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China warns banks against using Bitcoin

We're pretty sure no Government is entirely thrilled at the idea of Bitcoin, but China's now made its feelings very explicit. The nation's various regulators have barred banks from dealing in the electronic currency, saying that it doesn't have legal status and shouldn't be allowed to circulate in …

Samsung and Fingerprint team up for kids app initiative in Asia

Parents must navigate a difficult line when deciding what, when and how to expose their children to mobile content. While it’s easy to just set …

Aldi launches budget tablet for £79.99

Lifetab follows in the footsteps of Argos's MyTablet and Tesco's Hudl, and goes on sale this Sunday<p>Budget retailer Aldi is to launch its own affordable tablet for under £80, as it follows the lead of other retailers including Tesco, Asda and Argos.<p>The discount supermarket will begin selling the</b> …

Spotify reportedly planning free, ad-supported mobile streaming

If you can't bring yourself to shell out $10 a month for the privilege of enjoying your Spotify playlist on the go, we have good news for you: the company is apparently developing a free version of its streaming service for mobile devices. This report comes from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, which cites …

Twitter's new targeted advertising hooks up with your browsing history

After testing it out for six months, Twitter's now rolled out changes that will tie its ads with information picked up from web browser cookies. Advertisers will be able to share browser-related details with Twitter, which can then match it to a specific user. Such information could include where …

Google expands in-depth article search results, makes it easier to explore relevant topics

When Google introduced the in-depth article search results section, the company gave voracious readers a great way to look for weekend reading spree fodder. Today, Mountain View is making it even easier to scour the internet by adding a "More in-depth articles" link at the bottom, which reveals up …

Google Patent Will Let Software Do Your Socializing

Google has filed a patent for a software bot that would control your social media presence.<p>The software would first learn your voice by studying all …

Facebook's one-click login coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps

Android and iOS users have long been using their Facebook account for single click logging in to apps, and soon Windows 8 and Windows Phone users will be able to do the same. While the feature's is still in its early stages (on WP8, it's still in beta) Microsoft has announced that Foursquare, Adobe …

Amazon's Lovefilm finally launches iPhone app in the UK

Whereas Netflix has expanded quickly onto numerous mobile platforms in the UK, Amazon can't claim the same for its own streaming service, Lovefilm. Aside from the obvious Kindle support, Lovefilm's iOS app has been iPad-only for two years, with iPhone and iPod Touch owners only being included from …

Sachin Tendulkar sets Twitter record

Indian batsman's tweet on the eve of final test becomes most retweeted ever in India<p>Sachin Tendulkar holds almost all the records in cricket, with his tally of 100 centuries and more than 34,000 runs across all forms of the game at international level.<p>But on the eve of his 200th and final test …

Technology should 'empower' women

Glossy women's magazines are "airbrushing away women's interest in technology", and fostering a belief that it is not as cool as fashion, cosmetics and men, according to an article in the Guardian.<p>Belinda Parmar, founder of technology blog Little Miss Geek and author of the article, feels women's …

Why Facebook Was Willing To Pay $3 Billion In Cash For Snapchat

This is a bold move from both Facebook and Snapchat.<p>Snapchat is a two-year old app that lets people send photos to friends that vanish 10 seconds or less after they're opened. It has no revenue, but makes up for its lack of revenue with eye-popping growth and engagement numbers.<p>It's hot now, but …

Social Media

The Fastest-Growing Jobs Of The Last 3 Years

Job openings in both positions have multiplied 12 times over since 2010, TheLadders said. By comparison, all jobs tracked by the company grew on average 1.4 times over the same period.<p>TheLadders generated its ranking of the fastest-growing job titles by analyzing the words and phrases people used …

Employment

Analyst Report: Hybrid application design: balancing cloud-based and edge-based mobile data

We’re now seeing an explosion in the number and types of devices, the number of mobile users, and the number of mobile applications, but the most …

Invest £100 ... in a smartwatch

Where to invest £100 today: Our Thrills & Spills column highlights highly speculative and fun investment opportunities. This week: smartwatches<p>Smartphones, allowing users to browse the internet, read email, watch videos and more, are an everyday part of our lives. Are “smartwatches” the next big …

Top ten hidden YouTube features

YouTube is used by millions of people to watch videos every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? Here are a few of its hidden gems<p><b>1. Better linking</b><p>If you want to link to a specific point in a video, just right-click the video and select 'Copy video URL at current time'. When …

Young adults only walk five minutes a day 'because of technology'

Parents blame technology for their children not walking, as a survey shows one in four young adults in the UK only walk when it is necessary.<p>A quarter of young adults aged between 18 and 24 only walk an average of five minutes a day, according to Bupa who surveyed 2,000 people.<p>Parents aged 42-54 …