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Posts from August, 2013

What Happens When You Stuff iPhone 5 Guts in an iPhone 5S Body?

Aug 31

Screen shot 2013-08-30 at 3.33.08 PMIf you haven’t seen a million iPhone 5S housing pics of varying believability by now, you’re either doing something very wrong, or very right. But looking at an alleged 5S case by itself doesn’t tell us much about the improvements over the regular 5, so Jonathan at TLD endeavoured to see how many of the […]

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David Miranda Had 58,000 “Highly Classified UK Intelligence Documents” in His Luggage

Aug 31

david-mirandaA senior government advisor has issued details as to exactly what David Miranda was carrying when he was held by UK immigration for nice hours, claiming Miranda had stacks of top secret files that could identify secret agents — and a password to access it all written on a piece of paper. The claim emerged […]

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Mother and Daughter Scammed Bored Women out of £700k With Fake Army Hunk Dating Site

Aug 31

army-dating-scamKaren Vasseur and her daughter Tracy tricked 374 US ladies into parting with around $1m, after setting up a fake dating site and pretending it was populated by single US service personnel. In fact, it was Karen and Tracy telling lies and begging for money. Their scheme follows the pattern of many internet scams. Karen, Tracy […]

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Yesterday’s Twitter Dungeoncrawl: Anime!

Aug 31

dungeoncrawlHey, Dragons are fun, but sometimes you want a break from all those Swords and all that Sorcery. Sometimes you want to jet off into a weird world of Japanese animation and take the piss out of their cultural tropes — so that’s what we did this week on the ANIME DUNGEONCRAWL. Ghosts! Vampires! Giant […]

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If Robert Downey Jr Doesn’t Save HTC, Maybe a China-Only Platform Will

Aug 31

htc-chinese-osMobile maker HTC, which has been Haemorrhaging Taiwanese Cash for the last year or two, is rumoured to be launching its own mobile OS. The phone software would be only for use in China, where Android is currently particularly rampant. According to the WSJ, HTC might be working on some sort of “Facebook phone” equivalent […]

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Digg for Android Is Finally Here: Get Your Read On In a Million Ways

Aug 31

18yjd8mc6y498jpgThe Digg app for iOS has been around for a while, but until now, Android users have been left out of the fun. No longer. Digg for Android is here.   What does it do? It’s a combination between Digg’s top stories page and Digg’s minimalist RSS/content reader.   Why do we like it? Like […]

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Amazon Surrenders to OFT and Allows Sellers to Advertise Cheaper Prices

Aug 31

amazon-sales-pricesThe Office of Fair Trading has managed to get Amazon to remove one of its more controversial seller regulations, the so-called “price parity” restriction on Amazon sellers offering the same goods for a cheaper price elsewhere online. The bizarre rule meant that an Amazon seller wouldn’t be able to offer an item for a cheaper […]

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On the Fear of Taking Other Families’ Holiday Photos

Aug 31

spielsfromthembelowfamilyphotoSo I’m on holiday, enjoying a leisurely sunset stroll with my family, still feeling bloated from forcing one too many ribs down in that lovely restaurant by the beach. My bliss is shattered however by a faltering, almost apologetic chap approaching me holding out a camera, pointing at his nervously-waiting family by the water’s edge. […]

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New Vodafone Yoda ad for Everyone to HATE

Aug 31

vodafone-4g-adHere’s a good thing for us all to come together and simultaneously hate; another awful Vodafone Yoda ad, this time focusing on the network’s newly launched 4G service. If we all hate it enough, together, maybe it will only be on television in every other advert break? Just in case you literally cannot bear to […]

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We Could Build Entire Cities Out of Greenhouse Gas Some Day

Aug 30

18yfnaqn3gkojjpgA team from the University of Newcastle is perfecting a method of capturing carbon emissions and transforming them into carbonate rock bricks. They’re just part of a wave of efforts by scientists who hope to tame carbon in order to shape a greener future. While there are many carbon capture innovations at work, this carbonate […]

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