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  • Goal line tech: We play referee with the Hawk-Eye system ahead of 2013/14 Premier League debut
    Sports Fitness

    Goal line tech: We play referee with the Hawk-Eye system ahead of 2013/14 Premier League debut

    By 8 August 2013

    The Premier League 2013/14 will be unlike any other before it. And that's not down to just this year's transfers: the season will kick off with fully operational Hawk-Eye goal line technology - recently re-dubbed "goal decision technology" - and we got...

  • 3 launches "Books on the Go"
    Gaming

    3 launches "Books on the Go"

    By 16 January 2009

    3 has announced the launch of the new "Books on the Go" service, designed to bring best-selling books to subscribers’ mobile handsets in text or audio format. The service, provided by Andy McNab's GoSpoken.com, lets users browse, buy and download books...

  • COMMENT: Our favourite gadgets in 2008
    Gaming

    COMMENT: Our favourite gadgets in 2008

    By 31 December 2008

    With 2009 finally here, what gadgets, technology or gizmos have the Pocket-lint team most enjoyed in 2008? Below, in our own words, are our favourites. Stuart Miles I might work at the so called coal face of gadgets but that doesn't mean that I necessarily...

  • More book publishers launch iPhone apps
    Gaming

    More book publishers launch iPhone apps

    By 9 December 2008

    Two major book publishers have just announced mobile phone initiatives, with an emphasis particularly on the Apple iPhone and the App Store. In the States, the Penguin Group has announced the launch of "Penguin 2.0", which includes Penguin Mobile, and...

  • Amazon Kindle sold out way past Christmas
    Gaming

    Amazon Kindle sold out way past Christmas

    By 28 November 2008

    Those Stateside who've not yet started their Christmas shopping and were hoping to nab a Kindle for a loved one are right out of luck. It seems for the second year running Amazon has run out of stock of the device in the crucial "holiday" period. Last...

  • Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader
    Gaming

    Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader

    By 4 November 2008

    Widget.com has announced the UK release of the BeBook, described as "the latest" in portable eBook readers. The BeBook measures 184 x 120 x 10mm, weighs 220 grams and has a 600 x 800 6-inch display that uses Vizplex E-Ink technology. Offering one-handed...

  • John Lewis offers exclusive red Sony Reader
    Gaming

    John Lewis offers exclusive red Sony Reader

    By 31 October 2008

    We've seen the red version launch in the States, but it seems department store giant John Lewis will offer the rouge version in the UK. Available exclusively to John Lewis, the red Reader offers the same functionality as the standard model, and is priced...

  • Mills & Boon launches e-books
    Gaming

    Mills & Boon launches e-books

    By 27 October 2008

    Mills & Boon is making a "major commitment" to e-book publishing with the decision to make dozens of new titles available as digital downloads every month. The romance fiction company admits that one of the main benefits to e-book publishing is that customers...

  • Kindle will not see UK launch this year
    Gaming

    Kindle will not see UK launch this year

    By 20 October 2008

    The UK will not see the launch of the Amazon Kindle e-book reader this year. Brian McBride, the managing director of Amazon in the UK, has told trade publication "The Bookseller" that we won't see the device that was launched back in November 2007 in...

  • Vodafone launches "Books on Mobile!"
    Gaming

    Vodafone launches "Books on Mobile!"

    By 6 October 2008

    Vodafone has announced the launch of "Books on Mobile!" a new entertainment channel in conjunction with GoSpoken.com. Using GoSpoken.com, Vodafone customers can download audio - or in the next two weeks e-book versions - of the latest blockbusters or...

  • Next-gen Amazon Kindle pics leaked
    Gaming

    Next-gen Amazon Kindle pics leaked

    By 6 October 2008

    Despite denials from Amazon's chief spokesperson to the contrary, it seems the etailing giant is indeed prepping a new model of its e-book reader. US blog Boy Genius Report has received a set of images from a tipster that shows the second-gen device in...

