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Sanyo's new 4LCD projector - the PLC-XP200L

Sanyo's new 4LCD projector - the PLC-XP200L

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Sanyo is claiming to have set a new benchmark in projector technology with its new 4LCD line-up. The first model to use the technology is the PLC-XP200L. 4LCD is an update of 3LCD, but adds an additional Liquid Crystal Colour Control Device to create... >>

US goes after "scareware" developers

US goes after "scareware" developers

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Software manufacturers, and the US authorities, are taking action against scam artists who use scare tactics to make consumers buy worthless software. Microsoft is among the companies who have filed lawsuits against these criminals. The programmes listed... >>

H20 Audio launches Surge and Amphibx waterproof ranges

H20 Audio launches Surge and Amphibx waterproof ranges

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H2O Audio has launched a range of headphones and armbands for sports fans. The new Surge and Amphibx range work to 3.6 metres deep and are the product of years of development by H2O Audio and athletes. They are designed to work with iPods, MP3 players... >>

Slide bringing more videos to Facebook

Slide bringing more videos to Facebook

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You can watch videos already on the social networking website Facebook, including YouTube clips and also home vids you post for your mates' amusement. But a new deal could see quality content from the likes of CBS Corp's CBS Interactive, Comcast Corp's... >>

Microsoft admits lack of internet search biz could hit profits

Microsoft admits lack of internet search biz could hit profits

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In March, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's big boss, stood, bold as brass, before journos, and threw down the gauntlet at Google's feet. He declared at the MIX08 conference in Las Vegas - that his company will catch up with Google in online advertising and... >>

Best Buy gets approval to buy Napster

Best Buy gets approval to buy Napster

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Napster is soon to have a new owner. The US Federal Trade Commission has given retail chain Best Buy its approval for the $121 million deal, which was first announced at the beginning of the month. Best Buy is hoping that the acquisition of the digital... >>

TerraTec launches satellite TV cards for your PC

TerraTec launches satellite TV cards for your PC

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TerraTec has launched its first ever line-up of TV cards designed specifically to get satellite TV to your PC. The Cinergy S PCI and Cinergy S2 PCI HD are TV cards which have to be connected up via a cable with the digital LNB from your satellite dish.... >>

Microsoft vows never to make a mobile

Microsoft vows never to make a mobile

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Microsoft supremo Steve Ballmer has blown any hopes of a Microsoft mobile out of the water. In an interview with Reuters, he said that analysts predicting the computing giant will enter the mobile phone market are wrong. "I do not anticipate us building... >>

Sony launches limited edition 007 laptop

Sony launches limited edition 007 laptop

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There were bullets a-flying (ok so just blanks) as Sony unveiled its 007 themed laptop to a rather stunned group of journos in London. The Z-Series is a limited edition model that sports the 007 logo, and is being launched to mark the opening of the next... >>

New organisation founded to fight online piracy

New organisation founded to fight online piracy

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The battle between peer-2-peer websites and the music and movie industries is hotting up. The notorious file sharing website, Pirate Bay, is facing bans in Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Despite a recent vote by the EU, not to adopt a three strikes and you're... >>

Amazon fixes video on demand flaw

Amazon fixes video on demand flaw

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Days after journos over a Reuters exposed a flaw in its video download service which meant free movies for web surfer, Amazon has taken action. The problem was caused by a security flaw in Adobe's server software, which is used by the likes of Amazon... >>

Microsoft vulnerable to economic woes after all

Microsoft vulnerable to economic woes after all

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Just days ago, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's head honcho, spoke to journos of his confidence that the tech and telecoms industries would enjoy a "certain buoyancy" despite the worldwide economic woes. He did admit, however, that companies are not immune,... >>

Apple facing lawsuit over iTunes DRM

Apple facing lawsuit over iTunes DRM

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Apple is facing a lawsuit over the fact that iTunes content will not play on anything other than Apple Devices. A consumer group in Norway has mobilised and is going to take the computer giant to court over what it claims are "unfair barriers". And it... >>

Datawind launches PocketSurfer 2R

Datawind launches PocketSurfer 2R

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Claiming to deliver "the next generation of mobile internet" is the second model in the PocketSurfer line-up from Datawind. The new model is an upgrade of the PocketSurfer 2, which is now going to be phased out. The new PocketSurfer 2R basically allows... >>

BSkyB ordered to sell ITV shares

BSkyB ordered to sell ITV shares

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Virgin Media will be celebrating. The Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld an earlier ruling by the Competition Commission that BSkyB must sell off some of its shares in ITV. Virgin Media was amongst the companies that claimed that the 17.9% stake held... >>

Nero Move it promises "multimedia mobility"

Nero Move it promises "multimedia mobility"

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Nero has launched a new software solution it claims gets round the problem of trying to watch or listen to lots of different types of files on lots of different devices.Nero Move it allows you to convert music, videos, and photos from one file format... >>

