Doctor Who Wins At National TV Awards / Series 7 Rumours
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Matt Smith and Karen Gillian both won best Drama Performance: Male and females awards at the National TV awards, on the 25th January. Meanwhile, series 7 prep is well underway. 12 episodes + a Xmas Special have been slated with … Continue reading

Millenium Bridge That Barely Lasted A Decade
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Like many badly constructed Milennium projects up and down the country, Carlisle’s ill reckoned Irishgate bridge has been closed as unsafe only 11 years after being built. The carbuncle of a bridge, which has been found to have metal fatigue … Continue reading

SOPA, PIPA and Protect IP – Internet Under Threat ?
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I read with some intrest the recent row in the States regarding the attempted introduction through Congress of anti-piracy legislation known as ‘SOPA’ (Stop Online Piracy Act) and ‘PIPA’ (the Protect IP Act). In a dramatic twelfth hour climb down … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Tom Baker
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Some favour a return to an older character!

Tom Baker turns 78 today. Tom – arguably the greatest Doctor. Played incarnation no.4, from 1974 until 1981. Tom is the oldest living Doctor, a distinction held by Jon Pertwee, until his death in 1996. With the 50th anniversary around … Continue reading

Qualcomm Star Trek Tricorder Prize Unveilled
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The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize has been launched in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. The challenge is for researchers to build a real life portable Star Trek Tricorder tool, capable of being carried over the shoulder (at 2 … Continue reading

4G Trial Ongoing In Cumbrian Village Of Kaber
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I read with interest the current 4G trial going on in the Cumbrian village of Kaber. Residents there have been given a years free access to the 4G signal using dongles and Mi-FI units. Judging by the feedback from residents … Continue reading