Archive for Katie Scott

  • EU to act on roaming charges
    Phones

    EU to act on roaming charges

    By 28 November 2008

    Controversial plans to try and cut back on the charges we Europeans have to pay when sending texts or downloading data on our mobile phones whilst "roaming" are looking set to become law. EU Telecoms commissioner, Viviane Reding, has taken on the telecoms...

  • Buffalo releasing PF-50WG digital photo frame
    Gadgets

    Buffalo releasing PF-50WG digital photo frame

    By 28 November 2008

    Buffalo has unveiled a new DLNA compatible digital photo frame. The PF-50WG has an 8-inch LCD screen delivering 800 x 600 resolution, offers 85MB of internal memory and also has a USB port, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a multi-card reader (SD, SDHC, Memory...

  • Apple investigating MacBook errors
    Online

    Apple investigating MacBook errors

    By 28 November 2008

    Apple has admitted that it is having to investigate two graphics problems that are affecting its new MacBook Pros and MacBooks. The first problem is being named, "the black screen of death" by some of the owners affected and causes an error in the MacBook...

  • Buffalo unveils storage options
    Online

    Buffalo unveils storage options

    By 28 November 2008

    Buffalo Japan has launched two new storage devices. First up is the RMUM Series microSDHC card which is just 15 x 22 x 8mm and weighs 2.3g. It is being sold in a bundle with a 1, 2, 4 or 8GB microSD card, and comes in black or white. Next up is a new...

  • BenQ debuts MP523 DLP projector
    Home Cinema

    BenQ debuts MP523 DLP projector

    By 28 November 2008

    From next month, you'll be able to buy the latest DLP projector from BenQ. The MP523 projector is a new addition to the company's mainstream range - aimed at education, business and home-office use. It delivers a 2000:1 contrast ratio and 2000 ANSI lumens...

  • Yahoo loses another key exec
    Online

    Yahoo loses another key exec

    By 28 November 2008

    Yet another key Yahoo executive has announced their departure from the ailing internet company. European chief Toby Coppel, who has been with the company since 2001, has admitted that he is to leave next year. According to Media Week, Coppel is to be...

  • Teufel slashes prices
    Audio

    Teufel slashes prices

    By 28 November 2008

    German audiophiles Teufel is trying to get you to put your hand in your pocket with some new pre-Christmas deals on its kit. The company, which only recently launched in the UK, is now offering some of its speaker sets with up to £250 off via its website....

  • Report says 178 million Europeans are online each week
    Online

    Report says 178 million Europeans are online each week

    By 28 November 2008

    The European Interactive Advertising Association (EIAA) has released a report on how we are using the interweb. According to its research, we are now using the web for much more than simply finding information and keeping in touch with each other. But...

  • Panasonic slashes profit prediction
    Online

    Panasonic slashes profit prediction

    By 28 November 2008

    Panasonic has joined rival Sony in slashing its profit forecasts for this year. The electronics giant has cut its annual net profit forecast by a whopping 90% as well as announcing plans to restructure. The move apparently surprises investors, who had...

  • Restaurateur uses Facebook to track down bill dodgers
    Online

    Restaurateur uses Facebook to track down bill dodgers

    By 28 November 2008

    A group of diners at a posh restaurant in Melbourne who scarpered without paying the bill have been tracked down using Facebook. The five young diners pretended to head outside to smoke but didn't come back leaving the owner of the Seagrass on Melbourne's...

  • Woolies appointing administrators
    Gadgets

    Woolies appointing administrators

    By 26 November 2008

    We previously reported that Woolworths was trying to sell its DVD publishing business to BBC Worldwide in a bid to keep the administrators from the door. The retailer's shares were apparently suspended this morning while it bashed out what could be a...

  • Online shopping suffers slump
    Online

    Online shopping suffers slump

    By 26 November 2008

    It was bound to happen but our online shopping habits are now reflecting what's being seen on the high street - we're simply not spending as much. US net measurement firm comScore is reporting that online shopping is now in decline for first time since...

  • Gov scraps Channel 4 license fee bid
    Home Cinema

    Gov scraps Channel 4 license fee bid

    By 26 November 2008

    Ofcom warned in September that Channel Four could face a bleak future if it wasn't given a share of the license fee to make the changes necessary before the digital switchover. But now the Government has scrapped this plan. Channel 4 could have got £14...

