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Revamped Hotmail plays catch up with Gmail

Microsoft has updated its webmail service Hotmail, adding a few features that have long been available in Google's Gmail. PC Pro

Government to name new digital minister soon

The new coalition government could name a new minister in charge of broadband as early as this week, with MP Ed Vaizey mooted as a top pick. BBC

Researchers step closer to stopping laptop battery fires

Cambridge researchers have found a way to see inside lithium batteries as they work, which should help find a way to prevent laptop fires. IT PRO

Spotify unveils new price plan, caps new users

Streaming music service Spotify has tweaked its price plans and placed a 20 hour a month cap on uninvited new users. Telegraph

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