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Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter now shipping, customers told

Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter now shipping, customers told

By Danny Brogan

Apple’s new Lightning to 30-pin adapter has begun shipping, with some customers who were first to pre-order the accessory being told to expect delivery of the item as early as this week.MacRumors is reporting that it’s received word from Australia... Read more

Audi A3 app lets you get inside the car through your iPad

Audi A3 app lets you get inside the car through your iPad

By Danny Brogan

iPad users interested in buying the new Audi A3 can now take a closer look at the car through their tablet device.The Audi A3 app enables users to explore the inside of the vehicle, seeing all the interiors with a 360-degree visualiser that works in tandem... Read more

The "magic carpet" that sends an alert after a fall (video)

The "magic carpet" that sends an alert after a fall (video)

By Danny Brogan

Nursing homes in the UK could soon be fitted with carpets that use optical fibres to alert staff when someone has fallen and needs assistance.Dubbed the “magic carpet”, it uses technology that works by embedding a series of optical fibres into a grid-like... Read more

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

By Danny Brogan

US Intelligence has conducted an 11-month investigation into Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, concluding that both should be shut out of the US market.In a document, drafted by the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, both Huawei and... Read more

HiWave Endfire wireless Bluetooth Speaker plays music for 100 hours straight

HiWave Endfire wireless Bluetooth Speaker plays music for 100 hours straight

By Danny Brogan

A new wireless Bluetooth speaker that can provide up to 100 hours of music playback from a single charge has been unveiled by HiWave Technologies.The HiWave Endfire is currently only a prototype but can already be paired up to PCs, smartphones and tablets... Read more

iPhone 5 purple lens flare is normal, claims Apple

iPhone 5 purple lens flare is normal, claims Apple

By Danny Brogan

Apple has officially responded to claims that the new iPhone 5’s camera leaves a purple lens flare on some photos when it is pointed to, or near, a bright light, such as the sun.After some customers contacted Apple to complain about the issue, the Cupertino... Read more

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

By Danny Brogan

Amazon offered $12 million to buy Netflix in the 1990’s but was turned down by the video streaming company, according to a new book about to go on sale. “Netflixed” claims Jim Bezos, Amazon CEO, originally met Netflix founders Reed Hastings and... Read more

Motorola kills off Webtop software, no more Motorola Atrix

Motorola kills off Webtop software, no more Motorola Atrix

By Danny Brogan

Motorola has announced it is no longer investing time and resources into its Webtop technology, the software that enabled a smartphone to recreate a laptop experience by plugging into the back of a lapdock.The manufacturer has admitted that a lack of... Read more

Star Trek fans to be 'beamed up' by augmented reality app - no need for Scotty

Star Trek fans to be 'beamed up' by augmented reality app - no need for Scotty

By Danny Brogan

Star Trek fans will be able to follow in their heroes’ footsteps by being “beamed up” at this month’s Destination Star Trek London, with a new free augmented reality app. The ‘Beam Me Up App’ has been launched by CBS Action specifically for... Read more

Nokia Lumia 920 advert mocks the iPhone for its lack of colour (video)

Nokia Lumia 920 advert mocks the iPhone for its lack of colour (video)

By Danny Brogan

Nokia has become the latest manufacturer – after Samsung and Motorola - to run an advert that mocks the iPhone 5, this time having a dig at its lack of colour.The Nokia Lumia 920 is just around the corner, and while the Finnish manufacturer's hero device... Read more

Robot takes place of sick child in US school

Robot takes place of sick child in US school

By Danny Brogan

A seven-year-old boy too sick to attend school is keeping up with lessons and his classmates by sending a robot in his place. The VGo robot - or “Roboswot” as it has been dubbed - uses a webcam to give Devon Carrow-Sperduti a virtual presence in... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out... next batch not here until November

By Danny Brogan

Amazon is reporting delays of four to six weeks for orders placed now for its Kindle Paperwhite eReaders.According to the US Amazon site: “Due to popular demand, orders placed today are expected to ship in four to six weeks. Limited to two per customer.” This... Read more

Nissan unveils a self-driving car... not quite Knight Rider

Nissan unveils a self-driving car... not quite Knight Rider

By Danny Brogan

Nissan has revealed an electric car that is able to drive itself unaided, at the Ceatec 2012 event in Tokyo. Though the Nissan NSC-2015 is still only a concept, it works, and provides a glimpse at what the future might hold for car travel.Part of Nissan’s... Read more

