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Toshiba gets lap-happy with eight new notebooks for 2010

Toshiba gets lap-happy with eight new notebooks for 2010

By Dan Sung

Toshiba has fully embraced Intel's offerings for 2010 with the launch of enough laptops to build an entire stand at CES.There will be eight to choose from when they arrive in the coming weeks, each armed with Nvidia GPUs, 4GB of RAM and typically Toshiba... Read more

Light Touch projector makes any surface a touchscreen

Light Touch projector makes any surface a touchscreen

By Dan Sung

A previously little-known company from the UK called Light Blue Optics has demoed a projector at CES which allows users to interact with the light image as if it were a touchscreen.The Light Touch throws a 10-inch image at WVGA resolution at incredibly... Read more

Panasonic gets touchy with Lumix DMC-FP3 compact

Panasonic gets touchy with Lumix DMC-FP3 compact

By Dan Sung

While Panasonic was busy distracting us with all the 3D announcements, the company also quietly released two cameras to add to the Lumix range of compacts.The ultra-slim lifestyle Lumix FP series now has a 3-inch LCD touchscreen model in the shape of... Read more

Eye-Fi launches bigger faster, 8GB Pro X2 SD card

Eye-Fi launches bigger faster, 8GB Pro X2 SD card

By Dan Sung

The world's favourite Wi-Fi SD card maker has taken another step closer to photographers' hearts at CES with the launch the 8GB Eye-Fi Pro X2.The card sees a doubling of the previous top storage capacity plus the addition of the X2 engine, which increases... Read more

Samsung SE-S084D slim external DVD writer for netbooks

Samsung SE-S084D slim external DVD writer for netbooks

By Dan Sung

It's no good having a sleek, light-weight netbook if you need a big old external DVD writer to go with it. So says Samsung. Accordingly, the company has been working on the prototype of a drive 25% lighter and 20% smaller than anything else out there.The... Read more

Samsung launches rugged G-series external HDDs

Samsung launches rugged G-series external HDDs

By Dan Sung

Samsung sees portable storage as the next big thing. Expecting teens to be carrying around buckets of HD movie files and anthologies of digital music, the company has launched a rugged series of external HDDs that the kids of today can drop and cover... Read more

Pi figured to 2.7 trillion digits with a desktop PC

Pi figured to 2.7 trillion digits with a desktop PC

By Dan Sung

A computer scientist has become the latest boffin to calculate Pi to more decimal places than anyone else using his trusty PC.The previous record, set at 2.6 trillion odd digits, was calculated by a super computer at the University of Tsukuba in Japan,... Read more

Dick family takes legal action over Nexus One

Dick family takes legal action over Nexus One

By Dan Sung

So it seems that the family of Philip K Dick is more than a little miffed that Google has chosen a name rather close to that of the Replicants from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? for the latest big mobile phone.We reported the words of the sci-fi... Read more

Sony launches two Handycams for each day of the week

Sony launches two Handycams for each day of the week

By Dan Sung

Sony has littered the floor of CES 2010 with 15 Handycams for consumers to pick through. The enormous addition to the range consists of five HDD recording models and 10 which store footage onto internal flash memory and both SD and Sony Memory sticks... Read more

Vuzix adds augmented reality to Wrap 920 glasses

Vuzix adds augmented reality to Wrap 920 glasses

By Dan Sung

While the TV companies are offering high-end, wallet-hungry solutions to 3D TV delivery, Vuzix has rolled out yet another pair of Wraps that's been playing the game for years - this time, though, they're adding augmented reality too. The Vuzix Wrap 920AR... Read more

Lok8u brings multi-m8 watch to keep GPS tabs on you

Lok8u brings multi-m8 watch to keep GPS tabs on you

By Dan Sung

Lok8u's child safety watch, the nu.m8, has been on pre-order for quite some time now but the company has added a version for adults at CES this year.The multi.m8 GPS wristwatch can allow people to pin-point your global position to within 10m. The idea... Read more

Sony launches Vaio F, S and Y series notebooks

Sony launches Vaio F, S and Y series notebooks

By Dan Sung

Sony Vaio has branched out yet again, this time with the F, S and Y Series latops for users to choose between.The Sony Vaio F Series is entertainment focused and comes with a 16.4-inch full HD display, an Nvidia GeForce GT330M GPU with 1GB GDDR3 VRAM,... Read more

