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Apple announces film and photography events

Apple announces film and photography events

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The Apple Store in Regent Street, London has announced a whole host of film and photography events at its store throughout April that are free for the public to attend. Firstly on 7 April, Apple will be hosting an evening of BOOM! events. BOOM! is a new... >>

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 dated

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 dated

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Activision has finally announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be hitting our shelves on 10 November, handily in time for Christmas. The follow-up to 2007's blockbuster Call of Duty 4, cited as the best-selling FPS game of all time, has been... >>

WD introduces 2TB capacity to My Book family

WD introduces 2TB capacity to My Book family

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WD has expanded its My Book family of external hard drives to include a 2TB capacity, the largest capacity single-drive system currently available. Developed to address the demand for higher storage capacities due to the increase of HD video cameras,... >>

Photography.Book.Now judging panel announced

Photography.Book.Now judging panel announced

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The judges have been announced for the Photography.Book.Now competition we told you about at the beginning of the month. Lead judge Darius Himes, co-founder of Radius Books, will chair the panel for the second year, and has hand-picked the judges that... >>

Jabra BIZ 2400 corded headset launched

Jabra BIZ 2400 corded headset launched

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With Bluetooth and wireless headsets often becoming the forefront of our attention these days, it's nice to see someone is keeping an eye on the corded headset as well. GN Netcom has just announced the all-new Jabra BIZ 2400, claiming a number of industry... >>

Jessops offers freebies for Canon 500D EOS pre-orders

Jessops offers freebies for Canon 500D EOS pre-orders

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Jessops has announced it will be giving away a few freebies to all those pre-ordering the just-launched Canon EOS 500D. Early birds will receive a free 8GB Sandisk Extreme 3 memory card and a Canon DSLR bag, worth over £100. For those of you who haven't... >>

EU to cap roaming data charges

EU to cap roaming data charges

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If you've ever been abroad and been stung by extortionate roaming costs, this bit of news may well brighten up your summer holiday this year. The EU has announced that the cost for making calls, sending messages and browsing the web abroad will fall from... >>

Tamron announces SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II life-size macro lens

Tamron announces SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II life-size macro lens

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Tamron has announced the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II Macro 1:1 life-size macro lens designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors. The lens covers an equivalent angle of view of 93mm when converted to the 35mm format and boasts a maximum aperture... >>

Virgin Media planning 200Mb broadband

Virgin Media planning 200Mb broadband

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Virgin Media has said it has the capabilities to offer broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps as early as next year, overshadowing BT's rival fibre network set to complete in 2012. "We have an opportunity with our network to provide significantly higher speeds",... >>

Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer announced

Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer announced

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Canon has announced the Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer, the predecessor of the original Pro9000, that will produce professional-quality prints up to A3+. The Pixma Pro9000 Mark II improves on the design of predecessor to offer faster, higher-quality monochrome... >>

Canon launches Pixma Pro9500 Mark II printer

Canon launches Pixma Pro9500 Mark II printer

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Canon has announced the Pixma Pro9500 Mark II, a 10-colour pigment inkjet printer capable of producing prints up to A3+ size. The printer will allow you to print on gloss and matte media without the need to swap inks, and supports ICC profiles for many... >>

Canon launches entry-level Speedlite 270EX flash

Canon launches entry-level Speedlite 270EX flash

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Canon has launched the entry level Speedlite 270EX, an enhanced flash designed for EOS and PowerShot users. Replacing the Speedlite 220EX, the Speedlite 270EX is aimed at photographers wanting to expand their flash photography beyond the built-in flash.... >>

Sennheiser launches Sports II range of headphones

Sennheiser launches Sports II range of headphones

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Sennheiser has launched its Sports II line of headphones, five new personal headsets built for those active types among you. Both sweat and water-resistant, and ski-rated to -10 degrees, the new collection has been built specifically for sports activities,... >>

Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX lens launched

Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX lens launched

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THQ Photo Products has announced the Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX, a lens designed exclusively for DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors. The new lens gives the photographers an ultra wide-range zoom lens that has the equivalent angle of view to a 25-200mm. The... >>

Nikon releases View NX 1.3.0 and Nikon Transfer 1.4.0

Nikon releases View NX 1.3.0 and Nikon Transfer 1.4.0

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Nikon has announced two software updates for View NX and Nikon Transfer. The View NX update, version 1.3.0, will introduce no less than 26 changes and improvements, including the ability to use 3D Google Maps with the GeoTag function, a new "Restore Original"... >>

Microsoft announces new features for Games for Windows - Live

Microsoft announces new features for Games for Windows - Live

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Microsoft has used the Game Developers Conference to announce a number of new features coming to its Games for Windows - Live online gaming service and community in the coming months. First up, the company will be introducing more protection against piracy... >>

Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced

Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced

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Harmonix has announced the Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock, a bundle of 20 more tracks to help you expand your Rock Band music library. Developed in the US for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii, the Track Pack will be compatible with both Rock Band and... >>

