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Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day

Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day

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While most of the country will be spending today guzzling turkey, ripping open presents and watching festive telly, it seems 5.8 million of us will be stuck in work on Christmas Day itself. According to a study from VoIP company Skype, a whopping 38.6... >>

Google's AdMob purchase under FTC scrutiny

Google's AdMob purchase under FTC scrutiny

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It seems Google's $750 million acquisition of AdMob, a mobile display advertising company based in California, has not been as smooth as the online giant might have hoped. In a blog post, Google has revealed that the US Federal Trade Commission has been... >>

Apple's secret "big" January launch event revealed

Apple's secret "big" January launch event revealed

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"Apple has something big up its sleeve for next month", reports the FT, as it's been revealed that Apple has rented out the the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for several days in late January. According to "people familiar with the plans",... >>

Broken down in the snow and ice? There's an app for that

Broken down in the snow and ice? There's an app for that

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There's an iPhone app that claims it can help motorists struggling with finding help in the current hazardous driving conditions, as Britain tries to make it home for Christmas. A new ATA iPhone app from The Institute of the Motor Industry can help drivers... >>

Navteq claims Santa Claus navigation partnership

Navteq claims Santa Claus navigation partnership

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Navteq reckons it's "working closely with the North Pole's Department of Transport to ensure that Santa Claus has the latest Navteq map data powering his sleigh this holiday season". In a sign that someone in the marketing department has perhaps been... >>

Twitter to get location-aware with Mixer Labs acquistion

Twitter to get location-aware with Mixer Labs acquistion

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Twitter users can look forward to a more location-aware service in the future, as the micro-blogging site has just revealed it's acquired Mixer Labs, the company that offers GeoAPI, describing the buy-out as "a major new step into the location-aware future".... >>

3D Blu-ray spec finalised

3D Blu-ray spec finalised

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The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced the finalisation of the "Blu-ray 3D" specification that will see the three-dimensional content hit consumer's living rooms over the next year. Claiming to offer "unmatched picture quality", as well as for standalone... >>

What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?

What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?

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Microsoft currently hosts around 1.3 billion Hotmail inboxes, according to statistics just released from the software giant, that make fascinating reading for anyone interested in an at-a-glance look at the once-seminal webmail service. In a blog post,... >>

iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends

iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends

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The cost of the iPhone in France is said to have "plummeted" of late with the handset price tag of an iPhone 3GS 16GB on an Orange contract cut from 149 euros to 59 euros. The move is not Christmas goodwill from the operator, but as a result of increased... >>

Next-gen iPhone to boast 5-megapixel camera

Next-gen iPhone to boast 5-megapixel camera

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The next generation model of the iPhone is to offer a 5-megapixel camera, if reports from Taiwanese "industry sources" are to be believed. DigiTimes has it that OmniVision Technologies is due to see CMOS image sensor orders for Apple's iPhone change from... >>

BBC iPlayer stats revealed on service's second birthday

BBC iPlayer stats revealed on service's second birthday

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As the BBC's iPlayer service heads towards its second birthday on Christmas Day, the BBC has released new stats that reveal 2009 to be the most successful year to date, with Top Gear again bagging the top spot as the most watched programme of the year.The... >>

Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot

Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot

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After enjoying 6 weeks topping the game charts, it's been revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has nabbed the all-format Christmas number one spot, according to Chart Track data.Although not as prestigious a position as getting the number one... >>

£200k PS3 "Supreme" joins £300k Wii on the bonkers shelf

£200k PS3 "Supreme" joins £300k Wii on the bonkers shelf

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First there was the £300k exclusive only-three-to-be-made Nintendo Wii that saw the console smothered in 2,500 grams of 22 carat gold and 78 diamonds super-glued to the front buttons.Then came the gold plated PlayStation 3. That's right, the Goldstriker... >>

We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009

We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009

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Online streaming service We7 has revealed its most-played songs and artists for 2009. As far as the last year goes, We7 says more and more music fans are choosing to listen to their favourite songs online and that it's enjoying "rapid growth". "The ability... >>

Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success

Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success

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Wallace & Gromit are the latest to report success via Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch, with good news for their "Wallace & Gromit 1: The W Files" e-comic. In celebration of the duo's 20th anniversary the first ever digital comic had been... >>

Freesat clarifies confusing iPlayer roll-out for customers

Freesat clarifies confusing iPlayer roll-out for customers

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Freesat has issued a brief statement "clarifying" the availability of the BBC's iPlayer service on its platform. The launch of the on-demand service has been a little confusing to consumers, with the roll-out delayed, and the fact that the service would... >>

BT Broadband hits 5 million customers mark

BT Broadband hits 5 million customers mark

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BT has announced it has become the first UK internet service provider to pass the 5 million customers mark with the milestone hit on 9 December. The 5-millionth customer was chip shop worker Elizabeth Patterson of East Kilbride, Glasgow who has won a... >>

