23/02/2013 Click


23/02/2013

Click gets its first taste of the Playstation 4, examining the new games and its new controller. Plus a close-up look at the kit used to take the world's largest photograph.


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And the latest headlines: Moody's has stripped Britain of its AAA

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credit rating. The agency says government bonds no longer deserve

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the highest level of credit. They have been downgraded by one notch.

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The sluggish economic growth looks likely to extend into the second

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half of the decade. A South African court has granted bail for Oscar

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Pistorius while he awaits trial on charges of murdering his colour

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found. The prosecution -- murdering his girlfriend. The prosecution had

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not established a definite... Horsemeat has been found in six

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Petrol prices could reach a record high by Easter. The average cost of

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a later went up by 5% in the last month. The motoring organisation is

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are urging the Chancellor to use the Budget to help motorists. Let's

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get more. More than feared. More than the mortgage. Transport is the

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biggest expense each week for the average UK family. The sharp rise

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in the price of petrol is leaving many drivers feeling the same way.

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I do not have any money because I always have to put petrol in my car.

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I have got no money. Motorists could be feeling the pinch for some

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time yet. Unleaded petrol prices peaked last spring with a new

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record high of more than one per and 42 per litre. The cost of

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filling an average car has gone up by �3.30 by Christmas. -- �1.42 per

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litre. They could be heading for a new record this Easter. Last month,

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petrol sales were the lowest they have been and 23 years. Some of

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that is down to the weather because people do not write as much in the

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snow. High prices -- drive as much. High prices are for some people out

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of their cars. Why? -- coursing. The price has been pushed up for

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all of us in the UK. The bad news is that it will continue for some

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time. Some have suggested that we delay the rise until April. I

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disagree. I suggest we cancel it altogether. This was the Chancellor

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last December being cured after strapping a planned rise in fuel

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duty. -- cheered. He insisted he knew how much the prices were

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hitting drivers. I understand the pressure of the prices. That is why

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we have taken action to make sure petrol is 10 pence per litre

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cheaper than it would have been if we had stuck with the tax rises of

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the last Labour government. 60 % of your fuel price is tax. The

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Government is under pressure he struck for the rises. Now it is

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time for Click. We get a first look at the

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We will hopefully bring you that. We are being told that in this

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episode, the programme gets its first taste of the PlayStation 4.

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We have heard it would be a voice control and physical floating games

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machine with more power than you can possibly need. As long as I can

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still play my favourite video game on it.

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This week on Click, we will get our first taste of the PlayStation 4.

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We will take you through the new specification, the new games and

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the new controller. We also take a close-up look, and I mean close at,

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well, everything. We look at the kit used to take the world's

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largest photograph. Also, the latest tech news and, if you want

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to write your own smart phone app, we have a great guide for you.

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Welcome to Click. I am Spencer Kelly. He'll be going again. The

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console wars are back on. After months of rumours, Sony has

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announced it is close to launching a brand new video games machine.

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The question is, can it do better than its predecessor, the

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PlayStation 3, of which, despite pretty impressive specification,

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failed to blow the gaming world away as expected. We take a look at

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the new box. First, a refresher of the story so far. In 1994, Sony

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introduced the world to the PlayStation. Sony is moving into

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the video games market for the first time. At the same time,

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introducing unsuspecting gamers to science-fiction games like Wipe Out.

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Also, hip-hop hound Baragua the rapper. -- PaRappa the Rapper. It

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became a quick hit. Soni improved on that, launching the best-selling

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console ever which boasted a DVD player and state-of-the-art 3D

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graphics. The PlayStation 22, all comers. Sony announced the follow-

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up in 2005. -- PlayStation 22, all colours. When the PlayStation 3

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Lloyd's in 2006, but had a Blu-ray player. The landscape has shifted

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dramatically and not in Soni's favour. It launched at a very high

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price point. It was not a very strong on -- strong launch in terms

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what was being offered. Blu-ray was a bit of fun unproven quantity.

