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Wikipedia appeals for donations

Wikipedia appeals for donations

By 16 November 2010

It's approaching the end of November, and that can only mean one thing. No, we don't mean the endless loop of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" on Radio 1, but the annual Wikimedia Foundation fund-raising appeal. Now in its 7th year, it's... >>

APP OF THE DAY - Wikidroid

APP OF THE DAY - Wikidroid

By 18 June 2010

Waving your phone out in front of your face to see what used to happen on the streets around you is all very useful. Except it isn't. So, for those who want an app of a more serious nature and one that'll actually enrich your life and expand your brain,... >>

Best free iPad apps

Best free iPad apps

By 27 May 2010

UPDATE: Check out our Best iPad 2 apps round up of the best iPad 2 Apps to get So you've got an iPad, but you've scraped and saved so much that you now don't have enough money to buy any iPad apps. Well the bad news, is that while there are free apps... >>

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

By 7 May 2010

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has waded into a minor row brewing on the site over whether pornographic content should be hosted on Wikimedia Commons - the place where all Wikipedia images are hosted. Wales said in a post on his usertalk page: "Wikimedia... >>

Best iPad apps for learning and reference

Best iPad apps for learning and reference

By 20 April 2010

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

By 18 February 2010

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

By 25 November 2009

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

By 5 November 2009

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?

By 29 October 2009

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

By 14 October 2009

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... >>