Archive for Ryan Haynes

  • Johnny Five comes back through Lego

    Johnny Five comes back through Lego

    By 2 May 2007

    Johnny Five jumps out of the 1980s and lands into the 21st Century, but with a slight difference - he is made of Lego. One tech and robot enthusiast has rebuilt the star of Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2. Daniele Benedettelli built the model after...

  • Fully-functioning radio phone

    Fully-functioning radio phone

    By 2 May 2007

    This is simple, a mobile phone with a radio. One side it is a mobile handset, the other side is a portable radio tuner. We have no further details on the phone just yet, but we do have pictures.

  • Disney creates MySpace for preteens

    Disney creates MySpace for preteens

    By 2 May 2007

    Walt Disney has unveiled a new site for preteens to create personal mini websites like MySpace with parental controls. Disney XD is aimed at kids under 14 with parents getting control over internet activities that will see them interacting with each other...

  • iPhone may come 3G for Europe

    iPhone may come 3G for Europe

    By 2 May 2007

    There hasn't been a week without further reports on the iPhone, rumours and speculation around delay and technical problems now also lay claim that two versions maybe released. With the European launch of the iPhone set for Autumn 2006, just in time for...

  • SlingPlayer finally arrives for UK Mac

    SlingPlayer finally arrives for UK Mac

    By 2 May 2007

    Sling Media has finally sorted itself out and released a Mac friendly version of its SlingPlayer viewing application. Promised towards the end of 2006, the Windows only program went on sale nearly a year ago. The US received a Apple-friendly application...

  • Dell opts for Ubuntu for Linux PCs

    Dell opts for Ubuntu for Linux PCs

    By 2 May 2007

    Dells new focus on its range of Linux computers for consumers has will use Ubuntu as its operating system. With Apple raising its stakes, Linux could be the next to knock Microsofts dominance in the personal computing space. Canonical is the lead sponsor...

  • Mat tracks toddlers footprints

    Mat tracks toddlers footprints

    By 2 May 2007

    With tiny footprints the sound of a toddler stumbling out of the door can easily go unnoticed, until now. The RNID Contact Mat will secure all exterior doors to your house from your little rugrats trying to escape. With countless distractions, the mat...

  • Online bankers seek easier set-up options

    Online bankers seek easier set-up options

    By 1 May 2007

    Research released by Global Reviews has found that many major banks are failing to offer easy management for online savings accounts. The survey has found that major banks are still getting below 70% ratings for customer service experience. The key problem...

  • Flat wire to be hidden under paint

    Flat wire to be hidden under paint

    By 1 May 2007

    Decorating has never been easy, especially with a full surround-sound system. One solution has been to lay wires beneath carpets and rugs, another - to chip into the wall and polyfiller over the wire, or one modern solution is to get everything wireless....

  • Sony summer laptop leaked

    Sony summer laptop leaked

    By 1 May 2007

    We only have limited information, but details of the Sony Vaio for summer 2007 have been leaked and this is what we can tell you. It looks like Sony is going for a pretty hefty update for its laptops, the 15.4-inch Vaio FZ19 will use Intel's Santa Rosa...

  • Digital scrapbook finally comes to life

    Digital scrapbook finally comes to life

    By 1 May 2007

    After 2 years of development Chronos is finally releasing its iScarpbook application for the Mac. The software, which is essentially a digital scrapbook, helps people keep and collect cuttings that they find online where originally they would have cut...

  • Apple ready to kick-start Leopard testing

    Apple ready to kick-start Leopard testing

    By 1 May 2007

    Steve Jobs will be kicking off Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2007 where the company will show its Mac OS X Leopard and prepare for testing. The 5-day event in June will unveil the feature packed complete version of the new leopard software and...

  • Joost officially launched

    Joost officially launched

    By 1 May 2007

    Joost has finally announced that it is now commercially available for people to access and begin using. The brand new internet television service has undergone testing for months, from an exclusive number of people from across the globe. Anyone who has...

