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Acer Iconia Tab A500 10in Android tablet

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agreed

Once i work out /why/ I want one, and what i'd do with it, my wallet is going to be in some serious trouble.

and again, very cute kitten indeed ^_^

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Ten... DAB kitchen radios

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Batteries.

Battery life on DAB radios is less a problem than it used to be. I have a Pure evoke, with the battery pack, and it will quite happily run (and often does) for hours, and hours and hours...... then re-charges over night.

Also, find me a AM/FM radio that will tune into 6Music and Planet Rock....

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Samsung must cough up Android prototypes to Apple

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comparison fail

If you re-read the post your commenting on, you will see the comparison is between the 3g(s) and the Galaxy S.

The video that you linked to was the iPhone4 and the Galaxy S.

Considering there are differences between the 3G(s) and the 4, then yes, the GalaxyS and the iPhone4 will not look the same.

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Steve Ballmer window-dresses Windows 8

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ermmm

Unless I'm missing something, I think your wrong.

- Click network icon in task bar (check)

- Right click the network you use and choose Status

(there are only two things that are clickable, one is the refresh button, the other is the open network and sharing centre, neither of which are right clickable)

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Apple proposes even tinier SIMs for future iPhones, iPads

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Re: bluetooth compatability.

To an extent your right, the Iphone bluetooth stack will work quite nicely with any number of audio accessories, (headphones, ear bugs etc..) however, you cant use bluetooth on the phone (even between iphones) for simple file transfer (ie transfering photos / vid clips etc..)

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Swiss jetwing backpack-birdman flies the Grand Canyon

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I love this guy.

Have done since i saw a video of him a few years back.

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Google officially unveils 'cloud' music beta

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Amazon's service...

also appears to be US only.

That is, had a look on UK site, no sign of it. Had a look on US site, easy to find.

Shame.

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Mortal Kombat

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sidestepping

I'm sure you were (are?) able to do this in Tekken.

Havnt played it in a few years, so i may be mistaken. One of the things that annoyed me was that the game could descend into a circling match.

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Nokia floats out a collection of cool concepts

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nice concepts

Some of them.

It's funny though, reading some of the comments (especially on the more outrageous designs on this page

http://blogs.nokia.com/nseries/2011/03/03/the-word%E2%80%99s-best-nokia-concept-phones/ )

It would appear that some people have no 'concept' of what the word 'concept' means.

Some of the tech in these concepts is outstanding, like the long, thin, bendy 888, but to say that it's even 10 years away is a massive understatement.

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Mobile operators ditch Tube plans

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great news

If this turns out to be an April Fool, then someone might get hurt

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Human heart could power an iPod

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ok, but...

If (for arguments sake) you had one of these doo-hickey's rigged up to your heart, and you wanted to charge your iPod, you would not need some sort of dermal USB implant into which you can plug your charge cable... (said implant being hooked up to said doo-hicky of course)

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Game stocks shops with Tesco 3DS consoles

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not only, but also...

on top of that, you have Game reducing a competitors stock, while boosting their own. (something that wouldnt happen if they 'pre-owned' their own stock)

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Santander blames Firefox 4 for website fail

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Safari probs

I have been having problems loging in on the iPhone for some time (i think since they changed to a 2 page log in system)

Have recently installed Mercury from the Appstore, seems to work in that ok.

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Windows Phone 7 gets cut'n'paste, other tweaks in update

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Music

"Much better than paying Jobs every time I want to listen to something new"

really?

If I want new music, I don't go anywhere near Mr Jobs. I go to a shop (or more likely Amazon) and buy a CD

I have been using ipods/iphones for the last 10 years or so, and have some how managed to accumulate 80,000 odd tracks. The only ones that came via MR Jobs, were ones i brought using an iTunes giftcard i got for chirstmas.

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Nanotech nerds assemble überfast-charge battery

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'leccy cars

I am inclined to agree with previous posters. If this could scale to run electric vehicles, even if the range wasn't up to much, if it only took 10-15 minutes to recharge, you'd be on to a winner.

Even a half hour break every 200 miles would be acceptable in my books for a full charge, allowing shorter stops to deliver less charge as demonstrated, 5 minutes for a quarter of a tank maybe?

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Wi-Fi body wants hotspots to override 3G

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nice idea

kinda assumes that you have wi-fi switched on all the time.

I tend to only switch the wifi function in my phone on, if I am actually expecting to be able to connect to something, as much for the fact as it would kill the battery as anything else.

Even at work, i only activate the wifi if i want to use it, then when im done, switch it back off again.

Even if this was a seamless and invisible process, I would not want to walk around town with my wifi on all day, on the off chance that I might want to use it, just to find that the battery has died, meaning i cant use it when i do want to....

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Ofcom stamps out mobile termination fees

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cue...

...a drop in bundled minuets.

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Fukushima is a triumph for nuke power: Build more reactors now!

