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Optoma unveils GameTime projectors

Optoma unveils GameTime projectors

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Optoma has launched a new series of portable projectors capable of delivering 300-inch displays and aimed at gamers. Prices start at £349 for the projectors, which come with 2.1 speakers which have integrated subwoofer, but also a purpose-designed backpack... >>

McAfee in $465 million buy-out deal

McAfee in $465 million buy-out deal

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Last month, McAfee announced it was going to spend £23m on buying data-leakage prevention firm Reconnex. Now the security company has reached into its pockets yet again and is to fork out $465 million for Secure Computing Corp. This is McAfee's biggest... >>

Sky promising new online comedy content

Sky promising new online comedy content

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Sky has done a deal with Funnyordie.com - which is a new comedy website, which already has the backing of Little Britain duo - Matt Lucas and David Walliams. The deal will see selected content from Funnyordie on Sky's own websites, including "exclusive... >>

Pioneer shows off Series 8 speakers

Pioneer shows off Series 8 speakers

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Available from next month is the new speaker line-up from Pioneer. The Series 8 range comprises three models: the S-81 floor-standing speaker, the S-81B-LR bookshelf speaker and the S-81C centre speaker. The S-81 and S-81C are available in either high-gloss... >>

SanDisk Extreme IV CF cards get speed boost

SanDisk Extreme IV CF cards get speed boost

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SanDisk's Extreme IV range of CompactFlash cards now includes a 16GB card as well as faster transfer speeds throughout the line-up. The series has received a 12.5% speed boost up to 45 megabytes per second (MBps). And SanDisk has also added a 16GB card... >>

Sigma announces DP2 digi compact

Sigma announces DP2 digi compact

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Just as 2 years ago, Sigma announced a new DSLR and a new compact at the biennial Photokina tradeshow, this year's event has seen updates of both models. The SD14 has now been followed by the SD15, and, on the digital compact front, the DP1 now has a... >>

Sigma unveils its fourth DSLR - the SD15

Sigma unveils its fourth DSLR - the SD15

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It was nearly 2 years ago to the day that Sigma unveiled its 14-megapixel SD14 DSLR at the Photokina tradeshow. This week, the event is again kicking off in Cologne, and Sigma has used the occasion to announce a new addition to its DSLR line-up of four... >>

Gordon Brown promises broadband for all

Gordon Brown promises broadband for all

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Low income families could get vouchers up to £700 in value to get their household connected up to the Internet. This was the pledge made by PM Gordon Brown as part of new government proposals to give more people access to the Internet. Around 1.4 million... >>

Channel 4 launches YouTube style website - 4mations

Channel 4 launches YouTube style website - 4mations

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If you watch the likes of Wall-E - and think, pah, I could do that, then why not check out the new YouTube style website from Channel 4, which is designed to let animators show off their creations. The result of a collaboration between Lupus Films and... >>

Lonely Planet comes to Sony Ericsson phones

Lonely Planet comes to Sony Ericsson phones

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Last month it was Nokia and now Lonely Planet has done a deal with Sony Ericsson so its phone owners will be able to access guides to cities around the world from their mobiles. The content will be available through the Sony Ericsson Fun and Downloads... >>

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 available in new bundle

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 available in new bundle

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Launched in January, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 was claimed to deliver better workflow, new tools for putting work online and improved user guides. In fact, overall, Corel added 50 new and "significantly enhanced" features for graphics projects ranging... >>

Mamiya promises lens trio

Mamiya promises lens trio

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Mamiya hasn't released all of the tech specs as yet but medium format photography fans should start saving their pennies for three new lenses. The Mamiya Sekor AF 80mm F2.8 D/LS will be the first leaf shutter in Mamiya’s AF lineup. For snappers, this... >>

Sanyo introduced its "most advanced" full HD projector to date

Sanyo introduced its "most advanced" full HD projector to date

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Sanyo has announced what it is calling its most advanced full-HD home cinema projector to date. The PLV-Z3000 delivers 1920 x 1080 content and is also claimed to offer "incredibly smooth" projection "for even the fastest moving scenes" thanks to its eDynamic... >>

