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Wolf ‘most pirated film of 2014’

The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese’s true-life tale of corrupt New York stockbrokers leads the pack of the most illegally downloaded movies of 2014.

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Gmail goes down in China Great Firewall may be to blame

Many China-based Gmail users have discovered that they’ve been unable to access emails since the start of the weekend. According to GreatFire.org a China-based freedom of speech group many Gmail web addresses were blocked in China on Friday — cont…

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Aphex Twin is making music software based on mutation

Aphex Twin (aka Richard James) is known for creating original complex sounds whenever he can but his next creation might just take the cake. He tells Groove that he hired a programmer to develop music software based on mutation. Once you give the a…

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Google’s Gmail blocked in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame.

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Facebook says sorry for Year in Review

Facebook has apologised over its Year in Review feature after some users complained about the images chosen to sum up their 2014.

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Russia lets anyone use Earth-sensing data from its civilian satellites

The US government has been willing to loosen its grip on satellite data but what about the info from other countries? Don’t worry that’s opening up as well. Russia has declared that the Earth-sensing data it collects from civilian satellites is now…

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How would you change the BlackBerry Q5?

Your humble narrator doesn’t review too many gadgets so it’s always a treat when one hits the How Would You Change timetable. In my mind the BlackBerry Q5 was the company’s most important new device simply because it would show if BlackBerry could …

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Fingerprint ‘cloned from photos’

Hacker Jan Krissler claims to have cloned the fingerprint of a German politician using standard photographs taken at an event.