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    Activ8: 1. The Worst of Windows 8

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    Welcome to Activ8 - a new programme where we discuss some of the stories that are making headlines in the world of gadgets and the web.

    With Windows 8 about to launch, we ask 'just how bad is it? Reviews editor Alan finds it hard to express in words but we manage to pin down some of the worst parts of the new operating system.

    We do find one redeeming feature of Windows 8, however: the price.

    We also take to the streets of London to find out just how dependant people are on their mobile phones, covering the big issues like whether you look at your phone to avoid talking to people and whether you use the phone while on the loo.