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August 31, 2010

Microsoft to increase the cost of Xbox Live

by Darren Allan
Microsoft has announced its intention to put up the price of an Xbox Live Gold subscription come November, in both the US and the UK. Although we're actually getting the better end of the deal in the UK. While the price for a month-to-month renewal subscription will be upped from £4.99 to £5.99, the cost of a full year's ...



August 9, 2010

Virgin to sell its half of UKTV

by Darren Allan
It seems that Virgin Media is set to sell its 50% stake in UKTV, which it jointly owns with BBC Worldwide. UKTV encompasses channels Dave and Gold, which air comedy re-runs and other classic shows. It boasts ten channels in total, with the others comprising the likes of Alibi, Home, Good Food, Blighty and Yesterday. Virgin is looking to raise ...



July 7, 2010

HTC Gold Windows Phone 7 handset in November?

by Darren Allan
The mobile rumour mill – not a portable rumour mill, but the grapevine regarding mobile phones – is in full swing this morning. Mobile comparison website Omio has leaked out a road map which allegedly shows the up and coming handsets for later this year, and their target UK launch dates. The big news is on the HTC front, with the company ...



June 28, 2010

Xbox Live Gold family membership announced

by Darren Allan
Microsoft has announced that it will be making a family subscription to Xbox Live Gold available come this autumn. In November, you'll be able to sign up a family of four to Xbox Live under one umbrella membership. The Gold Family Pack will cost £69, and comes with a few extras alongside the four individual Gold memberships. These include a ...



May 18, 2010

Golden iPad weighs in at £130,000

by Darren Allan
We recently had a bit of a moan about the UK price of the iPad, which came in at a touch more than we were expecting. However, the £429 to £699 pricing of the Apple gadget is nothing compared to the version Stuart Hughes has produced. Yes, this is the same chap who put together the gold and diamond studded ...



December 18, 2009

Golden Nintendo Wii breaks the bank at £300,000

by Darren Allan
Remember the Liverpool based designer who produced the gold and diamond studded iPhone last month? Well Stuart Hughes has been at it again, giving the Goldfinger treatment to the Nintendo Wii console. The Nintendo Wii Supreme has been crafted with 2.5Kg of 22 carat gold, and the front buttons are studded with 78 flawless diamonds to a total of 19.5 ...



March 26, 2009

UKTV bringing back Fawlty Towers

by David Allen
The UKTV channel Gold will bring back the popular sitcom “Fawlty Towers” but not in the way that fans may be thinking of. The channel will be producing two one-off specials called 'Fawlty Towers: Re Opened' and 'Fawlty Exclusive: Basil Best Bits'. The first programme will follow the co writer Connie Booth, who also starred as Polly in the ...