Channel Five first to offer programme downloads

OK, so illegal copies of TV shows have been floating around the internet for quite a while now, but at last some marketing genius at UK TV station Channel 5 has realised that it might be possible to legalise…

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David Brent tops the polls

There was no way we could pass up the opportunity to post this pic of David Brent doing all out for his Comic Relief dance. It's just been voted the number one clip clip on a BBC Motion Gallery-sponsored poll….

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Hawking's spaceship on sale on eBay

This is the type of story we want to be writing on a Friday. Renowned physicist and Star Trek fan, Stephan Hawking is having his spaceship auctioned off on eBay. The model space shuttle was built for a Specsaver's…

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Ebay/Sun Tsunami auction

Nice to see that Ebay and The Sun (apparently the UK's biggest online newspaper now) have teamed up to deliver an auction site to raise funds for the paper's Tsunami Appeal. Last time we looked top item was a guitar…

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Amazon Launches DVD Rental

Amazon has launched a DVD rental service. £7.99 a month gets you four DVD rentals a month and you can have two at any one time. For £9.99 you can have three DVDs at home at any one time and…

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microsoft gets into blogging

Continuing its grand tradition of waiting till everyone else has done it first before following suit, microsoft has announced the launch of its own blogging tool. MSN Spaces will allow anyone with a Hotmail or MSN Messenger account to set…

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TD ruins your weekend

Move over Jon Ronson and tell Alexander Chancellor the news – this week's Guardian Weekend magazine been over-run by the Shiny Media team. Shiny Shiny Editor Katie Lee cherry-picks the coolest and most colourful gadgets, Games Digest mainman Simon…

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Froogle from Google arrives in UK

The UK Beta version of Froogle has just been launched. Google's latest venture allows you to perform a product search that will bring up a list of retailers selling that item. The service has been designed to look almost identical…

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Swap your tat

What goes around, comes around, and what better thing to revive than the joyful innocence of Saturday Swapshop? Long before Keith Chegwin proved that Cheggars can be boozers (old joke; still funny), before he'd treated us all to the sight…

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