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Twitter security hole lets you make anyone follow you

Twitter security hole lets you make anyone follow you

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A security hole has been found in Twitter that allows any user to force anyone else to follow them, without the follower giving any kind of permission at all.By sending the word "accept" into the web interface, followed by the username of the person you... >>

Little Big Planet 2 announced

Little Big Planet 2 announced

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Media molecule, the creator of Playstation 3 hit Little Big Planet, has announced that it's got a sequel to the title in development, surprising a grand total of no-one. We've embedded the trailer above.The forthcoming sequel, which still stars the original's... >>

Last.fm adds festival recommendations

Last.fm adds festival recommendations

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Music tracking and personalised radio service Last.fm has rolled out a new page on its website that allows you to see which music festival lineup is best suited to you, depending on your music taste.If you use Last.fm's "scrobbling" system to record the... >>

NES turned into media centre PC

NES turned into media centre PC

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An enterprising modder has turned his retro NES console into a media centre PC that would rival some of the most advanced models on the market.On the outside it looks like a regular NES straight out of the Eighties, albeit with the requisite PC connectors... >>

iPad printing "will come" says Apple CEO

iPad printing "will come" says Apple CEO

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Yet more wisdom, straight out of the mouth of Steve Jobs. Well, out of his hands, rather than his mouth, because the iPhone doesn't have the Nexus One's speech-to-text capabilities just yet. Turns out that printing is coming to the iPad.Jobs revealed... >>

Sonos patch lets you use S5 as a stereo pair

Sonos patch lets you use S5 as a stereo pair

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Sonos is planning to roll out a software update for its iPhone app and wireless remote which will mean that a pair of its all-in-one S5 speakers to could used as a so-called "Stereo pair" - where one outputs audio from the left channel and the other... >>

Fujitsu to demonstrate improved e-paper

Fujitsu to demonstrate improved e-paper

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The scientists in Fujitsu's research department have managed to come up with a new version of the company's colour e-paper that offers a significant upgrade on the previous generation.It'll be shown off at the company's Fujitsu Forum exhibition in Tokyo,... >>

Google Reader gets tweaked

Google Reader gets tweaked

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Google has given its RSS feed reader product, Google Reader, a bit of an overhaul. The company has sprinkled a dusting of minor changes over the whole thing, but there's no significant new features.Support for HTML5's Audio and Video tags have been added,... >>

Facebook's check-in functionality discovered

Facebook's check-in functionality discovered

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Facebook has been known to be planning some interesting location-based functionality for a while. But the full extent of the plans hadn't been revealed, until now.Digging through the Javascript on Facebook's "Touch" website shows a function called "Places"... >>

Quantum computer tested, delivers impressive results

Quantum computer tested, delivers impressive results

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Researchers in Japan have managed to get a quantum computer working, and have shown that it delivers results thousands of times faster than a traditional transistor-based machine.The computer, which has been built from a single Iodine molecule, was given... >>

Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents

Nokia sues Apple over iPad patents

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Nokia has chosen picturesque Wisconsin to file a sharp lawsuit against Apple, with accusations of infringing five patents related to the 3G variant of the iPad.It's the second US lawsuit in recent history, and the fifth pending legal action across the... >>

First videos of WoW: Catacylsm released

First videos of WoW: Catacylsm released

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Here's some exciting news for subscribers and former subscribers of Blizzard's monster-hit MMO, World of Warcraft. The first videos of the forthcoming "Cataclysm" expansion have appeared, showing of the changes that are to be made to human capital Stormwind... >>

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has waded into a minor row brewing on the site over whether pornographic content should be hosted on Wikimedia Commons - the place where all Wikipedia images are hosted.Wales said in a post on his usertalk page: "Wikimedia... >>

Firebox to sell Wii weights

Firebox to sell Wii weights

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Do you feel like you haven't got enough plastic in your living room? Are you not at all concerned about the state of the north Pacific gyre? Then you're probably a potential purchaser of Firebox's new Wii Fit accessories.There's two on offer. A set of... >>

Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera

Ricoh unveils LENS P10 compact camera

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Ricoh has announced that it's going to be releasing a camera bearing the confusing name of the Lens P10. It's one of Ricoh's modular GXR models, which let you swap out both the lens and the sensor in one.This particular module includes a 10.7x optical... >>

Android now working on iPhone 3G

Android now working on iPhone 3G

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Back at the end of April we saw a hacker, David Wong, who'd installed Android on an iPhone 2G. At the time he said that getting it onto a 3G should be trivial, and he's managed it within weeks.Hit play on the video above to see it in action. It's not... >>

WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7

WDTV Live now compatible with Windows 7

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Western Digital has announced that its WDTV Live media player is getting a firmware update that enables a host of new features, including compatibility with Windows 7.That Windows 7 compatibility means that it can take advantage of the platform's "Play... >>

BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic

BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic

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The BBC has penned a post on its "The Editors" blog saying that the corporation's website has been slammed with massive traffic following the results of the UK's 2010 general election, which has ended up in a precarious hung parliament.The BBC says: "As... >>

ViewSonic VX2739wm monitor offers record response time

ViewSonic VX2739wm monitor offers record response time

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ViewSonic has announced a monitor that might suit those among you who demand the very fastest response times from your displays. The company claims that it's the first in the world to offer a 27-inch display with a 1ms response time.That means that it'll... >>

Google Latitude has 3 million users

Google Latitude has 3 million users

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Google has published a few statistics about its Latitude geolocation service, which allows you to share your location with friends, and see where they are too. The company revealed that more than 10% of Android owners have activated it, resulting in 3... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

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While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

Google Goggles can now translate

Google Goggles can now translate

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Google has announced that one of Android's flagship apps, Google Goggles, has been given an upgrade that offers auto-translation facilities to users.All you need to do to use it is point your phone's camera at the phrase in question, draw a box around... >>

First non-Latin web addresses go live

First non-Latin web addresses go live

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The first web addresses to not be written in a latin-based script have gone live on the Internet, beginning with the Egypt's Communications Ministry.As a result of the Web's Western roots, domain servers were previously only able to accept addresses written... >>

UK Motorola Milestone gets Android 2.1 update

UK Motorola Milestone gets Android 2.1 update

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Motorola has announced on its Facebook fan page that it's released the Android 2.1 update for its Milestone handset. The update brings a host of new features, security and performance enhancements, and better compatibility with newer applications.In a... >>

Motorola buys mobile OS makers Azingo

Motorola buys mobile OS makers Azingo

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Motorola's co-CEO, Sanjay Jha, is a big believer in mobile companies owning the software platform that they release their handsets on. That's why we're sure it's no co-incidence that Motorola has acquired mobile OS makers Azingo.In a recent earnings call,... >>

Adobe pledges "the best tools in the world" for HTML5

Adobe pledges "the best tools in the world" for HTML5

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Amidst all the hubbub about Steve Jobs banning Flash from the iPhone and iPad, Adobe's been quietly working away at its HTML5 authoring tools, and CTO Kevin Lynch has promised that those tools will be the "best in the world".In a Q&A at the Web 2.0 expo,... >>

Google Search gets a makeover

Google Search gets a makeover

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Perhaps to mark the coming of spring, Google has updated the interface of its search engine to add a sidebar on the left, from which you can choose what kind of search you'd like to perform and refine your queries.Depending on your query, different things... >>

Two Android ROMs crammed onto HTC Hero

Two Android ROMs crammed onto HTC Hero

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HTC might be having difficulty releasing one ROM for the HTC Hero, but one enterprising hacker has managed to install two at once on a rooted handset.Kendon at the VillainROM forums has released a software bundle that allows you pick two versions of Android... >>

Adobe taking CS5 on tour

Adobe taking CS5 on tour

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Adobe has announced that as part of the promotion for its just-released Creative Suite 5 package of apps, it'll be touring the country, taking in the sights of Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London.The company will be muscling in to a... >>

Sony Ericsson X10 Android update dated

Sony Ericsson X10 Android update dated

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Sony Ericsson has announced the update schedule for its Android-based Xperia X10 handset, and it's not good news. Despite earlier promises of a swift update, it looks like users are going to have to wait until "Q4 2010" before there's any patch released.The... >>

iPad turned into a skateboard

iPad turned into a skateboard

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It makes you angry, doesn't it? Over here in Britain, the iPad hasn't arrived because there's "too much demand" in the US, but Americans are just turning theirs into skateboards. What a waste of a good gadget.As you might imagine, despite reinforcement... >>

Motorola expands digital photo frame range

Motorola expands digital photo frame range

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Motorola has decided that May is the month to roll out a storm of new photo frames, and who are we to argue? Fresh in the Pocket-lint inbox comes news of the LS700, LS420, LS720D, LS1000 and LS1000W.They're separated into three groups - 4.2-inch, 7-inch... >>

Tweetsii updates, comes to Android

Tweetsii updates, comes to Android

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The company behind the GyPSii social network has announced that its "Tweetsii" Twitter client is getting both an upgrade and a release on Android. The app, which is now available on both the iPhone and Android, integrates with the Foursquare and Gowalla... >>

Hero ROM update rumoured for 7 May

Hero ROM update rumoured for 7 May

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HTC Hero owners - your Android 1.5 pain might nearly be at an end. Leaked documents from a Best Buy in the States suggests that the long-promised Eclair update might finally be arriving on 7 May.Now, before any European readers get too excited, you should... >>