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title?

you say... "decontaminate the area" however, if you had read the article properly, you might have noticed that the are isnt contaminated.

Also, yes, it will take a while to repair / rebuild the plant, however the main point here is the safety issue.

This 40 year old plant, has been hit by a quake 5x more powerful than it was designed to cope with, and also a tsunami that wasn't even considered. Not only did it survive, the only death (more so, the only real casualty) was not related to the damage to the plant.

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Apple bans iPhone 3G patch omission talk from forum

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could be wrong here but...

I am 'fairly' sure that iOS4 is only available on the same hardware (eg. Iphone 3gs, iPhone4, new iPod touches etc) as this new update.

As such, being surprised that you cant update a piece of software you don't have, seems a bit odd.

But I could be wrong

That is not to say that I think they way this is handled is right, at the least the security updates should be issued. However that isn't really Apple's style. One iOS for all devices, updates happen to all that can take them, those that cant get nothing.

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Average Brit has three mysterious keys

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WTF?

surely no real man has that many

1 on work set

4 (inc car) on personal set.

Only key i have that i dont know what it does, was in my flat when I arrived. Couldnt find a lock for it in the first week of moving in, so gave up and put it back where i found it.

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Analyst says white iPhone 4 out next month

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maybe...

This white iPhone4 is actually going to be the one of the options for the iPhone5, which by my count is due to be announced in a month or two, around about the same time as iOS 5

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Cloudy iTunes rumors juiced by music mogul talks

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Spotify

I have been wondering what's going to happen to the Spotify App for a while now.

What with the ' subscriptions from inside App's ' thing, currently, their App takes you to their website where you pay the standard subscription to sign up. Are they going to have to put their prices up, or are the going to call it a day on the iPhone.

I wonder.....

On a separate note, all this 'cloud on your phone ' business is all well and good, if you always have a good enough network connection to be able to access what ever you want, at a reasonable speed (ie, instantly). That's partly why i never stumped up the subscription to get spotify on the iPhone, as a lot of the time, when i want to listen to music, I'm out of strong signal areas, (on the tube etc..) added to the fact that the iPhone itself is a 16/32gb iPod.

Also, if you are being expected to essentially re-download everything, every time you want it, you're going to eat through your data allowance pretty quick....

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Discovery poised for final homecoming

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Happy

Discovery (and ISS)

Watched them speed across the night sky the other day, humbling.

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iPhone to whup Sony PSP 2

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FYI

Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 is available for iOS, admittedly, its not great on the iPhone (screens a bit small, controls a bit fiddly) might be ok on the iPad tho

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Ford CEO talks up e-car future

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WTF?

availability...

"will hit European showrooms early in 2010"

That's pretty good going.

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Ex-PM blocked Steve Jobs knighthood

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Johnny Foreigners

Can get knighthoods, just a different type of knighthood.

Thankfully, only British Knights are eligible to use the prefix Sir.

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Faces of the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 revealed

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Camera / light sensor

Looking at my iPhone4 i see that the bezel has a hole in it for the camera, but not for the proximity or light sensors, these work through the bezel.

By your (and others reasoning) if the hole shown on the image was for the sensor, then it should be present on current iPads as well. Also, on the current generation iPod Touches, the (face time) camera, is directly opposite the home button, much like it appears to be in this image.

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone

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@ and . keys

I am inclined to agree.

Apart from occasionally having to fill my own email address in on web forms, I cant remember the last time i had to type an email address, except for maybe putting them in my contacts in the first place.

True I occasionally have to send an email to someone who isnt in my contacts, but that is usually through a link on a site (no typing of address) or as a reply (again no typing of address)

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Thunderbolt: A new way to hack Macs

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Physical access

Bear with me as it is friday afternoon, but....

"Just because the cable limit is 1m doesn't mean you need physical access"

Hows that gonna work?

Surely, if it's the port that casues the 'security hole' then you need to be plugged into said port to do any 'hacking'. In turn, being plugged into the port requires physical access.

Unless you are implying that you could compromise a device, and wait and hope for someone to come and connect to it?

Please correct me if i have missed some massively important part of the process which

"doesn't mean you need physical access"

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Electric cars not as 'green' as advertised

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Flame

Not just charging

Something else to consider with EV's is all the transport that is involved in the manufacture of the car, and the chemicals used to create, (and the fuel used to transport) the batteries, before they finally reach the car, and customer.

{flames - fuel emissions}

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Who needs 600 friends when you're a bride of Christ?

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Pure speculation

but while reading, I interpreted Sr as Sister. eg Sister Mary....

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Ten... over-ear headphones

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whole heartedly agree

First thing i did when I got my Iphone was pop out and by a Sennheiser in ear set with mic/remote, only £50 made sooooo much difference.

A couple of my friends were looking at changing handsets, and were asking advice, and I told them the same thing, if you want a phone as an MP3 player, so yourself a favour, and get some decent headphones.