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

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Although its final decision is not due until spring 2010, the BBC Trust has given its provisional approval to the BBC's involvement in Project Canvas, published in a lengthy document available for the public to view. The Trust has decided that "the likely... >>

NASA orders 11 Nikon D3S DSLRs

NASA orders 11 Nikon D3S DSLRs

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Nikon has revealed that NASA has placed an order for 11 D3S digital SLR cameras to be used for photographic documentation - in space.   The D3S DSLRs and AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses ordered by NASA will be carried on the Space Shuttle and used... >>

Dell updates Mini 10 netbook

Dell updates Mini 10 netbook

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Dell's Inspiron Mini 10 netbook has been given the Pine Trail treatment as well as a "fresh new look". Dell promises longer battery life for the new model which it will be offering with optional bundles, including one for high definition entertainment.... >>

Facebook named in one in five online divorce cases

Facebook named in one in five online divorce cases

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An online divorce service says one in five cases it's dealt with of late has named and shamed Facebook as part of the reason for the marital split. Although the bias of the online nature of the service should be considered when looking at the stats, 20%... >>

YouTube latest to offer URL shortener

YouTube latest to offer URL shortener

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Admitting the service is being introduced as it's "all the rage", YouTube has joined a host of high profile sites, such as Google and Facebook, in offering a direct link shortener option. Designed to "ensure that those useful URLs you're sharing don't... >>

Facebook reveals 2009 Memology

Facebook reveals 2009 Memology

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"In the tradition of year-end lists, we're introducing Facebook Memology", says the social networking site in a blog post. "'Memology' refers to the study of how 'memes', or new ideas and trends, are spreading on Facebook". For this year's list, the Facebook... >>

Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition announced

Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition announced

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Packard Bell has announced the new EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition offering a convertible design and a multi-touch screen with 180 degrees rotation that transforms the laptop into a tablet PC. Running Windows 7 Home Premium, the tablet PC offers an 11.6-inch... >>

Apple's WWDC dates for 2010 said to be revealed

Apple's WWDC dates for 2010 said to be revealed

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It seems Apple's next iPhone-related launch may come exactly 3 years after the debut (rather than announcement) of the first-gen model, as the dates for Apple's next Worldwide Developer Conference are thought to have been revealed. AppleInsider has it... >>

NME Radio launches on DAB platform

NME Radio launches on DAB platform

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NME Radio has announced it is to launch on national DAB increasing the station's availability across the UK for an 8-month trial period from Tuesday 22 December. "Since launch, NME Radio has strived to increase distribution with constant requests for... >>

MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks announced

MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks announced

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MSI has announced the release of its new MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks, describing them as "curvaceous". Due to offer Intel's new Pine Trail platform, the two netbooks are apparently the first to get WiMAX Forum certification. Running Windows 7 and... >>

LG calls for "Good Moments" pics to be shown on giant Piccadilly Circus display

LG calls for "Good Moments" pics to be shown on giant Piccadilly Circus display

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If you're the type that likes to share your personal life far and wide then we have the ultimate platform for you - LG's giant LED screen at Piccadilly Circus - seen by around 1.1 million people every week. The company's "Life's Good Moments" campaign... >>

Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA

Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA

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Virgin Media has received a rap on the knuckles from the Advertising Standards Authority for possibly causing offence to red-heads. A Virgin Media press ad for its "Dating in the Dark" TV show appeared in The Metro asking "How do you spot a ginger in... >>

Vodafone to offer the iPhone from 14 January

Vodafone to offer the iPhone from 14 January

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Vodafone has revealed the 14 January as the date it will begin offering the Apple iPhone. Customers will be able to pre-order their iPhone from today in-store, through their account manager or online at vodafone.co.uk/iphone.   Vodafone says customers... >>

BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally

BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally

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New legal services that offer consumers free access to songs - such as We7, Spotify and Last.fm - are not stopping people from illegally downloading music, says the British Phonographic Industry. A survey carried out for the industry body (that's aim... >>

65-inch Full HD 3D LCDs due next year

65-inch Full HD 3D LCDs due next year

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One of the world's largest LCD manufacturers has revealed it is kicking off mass market production of a Full HD 65-inch 3D LCD television. AU Optronics, which supplies panels to Samsung, BenQ, Apple, and ViewSonic, among others, plans to start volume... >>

Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver launches

Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver launches

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In the States Belkin has announced the launch of the new Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver that lets users wirelessly listen to the music from their iPhone or iPod touch on their home stereo system. "It frees you up from being tied down to docks and wires",... >>

Nokia Booklet 3G goes on pricey pre-order at £649

Nokia Booklet 3G goes on pricey pre-order at £649

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The Nokia Booklet 3G, the Finnish company's first ever netbook, has just gone on pre-order in the UK priced at £649.The store page estimates the delivery date for consumers opting to pre-order now as January 2010, meaning an IOU for anyone who wanted... >>

