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EA offer "Limited Edition" version of Bad Company 2 with unlocks

EA offer "Limited Edition" version of Bad Company 2 with unlocks

By Amy-Mae Elliott

For those too impatient (or too rubbish) to get there themselves, EA is taking the unusual step of offering a video game complete with six special gameplay unlocks good to go from the first load of the game, rather than being dependent on achievement.... Read more

Apple patent reveals headset-style iPod shuffle

Apple patent reveals headset-style iPod shuffle

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A recently revealed patent from Apple shows the company is looking at producing a wireless headset that offers standalone media playing abilities, rather than relying on a Bluetooth streaming connection to get music piped into the ear. Apple's latest... Read more

Facebook awarded $711 million from spammer

Facebook awarded $711 million from spammer

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It's been revealed how much money Facebook has been awarded in damages over a recent anti-spam case against internet "marketer" Sanford - or as he's known Spamford - Wallace. Facebook filed the anti-spamming case in February after Wallace accessed people's... Read more

Cluedo gets text messaging make-over in the US

Cluedo gets text messaging make-over in the US

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Classic murder mystery board game Cluedo, known as Clue in the States, has been given a text messaging make-over by games giant Hasbro. The new "Clue: Secrets & Spies Edition" launches in America as a spy-themed version of the game in which players receive... Read more

Nokia and Qualcomm working on new Symbian phone for AT&T

Nokia and Qualcomm working on new Symbian phone for AT&T

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia is planning a fresh attack on the US mobile phone market, teaming up with AT&T on a new Symbian phone, a new report suggests. The device will be developed along with Snapdragon-maker Qualcomm, who has recently joined the Symbian Foundation board.... Read more

HTC Droid Eris gets a little bit more leaked

HTC Droid Eris gets a little bit more leaked

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While Verizon has come clean about the Motorola Droid it's had lurking up its shirt sleeve, there's still the mystery of the HTC Droid Eris to clear up. We know that Verizon is planning a veritable family of Droid handsets and the Eris, also known as... Read more

Bigger Nintendo DSi XL caters to the older gamer

Bigger Nintendo DSi XL caters to the older gamer

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nintendo has confirmed recent rumours as true by announcing the launch of a new version of its popular DS handheld with the introduction in Japan of the fourth-generation DSi LL. The DSi LL will, as rumoured, and contrary to the usual trends in the handheld... Read more

BBC World Service content available on Stitcher app

BBC World Service content available on Stitcher app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The BBC has announced it has made a deal with Stitcher.com to make its BBC World Service content available to users of the mobile phone-based application across the globe. As many of you will know, Stitcher is a free mobile phone "Smart Radio" app, available... Read more

Wistron named as Polymer Vision purchaser

Wistron named as Polymer Vision purchaser

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The mysterious, unnamed Asian company that saved Polymer Vision from closing completely after in went bankrupt earlier this year has been named as Taiwanese ODM Wistron.Polymer Vision was closed down by its Dutch parent company for financial reasons,... Read more

3 to offer Sony Ericsson Satio

3 to offer Sony Ericsson Satio

By Amy-Mae Elliott

3 has announced it is very soon to offer the Sony Ericsson Satio, the first 12-megapixel camera phone on sale in the UK. Available on both contract and on a pay as you go basis, cost-concious consumers will be happy to note that 3 is under cutting Vodafone's... Read more

Tiscali offers "Music for Life"

Tiscali offers "Music for Life"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

TalkTalk's Tiscali.co.uk has joined the ranks of UK ISPs providing music services with the launch of "Music for Life", said to be a "new" music download offering available to all Tiscali users. www.tiscali.co.uk/downloads offers access to a catalogue... Read more

Google PowerMeter to debut in the UK from first:utility

Google PowerMeter to debut in the UK from first:utility

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google's PowerMeter product is to debut in the UK from first:utility, a small, independent electricity and gas supplier, based in Warwick. Google PowerMeter is a software tool that allows users to see a near-real-time display of their energy usage through... Read more

