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Some more details of the functions of the soon to be released Blackberry 6 have been given out. RIM have produced a demo which shows the new browser, home screen, pop up menus,  social networking options (of course) and search facility. The preview video is available on YouTube and should keep Blackberry fans interested until the new version is finally launched. ...

Questions which have been keeping me awake at night (part 1). Did a 70s or 80s cartoon series about a condor and Peruvian / Mexican boy really appear on our screens once or did I dream it? What was the answer to that annoying riddle about crossing the river with a chicken, a fox and some food? Were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon such a big deal or was it simply a fancy...

Google has just launched its App Inventor for Android, which promises to let you easily design your own apps. N0 experience in programming is needed. You simply use the chunks of code provided by Google to build your own games, quizzes or utilities. It also has a GPS sensor and the ability to talk to Twitter. This great new service is expected to be a huge success with...

What qualities do you look for in a monitor? If a good sized screen, high definition picture quality and economic power consumption are on your wish list then join me for a look at the snappily titled Acer P195HQLb 18.5 Widescreen LED Monitor. Design I like black gadgets. Some people prefer chrome or pink or whatever, but if God/Allah/Buddha/Shiva/Sir Clive Sinclair had...

Do you remember the days when PCs were the size the size of a small bungalow and you had to feed punch cards into them? Neither do I, but some crazy old guy told me about them once. Those were the days my friend indeed but now they are gone with the wind and the PC which we are going to be poking around today is so small that you could slip one under most dogs without...

I remember once reading that Earth timeline article where the whole history of the planet is condensed into one day. Don’t be coy, you know the one I mean. The dinosaurs don’t appear until around 11pm and humans appear at about 1 minute to midnight. Why do I bring this up now? I was just thinking about the incredibly rapid pace of development and change in the technological...

Google’s wonderful Street View images may have landed the company in soapy bubble for allegedly capturing information which could have broken US secrecy laws. The company are facing investigations over data previously collected. However, ardent fans will be delighted to see the roving cars which have brought us Horse Boy, the stars of Wayne’s World and CIA...

Serious, and seriously well off, photographers may be tempted to shell out almost 12 grand on the new Mamiya RZ33. This powerful camera gives you a quite frankly astonishing-well-I’ll-be-darned-how-much-did-he-just-say 33 megapixels, along with some other excellent features. This super camera shall soon be walking amongst us and you can expect a full review to pop...

Everyone’s favourite video site, YouTube, has improved its mobile site. This basically means that it is now easier for iPhone users to find the video they want and then, once they find it, get a higher quality presentation. The number of YouTube videos viewed on mobile devices has increased to a staggering 100 million videos daily. There is also talk of the YouTube...

Advisers from the the customer service branch of Apple, Applecare, have advised that the software update recently made avilable will not solve the dropped calls problem. What it will do is simply give a more accurate representation of the current reception level. It won’t fix any reception problems inherent within the phone. Solutions which remain open to iPhone...