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Hannsg launches 19 inch tough screen monitor

Hannsg launches 19 inch tough screen monitor

By Katie Scott

A monitor with a protective acrylic screen surface has been launched by Hannsg. The 19-inch monitor, called the HC196DP, has designed to withstand knocks and bumps and so is said to be ideal for busy environments such as offices, libraries and school... Read more

PNY boosts netbook storage

PNY boosts netbook storage

By Katie Scott

PNY is claiming to be the first company to have designed a range of memory cards specifically for slotting into netbooks. The SDHC NetBook Memory Card is promised to be able to double the storage on your netbook, or even more. The card is available in... Read more

Brits sending 217 million texts per day

Brits sending 217 million texts per day

By Katie Scott

Perhaps it's because money is tight, but it seems more and more of us Brits are opting to send texts instead of calling our pals. According to the latest research by the Mobile Data Association, we have sent, on average, 60 million more text messages... Read more

Argos overcharges 190,000 customers

Argos overcharges 190,000 customers

By Katie Scott

Hundreds of thousands of Argos customers have been left worrying that they are now in the red after the retailer double charged for their purchases. Argos has admitted that 190,000 customers were twice in one day - last Friday (24 October). It means millions... Read more

Logitech to buy SightSpeed

Logitech to buy SightSpeed

By Katie Scott

Logitech is to buy Californian internet video comms company, Sightspeed, for approximately $30 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in early November. Said the Swiss company in a statement: "The acquisition of SightSpeed will provide... Read more

Bang & Olufsen pull out of phone market

Bang & Olufsen pull out of phone market

By Katie Scott

Bang & Olufsen has been hard hit by the economic downturn as it seems even the very rich are tightening their purse strings. The company has, as a result, decided to save some cash. It is going to stop making the mobile phones, DVD players and recorders... Read more

Edifier iF200 alarm clock and speaker system for iPod
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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

Bosses told to embrace Facebook

Bosses told to embrace Facebook

By Katie Scott

Companies in the UK don't look too kindly on us workers having the occassional peek at our Facebook profile page during work hours. But a think tank says that this attitude, and the fact that some companies even block access to these sorts of sites, could... Read more

CNN International launches on Freeview

CNN International launches on Freeview

By Katie Scott

Nuts TV is no longer going to be available in Freeview, but in its place CNN International is going to be broadcast. The spin-off of the IPC Media men's weekly magazine is still going to run online, but has now been axed from both Freeview and Sky. Dee... Read more

Sony profits slump by 90%

Sony profits slump by 90%

By Katie Scott

Sony has had a really tough quarter, admitting that its profits have slumped by a staggering 90% in the past 3 months. Sony reported that its operating profit totalled 11.05 billion yen for July through to September, which was down from 111.62 billion... Read more

O2 launches phone for Czech pensioners

O2 launches phone for Czech pensioners

By Katie Scott

From 1 November, O2 will be offering a new phone designed specifically for the elderly and handicapped. The Emporia Life model, which will not be available in the UK, is designed specifically to be easy to use with basic functions for calling and sending... Read more

LinkedIn launches apps

LinkedIn launches apps

By Katie Scott

Just last week, the business-orientated social networking website LinkedIn managed to secure a whooping $22.7m in new funding to help extend its network around the world. Now the site has hit the headlines again but this time because it has teamed up... Read more

ITV brings vids to Friends Reunited

ITV brings vids to Friends Reunited

By Katie Scott

We knew that they were looking into it in August, but now ITV has confirmed that it is going to bring some of its video content to the networking website Friends Reunited. Videos will be added to all four of the ITV owned websites - Friends Reunited,... Read more

Myvu video eyewear coming to an O2 store near you

Myvu video eyewear coming to an O2 store near you

By Katie Scott

Myvu's range of personal media viewers (or glasses that make you look like Geordie LaForge) are coming to O2 stores. The deal will see the Myvu Crystal range of video eyewear "going mainstream", launching first at O2’s flagship store at the O2 Arena... Read more

US senator criticises proposed Google/Yahoo "monopoly"

US senator criticises proposed Google/Yahoo "monopoly"

By Katie Scott

Opposition to the proposed Google and Yahoo ad sharing deal is mounting on both sides of the Atlantic. The deal is already under investigation by authories in both the European Union and the US, and a coalition of independent organisations has also been... Read more

Free digital frame with Epson EH-DM2 projector

Free digital frame with Epson EH-DM2 projector

By Katie Scott

Punters will get a free AgfaPhoto multimedia digital photoframe when they buy the Epson EH-DM2 projector. The offer is running from the beginning of November until stocks run out. The EH-DM2 projector is a portable models which combines a DVD player (with... Read more

