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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

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

The world wide web hits its 20th birthday
The world wide web hits its 20th birthday By Verity Burns

Twenty years ago today on 13 March 1989, a British scientist presented a research paper at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research that would change all of our lives forever. That paper, "Information Management: A Proposal", was written by Sir... Read more

Mozilla Firefox 3.1 beta 3 launched
Mozilla Firefox 3.1 beta 3 launched By Verity Burns

Mozilla has released Firefox 3.1 beta 3, a public preview release intended for "developer testing and feedback". The third beta for the release features a number of improvements to performance, web compatibility and speed. These include an improved Private... Read more

Google launches Noticeboard app
Google launches Noticeboard app By Verity Burns

Google has announced a new application under development that will allow people to share information over the Internet using public digital noticeboards. Google "Noticeboard" will allow users to create text messages or record audio snippets and then post... Read more

Guitar Hero Mobile coming to Android
Guitar Hero Mobile coming to Android By Verity Burns

Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile is extending its reach to the Android open-source software platform. The game from Hands-On Mobile and Activision Publishing is now available on all major US mobile phone platforms, and has exceeded 500,000 downloads since... Read more

Space Invaders and Cooking Mama head to the iPhone
Space Invaders and Cooking Mama head to the iPhone By Verity Burns

iPhone users will now be able to play retro favourite Space Invaders and DS bestseller Cooking Mama, straight from their phone. The games are now available at the App Store to play in English and Japanese having been developed by Taito - part of Square... Read more

Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems
Panasonic unveils ten new home cinema systems By Verity Burns

Panasonic has announced a whole host of home cinema systems, that each offer different functionality to suit. The SC-ZT1 is a wireless home cinema system that, while only featuring two ultra slim pole speakers, promises the ambience of a 7.1 channel system.... Read more

Panasonic details Viera LCD 2009 line-up
Panasonic details Viera LCD 2009 line-up By Verity Burns

Panasonic has reaffirmed its commitment to LCD TVs today, and unveiled six new Viera LCD models at the Panasonic Convention 2009 in Amsterdam. This year’s Viera LCDs boast 800 lines of moving picture resolution thanks to Panasonic's 100Hz "Intelligent... Read more

Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced
Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced By Verity Burns

Marantz has announced a new all-in-one music system, the CR502 CD DAB receiver. The compact music system is a space saver, but the company insists that this is not at the expense of sound quality or system functionality. With an aluminium shell and a... Read more

Nikon announces second price rise of the year
Nikon announces second price rise of the year By Verity Burns

Nikon is sure to upset a few photography enthusiasts with its latest announcement that it will be hiking its prices for the second time this year. The price rise will affect Nikon's Imaging and Optics products, and start from 1 March. Nikon has put the... Read more

Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled
Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled By Verity Burns

Philips has introduced the home theatre system designed to support its rather impressive Cinema 21:9 TV, with an aim to deliver sound in the same "exceptional quality" as the video images. This new cinema package includes the advanced Philips HD AV receiver... Read more

Kodak launches C180 compact camera
Kodak launches C180 compact camera By Verity Burns

Kodak has snuck a new camera onto their website, without even a sniff of an official announcement. The C180 adds to the Kodak's AA-based C-series, and boasts 10.2-megapixels, 2.4-inch screen, a 3x optical zoom and a 5x digital zoom. Although it seems... Read more

Championship Manager '09 gears up for April launch
Championship Manager '09 gears up for April launch By Verity Burns

Eidos and Beautiful Game Studios are gearing up for the release of Championship Manager 09 in April, which has seen a complete graphical and engine overhaul since its last outing. The game has been described as a "new beginning" for the franchise, having... Read more

Three new Spore titles unveiled
Three new Spore titles unveiled By Verity Burns

Earlier in the month we got news of a new Spore expansion pack in the works called Spore Galactic Adventures, and EA has now confirmed a further three new additions to the Spore franchise that are under development. Alongside the announcement that 65... Read more

Wii Sure Shot rifle and hunting game launched in US
Wii Sure Shot rifle and hunting game launched in US By Verity Burns

In a game/peripheral combo that certainly isn't going to win any awards from PETA, North American Hunting Extravaganza and the Sure Shot rifle controller accessory have been released in the States.Similarly to many other Wii accessories, the Wii Remote... Read more

3rd Space gaming vest coming to consoles
3rd Space gaming vest coming to consoles By Verity Burns

TN Games is set to release its 3rd Space gaming vest for use with consoles, and will be showcasing its abilities with several top console games at CES in Las Vegas. The 3rd Space Vest, originally designed for PC play, is worn while gaming, and works with... Read more

Konami to release all-new Metal Gear Solid for iPhone
Konami to release all-new Metal Gear Solid for iPhone By Verity Burns

Konami has announced it is to bring three of its most popular games to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platforms, including an all-new version of Metal Gear Solid. The publisher will release Metal Gear Solid Touch, Silent Hill: The Escape and Frogger for... Read more

EMI signs artists up for iPhone game app
EMI signs artists up for iPhone game app By Verity Burns

EMI Music has signed up a number of its artists to feature in a new version of a popular iPhone game. The developers behind Tap Tap Revenge, the most popular free download from the App Store in 2008, have come up with a new paid-for sequel in Tap Tap... Read more

