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The Digest: Apple ‘failing to protect workers’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers' | BBC News "Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. It found standards on workers' hours, ID…

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Sony: Stop using the laws of supply and demand to sell your 20th anniversary PS4s

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Fresh from, umm, asking journalists not to cover the Sony Pictures hack, it has now emerged that Sony don't want consumers selling their 20th anniversary edition PlayStations either. A couple of weeks ago Sony announced it was making some custom PS4s styled like the original PlayStation for the brand's 20th anniversary, and the company even…

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The UK Top 10 video games chart: FIFA 15 stays at the top of the table

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Uncategorized, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

FIFA 15 remains at No.1 in the run-up to Christmas and the Top Five remains the same, with Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at No.2, Rockstar/Take 2’s Grand Theft Auto V at No.3, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 at No.4  and Warner’s Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham at No.5. Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2015…

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The Digest: Net is ‘less free and more unequal’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Berners-Lee troubled by 'growing inequality' on web | PC Mag "Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes access to the internet is a basic human right. The World Wide Web creator and founder of the Web Foundation, Berners-Lee suggested that, in an increasingly unequal world, the internet has the power to be a great equaliser. But…

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The UK Top 10 video games chart: FIFA 15 is back at the top of its game

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

FIFA 15 moves back into top spot for the first time in six weeks - which means last week’s No.1, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is pushed down to No.2 while Grand Theft Auto V is a non-mover at No.3. Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 also holds its position at No.4 in its third…

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The Digest: Steam takes on Twitch… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Steam Broadcasting takes on Twitch with game streams | The BBC "Steam - the popular PC video gaming platform - is adding the ability to stream gameplay so that others can watch online. The move presents a challenge to Twitch, which is built around a similar service, and was acquired by Amazon for…

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The UK Top 10 video games chart: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare shoots back to the top

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Uncategorized, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Black Friday shakes up the chart this week, shooting Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare back to the top from No.3, switching places with last week’s No.1, GTA V. As sales of the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V drop off in their second week of release, it is the previous generation…

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The Digest: Vinyl is back… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high | BBC News "More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. The figures mark a largely unexpected resurgence in an industry now considered to be dominated by digital.…

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The UK Top 10 video games chart: GTA V steals the lead

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Kinect, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Top tens, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

This week sees the return of Rockstar and Take 2 to the No.1 spot thanks to Grand Theft Auto V. Even before this week, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of this game held the record for highest-grossing game in a week (£94m total UK estimate – week 38, 2013) and also the…

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The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down' | The Telegraph "A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children's bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can…

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