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Facebook for every phone now with over 100 million users

Facebook have added over 100 million mobile users with their ‘Facebook For Every Phone’. The company launched the software two years ago to attract non smart phone users to use their platform. The company have been working closely with phone manufacturers and carriers to ensure their software works on as …

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Power your mobile phone with urine

A group of scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the United Kingdom have managed to create a new power source for a mobile phone – urine. While not exactly the most practical or hygienic way to keep your iPhone or Samsung smartphone running, it is part of a project to …

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Android gets BitTorrent share ‘n’ sync tool

The new BitTorrent share ‘n’ sync tool called BitTorrent Sync has been released after Alpha testing, available to download for Android devices. Having used the Alpha for a short while, I can say there really isn’t much in the software to make it stand out from competitors such as DropBox. …

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Xbox one specs may get boost before launch

Rumour has it that Microsoft may be planning a hardware upgrade for the Xbox one, to compete better against the more powerful Sony Playstation 4. An anonymous source spoke to The Examiner and it would appear that Microsoft may be looking to increase the Xbox One processor speed. The processor …

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Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sep 30th

Microsoft are closing down their MSN TV service, a service which was known as WebTV. This service was one of the first to offer Internet access via a television set. It will close down on September 30th after being acquired by Microsoft in 1997 for $425 million. The original WebTV …

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Leica reveal new X Vario camera

Respected camera company Leica have unveiled their latest X Vario camera. Leica have been teasing this camera now for some time and people were speculating that they were going to release a tiny interchangeable lens camera to target the popular FujiFilm X-E1. The Leica X Vario however has been launched …

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Clipless attaches smartphone directly to clothes

They Innovate are the company behind Clipless – a mounting device that will attach a smartphone to many things, including your clothes. The creators claim it will work with any moderately flat surface. Clipless has been designed to relegate the reason for buying a leather pouch. A discrete disc and …

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Powertraveller silverback gorilla portable laptop power

Are you a hardcore traveller and need your laptop to last all day without a mains charge? Then the Powertraveller ‘Silverback-Gorilla’ portable power pack might be the solution. The 60,000 mAh lithium polymer based charger can keep your laptop running for up to 14 hours, on top of your ordinary …

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A decade of iTunes – Apple celebrate

Apple are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their iTunes service. If you head into the iTunes store there is now a feature called ‘A Decade Of iTunes’. The famous day is April 28th. The new feature allows the user to browse a timeline of events and stories following the growth …

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Google shift focus from UK tax to creation of jobs

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has said the company paid £6 million in UK corporation tax in 2011. This complied with the law and he said Google was acting no differently that other firms. Recent news has highlighted that companies such as Google and Amazon aren’t paying as much tax as …

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Pebble smart watch SDK released

It may not be a Rolex or a Patek Philipe, but 2013 is going to be the year of the tech watch. Google, Apple and Samsung may all get their smartwatches out in 2013, but Pebble are promoting their ‘proof of concept’ watchface SDK which allows third party developers to …

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Google Glass devices will be shipping soon

Google have just sent out an email to everyone on the Google Glass waiting list and say “seeing the first few devices come off the production line right now.” Google want to start shipping these devices as soon as possible. They say Glass will ship out in batches to the …

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Microsoft may release smart watch

With rumors of the Apple iWatch hitting retail later this year it would appear that Microsoft are keen to jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible. Executives at suppliers to Microsoft told The Wall Street Journal that the company are sourcing components for the prototype of what is a …

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BBC Staff have lost £750,000 of gadgets in 3 years

It seems someone associated with the BBC has light fingers, because according to a report posted on the guardian, they have lost goods worth £750,000 since 2010. The report says that the BBC have lost 785 laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones in the last three years. A Freedom of …

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Pandora reach 200 million listener milestone

Tim Westergren, Pandora co-founder has spoken out on the company blog to say that they now have broken the 200th million user milestone. Westergren said “When we launched http://www.pandora.com in 2005, we hoped to create a new way to discover and enjoy music that was completely personalized for each and …

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$5 billion cost for new Apple Campus

Steve Jobs made his last public appearance before the Cupertino City Council on June 7th 2011, showing them the plans for the upcoming campus that he wanted to implement for the company. More than 12,000 employees could fit into the circular building. At the time he said “It is a …

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Apple still unable to shake the ghost of Jobs

When Steve Jobs died, he left a legacy that would be difficult for any man to follow. His ruthlessness was matched by his creative vision. Many analysts have been wondering how Apple will stand after his ‘influence’ in the company is no longer evident. We may need to wait until …

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Microsoft: free Wi-Fi at British railways for a month

Microsoft are giving free Wi-Fi to punters on British Rail Platforms. The goal is to get some sales for their Office 365 software package. The wireless internet access will cover larger UK rail stations. Travelers can already claim 15 minutes of free connection from The Cloud by handing over a …

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Kingston Technology Ships HyperX Memory Kits with Black PCB

Kingston have just released new memory kits built around black PCB’s, the enthusiast favourite colour for memory. Kingston Technology Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, continues to celebrate its 10th HyperX anniversary by announcing all-new black printed circuit boards (PCB) on …

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Google add animated GIF image search option

Google have added the option to search for animated GIF’s in their image search. The new ‘animated’ filter is now available on their image search. From this point today when you want to look for moving images, you head into ‘search tools’ and then ‘animated’ under type filter to search …

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Wozniak’s old house goes on sale again

Think of Apple and you think immediately of Steve Jobs, however if it wasn’t for Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, the company would never have been in a starting position and history today would be very different. Sadly being co-founder of Apple hasn’t helped Wozniak sell his old house, which is …

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