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  • What happens when you click buy on Amazon
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    What happens when you click buy on Amazon

    By 18 December 2012

    There are moments in life where the sheer scale of something knocks you off your feet: The Pyramids at Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, and little known to some, the Amazon Fulfilment Centre just off the M1. Chances are, you don’t have a brick from one of...

  • Internet porn won't be blocked in UK
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    Internet porn won't be blocked in UK

    By 17 December 2012

    Ministers have decided against a blanket ban on internet porn in the UK. A campaign was started in May to bring about a law to force internet service providers to block access to online pornography, much like they must do with The Pirate Bay. Those who...

  • London black cabs to get free Wi-Fi too
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    London black cabs to get free Wi-Fi too

    By 11 December 2012

    The London Underground network may well be swimming in Wi-Fi, with 92 stations already connected and another 28 planned for 2013, and plans are in place to add wireless internet to the overground train service, but what about buses and one of the most-loved...

  • New look YouTube explored
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    New look YouTube explored

    By 7 December 2012

    YouTube has changed its look and feel to get rid of distractions and emphasise the content being watched. A few new aesthetic changes and added functions have dramatically improved the website. There are some tweaks that can easily be missed and a newly...

  • The Facebook site governance vote email explained
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    The Facebook site governance vote email explained

    By 5 December 2012

    Those who use Facebook might have noticed a very official-sounding email turning up in their inbox. Entitled “Our Global Site Governance Vote” and fairly difficult to understand, it is a lot less complex than it seems. Rather than your wasting your...

  • Tumblr accounts hacked with racist spam and virus
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    Tumblr accounts hacked with racist spam and virus

    By 3 December 2012

    Reports are flooding that many, but not all, Tumblr accounts have been attacked and hacked by a group calling itself the GNAA - a deeply racist anti-blogging and internet trolling organisation. Not only does the spam posting that's appearing across personal...

  • Globalgig mobile hotspot offers same price to surf in UK, US and Australia
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    Globalgig mobile hotspot offers same price to surf in UK, US and Australia

    By 29 November 2012

    We've all seen mobile "Mi-Fi" hotspots before, with many of the networks even selling their own branded devices on data plans, but never has Pocket-lint encountered such an incredibly enticing deal as the Globalgig hotspot device, launched today. Powered...

  • Google boss: Parents should have online talk with kids before sex talk
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    Google boss: Parents should have online talk with kids before sex talk

    By 21 November 2012

    Google's executive chairman has spoken out about the privacy battle that is waging online every day, in which commenters could be held accountable for their ill-thought-out postings and tweets long after their initial reactions subside. He also pleaded...

  • Brit Spotify rival Rara.com goes Windows 8 and iOS
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    Brit Spotify rival Rara.com goes Windows 8 and iOS

    By 23 October 2012

    Music streaming service Rara.com is increasing its presence by launching iOS and Windows 8 apps, as well as updating its Android and web offerings. Rara.com, a UK rival to Spotify, has also expanded its service to 27 countries, while select Lenovo Windows...

  • QR codes filling the void while NFC dawdles
    Phones

    QR codes filling the void while NFC dawdles

    By 2 October 2012

    By the time you’ve finished this article, you will see QR codes everywhere. You’ll see them on posters on your way to work, on products you’re about to buy and even on the boxes and devices strewn about your person as we speak. Just take a look...

  • Nominet proposes new .uk domain name
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    Nominet proposes new .uk domain name

    By 1 October 2012

    Nominet, the non-profit organisation that looks after all net addresses ending in .uk, has proposed a new domain name that is simply that. The body wants nternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to consider plans to offer UK-based companies...

  • Gillette Football Club scores HD football videos for fans on YouTube
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    Gillette Football Club scores HD football videos for fans on YouTube

    By 17 September 2012

    Gillette and Google have clubbed together to launch a YouTube channel dedicated to football fans the world over, and it's all for free. The Gillette Football Club is designed to be a total destination of football information and media with high-quality...

  • Be careful who you befriend on Facebook as 83 million users are fake
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    Be careful who you befriend on Facebook as 83 million users are fake

    By 2 August 2012

    As many as 83.09 million Facebook accounts could be false, the social networking giant has revealed. After publishing its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, Facebook revealed it had a whopping 955 million monthly users, 543 million of...

