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Philips launches GoGear Opus

Philips launches GoGear Opus

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Philips unveiled its new top-of-the range GoGear personal media player at its press event in Lisbon today, called the GoGear Opus. Packing an impressive 2.8-inch QVGA screen, the Opus adds on some extra functionality to the also-announced Ariaz. To begin... >>

Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player

Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player

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Philips has unveiled its new GoGear Ariaz personal media player, bringing what it describes as a "significant jump in sound quality" to mid-range PMPs. The Ariaz adopts the Philips patented FullSound technology, which enhances the dynamics, bass, treble... >>

Philips announces Net TV

Philips announces Net TV

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Philips has announced Net TV, a new addition to a number of its high-end television ranges that will see you getting internet access through your TV screen. Net TV will be available on Philips 8000 and 9000 series TVs, as well as the recently announced... >>

Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset

Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset

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Philips has announced the Tapster, the first Bluetooth stereo headset with gesture controls. Worn in both ears like headphones, the Tapster is designed for both music and phone calls, and has seemingly been given its name due to its patented touch and... >>

Logitech updates support for Squeezebox music services

Logitech updates support for Squeezebox music services

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Logitech has announced the support of a whole host of new music services for its Squeezebox network music players. Among them is Napster, which will now open its library of more than 7 million songs to Squeezebox owners in the UK and Germany. The company... >>

Samsung IT100 camera launched

Samsung IT100 camera launched

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Samsung has announced the IT100, a 12-megapixel compact camera with HD movie capture. With a 5x optical zoom, and 28mm wide angle lens, the IT100 also boasts a 3-inch TFT LCD screen, dual image stabilisation and high sensitivity up to ISO 3200 for shots... >>

Fujifilm launches FinePix S1500

Fujifilm launches FinePix S1500

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Fujifilm has launched the FinePix S1500, a compact, lightweight camera aimed at advanced amateur photographers. The 10-megapixel camera features a 12x optical zoom lens (33mm-396mm equivalent), face detection technology, dual image stabilisation and ISO... >>

Fujifilm unveils "fresh and funky" FinePix Z30

Fujifilm unveils "fresh and funky" FinePix Z30

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Fujifilm has unveiled the new FinePix Z30, a "fresh and funky" compact that the company describes as "the essential party camera". Apparently aimed at the style-conscious user, the FinePix Z30 has evolved from the popular FinePix Z20fd. It boasts 10 megapixels,... >>

Fujifilm announces FinePix Z33WP

Fujifilm announces FinePix Z33WP

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Fujifilm has announced the FinePix Z33WP, which the company describes as a "little camera that likes a lot of action". Designed for adrenaline junkies and outdoor types, the Z33WP is waterproof to depths of up to 3 metres, and features big, rubber-like... >>

Sky to replace 90,000 HD boxes

Sky to replace 90,000 HD boxes

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Sky has confirmed that tens of thousands of its customers will need to have their HD boxes replaced due to a manufacturing fault. The fault affects around one in ten boxes, and will mean up to 90,000 Sky+ HD boxes will have to be binned. A Sky spokesman... >>

Facebook Terms of Service update causes outrage

Facebook Terms of Service update causes outrage

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Facebook has updated its terms of service this month, claiming rights to all content uploaded to the site, even after you delete your account. Previously, the terms had read that Facebook's rights to to any original content you upload expired after you... >>

EA to launch line of sports equipment

EA to launch line of sports equipment

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EA Sports has announced it will be teaming up with Toy Island to launch a line of branded sports equipment. Apparently designed to "bring the excitement of videogame simulation outside onto the fields of play", the products will feature infrared, motion... >>

Truphone integrates AIM into its Apple apps

Truphone integrates AIM into its Apple apps

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Mobile VoIP service Truphone has integrated AOL Instant Messenger into its iPhone and iPod Touch applications. Any customers on these devices will now be able to use Truphone to instant message their AIM friends as well as make calls. Truphone has already... >>

Altec Lansing unveils new portable audio products

Altec Lansing unveils new portable audio products

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Altec Lansing has unveiled new portable audio products at the 2009 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. First up is the inMotion MAX, a wireless audio docking station that provides a portable all-in-one speaker system for iPhone and iPod users, as well... >>

Vodafone trials 20Mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband

Vodafone trials 20Mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband

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Vodafone has announced it has successfully trialled a 3G HSPA+ mobile broadband connection capable of peak download speeds in excess of 20Mbps. The field trials of HSPA+ MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out) were carried out on Vodafone Spain's network in southern... >>

Navteq showcases new products at MWC

Navteq showcases new products at MWC

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Navteq has taken advantage of the 2009 Mobile World Congress to showcase its range of mapping solutions and devices. Including the new and updated Navteq Traffic, which introduces the company's traffic information service to Europe, there are also a few... >>

Navteq launches Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0

Navteq launches Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0

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Navteq has launched Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0, an updated historic traffic database that now includes coverage of the UK. The newest version includes typical traffic speeds on 120,000km of primary and secondary roads across the UK and nearly 200,000km... >>

