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TalkTalk's "Safest" Broadband Claims Were Misleading

An advert for TalkTalk's broadband, which featured imagery of a doll's house while claiming its broadband was the UK's "safest" and therefore clearly inferred your children would inevitably be MURDERED at a distant rural railway station if you risked using any other ISP, has been judged as misleading by the UK's ad watchdog.

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ET Causes Water Rescue Ruckus in Portsmouth After Not Phoning Home

By Sam Gibbs on at

Old Portsmouth saw a flurry of activity after a 999 call sent the coast guard and police rushing into action to rescue a plastic replica of everyone's favourite childhood alien, ET. Of course neither the caller, nor the emergency services suspected the mysterious disheveled body spotted floating five miles off shore was plastic until they got it back to dry land.

Nokia's New Lumia 900 Flagship Leaks Ahead of CES

By Sam Gibbs on at

Rumoured for a CES unveiling, Nokia's next flagship, the familiar-looking Lumia 900 has had press shots and details spied. It's apparently a larger device than the Lumia 800 with a 4.3-inch screen sporting a WVGA resolution; 512MB RAM; an eight-megapixel camera along with a front-facing camera for chat, and a 1830mAh battery.

HP Breathlessly Teases New Spectre Ultrabook

By Sam Gibbs on at

Details are thin on the ground on this one. All we really have is this rather over-produced teaser video, but it certainly looks like HP's readying a new ultrabook. Either that or it's pulled a fast one on us, and all this shuttering of webOS has been a front to cover the development of an incredibly cool-looking tablet.

Amazon UK Giving Away Music From the "Artists of 2012"

By Gary Cutlack on at

45 tracks, supposedly from the "Artists of 2012" but also including a handful of oldies from recently released compilations, are currently available for free over on Amazon UK's MP3 Downloads shop. If you're still young and enthusiastic enough to bother investigating new music, there's another late Christmas present. [Amazon UK]