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Sky block Pirate Bay to customers

Sky, one of the largest broadband providers in the UK have decided to block the Pirate Bay, one of the largest filesharing websites. Sky have four million customers, who are now all cut off from accessing the website. This is in response to a court order obtained by the BPI, …

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Microsoft stop employees buying Apple products

Mary Jo Foley from ZDNET claims she has access to an internal email regarding a new purchasing policy for Microsoft’s sales, Marketing, IT, Services and Operations Group. The email was sent to employees in various parts of the business, which prohibits them from buying Apple products such as the iPad …

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Foxconn revenues drop 13 percent in February

Foxconn have been dealing with a publicity nightmare in the last year, requiring key partners such as Apple to step in to mop up the mess. The situation was so bad that Apple made a big deal of joining the FLA. In regards to revenue, Foxconn have reported a rather …

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MSI drops price on Z77 mainboard by 7%

The bizarre events of the NDA-blowing launch and sale of Intel’s new chipset mainboards has moved onto a new stage. Price discounting. KitGuru makes screen grabs and calculations. From the time Futuremark picked up four Intel z77 chipset mainboard reviews, this story has continued to break and change. The latest …

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Aria sells MSI mainboard after Intel Z77 reviews leak out

Most times modern technology will launch under strict guidelines from manufacturer. Bigger launches have more rules and the possibility of serious consequences for flaunting them. All mainboard vendors were showing Z77 designs at CeBIT this week, but only MSI boards seem to have been reviewed or sold. We investigate. Like …

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Kit Dotcom may be extradited to America

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom could be facing an extradition to America as the United States Federal Government have filed a request in a New Zealand Court to bring him and three of his colleagues to justice. The four people are facing charges of hosting copyright material on MegaUpload servers. If …

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Tablet shipments rise 77.6% on year

Digitimes Research have published a forecast showing that vendors are aiming to ship 14.97 million tablet computers, which is down 30.6% on quarter. While this is a huge drop from the previous quarter, the figures indicate a growth of 77.6 percent on year. The shipments will include 11 million iPad …

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Anonymous take down CIA website

World famous hacktivist group Anonymous have taken down the CIA website over the weekend due to an organised DDos attack. Anonymous also targeted the FBI recently and a CIA representative said “We are aware of the problems accessing our Web site, and are working to resolve them.” The website was …

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Apple sell more iPads than HP sell PC’s in Q1 2012

We reported on Apple’s fiscal earnings earlier this morning, but a staggering piece of news is that they sold 15.4 million iPads, which is higher than the Hewlett Packard PC sales over the same time period, totaling 14.7 million. While Apple outperformed Hewlett Packard in the Tablet v PC wars, …

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Megaupload leader tells New Zealand court he is innocent

The founder of Megaupload has been held in custody in New Zealand as he denies charges of internet piracy and money laundering. He said the authorities were trying to make him look as bad as possible. Anne Toohey, the prosecutor said that Kim Dotcom, a German national, who is also …

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Federal sites come back online after Anonymous attack

Many of the websites which were shut down by well known hacking group Anonymous were back up and running today. Megaupload.com leaders were arrested, with the site subsequently shut down and Anonymous acted in retaliation taking down the FBI websites and the U.S. Department Of Justice. A law enforcement officer …

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Nissan develop a ‘self healing’ iPhone case

After a buying a shiny new Apple phone, the first move for many people is to buy a protective case. After all you don’t want to be dropping that expensive investment on the concrete. It is much easier to replace a protective case than the phone itself. With this in …

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Stephen Hawking health concerns on 70th birthday

Stephen Hawking, the iconic scientist was too unwell to deliver a speech at his own 70th birthday, with special guests such as Richard Branson missing the opportunity to meet the man face to face. Guests at the event were greeted instead with a recording of his lecture. The Telegraph in …

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Sony Ericsson LT28at Xperia with 720p reality display

Sony Ericsson are causing a stir in the industry with the news of their upcoming LT28at ‘super phone’. According to theverge the device has “just appeared on the official Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) site of certified Bluetooth devices. The LT28at is described as an Xperia “super phone” with LTE …

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Blackberry may be acquired by Microsoft/Nokia

2011 has been a year that Research In Motion would like to forget, even though they still produce some of the best business phones available. The latest news to leak would indicate that Nokia and Microsoft are considering a potential takeover of the company. This comes at the same time …

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Twitter expanding, new look and headquarters

Twitter showcased their new headquarters yesterday in San Francisco. They have invested a lot of money in the new expansion and are also improving their microblogging service. The new Twitter headquarters will be 215,000 square feet and is based inside a Art Deco building in downtown San Francisco. Employees will …

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Google may be working on Amazon Prime competitor

Reports from the Wall Street Journal are surfacing that Google may be going to challenge Amazon’s Prime service, launching sometime in 2012. Google reportedly want to set up a service which would allow their customers to receive products bought online within a 24 hour period. Like Amazon Prime, it would …

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Scammers targeting online shoppers on Cyber Monday in US

Scammers have decided to target online shoppers who are looking for bargain deals on Monday. People in America often head online after Thanksgiving looking for cheap online products. Last year almost $1 billion was generated on Cyber monday, beating out Black Friday as the highest volume sales day. This year …

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CryEngine 3 licensed for Digital Visualization Projects

Crytek GmbH (Crytek) announced that it closed a licensing deal for CryENGINE 3, its proprietary real-time development solution, with Crystal CG, a world leading digital image service provider. Crystal CG is dedicated to providing customized solutions based on 3D digital visualization technologies and has been working on a number of …

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