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Music fans get behind legal downloads

Music fans get behind legal downloads

By Katie Scott

The warnings that ISPs are sending out to customers caught illegally downloading copyright material seem to be working. In a survey conducted by Entertainment Media Research (EMR), it was found that 75% of music pirates would stop if told to by their... Read more

100 Best Buy shops planned for UK

100 Best Buy shops planned for UK

By Katie Scott

Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy are soon to start their joint offensive to dominate the UK's electrical goods market. The companies are planning on opening more than 100 new stores and the first could open early next year. Cazenove analysts said in August... Read more

Army admits data lost for 100,000 personnel

Army admits data lost for 100,000 personnel

By Katie Scott

Private information on 100,000 armed forces personnel has gone missing. The data, which includes names, addresses, passport numbers, dates of birth and driving licence details of servicemen in the army, navy and RAF, was on a hard drive that has been... Read more

Virgin Media email under siege

Virgin Media email under siege

By Katie Scott

Virgin Media customers were cut off for 4 days with little or no access to their email as the company came under attack by spammers. According to the Beeb, the spam problem affected a company which processes messages delivered through the Virgin.net platform.... Read more

Rumours of a BlackBerry Storm successor

Rumours of a BlackBerry Storm successor

By Katie Scott

It's not even on the shelves yet, but rumours are already circling the web that RIM is planning a BlackBerry Storm Mark II. The Boy Genius Report is quoting two independent sources "that RIM is working on a device that will blow the roof off all previous... Read more

Freestyle makes splash with Soundwave MP3 player

Freestyle makes splash with Soundwave MP3 player

By Katie Scott

For all of you out there who are health-conscious enough to do exercise occasionally, and enjoy pounding up and down a swimming pool, here's a device that could make the experience a little more enjoyable. The Soundwave is the latest waterproof MP3 player... Read more

Online shoppers to get more rights

Online shoppers to get more rights

By Katie Scott

The European Commission has announced plans that could see shoppers afforded more protection when buying online. In particular, the proposals are aimed to protect EU shoppers who opt to buy products from one of the 27 states within the Union but not from... Read more

Fraudsters go phishing as financial crisis hits

Fraudsters go phishing as financial crisis hits

By Katie Scott

With daily news of yet another bank in trouble, customers are understandably worried about their investments at the moment. And online fraudsters are taking advantage of this. In fact, things have got so bad that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more

Eye-Fi SD cards get Twitter, Flickr and RSS support

Eye-Fi SD cards get Twitter, Flickr and RSS support

By Katie Scott

The Eye-Fi range of SecureDigital memory cards hit the headlines because they allow snappers to send their pics wirelessly from their camera straight to their computer using Wi-Fi technology. It then included a GPS geotagging tool - another great innovation... Read more

Carcade brings gaming to your car

Carcade brings gaming to your car

By Katie Scott

So you're 15 minutes into a 4 hour car journey, and already getting to the stage where you're sleepy, grumpy and bored all at the same time. Enter the Carcade system, a prototype game that uses a webcam to incorporate objects from the outside of the car... Read more

Scientists unveil unassailable computer encryption network

Scientists unveil unassailable computer encryption network

By Katie Scott

A network created by scientists in Austria is being claimed to be unbreakable. The team in Vienna has managed to connect six locations across the city and the nearby town of St Poelten using 200km of standard commercial fibre optic cables. But the network... Read more

RIM: Vodafone rejected first BlackBerry Storm

RIM: Vodafone rejected first BlackBerry Storm

By Katie Scott

RIM's CEO Mike Lazaridis has admitted that the company's first attempt at making the BlackBerry Storm was rejected by Vodafone for not being cutting edge enough. "I thought that when we put both 3G Network technologies, Quadband Edge, GPS and a powerful... Read more

