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  • Bing launches dedicated smartphone m.bing.com site
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    Bing launches dedicated smartphone m.bing.com site

    By 21 July 2011

    Bing search is set to hit smartphones with its own dedicated m.bing.com site that includes a lot of the features found on its desktop companion.  The smartphone search site will now show Bing's daily image and hotspots as well as quick links to maps,...

  • Google Labs hangs up its white coat
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    Google Labs hangs up its white coat

    By 21 July 2011

    Google has announced that it is winding down Google Labs in a bid to prioritise its product effort. Google Labs is the portal where the Big G shows off products that aren't yet ready for a big release, giving users the chance to take a look see for themselves...

  • Amazon to launch UK based game download store in October
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    Amazon to launch UK based game download store in October

    By 21 July 2011

    Amazon UK is set to get its own digital game download store, bringing the shopping service inline with the US.  The Americans have been enjoying downloadable games since 2009, with quality titles being added in November last year. Amazon.com has its...

  • Student profile support hits LinkedIn
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    Student profile support hits LinkedIn

    By 20 July 2011

    With graduates being unleashed from the University gates daily now and the month of July seeing a new wave of brainy job seekers hit the streets, professional social network LinkedIn has added more student-centric profile sections.  This means those...

  • Virgin Media ultrafast broadband reaches a quarter of UK homes
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    Virgin Media ultrafast broadband reaches a quarter of UK homes

    By 20 July 2011

    Virgin Media has announced that its 100Mb fibre optic broadband service is now available to more than 25 per cent of UK households. The aim of the cable giant is to have the ultrafast service available to 13 million homes by mid-2012, double where it...

  • Ofcom to lower rural broadband prices
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    Ofcom to lower rural broadband prices

    By 20 July 2011

    Ofcom is set to put a cap on the prices that BT Wholesale can charge ISPs in rural areas, meaning a reduction in broadband cost for countryside customers.  A yearly 12 per cent below inflation reduction will mean serious savings for those in the less...

  • Gregor Mendel Google Doodle gives peas a chance
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    Gregor Mendel Google Doodle gives peas a chance

    By 20 July 2011

    The latest Google Doodle pays tribute to Gregor Mendel, often referred to as the father of genetics, who was born on this day 189 years ago. During his life Mendel experimented with pea plants - not in the Jamie Oliver, "throw in a bit of mint" experiment...

  • Google News fans earn badges for reading stories
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    Google News fans earn badges for reading stories

    By 15 July 2011

    Google News buffs can now enter themselves into a Call of Duty style point earning news-off thanks to the big G implementing special shareable badges.  The more you read about a favourite topic, the more badges you earn relating to it. Things go all...

  • Google+ breaks the 10 million users mark
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    Google+ breaks the 10 million users mark

    By 15 July 2011

    Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page has confirmed that the company's new social network, Google+, has hit 10 million users, despite the fact that it is still in a limited field trial period. The stat was revealed during Google's earnings call (which...

  • YouTube hit: Mila Kunis will go to the ball
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    YouTube hit: Mila Kunis will go to the ball

    By 12 July 2011

    Want to go on a date with Meg Griffin? Nope, nobody does. But how's about the stunning actress who voices her - Mila Kunis? Well, move over Macaulay Culkin wannabes because a US marine by the name of Sgt Scott Moore has beaten you to it. The shiny headed...

  • Google celebrates 450 years of Saint Basil's Cathedral
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    Google celebrates 450 years of Saint Basil's Cathedral

    By 12 July 2011

    It's been a while since we saw a pretty Google Doodle - but there aren't many prettier buildings in the world than Saint Basil's Cathedral and that is exactly what Google has chosen as the inspiration for its latest design. In order to celebrate 450 years...

  • Google bod wants to Hangout with you to make Google+ better
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    Google bod wants to Hangout with you to make Google+ better

    By 11 July 2011

    Google is turning to its users in order to help build and refine Google+, with the company's engineering manager Mark Striebeck openly inviting +ers to Hangout for a discussion on how Gmail and the new social network can buddy up. Speaking via an update...