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They hit a few dead ends along the way. They went quite hard on

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backing it. For Soni, it was a fall from gaming grace. The PlayStation

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3 is currently in third place in a race between the X-Box 360 Andy

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Nintendo Wii. They have still sold a pretty decent number of the

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consoles. About 70 million. Video games consoles are like dogs, they

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age quickly. The Nintendo Wii and exports 360 are well due for

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replacement. Nintendo has already launched their Wii U. It is finding

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it tough to replicate the success of its predecessor. It set a

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challenging benchmark for them about what you would expect. The

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expected to go like a rocket and be in every living room. That is not

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the way it is at the launch of a console. Even the Nintendo Wii took

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a while. What happens is, they have to release more games, get the

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device in people's hands. Sony can avoid some of that by getting the

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right price.. They have to make sure they know who their con Sumer

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is. -- pres point. To regain its crown as king of the consoles, but

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they held an event in New York City. It could be the making or breaking

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of them as a console manufacturer. After weeks of speculation, surely

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it had arrived. The new console. And next-generation software.

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PlayStation 4. Well, it is a low over the new console at least.

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was keen to talk about the new machine. A moment of truth and a

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bold step forward for PlayStation as a company. We will show you the

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many ways in which the living room is no longer the centre of the

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PlayStation ecosystem. And talk. The presentation lasses for two

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hours. Apart from a local, they held off on showing us what the new

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console would look like. They did, however, reveal what will reside

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inside the so far unseen machine. At its heart, a processor, ex 86.

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The graphics chip are courtesy of AMD. It will have a hard drive.

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Very similar specification to a desktop PC. That could be very good

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news. The PlayStation 3 is notoriously difficult to write

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games for. The PlayStation 4 should be easier for developers to work

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with. It was a conscious choice to adapt a PC based architecture. We

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felt that if we were able to achieve a sort of new sense of game

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designing experience and get the Phyllis participation of the

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community, we needed a very familiar Architecture. One that

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would take years of development. new consul was not the always

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surprise that Sony had up its sleeve. The DualShock controller

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with its rumble feature has served all the PlayStation since 1997.

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Along with the new console, a new controller, too. This is for givers

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to poke and prod at. I have the pleasure of sharing with you the

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new controller for the first time. He it is. The DualShock 4.

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APPLAUSE The new DualShock includes a touch pad which works much like

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the back of the PlayStation the third. -- PlayStation Vita. It also

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as Saudi PlayStation Move motion controller. -- also acts like the.

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Dave Perry explains some of the social features. His cloud gaming

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company Gaikai was purchased by Sorell last year for $380 million.

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Technology will play a key part of the story. Players can invite

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friends to connect to their machine and take control of their character.

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They can invite several friends to watch like progress. This

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technology will be used to allow you PlayStation 4 games to be

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streamed and played on the PlayStation Vita handheld console.

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Sony showed what they should look like with a demonstration of

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Killzone Shadow Fall, first-person shooter and a look at Drive Club. A

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bit better in terms of graphics but not a giant leap. As well as not

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showing as -- us the machine, Sony was not keen on telling us how much

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it would cost either. We want to launch in 2013. In terms of the

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Pacific current cost, we are not in a position to talk about price

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point just yet. We always talk about that closer to the launch of

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the new platform. Nintendo has already launched the Wii U.

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Soni has shown us what it has in store for its next consul. They

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will find out what Microsoft will do about replacing the exports the

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61st. The story does not end there. Three new players have entered the

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arcade, all vying for the attention of gamers and for their hard-earned

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cash. All of them are trying to make it to the top of the highs

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were tabled. Perhaps most famous for manufacturing graphics cards

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and chips but, NVIDIA has announced its intention to get in on the

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console game. Jen-Hsun Huang showcase the company's new games

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bad. It is Android-powered. It is called Shield. Then, Text data and

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Ouya. Also, Val planets Steam Box concept. A lot of money. A lot of

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high-profile failures have happened in the past. I think Steam as the

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best chance. But taking get a powerful machine out for $300, --

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if they can get. They could do very well. They will have to decide how

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they will approach the market. Low- price and accessible. Also, tapping

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into the Android market, a lot of games. It is early to say but I did

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not write off Soni, Nintendo or X- Box. The next generation is almost

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upon us. So far, the big boys, playing by tried-and-tested rules.

