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AgfaPhoto launches DV-5580Z camcorder

AgfaPhoto launches DV-5580Z camcorder

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AgfaPhoto has launched the high definition DV-5580Z camcorder at PMA 2009. With a maximum of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 30 frames per second for video, you'll also be able to take still images at 8 megapixels. There's a 5x optical zoom, and optional 4x digital... >>

Sony unveils Cyber-shot HX1 high-zoom camera

Sony unveils Cyber-shot HX1 high-zoom camera

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Sony has unveiled the high-zoom Cyber-shot HX1 at PMA 2009, the range's new flagship model which promises to combine high speed shooting with "extraordinary" image quality. Offering a 20x optical zoom range, the HX1 is a bridge camera that boasts an effective... >>

Pentax announces superzoom X70

Pentax announces superzoom X70

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Pentax has launched the X70 superzoom digital camera, a bridge cam which boasts a 24x optical zoom lens and wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage. With 12 megapixels, SLR-like styling and flexible exposure modes, the Pentax X70 is being aimed at intermediate... >>

Pandigital launches "thinnest ever" digi frame

Pandigital launches "thinnest ever" digi frame

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Pandigital has launched its new PanTouch Clear 10.4-inch digital photo frame PMA 2009, that it is touting as the thinnest digi frame on the market. Measuring a third of an inch thin, the PanTouch Clear has a high definition display and full touchscreen... >>

More GTA promised for PSP

More GTA promised for PSP

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Sony has promised that gamers will see Grand Theft Auto make a return to the PSP in the future. The handheld has previously seen two GTA releases, but has lost out more recently with the upcoming release of GTA: Chinatown Wars on the Nintendo DS. "No... >>

Gigabyte launches new mice and keyboards

Gigabyte launches new mice and keyboards

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Gigabyte has launched new peripherals at CeBIT 2009, with four new products covering keyboards and mice on show for visitors this year. First up is the Gigabyte GM-M8000 laser gaming mouse. Aimed at professional gamers, it boasts a high performance laser... >>

AgfaPhoto launches sensor 830s and 530s

AgfaPhoto launches sensor 830s and 530s

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AgfaPhoto has launched two new cameras at PMA 2009 which utilise the company's trademark "red sensor button" first seen in 1969. The sensor 830s and 530s will be the first digital cameras from the company to feature the red sensor button, which will apparently... >>

Blurb launches Photography.Book.Now competition

Blurb launches Photography.Book.Now competition

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Blurb has launched the second Photography.Book.Now International Juried Competition, offering $25,000 for the best self-published photography book. Noted photography book expert Darius Himes will serve as lead judge for the second year, with a panel of... >>

Samsung announces NX series hybrid camera range

Samsung announces NX series hybrid camera range

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Samsung has launched its new family of hybrid digital cameras at PMA 2009 in Las Vegas. The NX series will aim to bridge the gap between camera types and offer the image quality of a DSLR with the portability of a compact. Like a DSLR, the NX series will... >>

HP launches new wireless all-in-one printer

HP launches new wireless all-in-one printer

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HP has announced the HP Photosmart Premium fax machine, a new addition to its wireless all-in-one printer series. Designed for home use and those looking to "do more in less time", it will perform scanning, faxing, multi-page printing and copying, to... >>

General Imaging launches nine new cameras

General Imaging launches nine new cameras

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General Imaging has announced its 2009 range of GE cameras, with nine new models to be unveiled at the PMA trade show in Las Vegas. The whole range is set to hit the UK starting with four models in April, and will apparently offer "higher resolution and... >>

Space Invaders and Cooking Mama head to the iPhone

Space Invaders and Cooking Mama head to the iPhone

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iPhone users will now be able to play retro favourite Space Invaders and DS bestseller Cooking Mama, straight from their phone. The games are now available at the App Store to play in English and Japanese having been developed by Taito - part of Square... >>

