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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,…

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…

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…

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…

How to keep your nudes safe from being hacked

As you're no doubt aware, Jennifer Lawrence has had some naked selfies stolen from her, and according to the very reputable 4chan, they were swiped by someone hacking her iCloud account. If you haven't seen the photos, then chances are we've lost you and you're burrowing into a search engine now, looking for boobs. How…

Give people the middle finger, Emoji style

Emojis are usually insufferably cute – even the little poo emoji is adorable – so they can rarely be used to insult someone. And if you use the internet regularly, you’ll know that sometimes, your online frustration and rage can rarely be articulated using just words alone. So you’ll be pleased to know that Emoji…

Office discover a security breach

Well, we wouldn't want to be in YOUR SHOES. Yes, it’s that time again when you need to…change your password. First it was ebay and now it’s footwear emporium Office, who have discovered a similar personal data hack. Petty criminals have nabbed names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, but no financial data has been…

Smart meters are so smart. Unless you live in a flat

Perhaps you’ve got more pressing things on your mind, like wondering how you’re going to pay your utility bills this winter. But if you cast your mind back to a few years ago when everyone got excited about installing Smart Meters, you might remember that Ofgem wanted them rolled out across the board so you…

Deathwatch: Anti-virus software

Seeing as we're all joined at the hip to our internet connections, you'd think we would all be super vigilant about fending off malware and viruses, however, there might be no point because antivirus software isn't able to keep up with attacks, leaving us more exposed than a Scotsman's balls at a windy wedding. The…

Airport IT glitch causes punch ups

There’s nothing more invigorating than a fist fight with some airport officials is there? Well, a few ‘scenes’ broke out last night after a technical hitch took out the border control computers at all UK airports. At Gatwick, queues stretched for ‘miles’ and there was a smattering of violence as frustrated passengers were forced to…