Red Dwarf app launches

Red Dwarf app launches

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On the 21st birthday of the cult TV series, the official Red Dwarf Soundboard App is now available from the App Store. The app means iPhone and iPod touch users can now carry the sounds of the Red Dwarf crew around in their pocket, as the rest of us are... >>

HANNSG offers "hard glass" monitors

HANNSG offers "hard glass" monitors

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HANNSG has announced a new range of "hard glass" monitors said to be "specifically designed to survive the labours of intense use as well as everyday wear and tear". With a tough acrylic screen surface (so not technically glass, then) to shield the underlying... >>

YouTube mulls subscriptions for premium content

YouTube mulls subscriptions for premium content

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YouTube may soon offer premium content on a subscription basis as it looks at more ways to make money - and to keep on the right side of studios, record labels and broadcasters. Although the Google-owned site has struck an accord with some major players... >>

Microsoft admits Windows Mobile 7 delay

Microsoft admits Windows Mobile 7 delay

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Windows Mobile users have some time to wait until the platform sees a major refresh, it's been revealed, as Microsoft has owned up to further delays for the next-gen version of the OS. While Windows Mobile 6.5 launched late this year, Windows Mobile 7... >>

TV viewing on the increase in Britain

TV viewing on the increase in Britain

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The UK population is in greater danger than ever before from becoming square-eyed, according to Ofcom stats just released that show Britain has seen the highest increase in TV watching across a selection of Western countries. Comparing the average UK... >>

Vexia Econav 480 and 380 announced

Vexia Econav 480 and 380 announced

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Vexia is banging out new "Econav" GPS devices with the launch of the Econav 480 and 380 in the UK in time for Christmas. As with previous models, they launch with the boast of informing you of the most ecological and economical way to drive. The 480 gets... >>

Borders to launch new ebook reader, store platform with Kobo

Borders to launch new ebook reader, store platform with Kobo

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In the States Borders has announced its plans to launch new ebook readers next year, aimed at reaching readers who buy "a couple of books a year". As well as hardware, the US retail giant is to offer an accompanying online store, powered by Kobo, a spin-off... >>

YouTube reveals most viewed vids of 2009

YouTube reveals most viewed vids of 2009

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YouTube is offering a tidy list of the five most-viewed YouTube videos from the last 12 months, giving us a snapshot of what it is we've all been watching online.Unsurprisingly, SuBo tops the list at a staggering 83 million views ahead of the number two... >>

20-megapixel, 1080p-capable cameraphones due in 2011

20-megapixel, 1080p-capable cameraphones due in 2011

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Chip-maker Broadcom has announced the launch of a new processor that will see phones incorporating high-def camcorders that could snap up to 20-megapixel pictures. The new Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV Processor enables Full HD 1080p camcorder capabilities... >>

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

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The top five most-searched for products in the run up to Christmas are familiar faces, suggesting more of the same under Christmas trees across the country this year. The Apple iPhone, available on Orange as well as O2 this festive period, tops the list... >>

iFixit repair manuals opened to the world

iFixit repair manuals opened to the world

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iFixit's gone all goodwill-to-all-men with the news that it's licensing all iFixit repair manuals under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. Thought to be the largest free release of repair documentation ever, iFixit says: "We are committing to make... >>

Plastic Logic to unveil QUE proReader at CES

Plastic Logic to unveil QUE proReader at CES

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Plastic Logic is hyping up the launch of its already-announced, but not detailed, QUE ebook reader which it calls "the world's first proReader". 7 January at the CES show in Vegas is the date that all will be revealed, and Plastic Logic is promising hands-on... >>

Twitter reveals top trends for 2009

Twitter reveals top trends for 2009

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As have various search engines before it, Twitter has revealed the top trending topics on the micro-blogging site over the past year. Particularly interesting considering 2009 has been such a growth period for Twitter, the site calls the data "an interesting... >>

Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK

Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK

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Amazon, somewhat shy about hard and fast Kindle stats, has revealed that the Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK.   The Kindle continues to be the most gifted, most wished for and the number one bestselling product across the millions of items... >>

Virgin Digital Help launches

Virgin Digital Help launches

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Virgin has announced the launch of Virgin Digital Help said to be aimed at "getting Britain's digital stuff to work" that rivals existing services from the likes of the TechGuys. The Virgin Group's first new company in the UK in 3 years, the service is... >>

New Nexus One pics emerge as 5 Jan becomes rumoured launch date

New Nexus One pics emerge as 5 Jan becomes rumoured launch date

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The HTC-made Nexus One, which has rapidly gone from rumoured gPhone to real-life, coming-soon product in a matter of days, has been posing for the camera again.US blog Boy Genius Report has the latest images of the slimline handset showing the device's... >>