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Sony announces more support for Home

Sony announces more support for Home

By Verity Burns

Sony Japan has revealed a list of 24 companies that have been given licences to create content for PlayStation Home. Red Bull was one of the first companies to announce its intentions for licensed content, and has since unveiled the Red Bull Air Race... Read more

Expansys releases Nokia E75 specs

Expansys releases Nokia E75 specs

By Verity Burns

So we've heard the rumours, and seen leaked photos, but now the specs for Nokia's upcoming E75 have been released by Expansys, days before they were to be officially confirmed by Nokia itself. From the details we've seen, it certainly seems that the E75... Read more

Japanese police use Mii character for wanted poster

Japanese police use Mii character for wanted poster

By Verity Burns

Have you seen this man? Japanese police searching for a man involved in a hit-and-run incident have prepared a wanted poster using the Mii feature on Nintendo's Wii console. Rather than using the traditional methods such as photofit software to appeal... Read more

Nikon announces DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens

Nikon announces DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens

By Verity Burns

Nikon has announced a new wide aperture DX Nikkor lens, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.8 which promises a bright viewfinder experience, and incorporates Nikkor's compact ring type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet... Read more

Kodak launches Snow Stories website

Kodak launches Snow Stories website

By Verity Burns

Kodak has announced a new partnership with Rossignol that will help skiers heading off to the Alps and Pyrenees to get the most out of their experience. Snow Stories is a new website that features information and insider guides on Europe's biggest ski... Read more

Coronation Street game coming to DS

Coronation Street game coming to DS

By Verity Burns

If you can't get enough of your TV soaps, a new game based on all the goings on in Coronation Street is in development for the DS. The game is being published by Mindscape, the company behind memorable classics such as Noddy and the Magic Clock, Omar... Read more

Sega announces Virtua Tennis 2009

Sega announces Virtua Tennis 2009

By Verity Burns

3 years after the last instalment in the franchise, Sega has announced it will be releasing Virtua Tennis 2009 for Xbox, PS3 and PC in May. Virtua Tennis 2009 will see players able to step into the tennis shoes of favourites like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer,... Read more

Samsung releases details of ES10

Samsung releases details of ES10

By Verity Burns

Samsung has posted details of the first camera to be released from its new ES Series. We first heard about the entry-level ES Series at CES last month with the announcement of the ES55. However, no further details have been posted on the site of this... Read more

Konami developing game based on Saw movies

Konami developing game based on Saw movies

By Verity Burns

Konami is reportedly preparing to bring the gory movie franchise Saw to the gaming world, after penning a deal with film studio Lionsgate. The game is apparently set to be released alongside the sixth instalment in the film series, due out this October.... Read more

DICE confirms Bad Company 2 in development

DICE confirms Bad Company 2 in development

By Verity Burns

DICE has confirmed the news from John Riccitiello yesterday that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is in development. The sequel to last year’s blockbuster title is set to be released in the winter, and will again see the Bad Company crew battling it out in... Read more

Video games help with fire safety

Video games help with fire safety

By Verity Burns

A research team at Durham University has discovered that the systems behind popular first-person shooters such as Halo and Doom, can also be used effectively to teach people about safety. After trying a number of titles, the team eventually opted to use... Read more

Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

By Verity Burns

Activision has announced that a new Indiana Jones game is in development for a late spring release this year. Set to be released for both the Wii and DS, as well as the PSP and PS2, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings will see a globe-trotting Indy in... Read more

Touchnote launches new 900-strong image gallery

Touchnote launches new 900-strong image gallery

By Verity Burns

Photo card company Touchnote, has launched a new picture gallery full of 900 new images to users to create cards with. The new gallery will allow users to choose from a wide range of images, from photography and artistic drawings, to sketches and paintings.... Read more

Jajah app turns your iPod touch into a phone

Jajah app turns your iPod touch into a phone

By Verity Burns

IP telecommunications company Jajah, has announced a new application that will be able to turn the iPod touch into a fully functioning mobile phone. The new app will enable networks to launch the service under their own brand and provide customers with... Read more

AgfaPhoto launches AF8070 digital photo album

AgfaPhoto launches AF8070 digital photo album

By Verity Burns

AgfaPhoto has unveiled a new digital photo frame which, thanks to the fact it's February, is trying to push as the "perfect gift for Valentine's Day". We'll let you decide on that. Being marketed at a "digital photo album", the AF8070 is bound in a leather... Read more

amBX technology coming to PS3

amBX technology coming to PS3

By Verity Burns

amBX has announced that it has finalised the details to provide its ambient light and effects toolset for Sony's PlayStation 3. Originally conceived and developed for the PC, amBX technology delivers what the company describes as "real-world sensory experiences"... Read more

EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release

EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release

By Verity Burns

Electronic Arts has today confirmed a 2010 release date for Mass Effect 2. The game will apparently see a "multiple platform" release, but as yet which one they'll be hasn't been confirmed. We'd say you can safely put your money on PC and Xbox 360 though,... Read more

