Apple gambles on killing iPhone subsidy

When and if Apple signs a deal with Verizon to flog its iPhone it is likely that the price of the gadget will rise.

Nintendo upgrades handheld DS with 4.2 inch screen

Nintendo has confirmed that it will be launching an upgraded version of its popular handheld DS device in November. The DS LL features dual, 4.2 inch screens and is expected to retail for ¥20,000 (US$220) in Japan.

Wii don't want no Nintendo consoles

Japanese firm Nintendo said that its first half profits fell by over 50 percent and said worse was to come, because sales of its popular Wii console weren't that buoyant.

Leaving the iPhone behind

Opinion: I've never had a mobile phone as good as the iPhone. It's also the best MP3 player I've owned. Still, I wonder occasionally how long it will be before I toss it aside for a newer, more satisfying cellphone. After all, it's only the latest in a long line of handheld devices I've recycled since my Motorola flip phone in 1993.

Universal phone chargers won't save the planet

The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has rubber stamped the spec for a new mobile phone charger that will work with any handset.

Netflix to stream movies over Sony PS3

Sony and Netflix have signed a deal to allow the delivery of movies and TV shows to the Playstation 3.

By hook or by crook, B&N launches the nook

Barnes & Noble has officially introduced its electronic reader - it calls it the nook - and claims it is the world's most advanced eBook reader.

Find a Nook - read,lend,kindle an e-book

An electronic reader called the Nook is set to be introduced by Barnes & Noble today.

Teufel retro clock wakes you up to iPod alarums

German loudspeaker company Teufel said it has introduced a combined portable radio, alarm clock and iPod docking station.

Canon super SLR will set you back $5,000

The EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR camera will set you back a cool $5,000 when it becomes available in late December. But the expensive baby packs quite a bit of punch.

AUO unveils flexible e-paper

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced a 20-inch e-paper module - the world's largest, it says - and has launched its six-inch and nine-inch flexible e-paper displays.

Verizon droid guns for iPhone

Verizon appears to have given up any hope that it will ever get an iPhone contract from Apple. Its latest campaign for the new Motorola Droid is packed chock-full of attacks on Apple.

Can the Palm Pre knock the iPhone off its perch?

Already a million-seller in the US, Palm’s iPhone wannabe, the Pre, has just launched in the UK. Does it have what it takes to rival the seemingly-unstoppable iPhone?

Plastic Logic reveals business e-reader

Plastic Logic is to launch its e-reader at CES in January, promising a feather-light device with the largest screen in the industry.

Kindle is no answer to reading books digitally

Opinion Buy a book in a bookstore today and it's yours forever - or until the paper starts crumbling into dust - hopefully long after you're dead.

Microsoft recovers Danger data

A round of applause is in order for Microsoft support folks for apparently recovering the data feared lost in a bizarre and as-yet-unexplained server failure that threatened an unknown number of users with loss of their data stored in The Cloud.

BlackBerry Storm 2 lays siege to Apple iPhone

Research in Motion (RIM) is readying an all out attack on the successful Apple iPhone with Storm 2 - likely to be released by Verizon in the US in November.

The great Apple / elf conspiracy is thwarted

Ben Kurtz had a problem. His pudgy thumbs made typing on an iPhone a misery. He reckons that the developers of the iPhone actually hate people with broad, round thumbs. 

Apple takes on Microsoft's Zune with FM Radio iPhone app

Apple is reportedly developing an in-house radio application for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to 9to5mac, the nascent app will be capable of functioning "in the background" and is likely to offer the "same functionality" as the Nano FM radio.

Barnes and Noble leaks e-reader details

A source "from within" Barnes and Noble has apparently leaked photos and details of the company's new e-reader. According to Gizmodo, the layout will feature a black and white e-ink screen much like the Kindle's.