Planet Of The Apes - first impressions
Thankfully, the Planet Of The Apes game has been influenced by the classic Pierre Boulle novel (and hence the 1960s film) rather than this summer's blockbuster movie.
The scene is set in an intro cut-scene movie, as US spaceship Cassiopeia, which was reported missing in 2125, crash-lands on a mysterious planet in the year 3889. The three surviving crewmembers go a-wandering, only to come across human slaves working in a field. ...more
Apple covers its back with Nano cover
Apple has begun including a simple cover with the most recent shipments of the iPod nano.
The decision to provide protective covering could be seen as a tacit admission that the player is indeed prone to scratching.
Apple is currently facing two separate lawsuits alleging that it shipped the portable music player knowing that it is prone to scratching. ...more
BT puts WiFi in payphones
BT is to install WiFi access to its public phone kiosks, with more than 200 Openzone access points installed by Christmas.
Dave Hughes, chief executive of BT Wireless Broadband, said: 'The deal to put Openzone in some of BT's vast network of payphones is evidence that we are serious in our aim to take wireless broadband to every street in Britain. We have carefully targeted kiosks which cover nearby small hotels or restaurants so that workers will be able to take advantage of the power of mobile broadband from a comfortable and secure location. ...more
Eyemodule 2 arrives for Handspring
The new upgraded Eyemodule 2 digital camera has been announced. The new device has improved resolution - double that of the original unit - and is compatible with all Handspring Visors, including the Visor Prism and Visor Platinum.
The camera can take full colour, VGA resolution still images or mini-movies and doesn't require any extra batteries; it clips into the Springboard slot and takes its power from the Handspring. ...more
Thus offers Gigabit Web connections
Internet connections of up to 1Gbit/sec are now being offered by Thus, owner of Demon Internet.
The speed is achieved by connecting users via a Gigabit Ethernet line, rather than by DSL or leased lines. The connection, which is designed (and priced) for business rather than home users, plugs directly into Thus's network backbone. ...more