Sky launch special edition 1TB Sky+HD World Cup boxes

Gerald Lynch Gallery, Satellite TV, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

With preparations for the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa now getting into full swing, Sky have announced details of a limited edition range of Sky+HD boxes. With specially decorated 1TB boxes from designer Wayne Hemingway, illustrator Gerald Scarfe…

Read more | Comments (0)

HP announces Mini 1000 and Compaq Mini 700 netbooks, including designer option

Andy Merrett Gallery, Laptops / Notebooks 1 Comment

HP Mini 1000 front view.jpg

Just a couple of days after the leak, HP has announced details of the Mini 1000, in both standard and designer editions, as well as the Compaq Mini 700.

The HP Mini 1000, at 25.2mm thin and weighing 1.1kg, features a 10.2-inch widescreen display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, either 8GB or 16GB SSD, webcam/mic, WLAN, and Bluetooth. Depending on operating system configuration, you can choose from 512MB or 1GB of RAM (XP Home) or 1GB/2GB (MIE Linux).

Bundled with the hardware is HP’s new Mobile Internet Experience software and HP MediaStyle, for “one-stop entertainment through a single interface”. In other words, it’s a dashboard interface which lets you play music, watch videos, visit favourite web sites, read email, and so on. Great for the everyday consumer, perhaps, but those wanting a stripped down netbook might want to turn off the “always on” applications…

Read more | Comments (0)

Cassette Cupboard – use up all those old "NOW!" tapes

Duncan Geere Furnishings & Furniture Leave a Comment

cassette-cupboard.jpg

If you invested heavily in the cassette format in the 80s and 90s, then you’re probably kicking yourself now that half of your music collection is no longer playable due to the ravages of time and magnetic degradation. That and the fact you left them in the sun during the summer of 1998 and now they stick together a bit…

Read more | Comments (0)

Gordon Brown tries his utmost to convince us iPod is British invention

Andy Merrett iPod 2 Comments

gordon_brown_british_ipod.jpg

Perhaps the Prime Minister thought he’d get away with massaging facts about the iPod during an interview on daytime TV, but a Register reporter (who obviously has more time to watch This Morning than I) has picked up on his faux pas.

Brown confidently proclaimed to viewers that the iPod was a British invention. “If you’ve got really innovative things, people will come to your country to locate,” he continued…

Read more | Comments (0)

MTV and Sky team up to launch limited edition Multiroom box

Al W Satellite TV Leave a Comment

mtv_mutliroom_box.jpg

In celebration of MTV’s upcoming Spring schedule, the network has joined forces with Sky to launch its very own bespoke MTV Multiroom box design – seen above. Essentially, it’s the same as any other Sky Multiroom box, but it has been pimped out the custom human X-ray design, which even spills over on to the remote…

Read more | Comments (0)