Archive for Verity Burns

  • Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset

    Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset

    By 19 February 2009

    Philips has announced the Tapster, the first Bluetooth stereo headset with gesture controls. Worn in both ears like headphones, the Tapster is designed for both music and phone calls, and has seemingly been given its name due to its patented touch and...

  • Micro Speaker keychain launches

    Micro Speaker keychain launches

    By 18 February 2009

    Not much bigger than a die, this tiny speaker defines the word portable. Simply attach the Micro Speaker to your keyring, and with the included auxiliary cable, you'll be ready to connect up to just about any portable music player via a 3.5mm headphone...

  • iBlock memory stick released

    iBlock memory stick released

    By 17 February 2009

    Remember the days before Wiis and the Internet, the days when all you needed to keep kids busy for hours on end was a box full of their favourite branded building blocks? Well to take you back to your childhood, here we have some of those blocks - but...

  • Logitech updates support for Squeezebox music services

    Logitech updates support for Squeezebox music services

    By 17 February 2009

    Logitech has announced the support of a whole host of new music services for its Squeezebox network music players. Among them is Napster, which will now open its library of more than 7 million songs to Squeezebox owners in the UK and Germany. The company...

  • Samsung announces "affordable" ES15 compact camera

    Samsung announces "affordable" ES15 compact camera

    By 17 February 2009

    Samsung has added the ES15 camera to its E Series range, apparently offering "all the technology today's picture takers need, but at an affordable price". The 10-megapixel ES15 features a 3x optical zoom, face detection technology and digital image stabilisation...

  • Samsung IT100 camera launched

    Samsung IT100 camera launched

    By 17 February 2009

    Samsung has announced the IT100, a 12-megapixel compact camera with HD movie capture. With a 5x optical zoom, and 28mm wide angle lens, the IT100 also boasts a 3-inch TFT LCD screen, dual image stabilisation and high sensitivity up to ISO 3200 for shots...

  • Fujifilm announces FinePix J250

    Fujifilm announces FinePix J250

    By 17 February 2009

    Fujifilm has announced the J250 camera, another addition to its affordable J-Series range. Featuring 10 megapixels, a 28mm wide-angle Fujinon, 5x zoom and a 3-inch LCD screen, the FinePix J250 also benefits from dual image stabilisation, scene recognition...

  • Fujifilm unveils FinePix J20

    Fujifilm unveils FinePix J20

    By 17 February 2009

    Fujifilm has announced the FinePix J20 camera, the newest compact to be added to its entry-level J-Series range. Succeeding the FinePix J10, the FinePix J20 being touted by Fujifilm as "an affordable, but highly-stylish compact camera". The camera is...

  • Fujifilm launches FinePix S1500

    Fujifilm launches FinePix S1500

    By 17 February 2009

    Fujifilm has launched the FinePix S1500, a compact, lightweight camera aimed at advanced amateur photographers. The 10-megapixel camera features a 12x optical zoom lens (33mm-396mm equivalent), face detection technology, dual image stabilisation and ISO...

  • Fujifilm unveils "fresh and funky" FinePix Z30

    Fujifilm unveils "fresh and funky" FinePix Z30

    By 17 February 2009

    Fujifilm has unveiled the new FinePix Z30, a "fresh and funky" compact that the company describes as "the essential party camera". Apparently aimed at the style-conscious user, the FinePix Z30 has evolved from the popular FinePix Z20fd. It boasts 10 megapixels,...

  • Fujifilm announces FinePix Z33WP

    Fujifilm announces FinePix Z33WP

    By 17 February 2009

    Fujifilm has announced the FinePix Z33WP, which the company describes as a "little camera that likes a lot of action". Designed for adrenaline junkies and outdoor types, the Z33WP is waterproof to depths of up to 3 metres, and features big, rubber-like...

  • Sky to replace 90,000 HD boxes

    Sky to replace 90,000 HD boxes

    By 17 February 2009

    Sky has confirmed that tens of thousands of its customers will need to have their HD boxes replaced due to a manufacturing fault. The fault affects around one in ten boxes, and will mean up to 90,000 Sky+ HD boxes will have to be binned. A Sky spokesman...

