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Bitcoin Troubled Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files For Liquidation

Apr 16 2014 12:20 PM | Written By David Boyle in Internet News

Once the worlds largest Bitcoin Exchange the now plagued Mt. Gox has filed for liquidation in a Tokyo court it has emerged.

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Affiliate Review OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Solid State Drive

Apr 15 2014 01:10 PM | Written By David Boyle in Hardware Reviews

Over the last few months, OCZ have been in the limelight with the news of imminent bankruptcy and to be quite honest, for us reviewers and particularly those of use that review their products it has been very had to ignore the facts and what was going on. As a result I was very sceptical that I was going to get any more products from them and these were the last days of one of the best SSDs names out there. Fortunately though, help was on hand and following a buyout from Toshiba, OCZ are once again back in the game. With Indlinx controllers at their heart and now having Toshiba’s own NAND packages spread around, OCZ have now got a stable supply of components for their SSDs and with this set of critical changes taking place, there is no other way to display their come back but to release a new drive.

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MediaFire MediaFire Offering 1TB of Cloud Storgae for $2.50

Apr 09 2014 12:18 PM | Written By David Boyle in Internet News

MediaFire announce super cheap cloud storage as it launches a revamped service which includes new desktop and tablet applications.

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Microsoft MIcrosoft Announce Return of the Start Menu To Windows 8

Apr 07 2014 12:15 PM | Written By David Boyle in Operating Systems News

A shock announcement Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 users will see a return of a more traditional start menu.

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Microsoft Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Mar 25 2014 10:08 PM | Written By David Boyle in Security News

Microsoft announced Monday details of an exploit that has been found to allow an attacker to gain access to a system by opening an rtf file through Microsoft Word 2010.

The tech giants solution at the moment is don't open .rtf files in word until we patch it.

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Social Facebook considers using drones to increase internet availability

Mar 06 2014 03:09 PM | Written By David Boyle in Internet News

Reports suggest that Facebook is currently considering buying a drone maker (Titan Aerospace) to use to create wifi hot spots from space. It could potential cost $60 million. The aircrafts would be powered using solar-power which would make them low to maintain and efficient to use.

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Bitcoin 750,000 Bitcoins Stolen - MT Gox Down - Is This The End of Bitcoin?

Feb 25 2014 01:34 PM | Written By David Boyle in Internet News

MT Gox which handled the majority of Bitcoin transaction has almost 750,000 BTC ($375 million) stolen due to a "malleability-related" incident which went unnoticed for several years it has emerged.

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Mega NZ court rules raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion was legal

Feb 20 2014 08:51 AM | Written By David Boyle in Internet News

A New Zealand court has ruled that a raid on Kim Dotcom’s in January 2012 at the request of US authorities on the premise that he had committed copyright theft was legal.

The court also stated that information copied from laptops and hard drives seized in the raid was not lawful.

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Social Is Facebook Scamming Billions of Dollars Out Of Advertisers

Feb 13 2014 08:58 AM | Written By David Boyle in Internet News

An experiment carried out by Veritasium (a popular science blog) has alleged, through their YouTube channel, that the Facebook advertising model is flawed and scamming billions of dollars out of advertisers.

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Mozilla Firefox Takes a U-Turn On Ad Blocking

Feb 12 2014 12:48 PM | Written By David Boyle in Software News

Firefox will soon display ads following a turn-around strategy by its parent company Mozilla.

Last year Mozilla stated that it would be blocking third-party advertising in its latest version of Firefox by default. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) referred to this as ‘a nuclear strike’ on the advertising industry.

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Google YouTube Audited For Fake Views

Feb 05 2014 07:50 PM | Written By David Boyle in Internet News

Google has informed YouTube users that they have begun auditing video views in an attempt to prevent fake views and ad impressions. Previously views were scanned for spam after they occurred but the search giant will now periodically validate a video’s view count and remove any fraudulent views it comes across.

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