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  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - Party Ben
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - Party Ben

    By 15 June 2011

    The nation has gone mashup crazy thanks to Chris Evans and his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Party Ben’s seamless melding of Every Breath You Take by the Police and Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars has taken the airwaves by storm. It shows how much things...

  • Best Les Paul Google doodle tunes
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    Best Les Paul Google doodle tunes

    By 13 June 2011

    Google recently added to its growing library of doodles with perhaps the coolest one yet, in the form of a playable guitar to celebrate the 96th birthday of musical pioneer Les Paul. Quicker than a flash, Google users from all over the world quickly began...

  • Virgin Media 100Mb broadband hits 4 million homes and counting
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    Virgin Media 100Mb broadband hits 4 million homes and counting

    By 10 June 2011

    Virgin Media's 100Mb broadband service is now available to over four million British homes, and the service provider plans to switch over many more areas before the end of 2011. Currently, 86 areas of the UK are able to get the superfast service, delivered...

  • Google creates playable guitar doodle for Les Paul's 96th Birthday
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    Google creates playable guitar doodle for Les Paul's 96th Birthday

    By 9 June 2011

    Google has created a very special playable guitar doodle to celebrate music legend Les Paul's 96th birthday. The doodle can be played either by picking or strumming the strings with your cursor, or by clicking the keyboard icon and using the QWERTYUI...

  • Email has a mid-life crisis...Now 40 years old
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    Email has a mid-life crisis...Now 40 years old

    By 8 June 2011

    For those still getting their heads around Gmail, it may come as quite a shock to learn that email is now 40 years old. The now somewhat aged electronic mail system celebrates its birthday alongside web founder Tim Berners-Lee.  Unfortunately the first...

  • Facebook facial recognition sparks security concerns
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    Facebook facial recognition sparks security concerns

    By 7 June 2011

    Last year Facebook introduced face recognition technology for easier photo tagging with the feature being rolled out in the States. Well now we're hearing that the addition has reached our green and pleasant land, although it's not all bright eyes and...

  • Skype goes down...again
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    Skype goes down...again

    By 7 June 2011

    Last week on Pocket-lint we reported how Skype experienced major issues and went down worldwide for a number of hours, and now, prepare to be frustrated once more - the VoIP service seems to have crashed again. A quick check on Twitter reveals that the...

  • Moshi Monsters hits 50 million users
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    Moshi Monsters hits 50 million users

    By 6 June 2011

    Moshi Monsters, the child-friendly social network described as Facebook for kids, has announced that it has now hit a whopping 50 million registered users worldwide. The British-based company behind the operation was reportedly on the brink of going under...

  • Google looks to users to improve search
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    Google looks to users to improve search

    By 3 June 2011

    The recent announcement of the Google +1 button got Pocket-lint thinking... How will it influence a websites' page rank? Will it contribute to a better search experience or become the fodder of search engine optimisation professionals. We got in touch...

  • Google Wallet open for business - and upsetting rivals
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    Google Wallet open for business - and upsetting rivals

    By 27 May 2011

    Google has unveiled its NFC mobile payment system - Google Wallet - in tandem with partners Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint. The system means that with your NFC enabled phones (hence the Sprint partnership - it carries the Nexus S in the States)...

  • YouTube to support Nvidia 3D vision
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    YouTube to support Nvidia 3D vision

    By 26 May 2011

    YouTube’s support of 3D content continues to grow, with Nvidia’s stereoscopic 3D vision tech the latest hardware to be compatible with the service. Until recently, viewers have been restricted to the red/green of anaglyph playback or, for those who...

  • Twitter: We'll hand over super-injuction tweeters' details if asked
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    Twitter: We'll hand over super-injuction tweeters' details if asked

    By 25 May 2011

    Did you crack a funny joke at a certain footballer's expense on Twitter, linking him with the super-injunction case before his cover was blown by an attention-hungry MP? Well, bad news kids - because Twitter's new European boss Tony Wang has stated that...

  • YouTube celebrates 6th birthday with two big milestones
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    YouTube celebrates 6th birthday with two big milestones

    By 25 May 2011

    YouTube is celebrating its sixth birthday this month - and in honour of the special occasion it has shared a couple of, quite frankly, astronomical statistics from the most popular video sharing platform of all time. Firstly, it has stated that more than...

