Last.fm is a blinding music service that enables you to listen to your faourite tracks from your favourite bands and discover new bands based on the type of music you typically listen to. They manage to offer this service for free without getting in all sorts of trouble from the music industry because they monetise the service through advertising revenue. While Last.fm has said that classic adverts are no longer getting attention they once did, they have today announced an amalgemation of their own with MXP4 which essentially lets non-DJ...

TomTom SatNavs have helped lead the way (see what we did there?) for years and as well as offering clear turn by turn instructions and perhaps more importantly to those of us that have to regularly rely on the digital stars to guide us home, they even allow us to download new and more interesting skins and voices. Let’s be honest after a few turns the standard voice becomes dull (no offense to the original voic actor) and lifeless at best so downloading and using a new voice is a good way to add a little extra spark to your journey. Homer...

When it comes to creating the perfect cup of coffee, your average instant doesn’t come anywhere close. For cappuccinos, lattes, and proper coffee you need to look at decent coffee machines and Jura coffee machines have long been considered the yardstick to measure other coffee machines by. Two new additions to the J line of Jura coffee machines, as well as the new Z7, have been announced offering even greater tasting coffee and a host of nifty little gadgets to get the high-tech gadget loving coffee drinker really steamed up. The J7...

It’s quite incredible (well, not really, but it works well as an opening gambit) that as soon as one of the big manufacturers makes an announcement it turns that their main rivals were ready to make a very similar one. In the case of games consoles it’s almost as though all three big manufacturers ready an announcement and then they have a stand-off until one fires the first salvo causing the others to join in. Anybody that gets left out loses the round and receives a stern “must try harder” reprimand. Anyway, this...

Councils across the country may be facing the harsh reality of budget cuts and spending cuts imposed by the new coalition government but that hasn’t stopepd Leicester council from saying that they will spend £40,000 ensuring that every council member in the area has their own iPad. Apparently, it will cut down on printing costs and make councillors’ jobs easier. There’s a ringing endorsement if Apple ever needed one – maybe you’ll see it on their website one day soon. One councillor claimed that it helped...

The latest gaming charts show that the world, or at least console gamers from the UK, still loves a cowboy as Red Dead Redemption sits atop the table for the XBox 360 and the PS3 and is also the 3rd most popular title on all platforms. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty from Blizzard takes the top spot on all platforms while Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the most popular Nintendo Wii game. XBox 360 There hasn’t been a lot of change in the top 5 for the XBox 360. Red Dead Redemption keeps its place at the top with Crackdown 2 also holding firm...

Google has been investigated on charges of unlawfully collecting data from individuals via their Wifi networks, and the UK ICO or Information Commissioner’s Office has found that the Internet giant has not collected any information that would prove detrimental to the individuals concerned. Google initiall offered an unreserved apology and has continued to protest its innocence saying that the whole affair was a mistake. To their credit they also worked quickly to prevent the further collection of data and the segregation of collected...

After a week of 3D over the last few days it makes something of a pleasant change (although we’re really not complaining about being indundated with 3D goodies) to write about something else. In this case, it’s all about social networking and the social web. Twitter has reached its 20 billionth tweet in excellent time while Facebook looks likely to postpone its float on the stock exchange until 2012 so it can further build its revenue base but Spotify has denied market rumours instead stating that they will be ready for a 2010...

Posted on Aug 1 2010 - 5:14pm by Matt Jackson
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It seems the world’s gone a bit 3D crazy at the moment, and that’s not just consumers. Companies like Panasonic and even Sky are really getting into the whole 3D technology. Panasonic is throwing out new 3D product releases while Sky has announced the imminent release of the Sky 3D TV channel. The LG 3D TV competition also shows how popular the technology has become – you can win £3,500 worth of goodies including a 3D TV, 3D Blu Ray player and a home cinema kit too. ...

We’re not sure how much of a boast this really is, but Perth is currently enjoying the biggest ever geocaching event held in Scotland attracting more than 1,800 people from pretty much every corner of the world to partake in what is essentially a giant high tech treasure hunt which is probably a lot more populat than you would ever imagine with millions of goecache sites found in every continent of the world and with thousands of websites dedicated to the game. The principle of geocaching is that a geocacher will place a waterproof...