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Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

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Re: We all want our washing machines to be able to tweet the fridge.

Too right, whilst stood in front of the washing machine I want to be able to play pong with whoever's stood in front of the fridge!

Just like these pedestrian crosswalk signs in Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx4z2V6uCkc

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Wetsuits, sunshine, bikini babes and a competitive streak: Epyx California Games

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Ahh the original Atari Lynx

probably the only handheld gaming device that could now be re-classified as an offensive weapon!

"Ello ello ello, what is it we have here in the back seat of your motor vehicle. An Atari Lynx without any games cartridges? You're nicked me laddo!"

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BT FON fail: Telco CHARGES customers for FREE Wi-Fi usage

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Re: It's tempting to disable the service on your own kit to preserve all that bandwidth for yourself.

FON connection speed test whilst no other network activity: 5mbit down, 12mbit up

FON connection speed test whilst main network saturating download bandwidth: 5mbit down, 12mbit up

The wired download speed went from 8.9 megabytes/s to about 8.4 megabytes/s during the FON speed test. So if you're on fibre like me then you'll hardly notice anyone maxing out a FON's connection download potential, but if you're on ADSL then yes there's a chance you could notice your download rates being quite affected.

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Yes they do, I confirmed this a short while ago when I did a speed test to see how much the FON connection is throttled by.

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Re: Free FON wifi

I just did a simple BTWIFI FON speed test using my tablet.

Connected through my private home wifi connection I got 33mbit down and 18mbit up.

Then I connected to the same router using the FON connection, 5mbit down and 11mbit up.

But speed tests through a wired connection are in the 79mbit/18mbit area, so fast that I doubt I would ever notice if even several people were actually using the FON connection of my router and maxing out all of their given 5mbit download speed...

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Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it

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John Oliver's #GoGetThoseGeckos campaign worked?!

If you're not a regular watcher of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" then get on those torrents! Informative comedy gold.

He also has a lot of clips from the show on YouTube with some generating millions of views, including this one about the space lizards which was broadcast last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b436uUuf_VI (watch for the cameos at the end)

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You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad

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When I saw Tesco's Hudl I was curious as my Nook Tablet was starting to show its age (and dying battery), but when I actually got to see one in person in a store I was not impressed with the screen at all, low brightness and poor viewing angles compared to a tablet about 2 years older than it.

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Re: I sure got the MeMo

Yes you're right I have the ME173X whereas the Alun Taylor is reviewing the ME176CX. I thought something was not quite right when I saw the front facing camera of Alun's MeMo Pad was offset where as mine is centered.

The review should be updated to show model numbers so you don't accidentally buy the version you don't want, especially as retailers love to use stock photos and don't always put the model number in the title but buried in the specs section.

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Happy

I sure got the MeMo

Typing this out on my Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 right now, got it a few weeks ago from Ebuyer when I spotted them selling it for just £80.

A nice upgrade from my ageing Nook Tablet (pre HD version).

I reccomend getting the official Asus TransCover for it, auto standby when the cover closes which also doubles as a stand, only real gripe is that it makes the micro SD slot difficult to get to. I got mine from a Taiwanese eBay seller (see item 321447809258) because it costs $40 including postage instead of £40 in the UK! and postage was only about a week.

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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Re: I have a dream

Are you implying Bose owners have terrible taste in music?

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'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website

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Net Neutrality - Juice Rap News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-xSP_T0VqU

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The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

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Re: "embarrassing trip-stumble-faceplant combo "

Picture this: A man running along a path with two dogs, each on a leash held in each hand, he trips, the dogs don't stop running, he couldn't let go of the leashes.

He performed the most amazing full-on perfectly flat bellyflop to the ground I'll ever see in my life.

He's lucky I didn't have any video recording device active because that clip would've likely gone viral. Had there been CCTV in that area there's almost no doubt a cheeky operator would've gone "I'm getting a copy of that & sending it to my mate".