  • Pocket-lint Fantasy Football League 10/11 winner announced
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    Pocket-lint Fantasy Football League 10/11 winner announced

    By 25 May 2011

    Bar the play-off finals, the domestic English football season has come to a close and the table is complete, Manchester United won their 19th league title and Birmingham, West Ham, and the plucky Blackpool all suffered the drop. However, there's still...

  • Yahoo Mail socially infused for revamp
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    Yahoo Mail socially infused for revamp

    By 24 May 2011

    Yahoo has announced a brand spanking new version of Yahoo mail (it's dropped the beta tag too) - one it describes as "the best Yahoo Mail ever". Selling a new product or service as the "best ever" when it's in a field of just one isn't the best indicator...

  • Twitter snaps up TweetDeck for $40 million
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    Twitter snaps up TweetDeck for $40 million

    By 24 May 2011

    Twitter has reportedly done a deal to nab popular third party client TweetDeck, in an acquisition said to be worth between $40 and $50 million. The price includes both cash and stock, and analysts are saying that the move is defensive on Twitter's part....

  • Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol
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    Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol

    By 18 May 2011

    Inside India has launched the UK's first 'Vogging' service, with the help of one of Indian Cinema's biggest stars - Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan Bol is a vocal blogging service that already has more than 2.6 million subscribers in India - a figure that...

  • DVD and CD ripping to become legal in UK - thanks to Hargreaves Report
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    DVD and CD ripping to become legal in UK - thanks to Hargreaves Report

    By 18 May 2011

    A review into the UK's copyright laws has been completed, and it proposes several changes that will bring the country more in line with the digital age. The report presented by Professor Ian Hargreaves was commissioned by the Prime Minister to address...

  • Facebook friends Bing, sticks tongue out at Google
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    Facebook friends Bing, sticks tongue out at Google

    By 17 May 2011

    Back in October Facebook announced that it had teamed up with Microsoft, with news that social network would become integrated within Bing. At the time Mark Zuckerberg described Microsoft as "the underdog" and stated that the company was a "good ally"...

  • Has the web finally killed the High Street?
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    Has the web finally killed the High Street?

    By 16 May 2011

    Has online retail destroyed your High Street? Are there boarded up premises that used to house your local shops? And when was the last time you carried a big purchase home rather than having it sent direct to your door? These are the sorts of questions...

  • Facebook guilty of dirty PR tactics against Google
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    Facebook guilty of dirty PR tactics against Google

    By 12 May 2011

    Facebook has admitted to trying to slur the good name of Google - by hiring a PR company to dish the dirt on the web giant's security issues. It seems that Facebook hired the PR company to pitch negative emails about Google to the press. And, in a series...

  • Google spring cleaning brings improved Android Market and Chrome Web Store
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    Google spring cleaning brings improved Android Market and Chrome Web Store

    By 12 May 2011

    With all the big announcements over in San Francisco at Google I/O, there's a couple of little stories of note that have gone slightly unnoticed. Included in that group is the fact that Google has had a bit of a spring clean for its app portfolio houses...

  • Personal Facebook data accidentally leaked to advertisers
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    Personal Facebook data accidentally leaked to advertisers

    By 11 May 2011

    Oh dear, another day and another personal data leak story - this time concerning Facebook. Online security expert Symantec has stated, via its blog, that: "Third parties, in particular advertisers, have accidentally had access to Facebook users’ accounts...

  • Martha Graham honoured by classiest Google Doodle yet
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    Martha Graham honoured by classiest Google Doodle yet

    By 11 May 2011

    Another day, another Google Doodle celebrating an obscure birthday. This time it's for renowned American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, who was born on this day 117 years ago. Google Doodles are so common now that it'd probably be more newsworthy...

  • Google wants to entertain as Google Movies and Music Beta by Google go live
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    Google wants to entertain as Google Movies and Music Beta by Google go live

    By 10 May 2011

    Google has announced that it will be offering users the ability to stream movies from the Android Market in the US - from either a web browser on a PC, or on your phone or tablet. Movies will vary in price, starting from $1.99 and users will be able to...