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InFocus X9 projector
4.0 stars InFocus X9 projector By Katie Scott

When you find a projector under £500, if you’re a home cinema enthusiast (but without a home cinema enthusiast budget), your first reaction will always be a sigh as you think of those £1500 models that your new purchase just won’t live up to. Well... Read more

Pioneer introduces NavGate all-in-one GPS device
Pioneer introduces NavGate all-in-one GPS device By Katie Scott

Pioneer has added a new GPS device to its collection promising "fully integrated audio, video and navigation in an all in one in-car entertainment solution". Heidi Johnson-Cash, general manager of marketing at Pioneer GB explains: "Our NavGate products... Read more

BenQ MP512 ST projector
3.5 stars BenQ MP512 ST projector By Katie Scott

We have discovered that having a projector to use with the Nintendo Wii doesn’t mean you are less prone to injuring yourself or indeed breaking things just because there’s no TV in the room. In fact, having the MP512 ST projector from BenQ made us... Read more

BNP member list leaked online
BNP member list leaked online By Katie Scott

The British National Party is demanding a police investigation after a list of 10,000 members found its way onto the internet. Nick Griffin, leader of the right wing party, is claiming that the leak, believed to have been by former members, puts supporters... Read more

Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually
Woman divorces husband who cheated virtually By Katie Scott

A British woman who caught her husband having virtual sex is filing for divorce. Amy Taylor, who is 28-years-old, has cited unreasonable behaviour in the court papers and described how she walked in on her husband having sex with another woman on the... Read more

Dashboard gadget relays info on speed cameras
Dashboard gadget relays info on speed cameras By Katie Scott

A new dashboard gadget allows drivers to alert others when they have spotted a speed camera. Drivers need simply press a button on the controversial GPS device and it will then transmit the location of the speedtrap to a processing centre. The Mini Coyote... Read more

Acer P5260i wireless projector
4.0 stars Acer P5260i wireless projector By Katie Scott

The P5260i DLP projector is essentially aimed at businesses. Upon its launch in June, Acer described the new wireless model as "designed to offer cable-free projection in various presenting environments". Software bundled with the projector reaffirms... Read more

Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
Sega developing Mega Drive Ultimate Collection By Katie Scott

All of your fav Sega games are being gathered together in one colossal collection ready for release early next year. The Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection will be available for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 and brings together 16-bit Mega Drive classics,... Read more

COMMENT: False accusations fly over games downloads
COMMENT: False accusations fly over games downloads By Katie Scott

Games developers, software manufacturers and the music industry are all getting tougher on illegal downloads. Microsoft wanted us all to be waving flags on 21 October - a day it declared Global Anti-Piracy Day (did you remember?) - whilst there have been... Read more

Edifier iF200 alarm clock and speaker system for iPod
4.0 stars Edifier iF200 alarm clock and speaker system for iPod By Katie Scott

OK so it’s been out a while, but everyone from grannies to grandkids seems to have an iPod, so this could be the perfect Christmas pressie for one, if not five, of your family members. The Edifier iF200 is an alarm clock and a speaker system which is... Read more

Is web surfing affecting how we think?
Is web surfing affecting how we think? By Katie Scott

People who know their technology could be the masters of the human race - "the top of the new social order" - according to a new report. A scientist claims that people who regularly surf the web show increased learning capabilities and more creativity... Read more

TomTom and Navteq develop "Sat Nag"
TomTom and Navteq develop "Sat Nag" By Katie Scott

Two of the biggest players in the sat nav arena have teamed up to produce a device that promises not only to get you to your destination, but makes sure you drive safely on the way. The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is a joint venture between... Read more

Sun and Moon solar powered jars
4.0 stars Sun and Moon solar powered jars By Katie Scott

There are plenty of solar lamps out there from sturdy models for camping through to the ones you stick into your flower bed. But the Sun and Moon jars, which are available now from IWOOT, must win out in the dinkiness stakes. As their name suggests, these... Read more

