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Chrome dumps http://

Chrome dumps http://

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Google has taken an interesting move in the latest developer builds of its Chrome browser. The company has stripped out the http:// prefix from web addresses, leaving them to start solely with "www." On the vast majority of sites, you'll no longer see... >>

TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"

TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"

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TalkTalk has taken the unusual step of buying up some real estate in London and turning it into what the company is calling a "Customer Experience Centre". In plain English, that translates to a free Wi-Fi equipped lounge that only customers have access... >>

Mio release Navman 470, 475, and 575 GPS units

Mio release Navman 470, 475, and 575 GPS units

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Mio, not to be outdone by Garmin's release of the Nuvi 3700 series, has just dropped us word of its own new range of products - the Navman 470, 475 and 575 satnavs. All three have a pair of new features that Mio is calling IQ Routes and LearnMe. The former... >>

Facebook "likes" coming to websites

Facebook "likes" coming to websites

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Facebook is set to roll out a new feature shortly, but not one that you'll see within its walled garden. Instead, the addition offers websites the opportunity to embed a button that allows visitors to state that they "like" a particular page. Those "liked"... >>

Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS

Garmin launches Nuvi 3700 series GPS

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Satnav manufacturer Garmin has announced that it's launching a new range of Satnavs - the 3700 series. The range consists of the 3790T, 3760T, and 3750, and have a thinner, high-resolution design. All three models have a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen... >>

Free Doctor Who games coming to the PC

Free Doctor Who games coming to the PC

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Fans of adventure games, Dr Who, and PC gaming have reason to celebrate, as it's been revealed that the BBC will be releasing a selection of Dr Who adventure games on an episodic basis, with the first arriving on 5 June. They're set in the 1960s, and... >>

Samsung unveils AMOLED Beam mobile

Samsung unveils AMOLED Beam mobile

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Samsung has announced that it's going to be releasing a successor to its projector-containing Haptic Beam mobile phone, called the AMOLED Beam. It'll also be referred to as the rather less sexy-sounding SPH-W9600, and looks to offer the same functionality... >>

Volcano forces couple to marry over Skype

Volcano forces couple to marry over Skype

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The families of a couple stuck abroad have been forced to use Skype to watch them take their vows, as clouds of ash keep British planes grounded into a second week. Sean and Natalie Murtagh were flying back from a civil service in Australia to hold a... >>

Adobe looking for Android Flash testers

Adobe looking for Android Flash testers

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Adobe has announced that it's opening sign-ups for public beta testing of the Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 applications for Android. If you want to be the first person you know to get access on your handset, then you'll need to register your details.... >>

Dell planning 7- and 10-inch tablets

Dell planning 7- and 10-inch tablets

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It looks as if the Mini 5 is going to be getting some older brothers, if leaks published by Engadget are correct. An internal Dell announcement indicates that there will be 7-inch and 10-inch versions landing shortly. There's very little in the way of... >>

Winscape turns your HDTV into a window

Winscape turns your HDTV into a window

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"Waking up in the same place every morning is boring" says Winscape. Instead, why not wake up with a beautiful view across the San Francisco bay? Or underwater? Or in space? Winscape is an application that lets you do exactly that. But it's not just a... >>

Acer rolls out AT2056 and AT2356 displays

Acer rolls out AT2056 and AT2356 displays

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Acer has decided that 16 April 2010 is a great day to expand its range of displays, and who are we to argue? The company has announced the ATXX56 range, which comprises the 20-inch AT2056 and the 23-inch AT2356. They come with "Full HD" or "HD Ready"... >>

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

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Nick Clegg, buoyed by his success in the first of the three TV debates, has been making a few new promises to voters. One of them is that his party's going to be calling for a repeal of the Digital Economy Act (formerly the Digital Economy Bill) and its... >>

Sony Ericsson ships 28% fewer handsets

Sony Ericsson ships 28% fewer handsets

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Mixed news for Sony Ericsson fans. The company has just published its first quarter results, and while the company has sold 28% fewer handsets in Q1 2010 than the same time last year, it's managed to generate an income of 20 million euros, compared to... >>

Is this the back of the next iPhone?

Is this the back of the next iPhone?

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Here's some shots that have surfaced which claim to be the rear shell design for the forthcoming revamp of the iPhone. They show an Aluminium unibody design, and look rather iPad-y. We'll let you decide what to think, but we're suspicious, simply because... >>

Gmail gets drag'n'drop attachments

Gmail gets drag'n'drop attachments

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Google has announced that its Gmail webmail product has received a couple of minor upgrades to its functionality. You can now drag-and-drop attachments to upload them, and there's also the ability to invite people to events from an message. The drag-and-drop... >>

Fujifilm HS10 priced in the UK

Fujifilm HS10 priced in the UK

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Camera retailer Jessops has just dropped us word that it's begun stocking the prosumer-focused Fujifilm Finepix HS10, which was launched back in February. The device has a 30x optical zoom lens, with on-lens zoom control just like a DSLR, three different... >>

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

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The RIAA and MPAA - trade bodies for the USA's major music labels and film studios respectively - have proposed the creation and use of anti-copyright-infringement software, based on the antivirus software installed on most PCs. In a submission (PDF)... >>

Twitter soars, Facebook breaks in first leader debate

Twitter soars, Facebook breaks in first leader debate

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During the course of 15 April's debate between the leaders of the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative parties, the first of its kind in Britain, more than 184,000 tweets were sent. That's almost 30 per second, among 36,483 different tweeters - throwing... >>

Google now has 38,000 Android apps

Google now has 38,000 Android apps

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Google, in its Q1 earnings report, has revealed a few interesting tidbits about Android and particularly the Nexus One. Firstly that the Android market now contains 38,000 apps - up 8,000 from just a month ago. Secondly, the Nexus One is already profitable.... >>

Twitter building its own link shortener

Twitter building its own link shortener

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Fresh off the back of announcing an official Android client, Twitter has also decided to plug another hole in the hull of the company's sailing boat - a link shortening service. CEO Evan Williams made the announcement at Twitter's Chirp conference. Currently,... >>

Google Cloud Print revealed

Google Cloud Print revealed

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One of the gaping holes in in Google's Chrome OS project was the question mark over how people were supposed to use peripherals when the OS didn't contain the reams of drivers normally required to make people's gadgets work. Well, that hole has now been... >>

Toshiba revamps Satellite laptop range

Toshiba revamps Satellite laptop range

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Toshiba has announced a series of upgrades for its Satellite line of laptops. There's the A660, L650, L670 and C650, all of which will be arriving in UK shores within a few months. Let's take a look at them individually. Top of the range is the A660.... >>

Toshiba rolls out Portege M780 tablet

Toshiba rolls out Portege M780 tablet

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Toshiba has decided that its Portege M750 tablet PC is getting a little long in the tooth, and has replaced it with a new model - the Portege M780 - aimed at business and education users. It behaves like a normal laptop in most respects, except that you... >>

Droid Incredible gets official release

Droid Incredible gets official release

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Sometimes it's fun watching the path of handsets to market. We first spotted this handset in HTC's leaked 2010 roadmap, when it ran Windows Mobile and was called the HTC Photon. A device rather similar in looks, but running Android, then appeared in spy... >>