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Spotify announces new family account for up to five members

15 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Spotify announces new family account for up to five members
Fed up of sharing your Spotify account with other family members? The streaming service’s new offering lets you all have your own separate accounts for a cheaper overall price.

Vatican Library’s digital archives now available online

17 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Vatican Library’s digital archives now available online
Global IT service provider NTT DATA has developed the service, which will provide high definition digital reproductions of the library’s 4,000 or so ancient manuscripts.

Panamanian Dictator, Manuel Noriega, sues Call of Duty

22 hours ago  by David Konow
Panamanian Dictator, Manuel Noriega, sues Call of Duty
As if all the mishegoss over Gamergate hasn’t been enough, how about a Panamanian dictator suing over his depiction in a video game?

Waterstones rescue operation plays out over Twitter

17 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Waterstones rescue operation plays out over Twitter
David Willis, an American tourist, became an Internet hit last night after he found himself locked inside the bookshop for almost three hours, using Twitter to issue his pleas for help.

Christian Bale slated to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle movie

16 Oct 2014  by Alysia Judge
Christian Bale slated to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle movie
Christian Bale has been confirmed as a clear favourite to claim the eponymous role in Jobs, an upcoming biopic about the Apple co-founder who died in October 2011.

Tesoro launches high-end gaming mouse pad in the UK

14 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Tesoro launches high-end gaming mouse pad in the UK
The Ancile Z1 gaming mouse pad is available in all major retailers from today from £22 and features a micro-textured, low-friction surface and reflecting technology.

Invisible umbrella deflects rain with just a force field of air

14 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Invisible umbrella deflects rain with just a force field of air
Chinese developers have created an umbrella that fires a cushion of air out of a central cylinder to keep the user dry, a handy device with winter on the way.

Did U2's free iPhone 6 'Songs of Innocence' album deal pay off?

14 Oct 2014  by David Konow
Did U2's free iPhone 6 'Songs of Innocence' album deal pay off?
Remember how U2 launched its brand now album alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus? We've been combing the figures to find out if it was a success or a failure.

Robot sidewinder snake can climb hills and slopes

10 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Robot sidewinder snake can climb hills and slopes
Researchers from several US universities, alongside Zoo Atlanta, have developed a robot that mimics the movements of venomous snakes to climb up hills and granular surfaces.

Ian Livingstone applies to launch interactive ‘gaming’ school

10 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Ian Livingstone applies to launch interactive ‘gaming’ school
The man behind several successful game franchises, including Tomb Raider and Warhammer, wants to launch a free school focusing on games-based learning rather than exam results.

Formula Ford gets a boost with Panasonic providing the power

09 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Formula Ford gets a boost with Panasonic providing the power
This season, the Formula Ford motor racing championship has seen the introduction of the Panasonic Toughpad, used to collect a raft of data from the cars after races.