Archive for Verity Burns

  • Nikon launches competition with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
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    Nikon launches competition with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

    By 13 February 2009

    Nikon has teamed up with the Wildfowl and Wetlands trust for a photography competition that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get down to the local WWT centre and start snapping. There are nine WWT wetland centres in the UK, and the only...

  • Olympus firmware upgrade for mju 1060 and FE-370
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    Olympus firmware upgrade for mju 1060 and FE-370

    By 13 February 2009

    Olympus has announced new firmware updates for both the mju 1060 and the FE-370 compact cameras. Version 1.2 quite simply improves the sound quality of movies edited on both cameras. Both upgrades are available immediately from Olympus' download page....

  • Bebo helps Collins find teen slang for dictionary
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    Bebo helps Collins find teen slang for dictionary

    By 13 February 2009

    HarperCollins has enlisted social networking site Bebo to help it find the most popular teen slang words being used in the UK. The words and their meanings will be published in the 30th anniversary edition of the Collins English Dictionary. A group of...

  • Casio launches new touchscreen phone in Japan
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    Casio launches new touchscreen phone in Japan

    By 13 February 2009

    Casio has launched a new phone in Japan that bridges the gap between a clamshell phone and an iPhone-esque touchscreen. Having been slow to take up the touchscreen phone in Asia, it seems iPhone's influence has finally won over, as Casio's CA001 phone...

  • Mophie launches Juice Pack Air
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    Mophie launches Juice Pack Air

    By 13 February 2009

    Mophie has launched the new Juice Pack Air, an Apple-certified external battery for the iPhone 3G, which also doubles up as a protective case. The Juice Pack Air is the world's thinnest "certified" external battery for iPhone 3G, and will provide you...

  • Barbie celebrates 50 years with MP3 player
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    Barbie celebrates 50 years with MP3 player

    By 13 February 2009

    Barbie turns the big 50 this year, and to celebrate reaching such a milestone, Mattel has released an MP3 player that Barbie would be proud to put her name on. Commissioned by INNO Design, the MP3 player is encased in a mirrored compact which opens up...

  • Amex launches digital frame with integrated printer
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    Amex launches digital frame with integrated printer

    By 13 February 2009

    Amex Digital has launched its new SP-7 digital photo frame with integrated photo printer. Aside from the printer, the Amex SP-7 boasts a 7-inch TFT display, 800x480 resolution, speakers, and music and video playback. You'll be able to upload pictures...

  • Follow the Pirate Bay trial on Twitter
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    Follow the Pirate Bay trial on Twitter

    By 12 February 2009

    The court case against P2P file sharing site Pirate Bay begins on 16 February in Stockholm, but you'll be able to follow the trial wherever you are via Twitter. The four men on trial are charged with assisting copyright infringement and face up to 2 years...

  • Vopium VoIP services launches in UK
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    Vopium VoIP services launches in UK

    By 12 February 2009

    Vopium has launched its VoIP services in the UK, offering cheap mobile phone calls and text messages to more than 200 countries across the world. All you need to do to take advantage of the service is install Vopium for free onto your mobile, and register...

  • iPhone iGirl app gives us the creeps
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    iPhone iGirl app gives us the creeps

    By 12 February 2009

    So we've seen some weird apps for the iPhone, and some useless ones, but the new iGirl app frankly just gives us the creeps. With the rather ominous tagline "She obeys", the iGirl app will set you back just 59p and provide you with your own "virtual girl...

  • Mario & Sonic 2 confirmed
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    Mario & Sonic 2 confirmed

    By 12 February 2009

    Sega and Nintendo have today confirmed the rumours that were swirling last month, by announcing that Mario and Sonic will be reuniting once again in another sporting game - this time at the Winter Olympics. Officially named Mario & Sonic at the Olympic...

  • Jessops promotion knocks £80 off Sony DSC-T77
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    Jessops promotion knocks £80 off Sony DSC-T77

    By 12 February 2009

    Jessops has announced a new promotion, that could see you pocketing a Sony Cybershot DSC-T77 for £80 less than the RRP. All you need to do is purchase a £20 Jessops JPICS digital processing voucher for your digital snaps, and you'll be eligible to purchase...

