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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 delayed until 2010

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 delayed until 2010

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Sony Ericsson is having the fourth quarter from hell as news comes in that its high-end Xperia X2, due to be a Vodafone exclusive in the UK, has been delayed and will miss its Q4 launch slot.This follows the recent news that the Sony Ericsson... Read more

Freesat reveals high def highlights for Christmas

Freesat reveals high def highlights for Christmas

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The seasonal smorgasbord of high definition entertainment has gotten ever larger with a whole host of HD content due to aired on satellite provider Freesat. With high def programmes and films from both the BBC and ITV this year, Freesat is making the... Read more

Vodafone UK iPhone settings go live on iTunes

Vodafone UK iPhone settings go live on iTunes

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The iPhone is edging ever closer to availability on Vodafone with the news just in that the Vodafone UK Carrier Settings have gone live on iTunes.As reported on the Vodafone eForum, this means anyone in the UK running an iPhone on Vodafone (with OS 3.1.2)... Read more

Bundle Box offers "Buy For Me" option for shopping in US

Bundle Box offers "Buy For Me" option for shopping in US

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Bundle Box, the online service that bulk ships products from the States to keep postage costs down, is offering a new service to UK consumers called "Buy For Me", that, at a price, will help you purchase products from the States. Many US websites won't... Read more

Nimbuzz launches native BlackBerry app

Nimbuzz launches native BlackBerry app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nimbuzz has announced the launch of a new app for BlackBerry smartphones, said to be the first to run as a native application on the device, enabling users to connect with each other via their social networks. The native functionality allows Nimbuzz to... Read more

EA announces new Medal of Honour

EA announces new Medal of Honour

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Medal of Honor is to return to the front line, in a modern instalment that will see the WWII franchise hit Afghanistan. Perhaps inspired by the current Call of Duty success, Electronic Arts has announced that in 2010, Medal of Honor, will introduce the... Read more

Lips: Party Classics announced

Lips: Party Classics announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A new "Lips" title has been announced with the news that "Lips: Party Classics" is due to be available worldwide in spring 2010. The Xbox 360 game claims to offer a selection of 40 upbeat, dramatic and exhilarating songs including such faves as "Love... Read more

2010 FIFA World Cup to be filmed in 3D

2010 FIFA World Cup to be filmed in 3D

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As well as being high def for some in the UK, the next World Cup will also be a 3D one, thanks to an agreement between Sony and FIFA for some of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be filmed in 3D. Up to 25 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa matches will... Read more

Flip launches FlipShare TV

Flip launches FlipShare TV

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The makers of the Flip Video family of camcorders have launched a "new innovation" in home video sharing in the States with the introduction of the FlipShare TV. Described as an industry first (the tech isn't, but the idea of a dedicated set-top box for... Read more

RoadPilot Mobile announced

RoadPilot Mobile announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Drivers keen to keep on the right side of the law as far as speeding goes can now download a camera locator application direct to their mobile phone from RoadPilot. RoadPilot Mobile is due to be available on an annual subscription basis, with the price... Read more

Cambridge Consultants launches "Suma"

Cambridge Consultants launches "Suma"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The way you game could soon change with the launch of new tech that claims to offer an intuitive, full 3D control experience. Cambridge Consultants has announced the launch of "Suma", describing it as a "uniquely intuitive yet very low-cost squeezable... Read more

Nintendo Wii fastest selling console in UK history

Nintendo Wii fastest selling console in UK history

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nintendo's current games console, the Wii, is the fastest selling console in UK history.   Independent performance and sales tracking company, Chart Track-GfK, has revealed that the Wii has now sold more than 6 million units in the UK since launch. Achieved... Read more

Google introduces "fade in" homepage

Google introduces "fade in" homepage

By Amy-Mae Elliott

We brought you news that Google was testing a new homepage option design and now the launch is official, making the famously sparse landing page even more so.In a blog post, Google says: "Today we're excited to be releasing a new version of our classic... Read more

