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EU: Google has until July to fix anti-trust concerns

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Image: Dimitar Nikolov/Flickr (Creative Commons) The European Commission’s Vice President for Competition Policy, Joaquin Almunia has given Google until July to resolve concerns of antitrust practices after finding the company in breach of its laws in four areas in May. “On May 21, I sent a letter to Google underlining our concerns in its business practices that we identified in our preliminary investigations that started in November 2010,” Almunia said [...]

Google [was] down. What now?

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Google seems to be encountering some technical difficulties tonight, with many of their services slow or even inaccessible. This just so happens to coincide with the launch of their IPv6 service. Maybe something has gone horribly wrong? At the moment, the Google homepage loads after around a minute of waiting as does YouTube whilst many other Google services like Google Play and Google Plus timing out. Before you blame my internet [...]

New Assassin’s Creed III trailer, screenshots released

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Ubisoft have now come out with a new Assassin’s Creed III trailer and some screenshots. We won’t spoil anything from it, because it is such a really good trailer, but you play as Connor – who is the son of an Native American mother and a British father – and you get to play against the British in the American Revolution. The game is coming out for October 30 for [...]

EA releases Crysis 3 screenshots, new trailer

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E3 2012: New Crysis 3 screenshots and a brand new trailer for the game have been released by EA for the E3 Expo.The game is coming out in 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC. You can see the trailer and new images after the jump. Gallery

GALLERY: Raspberry Pi Model B

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Around 3 months after the initial launch of the Raspberry Pi, we have finally got our hands on a unit. For me, opening the box was a big ordeal. What can I say, I’ve been waiting for around a year now! Babbling aside, here are some quick pictures of our piece of Pi. Enjoy!

Inside the Yahoo board’s decision making process over Thompson affair

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An article of the New York Times has revealed how the board of Yahoo came to a decision over its former-CEO Scott Thompson, who lied about having a computer science degree – which then started a proxy fight. The board gave Thompson a chance to explain himself, and implicitly suggested he “should publicly admit it, apologize and offer to resign” – that way, the Board might have stood behind him. [...]

Motorola DEFY Mini comes to Australia via Optus – $199 prepaid + $30 credit

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Motorola’s DEFY Mini phone is heading to Australia via Optus. And like I said when it was announced back at CES, it’ll most likely (and is going to be offered as) a pre-paid phone when it comes to Australia. And like the DEFY – it’s dust-proof, water-resistant, scratch-resistant and the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass, making the screen crack-proof. The phone features a 3.2-inch display, a 3-megapixel rear camera [...]

GALLERY: EA releases Crysis 3 screenshots, concept art

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The upcoming game Crysis 3 isn’t coming out til 2013, but EA has released some concept art and some screenshots from the game. If you haven’t already heard, the game sees Prophet returning to New York, only to find it encased in a ‘Nanodome’ by the Cell Corporation. The screenshots and art can be found below, after the jump. Gallery

Facebook to change IPO price again, now within $34 and $38

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Image: Tom Solari/TECHGEEK.com.au Facebook is reported to have changed its IPO price – again – before it is set to go public, rumoured to be on Thursday (Friday our time). Multiple sources, including CNBC and AllThingsD are noting that Facebook’s IPO price will be within $34 and $38. The new price will value Facebook between $92 billion and $103 billion. As CNBC tweets: [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/CNBC/statuses/202182417249861633"] [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/CNBC/statuses/202182573785497600"] Currently, Facebook plans [...]

Facebook Messenger updated

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Today Facebook have released the newest version of their Facebook Messenger. Just as you thought your life wasn’t connected enough, the new update includes two major features, Read receipts and message locations. If you send a message from your phone and have location services on, the app will send across your location. The read receipts is pretty self explanatory, once the other side has read your message, it will tell you! [...]

Symantec: Religion sites, not porn, likely to infected with malware

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Just a little tidbit of security news today – other than the proposed super warrants and strict data retention laws. Security firm Symantec claims that a religious website is more likely to be infected by malware, as opposed to pornographic websites. Weird, huh? “Religious and ideological sites were found to have triple the average number of threats per infected site than adult/pornographic sites,” it noted in its report. While it [...]

Xbox to stream E3 Briefing on Xbox LIVE for first time

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I’m more surprised by the fact that this was its ‘first time’ ever, but users on Xbox Live will be soon able to watch Microsoft’s E3 briefing LIVE when the big gaming event happens in June. The briefing will also be broadcast on television on US channel SPIKE. The news was broken by Major Nelson, or Larry Hryb. And yes, Microsoft has gone on and said that this will be [...]

FULL TEXT: Convergence Review Final Report

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Image: Luc De Leeuw/Flickr (Creative Commons) The Australian Government has released the full report of its Convergence Review – and for those who did not know what that was, it was to evaluate the future of Australia’s media and communications laws. Some of the key findings include a new regulatory framework for spectrum, media ownership and – as noted by a leak by The Australian – news standards. “The Gillard [...]

Windows 8 Consumer Release Preview to come in “first week of June”

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Excited about Windows 8? Well, the Consumer Release Preview – the ‘almost completed’ version of the operating system – has a release date. Microsoft has taken to Twitter to say announce that it will be released in the first week of June. Generally, if a feature stays in the Consumer Release Preview, then it’ll most likely stay. So, if you don’t like the Start Screen and can’t find a way [...]