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Sony’s Cable TV Killer Is Launching Very Soon

Sony’s new, cable-like service for TV lovers is almost here.<p>The company plans to launch PlayStation Vue, an online pay-TV service that will stream …

How to go completely invisible on Facebook

If you want to stay hidden on Facebook, however, we can help you out.<p>When you're finished with this process, no one but you will be able to see your Facebook activity, view your photos, or see where you've checked in. Your current friends will still be able to view your basic profile — there's no …

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Now millions face mortgage 'porting' woes when moving

Lenders are using new rules to get rid of unprofitable customers – and all borrowers who want to move house are paying the price<p>Some banks and building societies are making it difficult for all borrowers to keep their mortgage when they move house in a crude tactic to weed out customers they no …

Crime map: Is your home in one of London's burglary hot spots?

Sky high house prices are not the only form of daylight robbery in the capital. There were 56,220 property break-ins recorded across Greater London last year. Where were they?<p>Londoners living and working in the City endured 169 residential and commercial property burglaries per km sq in the first …

Which area of London suits your personality?

How suited you are to a particular area could be more important than looking at crime figures, schools or housing prices when looking for a property in the capital, according to a Cambridge University study<p>Property purchases in London should be based on how well residents are suited to an area …

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How to organize your browser by using pinned tabs

If you find yourself with 10 or more tabs open in your browser when you’re working or doing research online, there’s an easy way to organize them by using pinned tabs.<p>The steps are the same for Chrome and for Firefox. First, open a tab in your browser and go to whatever website you want to keep …

The Internet Is Being Protected By Two Guys Named Steve

The Heartbleed bug put the spotlight on OpenSSL, the security toolkit used by many of the internet's biggest sites and looked after primarily by two men who've never met in person. For the first time, Steve Marquess and Stephen Henson speak about how they became the overworked, underpaid stewards …

Google tries to prove not just Glassholes wear Glass

These days, if you see a mall cop or a tourist in a crash helmet wafting about on a Segway, you think: "Aw, that's almost sweet."<p>Once, though, there were those who thought Segways were the future of personal transportation. (How can they not have realized the future was self-driving Priuses?)<p>Google …

Leica's T mirrorless camera is built from a solid brick of aluminum

Leica's been making cameras for a full century this year, and to celebrate, it's just now getting around to releasing an interchangeable-lens camera that you might actually be able to afford... until you factor in the glass. Priced around $1,850 (without a lens), the T looks like a camera that you …

Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

Sony is calling it quits in the e-book platform market, the company announced today (via Engadget). The move isn’t entirely unexpected: Sony has always occupied a relatively small portion of the market compared to the big kid on the block Amazon. And in light of recent revenue figures, and the …

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What's the best format for storing digital movies?

<i>Having a bit of a clear out, I thought I would rip some old DVDs to free up some space, as I did with my music collection some years ago. I planned to store the content on my NAS to stream/sync to a range of devices, including a couple of DLNA-compliant Smart TVs, iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360 and</i> …

Stephanie Flanders: where we should put our money in 2014

The BBC's former economics editor, now a strategist for JP Morgan, gives her views on interest rates, the economic recovery and the joys of being able to say just what she thinks<p>She was the face of economics on the BBC, grilling politicians and bankers, and even creating her own brand, …

Wolfram working on a 'symbolic' programing language, will be its 'most important' project yet

What Wolfram has accomplished with Alpha is nothing short of stunning. Sure, it can't help you find videos of cats dressed as sharks riding Roombas, but the company's goals were always much loftier. Using the technological foundation it built with Alpha and Mathematica, it's now working on bring …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Outlook.com

Outlook.com replaced Hotmail earlier this year. Here are some of the features you probably didn't know about<p>In May 2013, Microsoft finally killed off Hotmail and transferred all of its accounts to Outlook.com. While most of the basic functionality remained the same, Microsoft added a slew of new …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Sony tears down the PlayStation 4 in the hope you'll line up to get one

Sony may not ship the PlayStation 4 to North American stores for days, but we already know what it looks like on the inside thanks to one of Sony's occasional in-house teardowns. In photos and a video for <i>Wired</i>, engineering lead Yashuhiro Ootori dissects a retail console down to its motherboard; he …

PS4 release date and everything you need to know - Pocket-lint

The Sony PlayStation 4, or PS4 as many call it, is already out in the US and will finally be released tomorrow, 29 November in Europe. So if you are …

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7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

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PS4 or Xbox One? A parent's guide

If you've never touched a video game controller in your life, but do have avid players in your household, you may be in for a bewildering month. That's because we're on the verge of what the gaming industry excitedly calls 'a new console generation'. In short, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, once …

What next for mortgage rates?

While some may be left kicking themselves that they didn't take advantage of super low rates, there are still plenty of opportunities around. So …

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Review | Trusted Reviews

What is Windows 8.1?<p>This is the long awaited update to arguably Microsoft’s most ambitious and controversial operating system to date, Windows 8. In …