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Steam May Soon Accept Bitcoins

When it comes to PC gaming, everyone knows the feeling that happens when the Steam sales come on. Your bank account starts to hate you and you wish you didn’t save your card details as you…

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Lyft Removed Surge Caps But Didn’t Tell Its Users

In this day and age taxis are facing more and more competition from the likes of apps such as Uber and Lyft, where users can order up a “ride” through their smartphone with everyday people picking you…

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iTunes Allowance to Shutdown Next Month

iTunes allowance is a service that allowed parents to place money into their child’s iTunes account on a monthly basis. No need to allow them to borrow your card or even for you to type into…

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Get Your System Back From Petya Without Paying a Penny!

When it comes to security threats and risks, the community as a whole is at its best when it has a common goal. An example of this was two weeks ago when a new ransomware was…

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Inside Man Tampered With Random Number Generator to Generate Lottery Results

We’ve recently reported about how a group had managed to track down and exploit a flaw in lottery machines, giving them the ability to print off winning tickets. Now it would seem that investigators have finally…

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Congressman Investigated for Spending Campaign Money on Steam Games

We all love a new game, but it does raise questions when the money you spend on is marked to be used for something else. Congressman Duncan Hunter is being investigated for just the same thing,…

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Amazon Payments Global Partner Program to Take on Paypal

Amazon is a popular platform for many things, with their websites offering everything from the kindle to mass ordering your pets favourite type of food. With recent steps in the video game market, courtesy of Lumberyard and…

Uber

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Uber Accused of Skipping Out of Paying Bug Bounties

With all the apps and systems that are used, created and updated every day it is often impossible for you to be absolutely certain about their security. This resulted in the creation of external help through schemes like…

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Android Pay Is Coming To The UK

These days your phone can replace a lot of things, from your contact list to your camera, they do it all. With thanks to Android, you may get to tick another thing off your list with…

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The Division Made $330 Million During Release Week

Video games are a big money earner for the companies that get them right, and in this case, it would appear that Ubisoft got it very right with the Division dwarfing expectations and netting $330 million…

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Seagate Sends Employees’ Payroll Information After Phishing Scam

Seagate is known for many things, but most of all they are known for their hard drives. I would recommend you look elsewhere if you are looking for something a little more secure I would say…

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Steam Bundles will be Discounted If you Own a Game In the Bundle

It’s that time again, Sales time! We all know the most important sales for an owner of a PC is when the Steam sale comes around. You load up the page, and suddenly the money just…

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Contactless Payment Use Surged In 2015

Remember the days when you handed over coins and pieces of paper to buy everything from sweets to a new car. These days it’s all done via virtual currencies like bitcoins and small pieces of plastic…

Halo

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Halo 5 Has Amassed Over $1.5 Million in Microtransactions

Microtransactions were originally implemented on mobile games which adopted the free-to-play business model. This gave developers the freedom to create a large user-base among casual players and attempt to monetize their creation through optional micropayments. As…

Iris Scanning ATM

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Iris Scanners Allow Access to Bank Accounts Without Pin or Card

We all hear about how we need to keep our accounts safe, but who remembers all their passwords to all their different accounts? Who can say that they haven’t used the same password for several websites…

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MasterCard to Accept Fingerprint or Selfie as Payment Confirmation

Eight months ago we started discussing a new system the credit card company MasterCard were looking to trial. Now it would seem that the system is going live with MasterCard confirming the new system will be…

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Monopoly Money Goes Electronic!

People enjoy playing video games, but often you just want to sit down at a table with friends and family and play a game, something that is known to cause conflict or start arguments. No game…

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Paypal Blocks VPN and UnoTelly Payments

Paypal is the default setting for a lot of people and companies when it comes to online payments, easy to implement and with a safety net of features people feel comforted by while doing online banking.…

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Destiny Will Not Offer Ammo Microtransactions

Over the years, gaming habits change. From triple-A games being released at £40, to subscription-based games and even free games with paid bonuses. A large number of customers are offended by companies who release a game and…

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Bill Gates is the Richest Person in the World Again!

There are many names these days which we can associate wealth with. They use it for various reasons, such as Mark Zuckerburg donating it to charity. One of the biggest names in the technological world is…

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Banking Malware ‘Dridex’ is Back!

We’ve all had that moment, those unwanted pop-ups and advertisements on your computer that make you suddenly realise “I’ve got a virus”. It’s one of the things we tend to think happens to others but it…

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Feeling Those Gamer Blues? Check out Humble Store’s Winter Sale

Christmas is over, the new year is gone. That doesn’t mean your gaming sales have to end, the Humble Store is the latest to start a winter sale with your bank accounts begging for a visit. Why…

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Apple Agrees to Pay €318m in Italy Tax Fraud Case

Apple’s behaviour in regards to tax avoidance has alerted the Italian authorities due to irregularities in their tax bill which led to a thorough investigation. In a similar vein to other multinational corporations, Apple has been…

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Zano Expenses Revealed

Kickstarters are becoming all the more popular these days. With anyone being able to come forward with an idea and express it to the public. That very same public then support it by pledging money, normally…

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2K Games Developer Sale at Humble Store

The Humble Bundle is a well-known thing to PC gamers. The concept is that a selection of games will become available for as little as $1, with additional games being unlocked when you pay a little more. With…

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New Ransomware Does The Unforgivable – Forgets How To Unlock Your Files

Ransomware is a whole new level of problems for computer users. Previously malicious software, or malware for short, would spread causing chaos and destruction wherever it could, but ransomware is a little more targeted. Ransomware is…

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Linux Systems Targeted by New Ransomware

Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware that has become even more popular in recent years. Initially, malware was designed to just disrupt or damage a person’s computers or files. Then came ransomware, designed to…