Wikipedia books now available in English

Wikipedia books now available in English

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Last year, Wikipedia announced a partnership with PediaPress in Germany that would allow people to put together their own printed version of a Wikipedia encyclopaedia, including articles of their choice. Now, the wiki-to-print version has been activated... >>

Beer Pong and Snowboard Riot for WiiWare update

Beer Pong and Snowboard Riot for WiiWare update

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This week's WiiWare offers up two very different sporting games, with the choice of shooting down slopes in Snowboard Riot, or testing your aim in Beer Pong: Frat Party Games. Snowboard Riot will cost 1000 Wii Points, and will see you guiding your character... >>

Sam and Max series headed for Xbox Live

Sam and Max series headed for Xbox Live

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Microsoft has announced that Sam and Max, everyone's favourite dog and rabbit comedy duo, are headed for Xbox Live with their first two "seasons" of games. Often referred to as gaming's first "sitcom", Sam and Max first won gamers' hearts under LucasArts... >>

Sony rumoured to launch super-zoom Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 at PMA

Sony rumoured to launch super-zoom Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 at PMA

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With the big PMA camera show next week, rumour mill whisperings have been centred around a new Cyber-shot from Sony - the DSC-HX1 to be specific. Probably one of the biggest giveaways is that a number of online camera shops have added placeholders for... >>

Sony rumoured to launch super-zoom CyberShot DSC-HX1 at PMA

Sony rumoured to launch super-zoom CyberShot DSC-HX1 at PMA

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With the big PMA camera show next week, rumour mill whisperings have been centred around a new Cybershot from Sony - the DSC-HZ1 to be specific. Probably one of the biggest giveaways is that a number of online camera shops have added placeholders for... >>

Jessops to offer Canon Ixus 100 IS first in the UK

Jessops to offer Canon Ixus 100 IS first in the UK

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Jessops has announced that it will be the first UK retailer to sell the new Canon Ixus 100 IS in black. Touted as the slimmest ever Ixus model, it features 12.1 megapixels, 3x optical zoom and optical image stabiliser. On top of the HD movie capture capability... >>

Olympus sending the E-3 DSLR into space

Olympus sending the E-3 DSLR into space

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To celebrate its 90th birthday, Olympus has launched the Olympus Space Project that will see its E-3 DSLR camera being taken into outer space. Dr Koichi Wakata, an astronaut from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will take the E-3 and... >>

Rock Band 2 dated for PS3, PS2 and Wii in Europe

Rock Band 2 dated for PS3, PS2 and Wii in Europe

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Harmonix has announced that Rock Band 2 will eventually see a European release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii in the next few months. While these consoles have had this privilege for some time in America, the game has been an Xbox-exclusive... >>

EA Sports announces its first two Wii games with MotionPlus compatibility

EA Sports announces its first two Wii games with MotionPlus compatibility

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Electronic Arts has announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis, will be the first two titles from the EA Sports label to utilise Wii MotionPlus functionality. MotionPlus was announced in July last year, and will reflect motions... >>

Nintendo launches Wii Classic Pro controller

Nintendo launches Wii Classic Pro controller

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A new controller for the Wii has appeared on Nintendo's Japanese website, which looks to provide those who love the Wii but hate the Wiimote with yet another option. The Classic Controller Pro is very similar to the Classic Controller, but features handle... >>

Halo Wars video series released

Halo Wars video series released

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Microsoft is releasing a new video series based around video game favourite, Halo Wars. Just one part of the popular Halo franchise, Halo Wars slots into the series around 20 years before the events in Halo: Combat Evolved, and sees players attempting... >>

Ninja Blade coming to 360 in April

Ninja Blade coming to 360 in April

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Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360-exclusive Ninja Blade will be making its way to UK shores on 3 April. Developed by FromSoftware, a company known for their work on popular franchises like Armoured Core and Tenchu, Ninja Blade follows Ken Ogawa... >>

