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AMD cuts 500 employees

AMD cuts 500 employees

By Katie Scott

AMD has been hit hard by the economic downturn, and has now admitted that it is going to take the drastic step of cutting 500 employees. The company currently has a total staff of 15,500, but has not said where the job losses have been made. The news... Read more

Gizoo offering discounted gadgets

Gizoo offering discounted gadgets

By Katie Scott

Gizoo is offering one gadget a day at cut down prices throughout November. Every day, a new gadget or gizmo will be on sale from 9am until midnight unless the stock runs out before the clock strikes 12. Once offers have expired, the product will return... Read more

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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

3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1

3 Mobile to unveil Facebook phone - the INQ1

By Katie Scott

Just weeks ago, the web was alive with news of a range of phones called Inq. Created by Hutchison Whampoa, the models are to be available to 3 Mobile customers and the first one will launch on 13 November (although you can pre-register your interest now).... 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

Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team

Apple names new head of iPod and iPhone Dev team

By Katie Scott

Mark Papermaster, formerly a big cheese at IBM, has been announced as the new head of Apple's iPod and iPhone development team. But IBM is none too happy about the appointment and is going to court over it. Papermaster was vice president of IBM's Blade... Read more

Orange offering Eee 901 on monthly tariff

Orange offering Eee 901 on monthly tariff

By Katie Scott

If you are a massive Eee PC fan, have £25 per month to spend, and are not frightened by the prospect of a 24 month contract, you may want to have a chat with Orange. Orange is now offering the Eee PC 901 with embedded 3G connectivity. With this deal.... Read more

Dell employees asked to take unpaid leave

Dell employees asked to take unpaid leave

By Katie Scott

Dell has asked its employees to consider taking up to 5 days of unpaid leave in the next 3 months. The computing giant has already made 8900 job cuts but is now having to ask staff to make sacrifices as well as imposing a global recruitment freeze. An... Read more

Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts

Navteq drivers get fuel price alerts

By Katie Scott

Navteq GPS system owners can now download two new tools - which have been released for beta testing. In these times of mounting petrol prices and sinking spending, the company has come up with a tool that will help you find the cheapest place to fill... Read more

Do violent websites encourage violence?

Do violent websites encourage violence?

By Katie Scott

A team of scientists are pointing to violent content on websites as a cause of violent behaviour amongst youths. The team from an outfit called Internet Solutions for Kids has published its research in Pediatrics mag. Dr. Michele L. Ybarra relates: "Our... Read more

Yahoo admits Microsoft deal may be "best option"

Yahoo admits Microsoft deal may be "best option"

By Katie Scott

Both Microsoft big wig, Steve Ballmer, and rebel Yahoo shareholder Carl Icahn said last month that they believed a takeover by Microsoft of Yahoo would be a huge benefit to both companies. Said Icahn: "I will say and I continue to say that sooner or later... Read more

Orange postpones IPTV roll-out

Orange postpones IPTV roll-out

By Katie Scott

Orange's UK CEO has admitted that the company is rethinking whether it is going to roll-out its IPTV service in the UK. The service ce has already been successfully rolled out in a number of countries including France (where it has more than 1.6m subscribers)... Read more

Google and Yahoo deal is off

Google and Yahoo deal is off

By Katie Scott

It was looking like a "will they, won't they" saga that could easily have matched the shenanigans between Microsoft and Yahoo, but now the ad sharing deal between two of the Internet's biggest players is off. Google and Yahoo have confirmed that the deal,... Read more

Coolafone offering luxury hotel breaks for old phones

Coolafone offering luxury hotel breaks for old phones

By Katie Scott

There's a new home for old and unwanted mobile phones. Coolafone is a trade-in website where you can swap your phone for nights in boutique hotels with www.mrandmrssmith.com, or gift vouchers to spend in iTunes, Principles or the Ethical Superstore. You... Read more

SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

SEGA pulls Samba De Amigo ad

By Katie Scott

Animal rights organisation PETA was none too impressed with an ad for the SEGA game Samba De Amigo. The trailer shows a real life monkey shaking a set of maracas and then breakdancing. But the poor little monkey is then pointed at and laughed at by a... Read more

Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem

Intel reveals exactly what to expect from Nehalem

By Katie Scott

Intel's Nehalem or Core i7 chip was mooted for release this year, and it has yet to appear, but the excitement is still building. So why should we be bothered about it? Well, Nehalem will mean faster computers. It is to be the company's second and last... Read more

Japanese themed desktop and laptop from Epson

Japanese themed desktop and laptop from Epson

By Katie Scott

Epson is marking the 15th anniversary of its Direct Store with the release of three Japanese themed lacquered desktop models. All three of the designs house an Endeavor Pro4500 (X48 Chipset). You can pick between the Dragon, Cherry Blossoms and the Moon... Read more

