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Canon 50D DSLR deets leaked

Canon 50D DSLR deets leaked

By Katie Scott

Canon's got more leaks than a rusty watering can it seems. In May, a listing for the high-end Canon EOS 5D Mark II appeared on Amazon. Now, Canon's China website momentarily published the full specifications for the upcoming EOS 50D DSLR. And here are... Read more

MoD Grand Challenge showcases robots of war

MoD Grand Challenge showcases robots of war

By Katie Scott

Surveillance robots that look like insects, robots that crawl like spiders up walls, and autonomous helicopters were all amongst the robots competing in the Ministry of Defence's Grand Challenge competition. The competition took place at the MoD's urban... Read more

Four new Asus Eee PCs

Four new Asus Eee PCs

By Katie Scott

If you're an Asus Eee fan, here's four new models to feast your eyes on. The biggest model is the 1000HD XP which has a 10-inch display. Boasting 8.9-inch screens are the 904HD XP, 901 XP and 900 XP (16GB) delivering resolutions of 1024 x 600 resolution.... Read more

Vodafone warns of bank holiday spats

Vodafone warns of bank holiday spats

By Katie Scott

With the bank holiday coming up, Vodafone is predicting that many of us will not be talking to our loved ones by Tuesday, simply because of in-car squabbles over directions. According to the telecom company's own research, 61% of us admit to arguing because... Read more

Laptop duo for Toshiba Qosmio range

Laptop duo for Toshiba Qosmio range

By Katie Scott

Toshiba had a huge laptop launch in the UK in June, but now deets for two new models have trickled out. First up is the Qosmio Dynabook GX, which looks to be aimed at gamers. This 18.4-inch machine packs in Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics, a Core 2 Duo... Read more

UK needs HD education

UK needs HD education

By Katie Scott

LG is trying to mobilise the tech industry to teach the population about high def technology. The electronics giant carried out a survey of 1000 people over the age of 16 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In lengthy telephone interviews... Read more

Japanese getting LCD HDTV trio from Mitsubishi

Japanese getting LCD HDTV trio from Mitsubishi

By Katie Scott

Mitsubishi has followed up the launch of the MZW200 series - which will be on shelves in Japan in October - with the announcement of a further three new models. The higher end MZW series will comprise a 46-inch LCD 1080p panel (LCD-46MZW200) and 40-inch... Read more

Mitsubishi "Living Fit" HD TV

Mitsubishi "Living Fit" HD TV

By Katie Scott

Last week, we detailed a new Philips TV that comprises a 38mm ultra-slim, ultra-light TV which has its picture processing electronics housed in a separate hub. But it seems that Philips isn't the only one looking to go slim at IFA. Mitsubishi is reportedly... Read more

OpenPeak OpenFrame home phone/ information system

OpenPeak OpenFrame home phone/ information system

By Katie Scott

If you one of the those many tech fans who almost cried with excitement when Apple first announced it was going to make a phone, well check this out. For over a year, IP telephony company OpenPeak has been working on what looks very much like an iPhone... Read more

China blocks access to iTune store

China blocks access to iTune store

By Katie Scott

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Chinese authorities have blocked access to iTunes for Olympic contenders. The report suggests that this move was prompted by several athletes buying an album called, yes you've guessed it, Songs for Tibet, which... Read more

MX20 compact camcorder from Samsung

MX20 compact camcorder from Samsung

By Katie Scott

The MX-20 is the latest in HD video tech from Samsung. This new launch will be available in black, white, red and blue from next month. Key tools include direct upload of files to iPods and YouTube without the need to transcode files, which essentially... Read more

eBay lowering fixed-price sellers' listing fees

eBay lowering fixed-price sellers' listing fees

By Katie Scott

eBay is hoping to boost its ranks of sellers by making what it says is "the most fundamental change ever ... to its marketplace". The eCommerce company, which has had various wrangles with sellers over recent years about fees, has decided to slash the... Read more

