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BBC to stream shows on iPlayer ahead of scheduled broadcasts

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The BBC Trust is allowing the BBC to put some of its television programs onto the BBC iPlayer on-demand service before being broadcast. The 12-month trial will consist of up to 40 hours of assorted TV shows appearing on iPlayer ahead of their scheduled transmission through normal channels, as the...
BBC to stream shows on iPlayer ahead of scheduled broadcasts
Suddenly getting notifications from old Facebook Groups? It's a glitch, and the company is investigating

Watch a Bunch of Fire Ants Destroy Technology

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Fire Ants, those scorching stinging insects, have a strange attraction to technology but no one really knows why. From tearing up wires and creating short circuits, fire ants just love to destroy technology. Watch them in action in this video from BBC Earth. More »...
Watch a Bunch of Fire Ants Destroy Technology

U.K. Vetoes Extradition Of Legendary Hacker To The US

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A man who admitted to accessing U.S. government computers in search of UFOs won't be stepping foot on American soil any time soon. U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May ruled early Tuesday that computer hacker Gary McKinnon won't be extradited to the United States, The Associated Press tweeted. Before today's decision,...
U.K. Vetoes Extradition Of Legendary Hacker To The US

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

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Apple has officially lost exclusive rights over the use of the iPhone trademark in Brazil, according to the BBC. The news was telegraphed earlier via a leak that said Brazil’s regulatory body was planning to side with IGB Electronics S.A. in the case and revoke Apple’s exclusive ownership of the term “iPhone”...
Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

VIDEO: How to feed a pet from your phone

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The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reports on some of the apps and gadgets using wireless technology that could be enhancing our lives in the near future, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona....
VIDEO: How to feed a pet from your phone

Huawei Ascend G 330 lands on UK shores through TalkTalk

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Huawei left us wondering whether the Ascend G 330 would venture beyond mainland Europe with its tempting blend of solid specs and a low price. The smartphone is spreading its wings -- if only just, with a launch on TalkTalk in the UK. When it ships to the carrier...
Huawei Ascend G 330 lands on UK shores through TalkTalk

Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

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The Kickstarter-funded, $99 device is expected to shake up the gaming industry. Ouya, the cube-shaped gaming console that won all its backing on Kickstarter, has started shipping units, reports the BBC. The system, which runs on Android, rapidly raised over $8 million in investment, and is expected to disrupt...
Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

VIDEO: Why messaging could be murder in Jamaica

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The BBC's Nick Davis explains why police in Jamaica are warning drivers not to use mobile phones to tip-off other motorists about roadblocks....
VIDEO: Why messaging could be murder in Jamaica

Twitter claims identify politician in North Wales child abuse case

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A Tory politician facing historic accusations of child abuse has been widely identified on the internet despite having his name excluded from a BBC expose which brought the case to light....
Twitter claims identify politician in North Wales child abuse case
Listen to the BBC's radio version of Asimov's 'Foundation' trilogy online

A sign of the times: The UK government turns to Flickr to help catch £765m tax fugitives

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has posted to Flickr the photos of 20 individuals that have collectively defrauded the UK government of £765 million ($1.2 billion), BBC reports. If you’ve got a bad feeling about that new couple next door, you might want to check the HMRC photo stream to see...
A sign of the times: The UK government turns to Flickr to help catch £765m tax fugitives

BBC scraps Digital Media Initiative after spending £98.4m on a revamped archive and production tools

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The BBC has decided to abandon its Digital Media Initiative, after spending £98.4 million (roughly $148 million USD) to try to create a more integrated and digital workflow for its employees. The decision follows an operational review of the project, launched in October last year, which found that the project was...
BBC scraps Digital Media Initiative after spending £98.4m on a revamped archive and production tools

Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time

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Is it time to start thinking about the post-smartphone era, already? Adobe's been busy tracking over 1,000 websites around the world for nearly six years, and has monitored some 100 billion visits by Netizens to these properties to create its Digital Index publication, and the latest edition has a...
Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time

