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USA and UK airports ban electronics with no power

USA and UK airports ban electronics with no power

While just this 6th of July, the Transportation Security Administration in the USA banned "powerless devices" from flights, the UK has joined in the battle this week. Attempting to go through security at an airport going into or out of the UK through "certain airports" will result in your devices being checked (as per usual.) If you are asked to power your device on, and you can’t, your device will be confiscated.

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Nokia Lumia 930 released in the UK, “Icon” goes international

Nokia Lumia 930 released in the UK, “Icon” goes international

This week the folks behind the already successful Lumia 930 line have released the handset in the UK. This device will be revealed in the area with Windows Phone 8.1 installed right out of the box. On the back of this device is a 20-megapixel Pureview camera with optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics to boot.

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UK ad authority to EA Games: Dungeon Keeper ad lied

UK ad authority to EA Games: Dungeon Keeper ad lied

The freemium business model takes yet another blow, this time across the pond in the UK. The country's self-policing ad standards body came out with a verdict that finds EA Games guilty of using misleading advertisements in trying to sell its now controversial Dungeon Keeper mobile game. Fortunately for EA, they might not have to pay any price.

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Google Glass faces country-wide cinema ban in UK

Google Glass faces country-wide cinema ban in UK

Did you buy Google Glass? If you did, and live in the UK, you’ll have to shelve it should you want to visit the cinema. A newly placed ban on the heads-up wearable means that nearly 4,000 screens in 750 theatres across the UK won’t take to your Glass-wearing ways. The ban comes days after Google released their wearable for users across the pond.

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Edible Cupcake Wrappers are real: here’s where you buy them

Edible Cupcake Wrappers are real: here’s where you buy them

Scientists, put away your chalk - the most important discovery of our time has come to fruition: edible cupcake wrappers. Straight from the folks at Dr. Oetker (whom we must assume is a Doctor in All Things Excellent) comes "Edible Wafer Cupcake Cases". They do exactly what you think they do.

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Google Glass hits UK, no Union Jack model in sight

Google Glass hits UK, no Union Jack model in sight

After being relegated to the US, and limited to a semi-closed beta, Google Glass is opening up. Earlier today, the device support page had the UK listed, and shortly after opened up for sales overseas. The pricing, unfortunately for our UK readers, is similarly steep to the US variant.

 

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UK counter-terrorism boss wants unfettered data access

UK counter-terrorism boss wants unfettered data access

A new report submitted by the General Director of the Office for Security and Counter-terrorism in the UK has some surprising takes on surveillance. According to Charles Farr, because some data centers reside outside of the UK, all surveillance should be fair game. This would extend beyond public chats and into private correspondence.

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US drone soars through Europe on Nato mission

US drone soars through Europe on Nato mission

A high-flying US Drone entered European airspace for the third time, and entered UK airspace for the first. The Global Hawk, an unarmed and unmanned drone, was part of a Nato exercise involving remotely piloted air systems. Traveling from Italy, the drone went through southern Europe and through UK airspace into Norway.

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UK to legalize DVD and CD ripping for personal use

UK to legalize DVD and CD ripping for personal use

One of the many things that has irked people who spend their hard-earned money on CDs and DVDs through legitimate means is that the movie and music studios wanted it to be illegal to make a copy or rip your own content for personal use as a backup. The UK government has announced that it will be stepping in and this summer it will legalize the ripping of CDs and DVDs.

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Internet bullies could face longer jail sentences in UK

Internet bullies could face longer jail sentences in UK

Internet trolls, bullies, and other ne'er-do-wells could face longer jail sentences in the United Kingdom, if an amendment on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill passes Parliament. Presently, Internet trolls and bullies face up to six months in jail for harassment that takes place online or over the phone, but with the amendment, that number would increase to two years.

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UK bill to charge 20% VAT for digital purchases

UK bill to charge 20% VAT for digital purchases

Online retailers and digital content providers might soon be facing some rather heavy taxes if Goerge Osborne gets his way. Under a new law that will cover intra-EU business to consumer (B2C) taxation, such services will be taxed based on buyer's location, which in the UK means a 20 percent VAT.

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Chromecast begins international trek in 11 new countries

Chromecast begins international trek in 11 new countries

True to earlier leaks and promises, Google has officially started shipping the Chromecast to territories outside of the US. Now interested buyers in 11 countries will be able to enjoy almost all the streaming goodness that this little wonder device has to offer.

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