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Millwall, Palace and Charlton snubbed as EA chooses Hazard and Messi for FIFA 15 cover

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4:47pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Sad news for fans of Palace, Millwall and Charlton – and everyone else except Chelsea – inexplicably none of your players made it onto the cover of FIFA 15.

Puzzlers jet into Croydon for world puzzle and Sudoku championships

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11:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Puzzlers from all over the world came to test their brainpower and puzzle solving skills against each other in Croydon.

VIDEO: E-cigarettes, social media and mobile phones - a guide to modern manners

News Shopper: Conversations should be private

11:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

As well as bringing us together, modern technology also drives us apart tearing our hair out in frustration at other people’s inconsideration.

TECH REVIEW: Making tea by wi-fi with the iKettle

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2:28pm Friday 15th August 2014

Even within the last week, the amount of times I had to play rock-paper-scissors with my girlfriend to determine who would put the kettle on probably reached double figures.

Watch out, your social media accounts are under attack ... from your friends!

News Shopper: Twitter and Facebook offensive messages advice

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Never mind overseas criminals accessing your information, the biggest threat to your social media security could be closer to home.

Football Manager 2015 announced: Annual time-sink set for November release

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11:20am Friday 8th August 2014

If you can drag yourself away from all the transfer gossip for a minute, there’s another bit of summer football news you may be excited to hear about.

Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park to feature in FIFA 15

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4:27pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Evening FIFA sessions with your mates will be even better for Eagles fans come September when Selhurst Park debuts on FIFA 15.

VIDEO: UK's top entrepreneurs share their business secrets

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1:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Ever had a great idea you have wanted to turn into a business? This video with some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs will help.

Google Maps showing off 3D London

News Shopper: The Houses of Parliament as Google Maps launches 3D mapping of the capital city, using 45-degree aerial imagery.

12:17am Thursday 17th July 2014

The world can now explore London in greater detail from a computer screen, as Google Maps today launches 3D mapping of the capital city.

Google agrees contact lens deal

News Shopper: Google has announced a partnership with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop a smart contact lens

2:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A smart contact lens that can monitor the glucose levels in the eye is a step closer to reality as Google has announced a partnership with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop it.

Watch your TV - then roll it up

News Shopper: A flexible TV has been unveiled by LG

1:37pm Friday 11th July 2014

A flexible TV unveiled by LG could pave the way for a revolution in the way we watch and use screens - rolling them up and taking them with us in and out of the home.

Appy days for tech-savvy schoolboys

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3:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A team of innovative schoolboys won their category in a national tech-designing competition.

Passengers must keep phones charged

News Shopper: Air passengers must keep their phones charged when travelling to the US

3:39am Monday 7th July 2014

Air passengers flying to the United States will have to make sure their mobile phones and tablets are charged as part of increased precautions due to the threat of terrorist attacks.

REVIEWED: Samsung Gear 2 Neo smart watch

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10:28am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Had Desmond Llewelyn still been alive, I strongly suspect that he would have delivered the Samsung Galaxy Gear Neo 2 (£159) to me personally.

Facebook privacy response awaited

News Shopper: Almost 700,000 Facebook users had their news feeds secretly altered to study the impact of 'emotional contagion'

7:58am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Irish privacy chiefs are awaiting an explanation from Facebook over an alleged psychological experiment which recorded users' moods as news feeds on the social network were manipulated.

Head to Gina Conway Lifestyle Salon for a soothing new massage treatment

News Shopper: Gina Conway Lifestyle Salon and Spa in Wimbledon

6:10am Sunday 29th June 2014

Staff are now offering a new type of treatment called Marma Therapy at the Wimbledon branch.

Review: Democracy 3 - the game that lets you control the country

News Shopper: Democracy 3 is out for iPad after being an indie hit on PC

2:57pm Friday 27th June 2014

At one time or another each and every one of us will have claimed to be able to do a better job of running the country than the government.

Killswitch adoption gathering pace

News Shopper: Technology giants are stepping up smartphone security

11:08am Friday 20th June 2014

Google and Microsoft are to follow in the footsteps of rival smartphone makers Apple and Samsung and introduce a "killswitch" to their mobile phones that deactivate them if stolen.

