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UK could ban revenge porn

Taking a note out of Australia’s book, the UK could be soon set to make revenge pornography, the practice of uploading sexually explicit images of someone (usually an ex-partner) to the internet without their consent, illegal. This news comes from the British justice secretary, Chris Grayling, who said that the …

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Google Glass banned from UK Cinemas

Shortly after the release of Google Glass in the UK, The Cinema Exhibitors Association has banned the smart glasses from UK cinemas. The CEA represents most big chain cinemas in the country and is worried that bootleggers will use the device to illegally distribute movies, despite its 30 minutes to 45 …

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Despite hacks, UK and China cosy up on digital security

Even though evidence is mounting of regular attacks on US, European and UK businesses and government offices, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has been meeting with representatives of China’s liberation army to encourage communication between the two countries on digital security. The most recent hacking scandal to make headlines saw …

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The UK gaming market rose by 20% last year

The UK gaming market generated £3.48 billion in 2013, which is a notable 20 per cent more than the year before. According to the latest statistics, almost every gaming industry sector grew dramatically throughout last year, with the exception of boxed software as well as music and film, which had …

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Pirate Party loses Swedish seats, gains a German one

With the EU election results in and the British press going gaga over UKIP’s stomping, its also worth taking note of how the Pirate Parties of the world did. More took part in this election than ever before, but despite an impressive turnout across the continent, the pirates now have …

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Do UK business executives take cyber-security seriously?

If anything has been learned by the tech community over the past few years, it’s that determined hackers will almost always get what they want. Whether you take a look back at Anonymous’ impressive resume of successful take downs and leaks, to Edward Snowden dumping thousands of classified files on …

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Tax breaks for UK gaming industry approved

The UK gaming industry is set to get tax breaks following on from the European Commission’s approval today. However, the government will only support games with “cultural content” meaning that all UK based developers will have to go through a culture test in order to qualify. The ruling will relieve …

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British government wants to sanitise the web

The British government and specifically it’s glorious leader, David Cameron, have shown quite a penchant for internet censorship, whether it’s the insistent DNS block orders being handed out by the High Court like it’s giving away free drink coupons, or Cameron’s personal infatuation with porn (filtering). However it’s pushing us …

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Britain’s internet archive is now officially offline

Don’t worry your internet hasn’t crapped out and somehow I’m telling you this through a loaded webpage, but the British internet as we know it is now officially offline. Or at least, it’s accessible from an offline facility. This is all part of the British Library’s attempt to store the …

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PS4 is the fastest selling console ever in the UK

The Xbox One might have sold well everywhere thanks to its worldwide simultaneous release, but the PS4 has only been here for a few days and it’s already selling like proverbial scalding baked goods. According to the latest numbers, the PS4 is now the fastest selling console ever in the …

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UK spy heads given public hearing Qs in advance

Heads of the British intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ were quizzed at a public hearing earlier this month, where they answered questions on the UK’s spying activities. However it’s now being suggested that all three organisations struck a deal to let them see the questions they would be asked …

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Milton Keynes to get driverless cars by 2015

The UK will be testing driverless cars within the next year, starting with a small group of 20 automated cars that drive on specific routes, have a speed cap of 12 miles per hour and only carry two people. The limitations make sense as this kind of testing needs to …

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Huawei to open £125 million research facility in UK

Huawei, the Chinese firm in charge of restricting its countrymens’ access to content – and big favourite of David Cameron – has announced it will be opening a £125 million research and development centre in the UK, despite concerns that the company may be too closely linked to the Chinese …

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Could the Xbox One outsell the PS4? One retailer says so

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about the PS4. Whether it be about possible stock shortages or Chinese students building the console at Foxconn, we’re usually talking about the PS4 but today one retailer is expressing it’s belief that the Xbox One will outsell the Sony console this Christmas. Johnathan Marsh, …

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UK is building a hacking army

Finally, the future is here. The UK is set to recruit a new generation of cyber soldiers, digital warriors and hacking heroes, in an effort to counter current and future security problems in the digital sphere of combat. No longer will the British isles lag behind countries like the US …

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What does broadband cost these days?

Like all of you, KitGuru inboxes get hammered with a spread of promotions at a constant level. Once in a while, we cast our eye on something that actually gets you thinking. This morning’s thought is broadband related. KitGuru shines a torch on the dark fibres. Possibly one of the …

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Shocking price drop on 4K TV to just $699

Wow.  There. We said it. Right up here in the bold, red headline. While the majority of KitGuru folks expected to see 4K TVs in the stores for less than £1,500 before Xmas, we had not expected to see them arrive at $699 by Summer. You read on while we …

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Asus firms up 4K future

As you all know, KitGuru has been tracking the move toward affordable 4K very closely over the past 12 months. With a series of price drops and product launches, the magic moment when you can buy a 4K TV for less than £1,500 is edging closer. Asus wants to deliver …

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Enta teams up with ADATA to increase overall sales

How much product you can sell into a market depends on many things – including desirability, price and your marketing. That said, at a much more fundamental level, there is the question of ‘availability’. Is the product available to buy, at all. The more places that stock your product, generally, …

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