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Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time, Notebook

Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time

Google has begun offering downloads of its Chrome, Picassa and Earth programmes in Iran for the first time after a US embargo banning their transfer was relaxed.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 8:40 pm

Farewell to history?, Notebook

Farewell to history?

How safe is our history in this age of budget cuts? And is ‘history’ as a subject in itself doomed in a digital continually-updated age?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 3:10 pm

Of course Labour is filibustering – and why not?, McSmith

Of course Labour is filibustering – and why not?

After an all night session in the House of Lords, it takes us into the realm of la la land to hear Labour peers, such as Charlie Falconer, denying that they are engaged in a filibuster. As the Lib Dem peer Lord Lester put it yesterday: “He (Lord Falconer) must think that we are a bunch [...]

By | McSmith, Notebook | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 at 12:01 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 18 January 2011 at 11:54 am

How to get media coverage for your protest and dissent, Notebook

How to get media coverage for your protest and dissent

I spoke last week at the Netroots Conference on a panel about how protesters and activists can best get media coverage.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 5:55 pm

Digital Digest, Notebook

Digital Digest

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By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 1:51 pm

Drag and Dubstep: 2011’s Apocalyptic Sounds, Notebook

Drag and Dubstep: 2011’s Apocalyptic Sounds

Prince once sang, ‘…two thousand zero zero, party over, whoops, out of time. So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999’. Singing about the advent of the apocalypse (it was 1982, but he was thinking futuristic as per), the philosophy he presented was that – should such an event occur – the only thing to do would be to forget your worries and fears: and simply dance your socks off. As I’m sure we’d agree anyone would be wise to do at particularly difficult and challenging times in life.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 12:49 pm

Irkafirka: daily cartoon for a digital age, Notebook

Irkafirka: daily cartoon for a digital age

A quick hat-tip today to the excellent Irkafirka, who took me up on the challenge of illustrating one of those vague metaphorical conceits record labels use to confuse reviewers recently.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 12:16 pm

How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?, Notebook

How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?

The latest BBC report has claimed that NHS consultants are “playing the system” to benefit from overtime rates of £600 per four hour period. The story on the 6 o’clock news last week even managed to oust the devastating Brisbane floods out of the top slot.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 11:33 am

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds, Games

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring the Disney meets Final Fantasy RPG that is Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; shadow play from echochrome ii; a cacophony of destruction in Eat Them! and death from above in Angry Birds.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 10:44 am

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