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Light & Land adds India and Australia to its photographic tours
Light & Land adds India and Australia to its photographic tours By Amber Maitland

Light & Land has announced its tour dates for 2009, and has added a number of new locations to range of photographic trips. Founder of Light & Land Charlie Waite, will be leading brand new tours to Kerala in India during November 2009. It's a 12-day tour... Read more

Apple patents remote iTunes access via iPhone
Apple patents remote iTunes access via iPhone By Amber Maitland

Apple could in the future allow iPhone and iPod touch users to stream music from their home iTunes library so they could listen to their favourite music on the go. The move, discovered by AppleInsider via a patent application, could mean that Apple could... Read more

Leaf introduces 56-megapixel AFi 10 camera
Leaf introduces 56-megapixel AFi 10 camera By Amber Maitland

Its been nearly a month since Hasselblad introduced its whopping 50-megapixel camera, with its equally whopping price tag of $37,000. But already, the Hasselblad has been out-pixelled by the Leaf AFi 10. Weighing in at 56 megapixels, the Leaf AFi 10 medium... Read more

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - PS3
4.0 stars Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - PS3 By Amber Maitland

The PS3 may be a classy console, but where’s the games? What we need is an old school classic – something fun with big guns. It was only a matter of time before PS2 staples Ratchet and Clank popped up on Sony’s new toy. They’re about the closest... Read more

Rock Meivo LCD TV
4.0 stars Rock Meivo LCD TV By Amber Maitland

Media oriented LCD TVs may be a little outside Rock's typical array of power notebooks, but that hasn't stopped it producing the Meivo E4300. Designed to offer a total solution for those who want to watch television, browse the Internet, manage DVDs and... Read more

IFA 2007: Altec Lansing launch Nobi Nokia speaker system
IFA 2007: Altec Lansing launch Nobi Nokia speaker system By Amber Maitland

Altec Lansing has released a new speaker designed to fit the new Nokia XpressMusic 5310 and 5610 handsets at IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany. The new speakers, called Nobi, will be a portable speaker system that allows user to share music on the go. Small... Read more

IFA 2007: Kodak officially announces V1233, V1253 and Z812 I
IFA 2007: Kodak officially announces V1233, V1253 and Z812 I By Amber Maitland

Kodak has confirmed the launch of the Kodak EasyShare models; The Kodak EasyShare V1233, V1253 and Z812 IS we reported on last week. The Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS Megazoom digital camera will offer a 12x optical zoom lens and 8 megapixels and come in the... Read more

IFA2007: Sony launch BDP-S500 and BDP-S300 Blu-ray players
IFA2007: Sony launch BDP-S500 and BDP-S300 Blu-ray players By Amber Maitland

Sony has announced two new Blu-ray players at IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany. The new players, called the BDP-S300 and BDP-S500 will offer 1080p support and a host of other features. According to Sony, the new S300 will be a mass appeal model, while the... Read more

Shooter - DVD
3.0 stars Shooter - DVD By Amber Maitland

Fresh from his scene stealing turn in The Departed, Mark Wahlberg takes lead billing in this Jason Bourne style action thriller about a government sharp shooter wrongly accused of assassinating the US president. When a black ops mission deep in the African... Read more

Kia shows off its new three-door
Kia shows off its new three-door By Amber Maitland

Kia has released the second preview image of the Pro-cee’d, the third model in the cee’d family of cars designed for Europe and made in Slovakia. "We wanted to make Pro-cee’d as ‘sporty’ as cee’d could possibly be, while still remaining a... Read more

Sony PSP slim details revealed
Sony PSP slim details revealed By Amber Maitland

Sony is close to announcing a newer slimline version of its Portable PlayStation handheld console according to reports online. The new version of the PSP, which will follow in the footsteps on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 in getting a new slimline... Read more

Cyberlink Media Deluxe Pro - PC
4.0 stars Cyberlink Media Deluxe Pro - PC By Amber Maitland

If you’ve just gone to the expense of upgrading your PC to include Windows Vista you may not be looking to spend more on extending the multimedia functions of Media Centre – that is if your version came with it in the first place. However, Cyberlink... Read more

Harman Kardon unveils new satnav
Harman Kardon unveils new satnav By Amber Maitland

