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The £14.8bn Crossrail project is set to commence tunnelling in March next year in Royal Oak near Paddington, London. The plan is to bore a 13 mile underground tunnel connecting with overland sections to cover the 73 miles from Shenfield and Abby Wood to Heathrow and Maidenhead -- East to West London. To do that, TfL's got itself eight enormous tunnel boring machines that look like immense jet turbines.
Us Brits, we love our booze. From real ales, larger and tart fuel, to fine wines, Lambrini and the odd G&T -- it's all good. One of the consequences of our penchant for tipple is that we're always being photographed when trollied. So, unsurprisingly around 75 per cent of our Facebook photos capture us sozzled, according to a recent survey.
Samsung's outdoors-themed Galaxy Xcover may eventually launch in the UK next year. Initially announced back in the summer for a 2010 release, the waterproof 3.65" Android phone has so far failed to appear. But according to one retailer it's now on schedule for January 2012. [Handtec via Unwired View]
A trial which saw 35 social houses fitted entirely with LED lightbulbs had some interesting results, with the softer, more natural light giving communal areas a more welcoming feel. And everyone saved a few quid, too.
Here's a novel way to spread misery at Christmas. The Met Police is requesting revellers activate Wi-Fi when out and about in parts of London, so it can ping them links to adverts about the danger of booze-related crimes.
According to Asus, its Eee Pad Transformer Prime should be available to pre-order from today, with the company bundling a keyboard dock in with the new tablet and asking for £499 to get your name on the list.
Apple updated its terms of service for iTunes in the UK last night, and it seems to have actually rolled out its cloud music service properly this time -- although there's still no mention of iTunes Match on the Apple UK site.
In a move that's sure to annoy the Occupy Flash movement, Adobe's updated Flash Player for Android to support Ice Cream Sandwich. Currently only the Galaxy Nexus comes packing Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but that probably hasn't stopped you from running a custom ICS install, just to be on that bleeding edge.
It wasn't so long ago that GTA III was the bête noire of the games industry. Hysterical tabloid headlines accused it of encouraging everything from gang violence to sexual promiscuity. To see it available in the squeaky-clean environs of the App Store is something of a surprise (but not so much with Android Market). We're reminded of that old saying; "Money Talks, Bullshit Walks".
That messy court ordered website blocking business is continuing unabated, with Sky being the latest to be strong-armed into blockade of Newsbin2. It was asked "nicely" by the Motion Picture Association last month, and despite the EU ruling that forcing ISPs to filter sites for piracy is illegal, it's now come back with a court order.
Like an early Christmas present for the game-starved, you can grab three months' OnLive access for free if you're a BT Broadband customer. Sign up to OnLive before the 31st of January and you'll be gifted the free subscription with the magic words "zero commitment" appended, just in case it's utter pants.