Archive for Verity Burns

  • Olympic hopeful uses Street Fighter IV to train
    Gaming

    Olympic hopeful uses Street Fighter IV to train

    By 25 February 2009

    One of Britain's 2012 Olympic gold hopefuls has said he uses beat-em-up favourite Street Fighter IV to prepare and rehearse for fights. Tyrone Robinson is a British International Championship gold medallist and European Championship Bronze medallist in...

  • Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems

    By 25 February 2009

    Panasonic has announced a whole host of home cinema systems, that each offer different functionality to suit. The SC-ZT1 is a wireless home cinema system that, while only featuring two ultra slim pole speakers, promises the ambience of a 7.1 channel system....

  • Tomb Raider DLC now available on Xbox Live
    Gaming

    Tomb Raider DLC now available on Xbox Live

    By 24 February 2009

    After a short delay Beneath the Ashes, the first downloadable episode for Tomb Raider: Underworld, is now available from Xbox Live. The DLC was supposed to be available from 10 February, but was delayed due to an unspecified "technical issue". Beneath...

  • Panasonic details Viera LCD 2009 line-up
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic details Viera LCD 2009 line-up

    By 24 February 2009

    Panasonic has reaffirmed its commitment to LCD TVs today, and unveiled six new Viera LCD models at the Panasonic Convention 2009 in Amsterdam. This year’s Viera LCDs boast 800 lines of moving picture resolution thanks to Panasonic's 100Hz "Intelligent...

  • Medion branches into the gaming sector with Erazer PC
    Gaming

    Medion branches into the gaming sector with Erazer PC

    By 24 February 2009

    Medion has moved itself into the gaming sector, with the launch of the Erazer X3711 D PC. The PC crams Intel’s latest Core i7 processor technology, an NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT graphics card, 6GB DDR-3-SDRAM memory and a huge 1000GB hard drive in its shell,...

  • Pentax drops price of K20D in the US
    Cameras

    Pentax drops price of K20D in the US

    By 24 February 2009

    Pentax has bucked the trend for price rises in the industry at the moment and announced a price drop on its K20 DSLR and two K20D lens kits. Unfortunately, Pentax has told Photography Press the reduction will only be seen in America, but that both the...

  • VIDEO: Metal Gear Solid Touch trailer
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Metal Gear Solid Touch trailer

    By 24 February 2009

    Konami Mobile has released a video that gives us a sneak peak into some of the gameplay we can expect from Metal Gear Solid's debut on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Metal Gear Solid Touch covers the final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake, and will see...

  • Microsoft announces Resident Evil limited edition Xbox 360
    Gaming

    Microsoft announces Resident Evil limited edition Xbox 360

    By 24 February 2009

    As gamers gear up for the release of the highly-anticipated Resident Evil 5, Xbox is celebrating the franchise's debut on the console with the release of a limited edition console bundle. The Resident Evil bundle will be made up of an exclusive red Xbox...

  • Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced
    Audio

    Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced

    By 24 February 2009

    Marantz has announced a new all-in-one music system, the CR502 CD DAB receiver. The compact music system is a space saver, but the company insists that this is not at the expense of sound quality or system functionality. With an aluminium shell and a...

  • Corel Painter 11 announced
    Cameras

    Corel Painter 11 announced

    By 24 February 2009

    Corel has introduced Corel Painter 11, the newest edition of the company's painting and illustration software. Painter 11 has been updated with more than 40 new features, including pressure-sensitive brushes and enhanced drawing tools. Brushes and media...

  • Timex fingernail watch unveiled
    Gadgets

    Timex fingernail watch unveiled

    By 24 February 2009

    Now we've heard of small gadgets - but this one takes the biscuit. Timex and Core77 have teamed up to produce one of the world's smallest watches, that is worn by being moulded to your fingernail. Yes, your fingernail. This miniscule gadget won Timex's...

