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Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress

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Really hope that any lobbying site utilises a way to avoid the generated CSV files from having common values.

The last thing you need is congress running a uniqueness filter on it and deleting half the comments :(

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City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub

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huh?

Since when did "2 miles away from Stonehenge" become classified as "beneath Stonehenge"?

If I'm in Trafalgar Square, am I actually in Buckingham Palace??

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Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

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Re: A question and a kudo

Yep - contempt of court? Who cares! No-one goes to jail. Might mean they're fine a bit more in the future, but I'm sure their sofa contains enough spare change to fund that.

I'm more annoyed that companies are allowed to ignore the law/be unafraid of the law, because there's very little consequences to them.

Personally, I'm quite keen on the: if a company kills a man by manslaughter, someone at that company should be serving time.

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Payment security bods: Nice pay-by-bonk (hint: NO ONE uses it) on iPhone 6, Apple

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Help me out here...

So Android (Samsung S3) had NFC 2 years ago, and no-one took it up (much to my annoyance!)

What's changed now? Is there something new that NFC didn't have then? Is it just that Apple (the brand for the rich, but gradually the more niche) is now behind it?

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FCC boss Wheeler: Lack of broadband choice is screwing Americans

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Actually quite impressed. Allowing states to create their own broadband network is a nice way of creating competition, without actually actively screwing the broadband companies. Nice move!

And with the amount of land and tech resources in the US, this should be able to happen quite rapidly.

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Hey hipsters: Tabs are so last year, fat phones are where it's at

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Yup - CPU power on my mobile means nothing to me. I surf websites, use GPS software/maps, make the odd phone call, chat on Hangouts/SMS, install a game (but we're not talking Half Life 2 here), etc.

What do I want from a phone? Bigger battery. Easier to integrate with PC and TV. More useful apps.

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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Re: ^^^ This

Backfire? So people will then use the alternative decent search engine.... ummm... oh...

Although to be fair, if you're working inside a company where they dictate what version of browser you use due to legacy Intranet websites, then you'll be unfairly stuffed by this :(

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Redmond resists order to hand over overseas email

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hahaah - question is... will Ireland use any European privacy laws to fight this request, orrr..... will they decide they like big American companies working in Ireland and don't want to rock the boat.

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New York looks to PROBE TWC over US outage

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Perhaps if there was competition, an entire state wouldn't be a slave to a single company...

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Déjà vu: Virgin Media jacks up broadband prices

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As it's a change of price, and due to new OFCOM rules, customers will be able to cancel their contract without fee....

... at which point Virgin will then waive the fee, and everything will go back to normal.

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

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Um... what's the crime here?

"ISPs - You must prevent access to these websites."

"OK, no problem."

"Hey - person - you just allowed access to a website we didn't tell you, you couldn't access!"

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EE rolls out London bus pay-by-bonk app – only fandoids need apply

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Right - so the S3 LTE is supported, but the S3 with has NFC support is not?....

FFS - Can't believe I bought the S3 because of the NFC support, and no bugger supported it :(

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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Sounds like Wolfenstein: The New Order

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BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff

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Isn't there a problem coming with shortages of Lithium?

And they want to double usage of it?

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18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class-action lawsuit

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Offshore cash, fines, and taxes?

I had a thought about their off shore cash-piles....

... if they pay any court costs/government fines - do they pay tax on money used from abroad?

Perhaps this is a neat way of losing profits due to legal action, while still benefiting from tax avoidance in other countries.

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Oracle: You wanted SQL on Hadoop? How about SQL on Hadoop and SQL ON NOSQL?

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This rings a bell. This smacks of Microsoft's "Embrace & Extend" tactics, which introduced incompatibilities and dragged customers away from the original technology.

*shrug* It's certainly tempting to use a proper SQL language...

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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Umm... unless something's changed... he does own Sky doesn't he? Sky, which is an ISP in the UK?

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Samsung rebrands store as Galaxy Apps, eyes up Google Play customers

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“At Samsung, we continuously strive to create value for our customers by providing differentiated solutions and services coupled with innovative devices,"

Show me the value. Please. Where? The S Health app on the S3 was perhaps value, then you made it only compatible with the S4 and S5. So again, where is the value?

