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Progress! Those that are too ill or just plain unwilling to make it to the crematorium to send off their loved one, friend or arch nemesis, can now watch from the comfort of their own home, thanks to Stafford Borough council.
Google's getting into the holiday spirit with its latest Androidify update, which rolls out some choice Christmas and New Year gear. Mittens, candy canes, skis, Santa hats, red noses, and of course the essential Christmas jumper, can now be equipped to your pocket pal.
Ofcom's released its draft annual plan for the 2012-2013 period and there's bad news for those eagerly awaiting 4G networks within the UK. The telecoms regulator has penned "wide availability" of 4G coverage within the year 2015, not 2013/2014 as we were all hoping.
Fox is making a film about it. Someone paid over £10,000 to get 1,580 rolls of train photos developed before the last of the chemicals were lost forever. Heck, Paul Simon once sang about it. It's fair to say that the photography world is besotted with Kodak's Kodachrome film, but in an interview with Giz UK this film week, Kodak told us they've got better things up their sleeve.
Currently, you stand a good chance of winning this month's 3D Printing Challenge, friends. It must be the many eggnog-quaffing occasions December offers, because Nick at 3DPrintUK tells me we've only had a couple of entries to this month's high-tech sleigh design competition. Fire up Google SketchUp, or your preferred CAD programme, and enter to win fame; your 3D printed model, and a Tokyo Flash watch. Read the rules here.
Thanks to Desert Island Discs, we have a pretty decent idea of what music the nation would be listening to if it were marooned on a desert island. But what would you choose as your camera and film of choice? I asked several note-worthy film photographers for their tropical paradise picks...
Let's have a quick history recap. Dizzy is one of the most popular (and peculiar) characters of the 8-bit gaming era in the 1980s. An anthropomorphic egg who wears red boxing gloves and red wellies, he starred in a series of games which combined side-scrolling exploration with lateral-thinking puzzles.
You might have noticed, it's quite windy up in Scotland right now. It's so windy in fact that a wind turbine in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire in Scotland, burst into flames as the Atlantic storm battered the North of the UK.
A couple of weeks ago, a disposable Kodak camera thunked onto my desk. I'd instantly joined the Disposable Memory Project, which aims to track 390 disposable cameras on their journeys around the world. The idea is that you take one photo, then pass it on or leave it in a public place for someone else to stumble across.
Fancy reading something different on your iOS device this weekend? The Beatles Yellow Submarine children's book is currently available for free for iBooks. The ebook is narrated by Dean Lennox Kelly, that bloke off Shameless, and animated throughout, bringing those characteristicly psychedelic musings to life as you swipe.
According to a French newspaper, Google's planning a pilot program for Google Wallet in London during Q1 next year, in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. Google's managed to gain a bit of traction in the US after launching Wallet in September for Android, but it's having difficulty convincing everyone that it's the next best thing to sliced bread.
Google's fancy new Flipboard-style RSS reader, Google Currents, is only available in the US right now. For iOS users that means having a US iTunes account, but for Android users you can grab the APK directly from the fine folks at xda-developers and install it from anywhere.
Twitter's got the power to fuel change for the good -- at least Egypt certainly thinks so -- but there's also the power of Twitter to interfere with due process, and that's exactly what's happened here. A convicted murderer may escape the death penalty in the US, after a juror tweeted about the case during the trial, causing the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.