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The town of Monmouth is about to get detailed in extraordinary depth, with the Monmouthpedia project set to chart its "notable places, people, artefacts, flora, fauna and other things" to promote the place to smartphone-using modern visitors.
This is not a real thing. Don't go crazy. The apparent version of Siri on the Android Market is, of course, no such thing, with the app simply re-branding existing Android voice functions and adding a Siri logo to Google phones.
Warning, HERE BE SPOILERS. If you haven't had the chance to see the new Mission: Impossible film yet, best look away now. For the rest of you – pretty decent popcorn entertainment, don't you think? The thing that tickled us most was a running joke about the hi-tech gadgets and gizmos used by Ethan Hunt and his team of superspies. They had an alarming tendency to go on the fritz, leaving our heroes scrambling from one cliffhanging situation to the next.
Transferring cash through your phone and the internet ought to get a little quicker from next week, with the UK and Eurozone countries making it a required standard for all mobile and internet payments to arrive within one day.
If you need more ways to listen to BLOODY Adele and BLOODY Rihanna and BLOODY Jessie J songs, head off over to Spotify. It's put together playlists of the year's 100 most popular tracks from the UK and other countries it operates in, giving us a free, streaming Now That's What We Called Music In 2011 compilation. [Spotify]
Look at that whopper. It's LG's forthcoming 3D UD TV, with the UD part of that standing for Ultra Definition -- meaning the display supports a staggering 3840 x 2160 image resolution, with its images composed of eight million pixels.
There's a new Google/YouTube thing out there to help make these dark days of nothingness pass a little quicker, in the form of YouTube Slam. It's a sort of 'Hot or Not?' for potential viral video clips.
Intel and Apple's Thunderbolt data transfer format could soon be a bullet-point on your new PC's tech spec sheet, with Intel reportedly preparing to launch a PC version of the adaptable daisy-chain interface next spring.
A couple of rumours about Samsung's smartphone future have emerged, claiming that the company's forthcoming Galaxy S III will arrive powered by a quad-core processor -- and a separate 3D Galaxy phone is also on the way.
Amazon UK is repeating its Black Friday Lightning Deals promotion in the UK, offering a load of new discounted stuff on a timed availability basis to celebrate it not being bloody Christmas any more. Plus for those of you who prefer books to cheap hairdryers, there's a Kindle sale now on, too.
LG has added a few more models to its list of Android phones that will see an update to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's OS, confirming that its bonkers looking Prada 3.0 is scheduled to get an upgrade in Q2 of next year.
Holy crap! There's leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute, and then there's LEAVING YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TO THE LAST MINUTE. Mum isn't going to be happy if you present her with a used air-freshener tomorrow morning. The same gift two years running displays an appalling lack of imagination.