Nokia N97 gets update as N97 Mini goes on sale

Nokia N97 gets update as N97 Mini goes on sale

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As expected, Nokia has released a new Nokia N97 software update, version 2.0 that claims to add "new user experience elements and functionalities to the device". The standard version of the update is available now, via user's PCs at www.nokia.com/softwareupdate,... Read more

Sony recalls 69,000 Vaio AC adapters in the US

Sony recalls 69,000 Vaio AC adapters in the US

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony has issued a product safety recall for Sony VGP-AC19V17 AC adapters for certain Vaio desktops and docking stations. In conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the voluntary recall concerns adapters supplied with the VGC-LT series... Read more

Verizon officially announces Motorola Droid

Verizon officially announces Motorola Droid

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Verizon has officially announced the teased and leaked Motorola Droid - or as it's officially dubbed "Droid by Motorola" - in the US with a launch date in early November and a $200 price tag to those happy to sign away 2 years of their mobile life. And... Read more

Motorola launches digi-frames with dual displays and Wi-Fi

Motorola launches digi-frames with dual displays and Wi-Fi

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Motorola has launched a new range of digital photo frames, including dual display frames and a Wi-Fi model that allows images to be sent directly to the frame by email.The LS1000W offers a 10.4-inch display, boasts 512 MB built-in memory, MP3 player and... Read more

Google to add free turn-by-turn navigation functionality to Maps on Android 2.0 phones

Google to add free turn-by-turn navigation functionality to Maps on Android 2.0 phones

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has just thrown somewhat of a spanner in the works for satnav hardware and software companies as it has revealed it is to offer free turn-by-turn navigation functionality to its Maps product that will be offered in Android 2.0 devices. "Maps Navigation"... Read more

Samsung LE22B470 DVD TV combo launches

Samsung LE22B470 DVD TV combo launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Samsung has launched its first TV slash DVD combo offering in the UK. The LE22B470 LCD TV is angled as "the perfect solution for stressed parents struggling to decide between a TV and a DVD player for their kids this Christmas". While there's many folk... Read more

Google "Similar Images" becomes permanent feature

Google "Similar Images" becomes permanent feature

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has announced that its Similar Images feature "is graduating from Google Labs" and becoming a permanent feature in Google Images. Designed to help narrow down image search results for more successful searches, one example given for how Similar... Read more

MailTones iPhone app launches

MailTones iPhone app launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Electric Pocket’s new MailTones iPhone app offers the ability to set a different email alert for each friend, family member or colleague in their address book. In the words of the developer: "MailTones helps to distinguish high priority emails your... Read more

Four in ten choose internet over television

Four in ten choose internet over television

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Four in ten UK internet users would hand over their TV if they had to choose between that and their internet connection, in what's being said is a sign that the Internet has become "an integral part of life today". The stats, from research agency, GfK... Read more

Samsung and Handmark offer $250k for games for next-gen phones

Samsung and Handmark offer $250k for games for next-gen phones

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Samsung and Handmark, a mobile apps and service company, have announced the launch of a new Global Venture Fund to invest in companies or individuals with "innovative, market-changing game ideas for next generation Samsung mobile phones". Unlike rival... Read more

Denon launches "state-of-the-art" DBP-4010UD Blu-ray player

Denon launches "state-of-the-art" DBP-4010UD Blu-ray player

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While you can now get a Blu-ray player for under £100, Denon is forging onward at the high end of the market with the introduction of the new £1900 DBP-4010UD, a "state-of-the-art" effort that's said to offer tech found in the reference-class DVD-A1UD... Read more

i.Tech Dynamic SolarVoice 908 solar-powered Bluetooth headset launches

i.Tech Dynamic SolarVoice 908 solar-powered Bluetooth headset launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apparently launching as the first solar-powered Bluetooth headset to feature noise reduction, i.Tech Dynamic has introed the SolarVoice 908 Bluetooth headset. The eco-friendly SolarVoice 908 offers background noise reduction with digital signal processing... Read more

