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  • Virgin Media 100Mb broadband now available to 10 million homes
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    Virgin Media 100Mb broadband now available to 10 million homes

    By 6 February 2012

    Virgin Media has announced that its super-fast 100Mb broadband service is now available to 10 million homes in the UK, and that it will meet its roll out target ahead of schedule. The provider originally planned to be able to offer the speedy internet...

  • Gamer dies at PC in Taiwanese Internet cafe and nobody notices
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    Gamer dies at PC in Taiwanese Internet cafe and nobody notices

    By 3 February 2012

    A man died at his work station in an internet cafe in Taipei, Taiwan, this week, but nobody noticed for up to nine hours. Twenty-three-year-old Chen Rong-yu checked in to play the multiplayer online game League of Legends on Tuesday night, but was found...

  • What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi?
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    What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi?

    By 25 January 2012

    A new type of Wi-Fi is coming. 802.11ac promises incredible data transfer speeds and faster internet for every wireless device, should you have the broadband package to provide it. Think of it like 4G but for you home. 802.11ac is the cutting edge of...

  • Star Wars Uncut finished - the entire movie remade by fans (video)
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    Star Wars Uncut finished - the entire movie remade by fans (video)

    By 23 January 2012

    We featured Star Wars Uncut as our Website of the Day here on Pocket-lint back in August 2010 and have been following its progress ever since. Now, the crowd-sourced project has been completed and is ready to be watched in its entirety; all two hours...

  • Year in review 2011: November
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    Year in review 2011: November

    By 31 December 2011

    Remember, remember the fifth of November? No? Us neither - in fact (possibly due to hitting the Christmas sherry a trifle early) we don't really remember November at all. It's just like a hazy dream. But, a quick look on Wikipedia tells us that November...

  • Asahi Soft Drinks offers free Wi-Fi in vending machines
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    Asahi Soft Drinks offers free Wi-Fi in vending machines

    By 29 December 2011

    Japanese vending machines are the stuff of legend. Pocket-lint has bought all manner of things from street vending machines in Tokyo in our travels - noodles, plastic characters from the world of manga, cans of the deliciously named Pocari Sweat, a freshly...

  • Year in review 2011: June
    Gaming

    Year in review 2011: June

    By 28 December 2011

    It's the end of the year, but before we get too excited about what's to come next, lets take a breather, let those mince pies break down and glance back at 2011. In the big wide world, June saw the strange death of Jackass's Ryan Dunn and the legend that...

  • Year in review 2011: February
    Gaming

    Year in review 2011: February

    By 26 December 2011

    It's the end of the year, but before we get too excited about what's to come next, lets take a breather, let those mince pies break down and glance back at 2011. In the world outside of tech, the Irish were busy taking to the polls for a General Election,...

  • Rara.com brings digital music to the forgotten masses
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    Rara.com brings digital music to the forgotten masses

    By 13 December 2011

    A new music streaming service has hit the web aimed squarely at the mass market. Rara.com is a UK-based, all-devices, ad-free, paid-for experience that’s designed to capture the 80-odd per cent of the users out there who’ve never gone digital before....

  • YouTube gets a major redesign
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    YouTube gets a major redesign

    By 2 December 2011

    YouTube has had one if its most significant face lifts yet, now sporting a redesigned look built entirely around its popular channels. Sat on the left of the page is a selection of channels that will populate the home page with relevant content. Say,...

  • Napster dies - service is officially no more
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    Napster dies - service is officially no more

    By 2 December 2011

    Napster has finally been laid to rest. It is no longer officially in existence, being merged entirely with Rhapsody today after the company purchased it from Best Buy last month.  Best Buy will still retain a stake in Rhapsody; they have owned the rights...

  • Sky Broadband customers to get Cloud Wi-Fi access
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    Sky Broadband customers to get Cloud Wi-Fi access

    By 30 November 2011

    Sky Broadband customers look set to enjoy Wi-Fi hotspot access when out in town thanks to the company’s purchase of The Cloud. The move was confirmed by the Network Implementation Director for Sky Network Services, Trevor Legg, when he spoke to Pocket-lint...

  • Google blacklists The Pirate Bay
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    Google blacklists The Pirate Bay

    By 24 November 2011

    Google has removed multiple file sharing websites from its search engine in its continued attempt to blacklist piracy related sites from its service. Popular peer to peer file sharing sites like The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and Torrentreactor, along...

