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Tuesday 07 September 2010

The hunt for iPad killers has come to a head at the Berlin technology show IFA where rivals to Apple unveiled their much heralded tablets. Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

Nicholas Carr, the blogger and journalist worries that the internet may be changing the way that we think. He reports on the impact of Sat Navs on London taxi driver's ability to negotiate London's streets unassisted by technology, and whether Google, aside from all of its altruism, is really fundamentally in the business of distraction.

The chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary responds to press speculation that there will be no more print versions of the full editions in the future – on online editions.

Helen Clegg reports from Brazil on the lessons learnt from the mudslides earlier this year and how new mapping technology is being used to provide alerts for future erosions.

Kelly Sutton has created a website to shed himself of all of the materials he feels are cluttering his life. In the Cult of Less he explains how all he really needs are his digital gadgets to lead a contented life.


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