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Welcome to Film Photography Week

By Kat Hannaford on at

I still remember the day I ditched my old film Canon and "upgraded" to a 4-megapixel digital Ricoh camera. But recently I've gone back a few steps, savouring the creativity that courses through my veins every time I pop a roll of 35mm into a camera, and the fear of the impending, unknown results. Whether you shoot film or not, I hope you learn something from Giz UK's first theme week.

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Syria Bans iPhones to Silence Citizen Journalism

By Sam Gibbs on at

Desperately clutching at straws, trying to kill off the civil unrest that's currently unfolding, the Syrian government has banned iPhones from the country. The ban is an attempt to prevent coverage of violent crack-downs on anti-Assad, pro-democracy protests by government-controlled forces.

Elder Sign Omens for Android and iOS: Nights at the Museum, Rolling Dice with Ancient Eldritch Horrors

By Bulent Yusuf on at

With scant regard for the electricity bill, or the harm it's doing to the planet, we plan to sleep with the lights on for the next three months. Why? Because we've just had a couple of rounds with Elder Sign: Omens. By golly, this game is frightening, packed to the gills with demons, ghouls and other unspeakable fiends inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Courts Set to Swap Paper For Tablets in England and Wales

By Sam Gibbs on at

Our courts of law are looking to join the Post-PC revolution and save money, trialling the use of tablets instead of paper in court. The HP-supplied tablets will save in the region of £50m if rolled out. Let's just hope they're a little more powerful than the TouchPad -- you wouldn't want to get banged up just because the Defence's tablet locked-up.

Androidland Opens as World's First Android Store in Australia

By Sam Gibbs on at

Apple's got the Apple Store, Microsoft has a couple of Microsoft Stores dotted around and now Google's partnered with Telstra to open its first Android store: Androidland. The shop operates as a store within a store, situated in Melbourne, Australia. Maybe it's time to get your Android loving-butt on a plane?

Dutch Anti-Piracy Group Caught in Copyright Scandal

By Sam Gibbs on at

A Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group called BREIN has gone and messed up right-royally. It's managed to pinch a music track that a Dutch musician wrote specifically for a local film festival and has used it in tens of millions of Dutch DVDs, totalling to a sum of at least €1 million, about £860,000, in lost revenue.

Notes From the Frontline: The A-Hole Who Dropped the N-Bomb

By Matt Delito on at

“I have my first amendment rights!” the man shouted. “You can’t tell me what I can say and what I can’t say! You’ll hear from my embassy, you fucking nazis! This is the last time I’ll visit your stinking little island! Fuck you, get off me!” he screamed, as he was struggling against the two sets of handcuffs. He wasn’t a pretty sight.