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  • BT beefs up its broadband bid
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    BT beefs up its broadband bid

    By 4 April 2011

    If your idea of next-generation copper was a Robocop like law enforcer, then think again - as BT has announced that it is extending its next-generation copper powered broadband to around 80 per cent of the UK. And whilst the move is nowhere near as exciting...

  • Google satellite imagery displays the devastation in Japan
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    Google satellite imagery displays the devastation in Japan

    By 31 March 2011

    Google has published the latest images of Japan from its satellite providers, showing the full extent of the damage in the Sendai region after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake. The harrowing pictures, which will be updated into the Google Maps and Google...

  • Evernote web app undergoes spring clean
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    Evernote web app undergoes spring clean

    By 29 March 2011

    Evernote has just announced a shiny new version of its web app, bringing the platform more in line with what you're used to with your Evernote desktop client or mobile apps. You'll now see the familiar three-pane setup when you open up the app in your...

  • Touchscreen keyboard UI hints at Chrome / Android mashup
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    Touchscreen keyboard UI hints at Chrome / Android mashup

    By 29 March 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint that Chrome OS machines are not too far away now, and an interesting feature on the newest builds of Chromium (the open source platform upon which Chrome is built) hints at a couple of possible future twists for...

  • Amazon Cloud Drive streams in
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    Amazon Cloud Drive streams in

    By 29 March 2011

    Amazon has announced a trio of new cloud-based platforms that all fall under its digital locker service - Amazon Cloud. First up is the actual locker itself, the Amazon Cloud Drive, which allows you to store not only music (MP3 and AAC), but videos, photos...

  • London Underground Wi-Fi zone in time for the Olympics
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    London Underground Wi-Fi zone in time for the Olympics

    By 28 March 2011

    TFL, the chaps who run London's Underground service, has announced that it is inviting bidders for a tube-wide Wi-Fi contract, following a successful trial at Charing Cross. BT Openzone ran the trial, and it's thought that Huawei and Thales are the two...

  • Warner Bros. takes Facebook to the movies
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    Warner Bros. takes Facebook to the movies

    By 28 March 2011

    Warner Bros. has announced that, following a successful trial renting The Dark Knight on Facebook, it is expanding the rental options to five more blockbuster movies. From the official pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher's Stone, Harry...

  • Facebook Questions now answering to all
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    Facebook Questions now answering to all

    By 25 March 2011

    Facebook has opened up its Questions service to its 500 million+ members, bringing the end to a beta trial that has been rolling on since July last year. Facebook's answer to Yahoo's question service has the premise of engaging the collective intelligence...

  • Obvious fact of the day: Men like private browsing
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    Obvious fact of the day: Men like private browsing

    By 25 March 2011

    We at Pocket-lint get inundated with the results of various studies and surveys, more often than not stating the obvious: 100 per cent of iPad owners own an iPad, less than 1 per cent of cats have tried using a dating website - that sort of thing. And...

  • Yahoo takes on Google Instant
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    Yahoo takes on Google Instant

    By 24 March 2011

    Yahoo is looking to enter the Instant Search game with a platform going by that very name. Answering the challenge laid down by Google when it introduced Google Instant last year, the exclamation-mark loving web giant has opened Yahoo Instant Search in...

  • Google Doodle says happy birthday Harry Houdini
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    Google Doodle says happy birthday Harry Houdini

    By 24 March 2011

    Another random birthday, another Google Doodle - this time in honour of the great escapologist Harry Houdini, who would have been 137 years old today had he figured out how to escape the chains of mortality. The Hungarian born performer, real name Erik...

  • Spotify to stream La Roux gig live
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    Spotify to stream La Roux gig live

    By 23 March 2011

    Spotify has made an interesting announcement - it is planning on streaming its first ever live gig. The event will take place on 5 April, and will be a live broadcast of a Nissan sponsored gig at London's Koko, headlined by Elly Jackson from La Roux performing...

