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Apple announces film and photography events
Apple announces film and photography events By Verity Burns

The Apple Store in Regent Street, London has announced a whole host of film and photography events at its store throughout April that are free for the public to attend. Firstly on 7 April, Apple will be hosting an evening of BOOM! events. BOOM! is a new... Read more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 dated
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 dated By Verity Burns

Activision has finally announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be hitting our shelves on 10 November, handily in time for Christmas. The follow-up to 2007's blockbuster Call of Duty 4, cited as the best-selling FPS game of all time, has been... Read more

WD introduces 2TB capacity to My Book family
WD introduces 2TB capacity to My Book family By Verity Burns

WD has expanded its My Book family of external hard drives to include a 2TB capacity, the largest capacity single-drive system currently available. Developed to address the demand for higher storage capacities due to the increase of HD video cameras,... Read more

Photography.Book.Now judging panel announced
Photography.Book.Now judging panel announced By Verity Burns

The judges have been announced for the Photography.Book.Now competition we told you about at the beginning of the month. Lead judge Darius Himes, co-founder of Radius Books, will chair the panel for the second year, and has hand-picked the judges that... Read more

Jabra BIZ 2400 corded headset launched
Jabra BIZ 2400 corded headset launched By Verity Burns

With Bluetooth and wireless headsets often becoming the forefront of our attention these days, it's nice to see someone is keeping an eye on the corded headset as well. GN Netcom has just announced the all-new Jabra BIZ 2400, claiming a number of industry... Read more

Jessops offers freebies for Canon 500D EOS pre-orders
Jessops offers freebies for Canon 500D EOS pre-orders By Verity Burns

Jessops has announced it will be giving away a few freebies to all those pre-ordering the just-launched Canon EOS 500D. Early birds will receive a free 8GB Sandisk Extreme 3 memory card and a Canon DSLR bag, worth over £100. For those of you who haven't... Read more

EU to cap roaming data charges
EU to cap roaming data charges By Verity Burns

If you've ever been abroad and been stung by extortionate roaming costs, this bit of news may well brighten up your summer holiday this year. The EU has announced that the cost for making calls, sending messages and browsing the web abroad will fall from... Read more

Tamron announces SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II life-size macro lens
Tamron announces SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II life-size macro lens By Verity Burns

Tamron has announced the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II Macro 1:1 life-size macro lens designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors. The lens covers an equivalent angle of view of 93mm when converted to the 35mm format and boasts a maximum aperture... Read more

Virgin Media planning 200Mb broadband
Virgin Media planning 200Mb broadband By Verity Burns

Virgin Media has said it has the capabilities to offer broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps as early as next year, overshadowing BT's rival fibre network set to complete in 2012. "We have an opportunity with our network to provide significantly higher speeds",... Read more

Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer announced
Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer announced By Verity Burns

Canon has announced the Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer, the predecessor of the original Pro9000, that will produce professional-quality prints up to A3+.The Pixma Pro9000 Mark II improves on the design of predecessor to offer faster, higher-quality monochrome... Read more

Canon launches Pixma Pro9500 Mark II printer
Canon launches Pixma Pro9500 Mark II printer By Verity Burns

Canon has announced the Pixma Pro9500 Mark II, a 10-colour pigment inkjet printer capable of producing prints up to A3+ size.The printer will allow you to print on gloss and matte media without the need to swap inks, and supports ICC profiles for many... Read more

Canon launches entry-level Speedlite 270EX flash
Canon launches entry-level Speedlite 270EX flash By Verity Burns

Canon has launched the entry level Speedlite 270EX, an enhanced flash designed for EOS and PowerShot users. Replacing the Speedlite 220EX, the Speedlite 270EX is aimed at photographers wanting to expand their flash photography beyond the built-in flash.... Read more

Sennheiser launches Sports II range of headphones
Sennheiser launches Sports II range of headphones By Verity Burns