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Tell us about your first time ... on the internet

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Dialup on my Amiga, 18.5 years ago

Back when you had to know or were willing to learn some shit about how computers work to get online, now every fucker with a 'smartphone' can flood their nonsense on the internet without having an inkling of what a bit or byte actually is.

The 28k8 SupraFAXmodem alone cost £200, later upgraded by firmware to 33k6. Now I'm on 80 megabit....

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Is that Pillowpants the pussy troll?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YaX2jLc_ko (Clerks 2, it's rude)

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The Force of tax breaks brings Star Wars filming to Blighty

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Unhappy

Meh. Whatever.

Disney owning Star Wars is wrong on so many levels, and in so many galaxies far, far away.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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Flame

I DO NOT HAVE "FREE TECH HELP" STAMPED ON MY FUCKING FOREHEAD!!

Two days ago a friend emailed me (from his phone) that his laptop has gone wonky again.

Fuck him.

I've not contacted him back because I've spent literally hours removing shite from that and past PCs of his for no tangible reward. I'm thinking I should tell him to call my brother in future for such stuff, he charges £30/hour for that.

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For your next privacy panic, look no further than vending machines

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Terminator

Just don't give them AI, ok?

A warning from the 'future' as to why.

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Samsung WRISTPHONE – for those who wanna whisper to strap-ons

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Re: Battery, battery, battery.

A battery like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251014153067

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Why faff with a piddly microSD when there's a 2TB vault tempting your selfie-stuffed mobe?

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2TB - $199.99 (£199.99 at today's exchange rate)

Fixed that for you.

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London cabbies to offer EVEN WORSE service in protest against Uber

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Re: There's a difference

@Anonymous Coward, the first one in this reply 'thread' (hey what happened to the timestamps of posts to identify which AC you're referring to??)

Too damn right, companies love to do this to divert the attention away form them, like getting their users to blame each other for the service being bad, especially ISPs who have been using their users as scapegoats for their lack of bandwidth since the dawn of 'unlimited' internet access...

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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Re: Far too creepy Tesco

Are you implying that Tesco is positioning itself to become a 'superpower'?

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ZeniMax lobs sueball at Oculus, says space cowboy Carmack rustled its code

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The money of Facebook + the lawyer army of Facebook

ZeniMax has a monetary deathwish?

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BSkyB broadband growth chopped in HALF

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Re: Like rats from a sinking ship.

See icon ------>

Sky actually did me a favour, but I wasn't going to go with them because it would've meant having to change my line rental over to them, taking away phonecall packages that currently get used.

Also, there are more BTWIFI hotspots out there I can use than there are Sky wifi hotspots for those users. If I look at the hotspot finders for those services and put my hometown in, I see 9 businesses in the down center for Sky and the BT one reports 2 businesses in the town center and over 2000 residential homes.

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Like rats from a sinking ship.

Once I heard that Sky had bought O2 which included BE, the ISP I was with, I jumped ship sharpish, just like many other satisfied BE customers.

My monthly internet bill has increased about 30% due to the ISP I went with, but my donwload and upload rates have increased fifteen fold from around 5mbit/1.1mbit to a speedtest verified 79mbit/18mbit...

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It's here, the 4TB FLASH drive: SanDisk rips sheet from the Optimus MAX

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I'm wondering how many kidneys you'd need to harvest to build a large NAS with them...

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Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues

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Coat

My own personal cloud you say...

I've always wanted to be a monkey with an irrepressible nature!

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Facebook, you fools! Forget Oculus, you could have bought TRON-type headsets

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Tron?!

Did the article author simply choose to put Tron in the title, yet not even reference it in the article, just so they would come across as sounding futuristic tech-like?

Can you please point me to where someone in the original film, or the Korean knock-off cartoon film Savior of the Earth, or Tron Legacy, or the short-lived Tron Uprising cartoon tv series wore something like this.

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Facebook Oculus VR buyout: IT WANTS your EYEBALLS

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Facebook in 3D?

I don't even like it in 2D.

