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How To Finally Fix Slow PS4 And PSN Download Speeds For Real

The agonizingly slow download speeds of Sony’s PlayStation Network are well-documented. It’s especially obnoxious when you come home from a long day of work, ready to play a newly released game or expansion, but are faced with an update that is estimated to finish downloading long after your …

Information Security

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Programming

The UK Is Building 6 Electric Lagoons To Generate Electricity From The Tides

The tides are always rising and falling. It’s time to use that energy.<p>Few things are more dependable than the tides. As long as the moon is in the sky and gravity rules the earth, the ocean will always run in and run out. So, it’s perhaps not crazy to think of harnessing tidal movements for energy …

Solar Power

BodyGuardz uses an aluminum bezel to tackle the iPhone 6 screen protector problem

The gently curved glass edges of the iPhone 6/Plus screens feel absolutely luxurious but are a nightmare for screen protector companies. Compounding this issue is the fact that rigid tempered glass is now the preferred material for iPhone screen protection.<p>Some companies have taken a stab at …

Mobile Technology

The Open Bay helps launch 372 ‘copies’ of The Pirate Bay in a week, becomes GitHub’s most popular project

isoHunt, the group now best known for launching The Old Pirate Bay, has shared an update a week after debuting The Open Bay. The Pirate Bay, the most popular file sharing website on the planet, still isn’t back following police raids on its data center in Sweden, but its “cause” is very much …

The Pirate Bay archives resurrected as “Old Pirate Bay”

It’s a familiar story: The Pirate Bay goes down, and then it comes back around some time later. Recently The Pirate Bay was taken down after a raid …

Be prepared for the cold and save on winter tech accessories by TRNDlabs [Deals]

Colder temperatures are coming. Be ready with some super cool cold weather accessories from TRNDlabs that will ensure you stay warm and keep you connected at the same time.<p>For a limited time, you can get Knitted Touchscreen Gloves and The Bluetooth Audio Beanie, both at more than half off the …

Touchscreens

The Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Tried and Tested

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>As we work together to figure out the Facebook News Feed and to find organic ways to boost reach and engagement, we’re bound to come across a flood of tips on how to get more out of our pages and updates. There’s a ton of advice out there. Where …

Is technology killing old loved books?

In this age of electronic books, are we losing the magic of passing on a well-thumbed paperback, perhaps with a name scribbled inside - or even notes in the margin that tell a story of where a book has been? Or can the two happily co-exist, giving us the best of both worlds?<p>Josh Spero, author of …

Books

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

5 Branding Tips for Holiday Marketers From Twitter's Content Expert

Stacy Minero dispenses some advice for building a brand on Twitter.<p>Brand building on Twitter no longer need be a guessing game. Stacy Minero, Head of Content Planning at Twitter, works with companies to grow their businesses. A veteran of Mindshare, Minero has led custom content programs for AmEx, …

Marketing

Drag queens aren't the only people affected by Facebook's 'real name' policy

The drag community has been fighting with Facebook for weeks regarding the social network’s “real name” policy.<p>Facebook has been cracking down on the names people are using on the site, forcing them to use the names that are on their government-issued ID cards or risk getting their profile …

Facebook’s “real name” policy isn’t just discriminatory, it’s dangerous

Facebook has begun vigorous enforcement of its “name policy,” requiring all users of the social network to provide their real names—those “listed on your credit card, driver’s license or student ID.” The policy is not new—Facebook has long asked for users’ “real names” at registration—but it has …

Social Media

How-to: Request an iTunes purchase refund if you have a legitimate reason

When you purchase an item from the App Store or iTunes, it is possible to obtain a refund on items purchased within the past 90 days if you have a legitimate reason. For example, you might buy the live version of a song when you meant to get the studio version. It is certainly possible to download …

Nostalgia break: Watch this '90s PC booting up

Were you computing in the early 1990s? This relic turning on will send you on a sentimental trip down computer memory lane.<p>Technology is so efficient nowadays. We no longer need to hog our home's landline to dial up a phone modem to check our email, and we certainly no longer have to sit through …

Website Building Platform BaseKit Raises Further £4.5M

Website building platform BaseKit, a Seedcamp winner from all the way back in 2008, has raised a further £4.5m in funding. The round was led by Angel CoFund, with participation from existing investors Eden Ventures, NESTA and Nauta Capital.<p>The additional funding brings total investment to ~£14.5m, …

Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure - And</b> …

How To Get Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 years of Mac tribute website today: A custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of personal computers. IOS developer and hacker Greg Barbosa discovered the icon set, and tweeted a …

Uber And Disruption

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Elad Gil is a serial entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor/adviser to startups. He is an investor in Airbnb, Pinterest, Square, and Stripe. Elad was co-founder and CEO of MixerLabs which was acquired by Twitter he served as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Prior to</i> …

Canaro – Geometric Font Family by Rene Bieder

Canaro – Modern Type Family.<p>German font designer Rene Bieder is well known for his contemporary typefaces and the <b>Canaro</b> font family is no exception. …

Typography

Medium brings design and photo improvements to its social publishing platform

Medium is debuting a slew of new look-and-feel tweaks designed to let would-be columnists pretend they're working for a well-designed print publication. The site says that one of its initial goals was to empower writers with "dead simple" tools to present their work without a trip to art school. In …

Scottish boy surprises parents with fluent backwards speech

A video has emerged of a ten-year-old Scottish boy speaking English backwards fluently<p>A ten-year-old Scottish boy has discovered an amazing ability to speak English backwards fluently.<p>Cameron Bissett reels off words in reverse with the same fluency that most people speak normal English.<p>His parents …

Language Learning

PS4 'Ultimate FAQ' published ahead of European launch, no media streaming this time - Pocket-lint

The European launch for PlayStation 4 is just one month away, and Sony has decided to answer all of consumers' remaining questions about its …

PlayStation 4 FAQ explains sharing games and displaying 2,000 count friends lists

Need for more PS4 info after news about the companion app and day one 1.50 firmware update popped up earlier today? SCE President Shuhei Yoshida just tweeted a link to the system's official FAQ, which answers questions users might have about game sharing and how friends lists work across the new …

Icon theme pack brings iOS 7 to OS X since Apple won't - Pocket-lint

Many thought with the release of Apple's latest version of OS X, the company would bring more iOS elements over to the platform. But as we now know, …

OS X

The NSA has cracked the secure internet: 3 things to know about the latest Snowden leaks

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Maksim Kabakou<p>In the latest development in the ongoing scandal over U.S. surveillance practices, new reports show …

Surveillance