Derby in danger of getting Lara Croft Way

Derby in danger of getting Lara Croft Way

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Derby is in serious danger of seeing a road named after buxom computer game character Lara Croft. Residents of Derby are currently being called to vote on a name for a new inner ring road - a result of a £36 million project - due to open in 2010. Eight... Read more

TomTom GO 950, 750, 550 LIVE available now

TomTom GO 950, 750, 550 LIVE available now

By Amy-Mae Elliott

TomTom's new flagship series, the TomTom GO x50 LIVE, has gone on sale in the UK in time for the seasonal Christmas present buying frenzy. The three portable, 4.3-inch navigation devices, the TomTom GO 950 LIVE, GO 750 LIVE and GO 550 LIVE which we brought... Read more

Ovi Store sees new "enhanced" Shazam app

Ovi Store sees new "enhanced" Shazam app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Shazam has announced the launch of a new application for Nokia users. Available via the Ovi Store, the move echoes the recent Shazam Encore "premium" app launched for the iPhone platform.The "enhanced" Shazam app includes extra features and functionality.... Read more

Nokia promises "major" Symbian milestones in 2010

Nokia promises "major" Symbian milestones in 2010

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia has furthered its commitment to the future of the Symbian mobile operating system by announcing "major product milestones" for the software in 2010. At its annual Capital Markets Day event, where Nokia set targets and forecasts for the year ahead,... Read more

Spring Design's Nook sales injunction request denied

Spring Design's Nook sales injunction request denied

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Spring Design, the company currently suing the pants off Barnes & Noble for the latter allegedly pinching their ebook reader design, has been dealt a blow by the US courts. Spring Design had requested an injunction to stop Barnes & Noble from selling... Read more

Facebook to remove regional networks

Facebook to remove regional networks

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Facebook has announced it is to overhaul one major feature of the social networking site with the removal of regional settings, as the site's user figures have soared over the 350 million mark - 50 million up from September. In an open letter on the Facebook... Read more

Sky News launches Technology Unplugged

Sky News launches Technology Unplugged

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sky News has announced the launch of "Technology Unplugged" a new half-hour show that will focus on the latest developments in mainstream tech. Presenter Martin Stanford will explore topics such as broadband, Digital Britain, illegal downloads, social... Read more

Google reveals the 2009 "Zeitgeist" of the web

Google reveals the 2009 "Zeitgeist" of the web

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following on from similar news from Bing and Yahoo, Google has highlighted its Zeitgeist tools, with a look back at what's been big in 2009. Globally, and Michael Jackson tops the "fastest rising" 2009 charts with Facebook and Spanish social networking... Read more

Vodafone kicks off "Pick-A-Pixel" N97 Mini comp

Vodafone kicks off "Pick-A-Pixel" N97 Mini comp

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Vodafone has launched a new interactive online game, which will offer participants a chance to win an N97 Mini handset every week. The "N97 Mini Pick-A-Pixel" game requires registration, at which point each participant is awarded five pixels for registering.... Read more

Yahoo unveils 2009 "Year in Review"

Yahoo unveils 2009 "Year in Review"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following in the footsteps of Bing, and with no doubt more to come, Yahoo has announced its American 2009 "Year in Review" which highlights the top searches and "trends" on Yahoo. "We saw consumers escape to the Web hoping to pursue news and their guilty... Read more

Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing

Nokia sues 11 LCD manufacturers over price-fixing

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia is suing a range of manufacturers to get back what it overpaid for displays up to 2006, thanks to illegal price-fixing rackets in the LCD and CRT markets. Samsung, LG, Sharp, Philips, Hitachi, Toshiba and others - some of which have been found guilty,... Read more

BT Vision adds NBC Universal content

BT Vision adds NBC Universal content

By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT Vision viewers in the UK now have access to the likes of "Heroes" and "House" on-demand thanks to a just-done deal with NBC Universal. From 1 December, BT Vision customers can choose from a selection of NBC Universal series also including "Law & Order",... Read more