BBC iPlayer Android app updated with Jelly Bean and BBC Media Player support, but users aren't impressed

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Staying true to its word, the BBC has pushed ahead with its intention to overhaul its BBC iPlayer apps to feature its new Media Player technology, updating its Android iPlayer app to utilise the Adobe Air-powered platform but also rolling out complete support for devices running Google’s Jelly Bean (Android...
BBC iPlayer Android app updated with Jelly Bean and BBC Media Player support, but users aren't impressed

BBC Rumoured To Be Jumping Into Music Streaming World With Playlister

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The BBC is reportedly working on a music version of its popular iPlayer service, says the Daily Telegraph. The service, called Playlister, is the brainchild of Tim Davie, the corporation's head of Audio & Music. The idea is to draw on the Beeb's archive of audio recordings and give users...
BBC Rumoured To Be Jumping Into Music Streaming World With Playlister

Jeremy Paxman draws complaints for scoffing at University Challenge contestant

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BBC receives 44 complaints after broadcaster's remarks cause a University Challenge contestant to apologise for a wrong answer....
Jeremy Paxman draws complaints for scoffing at University Challenge contestant

Xbox Live tells us who won the vice presidential debate

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Last night’s vice presidential debate was aired before Xbox Live users, who were polled as they listened to the debate on the service on the Xbox 360 video game console. Xbox Live members answered 26 questions in real-time about the candidates performances and their views on pertinent issues. More...
Xbox Live tells us who won the vice presidential debate

W3C to explore a proposal bringing DRM hooks to HTML

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The web is defined by the free, open exchange of information, right? Not necessarily. The W3C has decided that it's "in scope" for its HTML Working Group to explore a specification for the Encrypted Media Extensions framework, which would allow companies to plug in their own copy protection for...
W3C to explore a proposal bringing DRM hooks to HTML

Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

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In recent months the number of DMCA takedown requests sent out by copyright holders has increased dramatically, and it’s starting to turn the Internet into a big mess. One of the problems is that many rightsholders use completely automated systems to inform Google and other sites of infringements. That these...
Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

Government to revamp 'poor' sites

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Online government services which "fall short" are to be redesigned by 2015 in an effort to save up to £1.8bn a year, the BBC understands....
Government to revamp 'poor' sites
The Queen's Christmas Message will be broadcast in 3D

Media Talk podcast: a ding dong over Radio 1's chart show

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Ding dong! No, it's not Avon calling - although that would be nice - it's the £145.50* question at the BBC. Should it play Ding Dong the Witch is Dead from the Wizard of Oz soundtrack after it was propelled into the top 10 by an anti-Margaret Thatcher Facebook campaign?We...
Media Talk podcast: a ding dong over Radio 1's chart show

Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

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Levchin. (Loic Le Meur.) New Yahoo director Max Levchin, blogging about joining the company’s board: “Yahoo! showed me that computer geeks can start companies that create that future. I’d love to do my part in helping the company that inspired me.” [Max Levchin] Twelve Seattle neighborhoods are getting faster Internet...
Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

'Europe's rocket has no chance'

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The Californian SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk tells the BBC that Europe must replace its Ariane 5 rocket if it wants to keep up with his company....
'Europe's rocket has no chance'

Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

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Valve's Gabe Newell said his company wasn't canceling any projects after a recent spate of layoffs, and it certainly sounds like the company's Steam Box initiative is still on track. The co-founder told the BBC that his company plans to hand out prototype units of the TV-friendly gaming PC...
Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'
Apple Offers Refund After British Boy Spends $2500 on In-App Purchases in 15 Minutes

CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam

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Founded in 2007 by former BBC producer Sanchita Saha, CitySocialising may not be a name that immediately rolls off your tongue when discussing social networks. But the London-based company has carved a niche for itself in the UK for those wishing to take their online networking offline into the real world,...
CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam
Somebody Made an 'iPhone Shoe' Using a 3D Printer
UK internet monitoring bill set to be rewritten after privacy complaints
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