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  • Website of the day: Which Device
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    Website of the day: Which Device

    By 12 February 2014

    Getting credit is something that more people are now increasingly starting to think about. It’s not as easy as it used to be, and companies like Brighthouse are the ones many people have to turn to when other avenues haven’t worked out. Regardless...

  • Twitter's website tests new redesign with Pinterest-like timeline
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    Twitter's website tests new redesign with Pinterest-like timeline

    By 12 February 2014

    Twitter's website could have a huge profile redesign in the works, as tipped by a current testing occurring at the social network. Mashable has published a screenshot revealing a new version of Twitter.com that's being shown for a handful of users. And...

  • Website of the day: Environment Agency
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    Website of the day: Environment Agency

    By 11 February 2014

    Jokes about the British weather are our stock in trade. Yes, we're a nation obsessed with the weather, but those jokes aren't funny any more as we face yet more storms, more rain and, worst of all, more flooding. There are 14 severe flood warnings in...

  • 'Half man, half mug' Robocup lands ahead of RoboCop remake premiere - will serve hot drinks and fight crime
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    'Half man, half mug' Robocup lands ahead of RoboCop remake premiere - will serve hot drinks and fight crime

    By 10 February 2014

    Do you want a mug that can serve hot drinks, as well as protect the innocent and uphold the law? Well you're in luck. Firebox.com - a retail site full of gadgets, toys, games and other cool stuff - has added the Robocup to its catalogue of quirky and...

  • Disney's Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story film lands exclusively through Google Play - with extra Google goodies
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    Disney's Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story film lands exclusively through Google Play - with extra Google goodies

    By 10 February 2014

    Google and Disney have joined forces on a stop-motion animated film that's perfect for Valentine's Day. Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story tells the story of Blank, an unpainted vinyl character, on a quest to find his lost soulmate. Disney Interactive...

  • Website of the day: Soundcheque
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    Website of the day: Soundcheque

    By 10 February 2014

    This is one of the best ideas we’ve seen in quite a while and, although it’s a little niche, it’s something that really should be more widely known. At soundcheque.com they’re looking out for the people who make the music that we so often take...

  • Don't like your Facebook Look Back video? Now you can edit it
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    Don't like your Facebook Look Back video? Now you can edit it

    By 7 February 2014

    As promised, Facebook now lets you edit your Look Back video. The social network recently launched a Look Back page to celebrate its 10th anniversary. If you visit that page, Facebook's algorithm will auto-generate a video of your profile history....

  • How to watch the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
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    How to watch the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

    By 7 February 2014

    The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games kick-off today. Here's how to catch all the snow and ice-based sport live and on catch-up TV. If you're in the UK, watching the games live is easy as the BBC will be delivering huge amounts of coverage. BBC Sport says...

  • Sign up for The Times digital edition, get Spotify free for a year
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    Sign up for The Times digital edition, get Spotify free for a year

    By 7 February 2014

    Spotify has teamed up with The Times and The Sunday Times to give subscribers of the newspapers' digital editions free Spotify for a year. You'll be able to listen to Spotify's 20 million songs while you read the paper, and save some cash at the same...

  • Google doodle attacks Russian anti-gay law with Olympics theme
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    Google doodle attacks Russian anti-gay law with Olympics theme

    By 7 February 2014

    The Google doodle, found above the search bar, today depicts a rainbow coloured Olympics theme ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The colours are in opposition to the Russian anti-gay law. Under the search bar it quotes the Olympic Charter - also...

  • Website of the day: Something Awful
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    Website of the day: Something Awful

    By 7 February 2014

    It’s Friday, it’s February and we’ve all been stuck indoors for far too long. The weather that’s lashing these shores can just shoo now, because we’ve all had enough. Watching the rain fall and the floodwaters rise is making us all feel a bit...

  • Facebook Look Back will let you edit your video soon
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    Facebook Look Back will let you edit your video soon

    By 6 February 2014

    If you use Facebook you've likely already seen your Look Back video. The video feature, created by Facebook for its 10th birthday, will soon allow you to edit too. Look Back is a video of your years on Facebook showing photos and status updates that got...