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All were regaining public has the power to take them all the new

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players in the game to the next It will not be long before

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Microsoft unveils it responds. The third generation a Xbox. Why not

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tell us your thoughts on the new regime? E-mail us at Click or you

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can tweet us. Next is the Tech News. Following in the footsteps of

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Facebook and Twitter, Apple is the next high-profile company to have

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some of its computer systems hat. After being criticised for being

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slow to react, it has updated to fix the vulnerabilities in Java,

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the popular language allowing machines to be infected in the

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first place. Staying with hacking, the Chinese military has responded

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angrily to accusations it was responsible for a series of cyber

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attacks around the world. Mandiant has reported on hundreds and traced

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some back to China and said the government was aware of it. A

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spokeswoman from the US government said hacking came up with nearly

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every meeting they had with Chinese officials. The Chinese defence

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ministry said China was also a victim of hacking. Following the 4

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G launch by EE, the UK has finally auctioned off more of its airways

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to make way for more high-speed data. The sell-off saw four are

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more providers by chance of spectrum. That reduces on those

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networks with handset and tariffs could get faster mobile downloads

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and better coverage. But proceeds were disappointing, raising �1

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billion less than the �3.5 billion the government planned on a

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fraction of the price they got when they sold off 3G. And crew cool has

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released Project Glass, seen from a user's point of view.

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-- Google. It is still in development but it is seen giving

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out useful information and access in social feeds. It is looking to

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take part in the beta release. When it comes to taking photos, one

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of these does not give bad results these days. You can take a

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smartphone photo and print it out. But there is always someone who

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wants to go a little bit further. Like taking the largest photograph

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in the world. LJ Rich reports from 177 metres above the bustling

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metropolis that is London, there is a world record attempt in full flow

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and it requires a real photo finish. This is the 29th floor of the BT

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Tower. Behind the is one of the camera's going through tests ready

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for its attempt at the world record tomorrow. Each camera will take

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13,000 pictures and the resulting Panorama stitched together is going

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to be the largest photograph in the world. What could possibly go

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wrong? As a communications tower, the building sends and receives

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microwave signals, so it has been designed to move as little as

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possible. 100mph were winds move this platform a near 12 inches. The

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result of all of this work will be a massive 300 gigapixel panoramic

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photograph of London. The company behind this wants to update their

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old 80 gigapixel picture of London taken three years ago. In order to

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break the record, there is quite a bit of equipment involved. There

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are four Canon 7D cameras, each fitted with 400 millimetres lenses

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and converters attached for even more zoom. Each photo will be 18

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megapixel speak. The cameras are mounted on a 3D stereoscopic lays a

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robot that moves them around incredibly accurately to within

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5,000th of a degree. They will be moving constantly and will have to

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focus, shoot and fire 13,000 times successfully. That is a challenge

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for any machine and its operator. We need the area to be clear her

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with an 800 millimetres lens you can see far. But if the air does

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not make you, it will not be much that you can see. If it misses

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pictures, it will make the process much more difficult. There is a

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fair amount of overlap. 30% between each picture. But the lens only

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sees about one degree. If the wind blows the camera at all, it might

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blow the camera completely out of position. It took six attempts to

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get the satisfactory set of snaps and the project took up nearly

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three terror bytes of data, equivalent to over one third of a

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million phone pictures. They decided to shoot J paedophiles

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because the larger format would be too much to deal with. -- JPEG.

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Stitching the images together sounds impossible by hand. Luckily,

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a computer takes most of the strange. The whole panorama takes

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about 200 hours of time on a computer with a massive 256 gigs of

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RAM. About 56 times as powerful as a half-decent computer. And here is

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the completed picture. You can see detail up to around six miles away.

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Each photo represents one degree of the finished Panorama. There are 85

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roads altogether. The numbers add up to a breathtaking 320 gigapixel.

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With 36 megapixel cameras already out there, it is likely this world

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record will be short-lived. Right now, there is just enough time to

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sit back and enjoy the very expansive view.

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L J which with what is for the moment at least the world's largest

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photograph. -- LJ Rich. If you would like to explore the

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massive Panorama for yourself, you can add our website.

