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+ - Cameron Threatens To Shut Down UK Social Networks->

Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "In a move worthy of China's communist regime, UK PM David Cameron wants to shut down social networks whenever civil unrest rears its head in Britain's towns and cities.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Cameron said, "Everyone watching these horrific actions will be struck by how they were, organised via social media.

"Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill. So we are working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.""

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Security

+ - London police post riot suspect pics on Flickr->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Proving they're getting the hang of this technology lark, London police have begun posting up pictures on Flikr of people they'd like to interview following riots and looting around the UK over the past few days.
Britain having more CCTV cameras per head of UK population, there are plenty of pictures available. Finding someone not wearing a mask is a bit more problematic, however."

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Technology

+ - Tech giants set standard for active 3D glasses->

Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "A coalition of TV-making tech giants has teamed up to create what it hopes will become the de facto standard for active shutter 3D glasses.

Panasonic, Samsung and Sony have all jumped into bed with glasses-maker Xpand for a project snappily named the Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative in order to consolidate all of the disparate technologies currently out their under one three-dimensional umbrella."

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Hardware

+ - Objet demonstrates ready-to-use 3D printing->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "There's little doubt now that the world is on the cusp of a 3D printing revolution, but the technology has always been held back by its scale: while small objects are easy to create out of lightweight materials, usable large-scale creations are more difficult.
Objet, a company founded back in 1998 to create commercial-scale 3D printing systems, believes that it may be pushing that barrier with its latest creation: an entirely 3D printed folding chair, capable of supporting up to 100 kilograms."

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Apple

+ - Installing OSX Lion On A Real World Mac->

Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "It's all very well reviewers telling you how Apple's OSX Lion works on a brand new Mac with a clean install and no clutter, but what happens when you've got a three-year-old Mac Pro stuffed full of digital detritus with a spider's web of USB and Firewire devices hanging out of the back of it, not to mention four monitors of questionable heritage?

Check out this real world review of Apple's latest OS."

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Games

+ - Ubisoft Declares War on Second-Hand Game Sales->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Ubisoft has decided that it has had enough of the thriving market for second-hand games, and will be providing a new service it calls UPlay Passport in an attempt to squeeze some money out of those who don't buy their games new. Any second-hand buyers will need to shell out additional cash for a new single-use code, or miss out on key functionality."
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Intel

+ - Intel Details Dynamic Resolution Rendering Tech->

Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "Intel is risking the ire of hardcore gamers by suggesting that PC gaming can learn a trick or two from the world of consoles by altering a game's rendering resolution on the fly in order to boost performance.

Intel's latest chips, the Sandy Bridge series, pack some impressive graphical horsepower compared to the company's previous attempts, but still lag behind the performance of dedicated graphics from AMD or Nvidia. While that hasn't been a problem in the past — as there is a significant cost for an OEM to include discrete graphics with its product — AMD's move to the Fusion platform and the 'accelerated processing' concept threatens Intel's hold on the integrated graphics market."

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Piracy

+ - Up To 90% Of iPhone Games Are Stolen->

Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "Software developer Gamized has blasted Apple for its inability to curb piracy on its iOS platform, calling the problem 'humiliating'.

The company's Luis Fonseca has sparked an iOS piracy debate by revealing that fewer than one in ten copies of commercial games currently being played by iDevice owners has actually been paid for."

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