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ONeill H.3 series hooks boarders up with their gadgets

ONeill H.3 series hooks boarders up with their gadgets

By Amber Maitland

Snowboarding apparel manufacturers all seem to have come to the conclusion that boarders want to be connected to their electronics while on the slopes. In addition to Burton and Quiksilver, whose ranges Pocket-lint has written about in the last few weeks,... Read more

Zink invents inkless-printer

Zink invents inkless-printer

By Amber Maitland

A relatively new company has invented a new way to print without using traditional inks.Zink Imaging has done away with ink cartridges and ribbons, and has embedded the ink on the paper used with the printer.Because the printers don't have ink in them,... Read more

Skype 2.5 for Mac now available

Skype 2.5 for Mac now available

By Amber Maitland

Skype has released the latest version of its Skype for Mac software. Skype for Mac 2.5, the beta version, has been available since mid-November, but the kinks weren't ironed out until now. The company has added a birthday reminder feature to your contacts,... Read more

Flickr members object to opening Yahoo accounts

Flickr members object to opening Yahoo accounts

By Amber Maitland

A few Flickr users have become disgruntled since an announcement by the website that all Old Skool users, those who had Flickr accounts before the company was bought by Yahoo, would have to open a Yahoo account and use a Yahoo username to sign into the... Read more

Panasonic refreshes its Lumix range

Panasonic refreshes its Lumix range

By Amber Maitland

Panasonic has completely updated and refreshed its Lumix range, from the simplest and cheapest to the top-of-the-range model. First up is the DMC-FZ8, which is a 7.2MP camera with a 12x optical zoom, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and Optical Image Stabliser.... Read more

Sky to launch Anytime TV On Demand service in March

Sky to launch Anytime TV On Demand service in March

By Amber Maitland

Sky is to launch an on demand service in March called Anytime TV that will enable customers to watch a selection of the week’s best programmes on-demand. Although details are of the new service have yet given by Sky, the company made the announcement... Read more

Rover announce that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge

Rover announce that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge

By Amber Maitland

The Chinese carmaker that purchased the remnants of the failed MG Rover Group has announced that production of MG cars is to resume at Longbridge, nearly 2 years since the last car rolled off the line at the facility. Since signing the 33-year lease in... Read more

Games developer criticises Vista controls

Games developer criticises Vista controls

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft has been pushing Vista for gamers and for multimedia enthusiasts, but not all gamers are welcoming the software's new features.According to one games developer, WildTangent, Vista's security features are too strict and restrictive.By making... Read more

British Library launches updated "Turning the Pages" for Vista

British Library launches updated "Turning the Pages" for Vista

By Amber Maitland

In honour of the Vista launch at the British Library hosted by Bill Gates himself, the library has launched an updated version of its application called Turning the Pages. It allows users to view part of its collection via a web browser in a way that... Read more

Plantronics .audio 910 headset works with VoIP and mobile

Plantronics .audio 910 headset works with VoIP and mobile

By Amber Maitland

Plantronics has launched a new Bluetooth headset, the .audio 910 USB that makes it easier than ever to plug in and start talking. It works for calls from both PC and mobile phones so that you can make Skype calls or other VoIP calls without installing... Read more

Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America

Garmin's nüvi 370 and 670 guide through Europe and North America

By Amber Maitland

Garmin's latest two satnavs, the nüvi 370 and 670, are impressive devices that come with street maps of over 30 countries. The map coverage extends across Europe as well as the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In addition, both models incorporate traffic... Read more

Mousetrapper Advance promises to take the strain out of pointing

Mousetrapper Advance promises to take the strain out of pointing

By Amber Maitland

For those of you bent over a keyboard and mouse all day, you could be at risk for repetitive strain injury. The Mousetrapper Advance, which has just been launched in the UK, aims to change all that. It takes the place of your mouse and fits over your... Read more

Hauppauge launches WinTV Nova-TD for boosted Freeview reception

Hauppauge launches WinTV Nova-TD for boosted Freeview reception

By Amber Maitland

Hauppauge has announced the line-up of Vista-suitable TV tuners as well as a new Stick TV tuner with twin tuners. The WinTV Nova-TD features Antenna Diversity so that reception is improved in weak signal areas. The two aerials book reception to the two... Read more