Harman Kardon promise its new satnav will drive you, play to you and be lighter for you. Guide + Play is a pocket-sized device combining a navigation system for Western Europe with a MP3 player. It features built-in video player for those waiting for... Read more

Fancy toilet plays music and lights up the night
Fancy toilet plays music and lights up the night By Amber Maitland

Fancy a toilet with a difference, or a toilet that does things to keep you occupied while on the throne - here is the latest Japanese invention. Japanese toilet manufacturer Inax has just released their 2007 Satis Asteo Washlet toilet. The new throne... Read more

Evesham introduces HD multimedia PC
Evesham introduces HD multimedia PC By Amber Maitland

Evesham has introduced a new desktop with all the HD qualities for video enthusiasts. Specs on the 8600 GTS are hot stuff, for amateur pros out there take a look at it. It includes Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor and 2GBs of DDR2 RAM. Storage is extraordinary... Read more

ThinkOutside BoomTube H20 speakers
4.5 stars ThinkOutside BoomTube H20 speakers By Amber Maitland

In a market swimming with 2.1 speakers it's difficult to find a product that stands out from the crowd. Combining a sub and separate speakers into a portable travel solution isn’t something we’ve seen a lot of, but ThinkOutside's BoomTube H20 certainly... Read more

Tirminal launches free file transfer service
Tirminal launches free file transfer service By Amber Maitland

Those of you used to trying to send large files to people know what a pain it is. Even a zipped file can take ages to send via email, even if you're just trying to send photos to a friend. There's a new file transfer solution on the block, however, and... Read more

Tesco internet phone adapter makes VoIP calling easier
Tesco internet phone adapter makes VoIP calling easier By Amber Maitland

Tesco have released an interesting new gizmo that should make it easier for people to adopt VoIP calling. The Tesco Internet Phone Adapter converts a traditional landline handset to making calls over the Internet instead of over a telephone line. It means... Read more

Transformer truck and tank
Transformer truck and tank By Amber Maitland

Transformers fans, a treat for you: the Optimus Prime Battle Rig Plaster. Although it looks like an innocent-enough truck, and a rather small one at that, it turns, with a few quick flicks of the wrist, into a dart firing tank-like machine. We thought... Read more

Early Daylight Savings time shift causes problems
Early Daylight Savings time shift causes problems By Amber Maitland

Daylight savings time is moving earlier in the US and some other countries, proving a headache for IT professionals and businesses. With less than a year to fix calendars and timers, it's been a struggle to get it done on time for this weekend's time... Read more

Google adds photos to Maps
Google adds photos to Maps By Amber Maitland

Google has added photos to Google Maps local search, to make destinations easier to spot. Once businesses get their photos up on the site, you'll be able to view a map along with images of a storefront or road. This can be immensely helpful if you're... Read more

Arcam launches high-end iPod rDock
Arcam launches high-end iPod rDock By Amber Maitland

Arcam has released its first dock for iPods, the rDock. The dock is a standalone device that you then connect to your existing speakers or Hi-Fi system. It's designed for use with the Arcam Solo and Solo Movie system, but works with other as well. It... Read more

PMA 2007: Sony A-ST1AM Sync Terminal Adaptor announced
PMA 2007: Sony A-ST1AM Sync Terminal Adaptor announced By Amber Maitland

Sony has announced a new flash Sync Terminal Adaptor for its Alpha100 DSLR camera. The new FA-ST1AM Sync Terminal Adaptor connects the Alpha100 to the vast majority of pro studio and location flash systems. Integrated in the adaptor is a protection circuit... Read more

Turkey bans YouTube
Turkey bans YouTube By Amber Maitland

Turkey is under a YouTube blackout after one of its courts banned it for posting a video insulting Turkishness. Prosecutors to the court recommended the total ban after a video appeared that insulted the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kema Ataturk,... Read more

Epson launches EMP business projectors
Epson launches EMP business projectors By Amber Maitland

Epson has launched two new projectors mainly designed for business use with extra brightness for viewing in light rooms. The EMP 1810 and EMP 1815 both features 3500 lumens of light, as well as XGA resolution, and a 1.6x zoom lens. Designed for easy maintenance,... Read more

Sony announces online worlds of Home and LittleBigPlanet
Sony announces online worlds of Home and LittleBigPlanet By Amber Maitland

