Sony showers us with Cyber-shot cameras


It’s only been a matter of weeks since Sony last dropped a Cyber-shot camera on us, and already here’s five more. You’ve got to wonder what the life cycle for their products is. Still, here they are, and they’re numerous, so we best get cracking.

T900 and T90
The T900 and T90 are up first. They’re slim (15mm for the T900, and 14mm for the T90), pack a 12.1-megapixel sensor, a 4x optical zoom and can record in 720p HD. The T900 has a 3.5″ touchscreen, and the T90’s is smaller at just 3″. Both have image stabilisation, face and smile detection, and automatic scene recognition. They’ll be available in April, no pricing info yet.

Next is the W270. It’s much the same as the T900 and T90, in that it has a 12.1-megapixel sensor, can record 720p HD and has image stabilisation, face and smile detection, and automatic scene recognition. Its differentiating factor is that its zoom goes up to 5x, and it has a 28mm wide angle lens. The display isn’t touch, unfortunately, but it’s 2.7″ across. Available in mid-March.

Then there’s the Cyber-shot H20, which reduces the megapixel count to 10.1, but pumps up the zoom to 10x. One for stalkers then, I suppose. Again, it’s got 720p HD recording and the aforementioned software goodness. A 3″ non-touch LCD rounds things off. This one will be available in April.

Lastly, there’s the S930, which picks the worst of all the above, presenting a 10.1-megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom. It’s got the same load of software features as above, and a 2.4″ LCD display. Available in April.

All the models come in a range of colours – silver, black, red, bronze, pink, brown, blue and gold across the range. Not all colours are available on all cameras though, confusingly. Now, if anyone can explain the logic behind the model numbers to me, then I’ll be a very happy man.

Toshiba pushes out new 1080p Camileo Pocket DV camcorders


Toshiba today announces two new members of its Camileo range of highly portable camcorders, both of which are capable of shooting in full (1080p) high definition mode.

The Camileo H20 is an upgraded version of the H10 launched last summer, and features 1440 x 1080 shooting (not quite the standard widescreen 1920 x 1080 you’d expect from HDTV or a Blu-ray disc, but a fair compromise for a handheld device), 5x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, video stabilisation, night shooting mode, YouTube upload facility, 5-megapixel digital stills and HDMI output…

Dundee to get super-fast broadband through the sewers


Residents of Dundee will soon be able to say they have something in common with the people of Bournemouth, as it becomes the first city in Scotland to have fibre optic cabling installed in its sewer system.

It’s not clear when H20 will begin work in Dundee’s dank and smelly underworld, but when it’s complete, super-fast 100Mbps broadband should be available to everyone – at least, those who are prepared to pay for it…

Super-duper-fast broadband to surge from Bournemouth's sewers


Bournemouth has been selected as the first UK town to get super-fast fibre network installed in its sewers. Fibre firm H20 is planning to extend its service from businesses and the Council to ordinary consumers. Work on the network will start in the next six months.

Around 88,000 homes will be given access to up to 100Mbps internet service meaning that they will be free to watch Eastenders on iPlayer all day long without fear of anyone whinging about Fair Usage policies…