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Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row

Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row

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The founder of online music service Last.fm has added his two pence in the rights row between YouTube and the Performing Rights Society. Martin Stiksel has said he hoped that differences could be settled and a "workable solution" found before illegal... >>

Google launches Noticeboard app

Google launches Noticeboard app

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Google has announced a new application under development that will allow people to share information over the Internet using public digital noticeboards. Google "Noticeboard" will allow users to create text messages or record audio snippets and then post... >>

Casio sponsors Big East basketball tournament

Casio sponsors Big East basketball tournament

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Casio has announced that its Exilim camera line will be the official cameras of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, starting 10 March in New York. The Big East conference sees America's best student athletes coming together to compete in various... >>

Asus unveils wireless monitor range

Asus unveils wireless monitor range

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Asus has unveiled a new line of wireless LCD monitors, namely the EZLink series. With no Eee branding to be seen, the EZLink series promises a "minimalist approach" and allows users to connect displays via a Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) or... >>

Lowepro announces Toploader Pro AW bags

Lowepro announces Toploader Pro AW bags

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Lowepro has announced its new Toploader Pro AW bags, a range for pro photographers who need fast access to their equipment while on assignment. Designed for the snug fit of a pro DSLR camera, the case features a side opening with the camera sitting sideways,... >>

Fujifilm Distinctions winners announced

Fujifilm Distinctions winners announced

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Fujifilm has announced the winners of its 2008 Distinctions Awards. The overall winner from 3000 entries was David Brunetti from Italy for his image entitled "Mother" - part of a series of portraits taken in the Rroma community in Romania. Explaining... >>

Social networking overtakes email use

Social networking overtakes email use

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A survey by Nielsen has found that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are now proving more popular with web users than personal email. In the UK alone, Nielsen found that 1 in every 6 minutes a web user is online, is spent on a social networking... >>

Playing video games causes "early death" says government

Playing video games causes "early death" says government

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A new advert launched by the Department of Health has suggested playing video games could lead to an "early death". As part of the Change4Life active lifestyle campaign, the ad has been launched in magazines and on the 4yourkids website, backed by organisations... >>

Twe2 brings Twitter SMS alerts back to UK

Twe2 brings Twitter SMS alerts back to UK

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UK users of micro-blogging site Twitter will now once again be able to receive free Twitter SMS alerts informing them of @Replies and direct messages free of charge. Twitter users in the US, Canada and India have had this functionality for a while, but... >>

MySpace enhances BlackBerry application

MySpace enhances BlackBerry application

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MySpace has announced new enhancements for its BlackBerry app, which launched in November to 400,000 downloads in the first week. Firstly the app is now available in four more languages, namely French, Italian, German and Spanish. Users will also be able... >>

Wii MotionPlus coming in June?

Wii MotionPlus coming in June?

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It seems that we could be seeing the long awaited Wii MotionPlus peripheral in June, if not before. The peripheral will add more precision to the Wii Remote, and allow it to detect rotational movements as well as side to side and front to back. EA's Grand... >>

Rock n roll classics coming to Guitar Hero World Tour

Rock n roll classics coming to Guitar Hero World Tour

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Activision has announced the downloadable tracks for March, and it seems gamers can expect some rock and roll classics from the likes of Queen and Jimi Hendrix, as well as some European favourites as well. This month, rockers will again be able to expand... >>

Verbatim launches PhotoSave DVD

Verbatim launches PhotoSave DVD

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Verbatim is launching a DVD that helps users to archive their photos, freeing up much needed computer hard drive space. PhotoSave DVD has integrated software that starts automatically when the DVD is inserted into the burner, and guides the user step-by-step... >>

Guitar Hero Mobile coming to Android

Guitar Hero Mobile coming to Android

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Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile is extending its reach to the Android open-source software platform. The game from Hands-On Mobile and Activision Publishing is now available on all major US mobile phone platforms, and has exceeded 500,000 downloads since... >>

Jessops Jpics software announces Mac capability

Jessops Jpics software announces Mac capability

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Jessops has launched the latest version of its free Jpics photo editing and ordering software, that sees Mac and Linux compatibility added for the first time. Version 4.5 is available to download from the Jessops website, and sees greater functionality... >>

Nikon updates P6000 firmware

Nikon updates P6000 firmware

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Nikon has announced upgraded the firmware for P6000 cameras. Version 1.2 sees four improvements to the P6000. Firstly, when shooting in a user setting mode at an image quality setting of NRW (RAW) + Fine, NRW (RAW) + Normal, or NRW (RAW) + Basic and distortion... >>

Asus launches super-slim Eee PC 1008HA

Asus launches super-slim Eee PC 1008HA

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Asus has launched the super-slim EEE PCT 1008HA, a netbook measuring just 1-inch thick at its thinnest part. Channelling more than a hint of the Apple's MacBook Air, the 1008HA weighs in at just 1.1kg and looks rather swish in a white "pearlescent" casing.... >>

Sony launches two portable photo printers

Sony launches two portable photo printers

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Sony has announced the DPP-FP97 and DPP-FP67, two new portable printers for photo printing on-the-go. Both models produce 4 x 6-inch photo prints, however the DPP-FP97 model prints photos in about 45 seconds, while the FP67 model takes around 63 seconds.... >>

JVC launches Everio X hybrid camcorder

JVC launches Everio X hybrid camcorder

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JVC has announced the Everio GZ-X900, also known as the Everio X, a new hybrid, dual-use camera that combines 9-megapixel photos with full HD video. Described as "about the size of a chunky smart phone", the Everio X is designed to be small and portable... >>

Pretec launches two memory cards with "world first" claims

Pretec launches two memory cards with "world first" claims

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Pretec has launched two new memory cards, both with claims of "record breaking" specs. First up is the world's first 32GB SDXC card, a next-generation card that can hit read/write speeds of 50MB/s, and will be able to reach capacities of 2TB in the future.... >>

Eye-Fi cards get video support

Eye-Fi cards get video support

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Eye-Fi has announced two new wireless SD memory cards that will upload content directly from your PC or digital camera to the Internet. Both photos and videos can be automatically uploaded to popular sites like Flickr and YouTube. "The magic of Eye-Fi’s... >>

Panasonic announces Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH lens

Panasonic announces Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH lens

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Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix G Vario 7-14mm.F4.0 ASPH, a new interchangeable ultra wide-angle zoom lens. Despite its zoom range of 7-14mm (35mm camera equivalent of 14-28mm), the new lens is still compact and lightweight for casual on-the-go use,... >>

Lomography launches Chromiacs range

Lomography launches Chromiacs range

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Lomography has launched a new limited edition range of some of its most popular cameras decked out in chrome - fittingly named "Chromiacs". The cameras included in the range are the Lomo Colorsplash, Diana F+, Fisheye 2 and Supersampler. All four cameras... >>

Sigma announces 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens

Sigma announces 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens

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Sigma has announced the 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM. The super wide-angle lens has a maximum aperture of F3.5 throughout the entire zoom range making it a good choice for indoor shooting, and has a wide angle of view from 102.4 degrees. Two "Extraordinary... >>

AgfaPhoto unveils Optima 830UW outdoor camera

AgfaPhoto unveils Optima 830UW outdoor camera

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AgfaPhoto is set to launch a new outdoor camera at PMA 2009, in the form of the Optima 830UW. Waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof, the 830UW can be used for underwater to depths up to 10 metres, take photos in temperatures down to -5 degrees and withstand... >>