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Samsung lets slip info on WinPho 8 Odyssey

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Re: Can't resist...

Not sure where the swipe is here?

They've asked the question as to whether WP8 will help M$ get a larger market share than they have so far...

Seems legit to me?

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Re: A snowballs chance in hell

Surely the deficiency would be with WP8 not having compatibility with WP7, not the other way round?

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Diablo III

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Re: I tried the beta

Have you tried both the disc and digital download?

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Blizzard could patch the game to not require battle.net IF they were to ever shut it down

It's also likely Blizz will still be around and battle.net alive and kicking of course

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Facebook gets creative with mobile phone data harvesting app

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Maybe but...

It's handy for group messaging and these messages won't come out of any SMS allowance

There's a lot of people still who don't have high (or unlimited) text bundles

It's less relevant than it would have been a few years back but still has it's uses, I guess...

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BlackBerry Messenger archives open for inspection

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Warrants...

RIM have stated they will only give time/date/device information to the Police without a warrant

Actual content of the messages will need a warrant

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Foreign Office trials emergency text service

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Happy

There's already a service for domestic and foreign affairs...

It's called Twitter

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PlayStation Vita release leaked

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Happy

I don't think they're priced that bad tbh

And the supermarkets will likely price-war that down below £200

It's all about the games though, whether it's even worth that

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Facebook iPad app cloaked within iPhone version

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Faceforward

You can install faceforward to bypass the block Facbook put in to stop people from logging in

Also, the iPhone app works fine now (at last) - least it does for me since the last update

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Scientists snap amazing technicolour dreamtoad

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Trollface

Mmmmmmmmmmmm

bet it tastes like rainbow chicken

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Bloke ordered to remove offensive numberplate

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Can't he just...

Put the one the DVLA are sending him on and keep the "offensive" one until he's finished arguing with them? Would keep the police off his back

Or would he have to send the offensive one back?

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WTF?

This post is complete b0ll0x

and you know it

That'd be like swearing at someone or calling them names shouldn't cause offence - They're just a combination of letters someone's decided to sound out - Anyone hearding them and interpreting them as offensive has the issue, not the person saying it... :S

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Hackers pierce network with jerry-rigged mouse

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Mushroom

This really made me chuckle

Hiding the microcontroller in the mouse is good enough, but posting it to an employee too is even sneakier!

A comment was made above re "megging" cables to fry them... - After reading what's in the new Thunderbolt cables, will this even be possible should this tech take off?

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Boffins tail bees with tiny radio tags

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They can only carry so much...

Surely the max they can carry is the max they can carry? Meaning they're going to pick up less pollen not carry on making sure they get their usual 'quota'

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Windows phones send user location to Microsoft

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Alert

Does it really make a difference?

Ok, so we know they're all up to it in one form or another

I've yet to see any adverse effects from it, despite having an iPhone now and an Android in the past

Maybe I'm missing something but I'm not really that fussed

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Amazon splatters ads to cut Kindle price

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I honestly don't think it'll make any difference

to the end user at least. Would it really bother people that much?

Considering the vast majority of the time, you're going to be reading books so won't see the ads much

If they popped up randomly while flicking through pages or made it take longer to fire up a book, I'd say it was a bad idea. As it is, it's a way for Amazon to make a bit more money, and a way for the end user to save money (who doesn't like saving money, despite it already being quite cheap to buy?)

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Richard Branson to prowl oceans' hadal depths in flying sub

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Wish him every success

As already commented, he's doing something extremely interesting and useful with his money.

The BBCs Blue Planet series is fascinating, I can't wait to see some of the creatures that could be down there

The amount of pressure the craft will be under is pretty scary though, as well as money the man sure has guts

Good luck Branson

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Official: PS3 has more fanboys than the Xbox 360 does

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Skewed by Japan?

Seriously? Sales are sales, not matter where they are. That'd be like saying the 360's sales are skewed because of the States

Genuinely surprised though (and pleased) - It's taken a while to get them there but Sony did it in the end. Just need to start setting sights on the Wii now!!

