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First Internet Message Sent 45 Years Ago And System Crashed!

29 October 1969: the day the first internet message was transmitted. The first message was Lo and was sent at 10.30pm. It should have contained the word Login but the system crashed. We might think that the internet has only really around for 20 years or so, but the truth is that it was being developed way back in the 1960s. One of the most revolutionary moments came at 10.30pm (22.30) on 29 October when pioneering computer scientists sent the first message over…

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End of the line for new Nokia branded mobile phones?

The Nokia brand name is set to disappear from new mobile devices, it has been revealed. Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile devices business less than a year ago – and did have a 10-year agreement to use the name on mobile devices. But Nokia will now be ditched from new products with new Nokia Lumia smartphones being known as Microsoft Lumia, reports the BBC. Nokia was once synonymous with mobile phones and had a huge market share, but that dominance faded as…

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The sweet evolution of Android O/S [INFOGRAPHIC]

From Cupcake to Lollipop, we chart the development of the Android operating system. The latest version of the Android mobile operating system (o/s) has been unveiled by Google – and in keeping with tradition, it has been been named Android 5.0 Lollipop. The search engine giant has been giving each version of Android a confectionary-themed name since April 2009 – the first being cupcake. See the infographic below for the sweet evolution of Android o/s. Further links: Which phones will…

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Which phones will get Android 5.0 Lollipop first?

Google has unveiled its latest version of its mobile operating (o/s) system – Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s been given a visual and technical makeover – which Google says will give users a more intuitive, faster and consistent experience across devices. For example, Google says that with Lollipop it’s easier to pick up where you left off on one device so songs, photos, apps and even recent searches can be immediately accessed on another Android Lollipop device. There’s also a consistent design across devices, which Google has…

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U2 Bono “sorry” over free album for iTunes accounts

The lead singer of Irish rock band U2 has apologised after offering the band’s new album for free to iTunes customers worldwide – following a backlash, with people complaining they never asked for it. Bono said he was sorry in a video, which featured the band answering questions from fans on Facebook, after being asked to never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again because “it’s really rude”. “Oops,” said Bono. “I’m sorry about that. “I…

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The holodeck in your living room: Microsoft RoomAlive

Microsoft has developed the RoomAlive prototype that creates an augmented reality in a room – and has been compared to Star Trek’s famous holodeck. Imagine if you could turn your front room into something else or another place – and that you could interact with its inhabitants and immerse yourself in that environment? Microsoft has unveiled a system that could just be a step towards turning that into a reality. The RoomAlive project uses projectors, depth cameras and a computer to create an…

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Ikea’s hilarious take on Apple ads: say hello to the bookbook

(Video: Ikea Singapore/YouTube) You just have to watch this video from Ikea, which is a brilliant take on Apple’s famous adverts and unveils the “bookbook”. It will make you laugh. You will love it whether you’re an Apple fan or not. Like Apple commercials, it has a crisp and cool look. It also has an over-the-top rundown of the bookbook’s world-changing features – which some people think is a feature of Apple adverts. The video opens to a misty-eyed Jorgen Eghammer, chief design…

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Person buying iPhone 6 drops it on live TV: video goes viral

Oops… the first person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped it on live TV. Watch the video here (ps the phone was apparently ok). The clip was posted on YouTube by IB Times UK More links Reports that iPhone 6 Plus can “bend” easily Street lanes for mobile phone users in China Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future? The Evolution of iOS from iOS 1 – iOS 8 [INFOGRAPHIC] Please follow and like us on:

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A usable chocolate teapot: a sweet way to brew tea

It’s a well-worn phrase to describe the shortcomings of a person or an item. But the phrase “as much use as a chocolate teapot” has been literally disproved – with the development of a usable chocolate teapot that doesn’t melt when filled with boiling water. Boffins based at confectionary company Nestlé’s base in York, England, used dark chocolate with 65% cocoa solids so the low fat content would hold hot tea. The fat in chocolate is what makes it melt when placed…

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Street lanes for mobile phone users in China

How’s this for an idea? The city of Chongqing in China has created separate pedestrian lanes for mobile phone users – handy given people’s adherence to their devices. We’ve all seen people looking at their mobile phones or texting, heads down as they walk along  – risking the potential of bumping into other people. The photo above was tweeted by CCTVNews, the English news channel of China Central Television (CCTV) and shows a lane in operation. And as our mobile devices become more and…

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