New iPhone 4.0 features uncovered, including widgets!

Gerald Lynch Apple, iPhone, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

The iPhone 4.0 SDK beta 3 has revealed some new features for Apple's latest mobile OS, and it's more good news for people hoping to do a lot of multi-tasking. Best of the bunch of new improvements is the addition…

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Samsung UE40B8000 LCD LED Backlit TV – Review

Gerald Lynch Features, HDTV, Reviews, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

Name: UE40B8000 (Samsung) Type: 40" LCD LED Backlit TV Specs: Contrast Ratio: Mega Contrast 5,000,000:1 Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080p) Connectivity:4x HDMI, Digital Audio (Optical), PC, DVI, Component, Composite, Ethernet, RF, 2x USB, Scart Speakers: 2x 10 watts SRS…

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Cello iViewer – Review

Gerald Lynch Features, HDTV, Home cinema, Online TV, Reviews, Tech Digest news, TVs Leave a Comment

Name: iViewer (Cello) Type: 32" LCD TV Specs: Contrast ratio: 3,000:1 Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080p) Connectivity: 2x HDMI, Composite, VGA, PC Audio, S-Video, 2x Scart, RF, 2x USB, Ethernet Speakers: Nicam Stereo 2x 10 W Dimensions:22"H (including…

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Interview: Betfair TV CEO Simon Miller on online gambling and the future of internet-connected TVs

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, HDTV, Internet, Interview, Sport, Tech Digest news, Websites 6 Comments

Fancy a quick flutter on the footie? Thanks to Betfair's recent debut on the Yahoo! TV Widget engine, gamblers can place bets from the comfort of their armchair. But what does this mean for the traditional high-street based bookie? Is…

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BeBook eBook rEader- now available in the UK

Duncan Geere E-Books 3 Comments

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A new eBook reader has entered the UK market – the BeBook. Despite not being affiliated with the social networking site of the same name, it seems decent enough. There’s 512MB of flash memory (which should hold 1000 books or so) along with an SD card slot, a 6″ e-ink display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a battery life of ‘7,000 page turns’.

The device will display pdf, mobi, lit, epub, html, doc, fb2, txt, ppt, prc, rtf, jpg, and mp3 files. It probably doesn’t need saying, but playing MP3s will eat up your battery life a lot quicker than just reading books and looking at documents.

If you want one, then they’re available direct from the distributor, Widget, for £230. Your BeBook will come with 150 eBooks pre-installed, and you can buy or download more from various places across the net.

BeBook (via SW)

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Paramount exploits use of widgets for upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull film

Katherine Hannaford Internet, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

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Paramount has taken advantage of all the internet has to offer, with the release of their second trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull employing the use of a widget for fans to embed into their blogs and social networking profiles.

Whilst it reeks of astro-turfing, Paramount clearly knows what they’re doing, offering a contest where fans can win trips to the world premiere of the film if they manage to embed the ‘Skull’ widget onto as many sites as they can. They’ve also…

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