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DAB radio soon to broadcast images

DAB radio soon to broadcast images

By Amber Maitland

Radio and TV may slowly be merging, as a trial kicks off in London this week to test digital radio with picture slideshows. DAB broadcasts with colour image slideshows will be trialled in London for 2 months by Gcap Media, Emap Digital, Switch Digital,... Read more

Apple to charge Tiger users for Boot Camp

Apple to charge Tiger users for Boot Camp

By Amber Maitland

Apple may charge Mac OS X Tiger users for the final release version of Boot Camp when it's released this Spring. Boot Camp is still in beta, version 1.1.2, and lets Mac users run Windows in parallel on their computers. At the moment it's available for... Read more

Pentax launches Optio T30 and Optio M30

Pentax launches Optio T30 and Optio M30

By Amber Maitland

Pentax has released two new compact cameras, the Optio T30 and the Optio M30, both 7.1MP models, with the former boasting slightly better specifications than the other. Both feature Pentax “Digital SR”, what the company calls “Shake Reduction”,... Read more

Ubisoft promises Driver 76 for PSP

Ubisoft promises Driver 76 for PSP

By Amber Maitland

Ubisoft has announced its next game for the PSP, to be released in March: Driver 76. The game will feature over 25 new missions designed for gaming on the portable console. It's an action driving game that features Hollywood-style car chases and includes... Read more

Sky Anytime sells 1 millionth movie download

Sky Anytime sells 1 millionth movie download

By Amber Maitland

Sky has announced that it has sold its 1 millionth movie download from Sky Anytime that delivers pay-per-download programs to the PC. However the numbers aren't as impressive as they sound with the members only downloading on average 1 film every 3 months.... Read more

Creative releases software for Vista gaming problems

Creative releases software for Vista gaming problems

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft Vista will soon be available to everyone on 30 January, but gamers may have an unpleasant audio surprise in store. Older, or legacy, games, like F.E.A.R and WoW reportedly revert back to basic stereo when they're run on Vista. This has prompted... Read more

Personal GPS Tracker lets you snoop on your loved ones

Personal GPS Tracker lets you snoop on your loved ones

By Amber Maitland

Maplin Electronics has launched a rather creepy new device in the form of the Personal GPS Tracker. Meant to be used in times of emergency so that you can be easily found if lost or stranded, it can also be planted on someone or in someone's car, and... Read more

Man sells life on eBay

Man sells life on eBay

By Amber Maitland

A man in Australia is selling his life on eBay in order to film a documentary about himself and the winning bidder taking over his life. Nicael Holt, who is computer illiterate and is therefore being helped by his friend Paul, is offering his name, phone... Read more

British Open bans mobile phones

British Open bans mobile phones

By Amber Maitland

Golf fans attending the British Open this summer will have to go sans mobile phone, as the tournament is banning them. It follows a similar ban for this year's Ryder Club, and has been enacted as a response to players who have complained about them. Spectators... Read more

IBM to unveil business collaboration software

IBM to unveil business collaboration software

By Amber Maitland

At its Lotusphere conference, IBM will today announce social networking services for businesses called Connections. Connections is designed to be a MySpace for offices, and will combine the functions of social networking sites with social bookmarking... Read more

Virgin America promises in-flight ethernet, USB, and power plugs

Virgin America promises in-flight ethernet, USB, and power plugs

By Amber Maitland

New startup airline Virgin America has revealed the secrets of its yet-unflown aircraft, and it's more gadget-friendly than any other airline so far. Every seat has USB and Ethernet ports, as well as an electric plug supporting 110V, so you'll never run... Read more

Nike rumoured to be releasing Nike+ watches

Nike rumoured to be releasing Nike+ watches

By Amber Maitland

Nike's partnership with Apple seems to have been a success, as the companies are bringing out new products for the Nike+iPod sports range. They'll be releasing three hybrid watches and a remote control to be worn around the wrist, says iLounge.com. First... Read more

Scientists promise robot nurses by 2010

Scientists promise robot nurses by 2010

By Amber Maitland

A group of scientists believe they've got the answer to hospital staff shortages and superbugs: robot nurses. The IWARD project hopes to have system with three robot prototypes ready by 2010, says a report in the Mail on Sunday. The robot nurses will... Read more

