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Woman auctions her name on eBay

Woman auctions her name on eBay

By Katie Scott

A British woman could soon be officially called Pudsey Bear after she auctioned her name on eBay. Eileen de Bont (which is a name to remember) set up the auction to raise vash for Children in Need. The top bidder will get the right to change Eileen's... Read more

iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

iRobot invents a Wall-E who can clean

By Katie Scott

If your sprogs are massive Wall-E fans, but they refuse to clean up after themselves, you can buy yourself a limited edition Roomba 530 robot. The cleaning machine is a result of a collaboration between iRobot and Disney/Pixar, and has special Wall-E... Read more

Samsung developing new MP3 player

Samsung developing new MP3 player

By Katie Scott

OK so it's just from the realm of rumour and fuzzy photos at the moment, but it seems that we might get a new MP3 player from Samsung by early next year.The P3 is mooted to be the sequel to the YP-P2 and will allegedly add haptic (vibration) feedback... Read more

EA launches fitness challenge

EA launches fitness challenge

By Katie Scott

If you're bored of your Wii Fit, EA thinks it may have something to get you off your behind. The developer has launched EA Sports Active, which is a "customizable and personalized fitness product". And it's endorsed by fitness experts, including Bob Greene... Read more

Silicon Mountain brings out Allio hybrid PC/ TVs

Silicon Mountain brings out Allio hybrid PC/ TVs

By Katie Scott

Imagine a TV combined with a PC. Well that's what Silicon Mountain has achieved with the new Allio range. These machines have all of the regular features of TVs, such as a built-in HD tuner and HDMI input, but also include a full desktop-class PCs inside.... Read more

Philips promising intelligent pill

Philips promising intelligent pill

By Katie Scott

Philips has created a "pill" that contains a microprocessor, battery, wireless radio, pump and a drug reservoir. The idea behind the intelligent pill is that it can work out where it is in the body before it releases the medication for optimal effect.... Read more

Seagate and McAfee create self encrypting HDDs

Seagate and McAfee create self encrypting HDDs

By Katie Scott

Encrypted HDDs were on the list of the Seagate's CEO's priorities when he spoke to Pocket-lint recently, but now the company has teamed up with security software expert McAfee to bring these drives to market. The new self-encrypting notebook PC hard drives... Read more

YouTube to get into live event broadcasting

YouTube to get into live event broadcasting

By Katie Scott

YouTube is going to add another string to its bow by launching webcasting later this month. According to Reuters, YouTube was looking for ways to bring "new and fresh" content to its loyal fans and so, on 22 November, it is going to launch YouTube Live.... Read more

BT cutting 10,000 jobs

BT cutting 10,000 jobs

By Katie Scott

BT is struggling with the current economic crisis and has taken the drastic step of cutting a whooping 10,000 jobs. The telecoms company says that 4000 have already been cut and a further 6000 employees will be told between now and March that they are... 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

Kodak rehauls EasyShare software

Kodak rehauls EasyShare software

By Katie Scott

Kodak has released an updated version of its EasyShare image sharing package. The key enhancements are an array of new editing tools including a Facial Retouch tool to remove blemishes and wrinkles. The EasyShare software is now also being bundled with... Read more

Best Buy slashes profit predictions

Best Buy slashes profit predictions

By Katie Scott

Despite expansion into Europe, and hints that it may take on some of the stores left empty by Circuit City's present problems, Best Buy has been hit by the worldwide economic slowdown. The retailer has slashed its profit predictions for 2009. "Since mid-September,... Read more

Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models

Roberts Ecologic range gets two new models

By Katie Scott

Roberts has gone green and launched two new DAB radio models for the environmentally conscious. The Ecologic 5 and 6 are both digital clock radios that are energy efficient. The Ecologic 5 is a DAB, FM RDS digital clock radio that offers a dual alarm... Read more

UK shoppers will spend £13bn online this Xmas

UK shoppers will spend £13bn online this Xmas

By Katie Scott

Credit crunch or no, we all have Christmas pressies to buy, and it seems we Brits are very organised about it. IMRG and Capgemini have released a report in which they estimate we will spend more than £13bn online this Christmas. This is £215 each. An... Read more

Kodak adds Christmas cards to its gallery

Kodak adds Christmas cards to its gallery

By Katie Scott

If you want to send out something special this Christmas to all of your relatives around the world, why not check out the new Xmas card designs that Kodak has added to its online gallery. There are hundreds of new templates, created by designers. Amongst... Read more

Apple designing even lighter MacBook Air

Apple designing even lighter MacBook Air

By Katie Scott

According to AppleInsider, the next MacBook Air could be ever lighter thanks to the use of carbon fibre. Apple is apparently unhappy with the weight of its ultra-thin model and is allegedly working on getting it under three pounds. The Apple blog is quoting... Read more

Video game created in honour of Obama

Video game created in honour of Obama

By Katie Scott

Barack Obama is the hero of a new online game in which he has to collect American flags, dodge lipstick-wearing pit bulls, lobbyists and, of course, Sarah Palin. Super Obama World - based on that old favourite Super Mario World - is free to play online... Read more

