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Kodi streaming boxes to become illegal?

A lot of people enjoy watching TV through streaming set-top boxes, which basically gives you access to shows for free, and the whole thing is legally speaking, a grey area. Known as 'Android boxes' or Kodi boxes, a legal case about them kicks off this week. A trader called Brian Thompson has been accused of…

Amazon Fire TV price drop 'til midnight

In a bid to promote the new Jeremy Clarkson (& Co) show, The Grand Tour, Amazon have decided to drop the price of their Amazon Fire TV. It is only until midnight tonight (today being 20th September 2016, if you're reading this late), and you'll get £25 off, bagging the set-top box for £9.99. Now,…

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,…

Best way to save a water damaged mobile

Never mind how you water damaged your mobile - we're not here to judge. We don't care if you had it in your back pocket like some kind of smartphone daredevil, and went to sit on the toilet and it dropped in - fact is, your phone is moist and you want to save it.…

How To... fix a Samsung Galaxy Tab that won't turn on

A number of people have been cursing their luck, with problems with their Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. People have found that the devices are switching themselves off, and then not switching back on again. You could be using it as normal, checking Facebook or playing Candy Crush or whatever, and suddenly, your screen goes black…

UK to get digital driving licence?

Ever wanted a digital version of your driving licence? Well, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the UK is looking at exactly that, so you can have a smartphone version of your licence. Chief executive Oliver Morley shared a tweet, which showed off a prototype, which uses Apple's Wallet app on an iPhone. He…

Privacy fiends! Opera introduce unlimited, free VPN to browser

More and more people are concerned with their online privacy, and with that, Opera (the browser, not the impenetrable form of storytelling through music) has said that they're going to integrate an unlimited and absolutely free virtual private network (VPN) into their service. For you, that means more privacy and you'll be able to go…

Free WiFi on Red Funnel ferries

Going to the Isle of Wight for your jollies? Well, if you travel with ferry company Red Funnel, you'll be able to have free WiFi over summer, which is just grand. The company says that they're going to be offering improved connectivity and greater bandwidth, which they're providing thanks to a fivefold increase in demand.…

Whip your ID out if you want to watch online muck

If the Tories get in, in the next election, you better prepare yourself to whip out your throbbing ID if you want to watch dirty films on the internet. In a Facebook post, UK culture secretary Sajid Javid said that, if the Conservatives are elected, they will "legislate to put online hardcore pornography behind effective…

LG unveil amazing twin washing machine

The Consumer Electronics Showcase is pulling them out of the bag this week, with news of LG's Twin Wash washing machine. While not a particularly new concept to anyone who can remember twin tub washers, LG's Twin Wash will allow you to do two washes at once, wherein you can separate your big and bulker…

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Kim Dotcom is back!

Kim Dotcom is back!

After a troubling year, Kim Dotcom is back! What's he up to this time? Well, he's said that he's preparing to release a fully-encrypted video calling and chat service. It'll be able to protect your communications from snooping governments and surveillance. "Mega will soon release a fully encrypted and browser-based video call and chat service including high-speed…

Apple changes terms to allow 14 day refund window on iTunes and AppStore

We’ve all done it, been drunk in charge of a smart device pre-loaded with payment details that has enabled us to make an ill-considered iTunes purchase. However, unless we are compos mentis enough to realise what we have done within a relatively short period of time, when purchasing digital content, our deranged purchases remain stuck…

Would you pay for an advert-free YouTube?

Remember when YouTube first kicked off, before Google swallowed it whole? Endlessly searching for obscure music videos and old TV shows without an advertisement in sight! Those were the days when the internet was all fields. These days, things are different. For a kick-off, people are now able to make some money from YouTube. However,…

Google launch search engine just for porn

Some Google employees have got together and decided to develop a brand new search engine designed entirely for looking at dirty stuff on the internet. The engine is called Boodigo, which is your way to find everything you need to get your kicks. We've no idea why it is called Boodigo though. Maybe because it sounds a…

LG fail at trolling Apple thanks to using iPhone

Trolling, done properly, is an artform. People mistake simply abusing someone as trolling. Trolling is when you get someone apoplectic with frustration without them knowing you were just getting a rise out of them. Well, LG in France thought they'd mock Apple during the awfully named 'Bendgate'*, but they dropped a clanger. While LG were…