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Ministry of Sound tries again with PMP

Ministry of Sound tries again with PMP

I've been scathing about Ministry of Sound DAPs in the past - and rightly so, they've churned out crap - but with the advent of their latest audio and video player I might have to change my tune.  The MOSMP100X10 (yes, that's a good name, well done guys) is pretty much a 3.5-inch QVGA screen with a moderate amount of casing around it and a SD slot, capable of playing mp3, mp4, WMA and WMV files.

At just 0.6-inches thick it's portable, but the slender depth is mainly because it doesn't fit a hard-drive inside like so many competing products do.  A 1GB SD card is supplied, which is pretty poor, although they're claiming it'll hold six hour of audio or four of video.  Line-in ports for audio and video round out the package.

At £150 ($292), am I going to recommend it?  No.

Ministry of Sound joins media player fray[Electronista]

Ministry of Sound ICE is not very nICE

Ministry of Sound ICE is not very nICE

Considering their high reputation in the dance industry, the arm of super-club Ministry of Sound tasked with developing their line of portable media devices hasn't done all too well.  Products have either been mediocre or frankly rubbish, obviously expecting the brand cache to carry them.  Latest from the range is the MOSCA104, an in-car CD head unit that boasts built-in flash memory for mp3s and a usb port for your iPod.  But is it any good?

Clip-on mp3 player from Ministry of Sound

Clip-on mp3 player from Ministry of Sound

About as desirable as a dose of chlamydia, this mp3 player from bass-loving Ministry of Sound allows music lovers to party like it's 1999 with 256mb of flash storage, 4.5hrs of battery life - rechargeable, thankfully - and, in a Miss World style promotion of music-sport harmony, it's "Fitness Friendly".

Will you choose sober black or prosthetic pink?  It's a tricky decision, I know.  Either way, it's yours for £24.99 ($47.48).

Ministry of Sound product page [via The Red Ferret Journal]

Huawei and ZTE “could undermine US national security” say lawmakers

Huawei and ZTE “could undermine US national security” say lawmakers

Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE are under fire from US lawmakers, with the House Intelligence Committee branding the two companies as potential espionage weakspots for the Chinese government. "China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes" the bipartisan-authored report warns, recommending that companies in the US should avoid using either Huawei or ZTE hardware, and that mergers and acquisitions by the firms should be blocked by US regulators. Unsurprisingly, the accusations have been met with outrage from the rising Chinese tech companies.

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China Telecom denies US internet hijacking as report voices security concerns

China Telecom denies US internet hijacking as report voices security concerns

A US government report submitted to congress earlier this week has accused China of hijacking internet traffic, and detailed concerns over the potential for the Chinese government to manipulate or control internet content. The report cites two incidents from earlier in 2010, where China re-routed up to 15-percent of internet traffic over an 18 minute period, as well as blocking popular social networking sites for its own citizens with the apparently accidental side-effect of blocking users in the US and Chile. In response, the Chinese government has issued a strong denial, claiming "the spokesman of China Telecom Corporation Ltd. denied any hijack of Internet traffic."

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Nokia take N8 leaker to task (but “does not send thugs”)

Nokia take N8 leaker to task (but “does not send thugs”)

With his track record of leaks and occasionally scathing previews, we can't imagine mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin is the most popular guy at Nokia; still, we're surprised all the same that the Finnish company apparently approached the Russian Interior Ministry hoping to take him to task over allegedly stealing trade secrets.  Murtazin says that his Nokia N8 coverage touched a raw nerve; though the ministry official did ask where mobile-review's servers were physically located, for the moment the site is still online.

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The Daily Slash: April 14th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 14th 2010

It's the hump day that we discussed yesterday, and hopefully you've survived to see the other side. And tonight's Daily Slash, of course. But that goes without saying. Tonight we've got a nice assortment of stories, ranging from the moderately ridiculous, to the just plain awesome. Up first, within the Best of R3, we've got a 55-inch TV that's running Android, iPads being confiscated, and the sixth largest wireless carrier in the United States getting very lucky. And then in the 'net, we're happy to bring you a snowmobile to destroy all other snowmobiles, a charger that will juice up your gadgets, an egg that needs a nest of paperclips, and finally a keyboard that's perfect for the office.

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