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Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2012 Report

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2012 Report


Mary Meeker, who is a former Morgan Stanley analyst turned Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers venture capitalist, has given her latest observations on the Internet Trends at this years All Things D, D10. In her eye-opening report she looks at, amongst many, many different areas of tech, the difference in growth between mobile phone growth compared to how companies are attempting monetise advertising … Continue reading

Mitt Romney Misspells America as Amercia

Mitt Romney Misspells America as Amercia


Well, this is going to haunt him for a very long time. Mitt Romney has launched an iPhone app to help drive support for his Presidential campaign, but it would seem that the word ‘America’ has been misspelt as ‘Amercia’. Yep, they spelt it A-M-E-R-C-I-A The app is supposed to work by the user taking … Continue reading

Kaspersky Labs Have Identified A New Cyber Weapon Called ‘Flame’

Kaspersky Labs Have Identified A New Cyber Weapon Called ‘Flame’


Kaspersky Labs have discovered a data stealing  virus, named ‘Flame’, that has been harvesting information on thousands of computers for as much as 5 years. The firm discovered the virus whilst helping the UN’s International Telecommunication Union find an unknown piece of malware, nicknamed ‘Wiper‘ that was deleting sensitive information across the Middle East. Flame shares … Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises:TV Spot # 2

The Dark Knight Rises:TV Spot # 2


With just under 2 month to go until the release of Chris Nolan’s closing chapter to his incredible Batman films, a new TV Spot has been released. There isn’t a lot that you haven’t already seen so far, with the exception of Anne Hathaway in full Catwoman gear (not full length shot) and a slightly better look at the … Continue reading

Official SKYFALL Trailer Is Out

Official SKYFALL Trailer Is Out


The official SKYFALL trailer has finally been released and it looks fantastic. Plot synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. SKYFALL will be in cinemas in the UK … Continue reading

Who Is Attacking The Pirate Bay?

Who Is Attacking The Pirate Bay?


Although I personally didn’t notice it until about 22:00hrs GMT last night, The Pirate Bay has now been inaccessible for just short of 24hrs now and looking at the image above that I have just taken, the effect was very abrupt. The rumour mills are well and truly turning. When the disruptions were first noticed, people could … Continue reading

New ‘The Last of Us’ Trailer Is Out

New ‘The Last of Us’ Trailer Is Out


IGN have just released the new trailer for ‘The Last of Us’ which is the latest game to come from the Naughty Dog company who last bought us ‘Uncharted 3’. The Last of Us will be available for the PS3 only. There isn’t any actual game play shown, but the cut scenes really look amazing as do … Continue reading

Facial Recognition To Be Used In San Francisco Bars

Facial Recognition To Be Used In San Francisco Bars


Bars in San Francisco are going to start to use Facial Recognition software that will stream in real-time the male to female ratios of patrons. The app is currently servicing Chicago, Austin, Bloomington, Gainesville, and Madison with SF going live last Friday. The software is made by an Austin, Texas based night-life startup called SceneTap and will give users of … Continue reading

BBC To Release Sports App For PS3

BBC To Release Sports App For PS3


Sony and the BBC are to join forces this summer to deliver a sports app for The PlayStation 3. The BBC Sports App, will sit on your XMB, feeding you with highlights of key sporting events during the summer and beyond. So, with the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner, the app is set to deliver over 2,500 hours … Continue reading

File Sharing Comes To Facebook

File Sharing Comes To Facebook


Today, Facebook is launching the ability for members of Groups to easily share files with members of that Group. It was released on a far smaller scale last month with Facebook Groups for Schools, but is now available to anyone within a group. There are however some limitations, which are: The file limit is set to 25MB … Continue reading

The Sun Unleashes Stunning M4.7 Class Flare

The Sun Unleashes Stunning M4.7 Class Flare


Yesterday, our Sun unleashed an incredible M4.7 Class flare that was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare only lasted a short amount of time, and there were no CME’s (Coronal Mass Ejections) associated with it. The image below is shown in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength that is typically colorized in teal and … Continue reading

AnyBeat Has Been Sold

AnyBeat Has Been Sold


I have just received an email from the staff at AnyBeat informing me and all the other users that the short-lived site is now to be sold, although they have not stated to which company. It’s a shame really, as AnyBeat was one of those places for people who were either sick and tired of … Continue reading

Facebook Is To Open Its Own App Center

Facebook Is To Open Its Own App Center


Facebook has announced that it is to open it’s own App Center today which will enable the 900 million users some of the best iOS, Android, Desktop, web and all other platforms. The apps that will be in the Center will not be limited to just Facebook ones. Over the next few weeks, people will be able to … Continue reading

The Draft Communications Bill

The Draft Communications Bill


In today’s Queens Speech, details for the UK governments highly controversial Communication Bill were announced. I have embedded the original PDF for the proposed draft as well as the same version in easy to read/ copy text version underneath. The Communications Bill would, should it pass, allow the government to monitor your Facebook communications, email, Skype, mobile and any … Continue reading