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There's a bit of tension among Welsh internet activists, with some petitioning for a Welsh .cymru top-level domain, while others prefer the safer option of using .wales so it doesn't confuse outsiders quite so much.
The Verge has a photo of what looks like a Porsche Design BlackBerry slapped with a large all-encompassing touchscreen. The device supposedly replaces the 'Colt' as the first BBX-equipped smartphone to come out of Waterloo, Canada.
Along with the unveiling of an all-touchscreen Curve, RIM's also unleashed BlackBerry Messenger Music on the UK. The cloud-based music service ties in with BlackBerry Messenger and allows you to share songs with your BBM-using friends.
Are these two new OS 7-running BlackBerrys enough to dig RIM out of its recent troubles? In a word, no. But the kids will love the new all-touchscreen body of the Curve 9380, and suits will love (read: tolerate) the virtually-unchanged Bold 9790.
Can we ask a question? Have you ever heard of a board game called Labyrinth? Apparently it's won awards by the truckload, been played by 13 million people, and it's been in circulation for a quarter of a century. But we've never, ever, not once in all our travels, ever had the opporunity to play it. Have we been missing out? Were all those years playing Mouse Trap a complete waste of time?
In a landmark interview with Wired, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos had what looks like his hour's worth of fame. Buried amongst his thoughts on Steve Jobs, Google and Facebook, Bezos talks about what he calls "shiny things," that is, products with all gloss and no substance. The opposite of what his team at Amazon is doing, of course.
You've probably heard of 4G, but also probably haven't used it yet. It's an umbrella term covering various faster mobile data connection standards, which are gradually taking off in various parts of the world.
What happens when you combine the female Siri (sorry UK Siri man), with an Australian electro-artist? Dubstep Siri of course! Listen and be amazed by the 'Massive Bass', and the somewhat reluctant sounding Siri. [YouTube via Gizmodo Australia]
Amazon's pushed its Kindle Daily Deal over the pond and extended the ereading bargain hunters dream to the UK public. Each deeply discounted deal lasts a day, with a fresh one served up as the clock strikes 12-midnight.
In a somewhat surprising, but totally understandable move, educational institutions are pre-registering any and all .xxx domains that might relate to their brand names. University of Missouri-Columbia has reserved missouri.xxx and missouritigers.xxx for instance.
Maybe you’re looking to dip your toe into the warm waters of modern gaming? Maybe you smashed up your current console with a steel-toed boot when you got killed by a baddie on the last level? Either way, today’s top deal could be one for you, but it’ll only be around until the end of the day.
Germany's Data Protection Authority is not happy with Facebook. It claims the social network's facial recognition system is a form of biometric data harvesting, for which it should've first sought the permission of users.
It's anti-bullying week this week in the UK and schools across Northern Ireland have set about tackling the impact of cyberbullying. 650 schools are taking part in the cyber-focus, with between 15-17 per cent of 10-13 year olds affected by the digital bullying.