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Google offers cash to Europe’s media

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Google offers cash to Europe’s media

Google pledges €150m to support news organisations' efforts to earn money from their online coverage.

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Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges

Watchdog Ofcom reveals changes to charges for phone-in competitions and votes on TV and radio shows in "biggest overhaul of phone calls in more than a decade".

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Valve boss responds on ‘mod’ row

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Valve boss responds on ‘mod’ row

Valve boss Gabe Newell has defended the company's decision to let developers of some game modifications or 'mods' charge for their creations.

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Smartphones pack huge batteries

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Smartphones pack huge batteries

New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset.

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How to get more text on Snapchat

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on How to get more text on Snapchat

Get even more creative with your Snapchats with this easy iPhone hack

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Silk Road ‘link’ to six drug deaths

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Silk Road ‘link’ to six drug deaths

Six people who died from overdoses bought their drugs via the Silk Road marketplace, claims the US government.

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Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout

A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (£27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error.

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Kathryn’s top of her class

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Kathryn’s top of her class

A LAW student has been named Graduate of the Year.

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EE revenue down as BT takeover looms

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on EE revenue down as BT takeover looms

EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, saw its operating revenue fall 1.1% to £1.469m in the first quarter.

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VIDEO: Star Wars fans launch X-wing flight

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Star Wars fans launch X-wing flight

Two amateur astronomers have launched a model of a Star Wars 'X-wing' vehicle into the stratosphere.

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Could superfast broadband voucher scheme help save your business cash?

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Could superfast broadband voucher scheme help save your business cash?

SMALL and medium sized businesses are being urged to get connected to superfast broadband more cheaply.

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Amigo Loans founder James Benamor is 338th richest man in Britain

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Amigo Loans founder James Benamor is 338th richest man in Britain

THE boss of a Bournemouth-based loans company and the owners of cosmetics firm Lush have been named among the richest people in the country.

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Unveiled: the “Back to Beales” campaign bosses hope will tempt back shoppers to flagship store

»Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Unveiled: the “Back to Beales” campaign bosses hope will tempt back shoppers to flagship store

THE new team in charge of Beales say they can restore the historic department store chain to profit and tempt back its customers.

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Does digital mean the end of history?

»Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Does digital mean the end of history?

Are we in danger of entering a digital dark age?

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VIDEO: Smart card is ‘wallet replacement’

»Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Smart card is ‘wallet replacement’

The Stratos card aims to be a single credit-card sized replacement for all the existing cards in a person's wallet.

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Jay Z says Tidal is ‘doing just fine’

»Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Jay Z says Tidal is ‘doing just fine’

Critics say Tidal is a flop but Jay Z defends his music streaming service on Twitter, saying it's "here for the long haul".

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Russians ‘accessed Obama’s emails’

»Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Russians ‘accessed Obama’s emails’

Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.

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‘We print people’: The world of 3D portraiture

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on ‘We print people’: The world of 3D portraiture

3D printed portraits - are they cool or creepy?

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Valve expands Steam ‘mod’ market

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Valve expands Steam ‘mod’ market

Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.

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Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

A woman who challenged an alleged case of sexism in a high-profile Silicon Valley dispute now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.

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