Archive for Katie Scott

  • Opera upgrades Nintendo Wii browser

    Opera upgrades Nintendo Wii browser

    By 12 November 2008

    Opera announced its new Mini 4.2 browser just yesterday, but today has promised updates of the internet browser channel for the Nintendo Wii. The changes will include a new button interface and tabs. According to the online gaming magazine GameReactor,...

  • Best Buy slashes profit predictions

    Best Buy slashes profit predictions

    By 12 November 2008

    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,...

  • LG unveils shiny new handset - the KC560

    LG unveils shiny new handset - the KC560

    By 12 November 2008

    LG has sneakily launched a new phone. The KC560 is a tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900) model with GPRS/EDGE connectivity. Spec wise, you get a 2.4-inch 262K color QVGA TFT display, 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash, FM radio, USB and Bluetooth and microSD...

  • Richard Solo shows off 1800 iPhone battery

    Richard Solo shows off 1800 iPhone battery

    By 12 November 2008

    The Richard Solo 1800 is a rather nice looking 1800mAh battery pack, that you won't be ashamed of connecting your iPhone up to. No price as yet though...

  • Orange France to slash iPhone 3G price

    Orange France to slash iPhone 3G price

    By 12 November 2008

    Orange France is on the verge of slashing the price of the 3G iPhone. AppleInsider has found some ads that see the price of the 8GB phone going down to as little as 99 euros when bought with a service plan. The catch could be a 45 euro/ month, 2-year...

  • Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models

    Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models

    By 12 November 2008

    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...

  • Penguin book turned into USB drive

    Penguin book turned into USB drive

    By 12 November 2008

    For an exhibition entitled Blood on Paper, artists were given a book and asked to customise it. Richard Shed got a 60-year-old Penguin Classics copy of The New Machiavelli which he digitised - scanning in every page - and then put the contents on a USB...

  • UK shoppers will spend £13bn online this Xmas

    UK shoppers will spend £13bn online this Xmas

    By 12 November 2008

    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...

  • Get interactive with Mgestyk's gesture-based interface

    Get interactive with Mgestyk's gesture-based interface

    By 12 November 2008

    Here's a new one - a computer interface that will recognise the thumbs up sign as a command to get on and do something. Mgestyk's gesture-based interface technology will also scroll following a wave of the hand or even follow a flick of a wrist and turn...

  • Kodak adds Christmas cards to its gallery

    Kodak adds Christmas cards to its gallery

    By 12 November 2008

    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

    By 12 November 2008

    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...

  • Peli promises to protect with 1090 laptop case

    Peli promises to protect with 1090 laptop case

    By 12 November 2008

    The new Peli 1090 hardback laptop case is now available in the UK via JP Distribution. The case is claimed to be dustproof, watertight and crushproof. Inside it has a moulded plush foam liner to fit 15.4-inch laptops but also has a vent with Gore-Tex...

  • Sanyo XW57 projector finally gets US release

    Sanyo XW57 projector finally gets US release

    By 12 November 2008

    The Sanyo XW57 projector was launched in Japan some time ago but has now, finally, been made available elsewhere. It delivers 2000 lumens brightness, a 1.2x optical zoom, as well as basic security features and thief protection. Video Inputs include D-Sub...

  • Logitec Japan introduces 1TB eco drive

    Logitec Japan introduces 1TB eco drive

    By 12 November 2008

    Logitec Japan, which is a whole different outfit from the keyboard and mouse maker, has unveiled the LHD-ED1000U2L. The 1TB external HDD with USB 2.0 with some Eco friendly features, including a Power Saving mode which will stop any HDD rotation after...

  • Video game created in honour of Obama

    Video game created in honour of Obama

    By 12 November 2008

    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...

  • Magix promises to record your tapes and records

    Magix promises to record your tapes and records

    By 12 November 2008

    German software developer Magix reckons it can save all of your precious records and tapes. The company had brought out a software package for digitising the content you have on video tapes, but has now turned its attention to vinyl records and cassette...

  •  China to officially recognise internet addiction

    China to officially recognise internet addiction

    By 11 November 2008

    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...

  • Design combines 500GB HDD with Blu-ray player

    Design combines 500GB HDD with Blu-ray player

    By 11 November 2008

    A designer named Jinwoo Han has combined a 500GB external drive with a built-in DVD and Blu-ray burner. Ok so it's just a concept at the moment but here's hoping it makes it to the shelves.

  • Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

    Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

    By 11 November 2008

    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...

  • iRiver takes on iPhone

    iRiver takes on iPhone

    By 11 November 2008

    A Korean company is going to take on the iPhone. Reigncom, which is the company behind the iRiver brand of MP3 players, unveiled its iPhone rivalling phone concept way back at CES. But now the phone is to become a reality. The details are scant at the...

  • Dashboard gadget relays info on speed cameras

    Dashboard gadget relays info on speed cameras

    By 11 November 2008

    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

    By 11 November 2008

    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

    By 11 November 2008

    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

    By 11 November 2008

    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...

  • Man gets tattoo to win a BlackBerry Storm

    Man gets tattoo to win a BlackBerry Storm

    By 11 November 2008

    When RIM launched a competition stateside asking “What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm”, they probably weren't expecting what they got. The winner, picked from 3000 entries, was T.J. from Toledo, Ohio, who showed his love of the handset by getting...


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