T-Mobile to offer Comes with Music Nokia 5800

T-Mobile to offer Comes with Music Nokia 5800

By Amy-Mae Elliott

T-Mobile and Nokia have announced the launch of a "Comes with Music" handset with the introduction of a special chrome version of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Angled as perfect for music-lovers, the Nokia 5800 Comes with Music lets customers download unlimited... Read more

Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer meteorite-toting mobile announced

Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer meteorite-toting mobile announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Mobiado has announced the launch of another luxury handset - this one, a little like the special edition Motorola Aura we saw recently - with a space twist. With the new handset, the Grand 350 Pioneer, Mobiado is paying homage to NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft... Read more

Sonos Software 3.1 with Twitter support released

Sonos Software 3.1 with Twitter support released

By Amy-Mae Elliott

We brought you news this was incoming, and it's now been released as Sonos makes the Sonos Software 3.1 available to all Sonos users globally.The free one-button update integrates Twitter into the Sonos Controller interface, which means Sonos users can... Read more

Bear Grylls to get own video game

Bear Grylls to get own video game

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Brit Bear Grylls is soon to get his own big budget video game as Discovery has revealed a "Man vs. Wild" (aka "Born Survivor") title will soon go into production. Game publisher Crave will create the game, and is also confirmed to be working on turning... Read more

Revo Heritage DAB and internet radio launches

Revo Heritage DAB and internet radio launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Revo has announced the launch of the Heritage, a new multi-format digital radio. Described as a "contemporary reinterpretation of classic European table radio designs from the 50s and 60s", the Heritage gets a walnut veneer and metal exterior. Offering... Read more

"Ask the Hoff" iPhone app launches

"Ask the Hoff" iPhone app launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

David Hasselhoff has launched an iPhone app that "promises to answer all of life's questions". "Ask The Hoff", now available in the iTunes App Store for a not extortionate 59p (or 99 cents), works on the premise that the Hoff's brain has been uploaded... Read more

Palm Pixi priced at $100 on Sprint

Palm Pixi priced at $100 on Sprint

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States, official operator partner Sprint has revealed more details about when the Palm Pixi, Palm's second webOS phone is due to be available to American consumers.The new handset will be available at Sprint stores, Best Buy, RadioShack and some... Read more

Internet radio portal planned for the UK

Internet radio portal planned for the UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

An online portal that will offer the entire output of the British radio industry could go live in the first half of next year. While only 2% of radio listening in the UK is currently done online, the plan is hoped to offer a boost to the radio industry... Read more

Amazon to offer Mac version of "Kindle for PC" software

Amazon to offer Mac version of "Kindle for PC" software

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While PC-owning book worms wait for Amazon's release of its new "Kindle for PC" software, it seems Mac users have not been forgotten, confirming to the Fast Company magazine's blog that it will be offering a similar software solution for Macs. With the... Read more

TalkTalk offers "Magic Desktop" software for kids

TalkTalk offers "Magic Desktop" software for kids

By Amy-Mae Elliott

TalkTalk has announced the launch of "Magic Desktop" offered free exclusively to TalkTalk customers.   "The service allows parents to introduce young children to a computer in a child-friendly environment and encourages families to use the internet safely",... Read more

Orange to launch iPhone on 10 November

Orange to launch iPhone on 10 November

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Apple iPhone is said to be due for a launch on Orange on 10 November, according to a report in The Times.That Orange is to offer the iPhone - ending O2's exclusivity - is well known, but no date has yet been revealed as to when customers might hope... Read more

Dell Inspiron 13z and 15z announced for UK

Dell Inspiron 13z and 15z announced for UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While here in the UK, Dell's not-a-netbook the Inspiron 11z has gone on sale direct recently, in the States the company launched the 14z and 15z in September. For reasons best known to Dell's execs, in the UK it's just been announced that the range is... Read more

NYT boss caught on camera with "impending Apple slate" mention

NYT boss caught on camera with "impending Apple slate" mention

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The executive editor of the New York Times has referred to the mythical Apple tablet in a speech as the "impending Apple slate", reigniting the smouldering rumours of the device. Bill Keller's off-the-record speech, not supposed to be recorded and leaked... Read more

