Archive for Katie Scott

  • Burton Ronin Audio Stroll Jacket
    Audio

    Burton Ronin Audio Stroll Jacket

    By 14 November 2008

    The Burton Ronin Audio Stroll Down jacket looks good but sounds good too. Designed for boarders, it has built-in speakers which are weather resistant, which is a good thing if you're the type of boarder who'll go out in any weather. A carrying case for...

  • FeLiCa - the cash vending robot
    Gadgets

    FeLiCa - the cash vending robot

    By 14 November 2008

    The iEXPO 2008 trade show in Japan saw the unveiling of a new robot who is designd just to do one thing - be an ATM for virtual cash. FeLiCa was designed by a team over at NEC as is basically a payment terminal. On "her" arm, she has a reader to check...

  • BlackBerry owners get MySpace access
    Online

    BlackBerry owners get MySpace access

    By 14 November 2008

    Following on from the success of its application for the iPhone, the team behind MySpace has teamed up with RIM to launch a similar app for BlackBerry phones. The app gives access to all of the features of the social network, including receiving updates,...

  • Keian digital photo frame has built-in printer
    Cameras

    Keian digital photo frame has built-in printer

    By 14 November 2008

    The Keian Japan P71-A2-JP really is an all in one. It combines a 7-inch (480 x 234 resolution) digital photo frame with a printer, audio player and also has the option of adding an external hard drive. The printer delivers 100 x 150mm sized photos at...

  • Online shoppers get duty break
    Online

    Online shoppers get duty break

    By 14 November 2008

    HM Revenue and Customs is doing its bit to get us all shopping. It has opted to get rid of the custom duties on items bought online for less than £105 from outside the EU. The new rules will come into action on 1 December and changes the original rule...

  • American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards
    Phones

    American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards

    By 14 November 2008

    Imagine - instead of a piece of card that always finds its way to the bottom of your bag, and is also very easy to leave at home, you'll soon be able to check onto a flight using your mobile phone. American Airlines is trialling mobile boarding passes...

  • Intel shocks market with forecast drop
    Online

    Intel shocks market with forecast drop

    By 14 November 2008

    Intel has slashed its predictions for its fourth quarter revenues sending a shudder through the market. The chip giant has opted to cut its forecasts for its Q4 revenues by 14% and has pointed to weak demand across the world. Its forecast is $9 billion,...

  • Video game sales strong this year
    Gaming

    Video game sales strong this year

    By 14 November 2008

    Despite concerns over the economy, it seems we haven't stopped buying video games. In fact, perhaps we're all trying to go out less and therefore playing more. Industry execs told journos at the BMO Capital Markets interactive entertainment conference...

  • Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes
    Online

    Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes

    By 13 November 2008

    An American ISP was knocked offline earlier this week after several internet security companies alleged that it was helping spammers send out junk mail including online fraud and child pornography. McColo has apparently been being watched for several...

  • Woman auctions her name on eBay
    Online

    Woman auctions her name on eBay

    By 13 November 2008

    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
    Gadgets

    iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

    By 13 November 2008

    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...

  • iBoogie - the dance machine for your living room
    Audio

    iBoogie - the dance machine for your living room

    By 13 November 2008

    It's cold, dark and miserable outside, but it's a Friday night, and you'd feel a little bit sad just spending the evening watching Eastenders. Then why not find your favourite tunes on your MP3 player and plug in the iBoogie. This speaker blasts out tunes...

  • Samsung developing new MP3 player
    Audio

    Samsung developing new MP3 player

    By 13 November 2008

    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
    Gaming

    EA launches fitness challenge

    By 13 November 2008

    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
    Home Cinema

    Silicon Mountain brings out Allio hybrid PC/ TVs

    By 13 November 2008

    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....

  • AMD taking on Intel in netbook market
    Online

    AMD taking on Intel in netbook market

    By 13 November 2008

    Rumour has it that AMD is going to take on Intel's Atom processor and deliver a rival for the netbook market. The new CPU is promised to beat Intel's chips in terms of both battery life and video performance. In fact, AMD's VP of advanced marketing, Par...

  • Philips promising intelligent pill
    Sports Fitness

    Philips promising intelligent pill

    By 13 November 2008

    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
    Online

    Seagate and McAfee create self encrypting HDDs

    By 13 November 2008

    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
    Online

    YouTube to get into live event broadcasting

    By 13 November 2008

    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....

  • Asus and Apple slash notebook production
    Laptops

    Asus and Apple slash notebook production

    By 13 November 2008

    According to the Chinese newspaper, the Commercial Times, both Apple and Asus have had to dramatically cut the production of their notebooks. In a bid to save money in the fourth financial quarter, both manufacturers have opted to cut their orders from...

  • Quick memory boost for your Eee PC
    Online

    Quick memory boost for your Eee PC

    By 13 November 2008

    Green-House Japan has released two new SSD modules for the Eee PC. Compatible with both the 4GB or 8GB Eee models, the GH-SSD32GEP-M modules adds 32GB and the GH-SSD64GEP-M, 64GB. They have a speed of 35MBps in reading mode, but only 15MBps in writing...

  • BT cutting 10,000 jobs
    Online

    BT cutting 10,000 jobs

    By 13 November 2008

    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
    Online

    Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually

    By 13 November 2008

    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
    Cameras

    Kodak rehauls EasyShare software

    By 13 November 2008

    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...

  • Audiovox launches USB headphones and docking system
    Audio

    Audiovox launches USB headphones and docking system

    By 12 November 2008

    The Acoustic Research 5.1 Surround Sound USB headphones from Audiovox are claimed to offer a cheaper alternative to Bose. The headphones are claimed to provide surround sound. "The six high performance neodymium drivers optimize each audio channel (centre,...