Toshiba adds three more players to its Blu-Ray collection

Toshiba adds three more players to its Blu-Ray collection

By Dan Sung

In for a penny, in for a pound. Apparently the world didn't crumble when Toshiba folded and fell to the irresistible force that is Blu-ray and, now confident, the company has launched three more BD players at CES 2010.Top of the tree is the Toshiba BDX3000,... Read more

Toshiba Cell TV coming autumn 2010

Toshiba Cell TV coming autumn 2010

By Dan Sung

Toshiba has finally announced its long awaited Cell TV package with the launch of the Toshiba Cell ZX900 TV and box two piece set for Autumn 2010 in the US.The LED screen will come in two panel sizes of 55" and 65" and feature Toshiba's state of the art... Read more

Panasonic announces Full HD plasma 3DTVs for consumers

Panasonic announces Full HD plasma 3DTVs for consumers

By Dan Sung

Panasonic has continued its head first plunge into the world of 3D at CES this year with three significant announcements for the growth of the revitalised cinematic craze.First, and most importantly, is the launch of the company's HD 3D plasma TV range... Read more

Samsung intros Wi-Fi to S-Series camcorders

Samsung intros Wi-Fi to S-Series camcorders

By Dan Sung

Samsung has pulled off a bit of a coup by introducing the world's first camcorders to offer built-in Wi-Fi and DLNA connectivity.The Samsung HMX-S15 and HMX-S16 both allow users to send recorded footage either wirelessly to DLNA compatible HDTVs or to... Read more

Vodafone answers Nexus One arrival questions

Vodafone answers Nexus One arrival questions

By Dan Sung

With rumours rife about the when, whereabouts and whyfores of the Nexus One to the UK, Vodafone has issued a FAQ page on the company's website to clear up a few of the issues.The key points are that the phone is available now from the Nexus One site SIM-free... Read more

Chips chosen for Apple iSlate and 4th gen iPhone

Chips chosen for Apple iSlate and 4th gen iPhone

By Dan Sung

Tablets may be all the rage right now but, despite HP's announcement at CES, it's the Apple iSlate that the world has its eyes on, and word is that Intel will not be involved at all.Conversations with Apple's design manufacture partners has indicated... Read more

Nexus One coming to Vodafone in "few short weeks"

Nexus One coming to Vodafone in "few short weeks"

By Dan Sung

Spring 2010 has apparently come early with the news that Vodafone is to stock the Nexus One within the next few weeks.Word has come through a Vodafone spokeswoman just 2 days after the phone's launch event in California, despite early indications that... Read more

GE updates Power and Smart Series compact cameras

GE updates Power and Smart Series compact cameras

By Dan Sung

Someone must have called mid-range camera day at CES 2010 as a third set of comfortably priced, comfortably specced digital compacts hits, this time courtesy of General Imaging.There are four to choose from with the 14-megapixel, 3-inch LCD, HD video... Read more

LaCie adds to the LaCinema Mini HD to the media streamer party

LaCie adds to the LaCinema Mini HD to the media streamer party

By Dan Sung

LaCie has taken its home cinema range both wireless and smaller than ever with the launch of the LaCinema Mini HD.The 12 x 12cm unit connects to your TV via HDMI and to your home network either by Ethernet or over high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi where you can... Read more

Sennheiser intros RS wireless headphones range

Sennheiser intros RS wireless headphones range

By Dan Sung

Sennheiser is looking to associate the word quality with wireless audio today at CES with the launch of the RS range of on-ear headphones.Each of three models features the company's KLEER technology which transmits uncompressed audio at 2.37MB/s peak... Read more

Magic, Milestone & Hero all to get Android 2.1

Magic, Milestone & Hero all to get Android 2.1

By Dan Sung

Google's Andy Rubin caused a bit of a stir at last night's Nexus One conference when he said that everyone will be getting Android 2.1 when it's open source - i.e. in the next couple of days. This will be music to the ears of Android early adopters everywhere... Read more

SRS launches iWOW iPhone adaptor for HD-like audio

SRS launches iWOW iPhone adaptor for HD-like audio

By Dan Sung

SRS Labs has updated the successful iWOW iPod adaptor to work with both the iPhone and iPod touch. The hardware will clip onto the bottom of these devices - as it does with the iPod Classic and friends - but this time it comes with a free app downloadable... Read more

