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iPlayer content available before TV shows have aired

iPlayer content available before TV shows have aired

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The iPlayer is soon to get a pre-booking tool that will allow viewers to select programmes from the schedule up to 7 days in advance of them airing on TV. They will then be able to download the programmes for viewing after the content has been on the... >>

New website launches for DIY videos

New website launches for DIY videos

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A new web based application is now live that allows you to create your own movies from clips. The team that has created it explains: "Masher.com is a web-based application that combines data from more than one source into a single piece of content, allowing... >>

E-Tracker ID recovers your lost gadgets

E-Tracker ID recovers your lost gadgets

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A service in the States has been set up specifically ro reunite gadget fans with any gizmo they have mislaid. E-Tracker I.D. isn't the first to offer a tracking service for electronics but is different in that it offers incentives for the finders to do... >>

Improved vid viewing with the iPod nano 3G TV

Improved vid viewing with the iPod nano 3G TV

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OK so it's not the prettiest machine out there, but if you're someone who has a load of video content on your iPod nano for commuting, but don't watch it when at home, this could be the gizmo for you. The iPod nano 3G TV is designed to look like an old... >>

Circuit City files for bankruptcy

Circuit City files for bankruptcy

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Just a week ago, the American retail chain Circuit City admitted it was going to have to shut down 155 stores and slash 17% of its 46,000 strong US workforce. Now things have gone from bad to worse and the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.... >>

U-Tag Ice digital dog tag stores vital info

U-Tag Ice digital dog tag stores vital info

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There are other USB dog tags out there, but this one is designed specifically to hold important medical information, which means it could save lives, especially if someone has a condition emergency services may need to know of to treat them. The U-Tag... >>

Study on how spammers get our cash

Study on how spammers get our cash

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A team of researchers have become spammers to understand how these cyber criminals work. The team of computer scientists from University of California, Berkeley and UC, San Diego (UCSD), found that spammers have a very low rate of success, but are still... >>

Broadband prices come down worldwide

Broadband prices come down worldwide

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It seems competition is forcing broadband providers around the world to bring their prices down. According to UK analysis firm Point Topic, prices have dropped 20% in less than a year. But there are huge variations in how much people have to pay around... >>

Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope

Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope

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Mark Shuttleworth addressed his fans at the Ubuntu Open Week last week, and gave a sneaky peek into what we can expect from Ubuntu in the coming months. The development of the next OS was the hottest topic. Jaunty Jackalope will replace Intrepid Ibex,... >>

hpi heralds a new hound - the G-Dog robot

hpi heralds a new hound - the G-Dog robot

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Japanese outfit hpi showed off its G-Dog robotic dog first way back in April, but the little fella is now finally available to buy (although only in Japan for the meanwhile). The little brother of the original GR-001 robotic pooch stands just 5.3-inches... >>

IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit

IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit

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Mark Papermaster, the man recruited from IBM to head up iPod and iPhone development at Apple, has had to leave his new job. Papermaster is at the centre of a lawsuit with IBM, his former employer, who is claiming he is breaking a non-compete clause in... >>

YouTube getting full length MGM movies

YouTube getting full length MGM movies

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Full-length television shows and films from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's archives are soon going to be available to watch on YouTube. The deal is hoped to boost advertising revenue for MGM, which has already done deals with Microsoft for Xbox Live and with Apple... >>

Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours

Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours

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After its ad deal with Google fell through, Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang admitted that a deal with Microsoft may be the best thing for the company. But Microsoft doesn't seem all that keen, perhaps bruised after so many months of wrangling and rejections. Microsoft's... >>

Drunken journo slams boss in YouTube vid

Drunken journo slams boss in YouTube vid

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We've had the story of the employee facing the axe after boasting on Facebook that he was skiving (and of course his boss saw). And then there was the maniac motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding the wrong way down a road - and is now heading to jail.... >>

AT&T chief hints at future iPhone tech

AT&T chief hints at future iPhone tech

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AT&T Mobile chief Ralph de la Vega has laid out what sort of technologies we could get from our iPhone in the future. In an interview with TechCrunch, de la Vega started off by saying that an AT&T sanctioned method of using the iPhone as a 3G modem for... >>

AT&T buys hotspot provider Wayport

AT&T buys hotspot provider Wayport

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AT&T has just splashed out $275 million in cash to purchase Wi-Fi hotspot operator Wayport. The deal has now created the world's largest hotspot network. Wayport, which started out by providing wired connections in hotel rooms in 1997, now operates about... >>

Pirate Bay peers hit 22 million mark

Pirate Bay peers hit 22 million mark

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They may riding a storm of controversy, but the swahbucklers behind the notorious P2P website, The Pirate Bay, are celebrating massive growth. Despite measures by the music and movie industries, and several governments, to shut them down, it seems, as... >>

Google speaks out over failed Yahoo deal

Google speaks out over failed Yahoo deal

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When the news was announced that the Google and Yahoo ad deal was off, poor old Yahoo was just left expressing its "disappointment". It released a statement saying how gutted it was that Google had, basically, bowed to the concerns of the Department of... >>

Former iPod boss gets $300,000

Former iPod boss gets $300,000

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While his successor is facing a lawsuit with IBM, the former senior vice president of Apple's iPod division is laughing. Apple has released a statement explaining that Tony Fadell is going to be paid $300,000 to be "special advisor" to Steve Jobs until... >>

AOL ad revenue takes a tumble

AOL ad revenue takes a tumble

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It doesn't necessarily bode the online meltdown some news site are reporting, but AOL is definitely having problems finding advertisers. The company, which is a possible buy-out target for Yahoo, has reported a 6% drop off in its ad revenue for the third... >>

Seabright unveils 4.3-inch Windows wonder - the PC430 Micro PC

Seabright unveils 4.3-inch Windows wonder - the PC430 Micro PC

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The Seabright PC430 handheld does it all (well...almost). The 4.3-inch Windows 5.0 wonder has a 533MHz Samsung 2442A CPU, 128MB of SD RAM, between 1GB and 4GB of flash memory, and a USB 2.0 port. And there's the optional features which include GPS, DVB-T... >>

Full HD video for Sony Ericsson phones by 2012

Full HD video for Sony Ericsson phones by 2012

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OK so it's all rumour and speculation at the moment, but the blogosphere is getting excited at the prospect of mobile phones offering Full HD recording. It may not happen until 2012, but a corporate slide from Sony Ericsson that has found its way into... >>

Sanyo shows off PLC-XTC50L projector

Sanyo shows off PLC-XTC50L projector

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The Sanyo PLC-XTC50L projector is aimed at commercial users as its £4995 price tag suggests. This is the company's first machine to feature a new "Auto Lamp Selection System", which basically means you get 6000 hours of usage "without the need for lamp... >>

Virgin wins 37,800 pay TV subscribers in Q3

Virgin wins 37,800 pay TV subscribers in Q3

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Despite the economic doom and gloom, Virgin Media has announced that it expanded its pay-TV subscriber base by 37,800 in Q3 to end the period with 3.58 million subscribers. People are obviously saving their pennies by staying in and watching TV, as Virgin... >>

Apple and RIM pulling punches in smartphone market

Apple and RIM pulling punches in smartphone market

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The BlackBerry Storm was officially launched yesterday, and you can't go anywhere in the UK without seeing someone fiddling with their iPhone, but have Apple and RIM gained enough fans to make the traditional smartphone players worried? Well according... >>