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Police to replace ads with warnings on piracy sites
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The British Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has started to replace advertising on copyright-infringing websites with official warnings telling users that the site is under criminal investigation. The sites in question are those that have been identified as hosting copyright-infringing content and reported to PIPCU by rights holders. Officers from the unit evaluate the sites […]

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Rising Share Prices Could Ignite A New Tech Acquisition Spree
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 In early 2014, a number of high-profile acquisitions were locked in at prices that many found confusing. The good times are probably coming back. Companies that compete across numerous technology strata like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are trading near record highs — or at least, the highest prices they’ve seen in a decade. Those […]

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Love Child review: The human cost of Internet addiction in Korea
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HBO Films The premise of Love Child, HBO’s latest feature-length documentary, doesn’t leave much room for moral questions or shades of grey. It opens with the 2010 story of a South Korean couple who met through an online video game, had a child, then neglected it in favor of playing said game. The baby girl […]

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Bose accuses Beats of using patented noise-cancelling tech
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Bose Corp. filed a lawsuit on Friday that accuses popular headphone maker Beats Electronics of infringing upon several of its patents. The suit claims that Bose lost sales because Beats—which Apple announced it would acquire for $3 billion in May—used patented noise-cancelling technology in its Studio and Studio Wireless headphone lines. Beats’ products that allegedly use the […]

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Recommended Reading: 'Lucy's' bad science and space movie inaccuracies
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Lucy’s Based on Bad…

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Indie ISP gives customers a ‘Netflix Warning’
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The side of Net Neutrality you don’t often hear A pioneering American community ISP is telling customers that Netflix should spend more time improving its technology, more money on its network – and less energy on lobbying in Washington DC.…

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Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos
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Wireless speaker tech market gets feisty Audio tech supplier DTS is taking on Sonos’ wireless speakers with its Play-Fi tech, which it claims employs open and lossless audio technology.…

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These smart shoes vibrate to point you in the right direction
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One of the best uses for wearable technology is to help you get around without being hunched over your smartphone. Google Glass and smartwatches do this, but you’re still staring at a screen instead of enjoying the scenery. That’s all set to change…

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NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller
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MojoKid (1002251) writes NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD Tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to bring a gaming-oriented tablet to consumers. The SHIELD Tablet and wireless controller are somewhat of […]

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