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How Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars snap has ensured the selfie will live forever

04 Mar 2014
How Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars snap has ensured the selfie will live forever
I've been on the Internet for 20 of the 25 years it's been around. That doesn't mean I've gone along with all its trends, though. I'm proud to say that I have never once used "LOL" or any variation in an online or offline...

5 reasons why "addictive" app Flappy Bird isn't actually that great

11 Feb 2014
5 reasons why "addictive" app Flappy Bird isn't actually that great
Flappy Bird is a strange specimen. Its mind-boggling popularity actually led its creator to pull the game from app stores, despite the fact that it seemed to be netting him a footballer-esque income. Now, the crash and burn...

20 years on: A nostalgic look back at Doom

14 Dec 2013
20 years on: A nostalgic look back at Doom
Twenty years ago this week, Doom was unleashed on the world – the PC game, that is. On 10 December 1993, id Software programmers John Carmack and John Romero made the game available on an FTP server. I remember furiously...

Black Friday & Cyber Monday UK: The shopping bonanza as it happened

29 Nov 2013
Black Friday & Cyber Monday UK: The shopping bonanza as it happened
Black Friday may not have entrenched itself on the British shopping calendar quite yet, but its younger cousin Cyber Monday has been muscling its way into our collective conscience. The event is now a consumer staple, with...

Samsung Galaxy 11 revealed? #WinnerTakesEarth riddle hints at dark new designs

04 Nov 2013
Samsung Galaxy 11 revealed? #WinnerTakesEarth riddle hints at dark new designs
Although I am chronically - no, fatally -prone to exaggeration, it is but a mere statement of fact to say that the fervour with which one supports a football team is approximately as consuming as the devout eagerness with which...

Vertu launches "affordable" £4,000 Android-running Constellation smartphone

03 Oct 2013
Vertu launches "affordable" £4,000 Android-running Constellation smartphone
British luxury mobile firm Vertu has just launched Constellation. Claiming that it combines a powerful triumvirate of design, performance and service, the £4,000 Android device clearly packs an "affordable" Holy Trinity for...

Sky’s Now TV Box teardown pictures: A close cousin to the Raspberry Pi

08 Aug 2013
Sky’s Now TV Box teardown pictures: A close cousin to the Raspberry Pi
I received my Now TV box (thanks, Marcel!) and the first thing I did, as a geek, was pulling it apart. Something easy to do once you identify which screwdriver bit to use and in less than a minute I was in. The box is made up on...

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is poised to take the next-gen console crown

07 Aug 2013
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is poised to take the next-gen console crown
It looks like Sony has the upper hand with the PlayStation 4 when it comes to the next-gen consoles, and the Xbox One will have to fight for market share. There are plenty of reasons why this is the case, but in the end most...

Google launches new Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and Chromecast: As it happened

24 Jul 2013
Google launches new Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and Chromecast: As it happened
Google's head of Android, Sundar Pichai, hosted a special breakfast event over in San Francisco today, and needless to say we were intrigued by the possibilities - the green robot gang did not disappoint. The bulk of speculation...

Is this Three’s secret weapon to destroy broadband landline?

22 Jul 2013
Is this Three’s secret weapon to destroy broadband landline?
Three introduced a 12-month SIM only version of its "The One Plan" SIM for £15 per month earlier this month and it may well be what many have been waiting for to switch off their landline services permanently. Think about...