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Police raid 9-year-old ‘pirate’, confiscates laptop

The Copyright Information And Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC), Finland, has tracked an illegal downloader, demanding a cash settlement. This isn’t new. However, what makes the case unusual is the age of the pirate in question — a nine year-old girl. A man in Finland received a letter stating that his ISP account had been traced back… Read more →

Geek feast: Tech cakes

Summary: Missing technology during the holiday? Want something sweet to eat after dinner? How about a geek cake to satisfy your cravings? By Eileen Brown for Social Business | November 22, 2012 — 12:02 GMT (04:02 PST) Follow @eileenb Previous | Next Image 1 of 15 Space Invaders cake Credit: Cakewrecks   … Read more →

Consumer Reports: Apple still tops in reliability

The Consumer Reports cover story looked at best brands in electronics. The reliability section was based on Consumer Reports’ annual Product Reliability Survey, and reported on computers from Acer, Apple, Dell, eMachines, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba. In the ranking of consumer satisfaction, Apple gets a reader score of 78 percent. Dell and Lenovo… Read more →

Australia’s two biggest cities carry nation’s startup dreams

In a points decision that’s bound to agitate its “Mexican” neighbours, a survey of 1,000 Australian startups has nominated the New South Wales capital of Sydney as the biggest centre of activity. Start-up Genome quizzed over 50,000 companies around the world for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Sydney is 1.5 times bigger than Melbourne, six… Read more →

Australia’s two biggest cities carry nation’s startup dreams

In a points decision that’s bound to agitate its “Mexican” neighbours, a survey of 1,000 Australian startups has nominated the New South Wales capital of Sydney as the biggest centre of activity. Start-up Genome quizzed over 50,000 companies around the world for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Sydney is 1.5 times bigger than Melbourne, six… Read more →

Free Windows 8 upgrades? Not so fast (or easy)…

Everyone wants something for nothing. But contrary to reports published earlier today, Microsoft hasn’t accidentally begun dispensing free copies of Windows 8 Pro. The story, which appeared in ZDNet earlier today, originated at an enthusiast site and has since been widely reported. Anyone who writes that these are “legitimate activations” or “free activation keys” needs to go back to… Read more →

Best 7-inch tablets for Black Friday buyers

Many people love the full-sized iPad, but some of us, likes yours truly, prefer smaller, 7-inch tablets. Over the last few months, everyone, even Apple, has decided that small tablets are great. Since then, I’ve bought several of the latest and greatest and based on my own experiences here are my recommendations for what you… Read more →