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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... >>