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iPhone event to happen September 12th

If you are in the market for a new smartphone then you may want to wait for another month as it looks as if Apple will be announcing their new phone on September 12th. Of course there is no confirmation from Apple that this is correct, but Jim Dairymple of …

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Ubisoft uPlay has big vulnerability

uPlay

Ubisoft’s online service, uPlay, has had a real vulnerability exposed, that can be used to view customer files and information. While it was initially thought that this was a deliberate backdoor hidden by programmers of the service, it seems more likely now that it is an unintentional vulnerability. IT “experts” …

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Torrent trackers to come back online

Open Bit Torrent

Two of the world’s biggest torrent trackers, OpenBitTorrent (OBT) and Public BitTorrent (PBT), have announced their plans to return to operation, concluding the protest against uTorrent parent company BitTorrent Inc. A couple of weeks ago, we reported on how both trackers voluntarily ceased operation in an attempt to force the …

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HTC closes office in South Korea and poor sales are to blame

Just over a month following HTC declaring they are pulling out of Brazil, South Korea is getting the same treatment by the Taiwanese phone manufacturer. Following poor sales in Samsung’s home nation this decision has been made in an effort to “streamline operations”. Analyst firm Canalys estimates that HTC controlled …

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Apple aren’t investing in Twitter

The New York Times recently published a story that said Apple were in talks to invest a serious amount of case into social networking site Twitter. The claims were that the investment would raise Twitters company valuation to $10 billion. The Wall Street Journal have argued the original story claiming …

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Zuckerberg loses $2.3 billion in a week

Investors took another $10 billion valuation from Facebook this weekend, moving shares to an all time low. The social networking company have offered no forecast and analysts say that mobile investments could put future earnings under pressure. Facebook have a market capitalisation now of $48 billion, half of their IPO …

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Microsoft showcase new tablet mice and keyboards

While Microsoft are busy hyping their upcoming Surface tablet they have announced a upcoming range of mobile input devices to support their Windows 8 operating system. There are four new devices, BlueTooth powered, which are aimed at Windows 8 tablets and laptops. Microsoft said they also support iOS and Android …

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New fiasco in Apple Vs Samsung battle

Apple and Samsung spend a lot of time working together toward a common goal: Making Apple products possible with processing chips manufactured by Samsung. At the same time, each company’s legal alter ego seems to have its hands wrapped around the other’s throat, in court, somewhere in the world. KitGuru …

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Big enough? Getty planning 20 gigapixel Olympic image

Superbowl

Getty has announced the intention to take a 20 gigapixel image of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, in a similar fashion to the 2011 FA Cup football final and Superbowl. However, while that image took days to get online, this picture will purportedly be up within hours thanks to …

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Apple has not patented a game controller

Apple Controller

While quite a few sites have been reporting that Apple has patented the design for a traditionally PlayStation like video game controller, it looks like that’s not exactly true. In reality, Apple has been investigating turning other devices, like the iPhone and iPad into controllers for systems like Apple TV …

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GameStop considering resale of digital content

US video game retailer GameStop and owner of the Impulse digital download platform, has said that it is currently mulling over the idea of allowing the resale of digital games. “It’s very interesting,” said GameStop CEO Paul Rains while speaking with GameSpot. “There are some technologies out there in Europe, …

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Gigabyte demo 2000W CPU socket power delivery

How do you best demonstrate what 32-phases of power regulation can do? Well, if you’re Gigabyte, you hook up a pair of 1200W power supplies and wire up the board to three DC load testers and pull an insane 2000W through the CPU socket. According to Gigabyte, this is enough …

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Inductive electric cars to be tested in London

One of the fundamental  issues with electric cars at the moment is the limitations of the batteries that power them.  There are a number of electric vehicles currently available on the UK market such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and none of them are capable of much more than 100 miles …

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Attempting to stop Olympic Piracy

NBC Olympics

While many users around the world, including those at home in the UK will have no problem watching the Olympics and its opening ceremony,  US viewers will need to be cable subscribers to watch the bought and paid for footage on NBC. Understandably the network is keen for people to …

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Google helping create intelligent rooms

Google Room

Google has announced the release of a new bit of open source software designed to help develop interactive and intelligent rooms, that are able to tailor certain things to where a person is standing, what they’re looking at, as well as incorporating timed or triggered events. Wired had a couple …

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Relive the highlights from Google I/O 2012

Google I/O to the vast majority was so much more than just a developer’s conference. While a select few were focused on the many informing developer sessions at the show, many of us were interested in some awesome new products. At the end of the three days we had a whole bunch …

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Lose weight now, ask Kingston how

When it comes to standard DDR3 memory modules, Kingston is the world number one – but until the start of 2012, the RAM king wasn’t really seen as a serious player in the SSD space. That’s now changing with a series of new product launches and sharp price cuts. But, …

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