The Advertising Standards Authority has given the all clear to a recent BT TV advertisement after some people complained that a recent ad featuring Gremlins wreaking havoc on a hapless office worker was frightening children and giving them nightmares. The ad stars Peter Jones who you may know from such thrilling business TV shows as Dragon's Den.
It's traditional for every console maker to come up with a big surprise for E3. Some struggle to stay under wraps in the monstrous hype preceding the event, but other come as a very pleasant bolt from the blue. Nintendo achieved the latter with the announcement of GTA: Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS.
At the ongoing E3 conference, Sony revealed its answer to Xbox Live Video Marketplace, adding online movie sales and rental to PlayStation 3 consoles. And to help persuade people make the most of the service, the company also confirmed that from September, current 40GB consoles would have their storage upped to 80GB.
London transport narrowly avoided a descent into CHAOS this weekend after many widely used public transport smart cards, know as Oyster cards, were corrupted when swiped at ticket gates. Anyone who used their Oyster card between 0530 and 0930 last Saturday is thought to have been affected.
Bush, fine purveyor of DAB radio wares, has announced that its popular, enticingly named TR04DAB DAB radio is getting a sensual makeover. It is now available in "luscious" Lip Gloss Red and also sports a "sexy" touchscreen control panel, specifically designed for over (under?) sexed people who need their audio appliances to ooze carnal vibes into the room as well as Radio 4.
Low-cost ultra-portables might be all the rage right now, but that doesn't bother Sony at all - it's back trying to raise the bar in terms of how much power can be stuffed into a skinny, lightweight laptop by announcing the new VAIO Z series.
Phenomenally successful though the Nintendo Wii is, it certainly isn't without its own share of niggles. Among them, perhaps at the forefront of 'core' players' minds, is the fact that the motion sensing Wii remote is, well, not all that hot at sensing motion.
Last night Microsoft kicked off proceedings at this year's E3 video games conference. News of hardware price cuts and the launch of a new model preceded the event, but Microsoft still had a few surprises to share, including a new deal that will make Netflix movies and TV shows accessible directly from Xbox 360 consoles.
One our favourite legit online-music-stations-cum-social-networking-sites, Last.fm, now has its very own iPhone /iPod Touch application, available to download from the iTunes App store. Just hit up the store's Music category to find it.
The Sci-Fi Channel has created a special limited edition run of Battlestar Galactica toasters for the San Diego Comic-Con. The smooth lines and shiny silver finish tie in neatly with the re-imagined series' Cylon concepts, and it sports the Battlestar Galctica branding. However, the lack of a red light slowly panning from side to side accompanied by a sinister hum feels like a very serious oversight. Come on, how much extra would a few red LEDs have cost?