32GB iPhone 3G rumours causing web confusion

32GB iPhone 3G rumours causing web confusion

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So a launch of an updated iPhone 3G, with more memory, is being mooted for January - which is when MacWorld happens so wouldn't be beyond the realm of reality. But this is just one of the rumours that has been flying around today about an update of the... >>

Olympus Micro Four Thirds concept unveiled

Olympus Micro Four Thirds concept unveiled

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Olympus has already promised to wow crowds at this year's Photokina tradeshow with a new Four Thirds DSLR concept, but there's more... The camera manufacturer is also going to unveil a prototype built to the new Micro Four Thirds standard (some pics of... >>

Samsung Armani collaboration produces new model

Samsung Armani collaboration produces new model

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If the Samsung Armani P520 mobile phone was so your thing, but now so last season, a new model is now being showcased. The Armani Samsung Night Effect is a wonder of dark polished metal and sleek styling sporting, of course, Armani logos on both the front... >>

Rumours of a new Olympus DSLR

Rumours of a new Olympus DSLR

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The tech specs may be slim on the ground, but rumour has it that Olympus is going to be offering a sneak peek at a new DSLR at Photokina this week. The E-A1, which is a new FourThirds model, is going to be launched early next year, but Olympus is set... >>

Kodak launches wireless printers

Kodak launches wireless printers

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Two new All-in-One models have been added to Kodak's line-up of wireles printers. Both models, as AiO models, can print, copy and scan photos and documents. The ESP 7 and ESP 9 offer Wi-Fi printing, one-touch controls and a new intelligent paper tray... >>

Panasonic previews Lumix G HD DSLR concept

Panasonic previews Lumix G HD DSLR concept

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Nikon has the D90, and last week, Canon launched the EOS 5D Mark II, which offers HD video capture at full 1080 resolution at 30fps. Now, as predicted, the other key DSLR manufacturers are vying for a piece of the HD action, and Panasonic has unveiled... >>

Adobe announces Lightroom update

Adobe announces Lightroom update

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Support for the Nikon D700 and D90 DSLRs and also fixes for a number of bugs are amongst the changes Adobe has introduced with the first update of Lightroom 2.0. First and foremost - Version 2.1 fixes several "stability and high severity bugs". This include... >>

US VP hopeful Sarah Palin has private email hacked

US VP hopeful Sarah Palin has private email hacked

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Don't you just love the thrills and spills of US politics? At the moment, the Republican hopeful for the US vice presidential position is being investigated by the bipartisan investigation committee over allegations that she dismissed one Walter Monegan,... >>

COMMENT: Do DSLRs need HD video capabilities?

COMMENT: Do DSLRs need HD video capabilities?

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When the Nikon D90 arrived, the buzzword was, of course, HD video recording. Nikon claimed a world first with its new baby’s 720p record mode, and also added an HDMI socket, so that snappers, or indeed videographers, could connect up their camera to... >>

Channel 4 future's bleak, says Ofcom

Channel 4 future's bleak, says Ofcom

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Ofcom chief exec Ed Richards has told journos that C4's future may be bleak unless the TV outfit gets some serious funding. Richards made the statement before a speech at the Royal Television Society, revealing that C4 could face an annual deficit of... >>

Sega Condemned 2 ads banned

Sega Condemned 2 ads banned

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Ads for the gore-fest that is Sega's Condemned 2, have been banned following on from complaints from members of the public. The two ads were being aired post-9pm and post-11pm respectively. They has been given the go-ahead by Clearcast, which is itself... >>

Texting and driving worse than drinking

Texting and driving worse than drinking

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A new report suggests that texting whilst driving is, in fact, even more dangerous than driving whilst under the influence. The RAC Foundation, and the Transport Research Laboratory, carried about the tests following on from a poll conducted through Facebook... >>

