Tag: tech

European Satellite Radio coming soon?

Every now and then we like to bring you a slightly off-topic post which may interest you. Today I spotted this news item about old satellites being re-used for new in-car entertainment systems in Europe.Cast your mind back a few years. Remember when S...

Want a Smartphone? Eat me!

The guys at software shop Pocketland.net have a rather interesting new product on their books - it's a Marziphone! Yup, it's mobile and edible ! This is better than any Chocolate phone - 100 grams of pure marzipan from Lübeck marzipan maker J.G. Nied...

iTheater Glasses – TV without the TV!

I love Firebox.com - it's a great place for getting Christmas gifts. Right now they have these rather cool glasses that show your favourite film on miniture TFT screens. It's apparently like watching a 50" screen from a distance of 8.5ft and it comes ...

Live radio on your Windows Mobile

Here in the UK we've got a fairly unique setup with TV and radio. There's a huge amount of commercial TV and radio stations but, if you have a TV or radio you have to buy a TV / Radio licence. The money from this goes to fund …

Firefox 2 now available

The new version of Firefox is now available for preview here. Although not really relating to Windows Mobile, this is a web browser you should be aware of. Many may have seen Internet Explorer 7 and the various parts it "lifted" from earlier versions ...

Free Broadband for all Sky Customers

Whilst not really Windows Mobile news this needs covering as it signals a massive change in the way you connect to the internet. UK TV giants Sky are today launching free broadband for all 8 million Sky TV customers. All customers, regardless of packa...

The Slingbox comes to the UK

We've already mentioned the Slingbox a few times. It's simply a widget that sits on your TV and lets you control and watch your TV, PVR and DVD recorder from any internet connection. You can use your Windows Mobile device to connect in via WiFi or 3G ...

Sky TV begin streaming trials with MediaFLO

TV giants Sky are to trial the MediaFLO Technology from Qualcomm. They're going to be testing the FLOTM technology, which is a wireless multicasting technology allowing delivery of video services to mobile devices in the United Kingdom. This, along wi...

Mail2Web – Instant email for everyone!

We've all seen those people walking around with BlackBerry handsets haven't we ? Yes, we Smartphone / Pocket PC owners can now get "instant email" too, but it's just not as easy to setup is it? Well, thanks to the guys at Mail2Web Live it is now! Just...

TVGenius – Get reminded about your favourite TV shows

Philip Nowlan has messaged in about a UK based service called TVGenius it's a website you can access on your handset by browsing to www.tvgenius.co.uk/mobile.html then bang in your favourite TV show and it'll remind you when it comes on! Hoho! Just wh...

Even broader-band

Despite heavily misleading marketing campaigns from certain ISP's saying that "8Meg broadband is now available", it's not and it hasn't been. It will however be possible to get 8Mbit/s broadband from the end of this month providing your pretty close t...

3GSM – Orange 3G Glasses

Orange are at 3GSM with these video glasses. This pic, via TechDigest shows them in use around Barcelona. Although not that new it is interesting to see a mobile network promoting video to this extent, and we presume Orange intend feeding 3G video int...

BBC uses Smartphones to trial mobile TV

Neil Bird has just emailed me about BBC iMP. This is an application which is in development to offer UK viewers the chance to catch up on TV and radio programmes via their phones or PC's. Using peer to peer technology (like BitTorrent) it allows you t...

TV is changing – part 3

We previously did some stories on the evolution of TV here and here. Well, now it's going to go another stage further with the implementation of IPTV - a new way of pushing TV down your broadband line. Sure, we've already got something like this, but ...

Ebay buys Skype

A good day today for Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. They're bosses of Skype and first burst onto the scene coding Kazaa - the (still widely used) file sharing program which allows people to swap music and more. Although - hey - they're seeking to ...

TV is changing – part 2

I mentioned yesterday about the new Sky TV widget called the Sky Gnome. It's a fantastic idea, and welcomed, but it's the stepping stone onto something bigger. Wherther you've noticed or not, the way we're watching TV is changing by each passing day. ...

Evolution of Radio and TV

See this ? It's called a Sky Gnome. It's gonna be available soon and won't bump up the cost of your Sky TV. It runs on batteries and connects via wi-fi to your Sky box. It'll let you listen to the wide variety of radio stations available on …

In a terrible accident ? Why not take a photo and sell it ?

Following my blog post the other day, in which I mentioned how bizarre it seemed to take photos on camera-phones in the middle of emergencies, things have just gone one step further. New site Scoopt.co.uk encourages you to log in and sell your news-wo...

Windows Vista

A little off-topic, but worth mentioning this. The Microsoft code-named "Windows Longhorn", which is the next generation of Windows on your PC - has been given a name today. It'll be called "Windows Vista" and will start appearing as a Beta in a few d...

A solution to a night-time problem :)

Way back in the day I used to have a Nokia (yes, I know - I was young and inexperienced, I only have myself to blame) which was absolute pap in comparison to the C500 I have today. However, it did used to be able to turn itself …