Take a virtual tour of Beijing's Forbidden City
Take a virtual tour of Beijing's Forbidden City By Katie Scott

The Forbidden City in Beijing attracts thousands of visitors each day, but if you don't have the cash to splash on a flight to China, then you can still tour the wonders of this ancient monument. You can now take a virtual tour of the city thanks to a... Read more

Virgin Media email under siege
Virgin Media email under siege By Katie Scott

Virgin Media customers were cut off for 4 days with little or no access to their email as the company came under attack by spammers. According to the Beeb, the spam problem affected a company which processes messages delivered through the Virgin.net platform.... Read more

RIM: Vodafone rejected first BlackBerry Storm
RIM: Vodafone rejected first BlackBerry Storm By Katie Scott

RIM's CEO Mike Lazaridis has admitted that the company's first attempt at making the BlackBerry Storm was rejected by Vodafone for not being cutting edge enough. "I thought that when we put both 3G Network technologies, Quadband Edge, GPS and a powerful... Read more

Bebo fires messages into space
Bebo fires messages into space By Katie Scott

In the summer, Bebo teamed up with production company RDF Digital to launch the A Message From Earth project. The search then began for the 500 Bebo users, selected by a vote, who would get to send their messages, including pics, into space. Well the... Read more

LG Renoir KC910 mobile phone
4.0 stars LG Renoir KC910 mobile phone By Katie Scott

The first thing you have to decide with the LG KC910 is whether you are going to view it as the successor to the Viewty or an iPhone killer. The latter it ain’t – the interface isn’t as sleek or intuitive as the Apple device, but it does have some... Read more

LG promises 10-megapixel cameraphones
LG promises 10-megapixel cameraphones By Katie Scott

10-megapixel camera phones, or more, HD video on your mobi and even speech recognition GPS technology ... these were amongst the bold promises being made by LG at a London gathering this week. The phone manufacturer invited a select few journalists to... Read more

Panasonic previews Lumix G HD DSLR concept
Panasonic previews Lumix G HD DSLR concept By Katie Scott

Nikon has the D90, and last week, Canon launched the EOS 5D Mark II, which offers HD video capture at full 1080 resolution at 30fps. Now, as predicted, the other key DSLR manufacturers are vying for a piece of the HD action, and Panasonic has unveiled... Read more

Japan offers world's fastest broadband speeds
Japan offers world's fastest broadband speeds By Katie Scott

While UK internet providers are now wondering who is going to foot the £30 billion bill for updating the country's broadband network, if you want really fast connection speeds, you'll have to move to Japan. A new study has revealed that Japan is the... Read more

Berners-Lee warns of "disinformation" endemic
Berners-Lee warns of "disinformation" endemic By Katie Scott

Just as CERN has admitted that hackers have "infiltrated" the computer system of the Large Hadron Collider, one of the facility's most famous scientists, Tim Berners-Lee, has spoken of the dangers of the web. Berners-Lee - the "father of the worldwide... Read more

Computer containing deets of 1 million bank customers sold on eBay
Computer containing deets of 1 million bank customers sold on eBay By Katie Scott

Well it wasn't the Government this time, but yet again a data loss scandal has hit the headlines. This time, an unsuspecting IT manager, had found details for one million bank customers on the hard drive of a computer he bought on eBay for just £35.... Read more

Samsung offering integrated internet access in its TVs
Samsung offering integrated internet access in its TVs By Katie Scott

Way back in May, Panasonic announced a new line-up of plasma televisions, which, as well as HD viewing, caused all sorts of excitement by also offering internet connectivity. The web-enabled PZ850 series of Viera Plasma HDTVs are currently only in the... Read more

BenQ W5000 projector
4.5 stars BenQ W5000 projector By Katie Scott

When the BenQ W5000 arrived all boxed up, you can’t help thinking it must be mighty precious to afford so much packaging. But this £1500 projector is also 9.6kg and 492 x 180 x 420mm so there isn’t much in the box apart from this monster. But it... Read more

