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Nigerian fraudsters target Facebook

Nigerian fraudsters target Facebook

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Cyber criminals have managed to inflitrate Facebook and are targeting social networkers. Nigerian fraudsters are using accounts to send messages to groups of friends pretending that the sender is abroad, in trouble and needs money. The warning comes after... >>

Blinkx profit doubles to $4.5m

Blinkx profit doubles to $4.5m

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The video search engine Blinkx has defied expectations and recorded a gross profit of $4.5m (£2.85m) for the first six months of the current financial year. The company's gross profit increased by 106% from the $2.2m reported for the first half of the... >>

iPlayer content available before TV shows have aired

iPlayer content available before TV shows have aired

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The iPlayer is soon to get a pre-booking tool that will allow viewers to select programmes from the schedule up to 7 days in advance of them airing on TV. They will then be able to download the programmes for viewing after the content has been on the... >>

New website launches for DIY videos

New website launches for DIY videos

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A new web based application is now live that allows you to create your own movies from clips. The team that has created it explains: "Masher.com is a web-based application that combines data from more than one source into a single piece of content, allowing... >>

E-Tracker ID recovers your lost gadgets

E-Tracker ID recovers your lost gadgets

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A service in the States has been set up specifically ro reunite gadget fans with any gizmo they have mislaid. E-Tracker I.D. isn't the first to offer a tracking service for electronics but is different in that it offers incentives for the finders to do... >>

Improved vid viewing with the iPod nano 3G TV

Improved vid viewing with the iPod nano 3G TV

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OK so it's not the prettiest machine out there, but if you're someone who has a load of video content on your iPod nano for commuting, but don't watch it when at home, this could be the gizmo for you. The iPod nano 3G TV is designed to look like an old... >>

Circuit City files for bankruptcy

Circuit City files for bankruptcy

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Just a week ago, the American retail chain Circuit City admitted it was going to have to shut down 155 stores and slash 17% of its 46,000 strong US workforce. Now things have gone from bad to worse and the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.... >>

U-Tag Ice digital dog tag stores vital info

U-Tag Ice digital dog tag stores vital info

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There are other USB dog tags out there, but this one is designed specifically to hold important medical information, which means it could save lives, especially if someone has a condition emergency services may need to know of to treat them. The U-Tag... >>

Study on how spammers get our cash

Study on how spammers get our cash

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A team of researchers have become spammers to understand how these cyber criminals work. The team of computer scientists from University of California, Berkeley and UC, San Diego (UCSD), found that spammers have a very low rate of success, but are still... >>

Keyboard designed for "blondes"

Keyboard designed for "blondes"

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So this isn't at all insulting. Some chap somewhere has decided to design a keyboard for blondes. As well as being a revolting shade of pink, it also has emoticons instead of some of the normal keys and text message abbreviations like LOL and OMG. The... >>

Saitek goes girly with new keyboard combos

Saitek goes girly with new keyboard combos

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Say you're a girly girl and want your desk to look as pretty as the rest of your room. Why not opt for these colour co-ordinated peripherals from Saitek. The Expressions range includes matching 800dpi mice, mats, keyboards and USB hubs. There are eight... >>

Broadband prices come down worldwide

Broadband prices come down worldwide

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It seems competition is forcing broadband providers around the world to bring their prices down. According to UK analysis firm Point Topic, prices have dropped 20% in less than a year. But there are huge variations in how much people have to pay around... >>

Honda unveils "walking assist device"

Honda unveils "walking assist device"

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The clever chaps at Honda have unveiled their second experimental walking assist device. This is basically designed to help support bodyweight to reduce the load on the user's legs while walking, going up and down stairs, and in a semi-crouching position.... >>

Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope

Ubuntu boss talks Jaunty Jackalope

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Mark Shuttleworth addressed his fans at the Ubuntu Open Week last week, and gave a sneaky peek into what we can expect from Ubuntu in the coming months. The development of the next OS was the hottest topic. Jaunty Jackalope will replace Intrepid Ibex,... >>

hpi heralds a new hound - the G-Dog robot

hpi heralds a new hound - the G-Dog robot

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Japanese outfit hpi showed off its G-Dog robotic dog first way back in April, but the little fella is now finally available to buy (although only in Japan for the meanwhile). The little brother of the original GR-001 robotic pooch stands just 5.3-inches... >>

IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit

IBM and Apple get nasty over new iPod recruit

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Mark Papermaster, the man recruited from IBM to head up iPod and iPhone development at Apple, has had to leave his new job. Papermaster is at the centre of a lawsuit with IBM, his former employer, who is claiming he is breaking a non-compete clause in... >>

YouTube getting full length MGM movies

YouTube getting full length MGM movies

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Full-length television shows and films from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's archives are soon going to be available to watch on YouTube. The deal is hoped to boost advertising revenue for MGM, which has already done deals with Microsoft for Xbox Live and with Apple... >>

HANNspree breaks into digital frame market

HANNspree breaks into digital frame market

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HANNspree - best known for its monitors and televisions - have launched a range of digital photo frames., Prices start at £39.99 for the new SD7021 range. Available in both black and white designs, the 7-inch frames (resolution: 480 x 234) are claimed... >>

Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours

Microsoft plays down Yahoo deal rumours

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After its ad deal with Google fell through, Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang admitted that a deal with Microsoft may be the best thing for the company. But Microsoft doesn't seem all that keen, perhaps bruised after so many months of wrangling and rejections. Microsoft's... >>

Drunken journo slams boss in YouTube vid

Drunken journo slams boss in YouTube vid

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We've had the story of the employee facing the axe after boasting on Facebook that he was skiving (and of course his boss saw). And then there was the maniac motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding the wrong way down a road - and is now heading to jail.... >>

AT&T chief hints at future iPhone tech

AT&T chief hints at future iPhone tech

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AT&T Mobile chief Ralph de la Vega has laid out what sort of technologies we could get from our iPhone in the future. In an interview with TechCrunch, de la Vega started off by saying that an AT&T sanctioned method of using the iPhone as a 3G modem for... >>

Apple patents head mounted display concept

Apple patents head mounted display concept

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Apple must have thousands of patents registered but only one will make you look like Geordie La Forge. This is a new patent for a head mounted display - in order words - a pair of specs you can watch content on. But these are unique in including an accelerometer... >>

AT&T buys hotspot provider Wayport

AT&T buys hotspot provider Wayport

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AT&T has just splashed out $275 million in cash to purchase Wi-Fi hotspot operator Wayport. The deal has now created the world's largest hotspot network. Wayport, which started out by providing wired connections in hotel rooms in 1997, now operates about... >>

Pirate Bay peers hit 22 million mark

Pirate Bay peers hit 22 million mark

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They may riding a storm of controversy, but the swahbucklers behind the notorious P2P website, The Pirate Bay, are celebrating massive growth. Despite measures by the music and movie industries, and several governments, to shut them down, it seems, as... >>

LinkedIn axes 10% of workforce

LinkedIn axes 10% of workforce

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It may have just received £14.3m or $22.7m in new funding but business orientated social networking website, LinkedIn, isn't taking any chances in the present economic climate. The team behind the website is going to be slashed by 36 positions, which... >>