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Sky’s a wee bit excited about the fact that it’s managed to wrangle the James Bond license away from ITV. So excited, in fact, that it’s decided to launch a brand new channel and pack it to the rafters with the world’s favourite secret agent. Time to get your supplies in – we’re all in for a movie marathon. Read more

Nope. Let’s be honest and upfront: no Bond game past, present or future will ever beat the brilliance of the original Goldeneye game for the N64. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a spot open for a runner-up. Could Activision’s newly announced, ambitious Bond title be that game? Read on for the details. Read more

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Let’s face it; there’s nothing better than stumbling into the living room on a Sunday afternoon and realising that ITV is playing an old James Bond film. If only it were possible to watch them all in a row, whenever you want. Oh hang on, there is: Sky’s just signed a deal to get every single Bond film under one HD broadcasting roof… Read more

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It’s not often that you get to see a urban legend coming into being in real time but hop onto Twitter today and you’re likely to come across an entertaining missive purporting to be a four-letter word bolstered brush off written by Sean Connery to Steve Jobs. The story goes that Jobs wanted the Bond actor to feature in an ad but it’s just that…a story.

The fake letter was put together by Apple satire site Scoopertino but shorn of its context it’s floating around on TwitPic and being reported as a genuine article. You’d think the brutal line “you are a computer salesman and I am f*cking James Bond” might have tipped more people off.

Click through to see the fake letter in all its glory and hit the link at the bottom of the page for the original Scoopertino story. Our favourite entirely fictional fact? That the Apple iMac puck mouse was inspired by a burnt English muffin…

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If you’ve spent years idlely dreaming of Superman-style powers of flight or James Bond gadgetry, the Jetlev Flyer could be a dream come true…assuming you have £110,000 to spend. The creation of Canadian engineer Raymond Li, the water-powered machine hovers at up to 30m in the air and can hit speeds of 22mph as you move across the water.

The Jetlev Flyer jetpack is attached to a 10m hose and an engine which also acts as a flotation device. The hose gobbles up water and send it to two nozzles on the user’s back, keeping them aloft. Luckily the £110,000 asking price includes a full training course. Click through to see the Jetlev Flyer speeding around…

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James Bond eBooks are on the way. Ian Fleming’s classic spy thrillers are hitting the UK tomorrow in handy eBook form. The 14 titles from Casino Royale to more recent creations will be sold through major retailers including Amazon for the Kindle and Waterstone’s and will set you back the same as the cheapest James Bond paperback. But what we’re really interested in is…what’s the best James Bond eBook pun you can come up with? Click through for the ones we’ve come up with so far…

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Activision and Atari have gone on a splurge, announcing a slew of new games due for arrival 2009 and beyond. In the pipe are an Infinity Ward-developed sequel to their award-winning Call Of Duty high-point Modern Warfare, more Dungeons & Dragons games including a sequel to Baldur’s Gate and a Tony Hawk you won’t play “with a controller in your hands”, according to an Activision rep.

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Sony Ericsson is cutting a fifth of its handset range after announcing its first quarterly net loss in more than five years. It blamed losses on consumers buying fewer handsets. But is James Bond really to blame?

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