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SpyCorp for iPhone and iPad: Espionage and Gadgets with a Cartoon Flavour

In the popular imagination, spies and gadgets go together like strawberries and cream. The reality of spying is probably much more mundane, involving stacks of paperwork and the occasional bit of lying to a state official. But when it comes to books, films and games, we've been trained to expect state-of-the-art tech that's also wildly impractical. A Large Hadron Collider concealed in a hair-dryer, for example.

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Android BBC iPlayer Update to Bring 3G Streaming

By Sam Gibbs on at

The BBC's already let loose a 3G streaming-capable iPhone version of its iPlayer app for iOS, but as of now Android-lovers have been left out in the cold. A 3G streaming update for the Android iPlayer app is on the way however; but if you're desperate to watch Have I Got News For You while on the road, and can't wait for the update, it might be worth checking out the mobile web version of the catch-up player.

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First 20 UK Local TV Channel Towns Announced

By Sam Gibbs on at

Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, has announced the first 20 towns that are expected to get local TV stations occupying channel 106 on Freeview. Each town or city has been hand picked by Ofcom from a list of 65, and are expected to be licensed come summer 2012 for all your local TV issues.