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Tweet accepted as official word by Oxford English Dictionary

Twitter and Facebook have been spearheading social networking growth over the years and the ‘tweet’ phrase phenomenon has been accepted by official language sources.  UK Prime Minister David Cameron will not be happy as he aired his feelings about Twitter in a 2009 radio interview. At the time he said …

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Yahoo will release inactive email account names

In a months time Yahoo will be releasing inactive email account names to new users. Accounts that have not been used for a year or longer will be ‘purged’, releasing them for people to reclaim. Yahoo say they will release the inactive accounts unless the current user logs in before …

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Galaxy S4 shipments pass 10 million

Samsung Electronics Co have said they have shipped more than 10 million units of the Galaxy S4 since the phone hit retail in April. The sales figures have surpassed those of previous Galaxy models. Samsung said “Sales of the Galaxy S III reached the 10 million mark 50 days after …

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Sky pay Virgin £49 million for broadband backhaul upgrade

Sky has signed a £49 million deal with Virgin Media Business to upgrade their backhaul broadband network. Virgin announced the deal with Sky in their quarterly earnings report for the start of 2013 but they have now valued the deal. Virgin will provide Sky with its 10Gbps High Capacity Services …

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Australian police arrest leader of hacking group

The federal forces in Australia have arrested the vocal, self proclaimed leader of Lulzsec. A hacking collective well known across the globe for their high profile attacks on leading organisations. They even shut down the Central Intelligence Agency’s public web site in 2011. The Australian Federal Police said that they …

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Bioshock and Tomb Raider – big sellers in US

Bioshock and Tomb Raider have sold well in the United Kingdom, and the same sales pattern has been mirrored in America. Interestingly the Xbox 360 is also the best selling console, which is now a record 27 months. The NPD numbers show that Bioshock Infinite has taken the top position …

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Sony want more women to make games for Playstation 4

Data released by Gamasutra and the Game Developer Magazine show that more men are making video games professionally than women. This isn’t ideal as many big companies within the game industry want to get women more involved in gaming. There has been a lot of progress in recent years, and …

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Google rumour: WhatsApp buyout for $1B

If you use a modern smartphone there is a good chance that you will have the excellent WhatsApp installed. This very popular software is sought after by Google who are said to be contemplating a $1B takeover deal for the company who create it. Digital Trends apparently have access to …

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Unsuspecting users involved in Spamhaus DNS attacks

There may be hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting British computer users involved in cyber attack, because their router has been compromised. Spamhaus, which runs a filtering service used to stop spam emails has been under attack from 18th march after they added a Dutch hosting organisation called CyberBunker to their …

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Sony make moves for more indie games on PS4

Sony made announcements that they are bringing more independent games to the Playstation 4 console. Zombie’s Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution will make an appearance on the next gen Sony platform. According to a report on Gamasutra “The company also announced that popular parody fighting game Divekick, new puzzle game Metrico, from …

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Apple sued on patent infringement claim

Apple are being sued by Intertrust Technologies Corp, a leader in digital copyright protection. They are alleging patent infringement on 15 of Intertrust patents. According to the Wall Street Journal, the suit against Apple covers a lot of products, including the iPad, iPhone, computers and laptops, Apple TV and even …

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AT&T internet hacker/troll sentenced to more than 3 years

We have all been the victim of a troll at some stage or another, they are generally people who show very little remorse for what they do. This case may interest you then however as news published on CNET detail that ‘professional troll’ Andrew Auernheimer, who goes by the nickname …

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Android tablet shipments to surpass iPad

Android fans will be rejoicing to hear that Android tablet shipments will be passing Apple iPad this year, for the first time ever. Research house IDC say that Android will be claiming more market share in 2013. Android tablets are made in a variety of sizes and shapes, however Apple …

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Microsoft suspend Phone 7.8 update: Nokia confirm

Microsoft have suspended the distribution of Windows Phone 7.8 to older Lumia devices, including the Lumia 800. Nokia have confirmed the delay on the official Russian Twitter account. A week earlier, Joe Belfiore Manager of the Windows Phone program confirmed on Twitter that Microsoft had identified a minor problem with …

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Analyst wonders if Apple can play ‘defense’ this year

Apple are one of the world’s largest, most profitable and financially successful companies. The competition has been heating up in the last six months however especially from Samsung and Google. UBS Analyst Steve Milunovich has sent out an email to clients which read ‘Identity Crisis: Can Apple Play Defense?’. He …

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Facebook have four billionaires on 2013 Forbes list

Facebook have produced four billionaires according to the latest Forbes List. Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s youngest billionaire but there are three others to make the list. Zuckerberg, 28 and the founding chief of the company has a fortune of $13.3 billion and ranks number 66 on the 2013 list …

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Google not happy with Motorola smartphone pipeline

Google have publicly commented on the Motorola pipeline, after buying the company last year. This will come as a blow to many people who had hoped that the Google/Motorola deal would lead to an array of exciting smartphones in the near future. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference, Google …

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Zuckerberg and Gates video pushes kids into coding

Code.Org created a video to encourage kids to learn computer programming. The video has proved very popular and has been attracting the attention of a very wide audience, there are over 5 million views already on the YouTube video. The non-profit organisation created a video which includes people such as …

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Apple settle lawsuit over ‘bait’ apps for kids

Apple have offered to pay some money to parents who are frustrated that their kids have been buying applications via iTunes without their permission. They will be offering a $6 iTunes credit or cash if the amount was more than $30. The company have said they will pay to settle …

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300 million Shazam users and new updates coming

Shazam has managed to snag over 300 million users and has also announced new iPad and Android tablet updates. The company have released the information at the latest Mobile World Congress along with upcoming tablet updates with their ‘new user experience’. This will be released within a couple of weeks. …

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