News@5:Google Dumps Backgrounds, Office Web Apps & Sony 3D TV Launch

Internet giant Google has disabled recently introduced customisation features on its search page after a bug caused problems with the rendering of background images. Google users had not taken to the introduction of the Bing-like interface, which replaced the traditional white background with pictures from famous photographers.

One in three Britons plans to watch the upcoming FIFA World Cup online rather than on a TV set, a survey by electrical retailer PC World has revealed. The survey, which was completed by 3,000 Britons, also revealed that one in every 10 Britons is planning to watch the FIFA World Cup on a smartphone device such as a BlackBerry or iPhone.

Sony has launched a new series of 3D-enabled High Definition Bravia televisions - just in time for viewers to catch live footage of the World Cup, which kicks off today. The Bravia 3D HDTV series include three models, the Bravia XBR-LX900, the Bravia XBR-HX909, and the KDL-HZ800.

Microsoft has released a free online version of its Office 2010 productivity suite. The suite, Office Web Apps, will offer slimmed down versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and Powerpoint for use online, reports The Financial Times.

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has confirmed that it has no plans to force organisations to report data losses.ICO still considers it best practice for organisations to report data losses, and expects them to take adequate measures to prevent breaches from happening again.

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