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The day the music died: 10 music releases that crashed entire websites

3 hours ago  by Steve Rawlinson
The day the music died: 10 music releases that crashed entire websites
Here are 10 music releases that have caused web crashes, from Lady Gaga to Radiohead, showing that it really can happen to anyone…

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.

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.

BBC iPlayer catch-up window extended to 30 days

06 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
BBC iPlayer catch-up window extended to 30 days
The corporation has announced the viewers will be now be able to watch their favourite TV and radio programmes up to 30 days after they originally aired.

Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent album reaches a million downloads

03 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent album reaches a million downloads
The peer-to-peer network revealed that Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes has reached the figure in just six days, but did add that the download numbers also include Yorke's free-of-charge single.

Oslo art sculpture uses social media to ‘paint’ the city’s mood

25 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Oslo art sculpture uses social media to ‘paint’ the city’s mood
Two Norwegian artists have created a waist-high art sculpture that analyses tweets in real-time and oozes different coloured paints depending on the emotions contained within them.

How to watch the 2014 Ryder Cup on your TV, smartphone and tablet

24 Sep 2014  by Sam Pudwell
How to watch the 2014 Ryder Cup on your TV, smartphone and tablet
The 40th Ryder Cup tees off in Scotland on Friday and there are plenty of ways to follow all the action and ensure you don't miss a single shot of golf's ultimate team competition.

All aboard the Routemaster bus for a 60th anniversary Google Doodle

24 Sep 2014  by Tom Phelan
All aboard the Routemaster bus for a 60th anniversary Google Doodle
It's been 60 years since the first Routemaster bus hit London's streets. becoming a national and international icon. Google has commemorated the anniversary in its classic fashion.

JJ Abrams rejects CGI C3PO for Star Wars Episode VII

22 Sep 2014  by David Konow
JJ Abrams rejects CGI C3PO for Star Wars Episode VII
While there’s no question that the new Star Wars movies will have a ton of CG and greenscreen, we can be thankful that two of the series most beloved characters will not be computer generated.

Want a peasant-free social network? This one costs just $9,000 to join

18 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Want a peasant-free social network? This one costs just $9,000 to join
Social media users looking to join a more exclusive website may want to try Netropolitan, described as “an environment where you could talk about the finer things in life without backlash.”

Google X firm develops vibrating spoon to help Parkinson's sufferers eat

11 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Google X firm develops vibrating spoon to help Parkinson's sufferers eat
Lift Labs, which was acquired recently by the search engine giant, has created a spoon that counteracts the user's tremors, allowing them to eat more easily.