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Sky teams up with MediaFlo for mobile TV trial

Tech Digest Just when you thought you knew all about mobile TV, along comes yet another platform. After DVB-H and DMB comes MediaFLO, an innovation from Qualcomm, the US company best known for making chips for 3G handsets. Yesterday it confirmed a deal with BSkyB to trial the system in the UK in the summer. We caught up with MediaFLO …
Tech Digest, 10 May 2006

Sky names HD launch day

After months of speculation Sky has officially confirmed that its HD service will start broadcasting on Monday, 22 May. On that date the first of the 40,000 telly addicts who have signed up to the HD service will have their system installed. Sky has also revealed what HD punters will be watching in the first week on its HD …
Tech Digest, 04 May 2006
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How to make your own World Cup single

Tech Digest World Cup blog Who Ate All The Bratwurst explains how to have a footy hit in 10 easy steps: 1. Choose your song Unless you are a musical genius, pick a 70s or 80s classic and rework it, a la Joe Fagin's That's Livin' Alright/That's England Alright. Something with an anthemic chorus goes down well, or something with adaptable …
Tech Digest, 27 Apr 2006
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May launch for Sky HD

HDTVUK - blogging in high def Sky has announced a May launch for its HD service. Its rather rather annoying HD website not only has the details of pricing but also says that installations for the service will begin in May. It seems very unlikely that Sky would begin installations without having launched the service. It seems …
Tech Digest, 24 Mar 2006
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BBC kicks off HD balls in May

Geek TV By Jane Hoskyn, TV Scoop So, the BBC's first venture into the brave new world of HD TV will be balls. Football and tennis fans are to be the inaugural beneficiaries of high-definition pictures from the Beeb, with the World Cup and Wimbledon to be screened in HD. What a missed opportunity. High-def will surely be wasted on …
Tech Digest, 24 Mar 2006
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World Cup live on your mobile

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Games Digest has all the latest gaming news. World Cup live on your mobile If this had been a week later, we'd have been thinking April Fools, but according to Mobile …
Tech Digest, 23 Mar 2006

Telewest TVDrive HDTV-enabled PVR

Review Sky might be making all the noise about HDTV in the UK but, in classic tortoise versus hare scenario, its cable rival Telewest has got there first. Telewest's HDTV enabled hard disk based video recorder, the TVDrive, went on sale last week. It is available to four million homes with viewers signing up via Currys, Dixons or …
Tech Digest, 13 Mar 2006
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Not CeBIT

Tech Digest Not fussed about the CeBIT techfest? Well, here are some fluffy and friendly gadgets - courtesy of Shiny - that you may well not see in Hannover: Fido Robot Luggage Fido bag We've all experienced the joys of hauling luggage across busy streets/tube stations/airports. It's enough to put you off the whole holidaying experience …
Tech Digest, 09 Mar 2006

Eurovision HDTV contest

HDTV has been creeping into Europe for a while and as we sit tight and anxiously wait for Sky, Telewest and the BBC to start rolling out our high definition signals some countries are already enjoying the delights of 720p and 1080i programming. Germany is probably the furthest on in the development of HDTV helped along no doubt …
Tech Digest, 23 Feb 2006
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Multimedia arms race

Tech Digest Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries Handheld consoles compete for multimedia dominance Nintendo's DS handheld console is set, in coming months, to get a raft of add- …
Tech Digest, 20 Feb 2006
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Hands on with 3GSM's hottest mobiles

3GSM Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries. Ok, so you've read the latest news on the technology and flicked through the new phone’s specifications, but what are they …
Tech Digest, 16 Feb 2006

Sony's ambitious HD PC

It is a real sign of the times that you get a press release about a new PC and its first sentence bangs on about HD. But then again, this is Sony, a company that is staking an awful lot on HD, so perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising. The PC in question is the latest in its series of high-end desktops, the £1300 VGC-R202. Sony …
Tech Digest, 03 Feb 2006
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No Sony PS3 in UK until 2007, says analyst

It's been a fairly tough start to the year for both Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360, but it looks like Sony's woe may be a touch worse. Industry speculation that Sony's projected release date for its PlayStation 3 console of "Spring 2006" was looking unlikely turned into open ridicule when a Sony source told a journalist …
Tech Digest, 24 Jan 2006
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CES 2006: top ten gadgets

So the delegates have gone home, the halls are emptying and, yes, Gates (and Elvis) have left the building. The gadget fest that was the Consumer Electronics Show 2006 is now history. Yet before we bury it for good, here's our list of the ten best gadgets to emerge at the show (in no particular order)... Hannspree LCD TVs …
Tech Digest, 12 Jan 2006
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Hands on with Samsung's HSDPA mobile

CES One of the most interesting exhibits in the whole of CES, from a UK perspective at least, is the HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Data Packet Access) mobile phone from Samsung. The SGH-ZX20 is a clamshell mobile that will be able to take advantage of the much faster data speeds (up to 3.6Mbps compared to 384kbps of 3G) of the new …
Tech Digest, 09 Jan 2006
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Another day, another gadget buffet

CES Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies TV to go on your PSP coming to UK Sony’s CES presentation might have been high on gloss and short on content, but it did deliver some wonderful news for British PSP owners. Location Free TV – a very cool application for the …
Tech Digest, 05 Jan 2006
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CES 2006: the first gadgets land

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies. CES 2006 Oddities The New Year’s hangover has been and gone and Christmas is but a fading memory which means it is must be time for the traditional first week of January jaunt to Las Vegas for the CES show. The world’s …
Tech Digest, 04 Jan 2006
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Best gadgets of 2005

2005 in review Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries. Here's our top ten gadgets of 2005 - in no particular order: Plantronics Pulsar 590a Plantronics Pulsar 590a We have been …
Tech Digest, 28 Dec 2005
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PDA for your pet

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries Petmaster PDA for your pet Being a pet owner can be trying; you have to remember to feed them, pet them, give them their meds, …
Tech Digest, 23 Dec 2005
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It's a dog's life on eBay

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries. Sega iDog Bag A dog is for life, not just for Christmas. With the exception of dogs that need a couple of batteries sticking up …
Tech Digest, 20 Dec 2005
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The 39 megapixel camera, iPod pants and more

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries. 39 megapixel camera back It was only a couple of years ago we were getting excited over the arrival of a 1.3 megapixel digital …
Tech Digest, 14 Dec 2005
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Mobiles for dogs and other gadget goodies

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries. Mobile phone for dogs Petmobility's dog phones So Fido is getting a little too frisky with the bitches in another postcode and …
Tech Digest, 07 Dec 2005
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iPod shuffle voted top 'Chav Gadget'

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that’s cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries. iPod shuffle is top Chav Gadget Put on your Burberry scarf and switch on your iPod Shuffle. While the iPod nano may be the king …
Tech Digest, 05 Dec 2005
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Telewest goes live with HDTV

Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop has all the hottest cult TV news and HDTVUK has all the latest High Def stories. Telewest has become the first British company to deliver a live HDTV (High Definition TV service) service. Starting from today it is …
Tech Digest, 01 Dec 2005
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No new N-Gages until 2007

From the UK’s leading games blog - Games Digest, from the makers of Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny. Nokia disN-gages Nokia N-gage Antti Vasara, Nokia's VP for Corporate Strategy, says its short-term strategy doesn't include mobile gaming handsets. Until 2007, there'll be no new N-Gage, or any other mobile handset designed …
Tech Digest, 29 Nov 2005