  • Facebook video chat coding gives off Spotify Vibes
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    Facebook video chat coding gives off Spotify Vibes

    By 8 July 2011

    During Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook video chat unveiling on Wednesday he stated that the Skype hookup was just one of many announcements that the social network has up its sleeve for this year. "We've been busy building stuff for the last 6 months or so...

  • YouTube Cosmic Panda redesign goes live
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    YouTube Cosmic Panda redesign goes live

    By 7 July 2011

    What's the deal with Google and pandas? Do Larry and Sergy have a secret fetish that we don't know about? First was Google Panda, the search engine's algorithm revamp, and now YouTube has undergone a massive overhaul in a project titled Cosmic Panda....

  • Amazon takes on Apple iCloud with unlimited Cloud Drive storage
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    Amazon takes on Apple iCloud with unlimited Cloud Drive storage

    By 7 July 2011

    Amazon has taken the iCloud uppercut from Apple on the chin, steadied itself on the ropes, and come back punches a flying by way of some killer new Cloud Drive and Cloud Player features - most notably unlimited music storage. The unlimited plan deal is...

  • Facebook dials in Skype video calling
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    Facebook dials in Skype video calling

    By 6 July 2011

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the arrival of video chat, powered by Skype, into the social network. Speaking via a stream that was broadcast on the Facebook Live channel, Zuckerberg's announcement was actually later than Facebook and Skype...

  • Spotify is US bound: It's official
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    Spotify is US bound: It's official

    By 6 July 2011

    US readers, prepare your ears for a treat - Spotify is coming your way. Official confirmation of what has to be one of the most rumoured online launches of all time come direct from the music streaming giant itself - with an invite request page now open...

  • Google Flights getting ready for take-off
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    Google Flights getting ready for take-off

    By 6 July 2011

    Back in July last year Google completed a $700 million takeover of airline data specialist ITA and announced that it was "confident that by combining ITA’s expertise as the leading developer of flight information software with Google’s technology"...

  • Google+: explored from the inside
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    Google+: explored from the inside

    By 6 July 2011

    Google+ is the latest kid on the social network block, hiding behind the semi-opaque doors of the beta tag. Many managed to slip past the velvet rope before the bouncers shut things down, and like the cool kids, we’ve been on the inside partying it...

  • Ofcom launches interactive UK broadband map
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    Ofcom launches interactive UK broadband map

    By 6 July 2011

    Ofcom has launched the first ever interactive UK fixed line broadband map, bringing with it a clear picture of the country's best broadband speeds. The map comprises of four different key broadband statistics. First up is the availability of super-fast...

  • Google rebrands Picasa and Blogger - enter Google Photos and Google Blogs
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    Google rebrands Picasa and Blogger - enter Google Photos and Google Blogs

    By 6 July 2011

    It looks like Google is about to rebrand acquisitions Picasa and Blogger under its own Google products name.  Mashable is reporting that the search engine giant plans on retiring the older brand names, renaming them Google Photos and Google Blogs. Google...

  • One in five surfers now using Chrome
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    One in five surfers now using Chrome

    By 6 July 2011

    Google's web browser Chrome is gaining a market share at an incredible pace - with StatCounter declaring that it is now the browser of choice for one in five web surfers. Other predictions have Chrome at around the 13-15 per cent mark, but the Irish web...

  • Fox News has Twitter feed hacked - claims Obama is dead
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    Fox News has Twitter feed hacked - claims Obama is dead

    By 4 July 2011

    Following an alleged hack by members of Anonymous, Fox News had posted a tweet that claimed US president Barack Obama had been shot dead. The tweet, which read: "BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much....

  • Google Realtime down in preparation for Google+ features
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    Google Realtime down in preparation for Google+ features

    By 4 July 2011

    Google Realtime search has been temporarily suspended as the search giant gets ready to add Google+ features to the mix. The suspension was confirmed in a tweet from the Google Realtime twitter account that stated: "We've temporarily disabled google.com/realtime....

  • Incredible infographic details the Digital Universe
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    Incredible infographic details the Digital Universe

    By 30 June 2011

    Did you know that in 1.8 trillion gigabytes of info will be created and replicated in 2011? And that by 2015 this number will rise to 7.9 trillion gigabytes? Of course you didn't - but luckily EMC has created this brilliant infographic that shows all...