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  • Online news is killing newspapers
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    Online news is killing newspapers

    By 15 March 2011

    Online news has overtaken newspapers for the first time ever, in terms of where people regularly get their news fix from. The PEJ State of the Media report shows that, as 2010 was drawing to a close, online news was the only news platform that was gaining...

  • London 2012 Olympics tickets - online buying guide
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    London 2012 Olympics tickets - online buying guide

    By 15 March 2011

    The London 2012 Olympics tickets are officially on sale and the overwhelming majority of the business is going to be done online. As such, we’ve put together a brief guide on how to sail through the whole process and make sure you don’t get stiffed...

  • IE9 anti-tracking feature facing criticism already
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    IE9 anti-tracking feature facing criticism already

    By 15 March 2011

    Microsoft released IE9 into the big bad world on 14 March, but already the browser has come under pressure from consumer rights guru Which, who accuses the anti-tracking tool built into the browser of being flawed. The problem seems to occur because IE9...

  • Google Street View website offers a walkthrough
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    Google Street View website offers a walkthrough

    By 15 March 2011

    Google has revamped its Street View showcase website, making it easier for people to understand the service, and also find interesting places to explore. The site opens with an absolutely stunning image of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in...

  • Google Earth gears up for a 3D Royal Wedding
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    Google Earth gears up for a 3D Royal Wedding

    By 11 March 2011

    You may not be able to watch the Royal Wedding in 3D on your telly-box, but there is still a 3D option available to Will and Kate fans....sort of. Google has announced that you'll be able to take the entire Royal wedding precession route on Google Earth,...

  • Google helps Japan earthquake victims with Person Finder
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    Google helps Japan earthquake victims with Person Finder

    By 11 March 2011

    Google has launched a Person Finder tool - to help people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The simple tool allows you to search for someone, or leave personal details so you can be found - and could prove to be an incredibly useful tool...

  • Google adds site blocking option
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    Google adds site blocking option

    By 11 March 2011

    You may have seen Pocket-lint feature a handy Chrome search result blocking extension during our App of the Day series recently, and now the option has been extended to all browsers, without the need for a plug-in, courtesy of Google's new search blocking...

  • Wi-Fi slows down your broadband by 30 per cent
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    Wi-Fi slows down your broadband by 30 per cent

    By 10 March 2011

    File this one under "N" for "No sh*t, Sherlock".....Wi-Fi slows down your broadband speed. And whilst that news isn't all that shocking, hence the mocking opening sentence, the fact that we can lose almost a third (30 per cent to be precise) of our broadband...

  • Firefox 4 Release Candidate, erm, released
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    Firefox 4 Release Candidate, erm, released

    By 10 March 2011

    Hold on to your hats Firefoxers, as your browser of choice has finally, after 12 releases, dropped the beta tag. And whilst the Firefox 4 Release Candidate that has gone live isn't technically the completed software version, it's just one step away and...

  • Augmented reality in action - social networking
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    Augmented reality in action - social networking

    By 4 March 2011

    We’ve spent the last few days on AR Week at Pocket-lint not just looking at the lengths we go can go with augmented reality but what we can get it to do for us. We’ve picked the brains of the top minds in the field in a series of interviews but each...

  • 10 augmented reality videos that need to be seen
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    10 augmented reality videos that need to be seen

    By 4 March 2011

    Throughout AR Week on Pocket-lint, we’ve spoken of and heard about some staggering ideas for augmented reality and just how it could affect out lives now and in the future. As ever though, seeing is believing and if you don’t have time to read all...

  • The future of augmented reality
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    The future of augmented reality

    By 4 March 2011

    While our top priority on AR Week on Pocket-lint was to speak to our five leading experts in the field of augment reality to find out what's going on at the cutting edge, we couldn’t but help ask them to become part soothsayer as well. At the end of...

  • International BBC iPlayer iPad app coming in 2011
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    International BBC iPlayer iPad app coming in 2011

    By 2 March 2011

    Back in December last year Pocket-lint told you how the BBC had global plans for its flagship video-on-demand vessel, the iPlayer. And now, speaking at the FT Digital Media & Broadcasting conference in London, BBC director general Mark Thompson said that...

