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Tech Digest The clock is ticking - not long until the big World Cup kick off. There's just one problem. To fit in over 60 matches in a one month period means a number of daytime kick offs, when most of us are stuck at work.

You've got two options; use your entire holiday allocation from 9 June, or find a way of catching the action at work or on the move. If the first one doesn't appeal, I've found five ways to keep up with the action wherever you are - with the help of the latest technology.

Msi_freeview_1 1. Sony's LocationFree TV
Sony's latest gadget is set to become a "must-have" for anyone wanting to take the TV with them - wherever they travel in the world. Plug in your LocationFree device, drop it into your home network, then use your home PC to spread the TV signals externally - to your Sony PSP or laptop. Buy one and watch your popularity at work soar. You can join the queue for one in late May, price to be confirmed.
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2. TV USB connector for your laptop

A number of devices have hit the market in the last year for accessing Freeview channels with your laptop. If you use a Mac, it's worth checking out the Miglia's TVMini, a shuffle-like device that can pick up digital channels, as well as pausing and recording them. It also comes with a remote for channel hopping. For a Windows-based solution, check out the Pinnacle PCTV Stick for similar functionality. Both should retail for just under £100.
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3. MSI's D310 portable media player

If you want something less bulky than a laptop for viewing digital TV on the move, MSI's new D310 (pictured) is ideal for slipping into your bag. It's got a 4.2-inch screen and a built-in antenna for viewing Freeview channels. A single charge should see you through three hours viewing. Expect to pay around £150.
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4. Highlights of every game on your 3 mobile

This year's World Cup has come just a little early for live action to your mobile, but you can get extended highlights of all games just five minutes after a game ends with the 3 network. And even better news, if you're already a 3 customer, all this action is absolutely free. If you're not, you've still got time to sign up for this, along with other dedicated World Cup content from the 3G network.
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5. TV on your watch
If you've a less forgiving boss, more subtle viewing techniques will probably be required - like this wrist TV with 1.5-inch TFT screen. The antenna is hidden in the headphones, which might give you away, though the biggest problem is more likely to be battery life - you only get an hour from a full charge. However, if the boss isn't around, you can get up to three hours if used with the docking station. You can pick one up for around £130.
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Telewest NTL does deal with ITV and gets all the World Cup games in HD live
BBC launches HD today, but with no HD content
Sony's new LCD Bravia TV sets
Sony and Panasonic develop new HD camcorder format

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