Evesham launches Solar Storm PC with Vista

Evesham launches Solar Storm PC with Vista

By Amber Maitland

Evesham, the UK PC maker, has launched a new desktop to coincide with the release of Windows Vista Home Premium. The new Solar Storm PC comes with Windows Vista Home Premium along with an impressive array of accessories for £1000. To start off, the package... Read more

Take your desktop with you on the disgo lite

Take your desktop with you on the disgo lite

By Amber Maitland

Now you can take your desktop with you wherever you go, thanks to Clever-Stuff Limited, the makers of disgo and disgo lite. Disgo lite and disgo classic have applications pre-loaded on to them so you can take your desktop anywhere. Disgo lite also come... Read more

Samsung unveils L74, NV11 and i70 compact cameras

Samsung unveils L74, NV11 and i70 compact cameras

By Amber Maitland

The run up to PMA has well and truly begun. In addition to Casio's two new cameras, Samsung has launched three more in the UK. The most interesting-looking of the three new models is the i7, which has a 3-inch touchscreen that rotates 180 degrees. Weirdly,... Read more

Casio launches EX-Z1050 and EX-Z75

Casio launches EX-Z1050 and EX-Z75

By Amber Maitland

Casio has launched two new models to its compact camera range, the EX-Z1050 and the EX-Z75. The Z1050 is the 10.1MP successor to the Z1000, and is a bit smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It features a wider-aspect 2.6-inch LCD screen, and ISO... Read more

Microsoft Vista goes on sale

Microsoft Vista goes on sale

By Amber Maitland

Today marks the day that Microsoft Vista goes on sale to consumers worldwide.The business versions have been out for a couple of months, and now four home versions have joined them.Analysts are estimating that the home versions will be installed on more... Read more

PC World declares the floppy disk dead

PC World declares the floppy disk dead

By Amber Maitland

PC World has put the final nail in the coffin of the floppy disk by announcing that it is no longer replenishing its supply of the data storage. The disks, which were capable of storing 1.44MB of data, are no longer adequate for most computing requirements... Read more

Verizon rebuffed Apple on iPhone distribution deal

Verizon rebuffed Apple on iPhone distribution deal

By Amber Maitland

Cingular may not have been Apple's first choice of mobile phone service provider, says a report in USA today. Apple had been in talks with Verizon Wireless, who could not accept Apple's stringent terms that seemed to give the Cupertino-based company full... Read more

Nintendo Wii debuts News Channel

Nintendo Wii debuts News Channel

By Amber Maitland

The latest channel on offer on Nintendo's Wii video game console is the News channel. Thanks to an agreement with the Associated Press, Wii owners can now view and sort news any way they like. At the moment, the lineup of channels includes the Mii Channel,... Read more

CIS declares Firefox Password Manager unsafe

CIS declares Firefox Password Manager unsafe

By Amber Maitland

CIS is reporting today that efforts by MySpace to fix a flaw that tricks users into entering their login details in to a bogus web page have failed. CIS said that a Reverse Cross Site Request can still be injected into a MySpace.com email message. News... Read more

YouTube will give users a cut of ad revenue

YouTube will give users a cut of ad revenue

By Amber Maitland

YouTube will share ad revenue with users who upload videos to the site, its co-founder Chad Hurley said. Speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Hurley said, “In terms of paying users revenue against the content that they are uploading, we definitely... Read more

Some TomTom GO 910 satnavs infected with Trojan viruses

Some TomTom GO 910 satnavs infected with Trojan viruses

By Amber Maitland

According to reports circulating online, a number of TomTom GPS units are infected with not just one, but two Trojan viruses straight out of the factory. We've heard of new products, like some Japanese MP3 players given away by McDonald's Japan, that... Read more

Men actually do follow instructions

Men actually do follow instructions

By Amber Maitland

Contrary to popular belief, men actually do take time to read instruction book when setting up household appliances and gadgets. Sixty-seven per cent of men take time to read instructions when setting up things like DVD players, while women actually refer... Read more

