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Daft Punk break Spotify record

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Get Lucky is most-streamed new single in Spotify historyDaft Punk have broken Spotify streaming records with their new single Get Lucky. The first new single from the French duo in eight years, Get Lucky had the biggest first day of streams globally since the service began.In the UK and US,...
Daft Punk break Spotify record

Google Maps launches iPhone app after Apple veered off track

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Biggest online mapping system finds its way back on to iPhone after Apple admitted its in-house system was flawedGoogle Maps have found their way back on to the iPhone in a humiliating development for the maker, Apple.The world's most popular online mapping system returned late on Wednesday with the release...
Google Maps launches iPhone app after Apple veered off track

Frankie Boyle launches alternative Thatcher funeral commentary

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Controversial comedian offers own take on funeral proceedings in series of tweets to 1.3 million followers on TwitterThe comedian Frankie Boyle has set up an alternative running commentary to Lady Thatcher's funeral, firing off edgy outrageous messages to his 1.3 million followers on Twitter.Boyle, who was last month reported to...
Frankie Boyle launches alternative Thatcher funeral commentary

So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you?

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You don't need to speak German to grasp what's happening in the conversation between a daughter and her father in this TV comedy show clip. But here's a translation anyway... D: "Hey dad, I didn't ask you yet, but how do you like the new iPad we gave you yesterday...
So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you?

US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

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'Future of warfare' arrives in form of weapon that has destroyed drones in testing and will be fitted to active warshipThe US navy has used a powerful laser cannon to shoot down drone aircraft and will start deploying the weapon on its ships, saying it represents the future of warfare."The...
US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

Delta Air Lines iPad app shows the view below the plane during flight

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The airline's new Fly Delta for iPad app has a 'glass bottom' feature enabling passengers to watch what's on the ground as they fly overheadA glass-bottomed jet ... sounds as cartoon-like as a flying car but a new iPad app created by Delta Air Lines has a nifty feature called...
Delta Air Lines iPad app shows the view below the plane during flight

Facebook hits 1 billion users a month

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Founder Mark Zuckerberg confirms that the social network now has 1 billion active users a monthFacebook is now used by 1 billion people every month - 14% of the global population of about 7 billion - its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has confirmed.The milestone means Zuckerberg has achieved his stated ambition...
Facebook hits 1 billion users a month

What time do US states declare election results? Your printout guide to the 2012 US election

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What time is each state declaring tonight? And which ones can swing the result? Print out this guide from today's Guardian to help you follow events• Download this graphic as a PDF to print - includes Harry Enten's state-by-state guide and your election scoreboard• Zoomable version• Download the declaration time...
What time do US states declare election results? Your printout guide to the 2012 US election

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson bawled out over Twitter baby jibe | Media Monkey

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There are, the saying goes, two certainties in life - death and taxes - but it would pretty safe bet to add a third: Jeremy Clarkson's comments offending one group or another. The Daily Star reports that this time the motormouth has upset the mothers of small children. "When will...
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson bawled out over Twitter baby jibe | Media Monkey

Trent Reznor and Dr Dre to launch Spotify rival

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Nine Inch Nails leader says music streaming service will use human recommendations above computerised suggestionsTrent Reznor has revealed details of a new music streaming service he has conceived with Dr Dre. The Nine Inch Nails leader and the hip-hop star are collaborating on Daisy, to be established as a rival...
Trent Reznor and Dr Dre to launch Spotify rival

New Mumford & Sons album Babel is fastest seller of 2012 in UK and US

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Band also smash Spotify streaming record, confounding critics of the serviceMumford & Sons' Babel has become the fastest selling album of the year in both the UK and the US.The group's second album sold 159,000 copies in its first week in the UK to hit No 1 on Sunday, and...
New Mumford & Sons album Babel is fastest seller of 2012 in UK and US

Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

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Artist tweets picture of glasses worn by singer when he was shot dead in 1980, and says US has become like 'war zone'Better known among her nearly 3.7 million Twitter followers for more gnomic 140-character missives - "You are water. I'm water. We're all water in different containers. That's why...
Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

How Barack Obama celebrated his victory

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US president's 'four more years' tweet becomes most popular ever, with more than 400,000 retweetsBarack Obama has celebrated winning another term as US president by tweeting a photograph of himself hugging his wife, Michelle - which almost immediately became the most popular tweet of all time.The tweet, captioned "Four more...
How Barack Obama celebrated his victory

Up to 60% of whiplash claims are fraudulent or exaggerated, MPs told

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Transport select committee examining scale of whiplash payouts told 10-60% of claims were probably not entirely genuineUp to 60% of the whiplash claims brought by car drivers or passengers after accidents are either fraudulent or exaggerated, MPs have been told.David Powell, a manager at Lloyd's Market Association, told the transport...
Up to 60% of whiplash claims are fraudulent or exaggerated, MPs told

Syrian authorities block internet and phone signals in rebel areas

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Activists say they are communicating with contacts in Syria by using satellite telephonesSyrian activists say authorities have blocked internet and mobile phone signals in parts of the nation's capital, where rebels and government troops are engaged in fierce clashes.An activist near Damascus who gave his name as Abu Sham said...
Syrian authorities block internet and phone signals in rebel areas