  • Outlook.com vs Gmail
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    Outlook.com vs Gmail

    By 1 August 2012

    The just-launched Outlook.com offers plenty in the way of web-based email action. It goes head to head with the current favourite, Gmail, which with things like Google Docs, Apps and Drive integration, is fast becoming a one-stop shop for managing your...

  • How to get your new Outlook.com address
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    How to get your new Outlook.com address

    By 1 August 2012

    Microsoft’s metro-style Outlook.com has launched and is already receiving plenty of praise for its ease of use and clean approach to design. Early adopters are also going to be treated to a much bigger choice of possible email addresses when they sign...

  • Internet map displays 350,000 biggest websites as shining stars, and yes Pocket-lint is there
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    Internet map displays 350,000 biggest websites as shining stars, and yes Pocket-lint is there

    By 1 August 2012

    A website developer has created a map of the internet showcasing the 350,000 biggest websites from around the world. Ruslan Enikeev has gathered sites from 196 countries and mapped them out as a World Wide Web solar system. Sites are symbolised by circles...

  • How to watch the Olympics online
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    How to watch the Olympics online

    By 27 July 2012

    The games are almost upon us. Paul McCartney is prepping his hair and getting ready to treat us to a track by Wings (they're only the band the Beatles could have been). Beckham is getting ready to ride a horse and Daniel Craig is going to wow us with...

  • Google introduces handwriting for web searches on tablets and smartphones
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    Google introduces handwriting for web searches on tablets and smartphones

    By 27 July 2012

    You can now scribble your search words when using Google on a smartphone or tablet, after the internet company introduced handwriting as a new method of input. Users need to head to the settings menu and then enable the handwriting option, then after...

  • London 2012 travel: Avoid the chaos with technology
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    London 2012 travel: Avoid the chaos with technology

    By 25 July 2012

    If you’re not already sick of the London 2012 Olympics, then you will be when you find yourself stuck in Games traffic. With all the hysteria it’s hard to tell whether the capital’s transport network will bend and buckle under the weight of all...

  • Microsoft revamps Bing promising faster, cleaner and more relevant web search experience
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    Microsoft revamps Bing promising faster, cleaner and more relevant web search experience

    By 11 July 2012

    Users of Microsoft’s Bing might have noticed a few changes to the search engine, as the company vies with the likes of Google and Yahoo for web surfers’ affections.  For starters the homepage has been redesigned, with a cleaner interface. Users will...

  • Alton Towers to offer all park guests free Wi-Fi
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    Alton Towers to offer all park guests free Wi-Fi

    By 4 July 2012

    UK theme park Alton Towers has signed a deal with The Cloud to offer all of its guests free Wi-Fi. The Staffordshire home of the hugely popular rollercoasters Oblivion, Nemesis and Th13teen will offer the unlimited service across its entire 500-acre site....

  • Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go
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    Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go

    By 8 June 2012

    Euro 2012 is upon us and with it three glorious weeks of bonus summer football. The only possible dampner on events - weather aside - are those pesky commitments that can get in the way. With often two games a day to contend with and a fair few 5pm kick...

  • Wi-Fi enabled underground stations named as roll-out begins
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    Wi-Fi enabled underground stations named as roll-out begins

    By 7 June 2012

    Londoners can now browse the web, tweet and send emails while waiting for their tube on the London Underground. Virgin Media’s Wi-Fi service is now live at both King’s Cross and Warren Street stations, before being rolled out tomorrow at Oxford Circus...

  • Rob da Bank talks technology and music
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    Rob da Bank talks technology and music

    By 4 June 2012

    Fun-loving grammar criminal will.i.am recently told Pocket-lint a rather astonishing thing: 10 years ago, if he wanted to send a track to a million people, he would need to record in a studio, print to CD and then ship a copy to each person. Now will.i.am...

  • Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi now works, as first tweet proves
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    Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi now works, as first tweet proves

    By 31 May 2012

    The next important step in offering London commuters wireless internet access on the capital's underground Tube service has been taken. A tweet has appeared online sent from one of the platforms to prove it works. BBC journalist and presenter Rory Cellan-Jones...