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Twitter admin breached again, images posted

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Twitter has today confirmed that it has again been attacked by a security breach, this time by someone who hacked into one of Twitter administrators’ account and managed to gain accessed to 10 accounts – including Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher and Barack Obama. The attack has also resulted in several screenshots of the entire Twitter administration posted online on a French blog, with another couple of images being posted on […]

Twitter’s new interface

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Twitter has, in the past few hours (as I was away for some reason), released a brand new interface that has integrated the new search tools that it acquired and some of the topics that have been becoming a trend in the Twitter world. While some things do look the same, you would have noticed that the “Following” box is now pushed lower – but you can still open it […]

Minnesota to force ISPs to blacklist online gambling

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A 7-page blacklist of gambling websites has been posted on the internet as the State of Minnesota has handed letters to eleven internet providers and the Federal Communications Commission as online gambling remains illegal in the state. 200 websites listed to the providers – which include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint/Nextel and Qwest Communications, along with Dish Network and DirecTV – are set to be blocked, and is set to expand if […]

Introducing a Story by Samsung

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Samsung has announced that it will be selling a new 1.5 terabyte external hard drive called the STORY Station, which is also claimed to be eco-friendly, to compete with the popular Western Digital MyBook (maybe the name got its influence from there as well). It also only using a USB 2.0 port, so if you want to use eSATA or FireWire, then you might want to try something else. The […]

Review : Sony Ericsson C510

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Introduced in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Sony Ericsson C510 has that sleek and sexy design, on the outside and in the interface as well. With YouTube compatibility and is one of its “Cyber-shot” phones, TECHGEEK.com.au has now got it for review and will now put it to the test to see does it live up to its hype as one of the must-have phones for a media-savvy person?

Exetel to bring in filtering system

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Exetel has announced that it will be trialling its own content filtering system to prepare itself for the Government’s own planned filter blacklist once the trials determine the result. While it is not technically part of the filtering trial being done under the Government, the trial is set to be under similar guidelines. It has enlisted the help of Watchdog to provide the technology, using BGP technology to redirect users […]

A new way to talk to random strangers on the internet?

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Introducing Omegle, a new site that allows you lets you “Talk to strangers!” – and that’s its tagline. For some reason, I have this creepy feeling about the website. Not because of the fact that you could potentially meet paedophiles and people who have just weird fetishes, but the fact is that you can lie. Heck, I just lied about being not Asian. But then again, that’s not really an […]

Tell the time with a hard drive

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An interesting piece of work this is. This is a real hard drive being converted into a fully functional clock. While it doesn’t have the numbers, it does have the hour, minute and second hands; and is powered by one AA battery. But don’t think that he only made one, he has made another 16 (according to his profile) – so this could be a great geeky gift for your […]

ABC’s 3D documentary on Gallipoli Landing

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The ABC has now a “3D documentary” on the first day of Gallipoli, where the ANZAC troops landed on what is now called Anzac Cove in Turkey. The site, using the latest version of Flash, Flash 10 – which allows the support of 3D images, along with Google Earth and other historical data, the ABC has brought to life one of the most memorable aspects of Australia’s wartime history. Along […]

Facebook terms vote preliminary results are in

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Facebook has announced the preliminary results of its new “Facebook Principles and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” – which started after outrage from users over the previous revision to the terms of use policy, which forced them to revert to the previous (and now current) one. The results, which are being counted by an independent auditor, have shown that approximately 74.4 percent of the users who voted accepted the new […]

Apple’s App Store Hits 1 Billion Downloads

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It’s official – Apple’s online, world-famous App Store has had one billion downloads in just nine months – an achievement that has the tech industry buzzing (mostly over who will win / has won). The 1,000,000,000th app was download at approximately 1.52pm PDT (6.52am AEST), closing the two-week promotion. The winner will be announced sometime in the near future after being contacted by Apple and will recieve a $10,000 iTunes […]

Pirate Bay judge alleged to have links to entertainment industry

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A lawyer representing one of the co-defendants in the Pirate Bay trail has called for a retrial after it has been alleged that the judge that was presiding had links to the copyright protection organisations and the industry representatives belonging to such organisations, according to The Local. The judge, Tomas Norström, was found to have such connections after Sweden public radio station, Sveriges Radio P3, broke the news.

Study: Pirates ten times more likely to buy music legally

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Piracy may be the one “industry” that the music industry loathes, but a new study from the BI Norwegian School of Management has found that those who pirate music from websites like the Pirate Bay are more than likely to pay for songs that are on Amazon or on iTunes, according to the Guardian. The study found that, out of 2,000 online users surveyed, that those who downloaded the music […]

Optus joins government filter trial

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Optus, the second largest ISP in Australia, has been accepted to be part of the Australian Government’s filtering trial after being previously excluded on the announcement, being the only one out of the top three carriers that have been accepted. Optus, along with iiNet, were denied to be participants of the trial. iiNet has since withdrew its application to participate on the filter. “Optus is an active participant in the […]