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10/09/2011

Click visits Europe's largest tech show, IFA in Berlin, checking out the latest TV screens, the newest camera kit and the most exciting new tablet technology.


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Now it is time for Click. Welcome to Click. Welcome to

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Europe's largest technology expo. This is IFA 2011 in the heart of

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Berlin and this is an absolutely massive show. To give you an idea,

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I am standing in a halt for 20 of 28. Lots to do. Better get on with

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it. -- in a hall. We will take out the latest TV screens, camera kits

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and the most exciting of tablet tech. And we will bring you the

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other big stories from around the world and a guide to the future of

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the world in Webscape. We start with the biggest screen in

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the house. The television. This year, the hype over 3D is giving

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weight to televisions that can do more to just show movies or TV.

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From high-definition to slim the panel. Wide screen and a wider

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screen. Two 3D. Television makers have always sold sets based on

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looks and picture quality. But now, it is switching to the multitude of

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content and TV that can be delivered to your home via the

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internet. More of the biggest swings we buy can be connected to a

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rota, giving access to movies on demand, Internet-based TV channels

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and streaming services like U2. One of the biggest players, Samsung,

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says three out of four sets can be hooked up to the internet. --

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YouTube. They offer apps and games and no longer need add-on boxes or

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consols. Smartphones and tablets can be used from the sofa to

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navigate Facebook or Twitter. But the limited number of apps this

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Panasonic TV has, 100, means a lot less choice than on a tablet or

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smartphone. Sharp, LG and Philips have announced a common platform to

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encourage more titles. So one version becomes all of their smart

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TV is. But owners will need good broadband connections to start with.

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Panasonic says just one-quarter of its smart TV's have actually been

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connected. Samsung believes in Europe, it is around half.

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Explaining the benefits and intricate menus to customers new to

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the idea may also been hampering uptake. With everybody offering

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smart televisions, the race is on to stand out from the crowd.

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Turkish outfit Vestel raised the temperature, unveiling a prototype

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television with peer-to-peer file sharing software. That was built in

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by BitTorrent. Just add a hard drive to store your movie downloads.

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And Samsung showed off its YouTube 3D app which allows said owners to

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view the tiny but growing amount of 3D content on the site. 3D itself

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has struggled to capture the public's imagination as quickly as

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manufacturers hoped. This Dizziness Free selling-point on the latest

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Samsung models reveals one existing problem. And the need to wear

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glasses has bothered many. But not from November. Toshiba says goodbye

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to the specs with the glasses 33 D screen. Instead, a layer of

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microscopic liquid lenses on the screen allows different perspective

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to descend to each eye, giving the illusion of 3D. Face tracking

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technology determines how far you are from the screen so the' lenses

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can be adjusted to provide 45 overlapping sweet spot where the

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effect works best. From two metres away I could move my head at 30

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cent of readers and still avoid the shadowing effect. While it is not

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as clean and effective as active shutter glasses, the picture has

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good depth, providing a more need 3D effect that may suit some tastes.

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The future of 3D TV is classes less. 3D, nobody wants to wear glasses.

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That is why contact lenses are so popular in the market. TD must be

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grasses less in order to attract more people to watch three deep. --

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TV. By at glasses Free is not without cost. The 3D filter reduces

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the screen's effective resolution to a 720 H D image. The viewing

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angle is reduced. And it costs 8,000 euros. Panasonic thinks it is

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a crazy idea and is sticking with glasses which deliver a clearer

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picture with just one drawback - you have to wear them. But to make

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things easier, it has teamed up with such Sharp, Samsung, Philips

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and Sony to create a single standard so the one sport next year

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may work well with your friend's 3D said.

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-- the ones you buy next year. And IFA may look at more in the

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next year. If you are sold on the glasses option, why not get rid of

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the television altogether? For 900 euros, Sony will pop these new all

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in 13 D specs on your face. That is a look. -- all in one 3D specs.

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A with me today is Luke Westaway, the senior writer for the highly

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respected site CNET. Welcome. Let's talk about the TV technology we

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have seen. Connected TV's, it has to be said the use their experience

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for a TV online has been pretty poor? Yes. It is not there yet. We

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are better off putting our laptops into the TV. That is what TV

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manufacturers are trying to discourage. They want their own

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sites. If you are scrolling through an internet TV, it feels sluggish

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still. It is annoying. There are no keyboards so you have to input text

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very slowly. So just really making what they have more compelling.

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There is not a lot of content apart from YouTube which you can get as

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the use of. And there are encouraging signs, that the 3D

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intercity is getting its act together. Standardised glasses and

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the glasses Free TV. It is interesting. It works reasonably

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well. It is going on sale. But you have to ask, if we have not reached

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a consensus on whether we want glasses or no glasses, we are not

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really their debt for 3D. Thank you. Stay there for a few more minutes.

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Plenty more from it but still to come. -- from IFA.