  • Half of the UK now on Facebook
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    Half of the UK now on Facebook

    By 2 March 2011

    There are now more than 30 million UK social networkers signed up to Facebook - which is almost half of the population. The passing of the 30 million milestone was revealed by Joanna Shields, vice president of sales and business development at Facebook,...

  • Charlie Sheen is on Twitter: Let the madness begin
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    Charlie Sheen is on Twitter: Let the madness begin

    By 2 March 2011

    Charlie Sheen, currently in the midst of the sort of media-shitstorm that Michael Barrymore, Lindsay Lohan and even David Icke would be proud of, has signed up for Twitter. And, even for an A-list Hollywood celebrity - 0-600,000 Twitter followers in less...

  • Ofcom report highlights gap in broadband speeds
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    Ofcom report highlights gap in broadband speeds

    By 2 March 2011

    An Ofcom report has, once again, highlighted the fact that advertised broadband speeds are still not being met, despite customers stating that speed is more important than price when it comes to their connections. Using research from uSwitch, the report...

  • Internet Explorer 9 full release 24 March?
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    Internet Explorer 9 full release 24 March?

    By 1 March 2011

    According to a tweet by the Indian Microsoft development account, the final release of Internet Explorer 9 will be landing on 24 March. The tweet, that has since been removed, stated that the launch will take place during Tech.Ed in India, which takes...

  • Google: Gmail was never lost
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    Google: Gmail was never lost

    By 1 March 2011

    Google has apologised for the Gmail reset bug that seemingly deleted many users' email and chat correspondence history. On Monday we reported how as many as 500,000 Gmail users had been affected by the error, although Google now claims that only 0.02...

  • Wearable computers and hidden projectors
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    Wearable computers and hidden projectors

    By 1 March 2011

    “The problem of registering virtual images with the user’s view of the physical world is the main focus of AR research.” So says Professor Bruce Thomas head of the Wearable Computer Labs at the University of South Australia and leading expert in...

  • The history of augmented reality
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    The history of augmented reality

    By 1 March 2011

    The term "augmented reality" has been around since 1990 but that doesn’t mean that it was never there before. The moment that man made gadgets that could relate to their environment and supply their users with information based on that, AR was there....

  • Happy St David's Day from Google
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    Happy St David's Day from Google

    By 1 March 2011

    Google Doodles are becoming so frequent now that it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the creative offerings. In the past four days there have been six different doodles around the world - for the likes of Dominican Republic Independence...

  • Firefox 4 to be final major Mozilla update
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    Firefox 4 to be final major Mozilla update

    By 28 February 2011

    Ever wondered why Firefox is only just approaching version 4 after more than 6 years, when Chrome is up to version 9 in just over 2 years? Well, it's because Mozilla reserves numerical updates for major Firefox releases - or at least it has up until now....

  • 10 augmented reality tricks to try right now
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    10 augmented reality tricks to try right now

    By 28 February 2011

    Augmented reality is all very well on paper but, if you really want to know what it's about, the best thing to do is see it with your own eyes. Fortunately, some web apps, the odd bit of software, Adobe Flash, your webcam and your office printer are all...

  • Gmail reset bug deletes correspondence history
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    Gmail reset bug deletes correspondence history

    By 28 February 2011

    Oh dear - looks like Google has dropped the bomb on hundreds of thousands of Gmail accounts, wiping out years of email and chat history. The number of affected users is reported as high as 500,000 although Google is said to be claiming that less than...

  • Ofcom orders £2.5 million Tiscali and Talk Talk refund
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    Ofcom orders £2.5 million Tiscali and Talk Talk refund

    By 28 February 2011

    Back in November, Tiscali and Talk Talk were summoned to the Ofcom's office for a firm telling off after breaching rules that are in place to protect consumers. And now the financial implications their misbehaviours have been disclose - and it's a definite...