BT in trouble after Virgin Media sneaks to ASA

BT in trouble after Virgin Media sneaks to ASA

By Katie Scott

It's all getting a little tit-for-tat in the world of broadband suppliers. In July, BT made a complaint about a Virgin Media ad campaign, which featured download times for songs and TV shows. BT said that it was not made clear in the ads that Virgin's... Read more

Bebo fires messages into space

Bebo fires messages into space

By Katie Scott

In the summer, Bebo teamed up with production company RDF Digital to launch the A Message From Earth project. The search then began for the 500 Bebo users, selected by a vote, who would get to send their messages, including pics, into space. Well the... Read more

Deets released on BlackBerry app centre

Deets released on BlackBerry app centre

By Katie Scott

OK so it's only be released to a limited number of developers, but the BlackBerry SDK is still exciting as it could mean a whole host of new applications for the smartphones, notably the new consumer-friendly Storm. The launch of the BlackBerry App Center... Read more

Student accused of Sarah Palin email hack

Student accused of Sarah Palin email hack

By Katie Scott

The whole saga over the hacking of the Yahoo account belonging to US VP hopeful, Sarah Palin, has taken another twist. The Republican candidate for the US vice presidential position was revealed to have been using her Yahoo account to send "work" related... Read more

Symantec buys rival MessageLabs

Symantec buys rival MessageLabs

By Katie Scott

Security software expert Symantec has gone on a spending spree. The US company, which is best known for its Norton Antivirus software, is going to buy its rival MessageLabs for a reported $695m (£401.2m). Symantec says that the move means that it will... Read more

IBM earnings offer ray of hope

IBM earnings offer ray of hope

By Katie Scott

Job losses at eBay, Microsoft admitting tough times ahead and the prediction that the phone market is going to suffer next year - it's all been a bit gloomy of late. But IBM has bucked the trend by announcing higher-than-expected preliminary quarterly... Read more

Apple could be forced to make replaceable iPhone batteries

Apple could be forced to make replaceable iPhone batteries

By Katie Scott

A new European Union directive could see Apple forced to make the replaceable batteries for its iPhone. In a move that is sure to win the support of grumbling iPhone users, a new EU rule, which is part of wider bid to make electronics more eco friendly,... Read more

Phone manufacturers face tough time in 2009

Phone manufacturers face tough time in 2009

By Katie Scott

It was bound to happen but the worldwide economic slowdown means that phone manufacturers are facing a tough year ahead. In August, all was looking fairly rosy. Gartner predicted that worldwide sales of mobile phones would reach 1.28 billion units in... Read more

SlingMedia's Slingcatcher now available

SlingMedia's Slingcatcher now available

By Katie Scott

We got a hands-on with SlingMedia's Slingcatcher device way back at the end of September, but today, it hit the shelves in the UK. The Slingcatcher sends content from your computer or a hard drive to your TV, as well as from TV to TV when used in conjunction... Read more

Windows Zune phones to arrive next year?

Windows Zune phones to arrive next year?

By Katie Scott

Microsoft's CEO has sworn blind that the company is not about to start making its own mobile phones. But rumours are circling the web that the company may nevertheless deal a blow to rival Apple by bringing its Zune audio tech to phones that run Windows... Read more

Elgato updates EyeTV software

Elgato updates EyeTV software

By Katie Scott

Elgato has fixed some bugs and added new features to its EyeTV TV software package. Version 3.0.4 includes improvements to the programme editor, some additional hardware support, and a few bug fixes that are country specific. A key improvement is the... Read more

Asus Eee Box shipped with virus

Asus Eee Box shipped with virus

By Katie Scott

Japanese consumers who have bought an Asus Eee Box desktop PC are on virus alert. The manufacturer, best known for its Eee mini-laptops, has released a warning that the machines, which were launched only last week, may have shipped with a virus. The virus... Read more

BlackBerry Storm hits UK

BlackBerry Storm hits UK

By Katie Scott

About a year ago, Vodafone called RIM, the manufacturer behind the BlackBerry brand, to a clandestine meeting in New York. There it set RIM a challenge - to create a phone that would bridge the space between the business and consumer worlds. And apparently... Read more