Alarm clock 'gives low carbon tips'

News Shopper: Samuel Young's alarm clock tells you the best way to get to work by monitoring the weather conditions (University of Brighton/PA)

11:19am Wednesday 18th June 2014

An alarm clock which tells users the best way to get to work by monitoring the weather conditions has been developed to encourage low carbon travel.

Mayor bullish about tech job hopes

News Shopper: Boris Johnson has high hopes for London's tech industry.

12:15am Monday 16th June 2014

London's tech economy could grow by £12 billion over the next decade, creating 46,000 new jobs, new research claims.

Croydon 'needs free Wi-Fi in public places'

News Shopper: Croydon needs free public Wi-fi in public, according to the council's new cabinet member for economic development

11:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Coding classes in every primary school and free Wi-Fi in public places form part of ambitious plans to make Croydon one of Europe's key technology hubs. Do you agree? Have your say and vote in our poll

Huge TV sales expected on last weekend before World Cup

News Shopper: England stars including Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart sporting the new Nike kit

3:36pm Friday 6th June 2014

Technology shops are expecting a huge run on TVs in the last weekend before the World Cup.

Watch Dogs review: Seven things that are great about hacking thriller - and two that aren't

News Shopper: Watch Dogs from Ubisoft

3:20pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Watch Dogs is the biggest event in next-gen gaming since those swanky new consoles from Sony and Microsoft launched last year.

Instagram defends nudity policy

News Shopper: Scout Willis went topless on New York's streets in a protest over photo-sharing website Instagram

10:49am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Photo-sharing site Instagram has defended its rules on nudity after a daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore staged a topless protest over the app's guidelines.

17 Britons held in 'malware' swoops

News Shopper: Seventeen Britons have been arrested in a worldwide probe into the use of malicious software

7:43am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Seventeen British men have been arrested in a global raid on people using malicious software designed to take over, control and steal information from personal computers.

Wimbledon student crowned 'Ultimate Pokémon expert'

News Shopper: Oliver Reilly, right, being congratulated by Johnny Vegas

5:30am Thursday 15th May 2014

Wimbledon A-Level student Oliver Reilly crowned Pokémon expert in competition

Legendary Linkee makes TV debut

News Shopper: The app: Finding a new market

2:00am Monday 12th May 2014

A trivia game invented in part by a Richmond entrepreneur, who turned down an offer from Duncan Bannatyne in the Dragons’ Den, has been turned into a TV gameshow.

Pupils reveal internet 'addiction'

News Shopper: High numbers of youngsters took gadgets such as laptops, tablets and smartphones to bed with them, the study said

12:15am Friday 9th May 2014

Many young people believe they could be addicted to using the internet, according to research.

Twitter 'outpaced by Facebook'

News Shopper: Twitter has surpassed 255 million active users

2:14pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Social media giant Twitter has surpassed 255 million active users for the first time, but continues to struggle to keep pace with rival Facebook, according to quarterly figures released last night.

How Google has killed pub debate - and our trust in friends and family

News Shopper: Google revenue has risen to 16.86 billion dollars

6:00am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Google has not only killed the pub debate but also our trust in friends’ and family’s knowledge, according to research.

Review: Hitman GO (iPhone, iPad)

News Shopper: Review: Hitman GO (iPhone, iPad)

5:07pm Friday 25th April 2014

During breaks from playing the excellent Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft I’ve managed to find time to play the other big recent iOS release Hitman GO – and found it to be surprisingly good.

Fast and frantic football with few gimmicks: Review of EA's FIFA World Cup

News Shopper: Will England win the World Cup. . . they did on the game.

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The build up to a World Cup is always exciting and EA’s FIFA World Cup game only whets the appetite further.

Facebook changes messaging app

News Shopper: Facebook is changing the way its users send instant messages

10:18am Thursday 10th April 2014

Facebook is changing the way its users send instant messages, as the social network confirmed it was removing the feature from its main mobile app.

Review: Infamous Second Son (PS4)

News Shopper: Infamous Second Son for PS4

3:07pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Comic book-style superhero adventure series Infamous has made its first next-gen appearance, amid huge expectations and interest.

