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  • Yahoo enters the browser business, targets your iPhone, iPad and desktop
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    Yahoo enters the browser business, targets your iPhone, iPad and desktop

    By 24 May 2012

    Yahoo has introduced a new web browsing tool as it looks to regain control of dwindling internet traffic. Yahoo’s Axis integrates searching and browsing the web into one experience, using a split-screen facility that puts search results directly above...

  • Free Wi-Fi? Then give us your dog poo
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    Free Wi-Fi? Then give us your dog poo

    By 23 May 2012

    Mexico City is trialling an innovative way of giving free Wi-Fi to conscientious dog walkers, by exchanging it for their pet’s “mess”.  That’s right, dog poo for Wi-Fi. Walkers are encouraged to place bags filled with dog turds into designated...

  • What is So.cl?
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    What is So.cl?

    By 21 May 2012

    Microsoft has broadened its palate of services with another foray into the social scene with the appropriately named web application So.cl. While this is neither the first time that the Ballmer gang has taken some steps down this avenue nor a big shock...

  • Google Chrome most popular internet browser
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    Google Chrome most popular internet browser

    By 21 May 2012

    Google Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer as the most-used web browser,  according to the latest reports. It’s the first time the browser, which was launched in 2008, has topped the charts for most-popular browser though its rise to the top has...

  • ICANN and the dot anything: do we care about domain names?
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    ICANN and the dot anything: do we care about domain names?

    By 18 May 2012

    Do we still care about .com and .co.uk? Does anyone even bother with www.? Well thanks to ICANN, a body in charge of licensing new top-level domain names, the way we search for a website might be about to change. Most people who type Google into an address...

  • Google starts to roll-out the Knowledge Graph - instant related information
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    Google starts to roll-out the Knowledge Graph - instant related information

    By 17 May 2012

    Google has started to offer its Knowledge Graph aided-search results to US English users, with a global roll-out on the cards later. It is a new technology that understands and uses associations between people, places, events and "things" in the world...

  • Belkin gearing up for 802.11ac debut meaning three times faster Wi-Fi speeds
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    Belkin gearing up for 802.11ac debut meaning three times faster Wi-Fi speeds

    By 16 May 2012

    Belkin has announced that it is pressing ahead with plans to be one of the first technology solutions to tackle the 802.11ac Wireless Networking Market.  Its wireless dual-band router will mean Wi-Fi speeds three times faster than existing 802.11n technology...

  • Wi-Fi blocking wallpaper to paper over security concerns
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    Wi-Fi blocking wallpaper to paper over security concerns

    By 14 May 2012

    A wallpaper that blocks Wi-Fi signals is being developed to help protect people’s networks, whether at work or in the home. Although the paper will stop skinflint neighbours from jumping on board your Wi-Fi signal, the wallpaper has been designed in...

  • UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block
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    UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block

    By 4 May 2012

    With The Pirate Bay now blocked by several of the UK's internet service providers, after a court order, the British government is now turning its sights on pornography. It is to consult with ISPs on the possibility of their blocking access to all porn...

  • V.me: Visa Europe's digital wallet and PayPal rival to hit UK in autumn
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    V.me: Visa Europe's digital wallet and PayPal rival to hit UK in autumn

    By 30 April 2012

    V.me is Visa Europe's answer to PayPal and Google Wallet, and the company has confirmed that it will be launching the service in the UK in autumn this year. It will allow consumers to store the details of several cards, not just Visa-branded, in their...

  • John Lewis launches own broadband service
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    John Lewis launches own broadband service

    By 20 April 2012

    UK retailer John Lewis has launched its own broadband service which is available to sign up to now, through its high street stores, online or over the phone. There are no activation fees and customer support is through a freephone number. There are three...

  • Edgar Wright: I'm Brandon Generator
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    Edgar Wright: I'm Brandon Generator

    By 13 April 2012

    Episode one of The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator, the interactive comic book produced by Internet Explorer to show off the talents of IE9 and HTML5, is now available on line and Pocket-lint caught up with its writer and co-creator Edgar Wright...