  • Bean Pod introduced for Nike+ running without the cost
    Sports Fitness

    Bean Pod introduced for Nike+ running without the cost

    By 24 February 2009

    Red Rock Products has released its universal Nike+ Sensor adapter, called the Bean Pod. The compact Bean Pod will allow runners and walkers the ability to use their Nike+ sensor on any brand of running shoes they please. Nike+ is a venture by Nike and...

  • Canon launches Selphy CP780 printer
    Online

    Canon launches Selphy CP780 printer

    By 24 February 2009

    Canon has announced the Selphy CP780, a compact photo printer that will connect to a digital camera anywhere for wherever-you-are prints. The successor to the CP760, the CP780 features improved image quality and faster print speeds, and is an easy to...

  • Leica announces Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH lens
    Online

    Leica announces Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH lens

    By 23 February 2009

    Leica has announced the addition of the Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH lens to its range. Larger than a standard lens, it boasts an extreme angle of view of up to 100 degrees and as such is aimed mainly at architecture and landscape photography. The lens...

  • Sony to close Go!Messenger PSP service
    Gaming

    Sony to close Go!Messenger PSP service

    By 23 February 2009

    Sony has announced that it will be closing down the PSP Go!Messenger service at the end of March. The service, run in partnership with BT, is a free instant messaging program that is compatible with the Go!Cam for video chat. It was launched just over...

  • Nikon announces second price rise of the year
    Cameras

    Nikon announces second price rise of the year

    By 23 February 2009

    Nikon is sure to upset a few photography enthusiasts with its latest announcement that it will be hiking its prices for the second time this year. The price rise will affect Nikon's Imaging and Optics products, and start from 1 March. Nikon has put the...

  • Samsung unveils HZ15W point-and-shoot snapper
    Cameras

    Samsung unveils HZ15W point-and-shoot snapper

    By 23 February 2009

    Samsung has launched the HZ15W compact camera, a 12-megapixel snapper with an ultra-wide angle lens. In fact, the HZ15W from Samsung boasts one of the most powerful lenses on any compact point-and-shoot digital camera on the market, with a 24mm ultra-wide...

  • Philips iPhone dock unveiled
    Audio

    Philips iPhone dock unveiled

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has taken a step back from its range of MP3 players and PMPs to develop a docking station for the Apple iPhone. The Philips DC350 allows iPhone users to dock their iPhone at the same time as charging and playing back music tracks, it will also...

  • Samsung WB550 and WB100 compact cameras launched
    Cameras

    Samsung WB550 and WB100 compact cameras launched

    By 23 February 2009

    Samsung has launched the WB550 and WB100 cameras, both boasting "world-first technology" from their compact shells. The WB100 model features a rather regular 5x optical zoom and 24mm ultra wide lens, but breaks ground in the compact camera category by...

  • Philips Prestigo SRT9320 remote control announced
    Home Cinema

    Philips Prestigo SRT9320 remote control announced

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has expanded its range of Prestigo universal remote controls with the new Prestigo STR9320. Featuring a 2.8-inch touch sensitive full colour screen, the STR9320 will allow users to to control up to 20 devices from one handset. There are 300,000...

  • Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled
    Audio

    Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has introduced the home theatre system designed to support its rather impressive Cinema 21:9 TV, with an aim to deliver sound in the same "exceptional quality" as the video images. This new cinema package includes the advanced Philips HD AV receiver...

  • Philips launches new 9000 LCD TVs
    Home Cinema

    Philips launches new 9000 LCD TVs

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has introduced new additions to its 9000 series TVs, with two new models for the 9600 series and the new 9700 series announced for release in summer 2009. The TVs boast full HD displays, Philips' Ambilight technology on three sides, and aluminium...

  • Philips launches GoGear Opus
    Audio

    Philips launches GoGear Opus

    By 19 February 2009

    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
    Audio

    Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player

    By 19 February 2009

    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
    Online

    Philips announces Net TV

    By 19 February 2009

    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...