Microsoft announces first song pack for Lips

Microsoft announces first song pack for Lips

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Microsoft has announced that its singalong game Lips is set to release its first downloadable song pack next month. Available worldwide from 13 March, the song pack is set to feature three Coldplay songs, including "The Scientist", "Speed" and "In My... >>

Sony confirms big name titles for PSP in 2009

Sony confirms big name titles for PSP in 2009

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Sony has confirmed some big name titles for its PSP 2009 release schedule in Europe, including some popular games previously only seen on the PlayStation 3. These include LittleBigPlanet, one of the biggest talked about games of 2008 on the PS3, and Motorstorm:... >>

Music-sharing websites to be blocked in Ireland

Music-sharing websites to be blocked in Ireland

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Irish internet users will soon be blocked from accessing popular music sharing websites, after pressure from the country's music industry was placed on service providers. Eircom, the country's biggest internet provider, has agreed to start blocking its... >>

Sony announces World Photography Awards 2009 shortlist

Sony announces World Photography Awards 2009 shortlist

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Sony has announced the shortlist for its World Photography Awards 2009, with 186 photographers from 43 countries making it down to the final stages. The judging committee, made up of world-renowned photographers, curators, publishers and critics whittled... >>

Water powered alarm clock

Water powered alarm clock

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For green bunnies everywhere looking to save the environment as well as a few pennies along the way, the water powered alarm clock should be just the ticket. No electricity needed, no batteries required - just add water to power up your alarm clock and... >>

Gmail users hit by phishing chat attack

Gmail users hit by phishing chat attack

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It's been a bad 24 hours for Google's Gmail. First there was Tuesday's outage that left both businesses and individuals with no access to emails for a number of hours. Now IT security firm Sophos is warning Gmail users about phishing attacks targeting... >>

Olympic hopeful uses Street Fighter IV to train

Olympic hopeful uses Street Fighter IV to train

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One of Britain's 2012 Olympic gold hopefuls has said he uses beat-em-up favourite Street Fighter IV to prepare and rehearse for fights. Tyrone Robinson is a British International Championship gold medallist and European Championship Bronze medallist in... >>

Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems

Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems

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Panasonic has announced a whole host of home cinema systems, that each offer different functionality to suit. The SC-ZT1 is a wireless home cinema system that, while only featuring two ultra slim pole speakers, promises the ambience of a 7.1 channel system.... >>

Tomb Raider DLC now available on Xbox Live

Tomb Raider DLC now available on Xbox Live

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After a short delay Beneath the Ashes, the first downloadable episode for Tomb Raider: Underworld, is now available from Xbox Live. The DLC was supposed to be available from 10 February, but was delayed due to an unspecified "technical issue". Beneath... >>

Panasonic details Viera LCD 2009 line-up

Panasonic details Viera LCD 2009 line-up

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Panasonic has reaffirmed its commitment to LCD TVs today, and unveiled six new Viera LCD models at the Panasonic Convention 2009 in Amsterdam. This year’s Viera LCDs boast 800 lines of moving picture resolution thanks to Panasonic's 100Hz "Intelligent... >>

Medion branches into the gaming sector with Erazer PC

Medion branches into the gaming sector with Erazer PC

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Medion has moved itself into the gaming sector, with the launch of the Erazer X3711 D PC. The PC crams Intel’s latest Core i7 processor technology, an NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT graphics card, 6GB DDR-3-SDRAM memory and a huge 1000GB hard drive in its shell,... >>

Pentax drops price of K20D in the US

Pentax drops price of K20D in the US

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Pentax has bucked the trend for price rises in the industry at the moment and announced a price drop on its K20 DSLR and two K20D lens kits. Unfortunately, Pentax has told Photography Press the reduction will only be seen in America, but that both the... >>

Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced

Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced

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Marantz has announced a new all-in-one music system, the CR502 CD DAB receiver. The compact music system is a space saver, but the company insists that this is not at the expense of sound quality or system functionality. With an aluminium shell and a... >>