Psystar ships new PCs with Blu-ray drives

Psystar ships new PCs with Blu-ray drives

By Katie Scott

At the launch of the new MacBooks and MacBooks Pros earlier this month, pundits were just as interested in what the new machines didn't have as what they did. In particular, Steve Jobs faced a grilling as to why there are no Blu-ray drives to which he... Read more

Children want adult supervision online

Children want adult supervision online

By Katie Scott

Children using the Internet want more protection online, according to a new survey. The school inspectorate, Ofsted, has released the findings of a report in which it asked 686 school children how they feel about their safety online. And the majority... Read more

Google signs up authors and publishers to book deal

Google signs up authors and publishers to book deal

By Katie Scott

After two years of legal wrangling, Google has done a deal with some of the world's biggest publishers and authors. The copyright agreement with The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is being lauded as a landmark settlement.... Read more

UPDATED: Alcatel creates own brand "Lobster" phone

UPDATED: Alcatel creates own brand "Lobster" phone

By Katie Scott

There's no pics as yet but Alcatel has announced that it has been asked by Virgin Mobile to create a new handset. The Lobster 621 will be a Virgin Mobile branded model, and will be aimed at the lower end of the market. As a result, it will have a price... Read more

Ofcom raps Sky for ad campaign

Ofcom raps Sky for ad campaign

By Katie Scott

Ofcom has given Sky a telling -off following on from ads that took a rather large dig at competitor, Virgin Media. The ads referred to the falling out between the two companies, which has led to the fact that some of the Sky channels are now not available... 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

e-Voting not to be implemented until 2010

e-Voting not to be implemented until 2010

By Katie Scott

Following on from concerns about security, the Government has opted not to move over to an e-voting system next year. Michael Wills, the minister for justice, has now gone on the record stating: "The Government does not plan to introduce e-voting for... Read more

Namesco offers £1 broadband package

Namesco offers £1 broadband package

By Katie Scott

An astonishing 27% of the UK population has never been online, and a third of us Brits don't use the internet. In a bid to get more of us surfing the web, 24 October was named Get Online Day, and to support this, Namesco has announced a new broadband... Read more

Teenage hackers causing chaos

Teenage hackers causing chaos

By Katie Scott

Way back in May, a ring of prolific hackers were arrested in Spain, but why this story hit the national, and international headlines, was because some of those caught were teenagers. Now, it's become official. Computer security experts are reporting that... Read more

OLPC gets Windows XP

OLPC gets Windows XP

By Katie Scott

It has been working on it since December 2007, but Microsoft has finally come up with a version of Windows XP suitable for the One Laptop Per Child XO machine. The OS has had to be "slimmed down" to run off a 2GB flash memory card, but the computing giant... Read more

Google Earth comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Google Earth comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch

By Katie Scott

Yes - Google Earth has finally come to the Apple iPhone, but online reports are suggesting already that the app's not that good. Mobile Computer says that the 1.0 edition app is a tad on the slow side, and also quips that "control over layers and places... 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

Police to carry fingerprint scanners

Police to carry fingerprint scanners

By Katie Scott

Ten of thousands of handheld devices capable of taking fingerprint readings could soon be distributed to British policemen. The Mobile Identification At Scene (Midas) project, which has so far costed at £30m-£40m, could soon see the average bobby able... Read more

Sony adds duo to digital photo frame collection

Sony adds duo to digital photo frame collection

By Katie Scott

Sony has added its first ever 10 inch model to its S-Frame series of digital photo frames. The 10 inch DPF-D100 is also joined by the smaller, 8 inch DPG-D80, both of which feature high quality SVGA resolution LCD displays and will be the first digital... Read more

Malware writers take advantage of financial fears

Malware writers take advantage of financial fears

By Katie Scott

Companies going through consolidation and mergers in these tough times are being targeted by online scams. Malware developers have picked up on the fact that IT departments, like all departments, are facing cut backs at the moment, as well as mergers... Read more

W-41 goes high tech with new clothing line

W-41 goes high tech with new clothing line

By Katie Scott

So you meet someone, get on famously, and then have to part ways. Well here's a novel idea - instead of taking their phone number, you get your phone, and snap a pic of the logo on their tee-shirt. Software downloaded onto your phone will then connect... Read more

Shoppers fall for fake tech specs

Shoppers fall for fake tech specs

By Katie Scott

It seems bigger is better when it comes to tech specs and people shopping online. Even if we consumers have absolutely no idea what we're being quoted - whether gigahertz to DPI - we always believe that the higher the figure, the better the gadget. This... Read more

Sun and Moon solar powered jars
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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

Real sentences for stealing virtual property

Real sentences for stealing virtual property

By Katie Scott

In cases that could affect European law, virtual crimes have been given real-life sentences. A Dutch court has given two boys community service after they forced another boy to give up items to them in the game Runescape. The case combined the real and... Read more