Sennheiser has launched its Sports II line of headphones, five new personal headsets built for those active types among you. Both sweat and water-resistant, and ski-rated to -10 degrees, the new collection has been built specifically for sports activities,... Read more

Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX lens launched
Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX lens launched By Verity Burns

THQ Photo Products has announced the Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX, a lens designed exclusively for DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors. The new lens gives the photographers an ultra wide-range zoom lens that has the equivalent angle of view to a 25-200mm. The... Read more

Nikon releases View NX 1.3.0 and Nikon Transfer 1.4.0
Nikon releases View NX 1.3.0 and Nikon Transfer 1.4.0 By Verity Burns

Nikon has announced two software updates for View NX and Nikon Transfer. The View NX update, version 1.3.0, will introduce no less than 26 changes and improvements, including the ability to use 3D Google Maps with the GeoTag function, a new "Restore Original"... Read more

Microsoft announces new features for Games for Windows - Live
Microsoft announces new features for Games for Windows - Live By Verity Burns

Microsoft has used the Game Developers Conference to announce a number of new features coming to its Games for Windows - Live online gaming service and community in the coming months. First up, the company will be introducing more protection against piracy... Read more

Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced
Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced By Verity Burns

Harmonix has announced the Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock, a bundle of 20 more tracks to help you expand your Rock Band music library. Developed in the US for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii, the Track Pack will be compatible with both Rock Band and... Read more

Trek-Tech launches TrekPod Go! Pro
Trek-Tech launches TrekPod Go! Pro By Verity Burns

Trek-Tech has announced the TrekPod Go! Pro, a new multi-tool for photographers that acts as a monopod, tripod and even a hiking staff. The new TrekPod weighs 800g and features Trek-Tech’s MagMount system, a quick-release mounting system which attaches... Read more

iLane reads your email to you on the go
iLane reads your email to you on the go By Verity Burns

A new device has been developed by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems that will help you keep in touch with your email while you're on the go. The iLane, designed for use in the car, will alert you when you receive a new email and even read it out to you... Read more

Halo and Gears of War add-ons lead Xbox Live DLC line-up
Halo and Gears of War add-ons lead Xbox Live DLC line-up By Verity Burns

Microsoft has announced that exclusive add-ons for the Halo and Gears of War franchises will be headlining Xbox Live's DLC line-up for the spring. On 31 March, the Snowblind map pack will give Gears of War 2 gamers the chance to explore four new winter-themed... Read more

Need for Speed Shift detailed and dated
Need for Speed Shift detailed and dated By Verity Burns

EA has announced Need for Speed Shift, the latest instalment in the racing game series, will hit shelves in September. Need for Speed Shift will feature some of the world's most iconic tracks, including Brands Hatch, and the largest number of high-performance... Read more

Babelgum updates mobile video app and launches in US
Babelgum updates mobile video app and launches in US By Verity Burns

Independent web TV service Babelgum has released a new version of its mobile video application in the UK and Italy, and launched it for the first time across the pond in the US as well. Babelgum mobile was first launched in December last year and saw... Read more

Mamiya launches 33-megapixel DL33
Mamiya launches 33-megapixel DL33 By Verity Burns

Mamiya has announced the next in its high-end range of digital cameras, the DL33. The camera boasts 33 megapixels, a 3.5-inch high contrast touch screen and a sensor twice the size of full frame DSLR cameras, allowing for larger pixels for richer pictures.... Read more

Jessops offers Nikon Coolpix S225 camera
Jessops offers Nikon Coolpix S225 camera By Verity Burns

Jessops has announced the availability of the Nikon Coolpix S225 compact camera, exclusive to its stores. Boasting 10 megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen, the S225 is described as ideal for those looking for a camera with "style... Read more

YouTube app comes to Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones
YouTube app comes to Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones By Verity Burns

Google has announced a new version of its YouTube application that will add compatibility for Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 phones. As well as offering support for more devices, the update has also added in some speed and quality improvements.... Read more

Nintendo pushes app development for DSi
Nintendo pushes app development for DSi By Verity Burns

