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Twitter beta trials new tool for businesses

Twitter beta trials new tool for businesses

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Twitter has revealed one of its mythical new tools for businesses that it hopes will add enough value to commercial accounts to eventually see the service becoming profitable from such a customer base. A simple idea, but arguably a useful one, Twitter... Read more

BBC Good Food launches festive iPhone app

BBC Good Food launches festive iPhone app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

If you're worried about your turkey this Christmas, then BBC Worldwide could help out with the news that its "Festive Recipes" iPhone app is now available on the App Store. It launches with the bold claim of being able to help solve festive food dilemmas... Read more

TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home

TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home

By Amy-Mae Elliott

TalkTalk is currently undertaking a publicity stunt that finds it paying householders £250 for the "naming rights" to their homes. With some tenuous link to how sporting arenas are seeing more corporate rebranding, the telecoms co is paying out to those... Read more

Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK

Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player on sale in the UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Philips BDP7500 Blu-ray player is now available in the UK, bringing 1080p, 24fps, Full HD images as well as the ability to upscale standard definition DVDs to near Full HD quality. Claiming a "unique design with rounded edges and an elegant inlaid... Read more

Google starts mysterious countdown timer

Google starts mysterious countdown timer

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has set a mysterious countdown timer ticking away that is only revealed when a visitor to its search engine hits the "feeling lucky" button on the homepage.Speculation is rife across the Internet as to what the online giant might be counting down... Read more

Vodafone to offer Nokia N900

Vodafone to offer Nokia N900

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Vodafone is to offer the new Nokia N900 mobile-phone-come-internet-tablet, with a page now up on the Voda site offering those interested a chance to pre-register for more information.With just "Coming Soon - January" the only info provided by the operator... Read more

Sky launches MGM HD

Sky launches MGM HD

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A new channel "devoted exclusively to the delivery of movies in high-definition" has been announced with the news that Sky and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have launched MGM HD.   The channel is a 50/50 joint venture between Sky and MGM and is said to... Read more

Sold out Barnes and Noble Nooks selling for as much as $750 on eBay

Sold out Barnes and Noble Nooks selling for as much as $750 on eBay

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As new customers hoping to order a Barnes & Noble "Nook" ebook reader are greeted with the news that the next available stock is not due until February 2010, the sought after device is seeing eBay sales success for those that did pre-order early. The... Read more

Mediawatch UK to campaign for child protection controls on catch-up services

Mediawatch UK to campaign for child protection controls on catch-up services

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Mediawatch UK is to kick off a big campaign next year aimed at getting broadcasters to offer more robust parental controls on catch-up TV services. The moral guardian, founded by the late Mary Whitehouse, has hit out at both the BBC for its iPlayer service... Read more

Multi-touch Dell Studio 17 and Inspiron One 19 announced

Multi-touch Dell Studio 17 and Inspiron One 19 announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Dell has announced new multi-touch devices with the launch of the Inspiron One 19 all-in-one desktop, rivalling HP's TouchSmart range and the Studio 17 multimedia laptop.   As most of you will know, a multi-touch interface means the PCs can handle multiple... Read more

One Cuisinart Soup Maker sold every 12 minutes

One Cuisinart Soup Maker sold every 12 minutes

By Amy-Mae Elliott

John Lewis is caroling Christmas success for a new kitchen gadget with one Cuisinart Soup Maker sold every 12 minutes, in a surprise festive success story this year. The Cuisinart Soup Maker is the first blender to feature an integrated heater, meaning... Read more

Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries

Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon has announced that its Kindle for iPhone app is now available from the Apple App Store in more than 60 additional countries, including the UK. Boasting Whispersync tech that saves and syncs a user's bookmarks across their Kindle devices and Kindle... Read more

Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel announced for GreenHeart eco range

Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel announced for GreenHeart eco range

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony Ericsson has announced new eco options into its "GreenHeart" range with the launch of  the Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel phones and the VH700 handsfree device.   All three products boast recycled plastics, an e-manual, minimised packaging, a "green... Read more

Apple sues Nokia right back

Apple sues Nokia right back

By Amy-Mae Elliott

"Right back" might be an exaggeration, as Apple has taken almost 2 months to do so, but it is now suing Nokia in response to a recent case the Finnish phone manufacturer brought against the iPhone maker.Apple has issued a statement to the press revealing... Read more

Nokia 5235 Comes with Music revealed

Nokia 5235 Comes with Music revealed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia has revealed a new handset that will be offered with its supposedly struggling Comes with Music service. As expected, a musical variant of the low-to-mid-range 5230 has been announced for launch next year. The Nokia 5235 Comes with Music will bring... Read more

BT Vision viewers get first four series of  "24"

BT Vision viewers get first four series of "24"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT Vision customers will soon be able to square their eyes to the first four seasons on "24", thanks to a new deal signed with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. As well as "24", the deal sees other hit series from Fox available, including... Read more

Zuckerberg private pics exposed in new Facebook privacy changes

Zuckerberg private pics exposed in new Facebook privacy changes

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Facebook's recent privacy changes may have had a negative result for the company's young CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, as nearly 300 private images of him are now reported to be widely available to view.ValleyWag has it that whereas before the controversial... Read more

