02/02/2013 Click


02/02/2013

Guide to the latest gadgets and computer industry news. Click investigates whether a new private file-storing site could encourage piracy, and looks at the new Blackberry handsets.


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Here are the headlines: Clashes in Egypt between police and

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demonstrators calling for the resignation of President Mohammed

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Morsi have left at least one person dead and many others injured. The

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police responded to protesters with a water cannon and teargas.

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The United States has condemned a suicide bomb attack on its embassy

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in the Turkish capital as an act of terror. A security guard and the

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suspected attacker or put killed in the blast. The Prime Minister has

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blamed an outlawed Marxist Group. Heavily armed French soldiers are

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continuing their advance into northern Mali after the capture of

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many areas from Islamist rebels. Preparations are underway in

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Timbuktu for the arrival of the French President, who is due to

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visit French and Mali soldiers there.

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Now it is time for Click. You have loaned me a box to keep my

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things in. But what have I put This week, we get inside the new

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creation from one of the internet's most colourful and controversial

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characters. But will his new file storage site protect the pirates

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were just 10? -- or just Tim? Of we will also get our hands on

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the new BlackBerry devices hoping to hold off the tides of the iPhone

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and Android devices. What happens if you ignore the

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million most relevant answers? Welcome to Click. Why pay for

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something when you can get it for nothing? That has been the opinion

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of quite a few people in the cast of the latest movies and music. The

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creative industries have been trying to shut down websites that

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promote the illegal sharing of copyrighted films, games and

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applications. Last year they had some success. Shutting down one of

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the biggest free for all swapping sides. But now the internet beast

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is back. It is a service that the onus has cannot be touched. We have

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been trying to find out what is in the box.

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This is the moment last year when New Zealand police stormed the

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mention of Kim Dotcom. Armed with assault rifles and backed by the

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FBI, dozens of computers and hard drives were seized. Fighting online

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piracy has never been so dramatic. Although the courts have some

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steamed it illegal, Kim Dotcom is still fighting extradition to the

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US, maintaining he has done nothing wrong. It was this website that

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sparked the raid. It works much like a standard opera. It allows

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you to store your digital files security online. That could be

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anything from your photographs to that novel you have been working on.

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But it is when movies or music or anything that you do not own the

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copyright to his shared that these websites risk falling foul of the

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law. It is like leaving the door to your locker open. Anyone can

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download a copy. It is called file sharing. Where movies or music is

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concerned, it is called piracy. me in three internet users

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accessing a pirate service on a regular basis. We think, why not

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come over to the legal services that we have? It is certainly still

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an issue. Megaupload was the site of choice. At one point it had more

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than 50 million visitors every day. Sharing a staggering 25 million

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gigabytes of data. It was not interested in being a cloud locker.

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It knew exactly what it wanted. It wanted popular content. It was even

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prepared to split money with users who offered particularly popular

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files. When it was shut down, the creative industries breathe a sigh

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of relief. It has a massive impact. That relief lasted until last month.

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In typical extravagance, Kim Dotcom launched his latest file storage

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project. It was simply name to make up. This time he is hoping to take

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on mainstream cloud locker services with 50 gigabytes of free storage

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up front. What is more, Kim Dotcom, insists it is not a way of getting

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back at the establishment for the demise of his last business. This

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is not some kind of finger to the US government or to Hollywood. This

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is innovative people that have been wrong taking the time they have to

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create something new. How is the new venture different? Gone are the

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financial incentives to upload popular files. There is the ability

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to produce a larger locker and download more each month. But the

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big difference is when you start uploading a file or stop it is

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encrypted on the fly. It has no idea what you are storing inside

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your cider locker. How do you show your files? You can click on this

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link in the top right-hand corner of the screen. That will generate a

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unique link with in your browser that you can share with your

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friends. It includes the keys to unlock your files without the

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website ever having to know what you have stored there. Legally

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there is nothing there that could be used to shut us down. The

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website is just as legitimate and has the same right to exist as

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Dropbox and other competitors. movie and music industries are not

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so sure. Like Megaupload before it, if users want to share their files

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widely it, they will probably publish the links on forums and

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websites. Much to the frustration of the industry, these can often be

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found using standard search engines. A sadly, if you do a search on

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Google today for the words Adele and MP3, you'll find results from

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illegal sources. Not from legitimate sources. Kim Dotcom says

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he has, in the past, and will continue to, respond to specific

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requests from copyright owners to take down material if there is

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evidence of piracy. But while some other cloud storage or websites

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like CAPTCHA automatically cross reference files uploaded, a process

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known as fingerprinting, it appears that it will not be able to do this.

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This is due to encryption of every file before it reaches them.