Sony and Toshiba both hit by economic downturn
Sony and Toshiba both hit by economic downturn By Katie Scott

It seems that the electronics industry could take a bit of a beating if economic woes continue. Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic have all published their quarterly results and two of the three are reporting losses. Sony posted a bigger-than-expected 47% fall... Read more

Full speech control for new nüvi 860 from Garmin
Full speech control for new nüvi 860 from Garmin By Katie Scott

Garmin has unveiled the nüvi 860, which it claims is the first portable navigation device with full menu speech recognition. Clive Taylor, Garmin’s director of product explains: "Garmin’s nüvi 860 uses full menu speech control to make driving safer... Read more

Panasonic unveils 14.7MP digi compact - the DMC-FX150
Panasonic unveils 14.7MP digi compact - the DMC-FX150 By Katie Scott

Panasonic has added a 14.7-megapixel model to its Lumix FX Premium range of digital cameras. Equipped with a 28mm wide-angle lens, the FX150 is built around a "high-speed, high-performance, next-generation image processing system" - the Venus Engine IV.... Read more

Security company discovers super Trojan
Security company discovers super Trojan By Katie Scott

Computer security pro Prevx claims to have discovered a new Trojan which is "guaranteed" to evade major anti-virus products to steal financial details. Versions of Limbo 2 is apparently being sold by hackers for as much as $1300. Prevx explains: "The... Read more

"Orwellian" net proposals pushed through by EU
"Orwellian" net proposals pushed through by EU By Katie Scott

Despite concerns that they will curb internet freedom, measures have been pushed through by European authorities to fight file-sharing. The new proposals, which will be voted on in September, are part of a Telecom Packet, which aims to bring all European... Read more

Facebookers are "unable to form lasting relationships"
Facebookers are "unable to form lasting relationships" By Katie Scott

Yet another day, yet another report on the behaviour of all of us who use social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace. An expert has warned that the Facebook generation is unable to form lasting relationships and are at increased risk of behaving... Read more

Game Group smashes half yearly forecasts
Game Group smashes half yearly forecasts By Katie Scott

Games including the blockbusters Grand Theft Auto IV and Wii Fit has driven sales at British retailer Game Group way beyond investor forecasts. The company, which now has more than 1200 shops, is reporting that its profit before tax and one-off items... Read more

Acer H5350 home cinema projector
4.0 stars Acer H5350 home cinema projector By Katie Scott

When a projector has a price tag under £600, you automatically want to know what’s going to be missing and whether you are going to lose out on picture quality. Not so with the Acer H5350 home cinema projector. First up, this machine is compact at... Read more

Violent video games being sold to minors
Violent video games being sold to minors By Katie Scott

Children are getting hold of 18+ rated games despite increasing pressure on the video games industry from the EU, including a new ratings system for online content. The UK's Trading Standards Institute says that children are still managing to get hold... Read more

HP iPAQ 914c Business Messenger mobile phone
4.0 stars HP iPAQ 914c Business Messenger mobile phone By Katie Scott

The iPAQ 914 may aimed at business users, but, with its ease of use and media features as well as the office tools that come with Windows Mobile 6.1, it’s perfectly suited to anyone who needs a feature-rich smartphone. On a basic level, the phone sound... Read more

HP TouchSmart IQ500 PC launches
HP TouchSmart IQ500 PC launches By Katie Scott

HP is claiming to have taken PC technology to the next level with the TouchSmart PC - a machine firmly aimed at the net generation or those who not only use technology but find it essential in their lives. The TouchSmart IQ500 was unveiled to much fanfare... Read more

BSkyB previews HD Sky Guide
BSkyB previews HD Sky Guide By Katie Scott

It's been 2 years in the making, and is now being tested by hundreds of Sky staff, but a new Sky Guide is going to be available across the country from this autumn. Sky previewed its new electronic programme guide (EPG) today (29 May) promising that it... Read more

