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Is it ethical to report the contents of the hacked Sony documents?

James O'Malley Skeptech Leave a Comment

Since Sony Pictures was hacked earlier this month we've seen a slew of stories do the rounds - reporting everything from the studio's forthcoming films, to internal email arguments between executives and emails from celebrities themselves. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this unfiltered gossip was lapped up by journalists and consumers alike. Meanwhile, a few months ago in…

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Can the film industry learn from the music industry to stop piracy?

James O'Malley Movies, Online TV, Skeptech 2 Comments

Over the weekend we heard the news that Sony Pictures has been hacked by a group known as "GOP" (who aren't the same people as the US Republican "Grand Old Party", presumably). GOP claims to have stolen many of Sony's "secrets", including copies of films that haven't been released, or at least released outside of…

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Microsoft rumoured to be stopping Surface production – though it is probably DigiTimes talking rubbish again

James O'Malley Microsoft, Skeptech, Tablet Leave a Comment

Another day, another completely spurious rumour from Taiwan's DigiTimes. The website is reporting that Microsoft is about to kill off its Surface line of tablets. There are mountains of salt not large enough for our scepticism on this claim. Such a move could conceivably make sense: The first two Surface generations bled money for the…

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The Skep-Tech: Why Apple WON’T make iPads that run Mac OS, and why it would be INSANE to do so

James O'Malley Apple, iPad, Skeptech, Tablet, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

I've been holding off talking about this, because it sounds insane - but the din in the tech scene won't go away because it is largely a massive echo-chamber. Everyone is reporting 'rumours' that Apple is planning an iPad (possibly a 12" iPad) that runs Mac OS. Now, perhaps I'll look back on this post…

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The Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

James O'Malley Android, Android apps, Gaming, Google, Skeptech 2 Comments

Yesterday we reported on some horrendous games that had made their way on to to the Google Play store. "Bomb Gaza" and "Gaza Assault" amongst others were games themed around the on-going conflict on the Gaza Strip. Hey, at least Call of Duty had the decency to give it a few years, guys! As you…

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