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iPhone 6 Can Play 4K Videos, Who Knew?
Apple are notoriously tight lipped when it comes to their products.  In fact when leaks or mistakes do occur, the company tends to come down on the individuals responsible with an iron fist.  Either that or they turn spin the issue into a part of their Keynote speech! When... Read more
DayZ Now Has 2015 Launch Date with Price Increase
The developers of DayZ — the zombie survival game — have announced a roadmap for 2015. The roadmap came alongside a price increase. Bohemia Interactive promise lots of new features in 2015, after updating the standalone game to include the same features as the DayZ mod for over a... Read more
Facebook Preparing a Social Network For Business in 2015
Facebook has over 1.3 billion people on the social network, but the amount of time spent on Facebook is less than ideal — at only 40 minutes per day — it drags behind other social services. One of the reasons for the low average user time may be the... Read more
GoPro to Release Their Own Drone
The idea of capturing your own stunts and events has been at the forefront of the GoPro team since, well, they started really. GoPro is expanding from its business of making wearable video cameras. In line with the ever growing business of drones and drone related gadgetry, GoPro Inc.... Read more
Download the Latest Version of Core FTP
Core FTP LE – free Windows software that includes the client FTP features you need. Features like SFTP (SSH), SSL, TLS, IDN, browser integration, site to site transfers, FTP transfer resume, drag and drop support, file viewing & editing, firewall support, custom commands, FTP URL parsing, command line transfers,... Read more
Kindles are Getting a Needed Update!
If you’ve ever tried to “lend” a Kindle book to anyone, than you know how incredibly frustrating of an experience it can be. Even though it’s technically possible to lend an e-book, most e-books, especially the popular ones, are not available to be lent. Take my word for it,... Read more
Steam Black Friday Sales Include Civilisation, Watch Dogs & More
Steam has kicked off its “Exploration Sale”, before the big Christmas sale normally added on late December. The sale will last until December 2 and includes various new deals. Here is a list of some of the biggest deals: Bioshock Infinite: $7.49 (75 percent off) — Decent first person... Read more
Sony Pictures Hacked

Sony Pictures Hacked

Internet November 30, 2014

Hacking appears to be news on a daily basis. Hackers are in every town in every country. The latest victim in the war on cybercriminals is Sony Pictures. The technology firm did not respond to any requests for comment this week, but they have confirmed they have experienced a... Read more
Commercial 3DMe Photo Booth Announced
Imagine having a 3D model of yourself to send to your parents to keep on top of the television, fireplace or even their dresser!  Gone are the days where you took photos with your friends in a photo booth. Now you can print a 3D selfie/groupie.  3DMe Photo booth... Read more
Vinyl Records are Making a Comeback!
Vinyl records, it seems, are now more popular than they’ve been since the 1990’s, and in a day and age of digital music, that’s saying something. In the UK alone, they’ve sold over 1 million vinyls this year, which hasn’t happened since 1996. And in case you’re curious, it’s... Read more
Argos Click & Collect On The Tube
Gone are the days where you had to trawl through 1000 page laminated catalogues (I would hate to have the job of laminator!) to find that one product you are looking for at Argos.  You would spend ages finding what you were looking for, fill in the order form,... Read more
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to Sell 70 Million Units in Q4 2014
Apple had big expectations for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before the official launch — industry sources claimed the phone maker projected 80 million sales in 2014. The company may be looking at even higher sales, after 39 million sales in Q3 2014, Apple is reportedly working... Read more
The Latest Version of Format Factory is Now Available
Format Factory is an audio, video and photo converter, which supports a massive range of formats for encoding and ripping. You can convert either single files or entire folders from one format to another. The application also has presets for portable devices that make it simple to create audio... Read more
This XOO Belt Can Charge your Smartphone
I’ve said it many times on here before, but here it is once again – smartphones are wonderful – except when they lose their charge and you can’t readily charge them. Maybe you’re at work and forgot the charger. Maybe you’re on the bus, or in the subway, or... Read more
Next Gen Gorilla Glass 4 Released
I’m sure its happened to many of you smartphone-carrying people!  I recently dropped my iPhone and shattered the screen.  I was horrified!  I even had it in a case but it fell directly onto its front, causing a sickening and heart wrenching shatter (a bit dramatic, I know).  Rendering... Read more
Amazon May Be Preparing Ad-Supported Instant Video Service
Amazon Instant Video is not looking too hot, when compared to Netflix on peak Internet traffic. The two video streamers stack up at 2.5 percent and 34.8 percent, respectively. In order to close the gap, Amazon is reportedly looking to create an ad-supported Instant Video service, where users can... Read more
Powerlaces are One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
Where were you on the 3 July, 1985?  It’s been just under 30 years since the first Back to the Future film was released and inventors are still trying to come up with Marty McFly paraphernalia that works! Hover boards are nearly possible but now visionaries have come up... Read more
This Woman Got A Bionic Implant to Replace Her Keys
You know, carrying keys around everywhere can be a real pain when you stop to think about it. There’s always the chance that you’ll lose them, obviously, and if you have a ton of keys on a keyring, sometimes it can take forever to locate the right key, especially... Read more