Trek-Tech launches TrekPod Go! Pro

Trek-Tech launches TrekPod Go! Pro

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Trek-Tech has announced the TrekPod Go! Pro, a new multi-tool for photographers that acts as a monopod, tripod and even a hiking staff. The new TrekPod weighs 800g and features Trek-Tech’s MagMount system, a quick-release mounting system which attaches... >>

iLane reads your email to you on the go

iLane reads your email to you on the go

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A new device has been developed by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems that will help you keep in touch with your email while you're on the go. The iLane, designed for use in the car, will alert you when you receive a new email and even read it out to you... >>

Halo and Gears of War add-ons lead Xbox Live DLC line-up

Halo and Gears of War add-ons lead Xbox Live DLC line-up

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Microsoft has announced that exclusive add-ons for the Halo and Gears of War franchises will be headlining Xbox Live's DLC line-up for the spring. On 31 March, the Snowblind map pack will give Gears of War 2 gamers the chance to explore four new winter-themed... >>

Need for Speed Shift detailed and dated

Need for Speed Shift detailed and dated

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EA has announced Need for Speed Shift, the latest instalment in the racing game series, will hit shelves in September. Need for Speed Shift will feature some of the world's most iconic tracks, including Brands Hatch, and the largest number of high-performance... >>

Babelgum updates mobile video app and launches in US

Babelgum updates mobile video app and launches in US

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Independent web TV service Babelgum has released a new version of its mobile video application in the UK and Italy, and launched it for the first time across the pond in the US as well. Babelgum mobile was first launched in December last year and saw... >>

Mamiya launches 33-megapixel DL33

Mamiya launches 33-megapixel DL33

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Mamiya has announced the next in its high-end range of digital cameras, the DL33. The camera boasts 33 megapixels, a 3.5-inch high contrast touch screen and a sensor twice the size of full frame DSLR cameras, allowing for larger pixels for richer pictures.... >>

Jessops offers Nikon Coolpix S225 camera

Jessops offers Nikon Coolpix S225 camera

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Jessops has announced the availability of the Nikon Coolpix S225 compact camera, exclusive to its stores. Boasting 10 megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen, the S225 is described as ideal for those looking for a camera with "style... >>

YouTube app comes to Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones

YouTube app comes to Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones

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Google has announced a new version of its YouTube application that will add compatibility for Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 phones. As well as offering support for more devices, the update has also added in some speed and quality improvements.... >>

Nintendo pushes app development for DSi

Nintendo pushes app development for DSi

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Rumours coming out of the top-secret Nintendo Developer's Conference held in London this week suggest Nintendo is shifting its focus for its DSi handheld to shorter applications, both of the gaming and non-gaming variety. Such applications are already... >>

Personal use of company laptops putting companies "at risk"

Personal use of company laptops putting companies "at risk"

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Research carried out by Opinion Matters and Vodafone has found that people with work mobiles and laptops are potentially putting their companies at risk with personal use of the devices once 5.30pm comes around. Sampling from over 1000 business people... >>

Guitar Hero: Metallica demo launched on Xbox Live

Guitar Hero: Metallica demo launched on Xbox Live

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Rockers waiting to get their hands on Guitar Hero Metallica can get a sneak peek today, as a four song demo has been released on Xbox Live Marketplace. Available for free download from today, the demo includes two Metallica favourites "Sad But True" and... >>

EA releases Fifa 09 Ultimate Team DLC

EA releases Fifa 09 Ultimate Team DLC

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EA has announced Fifa 09 Ultimate Team, a new downloadable game mode for Fifa 09. Available for both PS3 and Xbox 360, Fifa 09 Ultimate Team will challenge gamers to develop a dream team made up of the most talented players in the world, and compete online... >>

Tanita announces BC-1000 body composition monitor

Tanita announces BC-1000 body composition monitor

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Tanita Corporation has announced the BC-1000 body composition monitor, the first device confirmed as compatible with the Garmin FR60 fitness watch announced in January. Using the ANT+ wireless connection standard, the BC-1000 is able to send various statistics... >>

Safari hacked within seconds at Pwn2Own contest

Safari hacked within seconds at Pwn2Own contest

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In just day one of the annual Pwn2Own hacking competition, IE8 and Firefox were cracked within a matter of hours, and Safari floored within seconds. The champion of the day was a master's student from the University of Oldenburg, who made hacking all... >>

Hasbro Family Game Night launches on Xbox Live

Hasbro Family Game Night launches on Xbox Live

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EA has launched the Hasbro Family Game Night destination on Xbox Live Arcade, which will allow players to access digital versions of some of the most-loved family board games. Fans will be able to play games such as Scrabble (available in the US and Canada... >>

Onkyo unveils 2009 line-up

Onkyo unveils 2009 line-up

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Onkyo has introduced its new line of receivers, home cinema packages and iPod-compatible accessories for 2009, promising improved performance, new features and value for money. Leading the wave of new introductions are four new budget to midrange home... >>

