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Carphone Warehouse Bundle Deal – Kindle Fire and LG Optimus L3 for just £14.50 per month

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Carphone Warehouse is offering customers the chance to get their hands on the on the Kindle Fire and LG Optimus L3 for just £14.50 per month. This deal, available exclusively at Carphone Warehouse, will give customers 100 minutes, 250 texts and 100MB data.

The Kindle Fire is a perfectly portable 7″ tablet that packs a hefty performance punch. The sharp 7″ touchscreen device features loads of entertainment options:  there are books, magazines, videos, emails, web browsing and more available. The Kindle Fire offers an impressive 9 hours of battery life, so is perfect when out and about on the move.

The LG Optimus L3 is a stylish smartphone with a 3.2″ display and access to over 450,000 apps.  The enhanced 3MP camera has a variety of scenes and effects to help you get the best out of your photos.  It’s also integrated with social networks to help you share your favourite moments. There’s also built-in GPS for finding the latest bar you’re meeting your friends at, and Bluetooth for connecting hands free kits so you can chat to your family while on the road. The LG Optimus L3 is also available in white and pink, exclusively at Carphone Warehouse.

The Kindle Fire and LG Optimus L3 Bundle Deal is available in store, online at www.carphonewarehouse.com or by calling 0800 087 0870.

*24 month contract applies

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: News
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Olympic Park Legacy to fuel IT jobs growth in London

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The London Olympics seems like a dim and distant memory for most of us, but for those in charge of the redevelopment of the Olympic Park in Stratford, London, the enormous job is only just beginning.

Seb Coe and the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) built their bid for the London Olympics on a promise of building a lasting legacy for London and in particular the Stratford area. One of the first key challenges for the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is therefore now to attract businesses to the area to take over the occupancy of the buildings within the park.

One of the most successful elements of London 2012 was the public transport system operated during the games; for the first time, many Londoners realised how well connected Stratford is to the rest of the capital. As well as an enormous new bus station, Stratford is served by: two of the main tube lines; the DLR; the Overground; and also National Rail services. This is something that the Legacy Committee is sure to drive home to prospective business tenants.

The impressive transport links are not the only benefit in businesses considering a move Eastwards; the Mayor of London’s ‘Super Connected City Plan’ is another key attraction. The plan focuses on East London and the introduction of ‘affordable ultrafast fibre broadband connectivity to 100% of SMEs, businesses and residents from Shoreditch expanding east towards the Olympic Park and then South to Canning Town’ (GLA, London Super Connected City Plan).

Transport, the advanced broadband facilities and the close proximity to Shoreditch’s ‘Tech City’ all indicate that many of the new companies setting up home in the area are expected to be IT, digital and technology companies creating more employment and IT jobs in London.

Gavin Poole is chief executive of iCITY, the company selected by the LLDC for the legacy use of the Press and Broadcast Centres on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. He firmly believes that the site has the potential to generate jobs and promote innovation in the Stratford area:

"The press and broadcast centre is one of the most digitally connected buildings in the world, providing an almost unlimited bandwidth connectivity. With the flourishing digital and creative industries sector just up the road, iCITY will extend the thriving technology cluster in east London onto the Olympic Park, creating over 6,500 jobs in the local communities and adding £460million to the national economy," he said.

The Olympic sponsors are involved in ensuring that a legacy of prosperity is brought to the area. The IT sponsor, Cisco, is involved in ensuring an IT workforce is created in the Olympic Park. As part of a five-year "Building a brilliant future" plan that started with London 2012, Cisco has increased the number of its networking academies with a view to improving technology education.

Neil Crockett, Managing Director of Public Sector, Cisco UK & Ireland, said: "We’re providing skills and an environment in which hi-tech entrepreneurship can thrive and will help the economy."

The idea behind this idea is that local students will be exposed to technology at a young age, giving them the experience and necessary skills to work and thrive in the IT sector.

It looks like the golden glow that surrounded Stratford during July and August is set to continue for a long time into the future and, in turn, potentially encourage the UK to produce some of the brightest future technology entrepreneurs.

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Editorial
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Angry Birds Star Wars arrives for iOS, Windows Phone and Android

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Angry Birds fans can rejoice today as the infamous Star Wars edition is now available to download from iTunes, Windows Marketplace and Google Play.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers!

Rebel birds, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Imperial Pigs. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the PIG STAR, and are racing to deliver the plans to the Rebel Birds. Now they need your help!

Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star WarsT universe! Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs! Can you become a Jedi Master and restore freedom to the galaxy? Time to grab your lightsaber and join the adventure! May the birds be with you!

  • HOURS AND HOURS OF ENGAGING GAMEPLAY – Explore more than 80 levels in iconic locations like Tatooine and the Pig Star. Can you dodge Imperial pigs, laser turrets, Tusken Raider pigs, and the dark side of the Force to get all three stars?
  • NEW GAMEPLAY MECHANICS – Use lightsabers, Blasters and Jedi powers to wreak havoc on the Imperial Pigs!
  • LEVEL UP YOUR BIRDS – Keep playing and level up your birds to improve their skills!
  • SECRETS AND HIDDEN GOODIES – Can you unlock all the R2-D2 and C-3PO bonus levels?
  • FREE UPDATES – This is only the beginning of the epic saga!

Hit up your app stores respectively.

 

Source: MoDaCo

Posted by: James

Posted in: News
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