Archive for Verity Burns

  • Nikon updates firmware for Coolpix S60

    Nikon updates firmware for Coolpix S60

    By 18 March 2009

    Nikon has announced a firmware update for the Coolpix S60 camera, fixing a number of bugs reported by users. Version 1.1 will see three improvements to the firmware. This includes an increase in the speed at which the displayed image changes in full-frame...

  • Get speedy smoothies with Bugatti-designed blender

    Get speedy smoothies with Bugatti-designed blender

    By 18 March 2009

    Designed by sports car manufacturers Bugatti, this blender may well be the closest you'll get to owning anything with the Bugatti logo on. With a "racing-inspired body", the blender features a 3-speed dial that controls a 400W motor, allowing the 18/10...

  • Scosche launches solChat bluetooth speaker phone

    Scosche launches solChat bluetooth speaker phone

    By 18 March 2009

    Scosche has launched the solChat Bluetooth Speaker Phone, a solar-powered gadget that will give you an eco-friendly way to chat to your friends while you're driving. With a lithium ion rechargeable battery and a solar panel, the solChat can be charged...

  • PlayStation price cut coming "soon"?

    PlayStation price cut coming "soon"?

    By 18 March 2009

    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

    By 18 March 2009

    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...

  • Scope Node mouse launches in Japan

    Scope Node mouse launches in Japan

    By 18 March 2009

    Elecom Japan has launched its latest high-end mouse that claims to be "like holding a pen". After taking a look at its off-centre laser sensor, what we guess what it means is that it provides a more pen-like experience. The 1600dpi laser sensor is now...

  • Camera cufflinks bring some geek chic to your outfit

    Camera cufflinks bring some geek chic to your outfit

    By 18 March 2009

    If you're a photography fanatic and like to wear your hobby on your sleeve, these camera cufflinks may be just up your street. You can snap these up for $68 from Johnson & Murphy.

  • Bioware announces Mass Effect 2

    Bioware announces Mass Effect 2

    By 18 March 2009

    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...

  • Nikon F miniature collectibles from Japan

    Nikon F miniature collectibles from Japan

    By 17 March 2009

    Only in Japan would a toy that comes free with a box of sweets be as well put together as this. This mini Nikon F SLR replica kit was collectable from Glico candy boxes in 2002, and went to such detail as having two different body finishes (black and...

  • House of the Dead: Overkill named most profane game ever

    House of the Dead: Overkill named most profane game ever

    By 17 March 2009

    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?

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 17 March 2009

    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

    By 16 March 2009

    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...

  • Transcend announces new SDHC HD video card range

    Transcend announces new SDHC HD video card range

    By 16 March 2009

    Transcend has announced its range of SDHC HD video cards, its newest additions to its memory card series. Developed to handle the increased capacity, speed and reliability requirements of HD video, the SDHC cards also boast a high capacity which HD video...

  • Fujifilm streamlines film range

    Fujifilm streamlines film range

    By 16 March 2009

    Fujifilm has announced it is to stop production on two of its lines of film. As the digital age continues to dominate the industry, lines of the company's specialist duplicating film, Fujichrome CDU II and its tungsten film Fujichrome T64 Professional...

  • Gastar miGrill with built-in speakers launched

    Gastar miGrill with built-in speakers launched

    By 16 March 2009

    Nothing screams summer more than barbecues and good music, and the Gastar miGrill Tabletop Gas Grill with built-in speakers combines both of them so you can boogie while you BBQ. Combining 160 square inches of cooking surface, 8500 BTUs of heat and two...

  • PNY launches 2009 "EA by PNY" microSD card

    PNY launches 2009 "EA by PNY" microSD card

    By 16 March 2009

    PNY has launched the latest version of its gaming microSD card, boasting to offer the "best" of the EA mobile catalogue. The card will allow users to choose and download one free EA game using their WAP connection and the code printed inside the PNY packaging....

  • Nintendo announces new Walk with Me! release date

    Nintendo announces new Walk with Me! release date

    By 16 March 2009

    Nintendo has announced a new release date for its delayed DS game, Walk with Me! Originally due for release in February, the game, complete with two "Activity Meters" will now be released on 5 June. The included Activity Meters are specially-designed...

  • T-Mobile launches Instant Email service

    T-Mobile launches Instant Email service

    By 16 March 2009

    T-Mobile has launched Instant Email, a new way for customers to access email directly from their mobile phone. The service will cost £3.50 a month, and will see personal emails being delivered straight to your phone, with no need to log on to the Internet...


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