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With 3 million users, Banjo updates its app, taking you anywhere you want to see things in real-time

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Banjo is back and just updated its mobile app to help take you where you want to go in real-time while connecting you with people. This location-based service that shares information about the people around you has expanded its reach. Now, its 3 million users can check out places around...
With 3 million users, Banjo updates its app, taking you anywhere you want to see things in real-time

Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

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After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been responsible for Sony's mobile devices since the Xperia S days, so the transition to...
Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

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Last week we noted that Apple had put up a rather petulant non-apology apology in response to the UK court order requiring it to advertise to the world that Samsung didn't copy Apple in making its devices. Many people wondered how the court would react to Apple's attempt... and the...
Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

Amazon to Open Media Development Centre in London

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Amazon will combine the development teams of two U.K. media companies it acquired last year to create a new Digital Media Development Centre in London, the......
Amazon to Open Media Development Centre in London

Anonymous teenage hacker spared jail over cyber attacks

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Jake Birchall told he would have been imprisoned for hacking Paypal and others had he not been 16 at time of the offenceA "profoundly isolated" teenage hacker has been given a youth rehabilitation order for his role in planning cyber attacks with the hacking group Anonymous.Jake Birchall, 18, on Friday...
Anonymous teenage hacker spared jail over cyber attacks
1927 'Metropolis' theater program offers a look behind Fritz Lang's sci-fi classic

Virgin Atlantic allows air calls

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Passengers flying Virgin Atlantic from London to New York are now able to make in-flight phone calls....
Virgin Atlantic allows air calls

Greylock scientist DJ Patil: “Data is the new black”

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Dr. DJ Patil (not actually a DJ) is the data scientist in residence at Greylock Partners, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and in a talk at LeWeb London, he unleashes a mighty nerdgasm all about the power of big data. He tells the audience “the demand for...
Greylock scientist DJ Patil: “Data is the new black”
Yves Behar says Apple is behind on software design

Social Dining Startup Grubwithus Acquires The Social Feed, Expands to Canada

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Venice, California-based social dining network Grubwithus announced today that they acquired Vancouver-based communal dining startup The Social Feed. The acquisition also marks the company’s expansion to Canada, since The Social Feed was already active in Vancouver and Toronto. Grubwithus didn’t disclose the financial details of the acquisition, though they did say it...
Social Dining Startup Grubwithus Acquires The Social Feed, Expands to Canada

Urban Airship launches its guide to ‘Good Push’ and plots move to London

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At the Open Mobile Summit yesterday, Scott Kveton, CEO and co-founder of Urban Airship explained to the audience how to give ‘Good Push’. The firm is known for enabling developers to use push notifications and in app payments and Kveton was spreading the word about this function as well as...
Urban Airship launches its guide to ‘Good Push’ and plots move to London
Charles Babbage's difference engine captured in gigapixel images

Fab's Best-Selling Item Is...A Vibrator

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Fab turned 1 today with a bang. The young startup has 5 million users and it acquired is 3rd startup, two-month-old Llustre. It also boasted 1.8 million items sold to date, ranging in cost from $1 to $20,000. Of those 1.8 million items, one in particular has produced stand-out sales....
Fab's Best-Selling Item Is...A Vibrator

Tripl launches beautiful travel summaries to help you keep track of your friends' journeys

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When you return from a trip, wouldn’t it be nice to compile a neat summary of what you did while you were away to share with others? Tripl is launching a new service today that does that in style. Founded in Sweden but now based in New York, Tripl began...
Tripl launches beautiful travel summaries to help you keep track of your friends' journeys

National Science and Engineering Week 2013 - video

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TV presenter Dallas Campbell reports from London's Science Museum on National Science and Engineering Week, during which 10 days of events and activities will take place across the UK from 15 to 24 March...
National Science and Engineering Week 2013 - video

Airbnb Doubled Number Of Listings In 2012

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Up next for the startup? Fiji Airbnb, the online marketplace which hooks up people renting a room to people looking for a place to crash, more than doubled its number of listings in 2012. The company, according to its website, grew from 120,000 listings at the start of the...
Airbnb Doubled Number Of Listings In 2012