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decision has been made to be blind to their content for whatever

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reason. We have seen that the claim is that this is to protect users

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privacy. We will see. inscriptions are entirely to give

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Kim Dotcom plausible to my ability. It does not protect movies and

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music. Our focus is on the people making large amounts of content

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available. That is the best way to hit at piracy. Much will depend on

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just how sick sure the encryption service turns out to be. While Kim

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Dotcom insists that it is not going to be part of the piracy problem,

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the emphasis on secrecy will undoubtably get some to share

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copyrighted content. Content and the creative industries say should

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be paid for. The ins and outs of a mega, which

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can be used to share legitimate files. It can also be used to share

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illegal content. We will speak to the news editor of

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intellectual property magazine. In your experience, what is a feeling

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about mega? Will it succeed where Megaupload has failed? It depends

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on how tightly the legal team has been around the loopholes. Sir the

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men loophole you are talking about is this idea of encryption. The

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owners of the website so they legitimately do not know. The new

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website has this different from Megaupload. Is there any legal

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precedent to a cider locker been deemed a legal or illegal? They

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have been several cases with cider lockers. In Germany in particular.

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It offered a surfers almost identical. It was an internet

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storage content website. It allowed people to upload and share content.

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In Germany it was found that the basic business model of the website

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was legal. The German courts deemed that RapidShare was not responsible

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for monitoring the content. But as long as it complies with taking

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down content discovered by others, then it is working within the law.

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Is there any evidence that different parts of the world will

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deal with this in a different way? How does the West differ from

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Europe? The US have been proactive in taking down foreign websites.

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They based their jurisdiction on those cases. The service could be

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stored in the West. Or it could have a US Registry. They use those

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kinds of legal rights they have to go after these people. Does that

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mean if you just moved Europe storage service to a country where

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the war is more relaxed, you're OK? That is what is happening. Kim

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Dotcom has new servers on an island. It has a New Zealand registration.

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It gets around US laws. Surely the world would be a simpler place if

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countries could just tell internet service providers to block that

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website. It would be a simple place. But only if the internet was that

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simple. That seems to be the crux of the problem. The internet is

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incredibly difficult to govern. In Europe, where governments in Sweden

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have tried to block websites like Pirate Bay, you can still log on to

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Pirate Bay with any ISP on any connection in the UK. You get a

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different approach in the US. They have been trying to take down the

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websites themselves. They take a much more aggressive, invasive

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approach. Thank you for your time. This is obviously a hot topic. We

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would love to hear your thoughts on the matters at hand. E-mail Click

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on BBC for get in touch do Twitter. Now for a look in get used will

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stop two emerging areas of technology have been given 1

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billion euros from the European Commission to speed up research.

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One will develop the potential of a new material called graphene. It is

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thin, flexible and incredibly tough. It might one day replace

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semiconductors. The second project aims to create a highly detailed

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map of the human brain using supercomputers. It will then be

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used to simulate the effects of neurological diseases and develop

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artificial intelligence in computers.

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Google Maps now has one of the most secretive states in the world,

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North Korea, covered. The data was collected with its matchmaker tall.

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It allows the public to add to maps using satellite images and local

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knowledge. The maps even include data about his notorious prison

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labour camps. The changes follow a humanitarian visit to the country

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by Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt.

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Microsoft has finally got in touch with touch. Office 365, the cloud

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version of its Office suite, is now a touch friendly. It was released

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with the desktop edition of Office 2013. What it is not shouting about

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is this report, that suggests a chunk of that data might not be

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usable. Back-up partitions take up nearly two-thirds of the space. At

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least some feeling short-changed. It does come with an eskey slot for

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additional storage. Typing in difficult to read text to

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verify Europe human and not a machine is never find. Now the

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world's largest online ticket real- ale is to ditch so-called CAPTCHA

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boxes. Users have long hated having to type in the oddly shaped lettuce

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into a box. Ticket Master reckons the new system relies on common

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Technology companies come and go. Shiny new technologies tent

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technology savvy consumers to buy into the latest devices. One such

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victim has been the black -- BlackBerry. Black beret's were

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developed by Canadian outfit Research In Motion. -- BlackBerry.

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They were popular for two reasons - they featured the best handsets on

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a keyboard, they also deliver the best and a secure e-mail servers

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that anyone trusted. Apple rained on BlackBerry's parade. In a short

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space of time the BlackBerry went from being a must-have device to,

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must I have one device? Like many companies in the smartphone

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industry they were caught off-guard by the iPhone when that came along

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with its advanced technology and large touch-screen. BlackBerry was

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not able to keep up on the technology front with those changes

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in the industry. While some observers think RIM is on the ropes

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they are fighting back. They have compared the changed have the

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handsets work. RIM becomes BlackBerry. We present Z10 and Q10.

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What is new? The company is especially proud of this, a one

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stop hub for all of your messages. You can reply without having to

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open the individual apps. It wants us to go with its flow system of

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switching directly from app to app while they are running at the same

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time. It retains a physical keyboard, but the Z 10 is digital.

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It learns from your writing style to predict the next word Yuletide.

