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GEAR4 PowerPad wireless iPhone charger announced

GEAR4 PowerPad wireless iPhone charger announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

GEAR4 has announced it is to launch what it says is the world's first dedicated wireless iPhone charger – the PowerPad. Rather than conductive charging, the PowerPad uses inductive charging, where power is transmitted through the case to the iPhone... Read more

Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone

Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news that O2 has lost its operator exclusive on the iPhone, Carphone Warehouse has suffered a similar fate with its retail exclusive. Phones4U has announced that it will be selling the Apple iPhone range from both Orange and O2 in shops... Read more

Polaroid re-launch announced

Polaroid re-launch announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Summit Global, the licensee of the Polaroid brand, has officially announced the world re-launch of Polaroid, with both instant photography products and digital offerings due to be re-available. The new Polaroid will manufacture a range of instant film... Read more

CoPilot Live for iPhone gets updated again

CoPilot Live for iPhone gets updated again

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The CoPilot Live iPhone GPS navigation app has received its second update in 2 months. This latest update adds new features including in-app safety camera updates, the claim of improved GPS performance in walking mode and the ability to use the iPhone's... Read more

35% Brits are less stressed when "connected"

35% Brits are less stressed when "connected"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Just over two thirds of the UK enjoy being connected at all times and in fact, feel more relaxed when hooked-up than not, a new Virgin Media report suggests. Over a third of those surveyed said they experienced anxiety when not able to use technology... Read more

WD TV Live HD media player launches

WD TV Live HD media player launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Western Digital has announced the launch of the WD TV Live HD media player, a revamp of a previous product this time round with networking capabilities as well as support for Full HD 1080p resolution. WD says the new drive makes it easy to play HD videos... Read more

More pre-release demand for the Palm Pre than the iPhone

More pre-release demand for the Palm Pre than the iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

If you are considering getting the Pre, then it might interest you to know that more than a quarter of UK consumers surveyed recently by TNS have expressed an interest in buying Palm's new Pre smartphone, due to go on sale via O2 in the UK at the end... Read more

Sky News starts 24-hour live stream

Sky News starts 24-hour live stream

By Amy-Mae Elliott

UK broadcaster Sky News has announced it has now begun streaming its TV output live online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A new, higher bit rate video player at skynews.com claims to deliver "faster, crisper and more prominent footage on those stories... Read more

HP Pavilion MS200, Elite HPE PCs announced

HP Pavilion MS200, Elite HPE PCs announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As part of a wider range refresh with the release of Windows 7, HP has also announced two new consumer-aimed PCs and a monitor.HP's first non-touch consumer all-in-one desktop PC, the HP Pavilion MS200 gets a 18.5-inch, 16:9 widescreen display, an AMD... Read more

Vodafone PC Backup announced

Vodafone PC Backup announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Vodafone has announced it has teamed up with Decho to develop a range of cloud-based services for both consumers and business customers. Vodafone PC Backup, based on Decho's Mozy online backup service, will let customers "simply and securely" back up... Read more

Arthur Levinson leaves Google board

Arthur Levinson leaves Google board

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has lost a bod from its board of directors as the news comes in that Genentech chairman Arthur D. Levinson has resigned his position after 5 years of service. No reason has been given for Levinson leaving, although it's thought his position as... Read more

Nokia N97 Mini available now via Omio

Nokia N97 Mini available now via Omio

By Amy-Mae Elliott

If you're itching to get your hands on Nokia's new N97 Mini then you'll be interested to hear that mobile phone comparison site Omio has some early Orange deals live now.There's a wide variety of options to choose from, but all mean splashing out cold,... Read more

TomTom car kit for iPhone on sale now

TomTom car kit for iPhone on sale now

By Amy-Mae Elliott

TomTom's well-publicised TomTom car kit for iPhone is now on sale and can be bought from the TomTom web store and Apple online store from now. As many of you will know, the kit comprises of a secure mount that docks iPhone into position on the car windscreen... Read more

