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6th May 2011 AV Referendum Results Map

From light green for ‘no’ through orange for 'no, but only just’ to purple for 'yes’ That’ll be a no then… Fullscreen version here Loading…...

2nd March 2011 Facebook Pages Upgrade – What You Need To Know

The old, and new Facebook pages at a glance On 10th March all Facebook Pages - i.e. pages which are not for personal accounts but for brands, businesses and organizations - will be upgraded to a new style consistent with personal profiles,...

15th February 2011 Mobile World Congress 2011 So Far

I’m here at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain for the mobile communications industry’s big annual bash. It’s a time for phone manufacturers, app developers, accessories makers and anyone else who gains in any way from people using mobile...

14th February 2011 First 3D Video Taken With LG Optimus Pad

I cheekily took the following footage with a demo model at the LG booth then emailed it to myself. 3D options only available if you watch the vid at youtube.com. Click here to do that! Stay tuned at twitter.com/willfrancis to see the...

14th February 2011 LG Optimus 3D and Pad: Hands On

Having had a thorough play with LG’s Optimus 3D - the first smartphone to shoot in 3D and with 3D screen - as well as their tablet the Optimus Pad which shoots in 3D I’m definitely feeling a little more...

10th February 2011 Mobile World Congress: Top Things To Get Excited About

This Monday, 14th February, will see 50,000 people descend on Fira de Barcelona in the centre of the Catalonian capital to gather at Mobile World Congress, the biggest date in the mobile communications industry’s calendar. It is typically where the...

31st January 2011 New Com Truise Track: Colourvision

Colorvision (WIP) by Com Truise As I mentioned in my rundown of the best music of 2010, Com Truise has good times up ahead of him, whoever she/he is. Yes, there’s an awful lot of crap styled around the 1980s but...

6th January 2011 UPDATED: Maps Of The Week’s Mystery Mass Animal Deaths

Click for larger image Following the mystery large-scale animal deaths that are sweeping the globe, Canada’s National Post has compiled this handy map for us. UPDATE: Google have created a real-time map… Mass Animal Deaths map courtesy of Google Yesterday io9.com offered some rational...

28th December 2010 HOW TO: Customise New Facebook Profiles (With Free PSD)

There have been some amazingly creative uses of Facebook’s new profile layout recently: You can see more cool examples here and here. There are two ways to do this, depending on whether you have Photoshop or not… WITH PHOTOSHOP STEP 1: Download this Photoshop PSD...

25th December 2010 Playlist: Best Music of 2010

2010 has been another great year for new music, with fresh and original acts taking centre stage whilst many of our established heroes take a year out releasing albums forgettable or not at all. My fave tracks of the year...