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Sony Ericsson C902 gets the 007 treatment

Sony Ericsson C902 gets the 007 treatment

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Reckon yourself a bit of a James Bond? Well Sony Ericsson think that they have come up with a phone that is fit for a would-be spy. The limited edition Titanium silver version of the C902 Cyber-shot is now available only on O2 and is none other than the... >>

Symbian releasing free developer tool

Symbian releasing free developer tool

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Nokia is making the Symbian mobile phone format open source - a move which analysts are claiming is a bid to take on the Google Android platform. The Symbian Foundation has 52 members currently, but previously was a closed book for developers. But now... >>

Swann goes covert with digital PrivateEye Clock

Swann goes covert with digital PrivateEye Clock

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So you're a student who suspects that one of their flatmates is raiding their food store in the middle of the night, or you're just someone who is worried about security. Well the Swann Digital PrivateEye Clock may be for you. This “Plug & Play” security... >>

WalkingHotSpot now available in Europe

WalkingHotSpot now available in Europe

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For a one-off fee, software developer TapRoot Systems claims it can offer smartphone users across Europe access to Wi-Fi hotspots. Load up its WalkingHotSpot software and the company claims you'll get "cost-effective anytime, anywhere internet connection... >>

ESPN gets new sports video player

ESPN gets new sports video player

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Live and on-demand sports coverage from the States is soon going to be available online for sports fanatics in the UK. ESPN is launching a new online video player at www.ESPN360.com in the UK. The service is already available in more than 40 countries... >>

Mutiny over government database plans

Mutiny over government database plans

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The Home Secretary is facing a mutiny from her own staff over government plans to create a database of where UK citizens send emails, what websites they look at, who they call and even which phone they buy and when. The "spy database" proposals gained... >>

YouTube stunt motorcyclist gets prison sentence

YouTube stunt motorcyclist gets prison sentence

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A YouTuber who filmed his dangerous antics on a motorcycle then posted the vids online is going to prison. 28-year-old Sandor Ferenci raced the bike up to 130mph (209kph), but also filmed himself doing wheelies, skids as well as caning the bike on the... >>

German newspapers in data loss scandal

German newspapers in data loss scandal

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OK so it's a relief that it's not the British government or the MoD this time, but yes, there has been yet another data loss scandal. This time it's the publishing company behind the German news magazine Der Spiegel, which broke a story about T-Mobile... >>

Netflix predicts Blu-ray boom

Netflix predicts Blu-ray boom

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DVD rental company Netflix is predicting that the falling price of Blu-ray players will drive up Blu-ray rentals. The US-based company says that this quarter, around 500,000 of its 8.7 million subscribers will be Blu-ray subscribers in the current quarter.... >>

eBay bans sale of ivory

eBay bans sale of ivory

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From 1 January, eBay is going to ban the sale of ivory via its website. The e-commerce website has taken action after a conservation group claimed that it had found more than 4000 illegal elephant ivory listings by eBay sellers. The International Fund... >>

Samsung to bring DivX compatibility to TVs

Samsung to bring DivX compatibility to TVs

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A new line-up of televisions boasting DivX compatibility is being promised by Samsung. Samsung and DivX have now signed a "multiyear agreement" and the first televisions able to playback DivX movie files will arrive in early 2009. The TVs will be able... >>

Logitech secures homes with new camera system

Logitech secures homes with new camera system

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Logitech reckons you can set-up its new video security system in just 15 minutes. And it also claims that the system is a fraction of the cost of rival security set-ups, and you don't have to configure a network or run any new wires. The system comprises... >>

Buffalo boosts NFINITI range of wireless-N products

Buffalo boosts NFINITI range of wireless-N products

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Buffalo Technology has added a new router to its NFINITI range of wireless-N products. And the NFINITI Wireless-N Router & Access Point [WHR-G300N] is the first from the company designed specifically to draft 2.0 802.11n specifications. What does this... >>

Samsung shows off sleek smartphone - the i7110

Samsung shows off sleek smartphone - the i7110

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The latest Samsung model based on the S60 interface is soon to arrive on UK shores. The i7110 is a 12.9-millimetres thick candybar phone boasting HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Bluetooth. Online reports suggest that it is based on Symbian OS... >>

Yahoo planning even more job losses

Yahoo planning even more job losses

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Yahoo admitted way back at the beginning of the year that it was going to have to make as many as 1000 staff redundant. But now a report in the Wall Street Journal is suggesting that there may be even more than this. Tomorrow - Yahoo is going to report... >>

Match.com notches up 1,000,000,000th connection

Match.com notches up 1,000,000,000th connection

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It seems that the economic doom and gloom isn't stopping people looking for love or splashing out on dates. Dating website Match.com is celebrating that fact that over one billion emails and one billion winks have been sent globally on the site since... >>

Intel asked for more time in EU lawsuit

Intel asked for more time in EU lawsuit

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Intel has appealed for more time in a EU lawsuit, which alleges that the chip maker paid a retailer to favour computers made with its technology. The chip manufacturer has asked the European Union's second highest court for more time to respond to allegations... >>

Gadgets are a pet peril

Gadgets are a pet peril

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We've heard of Nintendo Wii owners damaging themselves, and their homes, by throwing themselves round their livingrooms, but now it seems our pets are also facing game and gadget related injuries. According to new research by insurers Petplan, our little... >>

BT Openzone customers get cheaper roaming

BT Openzone customers get cheaper roaming

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BT Openzone has dramatically slashed the cost of wireless roaming for both new and existing customers. Three new monthly plans have been announced, as well as more international partner hotspots for roaming abroad. Here's the new deals: BT Openzone Original... >>

Passport needed to buy mobile phones

Passport needed to buy mobile phones

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They're watching our phone calls, our emails, our online social networking habits, and now, everytime you go into a shop and buy a new mobile phone, your name could be entered into a government database. In yet another controversial move, the Government... >>

Web content scaring kids

Web content scaring kids

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The NSPCC is claiming that not enough is being done to protect children from disturbing content online. The charity has conducted a survey, which found that 377 of 497 children who took part in an online poll claimed to have been disturbed by internet... >>

Obama puts ads on Xbox Live

Obama puts ads on Xbox Live

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In a move that shows exactly how savvy politicians have to be - US presidential hopeful Barrack Obama has targeted gamers with his latest campaign. The Illinois senator is believed to be the first ever candidate for the top US job to place ads in online... >>

Playboy to stop selling DVDs

Playboy to stop selling DVDs

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Playboy is to shut down its DVD business in a bid to stop spiralling losses. The move is part of a restructuring plan, which was announced 2 months ago and which is hoped to save the company $12 million a year. It'll see 80 jobs go and will also cost... >>

FBI says phishing on the up

FBI says phishing on the up

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It's happening on both sides of the Atlantic. Just last week, we reported that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning explaining how phishing gangs are using the turmoil in the financial world to extract valuable information from consumers.... >>

Ballmer hints Yahoo deal still possible

Ballmer hints Yahoo deal still possible

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Yahoo's shares rose a whooping 17% after Microsoft chief exec Steve Ballmer hinted that a search advertising agreement between the two companies could be possible. Ballmer told journos that, while there are no talks taking place at the moment, there could... >>