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The Queen enters the Twitter age, sends her first tweet from London's Science Museum

The Queen enters the Twitter age, sends her first tweet from London's Science Museum

By 19 hours ago

The Queen sent her first tweet this morning as she opened a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London. Using a sited iPad, Her Majesty wrote a post for the British Monarchy Twitter account (@BritishMonarchy), before signing off at the end: "It is... >>

Etsy debuts free Square-like credit card reader for real-world sellers

Etsy debuts free Square-like credit card reader for real-world sellers

By 23 October 2014

Etsy has launched a free credit card reader, in an attempt to hook sellers who want to complete transactions in the real world. The reader, which is similar to Square's credit card reader, works with Android and iOS devices. Sellers must use the Etsy... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast and more

By 23 October 2014

The rise in the number of media streaming services has been scarily rapid in the last couple of years. There are now so many ways to have movies and TV shows delivered to your home, at a variety of subscriptions and fees, that you could never be found... >>

BBC uses free Doctor Who and the Daleks game to help introduce kids to coding

BBC uses free Doctor Who and the Daleks game to help introduce kids to coding

By 20 October 2014

The BBC has announced a free browser-based game based on Doctor Who that features a standalone story for the twelfth Doctor, voiced by Peter Capaldi and featuring his most infamous enemies, the Daleks. And, while designed to be fun, the game has been... >>

Zwipe and Mastercard combine to announce first contactless payment card with a fingerprint sensor

Zwipe and Mastercard combine to announce first contactless payment card with a fingerprint sensor

By 17 October 2014

Apple Pay might mean that UK iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will soon be able to use their Touch ID fingerprint sensors to approve payments, while Samsung Galaxy S5 and owners of other biometric sensor-enhanced Android devices are already benefiting from... >>

Watch Apple show off iMac Retina 5K and iPad Air 2 in new advert videos

Watch Apple show off iMac Retina 5K and iPad Air 2 in new advert videos

By 16 October 2014

Apple has just posted three videos to YouTube that it first aired during a special event in Cupertino on Thursday morning. The videos highlight two new products that Apple debuted: iPad Air 2 and iMac with Retina 5K display. While two of the videos are... >>

Has Netflix’s bubble burst? Shares plummet as it fails to gain as many subscribers as hoped

Has Netflix’s bubble burst? Shares plummet as it fails to gain as many subscribers as hoped

By 16 October 2014

Netflix shares plunged last night by more than a quarter of their value as the company revealed that it fell short of securing the amount of new subscribers it promised in the summer. Facing increased pressure from rival streaming services, all of which... >>

BBC Genome project goes live, chronicling every TV and radio broadcast in the Beeb’s history

BBC Genome project goes live, chronicling every TV and radio broadcast in the Beeb’s history

By 16 October 2014

The BBC has launched the website for its Genome project, a vast undertaking that, through digitising every edition of the Radio Times published throughout the years, aims to curated and chronicle every TV and radio show broadcast by the corporation.... >>

Virgin America's new advert is six hours long and really, really boring

Virgin America's new advert is six hours long and really, really boring

By 15 October 2014

Virgin America has a new, extremely long advert that tries to convince you to fly Virgin by simply boring you to death. Seriously. According to Adweek, the advert is actually considered a pre-roll and will run before online videos play. Most viewers will... >>

HBO cutting the cable, internet streaming service coming in 2015

HBO cutting the cable, internet streaming service coming in 2015

By 15 October 2014

HBO is finally cutting the cable aspect out of its service, or at least partially, as it looks to a future beyond the set top box.  During Time Warner Inc’s Investor Day meeting on 15 October, Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, announced... >>