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Moving on. Writing as smartphone app is the new way to become a

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millionaire. If your name is Rovio, you will be pulling in around $100

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billion a year. Backs to Angry to

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to cash in on this. -- francs. Kate Russell has an app for that.

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If you have a great idea for an app, you will probably need to call in

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the professionals to make anything complicated. But if you just want

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to deliver basic content like a new speed or videos sourced from other

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sides, AppMakr it is air -- an attractive option and super easy to

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The android and windows phone bill the lead to submit an app for

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publishing free but good luck making an android user who is happy

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with these permissions. Those provisions to look pretty invasive

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and there has been some discussion about them on the website's Forum.

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It is down to programme shortcuts to make it easier to produce across

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a range of handsets rather than anything more sinister. Worth

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noting the android tool is still eat beta phase so ugly things like

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this will get sorted out in time. You can build an eyeless at free

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but you will have to pay around $100 a year for a developer's

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account with Apple if you want to publish it. I can't tell you

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anything else about publishing an act with Apple because the terms of

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service forbids it. The freak AppMakr account includes ads and

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there are reasonably priced upgrades if you want to add more

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features. -- the free. For an meatier app, there are a growing

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number of services that allow you to craft a bespoke at the with a

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sliding prescription if you pick up a lot of users. Ripples at/is a

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nice one that is easy to use and their least -- fairly priced.

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Before going be paid service route, it is worth noting that only a

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small fraction of the apps uploaded to the stores every year actually

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make any money. Make sure you have an idea that is really going to fly

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before deciding to plough lots of cash into it. I also like the look

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of Conduit's app builder which has pricing options for many different

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users, including people we just want to offer readers and app

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Block -- blog. If you are planning a trip this summer, get help with

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this. It is like an unbiased a travel agent at your disposal.

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Secure start and finish points and filling the gaps along the way. You

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can choose between four modes of transport and filled the hotels buy

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price and star rating. This site is going to work best if you are

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planning a long road trip and want to pick the perfect resting places

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along the way. There are over 250,000 hotels registered, with one

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quick access to book a room. If you don't like the look of a place, you

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just click it to delete it. If a route takes you close to some way

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you want to visit, pick up the Green Line and drop it somewhere

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else. With itinerary building and sharing option and the ability to

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add photographs to the timeline, this is a great offering for the

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Smash hit android keyboard apps Swiftkey has released a new update,

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adding a feature designed to make it even easier and faster to

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gesture type by guiding your fingers across the touchscreen to

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write whole phrases in 60 supported languages, making use of the

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impressive context and used it away predictive text that the app has

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become popular for over the last few years. The free version allows

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you to try it for 30 days, with an upgrade to be paid out if you want

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Following for a very -- and meteorite hit in Russia last week

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and shortly after the asteroid known as 2012 DA14 buzzing the

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planet closer than any in more than one century, you might be wondering

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what else is flying about in space. Asterank .com has the answer

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roughly speaking, having compiled an estimated economic and

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scientific catalogue of over 500,000 asteroids in our Solar

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System. It might be a sobering thought that so much stuff is

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flying about over our heads but the 3D animation is rather beautiful.

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Kate Russell's Webscape. If you would like to suggest a website or

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app, get in touch and e-mail us at Click. Or you can tweet us. If you

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would like to comment on anything else you have seen, those addresses

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are there as well. More from us always any time at our website.

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Feel free to go there. That's it for this week. Thank you for

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Another cold and frosty start in the morning. Plenty of cloud as

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well. That could be thick enough to produce a few more snow showers.

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The chance they could be on the significant side across north-east

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England and North Yorkshire. Up to five centimetres in spots. But some

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will stay completely dry. Snow flurries elsewhere, mostly

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insignificant. The best of the brightness in western areas. Winds

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strongest to the south-east corner. It is here where the wind chill

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will be present. The winds across this part of the UK will strengthen

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further into Sunday. Another cold day. Most likely to see snow

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Click gets its first taste of the Playstation 4, examining the new specs, the new games and its new controller. Plus a close-up look at the kit used to take the world's largest photograph.


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