Battlefield 3 will likely charge secondhand gamers for online warfare

"I'm not sure I want to call our system an Online Pass," said EA DICE executive producer Patrick Bach on the way Battlefield 3 will charge secondhand gamers for online play. But that's exactly what it sounds like; it…

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Gerald LynchBattlefield 3 will likely charge secondhand gamers for online warfare

Auto-Trader app brings augmented reality features to second-hand car hunting

On the hunt for a second hand car and happen to have an iPhone 3GS at your disposal? Then you should check out the brand new Auto-Trader app, which packs in a few nifty augmented reality features to help…

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Gerald LynchAuto-Trader app brings augmented reality features to second-hand car hunting

23% of Britons use the net to take a sneak peek at their Christmas presents

A recent survey of 1,000 people conducted by web analytic specialists Webtrends has revealed that one-in-four of us will take a sneaky peek at what our partners have bought for us online this Christmas. No present-shaking guessing games for us…

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Gerald Lynch23% of Britons use the net to take a sneak peek at their Christmas presents

Bopaboo – selling second-hand MP3s. This has got to be a joke, right?

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A site has just launched called Bopaboo. It claims to be a marketplace that allows you to resell unwanted MP3s to other people. There are only two valid conclusions to be had here – either it’s a joke, or it’s been set up by some people who haven’t got the faintest idea about how digital music works.

At the moment it’s still in private beta, but if you can track down an invite code (I found one on Google in less than 30 seconds) then you can try it out. You upload songs, and then others can download them at a price, at which point you get some cash, and the site takes 20%. No word on how much of that 20% goes back to the record labels.

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Duncan GeereBopaboo – selling second-hand MP3s. This has got to be a joke, right?