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Teufel unveils Concept E Magnum power edition 5.1 speaker set

Teufel unveils Concept E Magnum power edition 5.1 speaker set

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Teufel's Concept E Magnum Power Edition 5.1 speaker set is now available for £162. Pitched as, "the ideal home cinema surround sound speaker gift for PC, Mac and console users", the set comprises a sub-woofer (30 x 42 x 40.5cm), a centre speaker (23.5... >>

Woman hires hitman via text message

Woman hires hitman via text message

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A woman from Oklahoma plotted to have her lover's wife kidnapped and possibly killed, but used text messages to organise the crime. 32-year-old Tonia Mullins is now facing a long spell in jail after conspiring with her lover, 26-year-old Michael Andrew... >>

Online thieves making £3.3bn

Online thieves making £3.3bn

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Security experts Symantec reckon online fraudsters are making a whooping £3.3bn out of unsuspecting web surfers. After studying the internet's underground economy for a year, Symantec believes this is the figure online criminals are making out of selling... >>

Rotato Express makes quick work of peeling potatoes

Rotato Express makes quick work of peeling potatoes

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This gadget is one for all of us out there who hate peeling veg, especially when there's a huge meal to cook and you're short of time. So here's the solution - the Rotato Express which will automatically peel potatoes, fruits and other vegetables in seconds.... >>

Mobile internet usage up by 25%

Mobile internet usage up by 25%

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Mobile internet usage is growing eight times faster than PC-based internet growth. This is according to new results from Nielsen Online, which says that the number of us Brits accessing the internet via mobile devices increased by 25% in the third quarter... >>

US gets online think tank on privacy

US gets online think tank on privacy

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The US has come up with yet another way to tackle online piracy. A new think tank has been founded called the Future of Privacy Forum. According to Ars Technica, the Forum will be headed by Jules Polonetsky, formerly chief privacy officer at AOL, and... >>

Japanese slot machine shows fugitives' faces

Japanese slot machine shows fugitives' faces

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The Police in Japan are none too happy with an online games developer, that has decided to create an unusual slot machine type game. Slot Detective looks like a traditional slot machine game but it has human faces instead of lemons and cherries - specifically... >>

NBC brings current affairs game to Facebook

NBC brings current affairs game to Facebook

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Facebookers are being challenged to test their knowledge in a new application created by NBC. The "What's Your ICue?" app uses the news channel's vast archive and then pits Facebook members either one on one or in teams. They have to answer trivia questions... >>

Panasonic unveils Full HD plasma TVs

Panasonic unveils Full HD plasma TVs

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Two new Panasonic Full HD plasma displays are going to be available from early next year. First up is the TH-65VX100, which is claimed to achieve the blackest blacks with the world's highest contrast ratio of 60,000:1. The second launch is the TH-50VX100,... >>

Russian game simulates war with Georgia

Russian game simulates war with Georgia

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A Russian games developer has made the controversial decision to create a new, although virtual, war between Russia and Georgia. The game "Confrontation - Peace Enforcement", which will go on sale in Russia next month, is set as Georgian President Mikheil... >>

Klipsch launches new headphones

Klipsch launches new headphones

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American audio experts Klipsch are making their way to the UK, and have unveiled a new set of earphones to mark the occasion. The company prides itself on producing "the world’s smallest, lightest full-range earphone designs". The new X5 earphones are,... >>

Palm is to cut jobs

Palm is to cut jobs

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Palm has started making job cuts but has yet to announce how many of its 1050 workers are going to face redundancy. The announcement comes just a couple of weeks after Palm's shares dropped a whooping 21% following doubts voiced by an analyst. Morgan... >>

Onkyo launches first Blu-ray player

Onkyo launches first Blu-ray player

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It was a fervent HD DVD supporter, then it dropped the format and then it promised us a Blu-ray DVD player. Well Onkyo has now delivered. Its first Blu-ray player is the DV-BD606 is claimed to "squeeze every last ounce of benefit out of the new Blu-ray... >>

Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

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Some Verizon employees may have had unauthorised access to their President-elect's personal mobile phone account. Details that the employees could have viewed, according to experts, include the numbers a customer had called, how long conversations with... >>

Cube-Works delivers the CAM-BABY robot

Cube-Works delivers the CAM-BABY robot

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OK so it's completely useless, but the CAM-BABY from Japan's Cube-Works is ever so dinky. And this little robot responds to hand claps and even cries when it falls over, which, from the look of Akihabara News' photos is quite a lot. Hit the arrow above... >>

ViewSonic launches first widescreen projector

ViewSonic launches first widescreen projector

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Viewsonic is aiming at businesses with a new projector - the PJ359w - which is its first widescreen projector. This is an ultra-portable WXGA LCD model featuring HDMI 1.3 connectivity and supporting HD signals up to 1080p. But it is also designed to be... >>

World's first Hello Kitty netbook

World's first Hello Kitty netbook

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Well it was bound to happen wasn't it - as the Hello Kitty kitty seems to be on every gadget out there at the moment. But this is a first - Onkyo Japan's Sotec is to release a Hello Kitty Netbook based on their C1. The C101K3W has dedicated Hello Kitty... >>

The Dave channel launches Facebook app

The Dave channel launches Facebook app

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A new Facebook application has arrived to mark the launch of a new show on UKTV's Dave. The app is called the Argument Killer whilst the show - Argumental - starring John Sergeant, Marcus Brigstocke and Rufus Hound - is being broadcast on Monday evenings... >>

IBM to build "brain-like" computers

IBM to build "brain-like" computers

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IBM is working with the US government to create electronic circuits that mimic the brain. The project has been made possible by a $4.9m (£3.27m) grant from US defence agency DARPA. It is developing an area called "cognitive computing", and, according... >>

BBC Trust says no to regional online content

BBC Trust says no to regional online content

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The BBC Trust has rejected a £68m plan for a network of online new services. The plans had already been criticised by local newspaper publishers as well as Tory leader David Cameron who weighed into the debate earlier this week. Trust chairman Sir Michael... >>

Teens benefit from surfing the net

Teens benefit from surfing the net

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Following on from a three year study in the US of A, researchers have determined that online time "is good for teens". Blowing away many parents' notion that surfing the web, playing games and visiting social networking sites is a waste of time, the report... >>

Racer jackets pack in d3o protection

Racer jackets pack in d3o protection

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d3o Lab has teamed up with French motorcycle brand Racer to create a line of biker gear using the Lab's special shock absorbing material. The new jackets "provide comfort, warmth and added protection with one single aim: to combine fashion and technology... >>

Gov admits to losing one computer a week

Gov admits to losing one computer a week

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It has been with great glee that the Conservatives have published details showing the extent of the government's data loss. According to the figures, one government computer a week has been going missing on average in recent months. And then there's the... >>

iolo updates system mechanic for 64-bit machines

iolo updates system mechanic for 64-bit machines

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Iolo Technologies has updated its System Mechanic PC package to now work on 64-bit computers. And the company is claiming that it is the first to deliver this. System Mechanic is designed "to keep computers in peak operating condition". It does this using... >>

Brits spend more time online than anyone else in Europe

Brits spend more time online than anyone else in Europe

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Apparently we Brits are spending more time surfing the net than any of our European counterparts. According to research carried out by Ofcom, we are a nation of tech geeks, who can spend as much as 839 minutes per week online playing games and checking... >>