Archive for Kenneth Henry

  • Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music
    Gaming

    Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music

    By 1 March 2005

    Half-Life 2 was the major standout winner at the 2nd annual BAFTAs for Interactive Entertainment, taking best game, online game (where with Counter-Strike, it technically had two hits at the same award), action adventure, art direction and animation and...

  • Phones

    Nokia announces new models ahead of CeBit 05

    By 1 March 2005

    Nokia today unveiled three new mobile phones, aiming dead centre at the midrange The highlight of this announcement is the Nokia 6230i camera phone, which now features a megapixel camera and push-to-talk to the existing Nokia 6230. The Nokia 6230i and...

  • Gaming

    Eastwood to Reload Dirty Harry

    By 1 March 2005

    Fresh from winning two Oscars for boxing epic Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood intends to get back in front of a virtual camera, by bringing Dirty Harry to the games arena. The grizzled 74-year old will provide his trademark growling wisecracks alongside...

  • Online

    Opera Joins anti-phishing league in new V8 Beta

    By 28 February 2005

    On the day that a survey stated that 32% of all phishing sites and scams were located in America last month, it was revealed that Opera are working hard to protect its users in the same manner as Mozilla by introd (while Microsoft simply doesn't support...

  • Online

    Microsoft sues Israeli Spammer

    By 28 February 2005

    Microsoft made quite a few announcements a few months ago about beefing up its anti-spam technology,but today took its legal side of the fight to another continent by suing one of the biggest spammers in Israel. Microsoft is convinced that Amir Gans,...

  • Phones

    Skype online chat software now adds SMS

    By 28 February 2005

    Skype is the all-conquering free-to-download internet telephony client with clearer reception than some established chat programs. Not content with gradually cornerning the spoken market, now Skype has looked at the text messaging market and is offering...

  • Online

    Mac Creator Jef Raskin dies aged 61

    By 28 February 2005

    Jef Raskin, the Man often credited with creating the Macintosh, died on Saturday aged 61. He has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died at home with his family. Raskin joined Apple in 1978, becoming employee 31. His work on the interface...

  • Online

    Mozilla Firefox hacks squashed in v1.0.1 rollout

    By 26 February 2005

    We reported earlier this week that Firefox was becoming a victim of its own success by becoming a higher-profile hacking target, now the downloads passed the 25 million mark. Happily, the latest weaknesses in the browser - chief among them, the ability...

  • Gaming

    Final Fantasy Creator takes two-game deal for Microsoft

    By 25 February 2005

    Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi has joined Microsoft's Xbox team and in a new development deal, will produce RPGs for the console. The FF series has sold one copy for every person in the UK population (60 million). Clearly Microsoft are quite...

  • Online

    Euro Commission to Probe Apple iTunes price difference

    By 25 February 2005

    The fact that UK consumers pay more for goods and services than the rest of the world isn't news. The special detail on this occasion is that The Consumers' Association is supporting disgruntled customers by referring calling in Office of Fair Trading...

  • Online

    AMD demos next gen dual-core processors

    By 24 February 2005

    AMD decided to remind the market that its own 64-Bit range is alive and kicking now that the 32-Bit XPs have been retired, in the face of Intel's move to try and catch up earlier this week. “AMD's leadership with dual-core processor technology follows...

  • Online

    FBI name faked in virus-laden spoof

    By 24 February 2005

    While American teens are routinely charged for defacing government websites or hacking, it takes a daring (or foolhardy) hacker to pretend to be the FBI in order to slap more viruses onto unsuspecting users' computers. The real FBI said; "These e-mails...

  • Gaming

    Xbox hits new shortage

    By 24 February 2005

    First it was the GameCube in 2003, then the PS2's revamped version last Christmas. Now it's Microsoft's turn to see its current console fly off the shelves following its last price cut to exactly £100. Retailers with online arms have issued availability...

  • Audio

    The Mac Daddy returns with bigger iPod mini

    By 24 February 2005

    We said we'd keep you posted and now they're here. Early reports whetted our appetite last Friday. Now the world's patience has been rewarded with two new iPod mini digital music players. Apple intends to cover both ends of the market for those rejecting...

  • Audio

    Apple gets the picture with new iPod photo

    By 23 February 2005

    Apple took the covers off its brand new iPod photo portable digital music player earlier today. The 30Gb model is now the entry level for the picture ‘Pods, which debut at $349(UK£249). Apple also took the sensible route and cut the cost of the 60Gb...

  • Home Cinema

    Murdoch may organise a hit on wounded Eidos

    By 22 February 2005

    Eidos hasn't been in the best of shape recently, shutting down one of Ion Storm's studios in the US and hoping that Hitman fans will buy Blood Money in droves to help revitalise the company's share performance. While EA takes a stake in Ubi Soft instead,...

  • Online

    Firefox hits 25 million downloads in less than four months

    By 22 February 2005

    Like most internet phenomena, it was underground at first, then little by little it became better known, and now for a large portion of users, life without it would be strange. Diehards may have stuck with previous incumbent rival Netscape even after...

  • Online

    Google under fire for Auto-Linking feature

    By 22 February 2005

    The questions about Google's all-conquering dominance of the search market began with its stock market floatation. It was followed by the G-Mail email service with an air of exclusivity with its invitation system and hitherto unknown abilities for the...

  • Home Cinema

    UK users Top TV Episode Downloaders

    By 22 February 2005

    First it was music, then movies, now it's the humble small screen that's getting increasingly targeted by British downloaders. The target? Whatever's new and hot on US TV, apparently. Bitorrent is the wild frontier where these shows are located and if...

  • Gaming

    Eugene Jarvis, Arcade King, to get Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

    By 22 February 2005

    The name Eugene Jarvis may not be as big as say, Miyamoto from Japan or Will Wright with his Sims. In the early 1980s though, as the coin-operated Arcade explosion had taken off with Space Invaders and Donkey Kong from The East, in America Jarvis developed:...

  • Online

    Intel goes 64-Bit 10 years on

    By 21 February 2005

    At Christmas 1994, Intel's big Q3 launch was the original Pentium processor, rated at 60MHz. It's amazing to think that that stupid jingle's been driving us nuts for a decade, and the current version is 50 times faster than the first model ten years later....

  • Sony adds DSC-H1 and three other S Series models to Cybershot range
    Cameras

    Sony adds DSC-H1 and three other S Series models to Cybershot range

    By 21 February 2005

    Sony, always wanting a little more space for its wares to get attention, waited until yesterday to announce its Digital Camera range updates, after other regulars such as Canon and Olympus spilled the beans on Friday at the Photo Marketing Association...

  • Gaming

    Re-Enter The Matrix Online In Spring 05

    By 14 February 2005

    After sales of five million copies two years ago, another Matrix game was guaranteed and the release of the gigantic box set with everything from 1999 to the end of 2003 in DVD format, development of the online version went quiet, until now. The Massively...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    TDK BP100 Headphones review

    By 4 January 2005

    For once we can believe the packaging; TDK's BP100 in-ear headphones are as comfortable as TDK says, greatly helped by the rubberised parts. I can't stand in-ear headphones. However I was forced to admit, in spite of the short cable, it was easy to adjust...

  • God of Games Peter Molyneux receives OBE
    Gaming

    God of Games Peter Molyneux receives OBE

    By 31 December 2004

    He's been coding since 1987 so he isn't an overnight success. Peter Molyneux's name conjures up memories of many classics such as Populous, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, the like-or-hate Black and White and the recently released...