  • Sony launches new PRS-700 Reader
    Gaming

    Sony launches new PRS-700 Reader

    By 3 October 2008

    Sony has announced a new version of its Reader Digital Book that gets a touchscreen and a built-in light. The new model, the PRS-700, will be offered alongside the existing PRS-505 in the States in November. Described as "svelte and stylish", the newest...

  • Sony offers James Bond-themed gadgets
    Gaming

    Sony offers James Bond-themed gadgets

    By 30 September 2008

    Sony has announced a US promo called "Mission for a Million" for the new James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" in which people can compete to win a million dollars in a spy-like game. In addition to the comp, Sony is to offer limited edition licensed 007...

  • iRex 1000 series digital reader launches
    Gaming

    iRex 1000 series digital reader launches

    By 22 September 2008

    iRex Technologies has officially launched the iRex 1000 series Digital Reader. iRex currently offers the iLiad and iLiad Book Edition for consumers, but says the new device is aimed at business professionals. The iRex 1000 series is said to offer "superior...

  • iRex to launch new e-book reader
    Gaming

    iRex to launch new e-book reader

    By 19 September 2008

    iRex is currently running a teaser on its site for a new product to launch on 22 September with the tagline "seeing is believing". According to Forbes, the company is to launch an "evolved" e-book reader dubbed the iRex Reader 1000. Aimed at business...

  • Plastic Logic launches e-book reader
    Gaming

    Plastic Logic launches e-book reader

    By 8 September 2008

    Plastic Logic has previewed its E-Ink-based e-book reader solution, that it expects to bring to market in the first half of next year. Offering a "stunning" form factor, measuring 8.5 by 11-inches, the flexible Plastic Logic reader features a big readable...

  • Amazon ends new Kindle speculation
    Gaming

    Amazon ends new Kindle speculation

    By 29 August 2008

    It seems an Amazon exec has spoken out to end the speculation rife in the blogosphere that the company are imminently to launch new models of their Kindle e-book reader. Craig Berman, Amazon’s chief spokesman, has spoken to New York Times writer Brad...

  • More next-gen Kindle rumours emerge
    Gaming

    More next-gen Kindle rumours emerge

    By 26 August 2008

    More news is coming in that seems to corroborate the previous rumours we've heard about Amazon's next-gen Kindle e-book reader devices. Further to the insider news via Crunchgear that saw two redesigned models, a source speaking to BusinessWeek also states...

  • Amazon Kindle sales at 240,000?
    Gaming

    Amazon Kindle sales at 240,000?

    By 4 August 2008

    Amazon has not so far revealed sales figures of its Kindle ebook reading device, with a spokesperson stating in July when Amazon's quarterly financial results were announced, only that they are "very happy" with sales. The Kindle was launched last November...

  • Emirates introduces shower spas for high flyers
    Gadgets

    Emirates introduces shower spas for high flyers

    By 30 July 2008

    First class passengers flying on the new Emirates superjumbo A380 Airbus are being offered the ultimate luxury -a shower whilst jetting through the skies. No more getting to your destination hot, groggy and stinky. All 14 first class passengers will be...

  • First mobile call from commercial airline made
    Phones

    First mobile call from commercial airline made

    By 27 March 2008

    Ofcom has just approved plans for mobile phone use in European airspace but the world first for a mid air conversation goes to a passenger jetting off in sunnier climes. While European passengers will have to wait for plans to be approved by Ofcom, Emirates...

  • Emirates launches widescreen TVs for in-flight entertainment
    Home Cinema

    Emirates launches widescreen TVs for in-flight entertainment

    By 5 July 2007

    Already voted "Best Inflight Entertainment in the World" in 2005 and 2006, Emirates Airline is not content to stop there and has launched its next generation, cutting-edge ice Digital Widescreen system, raising standards sky high. Available in all classes,...

  • Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 launches
    Gaming

    Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 launches

    By 19 June 2007

    The beta version of this software attracted more than 300,000 downloads in less than 6 months and Adobe today announced the release proper of Adobe Digital Editions 1.0. Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 is a new software application built "from the ground up"...