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Belkin adds modem to N1 wireless router, releases print server

Belkin adds modem to N1 wireless router, releases print server

By Amber Maitland

Belkin has made two announcements about its products in the UK. The first concerns its N1 wireless router, which is now available with a modem. The N1 is 802.11n draft compliant, and lets you link your computers together, up to 32 of them, to share data... Read more

Navman expands Freedom range based on the F20

Navman expands Freedom range based on the F20

By Amber Maitland

Navman has announced pricing changes to its Freedom range of satnavs, with various bundles now offered. The F20 is a no frills GPS device that includes dedicaed Parking and Petrol buttons to make driving stress-free, and that was initially available for... Read more

Navigon 3110 series offers lightweight satnav solutions

Navigon 3110 series offers lightweight satnav solutions

By Amber Maitland

German satnav manufacturer Navigon has added a smaller version of its TS 7000T device to its lineup. The 3100 series is designed for satnav novices, and has all the essentials you need for finding your way. Measuring 11 x 8cm in size, the 3100 provides... Read more

Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry

Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry

By Amber Maitland

Garmin's presence at the 3GSM conference is primarily to show off its mapping systems for mobile phones, including the latest BlackBerry. Garmin Mobile delivers satnav functionality to BlackBerrys, the latest of which, the 8800, incorporates its own GPS... Read more

Sony to give away Bond Blu-ray to PS Network users

Sony to give away Bond Blu-ray to PS Network users

By Amber Maitland

Sony has announced that it's giving away copies of Casino Royale on Blu-ray to the first 500,000 registrants on the Playstation Network in Europe. It's not as if PS3 owners will need a carrot to join the Network, as it will give them access to games services... Read more

Evesham's Sound Stage X1 incorporates speakers into a TV stand

Evesham's Sound Stage X1 incorporates speakers into a TV stand

By Amber Maitland

Evesham has produced a spectacular new TV Stand that doubles as a surround sound system, the Sound Stage X1. The glossy black and glass stand looks innocuous enough until you take the covers off the nine speakers incorporated in its design. The Sound... Read more

iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger joins HP's lineup

iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger joins HP's lineup

By Amber Maitland

And here comes another new smartphone to start off the afternoon, this time from HP. HP's latest iPAQ, the 514 Voice Messenger, runs on Windows Mobile 6, features Wi-Fi connectivity, and works over GSM/EDGE networks. To complement its Wi-Fi capabilities,... Read more

Motorola drops MOTORIZR Z8, Q range, MOTOSLVR L9, and MOTOKRZR K3

Motorola drops MOTORIZR Z8, Q range, MOTOSLVR L9, and MOTOKRZR K3

By Amber Maitland

In today's feast of shiny new phones, Motorola has presented five new models, more streamlined and elegant than ever. At the top of the list are the HSDPA and GSM devices, the MTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm. Running on the Windows Mobile 6 platform, the Moto... Read more

RIM launches BlackBerry 8800

RIM launches BlackBerry 8800

By Amber Maitland

RIM's latest BlackBerry, the 8800, will have business users drooling, as its the slimmest and sleekest to date. Disappointingly, however, it seems that it doesn't include Wi-Fi connectivity nor HSDPA support like many of the smartphones that are being... Read more

i-mate reveals the JAQ4, Ultimate range, and SPL models

i-mate reveals the JAQ4, Ultimate range, and SPL models

By Amber Maitland

The 3GSM conference in Barcelona is only a few hours old, and already it seems that the focus this year for many manufacturers are smartphones. I-mate, which calls itself the specialist in Windows Mobile devices, has announced an Ultimate range of 3G... Read more

Nokia launches N77, 6110 Navigator, and 3110 Classic

Nokia launches N77, 6110 Navigator, and 3110 Classic

By Amber Maitland

In addition to an impressive array of business phones, Nokia has also launched a proper mobile TV phone, the N77, as well as a satnav phone, the 6110 Navigator. Nokia calls the N77 a multimedia computer, but it's mainly geared toward watching mobile TV... Read more

Nokia unveils E90 Communicator, E65, and E61i

Nokia unveils E90 Communicator, E65, and E61i

By Amber Maitland

Nokia has expanded its business portfolio of mobile handsets with the new E61i, E65, and E90 Communicator. All three operate on quadband GSM and 3G networks, and have WCDMA and WLAN connectivity, and are based on the S60 operating system. In addition,... Read more