Toned-down Playboy app launches for iPhone

Toned-down Playboy app launches for iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Men's mag Playboy has launched a new iPhone app available now to download on the iTunes App Store for £1.19, or $1.99 in the States. There's a twist though, as although the app is rated 17-plus it contains no "fully nude content", giving those that say... Read more

Sony PS3 motion controller dubbed "Gem"

Sony PS3 motion controller dubbed "Gem"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While launch details are still a big secret for Sony's motion controller for the PlayStation 3 console, one thing has been revealed - the codename for the device. EA's CEO John Riccitiello has let slip that Sony has been referring to the motion-sensing... Read more

INQ Chat 3G now available on 3

INQ Chat 3G now available on 3

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The second of INQ's new handsets for 3 - announced back in August - is now available in the UK. Following the launch of the INQ Mini 3G in October, the INQ Chat 3G, the Hutchison-Whampoa-owned company's first QWERTY handset, can be snapped up for £99.99... Read more

Apple patents spongy shape changing universal dock

Apple patents spongy shape changing universal dock

By Amy-Mae Elliott

New Apple patents have been revealed that show the company is working on a universal dock made of futuristic material that moulds to fit a device, a way to tamper-proof products and further accelerometer controls for the iPod range. The "aesthetically... Read more

Motorola Milestone sells out in less than 3 hours

Motorola Milestone sells out in less than 3 hours

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Online retailer eXpansys, the exclusive stockist of the new Motorola Milestone (review), has revealed the new high-end handset has sold out in record time. As the phone made its UK sales debut on 10 December, it sold out in 2.5 hours. "Today (Thursday... Read more

Vodafone ditching HTC HD2

Vodafone ditching HTC HD2

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Vodafone is to ditch the HTC HD2 in favour of the Apple iPhone, which it is expected to begin selling in early 2010, it's been revealed. Although initial sales of the high-end HTC handset appear to have been a success for the operator, with stock in short... Read more

The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone

The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Beatles: Rock Band has hit the milestone of 1 million sales across the globe. The music game, that follows the career of the Fab Four and lets players make-believe play Beatles tunes, was launched across the world on 09/09/09. "MTV Games and Harmonix... Read more

BBC remaking sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids this Christmas

BBC remaking sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids this Christmas

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In case you don't fancy the third rate celebs in posh frocks or seeing Clarkson's mug in glorious high def this Christmas, we've news of more exciting HD programming from the BBC - a new version of sci-fi classic "The Day of the Triffids". John Wyndham's... Read more

Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

Radio 1 listeners get free picture messaging day

By Amy-Mae Elliott

On Friday 11 December 2009, listeners in the United Kingdom can send free picture messages to the Radio 1 messaging number for a chance to see their images featured on the Radio 1 website. "Picture Messaging Day" is said to be designed to help young listeners... Read more

Motorola Milestone is on sale in the UK now

Motorola Milestone is on sale in the UK now

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Arguably Motorola's biggest launch since the RAZR, the Motorola Milestone - the European version of the already launched Droid (just named Time's gadget of the year) is now available in the UK.Rather than go down the increasingly-common, operator-exclusive... Read more

Ovi Store to get major relaunch in spring 2010

Ovi Store to get major relaunch in spring 2010

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia's Ovi Store, its version of the iPhone's App Store, is due to get a major refresh in the spring of 2010. It seems the current version of the store was just a "stopgap" measure from the Finns, bringing together its various download services, such... Read more

LEGO camera launches at IWOOT

LEGO camera launches at IWOOT

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Part of a new range of consumer electronics from the infamous brick making company, this novelty snapper is angled at kids and LEGO fans alike. On the specs side of things you're looking at 3-megapixels, no optical zoom, built-in flash and fixed focus,... Read more

New 3G Cool-er ebook reader announced

New 3G Cool-er ebook reader announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Americans are getting yet another ebook reader with the news that a new Cool-er ebook reader from Interead has been announced that brings 3G connectivity to the range. The Cool-er 3G ereader will get a debut exclusively on the AT&T network in the States... Read more

Nintendo DS sales hit 10 million in the UK

Nintendo DS sales hit 10 million in the UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news from Nintendo that its Wii console is the fastest selling in UK history, hitting sales of 6 million in less then 3 years, it seems Nintendo's handheld DS platform has seen similar success. Figures released from GfK Chart-Track, a UK... Read more

Dell Adamo XPS exclusive to John Lewis for Christmas

Dell Adamo XPS exclusive to John Lewis for Christmas

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Dell's new Adamo XPS is to be a John Lewis exclusive, available from the department store and online at www.johnlewis.com for Christmas. Select John Lewis stores will be the only place in the UK to purchase the world's thinnest laptop, with Dell's UK... Read more

Time names Moto Droid gadget of the year

Time names Moto Droid gadget of the year

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While the 2009 Pocket-lint Gagdet Awards honoured the HTC Hero as far as phones go, American magazine Time has given Motorola's new Droid the title of gadget of the year. The top slot, which last year went to the Apple iPhone for invention of the year,... Read more

