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TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

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@conel

Please tell me you don't work for a postal delivery company, those packages marked "FRAGILE" and "DO NOT BEND" are not challenges!

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

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I really wish they'd hurry up and offer us this gigabit internet speed

On my 80mbit connection it takes literally minutes to download some things! It's just unacceptable!

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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

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I'm almost surprised Apple didn't suggest users upgrade the size of their pockets or suggest having special pockets sewn to their clothes to hold the new iPhone...

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'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

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Isn't someone who walks into traffic and gets run over because they were too focused on their smartphone just Darwin's theory in action?

Google is helping survival of the dumbest.

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'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*

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Re: is it just me....

Lizard? I thought she was a Hobbit...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWPsGV3HpZQ

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Re: She's already released a sex tape.

Modern language uptake isn't as fast as new technology uptake, which is why some people will still say 'saved to disc' on devices that have solid state storage.

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Re: "Who?"

Apparently someone who's famous for being famous.

I got a migrane trying to work that one out :(

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Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

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"And if Bono wants to save the world, shut the fuck up!"

-- Billy Connolly

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Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM

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Re: I wish hackers and makers would...

Are hackers not allowed to be creative and have fun just for the sake of having fun?

Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djc8FPHs45o

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Android ZX Spectrum emulator

So there can be only 1 winner, but for everyone else who has an Android device there's always Marvin for portable ZX Spectrum gaming.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.dejvice.rc.Marvin&hl=en_GB

Works great with a bluetooth joystick such as the Zeemote JS1 along with the Bluez IME software.

Plus you can make Marvin load the .tap save games in real time just for the nostalgic beeeeeeeeeeeeeee bip! beeeeeee bugfhwiuehfskjfsshbfjsbf shhhhhhhhh biwouhiwugiwurgu sounds :)

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Re: In order to stand a chance at winning

You're asking if you have to get the questions right in a compeition to stand a chance of winning?

REALLY?!?

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http://www.benheck.com/commodore-64-original-hardware-laptop/

I wish I had the space & money for the cool shop tools he's got; 3d printer, huge CNC router, laser cutter etc...

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Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

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Genuine 128GB card for under a tenner?

Proof or GTFO.

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First Irish boy band U2. Now Apple pushes ANOTHER thing into iPhones, iPods, iPads

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Don't forget Microsoft

The 32GB Surface tablet only gave you 16GB space for yourself because OS ate the rest.,,

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/05/microsoft_surface_rt_storage_capacitites/

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THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

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I can't actually remember the last time I purposely used the Android Browser

Mainly because I prefer FireFox as there's AdBlock for it as well as being able to change the User Agent to view desktop versions of websites.

But there are one or two websites I've visited that will only ever display the mobile version, which I detest, despite changing the user agent in FF and selecting the "Request desktop version" option there appears to be no way so make FF only ever display desktop versions of websites.

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SanDisk's record-busting 512GB SD CARD will fit perfectly in your empty wallet

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"and will still work after being run over by a five-ton truck."

I notice they don't mention how quickly a two year old could destroy one...

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Re: Begone Foul Demon!

phone / tablet. EA really manged to screw the pooch on that one!

You chose some very kind words to describe how badly EA 'screwed the pooch', look at NerdCubed's* summary of the mobile version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpdoBwezFVA

*a gem amongst YouTube gamers, he has 1.8 million subscribers, please take a look at his other videos, the DK one was just an exception

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Intellifridge terror: Internet of Stuff kit must fend off hackers of the FU-TURE-TURE-TURE

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Computers are great, but there's a limit to how much intrusion into my life I'll accept, because I sure wouldn't want to come home and find the house crashed and most of the appliances refuse to respond, or thieves broke in through some 0-day vulnerability and took my priceless collection of turnips.

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Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

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Describing an mp3 player as 'vintage' feels very weird.

But then again I still regularly use my 10 year old iRiver H140, which I upgraded to 80gb simply by swapping the drive out.

Sure I now have an Android phone which is noticably smaller and can do the same job plus a whole lot more, but that's the problem with it, it's an 'everything' device whereas my iRiver was designed for primarliy playing & recording audio which is controlled by physical buttons that give a tactile feedback a phone's touchscreen right now simply cannot.

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We give Panasonic's new 5-inch Toughpad phablets a kicking

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Going to send my brother a link to this article

He accidentally went swimming with his last mobile phone...

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Chumps stump up $1 MEELLLION for watch that doesn't exist

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Re: And there we were thinking...

If someone made once-use only version of the watch that used an entire battery capacity in one go to crank a laser up to 11 and burn the time into the skin on the back of your hand, there's no doubt people would still buy it, wether they're a fanboi or not.

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Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd

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EIGHT?!

COR!

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

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Re: pushbike headlamps

Most night cyclists I see have poor or no lighting at all and you're right about the ones with ultra bright lights, dazzle from a further distance than cars and it gets worse when their lights are flashing because that makes it harder to work out just how far away they are.

I don't like the sharp narrow spotlights of the high power single chip LED lights which is why I made my own rig, it has 360x 3mm white LEDs that uses 10 watts in full beam mode, they produce a much nicer beamspread than typical high power LED bike lights. WIth the brightness control I mostly just use the center 60 for illumination and to let other road users I'm there, but I use all 360 on unlit roads and cycle tracks, plus it allows me to high-beam cars :)

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Dazzle.

I applaud lighting innovation, there's also laser powered headlights (the laser shines on phosphorus which then glows), but there's one major issue I have with headlights getting smaller and brighter - dazzle.

To project the same amount of light as a larger headlight, a smaller headlight will appear brighter when looked at head on, ie night time traffic on the other side of the road, causing more dazzle than a larger headlight that produces the same light output

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BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes

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It sucks they're increasing the prices yet again when the previous one was less than a year ago, but I'm getting true 79mbit/18mbit speeds on Infinity 2 so I'm ok with it for now, it's those who aren't getting anywhere near the up-to speeds they're paying for who are getting a bum deal out of this new price increase.

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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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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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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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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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