Yahoo launches mobile phone advertising system

Yahoo launches mobile phone advertising system

By Amber Maitland

The 3GSM conference in Barcelona has only just begun, and already Yahoo has made two major announcements.The company has launched its mobile phone advertising system that was first trialled in Japan across eighteen countries.The move marks an effort by... Read more

RIM and Samsung settle over BlackJack name

RIM and Samsung settle over BlackJack name

By Amber Maitland

RIM has settled its differences with Samsung over the dispute of its BlackBerry name. RIM believed that Samsung's "BlackJack" device sounded far too similar to BlackBerry, and therefore infringed on its trademark. However, the suit appears to have been... Read more

New York Senate considers iPod-banning bill

New York Senate considers iPod-banning bill

By Amber Maitland

In the UK, talking on a mobile phone while driving has long been banned, but it seems as though New York state government may take that law one step further. One state senator, Carl Kruger, has introduced a bill to ban the use of certain distracting devices,... Read more

Sony Ericsson looking for photograph to make history

Sony Ericsson looking for photograph to make history

By Amber Maitland

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is collaborating with Sony Ericsson to help celebrate its 60th anniversary and is inviting members of the public to take part via an innovative competition. 59 high profile names - spanning film, design, art, literature,... Read more

Humax launches 40-inch LCD TV with built-in PVR

Humax launches 40-inch LCD TV with built-in PVR

By Amber Maitland

Humax has launched another 40-inch widescreen TV on to the market, this one an LCD model that also incorporates a PVR. The "all-in-one" device has twin tuners and access to Freeview and radio channels. You can record direct on to its 160GB hard disk drive.... Read more

Orange and Vodafone to share signal masts

Orange and Vodafone to share signal masts

By Amber Maitland

Vodafone and Orange have today announced a landmark, but non-binding, agreement that could mean that 3G and even higher-speed networks are rolled out more quickly. The companies intend to share their Radio Access Networks, or RANs, which includes masts,... Read more

Jajah Mobile lets you make low-cost calls anywhere

Jajah Mobile lets you make low-cost calls anywhere

By Amber Maitland

Jajah, a VoIP provider, has just launched its mobile version, called, unsurprisingly, Jajah Mobile Web. Like the original web Jajah, there's no download or installation of applications. You simply go to the Jajah mobile site in order to make the call.... Read more

Action Cam from Oregon Scientific for extreme sports enthusiasts

Action Cam from Oregon Scientific for extreme sports enthusiasts

By Amber Maitland

Oregon Scientific, a name that brings to mind temperature gauges and radio-controlled clocks, has released a new Action Cam for sporty types. It can handle whatever sport you throw at it, being weatherproof and ruggedly designed to clip on or be stowed... Read more

Samsung showcases Ultra Smart F700

Samsung showcases Ultra Smart F700

By Amber Maitland

Samsung is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Ultra Smart F700 at the 3GSM World Congress next week. The F700 has a full QWERTY key pad that slides out from underneath it, as well as a touchscreen for those who prefer its feel for inputting. The interface... Read more

Philips launches 9-inch photo frame

Philips launches 9-inch photo frame

By Amber Maitland

Philips has released a new digital photo frame to the market that measure a large 9-inches on the diagonal. The metal-finish 9FF2M4 and wood-finish 9FF2CWO come with software that lets you either set up a slideshow at intervals of your choosing, or display... Read more

Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6

Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft has today unveiled a Vista-esque version of its phone platform, Windows Mobile 6. It's added features that have previously only been available on a PC. For example, it introduces Windows Live to the mobile for instant messaging with multiple... Read more

Nokia offers mapping service to smartphone users

Nokia offers mapping service to smartphone users

By Amber Maitland

Nokia has today introduced two new services for some of its devices, one to aid searching and one for personal navigation. In the first instance, the company is making its smart2go mapping platform available as a free download for Nokia N60s and Windows... Read more

Pioneer launches 60-inch plasma TV in the UK

Pioneer launches 60-inch plasma TV in the UK

By Amber Maitland

For those rooms where the 40-incher looks a bit small, Pioneer has released the 60-inch plasma TV, the PDP-607XD. The new set has not just one, but two HDMI inputs as well as a PC input so you can watch photo slideshows or video stored on your computer;... Read more

