Archive for Verity Burns

  • Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced
    Gaming

    Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced

    By 24 March 2009

    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...

  • Canon updates Powershot SX1 IS firmware
    Cameras

    Canon updates Powershot SX1 IS firmware

    By 24 March 2009

    Canon has updated the firmware for its PowerShot SX1 IS camera. Version 2.0.0.0 incorporates a RAW image recording function into the camera. The firmware is available to download now from Canon's website and once you've installed it, you'll be able to...

  • Trek-Tech launches TrekPod Go! Pro
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    Trek-Tech launches TrekPod Go! Pro

    By 23 March 2009

    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...

  • Mac mini Radio and Speaker System unveiled
    Audio

    Mac mini Radio and Speaker System unveiled

    By 23 March 2009

    This lovely looking concept from Sebastien Sauvage is a stackable Radio and Speaker System for the Mac mini. Specs include internet radio, with access to around 10,000 stations worldwide, five USB ports for attaching other devices and a multi card reader....

  • iLane reads your email to you on the go
    Online

    iLane reads your email to you on the go

    By 23 March 2009

    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
    Gaming

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

    By 23 March 2009

    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
    Gaming

    Need for Speed Shift detailed and dated

    By 23 March 2009

    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
    Phones

    Babelgum updates mobile video app and launches in US

    By 23 March 2009

    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
    Cameras

    Mamiya launches 33-megapixel DL33

    By 23 March 2009

    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
    Cameras

    Jessops offers Nikon Coolpix S225 camera

    By 23 March 2009

    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...

  • Firebox now offers Flip Mino HD
    Cameras

    Firebox now offers Flip Mino HD

    By 23 March 2009

    The Flip Mino HD camera, the latest in Flip's range of pocketable camcorders, is now available from Firebox. Originally offered on pre-order with an estimated delivery date of April, the date has been brought forward so you'll be able to get your hands...

  • YouTube app comes to Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones
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    YouTube app comes to Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones

    By 20 March 2009

    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....

  • Tissue box with hidden camera launches
    Gadgets

    Tissue box with hidden camera launches

    By 20 March 2009

    Want to keep an eye on the kids when you're not in the room? Check up on the babysitter, the cleaner, or even your other half? Whatever it is that's making you want to unleash your inner James Bond, this kitted-out tissue box has to be one of the last...

  • Nintendo pushes app development for DSi
    Gaming

    Nintendo pushes app development for DSi

    By 20 March 2009

    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"
    Laptops

    Personal use of company laptops putting companies "at risk"

    By 20 March 2009

    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
    Gaming

    Guitar Hero: Metallica demo launched on Xbox Live

    By 20 March 2009

    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
    Gaming

    EA releases Fifa 09 Ultimate Team DLC

    By 20 March 2009

    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
    Online

    Tanita announces BC-1000 body composition monitor

    By 20 March 2009

    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
    Online

    Safari hacked within seconds at Pwn2Own contest

    By 19 March 2009

    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
    Gaming

    Hasbro Family Game Night launches on Xbox Live

    By 19 March 2009

    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
    Home Cinema

    Onkyo unveils 2009 line-up

    By 19 March 2009

    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
    Cameras

    Google Earth unveils more GeoEye-1 satellite images

    By 19 March 2009

    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
    Home Cinema

    Sony launches RHT-G Series of TV stands

    By 19 March 2009

    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
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    Kids fox parents on web control

    By 19 March 2009

    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
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    Locr releases Aperture plug-in

    By 18 March 2009

    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...