BlackBerry Storm - First Look

BlackBerry Storm - First Look

By Katie Scott

Want a touchscreen interface that promises a decent email experience? That's what RIM want to achieve with the launch of the Storm, but have they created that Mecca? Pocket-lint managed to get hands on with the new smartphone ahead of the global announcement... Read more

Ford MyKey gives parents control over their car

Ford MyKey gives parents control over their car

By Katie Scott

Aside from insisting on sitting with them every time they opt to take the car out, handing over your car keys to your child is a sentence for months, if not years, of worrying. But Ford has come up with new technology that might save at least a few grey... Read more

Mitsubishi shows off 20.1 inch monitor - the RDT201WDL

Mitsubishi shows off 20.1 inch monitor - the RDT201WDL

By Katie Scott

In September, Sony launched a DisplayLink empowered Vaio dock which offered the user the chance to add another monitor to their desktop setup via a USB cable. Now Mitsubishi has integrated this technology into a new 20.1-inch widescreen LCD monitor. The... Read more

Golfotron simulator for golfers with cash to splash

Golfotron simulator for golfers with cash to splash

By Katie Scott

Just imagine a simulator that would allow you to play golf all day and night if you wanted, even if thunder storms were blasting in the heavens, or your garden was being washed away by rain. The Golfotron Golf Simulator allows you to do just this. You... Read more

Asus G71 quad-core gaming laptop debuts

Asus G71 quad-core gaming laptop debuts

By Katie Scott

Last month, we reviewed the Asus G50V - a laptop aimed squarely at gamers, but now it has a big brother. The new G71 is claimed to be the world's first Intel Quad Core gaming notebook, packing in the new Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX9300. "The G71... Read more

Virgin tops broadband speed chart

Virgin tops broadband speed chart

By Katie Scott

With rumours that it may soon be launching a broadband package offering speeds of 50Mbps still circulating, Virgin Media has come out on top in a recent survey on services. According to broadband.co.uk, Virgin Media offered the fastest average broadband... Read more

IntelliTunes digital jukebox

IntelliTunes digital jukebox

By Katie Scott

If you like the idea of a jukebox in your pool room, but also love your technology, the digital IntelliTunes may be the new toy for you. It'll set you back $3995 but for that you get tunes and tech. It has two LCD screens and wall-mount chassis so you... Read more

Sony researchers create bendy TV screens

Sony researchers create bendy TV screens

By Katie Scott

Here's one for the future - scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have teamed up with the clever bods over at Sony to create screens that you can bend. Facing a countless number of applications (phones, TVs, laptops) if the tech actually becomes... Read more

eBay to cut 10% of workforce

eBay to cut 10% of workforce

By Katie Scott

It really is looking gloomy at the moment. So far today, we've had Sony Ericsson admitting it is going sack 450 staff over in the States, and now eBay had stated that it is going to have to cut its worldwide workforce by 10%. The company is soon to release... Read more

Ainol and Gemei both deliver new PMPs

Ainol and Gemei both deliver new PMPs

By Katie Scott

Here's a duo of PMPs that have been developed in China, but just might make it to Western shores. First up is the Ainol V3000, which has a price tag of around 699 Chinese yuan, or around $102. Tech-wise, this PMP includes 4GB of internal memory, a 4.3-inch... Read more

Sony Ericsson slashes R&D staff

Sony Ericsson slashes R&D staff

By Katie Scott

Sony Ericsson warned it may have to slash some jobs, but now the axe has fallen at the company's North American headquarters. The phone manufacturer has admitted that it is going to slash 450 jobs at its R&D facility in the Research Triangle Park in North... Read more

Brit sought over US hack attacks

Brit sought over US hack attacks

By Katie Scott

A British hacker is being sought by US authorities over a hack attack on web shops. Lee Graham Walker, along with German Axel Gembe, are being accused of involvement in attacking websites of series of web retailers. In particular, they are being connected... Read more