Games will outsell DVDs and music

Games will outsell DVDs and music

By Katie Scott

Titles like Grand Theft Auto IV could see games sales thrashing sales of DVDs and music CDs by the end of this year. According to research by Verdict Research, games sales could overtake music and movie sales for the first time this year. The retail analysts... Read more

DataViz updates office suite for new BlackBerry phones

DataViz updates office suite for new BlackBerry phones

By Katie Scott

The BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Pearl Flip and BlackBerry Storm Smartphones are all to get DataViz Documents To Go Premium Edition and PDF To Go tools. The new version of the office suite will allow owners of the three BlackBerry phones to view, edit... Read more

Yahoo and Google push on with ad deal

Yahoo and Google push on with ad deal

By Katie Scott

There had been rumours that the deal was off, but now Yahoo and Google, it seems, are pushing ahead with their ad deal, but have greatly scaled it down. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that both companies were prepared to walk away from the... Read more

Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

Seagate CEO hints at SSD tech to come

By Katie Scott

Seagate's CEO has confirmed that the company is working on its very own line-up of Solid State Drives in a briefing with Pocket-lint.Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate, gave a rare hint at what kind of SSD technology the company is pumping resources into.Watkins... Read more

Noxon iRadio Cube

Noxon iRadio Cube

By Katie Scott

Noxon has added to its range of internet radios with the dinky iRadio Cube. This device is claimed to offer access to more than 11,000 stations worldwide, as well as podcasts and FM stations. Manufacturer TerraTec adds that three favourites can be stored... Read more

Android G1 gets security update

Android G1 gets security update

By Katie Scott

The phone's only been on shelves for literally days but Google has already released a firmware update and now a security patch for the G1 smartphone. According to a report by CNET, the patch is for an issue with the on-board web browser which first came... Read more

UK politicians rally behind hacker

UK politicians rally behind hacker

By Katie Scott

The British hacker who is facing extradition to the US over allegations that he hacked American military computers has finally got a glimmer of hope. Gary McKinnon has lost appeals in both the British and EU courts over what he fears could be a lifetime... Read more

Microsoft big cheese joins Yahoo

Microsoft big cheese joins Yahoo

By Katie Scott

It's ad deal with Google may well be on the rocks, and it's only just recovering from the anger around its rejection of a takeover bid by Microsoft, but Yahoo has got a more immediate problem with a continuing exodus of staff. Yahoo has now replaced its... Read more

YOYOTech claims new PC is fastest in the world

YOYOTech claims new PC is fastest in the world

By Katie Scott

For £3995, you could be the proud owner of what is being mooted as the world's fastest PC. The YOYOTech Fi7EPOWER MLK1610 has walloped previous models using the peak integer rate test with its score of 130. The title of the world's fastest machine was... Read more

OCZ launches its first 15-inch gaming laptop

OCZ launches its first 15-inch gaming laptop

By Katie Scott

OCZ has unveiled a 15-inch gaming notebook based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform. Why this machine is different is it is part of the company's DIY range - the idea for which is users get to "spec their own systems for their own applications", as explains... Read more

Chinese woman claims Asus had her locked up

Chinese woman claims Asus had her locked up

By Katie Scott

This must be the most curious story of the year to date. A Chinese woman is claiming that she was jailed for complaining about faults with her Asus laptop. According to the Beijing Times, Huang Jing bought her ASUS V6800V notebook in February 2006. She... Read more

Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out

Verizon given go ahead for Alltel buy-out

By Katie Scott

The US Department of Justice has given Verizon the all-clear for its $28 billion purchase of Alltel. The deal will see Verizon overtake rival AT&T as the largest wireless carrier in the US of A. The DoJ agreed the deal but under the condition that Verizon... Read more

Circuit City closing 155 stores

Circuit City closing 155 stores

By Katie Scott

The American retail chain Circuit City has been hard hit by the credit crunch and has admitted it is going to have to shut down 155 stores. The retailer, which had an unsolicited, and eventually unsuccessful, takeover bid from Blockbuster earlier this... Read more

Firms urge Gov to do more on cybercrime

Firms urge Gov to do more on cybercrime

By Katie Scott

Recent research has revealed that UK businesses have little faith in the government to protect them from rising cybercrime. Nearly 60% of those quizzed by the Corporate IT Forum said that they didn't think the police were equipped to properly deal with... Read more

French vote to punish illegal downloaders

French vote to punish illegal downloaders

By Katie Scott

It was rejected by the EU, but the French government has got one step closer to bringing in a "three strikes and you're out" policy towards internet surfers who download copyright material. The French Senate has now voted overwhelmingly in favour of the... Read more

Ubuntu launches Intrepid Ibex

Ubuntu launches Intrepid Ibex

By Katie Scott

Ubuntu version 8.10, or Intrepid Ibex, is now available for download. Key updates include native support for 3G networks as well as support for an array of inbuilt devices and external dongles. "Ubuntu 8.10 sees us lay the groundwork for a radically different,... Read more

Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant

Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant

By Katie Scott

Virgin Atlantic has sacked 13 cabin crew after they posted less than complimentary comments about the airline and its passengers on Facebook. The airline launched an investigation following on from allegations that the staff in question had used Facebook... Read more

BSkyB bids for Tiscali

BSkyB bids for Tiscali

By Katie Scott

There were rumours that Italian firm Tiscali was going to sell off its UK broadband business way back in March. By May, the contenders were lining up and The Carphone Warehouse was at the top of the list of possibles with a £550m bid. Days after the... Read more

IBM tries to stop exec joining Apple

IBM tries to stop exec joining Apple

By Katie Scott

IBM is trying to prevent a top exec from moving across to Apple, and is going as far as to threaten legal action. Mark Papermaster, who was vice president of IBM's Blade Development unit up until recently, had worked 26 years at the company. However,... Read more

Western Digital launches WD TV

Western Digital launches WD TV

By Katie Scott

Western Digital, best known for its storage drives, has now come up with a new solution for home cinema fans. WD TV is a media player that turns files from USB drives, digital cameras, camcorders and portable media players into HD content. It plays music,... Read more

O2 revamps broadband offering

O2 revamps broadband offering

By Katie Scott

O2 has responded to feedback from broadband users and made some changes to its packages. According to the research by One-Poll, one in ten mobile broadband users feel they have been mis-sold on what they were being offered. What's bothering us? The main... 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

Intel predicting product delays

Intel predicting product delays

By Katie Scott

It seems that every company in the tech world is going to be affected by the global financial slowdown after all. Intel has warned that its business will be affected not only by the fact that people are spending less, but also because some key suppliers... Read more

Universities crack down on Facebook plagiarism

Universities crack down on Facebook plagiarism

By Katie Scott

University students are apparently using social networking websites like Facebook to copy each other's work. The consultancy Plagiarism Advice has urged universities to rework their plagiarism policies with "internet working in mind", reflecting how much... Read more

Garlik says "Wild West" web getting worse

Garlik says "Wild West" web getting worse

By Katie Scott

The FBI have said it, internet security experts have said it, and now another voice has added to those concerned about rising online crime. Garlik - the online fraud investigators, who have offices on both sides of the Atlantic, have released a report... Read more

WD Passport Studio drives gets FireWire 800

WD Passport Studio drives gets FireWire 800

By Katie Scott

Western Digital (WD) has added a FireWire 800 interface to its Passport Studio portable drive.Thr drive is now claimed to be ideal for use with the new Apple MacBook Pros.The Passport Studio portable drives offer up to 500 GB of storage capacity, are... Read more

Google and Yahoo could walk away from ad deal

Google and Yahoo could walk away from ad deal

By Katie Scott

There are investigations on-going in the States and Europe, and mounting opposition, including concerns from US politicians, but it seemed Google and Yahoo were determined to push ahead with a controversial ad sharing deal. But now the Wall Street Journal... Read more

Mobile handset sales stall worldwide

Mobile handset sales stall worldwide

By Katie Scott

At the beginning of this year, phone sales were set to increase worldwide a very respectable 11% according to Gartner. But, come October, analysts everywhere were slashing their forecasts to reflect the world economic downturn. Gartner, however, was still... Read more

Vodafone loses out in ASA ruling

Vodafone loses out in ASA ruling

By Katie Scott

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld three complaints made about a recent ad campaign by Vodafone. The complaints related to ads promoting the company's mobile broadband service. In particular, they included the boast: "The fastest, most reliable... Read more

RoadSync Version 4.0 launched by DataViz

RoadSync Version 4.0 launched by DataViz

By Katie Scott

DataViz has rehauled its Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync client, RoadSync 4.0. This tool now includes support for HTML email, Tasks and Contact Photos. The software brings Exchange ActiveSync connectivity to all Samsung, LG and Nokia phones based on the... Read more

Monotype and Vodafone launch Flipfont app

Monotype and Vodafone launch Flipfont app

By Katie Scott

So this has got to be one for graphic designers, or in fact, anyone who has an obsession with being different. US developer Monotype Imaging has teamed up with Vodafone UK to launch FlipFont. This tool allows you to personalise the mobile user interface... Read more

Motorola confirms Android ambitions

Motorola confirms Android ambitions

By Katie Scott

Motorola needs to save some money, co-chief executive, Sanjay Jha, has admitted to the Wall Street Journal. The phone manufacturer is going to simplify how it makes devices, says Jha, and, as part of this, is going to stick with its plan of launching... Read more

Yahoo and AOL do due diligence on deal

Yahoo and AOL do due diligence on deal

By Katie Scott

They're not promising anything but Yahoo and AOL may be one step closer to a merger. The two companies have announced that they have started to do due diligence on a possible deal - to figure out what a merger could mean in terms of both money making... Read more