Kodak gets upload happy with EasyShares M compacts

Kodak gets upload happy with EasyShares M compacts

By Dan Sung

"M" might stand for mid-range in the Kodak EasyShare world but mediocre it probably will not. The old-school photographic firm has updated its compacts today at CES with the launch of some very reasonably priced models with a focus on sharing. The top... Read more

KODAK PULSE Wi-Fi and e-mail updatable photo frame

KODAK PULSE Wi-Fi and e-mail updatable photo frame

By Dan Sung

It's hard to get excited about digital photo frames, but Kodak has actually done an excellent job of it with the KODAK PULSE. Yes, it's a frame like all others - 512MB storage for 4000 odd pics at the 800 x 600 resolution the 7-inch LED screen can display... Read more

Sling Monitor 150 to catch media with no box at all

Sling Monitor 150 to catch media with no box at all

By Dan Sung

Sling Media Inc is at it again at CES. The company has slung from a box, it's caught with a box and now it's planning on doing it without a box at all.Meet the Sling Monitor 150 and allow us to break your hearts right from the off - you can't buy it.... Read more

Boxee Box from D-Link hits the stage at CES

Boxee Box from D-Link hits the stage at CES

By Dan Sung

D-Link has brought free entertainment to HDTVs everywhere today with the launch of the Boxee Box at CES 2010. Designed as a hardware, set top box unit to work with the already popular Boxee desktop software, the Boxee Box brings a huge library of web... Read more

HP launches first touchscreen Mini PC...

HP launches first touchscreen Mini PC...

By Dan Sung

Filled with the blood rush of touchscreen convertibles, HP has brought the Windows 7 enabled technology to the company's Mini PC range with the launch of the HP Mini 5102.It's designed for students and mobile professionals, and comes in an all metal,... Read more

HP TouchSmart tm2 - a tablet, a notebook and multitouch too

HP TouchSmart tm2 - a tablet, a notebook and multitouch too

By Dan Sung

After the apparent success of the first touch-enabled notebook aimed at consumers, HP has today honed the design with the arrival of the HP TouchSmart tm2. It's a convertible notebook comfortable both in laptop or tablet form thanks to the swivel screen... Read more

Nexus One vs Motorola Milestone vs iPhone 3GS

Nexus One vs Motorola Milestone vs iPhone 3GS

By Dan Sung

It was all so simple, wasn't it? You've saved your Christmas pennies, you've skimped on Auntie Joyce's gift, gave the in-laws something you got free from work and finally you have the cash in your hands to pick yourself up a top-end smartphone with the... Read more

Five things you should know about the Nexus One

Five things you should know about the Nexus One

By Dan Sung

The curtain is up on 2010 with the arrival of the Google Nexus One Android phone. Now that we're all suitably saturated with the pomp, ceremony and back slapping of the launch event and perfectly blinded with all the features, here are five things to... Read more

The secret £20 per month iPhone deal on O2

The secret £20 per month iPhone deal on O2

By Dan Sung

Word on the Web is spreading that O2 is doing a £20 per month SIM-only iPhone contract. Now before anyone passes out, there's a bag full of circumstances and it won't be available to all, but it does indeed seem that it's an entirely possible deal to... Read more

Super speed WD MyBook 3.0 brings USB 3 to market

Super speed WD MyBook 3.0 brings USB 3 to market

By Dan Sung

Super speed USB 3.0 has arrived in genuine, actually possible to buy and enjoy form today with the launch of the Western DigitalMyBook 3.0 now updated to be compatible with the 5Gbps standard. These WD HDDs are available from today in the 1TB size for... Read more

Canon updates PowerShot A range compacts...

Canon updates PowerShot A range compacts...

