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Amazon Centers in Germany Disrupted by Union’s Call For 3-Day Strike

The ver.di union has called for a three-day strike at Amazon Germany distribution centers, which could have a major impact on business operations. It’s unknown how many employees will participate at five distribution centers – located…

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Sony Reportedly ‘Spooked’ It Could Be Victimized by Cyberattack Again

Sony Pictures Entertainment is still trying to recover from a major data breach that saw several movies leaked online, personal employee data stolen, and confidential emails published for the world to see. It looks like the…

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Leaked Email Indicates Google, Sony Invited to Anti-Piracy Meeting With US Homeland Security

It would seem Google and movie studios are trying to strengthen a relatively fragile relationship that continues to evolve. A leaked email from a member of the Sony Pictures legal team to CEO Michael Lynton, sent…

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Considering Adding ‘Dislike’ Button

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is considering adding a “Dislike” button for members to utilize when interacting with posted content. Here is what Zuckerberg said during the open question and answer session at Facebook…

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Royal Mail Embracing 3D Printing Technology, Wants to Custom Print Your Items

The Royal Mail has partnered with 3D printing specialist iMakr to install 3D printers at its New Cavendish Street delivery office, hoping to entice the public. Customers can purchase custom designs or ready-to-print objects, and the…

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Smartphone Theft in London Still Frustrating Police, But Slow Progress Being Made

Metropolitan areas in the United States and United Kingdom have struggled to crack down on theft related to smartphones, leading to an increase in theft, robbery, and potential violent incidents. Most of the problems occur from…

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Microsoft Wants to Use Minecraft as a Development Tool For Next Generation of Users

Microsoft broke out the check book when it decided to pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, developer behind the extremely popular title Minecraft, but it left many people wondering why the studio would want to do that.…

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Call of Duty Video Game Franchise Tops $10 Billion in Global Sales

The Call of Duty video game franchise has topped $10 billion in global sales, Activision proudly boasted, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the biggest game title, movie, or book launch of the entire year.…

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Next Steam Sale Reportedly Starts on Wednesday, Nov. 26

Everyone break out your credit cards and get ready to use those PayPal accounts! The next Steam sale is reportedly going to begin on Wednesday, November 26, though Valve still hasn’t publicly confirmed the date. PayPal…

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American Gamer Who Flew to UK to Kill Woman Receives Life Sentence

Shane Coffey, a 20-year-old American gamer who attacked a British woman in a chaotic knife attack, has been sentenced to a life sentence. After pleading guilty for attempted murder and grievous bodily harm, the American will…

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UK National Crime Agency Arrests Five in Cybercrime Sweep, While Threats Continue

As part of an international operation targeting cybercriminals using remote access tools (RATs) to hijack computers, five people were arrested in the UK. There is an international effort to promote cybersecurity for both consumers and businesses,…

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Taylor Swift’s YouTube Video Views Double After Artist Snubs Spotify

Popular music artist Taylor Swift snubbed Spotify by pulling her music from the online streaming music station – and her YouTube music video views have doubled since then. Nielsen Music Connect informed the Swift Vevo channel…

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Workaround Provided For Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity Main Menu Problems

Gamers are reporting problems with Ubisoft’s Assassin Creed Unity, saying the game is crashing on the main menu screen. Game crashes have hit PC gamers, Sony PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Xbox One console owners, keeping players…

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Microsoft Xbox One Console Tops 1 Million Units Sold in The UK

The Microsoft Xbox One game console has topped 1 million units sold in the UK, thanks in part to several major game releases and a stronger marketing campaign. The release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,…

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UK Banks Will Have Their Cyber Defenses Tested in Live Cyber War Games

Banks in the United Kingdom will have their network security tested over the next few months, as part of a live cyber war demonstration. This will present banks and the UK government with better analysis of…

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Gartner Expects Smartclothes to Become More Prominent as Smart Technology Evolves

Hardware and software manufacturers will continue to create partnerships with companies in other verticals to develop new products for consumers. The smart clothing market is often overlooked for snazzy smartwatches and other wearables, but is a…

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Apple Pay and In-Store Deals Helping Drive Consumer Interest in Mobile Payments

The mobile payment market is still in its infancy, but will generate an estimated $52 billion in 2014 alone, according to the Forrester Research analyst group. Consumers seem concerned about security and a growing number of…

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Survey: 53% of UK Companies Willing to Hire Hackers, Experts With Criminal Records

A new survey conducted by the professional services company KPMG found that an overwhelming number of IT and HR managers of UK companies are more willing to keep their data secure. It turns out 53 percent…

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British Military Personnel Can Use Their Own Smartphones, Pilots Receive Apple iPads

British military personnel and Ministry of Defence employees are now allowed to use their own smartphones for work-related activity, recent reports indicate. The MoD has been careful to ensure all mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and…

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Dave Grohl Not Concerned About Spotify, Wants Fans to Listen to Music

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl just wants people to listen to his band’s music and attend concerts, and isn’t too worried about Spotify or other online services. Money issues aside, the end goal is to have…

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Retailers Must Invest in New Security Procedures, or Major Breaches Could Accelerate

Companies struggle greatly to try to keep their networks safe, including ensuring employee and customer data remains secure.  Major retailers are suffering data breaches that often lead to stolen customer debit and credit card data taken…