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Get your photo on telly during X-Factor Final, Intel Shazam-enabled advert cut live

Get your photo on telly during X-Factor Final, Intel Shazam-enabled advert cut live

By 5 December 2012

Adverts throughout the run of The X-Factor on ITV this year have been popping up with Shazam-enabled interactivity, with song downloads and all manner of interesting smartphone shenanigans being offered to viewers quick off the mark. Now Intel is offering... >>

Tulisa, Kate Middleton and Cheryl Cole, the threesome most likely to appear in SEO grabbing headlines

Tulisa, Kate Middleton and Cheryl Cole, the threesome most likely to appear in SEO grabbing headlines

By 27 November 2012

What have X-Factor judge Tulisa, royal Kate Middleton and Girl's Aloud member Cheryl Cole got in common? No, not that. They all top the list of most searched-for people on Bing UK in 2012. Last year, Americans Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga... >>

Simon Cowell and Will.i.am join forces for 'X-Factor for Tech' reality show to find the next Steve Jobs

Simon Cowell and Will.i.am join forces for 'X-Factor for Tech' reality show to find the next Steve Jobs

By 1 October 2012

Will.i.am, a judge on the BBC's X-Factor rival show The Voice, is reported to have been meeting Simon Cowell to work on a new reality show to find the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. Will.i.am is a well-known gadget and technology fan,... >>

One Direction head to Nokia, we go hands-on

One Direction head to Nokia, we go hands-on

By 19 September 2011

No doubt revelling from topping the charts, the boys of One Direction can celebrate a deal with Nokia too. That’s right, it appears that One Direction - Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - are getting a couple of... >>

19 year old LulzSec mastermind arrested

19 year old LulzSec mastermind arrested

By 21 June 2011

Looks like the days of LulzSec's hackathon are now numbered, with the arrest of a 19 year old from Essex said to be the mastermind behind the cyber attacks. A joint operation between the FBI and Scotland Yard led to the eventual arrest of the teenager... >>

Facebook: Vote on all reality shows using our credits, not just X-Factor

Facebook: Vote on all reality shows using our credits, not just X-Factor

By 17 June 2011

Television broadcasters are keen to join forces with Facebook for viewer interaction, with one idea strongly looked at being the ability to vote during live reality TV shows using the social networking site's credit system. Previously, it had been revealed... >>

X-Factor's Dannii Minogue campaigns for Matt Cardle with BlackBerry Bold

X-Factor's Dannii Minogue campaigns for Matt Cardle with BlackBerry Bold

By 10 December 2010

With the X-Factor final a mere breath away, judge and mentor Dannii Minogue is gathering support for finalist Matt Cardle by waggling about a custom-made, one-off Swarovski-crystal adorned BlackBerry Bold with the message "VOTE MATT" emblazoned on the... >>

Nokia X Factor app hits the Ovi Store

Nokia X Factor app hits the Ovi Store

By 2 September 2010

Tech fans with a penchant for X Factor must have felt that they have struck gold. Not only did Pocket-lint recently bring you news of Gear4's X Factor Karaoke Party Box, we're now bringing you news of a new Ovi X Factor app for your Nokia handset. It... >>

Gear4 brings X Factor to your living room

Gear4 brings X Factor to your living room

By 2 September 2010

Gear4 has launched the The X Factor Karaoke Party Box, giving fans of the show the chance to belt out some of their favourite songs from the show. The X Factor Karaoke Party Box plugs into your laptop and allows to to sing along with songs streamed from... >>

Facebook campaign claims Christmas number one

Facebook campaign claims Christmas number one

By 21 December 2009

2010's Christmas Number One has been decided, with Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In The Name" outselling X-Factor winner Joe McElderry's "The Climb" by 50,000 copies. The race was the most competitive in many years, with a grassroots campaign started... >>