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Pioneer introduces NavGate all-in-one GPS device

Pioneer introduces NavGate all-in-one GPS device

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Pioneer has added a new GPS device to its collection promising "fully integrated audio, video and navigation in an all in one in-car entertainment solution". Heidi Johnson-Cash, general manager of marketing at Pioneer GB explains: "Our NavGate products... >>

iPhone ad banned by ASA

iPhone ad banned by ASA

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Apple has been given a telling-off by the Advertising Standards Agency. The ASA has banned an iPhone 3G ad which it claims was misleading over the speeds that the smartphone can connect to the internet and download content. The TV advert claims that the... >>

Monkey hand warmer powered by USB

Monkey hand warmer powered by USB

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OK so this is a truly daft gadget but it's cold out there so bear with us. The Monkey USB Hand Warmer promises to keep your fingers nice and toasty while you work at your computer. All you have to do is plug it into the USB port and then the hand warmer... >>

LinkedIn launches new search service

LinkedIn launches new search service

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The business orientated social networking website, LinkedIn, has rehauled its search options. The team is now making it easier for members to find each other with a new search engine. This allows members to refine their searches using more than a dozen... >>

WeFi delivers 10 million Wi-Fi access points

WeFi delivers 10 million Wi-Fi access points

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WeFi has hit a landmark and passed 10 million recognised Wi-Fi access points. The company, which claims to have provided the world's first open, community-based global Wi-Fi network, has also announced that it now has more than one million users in 215... >>

Report reveals abominable state of British broadband

Report reveals abominable state of British broadband

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The Office of National Statistics has shamed broadband service providers with its latest report. According to its survey, a whopping 42.3% of broadband connections are slower than 2Mbps. This is despite Ofcom claiming last year that, "the average headline... >>

Data losses could result in fines

Data losses could result in fines

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Millions of pounds worth of fines could be dolled out to companies who lose confidential data. The Information Commissioner has been given new powers to punish companies or indeed government departments who, "deliberately or recklessly" lose personal... >>

Juror dismissed for asking Facebookers for a verdict

Juror dismissed for asking Facebookers for a verdict

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A woman who used Facebook to round up her friends' opinions on a case she was juror for has been dismissed. The woman, who has not been named, posted details of the child abduction and sex assault case to try and get help in making a decision on whether... >>

Geneva Lab delivers new home theatre experience

Geneva Lab delivers new home theatre experience

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This has got to be one of the sleekest home cinema units out there. The GenevaSound Home Theatre is a wonder of piano black lacquer and top tech. It combines a 2.1 surround sound with Embracing Sound DSP technology, an all-digital 700-Watt amplifier,... >>

Google to cut contract employees

Google to cut contract employees

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is planning on making some job cut backs. Those facing the axe are contract employees but the company added that it is not planning on cutting any full time staff. "We have been thinking for some time,... >>

HydroChromotherapy from the Hidrocom shower

HydroChromotherapy from the Hidrocom shower

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Ramon Soler has come up with a shower that will make you feel better no matter how cold and miserable it is outside. The Hidrocom shower uses HydroChromotherapy, which combines water, sound, light and colour. There are three programmes, which you can... >>

Paragon releases Hard Disk Manager 2009 suite

Paragon releases Hard Disk Manager 2009 suite

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A new software suite designed to maintain and manage the data on your PC hard drive has been launched by Paragon. The Hard Disk Manager 2009 Suite includes partitioning, backup, cloning, defrag, hard drive disposal, system management and system recovery... >>

Waterfall Audio's Niagara speakers make a splash

Waterfall Audio's Niagara speakers make a splash

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If you are so flush with cash that you can spend money like water, check out the Niagara loudspeaker from Waterfall Audio. This speaker case is designed in diamond glass, with some of the internal parts hand-stitched with Nappa leather while others are... >>

Compulsive gamers are not "addicts"

Compulsive gamers are not "addicts"

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The founder and head of the first and only clinic in Europe to treat gaming addicts is claiming that 90% of those who seek treatment aren't, in fact, addicts. Keith Bakker claims that compulsive gaming is a social rather than a psychological problem.... >>

Swann launches PenCam video camera and recorder

Swann launches PenCam video camera and recorder

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Security pros Swann have launched a new pen, which has hidden abilities, perfect for the wannabe James Bond. The PenCam DVR is claimed to be ideal for undercover surveillance and discreet surveillance as it conceals a colour video camera and microphone.... >>

Beatles iTunes negotiations "have stalled"

Beatles iTunes negotiations "have stalled"

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Beatles fans are going to be waiting a while longer to get their favourite songs from iTunes. Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that negotiations have currently "stalled" between EMI - the band's former record label - and Apple. But Sir Paul added to BBC... >>

Samsung suffering in economic slowdown

Samsung suffering in economic slowdown

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Samsung is warning that the growth of the mobile phone market is going to be slow this year and next. "The actual global market growth on a unit basis could come short of our initial forecast for 9% growth (in 2008)", James Chung, a spokesman for Samsung,... >>

BBC could face competition for digital funding

BBC could face competition for digital funding

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The Beeb is taking a bit of a bashing at the moment. Just days after the BBC Trust opted to veto its plans for regional online news content, the newly installed minister for technology, communications and broadcasting, has suggested that it may soon have... >>

Dunhill delivers Pave Black Diamond USB key

Dunhill delivers Pave Black Diamond USB key

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Made from a base of oxidised sterling silver and sparkling with 272 black diamonds, the Pave Black Diamond is possibly one of the most decadent of USB drives. It delivers 8GB of storage, but it's sure to have a price that will make you think twice about... >>

Couple suing McDonald's over nude pics

Couple suing McDonald's over nude pics

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An American couple are suing McDonald's for a whooping £2 millio. The case revolves around some naughty pics of Tina Sherman, which she had sent to her husband Phillip's phone. Phillip accidentally left the phone in a McDonald's franchise in Fayetteville,... >>

Make some noise for the Boom Bench

Make some noise for the Boom Bench

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Life would certainly be more interesting (and noisier) if you could sit down on any park bench, and then have your music from your phone, or any Bluetooth-enabled device, boomed out from the bench. This is the concept behind the Boom Bench designed by... >>

Europeana - the European online library crashes

Europeana - the European online library crashes

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More than twice the number of hits than anticipated has crashed Europeana - the new online library - just hours after its launch. The project offers free online access to content from 1000 of Europe's most prestigious institutions including The British... >>

Maingear wows with F131 and ePhex luxury gaming PCs

Maingear wows with F131 and ePhex luxury gaming PCs

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If you have some cash to burn, and you're a gamer, check out Maingear Computers' latest luxury gaming PCs. The F131 and ePhex are powered by Intel’s Core i7/ i7 Extreme Edition processor, which the Maingear's CEO and founder, claims will revolutionise... >>

STC wireless router disguised as a vase

STC wireless router disguised as a vase

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OK so wireless routers aren't particularly exciting but someone seems to have spent far too much energy designing one that also acts as a vase. As the clever chaps at Boing Boing Gadgets point out, it just doesn't feel natural pouring water into your... >>

Leaf-shaped keyring conceals speakers

Leaf-shaped keyring conceals speakers

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So this leaf-shaped leather key ring is quite nice looking, but it has hidden depth in that it boasts an integrated speaker. Available from Bird Electron, which is a Japanese store, this decidedly odd device has an audio jack so can be used with any MP3... >>