UK top 20 video games chart

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Fifa 13 has climbed to the top of the table, dislodging Far Cry 3 as Call of Duty: Black Ops II stays thirdReading on mobile? Click here for chartUKIE Games Charts © compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved....
UK top 20 video games chart

Chatterbox: Tuesday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterTuesday!GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds...
Chatterbox: Tuesday

Kama Sutra sexed up with 3D app

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State-of-the-art technology transforms illustrations from 2,000-year-old Sanskrit sex manual into pop-up hologramsThe Kama Sutra has been sexed up for the 21st century with an app that enables couples to study its erotic poses in 3D.State-of-the-art technology transforms the historic manual's illustrations into holograms that pop up in front of a...
Kama Sutra sexed up with 3D app

Justin Bieber: parents and fans take to Twitter over late show

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Canadian singer finally appears on stage at O2 arena almost two hours after the time he was scheduled to do soHell hath no fury, it seems, like Justin Bieber fans and their parents on a school night.After showing up on stage at London's O2 arena nearly two hours after he...
Justin Bieber: parents and fans take to Twitter over late show

Mail Online skirts around Grayson Perry's pearl necklace | Media Monkey

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What's this - a pearl necklace, on Mail Online? Grayson Perry's Bafta TV awards gown (created by Central St Martins student Morgan Levy and last year's winner of a dress designing competition the artist runs annually at the college) has a none too subtle motif - an, um ... ejaculating...
Mail Online skirts around Grayson Perry's pearl necklace | Media Monkey

Facts are Sacred: now available in exclusive iPad edition

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Our new book is now available in an enhanced interactive iPad version• Buy the iPad edition from iTunes• Buy the hardback - at a discountFrom today you can get a new version of Facts are Sacred, developed specially for iPad. It has all the visualisations and text from the hardback...
Facts are Sacred: now available in exclusive iPad edition

Stephen Hawking accused of hypocrisy over Israel conference boycott

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Scientist's critics say he should stop using Israeli technology in computer equipment that allows him to communicateStephen Hawking's decision to boycott an Israeli conference in protest at the state's 46-year occupation of Palestine was derided as hypocritical by some, who pointed out that the celebrated scientist and author uses Israeli...
Stephen Hawking accused of hypocrisy over Israel conference boycott

Iceland's 'anti-incest' app: what other dating warnings would you like to see? | Open thread

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When it comes to ex-lovers, tell us which dirty secrets you wish you had been warned about before getting involvedA new smartphone app has been developed in Iceland that can be used to alert each of the country's 320,000 inhabitants as to whether they share a common ancestor with potential...
Iceland's 'anti-incest' app: what other dating warnings would you like to see? | Open thread

Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

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I know it's fashionable for publishers to cut back on staffing so I wonder what they think of this initiative: drone journalism.The film above shows how a drone - more properly called an "unmanned aerial vehicle" - was used to cover this year's record drought in the US state of...
Memo to would-be journalists - get your drone pilot's licence

Would you name your Wi-Fi network 'We can hear you having sex'? | Open thread

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Tell us if you have followed the trend of using the name of your wireless network to pass on messages to your neighboursThe BBC has claimed that more and more people using Wi-Fi are coming up with colourful and often obscene names for their wireless networks. With the knowledge that...
Would you name your Wi-Fi network 'We can hear you having sex'? | Open thread

Iraq after the invasion: a decade visualised

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It's ten years since Iraq was invaded. What kind of country has been left behind - how many people died and what was the effect on the US and UK military? This graphic from today's Guardian shows what happened to the country at the centre of a war• Download the...
Iraq after the invasion: a decade visualised

Mystery of BBC web editor's crystal ball | Media Monkey

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The front page of the BBC's internal website, Gateway, on Monday seems to have been extraordinarily prescient about the vacancies at the top of the corporation. Given the propensity for senior BBC executives to resign or step aside at the moment, Monkey suggests you look at the advert in the...
Mystery of BBC web editor's crystal ball | Media Monkey

Information is Beautiful: who can catch which flu?

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A new strain of bird flu has broken out in the Shanghai area of Eastern China. David McCandless asks who can catch which flu?• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianH7N9? H5N1? H1N1? H9N2? H7N7? A new, deadly strain of "bird flu" - H7N9- has broken out in...
Information is Beautiful: who can catch which flu?

Snoop Lion reverts to canine type in video game Way of the Dogg

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Rapper says multi-platform kung-fu game inspired by blaxploitation movies is 'the first true gamification' of his musicSnoop Lion is to be the star of a new video game. Described as a "rhythm-action, beat-matching combat experience", Way of the Dogg will see the rapper's animated stand-in trade kung-fu kicks with blaxploitation-inspired...
Snoop Lion reverts to canine type in video game Way of the Dogg

Pope on Twitter: tweeting tips for the pontiff

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With the pope poised to join the Twitterverse today, we asked experienced microbloggers to offer advice to @pontifexThe Vatican says the long-awaited papal Twitter account will open for business at midday on Wednesday 12 December, and will kick off with a Q&A session to show it truly is his voice.Although...
Pope on Twitter: tweeting tips for the pontiff
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