  • Website of the day: Something for the Fans
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    Website of the day: Something for the Fans

    By 6 February 2014

    Being a music fan is no easy ride these days. We’re bombarded with slick marketing and media campaigns for acts we don't care about and actually getting to see the bands we do like play live involves a second mortgage. So anything that could be a route...

  • What desktop version? 76 per cent of Twitter users use on the go
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    What desktop version? 76 per cent of Twitter users use on the go

    By 5 February 2014

    Twitter users are continuing to shun the desktop version of the site with only 24 per cent of the social networks user base option accessing it via the desktop.  Twitter has confirmed that it has reached 241 million monthly active users, 184 million...

  • YouTube names new CEO with huge ad background
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    YouTube names new CEO with huge ad background

    By 5 February 2014

    Google-owned YouTube has announced a new CEO, and that could mean it will soon be making more money off you.  Susan Wojcicki, a longtime employee and now former SVP of ads and commerce, will move to the executive position. Given her advertising background,...

  • BT first pay TV service to announce buy-to-keep movies for YouView boxes
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    BT first pay TV service to announce buy-to-keep movies for YouView boxes

    By 5 February 2014

    BT has announced a new service that will allow UK users to buy movies outright that they can then watch on their YouView set-top-boxes. This buy-to-keep movie service will be a first for a YouView-centric pay TV service in the UK. BT will provide a selection...

  • British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks
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    British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

    By 5 February 2014

    According to documents supplied to NBC news by Edward Snowden, the UK government attacked hacktivist groups including Anonymous using DDoS attacks. The DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service, is the same method of attack used by hacktivists in...

  • Website of the day: DeMilked
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    Website of the day: DeMilked

    By 5 February 2014

    Meet demilked.com, one of our favourite new sites for keeping up to speed with all things creative. They describe themselves as a “design milking machine”, which conjures up some weird mental images for us (hipster cows?), but once you’ve had a...

  • Microsoft strikes deal with Foursquare to incorporate its data in Windows Phone and Bing
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    Microsoft strikes deal with Foursquare to incorporate its data in Windows Phone and Bing

    By 4 February 2014

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first day on the job includes inking a deal with location-based social network Foursquare. Under the agreement, Microsoft has licensed Foursquare's places database for use in its products and services. "So in the near future,...

  • Netflix's House of Cards renewed for third season ahead of second season's premiere
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    Netflix's House of Cards renewed for third season ahead of second season's premiere

    By 4 February 2014

    House of Cards has been renewed for a third season, Netflix confirmed to Pocket-lint. The news comes just two weeks before the second season is set to premiere. The streaming service originally gave the green-light for two seasons, dedicating more than...

  • After 10 years: What's next for Facebook?
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    After 10 years: What's next for Facebook?

    By 4 February 2014

    After 10 years, Facebook has etched itself out as the premiere social network on the planet. People have found it the prime place to connect with family and friends, share photos, message and brag about life accomplishments to former schoolmates.  But...

  • Facebook Look Back shows you a video of your life since joining Facebook
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    Facebook Look Back shows you a video of your life since joining Facebook

    By 4 February 2014

    Facebook is 10 years old today. We felt as old writing that as you did reading it, don't worry. To celebrate its decade online Facebook has created a Look Back feature. This automatically cuts a video of your life. Simply sign in at facebook.com/lookback...

  • Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch
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    Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch

    By 4 February 2014

    What are you doing for your true love on St Valentine’s Day this year? A romantic candlelit meal? A handsome bunch of flowers delivered to their place of work? A timeless, stylish keepsake? How about a ¢2,000 romantic break courtesy of Swatch?  At...

  • 10 reasons why Facebook has lasted 10 years
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    10 reasons why Facebook has lasted 10 years

    By 4 February 2014

    It's been an entire decade since a fresh-faced, wide-eyed Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm on 4 February 2004. Little did Zuckerberg know that at just 19 years old he had changed the world - and the internet - forever. Within...

  • Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta
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    Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta

    By 3 February 2014

    Google has updated the beta version of its Chrome browser for Mac and Windows with Google Now notification cards. Google Now was launched on Android 4.1 as a personal assistant to track calendar appointments, flight information, emails, news, sports scores,...