Coca-Cola launches Football League podcast

Coca-Cola launches Football League podcast

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The latest news on all of the 72 Football League clubs is soon going to be available as a podcast. Coca-Cola, which sponsors the Football Championship and Leagues One and Two, has teamed up with Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Clemmit to offer the service.... >>

Guitar Hero promising new acts

Guitar Hero promising new acts

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There are rumours galore at the moment about who the team behind Guitar Hero is going to sign next. If you have got bored of belting out Love in an Elevator with the special edition Aerosmith version of the game, it seems a Jimi Hendrix edition may be... >>

French fight police database plans

French fight police database plans

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The UK government is coming under fire from all sides over its plans to create a massive database of details of all of our phone calls, internet activity and emails. Meanwhile, over the Channel, the French government has had to scrap plans that would... >>

Adobe InDesign CS4 deets leaked

Adobe InDesign CS4 deets leaked

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Adobe is going to release details on the latest incarnation of its Creative Suite on 23 September, but a leak by Amazon has revealed what we can expect. Screen grabs and tech specs have appeared on the eCommerce website for Adobe InDesign CS4 - the widely... >>

LG adds to plasma line-up with PG6900

LG adds to plasma line-up with PG6900

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LG has added a new model to its HD Ready plasma TV line-up that incorporates Freeview+, which is a built-in digital video recorder (DVR) (for which you don't have to pay a subscription). This means that PG6900 owners can pause, play and rewind live TV.... >>

Introducing the LG4000 - with integrated DVD player

Introducing the LG4000 - with integrated DVD player

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LG has launched two new television series - headed up by a fresh line-up of HD Ready LCD models. The LG4000 series comprises 26- and 32-inch models. They key feature is the integrated DVD player which LG says makes this new line-up perfect for smaller... >>

iSobot - the world's smallest humanoid robot - now available in UK

iSobot - the world's smallest humanoid robot - now available in UK

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The iSobot, the dinkiest of all robots, has made the long journey from Tokyo, and is now available in the UK for £199. This little chap has won big plaudits as the world's smallest humanoid robot in production as listed in the Guinness Book of Records.... >>

Meet Mech RC - the robot who rocks

Meet Mech RC - the robot who rocks

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He spins, he body pops, he dances, he backflips, he even does karate, and you can train to do so much more using special programming software, and then share your moves with other robot fans online. Introducing Mech RC - the humanoid robot - who is coming... >>

Spy camera glasses for surreptitious snaps

Spy camera glasses for surreptitious snaps

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Quantum of Solace is just weeks away: you don't have the fast cars, or the fast women, BUT you can get hold of some sunnies fit for a spy. The Spy Camera Glasses have hidden depths - put them on for a stroll, and, just by pressing the shades' arm, you... >>

Intel unveils six-core Xeon 7400 processor

Intel unveils six-core Xeon 7400 processor

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This is the monster of all chips - the Intel six-core Xeon 7400 processor. Joining the chip series, that was codenamed "Dunnington", this is expected to be the last of the Penryn family as Intel is soon to move over to a new chip tech, or processor architecture,... >>

Hacker behind biggest data heist in history pleads guilty

Hacker behind biggest data heist in history pleads guilty

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One of 11 hackers behind what is claimed to have been the largest consumer data heist in history has pleaded guilty. Damon Patrick Toey was part of a team that, in 2007, hacked a massive customer database housed at the corporate headquarters of highstreet... >>

EA walks away from Take-Two wrangle

EA walks away from Take-Two wrangle

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EA has finally given up after months of chasing Grand Theft Auto developer, Take-Two. The gaming giant had offered $2 billion for its rival, but its offer was not accepted by the extended deadline of 16 June. Take-Two had been fighting the hostile bid,... >>

Sony's A700 gets firmware update

Sony's A700 gets firmware update

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A new firmware update is now available for the Sony A700 DSLR. Additions include the ability to be able to select auto exposure bracketing (single & continuous) with 3 shots in 2 EV steps. Snappers can also now turn off the High ISO NR feature. Sony adds... >>

