Archive for Ryan Haynes

  • Firefox Companion for eBay available for download
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    Firefox Companion for eBay available for download

    By 3 May 2007

    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...

  • Notepad prepared for journalists
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    Notepad prepared for journalists

    By 3 May 2007

    It's not in production, but this nifty design will help anyone with hot career footing in journalism. The handheld notepad promises a number of wireless digital services and key functions especially for journalists. The device has a camera for stills...

  • IBM fills the "airgap" to create faster chips
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    IBM fills the "airgap" to create faster chips

    By 3 May 2007

    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
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    Red Stone expands with Samsung and K2 Network

    By 3 May 2007

    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
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    Online TV viewers on the rise

    By 3 May 2007

    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
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    LG to launch TV mobile phones

    By 3 May 2007

    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
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    Pandora blocks listeners outside US

    By 3 May 2007

    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...

  • Alltel size zero for Samsung
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    Alltel size zero for Samsung

    By 3 May 2007

    Samsung keen to keep its record as the maker of the world's thinnest handsets has released yet another slim handset - the wafer thin SCH-R510. Avaialble on the Alltel network in America the phone measures a almost snappable 8.4 millimeters thick. The...

  • Altec Lansing makes iPod dock video ready
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    Altec Lansing makes iPod dock video ready

    By 3 May 2007

    Altec Lansing has taken the humble speaker docking system and given it a video screen makeover with its latest model - the iMV712 audio/iPod dock. The new speaker system which is launching in the US later this year looks to take that step further away...

  • Newscounter.com launches to correct the news
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    Newscounter.com launches to correct the news

    By 3 May 2007

    A new website has launched that aims to provoke debate around accuracy of original content and give people an opportunity to fully respond. Sounding much like the mechanism of a blog, Newscounter.com appears to be a response tool for PRs and companies...

  • Nokia unveil 1650 and 2660 handsets
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    Nokia unveil 1650 and 2660 handsets

    By 3 May 2007

    Nokia has announced a new range of handsets today including the Nokua 1650 and Nokia 2660. The new handsets will come equipped with a flashlight, music-on-the-go via FM radio and MP3-grade ringtones, the 2660 includes memory for a 500-entry phonebook...

  • Apple turns green with LCD
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    Apple turns green with LCD

    By 3 May 2007

    Steve Jobs has written about his plans to turn the company green with key stages already in place. Effectively, Apple plans to change its screens and eliminate CRTs which it has started to do since mid-2006. The CEO announced that LED displays are to...

  • Commodore Gaming responds with G and GS models
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    Commodore Gaming responds with G and GS models

    By 3 May 2007

    Commodore Gaming announce two new models that are becoming available online immediately reducing high spec components to cut costs. The Commodore G and GS come with Intel CoreT2 Duo processor loaded with the new Microsoft Vista, the key difference in...

  • Game welcomes Indians to the UK
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    Game welcomes Indians to the UK

    By 2 May 2007

    An Indian who came to study in the UK in 2000 has devised a mobile phone game called "C-Shock" to help overseas students overcome cultural differences. Often foreigners struggle to deal with the cultural differences when moving to the UK, with many shocked...

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    BBC Radio 1 ready for Web 2.0

    By 2 May 2007

    Radio is getting into gear to ramp up user-generated content through a new Web 2.0 portal. BBC has unveiled its new technology designed to heighten interaction with its audience. Jason DaPonte, executive producer of bbc.co.uk, showed the MIX07 Microsoft...

  • Fears for E-voting security
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    Fears for E-voting security

    By 2 May 2007

    The local elections this week will see 12 councils trial voting over the internet, however the government is still hesitant over security. The Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) rolling out the first test is aware that there are security loop...

  • Fear wastes £1.25bn on gadgets
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    Fear wastes £1.25bn on gadgets

    By 2 May 2007

    Every year we collectively waste £1.25bn on technology gadgets due to fear and ignorance according to Scooter Computer. The company that commissioned the survey found that 22% of people had been given a gadget gift in the last year that they had not...

  • Clock becomes security recorder
    Gadgets

    Clock becomes security recorder

    By 2 May 2007

    A motion-activated camcorder has been released onto the market and it's not just a camera, but it's secretly hidden in a clock. It can only record up to 12 minutes at a time on its 64MB built-in memory, but nifty for any quick intruder. This motion-activated...

  • Smartphone attempts to do 7.1 surround sound
    Phones

    Smartphone attempts to do 7.1 surround sound

    By 2 May 2007

    We've seen mobiles add everything from cameras, GPS right through to acting as a compass - now a handset in Hong Kong is trying to be a sound system. Featuring a staggering 7.1 audio, which if the photos illustrate it accurately the information is not...

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    Update comes to Apple's AirPort Extreme

    By 2 May 2007

    Apple has announced and release the update for its AirPort Extreme for Intel-processor Macs. Apple has developed a further update for its security and is recommending that Intel-Mac users access the AirPort Extreme Update 2007-003. The software involves...

  • Digg users revolt on DVD DRM
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    Digg users revolt on DVD DRM

    By 2 May 2007

    The technology website Digg collapsed last night due to users revolting against the removal of a crack code for HD DVD. The body that overseas the digital rights management technology on high-definition DVDs sent a letter to Digg to take the code from...

  • BT to switch a million to save trees
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    BT to switch a million to save trees

    By 2 May 2007

    BT is taking it's green pledge further by encouraging more than a million customers to switch to online billing by the end of the month. The telco uses 60 tonnes of paper each year and aims to reduce the impact on the environment. The company is also...

  • Radio is tuning to the web
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    Radio is tuning to the web

    By 2 May 2007

    The Internet is changing our habits, especially that of listening to radio, according to new research from Sony. Sony found that one in three people are now tuning into radio online, with more 35-44-year-olds using the web than 24-34-year-olds. According...

  • Flash drive given tough makeover
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    Flash drive given tough makeover

    By 2 May 2007

    Flash drives have become ready for any extreme support with Corsair's Flash survivor range. The devices designed and engineered to be the toughest USB drive is not only water resistant for up to 200 metres (I guess they're appealing to MI6 on this one),...

  • AA flyers get PMPs
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    AA flyers get PMPs

    By 2 May 2007

    American Airlines has announced it is going forward and giving its top passengers PMPs for intercontinental journeys. The portable media players will come pre-loaded with video and entertainment. The airline said it is making two types of portable media...