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Christian Bale confirmed for Steve Jobs role in upcoming biopic

23 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Christian Bale confirmed for Steve Jobs role in upcoming biopic
Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin announced the news during a Bloomberg television interview with Emily Chang earlier today, revealing that Bale did not have to audition for the role.

Mike Bassett: England Manager needs YOU to propel him back to the silver screen

22 Oct 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Mike Bassett: England Manager needs YOU to propel him back to the silver screen
A Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise some £250,000 to bring the film, entitled Mike Bassett: Interim Manager, to the silver screen next year.

Ford’s new car seat detects heart attacks and automatically calls an ambulance

21 Oct 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Ford’s new car seat detects heart attacks and automatically calls an ambulance
The new technology is specifically targeting the “baby boomer” generation by implementing a solution that uses various sensors and a camera to bring the car to a safe stop.

Back to the present: Hendo Hoverboard is on Kickstarter, will launch October 2015

21 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Back to the present: Hendo Hoverboard is on Kickstarter, will launch October 2015
The McFly dream has finally come true, with a caveat or two – namely the surfaces the board works on, and of course its cost.

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki benefit from SAP on-court analytics

21 Oct 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki benefit from SAP on-court analytics
A new app is being rolled out to WTA coaches ahead of the 2015 season that allows real-time analytics to be used to improve the performance of female tennis players.

Audi breaks world speed record for a self-driving car

21 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Audi breaks world speed record for a self-driving car
The German car manufacturer claims that its RS7 vehicle reached speeds of 149mph, taking just over two minutes to complete a lap of the German Grand Prix racetrack.

HTC produces limited edition tattooed HTC One M8 smartphone for MOBO Awards

21 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
HTC produces limited edition tattooed HTC One M8 smartphone for MOBO Awards
Two big name tattoo artists, Lal Hardy and Cally-Jo, inked the design on the gunmetal grey handset, which looks very smart indeed.

Spotify announces new family account for up to five members

20 Oct 2014  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.
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Vatican Library’s digital archives now available online

20 Oct 2014  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

20 Oct 2014  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?
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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.