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Sony Pictures Considered Purchasing BitTorrent Inc

Sony Pictures seriously considered the acquisition of BitTorrent Inc. according to leaked presentation slides procured from TorrentFreak. The documentation shows Sony Pictures added BitTorrent Inc. to a shortlist alongside Netflix, TiVo, Vongo and Starz to help diversify…

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Chrome Beta on Android Helps Prevent Downloading Duplicates

Face it, we all have a downloads folder that dates back to the beginning of time. Most browsers will let you download unlimited amounts of the same file, cluttering up your storage and taking up valuable…

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Thom Yorke May Have Earned up to $20m From BitTorrent Downloads in 2014

Last year, Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, released his second solo album as a digital download through BitTorrent, and figures suggest he could have made up to $20 million from the endeavour. Yorke released Tomorrow’s…

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The Wolf of Wall Street Was the Most Pirated Movie of 2014

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Yes, the Leonardo DiCaprio biopic was the most illegally downloaded movie with 30.035 million downloads. Still, the Oscar-nominated movie grossed $392 million despite all of those downloads. Although the highest, ‘The Wolf of Wall…

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Facebook, Minecraft Lead iOS App Store 2014 Charts

Well isn’t this a surprise – Facebook Messenger and Minecraft pretty much lead the 2014 iOS App Store charts. The top free iPhone app was Facebook Messenger while the top paid iPhone app was the game…

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The Best Oculus Rift Experiences You Can Enjoy Right Now

Introduction Oculus Rift is easily one of the coolest pieces of technology that I’ve ever owned. I personally own their DK2 headset, which is certainly not ready for general consumer consumption, but that doesn’t mean to…

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Apple Fighting to Prevent Release of Steve Jobs Deposition

The Associated Press, CNN and Bloomberg have filled a motion to have the video deposition of Steve Jobs released from the ongoing iPod lawsuit. The publications are in a battle against Apple’s lawyers who are actively…

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Lawsuit Against iPod DRM Set to Collapse

The highly publicised trial against Apple this week, that accuses them of unfairly restricting competition by limiting iPods to use music only downloaded from the iTunes Store, is set to collapse according to the BBC. Apparently, the plaintiffs…

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BBC iPlayer Available for Xbox One

Finally after a year of being available, you can now access BBC iPlayer on your Xbox One. The decision not to include a BBC iPlayer app with the Xbox One drew a great deal of criticism…

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Steve Jobs Still Delivering Sharp Opinions From the Grave

The other day we reported on the news that Steve Jobs was to appear in court over an iPod lawsuit via a video deposition recorded in 2011. Well the trial began yesterday, and we have some of the…

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UK Vinyl Record Sales Reach 1 Million

For the first time since 1996, 1 million vinyl records have been sold in the UK. The Official Chart Company told the BBC that sales this year will reach £20 million – incredible for a technology…

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Expendables 3 Piracy Suspects Arrested

Two men from the UK have been arrested following the leak of The Expendables 3 before its scheduled release date. The copy of the movie was viewed hundreds of thousands of times and reportedly lost Lionsgate, the film’s…

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Beats Music to Be Included With iOS

The music streaming service Beats Music will be bundled with iOS starting next year, according to a report from the Financial Times. The service comes from the company of the same name, which Apple acquired earlier…

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Downloads Drop as Existing Apps Are Too Good

It seems apps are just too good at the moment as the numbers downloaded have dropped significantly. It seems that downloading smartphone apps has reached saturation point apparently because the existing apps are just too good.…

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Anti-Piracy Campaign Set to Begin in UK

Oh no! Another anti piracy campaign that will change nobody’s opinion on piracy. Seriously, The UK government is starting a campaign next year that will involve sending people emails warning them that what they are doing…

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Study Reveals British Young People Want Online Content For Free

Around half of children and teenagers in the UK believe content should be available online for free, a report from YouGov claims. As part of the survey from YouGov, 49 percent of residents from 8 to…

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Freemium Apps Said to Generate 98% of Google Play’s Revenue in May

A study performed by App Annie is said to have revealed in a report that Google Play’s revenue in May was not made from paid applications. With over 1.5 million apps from the store platform, it…