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  • News: March UK launch for £30 a month LG Optimus 2x

    Customers keen to get their hands on the LC Optimus 2x smartphone will have wait a little longer, as retail websites that had previously promised availability from February 21 are now promising the handset from March 18.

  • News: Tested: HP's print-by-email service

    HP promises its ePrint service allows you print from anywhere to one of the company's enabled printers by sending the job via email. We test the service with a number of smartphone and webmail services

  • News: HTC's 2010 sales show surge in smartphone use

    High Tech Computer posted a 93 percent increase in revenue last year, pointing to sharp global growth in use of the smartphones it makes, company executives said on Friday.

  • News: AMD beats fourth-quarter profit estimates

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Thursday reported net profit for the fourth quarter that beat forecasts, due mainly to income from a patent license and a legal settlement with Samsung.

  • News: Which processor? Intel Sandy Bridge, AMD Fusion compared

    Over the next few weeks, Intel and AMD are set to unleash two new families of CPUs: Sandy Bridge (Intel's 2nd Generation Core processors) and AMD Fusion, respectively. These new processing chips offer a range of exciting improvements over existing CPU architecture, including on-board graphics chipsets, increased power efficiency and Full HD video optimisation.

  • News: IBM and ARM extend relationship to build 14nm chips

    IBM and ARM today announced that they are to continue to work together in order to jointly produce 14nm (nanometre) processors.

  • How-Tos: How to convert DVDs to play on a WDTV box

    I need some advice about video conversion. Using DivX Converter, a WDTV Live drive and a large hard drive, I’ve copied my entire DVD collection to disk. I’ve been reading about the H.264 format, however, which apparently retains the same quality at a lower bitrate. I’m interested in switching DivX Converter for Handbrake, which is free. Will it really give me the same quality with smaller file sizes, and is it only beneficial for HD video?

  • How-Tos: How to print to an old printer from Windows 7

    I want to use my new Windows 7 Home Premium PC with my Canon i865 printer, but I can’t find a driver for it.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade the memory in a 6-year-old PC

    I want to increase the memory in my six-year-old XP PC from 1GB to 2GB to accommodate Windows 7, but keep getting Memtest errors with the pair of 512MB modules I’m using. I receive multiple error reports when I install them, plus stop errors or sudden shutdowns. The machine seems happy to run three RAM modules, but not four. Crucial advised me to increase the VDIMM from 2.5 to 2.7, which made no difference, and reduce the memory frequency from DDR400 to DDR333 (adjusted to 320MHz), which solves the problem. Why are these problems occurring and how can I run the memory at the correct frequency? Will I need to upgrade my motherboard and processor to install Windows 7?

  • How-Tos: How to fix faulty graphics card drivers in your PC

    I recently bought a Palicomp PC running Windows 7 64bit and a 512MB ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. The screen frequently freezes and reports the error message: 'Display Driver 'AMD driver' stopped responding and has successfully recovered'. Disabling the ATI drivers fixes the problem, but also removes some functionality. Palicomp advised me to uninstall and reinstall the drivers, but this didn’t solve the problem. A Google search for answers has revealed several other users of this graphics card with the same problem. Is there a definitive fix, please?

  • Lexmark Genesis S815 inkjet multifunction printer

    Lexmark has unveiled the Genesis S815 web-connected inkjet printer with a difference – it features an unusual vertical design.

  • News: Next-generation BlackBerry handsets revealed

    Smartphone website BGR has revealed what it claims are details of the next generation of RIM BlackBerry smartphone handsets. The BlackBerry Dakota is the replacement for the BlackBerry Bold, and BGR is also publishing images of a new Storm - the 'BlackBerry Monaco' - and an updated BlackBerry Curve known as the 'Apollo'. There's also a second generation BlackBerry Torch, imaginatively titled the 'BlackBerry Torch 2'.

  • News: Details: BlackBerry Dakota revealed

    Images and details of the BlackBerry Dakota--the impending flagship smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM)--have emerged. The Dakota is packed with features as RIM struggles desperately to regain lost ground and compete with the Apple iPhone and the rising Android invasion.

  • How-Tos: How to connect a third monitor to your PC

    It's a pretty simple matter to add a second monitor to your PC. But what about a third? That might require a little more doing.

  • Altec Lansing VS2721 2.1 PC speaker system

    Altec Lansing has launched a new 2.1 speaker set for desktop PCs. The £49 Altec Lansing VS272 2.1speaker system consists of a pair of 2in satellite speakers and a 4in side-firing subwoofer that delivers powerful bass with 28 Watts of power. A separate control ensures users can adjust tone, volume and power.

  • News: EU to scrap monitor & printer tariffs

    World trade authorities have ordered the European Union to scrap tariffs on three types of consumer electronics from Taiwan, Japan and the United States no later than June, ending a 3-year-old trade dispute

  • Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 portable USB scanner

    Fujitsu has unveiled the ScanSnap S1100, a portable USB scanner that weighs just 350g, which means it can be easily be slipped into a laptop bag and taken on the go.

  • Sony Cyber-shot J10 16Mp camera

    Of the five new Sony Cyber-shot cameras announced last week, the J10 model particularly caught our eye. As well as a slim profile, the Sony Cyber-shot J10 offers the convenience of being able to transfer photos taken on it to a PC simply by plugging in its flip-out USB port. This familiar-sounding concept is also used on Flip handheld camcorders.

  • News: Sapphire builds Intel 'Sandy Bridge', USB 3.0 motherboards

    AMD and ATI GPU stalwart Sapphire has announced it is building a range of Intel motherboards. The Intel products are all being made by Sapphire in Taiwain, and will be available direct from the company.

  • News: February 1 launch for Apple iPad 2?

    Digg founder Kevin Rose claims that Apple will announce the iPad 2 in the next 3 or 4 weeks, maybe even on February 1.



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