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Apple to take sales space in posh people's shop Harrods

Apple is set to open a shrunken version of its Apple Store in the toffs' shopping establishment, Harrods. Unlike the company's outlets in London's Regent Street and Covent Garden, the Harrods boutique will lack a Genius bar to provide technical assistance to the hordes of posh shoppers. Harrods picture, taken by Lorenzo G …
Caleb Cox, 20 Jan 2012
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Dixons to set up concession in Harrods

Dixons Retail will try to flog PCs and other consumer goodies to tourists and local toffs when it opens a concession in Harrods early next year. The ailing retailer swapped the High Street for out-of-town trailer trading parks in recent years as part of its turnaround strategy, but is looking to raise brand equity by setting up …
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 2011
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Harrods blings up Android tablet, quintuples price

If you've got more than two-and-a-half grand going spare and no taste, posh people's store Harrods has a custom Samsung Galaxy Tab with a back clad in 5700 Swarovski "crystals" that you can buy. Apparently, the thousands of high-lead glass fragments were glued on by hand, and placed around a Galaxy Tab logo done in "Jet Hematite …
Tony Smith, 08 Nov 2010
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Harrods punts 3D TVs with free shutter specs

Posh department store Harrods has dispute Currys claim to be the first UK retailer to begin taking advance orders for Sony 3D TVs. Currys announced this past Friday it was taking orders in store there and then, and online from 4pm. But Harrods' in-store Sony Centre began taking 3D TV orders on the same day too, and told Reg …
Tony Smith, 15 Mar 2010

Dixons selling £68k gold, diamond, ruby and sapphire iPhone for Xmas

Anyone short of ideas for the stocking filler this Christmas and with a spare £68k down the back of the sofa can look no further: it's time for a Gold iPhone from the Dixons Retail concession at Harrods. The Jesus mobe, made by one of Harrods' commercial partners, is housed by a 24 carat case with over 300 22 and a half carat …
Paul Kunert, 29 Nov 2013
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Harrods web Grotto snowed under

Famed toff tat outlet Harrods has been forced to put Christmas on hold after its website buckled under the weight of families rushing for some lap time with Santa. Despite the global recession, the Knightsbridge store said it had experienced "unprecedented demand" for access to the Grotto. "We have temporarily removed the …

Fear not, posh tech tarts! Selfridges' Apple concession still open despite selloff

The Apple retail concession in posh London department store Selfridges has been sold to Ireland's largest Apple Premium Reseller, giving it a ready-made route into the wallets of rich Arabs the wealthy elite. Directors at Square Group last week sold the B2B operation to Nottingham-based Jigsaw24, which is run by channel veteran …
Paul Kunert, 30 Jun 2014
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Harrods looks overseas for online custom

For those times when parking the Mercedes is simply too tiresome in central London, Harrods is launching an upmarket online shopping service. From next week, shoppers will be able to virtually peruse the food halls and other departments and get Harrods to deliver the order to their doorstep -- be it here or abroad. The …
Linda Harrison, 07 Sep 1999
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Microsoft: We need a pro to flog our Surface slabs in UK

Microsoft UK is seeking a captain to steer the good ship Surface. The candidate will need a sturdy pair of sea legs to navigate potentially choppy waters and prevent it from running aground. Ten-year Microsoft veteran and senior Windows consumer marketing man Rob Epstein is currently moonlighting as Microsoft's lead on the UK …
Paul Kunert, 20 May 2013
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Aw grandad, I asked for an iPad and you got me an iPod

You'd think Brits receiving Apple products for Christmas would be happy to find the pricey kit in their stockings, but not all of them were. Searches for returns policies on Christmas Day in the UK were 250 per cent higher than last year, says Experian Hitwise, the web analytics company, and searches for the Apple returns policy …
Anna Leach, 03 Jan 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro will land in UK in WEEKS*

Microsoft struggled to fill retailers' shelves with the 128GB Surface Pro in North America but is rolling out both this and the little-loved 64GB version in Blighty later this month. In a statement last night, Redmond confirmed the Pro will start shipping to Australia, China, France Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK …
Paul Kunert, 01 Mar 2013
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LG claims UK Ultra HD TV first

LG has put its first 4K x 2K - aka Ultra HD - LED-backlit LCD TV into shops. Its 84in monster, the LM960V, will today be available to view in posh peoples’ shops Harrods and Peter Jones Sloane Square, part of the John Lewis group. Of course, how many punters - even well-off ones - will feel the need to fork out £22,500 for a big …
Tony Smith, 30 Nov 2012
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Living dummies hang out in Harrods