MySpace Music courts independents

MySpace Music courts independents

By Katie Scott

When MySpace Music was made official in April, three of the big four music labels - Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group - had already signed up. The fourth - EMI - joined the initiative months later, but the only indie distributor... Read more

Facebook sciver facing the chop

Facebook sciver facing the chop

By Katie Scott

A cheeky status update on Facebook could lead to a 21-year call centre employee losing his job. Kyle Doyle, who works for AAPT, Australia's third largest telecoms operator, pulled a sickie after a heavy night, and put his Facebook status as: "Kyle Doyle... Read more

eBay buyer facing court

eBay buyer facing court

By Katie Scott

An eBay buyer who complained about a product that he brought online was shocked to find himself facing legal action. Chris Read, a 42-year old mechanic from Herne Bay, Kent, wrote in the feedback section on eBay after he received a £155 phone he claims... Read more

US Congress considering the iPhone

US Congress considering the iPhone

By Katie Scott

Here's a good rumour for the end of the day - US senators could soon be deciding the future of the American people by making calls on none other than the Apple iPhone. OK, so it could just be Apple propaganda, but here' the scoop. The iPhone is currently... Read more

Scalado unveils revolutionary camera phone tech

Scalado unveils revolutionary camera phone tech

By Katie Scott

Swedish outfit Scalado reckons it has a new imaging technology that could revolutionise the standard of the cameras you get in mobile phones. The company worked with Texas Instruments and OmniVision, who builds sensors, to deliver what it claims is "a... Read more

LinkedIn gets investment boost

LinkedIn gets investment boost

By Katie Scott

It's doom and gloom for everyone apart from the business social networking website, LinkedIn. The website has managed to secure a whooping $22.7m in new funding to help extend its network around the world. Amongst those reinvesting in the web company... Read more

Tagggit location tool launches for mobiles

Tagggit location tool launches for mobiles

By Katie Scott

A new tool that allows phone users to tag places and people "in real time" has launched for Symbian mobile phones. "After years of repeatedly asking friends for pub and restaurant recommendations, sharing opinions about our own favourite places, and trying... Read more

Broadband users up to their limits

Broadband users up to their limits

By Katie Scott

The increased popularity of video on demand services like the BBC iPlayer are putting a massive strain on broadband services. This is according to new research from uSwitch, which is claiming that more and more UK surfers are coming close to or exceeding... Read more

Yahoo Yang could be ousted

Yahoo Yang could be ousted

By Katie Scott

Its shares are falling, it is chopping staff, and now analysts say it is only a matter of time before there is a mutiny at Yahoo. Allen Weiner, senior technologies analyst at Gartner, has gone on the record saying that Jerry Yang's days at Yahoo could... Read more

Pioneer promises Qflix enabled DVD drives

Pioneer promises Qflix enabled DVD drives

By Katie Scott

Pioneer is the latest manufacturer to introduce DVD/ CD writers for your computer that makes it easier to download then burn movies from websites like CinemaNow. The new Pioneer internal DVR-2920Q and external DVR-X162Q DVD/CD writers are availablw now.... Read more

P2P downloaders go legal

P2P downloaders go legal

By Katie Scott

It seems on both sides of the Atlantic, surfers are getting behind legal downloads. A new report Stateside suggests that there will be a 400% increase in P2P (peer-to-peer) internet traffic over the next 5 years. But, most interesting, MultiMedia Intelligence,... Read more

Town votes to ditch speed cameras

Town votes to ditch speed cameras

By Katie Scott

Swindon has become the first town in the UK to do away with fixed-point speed cameras. In a move that will see Jeremy Clarkson literally sobbing for joy, Swindon is soon to be speed camera free (though we wonder how often the Top Gear presenter goes to... Read more

BlackBerry Bold given 04 November US launch

BlackBerry Bold given 04 November US launch

By Katie Scott

Over here in the UK, just earlier this month, we reported that Orange had suspended sales of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone. A leaked internal Orange memo read: "Following reports of software issues with the BlackBerry Bold handset across a variety of... Read more

iPhone boosts AT&T earnings

iPhone boosts AT&T earnings

By Katie Scott

The third quarter results are in and it seems that things are looking rosy for American telecoms outfit, thanks largely to its exclusive contract to sell the iPhone 3G. The company launched the phone on 11 July. It now claims that it activated a whooping... Read more

Oldham and Suffolk get free internet

Oldham and Suffolk get free internet

By Katie Scott

In September, PM Gordon Brown declared that all households in the UK should have access to the Internet. And now the first two areas which will benefit from the government scheme to get all of us connected have been announced. School children in Suffolk... Read more