The Digest: Netflix denies VPN crackdown… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Facebook, Gadgets, Microsoft, Netflix, The Digest Leave a Comment

Netflix: VPN crackdown claims 'false', says executive | BBC News "Netflix has criticised 'false' reports it has been cracking down on customers using a work-around to watch media blocked in their area. The company denied reports it had stepped up its attempts to block access via virtual private networks (VPNs). Netflix said its…

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Could “Books” be the new Facebook?

James O'Malley Apps, Facebook, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

You know when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorses a technology then it is time to sit up and pay attention. Media reports suggest that Zuck has gone on the record talking about his enthusiasm for "Books". Books are essentially a medium through which ideas can be stored and shared. Each individual book, which is usually…

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The Digest: Apple sued… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Broadband, Censorship, Computers, Facebook, Gadgets, Internet, iPhone, The Digest Leave a Comment

Apple sued over 'shrinking' gadget storage | BBC News "Apple is facing a lawsuit for not telling users about the amount of memory required by its flagship operating system. The legal complaint revolves around iOS 8 and the amount of memory it reserves for itself on iPods, iPhones and iPads. The complaint alleges…

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The Digest: Zuckerberg’s resolutions… and 3 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Android, Computers, Facebook, Internet, Malware, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Mark Zuckerberg asks Facebook users to suggest his personal challenge for 2015 | The Guardian "Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a personal challenge every year, from wearing a tie every day in 2009 and learning to speak Mandarin in 2010 to only eating meat in 2011 if he killed the animal…

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

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, EE, Facebook, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, The Digest, Video games Leave a Comment

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 Digest: Apple on trial… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Facebook, Gadgets, iPod, Privacy, Raspberry Pi, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Apple 'deleted' rivals' music from iPods, court hears | BBC News "Apple has been accused by lawyers in a court case of 'deleting' songs from rival services from some iPods during the past decade. Users with non-iTunes music received a message telling them to restore devices to their factory settings when they tried…

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The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Facebook, Facebook Applications, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, Microsoft, Nintendo, Science, Social Media, Space, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

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WATCH: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg poor a bucket of ice water over his head

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Yes, you read that right. It appears that erstwhile "Neknomination" phenomenon is being revived for a good cause. But rather than ask people to down drinks irresponsibly, the ALS Association in the US is raising awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by getting rich celebrities to drench themselves on camera. You can watch Mark Zuckerberg below,…

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Now Facebook plans to take over your mobile with Home for HTC and Samsung Android handsets

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By Ashley Norris, Shiny ShinyI assume you have all caught the Facebook news from yesterday. If not go here. Suggesting that apps were a legacy from the PC age Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new wrapper for Android 4.0 handsets called…

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