Four people are to "live" in Harrods' shop window over the next five days to publicise the launch of a range of Internet gadgets. The living dummies are camped out for all the world to see in the London department store surrounded by wall-to-wall kit. There's a Multimedia Internet Fridge Freezer which has a 15" touchscreen set …
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2002

Microsoft can't even shift Windows 8 slabs in the middle of a tablet frenzy

Microsoft can't tap into the fast-growing tablet market, according to new figures that reveal lacklustre sales of Surface RT and other Windows 8 slabs. Canalys figures for Q4 show a 12 per cent growth in the worldwide PC market, fuelled by a 75 per cent rise in tab shipments to 46.2 million units. Notebooks sales were flat (58 …
Paul Kunert, 07 Feb 2013
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Will Apple set up shop in Walmart warehouses?

The contrast between Apple's prestige city-centre stores and the Sam's Club warehouse chain – where budget goods are sold straight from the pallet – is sharp. But that's where Apple wants to set up mini stores to sell its gadgets. There are about 600 Sam's Club retail warehouses across America selling everything from exercise …
Anna Leach, 07 Feb 2012
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Toshiba prices up glasses-free 3D TV for Blighty

Got £7000 to spare? From Monday, 12 March you'll be able to order Toshiba's Regza ZL2 glasses-free 3D TV. The LED array-backlit, 9,000,000:1 contrast ratio 55in set has a native resolution of 4K x 2K, relying on onboard upscaling bring 1080p and lesser content up to scratch. Toshiba Regza 55ZL2 The extra pixels allow the set …
Tony Smith, 07 Mar 2012
Sony HMZ-T1 3D headset

Sony's 3D VR goggles will empty your wallet

Sony's head-mounted vision goggles will hit UK shelves this December at the whopping price of £800. The HMZ-T1, which we first saw at CES 2011, apparently gives users a full 3D experience, packing 5.1 surround sound headphones and two 1280 x 720 OLED screens. According to Sony, it's like watching a 750in screen from a 20m …
Caleb Cox, 21 Oct 2011
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HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook

The test unit I reviewed was forwarded on to me from the Harrods press office. That alone should tell you a lot about the HP Envy 14 Spectre. For you, Harrods may conjure images of oil sheiks browsing bling, affectatious middle classes buying ham and feeble-minded tourists ogling Saint Diana's soiled crockery, but Harrods makes …
Alistair Dabbs, 15 May 2012
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Micro Anvika shutters stores, axes staff in fight for life

Troubled Tottenham Court Road retailer Micro Anvika's short-term future is looking more secure after suppliers gave its proposed rescue package the thumbs up. The move came at a cost, however: the firm has shuttered more than half its stores and laid off more than 60 per cent of staff in a bid to convince creditors, owed £2.7m …
Paul Kunert, 01 May 2012
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Micro Anvika seeks channel props for CVA rescue plan

Troubled Tottenham Court Road retailer Micro Anvika is seeking approval from distributors to green-light a restructure package. The independent – which set up shop in 1984 and has seven stores including a concession in Harrods – appointed biz consultancy Re10 last month to advise it on the best way to counter the slump in …
Paul Kunert, 02 Feb 2012
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Micro Anvika forced into cash-only trading

Fears are mounting over the future of veteran Tottenham Court Road retailer Micro Anvika after credit insurers removed cover for suppliers and it was forced to trade on a cash-only basis. The firm continues to pay bills on time but channel sources have questioned whether the pressure on working capital is sustainable following …
Paul Kunert, 14 Nov 2011
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Nokia to sell off luxury phone brand

Nokia is planning to sell off Vertu, its wholly-owned luxury-phone brand, which sells basic mobile phones with classy cases to the overpaid. The FT reports the news, which Nokia hasn't yet confirmed, but the paper reckons Goldman Sachs has been appointed to oversee the sell-off, which is likely to see the UK-based Vertu put into …
Bill Ray, 08 Dec 2011
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UK's Guardian prints 'Assad family' emails leaked by activists

Syrian activists have leaked a cache of files that purport to represent the private emails of Bashar al-Assad and his closest associates, sent during the bloody clampdown against opposition activists. Ongoing violence in Syria has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people as the government seeks to crush an Arab Spring- …
John Leyden, 15 Mar 2012
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Mars, bringer of WAR: Quatermass and the Pit

