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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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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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1,000mph Hybrid Rocket tested for Bloodhound SSC Speed record

Bloodhound SSC has released a video showing the test firing of its 1,000mph hybrid rocket motor. The engine is designed to power the Bloodhound SSC vehicle into the record books and past 1,000 mph sometime in 2016. [yframe url=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22_4ZGGnb_g’] While the first stage of the Bloodhound will use a Rolls Royce EJ200 engine (also …

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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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