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Europeana - the European online library crashes

Europeana - the European online library crashes

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More than twice the number of hits than anticipated has crashed Europeana - the new online library - just hours after its launch. The project offers free online access to content from 1000 of Europe's most prestigious institutions including The British... >>

Woman hires hitman via text message

Woman hires hitman via text message

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A woman from Oklahoma plotted to have her lover's wife kidnapped and possibly killed, but used text messages to organise the crime. 32-year-old Tonia Mullins is now facing a long spell in jail after conspiring with her lover, 26-year-old Michael Andrew... >>

Online thieves making £3.3bn

Online thieves making £3.3bn

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Security experts Symantec reckon online fraudsters are making a whooping £3.3bn out of unsuspecting web surfers. After studying the internet's underground economy for a year, Symantec believes this is the figure online criminals are making out of selling... >>

Mobile internet usage up by 25%

Mobile internet usage up by 25%

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Mobile internet usage is growing eight times faster than PC-based internet growth. This is according to new results from Nielsen Online, which says that the number of us Brits accessing the internet via mobile devices increased by 25% in the third quarter... >>

US gets online think tank on privacy

US gets online think tank on privacy

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The US has come up with yet another way to tackle online piracy. A new think tank has been founded called the Future of Privacy Forum. According to Ars Technica, the Forum will be headed by Jules Polonetsky, formerly chief privacy officer at AOL, and... >>

Japanese slot machine shows fugitives' faces

Japanese slot machine shows fugitives' faces

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The Police in Japan are none too happy with an online games developer, that has decided to create an unusual slot machine type game. Slot Detective looks like a traditional slot machine game but it has human faces instead of lemons and cherries - specifically... >>

Panasonic unveils Full HD plasma TVs

Panasonic unveils Full HD plasma TVs

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Two new Panasonic Full HD plasma displays are going to be available from early next year. First up is the TH-65VX100, which is claimed to achieve the blackest blacks with the world's highest contrast ratio of 60,000:1. The second launch is the TH-50VX100,... >>

Russian game simulates war with Georgia

Russian game simulates war with Georgia

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A Russian games developer has made the controversial decision to create a new, although virtual, war between Russia and Georgia. The game "Confrontation - Peace Enforcement", which will go on sale in Russia next month, is set as Georgian President Mikheil... >>

Klipsch launches new headphones

Klipsch launches new headphones

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American audio experts Klipsch are making their way to the UK, and have unveiled a new set of earphones to mark the occasion. The company prides itself on producing "the world’s smallest, lightest full-range earphone designs". The new X5 earphones are,... >>

Onkyo launches first Blu-ray player

Onkyo launches first Blu-ray player

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It was a fervent HD DVD supporter, then it dropped the format and then it promised us a Blu-ray DVD player. Well Onkyo has now delivered. Its first Blu-ray player is the DV-BD606 is claimed to "squeeze every last ounce of benefit out of the new Blu-ray... >>

Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

Verizon staff had unauthorised access to Obama's phone

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Some Verizon employees may have had unauthorised access to their President-elect's personal mobile phone account. Details that the employees could have viewed, according to experts, include the numbers a customer had called, how long conversations with... >>

ViewSonic launches first widescreen projector

ViewSonic launches first widescreen projector

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Viewsonic is aiming at businesses with a new projector - the PJ359w - which is its first widescreen projector. This is an ultra-portable WXGA LCD model featuring HDMI 1.3 connectivity and supporting HD signals up to 1080p. But it is also designed to be... >>

IBM to build "brain-like" computers

IBM to build "brain-like" computers

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IBM is working with the US government to create electronic circuits that mimic the brain. The project has been made possible by a $4.9m (£3.27m) grant from US defence agency DARPA. It is developing an area called "cognitive computing", and, according... >>

BBC Trust says no to regional online content

BBC Trust says no to regional online content

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The BBC Trust has rejected a £68m plan for a network of online new services. The plans had already been criticised by local newspaper publishers as well as Tory leader David Cameron who weighed into the debate earlier this week. Trust chairman Sir Michael... >>

Teens benefit from surfing the net

Teens benefit from surfing the net

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Following on from a three year study in the US of A, researchers have determined that online time "is good for teens". Blowing away many parents' notion that surfing the web, playing games and visiting social networking sites is a waste of time, the report... >>

Racer jackets pack in d3o protection

Racer jackets pack in d3o protection

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d3o Lab has teamed up with French motorcycle brand Racer to create a line of biker gear using the Lab's special shock absorbing material. The new jackets "provide comfort, warmth and added protection with one single aim: to combine fashion and technology... >>