“When I wrote the Quatermass stories, I couldn’t help drawing on the forces and the fears that affected people in the 1950s,” wrote Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale in 1996. His inspiration for Professor Bernard Quatermass’ third appearance on television had been the Notting Hill race riots that struck the London suburb during …
Tony Smith, 24 Jul 2013
Sony KD-84X9005 84in 4K LED TV

Sony KD-84X9005 84in ultra-HD TV review

Huzzar! The resolution revolution is finally underway. Sony’s 84in KD-84X9005 is the first 4K consumer television to herald a seismic change to the consumer electronics and broadcast landscape. Look beyond its stratospheric price tag – all that expensive R&D has to be recouped somehow – and you’ll find a siren of a screen …
Steve May, 03 Nov 2012

Asus auctions unique red laptop for Comic Relief

There's literally only one red Asus S6F laptop on the planet, and if you want to avail yourself of the opportunity to win it - and do some good into the bargain - visit eBay or Harrods this weekend. Asus' unique red (nose) SF6 laptop Asus is offering the machine for auction, with bidding taking place online at ebay.co.uk and …
Tony Smith, 30 Mar 2007
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Chips-for-gold fraud gang get 74 years' jail

A 21-strong gang of CPU-dealing VAT fraudsters have been sentenced to a total of 74 years in prison. Reporting restrictions on Operation Devout were lifted today following sentencing in the seventh and final trial related to the complex organised crime network. The gang were involved in importing CPUs, mainly from Ireland. …
Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Head Mounted Display

Sony HMZ-T1 3D head mounted display

Watching a movie with Sony’s strap-on Personal 3D Head Mounted Display is one of the more extraordinary cinematic experiences you can have. Imagine the intensity of large screen IMAX somehow ciphered through display panels more befitting a digital camera. It’s like watching TV in a sensory deprivation tank: weird, uncomfortable …
Steve May, 16 Nov 2011
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Stressed? Over-worked? Buy a satnav

Looking for ways to reduce stress and heighten your awareness? Then the answer’s simple: buy a satnav. "Research" has found the GPS devices have several positive impacts on the modern driver. According to independent research conducted on behalf of… er… satnav maker TomTom, 74 per cent of UK drivers said they felt more in …
James Sherwood, 18 Jun 2008
100% Design London

Design mavericks show and tell

Smaller than last year, but still beautifully formed, 100% Design is back again, the highlight in the London Design Festival itinerary. Here, the way we do life is rethought with lateral takes on home and work environments. Prototypes abound with design concepts taking shape and new materials fashioned to deliver anything from …
Bob Dormon, 24 Sep 2010
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Ready2Shop till your VC drops

Fourteen staff at Ready2Shop.com received redundancy pay-outs on Friday in a bid to cut costs at the fashion site. The outfit is now being run by a skeleton staff of just five people. The founders of the multimedia content company, Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine (above), said they would continue with their offline …
Team Register, 20 Nov 2000

Asus to ship luxury leather laptop next month

Asus will ship its leather-clad laptop, the S6F, next month, the manufacturer revealed this week. It hopes well-to-do punters will be happy to fork out almost £1,700 for a compact computer with an 11in display and a low-voltage Intel dual-core processor. The S6F's wrist-rest and lid are both covered in genuine cowhide, tanned …
Tony Smith, 27 Apr 2006

Mio styles sat nav as girl-friendly 'fashion accessory'

Mio first demo'd its H610 GPS gadget at CeBIT in March. Then, the handheld sat nav tool was merely a good-looking but non-gender specific device. But now, by the application of some flower-like screen-printing and some equally florid PR fluff, the H610 is reborn as a gadget for girls - "a must-have fashion accessory" that takes …
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Retailers risk libel nightmare over 'no-work' database

Shop staff who have been sacked or resigned while under suspicion of dodgy behaviour could soon struggle to find work, as some of the UK's top retailers are set to share information online about their employment history. But today a leading libel lawyer warned that the scheme to disseminate unproven allegations could prompt a …
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I'll see your domain name in (US) Court!

