Dell fills its PCs with Universal MP3s

Duncan Geere Computers, Digital Music 2 Comments


In the US, mega-computer-manufacturer Dell has done a deal with record label Universal to offer MP3s on its new computers. For the paltry sum of US$25, about £15, you can get 50 MP3s from Universal pre-loaded onto your computer when you buy it. Other download platforms in the US would charge you about US$50 for the same quantity of songs…

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Georgia Tech students to give up lager, start eliminating fossil fuels

Katherine Hannaford Energy systems, Transport Leave a Comment

This is what we like to see. Students at the US university Georgia Tech will be driving cars that run on fossil fuels by the end of next year, with the hopes that one day they can produce cars that produce recyclable carbon.

The researchers at the school have developed a way for vehicles’ engines to capture carbon emissions, so they can eventually be deposited for recycling…

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Finally, iPhone US launch date announced: Friday 29th June

Andy Merrett Mobile phones 3 Comments

Apple iPhoneThose who haven’t been attending the iPhone pre-launch party (and why not? Don’t tell me you don’t care) may not be aware quite how many rumours have been surrounding the date that Apple’s first smartphone will launch in the US.

While Apple rumours are nothing unusual, iPhone hype has been so strong that it seems as if every day in June has had a believable reason attached for Apple dropping the iPhone into AT&T stores.

Admittedly, journalist’s cousins overhearing junior AT&T staff talking about a release date isn’t hugely confidence building, but it hasn’t stopped the stories being published.

Anyway, this is just a long-winded way of reiterating what the title of this article has already made perfectly clear: Apple has officially announced the day that the iPhone will be available to buy in the States.

Friday 29th June.

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