Rumours coming out of the top-secret Nintendo Developer's Conference held in London this week suggest Nintendo is shifting its focus for its DSi handheld to shorter applications, both of the gaming and non-gaming variety. Such applications are already... Read more

Personal use of company laptops putting companies "at risk"
Personal use of company laptops putting companies "at risk" By Verity Burns

Research carried out by Opinion Matters and Vodafone has found that people with work mobiles and laptops are potentially putting their companies at risk with personal use of the devices once 5.30pm comes around. Sampling from over 1000 business people... Read more

Guitar Hero: Metallica demo launched on Xbox Live
Guitar Hero: Metallica demo launched on Xbox Live By Verity Burns

Rockers waiting to get their hands on Guitar Hero Metallica can get a sneak peek today, as a four song demo has been released on Xbox Live Marketplace. Available for free download from today, the demo includes two Metallica favourites "Sad But True" and... Read more

EA releases Fifa 09 Ultimate Team DLC
EA releases Fifa 09 Ultimate Team DLC By Verity Burns

EA has announced Fifa 09 Ultimate Team, a new downloadable game mode for Fifa 09. Available for both PS3 and Xbox 360, Fifa 09 Ultimate Team will challenge gamers to develop a dream team made up of the most talented players in the world, and compete online... Read more

Tanita announces BC-1000 body composition monitor
Tanita announces BC-1000 body composition monitor By Verity Burns

Tanita Corporation has announced the BC-1000 body composition monitor, the first device confirmed as compatible with the Garmin FR60 fitness watch announced in January. Using the ANT+ wireless connection standard, the BC-1000 is able to send various statistics... Read more

Safari hacked within seconds at Pwn2Own contest
Safari hacked within seconds at Pwn2Own contest By Verity Burns

In just day one of the annual Pwn2Own hacking competition, IE8 and Firefox were cracked within a matter of hours, and Safari floored within seconds. The champion of the day was a master's student from the University of Oldenburg, who made hacking all... Read more

Hasbro Family Game Night launches on Xbox Live
Hasbro Family Game Night launches on Xbox Live By Verity Burns

EA has launched the Hasbro Family Game Night destination on Xbox Live Arcade, which will allow players to access digital versions of some of the most-loved family board games. Fans will be able to play games such as Scrabble (available in the US and Canada... Read more

Onkyo unveils 2009 line-up
Onkyo unveils 2009 line-up By Verity Burns

Onkyo has introduced its new line of receivers, home cinema packages and iPod-compatible accessories for 2009, promising improved performance, new features and value for money. Leading the wave of new introductions are four new budget to midrange home... Read more

Google Earth unveils more GeoEye-1 satellite images
Google Earth unveils more GeoEye-1 satellite images By Verity Burns

Google Earth has unveiled some of the first images archived by the world's most advanced commercial imaging satellite, GeoEye-1, launched into orbit in September last year. We got our first glimpse of what it could do in October, but it was in February... Read more

Sony launches RHT-G Series of TV stands
Sony launches RHT-G Series of TV stands By Verity Burns

Sony has launched its RHT-G Series of TV stands, boasting integrated multi-channel surround sound without visible speakers or cabling. The two new models cater for a wide range of TV sizes. The RHT-G950 is designed for 40- to 46-inch TVs, while the RHT-G550... Read more

Kids fox parents on web control
Kids fox parents on web control By Verity Burns

A new survey has suggested that parents in the UK are completely unaware of the amount of time their children are spending on the Internet. The report, carried out by Symantec, found that parents think their little lovelies are only online for 18.8 hours... Read more

Locr releases Aperture plug-in
Locr releases Aperture plug-in By Verity Burns

Geotagging photo community locr has released a plug-in for Aperture, which will allow users to upload their photos straight from the Apple program to the locr website. With the plug-in, you'll be able to upload several photos, or even complete albums... Read more

PlayStation price cut coming "soon"?
PlayStation price cut coming "soon"? By Verity Burns

