Archive for Susi Weaser

  • Grand Designs Live demos Home of the Future
    Online

    Grand Designs Live demos Home of the Future

    By 27 April 2009

    In times of plenty, manufacturers always have news. When launches are a little thinner on the ground, concepts make the perfect exhibition fodder. Such was the case with the Home of the Future at this year's Grand Designs Live exhibition, where Samsung...

  • T-Mobile intros one-off payment for BlackBerry email
    Phones

    T-Mobile intros one-off payment for BlackBerry email

    By 23 April 2009

    Whilst RIM's BlackBerry Pearl handset brought push email to a market away from merely corporate business users, T-Mobile are hoping their latest package will remove the pricing barriers which have previously made some people think twice before committing....

  • HP launches DV2 notebook in the UK
    Laptops

    HP launches DV2 notebook in the UK

    By 7 April 2009

    Having announced the DV2 at CES this year, fans of high definition and lightweight laptops will be pleased to hear it’s hitting the shelves in the UK this week, priced from £499. It sits between HP’s notebook offering, and the more heavy hitting...

  • Orange launches app store
    Phones

    Orange launches app store

    By 3 April 2009

    O2 offers Litmus and Vodafone has its Widget Manager, now Orange has launched an application store, although quel surprise, only in France. They’re launching applications for Symbian, Java and Windows Mobile towards the end of the year. In particular,...

  • Orange to offer visual voicemail
    Phones

    Orange to offer visual voicemail

    By 3 April 2009

    Non-iPhone users have long been envious of Apple’s Visual Voicemail, but it seems that might come to an end, at least in France. Orange is launching their own visual voicemail solution, unimaginatively titled "Visual Voicemail". For smartphone users,...

  • Orange France offers 3G iPhone TV
    Phones

    Orange France offers 3G iPhone TV

    By 3 April 2009

    Orange has done it again, introducing great mobile solutions but restricting them to France. Over the Channel, Orange iPhone users will have access to 60 TV channels, live, in high definition quality, over the 3G network. The application itself will be...

  • Orange announces Tabby
    Phones

    Orange announces Tabby

    By 3 April 2009

    Orange has announced the Tabby, a touchscreen tablet PC, designed to offer the family access to the Internet and media via a variety of widgets and web browsing options. Although produced by Orange, it works via Wi-Fi and will therefore be compatible...

  • Seagate Theatre HD launches in UK
    Home Cinema

    Seagate Theatre HD launches in UK

    By 31 March 2009

    Seagate has announced the availability of their Theatre HD with more of a whimper than a bang. Already launched in Europe, the product is designed to make it easy to access media through a television. Seagate has not gone in for streaming media from your...

  • Sony provides more info on WE5 television
    Home Cinema

    Sony provides more info on WE5 television

    By 24 March 2009

    Sony has revealed more details of the eco-friendly WE5 television, which is being touted as the ultimate rainforest-friendly set that doesn't compromise on picture quality. Sadly, those looking to reduce their carbon emissions are going to have to compromise...

  • Apple iPod shuffle (3rd gen) review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Apple iPod shuffle (3rd gen) review

    By 14 March 2009

    Apple has always strived to be The Ultimate in Adjectives, be it the smallest, slickest, largest, and who could forget with the latest touch, funnest. With each previous model of the iPod shuffle, they produced the smallest MP3 player, only to have the...

  • Gadgets

    BIRDS EYE VIEW: Gadgets for your Mum

    By 15 March 2006

    James Blunt is so 2005, Alan Titchmarsh is having a quiet period and I can't bring myself to buy a Maeve Binchy "novel". No, not even online. So with Mother's Day quickly approaching, I'm under pressure to come up with a present that satisfies both my...

  • Audio

    BIRDS EYE VIEW: The shape of true love…

    By 25 January 2006

    Love doesn't come in a ring box, and it certainly can't be found in a box of Milk Tray, unless you're going through an 80s advert renaissance period. Love has about 20GB of memory, a colour screen, and if it's true love, it will play videos. Like it or...

  • Audio

    BIRDS EYE VIEW: The re-education of Rita

    By 28 December 2005

    We're catching up with the boys. We've seen the light and we're ready to embrace the future. No, we're not on a one-woman mission to build a wall of empty beer cans, or even to collect the entire The Simpsons back catalogue. We're catching up in the digital...

  • BIRDS EYE VIEW: It’s not pink, but I like it…
    Gadgets

    BIRDS EYE VIEW: It’s not pink, but I like it…

    By 30 November 2005

    I like pink. I have pink shoes, pink nail varnish, and even spent a certain, ill-advised, period of time with pink hair. However, I do not require everything I own to be pink, or even a pastel shade of some other colour. Nor do I require everything I...