  • Brandon Generator is born: Edgar Wright's online comic book now live
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    Brandon Generator is born: Edgar Wright's online comic book now live

    By 13 April 2012

    Microsoft has always been inventive in the way it has extolled the virtues of HTML5 and Internet Explorer 9's abilities, but none more so than with The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator. Not only is this in-browser animated comic book interactive...

  • Google Chrome adds tab syncing for all devices
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    Google Chrome adds tab syncing for all devices

    By 11 April 2012

    The latest version of Chrome, Google’s desktop browser, will now offer tab syncing to multiple machines including your Android smartphone.  The news means that if you use the company's browser on different computers or devices at different locations,...

  • Spotify Play Button allows websites to embed songs for free
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    Spotify Play Button allows websites to embed songs for free

    By 11 April 2012

    Spotify has announced a new feature that allows any supported song to be played from a website or blog for free. You'll see the Spotify Play Button pop up regularly from now on, especially on music-centric sites, which can embed a simple player to allow...

  • Pinterest is now third most-popular social networking site
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    Pinterest is now third most-popular social networking site

    By 6 April 2012

    Obama’s a fan and he’s clearly not the only one. A new report claims Pinterest is now the third most-used social networking site after Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest, which enables users to share pictures and items of interest with other users, was...

  • WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud brings 10,000 access points to paying Sky Broadband customers
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    WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud brings 10,000 access points to paying Sky Broadband customers

    By 4 April 2012

    Sky is set to launch its public Wi-Fi hotspot service from The Cloud called - yes - WiFi Hotspots from The Cloud The company announced its intentions to provide the free and unlimited access to paying broadband customers nationwide at more than 10,000...

  • Internet security remains concern as Facebook continues to grow
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    Internet security remains concern as Facebook continues to grow

    By 29 March 2012

    Adults are becoming less concerned about internet security and more concerned about joining the likes of Facebook, according to Ofcom. While the number of people with a Facebook profile has risen to 59 per cent, more than one in four admit that complete...

  • Life Online: Vint Cerf opens world's first permanent internet gallery (video)
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    Life Online: Vint Cerf opens world's first permanent internet gallery (video)

    By 29 March 2012

    Life Online, the world's first permanent gallery dedicated to the social, technological and cultural impact of the internet and the web, opens at the National Media Museum in Bradford, UK, tonight. And to celebrate the organiser, in conjunction with...

  • Google might not be top dog forever says father of the internet
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    Google might not be top dog forever says father of the internet

    By 22 March 2012

    The man known as one of the fathers of the internet says Google might not be the defacto standard for search forever. Vint Cerf, a vice-president at the Mountain View-based company, says there is no particular threat to the balance of the internet with...

  • 75 per cent of Brits still use PCs to email not smartphones
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    75 per cent of Brits still use PCs to email not smartphones

    By 15 March 2012

    Microsoft is continuing its fight against "greymail", the rogue emails that clog up inboxes but aren't spam. The Hotmail team wants people to realise that all the newsletters they once subscribed to, and marketing nonsense they continue to receive, can...

  • TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race
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    TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

    By 13 March 2012

    It isn't just Virgin Media and BT you can look to in order to fulfil your deepest, darkest fibre-optic desires, you know. TalkTalk has some superfast broadband of its own and, following the launch of its 40Mb platform last year, it is now doubling the...

  • Why Apple chose Vimeo for Mountain Lion
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    Why Apple chose Vimeo for Mountain Lion

    By 5 March 2012

    It’s Christmas at Vimeo. Ever since Tim Cook squeezed his way down the company chimney to leave the gift that Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion would have the company's platform hard baked into the Mac software as the video service of choice, the eggnog...

  • Google Doodle gets loved up for Valentine's day
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    Google Doodle gets loved up for Valentine's day

    By 14 February 2012

    Google has a bit of a tradition for doing something special with its doodles on Valentine's Day. This year, its the turn of a young boy and his efforts at getting a girl he likes to fancy him back.  Appearing as a video when you click on the Google logo,...

  • Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens
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    Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

    By 7 February 2012

    Google has hit us with a double whammy this morning. Not only does its most recent Doodle celebrate the life of someone that we've actually heard of for a change - Charles Dickens - it is also in recognition of what we'd call an actual milestone; it would...