Nintendo phone patent unearthed

Nintendo phone patent unearthed

By Amber Maitland

The patent office throws up more questions than it answers, with journalists watching the submissions and approvals in order to root out the latest invention or device coming into production. Mobile phone patents are a constant theme, but this week a... Read more

Watch makes sure you always arrive on time

Watch makes sure you always arrive on time

By Amber Maitland

Designer Martin Frey has come up with an original way to show time on a wristwatch and make sure that you're never late to your appointments. Dubbed "the thinking watch", the prototype is able to tap into Personal Area Networks and Bluetooth to communicate... Read more

Googlemail opened to general public in UK and USA

Googlemail opened to general public in UK and USA

By Amber Maitland

Google has finally taken away the "by invitation only" requirement on its email service and has opened it up for anyone. Previously, you could only sign up for an account if you'd received an invitation for one from a Gmail user. Google had already removed... Read more

Norwegian consumer group not satisfied by Apple CEO's letter

Norwegian consumer group not satisfied by Apple CEO's letter

By Amber Maitland

Steve Jobs' open letter to the music industry published last night has failed to satisfy at least one of the European consumer groups pushing for Apple to unlock its DRM. Jobs' in part tried to justify Apple's DRM by pointing out that other major music... Read more

TiVo to playback content from Amazon Unbox Video

TiVo to playback content from Amazon Unbox Video

By Amber Maitland

TiVo users in the US will soon be able to download content from Amazon's Unbox Video service to their TiVos to watch on their TVs. The two companies are testing the new service, which still requires that users purchase or rent the show or movie from Amazon's... Read more

Dell handheld console rumours quashed

Dell handheld console rumours quashed

By Amber Maitland

If Dell is planning on developing a gaming handheld device in the future, it's keeping those plans tightly under wraps. The rumours were started when PC Plus reported that Global gaming chief Abizar Vakharia replied to a question about a possible handheld,... Read more

LG unveils Shine, the latest in the Black Label series

LG unveils Shine, the latest in the Black Label series

By Amber Maitland

After launching it in Korea and teasing the release date, LG has finally launched its Shine mobile phone, the latest model in its Black Label series. Shine is a full-metal slider phone that's reflective enough to be a mirror, and reveals a screen and... Read more

Attack on root servers fails to halt the internet

Attack on root servers fails to halt the internet

By Amber Maitland

In a significant attack on the Internet, hackers tried and failed to bring down the Internet yesterday. By sending large volumes of data in a something called a denial-of-service attack, the hackers attempted to stop the servers that are relied upon to... Read more

Analyst believes next-gen iPod will have Wi-Fi and GPS

Analyst believes next-gen iPod will have Wi-Fi and GPS

By Amber Maitland

Apple's next iPod model could include Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, according to analyst Jesse Tortora. Although the iPhone has been the biggest iPod-related news from Apple in months, the market is still waiting for a 6th generation, non-phone iPod to... Read more

MySpace and Vodafone strike mobile deal

MySpace and Vodafone strike mobile deal

By Amber Maitland

MySpace.com has long been threatening to join the mobile world to make it easier for the site's users to access their profile and online social life, and now it has, with Vodafone's help. This isn't the first mobile deal for the News Corp. site; it has... Read more

View still images in high-def with the Panasonic DMW-SDP1

View still images in high-def with the Panasonic DMW-SDP1

By Amber Maitland

It can be frustrating having a great TV display without being able to use it to its full HD capabilities, which is why Panasonic has devised the HDTV Photo Player DMW-SDP1. You simply connect the device to an HD-ready or HD TV and slip your SD or SDHC... Read more

iWorld offers Animated DJ speakers and Voix MPX system

iWorld offers Animated DJ speakers and Voix MPX system

By Amber Maitland

iPod accessory repository iWorld.co.uk has two new products on its virtual shelves, the Voix MPX speaker system and the FunKit Animated DJ Speaker System. Voix MPX is a 2.1 stereo system that incorporates an iPod dock as well as a 3.5mm earphone jack... Read more

Wal-Mart opens video download store

Wal-Mart opens video download store

By Amber Maitland

Wal-Mart has finally joined the digital downloading revolution and has launched a beta site offering movie downloads to rival iTunes. The site already offers 3000 films and TV shows from studios including Fox, Disney, Lion's Gate, MGM, Sony Pictures,... Read more

