Archive for Katie Scott

  • Monty Python launches YouTube channel

    Monty Python launches YouTube channel

    By 20 November 2008

    You can now spend hours at work surreptiously watching Monty Python excerpts on YouTube. The comedic legends have launched their own YouTube channel and old chestnuts on there include Always Look on the Bright Side of Life from Life of Brian and Dark...

  • Roll up mouse pad that's a speaker too

    Roll up mouse pad that's a speaker too

    By 20 November 2008

    The Roll-up Mouse Pad With Speaker + Hub is the latest hybrid device from those clever chaps over at Gadget4All. This is a four port USB hub, a dual speaker and a roll-up mouse pad. The ports means that you can connect to any other USB device but there's...

  • Epson launches netbook - the Endeavour

    Epson launches netbook - the Endeavour

    By 20 November 2008

    This was an unexpected one - Epson has joined the crowd and unveiled its own netbook. The Endeavour Na01 is only on sale only in Japan for the time being, but it may make it to the West. The specs are fairly standard - you've got an 1.6GHz Intel Atom...

  • Epson unveils scanner duo - the GT-S50 and GT-S80

    Epson unveils scanner duo - the GT-S50 and GT-S80

    By 20 November 2008

    Epson has launched two new scanners aimed firmly at business users. The GT-S50 and GT-S80 series are both sheetfed scanners and they also boast USB 2.0 interfaces. The GT-S80 series can scan up to 40 pages per minute (80 images per minute duplexed); whilst...

  • Packard Bell updates Maestro display

    Packard Bell updates Maestro display

    By 20 November 2008

    Packard Bell has updated its Maestro 220 LCD display to now offer a response time of 2 milliseconds. This 22-inch LCD display also boasts a widescreen aspect ratio, and, thanks to the response time, delivers images with no blurring so is suitable for...

  • European online library launches

    European online library launches

    By 20 November 2008

    A new multimedia venture has launched bringing content from more than 1000 cultural organisations across Europe together in a free online resource. The British Library is amongst the institutions that have signed up to the new European online library...

  • BenQ MP512 ST projector review
    3.5 out of 5

    BenQ MP512 ST projector review

    By 20 November 2008

    We have discovered that having a projector to use with the Nintendo Wii doesn’t mean you are less prone to injuring yourself or indeed breaking things just because there’s no TV in the room. In fact, having the MP512 ST projector from BenQ made us...

  • Optoma Pico projector now available in UK

    Optoma Pico projector now available in UK

    By 20 November 2008

    Following on from today's news from Konica Minolta that it has created the world's smallest Pico projector, another (slightly bigger) Pico projector has finally hit UK shelves. The Optoma Pico is now available from PC World online and in-store, and is...

  • Microsoft rules out Yahoo deal

    Microsoft rules out Yahoo deal

    By 20 November 2008

    Yahoo's shares momentarily soared by 10% when current CEO Jerry Yang announced he was stepping down. But now they've come right back down again on the news from Microsoft that it's not going to buy the ailing web company. As he has done before, Microsoft...

  • Packard Bell iPower X2.0 desktop delivered to UK

    Packard Bell iPower X2.0 desktop delivered to UK

    By 20 November 2008

    It was announced way back in July, but the Packard Bell iPower X2.0 desktop PC is finally on its way to the UK. The company's second desktop model aimed at gamers, this has enjoyed a complete redesign now boasting a sleek black and red design. The chassis...

  • Cameron hits out at Beeb online local news plans

    Cameron hits out at Beeb online local news plans

    By 20 November 2008

    He's not the first to do it, and he won't be the last - Tory leader David Cameron has hit out at the BBC's plans to create local video on demand services. Cameron, speaking (yes you've guessed it) to local newspaper representatives at the Newspaper Conference...

  • Packard Bell iPower GX coming to UK

    Packard Bell iPower GX coming to UK

    By 20 November 2008

    It was launched in September, but Packard Bell has now released details of when UK gamers will be able to buy its first ever gaming laptop. The iPower GX is aimed at gaming enthusiasts but is also claimed to be powerful enough for movie viewing (although...

