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Rankin searches for eccentric Brits for new exhibition

Rankin searches for eccentric Brits for new exhibition

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Rankin has announced his latest photography project, and is looking for all the eccentricity of the UK to help compile a record of "Britons in 2009". Dubbed "his most ambitious project to date", Rankin Live! will see Rankin shoot and instantly print the... >>

Nero 8 to be bundled with all Sanyo Xacti HD cameras

Nero 8 to be bundled with all Sanyo Xacti HD cameras

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Nero has announced that its popular digital media software is to be bundled with all Sanyo's new Xacti HD dual cameras. The Sanya Xacti VPC-HD2000 and VPC-FH1 dual cameras will come with Nero 8 Essentials software, which helps users easily edit, author... >>

Championship Manager '09 gears up for April launch

Championship Manager '09 gears up for April launch

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Eidos and Beautiful Game Studios are gearing up for the release of Championship Manager 09 in April, which has seen a complete graphical and engine overhaul since its last outing. The game has been described as a "new beginning" for the franchise, having... >>

Toshiba announces H20 and P30 pocket DV cameras

Toshiba announces H20 and P30 pocket DV cameras

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Toshiba has announced two new additions to it Camileo Pocket DV camera range. The Camileo H20 and P30 models both offer 1080p HD recording, 5x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom (2x at 1080p) in pocket-friendly bodies. They feature HDMI output to allow... >>

US rep proposes bill to make all camera phones heard

US rep proposes bill to make all camera phones heard

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A New York politician is pushing for a law to be introduced that would make it mandatory for all camera phones to make a noise whenever a picture is taken. The bill, known as the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, would see phones having to create a noise... >>

Nintendo Wii Fit Body Check Channel in development?

Nintendo Wii Fit Body Check Channel in development?

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Reports from Japan have suggested that Nintendo has announced the development of a new Wii Channel called the Wii Fit Body Check Channel The program, sponsored by NEC, Panasonic and Hitachi will be on hand to give you tips on how to best work out, as... >>

Panasonic announces TZ7 hybrid camera

Panasonic announces TZ7 hybrid camera

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Panasonic has launched its new DMC-TZ7 hybrid camera that brings together the functionality of a high-end compact and camcorder together in one body. The camera offers similar functions to other cameras in the TZ range including a 10-megapixel resolution,... >>

Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-FS25

Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-FS25

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Panasonic has launched the Lumix DMC-FS25, a 12.1-megapixel camera which the company describes as "stylish, sophisticated and packed with features". However still "committed to ease of use", the FS25 features Panasonic's new improved Intelligent Auto... >>

Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-FX40

Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-FX40

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Panasonic has announced the new DMC-FX40, a new 12.1-megapixel camera for the Lumix range. The camera features a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica DC lens and powerful 5x optical zoom, which will apparently capture almost double the viewing space at the same... >>

Gears of War films in the works for 2010

Gears of War films in the works for 2010

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Gears of War fans will be able to watch their favourite gaming series on the big screen in the future, as plans have been uncovered to turn the game into a film trilogy. Die Hard 4.0 director Len Wiseman will be at the helm, and has uncovered some of... >>

PSP 2 to feature "multi touch technology"?

PSP 2 to feature "multi touch technology"?

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As always, once a rumour is out, it refuses to die down until the day it is proved right, and that's certainly the case with the whisperings of a PSP 2. The last we heard was that the new PSP was set for release in late 2009, and that games for the handheld... >>

Leica announces M8.2 Safari limited edition

Leica announces M8.2 Safari limited edition

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German camera manufacturer Leica has announced a limited Safari edition of its M8.2 camera. Collectors will have to be quick if they want to add this camera to their collection, as there will be only 500 pieces available worldwide. The M8.2, an upgraded... >>

Pentax boss openly praises Leica D-Lux 4 on blog

Pentax boss openly praises Leica D-Lux 4 on blog

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In a rather interesting move away from the norm, the president of Pentax Imaging (USA) has taken to his blog to sing the praises of a competitor's camera. Ned Bunnell talks about his purchase of the Leica D-Lux 4, apparently a "new companion" for his... >>

Breeze Systems releases NKRemote 1.0 software

Breeze Systems releases NKRemote 1.0 software

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Breeze Systems has announced the NKRemote 1.0, Windows based software that allows photographers to control Nikon DSLR cameras from a PC. Breeze Systems have previously created similar software for Canon cameras, and NKRemote 1.0 is the first full release... >>

Worldwide games sales overtake films for the first time

Worldwide games sales overtake films for the first time

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New market research has shown that worldwide video game revenue overtook that of DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever in 2008. According to Media Control GfK International, "packaged media commodities" clocked up sales of $61 billion last year, of... >>

Ex-Polaroid employee planning the "re-invention of instant film"

Ex-Polaroid employee planning the "re-invention of instant film"

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So Polaroid may have introduced the new instant digital camera to some way make up for the discontinuation of the original Polaroid, but it seems some have felt this just wasn't good enough. Therefore, André Bosman, a former Polaroid employee and Florian... >>

