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LG goes chocolate for plasma
LG goes chocolate for plasma By Ryan Haynes

LG Electronics unveiled its latest plasma TV range, including two models inspired by the fashionable design of the LG Chocolate Handset. The 60-inch 1080P Full HD PF95 and 50-inch HD-ready PB65 goes for the chocolate of the famous phone. LG has taken... Read more

Text takes over talk
Text takes over talk By Ryan Haynes

For the first time in 10 years mobile phone call volumes have dropped according to research by JD Power.Nearly 3000 UK mobile phone users were surveyed and found that the number of phones made on average per week is dropping. Pre-paid customers made four... Read more

One in three customer emails ignored
One in three customer emails ignored By Ryan Haynes

It has been found that telcos are the worst offenders when it comes to ignoring customer emails, totalling a 42 percent response rate. eGain tested 125 major UK companies on response times as well as quality of information through email. Staff actively... Read more

Fake Xbox Live accounts blocked
Fake Xbox Live accounts blocked By Ryan Haynes

Xbox Live account users will have content blocked from other countries in order to protect Global Digital Rights Management. Microsoft has had to act after users have set up fake foreign accounts to access downloads and data from other countries for which... Read more

LG to launch TV mobile phones
LG to launch TV mobile phones By Ryan Haynes

LG are set to launch three television mobile phones making an aggressive move into the market. The SB630/KB6300/LB6300 Television Phones by the LG group, offer support for DMB-T standard for reception of wireless digital television transmissions. The... Read more

BT to switch a million to save trees
BT to switch a million to save trees By Ryan Haynes

BT is taking it's green pledge further by encouraging more than a million customers to switch to online billing by the end of the month. The telco uses 60 tonnes of paper each year and aims to reduce the impact on the environment. The company is also... Read more

Dell opts for Ubuntu for Linux PCs
Dell opts for Ubuntu for Linux PCs By Ryan Haynes

Dells new focus on its range of Linux computers for consumers has will use Ubuntu as its operating system. With Apple raising its stakes, Linux could be the next to knock Microsofts dominance in the personal computing space. Canonical is the lead sponsor... Read more

ALK CoPilot Live joins the N95
ALK CoPilot Live joins the N95 By Ryan Haynes

ALK Technologies has come up with an alternative to the N95's on-board GPS software, CoPilot Live navigation comes as a pre-loaded storage card for the handset. If you're not so keen on Nokia's version, or found the cost of map downloads expensive - this... Read more

MySpaceIM goes BlackBerry
MySpaceIM goes BlackBerry By Ryan Haynes

Furthering the capabilities of BlackBerry's Shape Services has introduced the seventh heaven for communications enthusiasts. MySpaceIM, the instant messaging system part of the social network phenomenon, is now available on RIM BlackBerry smartphones.... Read more

Sony challenges YouTube with video sharing website
Sony challenges YouTube with video sharing website By Ryan Haynes

Sony has announced that it will attempt to challenge YouTube’s video sharing dominance with the launch of a new video-sharing website in Japan. The Sony service called eyeVio, sees the company follow NBC and Universal’s move to provide some of its... Read more

Budget GPS PDA to come from Trimble
Budget GPS PDA to come from Trimble By Ryan Haynes

Trimble has taken it on itself to launch a budget model PDA for the ever-growing mobile workforce. The Juno ST is meant to keep employees in contact, continue working and make locating much easier at a low-price. This low-price is still yet to be announced,... Read more

SlouchPod reaches the UK
SlouchPod reaches the UK By Ryan Haynes

The sort of chairs that are always in the American TV programmes, that look too cool for school. Well, they're here and coming from a homegrown store. Churchfield is exclusively launching the SlouchPod range of interactive multimedia chairs. They are... Read more

PlayStation Eye up next generation
PlayStation Eye up next generation By Ryan Haynes

Scheduled for a Summer release in Europe, PlayStation Eye is an essential accessory for voice, video chat and online gaming that will enable gamers to enjoy their PlayStation 3 experiences like never before. The new Eye has been designed specifically... Read more

Free downloads hit with ads
Free downloads hit with ads By Ryan Haynes

Lawsuits against illegal downloader’s could be coming to an end, but not a pleasant end for the downloader. Changes are being made to MP3s in order to recoup financial losses from peer-to-peer networks. To legitimise songs being exchanged for free online... Read more

Google earn £3.66billion in 3 months
Google earn £3.66billion in 3 months By Ryan Haynes

Here's something to get your teeth into, your head around or just to begin designing your way to take over the planet: Google's earnings for the past 3 months. Google reported revenues of $3.66 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, an increase... Read more

AG Neovo launch its V-10
AG Neovo launch its V-10 By Ryan Haynes

AG Neovo announced the launch of the V-10 digital photo frame. Although lacking any wireless connectivity and some of the latest features accompanying recent launches by other manufacturers. The V-10 digital photo frame does combine intellectual features... Read more

Fujitsu unveils its e-paper printer
Fujitsu unveils its e-paper printer By Ryan Haynes

