freesat announces 18 new channels


Nearly three months after freesat’s launch, the free-to-air satellite broadcaster has announced 18 new channels will be added to the platform in the next couple of weeks.

This Thursday, ten TV channels will launch: Zone Reality, Zone Horror, Russia Today, The Fight Network, Inspiration, PitchWorld, Gems TV, Shop on tV, Netplay TV, and Gala TV…

Fancy your very own spy satellite? Yours for just $10m


Our lives are monitored by an increasingly sophisticated array of digital observers, be it from CCTV, speed cameras, internet usage monitoring, those blokes from TV licensing that won’t leave me alone… There’s no way around it, but what if – WHAT IF? – you could have your very own eye-in-the-sky, silently watching everyone and everything around you? That would take the edge off, right?

Toshiba rolls out the Satellite A300 notebook, with a 15.4" display


In addition to the Portégé M800, Toshiba also announced the Satellite A300 notebook at the Paris press launch this morning.

Continuing the stylish lines of the M800, the A300 has a 15.4″ display, runs on Vista, and is entertainment-heavy with a Regza-Link, inbuilt FM tuner, Harmon/Kardon integrated speakers and Dolby Sound room technology.

Available in Glossy Mercury Silver, the A300…

Opinion: freesat confusion and secrecy is hurting the brand and stifling competition


freesat, the free-to-air satellite service due to launch in a matter of weeks, is a great idea and one that many people are looking forward to, but the organisation is behaving as if the pre-launch phase is a covert military operation, and that’s hurting the brand.

Last week we wrote about the launch of Hauppauge’s USB2 tuner that should be able to receive the freesat signal via a compatible satellite connection. That’s not how freesat sees it

Toshiba adds five new models to their Satellite Pro range – the L300, L300D, M300, U400 and L350


Rolling out the Satellite Pro laptops like they’re going out of fashion (which all laptops are, really), Toshiba has announced five new models.

Priced from $699 upwards, all models feature DVD SuperMulti drives, TruBrite widescreens, 1.3-megapixel webcams and microphones, plus the choice of Windows XP or Windows Vista….