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Sandisk announces 512GB SD memory card

Flash memory card maker SanDisk has created history with an SD card which can hold 512GB of data – the largest capacity ever released. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card, which is the size of a postage stamp, has a higher capacity than many standard PC hard drives. The card could potentially hold around 30 hours of high-definition video, …

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Stuart O'ConnorSandisk announces 512GB SD memory card

WATCH: Windows 9 Start Menu in action

Wondering what your operation system will look like in a couple of years? Check out this video of a build of Windows 9 (codename “Threshold”) that YouTuber WinFuture has put online. If you like Windows 7, but with a Windows 8-style layer on paint on top, you’re going to like this. It’s essentially everything Windows 8 should have been. Let …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Windows 9 Start Menu in action
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Windows 9 accidentally teased by Microsoft China

Microsoft’s Chinese division seems to have accidentally let the Windows 9 cat out of the bag. On the Chinese social network Weibo, Microsoft China launched a post asking the question: “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a comeback?” The post – which was even accompanied by …

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Human-like skin for aircraft under development

A so-called “smart skin” – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can “feel” changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement. The system, which is being developed by BAE System’s Advanced Technology Centre in Essex, will also allow the exterior of aircraft to “feel” damage or injury …

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Stuart O'ConnorHuman-like skin for aircraft under development
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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

As our “second” screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that “bigger is better” just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live – …

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs
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How the internet is slowing down

Do you suffer from a slow internet connection? Well, it may get worse before it gets better. The BBC is reporting that networking giant Cisco says that web browsing speeds could slow over the next week or so as old hardware is upgraded to handle the growth of the internet. It says that the reason for this is that some …

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Stuart O'ConnorHow the internet is slowing down
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Police arrest man for running proxy servers

City of London anti-piracy police have arrested a man in Nottingham for running a proxy server. The 20-year-old from Nottingham is believed to have been running a proxy server that connected to addresses banned by service providers in the UK. Acccording to reports, the man was questioned and then released on bail. The arrest was made after the Police Intellectual …

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Stuart O'ConnorPolice arrest man for running proxy servers
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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, improved processors and more RAM

As rumoured yesterday,  Apple has unveiled an upgrade to the Retina MacBook Pro lineup. The entry-level 13-inch model now comes with a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor – previously it was a 2.4GHz chip – with 8GB of RAM as standard. The top-tier 13-inch model comes with a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, and also has 8GB of …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, improved processors and more RAM
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Has Apple’s new MacBook Pro Retina spec been leaked?

If the rumours are true, Apple should soon be updating the MacBook Pro Retina line with much-improved power specs. According to Trusted Reviews, a photo of Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina specs that was leaked in China shows that an upgrade looks to be coming soon. The photo, said to have come from the company’s Paradise Walk store in Chongqing, …

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Stuart O'ConnorHas Apple’s new MacBook Pro Retina spec been leaked?
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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don’t like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government – with take-up in the single digits …

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom