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Watch the BBC's Coverage of London's NYE Fireworks in 1080p

By Gary Cutlack on at

The BBC's YouTube channel, which is usually little more than a collection of trailers and sample clips, is now hosting a full 1080p HD video of the London 2012 fireworks display. If you like going "Oooh!" at bright lights, 11 minutes of HD oooh-ing, with music by The Kinks and Soft Cell, is there to enjoy. [YouTube]

Siri Tells a Tesco-Shopping Kiddywink to "Shut the F*ck Up"

By Kat Hannaford on at

I haven't played around with Siri enough to see if it's possible to set the user's name as a seven word-long string, but according to an enraged mother whose young son was told to "shut the f*ck up, you ugly twat" when playing with an iPhone 4S in Coventry's Tesco, it seems to be possible. Whoops.

Notes From the Frontline: It's a Riot

By Matt Delito on at

There was glass everywhere. I could feel it sticking into my shoulders where it had gotten caught under my Met-Vest. It was gnawing into my sides. My eye felt... Odd... but there wasn't time to find out whether I'd been hit by a shard of glass there as well.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Shows What Happens When Gadgets Go Spectacularly Wrong

By Bulent Yusuf on at

Warning, HERE BE SPOILERS. If you haven't had the chance to see the new Mission: Impossible film yet, best look away now. For the rest of you – pretty decent popcorn entertainment, don't you think? The thing that tickled us most was a running joke about the hi-tech gadgets and gizmos used by Ethan Hunt and his team of superspies. They had an alarming tendency to go on the fritz, leaving our heroes scrambling from one cliffhanging situation to the next.

Spotify UK's Top 100 Tracks of 2011

By Gary Cutlack on at

If you need more ways to listen to BLOODY Adele and BLOODY Rihanna and BLOODY Jessie J songs, head off over to Spotify. It's put together playlists of the year's 100 most popular tracks from the UK and other countries it operates in, giving us a free, streaming Now That's What We Called Music In 2011 compilation. [Spotify]