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Starbucks Selling Stupidly Overpriced Gift Card for Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching for our US readers and if you’re like me; you still haven’t bought a thing. Well good news, Starbucks have us covered. For the amazing price of just $200, you get…

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WhiteHouse.gov SSL Certificate Expires – Chrome Issues Embarrassing Warning

Apparently you couldn’t trust the White House yesterday. Well, while some may say that everyday, you really shouldn’t have yesterday, according to Google that is. In an embarrassing blunder, the US government-owned site forgot to update its SSL…

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NBC to Stream Super Bowl For Free – Except on Smartphones

NBC has announced that people in the US will be able to stream this year’s Super Bowl for free. The announcement was a surprising one, as US broadcasters and cable providers are known for their heavy…

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Edward Snowden Speaks Out on Cyber Warfare

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that cyber warfare could hurt the USA more than any other country in the world. In an interview with PBS, recorded back in June as part of the NOVA Next…

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North Korea’s State Operating System Looks Like OS X

We’ve all been captivated recently by the massive hack upon Sony Pictures that was supposedly carried out by North Korea. However, not many of us know what using a computer is like in the ‘self-reliant’ hermit kingdom.…

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Defector to Send USB Copies of ‘The Interview’ into North Korea Via Balloons

A defector of North Korea has announced that he intends to send 100,000 USB drive and DVD copies of ‘The Interview’ into North Korea via balloons. With the support of the US Human Rights Foundation, the…

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The Interview is Sony’s Most Downloaded Movie – Making $15m

The Interview is doing alright online, raking back a third of its crazy $44 million budget. It’s also Sony’s most downloaded movie ever. “Considering the incredibly challenging circumstances, we are extremely grateful to the people all…

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iTunes to Offer The Interview Too

Just a few days after it was reported that Apple declined streaming ‘The Interview’, Apple has just confirmed that it will indeed be offering the movie. According to Re/code, an Apple representative informed them that the…

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Apple Reportedly Declined to Show ‘The Interview’ on iTunes

In Sony Pictures’ hunt to find a place to show ‘The Interview’, they reportedly asked Apple, who supposedly declined the offer. According to The New York Times, Sony apparently asked the White House to help them get it…

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Sony Threatens Legal Action Against Twitter Over Hack Leaks

In an interesting turn of events, Sony has delivered one of those threatening letters to Twitter. Sony Pictures has asked the social network to delete accounts that have been sharing leaked material, that’s if they don’t…

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The Interview To Be Released in Select Cinemas on Christmas Day

Well after everything Sony has authorised a select number of US cinemas to release ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day. Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League has offered his cinemas to show the movie, a request which Sony has…

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The Interview Becomes One of The Highest Rated Movies on The Web

Despite nobody having seen ‘The Interview’ yet, it has already become one of the highest rated films on the web. The Verge reports that the unreleased film has achieved a perfect 10/10 rating on IMDB, after…

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North Korea Threatens The White House, Acknowledges Cyber Warfare

North Korea has delivered a threat to the United States over its accusations that it was behind the Sony Pictures hack. They’ve warned that they will attack the White House and “the whole US mainland, that…

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BitTorrent has Offered to Stream ‘The Interview’

Popular torrent service BitTorrent has said that they’ll gladly stream ‘The interview’ – the movie said to be behind the massive North Korea hack attack on Sony Pictures. Sony has said that they intend to deliver…

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Kim Jong Un Game Still Going Ahead, Gets Sony Pictures Level

‘Glorious Leader!’ a game about Kim Jong Un, is still going ahead despite the potential threat from North Korea following the Sony cyber attack. It’s creator, Jeff Miller, is reportedly even more motivated than ever. He’s since…

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North Korea Wants Joint US Investigation on Sony Hack

The BBC reports that North Korea has demanded a joint investigation with US authorities over the Sony hack. The secretive state denied US allegations that the country was behind the massive hack upon Sony Pictures.  The…

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FBI Releases Statement Linking Sony Hack to North Korea

Seen as an end to all speculation, the FBI has released an official statement linking North Korea to the Sony hack.  They said ”we are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a…

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US Authorities Link North Korea to Sony Hack

Over the weeks and days since the massive hack upon Sony Pictures (that has resulted in a major motion picture being cancelled), many have tried to understand who exactly is behind the attack. Most have suggested…

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Kim Dotcom to Bring Internet Party to US

Kim Dotcom has announced that his political party will be launching in the US next year. The Internet Party has existed in Kim’s native New Zealand for a while now, but hasn’t really had much political success,…

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US Government Investigating North Korean Link to Sony Hack

Only a few days ago we reported on the news that there may be a North Korean link to the Sony Pictures hack, now a “senior US official” has confirmed to NBC News that the government…

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Currys and PC World to Join in With Black Friday Sales

UK electrical retailers Currys and PC World (both owned by Dixons Retail) will be participating in the American “phenomenon” of the Black Friday sales. “The Black Friday shopping deal phenomenon began in the US. It’s always…

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President Obama Still Uses a BlackBerry

CNN reports that US President Barack Obama still uses his trusty old BlackBerry. Surprising, considering he’s probably one of the few people left who actually does use a BlackBerry these days. Supposedly, the Secret Service and the…

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US Marshals Spying on Phones From Planes

The Wall Street Journal has made some startling revelations regarding a new spying programme being undertaken by the US Marshals. Apparently they’ve been using special fake cell tower devices attached to aeroplanes in an attempt to…

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Child Predator Caught after 14 Years on the run by Facial Recognition Software

BUSTED! A massive win for facial recognition software as it has helped catch a convicted child sex offender that has been on the run for 14 years! Neil Stammer was accused of sex crimes involving a child…

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Virginia Has the Fastest Internet in the USA

Well here they are, the fastest states in America. A new report from Broadview shows that the average internet speed in the USA is fastest in the state of Virginia and slowest in Alaska. Overall the…

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Orion Space Capsule Successfully Recovered by US Navy

Another successful test by NASA this week, their Orion capsule that’s designed to get astronauts back into space after landing on another planet has been recovered by the US Navy after it was placed in a…

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Delta’s iPad App Now Allows Movie and TV Show Streaming during Flights

Passengers aboard Delta airline flights are now able to stream movies and TV shows to their chosen device via Delta’s own app. I guess things have changed since the last time I was on a flight…