Amazon unveils Kindle 2

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Amazon has finally taken the wrap off the long awaited Kindle 2. The much rumored and leaked Kindle 2 was announced by Amazon today sporting a thinner profile and improved ergonomics; also bundled with...

Microsoft Research Unveils Codex Project

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Microsoft Research's Ken Hinckley has unveiled a prototype device based on two OQO Model 02s running together. Named "Codex", Hinckley believes it's the future for gadgets as "dual-screen devices have become the subject of increasingly...

Microsoft unveils new Xbox Live interface

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Microsoft has announced details of its new Xbox Live interface at this morning's E3 press conference. John Schappert unveiled a new GUI - showing video, game, primetime, community and My Xbox channels replacing the current...

Sony US unveils new line-up

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Sony America has coloured in the remaining blanks on its release schedule for the rest of 2008 and early 2009. The most newsworthy appearance is the addition of Buzz PS3 and Buzz PSP to the...

BT unveils "Blackberry for consumers"

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BT is trying to introduce consumers to the delights of Blackberry-style mobile email and web access. Dubbed BT Total Broadband Anywhere, the service provides the company's broadband customers with a "free" HTC Windows Mobile smartphone...

Via unveils Isaiah x86 architecture

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Via Technologies has unveiled details of its newest Isaiah processor architecture. The x86 processor is aimed at Via's next generation of 'Small is Beautiful' devices. Via claimed that the range offers the best performance-per-watt on...

Virgin unveils spaceship designs

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Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space. It is based on the X-Prize-winning SpaceShipOne concept - a rocket ship that is lifted initially...

France unveils anti-piracy plan

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French web users caught pirating movies or music could soon be thrown offline. Those illegally sharing files will face the loss of their net access thanks to a newly-created anti-piracy body granted the wide-ranging powers....

HP unveils Windows Home Server systems

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Hewlett-Packard Co. began taking preorders today for its MediaSmart Server, the first system from a major manufacturer powered by Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Home Server (WHS) software. MediaSmart, which won't ship until later this month, is...

Palm unveils $100 smart-phone

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Palm unveiled a new smart-phone, dubbed the Centro, that will be available next month for about $100 – not only is that the lowest introductory price yet for a Palm handset, it will be...

Bose Unveils High-End Desktop Speakers

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Audio company Bose Inc. introduced new speakers as part of its new $399 Computer MusicMonitor package yesterday, designed to provide top-quality sound from a desktop and capitalize on the emergence of the computer as a...

Sony unveils new Blu-ray recorders

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Sony Corporation has announced plans to launch four new models of its Blu-ray high-definition optical disc recorders in Japan. The new models, capable of storing up to 16 hours of high-definition programs on a dual-layer...

DTS Unveils HD with DDR-RAM Cache

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Japanese electronics firm DTS has put a slight twist on the hybrid hard drive concept. Instead of putting NAND flash memory into the drives, the company has instead opted to use DDR-SDRAM sticks, claiming the...

Intel Unveils Extreme X7900 Mobile CPU

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At the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, CPU-maker Intel unveiled its newest gamer-oriented mobile processor for notebook PCs, the Core 2 Extreme X7900. Built on 65nm, the X7900 features a 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache,...

Microsoft unveils Tafiti, the animated search engine

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Microsoft Corporation has launched Tafiti (which means "do research" in Swahili), a test search engine powered by the software giant's Live Search and Silverlight technologies. The whole "search experience" is animated and although more intuitive,...

Microsoft Unveils New Version Of IPTV Platform

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) unveiled the latest version of its Internet television software platform, which it promises will offer features that will set the telecommunications companies apart from the cable providers. The Redmond, Wash., software titan...

IBM Unveils Record-Breaking POWER6 Processor

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IBM today simultaneously launched the fastest microprocessor ever built and an ultra-powerful new computer server that leverages the chip's many breakthroughs in energy conservation and virtualization technology. The new server is the first ever to...

Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Math 3.0

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According to an independent survey commissioned by Microsoft Corporation, 77% of teachers and 73% of parents claim math and science are the most difficult homework subjects for students, yet only 36% of parents feel capable...

Nasa unveils Hubble's successor

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The US space agency Nasa has unveiled a model of a space telescope that scientists say will be able to see to the farthest reaches of the universe. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)...

D'oh! Microsoft Unveils 'Simpsons'-Themed Xbox

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Thanks to a deal with Fox movie studios, makers of this summer's "The Simpsons" movie, Microsoft has announced 100 limited edition "Simpsons" Xboxes available via a series of special events and promotions this summer. The...

Micron Unveils First 1066MHz Memory Chips

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Micron Technology, a maker of dynamic random access memory, has announced 1066MHz DDR2 modules. Using 1Gb 1066MHz DDR2 memory devices manufactured with the 78nm process technology, Micron has created 512MB, 1GB and 2GB memory modules...

AMD unveils 65nm AMD Turion processor

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AMD is boasting its next-generation 65nm AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile processor as providing increased transistor performance, scalability and power efficiency. Notebook PCs based on the new AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile processor...

ITV unveils on-demand play again service

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TV chairman Michael Grade yesterday admitted the broadcaster had fallen behind its rivals in adapting to the online world but promised to leapfrog them with its ambitious new broadband portal. A video on demand service...

Corsair Unveils World's Most Rugged USB Flash Drives

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Corsair has introduced the Flash Survivor family – USB 2.0 flash drives that feature 256-bit encryption and can withstand the elements. The Flash Survivor series has Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer seals which allow the drives...

Adobe unveils Flash video control

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The new software should also allow video to be played offline, whether on computers or portable devices. Flash is used on websites such as YouTube, the Google-owned video sharing site dogged by rows...

Apple unveils new Final Cut Studio 2

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Apple has introduced Final Cut Studio 2, its high-end video-editing software, and unveiled Final Cut Server, designed to help broadcasters manage post production. The software now allows for the editing of different video formats at...

Google unveils UK payments system

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Search giant Google has expanded its US payment service, Google Checkout to the UK, in hopes to continue competing with eBay's Paypal service. "The starting point is our core products," said Google's UK consumer marketing...

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