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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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You only need a camera (and luck) to copy someone’s fingerprints

Forget having to lift smudges from a touchscreen to copy someone’s fingerprints. According to a Chaos Computer Club presentation you only need a camera… well that and a little luck. The hacking association’s Jan Krissler recently demonstrated tha…

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Apple’s iPhone 5 bigger faster but lacks “wow”

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s new iPhone goes on sale on Friday with a bigger screen and 4G wireless technology as the company seeks to safeguard its edge over rivals like Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Google Inc.

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Facebook CEO dangles search and mobile shares rally

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg soothed investors in his first major public appearance since the No. 1 social network’s rocky May IPO breathing life into its struggling shares after hinting at new growth areas from mobile to search.

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Fight against forgery gets boost from invisible nano barcode

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists in the United States have made an invisible version of square modern barcodes using nanoparticles and fluorescent ink to help in the fight against counterfeiting.