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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
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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…

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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…

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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 -…

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Stuart O'ConnorWindows 9 accidentally teased by Microsoft China
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Stuart O'ConnorPolice arrest man for running proxy servers