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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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First UK eSports arena opens in London next month

eSports has become a big deal over in Asia and North America with thousands of people attending pro-gaming events throughout the year and now, the UK is joining the ranks with the first UK eSports arena opening up in London next month. In March, the Gfinity Arena will open up, …

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Google will change its Privacy Policy for the better

Googleapps

Since Google changed its privacy policy back in 2012, it has been under investigation in no less than 28 countries. It has been fined by both Spain and France for the vagueness of the policy, which does not clearly state how it will store and collect personal data. The Information Commissioner’s Office …

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Sky to launch its own 4G mobile network in the UK

Sky is planning to become a cellular network provider, with its own 4G network set to launch in 2016. The company’s Chief Executive believes that Sky has proven that it is capable of launching new services at scale, so launching a new network service could pay off. Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s …

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The White House isn’t all that drone proof it seems

White House DJI

Last Monday a small civilian drone crashed into the grounds of the White House, causing quite a stir over exactly how secure the White House actually is against drone attacks. It has now been revealed that the drone in question, a DJI Phantom quadrocopter, was actually being flown by an …

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EE to pay £1 million back to customers following error

UK mobile service provider, EE, will be refunding a small portion of its customers after they were wrongly charged for using data abroad. The company blamed the issue on a “configuration error”. Those affected by the problem should receive a text message confirming that a refund would be tacked on to …

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UK police have arrested second Lizard Squad member

The UK police have arrested a second member of online troll group, Lizard Squad, following the Christmas day DDOS attacks on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. An 18 year old was taken in to custody today after being linked directly to the attacks. The arrest was carried out by …

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HMV starts selling digital Xbox and PlayStation games

HMV is expanding on its new digital offerings by stocking game codes for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games in store. The company has said that stocking individual titles, rather than specific amounts of digital currency, makes it easier for consumers to understand exactly what they are getting for their …

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UK retailers admit they weren’t ready for Black Friday

UK retailers have admitted that Black Friday 2014 was their biggest challenge this year. 32 per cent of stores surveyed following the sales day noted that handling the crowds and demand proved difficult. Some retailers felt that they were unable to cope logistically with the sheer amount of customers coming …

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This is exactly why British people pirate

We often hear a lot about Australia and its woes with getting legitimate access to movies and TV shows from the US and elsewhere and how that has led to it becoming one of the biggest hotbeds of piracy in the world. In the UK things are a little better, …

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Driverless cars to arrive in four UK cities next month

Four UK cities have been chosen to begin testing driverless cars starting in January 2015 thanks to a £10 million funding donation from Innovate UK. These trials will begin in just a few weeks time, taking place in Milton Keynes, Bristol, Coventry and Greenwich. These trials will last 18 to …

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Xbox One adoption rises and UK sales hit 1 million units

Microsoft is off to a good start this holiday season, the company recently announced that it is steadily catching up to the PS4, having managed to sell 10 million units worldwide and adoption looks to be increasing here in the UK, with sales finally toppling 1 million units to customers. …

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OfCom to expand wireless broadband spectrum

Despite BT’s continued roll out of fibre broadband and pledges from many of the country’s ISPs to deliver high-speed internet to more rural locations, there are some parts of the UK which are still woefully behind the technological trend. Often the reason is a small local population or the area …

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming to the UK

Just over two months since the smartphone’s original unveiling, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note Edge will be arriving in the UK later this month. The thing that makes the Edge different from other devices is the bent screen, which tapers off the edge of the phone, providing shortcuts …

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Amazon to trial drone delivery in the UK

Remember that video from late last year that seemed to show Amazon’s plans to use unmanned drones to deliver packages to customers that live near distribution centres? It was initially thought to be a bit of an attention grabber leading up to Christmas, but apparently there was some truth to …

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UK government: hey guys, how do you use bitcoin?

The British government has apparently decided that instead of trying to crack down, or sabotage bitcoin’s future, it wants to embrace it and look to emulate some of its successes within the financial industry. To figure out just how to do that, it’s begun asking users of the cryptocurrency to …

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