Fast AdMomentum plans to cut out the middleman

Fast AdMomentum plans to cut out the middleman

By Amber Maitland

There's a new online advertising platform on the block, and it's out to challenge Google AdWord's dominance of the market. Fast AdMomentum lets companies place contextually-relevant ads on their websites without using Google as the middleman. AdMomentum... Read more

PS3 outperformed by Wii in Japan

PS3 outperformed by Wii in Japan

By Amber Maitland

One Japanese gaming magazine publisher is predicting that relatively poor sales of the PS3 in Japan is going to force Sony to drop the price on the console. Enterbrain's Hirokazu Hamamura thinks that there could be a price cut on the console by the end... Read more

Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

Viacom orders YouTube to take down 100,000 clips

By Amber Maitland

Cable channel provider Viacom has demanded that YouTube remove more than 100,000 video clips that it says violates its copyright after talks between it and Google proved fruitless. The clips are from Comedy Central shows as well as those on Nickelodeon,... Read more

Corel announces Painter X software

Corel announces Painter X software

By Amber Maitland

Corel's art studio software, Painter, has been updated to version 10 with all new features to give artists, designers and photographers that feeling of painting and illustrating on canvas. Corel has improved the natural feeling of its virtual tools with... Read more

Rugged Ricoh 500SE has built-in GPS receiver

Rugged Ricoh 500SE has built-in GPS receiver

By Amber Maitland

Ricoh has launched a ruggedised camera with a detachable GPS receiver for the outdoorsy-type. The Ricoh 500SE GPS-ready camera is no slacker on the camera-feature front, with an 8MP sensor and built-in flash, but has been designed to withstand the rigorous... Read more

Four candybar phones and accessories round out Sony Ericsson's launch

Four candybar phones and accessories round out Sony Ericsson's launch

By Amber Maitland

Sony Ericsson has also unveiled four new candybar-shaped phones and several accessories for their mobiles. The K200 and K220 are both cameraphones, while the J120 is designed for those who like listening to music. Despite the "cameraphone" designation,... Read more

K550 and K810 Cyber-shot phones unleashed by Sony Ericsson

K550 and K810 Cyber-shot phones unleashed by Sony Ericsson

By Amber Maitland

Apart from the two Walkman models, Sony Ericsson has also launched the K810 and the K550, new phones in the Cyber-shot range. The K810 boasts a 3.2MP camera with autofocus and a flash. Incorporated into the user interface is PhotoFix to help improve your... Read more

Sony Ericsson launches W880 and W610 Walkman phones

Sony Ericsson launches W880 and W610 Walkman phones

By Amber Maitland

Sony Ericsson has announced a raft of new phones, including two Walkman and two Cyber-shot models, today in London. Rumours of the hotly-anticipated W880/W888 were circulating online last week, and now we finally have confirmation of the specs. It does... Read more

Kodak unveils photo-printing All-in-Ones

Kodak unveils photo-printing All-in-Ones

By Amber Maitland

Kodak has entered the consumer printer market with a new range of Easyshare all-in-ones that claim to revolutionise the inkjet industry.That's a bold claim indeed, but the company says that customers can save 50% compared to when using other inkjet printers... Read more

Apple and Cisco reach temporary truce over iPhone

Apple and Cisco reach temporary truce over iPhone

By Amber Maitland

Apple and Cisco seem to have come to a temporary arrangement regarding the iPhone name lawsuit. The two companies have reportedly agreed to extend the time that Apple has to respond to the lawsuit, in the hope that they'll be able to sort out trademarks... Read more

Gizmo Call lets you make calls through your browser

Gizmo Call lets you make calls through your browser

By Amber Maitland

The company behind VoIP service Gizmo Project has launched a new little service called Gizmo Call. This VoIP service differentiates itself by let you make a call simply by typing a number into a field in a browser and clicking “call”. It works via... Read more

Microsoft admits to Vista voice recognition flaw

Microsoft admits to Vista voice recognition flaw

By Amber Maitland

Not 2 days after Microsoft's Vista operating system has been released, and already holes are appearing.The latest gaffe is that Vista can respond to voice command to possibly irretrievably delete files by its own vocal command.This could happen if malicious... Read more