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Google Drive: Dropbox killer or mediocre also-ran?

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It’s one of Silicon Valley’s greatest pink elephants: Why doesn’t Google offer a cloud storage service to rival Dropbox, Box.net, or Microsoft’s SkyDrive? Google has the most internet-connected servers in the world, the largest combined storage of any web company, and already offers photo storage (Picasa), document storage (Docs), music...
Google Drive: Dropbox killer or mediocre also-ran?

'Fall of the Space Core' mod from Valve puts a little 'Portal' in your 'Skyrim'

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Remember that time you thought it'd be awesome if you could mash up Portal and Skyrim into some epic supergame? Valve does. Exploiting Bethesda's freshly released Skyrim Creation Kit, the team at Valve has put together a Space Core mod, which literally drops a Portal 2 personality core out...
'Fall of the Space Core' mod from Valve puts a little 'Portal' in your 'Skyrim'

Reuters: Amazon Prime Instant Video close to Viacom deal, standalone service launch

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So far, 2012 has been quiet for Amazon's all-you-can-eat video streaming service, but that could change soon as Reuters cites anonymous sources claiming the retailer will lock up a deal with Viacom (Paramount Studios, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, etc.) soon. That would reportedly be one of the final steps to...
Reuters: Amazon Prime Instant Video close to Viacom deal, standalone service launch

Most viewed US television program ever, Super Bowl 46, saw 13.7M related tweets

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Not only was Sunday’s Super Bowl the most viewed sporting event ever on television, it was the most viewed television program ever with a whopping 111.3M viewers. That’s pretty impressive alone, and the game has the tweets to go along with it. Today Twitter gave us some more stats to...
Most viewed US television program ever, Super Bowl 46, saw 13.7M related tweets

Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

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It’s hardly surprising that the site has fallen over at the hands of an organisation that is not keen on site blocking, aligns itself broadly with The Pirate Bay (TPB) and says “Expect Us”. The action has come about as Virgin Media complies with the latest court ruling that followed...
Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

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Sometimes you have to wonder if the NY Times is simply trying to hurt its own credibility. That's the only conclusion I can come to after reading the editorial by Eduardo Porter concerning the impact of unauthorized file sharing on the economics of the creative industries. While he admits that...
NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

Sky bags exclusive rights Warner Bros. movie catalog, makes LoveFilm and others wait

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Sky has bested its broadcast and video-on-demand rivals by signing a deal with Warner Bros. for exclusive rights to its films in the UK and Ireland. Once the six-month cinema window has elapsed, each new flick (including Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises) will remain Murdoch-only for...
Sky bags exclusive rights Warner Bros. movie catalog, makes LoveFilm and others wait

San Francisco's Bay Bridge lights up with 25,000 computer controlled LEDs

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For decades, tourists have gaped at San Francisco's brightly colored Golden Gate Bridge, often overlooking the Oakland-connected Bay Bridge's less flashy looks. Luckily, the old bridge is being gussied up for onlookers -- Artist Leo Villareal has kitted out the 1.8-mile span with over 25,000 computer controlled LEDs. "My...
San Francisco's Bay Bridge lights up with 25,000 computer controlled LEDs

World's first 'sky-worthy' car

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US company shows off vehicle that flies and drives...
World's first 'sky-worthy' car
The Livescribe Sky pen is a note-taker's new must-have tool

If Piracy Is So Devastating, Why Are We Seeing An Unprecedented Outpouring Of Creativity?

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One of the favorite tropes of the anti-piracy crowd is that all this unauthorized sharing is killing culture, pauperizing artists and generally making the world go to hell in a handbasket. The only pieces of evidence adduced in support of that position are the market reports put together for the...
If Piracy Is So Devastating, Why Are We Seeing An Unprecedented Outpouring Of Creativity?

Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation

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Facebook is about to hit the stock exchange - valued today at anywhere between $93 and $104bn. But just how big is it and how has it grown so massive? This video by our animator Mariana Santos, shows you exactly how the Facebook became the world's biggest social network. This...
Facebook IPO: the data behind our animation
Pirate Bay plans to build aerial server drones with $35 Linux computer

Sky adds Bond Channel to its movie offering, will screen entire back catalog in high-definition

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Fresh from his appearance at this year's Olympic opening ceremony, James Bond is getting his own dedicated channel on Sky. The UK broadcaster will start showing all 22 movies in high-definition from October 5th, gearing up to the British spy's latest adventure, Skyfall, which launches a month later. Android,...
Sky adds Bond Channel to its movie offering, will screen entire back catalog in high-definition