Zune sharing feature hampered by DRM

Zune sharing feature hampered by DRM

By Amber Maitland

One of the most highly touted features of the Zune music player has been thrown into question. Some Zune users have been reporting that the music sharing feature via Wi-Fi doesn't work with quite a number of purchased songs. Informal testing by Jason... Read more

DSG to expand TechGuys service

DSG to expand TechGuys service

By Amber Maitland

DSG's 6 month financial results show an increase in demand for TVs, with PC sales lagging behind. As part of its response to its results, DSG has announced that it's going to invest more in to its popular TechGuys service - £50 million in the next 5... Read more

Hackers use European storms to lure unwary victims

Hackers use European storms to lure unwary victims

By Amber Maitland

Hackers have taken advantage of the latest big news story to spread malware-containing emails across the net. Using the subject line “230 dead as storm batters Europe”, hackers are luring people into opening an attachment called Video.exe, Read More.exe,... Read more

Google Switch mobile phone photos

Google Switch mobile phone photos

By Amber Maitland

There's a new phone of the moment on the Internet, and this one's got Google written all over it. The Google Switch is said to be the name of an upcoming mobile phone created by a Google/Samsung partnership. Blurry images have been circulating that claim... Read more

Virgin Mobile's Lobster fails to take off

Virgin Mobile's Lobster fails to take off

By Amber Maitland

Despite hiring Pamela Anderson to entice customers to its Lobster handset, Virgin Mobile is thought to have sold significantly less than 10,000 of the handsets. The company launched the handset in October hoping that it would kickstart a new trend for... Read more

Apple to charge for 802.11n Wi-Fi upgrade

Apple to charge for 802.11n Wi-Fi upgrade

By Amber Maitland

Apple announced good news for owners of new Macs with Intel Core 2 Duo or Xeon inside; nearly all have 802.11n capability in their Wi-Fi chips, except for the 17-inch iMac with 1.83GHz. However, downloading the software that will activate the 802.11n... Read more

Apple's share prices fall

Apple's share prices fall

By Amber Maitland

Apple's share prices on the New York stock exchange took a tumble after it reported its last quarter financial results. Shares closed at $5.88, or 6.19% down, at $88.83 on the Nasdaq index. Although figures skyrocketed in the wake of the iPhone announcement,... Read more

OQO releases model 02 ultra-mobile PC

OQO releases model 02 ultra-mobile PC

By Amber Maitland

OQO has released their second-generation portable PC, model 02, that the company promises is four times faster and has a display six times brighter than model 01+. It's been redesigned from the previous model with TouchScrollers for easy input and navigation,... Read more

BBC climate model says UK temperatures could rise by 4C in 70 years

BBC climate model says UK temperatures could rise by 4C in 70 years

By Amber Maitland

The BBC is going to release its findings from a computer model of climate change this weekend in a programme narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The model was run on people's home computers. They simply downloaded a small piece of software from climateprediction.net,... Read more

Families of assaulted girls suing MySpace

Families of assaulted girls suing MySpace

By Amber Maitland

Parents from several US states whose daughters have been solicited and then sexually assaulted by adults on MySpace are suing MySpace and News Corp in California. Separate suits have been filed by families living in New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, and... Read more

Skype introduces small connection charge for SkypeOut

Skype introduces small connection charge for SkypeOut

By Amber Maitland

Skype has introduced a slightly different pricing structure that has come into effect at noon today. It has introduced a connection charge of €0.039 for all calls to landlines, and has also announced its soon-to-be-launched Skype Pro service, which... Read more

Messaging will still be the most popular mobile phone service through 2011

Messaging will still be the most popular mobile phone service through 2011

By Amber Maitland

Messaging will still be the most popular data usage on mobile phone for at least the next 4 years, despite the growth of content and other services, says JupiterResearch. Indeed, over 70% of premium mobile services revenues will be from messaging in 2011.... Read more

The Carphone Warehouse drops sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother

The Carphone Warehouse drops sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother

