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The Chinese iPhone Black Market

STOOD in the line outside Apple’s NYC emporium, Casey Neistat spotted Chinese resellers looking to resells  the gadgets before they’re launched in China.

Apple limits each customer to two phones per person.

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Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Study: Internet Trolls Are As Narcissistic As Newspaper Columnists

HOW about that online debate ?

In this month’s issue of Personality and Individual Differences a study was published that confirms what we all suspected: internet trolls are horrible people.

Aren’t they just saying things online?

Let’s start by getting

Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Joan River’s Ghost Uses An iPhone 6

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JOAN Rivers might be dead but never let it be said she fails tos ee ou a contractual obligation.

“This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the fat one). I got this one in 2010 and,

Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The iPhone 6 Launch Is The X Factor For The Even Less Talented And Derranged: Photos Of Apple Fans At Large

THE iPhone launch has become a seasonal event. Like the X Factor auditions, it allows the sane the chance to look at the demented and desperate being wrangled by the rich and successful.

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Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple Makes Security A Selling Point: Your iPhones Are Police-Proof

BAD news for spies.  Apple will not comply with police orders to unlock your iPhones, iPads. Why? Because it can’t:

The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating

Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch And Titter As First iPhone 6 Buyer Drops His New Toy On Live TV

TO Australia, where an Apple fanboy who queued to buy an iPhone 6 is showing it off to the excited Press. His hand shakes as he touches the

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Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple’s New Leukaemia Mystery

A NEW allegation about those massive factories in China that make all of Apple’s iKit. That the chemicals being used to clean the electronics have caused an outbreak of leukaemia among the workers. It should be said that there’s not

Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Erase U2 From Your Apple Cassette Player

 

THERE’S been much chatter about Apple’s move to give away U2’s new album  Songs of Innocence to 500 million iTunes customers in 119

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Posted: 17th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Digital Cameras Are Just So Confusing

DIGITAL: Cameras are so confusing. This modern cameras is better:

 

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Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Horrors! The Internet Is Too Full For eBay And Cats

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BILLLIONS reel as it is revealed that the internet is actually full. It’s this that led to eBay falling over this week and it will in the future disrupt our vital supplies of funny cat photos. That, at least,

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Humming Toilet Seat Fan That Sucks Out Your Ill Wind

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HARD cheese for those of you like smelling your own farts? But good news for eveyrone around you. The toilet-seat with an in-built fan is here.  CNet  has more:

We are in a golden age for toilet technology. Recent years

Posted: 4th, September 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blame Apple For Seeing Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence In The Nude

WHO to blame for the naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and, reportedly, 100 other stars leaked on the web? The hackers who took images from the star’s iCloud account? No. David Auerbach  blames  Apple:

Apple is currently delighted that people

Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


eBay Is Down Worldwide

Ebay.co.uk crashed this evening around 1800. The net is getting busy/red hot with angry punters trying to find out why their goods aren’t been sold.

The site

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Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Investigate Video Games Developer Over ‘Global Thermonuclear War’ Drawing

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HENRY Smith, a software developer, was working on a game called “Global Thermonuclear War.” He drew a scence depicting a nuclear attack on Washington. As you can see from the above image, it was a drawing full of details.

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King Digital Plunges 23% As Candy Crush Saga Runs Out Of Steam

WELL, what the stock market was worrying about has come to pass. King Digital is the maker of Candy Crush Saga, that game that’s been sucking the life out of the nation for the past couple of years. It’s also

Posted: 22nd, August 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Video: ‘Electronic Makeup’ Completely Transforms This Model’s Face

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THIS is a great video of  Nobumichi Asai ‘s projection mapping of “electronic makeup” applied to a model’s face.

Asai used Omote, a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping to

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Posted: 19th, August 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stop Trying To Turn Women Into Scientists And Engineers Says Expert

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GIVEN the way that the entire society seems to agree that we should have roughly equal numbers of men and women doing the same sort of jobs it’s a bit of a surprise to find an expert insisting that

Posted: 15th, July 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

 

THIS rather proves Steve Jobs’ point that “those jobs are never coming back”. For Apple’s iPhone 6 is to be assembled by robots rather than by hand as has been done with all previous generations of iPhone .

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Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Other Parents: Instagram Mum Upset Over Rule-Breaking Photo Of Her Daughter Marlow

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COURTNEY Adamo was kicked off Instagram for posting a picture of her daughter Marlow.

Yes, quite. We’re uspet because the censors should not stop anyone who feels a need to show off their kids to strangers and who calls

Posted: 25th, June 2014 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Luis Suarez Balls: Twitter Plot To Rape And Kill Liverpool Star’s Wife And Young Daughter

ISN’T Free Speech great. There are no buts. Say what you like.

You can on Twitter. But only if the speakers are telling you stuff you might want to hear;. If you don’t like it, you can call the police.

Posted: 23rd, June 2014 | In: Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hillsborough Joins The War On Free Speech And Bicholim: Chelsea Fan Sacked For Abusing Liverpool On Wikipedia

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THE War on Free Speech looks at the story of the man who posted a message on Wikipedia. In “Revealed: How The Telegraph found the Hillsborough Wikipedia vandal”, the paper

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Posted: 17th, June 2014 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Close Look At The Royal Navy’s New Starburst Missile Warhead

YOU’RE looking at a cross section of a Starburst Missile warhead on display during the announcement of a £48 million contract for missiles for Royal Navy helicopters at the Thales UK plant in Belfast. The system is aimed at deflecting

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Using Tinder and Grindr Gives You The Clap

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TINDR and Grindr  give you the clap. That, at least, is the finding of a new piece of scientific research, that using dating apps on smartphones, like Tinder or Grindr, gives you the clap. It’s not, by the way,

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Money, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Find Out What Happens When People Answer Phone In This Cinema

CAR crash TV:

 

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Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch The Video Of The New iPhone 6, Dummy

 

WHAT looks like the new iPhone 6, due for release this summer, can be seen in that video above. The information source is a French website, nowhereels e, and they’ve been pretty reliable in the past. For an English

Posted: 29th, May 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0