This Xmas, despite dire warnings of how everywhere is entering recession, there’s going to be a battle royal between the mobile companies in their attempt to get you to buy a new mobile phone.
O2 has the 3G iPhone, T-Mobile has the G1 Google Android handset and as we let you know back at the begging of October, Vodafone will be bring the Blackberry Storm to the UK.
Today Vodafone have revealed how much you’ll have to pay to have the Storm in your hands.
Continue reading Blackberry Storm: Vodafone Details Call Plans Disclosed
Last night a party was held at Waxy O’Connors of London’s Leicester Square, celebrating the release of the popular Linux variant, Ubuntu 8.10 aka Intrepid Ibex.
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that is based on the principals of “free” as in beer and speech. It was set-up in Oct 2004 by Mark Shuttleworth so last night was also a 4 year birthday party and he was there to celebrate.
Mark Shuttleworth used to run secure certificate company, Thawte, in South Africa and solid the company to Verisign in the peak of the dotcom boom for around $0.5bn. He moved to London in 2001 and then went on to fly as a cosmonaut to the International Space Station in 2002 (well, you have to spend your cash somehow).
Continue reading Ubuntu 8.10 Release Party With Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth
We know that this isn’t the _latest_ gadget, but it shouldn’t always be about the new should it? This is one device that become a consistent must-carry item for us – which is pretty rare in the world of constant development. We thought we’d detail why.
I’ve been using a Blackberry Curve (8310) for the last twelve months. It’s been my phone of choice — my must carry — over and above all of the other handsets that we’ve had in to review – and that’s plenty.
That point alone should be sufficient to recommend it as a really strong handset – but there’s more.
It’s size and form mean that it’s never out of place. It’s light enough to have in your pocket without it being a burden – always to hand and that’s a major bonus.
Continue reading BlackBerry Curve Review: Long Term (88%)
We know that Twitter gets under people’s skin, leading some of them to tweet their little sock off across many subjects from their view of emerging new business idea, through their inner most thoughts, to their love of sandwiches. Some people even get their houses to Twitter, like IBM Tech Boffin, Andy Stanford-Clark, on the Isle of Wight.
Continue reading Twitter: WSJ Says It’s Now Mainstream: Is That A Good Thing?
Brit DAB overlords Pure have introduced their new flagship DAB/FM radio, the Evoke-2S.
Replacing the earlier award-winning Evoke-2XT model, the updated DAB portable comes with the company’s Clearsound Technology for improved audio which uses an integrated high-performance switch-mode power supply, Class D amplifiers, digital audio shaping technology and custom-tuned speakers.
Continue reading Pure Evoke-2s DAB Radio Announced
With more bells and whistles than a Tinkers vs Morris Dancers wrestling bout, Amazon’s new WindowShop website offers a graphics-rich online shopping experience.
You’ll need the latest version of Flash otherwise you’ll be looking at a page completely free of relevant content, but if your browser is up to date, then you should be in for a visual feast – just so long as you’re on a fast broadband experience.
Continue reading Amazon’s 3D ‘Windowshop’ Web Interface Serves Up Eye Candy Feast
Like Bruce Forsyth on the Generation Game in the 1970s, Asus just can’t stop introducing new models – and they’re at it again with news of their EeePC 1002HA netbook.
A shiny blend of the EeePC 1000H and the upmarket EeePC S101, the 1002HA offers a 10-inch screen along with a dash of the S101’s sleek’n’slimline stylings.
Continue reading Asus EeePC 1002HA Netbook Announced
Vinton Gray “Vint” Cerf, co-founder of the Internet, Google vice president, extreme boffin and the owner of a natty white beard/tash combo is now looking towards the final frontier.
The Internet egghead is reported to be busy working on new protocols for a strong space-communication network, similar to the system employed by us Earthlings.
Continue reading Interplanetary Internet Network Underway
Taking the cameraphone concept to a whole new level is the Casio Exilim W63CA, a clamshell design handset packing in a mighty 8 Megapixel camera.
Introduced by the Japanese mobile operator KDDi, the Casio has a camera feature set to challenge dedicated snappers, with support for 9-point auto focus, face detection, anti-shake and a YouTube video mode that records VGA video at 30fps to microSD.
Continue reading Casio Exilim W63CA 8MP Camera Phone With HD Screen
Way back in the day, things were tricky for cash strapped musicians looking to lay down some basic tracks.
With the industry standard Revox A77 open reel tape recorder being the exclusive plaything of the well heeled, even the cheaper Akai GX-77 reel to reel was out of reach for musicians accustomed to their weekly Giros.
Continue reading Tascam DP-004 4-Track Portable Recorder