Nintendo apologises for Animal Crossing racial slur
Nintendo apologises for Animal Crossing racial slur By Verity Burns

Nintendo has apologised for offensive language that cropped up in a number of copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World for the DS. The games were sent to members of the press (of all people) to show off the character import feature of Animal Crossing: City... Read more

Ascaron teams with Nobilis for new RPG, King's Bounty: The Legend
Ascaron teams with Nobilis for new RPG, King's Bounty: The Legend By Verity Burns

Ascaron Entertainment, the developer behind the Sacred game series, has announced a new RPG in partnership with Lyon-based publisher Nobilis. King's Bounty: The Legend is a knight saga that is described as a mixture between "role-playing adventure and... Read more

Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches
Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches By Verity Burns

For those you that want to get your hands on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King at the earliest possible opportunity, Blizzard has released details of midnight store openings worldwide The UK event will take place at Oxford Street's HMV in London,... Read more

New iPhone theme brings back Game Boy goodness
New iPhone theme brings back Game Boy goodness By Verity Burns

If you're a through and through retro gamer with an iPhone, what more could you ask for on your phonr than this Game Boy-inspired theme? Get rid of all those pretty iPhone colours and graphics, and bring back the green and black block images of yesteryear.... Read more

Olympus announces cash back on Zuiko Digital lens range
Olympus announces cash back on Zuiko Digital lens range By Verity Burns

If you were thinking of investing in the Four Thirds System-based Zuiko Digital lenses, Olympus has announced cash back on a number of lenses in the range of up to £100. From 1 October 2008 until 31 January 2009, everyone choosing to buy from the range... Read more

Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City gets Europe release date
Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City gets Europe release date By Verity Burns

The new Animal Crossing installment for Nintendo Wii will be launched across Europe in December 2008. The game has seen a slight name change from Animal Crossing: City Folk to Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City, but will still be compatible with the... Read more

Sony's CEO says Sony Ericsson must do better to survive
Sony's CEO says Sony Ericsson must do better to survive By Verity Burns

Sony's CEO has spoken out about the company's joint venture with mobile phone maker Ericsson, saying the Sony Ericsson brand must do better if it is to survive. When asked if Sony was considering ending the partnership between the two companies, Howard... Read more

Gitzo launches line of tripod carrying solutions
Gitzo launches line of tripod carrying solutions By Verity Burns

Gitzo has launched a new dedicated line-up of carrying solutions, focusing "funcitonal design and innovative features". The new Gitzo range includes a Gitzo Traveller Back Pack and Traveller Bag designed specifically to carry your Traveller tripod, the... Read more

Aiptek releases AHD 300 budget HD camcorder
Aiptek releases AHD 300 budget HD camcorder By Verity Burns

Aiptek has just launched the AHD 300, a palm-sized camcorder providing 1080p high definition video for those on a budget. Designed for ultimate portability the camcorder can be used to capture 8 megapixel still images as well as 1080p 5 megapixel video... Read more

Kata introduces new pouches to its DPS range
Kata introduces new pouches to its DPS range By Verity Burns

Bogen Imaging has launched a new range of holster and pouches to its range of DPS bags. Launched in 2007 the DPS range from Kata is a portfolio of compact, protective carrying solutions for photographers. The new Kata DH-421 will fit most compact camera... Read more

Kodak introduces world's first 50 megapixel CCD Sensor
Kodak introduces world's first 50 megapixel CCD Sensor By Verity Burns

Kodak has introduced the world's first 50-megapixel CCD image sensor for professional photography. To give you some idea of what you can see with such detail, Kodak reckons that in an aerial photo of a field, you could detect an object about the same... Read more

Packard Bell unveils ipower X2.0 gaming machine
Packard Bell unveils ipower X2.0 gaming machine By Verity Burns

Packard Bell has unveiled its new gaming machine, the ipower X2.0, at the Electronic Sports World Cup in Paris. The new "second-generation" machine is said to be aimed at the mass gaming market, and will hit stores for prices between €999 to €1799.... Read more

Ikea furniture for Sims 2
Ikea furniture for Sims 2 By Verity Burns

As Ikea furniture continues appear in a large percentage of homes in the UK, it only seems fitting that it should fill our virtual homes too. Well players of the Sims 2 will soon be able to do just that, following a marketing deal between the Swedish... Read more

Humax PVR-9200T v2 Freeview player
4.5 stars Humax PVR-9200T v2 Freeview player By Verity Burns

When we reviewed the original Humax PVR-9200T back in October 2006, we loved the functionality that it offered, giving an experience that was almost the same as having Sky+, but without the series link functionality. Now, with either a newly purchased... Read more

Microsoft Lifecam VX-7000 webcam
3.5 stars Microsoft Lifecam VX-7000 webcam By Verity Burns

Microsoft's Lifecam VX-7000 is a 2 megapixel webcam designed for use with either your desktop computer or laptop but does it offer you good video conferencing? We get video calling everyone in our contacts book to find out. Sporting a 2 megapixel camera... Read more

Portrait Professional - PC
4.0 stars Portrait Professional - PC By Verity Burns

With Facebook, Myspace and other social networking sites making your image more important than ever, investing time to make sure you look good in your profile picture is to some time well spent, the trouble is, you've got to know the tools of the trade... Read more

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