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Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012

John Torode: there is no way a vacuum cleaner will ever be obolete

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MasterChef's John Torode loves clean floors, hates the Sony Discman ... and yes, he owns an iPhoneWhat's your favourite piece of technology, and how has it improved your life?I think it has to be the vacuum cleaner, because it keeps the carpet clean and I hate the idea of walking...
John Torode: there is no way a vacuum cleaner will ever be obolete

O2 urges rivals to stop providing chargers with new phones

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Network says 82% of customers who bought charger-free HTC One X+ did not buy a separate chargerO2 has urged its industry peers to stop giving away chargers with new mobile phones, after a trial found the vast majority of customers were happy to buy handsets without chargers.The telecom giant yesterday...
O2 urges rivals to stop providing chargers with new phones

Lithuania And Estonia Use Google Maps Street View To Catch Tax Cheats

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As we've noted before, the information captured by Google's Street View has been put to some surprising uses, and the Boston Globe has come across a further fascinating example from Lithuania: Sitting in the comfort of their own offices, inspectors used the free Internet program for a virtual cruise...
Lithuania And Estonia Use Google Maps Street View To Catch Tax Cheats

Most HTC One X+ owners not missing pack-in charger, says O2

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Last fall, O2 and HTC began selling the One X+ without a pack-in wall charger since the UK carrier estimated that 70 percent of customers already own hardware that would get the job done. After a few months of sales with the eco-minded initiative in place, O2 is claiming...
Most HTC One X+ owners not missing pack-in charger, says O2

The Great Gatsby trailer shows Baz Luhrmann putting 3D to good use

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The director's amazing replica of 1920s Manhattan makes his eyebrow-raising decision to film F Scott Fitzgerald's novel in 3D seem inspiredWhen Baz Luhrmann announced that his next film would be shot in 3D, it made a lot of sense. After all, this was the man behind the whirling, kinetic Moulin...
The Great Gatsby trailer shows Baz Luhrmann putting 3D to good use

Underwater photographs make a splash at Bramley Baths

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Rescued by a textbook community campaign, the grand old Edwardian lady of Leeds is getting a name for arts and innovation, as well as swimming. John Baron dives in. Lizzie Coombes took the photographsBreathtaking underwater photographs of one of the last remaining Edwardian swimming pools in the North of England...
Underwater photographs make a splash at Bramley Baths

Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population

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After a highly visible meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Foxconn’s founder Terry Gou announced plans to open a sprawling Foxconn factory in Guthrie Center, Iowa, essentially replacing the approximately 2,000 residents of that small town with workers from in and around Iowa. The company will hire 300,000 employees for...
Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population

Base Jumping Off the Most Insane Pool in the World [Video]

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Singapore's Marina Bay Sands hotel is home to one of the most-photographed and internet beloved swimming pools on the planet. It's atop a massive tower, and looks seamless, like a levitating mirror. So why not leap off off of it? More »...
Base Jumping Off the Most Insane Pool in the World [Video]

Why Zynga Is Foreclosing on The Ville After Four Months on the Market

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Zynga confirmed yesterday that it was “significantly reducing” its investment in The Ville, a game it launched just this summer on Facebook. The decision was made as part of a significant restructuring plan that is designed to return the company to profitability. The company said it would be phasing out...
Why Zynga Is Foreclosing on The Ville After Four Months on the Market

Apple & Foxconn take a radio reporter on an iPad factory tour

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The re-burnishing of Apple's corporate image continues Photo: Rob Schmitz/Marketplace Rob Schmitz gets his reward this week. The China correspondent for American Public Media's Marketplace -- whose reporting exposed the lies in Mike Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs and who joined Ira Glass last month in...
Apple & Foxconn take a radio reporter on an iPad factory tour
Here's The Latest Ad In The Weird 'Chairs Are Like Facebook' Campaign (FB)

Zadie Smith is right: lives needn't have limits in a country as rich as ours | Lynsey Hanley

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Be it libraries, swimming pools or playing fields, relatively small things can have a huge impact on inequalityWhen Zadie Smith defends public libraries, you know that it's not because it is fashionable to do so: it's because, in her estimation, she owes her life to them. Having joined the campaign...
Zadie Smith is right: lives needn't have limits in a country as rich as ours | Lynsey Hanley
Facebook's Latest Awkward Ad Says 'Cakes Are Like Facebook'

Forget Bermuda, Britain's tax havens are much closer to home | Polly Toynbee

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It's easy to point a finger at Amazon and co, but UK-based trusts make it easier than ever for the rich not to pay their shareThe hottest ticket this week was a ringside seat for the public accounts committee's roasting of tax-avoiding Starbucks, Google and Amazon. Committee chair Margaret Hodge...
Forget Bermuda, Britain's tax havens are much closer to home | Polly Toynbee

Marks and Spencer gambles on bringing internet age to the shop floor

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As online shopping grows, the high street retailer is testing a 'multichannel' approach, using touchscreens and Wi-Fi at a massive new concept storeBronwyn - proudly patting herself down and establishing that under her clothes and smart, hot-pink anorak it's just the "bra and knickers" that have been bought at her...
Marks and Spencer gambles on bringing internet age to the shop floor

VIDEO: Watch an iPad get made from the Foxconn factory floor

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Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn. In this exclusive video, see highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn campus and facilities to see what living and...
VIDEO: Watch an iPad get made from the Foxconn factory floor
Google Maps infographic captures summer 2012 through search activity [Photo]

An Australian billionaire is to build the Titanic II, an exact replica, in China. Seriously.

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An Australian billionaire wants the legend of the Titanic to live on, so instead of raising it, he intends to build an exact replica of the ill-fated cruise-liner and will call it the Titanic II — setting sail in just over four years time. You honestly couldn’t make it up....
An Australian billionaire is to build the Titanic II, an exact replica, in China. Seriously.

Zynga Taking On EA's Sims Social With Its Next Game, The Ville

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Zynga is unveiling the fifth title in its popular ‘Ville game franchise — this time, simply calling it “The Ville.” The announcement was made onstage today at the company’s Unleashed event at its San Francisco headquarters by Mark Skaggs, Zynga’s SVP of product development. The game launches tomorrow on Facebook for...
Zynga Taking On EA's Sims Social With Its Next Game, The Ville

Cellhelmet, The iPhone Case Guaranteed To Protect Your Phone

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What if you could buy a protective case for your iPhone 4/4S that not only looked great, but also came with a guarantee that would cover repairs and replacement? The folks at cellpig.com are looking to Kickstarter to offer what they claim will be the world’s first and only case to...
Cellhelmet, The iPhone Case Guaranteed To Protect Your Phone

Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Water Discus Hotel, magnetic LED bulbs and pig poo electricity

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Man-made islands; indoor ski slopes; temporary ice hotels. We thought we had seen it all in Dubai, and then the Middle Eastern city went...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Water Discus Hotel, magnetic LED bulbs and pig poo electricity
Get social and eco-friendly this Earth Day (infographic)
New patent: Google knows what's in that video you uploaded (and probably where you shot it)
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