255 texts a week: Surprising facts about how much kids use technology - and what for

News Shopper: Pupil Nathan Radbourne uses one of the iPads at Froebelian School

6:30am Monday 31st March 2014

Do you know kids as young as three are spending six hours a week on the internet or that teens are sending an average of 255 text messages a week?

Hate awkward moments getting a waiter's attention to pay your bill? There's an app for that

News Shopper: Thomasina Miers at Wahaca in Bluewater

10:37am Wednesday 26th March 2014

DOOM mongers will tell you that technology is responsible for us no longer talking to other people.

Review: Toukiden The Age of Demons (PS Vita)

News Shopper: Toukiden The Age of Demons (PS Vita)

10:38am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Toukiden is the latest game from Tecmo Koei and is their first attempt at making a monster-hunting game.

Review: Titanfall (XBox One, XBox 360 and PC)

News Shopper: Review: Titanfall (XBox One, XBox 360 and PC)

4:19pm Friday 14th March 2014

Adam is back, reviewing Titanfall on the Xbox One.

PlayStation's The Last of Us and Tearaway win multiple awards at video game Bafta ceremony

News Shopper: The Last of Us

2:31pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic survival game The Last Of Us was the big winner at the British Academy Games Awards, picking up five honours.

10 things you probably didn't know about the world wide web on its 25th birthday

News Shopper: The world wide web is 25 years old

12:49pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Today is the 25th birthday of the world wide web.

Tech review: Winbot W710, cleaning windows by itself

News Shopper: Tech review: Winbot W710, cleaning windows by itself

10:01am Thursday 6th March 2014

IF another person dares tell me they can’t get excited about a window cleaner, then I’ll have to start wielding the Winbot as a weapon, swinging it from its cable like and Olympic hammer thrower.

That's how we Roll(s-Royce): Luxury car maker launches the Ghost II

News Shopper: That's how we Roll(s-Royce): Luxury car maker launches the Ghost II

10:37am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Previously, I had never thought I wanted to be a captain of industry. But, when the chaps at Rolls-Royce unveiled their new motor and said it was designed for them, suddenly I was wondering where to take the exam.

Sony PlayStation 4 in figures: Six million sales and more PS4 facts

News Shopper: The PS4 games console from Sony

3:19pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Largely thanks to the coverage I’ve provided over the past few months, Sony Computer Entertainment’s been able to announce it’s shifted more than six million units of its new PlayStation 4 console.

Video and Review: In-car coffee maker Lavazza A Modo Mio Espressgo

News Shopper: Review: In-car coffee maker Lavazza A Modo Mio Espressgo

6:02pm Thursday 27th February 2014

COFFEE has a unique power to make even traffic jams or the morning commute bearable.

Wimbledon whizz-kid still juggles schoolwork with booming tech business

News Shopper: Teen millionaire: Nick D'Aloisio launches his app

9:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

Interview: As most A-level students returned to school after half term, millionaire teen entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio was in Barcelona to launch the UK edition of his news digest app.

Review: Pointless - Quiz With Friends (iPhone, iPad)

News Shopper: Play Pointless on your mobile phone or tablet

1:19pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

I’ve been a fan of BBC One teatime quiz show Pointless for a couple of years – and make sure I record it every day while I’m at work.

Review: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One)

News Shopper: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition for PS4 and Xbox One

10:38am Thursday 20th February 2014

Last year Tomb Raider was given a reboot, with all-action adventuring archaeologist Lara Croft taken down a new darker and grittier path.

iPhone 5 with Flappy Bird installed for sale near you - for just £5,000!

News Shopper: Flappy Bird taken down: Bournemouth students react

1:03pm Friday 14th February 2014

UNLESS you’ve been living in a pipe for the last month or so you must be aware of the Flappy Bird phenomenon.

Review: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry DLC (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC)

News Shopper: Freedom Cry can be bought as part of the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag season pass

11:58am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Whether you like Freedom Cry, the downloadable single-player expansion to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, will depend on three key factors.

Top 10 PlayStation 4 games which new Sony PS4 owners should check out

News Shopper: Fifa 14 for PS4 by EA Sports

1:23pm Friday 31st January 2014

PlayStation 4 players haven't yet been blessed with many games to play on their swanky new consoles.






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