Brits spend more time online than anyone else in Europe

Brits spend more time online than anyone else in Europe

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Apparently we Brits are spending more time surfing the net than any of our European counterparts. According to research carried out by Ofcom, we are a nation of tech geeks, who can spend as much as 839 minutes per week online playing games and checking... >>

Monty Python launches YouTube channel

Monty Python launches YouTube channel

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You can now spend hours at work surreptiously watching Monty Python excerpts on YouTube. The comedic legends have launched their own YouTube channel and old chestnuts on there include Always Look on the Bright Side of Life from Life of Brian and Dark... >>

Epson unveils scanner duo - the GT-S50 and GT-S80

Epson unveils scanner duo - the GT-S50 and GT-S80

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Epson has launched two new scanners aimed firmly at business users. The GT-S50 and GT-S80 series are both sheetfed scanners and they also boast USB 2.0 interfaces. The GT-S80 series can scan up to 40 pages per minute (80 images per minute duplexed); whilst... >>

BenQ MP512 ST projector
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BenQ MP512 ST projector

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We have discovered that having a projector to use with the Nintendo Wii doesn’t mean you are less prone to injuring yourself or indeed breaking things just because there’s no TV in the room. In fact, having the MP512 ST projector from BenQ made us... >>

Microsoft rules out Yahoo deal

Microsoft rules out Yahoo deal

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Yahoo's shares momentarily soared by 10% when current CEO Jerry Yang announced he was stepping down. But now they've come right back down again on the news from Microsoft that it's not going to buy the ailing web company. As he has done before, Microsoft... >>

Packard Bell iPower X2.0 desktop delivered to UK

Packard Bell iPower X2.0 desktop delivered to UK

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It was announced way back in July, but the Packard Bell iPower X2.0 desktop PC is finally on its way to the UK. The company's second desktop model aimed at gamers, this has enjoyed a complete redesign now boasting a sleek black and red design. The chassis... >>

Cameron hits out at Beeb online local news plans

Cameron hits out at Beeb online local news plans

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He's not the first to do it, and he won't be the last - Tory leader David Cameron has hit out at the BBC's plans to create local video on demand services. Cameron, speaking (yes you've guessed it) to local newspaper representatives at the Newspaper Conference... >>

Packard Bell iPower GX coming to UK

Packard Bell iPower GX coming to UK

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It was launched in September, but Packard Bell has now released details of when UK gamers will be able to buy its first ever gaming laptop. The iPower GX is aimed at gaming enthusiasts but is also claimed to be powerful enough for movie viewing (although... >>

Free security software from Microsoft

Free security software from Microsoft

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Microsoft is to stop selling its all-in-one security and management package OneCare, but is launching a new software suite to keep machines protected. The free security and anti-virus software is designed to protect PCs running XP, Vista, and Windows... >>

London hospitals hit by computer virus

London hospitals hit by computer virus

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A virulent computer virus is causing mayhem at three major London hospitals. The virus has already defeated It staff at St Bartholomew's, The Royal London and the London Chest Hospital after striking on Monday, and now the computer systems have had to... >>

BBC 1 and 2 to be simulcast on web

BBC 1 and 2 to be simulcast on web

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The Beeb is soon going to be showing content from BBC One and BBC live online. From next week (27 November), web visitors will be able to watch shows including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, EastEnders and Heroes as they are broadcast. BBC Three, BBC Four,... >>

MP rapped over "rude" blog

MP rapped over "rude" blog

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A Labour MP has been thoroughly told off after he used his blog to make fun of other MPs. Labour MP Paul Flynn is claiming that he has now been stripped of part of his communications allowance removed after he refused to take down posts including ones... >>

BNP member list leaked online

BNP member list leaked online

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The British National Party is demanding a police investigation after a list of 10,000 members found its way onto the internet. Nick Griffin, leader of the right wing party, is claiming that the leak, believed to have been by former members, puts supporters... >>

IBM to buy Transitive

IBM to buy Transitive

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IBM has announced that it is going to buy Transitive, the company that helped Apple move to Intel chips. The California-based company was party to the creation of Apple Rosetta, but also, according to ZDNet "eased a number of different architecture transitions... >>

Identities being sold online for £80

Identities being sold online for £80

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According to a new report, online fraudsters can make as much as £15,000 from a stolen identity. The terrifying findings were published to mark Get Safe Online Week. They revealed that identities are being sold online for £80 including credit card details,... >>

Yahoo shares soar on Yang's departure

Yahoo shares soar on Yang's departure

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Poor old Jerry Yang - he's faced a takeover bid from Microsoft, the wrath of his shareholders when he rejected it, job losses, and now the market seems to have applauded his decision to stand down as CEO. Yahoo's shares soared a whooping 10% on the news... >>