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94% of Brit tech bosses just can't get the staff these days, claims bank

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Unless you're Barclays, in which case you fire then.

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Smartwatch sales off to a very slow start

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My timex is resistant to 200m, has temperature, altitude, and a compass.

While any phone can do compass these days, I've not seen the other features on a mobile. Let alone barometer.

So a smartwatch needs to start with the above, and provide integration with a phone.

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Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style

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Re: Tough choice

If they included a SmartWatch, I'd think about it.

The dual-download is snazzy, but probably not used much.

The best feature on the S5 for me seems to the Ultra Battery Saving Mode. Still, not worth another 2 year contract/£500 for.

If only the Nexus 5 had a slightly better camera...

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Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardware

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If even NetFlix can't deliver content to US customers without a load of hassle, what makes Amazon think it can do any better?

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

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I'm surprised Windows 7 market share is so bad. I do like it - it is a better XP.

Windows 8+ is a Toy OS for consumers. Where's the version for workers/professionals/developers?

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Qantas' biggest problems are … Apple, Samsung and Google?

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Really? Wow.

I had to fly Economy from England to New Zealand twice last year. Once with Air New Zealand, and another with Quantas. I was very happy with both flights. Food was fine, comfort was good, hostesses were friendly, etc.

The worst part of those trips was returning from Sydney to England on BA. OMG. There's an airline that does NOT represent England, or comfort, or quality.

Tiny video screens, crappy-looking cramped aircraft, no "full service" here.

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BT demands end to Ofcom wholesale broadband subsidies for BSkyB, TalkTalk

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Re: As much as I hate to say this....

Apart from providing an un-bundled service which provides higher speeds for less money to the consumer.

Sounds like an investment to me.

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China in the grip of a 'NUCLEAR WINTER': Smog threat to crops

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You continue to send us cheap electronics, and perhaps offer up more of your rare ores for sale.

We send you food. Although, our farmers are very slow at picking the food...

Deal?

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Samsung and Apple BEWARE: Huawei is coming to eat your lunch

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S5 looks mostly nice, but it does feel like a small upgrade - even on my S3. If they threw a watch/fit strap in with the S5, it's a deal...

Otherwise maybe Huawei is the last hope for something interesting...

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What's up with that WhatsApp $19bn price tag? Answer: Voice calls

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Hang on a sec. If the networks in the US don't like Netflix, what the hell makes you think they're going to allow WhatsApp traffic on their networks?

Either the US Gov plans to make net neutrality a reality, or Facebook has wasted a lot of money.

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Google gives Maps a lick of paint, smears it over screens worldwide

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Re: I remember the last time

You can still store offline maps, but it's harder to get to. Deselect something on the map, click on search bar, when it expands scroll to the bottom, and it'll have the "Cache map offline" option thingy.

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Google's SECRET contracts: Android lock-in REVEALED!

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Meh.

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Comcast Corp to merge with Time Warner Cable in MONSTER $45bn deal

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Ahem, I think perhaps this south park clip sums it up:

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

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Google to banish mobe-makers using old Androids: report

cs94njw

I have my S3 from Three, from almost 2 years ago (yep, renewal in April.)

But my phone isn't upgraded from 4.1.2 yet :(

I hope Three get their finger out, or a lot of their customers are going to be stuffed.

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Judge: Odds of bankrupt Lightsquared sorting itself out are 'zero'

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It may have been close to the GPS band, but in their defence the GPS manufacturers were apparently a little lazy, and didn't keep within their band - hence the interference.

Feel sorry for this guys - fighting against goliaths, to provide something nice for the country.

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

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This story is a myth. You're not allowed to drive and wear Google Glasses.

Those angry police people on the west coast said so...

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Cisco asks court to bin Rockstar patents

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NDA!? Cheeky sods.

Wanting to negotiate a license for a patent, but being forced to sign an NDA first, doesn't sound reasonable, and probably wouldn't be reasonable to a judge either.

Especially if this was FRAND.