Adobe Lightroom release date announced

Adobe Lightroom release date announced

By Amber Maitland

Adobe has announced today the release date and pricing for Lightroom, its RAW workflow solution for photographers. Lightroom 1.0 is expected to ship in mid-February, around 19 February, and will retail for £125 ex VAT until 30 April, when the price will... Read more

Brits baffled by newer technologies

Brits baffled by newer technologies

By Amber Maitland

Many Brits are still turned off by technology because they feel it's too complicated, says a new survey by PayPal. Over 50% of those surveyed thought that they could turn their back on technology because tech terms and new innovations baffle them. Despite... Read more

Sony releases Vaio UX1 portable PC in the UK

Sony releases Vaio UX1 portable PC in the UK

By Amber Maitland

Sony's little ultra-portable PC, the Vaio UX1 is coming to the UK with its 32GB of flash memory. The tiny device has a screen that measures just 4.5-inch on the diagonal, but it's designed with plenty of computing power for those who need full functionality... Read more

HANNSpree releases another quirky TV

HANNSpree releases another quirky TV

By Amber Maitland

There's no stopping HANNSpree now that they've made it over to the UK. The company that makes quirky TVs has released another one, the HANNSvaas. HANNSvaas is supposed to resemble a cello, with sides that bow outwards and a leg stand at the back that... Read more

Yell.com now available in mobile form

Yell.com now available in mobile form

By Amber Maitland

Yell.com, the listings information site, is coming to your mobile phone so that you can look up people and businesses while you're out and about. The new mobile service comes in two forms, in a standalone application and through your mobile browser. All... Read more

Universal Studios announces 100 HD DVD titles

Universal Studios announces 100 HD DVD titles

By Amber Maitland

Universal Studios has announced the titles that will be amongst the first of the hundred titles to be released on HD DVD this year from the company. Over 90% of these discs will features both HD DVD and regular DVD format on them. This is a strategy from... Read more

Samsung launches online music store

Samsung launches online music store

By Amber Maitland

To coincide with the release of the K3 and Y9 music players in the UK, Samsung has launched its first digital music service. The Samsung Media Studio has over 2.6 million tracks from major record labels, as well as many indie labels. Users can sign up... Read more

Norway brands Apple FairPlay DRM illegal

Norway brands Apple FairPlay DRM illegal

By Amber Maitland

The Netherlands has perfectly timed its decision to joint other European groups who are putting pressure on Apple to open its DRM, as Norway has officially declared iTunes to be illegal. The Financial Times has reported that the Norwegian consumer watchdog... Read more

Rimax launches backup hard drive and security phone

Rimax launches backup hard drive and security phone

By Amber Maitland

Rimax has launched two new, and rather unrelated products: the HD Slim One-Touch backup device, and the Rimax Security Phone. The HD Slim backup unit is an external hard drive bundled with PC Clone Software to help you keep track of data you need to backup.... Read more

Five more compact cameras refresh Olympus' spring range

Five more compact cameras refresh Olympus' spring range

By Amber Maitland

In addition to the two cameras we've already told you, Olympus unveiled another five compact cams, including two to its Mju range of style cameras. The Mju 770 SW is designed to be shockproof to falls up to 1.5m, waterproof to 10m, and able to withstand... Read more

Olympus unveils SP-550 UZ with 18x zoom

Olympus unveils SP-550 UZ with 18x zoom

By Amber Maitland

Olympus made the rather odd marketing choice of launching seven new cameras in a day, some of which feature interesting new specs. At the top of the launch is the SP-550 UZ, which boasts a record 18x optical zoom. Superzooms, up to 30x or 40x are becoming... Read more

Microsoft posts record revenues for second quarter

Microsoft posts record revenues for second quarter

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft's strong Xbox 360 has helped it post revenues above the expected number during its fiscal second quarter. It reported record quarterly revenues of $12.45 billion, which is more than the $12.09 billion that analysts were expecting. In addition,... Read more

Hasselblad unleashes monster 31 megapixel camera

Hasselblad unleashes monster 31 megapixel camera

By Amber Maitland

Hasselblad's huge 39MP H3D medium format digital camera was released around a year ago, and the company has followed it up with a slightly more affordable model, the H3D-31. As the name implies, this second model in the range has a 31MP sensor instead... Read more

