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News – May 2014

Bye-Bye Browsers: Why Facebook’s New App Links Are a Big Deal (Mashsable) eBay makes users change passwords (BBC) YouTube Creators Can Now Add a 3-Second Intro to All Their Videos (Mashsable) Facebook brings autoplay ads to UK (BBC) Marketers Use Facebook Despite Believing It May Be Ineffective (Mashsable) Furore over ‘sexist’ opera critics  (BBC) Russia … Continue reading

News 26 April 2014

• NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface as Planned (Mashable) • Roads in Essex and Wales have slowest broadband speeds (BBC Newsbeat) • Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia Will Soon Be the World’s Tallest Building (Mashable) • Judge confirms link between Apple and patent troll Rockstar (OS News) • Windows Phone 8.1 released (OS … Continue reading


• Human Rights Groups Call for End to Surveillance Tech That ‘Crushes Dissent’ (Mashable) • Robot mannequin to test army kit (BBC) • Apple, Microsoft join hands to stop software patent reform (OS News) • YouTube Stays Blocked in Turkey as Court Reverses Itself (Mashable) • European Parliament passes full net neutrality (OS News) • … Continue reading


The ‘Snowden Phone’ Will Encrypt All Your Calls and Texts (Mashable) UK spy agency intercepted webcam images (BBC) Los Angeles Bans E-Cigarettes in Nearly All Public Places (Mashable) EU may make RBS and Lloyds English (BBC) Yahoo to Block Sign-Ins With Facebook IDs and Other News You Need to Know (Mashable) BBC Three to be … Continue reading


• Silk Road forfeits $28m in Bitcoins (BBC) • 5 Things Obama Failed to Address in the NSA Speech (Mashable) • NSA ‘collected 200m texts per day’ (BBC) • eBay Takes Its First Steps Toward Virtual Currency (Mashable) • No return for India’s street typists (BBC) • Mozilla to build anti-surveillance code verification system (OS-News) … Continue reading

Happy New Year 2014

A happy New Year to all our readers, followers and casual visitors. Thanks for staying with us. May you have a happy and successful 2014. The Editors

Best Wishes for the Festive Season

…whatever your colour, creed or religious beliefs. Here’s to a more peaceful world. The Editors Image credit: Christmas tree by Lotus Head from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, via Wikimedia Commons

News 22 Nov 2013

• The Comparative Anatomy of the Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 (Mashable) • Gamma-ray explosion is brightest ever recorded (BBC) • U.S. May Allow Cellphone Calls During Flights (Mashable) • English has a new preposition, because internet (OSNews) • Israeli Startup Is Finding a Way to Speed Crop Growth by Thousands of Years (Mashable) • … Continue reading


• Paid Apps Aren’t Dead — but They Are on Life Support (Mashable) • Mozilla announces Firefox OS 1.1, adds new features (Ghacks) • Going paperless means, “Email me a PDF”, not “Email me your URL” (Dustin Kirkland) • Save lots of disk space with Microsoft’s new Windows Update Cleanup tool (Ghacks) • Windows XP … Continue reading

And We’re Back

We’re back… after a long Summer lay-off, filled with distractions. Such as old Windows PC’s not working, new Windows PC’s not working, tablets not working (that’s technology, not my medication), phones not working and motor cars not working. Sense a recurring theme here? There’s been a proper heat wave in Dubai (46 degrees) so the … Continue reading


• NASA Asking Global Community to Help Combat Asteroid Threat • Syrian Rebels Use iPads and Smartphones to Aid Weaponry • Internet Archaeologists Reconstruct Lost Web Pages • Thousands of People With Criminal Records Try to Buy Guns Online • U.S. Military Wants a Space Plane • Facebook Apologizes For Ads Featuring Photos of Suicide … Continue reading

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