Lego Battles announced as in production

Lego Battles announced as in production

By Verity Burns

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced they are teaming up with The Lego Group to develop a new video based on classic Lego play scenarios. Lego Battles will pull three Lego themes together, namely Castle, Pirates and Space,... Read more

EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss

EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss

By Verity Burns

Electronic Arts has reported a $641 million loss in its latest quarterly results, a huge jump from the $33 million loss recorded for the same period last year. As a result, the company has announced it will close 12 of its facilities, and increase redundancy... Read more

Kodak to cut 4500 jobs

Kodak to cut 4500 jobs

By Verity Burns

Kodak has announced it will cut up to 4500 jobs this year, in an attempt to cut costs following disappointing quarterly results. A dramatic decline in the demand for the companies products meant its fourth-quarter loss from continuing operations was $137... Read more

New study links games, TV and the Internet to mental illness

New study links games, TV and the Internet to mental illness

By Verity Burns

A new study by a children's charity has linked some of our three favourite past times, computer games, the Internet and TV, to both violence and mental illness. Apparently, these three things are to blame for "the lurch to more and more violence which... Read more

Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008

Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008

By Verity Burns

Global sales data has shown that Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii was the biggest selling game across the world in 2008, selling nearly 9 million games across the UK, US and Japanese markets. This data has been compiled from a collaboration between GfK Chart-Track,... Read more

Smartphone users are the biggest mobile gamers

Smartphone users are the biggest mobile gamers

By Verity Burns

Smartphone users account for a third of all mobile gaming downloads in America, a recent report has found. comScore, a digital products consumer research group, has found that smartphones such as the iPhone and BlackBerry have overtaken traditional mobile... Read more

Windows 7 versions detailed

Windows 7 versions detailed

By Verity Burns

Some new information has been released about Microsoft's Windows 7 OS. Firstly, and rather predictably, Windows 7 will have two main, familiar SKUs - Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional - the first more suitable for consumers, the latter... Read more

Resident 5 demo hits 1.8m downloads

Resident 5 demo hits 1.8m downloads

By Verity Burns

Capcom has seen an impressive interest in its demo for the upcoming Resident Evil 5 game, with 1.8 million downloads stacked up in just over a week. And lest we forget, this number is just from Xbox 360 members alone - Gold members managed to rack up... Read more

Amazon launches casual games download service

Amazon launches casual games download service

By Verity Burns

Amazon.com has announced it is taking the step into the digitally distributed games market with its latest project, aptly named "Amazon Game Downloads". The service kicks off its beta in the States today, and has over 600 casual titles up for grabs for... Read more

Corel celebrates 20 years of CorelDRAW with special edition

Corel celebrates 20 years of CorelDRAW with special edition

By Verity Burns

Corel has introduced a special anniversary edition of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to mark 20 years of the design software. The special edition includes CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, a Wacom Intuos 3 A6 Wide (4 x 6) pen tablet and new Corel Painter Sketch... Read more

Four medium-format cameras added to dxomark.com

Four medium-format cameras added to dxomark.com

By Verity Burns

DxO Labs has added RAW-based image quality data and DxOMark Sensor rankings for an initial set of four high-end professional and medium-format cameras to its DxoMark website. Photographers will now be able to get details on the the Hasselblad H3DII-39,... Read more

Disney Interactive planning new Tron game

Disney Interactive planning new Tron game

By Verity Burns

It's been reported that Disney Interactive is planning to release a new, updated Tron game that will tie-in with the movie sequel TR2N, due out in 2011. The sequel will hit nearly 20 years after the classic first film, which was released in 1982 and was... Read more

Jobo announces Mac compatibility for photoGPS

Jobo announces Mac compatibility for photoGPS

By Verity Burns

Jobo has announced Mac OS compatibility for the new Jobo photoGPS. The photoGPS is a small and lightweight GPS receiver that fits directly on any digital camera’s hot shoe, like any flash unit would. Once connected, the device allows for automatic geo-tagging... Read more

Nikon launches "affordable" L-Series

Nikon launches "affordable" L-Series

By Verity Burns

Nikon is set to launch three new "affordable" Coolpix cameras, in the form of the L100, L20 and the L19. The L100 comes in at the top of the range, boasting 10 megapixels, a 15x zoom Nikkor lens (covering 28mm-420mm) and Nikon's Expeed digital image processing... Read more

Nikon unveils updated S-Series line-up

Nikon unveils updated S-Series line-up

By Verity Burns

Nikon is set to launch an upgraded S-Series made up of the Coolpix S630, S620, S230 and S220, all of which are described as being designed with "style, speed and simplicity" in mind. The S630 boasts 12 megapixels, a 7x optical zoom Nikkor lens, vibration... Read more

Nikon announces Coolpix P90

Nikon announces Coolpix P90

By Verity Burns

Nikon has announced the Coolpix P90, a new bridge camera that's described as having "powerful features" in a "compact and portable" body. Boasting a 24x wide angle optical zoom that offers the 35mm-equivalent of a 26mm wide-angle to a 624mm telephoto... Read more

