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Best iPad apps for learning and reference

Best iPad apps for learning and reference

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So you've just taken in a shiny new iPad. Great, but you'll soon realise that on its own the iPad doesn't do that much. We've scoured the 3500 dedicated iPad apps (and counting) to bring you what we think are the best iPad apps available at the moment... >>

Google donates $2m to Wikipedia

Google donates $2m to Wikipedia

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Google has reached deep into its wallet and handed over a massive grant to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia and a number of other sites. The $2,000,000 donation will be used to make Wikipedia easier to use, says the charity. "Wikipedia is... >>

VIDEO: GiffGaff phone network goes live

VIDEO: GiffGaff phone network goes live

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An interesting mobile phone network has just launched in the UK. Although owned by O2 and run by its execs, GiffGaff claims to be a completely separate "people-powered" operator, offering very cheap calls, texts and web browsing in exchange for customer... >>

The Nokia Foundation award goes to Jimmy Wales

The Nokia Foundation award goes to Jimmy Wales

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The Nokia Foundation has announced that it has granted its 10,000 euro 2009 award to Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Nokia says Wales was awarded "for his contributions to the evolution of the World Wide Web as a participatory and truly democratic... >>

Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

Who'll be the casualties of Google Music?

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Not content with crashing down hard on the satnav industry yesterday, today Google put the willies up the music industry too with the launch of a Google music search feature. Just before you go diving off to try it, it's only available in the US at the... >>

WikiReader gadget puts Wikipedia in your hand for $99

WikiReader gadget puts Wikipedia in your hand for $99

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A new gadget that is hoping to let people access the 3 million odd articles on Wikipedia away from the computer has been launched in the US.  If you find yourself always reading Wikipedia this might just be the gadget for you. Called the WikiReader the... >>

Official Wikipedia iPhone app launched

Official Wikipedia iPhone app launched

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There's a multitude of applications on the iPhone for accessing Wikipedia, and they've just been joined by an official one from the site's creators - the Wikimedia Foundation. It allows users to access articles formatted specifically for the iPhone, which... >>

Wikipedia in trouble with National Portrait Gallery

Wikipedia in trouble with National Portrait Gallery

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The latest mini-scandal to hit Wikipedia is that the National Portrait Gallery is beginning legal proceedings against the online encyclopaedia. The gallery says 3000 images from its website have been uploaded unofficially to Wikipedia by a member of the... >>

Wikipedia censors reporter kidnapping

Wikipedia censors reporter kidnapping

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7 months ago, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Rohde was kidnapped by the Taliban, along with his interpreter and his driver. The paper was worried - it knew that the first thing his captors would do was Google him to work out... >>

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

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Wikipedia, the smash hit crowd-sourced encyclopaedia, has announced that its Arbitration Committee has voted 10-0 (with one abstention) to ban the Church of Scientology from editing the site, with immediate effect. The arbitration against the church has... >>