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Tech helps and hinders lonely generation

Younger people are more likely to feel lonely than older folks, but it's not all technology's fault, a survey has revealed. BBC

Protesters call for iPhone boycott over factory conditions

A Hong Kong workers' group is calling for customers to boycott Apple and other manufacturers after another suicide at a Foxconn factory. PC Pro

The Times unveils new site ahead of paywall

The Times has shown off its new look website, which will go behind a paywall in four weeks. IT PRO

Currys gets iPad exclusive

DSGi has won a big exclusive, with its PC World and Currys getting to sell the Apple iPad for 60 days before rivals get to stock the tablet. IT PRO

Douglas Adams fans celebrate Towel Day

Today marks Towel Day - held in memory of Douglas Adams, the creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Wired