27/07/2013 Click


27/07/2013

Guide to the latest technology. Click takes a look at a futuristic home, and reports on the rising trend of 'fixers' who repair tech items for their owners when they fail.


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-- which Banksy will be next? BBC is click. It is the very latest

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technology. This will play anything it has on its system. I wonder if it

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has... Yes, it does. This week, we are looking at a smartphone where

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your music, videos and all your chicken is controlled. We go to a

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party where we learn how to restart your kit. And all the locus tech

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news. And we have found a little bluebird that will help you when are

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travelling overseas. For years this programme has been creeping ever

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closer to the idea of the perfect smartphone. A place to live where

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every appliance, every item is connected and controllable. This

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week we are at a show home in central London. One company has put

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everything together to make a smart home. Off we go. This is not your

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run-of-the-mill kit. This is the top of the range stuff. The place does

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not even look that smart. That is because everything is hidden away,

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including your controller which is of course, a tablet. The house come

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with its own app which meant to be touch of a couple of buttons I can

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You can control anything from anywhere by touching the room on the

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floor plan of the act. It means he can get anything from city which are

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to make a cup of coffee. Of course you are going to want to do it

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yourself eight state-of-the-art cinema room. The entertainment

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system in this house is run by something called Kaleidoscope. You

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put your CDs and blue rays into the system and it digitalise them in

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full quality and then distribute those movies around your house. You

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can watch them on TV is all on your tablets, or if you must, on this

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enormous cinema screen. The interface that you get is the spoke

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to. As you navigate around you can see what I've got what is

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interesting is as you call up a film you get extra information if you

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just pop it into a DVD player. That is because the Kaleidoscope is

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adding new information to it as it comes onto the market. But there is

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a quirk to the system that is the son of the times. Although

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Kaleidoscope does rip the Blu-ray to its hard drive it will not play the

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content unless the disk is still in the machine. This is to make sure

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that you do not or someone else's and then -- borrow someone else's

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and then just use the content. It does raise a few questions. This man

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is a digital media lawyer. We are moving into an age when we are

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considering taking digital copies of media, or even buying a physical

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copy of our media, we just stream. It means that rights we are paying

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for our changing. Is that right? Yes. When you have a physical copy,

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you are allowed to do things that you do not have things you cannot

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own a digital copy. When you are downloading a digital product you

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are downloading it with a whole host of restrictions. You are not allowed

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to lend it on, sell it, they have really stripped what you can do with

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a digital version. Why a movie companies doing this? Partly because

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they are concerned with films... If they enable people to have digital

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versions that they can spread it is very easy to rip that and make it

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available to thousands of people. But of course it is very easy to

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do. For the average person it is more difficult. That is one of the

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challenges that digital rights management is facing. It might not

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do what it set out to do which stops piracy, what it does do is make it

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more difficult to have a seamless service. What consumers want to be

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able to do is take their digital content and use it in the way they

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would with the physical content. They want to share it as much as

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possible, just as they would with a DVD or a Blu-ray disc. The movie

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industry are trying to solve this by let you download a digital copy of

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your movie. That's right. It is about engaging with your consumer

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and still having their digital rights management there. Trying to

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give the consumer what they want which is to be able to watch a

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digital version on devices around the house. The way it works in which

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it works is you type in the code, and then you had a digital version.

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It is a good step in the right direction before -- for digital

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rights distribution. If you have a disk, is it legal to rip the content

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to your own personal use. Technically, no. You would be in

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breach of copyright. The government have looked at this and said that

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the law is changing and have proposed new legislation that they

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will hope will come into legislation soon. You can take a digital copy of

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that physical media as long as it is for your own personal use. That is

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fine. Then you can put it onto a range of different devices. But that

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will only apply to digital content that does not have digital copy

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protection to it. You are talking about it making CDs legal to rip.

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The law is coming up to date with what people have done anyway?

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difficulty is that technology advances far quicker than the law.

