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Amazon has just swallowed the whole of Lovefilm

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Lovefilm has had an interesting progression. First they were shipping DVDs and Bluerays, which was a good way to watch movies in HD, but that meant planning for it and more often than once, that meant that you would have discs lying around for weeks.

So last year, they started to stream some movies online and on some TVs. That was perfect for impulsive movie watchers. The quality will never be as good as Bluerays, but who cares when you’re going to watch the latest romcom, you can always get them to send you the latest blockbuster via mail. Later on, they even managed to offer the service for the PS3, which means having access to an even larger user base.

Because it became so successful, Amazon had to buy the remaining shares it didn’t already own and I’m glad they did. With their cloud infrastructure, their books and MP3 store, this was the logical next step. They’ll probably expand the service all over Europe and will make lots of film lovers very happy :).

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Checkout the UK snow map, built in real-time, based on tweets

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Here is the official description of the service:

“This app searches Twitter for real-time snow reports and displays them on the map.

Tweet the hashtag #uksnow, your location(postcode, town name or geotag your tweet), and rate the snow that is falling out of ten (0/10 for nothing – 10/10 for a blizzard).

You can also include the depth of snow (cm or inches), attach a photo and add a description to your tweet.”

Here is an example: #uksnow N4 7/10 80cm – Can’t open the door

Got to http://uksnowmap.com/ to see the result

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The end of online privacy in the UK. ISPs will be forced to record everything

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From The Register:

The coalition government has approved a multibillion-pound plan by the intelligence agencies to store details of every online conversation.

The reemerging Interception Modernisation Programme (IMP) means internet providers will be forced to install interception equipment in their networks to capture details of who contacts whom, when, where and how via services such as Facebook, Skype, webmail, and online games.

Read more about it here.

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7″ Samsung Galaxy Tablet to be released soon on Vodafone UK :)

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It’s just a bigger version of the Galaxy S running Android, but I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

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3 UK Operators testing the Blackberry 9800 :)

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Vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile are believed to be testing the new Blackberry slider. The one with a touchscreen, the best keyboard in the industry and OS6.

Hopefully, we won’t have to wait until December for a release…and maybe next year RIM will finally release a device with a high resolution screen *sigh*.

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