UK broadband tax confirmed for Budget

UK broadband tax confirmed for Budget

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news we brought you in September that this would be the case, it seems it definitely is.The 50p-per-month "broadband tax", previously confirmed by Stephen Timms, the treasury minister in charge of implementing the Digital Britain plans,... Read more

Nvidia demos 3D Blu-ray playback from PC

Nvidia demos 3D Blu-ray playback from PC

By Amy-Mae Elliott

With the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be announced soon, Nvidia is pushing its tech that will enable 3D to branch out from the cinema to your lounge. Nvidia has been demoing a complete 3D movie solution, made up of a PC equipped with... Read more

Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets

Philips Research reveals "chameleon" e-skins for gadgets

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Philips Research has announced it has developed a new colour e-paper technology that could see a whole host of more colourful and personalised gadgets hitting the market. The new "e-skin", created as part of Philips' ongoing e-paper research, could mean... Read more

Yahoo launches "You In?" campaign to "inspire kindness"

Yahoo launches "You In?" campaign to "inspire kindness"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Stating it doesn't take a great deal of money or time to spread happiness, Yahoo has announced the launch of a campaign called "You In?" said to be designed to "inspire a ripple of kindness around the world". Yahoo is asking Yahoo users to visit kindness.yahoo.com... Read more

Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone

Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Orange has announced it will soon be offering the Case Mate Fuel Lite as a high street exclusive, describing it as an "attractive, protective, soft-touch case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS with a built-in battery charger". The case-come-charger charges up... Read more

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

E4 HD to launch on Sky's high def service

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It has been announced that E4 HD, Channel 4's second dedicated high definition channel, is to launch on 14 December on Sky's HD service, Sky+HD.   As a simulcast of E4, the channel will provide access to a wide range of series such as Glee, Misfits,... Read more

Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition launches for US market

Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition launches for US market

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In time for the "Holiday" travel season, Nokia has announced the availability of the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition in the States. The 3.2-inch touchscreen device comes with voice-guided navigation for North America and a car kit so it can be easily mounted... Read more

US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States, five big publishing companies have announced they are to team-up on a venture that will see open standards created for the new era of digital publishing on portable digital devices, such as the as-yet unconfirmed Apple iTablet that's got... Read more

Multi-platform Orange App Store launches

Multi-platform Orange App Store launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Orange has announced the launch of its own app store with the debut of the Orange App Shop, available now over-the-air to around 1 million customers in the UK and France, with wider roll-out plans for 2010. With one click homescreen access, the App Shop... Read more

CuteBitz launches Salt and Pepper Robots

CuteBitz launches Salt and Pepper Robots

By Amy-Mae Elliott

CuteBitz is offering the only salt and pepper pots a self-respecting geek should let grace their dinner table with the launch of the Salt & Pepper Robot Shakers.As well as offering the immensely useful function of holding your seasoning, the robot's wind-up... Read more

Offline Gmail "graduates"

Offline Gmail "graduates"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

An experimental feature from the Gmail Labs team has "graduated" from beta, as Google has announced Offline Gmail is now becoming a regular part of Gmail. By installing Offline Gmail, you can use the normal Gmail interface to read and write mail, search,... Read more

Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed

Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple has revealed the iTunes best sellers of the past year, giving a glimpse as to what Apple fans are spending their money on. Also revealed are the results of the iTunes Best Album 2009 and iTunes Best Song 2009 as selected by the iTunes UK editorial... Read more

Connected iViewer television gets iPlayer built-in

Connected iViewer television gets iPlayer built-in

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A new connected television has been announced from British co Cello Electronics that offers access to the BBC's iPlayer catch-up, on-demand service built-in. Needing no set-top box or games console, the iViewer TV connects to the Internet via Ethernet... Read more

Sony Ericsson issues Satio and Aino updates

Sony Ericsson issues Satio and Aino updates

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony Ericsson has announced that it has issued fixes for users of its new Satio and Aino smartphones, reported to have been suffering from issues. "Sony Ericsson UK and Ireland is pleased to confirm that new software is now available for both Satio and... Read more

UK's first internet-connected Freeview HD set-top box announced

UK's first internet-connected Freeview HD set-top box announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

3view has announced the launch of the world's first internet-connected HD set-top box with free-to-air capabilities.    Ahead of Humax's unveiling of a similarly HD effort, the new set-top box will mean consumers can tune into the coming-soon high definition... Read more

Google acquires AppJet

Google acquires AppJet

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has acquired San Francisco-based AppJet in a move that's thought to be in order to bolster its Google Wave offering. AppJet offers "EtherPad", a kind of Google Docs rival that gives its users the ability to upload documents and collaborate on them... Read more

Amazon's "surprise invasion" of UK high street plans revealed

Amazon's "surprise invasion" of UK high street plans revealed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In what is being described as the most high profile move of a web-only retailer onto the high street, it's been revealed that American company Amazon is planning a "surprise invasion" of the British high street. The news, reported by The Times, comes... Read more