Sony has announced finally made clear its plans for the connected aspect of the PS3 by announcing two new games and discussing its Game 3.0 strategy. Game 3.0 sounds a bit like Web 2.0, focusing on online collaboration and user-generated content. It's... Read more

Bluetooth Gateway facilitates media streaming in cars
Bluetooth Gateway facilitates media streaming in cars By Amber Maitland

Intel and Parrot have teamed up to offer a new Bluetooth entertainment solution to car owners. The new Bluetooth Gateway is a small hub hidden in the dashboard of the car that then streams audio and visuals from ultra mobile PCs. The Gateway even incorporates... Read more

Jeeves clock wakes you with soothing messages
Jeeves clock wakes you with soothing messages By Amber Maitland

And now, Pocket-lint's second featured alarm clock of the day. This model from Voco promises to way you with the gentle and soothing voice of Jeeves, aka Stephen Fry. Every morning it wakes you with a different phrase that will most likely wake you with... Read more

New Cubelite Kits make it easier to shoot product images
New Cubelite Kits make it easier to shoot product images By Amber Maitland

More products for the budding studio photographer or eager eBay seller looking to improve picture quality.The Collapsible Studio Cubelite Kit takes the Cubelite concept further, and lets you pack up a whole mobile studo.The kit is supplied with two lights,... Read more

Amazon Unbox in TiVo goes live
Amazon Unbox in TiVo goes live By Amber Maitland

Amazon's downloading service for TiVo has been made live today, after first being announced in early February. Amazon Unbox in TiVo means that the combined forces of the two companies will reach 1.5 million TiVo subscribers in the US. TiVo runs a similar... Read more

Microsoft's VoIP software for Office nearly ready for beta release
Microsoft's VoIP software for Office nearly ready for beta release By Amber Maitland

Microsoft has today announced that a beta version of its VoIP software integrated into Office will soon be available. Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 will be distributed to certain business testers later this month. Voice... Read more

Pinnacle launches two TV tuners for Mac
Pinnacle launches two TV tuners for Mac By Amber Maitland

Hot on the heels of Pinnacle's various product announcements over the last 2 days comes another one. The company is entering the market for Mac peripherals with two new USB TV tuners, Pinnacle TV for Mac Sticks. The Pinnacle TV for Mac DVB-T Stick lets... Read more

Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world
Philips immersive technologies to melt Second Life world into the real world By Amber Maitland

Second Life residents may soon be able to wander their avatars around the virtual world and unexpectedly feel a cool breeze or be blinded by light in the real world. Philips is licensing its "ambient experiences" technology to Rivers Run Red in order... Read more

Google updates Desktop to beta 5
Google updates Desktop to beta 5 By Amber Maitland

Google has released a beta of its Desktop application, which now includes major visual changes to its gadgets and sidebar. Google Disktop 5 beta's sidebar has now been altered to blend in better with the your ordinary desktop, while some gadgets have... Read more

Apple announced Phofilmusigner free seminars for creative pros
Apple announced Phofilmusigner free seminars for creative pros By Amber Maitland

In conjunction with Apple Solution Experts, Rapid Group, Apple has said that it will be hosting two free seminars for creative professionals at the end of the month in Bracknell on March 26th and in Bournemouth on March 28th. Each all-day event is broken... Read more

Nokia Software Updater available for free download
Nokia Software Updater available for free download By Amber Maitland

Nokia has announced that its Software Updater for mobile phones is now available to all Nokia customers for download.Previously available only to those who visit a Nokia service point, it's now available to download from Nokia's site, and lets you get... Read more

Microsoft adds LifeCam VX-3000 webcam to its range
Microsoft adds LifeCam VX-3000 webcam to its range By Amber Maitland

Microsoft has added a couple of new products to its hardware range, one a webcam and the other a package of hardware to help you on the go. The LifeCam VX-3000 joins the VX-6000, and features a Windows LiveCall Button on top of it so that you can quickly... Read more

PMA 2007: Kodak announces four compacts
PMA 2007: Kodak announces four compacts By Amber Maitland

Kodak is showcasing four new cameras, updates to previous models, as well as a new easy printer dock at PMA. The first two cameras are the Easyshare Z712 IS and the Z885, which promise high ISO and a zoom range longer than your average compact. The Z712... Read more