  • ALK CoPilot Live joins the N95

    ALK CoPilot Live joins the N95

    By 1 May 2007

    ALK Technologies has come up with an alternative to the N95's on-board GPS software, CoPilot Live navigation comes as a pre-loaded storage card for the handset. If you're not so keen on Nokia's version, or found the cost of map downloads expensive - this...

  • Maplin launches budget GPS

    Maplin launches budget GPS

    By 1 May 2007

    Maplin has unveiled its latest "plug-n-drive" technology with its 3.5-inch touchscreen GPS with built-in MP3 player. Although there is nothing wholly unique about the product's features, with most satnavs, like the recent Harman Kardon incorporating MP3...

  • Go!Cam comes to the PSP

    Go!Cam comes to the PSP

    By 1 May 2007

    Sony has announced its Go!Cam, an attachable video camera that promises to bring the creativity of film, photos and the fun of PSP together for gamers. The Go!Cam can handle up to two and half hours video recording time and the ability to take and store...

  • Sharp goes 3-in-1 for video player

    Sharp goes 3-in-1 for video player

    By 1 May 2007

    Sharp has announced the availability of a three-in-one video player that goes old school with inclusion of VHS. The AQUOS line of products incorporates VHS, DVD and a 250GB HDD for video recording and just like other AQUOS media recorders the DC-ACV52...

  • UK shoppers to spend £12 billion more online

    UK shoppers to spend £12 billion more online

    By 1 May 2007

    When new numbers come out detailing how much we in the UK spend each year, our wallets start to ache - and even more so with new online spending predictions. The IMRG reckon that we will spend nearly £12 billion more online this year than last, taking...

  • BT works on motion-sensitive laptop

    BT works on motion-sensitive laptop

    By 1 May 2007

    BT is developing a laptop that will help disabled and elderly people get in on the digital revolution. Using the concept of the Nintendo Wii, BT hope the tablet PC laptop will respond to a user when moving the machine up or down, side to side or backwards...

  • Google adds more to its page

    Google adds more to its page

    By 1 May 2007

    Google has reworked search to move away from "one-size fits all" to a more personalised approach for those with eclectic tastes. This week will see Google enthusiasts able to share their own writings, photos, lists and other creative efforts and get a...

  • Rosie helps in the home

    Rosie helps in the home

    By 1 May 2007

    Savant Systems has unveiled a completely integrated home control system that will send music around the house, undertake security surveillance and manage entertainment systems. The Savant team has worked to bring "Rosie" to the home taking into consideration...

  • Indie band release free web album

    Indie band release free web album

    By 1 May 2007

    An indie band has opted to release its second album for free on the Internet to drive sales for concert tickets and merchandise. Taking the brave leap to give something for free in hope of return is the critically acclaimed indie band, The Crimea. The...

  • Rotating mobile concept in design

    Rotating mobile concept in design

    By 1 May 2007

    Through our sources we've found this amazing design concept for a mobile phone. With a fresh approach to handset design, this model, appears to have a single screen that will rotate to unveil the keypad. It has a rather large LCD and looks to try to resemble...

  • Creative made Hi-Fi for iPod

    Creative made Hi-Fi for iPod

    By 1 May 2007

    Creative has upped the quality of speakers for the iPod with the launch of its dedicated Creative X-Fi Sound System. The mini home Hi-Fi system is designed to bring back the quality of music that may get lost in MP3 conversion, restoring it to a top sound....

  • Sweex Blaze MP4 players set to challenge iPod

    Sweex Blaze MP4 players set to challenge iPod

    By 1 May 2007

    Sweex has unveiled its new range of MP4 players boasting the exclusive accompaniment of a pair of Sennheiser earphones. The Sweex Blaze MP4 player has a 1.8-inch TFT colour display and can play music, movies and games, let you view photos, read e-books...