Epson announces DC-06 document camera

Epson announces DC-06 document camera

By Verity Burns

Epson has launched the ELP DC-06 document camera, set to be the first in a new range of accessories from the company, designed to work alongside projectors. Aimed at classroom and training environments, the DC-06 is a small device weighing less than 1kg,... Read more

Fujinon announces 3-megapixel vari-focal lens

Fujinon announces 3-megapixel vari-focal lens

By Verity Burns

Fujinon, a company of FujiFilm USA, has announced the launch of the industry's widest 3-megapixel vari-focal lens, ahead of its unveiling at the ISC West convention in April. Previously, a fixed focal lens or lower resolution-rated vari-focal lens was... Read more

Canon launches EOS Professional Network

Canon launches EOS Professional Network

By Verity Burns

Canon has launched the EOS Professional Network (EPN) across the UK & Ireland. The EPN will be made up of EOS Professional Centres and EOS Professional Stockists, and has been developed to help customers through the whole process from buying a camera... Read more

Disney Interactive confirms job cuts

Disney Interactive confirms job cuts

By Verity Burns

In more depressive recession news, Disney Interactive Studios has become the latest company to cut jobs as a way to save some money. Angela Emery, vice president of communications at Disney Interactive Studios, has confirmed the layoffs will take place,... Read more

Nintendo document touts spring/summer European launch for DSi

Nintendo document touts spring/summer European launch for DSi

By Verity Burns

It seems that the first shipments of Nintendo's DSi handheld could reach British shores a little earlier than expected, if a company document is to be believed. An extract from a product briefing document on Nintendo's website clearly states a release... Read more

Call of Duty 6 definitely in development

Call of Duty 6 definitely in development

By Verity Burns

It seems that we could definitely be seeing Call of Duty 6 before 2009 is out, after actor Ken Lally confirmed his involvement with the project. The studio behind COD6 (or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 if you will) Infinity Ward, had said back in August... Read more

Microsoft confirms Best of Halo Xbox bundle

Microsoft confirms Best of Halo Xbox bundle

By Verity Burns

Microsoft has confirmed it is set to release a new Xbox 360 bundle in Europe, that will allow all those who've never played Halo to catch up on what they've been missing. The "Best of Halo" bundle will include a 60GB 360 Pro mode, a copy of both Halo... Read more

Jessops losses narrow

Jessops losses narrow

By Verity Burns

Financial results posted by Jessops have shown the company has managed to narrow its losses seen earlier in 2008. Following some rather drastic price cuts, the camera retailer managed to pull its like-for like sales up over Christmas, and has continued,... Read more

PhotoBox launches Pro Gallery service

PhotoBox launches Pro Gallery service

By Verity Burns

Online photo processor PhotoBox has launched a new service that will allow photographers to sell their pictures through their website. Pro Gallery is available to all Photobox users. Once you sign up as a gallery owner, you'll get to choose the photos... Read more

Wildlife photography competition launches

Wildlife photography competition launches

By Verity Burns

A wildlife photography competition has been launched by Burrard-Lucas.com, a photography website set up by two brothers. With the theme purely "Wildlife Portraits", a photograph of any animal is acceptable as long as it was taken in the wild. The competition... Read more

Sigma confirms price rises

Sigma confirms price rises

By Verity Burns

Sigma has announced it will increase its prices on all products on 1 February, blaming "currency fluctuations" for the hike. The specific reason was the very weak pound compared to the "unusually strong yen" - a devaluation of around 40% - which has caused... Read more

Nintendo 9-month sales up 17%

Nintendo 9-month sales up 17%

By Verity Burns

Nintendo has posted its financial results for the 9 month period ending 31 December 2008, and for once, it's almost good news. Strong sales of both the Wii and DS consoles worldwide has helped the company to achieve a 17% rise in sales on the same period... Read more

Sony reports 95% slump in profits

Sony reports 95% slump in profits

By Verity Burns

Sony has released figures for the quarter ending 31 December that show a 95% fall in net profit, showing all the more clearly how much the global slump has hit demand for things such as TVs and cameras. Net profits were reportedly 10.4 billion yen (around... Read more

iPhoto's Faces feature can recognise cats

iPhoto's Faces feature can recognise cats

By Verity Burns

Apple disappointed pet owners everywhere when it said that iPhoto's new feature, Faces, would only work on human faces and not our favourite four-legged friends. However, those at Macworld have tested out the feature and proved the bods at Apple wrong... Read more

Camera lens calendar could soon hit the market

Camera lens calendar could soon hit the market

By Verity Burns

Pop this on the list of "gifts to get a photography enthusiast". It might look like a camera lens, but if you look closely at the etchings on the rings, you'll see that each one controls an aspect of the calendar, including days, dates, months and years.... Read more

Kingston Digital releases new range of SDHC cards

Kingston Digital releases new range of SDHC cards

By Verity Burns

Kingston Digital has announced it is releasing a new line of SDHC video cards for use in digital camcorders. To help consumers know which size will suit their needs, the SDHC cards come with the approximate recording time in minutes on the packaging,... 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