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Coffee and Dessert Makes It’s Way to the ISS on ESA Resupply Ship

Now being aboard the ISS (International Space Station) must be an amazing privilege indeed, living way about the earth seeing everything that’s happening below. For the lucky few that get to live/work up there for a…

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North Korea Threatens “Merciless” Retaliation If “The Interview” Comedy Film Is Released

North Korea’s leadership are well known for their strong rhetoric; that’s something that has continued since the transfer of leadership from Kim Jong-Il to Kim Jong-Un. Their latest statements, which are fairly amusing, come with regards to the…

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Paid Informants Being Used To Rat Out Software Pirates

In an attempt to cut down on software piracy rates the Business Software Alliance (BSA) have taken a rather innovative move. The BSA represents Adobe, Apple and Microsoft and it uses Facebook and other social media avenues…

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U.S Department of Public Health Exposes 1.3 Million Records In Data Breach

A new report suggests that hackers managed to access an American government server for the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) in Montana. The data breach means that the sensitive personal data of 1.3…

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US EPA Email Tells Staff To Stop Defecating In The Hallways

Every now and then a government email leaks out which can only be described as hilarious, today is one of those days. An email acquired by Govexec reveals that management at the EPA facility in Denver Colorado…

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Russian Government Ditching AMD and Intel In Favour Of Its Own ARM Processors

The fallout from the NSA scandal has been overwhelming: initially the NSA and many technology firms in the USA hoped things would just blow over. Many months on and the battle is still raging with NSA-related…

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Real Life Breaking Bad? 64 Year Old Busted For Meth Lab In Retirement Community

In a true story that seems a bit to “Breaking Bad” for my liking an old white American man was arrested for the possession of a significant amount of methamphetamine. After arresting the man, Robert Short…

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American Navy Still Using XP, Will Get Custom Patches From MS

If the reason you were intending to leave XP behind was because it just isn’t cool enough, then think again. According to a report the United States navy is one of the government bodies in America…

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Ever Visited WikiLeaks? Well You’ve Been Logged And Your Visit Recorded

New revelations reveal that the NSA and GCHQ have been heavily monitoring WikiLeaks. Some of the revelations include that the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been placed on a U.S wanted list alongside suspected members of…

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Germany and France Looking To Create NSA-Free European Communications Networks

According to the German Chancellor’s weekly podcast she will be working with France to develop a European Communications Network that bypasses any American-based nodes that are vulnerable to NSA surveillance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet French…

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American Military Funding “Self-Destructing” Electronic Development Projects

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, has provided IBM with a $3.5 million contract to work on its “vanishing programmable resources project” (VARP). The BBC reports that this project is looking to develop a…

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NYPD Trialling Google Glass To Aid Officers In The Field

Google Glass has been attracting the attention of the authorities recently – in Wyoming a bill has been proposed to ban Google Glass while driving and in Ohio a man was escorted from a movie theatre by Federal…

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Angry Birds On NSA’s ‘Most Wanted’, Privacy Snoops Revealed

Latest news puts NSA and British counterpart GCHQ in the spotlight for spying on people using mobile games, such as the popular Angry Birds mobile game. It is reported that the agencies have used this tactic…

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American eTeknix News Writers Wanted

eTeknix are expanding at an even faster rate than before, and are having to increase our team even further due to the larger amounts of traffic, and the rate of content that we need to produce. We…

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Walmart Says Pricing Glitch Will Not Be Honoured, But $10 Giftcards Will Be Offered

According to Softpedia Walmart will not be honouring  orders that were the result of a pricing glitch. This pricing glitch saw monitors and projectors worth multiple hundreds of dollars selling from $8.85 and a Treadmill worth $600…

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Three German Political Parties Supporting Snowden’s Asylum

With Edward Snowden willing to testify to a German parliamentary committee about the NSA’s mass electronic spying on Germany there is growing support in Germany for them to offer Edward Snowden aslyum in gratitude of his…

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Offshore Wind Power On Track For 7th Consecutive Year Of Record Growth

Electricity forms the basis of modern society and so new ways of generating electricity are always welcomed. Inhabitat reports that offshore wind power, one of those new ways of generating electricity, is having a great year so…

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Google Says Nexus 5 Will Not Come To Verizon

Google made a statement recently to the Verge which suggests that Verizon will not be offering the Google Nexus 5 handset. Google’s senior VP of Android Sundar Pichai stated clearly and simply that “the Nexus 5…

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New Polls Suggest UK And Canada Support Snowden’s Actions, USA Is More Divided

A new survey on public opinion for Edward Snowden by Angus Reid Global Survey, published via the Huffington Post, suggests that the general public in the United Kingdom and Canada overwhelmingly support the actions of Edward…

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Nexus 5 To Launch November 1st In Black And White

According to EVLeaks Google’s Nexus 4 successor, the Nexus 5, will be launching on November 1st. The smartphone will be launched in both white (pictured above) and black (pictured below). The Nexus 5 is expected to…

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FBI Seizes Record 144,336 Bitcoins – Worth $28 Million

RT reports that the FBI have just made their biggest seizure of bitcoins to date, a staggering 144,336 worth an estimated $28 million at current market value. The FBI claim to have seized the “secret stash”…

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Lavabit Encryption Key Ruling By U.S Government Is Unconstitutional State Attorneys

When the FBI demanded that Lavabit hand over the site’s SSL keys so they could access all user data the site owner Ladar Levison refused to cooperate and faced legal action as a result. Since the…

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Motorola Chop $100 Off Moto X Contract Price, Now Costs $99.99

Android Police report that the Moto X has just received a price cut of $100 on contract in the USA, currently the only country where it is available. At $199 on contract the Moto X seems to…

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Angela Merkel Calls Obama, Enquires Why Her Phone Was Spied On

When it was revealed that the NSA had been spying on Germany in a significant way Angela Merkel didn’t really seem too bothered and left the outrage to be taken on by the German public and…

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Wii U Sales Rise Dramatically In September Thanks To Price Cuts

Nintendo have announced that their Wii U console has seen a significant boost in sales after recent price cuts. In August Nintendo chopped $50 off the price of the Wii U making the deluxe bundle with…

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Research Team Working On “Underwater WiFi” To Create “Deep Sea Internet”

The BBC reports that researchers are undertaking testing on “underwater WiFi” which they are using to make a “deep sea internet”. The research team are from the University of Buffalo in New York and they believe…

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China Will Soon Have More Internet Users Than The USA

Akamai’s State of the Internet report has revealed that China’s internet users are growing rapidly and China could soon overtake the USA in terms of the number of internet users. Based on current growth figures for…