  • Facebook Terms of Service update causes outrage

    Facebook Terms of Service update causes outrage

    By 17 February 2009

    Facebook has updated its terms of service this month, claiming rights to all content uploaded to the site, even after you delete your account. Previously, the terms had read that Facebook's rights to to any original content you upload expired after you...

  • EA to launch line of sports equipment

    EA to launch line of sports equipment

    By 16 February 2009

    EA Sports has announced it will be teaming up with Toy Island to launch a line of branded sports equipment. Apparently designed to "bring the excitement of videogame simulation outside onto the fields of play", the products will feature infrared, motion...

  • Truphone integrates AIM into its Apple apps

    Truphone integrates AIM into its Apple apps

    By 16 February 2009

    Mobile VoIP service Truphone has integrated AOL Instant Messenger into its iPhone and iPod Touch applications. Any customers on these devices will now be able to use Truphone to instant message their AIM friends as well as make calls. Truphone has already...

  • Epson extends Traditional Photo Paper range

    Epson extends Traditional Photo Paper range

    By 16 February 2009

    Epson has announced it has extended its Traditional Photo Paper range, which is now available in rolls. Epson Traditional Photo Paper is a high quality photo media, with a manufacturing process being very similar to that of Fine Art paper. The look and...

  • Altec Lansing unveils new portable audio products

    Altec Lansing unveils new portable audio products

    By 16 February 2009

    Altec Lansing has unveiled new portable audio products at the 2009 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. First up is the inMotion MAX, a wireless audio docking station that provides a portable all-in-one speaker system for iPhone and iPod users, as well...

  • Vodafone trials 20Mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband

    Vodafone trials 20Mbps HSPA+ mobile broadband

    By 16 February 2009

    Vodafone has announced it has successfully trialled a 3G HSPA+ mobile broadband connection capable of peak download speeds in excess of 20Mbps. The field trials of HSPA+ MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out) were carried out on Vodafone Spain's network in southern...

  • Navteq showcases new products at MWC

    Navteq showcases new products at MWC

    By 16 February 2009

    Navteq has taken advantage of the 2009 Mobile World Congress to showcase its range of mapping solutions and devices. Including the new and updated Navteq Traffic, which introduces the company's traffic information service to Europe, there are also a few...

  • Navteq launches Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0

    Navteq launches Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0

    By 16 February 2009

    Navteq has launched Traffic Patterns Europe v2.0, an updated historic traffic database that now includes coverage of the UK. The newest version includes typical traffic speeds on 120,000km of primary and secondary roads across the UK and nearly 200,000km...

  • Adobe Reader Mobile SDK launches

    Adobe Reader Mobile SDK launches

    By 16 February 2009

    Adobe has launched the new Adobe Reader Mobile SDK, a software development kit that will help companies to design handheld devices that are able to download and display PDF content and eBooks. The new software engine delivers support for reflowable PDF...

  • Advent 6555 gaming laptop launches

    Advent 6555 gaming laptop launches

    By 16 February 2009

    Advent has launched the 6555 gaming laptop, touted as the UK's lowest priced Intel Core 2 Quad Processor. The laptop features a solid 250GB HDD, 4GB RAM, a Blu-Ray disc drive and a 17-inch widescreen display. With gamers in mind, the machine also features...

  • Sony announces new Bravia LCD TV line-up

    Sony announces new Bravia LCD TV line-up

    By 16 February 2009

    Sony has announced a new line-up of Bravia LCD TVs, a slimmer, minimalist range the company describes as having "best-ever full HD quality". Featuring the new Bravia Engine 3 and Motionflow 100Hz with Image Blur Reduction, the TVs will apparently offer...

  • Ultrasone launch limited edition £1000 headphones

    Ultrasone launch limited edition £1000 headphones

    By 14 February 2009

    Ultrasone has launched the "world's finest" special edition headphones, priced up at a wallet-stinging $1499 (around £1000). As an update on the Edition 9 headphones released in 2006, the Edition 8 range is a black and silver closed-back headphone that...

  • EA date Godfather II game for Europe

    EA date Godfather II game for Europe

    By 14 February 2009

    EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment have confirmed that the Godfather II video game will be on the shelves in Europe on 10 April. The game sees players taking the role of a Don in the Corleone family, and allowing players to "carve out their own story...


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