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Apple Watch Standard Model to be Priced Higher than ‘Sport’ Model

With just hours to go until Apple’s big watch event, the last few rumours are coming in concerning price, features and functionality. This latest piece of news isn’t a rumour though – Apple PR have confirmed that…

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iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Extended to January 2016

A “small number” of iPhone 5 handsets apparently have a battery problem, causing their battery life to become depleted really quickly or for them to expire altogether. Apple initiated a free battery replacement program, in which customers…

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Guy Calls Shameless Internet Scammers Pretending to be an Elderly Person

We’re all aware of those fake virus webpages that say “your computer is at risk”. Sometimes you get a big pop-up pretending to be some anti-virus, telling you that you’ve got millions of viruses on your…

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Apple Watch to Have 5 Hours of “Heavy Use” Battery Life

The ever reliable 9to5Mac has said that people familiar with the matter understand that the Apple Watch will now have 5 hours of “heavy usage” battery life. Their sources say that Apple has surpassed its target…

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What to Expect from Monday’s Apple Event

Apple has a big event scheduled for Monday. Titled “Spring forward”, the event is expected to give us everything we need to know about the Apple Watch ahead of its release in April. But what exactly will…

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µTorrent Could Literally Blow Up Your PC!

According to Motherboard, a package has been discovered that is linked to the popular Torrent download client µTorrent, that seemingly could destroy your computer. Not with a virus, but physically destroy it. This package, an app called ‘Epic Scale’,…

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Kickstarter Wants to Hire Someone With Good Common Sense

According to Gizmodo, Kickstarter really is looking to hire someone for their “common sense”. Now for any other company, that would be a very odd position to hold. But for Kickstarter, you can probably imagine why it…

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Meet The Kickstarter That Makes it Impossible to Spill Your Cup

Meet the Maskimatic cup holder, the product that makes spilling your drink almost impossible. This clever piece of kit can keep your beverages level up to a tilt of 20°, and will prevent any messiness in…

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UK MPs Call to Recruit Mumsnet Members as Spies

Senior MPs in the UK have called for agencies like the MI6, MI5 and GCHQ to use websites like Mumsnet to recruit spies. The remarks come as part of calls to increase the number of middle-aged women…

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New Images Suggest a MacBook Air Update to Come on Monday

With Apple holding an event on Monday, there’s the usual flurry of rumours coming in about the things we might see. Of course, we’ll learn more about the watch, but there’s also suggestions that we might see a…

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Hilary Clinton Wants to Make Her Emails Public After Controversy

Hilary Clinton, who is currently under scrutiny for not using an official government email account, has said that she wants to release all of her emails to the public. Clinton has caused controversy for using a…

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This Cockroach’s Nervous System Can Be Remotely Controlled

This isn’t quite mind control, but it’s not far off. Researchers from Texas A&M University have effectively managed to hijack the nervous system of a cockroach, giving them the ability to control its movements. Many cockroaches have been remotely…

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Is BMW Building a Car With Apple?

German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, has reported that Apple and BMW are in close talks over building a car together. They say that the companies are interested in developing the BMW i3 as an Apple-designed vehicle. They…

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Want to Play with Apple Watch Apps Before April? Now You Can

Everyone is raving over the Apple Watch, with immense anticipation building before its release. However, there are very few people that have even seen one, let alone used one of the elusive devices. So what if…

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Apple Surpasses Samsung as World’s Largest Smartphone Manufacturer

Apple has surpassed Samsung as the world’s largest manufacturer of smartphones, marking the first time that Apple has held the top spot since 2011. In the last quarter of 2014, Apple sold 74.8 million and Samsung sold a…

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McAfee Anti-Virus for Your Watch? Intel Thinks So

Now I’m sure that everyone reading eTeknix is very familiar with the need to be protected. You’ve all got the right anti-virus software on your machines, all properly configured. Those of you who have Android phones…

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GDC 2015: NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Titan X with 12GB of VRAM

NVIDIA has just moments ago announced their next-generation GeForce GTX Titan X. They made the big reveal at Epic Games’ GDC event. The new model doubles the current model’s 6GB, to a 12GB framebuffer, alongside an incredible 8 billion transistors.…

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Apple Watch has ‘Power Reserve’ Mode, Prototypes Disguised as Samsung Watches

The New York Times has published some new details about the upcoming Apple Watch. They suggest that the new device will have a ‘Power Reserve’ mode that keeps the clock face running even with minimal battery power left.…

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Tim Cook Praises Snowden, Responds to Questions About Apple Car

In case you hadn’t noticed, Apple’s Tim Cook has been on a global tour recently, visiting many places in Europe, including Germany and the UK, as well as other countries such as Israel. In Germany, he…

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Jony Ive and Elon Musk ‘Inseparable’ at Oscars After Party

AppleInsider reports that Apple’s Jony Ive and Tesla founder Elon Musk were seen talking to each other at Madonna’s exclusive Oscars after party. They say that they were “basically inseparable” and “really close”. The news comes at a time…

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2016 Audi R8 e-tron to Take on Tesla Model S

The next version of Audi’s R8 will have a separate electric version labelled the ‘e-tron’. The car, with its 92kWh t-shaped lithium-ion battery, has the potential to take on the performance of the Tesla Model S. It…