Topic / Sweden

iPad 4G claims put Apple in hot water with Europe

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Australia might not be the only country having issues with the new iPad’s claim that it will have 4G, despite the fact that it doesn’t have it anywhere in the world except for the US and Canada (which we have explained before). European regulators are starting to take notice with such claims as well. Pocket-lint is reporting that the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority have confirmed to them that they are […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 34: Two Girls, One Wii

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The little Wii gets a bit more intimate with a brand new game, Mortal Kombat banned in Australia and the MacBook Pro gets a little hardware revamp – and we make a big deal about it and the new Thunderbolt. Wait, what? That’s all this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast with the return of James Wilson plus one guest – Matt Rossi. Who? Matt Rossi, a friend of one […]

Review: JAYS t-JAYS Three Earphones

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Swedish earphone maker JAYS are here in Australia and they want to take your music listening experience to a whole new level. And we have the t-JAYS Three earphones on our desk to review. However, does these prove to be “Dynamic High-Fidelity Earphones” or will it fall flat on its face? And does the cost justify your purchase? Our review of the JAYS t-JAYS Three Earphones is after the jump.

Morning Briefing: Tuesday 21 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Tuesday 21 December, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at Here’s what we are watching: Motorola is said to be showing off a new tablet at CES, according to a new teaser video released by the company. It’s said to be competing against the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The UK is debating a way […]

Morning Briefing: Friday 17 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Friday 17th December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at Here’s what we are watching: Julian Assange is freed on bail by a London court. He vows to clear his name of allegations of sexual assault in Sweden and continue his work on the infamous site Wikileaks. After axing 4% of its […]

Interpol adds Assange to wanted list after Swedish request

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been added to Interpol’s worldwide wanted list, coming within days after it was announced that both the Attorney General of Australia, Robert McClelland, and the United States’ Attorney General, Eric Holder, both announced separate investigations on his recent leak of US Diplomatic Cables. However, the ‘red notice’ – the term Interpol uses to signify help from one country’s police force to find a person it […]

The Pirate Party wants Pirate Bay moved to the Swedish Parliament

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The Swedish Pirate Party has announced that it will be moving the servers of the Pirate Bay into the Swedish Parliament, or Riksdag, if the site’s operators – as the Pirate Party is not affiliated with the Pirate Bay – agree to this and if they win a place in the Riksdag when the elections happen on September 19. But why? Well, there is a little thing in its constitution […]

Music labels demand Pirate Bay founders pay up

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NEWS IN BRIEF: The big four record labels are seeking one million Swedish kronor from two of the Pirate Bay founders, Gottfird and Fredrik; claiming that they have failed to comply with a court order by the Stockholm District Court to cease operating the site. Despite an appeal granted; Universal Music, EMI Music, Sony Music and Warner Music argue that the since that the site is operational, the two must […]

AOL to sack up to 1,200 employees

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AOL has announced that it will be laying off 1,200 employees as it failed to meet its target of 2,300 – or a third of total employees in the company – in reducing its workforce, as many refused to accept buyouts. According to spokeswoman Tricia Primrose, only 1,100 volunteered to leave the company. The cuts affect both its US and European operations; and layoffs are set to start today, though […]

Sony Ericsson brings out Android-powered XPERIA X10

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Say hello to the XPERIA X10 from Sony Ericsson. This phone will be the first phone from the Swedish-based mobile phone manufacturer that will feature the Google-backed Android OS, while having a beautiful UI that is different to what is seen on other Android-powered devices. The XPERIA X10 is only 119 x 64 x 13 mm in size, and weighs 135 grams. It will have up to 1GB of onboard […]

Pirate Bay anonymous network launches quietly

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In what has been a turbulent week for The Pirate Bay, they have launched quietly their anonymous virtual private network, IPREDator, to the public. The new network, like we reported before, hopes to give you anonymous access to the internet, so the ISPs won’t be able to trace your steps.

Pirate Bay sold to Swedish software company, gets new business model

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The Pirate Bay has announced that it is being acquired by Global Gaming Factory X AB, a Swedish software company, that will see a new business model for the website that “allows compensation to content providers and copyright owners.” In a statement, The Pirate Bay wrote, “We’ve been working on this project for many years. It’s time to invite more people into the project, in a way that is secure […]

Pirate Party headed to European Parliament

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The Swedish Pirate Party (Piratpartiet), which is not affiliated with the Pirate Bay (according to WIkipedia) has managed to secure at least one seat in the European Parliament out of a possible 18 seats (or 20, once the Lisbon Treaty is ratified) – winning 7.1 percent of the vote, above the 4 percent needed to win a seat.

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.

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