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News@5:Virgin Debuts iPad Mag, UK Broadband Ranked 24th For Value For Money & HTC Gratia

Virgin has released the first edition of its brand new iPad only magazine "Project" on the App Store. According to Thinq, the first edition of the magazine features Jeff Bridges and a feature on upcoming film Tron Legacy. The magazine will be packed with interactive features, complete with videos and web links.

Hong Kong has topped the list of regions with the cheapest broadband, with UK and US only taking the 24th and 30th positions. According to new data released by market research company Point Topic, people in Hong Kong pay as little as $0.028 per MB for a fixed broadband connection.

Rumours about a potential delay in the shipment of the HTC Gratia have been discarded by the Taiwanese company as the Gratia went on Preorder at Clove Technology for a rather steep £376. The HTC Gratia is apparently available in several European markets and will be available in the UK in the first quarter of 2011 as originally planned.

Google is celebrating St Andrew's day by way of a new tartan-wearing, Scottish flag waving doodle. St Andrew, who is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, was one of the disciples of Jesus. He was killed by the Romans in the city of Patras in Greece, who crucified him on a X shaped cross. The cross would later become the Saltire on Scotland's flag, the Telegraph reports.

The US government rebuffed a deal proposed by Gordon Brown to allow British hacker Gary McKinnon to serve any prison sentence in the UK, classified US diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks have shown. McKinnon, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in 2008, is accused of hacking into top secret US government computers in 2001-2.