The Food Standards Agency offers "FSA Salt" iPhone app

The Food Standards Agency offers "FSA Salt" iPhone app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In an attempt to make salt content counting sexy, the Food Standards Agency has released "FSA Salt", a free app for the iPhone or iPod touch. The app is designed to "help consumers plan, calculate and monitor their daily salt consumption when shopping... Read more

Live video-tweeting report debunked

Live video-tweeting report debunked

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Twitter has rubbished reports that it would soon be letting its users post video tweets, news that would have major implications for the existing Twitter clients and services market. The Telegraph reported that as an attempt to stay at the cutting edge... Read more

Sky Songs music service officially announced

Sky Songs music service officially announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news we brought you that the service was coming soon, Sky has officially announced it is to launch its Sky Songs online music streaming and download service in the UK. 4 million tracks are available via unlimited, ad-free online streaming,... Read more

England match saw half a milion online viewers

England match saw half a milion online viewers

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Close to half a million football fans watched the England vs Ukraine World Cup qualifier on Saturday, making the game Britain's biggest internet pay-to-view sports broadcast to date.   There were no technical issues, say the companies behind the broadcast,... Read more

Giorgio Armani-Samsung smartphone announced

Giorgio Armani-Samsung smartphone announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Samsung and fashion house Armani have teamed up on a couple of handsets in the past, and are at it again with the launch of the new Giorgio Armani-Samsung smartphone, apparently "the most elegant and functional mobile on the market". Offering Windows... Read more

UK Kindle owners to be charged 40% more for content

UK Kindle owners to be charged 40% more for content

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon has u-turned on its launch promise not to charge international Kindle users more than it does US consumers, in a rip-off Britain move familiar to UK-based gadget fans who often suffer from inflated pricing. Despite Amazon stating that "there are... Read more

Vodafone to offer BlackBerry Storm 2 from £30

Vodafone to offer BlackBerry Storm 2 from £30

By Amy-Mae Elliott

RIM's BlackBerry Storm 2, the follow up to its first ever touchscreen handset the Storm that launched in 2008, appears to be due an imminent UK release with the Carphone Warehouse now promoting the device in store.Following the news that a promo poster... Read more

Warner Bros creates Where The Wild Things Are iPhone app

Warner Bros creates Where The Wild Things Are iPhone app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Warner Bros is offering an iPhone app to celebrate the release of the forthcoming film of the beloved children's book, "Where The Wild Things Are".The film - from Spike Jonze and with collaboration from the book's author Maurice Sendak - hits the big... Read more

Chrome for Macs in a "couple of months"

Chrome for Macs in a "couple of months"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A version of Google's Chrome browser for Macs is due to arrive sooner than expected, the search giant's CEO has revealed at a New York press conference.While Chrome for Macs was not due to be available for consumer consumption until the first half of... Read more

INQ to make Spotify phone

INQ to make Spotify phone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news that in Sweden, music streaming service du jour Spotify is to team up with operator Telia on mobile phones and more, more info on the hardware we can expect has now been revealed.The work-in-progress dedicated Spotify phone revealed... Read more

REPS app uses iPhone as free weight

REPS app uses iPhone as free weight

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A new iPhone app available on the Apple App Store offers training on the go - using the iPhone as part of the programme."REPS: Mobile Trainer is the easy way to burn calories or tone muscles by using your iPhone or iPod like a free weight. Simply curl... Read more

11 Canadian cities get Google Street Viewed

11 Canadian cities get Google Street Viewed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has announced its Street View service on Google Maps now includes imagery from 11 cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Whistler. Nicely timed for the 2010 Winter Games in February, Street View on Google Maps Olympic venues can be virtually... Read more

Twitter in talks with Microsoft, Google

Twitter in talks with Microsoft, Google

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It's being reported that Twitter is currently in mega-money talks with Microsoft and Google, discussing using Twitter content in searches separately with each search giant. All Things D reports: "According to sources familiar with the situation - Twitter... Read more