Tiscali to show Raindance films for free

Tiscali to show Raindance films for free

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For the fourth year, Tiscali has teamed up with Raindance Film Festival to offer free online viewing of some of the top entries. From 2 to 12 October, nine movies will be shown online at the same time as they are being screened in cinemas for the London-based... >>

Nero 9 digital multimedia solution released

Nero 9 digital multimedia solution released

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Nero claims to have made things simpler with the latest incarnation of its digital media and home entertainment software. Nero had a chat with its customers and the result is Nero 9, which is claimed to offer "one solution to easily create, edit, rip,... >>

Day of data loss disasters

Day of data loss disasters

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Yesterday it was the General Teaching Council that had to own up to a massive data loss cock-up, but today, there have been a whole host of admittals. First up - and perhaps the most worrying - is the blunder that has led to a camera containing MI6 photos... >>

Apple shares tumble

Apple shares tumble

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Fears that the economic downturn is sure to affect tech companies have sent Apple's shares tumbling 16%. Apple's stock has now lost more than one-third of its value over just 1 month. And this latest blow is the biggest decrease in 7 years for the computing... >>

Flaw in Adobe software means free movie downloads

Flaw in Adobe software means free movie downloads

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In an expose, journos over at Reuters are claiming that a security flaw in Adobe's server software means that web surfers can get hold of free movies. The server software is used by the likes of Amazon to deliver content to customers for its video on... >>

Samsung's second 8MP phone, the Pixon, becomes official

Samsung's second 8MP phone, the Pixon, becomes official

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Just this morning, we said it was on the cards - and how right we were. Samsung has now officially launched its second 8-megapixel camera phone. Officially named the Pixon (or the M8800), this takes the mantle of the world's slimmest phone with this resolution... >>

Netgear unveils new networking solutions

Netgear unveils new networking solutions

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Netgear has launched a new line-up of Wireless-N networking solutions - the WNR2000 and DGN2000. These two wireless routers are claimed to deliver quality wireless performance over long ranges, as well as support for 802.11g devices. As Netgear explains:... >>

Ballmer: Tech industry will be credit crunch free

Ballmer: Tech industry will be credit crunch free

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Steve Ballmer has told journos that the tech world is going to be alright, despite the daily news of yet more economic woes. Baller confidently predicted a "certain buoyancy" among technology and telecommunications customers worldwide. "Our industry is... >>

Philips launches LCD line-up - the Flavors family

Philips launches LCD line-up - the Flavors family

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They've only launched in Italy at the moment, but still worth a mention is the new Flavors line-up of LCD TVs from Philips. Style is the key - as each TV comes with two interchangeable frames - so you can make your TV fit your decor. And you can order... >>

Sky halves price of HD box

Sky halves price of HD box

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Sky is soon to launch seven, yes seven, new HD channels, and to mark this momentous occasion, it is offering its Sky+ HD box for just £75. This is half the usual price and the deal will run for the whole of October. Customers, whether currently with... >>

EU votes on file sharing

EU votes on file sharing

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The European Union has avoided controversy (but annoyed the French) by voting no to a policy that would have seen internet users cut for illegally downloading copyright material from the internet. The "three strikes and you're out" policy is already being... >>

Council set up to keep kids safe online

Council set up to keep kids safe online

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The government has launched a new council that is hoped will help protect children when they are online. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety is to be launched by Schools Secretary Ed Balls and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. Its creation follows on... >>

LG Renoir KC910 mobile phone
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LG Renoir KC910 mobile phone

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The first thing you have to decide with the LG KC910 is whether you are going to view it as the successor to the Viewty or an iPhone killer. The latter it ain’t – the interface isn’t as sleek or intuitive as the Apple device, but it does have some... >>

MI6 using Facebook to recruit spies

MI6 using Facebook to recruit spies

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Gone are the days when university lecturers would take bright sparks aside, and suggest they may want to consider a secretive career serving their country. The Secret Services have gone high-tech and are now, apparently, recruiting the spies of tomorrow... >>

Thousands of teachers' details lost

Thousands of teachers' details lost

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Another week and another data scandal. The General Teaching Council for England has had to own up to losing a disc with it says contain the personal details of 11,420 teachers in the UK. The disc went missing whilst in transit. The GTC has issued an apology... >>

Samsung to launch second 8MP camera phone

Samsung to launch second 8MP camera phone

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The new target for camera phones now seems to be 8 megapixels. Sony Ericsson brought us the C905, LG has now unveiled the Renoir or KC910, and Samsung has delivered the i8510. But now Samsung may be about to launch yet another 8-megapixel model. Rumour... >>

LG promises 10-megapixel cameraphones

LG promises 10-megapixel cameraphones

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10-megapixel camera phones, or more, HD video on your mobi and even speech recognition GPS technology ... these were amongst the bold promises being made by LG at a London gathering this week. The phone manufacturer invited a select few journalists to... >>

Visa applications for Android phones

Visa applications for Android phones

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Over in Mexico, some phone owners are using their mobile to pay restaurant bills and taxi fares. Well this technology could be set to go global. Visa has announced that it is teaming up with phone providers to offer services to mobile phone users. The... >>