Dreamworks films in 3D from next year

Dreamworks films in 3D from next year

By Katie Scott

Way back in March, Dreamworks CEO Jeff Katzenberg announced that the future is 3D, and that his company would be pumping $30m dollars a year into 3D technology. Katzenberg said then that he plans to make all of Dreamworks' future films in 3D. The company's... Read more

McAfee extends coverage to Intel lappies and MIDs

McAfee extends coverage to Intel lappies and MIDs

By Katie Scott

Owners of Intel-based laptops and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) are soon going to be able to load their machines with McAfee's suite of security and data encryption tools. The mobile content security for MIDs will be based on the Intel Atom processor... Read more

D-Link delivers FuChat phone concept

D-Link delivers FuChat phone concept

By Katie Scott

This rather bizarre looking gadget is the D-Link FuChat phone concept, which has just won a Bronze award at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2008. The FuChat competed with 1517 entries from 30 countries worldwide to win its award in the... Read more

American Airlines offering in-flight Wi-Fi

American Airlines offering in-flight Wi-Fi

By Katie Scott

We got all excited about Delta Airlines offering a Wi-Fi for all of its domestic routes by the summer 2009, and now American Airlines has gone and done the same. Delta has started rolling out the service now and expects all of its domestic mainline fleet... Read more

InFocus focuses on IN1100 and IN5100 projectors

InFocus focuses on IN1100 and IN5100 projectors

By Katie Scott

InFocus has announced two new line-ups of projectors, aimed at business people on the move through to businesses with big board rooms. First up is the more compact IN1100 range with models that are small enough and light enough at 2.75lbs to hold in your... Read more

Motorola launches budget mobiles

Motorola launches budget mobiles

By Katie Scott

While most of us are waiting impatiently for what has been dubbed Motorola's last ditch attempt to save its ailing phone business - codenamed The Alexander - the company has unveiled two budget phones. The first new handset is the W388, which is aimed... Read more

EA developing tennis game

EA developing tennis game

By Katie Scott

Right now, a team of eagle eyed developers are working away in Vancouver on a new tennis game. EA has revealed it has set a team to work on recreating "the excitement, tension and drama that true champions feel in legendary matches". And the game will... Read more

Microsoft shows off SideWinder keyboard and mouse

Microsoft shows off SideWinder keyboard and mouse

By Katie Scott

Microsoft has added a new keyboard and mouse to it SideWinder line-up. The SideWinder X6 Keyboard is claimed to be no less than "the most versatile gaming keyboard on the market with the first-ever switchable key pad that can be attached to the left or... Read more

Beta launches of SportsFanLive social networking site

Beta launches of SportsFanLive social networking site

By Katie Scott

A sports fanatic, who also happens to be a former programming exec, is taking on his old bosses and the likes of ESPN, by launching a social networking website just for sports fan. SportsFanLive, which is now in Beta, combines chatting with Sports news.... Read more

Zeekey app for Zeemote available for Nokia phones

Zeekey app for Zeemote available for Nokia phones

By Katie Scott

Nokia is going to be the first phone manufacturer to offer the Zeemote Zeekey application for its phones. This app basically means that the Zeemote JS1 controller can be used for powering your way round N-Gage games and other S60 applications. According... Read more

Google goes green(er) with eco investment

Google goes green(er) with eco investment

By Katie Scott

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, is pumping $10.25m into research into renewable energy sources. The organisation has announced a massive investment into a technology called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), which basically produces electricity... Read more

BenQ launches monitor duo

BenQ launches monitor duo

By Katie Scott

BenQ has launched a pair of widescreen LDC monitors today - the G2400WT and the G2200WT. The main advantage of the new WT range is that their height from the desk can be adjusted as much as 130mm, which BenQ is claiming is "almost double that of regular... Read more

Fujitsu FMV-Biblo and Deskpower laptop and desktop PCs

Fujitsu FMV-Biblo and Deskpower laptop and desktop PCs

By Katie Scott

Fujitsu has added new machines to its FMV-Biblo laptop and FMV-Deskpower Desktop PC ranges. Launches worth a particular mention include the 12.1-inch FMV-BIBLO LOOX R, which now has an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 processor (1.2GHz). You also get to pick between... Read more

