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Stephen Fry's is the first of many voices to be made immortal by Wikipedia

Stephen Fry's is the first of many voices to be made immortal by Wikipedia

By 28 January 2014

Wikipedia aims to record voices of thousands of notable figures to be stored for posterity. And the actor Stephen Fry is the first to take part. If you thought Fry was already in your face a bit too much with Twitter, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug... >>

Wikipedia adds free eBook export option to site

Wikipedia adds free eBook export option to site

By 18 September 2012

Wikimedia, the company behind Wikipedia, has added a new export option to its site that allows you to save content in EPUB format, essentially enabling off-site reading to be performed on several eBook readers, including Amazon's Kindle devices. The resource... >>

Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

By 14 March 2012

After 244 years the Encyclopædia Britannica is no more when it comes to print form, becoming the latest victim of the digital revolution. The encyclopaedia, which was written and continuously updated by around 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert... >>

Best Android apps for learning and reference

Best Android apps for learning and reference

By 1 February 2012

Smartphones apps aren't just about games. There's some educating to do out there if you'd care to tear yourself away from Fruit Ninja for just two minutes and we at Pocket-lint have amassed the very best Android apps for learning and reference so that... >>

Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East

Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East

By 24 January 2012

Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia, have joined forces to offer free learning to mobile browsers in Africa and the Middle East (AMEA). Well, free learning and also free looking up of mundane stuff... >>

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

By 19 January 2012

We always want what we can't have. And clearly that was the case on Wednesday when Wikipedia blacked-out for the day in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), and recorded bigger hits than usual.... >>

Google, Wikipedia and others go dark against SOPA

Google, Wikipedia and others go dark against SOPA

By 18 January 2012

Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, Flickr, and dozens of other websites have shown their support against SOPA by either going dark, or showing their dislike of the US bill in some way. SOPA, standing for Stop Online Piracy Act, aims to grant... >>

Wikipedia blackout to mark protest against SOPA piracy bill

Wikipedia blackout to mark protest against SOPA piracy bill

By 17 January 2012

In an unprecedented move, Wikipedia, the go-to web-based encyclopaedia, has decided to shut down its English-language website for 1 day on 18 January in protest against the US online piracy bill. The decision to "go dark" came out of discussions between... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #30

Pocket-lint Podcast #30

By 21 January 2011

It's all go with the Pocket-lint team this week, as each of them has some amazing news to bring to the table. Features editor Dan chats about his encounter with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, reporter Paul regales us with tales of the European launch... >>

Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

By 19 January 2011

Jimmy Wales looks exactly like his picture. Any of Wikipedia’s 400 million readers would recognise the site’s founder as he sits across a coffee table from Pocket-lint on a wet afternoon in a ground floor office space in East London. There’s the... >>