10 Startups, 13 Intense Weeks: The teams grill each other as 3 demo days loom

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For episode 10 in our video series following the Springboard Mobile accelerator in London, we decided to let the teams interview each other. Watch as Flitto, We Are Pop Up, I Judge Fights and House Map – under pressure with three demo days in London, New York and Silicon Valley set to take place just a fortnight from...
10 Startups, 13 Intense Weeks: The teams grill each other as 3 demo days loom
iPhone 5 coming to EE, the UK's first 4G carrier

Nokia Lumia 928 confirmed via Vanity Fair ad, Lumia 925 rumored

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Another confirmation for the existence of the Nokia Lumia 928 has surfaced, in the guise of a magazine advertisement. The promotion in Vanity Fair and accompanying product page arrives at the same time as rumors that the Lumia 928 will not be the only device launched at a Nokia media...
Nokia Lumia 928 confirmed via Vanity Fair ad, Lumia 925 rumored
BlackBerry Z10 leaked as name of first BlackBerry 10 phone

Google Partnering With Startup Weekend

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The tech giant wants to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. Google is partnering with Startup Weekend to create Startup Weekend NEXT, a five week course using Google + hangouts to help entrepreneurs with their business model and skills, Google's John Lyman wrote in a blog post...
Google Partnering With Startup Weekend

John Snow's cholera map of London recreated

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What would John Snow's famous cholera map look like on a modern map of London, using modern mapping tools?Simon Rogers...
John Snow's cholera map of London recreated

Motorola to introduce rebranded Razr M with Intel chip Sept. 18th in the UK

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Ready for some more Motorola news? Motorola and Intel are holding a media event September 18th in London, and according to Pocket-lint we now know what’s being revealed. According the publication, who confirmed the news with Motorola at its event this afternoon, Motorola and Intel will unveil the Motorola Razr...
Motorola to introduce rebranded Razr M with Intel chip Sept. 18th in the UK

Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?

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The law is on your side - and so is Amazon's guaranteeI bought a mobile phone via Amazon Marketplace in March. I have never received it and contacted the company, which informed me it uses a parcel firm for deliveries. The delivery firm claims the phone was signed for at...
Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?

Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

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According to a new ABI Research Report out of London today, the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million in 2014. The current advantage goes to Android devices who form the largest base that could take advantage of micro payment services due to arrive later this fall...
Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

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Facebook posts by brands live longer on Timeline than they did prior to the social network’s massive overhaul, according to a study released Monday. While the analysis by London-based social media analytics firm Sotrender is limited in scope, covering just 130 brands headquartered in the U.K. and 5,000 posts, it is...
Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

Twitter Is Down for the Count - Again

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Twitter's latest outage couldn't have come at a worse time. The service is expected to play a major role in facilitating the online conversation around the Olympic games in London, which will kick off on Friday....
Twitter Is Down for the Count - Again
How Olympic audio engineers create a hyperreal sound experience

U.K. Judge rules HTC phones don’t infringe on Apple’s slide-to-unlock patents

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Following a report on Monday that the ITC blocked Apple’s request for an emergency ban on U.S. imports of HTC devices, Bloomberg reported this morning that a court in London has ruled against Apple over four touchscreen related patents, including one covering the iOS slide-to-unlock feature. The four patents in...
U.K. Judge rules HTC phones don’t infringe on Apple’s slide-to-unlock patents

Type meets architecture: 14 Blocks of concrete, one awesome typeface

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Much like this gorgeous, giant ice typography project by Nicole Dextras and the well-known “trying to look good limits my life“ series by Stefan Sagmeister, designer David McGillivray has created an incredible, experimental typeface by merging together typography and architecture into what he calls: Pre-Fab Type. The face, inspired by the “Brutalist architecture of London, the Hayward gallery in particular,” was...
Type meets architecture: 14 Blocks of concrete, one awesome typeface
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