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UK tech retailers suffering from a series of DDOS attacks

Over the last 24 hours it would seem that several prominent UK tech retailers have been targeted by DDOS attacks, which may also turn out to be linked to a group demanding large Bitcoin ransoms. Affected sites include Overclockers UK, Novatech, SCAN and Aria. All of these websites have been …

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Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P priced in UK

Google just officially announced the new LG Nexus 5X and Huawei’s Nexus6P. The announcement pretty much confirmed the leaks and rumours that have been circulating for the last few months and now, we have UK pricing and a release window. The new Nexus devices are already up for pre-order on …

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Two more banks now support Apple pay in the UK

Apple Pay in the UK is expanding, with two more banks signing on to support the technology. Halifax and Lloyds bank customers will now be able to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and the Apple Watch. Barclays is still behind though and has yet to support …

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UN privacy chief wants internet Geneva convention

Shortly after his appointment as the United Nations’ first head of privacy, Joseph Cannataci has called the current state of digital surveillance in the UK a “joke,” describing it as worse than anything George Orwell may have conjured up in his novel 1984. To address this and the oversight over …

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Apparently the Galaxy Note 5 won’t launch in the UK

Samsung held its Unpacked event today, revealing two phones we have been reporting on for weeks: The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. While traditionally the Galaxy Note devices have sold very well, it seems Samsung has a plan to divide these two new phones up depending on …

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High court decision makes iTunes illegal in UK

If you’ve used iTunes CD ripping feature recently, did you know you were breaking the law? If you backed up your PC to a remote cloud platform, did you know you were taking part in an illegal activity? Yes, thanks to a recent overturning of revised copyright legislation by the …

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EU legislation could cripple UK porn filters

British porn filtering on an opt-out basis has been a bit of a bugbear for us here at KitGuru and many of you have voiced similar sentiment in our comment threads. Fortunately then there is a chance that their very existence could be put in jeopardy by a new piece …

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It looks like Barclays will support Apple Pay after all

Apple Pay is finally heading to the UK this week, around nine months after its initial announcement last year and it looks like more people will have the opportunity to make use of the feature, as Barclays has caved in and revealed that it would be offering support for the …

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The Pebble Time smartwatch is now available in the UK

Pebble found success a couple of years ago after successfully crowd funding its smartwatch and it seems things have only gone up since then. Earlier this year, the company went for another round of crowd funding, this time in order to create its next smartwatch, the Pebble Time, which was funded …

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Apple Pay to arrive in the UK next week

Apple Pay is finally heading to the UK this month and now it looks like we may have an exact date thanks to leaks coming from UK retailers. Back when Apple Pay was first announced for the US last year similar leaks took place, with retail memos revealing the launch …

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Drone footage shows Crossrail tunnels near completion

The Crossrail project, a new underground railway that will link up parts of Greater London with the surrounding city and other rail networks, is coming on apace. While the project was proposed as far back as the 1940s, approval was only given in the late ’00s and construction only started in …

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Snowden journalist declares UK biggest threat to free speech

Gleen Greenwald, the man who Edward Snowden initially chose as the mouthpiece for his whistle blowing document leaks, has called out the UK, its government and Prime Minister David Cameron, as the biggest threat to democracy and freedom of speech in the world, not the terrorist organisations they so often …

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The LG G4 is available to pre-order in the UK

LG announced its latest flagship device yesterday, dubbed the LG G4 and it is already available to pre-order here in the UK as long as you don’t mind going SIM-free. The device can be pre-purchased off contract ahead of the official release next month. Retailer Unlocked-Mobiles is already taking in …

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UK ISPs ordered to block Popcorn Time

The Motion Picture Association has been doing a solid job of getting piracy sites banned in the UK, with the high court already ordering the likes of BT, Virgin and Sky to block access to many sites, including PrimeWire, KickAss Torrents, The Pirate Bay and ISO Hunt. Now, the UK …

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Sexual freedom and obscenity lawyer opens doors in UK

With the general election approaching in the UK, looking back on the term so far served by current PM, David Cameron, is something that a lot of people have been doing. One aspect of his time at no. 10 that’s been overlooked though has been his crack down on sex and …

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Xbox One gets another price cut in the UK

Over the course of 2015, Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One, has really picked up some steam as far as sales are concerned. In an effort to keep things moving forward, Microsoft has decided to give the Xbox One another price cut here in the UK. The new official price …

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Google’s own Chrome OS laptop is coming to the UK

Google’s in-house made Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook Pixel 2, is coming to the UK this month. The new model was announced last month over in the US and is intended to get more developers on-board and working with the lesser used Chrome operating system. Chromebooks are generally cheaper, intended …

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WordPress beats homophobic group in copyright battle

Phony DMCA takedowns have been a staple of anti-piracy lobby groups for years, the debate often being not whether they did it, but whether it was their fault or the over-zealous reporting of their automated takedown tools. Even in the case of clear unjust use of the law however, it’s rare …

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UK drones should be registered claims House of Lords

The House of Lords EU Committee wants to see more restrictions placed on the use of drones in the UK, with users forced to register their ownership. This would include both commercial and personal uses of the technology, which is counter to American legislation which recently gave the thumbs up …

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UK could pioneer man-made lagoon power plants

Generating clean energy is a bit of a minefield. Nuclear is incredibly powerful but has some horrific dangers, solar power is still expensive and inefficient on a large scale and nobody wants a wind turbine in their back garden due to their size and noise. But what about wave power? …

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TalkTalk warning customers that data may be compromised

TalkTalk is currently warning its customers that its servers were breached recently and user data may have been compromised. According to the UK ISP, cyber thieves may have been able to get their hands on account numbers and personal information, such as names and date of birth. Now with these …

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The best selling British computer is the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Model A+

The low-cost and low power Raspberry Pi micro-computer has just crossed the five million sales marker, making its creators, the Raspberry Pi foundation, the biggest selling UK-based computer manufacturer ever. The Pi computer was originally intended to be used in classrooms to help kids learn to code, but it has found a lot …

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