The Digest: More trouble for Uber… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sydney siege sees Uber raise prices before backtracking | BBC News "Cab-ordering firm Uber has been criticised for increasing fares by up to four times normal rates during the hostage crisis in Sydney. As the police cordoned off a wide area around the Lindt cafe where a gunman was holding staff and customers…

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The Digest: Windows 10 release date… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 | Reuters "Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early…

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O2 and Vodafone iPad data plans revealed

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Although O2 and Vodafone are yet to announce their iPad data plan packages for themselves, those pre-ordering Apple's tablet today have been given the full run-down on what to expect from both carrier's tariffs. Vodafone offer two simple monthly plans….

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iPad now available for pre-order in the UK

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The wait is finally over for UK residents who have been patiently twiddling thier thumbs, dying for a chance to get their hands on an iPad. Apple are now taking pre-orders for their tablet device ready to be shipped out…

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Apple announce official UK iPad price and release date

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Apple have just announced that the iPad will be launching in the UK on May 28th, with prices starting at £429 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version. £499 will bag the 32 GB Wi-Fi iPad, £599 the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad. 3G-enabled…

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Orange join the iPad UK tariff fray

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Hot on the heels of O2 and Vodafone's iPad tariff announcements (or non-announcements, depending on how you see it) Orange have now confirmed they too will be offering iPad tariffs in May. "Orange today announced that it will offer dedicated…

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iPad tariffs on the way from O2 and Vodafone

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O2 and Vodafone have just announced that they will be offering iPad tariff pricing plans in the UK and various over countries across the globe. That said, there are sweet little details on what the pricing plans will actually be…

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Google pilots artwork in minute detail in Google Earth

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The Prado museum in Madrid contain’s some of the art world’s most treasured masterpieces, from El Greco, Rembrandt, Durer, Raphael, Van de Weyden, Tiepolo, Ribera, Fra Angelico and Titian. Google has just presented a collaboration with the museum, to bring the masterpieces to a wider audience.

Users will be able to explore the paintings of the artists above in minute detail – more than 1,400 times clearer than anything the average tourist’s 10-megapixel camera could render, claims the director of Google Spain, Javier Rodriguez Zapatero. The company stitched together over 8,200 “mega-high-resolution” photos digitally.

One of the museum’s most popular paintings, Hieronymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, is included, and you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s very easy indeed to zoom in on the naughty bits. To see the digital reproductions for yourself, download the Google Earth program, activate three-dimensional view and click on Prado Museum.

(via the Independent)

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