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It is all to ageing at Yahoo. Just two years after her appointment,

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CEO Carol Bartz has been given the axed after her a star slashing do

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to a more personalised experience failed to revive the company's

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fortunes. It is apparently now open to a buyer and a Orwell is rumoured

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to be the front runner. Just a few months before the launch of the

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Triple X Domain, thousands of celebrities have registered to make

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sure they are not related with the online red light district. Agencies

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say 1,500 domains have already been registered by prototypes. And

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finally after years in the labs, invisibility cloaks are finally

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here. Sort of. BAE Systems is outfitting tanks, toppers and

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warships with a device which mimics the temperature of its surroundings

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to conceal it entirely or fall infrared and other surveillance

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Tech into the deal it is something entirely different, like a car or a

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cow. More on this and other defence orientated take in the coming weeks.

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-- technology. So we have heard about the latest

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TV technology here at IFA which includes a lot of 3D. There is also

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this problem of not much 3D content around. The latest camera

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technology may change that. Action. Plenty of interest at IFA

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this year in shooting material in 3D. What is that? You are not

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seeing me in 3D, you still need the specs with the system. That is

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better. You have a darker picture, no difference in quality. Are you

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feeling underwhelmed by the experience? And are you starting to

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feel not just as well? OK, so 3D is working properly. You have lost it

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again? The numpty forgot to charge the specs. OK, you may have guessed

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that I do not buy into the multi- dimensional bars that the Big beat

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-- big hitters of TB hardware are determined to whip up. But still

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producing our own material and at last, give us something to put on

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our new sets. So, prepare to be dazzled by twin-lens compacts,

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twin-lens compacts double A Sella's and big nothing of empty your

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wallet to the tune of a near $3,000 for a pair of 3D binoculars.

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Happily, there is enough innovation in the playing boring it to the

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camera space to titillate even the most trigger-happy of camera users.

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If flip-up LCD's do not tickle you, connecting to a smartphone may. I

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cannot think of any use also marries offhand but maybe you can.

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Still, the building wi-fi serve some genuinely useful purposes like

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uploading your latest and greatest creations to Facebook or Flickr.

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And automatic Panorama allows an entire scene to be captured in a

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continuous week. It also means you can have positively minutes of fine.

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And ridiculous aspects. Or put yourself in the picture with a

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quirky Magic Frame. Thankfully, there are no illusions when it

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comes to the optical enhancements. Interchangeable lenses appeal on

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ever smaller bodies week a new kneelers system that brings

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seriously snappy performances. -- Nero or less. And everything from

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camcorders to alter a compact, now with decent zooms and image

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stabilisation, getting wobble freeze that is easier than ever.

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These days, there is so much way for can -- so many ways for cameras

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to make a splash that the industry is allowing that decade-long

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megapixels Marketing Board to take a back seat. We are now being told

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that less is more. Confused? To keep up. Few were megapixels are

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better because the percentage is the same. Each pixel is bigger and

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could use more light. So the low light quality or the quality of

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normal conditions is much better. You have less noise or less grain

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in the image. That is what the user wants. With stills camera shooting

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video, the industry is shifting its seductive Megs are picked --

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megapixels mania into frontiers. Chances are, you would be hard-

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pressed to tell the difference between these two models. Still,

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there are some choices we no longer have to make it all. This model is

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capable of shooting a 10 makes it - - megapixels picture at the same

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time as recording and HD video. Let's pick up on that idea of

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convergence. Stills cameras that full -- sued for hedge de Vera --

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video. Do we need to buy video cameras any more? It is safe to say

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that if you are a casual videotape and just want to take some videos,

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something quite small, that will still at work fine. But if you are

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after a good quality video, a camcorder is still the way to go.

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The ergonomics of the device... It is more comfortable to shoot video

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with a proper camcorder. The same question could be asked of skills

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cameras with respect to smartphones. Asked deals cameras in danger of

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becoming extinct? Definitely. Most able take pictures on their

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smartphones and they are very good. They offer the ability to share the

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photo online. We are seeing more and more digital cameras having

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that kind of feature put-in. We're seeing some wi-fi cameras, things

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like that. The danger is that smartphones will take over the

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still camera market. Thank you. Stay there. Accent. Moving on first.

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For the last couple of years. Every -- everybody has been jumping on

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the tablet bandwagon. But are they late? We have been continuing to

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take the tabke the tabas the scene of a slew of tablet launches here,

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devices which share Android operating system, most using the

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latest version called honeycomb. Because these machines or use the

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same operating system they have uniform touch-screen controls and

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can download apps from the Google market. Most of the Android devices

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on the market are performing much the same way. This creates a really

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big problem for a hardware designers and engineers. How did

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they make a different machine? How do they prevented from becoming a

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need to tablet? In the case of Sony's engineers, they're trying to

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make their latest stand out with the help of making sure. The Sony P

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features a folding case with two 5.5 touch screens which should make

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it more portable. Both displays can become one large screen with a

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great big black bar through the middle of it, that is. It has four

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gigabytes of one store -- online storage. It can also store extra

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data. But the folding case design could prove to be a love it or hate

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it feature which makes for breaks it. Its price could also provide

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problems. It is �479. It could be a perilous proposition for Sony. Sony

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also have a more traditional tabloid offering with the S Talbot.

