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Amazon launches casual games download service

Amazon launches casual games download service

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Amazon.com has announced it is taking the step into the digitally distributed games market with its latest project, aptly named "Amazon Game Downloads". The service kicks off its beta in the States today, and has over 600 casual titles up for grabs for... >>

Corel celebrates 20 years of CorelDRAW with special edition

Corel celebrates 20 years of CorelDRAW with special edition

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Corel has introduced a special anniversary edition of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to mark 20 years of the design software. The special edition includes CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, a Wacom Intuos 3 A6 Wide (4 x 6) pen tablet and new Corel Painter Sketch... >>

Four medium-format cameras added to dxomark.com

Four medium-format cameras added to dxomark.com

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DxO Labs has added RAW-based image quality data and DxOMark Sensor rankings for an initial set of four high-end professional and medium-format cameras to its DxoMark website. Photographers will now be able to get details on the the Hasselblad H3DII-39,... >>

Disney Interactive planning new Tron game

Disney Interactive planning new Tron game

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It's been reported that Disney Interactive is planning to release a new, updated Tron game that will tie-in with the movie sequel TR2N, due out in 2011. The sequel will hit nearly 20 years after the classic first film, which was released in 1982 and was... >>

Jobo announces Mac compatibility for photoGPS

Jobo announces Mac compatibility for photoGPS

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Jobo has announced Mac OS compatibility for the new Jobo photoGPS. The photoGPS is a small and lightweight GPS receiver that fits directly on any digital camera’s hot shoe, like any flash unit would. Once connected, the device allows for automatic geo-tagging... >>

Nikon launches "affordable" L-Series

Nikon launches "affordable" L-Series

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Nikon is set to launch three new "affordable" Coolpix cameras, in the form of the L100, L20 and the L19. The L100 comes in at the top of the range, boasting 10 megapixels, a 15x zoom Nikkor lens (covering 28mm-420mm) and Nikon's Expeed digital image processing... >>

Nikon unveils updated S-Series line-up

Nikon unveils updated S-Series line-up

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Nikon is set to launch an upgraded S-Series made up of the Coolpix S630, S620, S230 and S220, all of which are described as being designed with "style, speed and simplicity" in mind. The S630 boasts 12 megapixels, a 7x optical zoom Nikkor lens, vibration... >>

Nikon announces Coolpix P90

Nikon announces Coolpix P90

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Nikon has announced the Coolpix P90, a new bridge camera that's described as having "powerful features" in a "compact and portable" body. Boasting a 24x wide angle optical zoom that offers the 35mm-equivalent of a 26mm wide-angle to a 624mm telephoto... >>

Epson announces DC-06 document camera

Epson announces DC-06 document camera

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Epson has launched the ELP DC-06 document camera, set to be the first in a new range of accessories from the company, designed to work alongside projectors. Aimed at classroom and training environments, the DC-06 is a small device weighing less than 1kg,... >>

Fujinon announces 3-megapixel vari-focal lens

Fujinon announces 3-megapixel vari-focal lens

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Fujinon, a company of FujiFilm USA, has announced the launch of the industry's widest 3-megapixel vari-focal lens, ahead of its unveiling at the ISC West convention in April. Previously, a fixed focal lens or lower resolution-rated vari-focal lens was... >>

Canon launches EOS Professional Network

Canon launches EOS Professional Network

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Canon has launched the EOS Professional Network (EPN) across the UK & Ireland. The EPN will be made up of EOS Professional Centres and EOS Professional Stockists, and has been developed to help customers through the whole process from buying a camera... >>

Disney Interactive confirms job cuts

Disney Interactive confirms job cuts

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In more depressive recession news, Disney Interactive Studios has become the latest company to cut jobs as a way to save some money. Angela Emery, vice president of communications at Disney Interactive Studios, has confirmed the layoffs will take place,... >>

Nintendo document touts spring/summer European launch for DSi

Nintendo document touts spring/summer European launch for DSi

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It seems that the first shipments of Nintendo's DSi handheld could reach British shores a little earlier than expected, if a company document is to be believed. An extract from a product briefing document on Nintendo's website clearly states a release... >>

Call of Duty 6 definitely in development

Call of Duty 6 definitely in development

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It seems that we could definitely be seeing Call of Duty 6 before 2009 is out, after actor Ken Lally confirmed his involvement with the project. The studio behind COD6 (or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 if you will) Infinity Ward, had said back in August... >>

Microsoft confirms Best of Halo Xbox bundle

Microsoft confirms Best of Halo Xbox bundle

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Microsoft has confirmed it is set to release a new Xbox 360 bundle in Europe, that will allow all those who've never played Halo to catch up on what they've been missing. The "Best of Halo" bundle will include a 60GB 360 Pro mode, a copy of both Halo... >>

Jessops losses narrow

Jessops losses narrow

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Financial results posted by Jessops have shown the company has managed to narrow its losses seen earlier in 2008. Following some rather drastic price cuts, the camera retailer managed to pull its like-for like sales up over Christmas, and has continued,... >>

PhotoBox launches Pro Gallery service

PhotoBox launches Pro Gallery service

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Online photo processor PhotoBox has launched a new service that will allow photographers to sell their pictures through their website. Pro Gallery is available to all Photobox users. Once you sign up as a gallery owner, you'll get to choose the photos... >>

Wildlife photography competition launches

Wildlife photography competition launches

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A wildlife photography competition has been launched by Burrard-Lucas.com, a photography website set up by two brothers. With the theme purely "Wildlife Portraits", a photograph of any animal is acceptable as long as it was taken in the wild. The competition... >>

Sigma confirms price rises

Sigma confirms price rises

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Sigma has announced it will increase its prices on all products on 1 February, blaming "currency fluctuations" for the hike. The specific reason was the very weak pound compared to the "unusually strong yen" - a devaluation of around 40% - which has caused... >>

Nintendo 9-month sales up 17%

Nintendo 9-month sales up 17%

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Nintendo has posted its financial results for the 9 month period ending 31 December 2008, and for once, it's almost good news. Strong sales of both the Wii and DS consoles worldwide has helped the company to achieve a 17% rise in sales on the same period... >>

Sony reports 95% slump in profits

Sony reports 95% slump in profits

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Sony has released figures for the quarter ending 31 December that show a 95% fall in net profit, showing all the more clearly how much the global slump has hit demand for things such as TVs and cameras. Net profits were reportedly 10.4 billion yen (around... >>

iPhoto's Faces feature can recognise cats

iPhoto's Faces feature can recognise cats

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Apple disappointed pet owners everywhere when it said that iPhoto's new feature, Faces, would only work on human faces and not our favourite four-legged friends. However, those at Macworld have tested out the feature and proved the bods at Apple wrong... >>

Camera lens calendar could soon hit the market

Camera lens calendar could soon hit the market

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Pop this on the list of "gifts to get a photography enthusiast". It might look like a camera lens, but if you look closely at the etchings on the rings, you'll see that each one controls an aspect of the calendar, including days, dates, months and years.... >>

Kingston Digital releases new range of SDHC cards

Kingston Digital releases new range of SDHC cards

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Kingston Digital has announced it is releasing a new line of SDHC video cards for use in digital camcorders. To help consumers know which size will suit their needs, the SDHC cards come with the approximate recording time in minutes on the packaging,... >>

Kodak launches C180 compact camera

Kodak launches C180 compact camera

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Kodak has snuck a new camera onto their website, without even a sniff of an official announcement. The C180 adds to the Kodak's AA-based C-series, and boasts 10.2-megapixels, 2.4-inch screen, a 3x optical zoom and a 5x digital zoom. Although it seems... >>