YouTube subpoened by Fox for user identity

YouTube subpoened by Fox for user identity

By Amber Maitland

YouTube has been singled out for a subpoena by Twentieth Century Fox, which wants to identify the user who uploaded episodes of 24 before they were even aired on TV. The episodes didn't air until 14 and 15 January in the US, but could be found on YouTube... Read more

Dell launches Presto technical support service

Dell launches Presto technical support service

By Amber Maitland

At an exclusive press conference held at the chilly shores of Marbella, Dell launched its first technical support service, Presto. Presto is available now in the UK, France, and Germany, but not in the US, Dell's homeland. The service offers Dell customers... Read more

Kids Tri at the Triathlon, Cycling and Running Show at Sandown Park

Kids Tri at the Triathlon, Cycling and Running Show at Sandown Park

By Amber Maitland

The 2012 Olympics is in the minds of many young and aspiring athletes. Whatever the sport, the dream of a medal at the London games is spurring on many youngsters to don their trainers and participate in their favourite sport. At next month’s Triathlon,... Read more

BluOnyx, the wireless portable media server

BluOnyx, the wireless portable media server

By Amber Maitland

US electronics firm Agere has come up with a new way of freeing your media from the confines of the PC hub. The BluOnyx mobile content server gives you access to your data via USB and wireless connectivity, so that data can be shared between devices without... Read more

VidaBox roll Blu-ray, HD DVD, and CableCARD into one

VidaBox roll Blu-ray, HD DVD, and CableCARD into one

By Amber Maitland

For those of you with lots of cash and no time to wait to see who emerges from the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD battle, VidaBox offers a complete home media system right out of the box. The latest bundle in its range integrates Blu-ray and HD DVD drives with a... Read more

Online retailer offering OEM version of Microsoft Vista

Online retailer offering OEM version of Microsoft Vista

By Amber Maitland

If you're itching to get your hands on Windows Vista, and can't wait until the 30 January, then one online retailer has the solution: OEM versions for sale already.Overclockers is selling OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacture, copies of Vista, which... Read more

Ofcom criticises BBC planned on-demand service

Ofcom criticises BBC planned on-demand service

By Amber Maitland

Ofcom has sounded off about the BBC's plans to offer its programming through on-demand downloads. The watchdog is worried that the on-demand service will have a “negative effect” on commercial rivals, and that this will limit their investment, which... Read more

BBC to launch virtual world for children

BBC to launch virtual world for children

By Amber Maitland

The children's programming arm of the BBC is planning to launch a virtual world for children, the Corporation revealed today. CBBC, which is aimed at 7- to 12-year-olds, said it would give children access to characters that they know from programming.... Read more

Apple may be sued over click wheel

Apple may be sued over click wheel

By Amber Maitland

Apple is being sued yet again, this time for possible patent infringement on technology used in the iPod click wheel. Southampton-based touch sensor chip company Quantum Research Group says that the charge-transfer technology used in the click wheels... Read more

LG launches the Jar monitor

LG launches the Jar monitor

By Amber Maitland

LG is releasing monitors from its Fantasy series to the UK in a slow trickle. The latest to emerge from Korea is the Jar, a 19-inch model. The Fantasy series is comprised of the Ring, the Eclipse, and Jar, which are designed as statement pieces that look... Read more

Canon unveils LV-7260, LV-7265, and LV-X7 projectors

Canon unveils LV-7260, LV-7265, and LV-X7 projectors

By Amber Maitland

Canon has launched three new ultra compact projectors designed for maximum portability so they can be used in offices. The LV-7265 and L-7260 both features XGA resolution and are equipped with 1.6x zoom projection lenses. The slightly higher-end LV-7265... Read more

German and French consumer groups demand Apple removes its DRM

German and French consumer groups demand Apple removes its DRM

By Amber Maitland

The pressure on Apple to open its DRM in iTunes is mounting in Europe, where German and French consumer groups have lent their support to Scandinavian groups who have long been campaigner for Apple to unlock its system. UFC-Que Choisir and Ferbraucherzentralen... Read more