Motorola acquires face-recognition experts Viewdle

Motorola acquires face-recognition experts Viewdle

By Danny Brogan

Motorola devices look set to feature improved face-recognition technology, after the manufacturer acquired Viewdle in a deal said to be worth between $30 million and $40 million.The acquisition was confirmed by Motorola in a written statement to TechCrunch,... Read more

Red5's Remote Control Pillow must be the comfiest TV remote ever

Red5's Remote Control Pillow must be the comfiest TV remote ever

By Danny Brogan

A cushion that doubles up as a remote control for your television has arrived that will surely make calls of “Where is the blasted remote?” a thing of the past.Red5’s Remote Control Pillow is a fully functional TV remote, enabling couch potatoes... Read more

Nokia Lumia 510 spotted in leaked video - Windows Phone 7.8 alive and kicking

Nokia Lumia 510 spotted in leaked video - Windows Phone 7.8 alive and kicking

By Danny Brogan

The Nokia Lumia 510, a cheaper alternative to the Finnish manufacturer's more flagship Windows Phone devices, has been spotted in a blurry video.Despite Windows Phone 8 being around the corner, the Nokia Lumia 510 looks set to run Windows Phone 7.8 –... Read more

Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone

Qualcomm: With AllJoyn apps you'll be able to buy items you see on TV using your smartphone

By Danny Brogan

App developers are working with a technology that will enable consumers to buy the very same products they are seeing on their television instantly from their mobile phone or tablet.AllJoyn is a peer-to-peer (P2P) communication tool developed by Qualcomm... Read more

Pogoplug cloud backup service arrives in UK with a whopping 100GB of storage

Pogoplug cloud backup service arrives in UK with a whopping 100GB of storage

By Danny Brogan

Popular US cloud back-up service Pogoplug has arrived in the UK and it’s bringing with it an impressive 100GB of storage for just £19.99 a year.Documents, multimedia files and photos can all be backed up on the go via a mobile device such as a smartphone,... Read more

Samsung invite hints at mini Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung invite hints at mini Samsung Galaxy S III

By Danny Brogan

Samsung has issued a press invitation to what some are saying will be the unveiling of a small version of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III phone.The invite is for an unveiling at Samsung’s Mobile Store in Frankfurt on 11 October with the words (in... Read more

Logitech shows off the Harmony Touch TV remote, complete with mini touchscreen interface

Logitech shows off the Harmony Touch TV remote, complete with mini touchscreen interface

By Danny Brogan

Logitech has unveiled its latest TV remote, introducing a mini touchscreen interface that enables you to tap, swipe and scroll your way through your favourite channels.The Logitech Harmony Touch looks like a standard remote, bar the pièce de résistance that... Read more

BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'

BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'

By Danny Brogan

The BBC is reducing its video component of BBC Red Button from five streams to one on Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media, in a move that is sure to irk subscribers. The reduction will take place on 15 October and will mean Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media customers... Read more

Foldable Bluetooth keyboard that can fit in your pocket looks for Kickstarter funding

Foldable Bluetooth keyboard that can fit in your pocket looks for Kickstarter funding

By Danny Brogan

A Kickstarter project claims to have developed the world’s smallest folding mobile Bluetooth keyboard - so small, in fact, that it can fit in your pocket.Compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, the keyboard features a five-way foldable hinge... Read more

PlayStation: A PS3 and PS Vita bundle could happen this Christmas

PlayStation: A PS3 and PS Vita bundle could happen this Christmas

By Danny Brogan

A PlayStation 3 and PS Vita combo could be on Christmas wish lists this year, after the company admitted it was something it was considering.In an interview with CVG, Fergal Gara, managing director of PlayStation UK, said a single package of both the... Read more

Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update

Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update

By Danny Brogan

Microsoft has been forced to admit that the inclusion of Internet Explorer on future Xbox 360 consoles will mean gamers can access, erm, adult material.The discrepancy was highlighted when YouPorn.com blogged victoriously about it, claiming that gamers... Read more

Blurb: Make money from your blog by turning it into an eBook

Blurb: Make money from your blog by turning it into an eBook

By Danny Brogan

Bloggers, amateur photographers and would-be storytellers are being given the opportunity to turn their work into interactive eBooks available on the iOS platform. What's more, they might be able to make money from their endeavours. Blurb, a San Francisco-based... Read more

Samsung mirrorless Android cameras make brief cameo on official website

Samsung mirrorless Android cameras make brief cameo on official website

By Danny Brogan

Samsung appears to have inadvertently revealed the names of two yet to be unveiled Android mirrorless cameras on its website.The names of the Samsung NX-R and Samsung NX300 both appear on the ‘Find Your Product’ list on the manufacturer’s website.... Read more