MobileMe users being targeted in internet scam

MobileMe users being targeted in internet scam

By Katie Scott

A card protection service says that hundreds of MobileMe subscribers have been tricked into handing over personal information in a phishing campaign. CardCops, which is owned by the Affinion Group, claims that data on several hundred .Mac member's data... Read more

Apple admits to exploding iPod nano problem

Apple admits to exploding iPod nano problem

By Katie Scott

The Japanese government is reportedly having a chat with Apple at the moment over two incidents where iPod nanos heated up so much that they "scorched" paper. Well now it seems the problem could affect a lot more Apple fans. Apple has today admitted that... Read more

33% of Vista PC buyers "downgrading" to XP

33% of Vista PC buyers "downgrading" to XP

By Katie Scott

HP admitted at the beginning of this month, that thanks to a loophole, it is selling more copies of the XP operating system than Vista. And the very same loophole is allowing all of the computer manufacturers - including Dell - to continue to sell the... Read more

BBC Olympics coverage gets record audiences

BBC Olympics coverage gets record audiences

By Katie Scott

What a patriotic bunch we are - and quite rightly so with how well Team GB is doing over in China. The BBC says it is pulling in record audiences for its online Olympic coverage as office workers tune in whilst at their desks to see GB racking up the... Read more

Brits freed from fixed TV schedule

Brits freed from fixed TV schedule

By Katie Scott

Microsoft Connected TV group commissioned a survey to found out exactly how many of us are taking advantage of the abilities on offer to pause, rewind and record TV. A survey of 2000 UK digital TV viewers found that almost half (48%) of those quizzed... Read more

Google backs Project Kangaroo

Google backs Project Kangaroo

By Katie Scott

As the Office of Fair Trading launched its investigation into the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 joint video on demand service, Project Kangaroo, ITV chairman Michael Grade grumbled in a letter about how "non-UK companies like Google and Apple are free to build... Read more

Mitsubishi to launch four new 1080p TVs

Mitsubishi to launch four new 1080p TVs

By Katie Scott

Mitsubishi Japan has combined TV and Blu-ray technology in a new range of televisions expected to be on shelves in Japan in October. Heading up the MZW200 series are the 40- and 46-inch models which are claimed to have a 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio... Read more

LG facing lawsuit over Scarlet TV

LG facing lawsuit over Scarlet TV

By Katie Scott

In one of the most bizarre lawsuits of the year so far, LG is facing a wrangle over trademarks for its Scarlet TV. The television was launched to fanfares after LG "pretended" that Scarlet was, in fact, a person - the star of a new TV show. It was at... Read more

Tech talks break down between US and Europe

Tech talks break down between US and Europe

By Katie Scott

Things have gotten so nasty between the States and EU over tariffs on tech goods that the US has asked the World Trade Organization to mediate. The US has asked the WTO to set up a "dispute panel" to help the two sides negotiate after talks failed to... Read more

MobileMe account get 60-day extension

MobileMe account get 60-day extension

By Katie Scott

So it may not have apologised publicly as such, but Apple is holding out the olive branch to customers affected by the MobileMe disaster. It gave out 30 days free last month to all MobileMe users, but now is offering a further 60 days, perhaps reflecting... Read more

Canon ships 100 millionth compact camera

Canon ships 100 millionth compact camera

By Katie Scott

There's no details on what it will look like or the technology it will pack in, but Canon has promised a "colour variation model" to mark the fact that it has sold 100 million digital compact cameras. So whilst we're waiting - here's a brief history of... Read more

Nokia conjures up Carbon Arte mobile phone

Nokia conjures up Carbon Arte mobile phone

By Katie Scott

Nokia's latest phone is a masculine wonder of carbon fibre, titanium, polished glass and stainless steel. The Carbon Arte joins the Nokia 8800 Arte range but you can tell the phone manufacturer sees this phone as something different - is it to mobiles... Read more

Skypephone S2 becomes official

Skypephone S2 becomes official

By Katie Scott

The specs and some pics were actually released by 3 in July, but today the 3 Skypephone S2 has become official. Available for pre-order from tomorrow (19 August), the 3 Skypephone S2 offers free Skype calling and instant messaging like its predecessor,... Read more

