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Woman auctions her name on eBay

Woman auctions her name on eBay

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A British woman could soon be officially called Pudsey Bear after she auctioned her name on eBay. Eileen de Bont (which is a name to remember) set up the auction to raise vash for Children in Need. The top bidder will get the right to change Eileen's... >>

iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

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If your sprogs are massive Wall-E fans, but they refuse to clean up after themselves, you can buy yourself a limited edition Roomba 530 robot. The cleaning machine is a result of a collaboration between iRobot and Disney/Pixar, and has special Wall-E... >>

Samsung developing new MP3 player

Samsung developing new MP3 player

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OK so it's just from the realm of rumour and fuzzy photos at the moment, but it seems that we might get a new MP3 player from Samsung by early next year. The P3 is mooted to be the sequel to the YP-P2 and will allegedly add haptic (vibration) feedback... >>

EA launches fitness challenge

EA launches fitness challenge

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If you're bored of your Wii Fit, EA thinks it may have something to get you off your behind. The developer has launched EA Sports Active, which is a "customizable and personalized fitness product". And it's endorsed by fitness experts, including Bob Greene... >>

Silicon Mountain brings out Allio hybrid PC/ TVs

Silicon Mountain brings out Allio hybrid PC/ TVs

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Imagine a TV combined with a PC. Well that's what Silicon Mountain has achieved with the new Allio range. These machines have all of the regular features of TVs, such as a built-in HD tuner and HDMI input, but also include a full desktop-class PCs inside.... >>

Philips promising intelligent pill

Philips promising intelligent pill

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Philips has created a "pill" that contains a microprocessor, battery, wireless radio, pump and a drug reservoir. The idea behind the intelligent pill is that it can work out where it is in the body before it releases the medication for optimal effect.... >>

Seagate and McAfee create self encrypting HDDs

Seagate and McAfee create self encrypting HDDs

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Encrypted HDDs were on the list of the Seagate's CEO's priorities when he spoke to Pocket-lint recently, but now the company has teamed up with security software expert McAfee to bring these drives to market. The new self-encrypting notebook PC hard drives... >>

YouTube to get into live event broadcasting

YouTube to get into live event broadcasting

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YouTube is going to add another string to its bow by launching webcasting later this month. According to Reuters, YouTube was looking for ways to bring "new and fresh" content to its loyal fans and so, on 22 November, it is going to launch YouTube Live.... >>

BT cutting 10,000 jobs

BT cutting 10,000 jobs

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BT is struggling with the current economic crisis and has taken the drastic step of cutting a whooping 10,000 jobs. The telecoms company says that 4000 have already been cut and a further 6000 employees will be told between now and March that they are... >>

Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually

Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually

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A British woman who caught her husband having virtual sex is filing for divorce. Amy Taylor, who is 28-years-old, has cited unreasonable behaviour in the court papers and described how she walked in on her husband having sex with another woman on the... >>

Kodak rehauls EasyShare software

Kodak rehauls EasyShare software

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Kodak has released an updated version of its EasyShare image sharing package. The key enhancements are an array of new editing tools including a Facial Retouch tool to remove blemishes and wrinkles. The EasyShare software is now also being bundled with... >>

Best Buy slashes profit predictions

Best Buy slashes profit predictions

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Despite expansion into Europe, and hints that it may take on some of the stores left empty by Circuit City's present problems, Best Buy has been hit by the worldwide economic slowdown. The retailer has slashed its profit predictions for 2009. "Since mid-September,... >>

Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models

Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models

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Roberts has gone green and launched two new DAB radio models for the environmentally conscious. The Ecologic 5 and 6 are both digital clock radios that are energy efficient. The Ecologic 5 is a DAB, FM RDS digital clock radio that offers a dual alarm... >>

UK shoppers will spend £13bn online this Xmas

UK shoppers will spend £13bn online this Xmas

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Credit crunch or no, we all have Christmas pressies to buy, and it seems we Brits are very organised about it. IMRG and Capgemini have released a report in which they estimate we will spend more than £13bn online this Christmas. This is £215 each. An... >>

Kodak adds Christmas cards to its gallery

Kodak adds Christmas cards to its gallery

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If you want to send out something special this Christmas to all of your relatives around the world, why not check out the new Xmas card designs that Kodak has added to its online gallery. There are hundreds of new templates, created by designers. Amongst... >>

Apple designing even lighter MacBook Air

Apple designing even lighter MacBook Air

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According to AppleInsider, the next MacBook Air could be ever lighter thanks to the use of carbon fibre. Apple is apparently unhappy with the weight of its ultra-thin model and is allegedly working on getting it under three pounds. The Apple blog is quoting... >>

Video game created in honour of Obama

Video game created in honour of Obama

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Barack Obama is the hero of a new online game in which he has to collect American flags, dodge lipstick-wearing pit bulls, lobbyists and, of course, Sarah Palin. Super Obama World - based on that old favourite Super Mario World - is free to play online... >>

 China to officially recognise internet addiction

China to officially recognise internet addiction

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Research performed at Beijing's Military General Hospital could lead to the first ever official recognition of internet addiction. According to the Chinese tea, the syndrom can be recognised by symptoms including using the Internet for more than 6 hours... >>

Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

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Sigma has bought the company that has built the chips for all of its digital compact and DSLR cameras. Foveon became known for its three layer, X3, image sensor technology, which Sigma has used most recently in its 14-megapixel SD15 DSLR, which was launched... >>

Dashboard gadget relays info on speed cameras

Dashboard gadget relays info on speed cameras

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A new dashboard gadget allows drivers to alert others when they have spotted a speed camera. Drivers need simply press a button on the controversial GPS device and it will then transmit the location of the speedtrap to a processing centre. The Mini Coyote... >>

Idols team does deal with YouTube

Idols team does deal with YouTube

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FremantleMedia - the production company behind Idols, The X Factor and the soap opera Neightbour, has done a deal with YouTube. The agreement will mean that Freemantle will produce TV shows for exclusive use on YouTube. The two companies will split revenues.... >>

Google chief exec not to become Obama's tech tzar

Google chief exec not to become Obama's tech tzar

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He may be a fervent Obama supporter but Google chief exec Eric Schmidt has told a TV journo that he would not serve as technology czar in Barack Obama's administration if he was asked. When quizzed by CNBC host Jim Cramer on screen, Schmidt stated: "I... >>

Heroes spin-off to launch online

Heroes spin-off to launch online

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NBC has teamed up with Mindshare Entertainment to launch an online spin-off of the US drama Heroes. Heroes: Destiny has been created with the help of the fans, who choose the gender, name, special powers and other features of the new hero. Sponsored by... >>

Nigerian fraudsters target Facebook

Nigerian fraudsters target Facebook

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Cyber criminals have managed to inflitrate Facebook and are targeting social networkers. Nigerian fraudsters are using accounts to send messages to groups of friends pretending that the sender is abroad, in trouble and needs money. The warning comes after... >>

Blinkx profit doubles to $4.5m

Blinkx profit doubles to $4.5m

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The video search engine Blinkx has defied expectations and recorded a gross profit of $4.5m (£2.85m) for the first six months of the current financial year. The company's gross profit increased by 106% from the $2.2m reported for the first half of the... >>