Inside Apple's New Amsterdam Retail Store

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Late yesterday, we posted a remarkable photo of the glass staircase inside Apple's new Amsterdam retail store that is set to open to the public on Saturday. Press previews of the new store took place this morning, and a number of sources have now posted photo sets of the interior...
Inside Apple's New Amsterdam Retail Store
A single share of Apple stock now costs more than an iPad

Zeebox brings social payments and voting to its ‘second screen’ TV platform

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Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) has announced it has teamed up with Zeebox which will see MIG integrate interactive social payments and voting features into the social TV app, letting users buy what they see on screen, and also vote for a contestant in their favourite TV talent shows. We’ve written...
Zeebox brings social payments and voting to its ‘second screen’ TV platform

Verizon FiOS TV finally set to enforce CableCARD restrictions

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Verizon launched its fiber to the home service the same year CableCARD was released, but Verizon's implementation has always been a little different. For starters, Verizon got an extra year before it was required to support it, but even since then, Verizon has been pretty lax about enforcing all...
Verizon FiOS TV finally set to enforce CableCARD restrictions

Google bumps up Gmail storage to 10GB to celebrate the launch of Google Drive

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It’s cloud storage day at Google, as the company announced its Drive product, providing 5 gigabytes of room for users. Also today, the Gmail team made it known that all users of the email system are going to receive a 33% boost in their space, from 7.5 to 10 gigabytes. I just...
Google bumps up Gmail storage to 10GB to celebrate the launch of Google Drive

4K TV already being trialed by one UK broadcaster

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4K in the UK? It could happen sooner rather than later, if viewers give a thumbs up to feedback tests currently being conducted by a British broadcaster. According to a senior figure at a company that is directly involved in the experiments, people are being asked if they can...
4K TV already being trialed by one UK broadcaster

Sky blocks access to Pirate Bay

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Sky has become the third internet service provider to prevent its users accessing file sharing site The Pirate Bay....
Sky blocks access to Pirate Bay

Sky+ launches 7-day Catch Up TV, 2TB HD DVRs and adds zeebox extras to its iPad app

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Sky+ in the UK has bundled several updates to deliver all at once, including expected ones like zeebox integration into its iPad app and an expanded Catch Up TV lineup, plus a new 2TB Sky+ HD DVR. Viewers will notice the new 7-day Catch Up TV section in their...
Sky+ launches 7-day Catch Up TV, 2TB HD DVRs and adds zeebox extras to its iPad app

UK leads civilian drones charge

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The "Pandora's box" of unmanned aircraft in the UK's sky is open, say participants in a project to tackle the technological and social aspects of the craft....
UK leads civilian drones charge

Visualized: Carina Nebula captured with a 268-megapixel camera

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Combine a state-of-the-art telescope with a 268-megapixel camera, point it at the sky, add in a bit of calculation and you could end up with a gorgeous photo of the Carina Nebula. That's exactly what the ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile did recently with its brand new VLT Survey...
Visualized: Carina Nebula captured with a 268-megapixel camera
Inflatable turbine can reach stronger winds 1,000 feet in the air

Sky Go update adds support for 14 more Android devices, Jelly Bean

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With the grand total of supported phones and tablets sitting at 25, Sky's Go is hardly the most widely supported streaming video platform. But the British broadcaster isn't just resting on its laurels. With today's update the number of officially supported devices more than doubled adding 14 slates and...
Sky Go update adds support for 14 more Android devices, Jelly Bean

In Piracy Debate, Deciding if the Sky Is Falling

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Media and Internet giants at odds over dealing with stolen content on the Web may need to agree first on exactly how bad the problem is, Jenna Wortham and Amy Chozick report. Media companies say they are facing a relentless barrage of thefts. Some in the tech world say there...
In Piracy Debate, Deciding if the Sky Is Falling

The Deepest Portrait of Our Universe Yet

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Hubble gives us a new image of the thousands of galaxies that exist in a tiny patch of the sky....
The Deepest Portrait of Our Universe Yet

Apple And China Mobile Are Talking iPhone, Might Not Reach An Agreement This Year

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The iPhone might be coming to the world’s largest mobile carrier, China Mobile. The world comes from Bloomberg quoting China Mobile’s chairman. The report also details that the phone might not hit the carrier’s 655 million subscribers yet this year. But the two sides are talking. That’s a start. Apple...
Apple And China Mobile Are Talking iPhone, Might Not Reach An Agreement This Year

Skype takes on BT and Sky with launch of new free WiFi service in the UK and Ireland

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Traditionally offering free WiFi access to travellers in airports and during seasonal holidays around the world, Microsoft-owned VOIP giant Skype is looking to expand its wireless footprint in the UK and Ireland in a partnership with wireless broadband specialist Wicoms. The initiative — called Free Skype WiFi — sees high street retailers,...
Skype takes on BT and Sky with launch of new free WiFi service in the UK and Ireland
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