FWIW - I've got both and most of the peeps I know have a PS3, but this was still a surprise

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Carrier-sold iPad 2 Sim locks snag unwary buyers

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Must be an old phone then...

O2 USED to only lock their PAYG handsets, leaving the contract one's unlocked

Hasn't been that way for a while now though. Both contract and PAYG handsets are locked to O2 (pretty sure it's same across all networks now), you're phone is locked to them until you pay for the unlock code (again, same across all networks)

I've had a Nokia N8, Blackberry and an iPhone 4 from them and they were all locked

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Nintendo 3DS

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Thumbs up from me

Have only tried Rayman 3D so far but the 3d effect for me is amazing

Have had friends/work colleagues try it too and all (so far) have been impressed

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Apple bashes 'gay cure' app

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Joke

Curing homosexuality?

There's NO app for that :P

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Locked iPhones still got their ears on

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FAIL

I guess this story is useful...

to highlight to the people who don't know the option is there

It really should have been tackled from the "did you know?" viewpoint rather than the "OMG Apple is FAIL" viewpoint

But hey - people know about it now so guess the article has served a purpose... kinda

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I disagree

The option is clear as day when you turn the passcode on - if you're not reading what's on the screen that's your too bad...

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FAIL

That's because...

The option says "voice dialling" and the options are on and off

It's not an option to turn off voice control completely - L2Read

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Ofcom demands ISPs close 'upto' gap

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Virgin Media

I've been with VM for the last few years and pretty much always get close to top speed (usually over 46Mb/s)

They also advertise "x is what our customers typically get" on their BB plans so it's as clear as it can be what you're going to get when you sign up.

If ADSL providers were advertising "up to 8Mb/s" and typically giving 6Mb/s or so I wouldn't have much of an issue with the way it's advertised but a lot of people I know get 2Mb/s or less which is too extreme of a difference

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iPhone 'Death Grip' effect is real, plastic cases don't help

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iPhone Bumper

Am I reading this right?

From what I gather they're saying most cases don't help the situation but that the iPhone 4 has a problem that "hasn't been investigated before" - this suggests they realised they needed to do further tests with the iPhone but didn't?

Add me to the list of people who will have tested this then. Successfully death-gripped with no bumper - no change in signal with the bumper on

(oh, and fwiw I can only recreate the signal dropping when intentionally wrapping my hand around the phone. Using it normally in my left hand does nothing)

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Exposed: leaked body scans published online

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Happy

Your post...

isn't clear

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Anti-piracy lawyers' email database leaked after hack

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FAIL

OK Guys...

Think it's been established it wasn't a hack. Now stop trying to show off and just enjoy the story for what it is :P

Those guys look like utter lemons :D

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Virgin Media to warn malware-infected customers

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Mmmmk...

So people think this is a good idea but the £6 a month offering is a bit pushy??

I know a fair few people that, if I wasn't there to help them their PCs would be in a right mess.

If they received a letter from VM telling them to download AV/Firewall etc, they wouldn't have a clue what to do.

I think £6 a month is slightly steep, but the service will be useful for a lot of people.

If all ISPs jump on this wagon, it could make a hell of a difference. Should have been done a looong time ago.

As for VMs service, I'm with the "they're great crowd" as you can probs tell. But that's because I've been with them over 3 years now and only had my Internet go down twice. Once for about an hour and the other less that 10mins, which ain't bad.

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Solar plasma aurora storm to hit Earth tomorrow today!

rcdicky
Happy

Glad I'm not the only one who thought that statement a bit odd...

Not glad I'm the last one to comment on it though :P

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Happy

LOL

I don't normally put out such useless replies - but LOL :P

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Apple antenna guru 'warned Steve Jobs' over Judas Phone

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Wierd thing is though...

people are still buying them.

It can't be the so-called (though not by me) fanboys that are buying them. Surely they'd already have one?

So as much as Apple have mucked it up a bit, you've got to hand it to them, they know how to sell stuff :P

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Apple swaps good iPhones for bad, say fanbois

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FAIL

Yeah right...

