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20 Years Later, Liam Gallagher Is Still Fighting The Britpop War – By Himself

Children of the nineties will fondly remember the all-consuming war between fans of rival bands Blur and Oasis. It was the iPhone vs Android of its time: you had to be on one side or the other, there was no admitting to liking both (although many people did, in secret.) Read More >>

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Oi! Blur Just Uploaded their New Song to Spotify

So this arvo, elder indie statesmen Blur announced The Magic Whip, their first new album playing nice again in some 12 years. But in an oh-so-digital move, they've trumped that announcement already by pushing the first song from it straight to Spotify to capitalise on all that wonderfully organic social interest. Read More >>

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Celebs and the Generally Wealthy Blur Their Homes in Google Street View

The latest trend among the rich and privileged appears to be getting angry at Google for daring to capture the outside walls of their houses, as the UK homes of the likes of Tony Blair and Paul McCartney have started to appear blurred on Google's Street View tool. Read More >>

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Blur Fans Congregate to see Miracle of Song 2-Playing Underground Ticket Barrier

There's a ticket barrier, right, at Canary Wharf station, right, and some person on the internet, right, saw it, right, and thought it sounded like the "woo-hoo" bit in Blur's Song 2 as it wheezed open, yeah? So now there's a YouTube video with 161,000 views at time of writing. You'll yield and watch it eventually, so you may as well yield and watch it now. [YouTube via Metro] Read More >>

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14 iOS Design Trends for 2014

Just as we did a year ago, I'm kicking off 2014 with a list of design trends I expect to gain ground over the next twelve months. The world of interactive design is an extreme fluid in terms of what's determined as a staple of good design from year to year. Read More >>

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Incredible CSI-Like “Enhance!” Technology Fixes Unfocused Photos

Remember all those movies and TV shows in which the Feds turned a completely blurred photo into a focused image by clicking one button? Remember how you sneered? Well, soon you won't be able to laugh at it anymore. This app lets you deblur any heavily blurred image just like that. Read More >>

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What If Blur’s Brits Awards’ Acceptance Speech Was Set to the Tune of Parklife?

A massively-fat clap for BBC Radio 1 presenter Matt Edmondson, who set Blur lead singer Damon Albarn's rambling acceptance speech from the other night's Brits awards, to the tune of their quintessentially-English Parklife anthem. If you've already watched Cassetteboy's BBC News mash-up today, make this your next viewing. Parklife! [YouTube] Read More >>

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Microsoft Signs Up Alex James to Help Shift Windows Phone Handsets

Blur's bassist Alex James has turned desperate -- after shilling his cheese to all and sundry in every possible newspaper and magazine (and throwing a festival that's now been dubbed "Worstival"), he's now pimping Windows Phone with Microsoft, lending his name to a new social-rewards campaign called Into. Read More >>

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These Pictures Show How Amazing Photoshop’s Magical Deblurring Tool Can Be

Our brains melted when Adobe demoed their upcoming blurry picture killer in Photoshop. Wha!? No more blurry pics? Is that possible? Is this real life? YES. Here are a few examples—including the most famous blurry picture—of the upcoming deblurring tool working its magic. Read More >>