Sanyo Z3000 projector paraded in Japan

Sanyo Z3000 projector paraded in Japan

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Sanyo has added a new projector to its line-up, and this one, the Z3000, features "Dynamic Predictive Frame Interpolation Technology". For all of you who don't know (as in most of us), this means that the projector delivers images at a 120Hz turn over... >>

Second expansion pack for World of Warcraft coming soon

Second expansion pack for World of Warcraft coming soon

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Almost 2 years after the first expansion pack, cult game World of Warcraft is getting an update. Game developer Blizzard is to launch the second expansion pack - called The Wrath of the Lich King - on 13 November. But what can gamers look forward to?... >>

Dynamo torch that doubles as a massager

Dynamo torch that doubles as a massager

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So here's the idea - you've been hiking in the mountains, found somewhere to camp, and now it's getting dark as you turf out your bags to find all of the necessities for the night. In your kit, you find your handy Mini Dynamo Torch, which you hand crank... >>

EU probing Google and Yahoo ad deal

EU probing Google and Yahoo ad deal

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Google and Yahoo are now co-operating with European Authorities over a probe into the proposed ad revenue sharing deal between the two web giants. The deal is already under investigation in the States, where a coalition of companies and organisations... >>

Logitech shows off speaker dock duo

Logitech shows off speaker dock duo

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Logitech has launched two new speaker docks for iPod and iPhone owners. The Pure-Fi Express Plus and Pure-Fi Anytime are expected to be on shelves in October for €79.99 and €99.99 respectively. Both provide docks for your Apple kit - including iPods... >>

Two Micro Four Thirds lenses from Panasonic

Two Micro Four Thirds lenses from Panasonic

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Following on from the launch of the Lumix DMC-G1, Panasonic has announced two new Micro Four Thirds system zoom lenses. The Lumix G VARIO 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA O.I.S. and Lumix G VARIO 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S produce an equivalent field of... >>

Leica launches lens trio

Leica launches lens trio

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The Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH, Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH and Elmar-M 24 MM f/3.8 ASPH are the latest lens launches from Leica. First up - the two new Summilux lenses - the 24mm and the 21mm optic - the latter which is claimed to be "a world first for... >>

HP to slash 25,000 jobs

HP to slash 25,000 jobs

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It may have announced a whole host of new products, but things are looking none too rosy for HP, which has today announced plans to cut 25,000 jobs. It seems the credit crunch has hit the technology company which has announced a 3-year plan, which includes... >>

AMD engineer charged with stealing Intel trade secrets

AMD engineer charged with stealing Intel trade secrets

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A former Intel designer has been charged by the FBI in the US of stealing trade secrets. Massachusetts-based Biswahoman Pani, who left Intel to work for rival AMD, has been accused by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation of copying confidential Intel... >>

Japan offers world's fastest broadband speeds

Japan offers world's fastest broadband speeds

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While UK internet providers are now wondering who is going to foot the £30 billion bill for updating the country's broadband network, if you want really fast connection speeds, you'll have to move to Japan. A new study has revealed that Japan is the... >>

Sony launches lens duo for A900 DSLR

Sony launches lens duo for A900 DSLR

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Sony fans can now get top-end zoom lenses from 16mm to 400mm thanks to the launch of two new models. The Carl Zeiss Series 16-35mm f/2.8 and G Series 70-400 f/4-5.6 will ship in January 2009 for about $1800 and $1500 respectively. The Vario Sonnar T*... >>

Carl Zeiss delivers Canon EF mount lenses

Carl Zeiss delivers Canon EF mount lenses

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There have been rumours and whisperings of a new line-up of lenses from Carl Zeiss, and now, the company has confirmed two launches designed specifically for the Canon EF mount. The ZE line-up will initially comprise two models - the Planar T* 50mm and... >>