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Microsoft is Buying Activision Blizzard

Microsoft has announced that it is buying Activision Blizzard. That means that the software giant will own some of the more popular game franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. They’ll also end up with a nice slice of esports as well as a load of technology. They’ll also inherit the staff, which […]

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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Netflix Increase Prices Again

Netflix have upped their prices again. The new prices start at €7.99 / month and go up to €11.99 / month: All plans still come with a free 30 day trial for new users. The latest round of price increases won’t impact existing subscribers until the middle of next year according to an email the […]

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Pirate Bay Rises From The Ashes?

The Pirate Bay is back online. And yes, that is a phoenix on their home page. If you’re using an ISP that is blocking access to the site here’s what the home page currently looks like: The site went offline late last year as a result of law enforcement seizing servers  and more.

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Twitpic “Saved” By Twitter At 11th Hour

Popular photo sharing service Twitpic was meant to be shutting down definitively today and taking with it all its content. The shutdown came as a result of a dispute between Twitpic and Twitter over trademarks and API access. However earlier this evening Twitpic announced via their blog that they’d reached an agreement with Twitter. While […]

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Driving Open Source Participation in WordPress Development [Video]

Much of today’s internet is built on WordPress: there’s one wordpress site for every 101 people on the planet! It’s free and open-source, extendible as a platform for plugins, relatively secure and reliable. A large part of its success is based on the fact that it’s open source. Volunteer developers from all over the world contribute to its development. […]

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Apple Most Phished Brand Says APWG

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released their Global Phishing Survey for the first 6 months of 2014 (PDF). According to their research Apple is the most phished brand on the ‘net: Apple’s brand and associated marques, such as iTunes and iPad, eclipsed perennial phishing target favorite PayPal with the computing device manufacturer enduring 21,951 of […]

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