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  • Prisoner on the run ‘taunts’ police with Facebook party pictures

    December 13, 2013 5:56 PM 44

    A prisoner who went on the run while on temporary home release has been ‘taunting’ police with Facebook pictures of him partying. Michael McInnes, jailed for attempted murder, failed to return to HMP Castle Huntly, near Dundee, last Wednesday after being granted home release to an address in Glasgow. Instead of lying low McInnes posted links on Facebook

  • BT internet filter to protect all devices including smartphones and tablets

    December 13, 2013 5:26 PM 14

    Telecoms giant leads the way in UK PM's default filtering campaign BT has announced today that its new parental controls for filtering adult material will apply to all devices including smartphones and tablets. New subscribers will automatically have the controls implemented and they will be given a choice to opt-out at sign up. According to BT, existing

  • Nokia developing Android mobiles: reports

    December 13, 2013 12:53 PM 21

    NOKIA is understood to be developing an Android phone as an entry-level device. The Wall Street Journal blog, AllThingsD reports that Nokia is "definitely" working on the device, despite the imminent sale of its Windows phone and entry-level Asha phone businesses to Microsoft. Going by the name of Normandy, the project would see Nokia heavily tailor

  • BT apologises for 'poor service' at sports channel launch

    December 13, 2013 11:48 AM 7

    BT has apologised to its customers after what it called its "poor service" during the launch of BT Sport in August. It followed figures that showed complaints about BT's television service more than doubled in the July-to-September period. Telecoms regulator Ofcom said complaints peaked in August, when the new channel went on air. Ofcom said the biggest

  • HTC can continue selling smartphones in UK, judge rules

    December 13, 2013 10:14 AM 7

    The UK Court of Appeal has ruled HTC can continue selling smartphones that infringe on a Nokia patent. HTC can continue selling the HTC One Mini in the UK as it appeals against a ban ordered by the High Court last week, a judge has ruled. It was told to stop shipping the handset last week (3 December 2013) following a legal feud with Nokia, which argued

  • Cycle hire expansion to south-west London launched

    December 13, 2013 10:01 AM 11

    New Barclays cycle-hire stations in south-west London will become active later as the scheme is launched. Up to 150 docking stations have been installed and 2,000 bikes provided for Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth and Kensington and Chelsea. More than 26 million journeys have been made on the bikes since the scheme was introduced in 2010. Transport

  • New fitness game imagines terror attack on Inverness

    December 13, 2013 2:52 AM 24

    A new fitness app sponsored by the UK Department of Health is a "techno-thriller" that sees a Scottish railway station attacked by terrorists. The Walk challenges its users to deliver a package from Inverness, the scene of the fictional assault, to another destination in the UK. Those using the app must walk in the real world to survive in the game and also "save

  • Zavvi customers given free PlayStations in error

    December 13, 2013 12:38 AM 13

    12 December 2013 Last updated at 14:31 GMT Customers at online retailer Zavvi may have thought they had been handed an early Christmas present - when they ordered video game 'Tearaway' and got sent a PlayStation Vita instead. Luke McGillen was one such customer - but Zavvi have been quick to warn him and others that they could face legal action if they did not send the machines

  • Living, 3D-printed, shoes could repair themselves overnight

    December 12, 2013 7:28 PM 9

    Walking past Shamees Aden's exhibit, the object on display looks like a spare bit of rubber that washed up on the beach after a shipping accident. If you turn your head the right way, it almost looks like an insole or maybe a water shoe. The mind-blowing reality is that it's a self-healing shoe printed to fit your foot from the building blocks of life itself

  • HTC One mini cleared for sale in the UK following Court of Appeals ruling

    December 12, 2013 6:54 PM 11

    HTC’s One mini is now cleared for landing in the UK. The Court of Appeals has issued a stay on the import and sales ban they faced when their handset was deemed to infringe on several Nokia patents. Though HTC will continue to fight the case, their One mini is now available for purchase. The court had already issued a lift on the ban for the flagship