Lego-inspired digital camera on its way

Lego-inspired digital camera on its way

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Digital Blue has teamed up with Lego Systems to launch a line of Lego-inspired portable electronics, one of which is a digital camera. Looking like it's been built using Lego bricks, the fully-functional digital camera is set for a US release with the... >>

Resident Evil 5 demo launches on Xbox Live

Resident Evil 5 demo launches on Xbox Live

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The Resident Evil 5 demo has gone live on Xbox Live today, one week ahead of the demo's release on PSN. Currently the demo is only available for Xbox Live Gold members, but will be made available for Silver members from 29 January. The demo features three... >>

Name Your Dream Assignment competition launched

Name Your Dream Assignment competition launched

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A new competition has been launched that boasts a $50,000 cash prize for the winner, plus lots of other photography goodies as well. The Name Your Dream Assignment is a chance for photographers to submit their idea for a never-before-done photo shoot.... >>

DxO Optics Pro v5.3.2 adds support for two new Canon cameras

DxO Optics Pro v5.3.2 adds support for two new Canon cameras

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DxO Labs has released DxO Optics Pro v5.3.2 that adds support for two new Canon cameras. The software will now support the Canon PowerShot G10 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, although it should be noted that only the Pro Elite Edition will add support for... >>

Brain Training "does not improve mental sharpness"

Brain Training "does not improve mental sharpness"

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All those hours spent on your DS crunching numbers and memorising words on a brain training game, may well have amounted to nothing if a recent report is to be believed. Researchers at the University of Rennes in Brittany have concluded that there is... >>

Sony unveils "Carnival Colour" PSPs

Sony unveils "Carnival Colour" PSPs

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Sony is set to release four new coloured PSPs in Japan, it has been revealed. Despite constant whisperings that Sony is working on a new PSP model, the four brightly-coloured PSP-3000s are set for a staggered release in March. First up on 5 March are... >>

Three new Spore titles unveiled

Three new Spore titles unveiled

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Earlier in the month we got news of a new Spore expansion pack in the works called Spore Galactic Adventures, and EA has now confirmed a further three new additions to the Spore franchise that are under development. Alongside the announcement that 65... >>

Eidos dates Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC

Eidos dates Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC

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Eidos Interactive has dated the two downloadable episodes for Tomb Raider: Underworld. The first of the two, Beneath the Ashes, will be available on 10 February, while the second level, Lara's Shadow, will follow one month later on 10 March. Both available... >>

Sony's cost-cutting unlikely to affect games division

Sony's cost-cutting unlikely to affect games division

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Sony has announced plans to cut its costs by around £2 billion by March 2010, following estimations that it is set to lose around £1.22 billion for the financial year ending March 2009. However, unlike Microsoft, Sony has said that its cost cutting... >>

Virtual Console update brings Mario Golf and Wonder Boy to Wii

Virtual Console update brings Mario Golf and Wonder Boy to Wii

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This week's Virtual Console update brings two new classics to the Wii. First up is the Nintendo 64 classic Mario Golf, a golfing simulator packed with fourteen playable characters from the Super Mario universe, each has their own power and swing style.... >>

Microsoft closes Flight Sim studio - report

Microsoft closes Flight Sim studio - report

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Despite hopes that the job cuts at Microsoft wouldn't affect its gaming division, it seems that nothing is safe from the effects of the economic downturn. Microsoft has reportedly closed down ACES, one of its oldest studios which helped in the development... >>

Microsoft to cut 5000 jobs

Microsoft to cut 5000 jobs

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Microsoft has confirmed that 5000 jobs will be cut, with 1400 to go immediately. The remaining 3600 jobs will be axed over the next 18 months, and will include positions in R&D, marketing, sales, finance, legal, HR and IT. The job losses come as the company... >>

Sega releases House of the Dead: Overkill trailer

Sega releases House of the Dead: Overkill trailer

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Sega has released a trailer for its upcoming game, House of the Dead: Overkill. What looks to be a light-hearted, humorous zombie slasher, Overkill serves as a prequel to the first game in the series and follows Special Agent G - the protagonist of The... >>

EA takes Skate 2 to the streets of London

EA takes Skate 2 to the streets of London

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To celebrate the launch of Skate 2, Electronic Arts sent four British skateboarders out into London in a race against time that pitted the skateboard against foot, car and train. The race spanned the transport trails from Waterloo to St Paul’s and then... >>

Adobe launches Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 release candidates

Adobe launches Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 release candidates

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Adobe has announced the availability of Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3 release candidates from its website. The "release candidate" label means that the update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before... >>

Photographer captures 1474 megapixel inauguration photo

Photographer captures 1474 megapixel inauguration photo

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Hundreds of thousands of photos, if not more, were taken at the inauguration of president Barack Obama. But none as impressive as this. This panoramic shot of the president and those gathered to see him sworn in, was captured by David Bergman. Containing... >>

Rockstar prices GTA IV DLC

Rockstar prices GTA IV DLC

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Rockstar has confirmed pricing for the first GTA IV DLC episode. The Lost and the Damned will sell for 1600 Microsoft Points, which works out around £13.60. Of course, the downloadable content is an Xbox 360 exclusive and is the first of two announced... >>

Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

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You may have read our stories yesterday on the squabbling between Microsoft and Sony over which has the better console, which is going to sell more and whose dad is bigger. Or something like that. Well to settle it all for us, leading industry analyst... >>

Epson launches Perfection V30 home scanner

Epson launches Perfection V30 home scanner

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Epson has announced it will be introducing a new scanner to its range in the form of the Perfection V30. Reaching an optical resolution of 4800 dpi, the slimline scanner is aimed at home users looking to scan things such as documents and photos. It has... >>

Mario & Sonic 2 on its way?