 China to officially recognise internet addiction

China to officially recognise internet addiction

By Katie Scott

Research performed at Beijing's Military General Hospital could lead to the first ever official recognition of internet addiction. According to the Chinese tea, the syndrom can be recognised by symptoms including using the Internet for more than 6 hours... Read more

Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

Sigma buys chipmaker Foveon

By Katie Scott

Sigma has bought the company that has built the chips for all of its digital compact and DSLR cameras. Foveon became known for its three layer, X3, image sensor technology, which Sigma has used most recently in its 14-megapixel SD15 DSLR, which was launched... 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

Idols team does deal with YouTube

Idols team does deal with YouTube

By Katie Scott

FremantleMedia - the production company behind Idols, The X Factor and the soap opera Neightbour, has done a deal with YouTube. The agreement will mean that Freemantle will produce TV shows for exclusive use on YouTube. The two companies will split revenues.... Read more

Google chief exec not to become Obama's tech tzar

Google chief exec not to become Obama's tech tzar

By Katie Scott

He may be a fervent Obama supporter but Google chief exec Eric Schmidt has told a TV journo that he would not serve as technology czar in Barack Obama's administration if he was asked. When quizzed by CNBC host Jim Cramer on screen, Schmidt stated: "I... Read more

Heroes spin-off to launch online

Heroes spin-off to launch online

By Katie Scott

NBC has teamed up with Mindshare Entertainment to launch an online spin-off of the US drama Heroes. Heroes: Destiny has been created with the help of the fans, who choose the gender, name, special powers and other features of the new hero. Sponsored by... Read more

Nigerian fraudsters target Facebook

Nigerian fraudsters target Facebook

By Katie Scott

Cyber criminals have managed to inflitrate Facebook and are targeting social networkers. Nigerian fraudsters are using accounts to send messages to groups of friends pretending that the sender is abroad, in trouble and needs money. The warning comes after... Read more

Blinkx profit doubles to $4.5m

Blinkx profit doubles to $4.5m

By Katie Scott

The video search engine Blinkx has defied expectations and recorded a gross profit of $4.5m (£2.85m) for the first six months of the current financial year. The company's gross profit increased by 106% from the $2.2m reported for the first half of the... Read more

iPlayer content available before TV shows have aired

iPlayer content available before TV shows have aired

By Katie Scott

The iPlayer is soon to get a pre-booking tool that will allow viewers to select programmes from the schedule up to 7 days in advance of them airing on TV. They will then be able to download the programmes for viewing after the content has been on the... Read more

New website launches for DIY videos

New website launches for DIY videos

By Katie Scott

A new web based application is now live that allows you to create your own movies from clips. The team that has created it explains: "Masher.com is a web-based application that combines data from more than one source into a single piece of content, allowing... Read more

E-Tracker ID recovers your lost gadgets

E-Tracker ID recovers your lost gadgets

By Katie Scott

A service in the States has been set up specifically ro reunite gadget fans with any gizmo they have mislaid. E-Tracker I.D. isn't the first to offer a tracking service for electronics but is different in that it offers incentives for the finders to do... Read more

Improved vid viewing with the iPod nano 3G TV

Improved vid viewing with the iPod nano 3G TV

By Katie Scott

OK so it's not the prettiest machine out there, but if you're someone who has a load of video content on your iPod nano for commuting, but don't watch it when at home, this could be the gizmo for you. The iPod nano 3G TV is designed to look like an old... Read more

Circuit City files for bankruptcy

Circuit City files for bankruptcy

By Katie Scott

Just a week ago, the American retail chain Circuit City admitted it was going to have to shut down 155 stores and slash 17% of its 46,000 strong US workforce. Now things have gone from bad to worse and the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.... Read more

U-Tag Ice digital dog tag stores vital info

U-Tag Ice digital dog tag stores vital info

By Katie Scott

There are other USB dog tags out there, but this one is designed specifically to hold important medical information, which means it could save lives, especially if someone has a condition emergency services may need to know of to treat them. The U-Tag... Read more

Study on how spammers get our cash

Study on how spammers get our cash

By Katie Scott

A team of researchers have become spammers to understand how these cyber criminals work. The team of computer scientists from University of California, Berkeley and UC, San Diego (UCSD), found that spammers have a very low rate of success, but are still... Read more

Broadband prices come down worldwide

Broadband prices come down worldwide

By Katie Scott

It seems competition is forcing broadband providers around the world to bring their prices down. According to UK analysis firm Point Topic, prices have dropped 20% in less than a year. But there are huge variations in how much people have to pay around... Read more

Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope

Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope

By Katie Scott

Mark Shuttleworth addressed his fans at the Ubuntu Open Week last week, and gave a sneaky peek into what we can expect from Ubuntu in the coming months. The development of the next OS was the hottest topic. Jaunty Jackalope will replace Intrepid Ibex,... Read more

hpi heralds a new hound - the G-Dog robot

hpi heralds a new hound - the G-Dog robot

By Katie Scott

Japanese outfit hpi showed off its G-Dog robotic dog first way back in April, but the little fella is now finally available to buy (although only in Japan for the meanwhile). The little brother of the original GR-001 robotic pooch stands just 5.3-inches... Read more

IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit

IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit

By Katie Scott

Mark Papermaster, the man recruited from IBM to head up iPod and iPhone development at Apple, has had to leave his new job. Papermaster is at the centre of a lawsuit with IBM, his former employer, who is claiming he is breaking a non-compete clause in... Read more

YouTube getting full length MGM movies

YouTube getting full length MGM movies

By Katie Scott

Full-length television shows and films from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's archives are soon going to be available to watch on YouTube. The deal is hoped to boost advertising revenue for MGM, which has already done deals with Microsoft for Xbox Live and with Apple... Read more

Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours

Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours

By Katie Scott

After its ad deal with Google fell through, Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang admitted that a deal with Microsoft may be the best thing for the company. But Microsoft doesn't seem all that keen, perhaps bruised after so many months of wrangling and rejections. Microsoft's... Read more

Drunken journo slams boss in YouTube vid

Drunken journo slams boss in YouTube vid

By Katie Scott

We've had the story of the employee facing the axe after boasting on Facebook that he was skiving (and of course his boss saw). And then there was the maniac motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding the wrong way down a road - and is now heading to jail.... Read more

AT&T chief hints at future iPhone tech

AT&T chief hints at future iPhone tech

By Katie Scott

AT&T Mobile chief Ralph de la Vega has laid out what sort of technologies we could get from our iPhone in the future. In an interview with TechCrunch, de la Vega started off by saying that an AT&T sanctioned method of using the iPhone as a 3G modem for... Read more

AT&T buys hotspot provider Wayport

AT&T buys hotspot provider Wayport

By Katie Scott

AT&T has just splashed out $275 million in cash to purchase Wi-Fi hotspot operator Wayport. The deal has now created the world's largest hotspot network. Wayport, which started out by providing wired connections in hotel rooms in 1997, now operates about... Read more

Pirate Bay peers hit 22 million mark

Pirate Bay peers hit 22 million mark

By Katie Scott

They may riding a storm of controversy, but the swahbucklers behind the notorious P2P website, The Pirate Bay, are celebrating massive growth. Despite measures by the music and movie industries, and several governments, to shut them down, it seems, as... Read more

Google speaks out over failed Yahoo deal

Google speaks out over failed Yahoo deal

By Katie Scott

When the news was announced that the Google and Yahoo ad deal was off, poor old Yahoo was just left expressing its "disappointment". It released a statement saying how gutted it was that Google had, basically, bowed to the concerns of the Department of... Read more

Former iPod boss gets $300,000

Former iPod boss gets $300,000

By Katie Scott

While his successor is facing a lawsuit with IBM, the former senior vice president of Apple's iPod division is laughing. Apple has released a statement explaining that Tony Fadell is going to be paid $300,000 to be "special advisor" to Steve Jobs until... Read more

AOL ad revenue takes a tumble

AOL ad revenue takes a tumble

By Katie Scott

It doesn't necessarily bode the online meltdown some news site are reporting, but AOL is definitely having problems finding advertisers. The company, which is a possible buy-out target for Yahoo, has reported a 6% drop off in its ad revenue for the third... Read more

Seabright unveils 4.3-inch Windows wonder - the PC430 Micro PC

Seabright unveils 4.3-inch Windows wonder - the PC430 Micro PC

By Katie Scott

The Seabright PC430 handheld does it all (well...almost). The 4.3-inch Windows 5.0 wonder has a 533MHz Samsung 2442A CPU, 128MB of SD RAM, between 1GB and 4GB of flash memory, and a USB 2.0 port. And there's the optional features which include GPS, DVB-T... Read more

Full HD video for Sony Ericsson phones by 2012

Full HD video for Sony Ericsson phones by 2012

By Katie Scott

OK so it's all rumour and speculation at the moment, but the blogosphere is getting excited at the prospect of mobile phones offering Full HD recording. It may not happen until 2012, but a corporate slide from Sony Ericsson that has found its way into... Read more

Sanyo shows off PLC-XTC50L projector

Sanyo shows off PLC-XTC50L projector

By Katie Scott

The Sanyo PLC-XTC50L projector is aimed at commercial users as its £4995 price tag suggests. This is the company's first machine to feature a new "Auto Lamp Selection System", which basically means you get 6000 hours of usage "without the need for lamp... Read more

Virgin wins 37,800 pay TV subscribers in Q3

Virgin wins 37,800 pay TV subscribers in Q3

By Katie Scott

Despite the economic doom and gloom, Virgin Media has announced that it expanded its pay-TV subscriber base by 37,800 in Q3 to end the period with 3.58 million subscribers. People are obviously saving their pennies by staying in and watching TV, as Virgin... Read more

Apple and RIM pulling punches in smartphone market

Apple and RIM pulling punches in smartphone market

By Katie Scott

The BlackBerry Storm was officially launched yesterday, and you can't go anywhere in the UK without seeing someone fiddling with their iPhone, but have Apple and RIM gained enough fans to make the traditional smartphone players worried? Well according... Read more