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Warning to those who covet the data of Internet of Precious Things

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"Consent on the basis of such policies can hardly be considered to be informed"

Well... that's the whole problem is it...

Who the hell reads the EULA's / T&C's before clicking on the 'yes' button anyway ?

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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

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Or use a tiny dalek instead of the turtle !

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Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

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Re: I'm done with it...

Me too, Why don't they pick another british tv series to overanalyze ?

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Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box

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Why don't they use the same procedure...

With ebola patients coming into their country ?

(It should kill all the bugs right ?)

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Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS

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Re: DAF?

Or DIAF...

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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The internet is made by people...

Unfortunately some of them are dicks...

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Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER

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So screen size doesn't matter anymore ?

We will make sure the ads will display just fine now...

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PANTS on FIRE? Too late for you. But others will benefit from singed trouser phone alert

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Smart battery ?

If it were really smart it would stop charging / discharging BEFORE it cought fire !

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Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors

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"restrictions should be slapped on the numbers of births in the park."

What should they do then ?

Have some guy walk around the park all day and night handing out condoms ?

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Remember that tale of a fired accountant who blamed Comcast? It's kinda true, says telco

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Re: and 50 cents

On this website we use the word : 'Beancounter'...

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Re-light my diode: Trio of boffins scoop physics Nobel for BLUE LEDs

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Re: What IS the physics then?

The real physics is getting an atom to emit a blue photon...

Since creating a blue photon needs more energy than a red or a green one, it's a bit hard to convince an atom to emit one because atoms are a bit lazy and like to return to the lowest energy state possible as soon as they get the chance.

The trick basically lies in storing enough energy in one atom and then transferring it to another so that the second atom gets 'pumped up' to a high enough energy state to emit blue light...

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New EU data chief: 'We share common targets with the United States'

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"She appears to accept the US assurances..."

Sure she does... considering all the dirt they probably have on her...

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SHOW ME the MONEY: Payment code spied in Facebook Messenger

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So it's going to be yet another way to make money...

Because FerengiBook will probably wan't a cut for the privilege...

(Not to mention getting their hands on your precious credit-card details !)

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Verizon punches RED button on Redbox Instant video-streaming service

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"The service had not been as successful as either partner hoped it would be."

Translation : We couldn't extort enough money from Netflix as we hoped...

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Why US Feds and g-men kick up a stink about a growing smartphone encryption trend

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Don't be fooled...

Apple and Google aren't doing this because of privacy concerns...

They're doing this because it costs them money to have to find and hand over data about their users to law enforcement officers all the time...

(Not to mention the money lost in sales if they didn't add encryption...)

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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How about...

Windows NEIN !

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"mobile first, cloud first"

Advertising first...

Robbing you of your privacy first...

Locking you into proprietary software first...

etc...etc...etc...

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

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"They had received no calls about the issue..."

Yeah... certainly not after that IOS 8.0.1 update...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone movie: report

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Re: One to miss...

You should blame yourself for taking her to see that movie...

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Facebook's Oculus unveils 360-degree VR head tracking Crescent Bay prototype

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Re: From the pics...

More like Johnny Mnemonic... seeing as Facebook would LOVE to put a plug in the back of your head !

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TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

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Re : Asperger syndrome...

They don't have to... they'll just write a new law that makes it all perfectly legal...

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Looks like...

The FBI wants to play world-police too now...

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Micron cackles as it unveils its chameleonic FLYING DISK KILLER

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Of course...

Switching from MLC to SLC will decrease the total storage capacity of the drive ?

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Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets

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Apple pay...

More like pay Apple...

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Yawn, Wikileaks, we already knew about FinFisher. But these software binaries...

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Re: Destroyed

Or they could just sue Wikileaks for distributing malware...;-)

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Intel's SECRET Xeons: tell us what you think Chipzilla's hiding

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I doubt...

Intel would ever have a fanless version...

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TV techies proudly display their MIGHTY BENDERS in Berlin

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Mighty benders ?

The cheapest one is £120k ?

You can bite my shiny (curved) metal ass before i'll buy one of those...

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Moto 360: Neat gizmo – if you're a rich nerd

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Tamawatchi ?

One that you can wear around your wrist and have to recharge every 24 hours or else it dies ? No thanks...

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Zuck: Yo, Mexico! My $19bn WhatsApp could connect THREE BEEELLION people

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"and making government services more efficient"

Yeah... like the ones snooping on you...

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Alien Ninja Fembot Pirates vs the Jedi SAS Chuck Norris startroopers: RUMBLE

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Well...

Since there is no alien timelord on the list I would say that the daleks could defeat any of them in no time !

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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Re : Can it deal with stairs?

Not unless you want it to come upstairs and exterminate you...

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4th Century GOBLET could REVIVE CORPSE of holographic storage

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Help me Obi-wan Kenobi...

Your are only hope !

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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Apple tells devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers

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Re: The only reason for this...

Here's your example...

And have a downvote on me mate... ;-)

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The only reason for this...

Is so Apple can sell the data on to third parties themselves...

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

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Re: If they're really smart...

According to the datasheet the DMD (Digital Mirror Device) uses 200mW...

And that's NOT including the 93mW of power needed for the controller chip so, yes an LCD would need a considerably lower amount of power to run it...

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If they're really smart...

They should use an LED or laser diode combined with a transparent LCD to

project the image just like all those projector-clocks do...

(DLP chips are just too power-hungry for something silly like a watch...)

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Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search

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Re: "old posts on the free content ad network"

I hope it will soon be a "user-free content-whoring network"

once people start to realize they can do without all that crap...

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Alienware injects EVEN MORE ALIEN into redesigned Area-51 gaming PC

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Or... if Apple made it...

iBoner

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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Re: What?

Upvoted... I was thinking the exact same thing...

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Re: What?

Omnishambles ?

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Planet of the pudding brains indeed !

See title...

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'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder

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So basically...

Someone told her NOT to bite the hand that feeds you ?

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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Maybe...

We all just exist on The Thirteenth Floor!

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Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico

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The Russians...

The Russians should have just named their system GONADS...

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Wall Street woes: Oh noes, tech titans aren't using bankers

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Just...

Put them all on a Richard Branson designed B-ARK and be done with it allready !

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MPs to gaze upon biometric data industry's ID-gobbling tech

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Re: Did I miss anything?

5) Anyone who fails to comply with orders to give up their biometric data to the government or their spooks will be sent to special re-education camps.

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WinPhone's Halo hottie Cortana to hit desktop in next Windows – report

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Just like clippy...

This biatch will be one of the first things that is going to be turned OFF !

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Bath boffins put BUGS on chips – on purpose

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What if ?

What if some hazardous chemicals in the water damage the bacteria's DNA

causing it to divide and grow uncontrollably ?

(cancer on a chip... that's what... and of course a whole new idea for a movie !)

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China cracks down on instant messengers: Users must hand over REAL NAMES

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"slander and rumours"

Ah yes... I heard this "rumour" about something that has happened

at this place called "tiananmen square"...

But of course this must all just be "slander" to the Chinese government...

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