Archive for Ryan Haynes

  • Plextor launches affordable pocket hard disk

    Plextor launches affordable pocket hard disk

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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

    By 4 May 2007

    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...

  • Pocket MP3 player gets bent

    Pocket MP3 player gets bent

    By 4 May 2007

    Fed up of his MP3 player sticking awkwardly in his pocket, a designer has come up with a nifty shape for the humble MP3 player. Seeming as well mainly carry the players in our pockets, he has taken the liberty to shapre it according to our bodies. Matthias...

  • ReVoice lists its vocal secrets

    ReVoice lists its vocal secrets

    By 4 May 2007

    Ringtone fan looking for that personalised touch have been offered the chance to transform their own voice into a ringtone. Called ReVoice, the new service promises to turn your warbles into a ringtone within 2 seconds of recording so you sound like a...

  • Xda Argon comes to O2

    Xda Argon comes to O2

    By 4 May 2007

    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,...

  • Nokia and Vodafone offer Groove Armada exclusive

    Nokia and Vodafone offer Groove Armada exclusive

    By 3 May 2007

    New customers of the Nokia N76 will be offered an exclusive version of Groove Armada's new album "Soundboy Rocks" as long as they've got a PC to download it to. From this weekend, anyone buying the phone or receiving an upgrade will be given a card and...

  • iGoogle experiences hiccups

    iGoogle experiences hiccups

    By 3 May 2007

    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

    By 3 May 2007

    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,...

  • Wireless mixer minimises equipment

    Wireless mixer minimises equipment

    By 3 May 2007

    A new gadget has been launched that will allow DJs up and down the land to go to the toilet mid mix and still have control over what is being played. The handheld mixer reports to your laptop or PC to manage songs and create mixes via a Wi-Fi connection....

  • BlackBerry Curve gets European launch

    BlackBerry Curve gets European launch

    By 3 May 2007

    The makers of BlackBerry has unveiled its latest model to be aimed at the consumer market with a host of multimedia accessories. The new BlackBerry Curve (Called the 8300 in the US) from Research In Motion has included a 2MP camera, music player and video...

  • Swimming lap counter

    Swimming lap counter

    By 3 May 2007

    This simple, yet effective design comes especially for swimmers trying to beat a summer bulge. The underwater lap counting and timing device works with all types of pools. It is ready for immediate use straight out of the box, just insert 2 AAA batteries....

  • Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

    Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

    By 3 May 2007

    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...


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