In the past year we've heard endless stories from industry analysts predicting PlayStation price cuts, and endless denials from Sony that it isn't planning any. However, now rumours are spiralling that Sony itself has informed retailers in the UK that... Read more

Sony announces World Photography Awards winners
Sony announces World Photography Awards winners By Verity Burns

Sony has announced the winners of the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards. The 44 photographers, from 22 separate countries, beat off stiff competition from the 186 shortlisted photographers, which we told you about last month. Each of the photographers... Read more

Bioware announces Mass Effect 2
Bioware announces Mass Effect 2 By Verity Burns

Bioware has announced the "dark" second chapter in the Mass Effect series is in development, and will be on our shelves early next year. The Mass Effect trilogy kicked off in 2007 when the first instalment introduced us to a sci-fi adventure filled with... Read more

House of the Dead: Overkill named most profane game ever
House of the Dead: Overkill named most profane game ever By Verity Burns

Sega title House of the Dead: Overkill, has been named the most profane video game of all time by the Guinness Book of Records. As one of the most risque titles in the line-up for Nintendo's Wii console, the game manages to squeeze the f-word into its... Read more

Sony to launch PSP comic service?
Sony to launch PSP comic service? By Verity Burns

It seems Sony is planning to add downloadable comics to its offering on the PlayStation store. Apparently "thousands of comics" will be available as digital downloads direct to the PSP, including "rare classics". A video sent to recipients of a survey... Read more

Google launches new Chrome Beta
Google launches new Chrome Beta By Verity Burns

Google has announced it is re-introducing the beta channel for the Google Chrome browser in order to get some early feedback on recent changes. The "beta" tag was removed from the browser back in December, but since then Google has been working on two... Read more

HTC set to launch "at least" three Android phones in 2009
HTC set to launch "at least" three Android phones in 2009 By Verity Burns

The CEO of High Tech Computer has said it will ship "at least" three new smartphones utilising Google's Android software before the end of 2009. HTC was the first phone manufacturer to use the Android software, when it teamed up with Google and T-Mobile... Read more

7Digital.com teams up with Songbird
7Digital.com teams up with Songbird By Verity Burns

MP3 download site 7digital.com has announced a partnership with the open-source, customisable media player, Songbird. The partnership will see 7digital.com's music store integrated within the Songbird player, and will allow Songbird users in the US and... Read more

FotoInsight launches Designer v4.5
FotoInsight launches Designer v4.5 By Verity Burns

FotoInsight has launched new software that allows users to integrate their photos from websites like Flickr and Facebook, into their printed photo books. FotoInsight Designer version 4.5 will pick photos straight from the website without the need to download... Read more

Nikon launches new EDG fieldscope range
Nikon launches new EDG fieldscope range By Verity Burns

Nikon has announced its new flagship range of EDG fieldscopes that it describes as "cutting edge, yet affordable". The new EDG 85/85-A and EDG 65/65-A models feature Nikon’s ED (Extra-low Dispersion) to ensure chromatic aberration compensation, while... Read more

Truphone launches Truphone Business BlackBerry app
Truphone launches Truphone Business BlackBerry app By Verity Burns

Truphone has launched Truphone Business, a new BlackBerry application that will allow business users to make international calls from their mobiles on the cheap. Users will be charged at fixed line rates, apparently allowing them to save 50% or more on... Read more

Resident Evil 5 sells more than UK top ten combined
Resident Evil 5 sells more than UK top ten combined By Verity Burns

It seems Resident Evil 5 certainly wanted to make its debut into the UK All Formats chart this week a memorable one, as it stormed straight in at number one, selling more copies than the rest of the titles in the top ten combined. Chart-Track also confirmed... Read more

SoundCurtain iPhone app launched
SoundCurtain iPhone app launched By Verity Burns

If you're the victim of a noisy neighbour, a chatterbox colleague or a loud-mouth lodger, a new application for the iPhone could help give your ears a rest. Developed by Royal College of Art graduate Andreas Raptopoulos, SoundCurtain takes annoying sounds... Read more