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  • Boothroyd handed Colchester job
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    Colchester United appoint former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd as their new manager.

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  • Public ‘fearing Olympics failure’
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    Most Britons do not think the government is capable of successfully managing the 2012 Olympics, a survey suggests.

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  • Will You Stream Or Download Your Mobile Music?
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    mikp writes “In a David-and-Goliath style fight, small music companies are battling it out with established behemoths to see who can own the future of mobile music. Spotify, the Europe-based music streaming company, is about to launch its iPhone app and has plans to develop it for other mobile platforms soon. In a preview, Spotify shows how you can cache songs to your iPhone so that you don’t always need a connection but the songs don’t remain on (more…)

  • What the Disney/Marvel Deal Could Mean for Video Games
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    Right now, Marvel’s video game licenses aren’t consolidated in one place but the possibility remains that Disney/Marvel could dangle enough cash to get their properties back. In terms of future video game strategy, we could see a blend of licensed Marvel titles co-existing with self-produced and self-distributed ones.

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  • Portsmouth duo sign new contracts
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    Portsmouth’s Kanu and Papa Bouba Diop both commit their futures to the Premier League side after signing new deals.

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  • How To Hire a Hacker
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    itwbennett writes “If you want to hire a hacker, you need to take a more psychology-based approach to the entire interview process to determine whether he or she has changed their ways enough to be a trustworthy employee, says Mich Kabay in a recent Network World blog post. But this approach is also ‘germane for highly skilled staffers, even those that don’t come with arrest records or who have done something questionable in their pasts,’ says David (more…)

  • The Hijack-Proof Truck
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    Two entrepreneurs have hit anti-terrorism pay dirt with a tiny black box that shuts down vehicles at the first sign of trouble….

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  • Grand Theft Auto game coming to iPhone
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    Rockstar Games says its Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars title will be making its way to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch this fall. Pricing is undisclosed.

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  • IBM Patents Tweeting Remote Control
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    Fluffeh writes “IBM has applied for a patent on a network-enabled smart remote control that sends out a message to Twitter, Facebook or a blog when you start watching a TV show.” Hopefully this launches an exciting patent landgrab of devices that are socially enabled. Your car can tweet when you leave your garage. Your dishwasher can tweet when the load is done. Your skillet can tweet when your eggs are burnt. And they say innovation is dead.

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  • 25 Fears You Never Knew Existed
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    We’ve all seen the episodes of Maury, where the people with phobias come onstage and freak out about spiders and snakes. While the fear of snakes (ophiophobia) and spiders (arachnophobia) are fairly common and understandable, there are all kinds of weird phobias out there that defy explanation. Here are 25 of the strangest.

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