The UK bank, Lloyds TSB, have kicked up a fuss with their decision to give children as young as eleven years old VISA debit cards – without telling their parents.
While the company is happily dishing out Visa debit cards to kids, furious parents are concerned that their little loved ones will use the cards to go shopping in the murky, dark areas of the Internet.
Continue reading Lloyds TSB Visa Debit Cards For Kids Used to Buy Pr0n, Fags, Booze etc
Oh dear, the day before Ashley Highfield takes up the position of CEO of Project Kangaroo, the Internet-delivered TV joint venture between UK companies BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4, we learn that the OFT has referred the whole shebang for further inquiry.
Continue reading Kangaroo Caught By OFT Inquiry
Vodafone – the world’s biggest mobile communications group – are teaming up with social networking site giants MySpace to create what they’re describing as an “online global interactive platform.”
Continue reading Vodafone And MySpace Hook Up To Create Interactive Mobile Music Platform
Microsoft is set to stop selling its long-serving Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers from today, with the company shunting all new customers on to its newer Vista operating system.
The news hasn’t gone down well with a sizeable slice of Windows users who really don’t fancy being forced into using the resource-hogging, eye candy treats of XP’s successor, but despite Internet campaigns, petitions and exhortations to keep XP soldiering on, Microsoft looks hell bent on retiring its venerable operating system.
Continue reading Microsoft Stops Selling XP To Major Retailers
The rising popularity of smartphones like the BlackBerry Pearl, Apple iPhone and Palm Centro may soon make them juicy targets for steenkin’ spam and pesky viruses. Not the first time this has been mentioned, but smartphones have never been more popular.
Continue reading Smartphone Growth Might Spawn Spammers
We’re getting more and more Russian spam. A hideous amount of it. For example, we had 10 of them getting through the gmail filter in less than an hour today.
We say spam, because we assume it’s spam as we didn’t ask for it to be sent to us, but mostly because we can’t read Cyrillic, so we’ve got no idea what it’s all about!
Continue reading Russian Spam: Come on Google, Sort It Out
Today Bill Gates is stepping away from his day-to-day role at Microsoft, having built the company from zero in 1975 to the giant it is today.
Continue reading Bill Gates: A Mini Retrospective
We’ve all struggled with getting our luggage to co-operate with us, having to persuade it that it should go in the direction we want it to.
A UK company, Live Luggage, has decided to take on this problem with their PA Case – a motorised suitcase. Continue reading PA Case: Motorised Suitcase Becomes ‘Weightless’
With the 2012 date of switch off of UK analogue TV drawing ever closer, British MPs have been hearing about the current levels of adoption of Digital TV.
The UK Parliament Public Accounts Committee heard that many TVs that were still being bought, were not Digital ready, with those purchases, totaling millions of pounds, arguably being wasted. Continue reading Digital Tick TV Scheme “A Mystery”: MPs
Us Brits are well known for our obsession with the weather, and for those of us who like to know what’s going on in the Cumulonimbus and Cirrocumulus departments at any given point of the day, the 4Cast mobile weather app for the Palm platform is one of the very best we’ve seen.
Able to download the latest Yahoo weather updates via hotsync, Bluetooth or wireless download, 4cast makes it easy to add your own list of city forecasts which can be updated individually or all at once. Continue reading 4cast Weather App For Palm OS (90%)