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U.K. High Court orders ISP to block pirate site

BT, a UK ISP, has been forced to block user access to piracy giant Newzbin2.


Small business owners ‘fed up’ with Groupon and its clones

A number of small business owners have begun to gripe about participating in daily deals from Groupon and its competitors — one of a variety of signs that the industry is about to take a hit.


Leaked iPhone 5 case signals ‘radical’ redesign

Apple's fifth-generation iPhone will feature a thinner, tapered design, an edge-to-edge screen and maybe even a touch-only home button, according to a variety of leaked phone cases.


International Space Station to be sunk in the ocean after 2020

U.S. scientists will continue to work on the International Space Station until 2020, when it makes a final return to Earth.

Cool Tech

Nintendo slashes 3DS price after first-quarter loss

Nintendo 3DS price drops to $170 after Japanese company posts first-ever loss.


Google rewrites slow webpages

The company's new Page Speed Services offers huge improvements in load times for slow pages.


The White House rickrolls Twitter user

President's rep tells constituent he's "never gonna give you up."

Social Media

Best iPhone apps for kids

From virtual pets and coloring books to puzzles and memory games, we round up the best iPhone apps for kids.


Oil billionaire watermarks all future satellite photos of property

Watermarking is an important tool for photographers that want to keep their images for personal or commercial use. One Abu Dhabi Sheikh decided to create a real version of a watermark in the Persian Gulf.


Gender can be accurately guessed from a single Tweet

Internet anonymity just got tougher with the creation of a new algorithm. Researchers have developed a way to predict gender from the text in a comment or social network post.

Social Media

Photoshopped Julia Roberts advert banned in UK

Following complaints from a British lawmaker, the country's Advertising Standards Authority has decided to ban an advert for cosmetics featuring a digitally enhanced picture of movie star Julia Roberts.


Interest in Google+ falling among users

Are users already getting tired of the fledgling social network for Google? A recent study offers data that supports a slowdown in traffic on Google+.

Social Media

Stormtrooper helmet designer wins UK copyright case

A ruling by the UK's highest court against Lucasfilm has meant the British designer of the Stormtrooper helmet can continue to sell them.

Movies & TV

Gig.U to bring 1Gbps broadband to 29 college communities

A band of 29 universities is hoping to bring ultra high speed broadband to their communities through the new Gig.U project


BBC iPlayer launches in 11 countries

The BBC's popular iPlayer has launched in 11 countries, offering recent programming as well as archived material.