Archive for Katie Scott

  • InCase updates Slider iPhone case

    InCase updates Slider iPhone case

    By 18 November 2008

    InCase has devised a new iPhone case, which not only protects your beloved device but also indicates when you are running out of battery. The Power Slider has five built-in LED power level status lights in the back but also sports a pass-through port...

  • Sharp Aquos range gets first photo player

    Sharp Aquos range gets first photo player

    By 18 November 2008

    Sharp's Aquos brand is best known for its ultra thin TVs, but now the company has launched something different. The Aquos Photo Player is a hybrid photo printer (delivering snaps at 300x300 dpi) and a memory card reader for getting your images up on your...

  • Ricoh to install "green" billboard in Times Square

    Ricoh to install "green" billboard in Times Square

    By 18 November 2008

    Camera manufacturer Ricoh is to make a statement by installing a $3 million billboard in Times Square. The news - the billboard will be powered entirely by wind and solar, explains the New York Times. And if there's not enough sun or wind, all of the...

  • Storage Appliance updates Clickfree drive range

    Storage Appliance updates Clickfree drive range

    By 18 November 2008

    Storage Appliance Corp has unveiled a trio of new Clickfree automatic backup drives. The new models feature larger capacities than previous launches, delivering 250, 320 and 500 GB of storage. However, the main feature of the Clickfree Portable Backup...

  • More Thing sparkly iPhone cases for early Xmas cheer

    More Thing sparkly iPhone cases for early Xmas cheer

    By 18 November 2008

    To be honest, it's feels a wee bit wrong writing about Chrissy things in November, but at least these new iPhone cases from More Thing are practical too. They're just $29.90.

  • Record Mac sales for Apple

    Record Mac sales for Apple

    By 18 November 2008

    Everyone else is sitting at home counting the pennies, but it seems Apple could literally be bathing in cash. According to an analysis of 25 hours of sales of iPhones and Macs at a US retail chain, investment bank Piper Jaffray is claiming that Apple...

  • Retro flip clock winds out the time

    Retro flip clock winds out the time

    By 18 November 2008

    This really is the sort of clock that you can imagine on the desk of some cigar puffing, red-faced Fleet Street editor back in the day when journos were hacks but gentlemen, and got their stories from the pub. It's a wonder of gears and shiny metal. However,...

  • USB love cup keeps your cuppa warm

    USB love cup keeps your cuppa warm

    By 18 November 2008

    OK so you may be slightly embarrassed to have this USB gadget on your desk, but if it keeps your cup of tea warm for a while longer, saving you a trip to the kitchen, you could forgive its tacky pinkness. This the USB Love Cup Warmer from Green-House...

  • Smartphones to get full Adobe Flash

    Smartphones to get full Adobe Flash

    By 18 November 2008

    Adobe has been working for years and years on a version of its Flash player that would be suitable for mobile phones. The general view was that this would be a lightweight incarnation, but now Adobe has revealed that it is actually working on a fully...

  • DosPara launches Linux netbook - the Prime Note Cartina

    DosPara launches Linux netbook - the Prime Note Cartina

    By 18 November 2008

    OK so this is one for people who may be passing through Japan in the coming days, want a netbook, and like the idea of it being a limited edition model. DosPara has launched the Prime Note Cartina UM, a new Linux powered netbook. It packs in a 8.9 inch...

  • Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

    Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

    By 18 November 2008

    According to the analysts at Gartner, a whooping 85% of some of the world's top companies are using Open Source software. And the remainder are planning on moving across within the next year. The findings come after a survey of 274 end-user organisations...

  • ITV signs deal with BT Vision

    ITV signs deal with BT Vision

    By 17 November 2008

    BT Vision customers will soon have access to ITV classics including The X Factor, Coronation Street and Hell's Kitchen ITV has signed a new 2-year deal with BT, which will mean that some of its current and library programming will be available to the...