You Booze, You Looze iPhone app launches

You Booze, You Looze iPhone app launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A new iPhone app has launched that offers a "fun approach" to getting people to consider just how much booze they are sloshing down their gullets at this time of year. As the title would suggest "You Booze, You Looze" warns of the health and wealth dangers... Read more

Virgin Media launches 7.2Mbps USB modem

Virgin Media launches 7.2Mbps USB modem

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Virgin Media has announced the launch of a new high-speed 7.2Mbps mobile broadband USB modem. Joining the existing 3.6Mbps mobile broadband offerings, Virgin Media says the new super-quick offering is one of the fastest ways to get online on the move... Read more

Virgin Media adds BlackBerry Curve 8520

Virgin Media adds BlackBerry Curve 8520

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Virgin Media has announced it has added the BlackBerry Curve 8520 to its range of pay monthly handsets, a BlackBerry first for the operator in the UK. With a QWERTY keyboard, the Curve 8520 offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, multimedia player,... Read more

Nokia to launch only one Maemo-based phone in 2010

Nokia to launch only one Maemo-based phone in 2010

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia is planning just one Maemo-based follow up to the just-launched N900 next year, dashing hopes of a slew of high-end, Linux-based phones from the mobile manufacturer. Rather than take over the Nseries line-up, it seems 2010's Maemo-based launch will... Read more

CrunchPad project ends in "greed and jealousy"

CrunchPad project ends in "greed and jealousy"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The "CrunchPad", a 12-inch tablet device created by Michael Arrington, the founder of the TechCrunch blogs with input from readers, is no more. The CrunchPad project has been binned by the blogger, who states the "entire project self destructed over nothing... Read more

“Snoop Speak” available for TomTom GPS devices

“Snoop Speak” available for TomTom GPS devices

By Amy-Mae Elliott

"Snoop Speak" is now available to download for your TomTom GPS device thanks to VoiceSkins.com, that's brought the vocals of the hip hop artist to the British roadway system. Phrases include the incomprehensible: "Take tha third left, and while you're... Read more

Carphone Warehouse launches Samsung S5560 and B3410

Carphone Warehouse launches Samsung S5560 and B3410

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Carphone Warehouse has announced it will be selling the Samsung S5560 and the Samsung B3410 exclusively when the handsets are launched this week. The Samsung S5560 gets a 3-inch touchscreen display that offers a handwriting recognition feature, orientation... Read more

Amazon Kindle breaks sales records in November

Amazon Kindle breaks sales records in November

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon has announced that November 2009 is the best sales month ever for the Kindle, which means little when you consider the etailing giant has not now, nor ever, disclosed sales stats for the device. The Kindle has apparently broken a sales record this... Read more

Pure shifts 3 million DAB units

Pure shifts 3 million DAB units

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Hot on the heels from the DRDB's announcement earlier today that the digital radio platform has seen 10 million sales, it's been revealed that 3 million of them belong to Imagination Technologies' Pure. Pure has officially announced it has reached the... Read more

Firebox offers Gentle Giraffe plush toy with audio effects

Firebox offers Gentle Giraffe plush toy with audio effects

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Firebox is offering a soft toy with a difference with the introduction of the plush "Gentle Giraffe" that comes with a removable audio player with soothing sounds. Offering four soundtracks, there's "Play", described as "where Gentle Giraffe sings along... Read more

Top Bing searches of 2009 revealed

Top Bing searches of 2009 revealed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Although only launched in May, and the date not yet December, Microsoft's search engine Bing has revealed the "top Bing searches in 2009" under Twitter-esque title of "top Bing trending topics". "If you're curious how we determined the top searches",... Read more

Digital radio sales hit 10 million mark

Digital radio sales hit 10 million mark

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sales of digital radio sets have reached a new milestone, "smashing the ten million barrier", reveals the Digital Radio Development Bureau. With Christmas sales still to register, the DRDB has issued the news that sales of digital radios topped 10 million... Read more

Apple looking to take iPhone's Maps app to "the next level"

