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Social Media block for potential criminals threatens UK government

Social Media block for potential criminals threatens UK government

Social networks have been blamed for the rioting seen in London and across various UK cities, with the UK Prime Minister David Cameron suggesting that the government is exploring the possibility of blocking access to such methods of communication if users are believed to be plotting criminal behavior. Speaking at a hastily convened parliamentary sitting, a full transcript of which is already online, Cameron conflated encrypted instant messaging tools like BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook in what quickly became a push to clamp down on their potential for misuse.

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The Daily Slash: February 9, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 9, 2011

Today was HP / Palm / webOS day, believe it or not, as the special event we were very much live at revealed a triad of amazing devices crowned with a brand new version of the mobile OS. See webOS inside our hands on of the HP Veer, the HP Pre3, and the HP Touchpad. Then hear about webOS PCs, printers & more as they're promised by HP. See the greatest webOS feature EVER in Touch to Share. See Ben Bajarin's take on the whole situation in an On Time Analysis by the name of Palm Made HP Relevant Again Plus check out all the releases in the featured list below! Then see a couple of fights - first HP webOS TouchPad VS Motorola XOOM, then Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad - great war Next have a look at a phone that's got the whole world thinking about plugging in, it's a fabulous unboxing and hands on of the Motorola ATRIX 4G by your friend Vincent Nguyen! Take a peek at the bouncing balls of the brand new Android 3.0 Honeycomb Renderscript. All of this, ALL of it here on The Daily Slash!

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Apple loses to ZTE in Global phone rankings for Q4 2010

Apple loses to ZTE in Global phone rankings for Q4 2010

Apple has been pushed from its number four spot in the top worldwide mobile phone market, with ZTE entering the top five ranking and pushing the iPhone maker down to fifth place. That's according to IDC's Q4 2010 mobile phone market research, which pegs Nokia as maintaining the top spot despite a 2.4-percent slip in share. It's worth noting, of course, that this particular research covers mobile phones overall, rather than simply smartphones.

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The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

Begin your journey today in a Don Reisinger column that even I agree with: More Action And Fewer Cutscenes In Video Games, Please. Then behold, as it's the day of the NGP: 3G and WiFi-only, trailer revealed [Video], 82-strong NGP studio support list, Sony PlayStation Suite & PS Store for Android gaming, and XPERIA Play vs Sony NGP (PSP 2) ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN! PLUS a bonus peek at the Play, and another battle between Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2! And a bonus tidbit of possible bad news along the lines of Notion Ink Customer Service - no stalls!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 27 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 27 2011

Let's take a look at a few statistics before we begin a day of releases and leaks, shall we? First, AT&T finances reveals that thus far, 4.1m iPhones & 442k tablets have been activated. Then, Qualcomm First Quarter Results Report reveals $1.17 Billion in Net Income, that being up a whopping 39% since last year. Next, there's some big reveals coming your way from Sony: Sony PlayStation Suite & PS Store for Android gaming and Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2. Looks like a day for gaming if you ask me. How about one from the makers of Final Fantasy - Square Enix announces Crystal Defenders for Android. That font treatment remind you of anything? It's squaring up to be a colorful day here on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

First hot news is coming in right before the bell - Samsung telling us all that they're definitely NOT Charging Carriers for Android Updates. Then while we're on a controversial tip, take a peek as Apple's Tim Cook dismisses ALL Android tablets as “Bizzare” and "Vapor." Beware of pirates in the Android Market as another thief is discovered: jasminstory. Next behold the mightiest of mightys... Apples First Quarter Results! Muhahaha! Then another massive business news bit: Comcast’s Purchase of NBC Approved by FCC! Muhahaha! The dice are rolling! But don't let them roll too hard - Chris Davies presents a column by the name of Facebook, Privacy & a little Self-Control.

All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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The Daily Slash: January 7, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 7, 2011

What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!

This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!

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The Daily Slash: December 31 2010

The Daily Slash: December 31 2010

Happy New Year! What a final day it's been here on the R3 Network! Philip Berne whips up a column with what must be one of my favorite column titles of 2010: The Cat’s In the Cradle and the PS3. Rally with us as we try to click Google into fixing the Android SMS bug. Android Community wishes you a Happy New Year with a fun little story about streaming the Times Square ball drop, and finally, BEHOLD as Chris Davies does an epic final post of the year: SlashGear’s 2010 Wrap-Up! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash - HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US HERE ON THE R3 NETWORK!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 31 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 31 2010

Last day of the year! What a year it was! In the morning of this last day of the epic year 2010, our first news story comes from the hacker world, where a brand new BitTorrent-based DDoS tool is introduced as "Lying to the Neighbours." Next, Apple files for a patent on screen-off gesture controls on the iPod Nano, AliveECG connects to your iPhone to keep track of heart, and you can now feel free to load Android onto your HTC HD2 (WinMo 6.5) via a brand new NAND level hack. Hackers of /b/ have to watch their back as FBI raids ISPs looking for servers used in Anonymous DDoS attacks. An RR Auction lets loose large bits of US Outer-Space history while NASA finds more cracks in Discovery fuel tanks but keeps launch on track. On a smaller scale, grab yourself a MeeGo 1.1 install on your HTC HD2. Fun! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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The Daily Slash: December 30 2010

The Daily Slash: December 30 2010

Take a peek at the latest in a long line of demo movies for the Notion Ink Adam Android Honeycomb tablet: Panel System and Desktop. Discover why CES is important (and what it is if you don't know by now) in the first SlashGear article by fabulous tech pro writer Tim Bajarin: The importance of CES and what to expect in 2011! Break into PS3 security, grab your very own Sharp Galapagos Android tablet, and stay clean of the new Geinimi Android virus! Finally, get completely excited and run around the room screaming and kicking because we've got a full guide and demo of the brand new leaked Android Honeycomb Music Player - everything you need to know to get it working for you! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 30 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 30 2010

Bypass! As a cool group of hackers bypass PS3 security. Discover! What the Japanese already know in early 2011 with Sharp Galapagos Android tablets. Beware! As a virus by the name of Geinimi flies through your Android device via side-loaded apps. Giggle! As a hybrid DIY project iPhone/Android/Game Boy in a geeky mashup. And get TOTALLY PUMPED UP! At our full guide and demo of the totally leaked Android Honeycomb Music Player - everything you need to know to get it working for you! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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The Daily Slash: December 9 2010

The Daily Slash: December 9 2010

Behold! Notion Ink Adam! Chris Davies writes up a full report and a bunch o' people chime in with high fives and cheers. Housewives then smuggle iPads and smartphones into China while the iPad 2 case shows up with a cute little camera hole. If you're feeling like grabbing something for free, check out our Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z giveaway. Then if you're in the mood for disks, Don has a column about how he forgot about DVDs in 2010, while Philip lets you know that it's Time to Buy a Blu-Ray. All this and a BRAND NEW SECTION on The Daily Slash!

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