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FFC To Create “Nutrition Labels” For Your Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission do a lot of things, including monitoring and investigating companies which have less than kind business practices. In their latest attempt to help people they’ve taken their inspiration from something we see (and…

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Phantom 3 Creators DJI Announce New Agricultural Drone

DJI is a company known for their drones, the recognisable phantom 3 is one of their models after all. While the public seek to use these drones more and more, with everything from wedding videos to…

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4K Television Shipments Predicted to Reach 40% in 2016

The consumer adoption of high-definition Televisions has taken a considerable amount of time but this isn’t surprising considering the fairly low quality footage on traditional broadcasts. Initially, people were told to upgrade to ‘HD Ready’ sets as…

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New Firefox Testing Feature Warns Of Insecure Website Password Submission

Consumers are exposed to a myriad of cyber threats which are intent upon harvesting as much information as possible, from bogus emails offering state cash refunds to spoofed pages which purport to be from a genuine…

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Reports of iPhone 6S & Plus Randomly Powering Down

Smartphones have moved on leaps and bounds over the last decade, the processing power which is confined within a portable device is quite mind-blowing. But, these devices do have their problems which include generally poor battery…

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Consumer Rights Act 2015 Comes Into Force

The Consumer Rights Act (2015) was enacted into law today which properly outlines the responsibilities retailers have to their customers in a transparent manner. Previously, the Sales of Goods Act (1979) provided information on consumer rights…

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First 2TB Consumer SSDs Are Now Available

Samsung announced that they would be releasing 2TB versions of their popular 850 Evo and 850 Pro families a couple of months ago, but thus far no one has spotted the drives out in the wild.…

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eBay Seller Faces $19K Legal Bill After Suing Buyer Who Left Negative Feedback

Ohio-based company, Med Express, is facing a hefty legal bill amounting to $19,250, after attempting to sue an eBay customer for leaving negative feedback. Amy Nicholls purchased a microscope light via eBay for $175, and was…

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Aqua Blue PS Vita Launching In The US This November

The PS Vita has been somewhat disappointing over its life and so have recent handheld consoles in general, the emergence of mobile phone and tablets have transferred the consumer base onto a more multi-tasking devices. In…

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Amazon Accused of Spying on Users’ Social Media Profiles

If you purchased from Amazon before, you know that reviews are important to get the right customer feedback from others who had bought the same product in the past. This is a great way of knowing…

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Here’s Why We Won’t See DirectX 12 in Action This Year

Thinking of upgrading your graphics card for the new Windows 10 and DirectX 12? Well, I think you should wait a bit longer. While everyone is hyped to see what devs can do with the latest…

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Oculus Already Working on Second Consumer Version

Since Oculus announced their consumer version of the Oculus Rift there has been much conversation on what is to come next in Oculus Rift’s lineup, so the question is Oculus rift already working on the second…

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SanDisk Flash Drives and SSDs at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – SanDisk also brought along all their other storage devices such as the impressive 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.0 drive. This is the world’s smallest high-capacity USB 3.0 drive and it can hold up…

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LiteOn Introduces ZETA Line of Consumer SSDs

Lite-On Group mainly creates products for the OEM sector, but not exclusively. We recently saw the release of M.2 SATA OEM Modules and now Lite-On also wants to enter the consumer SSD market. The Lite-On ZETA…

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New Xbox App and Cortana Shown in Windows 10 Leak

A new build of Windows 10 has leaked onto the internet today, showing a number of new tweaks and additions, most notably with Cortana and a new Xbox app. The Verge reports that this build shows…

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Google Glass to Use Intel Processor

The Wall Street Journal reports that the next version of Google Glass will use Intel Processors. The Journal says that Google has formed a deal with the chip maker, meaning Google’s yet-to-be widely released wearable will…

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Supermicro Silently Launches mATX Z97 Motherboard

Supermicro has been building consumer-motherboards aimed at overclockers and gamers for a while now. To further increased their portfolio in this area they’ve silently launched the C7Z97-M and C7Z97-MF motherboards. This is the first time Supermicro is…

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AMD Slashes a Third of the Radeon R9 295X2 Price-Tag in New Promotion

AMD has launched a new promotional deal where it cuts about a third of the price on it’s dual GPU flagship R9 295X2, bringing it down to just $999. Unlike NVIDIA’s Titan Z price cut, this…

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Valve Facing Australian Federal Court

Valve’s STEAM service has by now certainly become a household name in the gaming platform genre, similar to other products such as Ubisoft’s iPlay and EA games’ Origin. There’s no denying it’s a mainstay in the commercial…

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OCZ ARC 100 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction There is absolutely no shortage on the market any more when it comes to Solid State Drives (SSD), but not all of them are aimed at the same users and setup scenarios. So to add…

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Facebook Messenger Sparks Anger in Low-End Smartphone Users

Facebook’s aim is to be a social network, dedicated to maintaining friendships, creating new ones, share experiences and most importantly, chatting with friends. However, the social networks appears to do exactly the opposite and spark a…

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Australia Wants To Cut Internet Connection for People Downloading from Torrent Websites

There have been some talks about the high number of pirates in Australia, having the government worried about what to do in response to the piracy activity. Earlier this year, Australia is said to have had…

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Dell Announces Bitcoin Payment Trial For US Customers

As more and more small businesses start to accept cryptocurrencies as a recognised form of payment, many large companies are now looking towards the world of digital currencies to draw customers towards them as the world…

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Oculus Swings Ban Hammer After Catching People Selling Pre-Orders, Again.

It was only one week ago that Oculus VR suspended all pre-orders and cancelled all shipments to China after it was discovered the people were reselling their hardware for a profit, or at least ordering the…

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Seagate Desktop 3.5″ 4TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review

Introduction In today’s market, there are countless storage options out there for you to choose for your current system or for a new build that you are planning and in general we find one of two…

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D-Link Announce a New Line of ‘Colourful’ Routers

Over the last couple of years we have been watching consumer electronics become more ‘stylistic’ for the home with less of the harsh lines and eye-sore designs that was once associated with technology at one time.…

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Western Digital EX2 2-Bay 8TB My Cloud NAS Review

Introduction Since the launch of Western Digital’s single bay My Cloud NAS and its bigger brother the four by EX4 is we have seen a strong movement over to cloud-based storage and thought of doing so…