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Should The iPad 3 Be Named After Steve Jobs? Should The iPad 3 Be Named After Steve Jobs?
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It’s official – the iPad will be launching this week as Apple preps for the launch event on March 7. The only piece of the puzzle that remains is what Apple is going to name the new iPad. While leaks …

Complaint About Siri In Britain Rejected Complaint About Siri In Britain Rejected
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Britain’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has struck down a complaint about Siri, the personal assistant software on the iPhone 4S. The frustrated iPhone owner complained that Siri was not able to direct him to businesses in his area, despite advertising …

The Mu Is The Future Of Plugs The Mu Is The Future Of Plugs
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I like to think that the USB outlet adapter that my Android gets its power from is already pretty small. A team in the UK has made it even smaller. Say hello to the Mu, a transformable folding USB adapter …

Microsoft / Yahoo Search Alliance Expands in UK, Ireland, France Microsoft / Yahoo Search Alliance Expands in UK, Ireland, France

Microsoft and Yahoo have begun the migration of Yahoo Search Marketing accounts in the UK, Ireland and France to Microsoft adCenter. This is, of course, part of the “Search Alliance” between the two companies, with Microsoft powering Yahoo Search, both …

UK Court Rules The Pirate Bay Illegal

In what could be a major hit for The Pirate Bay, a UK high court has ruled the Web site violates copyright law on a major scale. The Guardian is reporting that Justice Arnold of the London High Court has …

Anti-Terror Plan In UK Seeks To Spy, Store Personal Data On Everyone

We live in a world full of terror. To protect its people from this terror, the UK wants to store all of its citizens personal data – phone calls, text messages, online browsing history – to combat whatever terror is …

UK Shuts Down Popular Music Blog
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RnBXclusive.com was one of the most popular blogs dedicated to R&B/hip-hop music. It even had over 250,000 fans on Facebook. The site is now dead thanks to the Serious Organised Crime Agency. TorrentFreak is reporting that SOCA not only took …

Pinterest In UK Very Different [Infographic] Pinterest In UK Very Different [Infographic]

Pinterest is taking off like a scalded cat in the United States. The social site has attracted lots of attention in the past few months due to its out to linked retailers. But, a study of Pinterest‘s performance elsewhere has …

If You Use The Internet, You’ll Become a Terrorist
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So, you use the internet frequently, you like to check your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. Well, you’re probably a terrorist then; or, at least you’ll eventually become one. I mean with all the content that’s on the internet …

UK Committee Seeks To Remove Violent Content From The Internet UK Committee Seeks To Remove Violent Content From The Internet

It’s pretty obvious by now that the Internet can be a nasty place. Is it nasty enough to warrant censorship though? That’s what the Home Affairs Committee suggested yesterday in their report titled, “The Roots of Violent Radicalisation.” The report …

UK Crematorium Broadcasting Funerals Online UK Crematorium Broadcasting Funerals Online

Have you ever wanted to watch a funeral from the comfort of you own home? A crematorium in the UK is now making that possible. The Mirror is reporting that Burnley Crematorium is spending £25,000 to add the ability for …

UK Man Jailed For Inciting Riot Via Blackberry

21 year old Sam Lowe plead guilty to charges of inciting violent disorder and has been jailed for 3.3 years by a UK court. Apparently, Lowe sent messages to 160 people last year as they gathered in Nottingham city centre …

Censoring Tweets Effects More Than Just Oppressive Regimes Censoring Tweets Effects More Than Just Oppressive Regimes

You may have thought that Twitter’s new privacy policy would only be effecting oppressive regimes like Thailand, but now the UK may be using the policy to protect those who can afford it. UK law states that any high profile …

MegaUpload: Pirate Party Registering Complaints Against U.S. MegaUpload: Pirate Party Registering Complaints Against U.S.

MegaUpload, center of a recent sting operation from the FBI and DoJ, hosted a lot of copyrighted files. People may forget that it was also a legitimate business as well that hosted documents for businesses and personal use. With the …

Netflix Now Available in the UK, Ireland Netflix Now Available in the UK, Ireland

After announcing the expansion last October, Netflix has finally pulled the trigger and launched its service in the U.K. and Ireland today. According to a blog post, the service will work just like the North American service – a once-a-month …

Amazon Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Sony To Expand LoveFilm Catalog Amazon Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Sony To Expand LoveFilm Catalog

Earlier this year, Amazon acquired LoveFilm, a European Netflix-like company, which beat Netflix to this type of offering in Europe. Today, Amazon announced a new deal with Sony Pictures Television to expand the content for LoveFilm. “Our latest major content …

Groupon’s Advertising Practices Under Scrutiny In The UK Groupon’s Advertising Practices Under Scrutiny In The UK
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Top daily deals service Groupon is no stranger to controversy – whether it be related to their early November IPO, or charges from small businesses about the efficacy of the service. But now Groupon faces problems across the pond as …

“Can You Crack It” Recruits British Spies With Codebreaking Game “Can You Crack It” Recruits British Spies With Codebreaking Game
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Want to work for one of the arms of the UK’s intelligence services? Are you adept at cracking codes? Well, free up a chunk of your day – there’s a puzzle that requires your expertise. GCHQ, the intelligence agency that …

Galaxy Nexus Launches In UK, Release Date In The States Still Unofficial Galaxy Nexus Launches In UK, Release Date In The States Still Unofficial
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Today, the wait for the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus is over for a lucky few. The phones officially go on sale today in the UK. The Galaxy Nexus was announced for November 17th a couple of weeks ago, and although …

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Date: November 17th in the UK Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Date: November 17th in the UK
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It looks like we finally have a hard date for the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – at least for the folks in the UK. Samsung Mobile’s official Twitter account tweeted that the Galaxy Nexus will “roll out across …

Netflix Announces UK Streaming Service Netflix Announces UK Streaming Service

Netflix, despite some recent stumbles, is still the world’s top internet film subscription service. And they have just announced a move that will significantly expand their global reach. Today, the company said that they are bringing streaming services to the …