Ian Bell

Ian Bell

I work with the best people in the world and get paid to play with gadgets. What's not to like?

ATI to power new HDTV set-top box

ATI Technologies Inc.announced today that ATI’s XILLEON 220 and NXT6000 have been selected by Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronic Co., Ltd for its DH-78 HDTV cable set-top box.

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Canon unveils Optura camcorder pair

Canon U.S.A. introduced into its 2003 lineup two new miniDV camcorders with simultaneous video recording and still-image capture capability.


PS2 broadband price slashed in Japan

The price of the Japanese PS2 broadband kit has been cut in an attempt to boost uptake and clear stocks, with Sony claiming that it will have 1m PS2 online gamers by this month.


Siemens introduces new phones at CTIA 2003

Siemens has introduced new phones: A56, CT56, C56, M46, M56, S56, SL56, SL56, SX1 at the 2003 CTIA wireless trade fair.


HP and AT&T to offer wireless services

HP and AT&T Wireless are working to extend the reach of mobile computing by offering customers seamless wireless access to critical information while on the road.


SCO suit roils Linux IP debate

Linux vendors, critics and analysts disagreed last week over whether SCO Group's $1 billion lawsuit against IBM is a defining moment in the history of the open-source OS.


UK: Argos to cut Gamecube stock from stores

Nintendo may be facing a fight for its life at UK retail as another UK retailer drops the Gamecube line from their shelves.


Publishers discontent with Xbox Live

Microsoft's Xbox Live service has enjoyed a successful launch in the UK, with retailers reporting healthy sales of the starter kit, but publishers threaten to spoil the party.


Siemens new SL56 phone features a “slider”

Siemens announced the availability of the SL56 mobile phone for U.S. consumers in the third quarter of 2003.


Cirrus Logic powers Good G100 communicator

Cirrus Logic,announced that its high-performance EP7312-90 embedded processor powers system functionality for the popular new Good G100 wireless handheld from Good Technology.


Nokia launches One Mobile Service in US

Nokia today announced the availability of the Nokia One Mobile Connectivity Service for the Americas.


Nokia gets fashionable with new 6585 phone

Introduced today, the new Nokia 6585 phone, one of the lightest CDMA2000 1X phones introduced in the Americas, is the latest addition to Nokia's family of CDMA2000 1X handsets.


Gamers decide on new Xbox controller colors

In an new twist to the Xbox experience, gamers can log onto http://www.xbox.com/ beginning today to help decide the colors of a special line of Xbox controllers.


Logitech showcases line of mobile headsets

Logitech is showcasing its line of mobile phone headsets at CTIA Wireless 2003. The stylish headsets, designed to stay put, be comfortable, and serve a variety of individual needs.


HP jumps into the wireless wide open

HP today announced a broad range of wireless wide area network (WWAN) products and service offerings.

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