Symantec chief steps down

Symantec chief steps down

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Security software company Symantec is having a management reshuffle. John W Thompson is to leave his role as chief executive at the end of this fiscal year. In his place will step Enrique T. Salem, Symantec's current chief operating officer, who will... >>

Storage Appliance updates Clickfree drive range

Storage Appliance updates Clickfree drive range

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Storage Appliance Corp has unveiled a trio of new Clickfree automatic backup drives. The new models feature larger capacities than previous launches, delivering 250, 320 and 500 GB of storage. However, the main feature of the Clickfree Portable Backup... >>

Record Mac sales for Apple

Record Mac sales for Apple

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Everyone else is sitting at home counting the pennies, but it seems Apple could literally be bathing in cash. According to an analysis of 25 hours of sales of iPhones and Macs at a US retail chain, investment bank Piper Jaffray is claiming that Apple... >>

Smartphones to get full Adobe Flash

Smartphones to get full Adobe Flash

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Adobe has been working for years and years on a version of its Flash player that would be suitable for mobile phones. The general view was that this would be a lightweight incarnation, but now Adobe has revealed that it is actually working on a fully... >>

Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

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According to the analysts at Gartner, a whooping 85% of some of the world's top companies are using Open Source software. And the remainder are planning on moving across within the next year. The findings come after a survey of 274 end-user organisations... >>

ITV signs deal with BT Vision

ITV signs deal with BT Vision

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BT Vision customers will soon have access to ITV classics including The X Factor, Coronation Street and Hell's Kitchen ITV has signed a new 2-year deal with BT, which will mean that some of its current and library programming will be available to the... >>

Project Kangeroo bounces back

Project Kangeroo bounces back

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It may have just lost its chief exec to Microsoft, but Project Kangeroo is readying for launch. Ashley Highfield announced he was leaving the BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 joint initiative after only 6 months in the job, but, although no permanent... >>

Apple researching search engine rehaul

Apple researching search engine rehaul

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Apparently Apple isn't very happy with the search engine experience currently being offered on its mobile devices. And, according to TechCrunch among others, it is looking to create a new search engine wrapper to make the search interface more approachable.... >>

Alleged Palin hacker gets case postponed

Alleged Palin hacker gets case postponed

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OK so Sarah Palin may not be heading for The White House (phewwwwwwww!), but she is still going to be in the headlines for some time to come. And some column inches are bound to be given to the case of a 20-year-old University of Tennessee student indicted... >>

iPhone heading for China?

iPhone heading for China?

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The talks between Apple and various Chinese telecoms companies have been going on for ever, it seems. But now there has been a hint that a deal may actually be on the table. Apple has listed in its career pages a position for an iPhone Quality Assurance... >>

YouTube pulls vids glorifying Columbine violence

YouTube pulls vids glorifying Columbine violence

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Videos praising the two US students who went on a rampage and killed 13 people in Colorado nine years ago have been removed from YouTube. The videos came from all over the world and glorified the Columbine High School killers - Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.... >>

Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks

Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks

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A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in a New York district court. The complainant is Nassau County resident Avi Koschitzki who claims that Apple is ignoring hairline cracks that he claims will form in the handset's enclosure. "Although Apple was and... >>

Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

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IBM is doing everything in its power to stop its former employee, Mark Papermaster, taking up the position he's been offered with Apple. The computing giant is arguing that Papermaster, who was recruited by Apple to head up its iPhone and iPod division,... >>

Robot head mimicks human facial expressions

Robot head mimicks human facial expressions

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OK so "Jules", the androgynous robot is a little creepy looking, but he/she/it is also amazing. This robot has been trained to detect and replicate ten emotions including happiness, sadness and concern. The software behind these capabilities was developed... >>

Online shoppers get duty break

Online shoppers get duty break

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HM Revenue and Customs is doing its bit to get us all shopping. It has opted to get rid of the custom duties on items bought online for less than £105 from outside the EU. The new rules will come into action on 1 December and changes the original rule... >>

American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards

American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards

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Imagine - instead of a piece of card that always finds its way to the bottom of your bag, and is also very easy to leave at home, you'll soon be able to check onto a flight using your mobile phone. American Airlines is trialling mobile boarding passes... >>

Video game sales strong this year

Video game sales strong this year

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Despite concerns over the economy, it seems we haven't stopped buying video games. In fact, perhaps we're all trying to go out less and therefore playing more. Industry execs told journos at the BMO Capital Markets interactive entertainment conference... >>

Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes

Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes

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An American ISP was knocked offline earlier this week after several internet security companies alleged that it was helping spammers send out junk mail including online fraud and child pornography. McColo has apparently been being watched for several... >>