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Windows 8 squeezed to fit 2012 Dell fondleslab?

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Mircosoft OS releases

Firstly, if they are saying Jan '12, then that probably means more like oct / Nov '12 at the earliest.

Also, there seems to be a pattern (emerging) with MS OS's, and if Win8 turn out like many seem to think it will, then it will just add more weight to the argument. For some time, every other OS release has been 'a bit on the poor side'

Win 98 (good)

WinME (awful)

Win XP (really quite good)

Vista (terrible)

Win7 (pretty good)

Win8 ????

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Rugged-phone maker claims world's longest talk time

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GPS 'signal'

yes, i spotted that too, but figured the guy just got his TLA's mixed up, and put GPS when he meant GSM. Because after all, it is quite easy to be..

"that far from the beaten path, there may not be any GSM signal anyway"

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Boffin breakthrough doubles Wi-Fi speed

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What about the device at the other end?

I am looking at this from a Wireless device (smart phone / laptop etc..) connected to an access point.

So, you have your new full duplex access point, but unless the device can also do the full duplex, then there is no benefit, right?

Other wise your send/receive WAP, will be receiving (while sending) while your device is only sending (because it can't receive at the same time)

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Nvidia four-core chip to power quad-res Apple iPad

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Do you really want to get your iPad 2 pre-order in now?

Nah, i'll wait untill the iPad3 is available, and the rumours for the iPad4 are doing the rounds.

With tech advancing so quickly these days, it is more true than ever that whatever you buy is instantly out of date. If you keep waiting for the most up to date version, you'll never by anything.

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Samsung readies Android-based iPod Touch killer

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WTF?

I find these devices odd

Due to the growing proliferation of 'smart phones' I find that the continued push of these type of devices a little strange.

These (and iPod touches) must be aimed at people, without smart phones, otherwise, are they expecting us to carry around essentially 2 of the same item?

I think sometimes people forget that the phone versions do all the MP3 player stuff as well.

I saw the other day, someone on the train, doing something (playing /listening/watching) with what looked like a first gen iPod Touch, before putting it in their pocket, and taking an iPhone4 out of their other pocket to do some texting.

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America spared Top Gear Mexican quips

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Pint

as an Englishman

who once spent some time in Belgium.

I can whole hartedly agree with you.

Have one on me

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Joke

thing that makes me laugh about these situations

is that whenever they happen (someone on TV/Radio 'insulting' someone else in jest) the resulting apology brings more attention to the incident than there was (or may have been) in the first place.

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Starbucks' iPhone barcode app easily scammed by screengrab

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Which Starbucks app??

Just had a look in the App store, and the only UK Starbucks app i could find has neither the ability to pay for coffee with the App, or use it as a reward card (Like the SubCard App does)

Just curious....

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LG Android 3.0 tablet out next month

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3D, with glasses.

Question is, is that, Active Shutter glasses, going at (aprox) £60 a pair.

Or passive polarized glasses, like you get at the cinema, (and I already have a couple of pairs of)

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Apple clips publishers' wings

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not sure i want to give apple any ideas

but how does this compare to music...

"but if you buy a book on a desktop computer and then read it on your iPhone then Apple won't get its pound of flesh – and that's not acceptable."

What about when I download an album (or buy a CD) from Amazon (or anywhere else for that matter that isn't iTunes), load it into my itunes library, and synch it with my iDevice?

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Poll confirms Reg Hardware readers' verdict

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I did

And being an O2 mobile customer, it is marginally cheaper, for a very similar service.

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good news for me then

im just in the process of moving to O2 :-)

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O2's free Wi-Fi in detail: How free is free exactly?

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Re : choose a MAC address of a registered customer

and your going to find out this other random persons MAC how?

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Rescue mission begins for Hitchhiker's Real Guide

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eurgh

in my opinion, it looked better before the 'make over' looked more like what I imagined the 'fictional' guide to look like (which i guess was the point)

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iPad propels Apple into top-three PC vendor placement

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just a thought

but surely the fact that you need a PC (more specifically a machine running iTunes) inorder to set-up and configure an iPad removes it from the possible PC category.

A PC should be able to function fully, without depending on another machine for config.

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Matrix 4 and 5 in works, threatens Keanu

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further proof

that there really is an xkcd for every occasion

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Heathrow Express treats iPhones as tickets

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Which is nice...

until your confronted by a jobsworth who will not accept your bar-code unless it's printed on a piece of easily losable paper.

I have been in many situations where I have had to find a way to print my email which is nice and easily accessible on my phone, just so that some one can scan the bloody bar-code on it

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Pavement hogging Segway rider convicted

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I think that should read....

"Can't take you places a car or bicycle can"

I nearly got knocked down by one myself in Miami a few years back, they (and their drivers) are a bloody menace. If they were to be legalised, stick 'em on the roads with bikes and buses.

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