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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

CEATEC 2011: Wacky phone accessories on show

As well as showing off its super-fast battery charging system, Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo also used CEATEC 2011 as a launch pad for its range of three smartphone smart jackets.
And when we say smart, we really mean quirky. And when we say quirky, we actually mean pointless.
Maybe that’s a bit harsh as we’re sure there are plenty of people out there who are going to want to measure their body mass index and muscle ratio using a phone case, right?
This fitness option, which works …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

On demand tunes

Western Digital has announced a new version of its WD TV Live media player, which now comes with Spotify support. It has the ability to stream tracks straight from the cloud-based music service, as well as play up to 1080p video.
Any network drive, USB drive, USB stick, camcorder or camera can be connected up to the WD TV Live and video, stills or music can be played back. It supports formats like avi, mpeg, mkv and vob, amongst many others.?
The real exciting bit abut the new WD TV …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Rent a movie

You Tube has made its YouTube movie rental service live in the UK allowing users to watch a stack of movies via the online video portal.?
The news means Brits can now watch the latest movies on the website if they are happy to part with a couple of their fine British pounds.
“Now, over a thousand full-length feature films from major Hollywood and British studios are available for rent in the UK at youtube.com/movies,” explains Google.
There are over 1000 movies on the site already ranging from new releases like …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

CEATEC 2011: Wacky phone accessories on show

As well as showing off its super-fast battery charging system, Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo also used CEATEC 2011 as a launch pad for its range of three smartphone smart jackets.
And when we say smart, we really mean quirky. And when we say quirky, we actually mean pointless.
Maybe that’s a bit harsh as we’re sure there are plenty of people out there who are going to want to measure their body mass index and muscle ratio using a phone case, right?
This fitness option, which works …

Camera news »

[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

On demand tunes

Western Digital has announced a new version of its WD TV Live media player, which now comes with Spotify support. It has the ability to stream tracks straight from the cloud-based music service, as well as play up to 1080p video.
Any network drive, USB drive, USB stick, camcorder or camera can be connected up to the WD TV Live and video, stills or music can be played back. It supports formats like avi, mpeg, mkv and vob, amongst many others.?
The real exciting bit abut the new WD TV …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

1-2 weeks

Apple may have run out of its day one pre-order stock of the iPhone 4S after its online store availability changed from Delivered by 14 October to 1 – 2 weeks.
It means that if you order an iPhone 4S direct from Apple chances are you won’t be getting the phone until the 21 October at the earliest.
The news however is unlikely to stop Apple having plenty of stock in its many stores around the UK.
Apple likes to ensure those keen to queue are rewarded with the latest and greatest …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

One-click, not reward scheme

Starbucks is to make it easier for its coffee drinking customers to use Wi-Fi in the company’s stores in the UK.
Customers with Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets and mobile phones now have unlimited Internet access to surf the Web and connect with social networks at over 650 company-owned stores across the country.
The move means that customers no longer have to be members of the Starbucks Rewards programme to access free Wi-Fi, and is a direct response to feedback from those who have asked for a simplified service.??
Previously, users …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Rent a movie

You Tube has made its YouTube movie rental service live in the UK allowing users to watch a stack of movies via the online video portal.?
The news means Brits can now watch the latest movies on the website if they are happy to part with a couple of their fine British pounds.
“Now, over a thousand full-length feature films from major Hollywood and British studios are available for rent in the UK at youtube.com/movies,” explains Google.
There are over 1000 movies on the site already ranging from new releases like …

Camera news »

[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Secure and quick

If you’ve ever stepped foot in an Apple Store and bought something, you will know that the sales clerk that serves you has a portable card reader powered by what looks like an iPhone.
It makes the whole payment process easier and means that if you can grab a sales clerk you don’t have to queue.
Sadly you won’t find that service anywhere else in retail, at the moment.
Ingenico is a company that you will have never heard of and for all intents and purposes don’t need to. They make …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

One-click, not reward scheme

Starbucks is to make it easier for its coffee drinking customers to use Wi-Fi in the company’s stores in the UK.
Customers with Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets and mobile phones now have unlimited Internet access to surf the Web and connect with social networks at over 650 company-owned stores across the country.
The move means that customers no longer have to be members of the Starbucks Rewards programme to access free Wi-Fi, and is a direct response to feedback from those who have asked for a simplified service.??
Previously, users …