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PowerNAS launch CMA Central Hub NAS

At the PC Retail Boot Camp up in Northampton, British storage specialists PowerNAS has just launched its latest consumer and small business products, including a unit known as the Converge Media Appliance or CMA for short. Based up in Tamworth, Staffordshire, PowerNAS specialises in creating custom storage set ups and system …

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Raspberry Pi low cost monitor breaks funding goal

A Kickstarter campaign to build an inexpensive 9 inch high definition monitor to connect to the Raspberry Pi was fully funded in just three days. The £65 HDMIPi is an affordable small and portable HDMI monitor to connect to the Raspberry Pi. It broke the funding target of £55,000 and …

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Tiny 2 inch CuBox-i mini computer available on preorder

Solidrun have just announced their second generation computer – the CuBox-i. This tiny little computer is fanless and therefore completely silent. It is available in black or red. The CuBox-i1 is able to run Android Jelly Bean or Linux and has a 1GHZ processor, 3D graphics and 512MB of memory. …

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Sony release multi talented Walkman WH headphones

There are no shortage of headphones available today, however the latest model from Sony has many people already talking. The new Walkman WH series headphones feature a music player and speakers to entertain other people close by. The NWZ WH505 and NWZ WH303 each feature a built in digital music …

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Nikon show the Coolpix S02

Nikon have announced the Coolpix S02, a replacement for the S01 which features a resolution increase. The new version uses a 13 megapixel 1/3.1 inch CMOS sensor (up from a 10 megapixel CCD). It ships with a 30-90mm (33mm equivalent) f/3.3-5.9 lens. Video recording capabilities have also increased from 720p …

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Nikon announce the Coolpix P7800

Nikon has announced an update to their top of the range Coolpix digital compact camera. The Coolpix P7800 has a new improved viewfinder which has a 921k dot resolution, delivering clear and sharp images. With the addition of the new viewfinder Nikon have had to move the buttons around. The …

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Sony showcase NFC water resistant SmartWatch 2

Sony have announced their latest SmartWatch 2, which is billed as the first NFC watch which is resistant to water. The SmartWatch 2 is created to work with Android smartphones as an extension of the existing screen. It can serve as a notification device meaning a smartphone can be kept …

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Replace your iPhone 5 camera with Ladibird

If you are unhappy with the quality of your iPhone 5 camera then a new product dubbed ‘Ladibird’ might be the answer. A trio, Adam Latip, Surekha Yadav and Hansheng Chui have created the Ladibird case to enhance the image quality from the Apple smartphone. The design features a mirrorless …

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Vodafone and O2 rolling out 4G networks

Mobile companies o2 and Vodafone are rolling out their first 4G data services in three cities in the United Kingdom. The networks will be forced to compete against EE who have been the only company to offer super speed mobile data speeds in the UK since 2012. Vodafone are limiting …

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Addicted to Facebook? try Pavlov Poke

Plenty of people are addicted to Facebook. Just look around any restaurant and there will be at least one couple discussing their location on Facebook or even taking pictures of their dinner to upload. It is a clear indication how tightly integrated social networking is into every day life now. …

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New York Times website subjected to hack attack

The New York Times was subjected to a ‘malicious external hack’ yesterday, according to a spokeswoman. The attack crippled the website, making it unavailable to many users from around 3pm ET. This is the second time the website has gone offline in the last two weeks. Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman …

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Half of UK afraid to be without a mobile phone

A study of mobile phone use has highlighted that more than half of the UK population claim to suffer from ‘Nomophobia’ – the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. This includes having no signal, running out of battery or losing sight of your phone. The term Nomophobia is …

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Canon adds Wifi capable models to PowerShot range

Canon have updated their PowerShot camera range by adding wireless connectivity to some of their models. The G16, S120 and SX510 HS get wi-fi connectivity and some updates from the previous models. Canon PowerShot SX510 HS The new SX510 uses the DIGIC 4 image processor. It has a 12 megapixel …

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Microsoft ‘need to lead and not follow’

We reported at the weekend that Microsoft shares soared when it was announced that Steve Ballmer would be retiring … such is the lack of confidence in his leadership ability. Microsoft are now searching for a shortlist of possible candidates under the control of chairman and founder Bill Gates. According …

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Ubuntu Edge falls short in crowdfunding campaign

British developer Canonical managed to break crowdfunding records on the site Indiegogo but still failed to reach the goal by around £12.8 million. Many big organisations jumped into the crowdfunding offers and even Bloomberg donated £51,000 to the cause. CTO Mark Shuttleworth said that everyone will get their money back …

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Galpin 2013 Ford GTR1: 1024hp V8 engine, $1 million

Galpin Auto Sports have taken a 2013 Ford GT and added a 1,024 bhp V8 engine. The Galpin GTR1 puts the car into Bugatti/McLaren territory. Galpin have had 60 years experience in the industry, customising and selling cars to rich enthusiast owners. The GTR1 was designed to present a possibility …

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Firefox OS smartphone sells out

We reported on the Firefox OS smartphone before and the latest news indicates a great success for the initial run of sales. The Firefox OS smartphone went on sale for £59.99 in the UK and $79.99 in the US, it was released on the website on Friday and sales were …

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Mozilla to launch Metro friendly Firefox December 10th

Mozilla released the notes from their latest Firefox planning meeting showing that they plan on releasing a version of Firefox for Windows 8’s ‘Metro’ user interface system. The preview release will officially arrive as part of the companies Firefox 26 release on December 10th. If you want it earlier, then …

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Motorola Skip – unlock your MotoX with a belt clip

Protecting a mobile phone with a password is often necessary, if a little annoying. If like me you hate using codes to protect devices then the new belt clip from Motorola called the ‘Skip’ will be interesting. The Motorola Skip is a new device that uses NFC. You can unlock …

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GeekBench 3 released

The latest version of Geekbench has just been released, the first major update to the program in 6 years. The software is available for Windows, OSX, Linux, Android and iOS. Geekbench 3 includes 15 new benchmark tests that are designed to model real-world processor intensive tasks.  The new tests cover …

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