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It also learns what you wrote before you first met. It will be

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familiar with words and phraseology from the last ten days. Phrases you

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used on Twitter and e-mail. The device is adapting to the types of

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words you use without having to teach the device that. It is

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learning. There is a new toy for taking photos as well, the time

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shift feature that catches features before and after you touch the

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button. Everyone looks like they are paying attention. Both handsets

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have near field communication chips making them ready for a expanding

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contactless market. BlackBerry built his name with the corporate

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world, he forgot that executives want to have fun as well. The new

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handset acknowledges this, in a very Blackberry Way, keeping your

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corporate and personal data separate. Europe Clare can take

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control over one side, but you are the boss of the personal side. --

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your employer. BlackBerry Messenger, single-handedly responsible for its

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popularity with teenagers, now supports the video calling. Are

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these changes enough to win back what was once the most loyal band

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of uses in the market? It is that simplicity of the user experience

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that will set BlackBerry 10 apart and bring a current customers and

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future customers to anew Haiphong. The million-dollar question is, has

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BlackBerry managed to turn it around? Euro opinions would be very

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welcome. -- your. We now have Webscape, we begin on the subject

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of search engines. With clever optimisation tricks and a bit of

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money to spend on advertising, it is pretty easy to get a website on

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to the first page of search results, it does not mean the content will

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be what you are looking for. Instead of digging deeper and

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deeper, million short is a search tool that removes the first one

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million results for you. You could discover something completely

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unexpected. People search for around 1 billion names on Google

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every day, that is a huge number. Would you believe that 94% of them

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never look beyond the first page of first results? This trend is in

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serious danger. I think million short could be the tonic we need.

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Try out the challenge at Millionshortiton.com, you can run a

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blind test on one of the key words take your fancy. The website will

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display their top results from their eyes and a traditional search

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engine so you can compare and make your choice. -- theirs. Music-

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lovers listen up, watch out. The pharaoh holds an official catalogue

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of over 50,000 music videos that you can enjoy a completely free.

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Viva has signed deals with pretty much all of the major music labels,

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basting the catalogue to include 11,000 artists from Adele to ZZ Top.

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The only big name missing is Warner Brothers, if you are a massive

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Nickelback supporter you are out of luck. To some that might be quite a

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bonus. The licence for the mobile apps and websites covers a lot of

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territory. They have also linked up with YouTube. Twitter is huge. A

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few months ago it past half a billion users and trying to find

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someone interesting to follow can feel a little bit like swimming

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through treacle. Twitterland has a suggestion or two allowing you to

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search the interesting Twitter users by name, location. People

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often ask me how to get the most out of Twitter. If you do not have

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anything interesting to shout about, I would say the experience is

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defined by the people you follow, he would be best for you to follow

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is as personal a decision as picking out a pair of shoes. When

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you see someone interesting click to open a profile that is broken

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down into behaviour patterns and the kind of content that they Tweed.

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So you can make an informed decision about following them. It

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is free to use and really simple. It has more new -- nuanced searches

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as it evolves. Safer Internet Day is on 5th February. Full of tips

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for teachers, Jerez, parents and children so they know how to stay

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safe online. It has details about the 12-hour broadcast where special

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guests and experts will be talking about everything you need to know

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to always have fun online. Kate Russell's Webscape. Those websites

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are available at ours. Get in touch about any of the issues that have

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got your imagination this week. That's it for now. Thank you for

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Quite a mixed picture of weather this weekend. We begin on a chilly

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note, a widespread frost this morning. Temperatures below

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freezing. At least there is some sunshine around. Let's get into the

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details. Temperatures dipping below freezing. A bright start to the day.

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Temperatures in London around three degrees. Two degrees for Ipswich.

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Along the coastline there are some showers. Rain along the coast.

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Further inland we could see a bit of sleet or snow. Maybe a few

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centimetres, not causing us concern. For inland areas of Scotland it is

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dry and bright at 9am in the morning. It is a chilly start to

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the day across Northern Ireland. A few showers, but they are mostly

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rain showers. Temperatures in Plymouth on Saturday morning four

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degrees with the sunshine around. A brisk wind takes us through

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Saturday. We might see a little bit of higher cloud around with some

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hazy sunshine. There is that breeze taking the edge off things. It is

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noticeable for the Six Nations matches. Wales against Ireland,

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England against Scotland. Temperatures around five degrees.

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Coverage right across the BBC. Temperatures generally 3-4 degrees.

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We are hoping for seven degrees in Cardiff and Plymouth through the

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afternoon. An early frost on Saturday night. Temperatures will

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climb later in the night as the cloud will thicken and we begin to

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see rain moving into the north-west. Temperatures by the end of the

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night 6-7 degrees. We have the frost to begin with in East Anglia.

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Some early brightness, but it will cloud over in the south-east with

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some patchy rain late in the day. Behind that system it will be a

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little bit drier and brighter, still quite a brisk wind coming in

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from the west. The winds strengthen even further on Monday. Quite a

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chilly wind at that. Further south and east it looks like it should be

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mainly dry and bright. We have got temperatures from 5-9 degrees. The

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isobars stay tightly packed on Monday night into Tuesday. The

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Click investigates whether a new private file-storing site could encourage piracy and takes a first look at the new Blackberry handsets. Includes tech news and Webscape.


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