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Temple Run 2, Snapchat, BBC iPlayer and WhatsApp messenger among the most popular apps in the UK

Google's Eric Schmidt writes guide to switching from iPhone to an Android handset

Schmidt says Android devices "have better screens, are faster, and have a much more intuitive interface"

Apple confirms $360m purchase of motion tech specialists PrimeSense

The Israeli based PrimeSense produced the technology for the original Kinect, fuelling rumours that Apple will be introduced gesture-controlled devices

Amazon Coins digital currency launched in UK, gives every Kindle Fire owner £4

Amazon Coins will be used to the retailer's app stores and has already boosted sales in the US

Sex app notifies you when you have an STI

Hula helps you find a testing centre, download your results and tell other sexual partners if you have tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease

Computer Chess (15) - film review

Bujalski's dry and very deadpan comedy-drama could easily be mistaken for a verité-style documentary in the DA Pennebaker or Albert Maysles mould.

Xbox One vs PS4: 5 reasons to buy Microsoft's console over Sony's

Microsoft's latest console launches on the 22nd for £429 and the PS4 on the 29th for £349

Kano: a Raspberry Pi computer that snaps together like Lego in 107 seconds

New development kit for the credit-card sized computer aims to open up basic computer coding to younger students

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford urged his police chief today to release a video that media reports say show him smoking what appears to be crack cocaine

Political Takeout Podcast: Tax, blocking child pornography, and Rob Ford's out-of-office activities

Political Takeout is a funny but informed review of the week’s news and politics

Sony's issues guide to PS4's "Blue Light of Death" error

Sony says these "isolated incidents [...] represent a very small percentage of total units shipped to consumers to date"

Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo agree to block child abuse web searches

David Cameron welcomes measures ahead of Internet Safety Summit this afternoon

The PS4 and Xbox consoles are competing for the Christmas market

PS4 v Xbox One: 'Look at me' generation gets dream consoles

Gamers will now be able to upload video of themselves as they play

New York's public library

Welcome to the Cloud: All you need to know about what cloud computing can do for students

Cloud computing means library treks and queuing are problems of the past for students

Experimental YotaPhone with screens on the front and back to go on sale 'before Christmas'

An E-Ink display on the back of the smartphone will save battery and provide a convenient place for notifications, say the phone's makers

A healthy step: Posters displaying how many calories people burn by taking the stairs in workplaces could help cut obesity

Putting up posters displaying how many calories people burn by taking the stairs in workplaces and public buildings could help cut obesity, a new Government-backed tech start-up has claimed.

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