Giles Turnbull

Giles is a freelance tech writer in England. He likes tea, cheese and proper beer, ideally in that order.

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TechFast: Pi Day, Quake Updates, Twitter Scam

Good morning! Here’s the tech stuff that’s breaking this morning, more on the big tech news stories of the day coming up later.

Happy Pi Day!

Yay, today is Pi day! Happy 3.1415926535 to you and all your loved ones!

Link: Pi Day

News travels faster than quakes

Everyone knows news goes fast, but the Japanese disaster shows

The Web Reacts to Japan Quake

The web watched in horror as this morning’s earthquake struck northern Japan, and tsunami waves quickly swept across it.

The news spread rapidly across Twitter, and home-made (sometimes terrifying) videos were posted online within minutes.

The video above shows an ordinary family fleeing their home and waiting in the street while …

Microsoft Sets New Internet Explorer Release for SXSW Next Week

Perhaps in an effort to whip up Apple-esque levels of pre-launch hype, Microsoft has announced that it will hold the global launch of Internet Explorer 9 at South by South West next week: Monday 14th, at 9pm Pacific time.

The first IE9 beta was released in September last year; a Release Candidate version (sort of halfway between a …

Three Bedrooms? Check. Garage? Check. Fast Broadband? Umm…

For sale: gorgeous node in a well-connected area. Excellent up/down bandwidth, with average download speed of 20 megabits per second, and 99.6% uptime over the last 12 months. Yours for just $300,000. Comes with free family home.

No wait, stop and think for a moment: Does broadband speed matter to you so much you’d consider it during …

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