  • Cabinet Minister says Twitter and Facebook crucial to MPs
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    Cabinet Minister says Twitter and Facebook crucial to MPs

    By 16 September 2011

    MP David Willetts, the Minister of State for University and Science, highlighted both the importance and the dangers of the social web when he spoke exclusively to Pocket-lint at an event in East London's Tech City. Implying that some of his colleagues...

  • Google pumps $1 million into World Wide Web Index
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    Google pumps $1 million into World Wide Web Index

    By 13 September 2011

    Good old Uncle Goog has coughed up $1 million to help fund the World Wide Web Index - a project designed to "measure of the Web and its impact on people and nations". The Web Index is the brainchild of The World Wide Web Foundation and it will be "the...

  • Ikea launches personalised 3D bedrooms on YouTube
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    Ikea launches personalised 3D bedrooms on YouTube

    By 8 September 2011

    Ikea has taken Facebook connectivity to a whole new level with a specially designed YouTube video that allows you to create 3D bedrooms based on your Facebook profile. The video reminds us slightly of Intel's Museum of Me, but that's no bad thing as both...

  • Google Doodle throws Pierre de Fermat a birthday party
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    Google Doodle throws Pierre de Fermat a birthday party

    By 17 August 2011

    Braniacs and mathematicians alike will be enjoying todays Google Doodle, which celebrates the birthday of numerical genius Pierre de Fermat and his famous 'Fermat's last theorem'.  The mathematical impossibility has reached almost legendary levels of...

  • Google+ doesn't have any users says Facebook exec
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    Google+ doesn't have any users says Facebook exec

    By 17 August 2011

    Google+ has obviously ruffled a few feathers over at the Facebook camp. Sean Ryan, Facebook's director of game partnerships spoke at an event last week about the similarities between the two social networks and gaming. "Google has emulated aspects of...

  • Google acquires Motorola: Industry reaction
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    Google acquires Motorola: Industry reaction

    By 15 August 2011

    It's all official - Google has acquired Motorola Mobility for the sum of $12.5 billion. On what we thought would be a slow news day, the internet bohemoth unveiled the acquisition of Motorola's phone and tablet arm in a deal that it says will "supercharge"...

  • Promoted Tweets hit your Twitter Stream
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    Promoted Tweets hit your Twitter Stream

    By 29 July 2011

    Promoted Tweets, a.k.a. advertisements, will now be appearing on your Twitter stream the micro-blogging giant has announced. The good news is that you won't be getting tweets from any old Terry Tibbs trying to sell you a used car - you'll only get notifications...

  • Tesco Wi-Fi to be free in-store
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    Tesco Wi-Fi to be free in-store

    By 25 July 2011

    Tesco is to take the initiative set by the likes of McDonald's and Starbucks. No, not by offering sub-standard burgers or overpriced coffee - but by giving its customers access to a free Wi-Fi network. The move is part of Tesco's new CEO Philip Clarke's...

  • Facebook iPad app finally revealed
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    Facebook iPad app finally revealed

    By 25 July 2011

    Hidden within the depths of a Facebook iPhone app update pushed out on Sunday was something much more exciting; the early version of an ultra awesome Facebook app for iPad.  TechCrunch cleverly took the code apart and got the new app up and running on...

  • Google kills Toolbar for Firefox 5
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    Google kills Toolbar for Firefox 5

    By 22 July 2011

    Firefox fans who've updated to the latest version and are waiting patiently for Google Toolbar compatibility, we've got some bad news - Google isn't playing ball. The search giant is getting streamlined in its quest for global domination, first it stated...

  • Virgin Media unleashes world's fastest cable broadband
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    Virgin Media unleashes world's fastest cable broadband

    By 22 July 2011

    If 100Mb is described by Virgin Media as "ultrafast" we're not sure we can find the right superlative to describe its 1.5Gb service that it has just revealed details of. The ultramegasuperfast (that kinda works, right?) service is what trialists in London's...

  • Google+ circles 20 million users in just three weeks
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    Google+ circles 20 million users in just three weeks

    By 22 July 2011

    Facebook took over 3 years to achieve what Google+ has done in just 3 weeks - hit the 20 million users milestone. The figure has been estimated by web analyst ComScore, a number that is double the 10 million figure stated by Google CEO Larry Page just...