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Have you ever read a Harry Potter eBook? Probably not, since they don’t yet exist. J K Rowling and her advisers look like they are at last going to give the green light for the adventures of the boy wizard to make the big jump onto the electronic format. The official word is that giving the go ahead for eBook publishing is now being “actively considered”. Why have...

Left handed Whoppers and Panda eggs, eh? How we laughed. But those were April Fool gags from the past, and this year has seen a huge number of tech related April Fool jokes. We trawled the web to find the best of them, leaving out the ones which were just too nerdy of course. Google Wars A report on TechCrunch said that the infighting at Google had caused Google Places...

News, gossip, leaks and downright lies about the new iPhone 5 are sure to abound in the weeks to come. But what are we to make of the suggestion that it is going to have its own laptop dock included? The idea is that the iPhone will be placed into the laptop where a trackpad would usually be used. You could then use it as a mouse and integrated part of the computer, using...

An interesting new story caught my eye this week, as it showed how a big an influence new technology is having on the way we speak. The scholars who compile and update the Oxford English Dictionary aren’t known for making changes easily, so we can only imagine the scratching of learned heads as they found themselves forced to admit that LOL deserves a placed in the dictionary. The...

Ok, so you go to the big city for a few days and don’t want to miss out on reading your email, watching YouTube videos and seeing what everyone is up to on Facebook. How and where can you now do it without spending a lot of time and money in Internet cafes? 1. While at the Tube station. As well as “strenuously avoid any eye contact” and “puzzle over the strange...

A new Google service looks like it could completely change the way we look for sites on the world’s largest search engine. The idea is called Google +1 and it is going to work a bit like the Facebook option to “like” something. As you look at the results which pop up on screen you can add the +1 symbol to anything which you want to recommend to your friends, It is...

NFC may very well be the payment method of the future, but we need to all get access to it first, don’t we? Well, some leaks which have just appeared suggest that Microsoft may be working on exactly that idea right now. The news has come from unnamed people at Bloomberg and the smart money is on this change being implemented in a significant software update to the Windows...

With Twitter having just passed its fifth birthday an interesting statistic has come out which throws some more light on how we use the micro blogging site. There are more than 200 million users registered with Twitter and it is calculated that around 140 million tweets are sent every day. So that’s not far from being one tweet per person per day, is it? Not quite, actually....

The first quarter looks like it has been a sensational success for Apple and its iPad models. The total number of combined sales for the iPad 2 and the original device looks like it could reach almost 9 million units if we believe what some industry experts are currently saying. iPads have been selling like hot cakes since Apple first shifted 3 million in the under 3 months...

Yesterday a report suggested that this years Apple WWDC may not include any hardware, in other words no iPhone 5. Today the California based company has opened registration for this years WWDC with strong mentions of iOS and OSx developments but no mention of hardware. The conference will bring together creative minds between 6th June 2011 and 9th June at the Moscone...