Free Wi-Fi for Skype users throughout UK and Ireland stores thanks to Wicoms partnership

Free Wi-Fi for Skype users throughout UK and Ireland stores thanks to Wicoms partnership

By Danny Brogan

A host of free Wi-Fi hotspots are set to emerge up and down the country thanks to a new partnership between Wicoms and Skype.“Free Skype WiFi” is being rolled out from today across the UK and Ireland with Skype users simply needing to log on via their... Read more

Duo Gamer iOS wireless controller unveiled... shame it only works with Gameloft titles

Duo Gamer iOS wireless controller unveiled... shame it only works with Gameloft titles

By Danny Brogan

A wireless gaming controller that connects to your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch via Bluetooth is set to begin shipping to enhance your iOS gaming experience, so long as you play Gameloft games.The Duo Gamer features two analog joysticks, six buttons (four... Read more

Second Steve Jobs waxwork spotted, this time in the back of a truck

Second Steve Jobs waxwork spotted, this time in the back of a truck

By Danny Brogan

Imagine the scene: you’re driving down the road, you glance up at the truck overtaking you and who do you see in the back? Only former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. This bizarre sequence of events allegedly occurred in the Chinese city of Xi’an and there’s... Read more

Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale

Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale

By Danny Brogan

A fully electric car that integrates Microsof’s Kinect motion detection along with the ability to open its doors via a voice command has been unveiled by Toyota at its CEATEC booth. Unfortunately this is one prototype that’s unlikely to hit markets.The... Read more

Apple removes Ping from iTunes... end of an error

Apple removes Ping from iTunes... end of an error

By Danny Brogan

Apple’s music-sharing social network service Ping has officially been disbanded after the Cupertino giant removed it from the current version of iTunes.Ping enabled iTunes users to discover new music by being alerted to what their friends were listening... Read more

BlackBerry 10 L-Series touchscreen phone in specs leak

BlackBerry 10 L-Series touchscreen phone in specs leak

By Danny Brogan

Specs purportedly belonging to RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 touchscreen phone have been leaked, providing a further insight into what we might expect from one of the phones which the manufacturer is hoping will change its floundering fortunes. The leaks... Read more

Mystery HP Windows 8 tablet revealed as the HP ElitePad 900

Mystery HP Windows 8 tablet revealed as the HP ElitePad 900

By Danny Brogan

HP has finally unveiled its Windows 8 tablet that kept popping up over the summer. The now revealed HP ElitePad 900 first made an appearance in an HP advert in July, before being glimpsed again on HP’s official blog.Yet now not only we do have the name... Read more

Get your very own Mini Me with Foldable.Me

Get your very own Mini Me with Foldable.Me

By Danny Brogan

Foldable.Me, a new Kickstarter-funded service gives you the resources to create tiny paper versions of you and your friends, building an army of mini me's.To create your own “foldable” choose from hundreds of different shaped and coloured noses, eyes,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 available a day early from Stratford flagship store

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 available a day early from Stratford flagship store

By Danny Brogan

Early birds will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a day before its general release by visiting the Samsung Brand Store at Westfield Stratford City this Sunday, 30 September.Shoppers will be able to buy the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-running... Read more

Disney's Wreck-It Ralph film brings retro video game villains to life (video)

Disney's Wreck-It Ralph film brings retro video game villains to life (video)

By Danny Brogan

Disney’s latest animated adventure film, Wreck-It Ralph, sees some of our favourite video game bad guys make cameos, including characters from Streetfighter II, Sonic and Mario.Due in cinemas in time for Christmas, the film sees Ralph, a villain from... Read more

ICS update for Sony Xperia Sola adds Glove Mode to help keep your hands warm

ICS update for Sony Xperia Sola adds Glove Mode to help keep your hands warm

By Danny Brogan

Sony Xperia Sola owners will get a new treat when they download Glove Mode: the Ice Cream Sandwich update that should be winging its way to the phone any moment now. The Sola will be enable owners to use the phone with their gloves still on rather than... Read more

Moo adds NFC to business cards, Patrick Bateman get ready to be jealous

Moo adds NFC to business cards, Patrick Bateman get ready to be jealous

By Danny Brogan

Moo.com is revamping the way in which we use business cards, by implementing an NFC microchip which, when tapped with a compatible smartphone, will highlight far more information than just your name and email address. The problem with a business card... Read more

