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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... >>