By Amber Maitland

The Carphone Warehouse has announced that it's suspending its sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother, after Ofcom reported ever-mounting complaints about the show. Many viewers have been complaining that Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is the victim of... Read more

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion to get Shivering Isles expansion pack

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion to get Shivering Isles expansion pack

By Amber Maitland

Fans of The Elder Scrolls will be glad to hear that there's a new expansion pack on the horizon – Shivering Isles for the IV edition of the game. The official expansion pack for Oblivion will be released for the Xbox 360 this spring, with details of... Read more

Microsoft offers three new ways to get Vista

Microsoft offers three new ways to get Vista

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft is offering three new methods for people to buy, upgrade, or licence multiple copies of Windows Vista, in part because of the widespread use of broadband which makes it possible to download large files quickly. The first method is called Windows... Read more

LG unveils Prada mobile phone

LG unveils Prada mobile phone

By Amber Maitland

LG has finally released specs and official images of its Prada phone, which features a touchscreen fascia that extends over nearly the whole of its front. Prada were apparently involved in all the elements of its design, including the user interface,... Read more

Boom Boom Rocket to be EA's first title for Xbox Live Arcade

Boom Boom Rocket to be EA's first title for Xbox Live Arcade

By Amber Maitland

EA has announced its first launch on to the Xbox Live Arcade with Boom Boom Rocket, a rhythm music game. Designed by Pogo.com, and developed by Bizarre Creations, responsible for Project Gotham Racing 3 and Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, the game will... Read more

Alienware soups up the ALX range with an Area-51 desktop

Alienware soups up the ALX range with an Area-51 desktop

By Amber Maitland

Alienware has expanded its ALX range of powerful gaming desktops with the Area-51 ALX, feature Intel Core 2 Extreme processors. The desktop supposedly features “four times the speed and four times the power”, but of what is not clear – previous... Read more

Apple posts record quarterly revenue

Apple posts record quarterly revenue

By Amber Maitland

Apple has announced their financial results for the quarter ended on 30 December 2006, and they've done rather well. It has posted record revenue of £3.6 billion, and net quarterly profit of $1 billion, or £507.6 million, which means that its quarterly... Read more

Japanese mobile operator launches scented phone and touchscreen model

Japanese mobile operator launches scented phone and touchscreen model

By Amber Maitland

There are a great many mobile phone models that are launched elsewhere in the world that the UK and US markets never get to see. DoCoMo is Japan's top wireless operator and unveils new handsets at a rate of knots, but its mobiles rarely make it outside... Read more

Sony releases two S-series and two W-series cameras

Sony releases two S-series and two W-series cameras

By Amber Maitland

Sony has unveiled four new compact cameras to refresh its range for spring. The S650, S700, W35 and W55 have many of the same features with the biggest differences being in their styling. All boast 7.2MP, which is fast becoming the new standard, as well... Read more

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Microsoft Autoroute 2007 - PC

By Amber Maitland

Satnav has changed the way we navigate about the place. At one time, every motorist worth his salt had a paper map tucked under the driver’s seat but in this age of gadgets, you’re just as likely to find an electronic map stuck to the dashboard. Not... Read more

Woman dies after taking part in "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" competition

Woman dies after taking part in "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" competition

By Amber Maitland

One radio station in the US went a bit too far in its competition for listeners to win a Nintendo Wii because it has possibly resulted in one woman's death. Jennifer Strange was found dead at her home in California after taking part in a water drinking... Read more

Qstik EVOQ Bluetooth headset promises advanced noise cancelling

Qstik EVOQ Bluetooth headset promises advanced noise cancelling

By Amber Maitland

Qstik has released a resonably-priced Bluetooth headset designed to converge noise-cancelling, music listening, and VoIP. The EVOQ Bluetooth DSP headset boasts bi-directional noise cancellation that Qstik says was originally developed for the military,... Read more

Mobile operator 3 introduces new international roaming plan

Mobile operator 3 introduces new international roaming plan

By Amber Maitland

Mobile network 3, in a remarkable move, has changed the way it charges for mobile usage while its customers are abroad, so that in certain countries they'll will pay only what they would in the UK. 3 customers using 3 networks abroad in Ireland, Italy,... Read more

