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"This Country Has Been Attacked With Nuclear Weapons"

This is the horrifying script the BBC was planning to broadcast to the nation in the event of a nuclear attack on the country, back in the '70s. If your radio or TV still worked, and if your ears hadn't been melted off your head, this is what you would've heard:

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Colour E-Ink Kindle Due in March?

Yes, there's a question mark in that speculative headline, because this report comes via disreputable, hit and miss manufacturer news resource DigiTimes. But still. It occasionally gets a thing right, like a broken clock.

Fans Happy to Pay for CyanogenMod's New Servers

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Android favourite CyanogenMod, which brings exciting new versions of Android to phones either abandoned or not yet updated by their makers while also throwing more features into the mix, has acquired two new "Xeon-class boxes with lots of RAM" thanks to a public fundraising appeal.

Barclays Launches Money-Texting App Pingit

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Barclays has launched cross-platform smartphone app Barclays Pingit, which lets BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users transfer money to each other not by the modern NFC system, but by good, old-fashioned text messaging.

Music Site RnBXclusive Seized 'n Closed by SOCA

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There's a super-threatening warning currently up on the main page of what used to be RnBXclusive.com, telling users their IP address is visible and that those who've previously downloaded titles from the site may face "up to 10 years imprisonment."