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Dubai police are now using predictive crime software


We may have touch screens and automated cars, but one aspect of Minority Report technology we haven't quite mastered yet, is pre-crime. Dubai is looking to lead the charge there though, with the introduction of new, predictive crime software, which claims to be able to predict where crimes are more …

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CISA surveillance bill bundled in with NASA’s budget

Following the years of failed-attempts by politicians and copyright lobby groups to have the world accept distasteful bills like PIPA and SOPA, it's no surprise that the tactics to push them through have changed. Nowadays they're hidden within legislation like trade bills in the case of the TTIP and TPP, …

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U.S. considering sanctioning Russia and China over hacking

The United States is said to be considering applying sanctions to both Russia and Chinese individuals and companies for conducting aggressive hacking attempts against U.S. targets, according to several unnamed U.S. officials. While no decision has been made one way or another just yet, they claim that the Obama administration …

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TPP draft suggests DMCA may not be forced on nations

Although the general consensus of everyone from Doctors without Borders to privacy advocates is that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its European equivalent the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are bad for everyone but a select few, the contents of them are still rather unknown. However a recent leaked draft …

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French politicians sound off on NSA spying

In the aftermath of revelations that the USA spent half a decade spying on France's presidents and members of its cabinet, discovering phone call meta data and occasionally content, many French politicians have made public statements condemning the actions. Although many suspect little will happen behind the scenes due to the …

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FCC says 25Mbps is the new minimum broadband speed

FCC BB deployment

The United States Federal Communications Commission has today passed a vote to redefine the minimum broadband download speed to 25 Mbps, and the minimum upload speed to 3 Mbps. The previous 4 Mbps/1 Mbps standard set in 2010, was declared outdated and was in the view of the commission “failing to keep pace …

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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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Obama set to announce new privacy measures for citizens

A lot of privacy advocates got a little worried during the press-conference where US President Barack Obama addressed the Sony hack, as he stated that the security breach was exactly why extra online powers needed to be given to intelligence agencies to thwart those responsible. However, just a few weeks later and …

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Kim Dotcom to bring his politics to USA

Not perturbed by the fact that his Internet MANA party efforts in New Zealand failed to earn a seat in Parliament during the last general election, internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has announced his intention to bring the organisation to America, with plans to launch the Internet Party USA in 2015. …

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What is the net neutrality argument all about?

There's a few things that we're quite passionate about here at KitGuru. One is providing you guys with the most honest breakdowns of new hardware possible and we do our best to break well researched, up to the minute news too. But down in our guts is where you'll find things that …

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CIA backtracks, admits it spied on US senate

Despite denying it for months, the director of the US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), admitted yesterday that his organisation had spied on senate staff members while they were using specific systems set up to allow them to investigate claims of torture at the CIA. Email searchers and keyword filtering took …

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Brazil and allies call for end to US internet dominance

Brazilian politicians and several digital rights leaders have called for a changing of the guard with who has the dominant stake in the management of the internet, hoping to make the whole thing less US-centric, at the NETmundial conference. NETmundial is a Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance …

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Luxa2 launches brand new online store

While the initial sheen might have come off the smartphone market (Apple in particular) as it moves to becoming a commodity, it is still a growth industry. But enjoying far greater growth is the accessory industry that has grown around it. KitGuru snags a sighting of a new site – …

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EA Games is dropping all gun licensing deals

We hear about game licensing quite often with certain titles. The Fifa games have the license to use real player names, the Gran Turismo games (among others) can use the real names and likenesses of cars and so on. One you don't often think about though, is the licensing deals FPS developers …

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Britain loses ground in graphene patents race

Created by the University of Manchester in 2004, this Graphene substance has huge potential – but it seems that its country of birth might not have that large a role in its future development. KitGuru checked on how long the British government takes to make decisions – and what cost …

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Wii U needs a fix to access the web and hit sales targets

While Sony and Microsoft prepare to increase the realism on the next generation of sitting-room based consoles, Nintendo has always focused more on playability. As the Wii U lands in British stores, KitGuru assesses the unit shipments required for this new box to be a success. We asked around the …

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Foxconn considering US fabrication plant


While it might seem a little unbelievable and unlikely, Foxconn is apparently thinking about setting up some fabrication facilities in the USA. However if this turns out to be true it would certainly need to improve its labour practices, considering the recent problems it's had with child labour and worker fatalities. According …

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Facebook founder flees the country to avoid tax

Knowing that you're about to pocket close to $4 Billion, what self-respecting Harvard man wouldn't consider getting the fastest plane out of the US of A, leaving his passport behind and claiming to be Singaporean?  Reports out of the States seem to indicate that Eduardo Saverin is heading East as …

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