Adobe Reader Mobile SDK launches

Adobe Reader Mobile SDK launches

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Adobe has launched the new Adobe Reader Mobile SDK, a software development kit that will help companies to design handheld devices that are able to download and display PDF content and eBooks. The new software engine delivers support for reflowable PDF... >>

Advent 6555 gaming laptop launches

Advent 6555 gaming laptop launches

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Advent has launched the 6555 gaming laptop, touted as the UK's lowest priced Intel Core 2 Quad Processor. The laptop features a solid 250GB HDD, 4GB RAM, a Blu-Ray disc drive and a 17-inch widescreen display. With gamers in mind, the machine also features... >>

Sony announces new Bravia LCD TV line-up

Sony announces new Bravia LCD TV line-up

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Sony has announced a new line-up of Bravia LCD TVs, a slimmer, minimalist range the company describes as having "best-ever full HD quality". Featuring the new Bravia Engine 3 and Motionflow 100Hz with Image Blur Reduction, the TVs will apparently offer... >>

Ultrasone launch limited edition £1000 headphones

Ultrasone launch limited edition £1000 headphones

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Ultrasone has launched the "world's finest" special edition headphones, priced up at a wallet-stinging $1499 (around £1000). As an update on the Edition 9 headphones released in 2006, the Edition 8 range is a black and silver closed-back headphone that... >>

EA date Godfather II game for Europe

EA date Godfather II game for Europe

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EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment have confirmed that the Godfather II video game will be on the shelves in Europe on 10 April. The game sees players taking the role of a Don in the Corleone family, and allowing players to "carve out their own story... >>

Nikon launches competition with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Nikon launches competition with Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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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... >>

Bebo helps Collins find teen slang for dictionary

Bebo helps Collins find teen slang for dictionary

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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

Casio launches new touchscreen phone in Japan

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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

Mophie launches Juice Pack Air

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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... >>

Follow the Pirate Bay trial on Twitter

Follow the Pirate Bay trial on Twitter

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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

Vopium VoIP services launches in UK

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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

iPhone iGirl app gives us the creeps

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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

Mario & Sonic 2 confirmed

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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... >>

Pokémon Platinum Version confirmed for Europe

Pokémon Platinum Version confirmed for Europe

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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

Ultrasone announce S-Logic HFI headphones range

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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

Square Enix buys Eidos for £84.3 million

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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

Sony confirms no DSLR announcements at PMA 09

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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

Dell launches Wasabi pocket printer

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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

Sony launches GPS image tracker

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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

Sega announces new Alien vs. Predator game

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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

LG launches "eco-friendly" XCanvas LCD TVs

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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

Eidos confirms Tomb Raider DLC delayed

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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?

Paid apps coming to Android Marketplace this week?

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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

Xbox multiplayer free for GTA IV DLC launch

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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,... >>

Activision announces first COD5 Map Pack

Activision announces first COD5 Map Pack

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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",... >>

Samsung launches VP-1 voice recorder with camera

Samsung launches VP-1 voice recorder with camera

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Samsung has launched the VP-1 in Korea, a combination camera and voice recorder that features VoicePix photo tagging. This means that you can "tag" each recording you make with a photo taken with the integrated camera, with the aim of helping you to find... >>

Canon releases 2009 camcorder pricing and release information

Canon releases 2009 camcorder pricing and release information

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If you liked the sound of some of the Canon camcorders that were announced last month at CES, you may have been a little disappointed for the lack of price and availability information given at the time. Well there is some good news, sort of. Canon has... >>

Canon releases G10 firmware update

Canon releases G10 firmware update

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Canon has released a firmware update for the G10 camera. Version 1.0.2.0 corrects the problem of a magenta cast that was appearing on some RAW images. It was mostly noticed in continuous shooting mode under the ISO 1600 manual setting, where the second... >>

Solio Mono multi-device charger announced

Solio Mono multi-device charger announced

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Better Energy Systems has announced the Solio Mono, a multi-device charger set to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2009 next week. Designed for times when you're in the middle of nowhere with no battery charge left on your phone, the Solio Mono... >>

Panasonic releases firmware update for DMC-G1

Panasonic releases firmware update for DMC-G1

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Panasonic has released a firmware update for the Lumix DMC-G1. Version 1.2 introduces a number of improvements, including performance improvements in Auto White Balance and colour reproduction and the introduction of file write back from PC to camera... >>

D-Link launches two new security cameras

D-Link launches two new security cameras

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For anyone looking to keep an eye on their home or office when they aren't around, D-Link has launched two new network cameras that users will be able to follow, wherever they are. The DCS-2121 wireless megapixel network camera is able to connect up to... >>

BAFTA Video Game Awards nominations announced

BAFTA Video Game Awards nominations announced

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Nominations for the BAFTA Video Game Awards have been announced, and see Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare leading the way with seven nods, including one for Best Game. The popular war-based FPS also received nominations in Action & Adventure, Story & Character,... >>

Dead Rising 2 confirmed in development

Dead Rising 2 confirmed in development

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Capcom has confirmed that Dead Rising 2 is in development, and will be making its debut on PS3 and PC, as well as returning to Xbox 360 where it was so successful 3 years ago. Having been almost pushed into a statement after leaked footage of the game... >>