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Facebook underage signups grow thanks to parents

A new study which was part funded by Microsoft shows that children under 13 are signing up for Facebook, which breaches the federal laws in America, to protect children’s online privacy. According to the report, there are millions of underage kids signing up for Facebook, and many parents are helping …

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Jobs last words ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow’.

Steve Jobs sister Mona Simpson revealed his last words in a eulogy she save at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. She said he looked at her, then his children, his wife and then beyond them all and said ‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow’. The New York times printed …

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NASA engineer creates gory iPad Halloween costume

One of the more creative Halloween costumes emerged online this weekend, when a NASA engineer decided to use two iPad tablets to create a rather unusual concept idea. He taped two iPad’s to the insides of torn clothing, covered in fake blood, to pretend that he was walking around, in …

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Nintendo Wii U to be shown at E3 conference

Nintendo have announced that their new Wii U console will be launching next year and they are working hard to ensure a stronger launch than last time. Satoru Iwata, the president of the company said “Based on the bitter experiences we have had with the Nintendo 3DS, we are making …

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Mozilla support Microsoft with custom ‘Bing’ version

Mozilla issued a statement yesterday which claims that they will be supporting Microsoft’s Bing search engine with a custom Firefox version. Bing will be configured as the default search engine. Mozilla said “Mozilla and Bing are pleased to make available Firefox with Bing, a customized version of Firefox that sets …

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Amazon announce drop in Q3 profit

Amazon announced a drop in third quarter profit, with shares falling 19 percent in late trading. Their net income dropped 73 percent to $63 million from $231 million, this time last year. Amazon have also said that they may post an operating loss this quarter. Amazon are searching for higher …

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Kindle Fire may reduce Amazon profits

The challenge to Apple’s iPad mounts as Amazon are due to release their new, low cost Kindle Fire tablet. So far Apple have remained king of the tablet market with staggering sales of their iPad and iPad 2 but analysts seem certain that the Kindle Fire will take the number …

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Apple celebrate Steve Jobs with video

Apple published a video on their website yesterday celebrating the life of Steve Jobs who died aged 56 after losing a battle against pancreatic cancer. The 80 minute video is called ‘Celebrating Steve’ and includes a series of speakers from the Wednesday event, which wasn’t available to the public. In …

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Microsoft Youtube channel gets weekend hack

Microsoft are dealing with a rather embarrassing situation today, as their Youtube channel appears to have been hacked at the weekend. All of their videos were removed and replaced with short clips. We checked this morning and they seem to have the situation under control now. According to Mashable, four …

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MC Hammer to create better search engine than Google

In one of the more bizarre stories this week, MC Hammer, the famous rapper with the baggy trousers is developing his own search engine. He has commented, claiming that it will be better than Google, or Bing. The rapper has announced the platform, called ‘WireDoo’ which has been 24 months …

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Apple remember Steve Jobs with Coldplay and Norah Jones

The tributes to Steve Jobs keep flooding in and Apple held a celebration for employees which featured music from ColdPlay and Norah Jones. Apple held the employee memorial yesterday and the new CEO Tim Cook spoke, according to postings that people made on Twitter who watched or attended the event. …

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Apple sell 4 million iPhone 4’s over the weekend

Apple have had a good first weekend, with over four million iPhone 4’s sold in the first three days. This is a another new record for Apple and a good indication that Q4 revenue could be very strong for the company. The iPhone 4s will go down in history as …

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Amazon to lose $10 on every Kindle Fire sale

Amazon are set to launch an attack on the iPad 2 very soon, by releasing their new Kindle Fire at $199. Less than half the price of Apple’s flagship product. According to IHS however Amazon will be losing $10 on every sale of the new product. Challenging the iPad has …

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iPhone 4s sales may reach 4 million at weekend

Well it won’t come as much of a shock to hear that Apple are already on track for a monumental first month after the release of their new iPhone 4s. While the press have been rather muted in response to the ‘tweaked’ new design, it appears that the punters don’t …

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‘Right now we’re letting you down’ say RIM

It has been a tough week for Research In Motion and they have had to apologise to customers for losing networking services, such as email and messaging. Their chief information officer Robin Bienfait said in a statement on their website “Right now we’re letting you down”. A rather blunt but …

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Sony block 93,000 online accounts

Sony have blocked 93,000 user accounts on their gaming and entertainment networks after they noticed unauthorised login attempts. These accounts have been associated with the Playstation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network. Sony are saying that a small percentage of these logins have been successful and that they happened between …

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New Xbox 360 dashboard scheduled for Nov 25th

Microsoft have plans to launch the new Xbox 360 dashboard on November 25th, according to reports on GigaOM. The major update will be based around ‘LakeView’ which is a modified version of Microsoft’s Silverlight development framework. This will include Kinect’s voice recognition and gesture control. This new dashboard will also …

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Jobs biography to be released 24th October

The industry has been mourning the death of Apple leader Steve Jobs who died yesterday. The official biography, written by Walter Isaacson has been moved forward for release to the 24th of October after the initial plan was to release it on the 21st of November. Isaacson tells an intimate …

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Aakash tablet released in India for £25

Are you finding many tablets in the UK too expensive? Well the new Aakash tablet which is due to be released in India will sell for around £25 (1,750 rupees). The government are planning to support the tablet as a low cost way to help improve education in the country. …

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Samsung tease new Ice Cream Sandwich Android device

Samsung have been in the news almost every day due to their heated legal battle with Apple in the courts. With Apple having successfully blocked some of their products in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands Samsung have announced a new wonderfully curved smartphone/tablet based around the upcoming Android Ice Cream …

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Steve Ballmer receives $682,500 bonus

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer isn’t best known for his shy and retiring personality, however he has had to settle with a modest $682,500 salary bonus this year. This matches his annual salary, and while a lot of money for everyone else, is only half the amount it could have been …

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Microsoft ditching Zune hardware?

On Monday Microsoft removed all references to Zune hardware from their official Zune website, which was taken by some of the press as the final death call for the media player. EdBott, a journalist, first noticed the removal of the hardware details on the website, with Microsoft apparently focusing on …

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Tim Cook to showcase new iPhone

This week Tim Cook gets his chance to step into the limelight, after replacing Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple. Tomorrow the company are holding a large media event to showcase the new iPhone. Whether you like Apple or not, you have to give them credit for being able to …

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Concerns over Amazon Kindle Fire web tracking

The upcoming Kindle Fire tablet has sparked a high level of interest, since it was introduced by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos earlier this week. Reports however have pointed out that they may implement a tracking system to monitor user’s browsing habits. The new browser called ‘Amazon Silk’ will use the …

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NZXT Phantom Big-Tower in Pink – one for the ladies

NZXT have released a special pink version of the Phantom in bright pink. Before you all start running and screaming we actually think it looks rather pretty. It will certainly stand out at a lan event ! The press release reads: “NZXT proudly presents the Phantom Big-Tower in pink, which …

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