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This is shaped like a folding book or magazine magazine more

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comfortable to hold. It has a 4.9 inch display. It is available in

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three cheat and wi-fi versions. Both are PlayStation set-aside --

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says a five say you should have access to old PlayStation games,

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games of such antiquity they would probably have their own exhibit in

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the British Museum. Sony is not the only outfit with a new Android tap.

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Samsung has already started to launch its second generation of

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Android tablets. This latest addition, the 7.7 inch galaxy tab

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follows a familiar theme. Familiar because for some, this will be the

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closest they get to a galaxy tad 7.7 unless -- at least before a

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patent spat is sold. They argue that they have copied at the look

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and feel of iPhone and iPad. They have been granted a court order

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which prevents the sale. It chose to remove the 7.7 from the show

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floor. If you have managed to snatch a look at it, you'll

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discover it is a thin and like honeycomb defies. It has front and

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rear cameras and a bright and alert -- --reen. It looks a little

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difference. We I get to hear a word on pricing. -- we are yet to hear.

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Samsung did launch one device which is unlikely to encounter the same

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patent problems as its relatives. The hybrid phone and tablet. But

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t that is smaller than most others

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and a smartphone that is larger than most other phones? It

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seemingly normal at first. It is Android power -- his Android power

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which can create impromptu portrait. It is the fact that the note is

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being marketed as a device which sits between a smartphone and a

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larger Tabard. It will hit eight undiscovered section of the market.

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And now thatd now thatad his from Toshiba. It has been on the died.

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Probably the thinnest. It deserves millimetres thick 10 inch screen

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new device. It is called the 8,200. It has micro US bees and micro

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ports. Its last two attempts at tablets were not successful so this

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one has a pretty big mountain to climb in order to draw attention to

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itself. Let's pick up on the idea of price. Apple traditionally have

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more expensive products than anyone else. Why on earth are all the

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other tablets the same price as the iPad Bestinvest when the iPad

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launched were -- the iPad was a little bit cheaper when it first

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launched. I think -- Android tablets need to be cheaper. If you

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are looking at buying and a Android tablet or an iPad it is more

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sensitive to -- sensible to buy an iPad because other people have one.

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If the Android was a lot cheaper there would be more reason to buy

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one. It is a two-horse race for the Tablet operating system. Should

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windows even bother trying to get back into tablet? Yes, it should

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bother because it is always fun to have more staff to choose from. The

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real challenge they have is apps. Apple's ils is more established.

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They have more available. That is what makes a tablet great. Thank

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you. We would love to hear your thoughts on everything you have

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seen. Get in touch. You can e-mail or treat us. Moving on to Webscape

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If you have suggestions for a future Webscape please e-mail us.

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All of those links along with everything else from the special

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show are on the website. That's it for now. Thank you for watching. We

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Good morning. We are expecting a storm to hit later on Sunday and

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into Monday. But before then the winds will strengthen day-by-day

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over the weekend. Those strengthening winds will bring some

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showers or longer spells of rain. We start the weekend quite quiet

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and in usually warm. Up to 18 in the centre of London. They could be

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record-breaking. Humid areas in the one sector. They are driven by the

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deep low approaching. The cold front will work its way eastwards.

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It will start wet in Scotland. That should ease off a little bit. It is

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initially heavy in the west and turns lighter as it runs in the

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east. We still have some warmth and humidity in eastern England a bit

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like we had yesterday. Temperatures before the rain arrives getting

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into the low to mid-twenties. This rain this into Yorkshire, the

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ginger, the Midlands. After the rain we get some sunshine in the

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south Midlands and the south-west of England. Some showers will come

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in. But at least we have some sunshine in the afternoon after

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what looks like quite a look start -- quite a wet start. Some showers

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in Northern Ireland. They could turn blustery as the winds fresher.

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Some strong winds arriving in the Scotland. Some showers in the

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afternoon. The winds look more like the overnight into Sunday morning.

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Some showers. But by morning some persistent rain arriving on Sunday

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into Northern Ireland pushing into western Scotland and the north-west

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of England. Elsewhere we will have some sunshine but a few sharp and

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blustery showers. The winds strengthened on Saturday and Sunday.

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By Sunday night and Monday is when we will have the peak of the winds.

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They could be destruction. The Met Office have issued an amber alert.

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The trouble is all coming from the other side the hurricane. This is

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something we have been watching over the past few days. She did not

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make landfall in the US and now she's coming and moving back across

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the Atlantic towards our shores. By the time she reaches us she will

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not be a hurricane because she will have lost the war, becoming heavily

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