Archive for Verity Burns

  • Sony offers NBC Universal content on PlayStation Network

    Sony offers NBC Universal content on PlayStation Network

    By 11 March 2009

    PlayStation 3 and PSP users will soon be able to buy or rent movies and television programmes from NBC Universal through Sony's PlayStation Network. The deal will see films from Universal Studios and popular TV shows from American station NBC being added...

  • Flickr Collection launches on Getty Images

    Flickr Collection launches on Getty Images

    By 11 March 2009

    Flickr has launched a collection of pictures on Getty Images' website that showcases the work of Flickr users available to be licensed for commercial use. Photographs for the Flickr Collection were selected by Getty Images’ editors - quite a task when...

  • Resident Evil 5 treasure hunt gears up for game release

    Resident Evil 5 treasure hunt gears up for game release

    By 11 March 2009

    In what can only be described as a hint of marketing genius, Capcom has organised a Resident Evil-themed treasure hunt in London on Thursday 12 March - the day before the game's release. Fans who register their details with residentevil5@capcomeuro.com...

  • Concept: Skrepkus paper clip

    Concept: Skrepkus paper clip

    By 11 March 2009

    For when a regular paper clip just won't do, behold the "Super Paper Clip" from Art Lebedev Studio - unfortunately re-named the rather less super "Skrepkus" in its final stages. The designers behind it have taken a regular paper clip, added a bit more...

  • Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row

    Last.fm founder joins YouTube rights row

    By 11 March 2009

    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...

  • "Touch Screen Rotary" phone revealed

    "Touch Screen Rotary" phone revealed

    By 11 March 2009

    Look at this for a modern makeover. Designer Mark Miller has taken the old, rather inconvenient concept of the rotary dial telephone and added touch controls, caller ID and a whole load of blue backlighting to boot. Miller plans to make the Touch Screen...

  • Google launches Noticeboard app

    Google launches Noticeboard app

    By 10 March 2009

    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

    By 10 March 2009

    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

    By 10 March 2009

    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

    By 10 March 2009

    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

    By 10 March 2009

    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

    By 10 March 2009

    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

    By 10 March 2009

    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...

  • Lara's Shadow DLC now available

    Lara's Shadow DLC now available

    By 10 March 2009

    After the first downloadable episode for Tomb Raider: Underworld was delayed by 2 weeks, we did wonder whether we'd see the second episode, Lara's Shadow, hit Xbox Live Marketplace as scheduled. Well the good news is that it has. Eidos has confirmed that...

  • Flickr lifts limits on free accounts

    Flickr lifts limits on free accounts

    By 6 March 2009

    Flickr has changed its settings for members with free accounts so they no longer have to organise their photos into three sets. In an announcement made on the Flickr blog, Flickr said that the limit has been lifted for basic users so they can now put...

  • Twe2 brings Twitter SMS alerts back to UK

    Twe2 brings Twitter SMS alerts back to UK

    By 6 March 2009

    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

    By 5 March 2009

    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?

    By 5 March 2009

    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

    By 5 March 2009

    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

    By 5 March 2009

    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

    By 5 March 2009

    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...

  • Nikon F-mount celebrates 50 years

    Nikon F-mount celebrates 50 years

    By 4 March 2009

    Nikon is celebrating the 50th birthday of its F-mount lens-mounting system. Featured on the company's SLR cameras and Nikkor lenses, the F-mount is the longest standing lens mount for 35mm-format SLRs. The Nikon F-mount was first used on Nikon’s earliest...

  • Jessops Jpics software announces Mac capability

    Jessops Jpics software announces Mac capability

    By 4 March 2009

    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

    By 4 March 2009

    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...

  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera dated

    Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera dated

    By 4 March 2009

    The Olympus Micro Four Thirds prototype model we first caught a peek of at Photokina last year has cropped up once again at PMA, and this time with a ship date. A notice next to the non-working concept model informs us that it will in fact be "launching...