Massive database to keep tabs on Brits
Massive database to keep tabs on Brits By Katie Scott

Details of every single phone call you make, email you pen and website you have visited could soon be stored in a massive government database. If plans get the go-ahead, ISPs and telecoms companies could soon have to hand over their records to the Home... Read more

MySpace wins $230m judgement against spammers
MySpace wins $230m judgement against spammers By Katie Scott

An American court has made a landmark ruling in favour of MySpace in a case that will send shivers through the spamming community. US District Judge Audrey Collins has awarded MySpace a record $230m in a case against two US-based spammers. Sanford (or... Read more

Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali
Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali By Katie Scott

The world wide web is awash with rumours today, notably the whispers that US retailer Best Buy could be after a whole host of UK electronics chains including Dixons, Currys and Comet. And it seems the British company it already half owns, The Carphone... Read more

Could Steve Jobs launch the iPlay in June?
Could Steve Jobs launch the iPlay in June? By Katie Scott

The web is alive with rumours that Steve Jobs is going to stand before the world and deliver the much anticipated 3G iPhone on 9 June. But what if there's something even more exciting unveiled? What if it is Apple's first real foray into the mobile gaming... Read more

Is GTA IV 18+ rating unfair?
Is GTA IV 18+ rating unfair? By Katie Scott

Sales of more than 8 million are predicted for GTA IV, which is set to become not only one of the biggest sellers of the year but also an iconic game, if the reviews are to be believed. But in the wake of the Byron report, which encouraged parents to... Read more

Video sorting service launched on Sony Ericsson phones
Video sorting service launched on Sony Ericsson phones By Katie Scott

Sony Ericsson has signed up to a mobile video search service that launched at the beginning of this month. Via vtap, Sony Ericsson customers will now be able to access more than 150 million web videos on their phones. The free service, which will be accessible... Read more

Gitzo launches jacket for outdoor snappers
Gitzo launches jacket for outdoor snappers By Katie Scott

Gitzo has launched a line of jackets, which are designed specifically for the outdoor photographer. The new range is claimed will keep photographers warm and dry but the jackets are also designed so that all of your photographic equipment easily accessible.... Read more

LG presents 18K. gold Iron Man mobile
LG presents 18K. gold Iron Man mobile By Katie Scott

What better endorsement for a mobile can you get than a super hero clasping it in his gloved hand? The Iron Man movie, starring Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow, comes to screens worldwide from the beginning of May, and avid phone fans will be able... Read more

Adobe unveils free online photo editing software
Adobe unveils free online photo editing software By Katie Scott

Anyone who wants to store, sort and edit their digital pics can take part in a public beta being launched by the Photoshop team at Adobe today.Photoshop Express is claimed to have "taken much of Adobe’s best image editing technology and made it simple... Read more

Philips launches 9000 series and Eco TV
Philips launches 9000 series and Eco TV By Katie Scott

Philips has also today unveiled the 9000 FlatTV collection. The 9700 series comprises screen sizes 42-, 47- and 52-inch models, and the 9600 series features 32-, 37-, 42- and 47-inch televisions. They are all built around the Perfect Pixel HD Engine,... Read more

Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-FX500
Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-FX500 By Katie Scott

The new DMC-FX500 features a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom and a 10.1-megapixel sensor. The 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens is claimed to record almost double the viewing space at the same shooting distance compared to ordinary 35mm... Read more

Adobe pulls Photoshop update
Adobe pulls Photoshop update By Katie Scott

Anyone who installed an Adobe update for Photoshop launched just four days ago should get rid of it. This is the advice being given by the photo-editing software developer after a number of "unacceptable" bugs started affecting customers. Problems with... Read more

EA admits GTA series is its target
EA admits GTA series is its target By Katie Scott

As we reported just 5 days ago, Take-Two Interactive is now facing a hostile takeover bid by gaming giant EA. But its worse fears have been confirmed - EA is after the Grand Theft Auto series, including the soon to be released fourth incarnation of the... Read more