• Microsoft is in the firing line over the origins of elements of its new search website, Bing.com. Wired reports that online travel site Kayak is upset that Bing's travel section looks so familiar (Douglas Sims has a good side by side comparison). Microsoft rejects the claims, saying "Bing Travel is based on independent development... any contrary allegations are without merit".
• Lawyers for the Pirate Bay have been asking for a retrial after accusations that the judge in the case, Tomas Norstrom, was biased by links to copyright organisations. No dice, reports TorrentFreak: the court says there was no bias, so any appeals will have to go through the usual channels.
• This Friday, why not expand your mind with some optical illusions. No tricks this time, but just some stone cold classics: this mind-boggling colour illusion, and the spinning woman. Why not leave your best suggestions in the comments?
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