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The law is trying to catch up to technology. It is open to businesses

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to look at the technology and see if there is a way to get around the

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DRM,, and then you will have to rely on the law. These are other things

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that you can do without consent. If the person gives you the rights to

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that consent, or gives you the ability to look or show your content

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to other people, then that is legal. Most of the homes in the UK will

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have pornography block unless they explicitly want it. It would

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introduce family friendly filters. They will be switched on by default

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are most users specifically choose to access adult content. It comes as

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a UK court rules that ISPs must block torrent sites. The blocking of

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these torrent sites adds to a long list. Sim cards may be open to

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malicious attacks by hackers. It has warned that infected seams could

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send premium text messages and cause your phone calls and access

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financial details stored by apps. The hack works by sending a takeoff

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in the cache and code which tends to come from the users mobile operator

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which all the phones failed to detect. Google has announced its

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latest attempt to break into the TV market. This time round it is a

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device that plugs straight into your TV HDMI port. Chrome cast allows you

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to stream most media from the Internet onto your TV. However it

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only works with newer TVs. However the new surprise bash -- the biggest

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surprise is the price. $38. And finally, if you are bored of your

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weekly shop then you should take a leaf out of this man's book and

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strap a jet engine to a shopping trolley. Having a smart home does

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not mean having a smart entertainment system. You have to

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have a smart kitchen too. He is the nutrition generation area. This has

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a smart hold which uses induction heating technology. Something we

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have seen before. It means the area technically does not get hot, it is

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the bottom of the Panzer get hot. This one is particular smart because

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you do not need to put the pan in any area. You do want it down

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wherever you can. Here you can see a smart other than stop you have full

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control over everything as you would expect, but if you are no good in

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the kitchen that as long as you know the name of the organic material

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this will do the thinking for you. Now, I think that is chicken. Tell

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it what the knees and it will tell you where to put it. The new close

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the door, it starts, and by monitoring the moisture that comes

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off it it should put it to perfection. Dinner is ready at ten

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past four. Now, not every piece of technology that we feature will come

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with those of service warranty that you can expect a stop when something

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breaks, the temptation is to chuck it away and replace it with

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something new. But what if you could find a bunch of people who could

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teach you how to fix it for free? It turns out that you can.

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When our favourite Kit becomes useless at the end of its life, it

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is a sad occasion. In today's disposable technology culture, where

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all too eager to get rid of our old things when they are broken. I am

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here in a central London council estate to meet people who are hoping

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to change our philosophy about what to do with a gadget once it breaks.

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Through this door are the fixers, they are holding a so-called restart

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party. They place for people to learn how to repair their staff.

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Anyone who brings broken things he gets it fixed for free. Word has

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gotten around. People arrive armed with their old tech. Part of the

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appeal for the fixer is the challenge of what could come through

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the door. From cameras built at the turn of the century, to positively

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prehistoric tech like these cassette decks.

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Restart party is a very simple. We find a venue and we publicise it on

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social media and with community groups in the area. People come,

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bringing either their skills to help others, or something they are having

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a problem with. The idea of the project combines learning from what

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has happened in the south of the world, when are the ever lost their

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repair skills, and thinking about 70 gadgets that are now part of our

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everyday lives. -- so many gadgets. While it may not appeal to early

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adopters, giving gadgets a new lease on life is pretty practical.

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This was ready to go into the recycling because they knew it did

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not work and it was in the batteries and the memory card and that is the

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extent of my knowledge. I thought I would give these boys a run for

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their money. We do not like when we see things

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that end up in a skip or even recycled by councils when they could

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have a second or third life, if only we used some basic repair skills.

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Those basic repair skills include tips for even the most seasoned

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fixers. A simple guitar pick can ease connections are without leaving

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scrapes in the casing. The fixes have a genuine interest in how

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things work and are happy to impart their knowledge to eager students.

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When the power comes in, it gets stashed in there. Capacitors are

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like a battery. It stores the charge and it releases it. They are

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slightly domed or raised. What you do is tear them out, that is part of

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the problem. Many of the fixes say that older

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technology is easy to fix yourself. Do you think modern gadgets do not

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last as long as they used to? Absolutely. Fewer repair manuals

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that people can use. Spare parts are not available to consumers. Or when

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they are, they are prisoner -- priced in ridiculous ways that push

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people not to repair but to upgrade and keep buying new things.