Chrome getting 35% speed boost

Chrome getting 35% speed boost

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While most people already regard Chrome as one of the fastest browsers around, Google refuses to rest on its laurels, and has managed to bring yet another substantial performance boost to the browser.A new beta of the browser has pumped up Chrome's scores... >>

Microsoft introduces Spindex

Microsoft introduces Spindex

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Microsoft has announced that it's got a new product in development in its FUSE labs, titled Spindex. It's an aggregator of social networks, meaning that you hook up your various Facebook, Twitter and other network profiles, and it pulls in content from... >>

Dropbox releases Android and iPad apps

Dropbox releases Android and iPad apps

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Filesharing and backup service Dropbox has rolled out an Android app, along with a native iPad version of its iPhone application. It's also launched a mobile API, meaning that other apps are able to hook into the services that it offers.The Android app... >>

Google Editions due in June or July

Google Editions due in June or July

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Google has announced that its "Editions" e-book store will be going live in late June or early July. The service, which was announced back in October 2009, will offer up a catalogue of around half a million titles from a range of publishers.It's not yet... >>

RIM buying big touchscreens, planning tablet?

RIM buying big touchscreens, planning tablet?

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Sources are reporting that BlackBerry creator RIM is buying up a stack of large touchscreens, fuelling a rumour that the manufacturer is planning some sort of BlackBerry tablet.Asian component suppliers have apparently been tasked with acquiring a collection... >>

Asus reveals all-in-one Eee Top PC ET2010

Asus reveals all-in-one Eee Top PC ET2010

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Asus has just dropped us word of a new product - the Eee Top PC ET2010. It's an all-in-one with a 20-inch display, ION graphics chip, and a profile that's just an inch thick.Like many of its siblings, the ET2010 runs Windows 7. It's notable for the fact... >>

First Light Peak laptop demonstrated

First Light Peak laptop demonstrated

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Intel has built a laptop to show off its Light Peak technology - an interconnect that promises to deliver transfer rates of 10Gbits per second in both directions, over an optical link. The idea is to replace technologies like HDMI, USB, Firewire, and... >>

Samsung rolls out Bluetooth headsets

Samsung rolls out Bluetooth headsets

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Samsung has announced a range of Bluetooth headsets that it's launching to complement its range of mobile phones. There's seven in all, each of which matches a particular handset in Samsung's catalogue at a range of price points.The Samsung HM1600 pairs... >>

Chrome browser still gaining users

Chrome browser still gaining users

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Sit up, browser statistics enthusiasts - this one's for you. NetApplications has issued its monthly report on the to-ings and fro-ings of the browser market, and found that Chrome is still slowly bubbling upwards while Internet Explorer has plunged below... >>

Most Android users still running 1.5

Most Android users still running 1.5

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Google has released some statistics that show the breakdown of how many people are using the different variants of Android. The fact that 37.2% are still on 1.5 should be a great source of concern for the company.Android 1.6 users take up 29.6% of the... >>

iPad jailbreak now available

iPad jailbreak now available

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The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and hackers all over the world as to who can keep ultimate control over the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch continues. A group of jailbreakers have issued an exploit for the device called "Spirit", which enables users... >>

Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK

Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK

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Old-school users of Google's free webmail service in the UK might remember that in the first half of the 00s, the service shared a "Gmail" name with the rest of the world.However, a trademark dispute meant that from 19 October, 2005, Gmail had to be renamed... >>

Firefox demos new add-ons manager

Firefox demos new add-ons manager

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The worm is beginning to turn. For a long time Google's Chrome browser has been playing catch-up, trying to emulate the best features of its competitors. It nabbed its start page from Opera, its add-ons from Firefox and... well... nothing much from IE.But... >>

IWOOT offers Cy-Fi speakers for cyclists

IWOOT offers Cy-Fi speakers for cyclists

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We've all been there. You think you should cycle to work, because it's healthier, but you can't face up to losing the ability to tune out of the morning commute by cranking up Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon on your car stereo.Well, now you've got... >>

Firebox offers remote-control sleeve for iPhone

Firebox offers remote-control sleeve for iPhone

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Having a zillion remote controls for every device in your house is a pain. It'd be better if you had just one, but would it be even better if you had none at all?That's the idea behind an infra-red sleeve for the iPhone that's paired with a special application.... >>

Asda selling £9 phone with £10 credit

Asda selling £9 phone with £10 credit

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Here's a deal for the penny-savers amongst you. Asda's just told us that starting on 1 May, it's going to be stocking a phone for £9 which comes with £10 of credit pre-loaded.The handset, which is the Alcatel OT222 - described as "cute and simple" by... >>