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AOL Snaps Up Bebo For $850 Million

It’s shop ‘til you drop time online these days and AOL has hopped in by agreeing to buy social networking site, Bebo, for a cool $850 million. Bebo is the third largest social networking site after MySpace and Facebook, with 40 million members. – most of them in the UK. With AOL’s sales figures dropping […]

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Fingerprint Scanner Detects The Living From The Dead

Movie heroes are screwed. That old ploy of chopping off a baddie’s hand or finger to bypass security scanners is old hat thanks to the release of a new scanner that can tell live fingers from dead ones. Futronic’s new FBI-approved, USB 2.0 scanner uses the company’s Live Finger Detection (LFD) technology which can detect […]

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Teens Spinning More Games Than CDs

Retail revenues for the video game sector tripled in 2007 as sales of music CDs and DVDs take a backseat. According to the NPD Group, teen spending on games rose 41% in 2007 while sales of music CDs fell a whopping 45%. DVD movie sales flattened in the same period. Traditional music sales continue to […]

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HD DVD Failure To Cost Toshiba Almost $1 Billion

Reports from Japan are suggesting that the collapse of Toshiba’s HD DVD format will cost the company almost $1 billion dollars. Despite the company’s share value rising when it first announced its surrender to the Blu-ray format, it seems the price of failure is sky high. The Nikkei newspaper believes the losses will run to […]

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Manhunt 2 Wins UK Release – Again

The controversial slasher game, Manhunt 2, has finally managed to win a UK release after the Video Appeals Committee (VAC) overturned a previous ban by the BBFC. The game had been given a green light by the VAC already but it was appealed by the BBFC, so everything ground to a halt. The BBFC had […]

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£10 BT Device Could Boost Your Broadband

BT Wholesale is planning to launch a little device that could radically improve your broadband speed. That’s the promise anyhow. We all know that many broadband suppliers suck when it comes to providing the kind of speeds they make you pay for but, BT is insisting that some of the problem could be down to […]

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LCD TV Sales To Almost Double By 2012

The number of LCD TVs shipped is expected to nearly double in just 4 years according to the latest figures from market-watcher, iSuppli. Worldwide shipments of thin tellies for 2008 is expected to be just over 100 million but this figure will rocket to 193.9 million by 2012. The explosive growth is being being put […]

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