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AT&T's Windows Phone 8 contract prices: $100 for the Lumia 920 and 8GB HTC 8X, $50 for the Lumia 820, all due this month

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AT&T is finally spilling the beans on how much its Windows Phone 8 handsets will set you back if you plump for a two-year deal. Nokia's Lumia 920 costs $99.99, $50 less than previously speculated, and will come with a free wireless charging plate. If your wallet can't (or...
AT&T's Windows Phone 8 contract prices: $100 for the Lumia 920 and 8GB HTC 8X, $50 for the Lumia 820, all due this month

North Korea Readies Long-Range Missiles And Talks Of "Merciless Strikes" On U.S.

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The move is apparently a reply to the U.S.'s stealth bomber training exercise with South Korea yesterday. North Korea has put its missiles on stand-by, state media has reported. According to news agency KCNA, the country's leader signed off on the order in a late-night meeting with his generals,...
North Korea Readies Long-Range Missiles And Talks Of "Merciless Strikes" On U.S.

Fancy a job in broadcasting? Best not to be a mature woman

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It's time the BBC learned that viewers are tired of seeing young female presenters alongside their older male counterpartsDid it all start when Arlene Phillips was booted off Strictly, to be replaced by Alesha Dixon? Or when details emerged of Miriam O'Reilly's treatment by Countryfile bosses? Or is it just...
Fancy a job in broadcasting? Best not to be a mature woman

Game on: The Darkness II

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Yes, it's gruesome and violent. But it's also an emphatic riposte to those who say games can't tell storiesPart-Godfather and part-Exorcist, The Darkness II (PS3/Xbox 360/PC) feels, at times, as much a film as a game. In the title menus, each of the game's four difficulty levels is accompanied by...
Game on: The Darkness II

Oscars 2013 gets #sixwordfilmplots treatment - what are yours?

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Now that the Academy Award nominations are out, let's have a little fun with a Twitter hashtag that's been making the roundsThis year's Oscars "look dangerously close to being about rewarding the actual best films of the year", the Guardian's Tom Shone writes.So in celebration of the decision of the...
Oscars 2013 gets #sixwordfilmplots treatment - what are yours?

Storage for the grand French cloud? Inktank partners with eNovance on Ceph

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It’s been noted a few times that the Amazon of Europe will most likely be Amazon, but the French have something else in mind. With capital of €225 million ($305 million) — €75 million of which has come from the French government, no less – Cloudwatt is intended to be...
Storage for the grand French cloud? Inktank partners with eNovance on Ceph

Obama's data geeks add up to four more years

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Mastery of the numbers game meant the president's team was able to exploit its database more effectively than Romney, reeling in £1bn in donationsSome years ago I went to a lecture given by Professor David MacKay, who in addition to being a distinguished physicist (he's professor of natural philosophy at...
Obama's data geeks add up to four more years

Google, there's no such thing as 'the perfect map' | Jerry Brotton

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The corporation should be honest about its cartographic ethos: its Google Maps app is partly a tool for delivering adsOn Wednesday Google announced the most radical overhaul of the company's online virtual maps application since its creation just eight years ago. The revamped application is clearly a riposte to Apple's...
Google, there's no such thing as 'the perfect map' | Jerry Brotton

Forget The Death-Star Anti-Mosquito Lasers, Here's How Nathan Myhrvold Can Help Tackle Malaria -- And Improve His Image

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Nathan Myhrvold is trying to rustle up a little positive PR for Intellectual Ventures (IV) by appointing a VP of Global Good (although it's hard to see how anyone lumbered with such a daft job title is going to be taken seriously anywhere.) You can gauge just how touchy Myhrvold...
Forget The Death-Star Anti-Mosquito Lasers, Here's How Nathan Myhrvold Can Help Tackle Malaria -- And Improve His Image

Co-opoly: It's like monopoly, but better

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With Christmas just around the corner the co-operative movement has produced a new game to show the benefits of co-operationThinking about what to buy your friends and family for Christmas? How about Co-opoly, the wacky new board game that's the co-operative riposte to the capitalist, cut-throat jousting of Monopoly."It's brilliant,"...
Co-opoly: It's like monopoly, but better

Segolene Royal hits back over Valérie Trierweiler tweet

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Socialist party candidate and former partner of President François Hollande asks first lady to 'respect political combat'The woman who spent 25 years with French president François Hollande has hit back at Hollande's current partner for snubbing her in a Twitter message many consider the first major faux-pas of his debut...
Segolene Royal hits back over Valérie Trierweiler tweet
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Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

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It looks like the battle for New York’s taxi market is heating up, as a group of leading startups struggle with the city’s regulations — and with each other. Two good reports out overnight run through the state of play as Uber, the Californian town car service beloved by San...
Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

How can Buzz build on it’s foundations?

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As I mentioned previously, Buzz is gaining momentum but is still in its infancy and needs to develop in order to grab a bigger slice of the pie. The challenge for Google is how best to achieve this; how can Google make Buzz jump from the early adopters to...
How can Buzz build on it’s foundations?

Can it, armchair comedians, the joke's wearing thin | Paul Fleckney

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Richard III, horsemeat and the pope have inspired gags aplenty on social media. The life cycle of all this is grimly fascinating"Everyone's a comedian" used to simply be a withering riposte to a not-very-witty remark. But now - God help us all - the cliche appears to be coming true....
Can it, armchair comedians, the joke's wearing thin | Paul Fleckney

Gravity Rush – review

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PS Vita; £29.99; cert 12+; SonyThe PlayStation Vita is only a few months into its life-cycle but thus far, it has failed to capture the public imagination. A state of affairs which is nothing short of scandalous, since it is, by some considerable distance, the finest handheld console ever made.You...
Gravity Rush – review

Publishers hit back vigorously against accusations of ebook price-fixing

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Penguin and Macmillan reject US department of justice claim that they colluded with Apple to thwart price competitionPublishers have accused the US government of siding with the "monopolist retailer Amazon", stretching facts, and piling "innuendo on top of innuendo". The claims form part of a feisty riposte to the department...
Publishers hit back vigorously against accusations of ebook price-fixing
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