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The director of the newly launched Government Digital Service project has revealed that one in five calls to government helplines were triggered by failed attempts to use official web sites, costing the UK taxpayer nearly one billion pounds.
Sure, the penny CGP Grey is talking about might be the American one cent coin, but the same goes for our pretty much useless 1p coin. When was the last time you saw a vending machine take less than a 5p coin? And all those crummy £0.99 sales tactics -- that's £1 whichever way you carve it up -- who cares about that 1p you're potentially saving?
To prove to you how beautiful film photography can be this Film Week, the guys from Lomography shot a bunch of rolls at the Giz UK party on Wednesday night; the results of which are up in our gallery here. And if you like the crazy colour-shifts and vignetted effects, you can try and win one of nine cameras right here on Giz.
We heard rumours of Panasonic's re-entry into the UK market, but now it's been confirmed that in March next year, we'll see a Euro-Panasonic smartphone roll-out. A 4.3-inch Android phone reference design was shown off too, which shows Panasonic's heading in the right direction for a decent looking phone, at the very least.
Tell your friends. Tell all your friends. The world's most famous pointy-eared psychotic has emerged from the shadows of the App Store, ready to dispense some two-fisted vigilante justice to the criminal underworld of Gotham City. One question, though. Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
It's that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner and even Apple's getting into the festive spirit with the release of its 12 Days of Christmas app for 2011. Like previous years, Apple'll shovel you some chosen free downloads from the iTunes store through the app, starting on the 26th December and running through till the 6th of January.
As someone Roman once said: we came, we saw, and we drank a lot of beer. Last night's Giz UK launch party at The O2's VIP lounge bar was a rip-roaring success, with over 100 readers becoming some of the first people in the country to try the blazin' 4G speeds.
It's almost Christmas, and you just know Dad is going to slice off a finger when he's carving the turkey on the big day. You may not know your arse-end from your elbow when it comes to medical procedures, but first aid isn't that hard. Get prepared to save the day with the British Red Cross first aid app.
RIM's BBX -- sorry -- BlackBerry OS 10 roadmap has codenamed devices named after fancy cities. We've already spied the London, but now the BlackBerry addicts over at CrackBerry have managed to get their mits on a leaked image of the latest in the metropolitan line, the BlackBerry Milan.
Having been announced alongside Nokia's current flagship the Lumia 800, the cheaper 710 didn't exactly blow our minds at the time, let alone well over a month later. Regardless, online retailer digital-phone.co.uk has the release date set for the 6th of January, so if you're after a cheaper Windows Phone 7.5 device then it might be worth checking out. [Digital Phone via SoMobile via Unwired View]
The UltraViolet "Digital Library" film service is launching in the UK after Christmas, giving us yet another way to buy, stream and eventually download films. Only this time, you own the rights to watch them again and again, for life.
We're not entirely sure why this is happening, or what it's designed to promote, or if the internet will be able to cope with the excitement. But Lionel Blair will be resurrecting his charades career at 12:00pm today, with bored office workers able to watch Lionel's mimes and tweet in their answers, live. [Lionel Blair's Twitter Christmas Charades]