Nikon rumoured to release 18-megapixel D3
Nikon rumoured to release 18-megapixel D3 By Amber Maitland

It seems that diehard Nikon fans are still holding out for a full-frame DSLR, despite the company's emphasis on its commitment to a smaller sensor size. Now one website has details of a rumoured D3, a successor to the D2X, that was apparently unveiled... Read more

Pinnacle launches PCTV DVB-T Flash Stick with onboard memory
Pinnacle launches PCTV DVB-T Flash Stick with onboard memory By Amber Maitland

Pinnacle has launched another TV tuner for your PC, this one a USB-style stick. The PCTV DVB-T Flash Stick is an external USB2 device that combines a tuner with software that turns your computer into a personal video recorder and 1GB of memory. Unlike... Read more

Two out of five US households with a TV have a videogame console
Two out of five US households with a TV have a videogame console By Amber Maitland

Although a whopping 41.1% of households in the US have some sort of gaming console, it's still the hardcore gamers who dominate playing time. This is according to an exhaustive study by Nielsen research that covers the last quarter of 2004 through to... Read more

Details on Archos 704-WiFi portable media player emerge
Details on Archos 704-WiFi portable media player emerge By Amber Maitland

Details have emerged about Archos' newest portable video player, the 704-WiFi, its largest so far. It's quite hefty at 22oz but boasts a large 7-inch touchscreen to make viewing video that much easier. Storage is taken care of with an 80GB hard drive,... Read more

Wikipedia editor, theologian and professor, uncovered as a fraud
Wikipedia editor, theologian and professor, uncovered as a fraud By Amber Maitland

Wikipedia has come under fire again, this time because one of its most prominent editors has turned out to be a fraud. The open online encyclopedia is a collaborative effort that allows anyone to add or change information. Recently an editor known only... Read more

Robot pet prototype doubles as a PC
Robot pet prototype doubles as a PC By Amber Maitland

Oh the weird and wonderful gadgets that appear when you least expect them. How about a combined robot pet, PC, and air freshener? The prototype is one of the entries to a Microsoft design competition, and is simply called the Pussy Cat. It's designed... Read more

Digital Foci unveils basic photo storage device
Digital Foci unveils basic photo storage device By Amber Maitland

Digital Foci has launched a new Photo Safe portable hard drive with greater storage capacity. The Photo Safe now comes in 40GB, 80GB, and 120GB, and are priced accordingy. The device doesn't boast a particularly large, nor colour, screen, but rather a... Read more

Google CEO indicates closer ties to Apple
Google CEO indicates closer ties to Apple By Amber Maitland

Microsoft may be jabbing at Google's soft underbelly by attacking its book project, but Google has thrown a punch in the form of a hint that it may be aligning more closely with Apple. "I will tell you that Google and Apple are doing more and more things... Read more

Google "systematically violates copyright" says Microsoft
Google "systematically violates copyright" says Microsoft By Amber Maitland

Microsoft is going on the offensive today and attacking Google for practices relating to its Google Books Search, the chief rival to Microsoft's Live Search Books. Google "systematically violates copyright", Microsoft lawyer Thomas Rubin will say at a... Read more

Swiss Security shields your wireless network
Swiss Security shields your wireless network By Amber Maitland

If your unsecured Wi-Fi network worries you, bhv Software may have just the application for you. Swiss Security Wireless Security is a new security package that guarantees protection from unwanted access by your neighbours or passers-by by monitoring... Read more

BT Reveal adds chic styling to the landline phone market
BT Reveal adds chic styling to the landline phone market By Amber Maitland

BT has introduced a new landline phone, the BT Reveal, that is designed to make a style statement. The BT Reveal combines a cordless handset that's concealed in a glossy black stand complete with glowing blue light. The base unit provides a digital answering... Read more

Panasonic announces new Wi-Fi Skype phone, the KX-WP1050
Panasonic announces new Wi-Fi Skype phone, the KX-WP1050 By Amber Maitland

Panasonic has announced availability and details of its latest VoIP wireless phone, the snappily-named KX-WP1050. The phone's Skype certification means that users can easily access their Skype accounts and take advantage of free Skype-to-Skype calls,... Read more