Logitech launches new mouse/keyboard combo

Logitech launches new mouse/keyboard combo

By Katie Scott

Logitech is now bundling its Cordless Desktop Wave Pro keyboard and MX 1100 mouse and the combo will be available for €119.99 from next month. The Wave Pro is claimed to be designed for comfort with a U-shaped "constant curve" as well as a cushioned,... Read more

Toshiba updates Tecra range of laptops

Toshiba updates Tecra range of laptops

By Katie Scott

The Tecra line-up from Toshiba is aimed at business users who need a tough machine that they can use whilst on the go. And now the computer manufacturer has added two new models to the range. The A10 and M10 models are both built around Intel's Centrino... Read more

Is the Nvidia fault affecting Macs?

Is the Nvidia fault affecting Macs?

By Katie Scott

There are suggestions on the web that the problem with the faulty Nvidia chipsets, which are affecting HP and Dell laptops, may be an issue for other manufacturers as well. As we reported just last week, the team over at The Inquirer believe that laptops... Read more

Canon's latest copier - the imageCLASS D480

Canon's latest copier - the imageCLASS D480

By Katie Scott

The latest copier from Canon is aimed at small businesses and home offices.The imageCLASS D480 delivers print and copy speeds of up to 23 pages-per-minute for letter-sized output, and outputs the first print and copy pages in around nine seconds, Canon... Read more

Dell extends warranty on faulty laptops

Dell extends warranty on faulty laptops

By Katie Scott

Dell has announced that it is going to extend the warranties on a whole host of its laptops following on from the admittal that they may be affected by a faulty chipset. In July, we reported that a fault with Nvidia chips could see up to 34 lines of laptops... Read more

Ministry of Justice admits losing info on 45,000 people

Ministry of Justice admits losing info on 45,000 people

By Katie Scott

The Government may be making plans to create a huge database of all of our internet and phone activities, but a report from The Ministry of Justice is sure to encourage more dissenters. The Ministry of Justice has admitted to nine separate data loss scandals,... Read more

Woman fined £16,000 in file sharing crackdown

Woman fined £16,000 in file sharing crackdown

By Katie Scott

And so it starts ... the Italian government is trying to ban Pirate Bay, ISPs in the UK are sending letters to internet users who they know are illegally downloading content from the web, and now someone has actually been taken to court. A woman, who... Read more

Fox's first online only TV show

Fox's first online only TV show

By Katie Scott

Fox has bought its first ever online only TV show, and it's called The Cell. Not to be confused with that modern masterpiece of the same name starring Jennifer Lopez pre-twins, this is a new series made by Endemol - the production company we have to thank... Read more

Mobile broadband could hit ISPs

Mobile broadband could hit ISPs

By Katie Scott

ISPs could face counting the pennies if the popularity of mobile broadband - using a dongle or data card on your laptop or PC - continues to rise. According to the latest survey by YouGov Mobile Broadband could actually pose a serious threat to traditional... Read more

Lenovo launches IdeaPad U8

Lenovo launches IdeaPad U8

By Katie Scott

It was only earlier this month that Lenovo unveiled the Eee-rivalling IdeaPad S10. Now the company has launched, (at the Beijing Olympic Games no less), the IdeaPad U8. According to online reports, this is an Asia-only launch for the mo, but here's the... Read more

Sanyo introduces full HD home cinema projector

Sanyo introduces full HD home cinema projector

By Katie Scott

Sanyo has launched a new model for its LCD projector lineup. The PLV-Z700 is claimed to be an entry-level full HD home cinema projector, although we don't have a price as yet. Delivering 1080p (1920 x 1080) content, it is also claimed to offer contrast... Read more

Epson launches SX600FW all-in-one

Epson launches SX600FW all-in-one

By Katie Scott

For £149.99 from 1 September, the latest addition to Epson's all-in-one line-up will be available. The Stylus SX600FW is a scanner and photocopier with fax and Wi-Fi capabilities. Epson says that the key features of this machine are its automatic document... Read more