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We have received this transformer that says that the cable cannot be

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replaced. If it is damaged the product must be destroyed. It is

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this must be destroyed that we do not accept. We like to learn how can

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it be not destroyed how can we make it last longer.

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The idea is to be able to reach out to the widest possible public and

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not just reaching to the converted, but getting people who have maybe

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not so many skills in regard to taking things apart.

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It is worth pointing out that electrical repairs should only be

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attempted by a competent person. This pretty much sums up the

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mission, to make more people more competent.

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Any students who want a higher education these days may find it is

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quite a costly business, tuition fees, accommodation, lifestyle

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maintenance, in what they mean. Sadly we cannot help with any of

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that. We can show you how to get physics and maths textbooks free of

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charge. Studying for a degree is hard, but

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it does not have to hit your bank account as hard as it does with help

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of this global education platform that is pushing the idea of access

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to textbooks for all undergraduates. At the moment, the subjects covered

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are maths and physics, but the developers say they will be rolling

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out more textbooks in different topics over the months ahead. Could

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this spell the end of the university library? Sorry. The library is

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keyword searchable and you can download the PDFs or read them

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online. All very convenient to have the information you need to hand.

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The developers tell me that the additional features such as

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question-and-answer and annotations will be added soon.

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Getting ready to travel can be a business time, but keeping up to

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date -- up-to-date with your flight status could help with this flight

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status Twitter account. It will send you real-time messages leading up to

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departure, including flight information, departure time, and

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terminal details. It will even tweet a friendly welcome when you land.

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This service is simple and brilliant, but it come with a huge

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caveat. You happy with Twitter at large to know you are potentially

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going abroad? If there is any chance your account can be linked to an

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address, for example if you have publicly posted geo- tag photographs

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from home, then think very carefully about whether your security is at

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risk. If you haven't figured out where to fly to yet, this is a new

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image led social travel site that is beautifully designed and simple to

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navigate. Reviews are quick and easy to add an

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share. It is a great new place to Staying in shape is never easy, what

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you need is a personal trainer in your pocket. Not literally, but with

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the free gym pocket guide out for windows phone. You can choose to

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stretch or work out a specific area or just follow one of the seven-day

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programmes, depending on what it is you want to achieve. My biggest

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problem with staying in shape is motivation. This apple won't send

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you push notifications reminding you it is time free workout, which is

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kind of a shame. The daily schedule, including reminders to take a rest

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day, held together time on track. All workouts are available off-line

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as well. There is no excuse not to get stuck in. If you do have a

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connection, there are links to video Loading up records. The fighting has

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started and a splinter sect are covered.

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This week I have been hard at work playing the latest release in the

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Halo gaming franchise. It is a spin-off set between the events of

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numbers three and four that has been released on Windows HPC and mobile

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platforms rather than the Xbox. Will this I can top-down shooter brings a

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much-needed attention to the platform which has struggled to

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capture market share? Xbox fans might be a bit annoyed that it is

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exclusively on Windows eight. The virtual controls on the touchscreen

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are fiddly to master. Otherwise, it plays pretty well with a comfortable

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learning curve and plenty of highly colourful explosive action through

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25 missions. I have had lots of fun. At around �5 it is not cheap. In app

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purchases for certain upgrades are it -- are annoying. This may have

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Those links are available at our website as usual. Do not forget our

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contact details. You'll also find a song Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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That is it from this rather smart house. If you do not mind I will

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avail myself of the video gaming facilities, which, you will not be

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surprised to hear, are available in a very flashy fashion. There is an

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-- there are multiple gaming systems built into the house. This screen is

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hidden behind this wall. When the whole thing is opened up, these

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Click takes a look at a futuristic home, and reports on the rising trend of 'fixers' who repair tech items for their owners when they fail. Plus a round-up of tech news and Webscape.


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