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  • TV manufacturers Vizio to enter smartphone and tablet market

    by PYB James
    US manufacturers Vizio, best known for their production of affordable cutting edge television technology, look set to enter the smartphone and tablet marketplace with new products to be launched this week ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Vizio describe themselves as ‘America’s number one LCD HDTV company’ and having built up their […]
  • Will Google Chrome OS affect laptop sales?

    by PYB James
    If you know the answer to that question, then people such as Microsoft, Google and many in the laptop insurance marketplace would just love to hear from you! If you are old enough to remember the 1970s and early 1980s (from a technology viewpoint) you may remember the huge debate at the time about the […]
  • YouTube movie almost complete

    by PYB James
    Scottish director Kevin Mcdonald is putting the final touches to his latest film Life In A Day, created entirely from submitted YouTube clips, to be premièred at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Each clip is a few moments in the life of a YouTube user on the 24th July, 2010. Mcdonald set up a […]
  • Xbox Kinect being developed for PC

    by PYB James
    The Israeli company Primesense, that developed the hi-tech motion sensor chips found in the Xbox 360 peripheral Kinect, is selling a version of the device called the Primesensor that works with personal computers, as well as releasing the accompanying software as an open-source project, which means that anyone can develop for the device on any […]
  • Apple launch app store for Macs with 1,000 apps

    by PYB James
    Having announced the development in October of last year, Apple launched an applications store for Macintosh computers on Thursday (6th Jan) in a move to try and replicate the massive success the California based company has had with apps for the iPhone and the iPad. Apple want to take the ‘easy-to-use’ and easy to download […]
  • iPhone vs Android

    by PYB James
    If you’ve been looking for iPhone insurance, you may also have seen a lot of press relating to the great iPhone vs Android debate. A recent report*, for example, highlights how in the US, Google’s Android operating system beat Apple’s iOS in U.S. smartphone market share by one percentage point. So, what is it all […]
  • The 3D camera revolution

    by PYB James
    The latest 3D cameras are quite amazing devices and they’re generating a lot of buzz, but when purchasing them, it may pay to keep in mind camera insurance. Why? The fact is that the very latest true 3D cameras are not exactly cheap. Prices seem to commence at around £300 and you can start counting […]
  • Get ready for wireless gadget charging

    by PYB James
    Wireless charging of gadgets is not completely new but there is momentum behind the movement to push wireless battery recharging devices into the mainstream, with several companies offering products at reasonable prices. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is always a good barometer of what technology companies are likely to drive into the consumer […]
  • Study results published on youth mobile usage

    by PYB James
    A worldwide study by Nielsen researchers has revealed some interesting patterns in the differing trends of mobile phone usage amongst young people around the world. The Nielsen study was carried out in 19 countries, with around 5,000 people polled on average in each nation, but results have only been made public for the U.S., U.K., […]
  • RIM Playbook to tether with Blackberry smartphones

    by PYB James
    The forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook from Canadian manufacturers RIM will be released in the U.S. in the first quarter of this year and the wi-fi enabled tablet device will have tethering capabilities which will allow it to access a specified smartphone’s cellular network, calendar, messaging and web browsing facilities. There has been much hype around the […]
  • How will the mini USB port affect the iPhone?

    by PYB James
    In terms of iPhone insurance, the current debate around mini USB ports is unlikely to have much effect. Whether your iPhone has one type of port or another, won’t change the reality that it’s a valuable device that is probably better off insured than not. However, if you are interested in technology, the debate has […]
  • ‘Internet TV’ a step closer with Virgin TiVo development

    by PYB James
    Online TV in the UK has come a step closer thanks to a collaboration between Virgin Media and US DVR giant TiVo which has started rolling out to consumers. The new Virgin TV platform powered by TiVo provides more in-depth on-demand programming, social recommendations and digital television apps. The TiVo service comprises an updated user […]
  • 2010 Statistics and iPhone insurance

    by PYB James
    If you have an iPhone but you don’t think iPhone insurance is necessarily for you, take a look at the statistics below and they might make you think again. You may be surprised to know that: around 14% of iPhone 4 owners report accidentally damaging their iPhone* (this is a higher percentage than previous iPhone […]
  • Gorillaz release album recorded on iPad

    by PYB James
    Always quick to embrace changes in technology, British band Gorillaz have released an album created and recorded on an Apple iPad. The cartoon hip-hoppers released the new album – The Fall – on Christmas Day free of charge to members of their online fan club. Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn is the leading creative figure […]
  • Advent Vega Android tablet device tempts buyers

    by PYB James
    For those looking for an ‘entry level’ tablet experience with a lower budget level required than for an Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Advent Vega could well be worth a look. The device is a 10.1-inch Android tablet which runs a robust Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, with a capacitive display, featuring a high […]
  • Amazon Kindle most popular item on online store

    by PYB James
    Amazon’s Kindle e-reader was the biggest selling product on Amazon.co.uk in the build-up to Christmas, with the online store enjoying another excellent December in terms of UK sales. According to figures released by Amazon themselves, Monday 6th December was their busiest trading day in the pre-Christmas period with 2.3 million products sold, whilst 27 sales […]
  • 11 million smartphone users in the UK

    by PYB James
    According to figures published in a report by mobile phone recycling company Envirophone there are now approximately 11 million smartphone users in the UK, but many of us do not know how to use our handsets correctly or effectively. The report shows that 71% of us only use our smartphones to make and receive call, […]
  • Josh Duhamel’s refusal to switch off Blackberry

    by PYB James
    Actor Josh Duhamel, was allegedly involved in a confrontation with Air Wisconsin flight crew recently because he refused to switch off his Blackberry. A flight was heading from New York to Kentucky, and on the LaGuardia runway, when 38 year-old Transformers star Duhamel refused to turn off the electronic device as per the request of […]
  • Vertu launch the new luxury smart phone

    by PYB James
    Vertu Constellation Quest, a new luxury mobile phone, is the latest mobile phone to be launched by Vertu – a luxury mobile phone manufacturer. The launch held at Lancaster House in London’s West End, marks Vertu’s input into the highly lucrative smartphone market. Taking three years to bring to market, the Vertu Constellation Quest combines […]
  • The camera that takes photographs around corners

    by PYB James
    Ground breaking photographic technology is set to make history with a new camera, developed by MIT Media Lab, that can shoot round corners. US scientists presented the camera at the Massachusetts Institute of technology, showing off how it examines light bouncing off other objects to take pictures from around corners. The prototype illuminates scenes by […]

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