Is that Mr Jobs??

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Google chief: Nexus One was 'so successful, we killed it'

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Love it when ppl get owned :P

Well done :D

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High-living hacker swaps Porsche for porridge

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Joke

Does anyone else think it's funny...

they mentioned the Wii?

I mean, the guy's got £k's, a porche rolex's etc - but OMG he netted himself a Wii !!!!!!

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Apple gives MobileMe a makeover

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Joke

Out of disgust? lol

Most EMO post I've read today :P

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Shame it costs so much...

If it were £10-£20 I'd probably go for it.

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New Xbox 360 said to 'still scratch discs'

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Leaping around in front of the console?

I wouldn't have thought it would make that much of a difference tbh

The console generally resides underneath/beside the TV, and I can't imagine many people will be leaping around there...

Still, seems a bit odd they wouldn't rectify the situation. It's been nowhere near as wide-spread as RRoD but still enough of an issue that even unaffected users are aware of the risks.

Interesting though this is, it would have been much much funnier had the new 360's started RRoD'ing :P

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iPad beats BlackBerry for browsing

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WTF?

Hmmm...

It does seem a bit unfair that the iPad has been compared to smartphones for browsing tbh, even on my iPhone I didn't browse the net that much but I do on my iPad.

Also strange is that the article suggests the iPad can ONLY browse the internet :S

"Apple's iPad is now generating more web traffic than RIM's BlackBerry in North America, though at least a BlackBerry can do other things too."

I'm fairly sure I play games and stream video from my PC on my iPad (amongst many other things)

Not knocking the BB, I've had some decent one's in the past (and one shockingly bad one, I'm looking at you Storm) but putting the BB and iPad against each other doesn't work, at all...

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iPhone 4 preorder system exposes private user data

rcdicky
Grenade

The title of the article unfairly points at the iPhone/Apple

Yes, once you're in and reading it's very clear it's an AT&T issue, but the title should read "AT&T iPhone 4 Preorder System"

Guessing it'd generate more page hits or something the way it is...

And damn AT&T, glad we don't have you here in the UK!

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Sun slips nips onto iPad

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If you shake the iPad...

Do the jiggle?

Pretty sure an app was removed for that...

If they don't - Damn :(

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Steve Jobs – Apple's not business, it's personal

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I can't blame him...

for wanting to keep new devices they're developing secret.

Seems a bit nuts that a lot of people posting on here can't either.

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The world's ugliest dog is dead

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Joke

I hope you noticed it wasn't...

when you read "at the grand old age of 17" :S

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Steve Jobs beheads iPad apps for acting like desktops

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Rather round-about way of saying...

"if you don't like it, don't buy it" lol, but in fairness this is probably the most common sense comment I've read on this site in a long while.

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iPad queues worldwide

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WTF?

PC World

Bought mine from PC world this morning when it opened, no queue's or anything.

Actually, I think other than the dozen PC world staff and the Apple guys, I was one of two people in the store, and that person wasn't there for an iPad.

Can't believe people have been queueing so long for them when they're readily available

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Captain Cyborg sidekick implants virus-infected chip

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Joke

I say

Give him electro-therapy treatment.

You never know, might get some wierd-science'esque reaction to the computer virus which actually turns him into an evil android of some kind...

It could happen, I saw it on TV! :P

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German bank robbers in Italian Job moment

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WTF?

Some people...

do right absolute nonsense sometimes...

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BT quotes pensioner £150,000 to get broadband

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WTF?

Bet it'll be...

"up to" 8Mb still too... :P

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Deadly phone number of doom disconnected

rcdicky
Stop

Some (but thankfully not all

are taking this article far too seriously!

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Google turns on SSL encryption for search

rcdicky
Happy

Seems OK to me...

Just had a go and the speed seems fine FWIW - No difference to the usual.

Whether it provides a major or minor boost to security, it's still a boost aint it? Can't really be a bad thing I wouldn't have thought...

Oh, and "Are your nuts numb or do you just have 2 left testicles?" - Way to brighten my morning, ta mate :D

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