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ISP Copyright Alert System keeping a beady eye on downloaders

US Internet service providers AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon are rolling out a system in the coming weeks to warn or punish users who download and share copyrighted content. The Copyright Alert System, proposed last year, will be used to deliver warnings and infringement notices to ISP users illegally downloading copyrighted material. […]

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Microsoft Surface RT vs Pro

The Windows Surface RT tablet is available for sale now, but it’s a toss-up between the RT and Pro. You’d be forgiven for thinking they’re basically the same thing but they are very different in many ways. So before you choose one or the other brush up on which would be best for you. Windows […]

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Apple? Windows? How about neither?

Caught between Apple and Windows for your operating system? How about neither? Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has developed an experimental Cloud-based operating system called TransOS,  that allows you to run your desktop off the internet, bypassing the need for a traditional OS. TransOS runs on remote servers and treats operating systems like Windows as […]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini launched

Take a victory-lap, internet-speculators, because you were right! The Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini was launched today in Germany with all the rumoured specs bang on the money. The Galaxy SIII Mini does indeed sport a 4-inch, 480 x 800 Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 5 megapixel rear […]

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“I shall call it…mini-me”

Small is the new big, according to a senior Samsung executive. It has been officially announced that the Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini will be unveiled in Germany tomorrow (Friday 12th October NZ time). Photographs of invitations to the launch day were posted online, and the German translated to “That’s how big small can be”. For […]

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iPad mini reportedly in production-mode

After the enormously successful launch of the iPhone 5 the rumour-mills have begun to churn over the iPad Mini once more. Leaked photos of the supposed iPad Mini have been circulating for months, along with tantalising dribbles of information from “reliable sources” that turn out to be quite accurate in their statements. In the latest […]

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Watson supercomputer heads for the clouds

IBM’s famous supercomputer, Watson, (that once beat Jeopardy!) could become a cloud-based consultation service for a wide range of issues. John Gordon, Watson Solutions Marketing Manager at IBM, says Watson is set to be an advisor to all types of professional decision-makers, from healthcare to finance and beyond. The 16,000GB RAM computer is riddled with […]

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Internet Explorer opens up a whole new can of worms

Yet another “zero-day” has surfaced, and this time it revolves around one of the most popular web-browsers: Internet Explorer. Discovered by Romang, a Luxemborg-based IT security advisor, the malware can worm its way into computers running fully-patched Windows XP SP3, along with the latest editions of IE 7, 8, and 9. Internet Explorer 10 is […]

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Microsoft’s ‘whacky’ patent

Whoever said patents were only interesting during epic showdowns between corporations hasn’t heard of the latest gem from Microsoft. The Windows-giant has a plan for beating your phone into submission when it has to be silenced at the speed of light. Many have already experienced the need for this application at some point or another. […]

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The iPhone 5 is out to play

The long-awaited crown jewel of Apple is out, and it’s causing much excitement and mass hysteria amongst fans (not really). But to a market that has been waiting on tenterhooks for the release of a new iPhone, more over a year, the iPhone 5 is a reason to celebrate. Apple is quite proud of its […]