POLL: Should EA keep Andy Gray as a FIFA 2012 pundit?

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Sky football commentator Andy Gray has seen his television presenting contract terminated after a series of sexually innapropriate comments were made to and about female staff. The Sky Sports presenter had mocked female Premier League Assistant referee Sian Massey, believing…

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MWC 2010: Day 2 Round Up

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Day two of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is drawing to a close. Here's the round up of today's biggest stories, including HTC's latest range of smartphones and Orange's plans for crystal-clear mobile calls. HTC Legend gets UK release date, but…

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MWC 2010: Orange to trial HD voice calls in the UK

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While HD displays are usually top of the agenda at tech shows, Orange are focussing on HD sound at this week's MWC 2010. Orange are set to trial HD voice calling in the UK, which they believe will give unparalleled…

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Blue Microphones unveil the Snowball USB mic

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Blue Microphones have today announced the release of their Snowball USB mic. Ideal for podcasts, Skype conversations or home recording, the microphone costs £89.95, available from Solutions-Inc. Thanks to a dual capsule design and three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10db…

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GMail adds voice and video chat

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Yet more new features for everyone’s favourite webmail client, Google Mail. This time, the team has enabled video and voice chatting on the service, which joins SMS, OpenID, Calendar and Doc gadgets and emoticon support on the feature list.

Google’s going to be rolling out the new functionality over the course of today, so if you can’t get it yet, then try again a little later. To get to it, you’ll need to install a small plugin, which you can pick up here, and then it’ll appear in the bottom of your chat windows.

Let us know in the comments how it performs on your broadband connection, and how you think it compares to similar services, like Skype.

Google Video Chat (via Official GMail Blog)

Related things Google has added to Gmail recently: SMS | OpenID | Calendar and Doc gadgets | Emoticon support

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Shiny Video Preview: BT's Go!Messenger for the Sony PSP

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This morning I had the opportunity to go up the BT Tower to look at a new service available from Friday for the Sony PSP – Go!Messenger.

Made in collaboration with BT and Sony, the free service offers video and voice calls, plus IM to PSP users worldwide. The video above explains the service in more detail, and also shows you just how easy it is to use. Enjoy the first few seconds of the beautiful London views, too….

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