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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts

One of the major announcements at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch last week was the band U2 giving iTunes users around the world a free copy of their new album, Songs of Innocence. The internet went into meltdown, with many people expressing displeasure and even outrage that a band they disliked would give them a free album. In response to all …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts
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Destiny review roundup

The PS4 beta version of Bungie’s space-based online shooter Destiny didn’t exactly blow away Tech Digest editor James when he gave it a shot back in July. But the finished game was let loose on the public this week – early word says that it’s already made distributor Activision more than $500 million in sales to retailers – and the reviews have been …

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny review roundup
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Google testing Project Wing drone delivery service

Amazon is not the only company investigating the possibility of using drones to deliver goods to customers – now search giant Google is testing a drone delivery system. Google is conducting tests on Project Wing, a delivery-by-drone service, in Australia. The project is being developed by Google X, the company’s Califfornia-based tech research branch which is also responsible for its self-driving …

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Stuart O'ConnorGoogle testing Project Wing drone delivery service
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Former Apple employee Sam Sung sells uniform on eBay

We all know that tech giants Apple and Samsung are not exactly the best of friends – but did you know that a man named Sam Sung used to work for Apple? The former Apple staffer has now decided to sell his business cards and uniform on eBay for charity. Sung, a former specialist at Apple stores in Canada, will donate …

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Stuart O'ConnorFormer Apple employee Sam Sung sells uniform on eBay
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Like Google, Microsoft tips off police on child porn

Google isn’t alone in its scanning for child porn – Microsoft is also keeping its cyber-eyes peeled. The BBC reports that a tip-off from Microsoft has led to the arrest of a man in Pennsylvania who has been charged with receiving and sharing child abuse images. Microsoft informed the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that the man had …

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Stuart O'ConnorLike Google, Microsoft tips off police on child porn
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William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

It’s Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a “singer” — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he’s not backward in coming forward when something displeases …

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Stuart O'ConnorWilliam Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions
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‘Gamin’ Post: Is Technology Ruining Rugby Union?

Since eventually turning professional nearly 20 years ago, rugby union has led the way in terms of incorporating technology into both the coverage of the game and its officiating. With ‘ref-cams’ giving fans an officials-eye view of the game and microphones allowing both spectators and TV viewers an opportunity to hear the interactions between players and referees, there is no …

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James O'Malley‘Gamin’ Post: Is Technology Ruining Rugby Union?
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Manuel Noriega sues Activision over Call of Duty likeness

The jailed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is displeased about being a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. In fact, he is so upset that he has decided to sue Activision for putting him in the game. In a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Noriega claimed that the game made him out to …

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Stuart O'ConnorManuel Noriega sues Activision over Call of Duty likeness
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Sony announce “Selfie”-centric Xperia C3

Sony has announced a new phone that specialises in taking Selfies. Narcissists will love it almost as much as they love themselves. The Xperia C3 has been built with selfies in mind: front-facing camera is an unusually generous 5 megapixels, and it has been given a wide-angle lens, giving the camera an 80 degree field of vision. This means you …

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James O'MalleySony announce “Selfie”-centric Xperia C3