Archive for Ryan Haynes

Plextor launches affordable pocket hard disk

Plextor launches affordable pocket hard disk

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Plextor is extending its personal storage range with its new portable hard disk drive, small enough to fit in your pocket. Coming in a brushed aluminum case the PX-PH16U2 (160GB) is compatible for both the Mac and PC. It can deal with all types of media... >>

Working day no longer 9 to 5

Working day no longer 9 to 5

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One-third of workers do their jobs outside the standard hours of 9 to 5, according to a survey by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). Commissioned by First Direct, the report found that evenings are no longer just for the entertainment... >>

LG goes chocolate for plasma

LG goes chocolate for plasma

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LG Electronics unveiled its latest plasma TV range, including two models inspired by the fashionable design of the LG Chocolate Handset. The 60-inch 1080P Full HD PF95 and 50-inch HD-ready PB65 goes for the chocolate of the famous phone. LG has taken... >>

Phone recycling website relaunches

Phone recycling website relaunches

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Mopay is relaunching to help people recycle their old mobile phones and give back to charity. The simple service that just takes the mobile details from you through the website will find a way to recycle the handset. Users just need to send the phone... >>

Yahoo Photos closes, Microsoft to buy Yahoo

Yahoo Photos closes, Microsoft to buy Yahoo

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Thousands of photo sharing users will have to move their photos from Yahoo's Photo service because the company has said that it is closing its doors. "The strains of running two photo sharing sites has always seemed impractical", one industry insider... >>

Yahoo's oneSearch launches in Europe

Yahoo's oneSearch launches in Europe

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Yahoo's mobile searching technology has been localised and launched in the UK. oneSearch was only previously available in the US and as part of Yahoo's integrated 2.0 search application. It has now been localised and introduced across Europe. The tool... >>

DRM takes two further steps

DRM takes two further steps

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Warner has signed a deal with MySpace to begin offering music to it’s members on the social networking site - but with DRM intact. Many expected Warner to follow EMI's move with Apple to offer DRM-free downloads; however the record company has decided... >>

DirecTV launches Portable Satellite TV service

DirecTV launches Portable Satellite TV service

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DirecTV has launched its first satellite TV with a 17-inch LCD display. The satellite provider’s new product, Sat-Go, uses a satellite receiver for avid TV fans. Coming in a brief case to protect the large screen the dish, tuner, and display is all... >>

Text takes over talk

Text takes over talk

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For the first time in 10 years mobile phone call volumes have dropped according to research by JD Power. Nearly 3000 UK mobile phone users were surveyed and found that the number of phones made on average per week is dropping. Pre-paid customers made... >>

Bang & Olufsen cut background noise with new headset

Bang & Olufsen cut background noise with new headset

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Bang And Olufsen has used its expertise and quality audio technology to develop a Bluetooth headset with what it claims is "added clarity". The headset, which promises to cut background noise, features audio technology able to filter out environmental... >>

One in three customer emails ignored

One in three customer emails ignored

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It has been found that telcos are the worst offenders when it comes to ignoring customer emails, totalling a 42 percent response rate. eGain tested 125 major UK companies on response times as well as quality of information through email. Staff actively... >>

Tiscali launch on-demand Movie Now service

Tiscali launch on-demand Movie Now service

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Tiscali has announced a partnership and the availability of a TV service on demand from its homepage. Following in the footsteps of BT, BBC, ITV, Joost the broadband provider has teamed up with Arts Alliance Media for a new service, Movies Now, where... >>

Fake Xbox Live accounts blocked

Fake Xbox Live accounts blocked

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Xbox Live account users will have content blocked from other countries in order to protect Global Digital Rights Management. Microsoft has had to act after users have set up fake foreign accounts to access downloads and data from other countries for which... >>

iWay SD card reader for iPod launched

iWay SD card reader for iPod launched

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A new accessory has been launched that allows digital camera users to transfer data to and from an SD to Apple's iPod. The new product is meant to bridge the gap between memory and PC uploads. In other words, photos don’t need to be loaded onto iPods... >>

Internet Explorer 8 details exposed

Internet Explorer 8 details exposed

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Details have emerged about Microsoft's new Internet Explorer browser even though the application isn't due for another 12 months. According to rumours on the web, the new IE8 will have improved RSS, CSS and AJAX support and work as a real hub for the... >>

Xda Argon comes to O2

Xda Argon comes to O2

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O2 has announced that it has expanded its Xda portfolio with the exclusive launch of the Xda Argon. The new device is suprisingly powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 rather than Microsoft's latest mobile OS platform and features Microsoft direct-push email,... >>

iGoogle experiences hiccups

iGoogle experiences hiccups

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Last week we reported that Google had relaunched its personalised homepage under the name iGoggle. However in the past week many users have been unable to access their data as the company moved customers over to the new system. In some cases, users are... >>

UCAS create YouGo student career site

UCAS create YouGo student career site

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The days of trawling around Career shows touting your wears could be over following the launch of a new website from UCAS. Turning to the web, the student organisation has developed a user-generated site to help build student careers. The site, yougofurther.co.uk,... >>

Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

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Coming to a browser near you is Yahoo's new tool that will allow its instant messaging service in a web browser without the need of IM software. Also working with Microsoft's MSN, the browser function is designed for someone without immediate access to... >>

Firefox Companion for eBay available for download

Firefox Companion for eBay available for download

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Firefox as added an eBay add-on to its browser for avid buyers and sellers called the Firefox Companion for eBay. eBay bids are accessed through the website, but with the add-on you can quickly access your ebay bids and items for sale in a side bar. It's... >>

IBM fills the "airgap" to create faster chips

IBM fills the "airgap" to create faster chips

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IBM is using a new process called "airgap" to improve the efficiency and speed of its chips. The company is copying the natural shapes of snowflakes and seashells that it says will run 35% faster and consume 15% less energy. The process involves enabling... >>

Red Stone expands with Samsung and K2 Network

Red Stone expands with Samsung and K2 Network

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Samsung and K2 Network have partnered to expand the reach of the multi-player online role-playing game Red Stone beyond Japan. The game, which has taken the country by storm with over one million people playing it, will now expand to North and South America,... >>

Online TV viewers on the rise

Online TV viewers on the rise

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Amid a host of online IPTV service launches like Joost, BBC's iPlayer and ITV's iTV in the last week, new research out today has found that users accessing content is on the rise. Jumping on an IPTV bandwagon, Motorola questioned 2500 people across Europe... >>

LG to launch TV mobile phones

LG to launch TV mobile phones

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LG are set to launch three television mobile phones making an aggressive move into the market. The SB630/KB6300/LB6300 Television Phones by the LG group, offer support for DMB-T standard for reception of wireless digital television transmissions. The... >>

Pandora blocks listeners outside US

Pandora blocks listeners outside US

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Pandora has had to block all users originating from a non-US IP address due to legal pressure from record companies. The popular internet radio station for users to build custom playlists and discover new music, has had to keep to its roots. Pandora always... >>