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ITV launches pay channel ITV Encore

ITV’s next drama hit could air first on pay-TV after the Downton Abbey broadcaster today launched a new channel dedicated to drama, called ITV Encore, that will air only on Sky.

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Live-streams of meals can attract viewers of thousands night after night - with audiences donating enough money for the host to live on

Bitcoin entrepreneurs Charlie Shrem and Robert Faiella charged with money laundering

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NSA infiltrated more than 100,000 offline computers using covert devices, says leaks

The intelligence agency reportedly inserted radio-transmitters into computers via spies and unwitting users to crack disconnected devices

Jaeger reports record Christmas sales boosted by online shopping

Fashion retailer Jaeger took full advantage of its new website, as online sales jumped 57%, helping it to a record Christmas.

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Better than real life: Gamers report video-game mechanics appearing in their vision

A study of 'game transfer phenomena' reports gamers seeing video games menus and music in real life

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Goggle box: the blocky looks of the Oculus Rift belie the breath-taking experience of what the wearer sees

Virtual reality isn't just a gaming gimmick, it could improve empathy levels and even reduce racial bias

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Kanye West gets his own virtual currency...The Coinye West

New virtual currency to coin in with rapper Kanye West

Burgers to Beatles: Bitcoin gains currency offline in the real world

What do a street-van burger, a wedding bouquet and a Beatles album have in common? They're all on a growing list of products shoppers can buy over the counter using the virtual currency Bitcoin.

Family focus: Mark Zuckerberg

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Mind your language: 2013's words of the year

New terms entered common parlance with exuberant frequency this year. But what the most popular ones tell us about ourselves is not especially flattering

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