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Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

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A nasty bit of malware is reportedly doing the rounds in the BitTorrent community, taking the form of a fake copyright violation notice that demands cash in exchange for the user not being sued. It directs users to the ICCP Foundation, whose website is... >>

Seagate to pre-load HDDs with movies

Seagate to pre-load HDDs with movies

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Drivemaker Seagate has announced that it's formed a deal with Paramount that'll see the latter company's movies pre-loaded onto Seagate's hard drives before sale. There'll be around 20 movies loaded onto each 500GB FreeAgent Go drive. However, before... >>

Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

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Hitwise has published a ream of statistics on UK internet usage, and it's grim reading for Bebo and MySpace, but good news for Club Penguin and Facebook. Both MySpace and Bebo have slipped considerably in terms of traffic from a peak in mid 2007 of around... >>

Apple dropping iPhone 2G support

Apple dropping iPhone 2G support

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Steve Jobs is getting more and more responsive to inquiries sent to his email inbox. We've just learnt that Apple is planning to drop all future support for the iPhone 2G, thanks to an email sent to sjobs@apple.com by a fan. The fan asked: "is Apple supporting... >>

Optoma launches Pico PK102 projector

Optoma launches Pico PK102 projector

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Optoma has launched a follow-up to its rather popular Pico PK101 projector. The tiny device has been upgraded in several ways from its older brother, and as a result now bears a PK102 namebadge. It now contains 4GB of internal memory, and can plug straight... >>

Gears of War 3 goes official

Gears of War 3 goes official

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The third edition of Gears of War, handily titled Gears of War 3, has now been officially announced after being accidentally revealed by Justin Bieber, and it's got a trailer titled "Ashes to Ashes" too - embedded above. Cliff Bleszinki, Epic's Design... >>

LG unveils Android-toting LU2300

LG unveils Android-toting LU2300

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LG has just announced a new Android handset on its blog. The LU2300 is an update of the GW620 InTouch Max, and retains the slide-out QWERTY form factor of its older brother. But it's now paired with some rather impressive specs and Android 2.1. The biggest... >>

Twitter reveals Promoted Tweets

Twitter reveals Promoted Tweets

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Microblogging site Twitter has revealed the next step of its plans to take over the world -  actually starting to make some money. The company has long resisted pressure to plaster the site with display ads, only adding tiny sponsored links to 3rd party... >>

Sony Ericsson announces Zylo and Spiro handsets

Sony Ericsson announces Zylo and Spiro handsets

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Sony Ericsson has unveiled a pair of Walkman handsets that'll be arriving this autumn. There's the Sony Ericsson Zylo, and the Sony Ericsson Spiro. Both lie firmly in feature-phone territory, but offer a range of options to music fans and social networking... >>

Google introduces new Docs interface

Google introduces new Docs interface

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Google has rolled out a new version of Google Docs to its users, significantly revamping the interface and adding a pile of new features in the document, spreadsheet and drawing applications. The majority of the changes can be seen in the video above.... >>

Opera finally approved on iPhone

Opera finally approved on iPhone

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Rewind your brain back to October 2008. Opera had just been blocked from running on the iPhone, with CEO Jon Setephenson von Tetzchner telling the New York Times that Apple thought that it would compete with Safari, the handset's native browser. But slowly,... >>

68 million old phones left lying around

68 million old phones left lying around

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It seems that Brits are a wasteful sort. A survey of 1,332 UK residents, conducted by SellMyMobile.com, has found that nearly two thirds of the population have at least one old mobile just lying around unusued, and about a fifth admitted to having three... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

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TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period.  The... >>

St John Ambulance launches iPhone app

St John Ambulance launches iPhone app

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Finally - an excuse to snog your iPhone, pretending that you're practicing CPR. St John Ambulance, the volunteer paramedic charity, has launched an app for medical enthusiasts that helps you learn your first aid skills. The charity is pitching it as the... >>

Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming

Last.fm abandons on-demand song streaming

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Personalized music radio service Last.fm has announced that it's dropping the on-demand section of its offering in favour of a number of partnerships with other sites that offer on-demand streaming music. In most of Europe, that's Spotify, and in the... >>

Hacker's mother to stand against Jack Straw

Hacker's mother to stand against Jack Straw

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Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, has announced that she's going to be standing as an independent candidate in the forthcoming general election, opposing Justice Minister Jack Straw who supported the extradition of her son to the USA.... >>

Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

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Following the massive spat between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare creators Infinity Ward and the game's publisher Activision, the two former heads of Infinity Ward - Jason West and Vince Zampella - have created a new studio backed by Activision's arch-rival... >>

Sony unveils Walkman A845, B150 and W250

Sony unveils Walkman A845, B150 and W250

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Sony has announced a small pile of Walkmans that it'll be bringing to market within the next few months. They come in a variety of form factors, from the standard slab to a weird heard-shaped Bluetooth model. There's the A845, the B150 and the W250. Starting... >>

Google to penalize slower websites

Google to penalize slower websites

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If you're running a website which tends towards the slow side, you might want to start thinking about doing something about it sooner rather than later - Google has announced that it's going to start taking site speed into account in search results. The... >>

Gears of War 3 leaked early

Gears of War 3 leaked early

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Oops. An announcement of Gears of War 3 has gone up on Xbox Live, surprising a number of keen fans of the game. No-one, including the developers, had previously mentioned the game as existing. So what happened? Well, an announcement of the game was due... >>

Microsoft adds pen to Surface

Microsoft adds pen to Surface

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Microsoft Research is still upgrading its Surface product, despite there being relatively few of them in the wild as yet. This time around, the company has added the ability to draw on Surface with an infra-red pen, as you can see in the video above.... >>

Skype for Mac updates to 2.8

Skype for Mac updates to 2.8

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Skype has rolled out an update to its Mac application that adds a number of new features which have recently been added to the Windows editions. The new version number is 2.8. The update brings Skype Access functionality, allowing you to connect to public... >>

Twitter buys Tweetie iPhone app

Twitter buys Tweetie iPhone app

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Microblogging site Twitter has announced that it's going to be buying up 3rd-party iPhone app Tweetie and making it official, turning it into "Twitter for iPhone". The app will also be made free. The reasoning, Twitter says, is that a pile of users were... >>

Tesco updates iPhone tariffs

Tesco updates iPhone tariffs

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Tesco Mobile has announced that its iPhone tariffs are getting a shake-up. Prices have been reduced almost across the board, and there's several new 12-month contracts for those who don't want to commit to years with the same handset. The iPhone 3G 8GB... >>

Adobe Creative Suite 5 unleashed

Adobe Creative Suite 5 unleashed

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Adobe has announced that the latest version of its massive bundle of art, design, web and development tools has been released. Creative Suite 5 will be available within thirty days.  It includes new versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere,... >>