Archive for January 30th, 2011

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Angry Birds Rio – Coming Soon

Birds of a Feather. Twentieth Century Fox and Rovio Mobile Announce Unique Partnership Uniting ANGRY BIRDS with Summer Animated

Calling all Angry Birds fans. It looks like we have a new addition coming in the next couple of months. The word on the street is that Angry Birds Rio will be with us in March and this time Rovio in conjunction with 20th Century Fox will release sporting 45 dedicated levels that are based around the new movie Rio, which is released to theatres everywhere on the 15th of April.

The new version will be available for  iOS, Symbian and Android plus with the dozens of tablets that will hit the market this year I suspect Angry Birds Rio will be even more popular than ever.

You can see the trailer for Angry Birds Rio after the break:

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Grant for scientists to develop faster broadband in the UK

fiber_opticsThe University of Southampton’s ‘Photonics HyperHighway’ project, in partnership with Essex and BBC R&D, has been awarded £7.2 million to create new fibre optic technologies that could make connection speeds 100 times faster than your standard fibre optics. The money, along with £10 million from the EU will be spent trying to develop new materials and devices to increase bandwidth for an ever hungry online population.

Apparently, current fibre optic limitations aren’t clear at the moment, though it seems that they’re not as limitless and future-proof as they once were thought to be. Research will begin at the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre, and although microfabrication and high-spec nanofabrication mean precisely nothing to me, I’m all for it if it means faster speeds – I crawl along at 1.2Mbps.


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