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  • 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 […]
  • Microsoft XBox outselling Nintendo Wii

    by PYB James
    The Nintendo Wii, considered the leader in the field of games consoles, has been overtaken in sales by Microsoft’s Xbox. Sales of the Xbox have been bolstered by the introduction of the new Kinect controller, a camera sensor – the latest advancement in motion gaming. Nintendo had previously held a dominant market position but now […]
  • Electronic brainstorming applications available for mind mapping

    by PYB James
    Linux Software have developed a selection of mind mapping tools, to enable the graphic representation of ideas and visually illustrate related ideas and thought processes. View Your Mind (VYM), Semantik and Labyrinth Mind Mapping are free applications Linux has created to help users perform thinking tasks, forcing the human brain to link its logical and […]
  • Smartphone users happy to keep options open

    by PYB James
    While the global smartphone market continues to rise, a survey by German market research specialist GfK shows that consumers display little brand loyalty when choosing their phones. Phone manufacturers are going to have a fight on their hands to retain customers as the survey shows that only Apple iPhone owners show any degree of loyalty. The […]
  • Chinese mobile users slow to take up G3

    by PYB James
    Chinese mobile phone users are still dragging their heels over switching to 3G according to a report from the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. More people are switching to the next generation network but it is a long way from becoming the first choice for mobile users in the world’s largest country. The […]
  • Microsoft considering pay TV options

    by PYB James
    The Microsoft Corporation is in talks about launching a new online TV subscription service on devices such as the Xbox video console, according to Reuters. The software giant is in discussions with media owners over licensing their TV networks for a pay-TV service. The jostling for position over the future of online TV is sure […]
  • EU to toughen up regulation on roaming mobile phone call tariffs

    by PYB James
    Mobile phone companies have been alerted by the European Commission to slash tariffs on calls made abroad. The warning was issued with a view to prevent unnecessary charges to customers and to open up the market to greater competition. This follows one of the most popular consumer focussed decisions made by the EU in 2007, […]

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