Mario & Sonic 2 on its way?

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More sources have hinted that a sequel to Mario & Sonic at the Olympics is on the way. Rumours first began when news of the sequel appeared in a Spanish Nintendo magazine, who referred to the game as Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics. Now sources close... >>

Nintendo brings Naruto sequels to Wii and DS

Nintendo brings Naruto sequels to Wii and DS

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If you're a beat 'em up fan, then this is apparently the moment you've been waiting for. So says Nintendo anyway, as it prepares to launch two Naruto ninja games into the European market. Firstly, Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 will be available for... >>

Momento to shut down photo-hosting website

Momento to shut down photo-hosting website

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Momento has announced that it will be terminating its Memento Live service in February. Any users of Momento Live will cease to have access to the website and its services from 25 February. Your Momento digital frame will be unaffected, but the closure... >>

Arsenal fans to get PSP replays in 2010

Arsenal fans to get PSP replays in 2010

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Arsenal fans watching matches at the club's home ground could soon be able to watch replays of goals, tackles and impressive runs on their PSP. The Premier League club's commercial director Adrian Ford explained that Sony itself was behind the new technology,... >>

GTA IV DLC Achievements leaked?

GTA IV DLC Achievements leaked?

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Rockstar has apparently released the list of Achievements for the first GTA IV DLC episode. The company has reportedly emailed the full list out to GTA IV fansites for The Lost and Damned. The list has not been confirmed, nor commented on by Rockstar... >>

Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"

Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"

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Microsoft has hit back at Sony's Kaz Hirai claiming the PS3 is the "official" industry leader, but branding the company "out of touch". Director of product management at Microsoft, Aaron Greenberg also described Sony as "an old hardware company that's... >>

PS3 is "official" console leader, says Kaz Hirai

PS3 is "official" console leader, says Kaz Hirai

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Despite sales figures and reports saying otherwise, Sony is remaining positive about its PS3 console, with Kazuo Hirai claiming in a recent interview that the next-gen console is the industry's "official" leader. And how did he come to that conclusion... >>

Canon releases EOS 40D firmware update

Canon releases EOS 40D firmware update

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Canon has announced a firmware update for its EOS 40D DSLR camera. Version 1.1.1 features five main fixes and improvements. Firstly, it fixes a malfunction that caused a low battery indication to be displayed when using the EF 85mm F1.2L II USM lens,... >>

Gears 2 patch released with new Achievements

Gears 2 patch released with new Achievements

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Epic has launched a new, rather sizeable patch for Gears of War 2 that addresses a number of multiplayer issues reported by gamers. This means a number of exploits will no longer be possible, such as players turning themselves invisible or knocking themselves... >>

PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March

PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March

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EA has announced that its Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition will be released for PlayStation 3 in March, bringing the popular Command & Conquer franchise to Sony's console for the first time. The Ultimate Edition will include everything... >>

M-Y tripod range from Manfrotto launched

M-Y tripod range from Manfrotto launched

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Bogen Imaging has announced a new tripod family from Manfrotto that claims to be "lightweight, compact and reliable". The M-Y range is designed for use with lightweight digital SLR and compact cameras, and claims to mix "high performance and ease of use",... >>

Sony updates PS3 firmware to version 2.60

Sony updates PS3 firmware to version 2.60

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Sony has updated the firmware for its PlayStation 3 console to version 2.60, which adds a number of new capabilities including a new photo gallery application and DivX 3.11 video support. Detailed on the official US PlayStation blog, the new Photo Gallery... >>

Empire of Sports announces online tennis tournament

Empire of Sports announces online tennis tournament

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Sporting MMO Empire of Sports has announced its first online tennis championship with real cash prizes up for grabs. The Kangaroo Open 2009 has just begun and will run for two weeks, until 1 February. The cash prizes go up to 1500 euros (around £1350),... >>

Nikon announces D3 firmware update

Nikon announces D3 firmware update

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Nikon have released a new firmware update for the D3 DSLR camera. Version 2.01 adds a number of notable changes, as well as a number of smaller ones as well. Firstly, Geodetic information is now displayed in ViewNX and Capture NX for images captured with... >>

Acme Made launches new chic camera bag line

Acme Made launches new chic camera bag line

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Acme Made have been behind a number of stylish camera cases seemingly aimed at the ladies, and its new 2am collection sticks with the theme. Available in March this year, the range is made up of four cases in rather chic designs. The Slip Pouch is designed... >>