T-Mobile admits massive customer data loss

T-Mobile admits massive customer data loss

By Katie Scott

It's taken a very long time to come out, but T-Mobile has owned up to losing details for 17 million of its customers. The German mobile phone company, which is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is now red-faced after details of the data loss were published... Read more

Large Hadron Collider computing grid launched

Large Hadron Collider computing grid launched

By Katie Scott

Its creation may have been controversial, and people may have believed that when it was turned on, the world was going to end, but no. The Large Hadron Collider has been churning away in CERN (although is currently off thanks to a fault), and the team... Read more

MI5 laptop stolen

MI5 laptop stolen

By Katie Scott

Another embarrassing security scandal - this time for MI5 - which has now admitted that a latop containing sensitive information has been stolen. The machine was taken after a window was left open in a house, which was being rented by the Security Services.... Read more

Search site Ask gets facelift

Search site Ask gets facelift

By Katie Scott

It dropped it's iconic butler at the beginning of 2006, and has since added new applications to its search website, but Ask has now opted for a complete rehaul in a bid to gain fans. The team behind the search engine, which is up against the likes of... Read more

Brit business question e-Crime unit's worth

Brit business question e-Crime unit's worth

By Katie Scott

A newly created police unit, whose sole mandate is to fight cybercrime, is already attracting criticism. The £7m Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) will start its work in spring next year, and is hoped will help fight a global cybercrime industry, which... Read more

Google walks away from Yahoo ad deal

Google walks away from Yahoo ad deal

By Katie Scott

Google has decided that it's getting hot so is getting out of the kitchen. Yahoo had said that it was going to push the ad deal between the two companies through, despite competitions inquiries on both sides of the Atlantic. But Google has now opted to... Read more

China accused of spying on Skype users

China accused of spying on Skype users

By Katie Scott

There have been spying controversies galore coming out of China with big tech names including Google implicated. But now it appears the Chinese authorities may have been monitoring and even censoring messages sent through Skype, and with the full knowledge... Read more

Apple TV gets update

Apple TV gets update

By Katie Scott

Apple has issued a security update for its Apple TV service. The 2.2 update not only fixes a bug, but also adds a new feature. The bug, says Apple, means that a "maliciously crafted movie file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary... Read more

HP Blackbird 002 gaming PC arrives in the UK

HP Blackbird 002 gaming PC arrives in the UK

By Katie Scott

It was announced over a year ago, but the Blackbird 002 from HP has finally flown the nest and landed in the UK. Prices start at £3199 for the gaming monster, which boasts HP technology as well as Voodoo DNA (Voodoo is well known for its own gaming machines... Read more

Virgin soon to offer 50Mbps broadband speeds

Virgin soon to offer 50Mbps broadband speeds

By Katie Scott

Virgin Media has won plaudits for the speeds it has offered its broadband customers, but is there more to come? Way back in February, Virgin Media began the first part of a major broadband rehaul programme, offering customers on its "L" tier broadband... Read more

Adobe Flash ready for the iPhone

Adobe Flash ready for the iPhone

By Katie Scott

We've all grumbled about that the fact that the iPhone doesn't support Adobe Flash. Well - it seems that it is Appleholding this development back. If web reports are to be believed (thanks Boy Genius Report), Adobe has an iPhone-friendly version of Flash... Read more

Survey finds men like surfing more than socialising

Survey finds men like surfing more than socialising

By Katie Scott

A survey carried out Down Under has found that to make a man happy, you just have to leave him to surf the Internet to his heart's content. The "Happiness Index" study polled more than 8500 Australians aged between 18-64 years to find out, well, what... Read more

Motor Tunes detachable stereo launched

Motor Tunes detachable stereo launched

By Katie Scott

So you're pootling along on your shiny, new scooter, but what's missing is your fav tune to sing along. An American company has come up with a solution in the Motor Tunes detachable stereo. This is compatible with any iPod, MP3 player or any audio device... Read more