Corel Painter 11 announced

Corel Painter 11 announced

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Corel has introduced Corel Painter 11, the newest edition of the company's painting and illustration software. Painter 11 has been updated with more than 40 new features, including pressure-sensitive brushes and enhanced drawing tools. Brushes and media... >>

Timex fingernail watch unveiled

Timex fingernail watch unveiled

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Now we've heard of small gadgets - but this one takes the biscuit. Timex and Core77 have teamed up to produce one of the world's smallest watches, that is worn by being moulded to your fingernail. Yes, your fingernail. This miniscule gadget won Timex's... >>

Bean Pod introduced for Nike+ running without the cost

Bean Pod introduced for Nike+ running without the cost

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Red Rock Products has released its universal Nike+ Sensor adapter, called the Bean Pod. The compact Bean Pod will allow runners and walkers the ability to use their Nike+ sensor on any brand of running shoes they please. Nike+ is a venture by Nike and... >>

Canon launches Selphy CP780 printer

Canon launches Selphy CP780 printer

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Canon has announced the Selphy CP780, a compact photo printer that will connect to a digital camera anywhere for wherever-you-are prints. The successor to the CP760, the CP780 features improved image quality and faster print speeds, and is an easy to... >>

Leica announces Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH lens

Leica announces Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH lens

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Leica has announced the addition of the Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH lens to its range. Larger than a standard lens, it boasts an extreme angle of view of up to 100 degrees and as such is aimed mainly at architecture and landscape photography. The lens... >>

Sony to close Go!Messenger PSP service

Sony to close Go!Messenger PSP service

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Sony has announced that it will be closing down the PSP Go!Messenger service at the end of March. The service, run in partnership with BT, is a free instant messaging program that is compatible with the Go!Cam for video chat. It was launched just over... >>

Nikon announces second price rise of the year

Nikon announces second price rise of the year

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Nikon is sure to upset a few photography enthusiasts with its latest announcement that it will be hiking its prices for the second time this year. The price rise will affect Nikon's Imaging and Optics products, and start from 1 March. Nikon has put the... >>

Samsung unveils HZ15W point-and-shoot snapper

Samsung unveils HZ15W point-and-shoot snapper

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Samsung has launched the HZ15W compact camera, a 12-megapixel snapper with an ultra-wide angle lens. In fact, the HZ15W from Samsung boasts one of the most powerful lenses on any compact point-and-shoot digital camera on the market, with a 24mm ultra-wide... >>

Philips iPhone dock unveiled

Philips iPhone dock unveiled

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Philips has taken a step back from its range of MP3 players and PMPs to develop a docking station for the Apple iPhone. The Philips DC350 allows iPhone users to dock their iPhone at the same time as charging and playing back music tracks, it will also... >>

Samsung WB550 and WB100 compact cameras launched

Samsung WB550 and WB100 compact cameras launched

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Samsung has launched the WB550 and WB100 cameras, both boasting "world-first technology" from their compact shells. The WB100 model features a rather regular 5x optical zoom and 24mm ultra wide lens, but breaks ground in the compact camera category by... >>

Philips Prestigo SRT9320 remote control announced

Philips Prestigo SRT9320 remote control announced

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Philips has expanded its range of Prestigo universal remote controls with the new Prestigo STR9320. Featuring a 2.8-inch touch sensitive full colour screen, the STR9320 will allow users to to control up to 20 devices from one handset. There are 300,000... >>

Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled

Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled

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Philips has introduced the home theatre system designed to support its rather impressive Cinema 21:9 TV, with an aim to deliver sound in the same "exceptional quality" as the video images. This new cinema package includes the advanced Philips HD AV receiver... >>

Philips launches new 9000 LCD TVs

Philips launches new 9000 LCD TVs

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Philips has introduced new additions to its 9000 series TVs, with two new models for the 9600 series and the new 9700 series announced for release in summer 2009. The TVs boast full HD displays, Philips' Ambilight technology on three sides, and aluminium... >>