Nineties Flashback: Why Pagers are cool

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Zara Rabinowicz Writes…

Go with the flow they say, and that has brought us into this glitzy technology filled media age, where if it isn’t walking talking Homer Sapiens it’s proposing via a LCD ring box or cavorting on the latest night vision webcam. What happened to old fashioned conversations, gadgets that were useful as well as ornamental and using a phone just to talk? No, I hark back to the era were the Spice Girls were actually Girls and no one yet knew Rupert

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Zara RabinowiczNineties Flashback: Why Pagers are cool

Yay or Nay: Are you worried about your online privacy?

We’ve all heard lots about how long Google stores your searches for, and there’s been plenty of reactions from other search engine’s to assure us they are the better option. Just a few weeks ago Ask.com announced they’d be cutting down their cookie storage time for 18 months, and you could delete whenever you wanted, so you could effectively search anonymously. Microsoft has followed suit, and made the 18 month rule retrospective.

So, is this an issue that concerns you? Or do you feel ok about your searches being stored indefinitely?

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Yay or Nay: the 80GB Sony PS3

The Sony Computer Entertainment Europe President reckons he's not going to bring the souped up 80GB PS3 to Europe, like, eva, since he doesn't reckon it's worth it. He says, unless you're going to do something drastic like double the storage, it's just not worth his time. So, what do you think? Is he right? Or would you like the opportunity to decide for yourself, and take advantage of that extra 20GB?

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Yay or Nay Wednesday: Casinos on your mobile

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Aces Royal has expanded their line-up of casino games you can play for cold hard cash, via your mobile. Now, you can try your hand at blackjack, poker and for the first time, roulette. Tables start at just 10p a bet, so could be considered a bit of harmless fun. Or is it a really bad idea to have something generally considered to be quite addictive, available to you 24 hours a day?

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Yay or Nay Wednesday: Text message parking meters

ntext128a.jpgIn an attempt to stop thieves causing £100,000 worth of damage to boring old cash parking meters every year, Westminster City Council is planning to rip out 2,000 of the traditional boxes, replacing them with text-driven payment systems instead. This paves the way for all the old style meters to be removed from Central London by next year.

Pros:

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Yay or Nay Wednesday: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6

htc_smartphone.jpgThe first Windows Mobile 6 phones have already hit the US and the UK is welcoming the HTC S710 (as reviewed by us). Updates to the mobile software include HTML emails, proper rendering for the 100 most popular websites, more messenger usability and improved Windows Live Search.

Worth upgrading? Was Windows Mobile 5 good enough? Has 6 not improved sufficiently? Or sod it all, get used to OSX and get an iPhone as soon as possible?

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Yay or Nay Wednesday: TV on Demand – is BT for you?

bt_on_demand_logo.jpgWe’ve been hearing a lot about on-demand services recently, from Virgin’s 007 announcement to the multi-million pound campaign for BT Vision. Now we want to hear from you: are you planning to get on board with BT? Are you already using another service and plan to stick with it? Making a switch? Or just happy to risk missing your favourite TV show?

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