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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... >>