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Morning Briefing: China not behind military chip backdoor, Zune is dead, and the Raspberry Pi

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 30th May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what were watching: Yesterday, news was raging over this supposedly ‘China inserted’ backdoor in the Actel/Microsemi ProASIC3 military encryption chip.  It was later said by Sergei Skorobogatov, the guy responsible for the discovery of the backdoor, that this vulnerability was […]

Morning Briefing: Groupon, new iPhone and cloud storage

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 30th May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Popular coupon website, Groupon has acquired Breadcrumb, a point of sale system for iPad. Groupon has made a number of acquisitions over the past few months to ensure they become the number one […]

Morning Briefing: Facebook gets a ‘Camera’, and FOX sues Dish over ad-skipping service

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 25th of May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Facebook has launched a new Camera App that people are saying that it looks very familiar to Instagram – despite the company has said that none of the Instagram people worked […]

Morning Briefing: Windows 8 Boots Too Fast, ‘rickrolling’ Hindered by Copyright Claim and Oracle are losing

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 24th of May, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Microsoft seemed to have overdone the whole boot optimisation, with Windows 8 ready to run in under seven seconds. Because of this, the window in which users can interrupt the boot sequence, is 200ms. That […]

Morning Briefing: Spotify launches, and Grooveshark wants info on a commenter from a blog

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for [date], where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Spotify is now in Australia – and Chris Southcott has the pricing plans for you. Soon, we’re going to put up a comparison of all three major services in Australia. Facebook is nearly 11 […]

Morning Briefing: Microsoft sneaks out So.cl, S Voice gets leaked and Paul Miller stays offline

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 21st of May, 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Just days after Facebook had it’s IPO, Microsoft has quietly released their weird social network, So.cl, which was seen previously last year. A number of TECHGEEK editors are on there right […]

Morning Briefing: Facebook IPO edition

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 18 May, 2012. Facebook has finally announced what it will price its shares, all to go on sale tonight on the NASDAQ. Here are some of the headlines making around last night when news broke. Here’s what we are watching: Facebook releases a press release that announces it will price its shares at $38. It sell 180 million shares of Class A, plus an […]

Morning Briefing: 4″ iPhone, The Pirate Bay DDOSed, LG Optimus UI 3.0 released

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 17th May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: The Wall Street Journal has said that sources have claimed the next generation iPhone will feature larger screen. Apple is reportedly ordering 4 inch screens for the ‘iPhone 5′. This isn’t too much […]

Morning Briefing: Firefox for Android Beta, Amazon the book critic and Apple Siri bugs

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 16th May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Mozilla has released Firefox for Android Beta. It’s new update sees improved performance, a new design to tie in with the Android interface and native support for Flash. The beta is available […]

Morning Briefing: New MacBook Pro rumours and 802.11ac routers

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 15th of May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Apologies for a slight delay in getting this to you today. Here’s what we are watching: New MacBook Pro rumours have emerged. 9to5Mac is claiming a new thinner design, could lose the optical drive, support for […]

Morning Briefing: Yahoo’s CEO ousted, Game of Thrones to become most pirated show in 2012

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 14th of May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Hope you all enjoyed Mother’s Day – or those in America, happy Mother’s Day. Here’s what we are watching: Yahoo’s CEO is out after faking his computer science degree in his resume. While only being on […]

Morning Briefing: Sony reports loss, Facebook-Instagram deal probe and a 7-inch iPad coming in Oct?

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for May 11, 2011, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Don’t forget – this Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you’re having trouble getting a present for her, we have a handy guide for that. Here’s what we are watching: Poor Sony. The company has reported an annual […]

Morning Briefing: OS X 10.7.4 released, G+ iOS app gets a redesign and Pebble creator hosts AMA

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 10th of May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Apple have released Lion 10.7.4 to consumers. This update features many improvements and, shall we say, ‘bug fixes’. According to Engadget, this update also seems to includes the FileVault security issue. The […]

Morning Briefing: Google+ still trying, iOS Web Banners and iOS 5.1.1 released

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 9th May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Google is try trying hard to get Google+ out there and being used. As an improvement. they have made their gmail notifications more interactive. From right in your inbox, you can +1 […]

Morning Briefing: Oracle claims partial victory over Google, and a Apple HDTV is coming soon?

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 8th of May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: The Google-Oracle lawsuit has given a verdict that could see Oracle having the ability to rewrite the legal rules of programming languages, with a jury agreeing that APIs can be copyrighted. […]