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Feb 5, 2009

Stephen Fry, the Oscar Wilde of Generation Twitter

Posted by in Apple, Social Media
Stephen Fry on twitter

I think I’ve experienced one of the weirdest convergences I’d never expected to see. Stephen Fry was a guest speaker at an Apple Store in London last night, and one of his friends live blogged the entire event via Twitter. Now Stephen, for those of you who don’t know, is not only deeply into Twitter: […]


Feb 3, 2009

Sony sells HDTVs with suspenders

Posted by in Manufacturer, News, Sony
Sony Bravia ZX1 HDTV

These are hard times for Sony. After projecting a loss of $1.7 billion for 2008, it’s facing 2009 with the prospect of trying to shift some seriously expensive hardware to an indebted market that’s all but dried up. That’s a tough call for Sony’s marketing department, who are tasked with the job of trying to […]


Jan 16, 2009

Sony X-Series Walkman video preview

Posted by in CES 2009, Events, Manufacturer, MP3 Players, Portable Gadgets, Sony
Sony Walkman X-Series media player

Sony have launched the Sony X-Series Walkman, the first Walkman designed to take on the iPod Touch. Not only can this beast play music and videos, it’ll also let you browse the Web, and comes with Wi-Fi and a user interface that’s at least as good as Apple’s legendary multi-touch interface. In other words, it’s […]


Jan 13, 2009

Sony Giga Juke NAS-EH35HD Hard Disk Hi-Fi review

Posted by in Audio, Gadgets, Sony
Sony Giga Juke NAS-EH35HD Hi-Fi review

I thought it was about time I did a Sony Giga-Juke NAS-EH35HD review, as I’m considering buying one, and reviewing this thing might help me make up my mind! The Sony Giga-Juke NAS-EH35HD looks it could be the perfect mini Hi-Fi for those of you with thousands of MP3 tunes locked away on your PC, […]


Jan 10, 2009

CES 2009: Sony's Web Browsing Camera

Posted by in CES 2009, Gadgets, Sony, Technology, Wi-Fi
Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-G3

This camera has everything; the picture even has a snazzy “web2.0” reflection. Manufactures have been adding features and gizmos to mobile phones for years but this could be the first sign that cameras are going to get the same treatment. We have been moving towards the one device to control them all for sometime but […]


Jan 9, 2009

Pioneer confuses Engadget, fans set 'em straight

Posted by in CES 2009, DVD player, Events, Pioneer, Video and TV
Pioneer DV-420V DVD player

Pioneer has announced the Pioneer DV-420V at CES 2009, an upscaling DVD player that has two tricks up its sleeve: the ability to rip tunes from a CD and store them as MP3 files onto a USB device (including an MP3 player or external hard-drive); and the ability to confuse the hell out of Engadget!


Jan 9, 2009

Panasonic TX32LZD80 price drop reflects shift in HDTV market

Posted by in HDTV, Panasonic, Video and TV
Panasonic TX32LZD80 HDTV review

If you wanted proof that the price of HDTVs is dropping like a stone, look no further than the Panasonic TX32LZD80. Part of the Panasonic LZD80 series, the TX32 is, as it’s obscure name suggests, a 32″ LCD TV with full HD 1080p, integrated freeview receiver, 3 HDMI inputs, and, most impressively, a PC input […]


Jan 9, 2009

CES 2009: JVC launch cat-controlled Hi-Fi with iPod dock

Posted by in Audio, CES 2009, Events, JVC
JVC Micro Audio Systems

JVC have been showing off a range of new Micro Audio Systems that integrate nicely with an iPod. I say nicely – the iPod simply slots into a slot at the top, and just sits there looking gormless against the giant black behemoth beneath it! The JVC system might be micro in Hi-Fi terms, but […]


Jan 9, 2009

CES 2009: Samsung P3 – a touchscreen haptic MP4 player

Posted by in CES 2009, Events, MP4 Players, Portable Gadgets, Samsung
Samsung P3 MP4 player

Samsung have announced the Samsung P3 at CES 2009, a brand new MP4 player that features a new touchscreen haptic user interface that’s designed to take on the iPod Touch at its own game. The iPod Touch made existing MP3 players look as outdated as mobile phones when the iPhone came out, but this may […]


Jan 8, 2009

Samsung MBP200, the world's first pico projector PMP

Posted by in CES 2009, Events, MP4 Players, Portable Gadgets, Samsung
Samsung MBP200 Pico projector PMP

CES 2009 wasn’t only about HDTVs – a number of stunning new PMPs have also been shown off the by electronic giants. Take, for instance, the Samsung MBP200 Pico Projector. At first glance, it’s a rather boxy-looking Personal Media Player with a 2.2″ screen, but it comes with one rather special feature…