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Ask Jeeves was established in 2000 and aimed to answer every question or query that Internet users could throw at it. It’s done pretty well in providing the answers to some taxing questions but it certainly hasn’t been able to answer them all. In light of this, Ask Jeeves has put together a list of the top 10 most unanswerable questions that includes the likes of “is there a God?”, “do blondes have more fun?” and perhaps slightly less obviously, “did Tony Soprano die?” The unanswerable list...

Developers and tech brands have a weird array of names for their annual exhibitions and at this year’s Yahoo company product runway, new chief products officer Blake Irving has said that he wants to make Yahoo cool again (it’s arguable whether it ever was cool over here in the UK) and that they intend to concentrate on being a technology company rather than a media company. Oddly, perhaps, he intends to do this by concentrating on social media type products across the board including external sites. You might want to call it...

There are numerous mobile phones and smartphones on the market that claim to offer complete social networking functionality. Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are supposed to integrate perfectly into the operating systems that the handsets use but the reality is quite different. iOS and Android struggle to offer the complete suite of features that Facebook includes and this tends to mean disappointment. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is readying itself to develop its own mobile operating system, and they will use a third...

You would be forgiven for thinking that Facebook is filled with crap quizzes and boring groups. After all, if you have but a single active Facebook friend then that’s pretty much all you’ll see in terms of friend updates. However, there’s also some genuinely interesting pages as well as some just plain weird. Show your appreciation by liking pages of your favourite celebrities or joining those that offer genuinely useful and regular updates. 1 – Texas Hold’em Poker With just under 24m users nearly 5% or 1...

The rest of the world may be turning their attention to on-demand TV or catch-up TV but YouTube believes there is still demand for live streaming TV on the Internet. Having successfully broadcast a couple of live events using streaming technology from other media providers, YouTube is now testing its own technology over a two day period that will help them determine whether or not they have the capability to make it a more permanent offering. Still only in alpha testing, the technology is being trialled twoday and tomorrow and is unlikely...

There is a lot of buzz and excitement in the air about this weeks Google Doodles, yesterday we talked about the Google Dots/bubbles logo rumoured to link to a new standard in CSS. Today sees the Google doodle in a plain guise that fills with the glorious Google colours as you type your search query in the search box. As always rumours have started about what this could mean, with many industry experts linking this weeks doodles to changes in the way Google shows its search results. Some of the comments on YouTube yesterdays bouncing dots...

Earlier in the year Google started to display a daily doodle/logo change on their website to add a little fun and to educate people on important events that were either happening or had happened in the past. September 7th 2010 sees Google showing off the possibilities of css code in the form of bouncing and flitting dots that react to the movement of the mouse curser. If you move the mouse over the logo dots fly off in all directions, leave the logo alone and it settles into a bubbly looking Google logo. CSS3 is a new form of ‘cascading...

Apple clearly isn’t interested in owning the touch smartphone and touch screen tablet market. They’re not even content with the ludicrously popular brand of mp3 and multimedia players they have as despite a few teething problems following its launch, it looks like they’re making a pretty good show of social networking too. Apple’s new Ping social network has made it to the 1 million user milestone just 48 hours after it was launched and their smug representatives believe that this figure will continue to grow and...

It’s bound to cause a stir but there’s a price rise in store for XBox Live Gold membership and, in all honesty, it’s not really that big a surprise. As Microsoft has said in their blog post, they have added and upgraded the service considerably since 2002 and haven’t since then increased the price. Yes, the additions helped to make the service more popular but the proposed rise to £6 per month still represents good value for money we think. While the increase isn’t quite global, it will see prices in the...

There was once a time when a game/movie tie-in was quite unusual and almost always ended up in disaster. Although, in all honesty, games made into movies tended to fare better than cross-overs in the other direction. Then, along came next gen consoles dragging gamers out of the gutter where they once had to hide and everything went a bit mainstream. The end result was considerably cooler games made from film licenses. It should come as little suprirse then that the most popular iPhone app in most parts of the world, a ridiculously addictive...