YOYOTech claims new PC is fastest in the world

    YOYOTech claims new PC is fastest in the world

    By 4 November 2008

    For £3995, you could be the proud owner of what is being mooted as the world's fastest PC. The YOYOTech Fi7EPOWER MLK1610 has walloped previous models using the peak integer rate test with its score of 130. The title of the world's fastest machine was...

  • OCZ launches its first 15-inch gaming laptop

    OCZ launches its first 15-inch gaming laptop

    By 3 November 2008

    OCZ has unveiled a 15-inch gaming notebook based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform. Why this machine is different is it is part of the company's DIY range - the idea for which is users get to "spec their own systems for their own applications", as explains...

  • Chinese woman claims Asus had her locked up

    Chinese woman claims Asus had her locked up

    By 3 November 2008

    This must be the most curious story of the year to date. A Chinese woman is claiming that she was jailed for complaining about faults with her Asus laptop. According to the Beijing Times, Huang Jing bought her ASUS V6800V notebook in February 2006. She...


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