  • Japanese robots take to the stage
    Gadgets

    Japanese robots take to the stage

    By 26 November 2008

    A troupe of Japanese thespians have shared the limelight with none other than a group of robots. In one of Japan's first ever robot-human theatre productions, the "actors" took to the stage at Osaka University. Playwright Oriza Hirata penned his play,...

  • Spam on the increase
    Online

    Spam on the increase

    By 26 November 2008

    A couple of weeks ago, an American ISP called McColo was shut down after accusations that it was helping spammers send out junk mail including online fraud and child pornography. It was shut down and suddenly the amount of spam on the Internet slumped...

  • Green House launches 21.5-inch LCD screen
    Home Cinema

    Green House launches 21.5-inch LCD screen

    By 26 November 2008

    OK so it's a company best known for bringing out such gems as a heart shaped USB cup warmer and gaudy camcorders, but now Green House has gone all sensible and brought out a monitor. The new launch is a 21.5-inch Full HD LCD screen that will be available...

  • Yoobot website launched by British Heart Foundation
    Online

    Yoobot website launched by British Heart Foundation

    By 26 November 2008

    The British Heart Foundation is trying to do its bit to stop kids in the UK opting for burgers instead of salads. The charity has launched a new website that lets kids create a virtual version of themselves. The free online game, which is called Yoobot,...

  • "Cyberchondria" is disrupting lives
    Online

    "Cyberchondria" is disrupting lives

    By 26 November 2008

    It's official - an unhealthy number of us spend hours trawling the net to find out what diseases we could have from symptoms only we ourselves have detected. Yes - it's now official - we're suffering from Cyberchondria. Microsoft has published a report...

  • Kenwood launches KH-C311 earphones
    Audio

    Kenwood launches KH-C311 earphones

    By 26 November 2008

    Kenwood has added to its audio line-up with the new KH-C311 earphones. They deliver a frequency response of 20-20,000Hz, a sound pressure level of 95dB/mW, and come with 9mm neodymium drivers. There's no word on price yet but Akihabara News is expecting...

  • "Individual Broadband ownership" proposed
    Online

    "Individual Broadband ownership" proposed

    By 26 November 2008

    So with BT's million pound plans for a super-fast fibre broadband network possibly going on hold, and reports on the dire state of the offerings in this country, do we need something drastic? Well two American researchers have come up with a controversial...

  • Woolworths to sell DVD ops to BBC Worldwide
    Home Cinema

    Woolworths to sell DVD ops to BBC Worldwide

    By 26 November 2008

    It's already stopped selling CDs but now highstreet retailer Woolworths is about to make another drastic move to save itself. According to Media Week, it is going to sell its DVD publishing operation to BBC Worldwide. The retailer's shares have apparently...

  • Teacher wins fight over pop-up porn
    Online

    Teacher wins fight over pop-up porn

    By 26 November 2008

    Charges have been dropped against a US teacher accused of looking at porn whilst in charge of a classroom of kids. In what has been a bizarre and controversial case, one Julie Amero was indicted on charges of endangering the morals of a minor, way back...

  • iCharge Eco harnesses the power of the sun
    Gaming

    iCharge Eco harnesses the power of the sun

    By 26 November 2008

    There's a whole host of chargers out there, but the iCharge eco is good for the environment too. It features a solar panel and charges everything from your PSP and Nintendo DS to your mobile phone. It delivers an output of DC5.0-5.5V/600mA and comes with...

  • Nikon D3X rumours circling the web
    Cameras

    Nikon D3X rumours circling the web

    By 26 November 2008

    There has been an explosion of posts about a possible D3X DSLR model from Nikon this week. It all started in April when some bloggers found a reference in a D3 firmware update to a 6048 x 4032 24.4MP option, sparking rumours that a new camera was on the...

  • Elecom unveils four USB hubs
    Gadgets

    Elecom unveils four USB hubs

    By 26 November 2008

    They may have very long names, but the four new hubs from Elecom are really quite simple devices. They are all USB hubs that will let you plug in a multitude of USB powered/ connected devices to your computer. You can choose between the U2H-TC4B, U2H-TS4...