Apple loses Mighty Mouse trademark battle

Apple loses Mighty Mouse trademark battle

By Amy-Mae Elliott

We brought you the news of the lawsuit, way back in spring 2008, and can now reveal the verdict. Apple has lost the right to call its own-brand Mac mouse the "Mighty Mouse". Man & Machine, American medical hardware specialist suppliers, has now been granted... Read more

LG HB954SP Blu-ray home cinema system announced

LG HB954SP Blu-ray home cinema system announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

LG has launched a new Blu-ray home cinema system, the HB954SP, a BD-Live-enabled, Full HD 1080p, 1000 Watt, 5.1 effort. With five oval satellite Mark-Levinson-tuned speakers, the connected system offers one-click access to YouTube videos, upscaling of... Read more

Belkin offers easy transfer cable for Windows 7

Belkin offers easy transfer cable for Windows 7

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Belkin is offering an "easy transfer cable for Windows 7" for those worried about getting their digital media, email, files, folders and settings from their old Windows PCs to their shiny new Windows 7 efforts. Belkin claims its $40 cable offers a faster... Read more

Internet Eyes to pay public to monitor CCTV

Internet Eyes to pay public to monitor CCTV

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A new company due to launch its services in November is offering up to £1000 to members of the public who spot crime on live, streamed, commercial CCTV footage. "Internet Eyes" will reward those who spot crimes - such as shop-lifting and anti-social... Read more

Sony Vaio CW Series due 22 October

Sony Vaio CW Series due 22 October

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony has announced the launch of the new Vaio CW Series notebooks that will offer Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system pre-loaded. With a 14-inch widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio in a thin-and-light chassis available in five colours (four... Read more

Sony Vaio X Series announced

Sony Vaio X Series announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States Sony has take the wraps off what it says is the world's lightest notebook - the Vaio X Series. With a lightweight carbon-fibre chassis, the 11.1-inch X Series weighs in at 1.6 pounds - about 0.72kg - and is just over half an inch thick,... Read more

Sony Touch Vaio L Series PC/TV announced

Sony Touch Vaio L Series PC/TV announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony has unveiled what it calls a new "touch-enabled, multi-media machine" the Windows 7 Vaio L Touch HD PC/TV. With a 24-inch WUXGA 1920 x 1080 widescreen panel, the unit displays Full HD with some models offering a Blu-ray disc drive. Some models will... Read more

Amazon offers digital access codes for PlayStation Network content

Amazon offers digital access codes for PlayStation Network content

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon has announced that in the States it will be offering digital access codes for more than 200 PlayStation Network games and related content for the PS3 and PSP. This follows the similar news back in April that Amazon customers would be able to buy... Read more

Pay-per-view iPlayer to launch in the States

Pay-per-view iPlayer to launch in the States

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The commercial arm of the BBC, BBC Worldwide, is planning to launch a pay-per-view iPlayer-esque service in the States where 20 million of BBC.com's 50 million users are. The online video portal might offer some catch-up US content for free, but would... Read more

Firebox offers comedy "Sound Machine"

Firebox offers comedy "Sound Machine"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Let's face it, there's not a lot that's funnier in this life than a well-timed fart. If you can't always perform on cue then Firebox has your back(side) covered with its new Sound Machine.In fact, as well as parps, the hilarious handheld gadget offers... Read more

Zune services considered for iPods, other platforms

Zune services considered for iPods, other platforms

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Seemingly giving up on the bigger picture as far as hardware goes, Microsoft is considering offering its Zune software and services to other platforms, ZDNet reports. The whisper is a credible one - it comes direct from Jose Pinero, director of communications... Read more

