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Amazon's Kindle charity drive

Some people might point at Amazon for the reason so many bookshops have closed down, but that doesn't mean they don't have some heart. They're kicking off a drive to promote reading around the world, and have started a thing called the Kindle Reading Fund. Basically, this fund is taking charge of donating Kindle e-readers,…

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Google go after pop-ups

Google go after pop-ups

Hate pop-ups on the internet? So do Google, and they're going to go to town on them. The pop-ups and interstitials that slow down your browsing time are going to see websites ranking lower on Google's search engine, because no-one really likes them. Of course, some sites make their money through these things, but the…

Virgin Media price hike - and what you can do

As we found out yesterday, it can be a rather lengthy affair trying to cancel your contract with Virgin Media. There's more bad news too, as Virgin Media are set to put their prices up, saying that customers are looking at monthly bills that will cost (up to) £3.49 extra, a month, from November. It…

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Microsoft patch up flaws

Microsoft patch up flaws

There's been a number of security flaws that have been patched up by Microsoft, which should shore up a number of their products and services. They're doing monthly security releases, and the latest one features a patch for the Microsoft Edge browser and Internet Explorer. A bunch of Office products and Skype have been secured…

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Apple Watch 2 - what's new?

Apple Watch 2 - what's new?

If you're one of those people who likes to get all the latest technology, you'll know that there's a new Apple Watch due. Of course, the first wearable technology from Apple didn't shake up the world like their other products have. Even so, they shifted 12 million of the things, which isn't to be sniffed…

Amazon Dash hits UK, for speak 'n 'shopping

If you're a UK customer with Amazon Fresh, you can now get the voice controlled gadget which will add products to your online baskets. It is called Amazon Dash, and you can scan barcodes for your favourite products, or simply speak into it, and add things to your orders. You can get it for free…

Last orders for free Windows 10

Today is Friday 29 July. We're telling you this, because this is the last you can get Windows 10 for free. Microsoft's operating system has had good reviews, pretty much across the board, and if you want it for nothing, today's the day for it. If you try and get it tomorrow, or the day…

Watch out for the £20 iTunes scam

If you are someone who uses iTunes, you need to keep an eye out for a scam email that's doing the rounds, which are being sent to people with the claim that they've been charged over £20 to download a song. The email claims to be from Apple, which of course it isn't, and it…

Which apps are draining your battery?

Battery life on your smartphone is something that concerns most people, because we're all messing around on our phones with such great frequency. If you want to get more out of your battery life, then there's a bunch of apps that you might want to cut down on, as they're the biggest drain around. There's…

Sign in to Xbox Live once in 5 years, or else

If you've got an Xbox, Microsoft have something they want to tell you. They've made some changes to their Account service and Skype account, which basically means that you're going to have to sign-in on your Xbox Services at least once in the next 5 years. If you don't, you'll lose the gamertag which you've…

Jaguar wants 100 driverless cars by 2020

Driverless cars are all the rage at the moment, as technology and motoring join forces, so presumably you can get blind drunk and have your car drive you home without much fuss. Possibly. Anyway, just months after setting up a multi-million pound research fund into autonomous vehicle tech, Jaguar Land Rover have gone and announced…

Not long to get Windows 10 for free

You are running out of time if you're thinking of getting Windows 10 for free. You've got 15 days to get your free upgrade from Microsoft, as after that, it'll cost you £99.99. The Pro version comes with the price tag of £189.99. The offer expires on July 29th 2016, and the freebie is available…

Is it really illegal to share your Netflix password?

Have you got a Netflix account, but you don't mind sharing your password with other people because you don't watch it constantly? Well, some people are looking at making the sharing of a password such as this, illegal. That's not just for Netflix either - it would also count against Spotify, Amazon Prime, Now TV,…

Are these Google’s Nexus smartwatches?

Looks like Google are working on their own smartwatches. That's different from Google providing Android Wear for other manufacturers to do the hardware - this is Google going full Apple Watch. Basically, they're Nexus smartwatches, of a fashion. Over at Android Police, there's some mock-ups of what Google's smartwatch might look like, based on what…

Kim Dotcom to bring back MegaUpload?

The notoriously shy internet entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom, is planning on bringing back the Megaupload storage system in 2017. If you've missed Dotcom's antics, he's variously been in trouble for computer fraud, data espionage, insider trading, criminal copyright infringement, money laundering, and more. He's not been found guilty of all of these things, but lets just…