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Do you text more than you phone? | Poll

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Britons spent 5% less time on the phone in 2011 than the previous year, but sent an average of 50 text messages a week, according to a report by Ofcom, the telecoms regulator. Those aged 16-24 now text more frequently than they phone. Do you?...
Do you text more than you phone? | Poll

Tesla's European pricing for the Model S starts at €60,000, UK version due in Late 2013

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that it'll open a distribution center in The Netherlands, Tesla Motors has spilled the beans on how many limbs Europeans will have to auction to afford one of its Model S EVs. The 60kWh edition will set you back €60,000 with the...
Tesla's European pricing for the Model S starts at €60,000, UK version due in Late 2013

One in 10 Britons has had their online accounts hacked - by their own PARTNER

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Just six per cent of women snoop on their partners - but 10 per cent of men do, using passwords to hack into email and other accounts without their partner's knowledge....
One in 10 Britons has had their online accounts hacked - by their own PARTNER

The UK's online obsession: the latest Ofcom figures for media consumption

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UK consumers spend an average £1,083 per year each on online shopping and 60% of mobile phone users in the UK own a smartphone. Here is what the latest Ofcom report tells us about media consumption in the UK and worldwide• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations...
The UK's online obsession: the latest Ofcom figures for media consumption

HTC One V now available for pre-order in the UK

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Britons! If you're interested in a handset that's reminiscent of the product of a tryst 'twixt Jimmy Hill, Jay Leno and an HTC Legend, then you'll be delighted to hear that the HTC One V is now available to pre-order from the Carphone Warehouse. It's free if you plump...
HTC One V now available for pre-order in the UK

7m 'have never used internet'

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7m adults in the UK have never used the internet, according to new figures from the ONS• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianIt is everywhere. You are reading this from it. We are so used to it, it may come as a shock that...
7m 'have never used internet'

Ancestry.com releases records of cons Britain sent to Australia

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Remember hearing in history class that Australia was populated by British convicts? Well, what you might not have learned is that as many as 1 in 30 Britons today are descendants of the dearly deported. Ancestry.com is uncovering a bit more of that colorful past today as it releases the...
Ancestry.com releases records of cons Britain sent to Australia

Starbucks Comes To Android With PayPal Integration, Travels To U.K.

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Starbucks has spruced up its Android app for U.S. users with a tie-up with PayPal. The new feature lets you top off your electronic Starbucks card with funds from your PayPal account, a facility that iOS users began to enjoy in April this year....
Starbucks Comes To Android With PayPal Integration, Travels To U.K.

What Britons need to know about U.K. 'cookie law'

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Let's be honest, the U.K. has made a right hash-up of implementing the cookie law from start to finish. It came into force Saturday. Here's everything you need to know. [Read more]...
What Britons need to know about U.K. 'cookie law'

Tell us the truth about torture, watchdog insists

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Pressure is mounting on ministers to disclose what the Security Service knew about the alleged torture of Britons abroad....
Tell us the truth about torture, watchdog insists

Yosemite virus: Britons who visited US national park could be at risk

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Health Protection Agency issues warning to 100 UK travellers who stayed at park this summer, as two die of respiratory illnessThe Health Protection Agency (HPA) is contacting Britons who may have visited Yosemite, the US national park at the centre of the outbreak of a virus that has killed two...
Yosemite virus: Britons who visited US national park could be at risk

Twitter trends of 2012 in full

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Twitter has published its list of what Britons talked about most on the social network this year. Here's the list in full....
Twitter trends of 2012 in full

Virgin Media's Q4 2011 report: Brits love TiVo, Fast Broadband, Vampire Diaries

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Virgin Media's school report for both last year and last quarter has been pretty positive for the Branson-Branded service. It pulled down £4 billion ($6.3 billion) in revenue for the year and made its first ever profit with a tidy £76 million ($120 million). In the last quarter alone,...
Virgin Media's Q4 2011 report: Brits love TiVo, Fast Broadband, Vampire Diaries

Ed Miliband taunts George Osborne as #downgradedchancellor

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Labour leader mocks chancellor in opposition response to budget claiming Britons are worse off after string of broken political promises and missed fiscal targetsEd Miliband condemned George Osborne on Wednesday as a "downgraded chancellor", saying the country is now "worse off" than when the coalition was formed nearly three years...
Ed Miliband taunts George Osborne as #downgradedchancellor

Google faces group privacy claim over iPhone tracking

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More than users in UK contact lawyers about joining action after search giant sidestepped Apple security settingsMore than 100 Apple iPhone users in the UK have contacted lawyers about joining a landmark privacy action against Google over the way it tracked their online habits.The internet giant is facing a group...
Google faces group privacy claim over iPhone tracking

Britons believe the hills are alive with haggis - Yahoo! News

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Britons believe the hills are alive with haggis - Yahoo! News

Is internet dating killing romance?

