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This Week in Kickstarter – TOTALLY LEGAL

Divinity- Original Sin 2

This Week in Kickstarter we’ve got a sequel to a smash hit, a new way to interact with the digital world, and a Gameboy inspired Raspberry Pi emulator.  Divinity: Original Sin 2 The sequel to the hit Kickstarter. What can be said at this point? The title delivers more to you than I could in words! Divinity: Original Sin wow’d ... Read More »

Boeing Demonstrates Compact Anti-Drone Laser

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In order to deal with the threat posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, Boeing has developed a new high-powered laser that can take them out of the sky. This is not Boeing’s first foray into drone zapping weaponry. Last year they demoed a truck mounted laser that could accomplish the same task. However, this new weapon is much smaller. Rather than requiring a ... Read More »

Myo Review – Control Your Device with a Flick of Your Wrist

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The Myo Armband by Thalmic Labs is a device you can wear on your upper arm that can connect with various devices and applications so that you can take control of them in a more human way. This device is a one size fits all due to the design incorporating plastic so as to ensure that all of the mechanical ... Read More »

Germany Takes Aim at Racist Facebook Posts

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It seems Germany won’t tolerate racist Facebook posts for much longer. In an interview with Reuters, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas explains that Facebook needs to do more deal with posts inciting hatred against racial minorities, in order to bring the site into accordance with German law. Maas pointed out that Germany has a narrower interpretation of free speech than some ... Read More »

Twitter Cracks Down on Archiving Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

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In a controversial move, Twitter has completely cracked-down on third-parties making use of the Twitter APIs to archive politicians’ deleted tweets. While this move may come as a shock to some people, it’s actually in accordance with Twitter’s longstanding policy that developers making use of the API’s must delete content that Twitter reports as deleted. Back in May, Twitter had ... Read More »

Chicken Nugget 3.0 Update Brings Big Fixes and Features

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People who utilize adaptive technology have to resort to specially designed applications because the websites and software do not meet their accessibility needs. That’s why blind developers are very welcomed in the blind community. Not only do they create applications that often excel past the mainstream while being accessible, there’s a level of security when a visually impaired computer user ... Read More »

Apple Launches iPhone 6 Plus iSight Replacement Program

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Apple has announced a replacement program for iPhone 6 Plus models with camera issues. According to Apple, there was a manufacturing defect in a “small percentage” of devices that were sold between September 2014 and January 2015 that can cause the pictures taken with the iSight camera to look blurry. This is limited to the camera on the backside of ... Read More »

AT&T Hotspot Caught Injecting Advertisements Into Web Pages

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AT&T was caught injecting advertisements into traffic that goes through its free Wi-Fi hotspots, which is not only an inconvenience to the user, but may also introduce privacy and security concerns. This was discovered by Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford University, while he was waiting for a delayed flight at Dulles Airport. Mayer noticed many of ... Read More »

How to Choose Web Hosting for Your Sydney Business

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As a business owner you deal with clients and suppliers all the time, so when it comes to choosing a web host you want all your ducks in a row. You need to know all of your options, so you can decide what type of hosting package is best for your business and you need to make the right choice ... Read More »

UN Privacy Chief Calls UK Surveillance Worse than Orwell Could Have Imagined

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The United Nations appointed Joseph Cannataci as its first privacy chief in July. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Cannataci has called out the UK for being especially egregious in violating its citizens privacy with its extensive surveillance apparatus. He considered it worse than the mass surveillance depicted in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, stating, “at least Winston was able to go out in ... Read More »