Tag: US

  • Wikileaks Publishes Sony Pictures Emails

    Wikileaks Publishes Sony Pictures Emails

    Controversial website WikiLeaks has published the entire archive of hacked e-mails lifted from the inner workings of Sony Pictures. The website has claimed that the information held within the archive warrants the entire collection to be maintained and protected for the public to see. One of the reasons behind the enshrining of the hack’s contents […]

  • Amazon Heads North To Test Drone Delivery

    Amazon Heads North To Test Drone Delivery

    If you’ve been keeping track of developments in the drone world, you’d already know that Amazon are making inquiries and forays into getting these robot helpers airborne to drop off goodies. It’s absolutely surreal what the company are planning – the drones will utilize a pocket of oft-unused airspace, and travel through predetermined ‘corridors’ at […]

  • Android Auto app now available on Google Play Store

    Android Auto app now available on Google Play Store

    For anyone who is not familiar with Android Auto, it was announced at Google I/O last June, and essentially is a telematics standard that has been developed by Google which allows users to connect their Android device to their vehicles to give them functionality including music playback, reading of text messages, telephony and also the […]

  • DARPA Testing Deep Web Search Tool

    DARPA Testing Deep Web Search Tool

    DARPA, the US agency responsible for many high tech projects used to defend that country, and the creators of one of the internet’s precursors back in the late 1970s, is turning their attention to the problem of the ‘deep web’, hard to access, easy to hide websites and services maintained outside of the normal domain […]

  • US Govt. Debuts New ‘Cyber Threat’ Agency

    US Govt. Debuts New ‘Cyber Threat’ Agency

    People are pretty annoyed at America right now due to intrusive spying undertaken online by security agencies from the country, so it’s only slightly less annoying that a new announcement from the Obama administration says that yet another group is to be set up to ‘defend’ the US from people online. The new group, called […]

  • Twitter Reports New Raise In Data Requests

    Twitter Reports New Raise In Data Requests

    Ever since 2012, microblogging social media site twitter has been releasing transparency reports on how many requests governments and law enforcement agencies have made to the site in order to obtain data on users posting on the social network. the reports have been going up and up for a while now, as social media is […]

  • Crimean App Devs Hit By Sanctions Crisis

    Crimean App Devs Hit By Sanctions Crisis

    The ongoing sanctions crisis in the Crimea is the result of last year’s violent conflict within the Ukraine, and as a result of the intervention of Russia and the following acquisition of the small region of the Crimea, sanctions were put in place on the huge nation. The thing about the situation that most worries […]

  • EU Parliament In Talks To Split Google

    EU Parliament In Talks To Split Google

    The benefits of a European Parliament are mixed – on one hand the economy is checked and scrutinized for fairness and increased competition between companies, and on the other, as is the subject of this article, resolutions often appear forcing foreign businesses to change their practices within the EU zone. Today’s resolution from the EU […]

  • Govt. Data Requests To Facebook Rise

    Govt. Data Requests To Facebook Rise

    Another chapter in the landmark debate of ‘privacy vs. national security’ is unfolding as we speak – as Facebook have reported a massive spike in government interest in the information stored on their servers. It’s completely legal and proper for a government, in countries such as the UK or US, to request information from Facebook […]

  • New Nintendo 3DS Won’t Head West Yet

    New Nintendo 3DS Won’t Head West Yet

    Every gamer has a story from their time on Nintendo systems. Whether it’s from back in the hallowed days of the Nintendo 64 (if you’re lucky…) or from an earlier era of Gamecube or Nintendo Wii, each gamer who has had any manner of interaction with a Nintendo game on a Nintendo product knows what […]

  • Xbox One to get a $50 price cut in the US – What about the UK?

    Xbox One to get a $50 price cut in the US – What about the UK?

    If there is one thing that will add fuel to the 2014 Christmas console wars, it’s a good old price cut, and our Xbox One-less cousins over in the US should be rejoicing if they are expecting a XB1 under the Christmas tree, as the Console will be seeing a $50 price drop over the […]

  • Apple Pay NFC services launching on Monday 20th October for iPhone 6

    Apple Pay NFC services launching on Monday 20th October for iPhone 6

    Last night Apple took to the stage and announced a whole host of new devices to the world including the new Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iMac with 5K retina display and updates to the iOS 8 and Mc operating systems, but one thing that Apple also confirmed was when the new Apple […]