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The podcast format's future remains in doubt

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Rhodri Marsden: Why chatting to strangers could be the key to protecting online privacy

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Lookup your IP location using CMD, Google and Terminal App

Joanna Shields: ‘We’ve got so much going for us. We can lead the world’

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A host of new gadgets are promising to improve amateur athletes' sporting prowess. Seth Stevenson puts them through their paces

Rhodri Marsden: Whisper it - anonymous social networks sound like a terrifying idea

If there's one recurrent online motif that makes me want to find whoever invented social media and subject them to brutal questioning, it's the indiscriminate use of inspirational quotes.

Thirteen years after it launched, Windows XP it's being laid to rest

RIP Windows XP: the 'zombie' operating system that came to haunt Microsoft

Microsoft's most popular operating system – Windows XP – has come to haunt the corporation. Thirteen years after it launched, it's being laid to rest

'What would you tweet to your younger self?'

The 15 November, 2005, Mega Millions Jackpot numbers are 2, 4, 5, 40, 48 and the MEGA number is 7.

Musicians are even trying to discourage the practice of fans holding up their camera phones

Geek mythology: Smartphones held aloft at gigs don’t herald a new era of bootlegging

As a teenage boy I was mildly obsessed with The Cure and, in the early 1980s, I spent a reckless amount of pocket money sending off for cassette bootlegs of concerts they’d done in small German towns.

Edd Joseph texted his scammer the entire works of Shakespeare

Scam busters: The man who bombarded a con-artist with Shakespeare texts isn't the only victim getting even

When Edd Joseph fell for a fake online advert, he sent his scammer nearly 30,000 texts - and counting. His isn't the only revenge

Is your boss spying on you?

From monitoring your trips to the loo and listening to your conversations to keeping  track of illicit office affairs, your employer could be using a host of new technologies to snoop on you like never before

Youth in revolt: the ‘Mandem on the Wall’ stars

Hurt blocker: YouTube stars target teenagers to prevent domestic violence in adulthood

A range of social media's brightest stars have joined forces with the Government as part of the Home Office's This Is Abuse campaign

Emotient detects seven expressions of primary emotion

Rhodri Marsden: Do we really want an app that monitors our facial expression?

A friend of mine once went on a date with a self-styled psychoanalyst whose romantic modus operandi was to interpret her facial expressions and offer a running commentary on how he thought she was feeling. "You seem uncomfortable," he said – the irony being that she wasn't until he'd said that.

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