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Hannsg launches 19 inch tough screen monitor

Hannsg launches 19 inch tough screen monitor

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A monitor with a protective acrylic screen surface has been launched by Hannsg. The 19-inch monitor, called the HC196DP, has designed to withstand knocks and bumps and so is said to be ideal for busy environments such as offices, libraries and school... >>

PNY boosts netbook storage

PNY boosts netbook storage

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PNY is claiming to be the first company to have designed a range of memory cards specifically for slotting into netbooks. The SDHC NetBook Memory Card is promised to be able to double the storage on your netbook, or even more. The card is available in... >>

Brits sending 217 million texts per day

Brits sending 217 million texts per day

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Perhaps it's because money is tight, but it seems more and more of us Brits are opting to send texts instead of calling our pals. According to the latest research by the Mobile Data Association, we have sent, on average, 60 million more text messages... >>

Argos overcharges 190,000 customers

Argos overcharges 190,000 customers

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Hundreds of thousands of Argos customers have been left worrying that they are now in the red after the retailer double charged for their purchases. Argos has admitted that 190,000 customers were twice in one day - last Friday (24 October). It means millions... >>

Logitech to buy SightSpeed

Logitech to buy SightSpeed

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Logitech is to buy Californian internet video comms company, Sightspeed, for approximately $30 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in early November. Said the Swiss company in a statement: "The acquisition of SightSpeed will provide... >>

Bang & Olufsen pull out of phone market

Bang & Olufsen pull out of phone market

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Bang & Olufsen has been hard hit by the economic downturn as it seems even the very rich are tightening their purse strings. The company has, as a result, decided to save some cash. It is going to stop making the mobile phones, DVD players and recorders... >>

Edifier iF200 alarm clock and speaker system for iPod
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Edifier iF200 alarm clock and speaker system for iPod

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OK so it’s been out a while, but everyone from grannies to grandkids seems to have an iPod, so this could be the perfect Christmas pressie for one, if not five, of your family members. The Edifier iF200 is an alarm clock and a speaker system which is... >>

Bosses told to embrace Facebook

Bosses told to embrace Facebook

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Companies in the UK don't look too kindly on us workers having the occassional peek at our Facebook profile page during work hours. But a think tank says that this attitude, and the fact that some companies even block access to these sorts of sites, could... >>

CNN International launches on Freeview

CNN International launches on Freeview

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Nuts TV is no longer going to be available in Freeview, but in its place CNN International is going to be broadcast. The spin-off of the IPC Media men's weekly magazine is still going to run online, but has now been axed from both Freeview and Sky. Dee... >>

Sony profits slump by 90%

Sony profits slump by 90%

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Sony has had a really tough quarter, admitting that its profits have slumped by a staggering 90% in the past 3 months. Sony reported that its operating profit totalled 11.05 billion yen for July through to September, which was down from 111.62 billion... >>

O2 launches phone for Czech pensioners

O2 launches phone for Czech pensioners

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From 1 November, O2 will be offering a new phone designed specifically for the elderly and handicapped. The Emporia Life model, which will not be available in the UK, is designed specifically to be easy to use with basic functions for calling and sending... >>

LinkedIn launches apps

LinkedIn launches apps

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Just last week, the business-orientated social networking website LinkedIn managed to secure a whooping $22.7m in new funding to help extend its network around the world. Now the site has hit the headlines again but this time because it has teamed up... >>

ITV brings vids to Friends Reunited

ITV brings vids to Friends Reunited

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We knew that they were looking into it in August, but now ITV has confirmed that it is going to bring some of its video content to the networking website Friends Reunited. Videos will be added to all four of the ITV owned websites - Friends Reunited,... >>

Myvu video eyewear coming to an O2 store near you

Myvu video eyewear coming to an O2 store near you

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Myvu's range of personal media viewers (or glasses that make you look like Geordie LaForge) are coming to O2 stores. The deal will see the Myvu Crystal range of video eyewear "going mainstream", launching first at O2’s flagship store at the O2 Arena... >>

US senator criticises proposed Google/Yahoo "monopoly"

US senator criticises proposed Google/Yahoo "monopoly"

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Opposition to the proposed Google and Yahoo ad sharing deal is mounting on both sides of the Atlantic. The deal is already under investigation by authories in both the European Union and the US, and a coalition of independent organisations has also been... >>

Free digital frame with Epson EH-DM2 projector

Free digital frame with Epson EH-DM2 projector

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Punters will get a free AgfaPhoto multimedia digital photoframe when they buy the Epson EH-DM2 projector. The offer is running from the beginning of November until stocks run out. The EH-DM2 projector is a portable models which combines a DVD player (with... >>

Psystar ships new PCs with Blu-ray drives

Psystar ships new PCs with Blu-ray drives

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At the launch of the new MacBooks and MacBooks Pros earlier this month, pundits were just as interested in what the new machines didn't have as what they did. In particular, Steve Jobs faced a grilling as to why there are no Blu-ray drives to which he... >>

Children want adult supervision online

Children want adult supervision online

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Children using the Internet want more protection online, according to a new survey. The school inspectorate, Ofsted, has released the findings of a report in which it asked 686 school children how they feel about their safety online. And the majority... >>

Google signs up authors and publishers to book deal

Google signs up authors and publishers to book deal

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After two years of legal wrangling, Google has done a deal with some of the world's biggest publishers and authors. The copyright agreement with The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is being lauded as a landmark settlement.... >>

UPDATED: Alcatel creates own brand "Lobster" phone

UPDATED: Alcatel creates own brand "Lobster" phone

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There's no pics as yet but Alcatel has announced that it has been asked by Virgin Mobile to create a new handset. The Lobster 621 will be a Virgin Mobile branded model, and will be aimed at the lower end of the market. As a result, it will have a price... >>

Ofcom raps Sky for ad campaign

Ofcom raps Sky for ad campaign

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Ofcom has given Sky a telling -off following on from ads that took a rather large dig at competitor, Virgin Media. The ads referred to the falling out between the two companies, which has led to the fact that some of the Sky channels are now not available... >>

Is web surfing affecting how we think?

Is web surfing affecting how we think?

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People who know their technology could be the masters of the human race - "the top of the new social order" - according to a new report. A scientist claims that people who regularly surf the web show increased learning capabilities and more creativity... >>

e-Voting not to be implemented until 2010

e-Voting not to be implemented until 2010

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Following on from concerns about security, the Government has opted not to move over to an e-voting system next year. Michael Wills, the minister for justice, has now gone on the record stating: "The Government does not plan to introduce e-voting for... >>

Namesco offers £1 broadband package

Namesco offers £1 broadband package

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An astonishing 27% of the UK population has never been online, and a third of us Brits don't use the internet. In a bid to get more of us surfing the web, 24 October was named Get Online Day, and to support this, Namesco has announced a new broadband... >>

Teenage hackers causing chaos

Teenage hackers causing chaos

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Way back in May, a ring of prolific hackers were arrested in Spain, but why this story hit the national, and international headlines, was because some of those caught were teenagers. Now, it's become official. Computer security experts are reporting that... >>