Orange to offer England Ukraine match

Orange to offer England Ukraine match

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Orange has announced it is to offer live coverage of the England versus Ukraine World Cup qualifier on Saturday, via the official Kentaro online broadcast.We're not entirely sure why you'd want to go down the Orange route, rather than go direct, it's... Read more

International Kindle will cost £217 to import

International Kindle will cost £217 to import

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news from Amazon that it is to offer an "International Edition" of the Amazon Kindle in 200 countries, Amazon's UK homepage is promoting the pre-order of the device, due to launch 19 October, with a "letter" from the founder of the etail... Read more

US Mac users have more gadgets and money

US Mac users have more gadgets and money

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Interesting stats just in from the NPD Group's 2009 Household Penetration Study in the States show that most US Mac-owning households are more gadgeted up than the average, with 48 consumer electronics devices compared to the average PC computer household... Read more

Sony Ericsson T715 gets integrated Twitter app on 3

Sony Ericsson T715 gets integrated Twitter app on 3

By Amy-Mae Elliott

3, no stranger to Twitter-friendly phones, has announced it is to offer a special version of the Sony Ericsson T715, featuring an integrated Twitter application that is available only on its network.  The integrated Twitter application gives users one... Read more

Sagem to create Puma phone for World Cup

Sagem to create Puma phone for World Cup

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sagem and Puma have announced they are to team up and create a mobile phone to launch in time for the World Cup in 2010. A global licencing agreement will see the phone debut across the world in the second quarter of next year. The Puma handset will "embrace... Read more

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ launches in UK

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ launches in UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

SanDisk has announced the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player in the UK, the successor to the SanDisk Sansa Clip with that "+" coming in the form of a microSD memory card slot. As the name might suggest, the player gets a clip on the back for wearability, a 1-inch... Read more

Palm opens up webOS apps development

Palm opens up webOS apps development

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Palm has opened up its webOS app distribution programme with the news that open source developers can opt out of the $99 registration fee and $50 approval process as well as options that will see developers bypass the official app store. Although Palm... Read more

56% of Brits experience mobile coverage issues

56% of Brits experience mobile coverage issues

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems the UK's mobile phone network needs almost as much work as our broadband infrastructure. A report published today by the Communications Consumer Panel, a body that Ofcom consults, shows that the majority of people experience problems with coverage.... Read more

New TomTom Start revealed by retailer

New TomTom Start revealed by retailer

By Amy-Mae Elliott

According to what appears to be a leak from UK retailer eXpansys, it seems TomTom is to offer a new satnav device - the TomTom Start. Aiming for the lower end of the market, the UK Start will be available for around £120 - which works out at about £40... Read more

New AVG 9.0 available this month

New AVG 9.0 available this month

By Amy-Mae Elliott

AVG Technologies has announced that its next free and paid-for internet security products, AVG 9.0, will be available this month. "Significant enhancements" in speed see a 50% faster boast, while levels of protection, ease of use and end user experience... Read more

Palm re-enables iTunes Pre syncing

Palm re-enables iTunes Pre syncing

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In a cat and mouse battle, the style of which Apple is familiar with following similar exploits with the iPhone unlockers, Palm has re-enabled iTunes syncing for the Pre. After Apple blocked the smartphone several times from syncing with iTunes via iTunes... Read more

Toshiba Cell Regza 55X1, new flagship television unveiled

Toshiba Cell Regza 55X1, new flagship television unveiled

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Toshiba has unveiled the 55-inch Cell Regza 55X1 in Japan as its new flagship LCD television. With high quality sound, a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1, and brightness of 1250cdm2, the 240Hz TV boasts "ultra-high-speed processing and recording, enhanced... Read more

Ukraine World Cup qualifier only available live online

Ukraine World Cup qualifier only available live online

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Those who want to watch England's World Cup qualifier will have to dish out up to £12 - and sit in front of a PC or Mac to do so. The Ukraine match is to be shown exclusively live online at www.ukrainevengland.com with payment via PayPal. Pricing is... Read more