Two little-noticed and otherwise unremarkable decisions from the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, decided on 23 August 2002, now affirm a principle that is perhaps worrying for those 20 million or so .com domain name registrants who live outside the USA. The cases deal with the question of the geographical location of a domain …
Andrew Lothian, 04 Sep 2002
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Tories pull plugs on ill-fated ISP

The Conservative Party has pulled the plug on its ill-fated ISP by blocking all future registrations for the service. The link to sign up with Tory.org was removed from the site's home page yesterday, less than a week after The Register exposed the slipshod vetting process of the service. No one from the Conservative Central …
Tim Richardson, 02 Feb 2000
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Fulham FC wins cybersquatting case

First division and soon-to-be Premiership football club Fulham has won a WIPO case over the domain name www.fulhamfc.com. The domain was owned by a company called Belize Domain Services, based unsurprisingly on tax-haven Belize. It registered the domain in May 1998 and said it intended to make the site a "fun club". It hasn't …
Kieren McCarthy, 02 May 2001
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Amazon.com revenue rises 236 per cent

Amazon.com's sales continue to expand, but its profits remain elusive -- and the company warned they will continue to be so for some time. The Internet bookstore yesterday posted a first quarter 1999 loss of $61.7 million on revenues of $293.6 million, and increase of 236 per cent on the same period last year. Half of Amazon's …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 1999
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EU moots 'deep background' checks for racist-free border controls

Europe plans to avoid the routine discrimination against foreigners at border controls by using deep background checks of individual people to manage immigration. The EU hopes the plans will appease US doubts about the visa waivers it doles out almost indiscriminately to citizens of allied countries. The US approach, as …
Mark Ballard, 27 Oct 2006
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Cosmopolitan wins £4000 damages from porn-threat cybersquatter

A cybersquatter who threatened to sell celebrity name URLs to porn sites has been ordered to pay damages in the High Court. Jaei England was told to pay £4000 to Cosmopolitan after it was revealed he sent a letter to the magazine's editor demanding cash for domain name cosmopolitan.co.uk. England had threatened to sell the URL …
Linda Harrison, 27 Mar 2000
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The 5:01 to Gizmoville is now ready for boarding

iPod Accessory of the Week: PodGear PocketParty speakers for iPod Nano Gizmoville PodGear Speakers Barely two weeks after the iPod Nano's launch and accessories are starting to emerge. The PodGear for the Nano is a mini hi-fi system that doubles as recharger. The <a href="http://www.podgear.net/products.html" target="_blank" …
Tech Digest, 26 Sep 2005
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Tabloid trumpets Net IPO with binman's £20m fortune

When a Net IPO story makes front page of The Sun, you know the Bubble Economy is near to bursting. Yesterday, Britain's best-selling tabloid newspaper splashed the "£20 million Web fortune of (former binman) Anthony Ashcroft, 23" just as if he had won the National Lottery. Which, in a way he has, only with paper rather than real …
Drew Cullen, 08 Feb 2000
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419ers recruit asylum-seeking mortician

Anyone who is currently reading El Reg in the rec room of an illegal immigrants' secure facility in the Home Counties in the hope that it might contain more useful pointers as to how to forge a UK ID card will certainly sympathise with the plight of poor old Liz Toon - Senegalese mortician on the edge: From: elizabeth_toon@ …
Lester Haines, 05 Nov 2004
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Emails will prove vital to Hamiltons' rape denial

Emails look as though they will be the vital evidence in the bizarre rape claims surrounding disgraced former MP Neil Hamilton and his wife. Detectives are currently investigating a wide range of serious sexual allegations levelled against the Hamiltons and Barry Lehaney. An unnamed mother of four has claimed she was raped …
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Aug 2001

Mobile phone scare over, or is it a Wind-Up?

Despite the constantly conflicting arguments over whether mobile phones are damaging, most people must surely have the opinion that there is a real risk of radiation for users. With the release of governmental research that says mobiles are safe again have come reports of a mobile gadget that reduces the radiation from the …
Kieren McCarthy, 15 Aug 2000
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Lady Di inquest scrambles black helicopter brigade

Conspiracy theorists are likely to have a field day over the inquests into the deaths of Lady Di and Dodi Al Fayed, which opened today in London. Amid a veritable newsfest of tabloid speculation and TV punditry, former royal butler Paul Burrell will be ordered to hand over a letter written by Di in which she sensationally …
Lester Haines, 06 Jan 2004
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Net Finance News: 2-8 Sept 1999

8 Sept 1999 BT Lame Brain spills 0800 beans Concentric buys ITG for £146 million Frozen food supermarket chain Iceland is to offer Net-based home shopping from October 4 in an attempt to improve its trading position. The service will be free of charge -- unlike other schemes such as Tescos which make consumers pay for delivery …
Team Register, 20 Sep 1999