Fujitsu announced 2 years ago that it had come up with the world's first film substrate-based bendable colour electronic paper featuring image memory function.The FLEPia is what the paper goes in, and is available now in two sizes, A4 (480 grams) and... Read more

Medion launches its first UMPC
Medion launches its first UMPC By Ryan Haynes

Medion has stepped into the ultra-mobile product market with its UMPC RIM 1000 range, it’s a full functioning handheld PC - not to be mistaken for a smartphone. The device incorporates all the key Windows software, is Wi-Fi compatible and supports Bluetooth... Read more

Vodafone explains removal of N95 VoIP
Vodafone explains removal of N95 VoIP By Ryan Haynes

We reported yesterday that Orange and Vodafone had removed the Truphone VoIP function from the new Nokia N95. It was suggested this was done to prevent loss of voice call revenue, however the network has responded: In a statement today Vodafone admit... Read more

85-inch plasma HDTV from Hitachi
85-inch plasma HDTV from Hitachi By Ryan Haynes

Hitachi is getting bigger, this time focusing on the size of the products and not its bank account. The company aims to dominate the market of large-sized plasma display panel TVs with the addition of an 85-inch model to its line-up. The manufacturers... Read more

70K limited edition speakers from KEF
70K limited edition speakers from KEF By Ryan Haynes

Sound systems are something to take pride in and often require a bit of extra expenditure to get it right. How about spending £70,000 on limited edition loudspeakers by Ross Lovegrove. No doubt a piece of art in its own right, called Muon, the shape... Read more

Sony Ericsson - is this the new phone?
Sony Ericsson - is this the new phone? By Ryan Haynes

We may have the first glimpse of the Sony Ericsoon P700i smartphone. Courtesy of a poster on the Esato forums we also know a few of the specs to expect. The phone is likely to be run on Symbian OS, with a 2.6-inch QVGA 240 x 320 display. The handset is... Read more

Orange and Vodafone disable Nokia VoIP
Orange and Vodafone disable Nokia VoIP By Ryan Haynes

It's been found that the ultra multimedia, glossy and fully-featured Nokia N95 has had it's VoIP capability disabled by Orange and Vodafone. Although there has been no official statement by Orange and Vodafone it is claimed that both networks have dodged... Read more

Online child abuse continues
Online child abuse continues By Ryan Haynes

It looks as though the Internet Watch Foundation has only just finished filtering through last year's web content. It has discovered an increase of 34% since 2005. In over 3000 websites were found more than 10,000 reported pages containing illegal child... Read more

Double-head Nokia rumours
Double-head Nokia rumours By Ryan Haynes

There have been two rumours about Nokia today, neither of them yet officially confirmed by the phone manufacturer but enough to get our taste buds going. Both to do with developments of the company’s handsets. First up, the launch of the new Nokia N95... Read more

LG Shines again with Bar phone
LG Shines again with Bar phone By Ryan Haynes

LG went over the ocean to Russia to introduce its new Shine phone. Much like the Shine slider phone, the new design keeps the model simple. The KE770 comes as a 9.9mm thick handset, slimmer than the regular Shine's 14mm waste. Otherwise the specs remain... Read more

Sony to begin selling OLED TVs
Sony to begin selling OLED TVs By Ryan Haynes

The company has talked about taking TVs a further step away from the traditional bulky sets for nearly five year. Sony has announced it is set to start selling the OLED TV format within the year. Samsung, Toshiba and Cannon have toyed with this for a... Read more

Orange opt for 2-year locked contract
Orange opt for 2-year locked contract By Ryan Haynes

First there was pay-as-you-go, then mobile networks decided to beat competitors with extended extra-value 18-month contracts. Now, Orange has said that it is pushing customers towards a 24-month contractual obligation. If you're prepared to wait 2 years... Read more

3 opens up mobile internet
3 opens up mobile internet By Ryan Haynes

Mobile networks are sprinting to get ahead in the mobile internet market and 3 has opened the doors with a £5 flat-rate unlimited package. As an extension to its X-Series, following the launch with the Nokia N73, 3 is releasing the service on all recently... Read more

Dell ends the Axim Pocket PC line
Dell ends the Axim Pocket PC line By Ryan Haynes

If you're a lover of the Axim Pocket PC then we have bad news. Dell has announced it will be Discontinuing it's Axim line of handhelds. First introduced in 2002, the company has decided that the Axim X51 Family will no longer be offered. There are no... Read more

Toshiba takes legal action over DVD players
Toshiba takes legal action over DVD players By Ryan Haynes

Toshiba is taking legal action in the US against 17 companies it says haven't secured the required licensing fees for DVD technology used in their products. The Tokyo company and its US subsidiary filed a lawsuit at the District Court for the Northern... Read more

Samsung F500 phone gets DivX certification
Samsung F500 phone gets DivX certification By Ryan Haynes

DivX fans will be able to rejoice in the knowledge that Samsung has announced the release of the first certified mobile phone for the format. Called the F500, the new handset will provide access to high quality DivX movies on the go, either from the user’s... Read more