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Liz Hoggard and Hephzibah Anderson debate whether internet dating is destroying our old notions of romanceLiz Hoggard, journalist and co-author of Dangerous Women: The Guide to Modern LifeI'm not surprised to hear, this week, that Britain has the highest internet dating turnover of any European nation. More than nine million...
Is internet dating killing romance?

Google and God less trusted than supermarkets? It Asda be a joke | Media Monkey

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For internet-addicted Britons, placing faith in a higher being might well mean having to trust in search giant Google. But that would come as no surprise to the researchers behind a Future of Britain survey published on Tuesday, which found that Google is on a par with God in terms...
Google and God less trusted than supermarkets? It Asda be a joke | Media Monkey

Twitter claims government surveillance plans will leave firm open to lawsuits

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Twitter says online activity of non-UK citizens could be collected unwittingly under surveillance plans, leading to privacy lawsuitsTwitter has warned that government plans to record the internet and mobile phone use of Britons could expose it to a spate of privacy lawsuits from web users outside the UK.The social networking...
Twitter claims government surveillance plans will leave firm open to lawsuits

Ocado risks breach of bank covenants, Panmure Gordon analyst warns

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Online retailer with 'pile of debt and falling market share' says second distribution centre on budget and on scheduleA leading retail analyst has warned that online grocer Ocado is in significant danger of breaching its banking covenants this year, owing to a toxic cocktail of a "pile of debt and...
Ocado risks breach of bank covenants, Panmure Gordon analyst warns

Watchdog 'web snooping' warning

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Plans to monitor all Britons' online activity risk uncovering only "incompetent criminals and accidental anarchists" rather than serious offenders, the information commissioner warns....
Watchdog 'web snooping' warning

Britons find love - and sex - online in booming £170m dating market

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More than 9 million woo on 1,500 websites from Match to Uniform Dating - but 25% are in a relationshipIt may not be quite what George Osborne had in mind to boost the economy, but the UK is leading the way in the "march of the daters" as more than...
Britons find love - and sex - online in booming £170m dating market

Google joins smart TV battle for the British living room

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Films, music videos and live concerts – plus the whole world wide web – in July launch for £200-£300 Android set-top boxesGoogle is making its long-expected assault on the UK television market with the launch in July of its first product – made by Sony – to let Britons surf...
Google joins smart TV battle for the British living room

Google faces legal action over alleged secret iPhone tracking

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10 million UK iPhone users could have grounds to sue Google after it sidestepped Apple security settings to monitor web habitsGoogle is facing a fresh privacy battle in the UK over its alleged secret tracking of the internet habits of millions of iPhone users.An estimated 10 million Britons could have...
Google faces legal action over alleged secret iPhone tracking

New smartphone app maps personal beliefs and attitudes across the world

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Presenting The Human Face of Big Data - an unprecedented exercise in collecting data on personal experiences and beliefs from across the globe• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianToday marked the launch of The Human Face of Big Data, with separate events taking place in Singapore, London...
New smartphone app maps personal beliefs and attitudes across the world

Britain 'worst in the world' for weather complaints on Twitter

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Britons are taking to Twitter to complain about the weather, according to new research....
Britain 'worst in the world' for weather complaints on Twitter

Why Britain's broadband is heading for the slow lane

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The UK generates more money online that any other G20 nation, but lack of investment leaves downloads 16th slowest in EuropeThe internet is a bigger part of the British economy than education, healthcare or construction. Britons generate more money online that any other G20 nation. But when it comes to...
Why Britain's broadband is heading for the slow lane

Facebook launches virtual bingo game offering real cash prizes

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Controls will prevent anyone aged under 18 from gambling on Bingo Friendzy, insists US social networkFacebook has made its first move into online gambling in the UK, launching a virtual bingo machine that offers real cash prizes.Britons aged 18 and over will be able to stake real money on the...
Facebook launches virtual bingo game offering real cash prizes

Millions 'lack basic net skills'

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A report commissioned by digital champion Martha Lane Fox finds 16 million Britons do not have the skills to complete simple online tasks....
Millions 'lack basic net skills'

Science Weekly podcast: Citizen science

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In this week's show we delve into the world of crowdsourced science to find out why scientists are increasingly relying on members of the public to make observations, gather information and analyse vast clumps of data. The list of crowdsourced projects is seemingly endless, from folding proteins in computer games,...
Science Weekly podcast: Citizen science
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