Hacktivists: Rebels with a cause

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In July 2015 a group of hackers called The Impact Team hacked into Avid Life Media’s websites, two of which include the controversial Ashley Madison website (a dating site where people go to have extramarital affairs) and Established Men (a human trafficking/prostitution website for rich men). The hackers threatened to release all of the users’ private, sensitive information (including credit card information and photos) to the public if all of the sites weren’t shutdown. Unfortunately for the users of these sites, Avid Life Media did … Continue reading

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The top 7 tech channels on YouTube

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YouTube makes it possible for anyone to have access to the best and latest information available. Tech channels have grown tremendously on this video sharing site with millions of people watching and subscribing every day. Here are some of the best YouTube tech-related channels for getting your daily fix and helping you to research your next purchase: Unbox Therapy (https://www.youtube.com/user/unboxtherapy) The Unbox Therapy channel has high quality, clear videos with a knowledgeable host that is passionate about the tech he shows. Presented by Lewis Hilsenteger, … Continue reading

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Most talked-about tech industry controversies

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The tech industry has brought us many great inventions that have made our lives easier and better. It has also seen a number of controversies that caught the attention of the world. Here are some of the biggest scandals to come out of the tech industry: Sony BMG copy protection rootkit In 2005 Sony BMG (a record company) came under fire for their use of deceptive, illegal and harmful copy protection measures on approximately 22 million CDs. Every CD had two pieces of hidden software … Continue reading

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Most anticipated tech announcements still to come in 2015

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We are already in the middle of 2015 – but there are still six months of amazing tech surprises that lie ahead of us for this year! Here are updates, announcements and releases from the tech world that are set to arrive in the second half of 2015. Windows 10 Windows 10 has been called the last version of the operating system ever. Microsoft is moving towards a “software as a service” system with the (rumoured) July 2015 release. Major releases of Windows every few … Continue reading

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Unusual uses for nanotechnology

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“Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, subatomic or supramolecular scale. The word ‘nano’ in nanotechnology means very small or minute.” Despite its out-of-this-world background, nanotechnology can be extremely useful to the everyday Joe (or Jill) on the street. Here’s how. Quicker phone charging How frustrating is it that in this day and age we still struggle with smartphones that have batteries that don’t last long and take too long to charge? Scientists from Ramat Gan in Israel are now using nanotechnology to … Continue reading

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Best tech to come from CES 2015

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas from 6 to 9 January 2015. It is an annual event where big as well as up-and-coming players in the technology arena congregate and display their latest wares. If you want to know what trends to expect in the year ahead, then this is the event to keep an eye on. We have rounded up some of the gadgets and new releases that had the tech world talking this time around: LG G Flex … Continue reading

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Technology to look forward to in 2015

Technology to look forward to in 2015

2014 is still going but rumours about what is going to happen in tech in 2015 have already begun doing the rounds. One of the biggest tech events in the industry, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be happening early in January 2015 – January 6th to the 9th to be specific. So, it’s no wonder people are looking ahead to the future. Here we look at  what new gadgets or updates you can expect in the New Year. Apple Watch This wearable tech from Apple … Continue reading

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2014 technology news roundup

2014 technology news

With the end of 2014 upon us, we take a look at news that made the headlines and captured the tech community’s attention this year. System updates In October 2014 Apple users could update to the 11th major release of OS X called OS X Yosemite. The user interface was revamped with a flatter visual appearance, blurred translucency effects and new icons. It has greater integration with other Apple services and platforms like iOS and iCloud. Spotlight became more prominent, with better wi-fi stability and … Continue reading

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