Netflix streaming announced for PlayStation 3

Netflix streaming announced for PlayStation 3

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While we're waiting to hear more on Netflix's outside the US streaming plans, in the States the movie rental company has announced its content will soon be available to PS3 owners. Sony and Netflix have announced a team up that will see thousands of movies... Read more

Facebook makes more homepage changes

Facebook makes more homepage changes

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Facebook has made more changes to its homepage that go some way to undo recent tweaks by offering a more tailored version of the stream of info that users see. The social networking site is now offering two views of News Feed: a summary view of the "most... Read more

Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices

Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Disney is prepping an interesting solution that will redefine "ownership as access rights, not physical possession", reveals the Wall Street Journal.The project, currently codenamed "Keychest", will offer cloud-based content that those who have paid to... Read more

Sky+HD box sold every 30 seconds

Sky+HD box sold every 30 seconds

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sky has announced that the number of homes with Sky+HD has increased to 1.6 million while 6 million get just Sky+. Throughout July, August and September Sky saw a new Sky+HD customer on average every 30 seconds with 287,000 customers signed up during... Read more

Amazon announces Kindle for PC

Amazon announces Kindle for PC

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon.com has announced "Kindle for PC", describing the release as "a free application that lets readers around the world enjoy Kindle books on their personal computers". The US Kindle Store currently offers over 360,000 books, including new releases... Read more

EastEnders going online with E20 spin-off series

EastEnders going online with E20 spin-off series

By Amy-Mae Elliott

TV soap EastEnders has always done well on the BBC's catch-up service, the iPlayer, so the corporation is likely confident an online spin-off series will go down well with fans. The miserable real-life series is set to venture beyond the television screen... Read more

O2 Techies support service announced for small businesses

O2 Techies support service announced for small businesses

By Amy-Mae Elliott

O2 has announced the launch of O2 Techies, a new tech support service offering on-site set up, specialised training and helpline support to O2's small business customers across the UK. The Techies are said to be a "dedicated fleet of specially trained... Read more

Nokia sues Apple over alleged iPhone patent infringements

Nokia sues Apple over alleged iPhone patent infringements

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia has announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple's iPhone infringes Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN standards.   Nokia is naming ten patents in the suit that... Read more

Susan Boyle album becomes biggest ever CD pre-order on Amazon.com

Susan Boyle album becomes biggest ever CD pre-order on Amazon.com

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Whilst here in the UK Amazon is highlighting the pre-order sales success of American company Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, in the States, Amazon.com has announced that Brit Susan Boyle's upcoming album, "I Dreamed a Dream," has become the biggest ever CD... Read more

Archos 9 tablet PC now shipping with Windows 7

Archos 9 tablet PC now shipping with Windows 7

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Archos has announced the availability of its new Archos 9 PC tablet. Powered by an Intel Atom processor and running Windows 7, the tablet is said to offer the performance of a high-end netbook with a multimedia twist. With a full touch-sensitive 9-inch... Read more

Apple Magic Mouse stripped bare naked

Apple Magic Mouse stripped bare naked

By Amy-Mae Elliott

iFixit has followed up its teardown of the new unibody MacBook with similar treatments for both the new touch Apple Magic Mouse and the 27-inch iMac.As far as the mouse goes, the guys report no fairy dust, just from the Apple logo and "a lot of capacitive... Read more

Atari offers "Photo Sauce" Facebook app

Atari offers "Photo Sauce" Facebook app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Atari has launched a new social networking app - Atari Photo Sauce. This new application lets Facebook users "express themselves" by dragging and dropping digital stickers across their pics. The stickers include "cute graphics, irreverent sayings and... Read more

O2 offers online mobile phone recycling

O2 offers online mobile phone recycling

By Amy-Mae Elliott

O2 has announced the launch of O2 Recycle, an online service that claims to make it easy for people to recycle old handsets in return for cash. Run by Redeem, the service can be used by anyone in the UK, regardless of network, and as well as phones will... Read more