Russian MiG up for sale on eBay

Russian MiG up for sale on eBay

By Amber Maitland

There's a Russian fighter jet up for sale on eBay, but if you miss this one, that sellers got a couple more stashed away that he'll be glad to sell to you. Arsik1950 who has sold one item on eBay, listed the MiG 21F aircraft at just over $20,000, and... Read more

Sky launches See, Speak, and Surf triple play

Sky launches See, Speak, and Surf triple play

By Amber Maitland

Sky is launching a new triple bundle of services to better compete against NTL Telewest. See, Speak, and Surf is Sky's latest package, which offers landline telepone, broadband, and TV service to around 70% of the UK. The deal costs £37, which includes... Read more

Dell faces lawsuit for faulty laptops

Dell faces lawsuit for faulty laptops

By Amber Maitland

Dell is being taken to court in Canada where a customer is claiming that Dell has been selling defective notebooks that overheat. The lawsuit names the 1100, 10050, 5100, 5150, and 5160 Inspiron notebooks as suspect, and says that the overheating problems... Read more

Soundolier Duo combines speakers and lamps into one

Soundolier Duo combines speakers and lamps into one

By Amber Maitland

These days a phone isn't just a phone, it's an MP3 player; and a lamp is no longer just a lamp, but also a speaker. The Duo Soundolier is a tall uplighter that features wireless integration with your home entertainment system. One can be used as a single... Read more

Sony must create more first-party gaming titles

Sony must create more first-party gaming titles

By Amber Maitland

Sony's PS3 may not be selling like hotcakes as they were at launch because of a lack of first-party titles and franchises, says an analyst at IDC. Billy Pidgeon's comments came just after NPD's games sales figures, which show healthy sales of both the... Read more

Email scam claims recipient's life is threatened

Email scam claims recipient's life is threatened

By Amber Maitland

The FBI is warning of a new phishing scam that claims a suspected murderer has recently been arrested, and that the email recipient was next on the hit list. The FBI's site calls this a “twist” on a previous scam email that was sent out saying that... Read more

Downloads propell unsigned band into the chart Top 40

Downloads propell unsigned band into the chart Top 40

By Amber Maitland

Thanks to new rule changes, for the first time an unsigned band has made it into the UK Top 40, debuting at number 31. Koopa, a rock band from Essex, saw their single Blag, Steal, and Borrow, hit the charts even though it's only available by download.... Read more

Seagate releases Mac version of Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition

Seagate releases Mac version of Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition

By Amber Maitland

Seagate is releasing a Mac version of its Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition portable storage drive. The device is designed to help automate backup and protect the data once it's been transferred. It's bundled with automated backup, data protection, and... Read more

US authorities still investigating Apple backdating share options

US authorities still investigating Apple backdating share options

By Amber Maitland

Despite Apple's claims that Steve Jobs was not aware of the backdating of stock-option grants, federal authorities in the US are actively investigating the matter, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Jobs received 7.5 million stock options... Read more

AOL Music Now to transfer to Napster

AOL Music Now to transfer to Napster

By Amber Maitland

AOL's subscription music downloading service is coming to an end, or rather, being transferred to Napster. AOL Music Now's 350,000 customers will have their accounts automatically converted to Napster unless they opt out within the next two months. The... Read more

Nintendo consoles account for more than half of all sold in the US in holiday period

Nintendo consoles account for more than half of all sold in the US in holiday period

By Amber Maitland

Analysts at NPD Group have released the final figures for sales in the gaming market over the holiday period in the US. Pocket-lint.co.uk previously reported that the Xbox 360 outsold both the Wii and the PS3 in the US, with around 2 million of the consoles... Read more

Warner Brothers announces HD DVD Blu-ray disc hybrid

Warner Brothers announces HD DVD Blu-ray disc hybrid

By Amber Maitland

Warner Bros has made good on its promise to deliver a hybrid HD DVD Blu-ray disc. The Total Hi Def disc plays HD DVD on one side, and Blu-ray on the other. The company is marketing it as a winning solution for both consumers, confused about the differing... Read more