  • Pokémon Platinum Version confirmed for Europe
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    Pokémon Platinum Version confirmed for Europe

    By 12 February 2009

    Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Platinum Version is heading to Europe in May, 8 months after launching in Japan back in September. The game has proved popular with DS owners in Japan, selling over 2.4 million copies to date, and 1 million of those...

  • Ultrasone announce S-Logic HFI headphones range
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    Ultrasone announce S-Logic HFI headphones range

    By 12 February 2009

    Ultrasone has launched a new range of premium, scientifically designed headphones that use "natural sound technology" to help prevent hearing damage. The S-Logic HFI headphones push sound around your ear using "decentralised driver positioning". This...

  • Square Enix buys Eidos for £84.3 million
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    Square Enix buys Eidos for £84.3 million

    By 12 February 2009

    Japanese developer Square Enix has agreed to buy Eidos, the UK company behind famous game franchises like Tomb Raider and Championship Manager, for £84.3 million. The sale has apparently been brought on following poor US sales of the recent Tomb Raider...

  • Sony confirms no DSLR announcements at PMA 09
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    Sony confirms no DSLR announcements at PMA 09

    By 12 February 2009

    Our sister photography site photography press has picked up that Sony is unlikely to be showing any new DSLR cameras at this year's PMA convention in Las Vegas next month, As is always the case in the run up to a big event, the rumour mill has been churning...

  • Dell launches Wasabi pocket printer
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    Dell launches Wasabi pocket printer

    By 12 February 2009

    Dell has launched its new Wasabi PZ310 ultra-mobile printer designed for instant photo printing at anytime, wherever you are. If this sounds familiar, it's probably because Polaroid released a very similar product in mid-2008 in the form of the PoGo printer....

  • Sony launches GPS image tracker
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    Sony launches GPS image tracker

    By 11 February 2009

    Sony has launched the GPS-CS3KA GPS image tracker, which will allow you to geotag any images taken with a Cyber-shot camera or Handycam camcorder quickly and easily. All you need to do is carry the image tracker around with you while snapping, and then...

  • Sega announces new Alien vs. Predator game
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    Sega announces new Alien vs. Predator game

    By 11 February 2009

    Sega has today announced that an all new Aliens vs. Predator game is in development, with a release date of early 2010. It also confirmed that independent studio Rebellion, the creators of the original Aliens versus Predator game released in 1999, will...

  • LG launches "eco-friendly" XCanvas LCD TVs
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    LG launches "eco-friendly" XCanvas LCD TVs

    By 11 February 2009

    LG has launched its new XCanvas range of eco-friendly LCD TVs in Korea. As the latest company to jump on the green wagon, LG's new XCanvas range demonstrates perfectly that you don't have to forego aesthetics in order to do your bit for the environment....

  • Eidos confirms Tomb Raider DLC delayed
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    Eidos confirms Tomb Raider DLC delayed

    By 11 February 2009

    A spokesperson from Eidos has announced that the first downloadable episode for Tomb Raider: Underworld has been delayed due to a "technical issue". Beneath the Ashes was originally due for an Xbox-exclusive release on 10 February, however it is now not...

  • Paid apps coming to Android Marketplace this week?
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    Paid apps coming to Android Marketplace this week?

    By 11 February 2009

    Paid-for applications for Google's HTC G1 phone could be coming to the Android Marketplace by the end of the week, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Up until now the Android Marketplace has only allowed free apps in its online store, which has limited...

  • Xbox multiplayer free for GTA IV DLC launch
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    Xbox multiplayer free for GTA IV DLC launch

    By 11 February 2009

    Microsoft has announced it will temporarily lift the restrictions on the Xbox Live multiplayer service, to allow anyone playing GTA IV or its first expansion pack, to play online for free. The multiplayer service is usually restricted to paying Gold members,...

  • Bang and Olufsen golden range launches
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    Bang and Olufsen golden range launches

    By 11 February 2009

    Bang & Olufsen has launched a new range of golden products that should fit in with even the most extravagant home decor. The whole range is made using only "real" materials, such as aluminium, glass, rubber and wood, all of which the company say is selected...

  • Activision announces first COD5 Map Pack
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    Activision announces first COD5 Map Pack

    By 11 February 2009

    Activision has announced the first downloadable map pack for Call of Duty: World at War. Due to be released in March, Map Pack 1 will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and will take gamers to the streets of a war-ravaged Berlin in "Nightfire",...