Apple looking to take iPhone's Maps app to "the next level"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A recently revealed job vacancy at Apple suggests the company has something up its sleeve for the iPhone's GPS functionality and related mapping applications. Apple is currently advertising for a a software engineer with "familiarity with anything geo... Read more

Twitter named "Top Word of 2009"

Twitter named "Top Word of 2009"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Global Language Monitor (no, we hadn't heard of them either) has announced that, according to them, Twitter is the "Top Word of 2009". The annual global survey of the English language that covers "the English-speaking world" saw Twitter followed by... Read more

Landlord fined £8000 for unlawful Wi-Fi downloads

Landlord fined £8000 for unlawful Wi-Fi downloads

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A landlord is facing an £8000 fine because someone downloaded copyrighted content using the pub's Wi-Fi hotspot, it's been revealed. The news, from the MD of hotspot company The Cloud, is thought to mark the first such case in the UK. The Cloud's Graham... Read more

iPlayer for Xbox 360 hits pay delay

iPlayer for Xbox 360 hits pay delay

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Xbox 360 users are being denied the BBC iPlayer service via their consoles as Microsoft is refusing to budge on a payment point. While the BBC wants the service to be available to as many licence fee payers as possible, it seems Microsoft only wants the... Read more

Twitter to charge in Japan

Twitter to charge in Japan

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While here on the Western side of the globe, Twitter's plans for profit include commercial accounts with a special layer of analytical access, in Japan, the micro-blogging site has revealed plans to charge consumers. The paid-for, premium accounts will... Read more

Kensington launches Pro Fit mouse family

Kensington launches Pro Fit mouse family

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Kensington has released a new range of mices with the introduction of the plug and play Pro Fit family of input devices. In the words of Kensington, the Pro Fit range is "designed to fulfil businesses demand for reliability, performance and comfort".... Read more

Apple's American Black Friday deals revealed

Apple's American Black Friday deals revealed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news we brought you earlier of the UK discounts Apple is offering, the company's American deals have now been revealed. The discounts are part of the "Black Friday" tradition in the States, where retailers mark the start of the Christmas... Read more

Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 speakers launch

Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 speakers launch

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Klipsch has announced the launch of its ProMedia Ultra 2.0 speakers, apparently created for consumers "who want superior, full-range multimedia sound quality but do not want to give up the space or run the cables required for a subwoofer". Klipsch informs... Read more

3 offers MiFi and iPod touch contract bundles

3 offers MiFi and iPod touch contract bundles

By Amy-Mae Elliott

3, that does not offer Apple's iPhone, has announced it is to bundle its wireless connectivity MiFi device with the iPod touch on a pay monthly tariff. 3's MiFi gadget will connect the 'pod to the Internet to browse websites, download music and apps or... Read more

TomTom teams up with Accor for hotel navigation

TomTom teams up with Accor for hotel navigation

By Amy-Mae Elliott

TomTom and hotel group Accor have teamed up to offer a service that will see the location of an Accor hotel added to a user's TomTom device. The new "Add to TomTom" button on each Accor hotel web page gives users the option to download one hotel's positioning... Read more

Tomy Choro Robo Q available now

Tomy Choro Robo Q available now

By Amy-Mae Elliott

CuteBitz has announced the availability of the Tomy Choro Robo Q, a teeny robot measuring in at just 3.4cm tall. Weighing less than 12 grams, the Robo Q is likely to be the smallest walking robot you've ever clapped eyes on and it can walk at three different... Read more

Sony Ericsson Aino suffering from touchscreen issues

Sony Ericsson Aino suffering from touchscreen issues

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news that the Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U have yanked the Sony Ericsson Satio for "issues", a second Sony Ericsson handset, the Satio's "Aino" stable-mate is also reported to be experiencing problems. A number of Aino users are said... Read more

iPhone accounts for three quarters of mobile internet use in the UK

iPhone accounts for three quarters of mobile internet use in the UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google-owned AdMob has revealed that the Apple iPhone is far and away the biggest player in the world's mobile internet market, if October's online activity is considered. AdMob has released its statistics for October that look at how many "requests"... Read more