  • Forget Firefox 4, you can talk to Google Chrome 11
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    Forget Firefox 4, you can talk to Google Chrome 11

    By 23 March 2011

    Google has responded to the recent launch of Firefox 4 (and IE9 we suppose) by chucking out the Chrome 11 beta. And, as well as a shiny new logo (well, less shiny actually - it's more minimalist) it includes a funky new speech to text option using HTML...

  • Firefox 4 officially released by Mozilla
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    Firefox 4 officially released by Mozilla

    By 22 March 2011

    Mozilla has announced the official arrival of Firefox 4, the latest version of Europe's most popular browser, which it describes as "the fastest Firefox yet....between two and six times faster than previous releases". Available in more than 80 languages,...

  • Opera revamps its on-the-go browsers
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    Opera revamps its on-the-go browsers

    By 22 March 2011

    Opera has released new versions of both of its on-the-go browsers (Opera Mobile 11 and Opera Mini 6) - the world's most popular mobile platforms. The difference between the two browsers is that Opera Mini reduces pages down to around a tenth of their...

  • Twitter celebrates its 5th birthday
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    Twitter celebrates its 5th birthday

    By 21 March 2011

    Technically, Twitter wasn't launched officially until 15 July 2006, but as co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first ever tweet five years ago today, on 21 March 2006, it seems only right to celebrate the micro-bloggers big anniversary now. That tweet read...

  • YouTube Person Finder hoping to connect Japan earthquake victims
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    YouTube Person Finder hoping to connect Japan earthquake victims

    By 21 March 2011

    After going live with its Person Finder search service, Google has now launched the YouTube Person Finder - a tool it hopes will make it easier for missing people in Japan connect to their loved ones. The country is still in a state of extreme crisis...

  • .XXX porn domain name finally approved
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    .XXX porn domain name finally approved

    By 20 March 2011

    The governing body that decides what the top level domain names like .com and .co.uk, ICANN, has finally approved the creation of .xxx for porn websites after years of campaigning. The approval grants ICM Registry’s .XXX web suffix with the same rights...

  • Bookmarking not so Delicious for Yahoo
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    Bookmarking not so Delicious for Yahoo

    By 18 March 2011

    Yahoo's overindulgence at the startup dinner table as come back to haunt it as its gobbling up of a popular social bookmarking service, for as much as $15 million, has proved to be not as Delicious as it thought it would be (see what we did there?). Yep,...

  • XXX domain to open up web porn red light district
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    XXX domain to open up web porn red light district

    By 17 March 2011

    The .xxx domain name could go live this week - creating an online red light porn district. The porn industry has been calling for its introduction for years although, until now, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has repeatedly...

  • Firefox 4 landing 22 March
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    Firefox 4 landing 22 March

    By 16 March 2011

    The browser war is well and truly in full swing, and Mozilla is bringing its latest weapon, Firefox 4, officially to the battle ground on 22 March. The launch date for the stable release of the latest version of Europe's most popular browser has been...

  • Virgin Media broadband hits 1 million homes
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    Virgin Media broadband hits 1 million homes

    By 16 March 2011

    Virgin Media has announced that it has reached 1 million homes for its home broadband service. The milestone has been hit as the cable giant continues to roll out its superfast 100Mb service, which is still on course to be nationwide by the middle of...

  • Google buys into the luck of the Irish
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    Google buys into the luck of the Irish

    By 16 March 2011

    Most people will buy a pint of Guinness to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Or at a stretch go for one of those silly big hats or perhaps an Irish rugby jersey. But Google has gone all out for its Irish celebrations - snapping up Dublin-based image processing...

  • What is SXSW?
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    What is SXSW?

    By 15 March 2011

    You've probably seen the cryptic letters SXSW dropped into stories and tweets over the last few days and around this time every year. If you know your iOS from your Android then you probably know only too well what everyone's bleating on about. However,...

  • VIDEO: Sony Netbox / 1960s TV mash-up
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    VIDEO: Sony Netbox / 1960s TV mash-up

    By 15 March 2011

    This is either brilliant or an example of people with too much time on their hands, but this viral video shows that it's possible to hook up the Sony Netbox (SMP-N100) to any television, including a 1960s colour set. Although it must have cost the equivalent...