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Sony Ericsson C902 gets the 007 treatment

Sony Ericsson C902 gets the 007 treatment

By Katie Scott

Reckon yourself a bit of a James Bond? Well Sony Ericsson think that they have come up with a phone that is fit for a would-be spy. The limited edition Titanium silver version of the C902 Cyber-shot is now available only on O2 and is none other than the... Read more

Symbian releasing free developer tool

Symbian releasing free developer tool

By Katie Scott

Nokia is making the Symbian mobile phone format open source - a move which analysts are claiming is a bid to take on the Google Android platform. The Symbian Foundation has 52 members currently, but previously was a closed book for developers. But now... Read more

Swann goes covert with digital PrivateEye Clock

Swann goes covert with digital PrivateEye Clock

By Katie Scott

So you're a student who suspects that one of their flatmates is raiding their food store in the middle of the night, or you're just someone who is worried about security. Well the Swann Digital PrivateEye Clock may be for you. This “Plug & Play” security... Read more

WalkingHotSpot now available in Europe

WalkingHotSpot now available in Europe

By Katie Scott

For a one-off fee, software developer TapRoot Systems claims it can offer smartphone users across Europe access to Wi-Fi hotspots. Load up its WalkingHotSpot software and the company claims you'll get "cost-effective anytime, anywhere internet connection... Read more

ESPN gets new sports video player

ESPN gets new sports video player

By Katie Scott

Live and on-demand sports coverage from the States is soon going to be available online for sports fanatics in the UK. ESPN is launching a new online video player at www.ESPN360.com in the UK. The service is already available in more than 40 countries... Read more

Mutiny over government database plans

Mutiny over government database plans

By Katie Scott

The Home Secretary is facing a mutiny from her own staff over government plans to create a database of where UK citizens send emails, what websites they look at, who they call and even which phone they buy and when. The "spy database" proposals gained... Read more

YouTube stunt motorcyclist gets prison sentence

YouTube stunt motorcyclist gets prison sentence

By Katie Scott

A YouTuber who filmed his dangerous antics on a motorcycle then posted the vids online is going to prison. 28-year-old Sandor Ferenci raced the bike up to 130mph (209kph), but also filmed himself doing wheelies, skids as well as caning the bike on the... Read more

German newspapers in data loss scandal

German newspapers in data loss scandal

By Katie Scott

OK so it's a relief that it's not the British government or the MoD this time, but yes, there has been yet another data loss scandal. This time it's the publishing company behind the German news magazine Der Spiegel, which broke a story about T-Mobile... Read more

Netflix predicts Blu-ray boom

Netflix predicts Blu-ray boom

By Katie Scott

DVD rental company Netflix is predicting that the falling price of Blu-ray players will drive up Blu-ray rentals. The US-based company says that this quarter, around 500,000 of its 8.7 million subscribers will be Blu-ray subscribers in the current quarter.... Read more

eBay bans sale of ivory

eBay bans sale of ivory

By Katie Scott

From 1 January, eBay is going to ban the sale of ivory via its website. The e-commerce website has taken action after a conservation group claimed that it had found more than 4000 illegal elephant ivory listings by eBay sellers. The International Fund... Read more

Samsung to bring DivX compatibility to TVs

Samsung to bring DivX compatibility to TVs

By Katie Scott

A new line-up of televisions boasting DivX compatibility is being promised by Samsung. Samsung and DivX have now signed a "multiyear agreement" and the first televisions able to playback DivX movie files will arrive in early 2009. The TVs will be able... Read more

Logitech secures homes with new camera system

Logitech secures homes with new camera system

By Katie Scott

Logitech reckons you can set-up its new video security system in just 15 minutes. And it also claims that the system is a fraction of the cost of rival security set-ups, and you don't have to configure a network or run any new wires. The system comprises... Read more

Buffalo boosts NFINITI range of wireless-N products

Buffalo boosts NFINITI range of wireless-N products

By Katie Scott

Buffalo Technology has added a new router to its NFINITI range of wireless-N products. And the NFINITI Wireless-N Router & Access Point [WHR-G300N] is the first from the company designed specifically to draft 2.0 802.11n specifications. What does this... Read more

Samsung shows off sleek smartphone - the i7110

Samsung shows off sleek smartphone - the i7110

By Katie Scott

The latest Samsung model based on the S60 interface is soon to arrive on UK shores. The i7110 is a 12.9-millimetres thick candybar phone boasting HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as Bluetooth. Online reports suggest that it is based on Symbian OS... Read more

Yahoo planning even more job losses

Yahoo planning even more job losses

By Katie Scott

Yahoo admitted way back at the beginning of the year that it was going to have to make as many as 1000 staff redundant. But now a report in the Wall Street Journal is suggesting that there may be even more than this. Tomorrow - Yahoo is going to report... Read more

Match.com notches up 1,000,000,000th connection

Match.com notches up 1,000,000,000th connection

By Katie Scott

It seems that the economic doom and gloom isn't stopping people looking for love or splashing out on dates. Dating website Match.com is celebrating that fact that over one billion emails and one billion winks have been sent globally on the site since... Read more