Maserati picks Bowers & Wilkins for in car audio from 2013

Maserati picks Bowers & Wilkins for in car audio from 2013

By Danny Brogan

From 2013 Italian sports car manufacturer Maserati will fit all its cars with audio sound systems made by Bowers & Wilkins.The long-term partnership will produce a new high-performance car sound system, created by Bowers & Wilkins in collaboration with... Read more

Facebook Gifts: Say happy birthday with an actual physical present

Facebook Gifts: Say happy birthday with an actual physical present

By Danny Brogan

Facebook users will soon be able to send actual gifts along with their birthday wishes to friends and family. The Facebook Gifts feature enables users to choose and buy from a list of presents available through the social networking site before sending... Read more

RunKeeper will now measure your performance against...wild animals

RunKeeper will now measure your performance against...wild animals

By Danny Brogan

Fitness fans will now be able to see how their performances measure against the world’s wildlife, with a new tie up between fitness app RunKeeper and Notch.me.The idea is that you connect your RunKeeper or Fitbit data to the Notch.me service and it... Read more

Crystal encrusted Samsung Galaxy S III Swarovski Edition by Amosu Couture

Crystal encrusted Samsung Galaxy S III Swarovski Edition by Amosu Couture

By Danny Brogan

Footballers, hip-hop stars and folks with far too much money, behold the Samsung Galaxy S III Swarovski Edition. Created by Amosu Couture this bling-fest of a handset boasts 500 Swarovski crystals and a further 16 Swarovski crystallised elements built... Read more

Seiko shows off Star Wars limited edition watches

Seiko shows off Star Wars limited edition watches

By Danny Brogan

Thirty-five years since the first instalment hit cinemas and still the Star Wars franchise remains as popular as ever. Which is presumably why Japanese watchmakers Seiko has decided to cash in with five limited-edition wristwatches based on various Star... Read more

SensoGlove will improve your golf game with real-time audio and visual feedback

SensoGlove will improve your golf game with real-time audio and visual feedback

By Danny Brogan

Sensosolutions has begun selling an advanced version of its SensoGlove that helps improve your golf game by measuring and analysing your swing.The SensoGlove now has a longer battery life and features “Automatic Sensitivity Selection”. Press a button... Read more

Klyp iPhone cover comes with tripod and flash for improved camera experience

Klyp iPhone cover comes with tripod and flash for improved camera experience

By Danny Brogan

A new case for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S comes with a mini tripod and an LED light to turn your, let’s face it, amateur camera phone snaps into photos you can be proud of. The Klyp accessory comes with two detachable adapter clips that secure the... Read more

Klipsch upgrades G-17 AirPlay speakers - now works without Wi-Fi network

Klipsch upgrades G-17 AirPlay speakers - now works without Wi-Fi network

By Danny Brogan

Klipsch has upgraded its G-17 AirPlay iPhone speaker dock to enable Wi-Fi Direct. It means users will be able to stream music to their speakers via an iOS device without the need for a Wi-Fi network.Users will need to keep their iPhone or iPod within... Read more

Facebook groups can now add Dropbox files

Facebook groups can now add Dropbox files

By Danny Brogan

Facebook users will soon be able to add their Dropbox files to their groups from within the social network.It means Facebook groups will be able to share documents, schedules, videos and pictures with other group members by simply clicking the “add... Read more

London Olympics coverage drove BBC iPlayer requests to top 196 million

London Olympics coverage drove BBC iPlayer requests to top 196 million

By Danny Brogan

The BBC iPlayer enjoyed a record month in August, thanks largely to the London 2012 Olympic Games.Over 196 million requests were made during August alone, with the highest number coming in the first week of that month, accumulating 51 million requests... Read more

LG Optimus Vu II smartphone officially unveiled with five-inch IPS display

LG Optimus Vu II smartphone officially unveiled with five-inch IPS display

By Danny Brogan

LG has announced the LG Optimus Vu II in its home country of Korea, a handset that sports a mammoth 5-inch display, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has LTE capabilities. Yet is it enough to justify the hefty price tag?The handset, a follow-up... Read more

Google turns 14 and celebrates birthday with a chocolate cake doodle

Google turns 14 and celebrates birthday with a chocolate cake doodle

By Danny Brogan

Fourteen years ago two chaps who met at Stanford University created a search engine that would revolutionise the way in which we talk about, let alone use, the internet. Those chaps were Larry Page and Sergey Brin and their creation was of course Google.To... Read more