  • Cuddle up to the new i-Dog speakers

    Cuddle up to the new i-Dog speakers

    By 17 November 2008

    Hasbro has decided to bring out a new cuddly version of its i-Dog speaker. The new pooch has fur, but still has the same features as its big brother, namely it will let you know its mood by the blinking LED lights in its face and has ears that move along...

  • Project Kangeroo bounces back

    Project Kangeroo bounces back

    By 17 November 2008

    It may have just lost its chief exec to Microsoft, but Project Kangeroo is readying for launch. Ashley Highfield announced he was leaving the BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 joint initiative after only 6 months in the job, but, although no permanent...

  • Apple researching search engine rehaul

    Apple researching search engine rehaul

    By 17 November 2008

    Apparently Apple isn't very happy with the search engine experience currently being offered on its mobile devices. And, according to TechCrunch among others, it is looking to create a new search engine wrapper to make the search interface more approachable....

  • Alleged Palin hacker gets case postponed

    Alleged Palin hacker gets case postponed

    By 17 November 2008

    OK so Sarah Palin may not be heading for The White House (phewwwwwwww!), but she is still going to be in the headlines for some time to come. And some column inches are bound to be given to the case of a 20-year-old University of Tennessee student indicted...

  • iPhone heading for China?

    iPhone heading for China?

    By 17 November 2008

    The talks between Apple and various Chinese telecoms companies have been going on for ever, it seems. But now there has been a hint that a deal may actually be on the table. Apple has listed in its career pages a position for an iPhone Quality Assurance...

  • YouTube pulls vids glorifying Columbine violence

    YouTube pulls vids glorifying Columbine violence

    By 17 November 2008

    Videos praising the two US students who went on a rampage and killed 13 people in Colorado nine years ago have been removed from YouTube. The videos came from all over the world and glorified the Columbine High School killers - Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold....

  • Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks

    Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks

    By 17 November 2008

    A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in a New York district court. The complainant is Nassau County resident Avi Koschitzki who claims that Apple is ignoring hairline cracks that he claims will form in the handset's enclosure. "Although Apple was and...

  • Hitachi  CP-X809J projector aimed at pros

    Hitachi CP-X809J projector aimed at pros

    By 17 November 2008

    The Hitachi CP-X809J is an inorganic panel based projector which delivers a whooping 5000 lumens brightness. This is thanks to a 275W lamp. Resolution-wise, you get 1024 x 768. But the projector also has a 1.2x zoom, Ethernet connectivity, power management,...

  • Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

    Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

    By 17 November 2008

    IBM is doing everything in its power to stop its former employee, Mark Papermaster, taking up the position he's been offered with Apple. The computing giant is arguing that Papermaster, who was recruited by Apple to head up its iPhone and iPod division,...

  • Asus launches P565 smartphone

    Asus launches P565 smartphone

    By 17 November 2008

    Asus is claiming a world first in it's P656. This new smartphone (which was launched in Japan) is said to be the very first Windows Mobile 6.1 phone to receive a 800MHz CPU. The phone also features a 2.8-inch VGA LCD and offers HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100,...

  • Aequitas iGala digital frame for wireless pics

    Aequitas iGala digital frame for wireless pics

    By 14 November 2008

    Aequitas iGala Wireless Digital Picture Frame sets itself apart from the plethora of frames on the market because it has a touchscreen. In fact - an 8-inch touchscreen boasting 800 x 600 resolution. But this frame also has 1GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi...

  • Robot head mimicks human facial expressions

    Robot head mimicks human facial expressions

    By 14 November 2008

    OK so "Jules", the androgynous robot is a little creepy looking, but he/she/it is also amazing. This robot has been trained to detect and replicate ten emotions including happiness, sadness and concern. The software behind these capabilities was developed...

  • iHome invents collapsible speakers

    iHome invents collapsible speakers

    By 14 November 2008

    The iHM77 collapsible speakers from iHome do what their name suggests - they are stereo speakers that can be connected up to iPods, iPhones, notebooks, or any other device with a 3.5mm headphone jack. But they then collapse when you are ready to head...