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CERN outlines plan for new 100km circumference supercollider

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Fair dos, CERN is going to be the biggest land owner in the world.

How do I get me some shares in them?...

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Woz he talking about? Apple co-founder wants iPhones to run Android

cs94njw

Well.. they could follow Microsoft mentality.

Embrace and extend. Take Android, fork it, add usability, and slowly make it incompatible with other Android devices...

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Apple's nonexistent iWatch to bag $17.5 BEEELION in first year alone – analyst

cs94njw

The watch would need compass, altimeter, thermometer, 2 alarms, stop watch, timer, and not be something I have to charge every day for me to consider buying any Smart watch.

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'That was quick!': AT&T ends $450 T-Mobile poaching promotion

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It's lucky I'm not cynical.

Otherwise, I'd wonder if AT&T is doing Sprint a favour, so they can buy T-Mobile US with a few more existing customers and better PR.

What else is a cartel for?

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

cs94njw

Re: It's a nice idea, but...

And that's why they didn't enable it by default.

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Yet another pricey Olympics' exec drafted in by UK.gov - this time for broadband spending

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Re: It might be me but

Yeah, but where are you going to find one?

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Oh those crazy Frenchies! Parisian cabbies smash up Uber-booked rival ride

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Used Hailo while on a night out in Croydon (yeah yeah, was already taking my life into my own hands ;) )

Told it where I wanted to go, and it gave me a quote.

It told me it would be there in 9 minutes, told me the drivers' name, and the reg plate of the car.

I had the choice of paying up front (I had already registered my debit card), or paying by cash in the cab.

The cab arrived - it looked like an ordinary cab but with a Hailo-enabled mobile on his dash.

Cab was decent and didn't take any tourist-routes.

To be honest, all I wanted was a cab/taxi to take me from A to B, without having to wait outside A and hoping a cab came past.

Yes, I could have rung a mini-cab - but I never have a number handy, and I hate sitting in people's private cars.

I don't see any reason why the French taxis couldn't also subscribe to the Hailo-like system, although I'm sure they'd have to pay a cut of their profits.

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Thought sales were in the toilet before? Behold the agony: 2013 was a PC market BLOODBATH

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Novatech closed down in Reading, and I think Southampton :(

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Atlassian's UK-IPO plans: Smart business isn't a disaster

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Tricky... what's going to happen to the Maidenhead office?

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Boffins claim battery BREAKTHROUGH – with rhubarb-like molecule

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As as MasterChef fan, I have seen Rhubarb done 3 ways....

...Rhubarb done *4* ways make take some getting used to.

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App to manage Android app permissions

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Don't get warm fuzzy feeling

Installed it for a look.

First thing it does is ask me to register before I can use it.

I decide I'm not that interested, so uninstall.

Clicking on uninstall does nothing.

I reboot phone just in case.

Now it says I need to Deactivate.

Click on Deactive, and it says, "...needs to be deactivated".

Er... what do you think I'm trying to do!?!?

Found a comment which says you need to go into Settings->Security->Device Administrators, and disable

Had to restart phone again.

*Finally* Uninstall option appears.

Have I just experienced a really odd bit of Google Apps security, or is this the App's fault?

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AT&T takes aim at T-Mobile with $450 cashback lure

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At last!! Perhaps these goliath phone companies will actually work for their customers.

If only we could find a way for the Music companies to suffer the same fate...

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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

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I like Honda cars. I'd happily buy another one.

But as an Android fan, I'm not sure I'm happy buying a car that's geared specifically towards an iProducts.

My car radio is iPhone enabled (not Android), and it already annoys me I'm missing out on clever functionality because of a specific integration :(

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Sky rapped over PREMATURE SEXY CONDOM ad

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Re: Completely outrageous and totally unnecessary

I think it was perfect scheduling. Adults are watching it too, and need reminding that they should stop reproducing at some point ;)

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China's answer to AIRPOCALYPSE: Fire up the supercomputer

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"The hope is that it will be able to accurately forecast well in advance the conditions which create that perfect smoggy storm."

Well, I'm no supercomputer, but I'd said this is due to billions of people all using crappy emission spouting cars/scooters, in a high-rise city.

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