  • "Grenade" camera to aid troops

    "Grenade" camera to aid troops

    By 19 November 2008

    A new camera, nicknamed the "grenade" model, could have a huge impact on the battlefield for British troops. The I-Ball camera (see what they've done there?) is designed to allows troops to see into hostile areas without putting lives at risk. It is claimed...

  • Free security software from Microsoft

    Free security software from Microsoft

    By 19 November 2008

    Microsoft is to stop selling its all-in-one security and management package OneCare, but is launching a new software suite to keep machines protected. The free security and anti-virus software is designed to protect PCs running XP, Vista, and Windows...

  • London hospitals hit by computer virus

    London hospitals hit by computer virus

    By 19 November 2008

    A virulent computer virus is causing mayhem at three major London hospitals. The virus has already defeated It staff at St Bartholomew's, The Royal London and the London Chest Hospital after striking on Monday, and now the computer systems have had to...

  • BBC 1 and 2 to be simulcast on web

    BBC 1 and 2 to be simulcast on web

    By 19 November 2008

    The Beeb is soon going to be showing content from BBC One and BBC live online. From next week (27 November), web visitors will be able to watch shows including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, EastEnders and Heroes as they are broadcast. BBC Three, BBC Four,...

  • MP rapped over "rude" blog

    MP rapped over "rude" blog

    By 19 November 2008

    A Labour MP has been thoroughly told off after he used his blog to make fun of other MPs. Labour MP Paul Flynn is claiming that he has now been stripped of part of his communications allowance removed after he refused to take down posts including ones...

  • BNP member list leaked online

    BNP member list leaked online

    By 19 November 2008

    The British National Party is demanding a police investigation after a list of 10,000 members found its way onto the internet. Nick Griffin, leader of the right wing party, is claiming that the leak, believed to have been by former members, puts supporters...

  • IBM to buy Transitive

    IBM to buy Transitive

    By 19 November 2008

    IBM has announced that it is going to buy Transitive, the company that helped Apple move to Intel chips. The California-based company was party to the creation of Apple Rosetta, but also, according to ZDNet "eased a number of different architecture transitions...

  • Identities being sold online for £80

    Identities being sold online for £80

    By 19 November 2008

    According to a new report, online fraudsters can make as much as £15,000 from a stolen identity. The terrifying findings were published to mark Get Safe Online Week. They revealed that identities are being sold online for £80 including credit card details,...

  • Sky Mobile finally comes to 3 customers

    Sky Mobile finally comes to 3 customers

    By 19 November 2008

    It's taken a while but Sky has now made its mobile TV service available to 3 UK customers. The deal means that 3 phone owners will be able to get access to a whole range of Sky channels including the Sky Sports channels, Sky News, At The Races and CNN...

  • Yahoo shares soar on Yang's departure

    Yahoo shares soar on Yang's departure

    By 19 November 2008

    Poor old Jerry Yang - he's faced a takeover bid from Microsoft, the wrath of his shareholders when he rejected it, job losses, and now the market seems to have applauded his decision to stand down as CEO. Yahoo's shares soared a whooping 10% on the news...

  • Rumours of HP hybrid slate PC and digi photo frame

    Rumours of HP hybrid slate PC and digi photo frame

    By 18 November 2008

    So here's one from the realm of rumour - HP is working on a device that will combine a digital photo frame with a slate PC. For all of you out there fed up with the massive number of frame launches, this could actually be something to get excited about....

  • Xpod does dinky with new portable speakers

    Xpod does dinky with new portable speakers

    By 18 November 2008

    OK so the snag is that they are only available in Korea at the moment, but if the Xpod speaker does make it to the UK, it could be a great one for picnics, family outings or anytime you want tunes on the go. The Xpod is built around an integrated 770mW...

  • Symantec chief steps down

    Symantec chief steps down

    By 18 November 2008

    Security software company Symantec is having a management reshuffle. John W Thompson is to leave his role as chief executive at the end of this fiscal year. In his place will step Enrique T. Salem, Symantec's current chief operating officer, who will...