Intel asked for more time in EU lawsuit

Intel asked for more time in EU lawsuit

By Katie Scott

Intel has appealed for more time in a EU lawsuit, which alleges that the chip maker paid a retailer to favour computers made with its technology. The chip manufacturer has asked the European Union's second highest court for more time to respond to allegations... Read more

Gadgets are a pet peril

Gadgets are a pet peril

By Katie Scott

We've heard of Nintendo Wii owners damaging themselves, and their homes, by throwing themselves round their livingrooms, but now it seems our pets are also facing game and gadget related injuries. According to new research by insurers Petplan, our little... Read more

BT Openzone customers get cheaper roaming

BT Openzone customers get cheaper roaming

By Katie Scott

BT Openzone has dramatically slashed the cost of wireless roaming for both new and existing customers. Three new monthly plans have been announced, as well as more international partner hotspots for roaming abroad. Here's the new deals: BT Openzone Original... Read more

Passport needed to buy mobile phones

Passport needed to buy mobile phones

By Katie Scott

They're watching our phone calls, our emails, our online social networking habits, and now, everytime you go into a shop and buy a new mobile phone, your name could be entered into a government database. In yet another controversial move, the Government... Read more

Web content scaring kids

Web content scaring kids

By Katie Scott

The NSPCC is claiming that not enough is being done to protect children from disturbing content online. The charity has conducted a survey, which found that 377 of 497 children who took part in an online poll claimed to have been disturbed by internet... Read more

Obama puts ads on Xbox Live

Obama puts ads on Xbox Live

By Katie Scott

In a move that shows exactly how savvy politicians have to be - US presidential hopeful Barrack Obama has targeted gamers with his latest campaign. The Illinois senator is believed to be the first ever candidate for the top US job to place ads in online... Read more

Playboy to stop selling DVDs

Playboy to stop selling DVDs

By Katie Scott

Playboy is to shut down its DVD business in a bid to stop spiralling losses. The move is part of a restructuring plan, which was announced 2 months ago and which is hoped to save the company $12 million a year. It'll see 80 jobs go and will also cost... Read more

FBI says phishing on the up

FBI says phishing on the up

By Katie Scott

It's happening on both sides of the Atlantic. Just last week, we reported that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning explaining how phishing gangs are using the turmoil in the financial world to extract valuable information from consumers.... Read more

Ballmer hints Yahoo deal still possible

Ballmer hints Yahoo deal still possible

By Katie Scott

Yahoo's shares rose a whooping 17% after Microsoft chief exec Steve Ballmer hinted that a search advertising agreement between the two companies could be possible. Ballmer told journos that, while there are no talks taking place at the moment, there could... Read more

RealVNC remote control software now supports phones

RealVNC remote control software now supports phones

By Katie Scott

VNC is a software package that allows one computer to take full control of another, regardless of operating system or location. And now the company has redesigned it to also work with mobile devices from Symbian phones to PDAs to the Apple iPhone, covering... Read more

Google reports revenues of $5.54 billion for Q3

Google reports revenues of $5.54 billion for Q3

By Katie Scott

Things have been pretty rosy for Google for the last financial quarter despite the economic slowdown. The company has announced its financial results for the quarter ended 30 September and enjoyed revenues of $5.54 billion. What's encouraging is that... Read more

Trend Micro updates internet security software

Trend Micro updates internet security software

By Katie Scott

The 2009 versions of Trend Micro Internet Security and Trend Micro Internet Security Pro are now available. The software is designed to keep your computer, and data, safe whilst you surf the web. The new versions are claimed to offer significantly lighter... Read more

PowerTraveller lets loose its Gorilla charger

PowerTraveller lets loose its Gorilla charger

By Katie Scott

Laptop users who need power on the go should check out the powergorilla and solargorilla from PowerTraveller. The powergorilla, which is a high density lithium polymer rechargeable battery, will give users an additional 2-6 hours of power for their laptops.... Read more

Bebo planning six new series for 2009

Bebo planning six new series for 2009

By Katie Scott

Following on from the success of Kate Modern, Bebo has released plans to pump more money into making online TV series, which could mean as many as six new productions for 2009. And the company is also broadening its scope from dramas to include shows... Read more

Government plans to monitor Facebook

Government plans to monitor Facebook

By Katie Scott

We knew of plans to monitor phone calls, emails and what websites we're all looking at, but the UK Government could take its surveillance of citizens a step further - accessing Facebook accounts. Plans to create a massive database of phone and web traffic... Read more

SanDisk reveals slotMusic line-up

SanDisk reveals slotMusic line-up

By Katie Scott

SanDisk is hoping to take on CDs with its new music platform, slotMusic. While the platform, which uses microSD cards for holding albums, isn't going to arrive in the UK until next year, US punters can now buy slotMusic albums from Best Buy and Wal-Mart... Read more

BenQ unveils "versatile" MP723 projector

BenQ unveils "versatile" MP723 projector

By Katie Scott

A versatile all-rounder is how BenQ describes it's MP723 projector. This packs in 3300 ANSI lumens and 6-segment colour wheel, and is claimed to be suitable for uses from the conference room to the classroom. Other tech specs worth a mention include the... Read more