Photobox comes to Facebook

Photobox comes to Facebook

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Photobox has launched a new application that will allows social networkers to add pics to Facebook and send them to be printed at the same time. The new Super Photos app is now in beta, and was developed by Nudge Social Media. It means that when you upload... >>

Digg gets $28.7 million in funding

Digg gets $28.7 million in funding

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There were rumours at the beginning of the year that it was facing buy out bids from both Google and Microsoft, but Digg has kept on going it alone and just raised $28.7 million in funding. The cash boost is to be used to help the web company expand internationally... >>

SlingMedia introduces the Sling Catcher

SlingMedia introduces the Sling Catcher

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Coming soon (though we can't tell you when) is the Sling Catcher from SlingMedia. SlingMedia has made a name for itself with devices that let you send content from your TV to your PC or Mac, and a whole host of mobile phones from Symbian devices through... >>

Sony Ericsson eyeing up Android platform

Sony Ericsson eyeing up Android platform

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At the launch of the hotly anticipated G1 Google Android phone from T-Mobile and HTC, Google promised "a 1000 gPhones". Well, a report in Reuters seems to suggest that Sony Ericsson could well be one of manufacturers to produce an Android model ... just... >>

Buffalo Linkstation Live NAS gets rehaul

Buffalo Linkstation Live NAS gets rehaul

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The LinkStation Live NAS is a storage device that will stream data direct to your PC, Mac or even the iPhone. The company has now updated the device and added new features including a power saving function, which will allow the user to set timings so... >>

Eye-Fi doubles memory card transfer speeds

Eye-Fi doubles memory card transfer speeds

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Along with SanDisk and Lexar, Eye-Fi has opted to increase the data transfer speeds offered by its range of memory cards. An update will be released on 05 October and will double the speed of the card's wireless transfer from 350Kbps to 700Kbps. The bumped... >>

The future is 3D, says Fujifilm

The future is 3D, says Fujifilm

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Photokina has been open for just 1 day and already there have been masses of camera - both compact and DSLR - announcements. But here's something completely different. Fujifilm has decided to give a quick glimpse into the future of photography, revealing... >>

Calumet launches girly range of camera bags

Calumet launches girly range of camera bags

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Next month (October) is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to mark this, Calumet is selling a new range of camera bags designed specifically for women. The limited edition range of leather cases will be sold both online and in the company's flagship store... >>

Array of iPod touch and nano cases from Griffin Tech

Array of iPod touch and nano cases from Griffin Tech

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The launch of Apple’s iPod touch 2G and iPod nano 4G has been followed by the arrival of a whole host of new cases from Griffin to keep your new 'Pod pristine. First up, for people who want to listen to their tunes on the go, is the AeroSport, which... >>

Open AV launches software to "automate" your home

Open AV launches software to "automate" your home

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The team at Open AV are claiming that they can turn your pad into "an energy saving, digital entertainment centre" with its new software. The package basically allows you to control the lighting, heating and digital entertainment in your property using... >>

BullGuard updates internet security package

BullGuard updates internet security package

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BullGuard has released a new version of its internet security software for protecting your computer from nasties off the web. Version 8.5 incorporates antivirus, antispyware, firewall, spamfilter and backup functionalities. New features include a new... >>

Yahoo board okays AOL acquisition talks

Yahoo board okays AOL acquisition talks

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The first mutterings this year that Yahoo might be interested in buying, or merging with, AOL appeared on the web way back in February. Just after Yahoo rejected the first of Microsoft's attempts to buy it came rumours that buying AOL could be a way of... >>

Lensbaby unveils trio of quirky optics

Lensbaby unveils trio of quirky optics

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They have become a bit of a cult photo accessory, and now the team behind the LensBaby optic has announced three new launches. The original lenses are known for delivering a sweet spot of focus in an image, which can be moved around the frame. However... >>

London mayor promising Wi-Fi access everywhere

London mayor promising Wi-Fi access everywhere

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Vocal London mayor, Boris Johnson, has hit out at Gordon Brown's plans to give vouchers to low income households to get them on the Internet. In an interview on BBC Radio, Johnson claimed that it would be far more fruitful to get blanket Wi-Fi coverage... >>

Minox to launch 10 megapixel snapper - the DC 1033

Minox to launch 10 megapixel snapper - the DC 1033

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There has been a barrage of camera launches today and here's another one. Minox - best known for its miniature cameras and spy models - has launched the 10-megapixel DC 1033. This £199 is set to hit shelves in November. Main specs include a 2.7-inch... >>

Leica confirms launch plans for R10 DSLR

Leica confirms launch plans for R10 DSLR

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Leica's been mighty busy. Not only has Photokina brought news on the new S2 system - a 37-megapixel camera - but there are also rumours of a new DSLR. According to web reports, the R10 will contain a full-frame imaging sensor and is also expected to draw... >>