By Dan Sung

We'd like to tell you that Canon has just launched the most amazing cutting-edge compact cameras to date. They haven't. Mid-range is as good as it gets this afternoon, so if you want something more exciting from the Japanese imaging giants, then take... Read more

Canon blasts out four new Legria camcorders

Canon blasts out four new Legria camcorders

By Dan Sung

Canon has launched a load of LEGRIA camcorders at gadget consumers this afternoon with the arrival of four series in the range and many models within them. The baby of the bunch is the Canon LEGRIA FS300 series which is for those who still feel that standard... Read more

Facebook squeezes out Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

Facebook squeezes out Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

By Dan Sung

Having just hit the 350 million user mark, you might think that Facebook isn't too bothered about people quitting their network, but it seems that every ID counts as news hits of Zuckerberg Inc. putting the stops on the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine that we... Read more

Network connected Popbox brings 20 web services to your TV

Network connected Popbox brings 20 web services to your TV

By Dan Sung

There's often very little from the smaller set-top box companies to draw you towards their products, but Sybas Technology is aiming to change all this at CES 2010 with the launch of the Popbox and 20 new online content and application partners to go with... Read more

Samsung launches IceTouch and MyFit media players

Samsung launches IceTouch and MyFit media players

By Dan Sung

With the gears of CES 2010 beginning to grind into action, Samsung has announced two media players for the world to enjoy. The more straight forward is the 16GB Samsung IceTouch (YP-H1) with its transparent 2-inch AMOLED touchscreen of tempered glass... Read more

ioSafe Solo becomes first disaster-proof external SSD

ioSafe Solo becomes first disaster-proof external SSD

By Dan Sung

An 8kg external SSD isn't everyone's idea of a good time, but what the ioSafe Solo promises to do is keep your data as protected as humanly possible. These 64, 128 and 256GB devices are normal enough on the inside - they store your files and transfer... Read more

Sony Alpha 450 adds some kick to entry level DSLRs

Sony Alpha 450 adds some kick to entry level DSLRs

By Dan Sung

Sony has continued its charm offensive on the DSLR market with the launch of the Sony Alpha 450. This latest snapper is an enthusiast's entry-level model. That is, it's low end as far as DSLRs go but there's still plenty of features to play with and a... Read more

2009: A year in review, August

2009: A year in review, August

By Dan Sung

The only people who weren't on holiday in August seem to be those in the camera industry. It was a bumper August for imaging with the superb Canon 7D breaking cover, while the company's compact range exploded to life with the launch of the fantastic G11... Read more

2009: A year in review, July

2009: A year in review, July

By Dan Sung

As the summer months arrived, the tech world seemed to slow down a touch, but that didn't stop the rumours and releases coming in. Ebook readers had a bigger show than usual with information on two upcoming Sony Readers leaked, the launch of a Samsung... Read more

2009: A year in review, June

2009: A year in review, June

By Dan Sung

Two events of large and massive significance happened in June - the Apple WWDC took place as did the launch of the iPhone 3GS and the legend that was Michael Jackson passed away. Whereas the Internet was on tenterhooks as the Apple Store went offline... Read more

2009: A year in review, May

2009: A year in review, May

By Dan Sung

With E3 coming right at the beginning of the month to come, it was of little surprise that much of May was dominated by game news and blurry shots of entertainment hardware. Word was dropped on Wii Fit Plus, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Tony... Read more

2009: A year in review, April

2009: A year in review, April

By Dan Sung

April always starts with a large bag of salt to pinch at with the 1st of the month designated fools day. This year saw the BBC iPlayer toaster, some satnav shoes from Firebox, the Guardian goes Twitter only and YouTube appearing upside down all in order... Read more

2009: A year in review, March

2009: A year in review, March

By Dan Sung

With February's frost thawed, March was a chance for all in techland to get back on its feet once more. The last of the economic low trickled away with more job losses at Nokia and Google, and with the closing down for good of Wikia Search, Microsoft... Read more

2009: A year in review, February

2009: A year in review, February

By Dan Sung

In February 2009, it snowed. With even London covered in winter, it should have come as no surprise that this would be the darkest month of the global recession. While children and adults alike played on days off work, little did knew that they wouldn't... Read more

2009: A year in review, January

2009: A year in review, January

By Dan Sung

2010 is fast approaching and with it the top gala events in technology. So while we wait for MacWorld, CES and friends, it's the time of year that we take a look back over the last 12 months and see how much we've grown. January is always the most exciting... Read more

LG BL20
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LG BL20

By Dan Sung

With the mobile world gripped with mini-version fever, it shouldn't have come as a surprise that LG would bring out a sister handset to the New Chocolate, but somehow it did. The new new Chocolate, or LG BL20, keeps the same colour scheme and finish as... Read more