Google Earth unveils more GeoEye-1 satellite images

Google Earth unveils more GeoEye-1 satellite images

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Google Earth has unveiled some of the first images archived by the world's most advanced commercial imaging satellite, GeoEye-1, launched into orbit in September last year. We got our first glimpse of what it could do in October, but it was in February... >>

Sony launches RHT-G Series of TV stands

Sony launches RHT-G Series of TV stands

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Sony has launched its RHT-G Series of TV stands, boasting integrated multi-channel surround sound without visible speakers or cabling. The two new models cater for a wide range of TV sizes. The RHT-G950 is designed for 40- to 46-inch TVs, while the RHT-G550... >>

Kids fox parents on web control

Kids fox parents on web control

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A new survey has suggested that parents in the UK are completely unaware of the amount of time their children are spending on the Internet. The report, carried out by Symantec, found that parents think their little lovelies are only online for 18.8 hours... >>

Locr releases Aperture plug-in

Locr releases Aperture plug-in

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Geotagging photo community locr has released a plug-in for Aperture, which will allow users to upload their photos straight from the Apple program to the locr website. With the plug-in, you'll be able to upload several photos, or even complete albums... >>

PlayStation price cut coming "soon"?

PlayStation price cut coming "soon"?

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In the past year we've heard endless stories from industry analysts predicting PlayStation price cuts, and endless denials from Sony that it isn't planning any. However, now rumours are spiralling that Sony itself has informed retailers in the UK that... >>

Sony announces World Photography Awards winners

Sony announces World Photography Awards winners

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Sony has announced the winners of the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards. The 44 photographers, from 22 separate countries, beat off stiff competition from the 186 shortlisted photographers, which we told you about last month. Each of the photographers... >>

Bioware announces Mass Effect 2

Bioware announces Mass Effect 2

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Bioware has announced the "dark" second chapter in the Mass Effect series is in development, and will be on our shelves early next year. The Mass Effect trilogy kicked off in 2007 when the first instalment introduced us to a sci-fi adventure filled with... >>

House of the Dead: Overkill named most profane game ever

House of the Dead: Overkill named most profane game ever

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Sega title House of the Dead: Overkill, has been named the most profane video game of all time by the Guinness Book of Records. As one of the most risque titles in the line-up for Nintendo's Wii console, the game manages to squeeze the f-word into its... >>

Sony to launch PSP comic service?

Sony to launch PSP comic service?

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It seems Sony is planning to add downloadable comics to its offering on the PlayStation store. Apparently "thousands of comics" will be available as digital downloads direct to the PSP, including "rare classics". A video sent to recipients of a survey... >>

Google launches new Chrome Beta

Google launches new Chrome Beta

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Google has announced it is re-introducing the beta channel for the Google Chrome browser in order to get some early feedback on recent changes. The "beta" tag was removed from the browser back in December, but since then Google has been working on two... >>

HTC set to launch "at least" three Android phones in 2009

HTC set to launch "at least" three Android phones in 2009

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The CEO of High Tech Computer has said it will ship "at least" three new smartphones utilising Google's Android software before the end of 2009. HTC was the first phone manufacturer to use the Android software, when it teamed up with Google and T-Mobile... >>

7Digital.com teams up with Songbird

7Digital.com teams up with Songbird

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MP3 download site 7digital.com has announced a partnership with the open-source, customisable media player, Songbird. The partnership will see 7digital.com's music store integrated within the Songbird player, and will allow Songbird users in the US and... >>

FotoInsight launches Designer v4.5

FotoInsight launches Designer v4.5

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FotoInsight has launched new software that allows users to integrate their photos from websites like Flickr and Facebook, into their printed photo books. FotoInsight Designer version 4.5 will pick photos straight from the website without the need to download... >>

Nikon launches new EDG fieldscope range

Nikon launches new EDG fieldscope range

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Nikon has announced its new flagship range of EDG fieldscopes that it describes as "cutting edge, yet affordable". The new EDG 85/85-A and EDG 65/65-A models feature Nikon’s ED (Extra-low Dispersion) to ensure chromatic aberration compensation, while... >>

Truphone launches Truphone Business BlackBerry app

Truphone launches Truphone Business BlackBerry app

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Truphone has launched Truphone Business, a new BlackBerry application that will allow business users to make international calls from their mobiles on the cheap. Users will be charged at fixed line rates, apparently allowing them to save 50% or more on... >>

Resident Evil 5 sells more than UK top ten combined

Resident Evil 5 sells more than UK top ten combined

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It seems Resident Evil 5 certainly wanted to make its debut into the UK All Formats chart this week a memorable one, as it stormed straight in at number one, selling more copies than the rest of the titles in the top ten combined. Chart-Track also confirmed... >>

SoundCurtain iPhone app launched

SoundCurtain iPhone app launched

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If you're the victim of a noisy neighbour, a chatterbox colleague or a loud-mouth lodger, a new application for the iPhone could help give your ears a rest. Developed by Royal College of Art graduate Andreas Raptopoulos, SoundCurtain takes annoying sounds... >>