Orange promises more SIM-embedded laptops

Orange promises more SIM-embedded laptops

By Katie Scott

A rising number of the laptops that Orange offers on its various broadband tariffs will have an embedded SIM. Lured by the promise of details of a new device soon to be available to Orange customers which didn't actually materialise, Pocket-lint went... Read more

UPDATED: Logic3 launches iPod dock duo

UPDATED: Logic3 launches iPod dock duo

By Katie Scott

Logic3 reckons it's got the iPod/ iPhone dock market covered with two new launches – which Pocket-lint got exclusive info on at the Digital Winter event in central London. For £299.99, from early November, you’ll be able to buy the Valve 80 – a... Read more

BenQ launches MP771 and MP522ST short throw projectors

BenQ launches MP771 and MP522ST short throw projectors

By Katie Scott

BenQ has launched two new projector models designed for small spaces, but big pictures. First up is the MP771 XGA projector which can project a 74-inch picture from a metre away. This delivers 3000 ANSI lumens of brightness, BrilliantColor technology,... Read more

MoD data crisis deepens

MoD data crisis deepens

By Katie Scott

A data loss scandal originally estimated to have affected 100,000 potential armed forces recruits has now been revealed to be far worse than the MoD initially admitted. A hard drive that went missing from MoD subcontractor has now been revealed to contain... Read more

BenQ demos MP512ST gaming projector

BenQ demos MP512ST gaming projector

By Katie Scott

It's styled to look as sleek and shiny as the Nintendo Wii, is compact at 255 x 90 x 214mm, and, most importantly, has a short throw distance. In fact, the MP512ST from BenQ will project a 55-inch or 140-centimetre image from just a metre away, so is... Read more

Clock's ticking for hacker McKinnon

Clock's ticking for hacker McKinnon

By Katie Scott

The legal options left for British-born hacker Gary McKinnon seem to be running out. McKinnon has been fighting extradiction to the US where he is accused of hacking into 97 NASA and military machines - and even of breaking the system - an accusation... Read more

BenQ launches its brightest projectors yet

BenQ launches its brightest projectors yet

By Katie Scott

Using a new configuration with two bulbs, BenQ is promising its brightest projector to date - the SP920. This £3000 (+VAT) XGA monster delivers 6000 ANSI lumens at resolutions of 1024 x 768. Aimed predominantly at business users, this projector is bright... Read more

AC/DC say iTunes will wreck the music industry

AC/DC say iTunes will wreck the music industry

By Katie Scott

AC/DC's latest album is going to be released on 20 October, but the band is taking a stand and refusing to let it be sold through iTunes. "Maybe I'm just being old-fashioned, but this iTunes, God bless 'em, it's going to kill music if they're not careful",... Read more

Sergey Brin wishes fellow space tourist good luck

Sergey Brin wishes fellow space tourist good luck

By Katie Scott

He's a couple of years off his own space flight, but Google co-founder Sergey Brin decided to visit a fellow space tourist and wish him luck before his journey to the stars. Brin made a surprise visit to Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome to visit his friend,... Read more

Hackers hijack Patch Tuesday

Hackers hijack Patch Tuesday

By Katie Scott

On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft is now accustomed to releasing the patches and fixes for its various software packages. But now hackers are trying to take advantage of this and are sending out fake updates to dupe Microsoft software users... Read more

Mux converts videos for you online

Mux converts videos for you online

By Katie Scott

So you have a laptop and a PMP that won't play the same video formats - or you have a file that is flummoxing every device you own. Mux says it has an easy solution in its online video converting tool, the "happy hungry videobot". This basically lets... 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

Facebook fervour cooling

Facebook fervour cooling

By Katie Scott

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has just been over in the UK to celebrate the fact that the website now has 12.6 million users on this fair isle. But web reports are suggesting that perhaps we are all, finally, get a little fed-up with Facebook. Hitwise... Read more

Robots not capable of intelligent thought (yet)

Robots not capable of intelligent thought (yet)

By Katie Scott

A test created in 1950 by British Mathematician Alan Turing has proved that robots aren't yet capable of intelligent thought, though they're not far off. The experiment at the University of Reading saw five machines pitted against each other in the test... Read more

Deloitte loses BSkyB employees details

Deloitte loses BSkyB employees details

By Katie Scott

Data scandal number two - and that's just today. Accountancy firm Deloitte has admitted that a laptop containing pension details for BSkyB staff, among others, has been nicked. The laptop was taken from a handbag that was stolen in a public place. But... Read more

Stars lend voices to TomTom

Stars lend voices to TomTom

By Katie Scott

Sir Terry Wogan could be the voice telling you to turn left in 20 yards, thanks to a charity fundraising scheme run by satnav manufacturer TomTom. Wogan, Alan "Deadly" Dedicoat (voice of the balls from the National Lottery show), Sally "Traffic" Boazman... Read more

One-third UK TVs still analogue

One-third UK TVs still analogue

By Katie Scott

The Digital Switchover is looming and yet a third of UK televisions have not been converted from analogue. The switchover body Digital UK is reporting that at least 18 million TV sets have still to be converted of the total 60 million sets in use. The... Read more