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No Notch niche: Minecraft man in rift with Oculus after Facebook gobble

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Big corporation swallowing little corporation is usually done for the monetary value of IP, copyrights and trademarks.

Farcebook will probably try and use their muscle to stamp out potential competition through use of an army of lawyers.

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Unhappy

BOLLOCKS!

I was looking forward to getting a Rift when it matured into a commercial product with notable games having support for it.

Now I think I'll wait for an alternative.

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Insecure hipsters with BEARD ENVY spur facial hair transplant craze

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Just when you thought you couldn't hate hipsters enough...

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Samsung flings sueball at Dyson for 'intolerable' IP copycat claim

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@ Z-Eden

Lets beat him up with an aluminum baseball bat...

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Bad luck, n00bs: Mozilla to splurge ADS inside empty Firefox tiles

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Re: Wow

I think some people might be worried about feature creep.

Especially when there's the incentive of money involved.

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"while still leading to content we think users will enjoy"

So, porn?

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One good thing from the Flappy Birds crapp flap: It's a handy 'tech' media rating system

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Re: Ahem

He wasn't selling it you dolt, it was a free app, he gained revenue from the in-game ads.

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Surely people know about the Android app that lets you create .apk files from the apps installed on a device, so you can back them up and also install on another Android device?

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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Coat

He's got a point

Have you heard of the 8 Billion Dollar iPod?

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Life support's ABOUT to be switched off, but XP's suddenly COOL again

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THE END IS NIGH! REPENT! REPENT!

A friend whose job it is to deal daily with PCs & networks etc. in all forms has been very insistant I should upgrade my XP machines to 7 or 8, fearing that after M$ stop issuing security updates it'll be open season for the people behind the XP exploits, and that there could be mass XP infection after the life support is switched off, especially with the CryptoLocker ransomware nasties.

Is his paranoia justified?

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It's big, it's expensive and it's an audiophile's dream: The Sonos Sub

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Re: Handy

I recall The A-Team did that once, attaching some speakers to foundations of a building and dropping flour into the ventilation shafts to simulate an earthquake to get people to leave the building.

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Re: Sonosub

Foam dampening.

Check out the build pictures of this guy's Sonosub.

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*does best Crocodile Dundee impression*

"That's not a sub

That's a sub."

Wanna make your own? Sonosub.

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Sinclair's ZX Spectrum to LIVE AGAIN!

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Re: What the...

Re-creating the rubber-key Spectrum keyboard I feel is a purely nostalgic one, as most people's introduction to Sinclair computers is the rubber-key Spectrum it's an obvious choice.

I have a Spectrum+ and have to say the keyboard on that is almost worse than the rubber-key one, because the sides of the keys are vertical you have to press the keys down perfectly straight or they rub up against the surrounding keys which can make them harder to push down.

I also have a Spectrum +2 which has what I would call a 'proper' keyboard, and you can actually type each letter of the commands in BASIC rather than trying to find/remember what key combination produces what command.

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Developers: Behold the bug NOBODY can fix

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Re: You can fix that bug...

http://www.engrish.com

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Plusnet is working on a network-level filter to block pirate sites

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ISPs with permanent filters should be re-branded as PISPs

Partial Internet Service Providers

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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Re: Drama queens

Your life is not complete without one of these:

Box Canvas Print of Paul Ross

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Re: Drama queens

They still have a long way to go to compete with the reviews of

The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee

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Let Google's tentacles fondle your mobile's web downloads and Chrome will put the data on a diet

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Big Brother

It's a nice idea, but...

it means Google can track even more of your web browsing habits.

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Apple files foul-up-fixing patent for fumbling slab-fondling flubbers

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Use strong passwords and install antivirus, mmkay? UK.gov pushes awareness campaign

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Leeloo Dallas Multipass

Guys over on hackaday.com are in the process of creating a rather interesting open source USB device they're dubbing the 'Mooltipass', which will act as a password wallet that can automatically enter in the password of your choosing.

Handy if you have many passwords to try and remember and want to keep them long with random characters.

I look forward to seeing the final outcome of the project.

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