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The Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town – if you’re playing as a woman, says the Guardian's Charlie Brooker: "There seems to be a small yet vocal core of maniacs bafflingly resistant to the notion that women should have any say in the games industry at all. Even recent statistics indicating…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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Coder creates movie player inside Microsoft Excel

What do you do if you finish your work too quickly, and you're being paid by the hour? Slacking off would be the obvious thing to do, but what if you're on a corporate computer that has been locked down so there's nothing fun to do? One person got around this by building an entire…

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James O'MalleyCoder creates movie player inside Microsoft Excel
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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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Heads-up: New Mac Mini doesn’t support RAM upgrades

The Mac Mini received a refresh last week - bumping up the spec, and cutting the price. The down side, it has emerged, is that it might be more difficult to upgrade. Because of the device's diminutive size, it had previously been a favourite with hackers and coders to make Home Theatre PCs, home web…

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James O'MalleyHeads-up: New Mac Mini doesn’t support RAM upgrades
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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac retina display

Just over a month ago (on September 9, to be exact) Apple launched two new models of its somewhat popular flagship smartphone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – along with a wearable, the Apple Watch. Today, at a special event at its Cupertino headquarters in California, Apple has unveiled two new…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac retina display
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Looking back at 10 versions of Windows following Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement

Microsoft has just announced the most recent version of Windows - Windows 10. That's a big number, so how did we get here? Let's take a stroll down memory lane and check out what all of the previous versions of the operating system were like. Windows 1 Picture the scene:…

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James O'MalleyLooking back at 10 versions of Windows following Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement
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New Mac Mini on the way?

Word on the street is that Apple is planning to announce an updated Mac Mini - which has now gone for two years without a refresh. The rumours come courtesy of MacRumours, which reckons that we might see the new Mini desktop hardware as early as next month - to coincide with the release of…

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James O'MalleyNew Mac Mini on the way?
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Is Shellshock the ‘worst ever’ computer bug?

For once, it seems that using a Windows-based computer might actually be the safest option. Reports have emerged of what some experts are calling a "deadly serious" bug that could potentially affect hundreds of millions of computers, devices and servers. The bug, dubbed Shellshock, has been found in a software component called Bash, which is…

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Stuart O'ConnorIs Shellshock the ‘worst ever’ computer bug?
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Half of the world will be online by 2017

Our connected world is becoming ever more connected, according to the latest State of Broadband report. The report's 2014 edition estimates that more than half of the global population will have internet access within three years' time. The report also says that mobile broadband via smartphones and tablets is now the fastest growing technology in…

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Stuart O'ConnorHalf of the world will be online by 2017