With the Diamond Jubiliee celebrations coming up in June, Google has posted a video showing the route of Queen Elizabeth II's procession in London.The video traces the route from New Palace Yard near the Houses of Parliament to Buckingham Palace, going via Whitehall, the Cenotaph and Downing Street, with a drive around Trafalgar Square along the way.
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The Royal Canadian Mint has closed entries for its MintChip contest, just over a week after inviting developers to come up with apps for the digital currency it wants to introduce."Due to a very high level of interest, we are no longer accepting registrations for the MintChip Challenge.
Barclays Pingit, a smartphone-based payment service, has been launched for all customers of British banks and building societies.Barclay's Pingit app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry lets people send and receive cash using just a phone number.
Google has revamped the layout on Google+, with the aim of making its social network better looking and easier to use.As part of the redesign, introduced on Wednesday, the icons at the top of the page have been replaced with a ribbon on the left of the page.
The Raspberry Pi is back on track to start shipping, after the £22 ARM-based Linux computer completed all its certification tests."Good news!
Sat-nav maker TomTom has pushed out an update to fix a software glitch that left customers worldwide complaining about not being able to find their location.Some TomTom sat-navs, including the Go Live (above), have been hit by a 'leap year' bug.
Sat-nav maker TomTom has admitted its devices have been hit by a glitch that left customers worldwide unable to get a GPS signal, leaving some stranded without directions.Some TomTom sat-navs, including the Go Live (above), have been hit by a 'leap year' bug.
Windows Phone partners Microsoft and Nokia are shelling out €9m each to fund a mobile app development programme at Aalto University in Finland.The €18m (£15m) investment will be used to set up the AppCampus programme and run it for three years, Nokia and Microsoft said in an announcement on Monday.
Chipmaker AMD has completed its $334m (£209m) acquisition of server maker SeaMicro, a longtime partner of rival processor giant Intel.With the completion of the deal on Monday, SeaMicro becomes AMD Data Center Server Solutions.
The development of broadband networks in the UK is a priority for the government, chancellor George Osborne said during his Budget speech on Wednesday.The National Infrastructure Plan, outlined during the speech, identifies broadband as one of the projects first in line for government funding over the next decade.
Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has lost his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sexual assault.On Wednesday, the High Court in London said the 40-year-old Australian must comply with an extradition ruling made by chief magistrate Howard Riddle in February.
Britain's analogue TV signal will be completely turned off on 24 October, 2012, with Northern Ireland the last to receive it, Digital UK said on Friday.The completion of the digital switchover, which began in 2008, brings an end to more than 70 years of analogue broadcasting in the country and opens the door to reuse of the spectrum for mobile broadband.
A man and a 16-year-old boy are set to appear in court on Tuesday, charged with burglary after a smash-and-grab raid on the Apple Store in Covent Garden.In the raid, about seven moped or motorbike riders and their pillion passengers stole several iPads and other Apple devices after smashing the Apple Store's window.
The Russian Space Agency has described the flaw that brought down a Soyuz-powered spacecraft as an "isolated" problem and resumed its plans to use the rocket.In August, the upper part of a Soyuz-U booster carrying a Russian Progress ship malfunctioned, shutting down and sending the 2.
Faced with slowing growth in developed markets, HP could be considering a radical step to pull in more enterprise IT business: a move to monthly subscription-based printing services.On Friday, Vyomesh 'VJ' Joshi, head of HP's imaging and printing group, told ZDNet UK the company is looking at a new business model that should be coming "soon — very soon".