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BT blocks The Pirate Bay

BT started blocking access to The Pirate Bay around midday on Tuesday, the ISP has confirmed.BT Retail was the last of the big UK internet service providers to institute the block, which had been ordered by the High Court after an earlier ruling that found The Pirate Bay (TPB) to be aiding copyright infringement.

June 20, 2012 by

Is UK retail giant Comet really a Windows pirate?

It's not unusual for Microsoft to file lawsuits against PC makers who pirate its software, but its case against giant UK retailer Comet is different. What did Comet do that was wrong, and why has Microsoft hauled them into court?

January 4, 2012

Boxing Day was the UK's top online shopping day

Boxing Day 2011 broke previous records to become the UK's best ever day for online shopping, according to Experian Hitwise monitoring. "Online retail websites received an astonishing 96 million UK Internet visits yesterday, 40 percent more than on Boxing Day last year (68 million visits)," said the company.

December 27, 2011 by

Sony and LG end patent war, sign licensing deal

Sony and LG have decided to stop suing each other over alleged patent infringements and have reportedly signed a cross-licensing deal instead.In a statement sent to ZDNet UK on Thursday, Sony said that "Sony, LG Electronics and Zenith Electronics [an LG brand] have reached an agreement on the basic settlement terms regarding all the pending patent litigations which the parties have filed since October 2010 in the US and the EU, and have agreed to withdraw all of these litigations".

August 11, 2011 by

Microsoft gives developers a slice of Mango

Microsoft has allowed app developers to upgrade their retail Windows Phones to the new Mango version of the operating system, ahead of a wider release to the public.The Mango upgrade was announced on Tuesday on the MSDN App Hub page, where registered developers in 23 countries, including the UK, were told they could have the beta version of Mango.

June 30, 2011 by

RIM reveals UK pricing and availability for PlayBook

Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet will go on sale in the UK in mid-June, the company said on Tuesday as it also announced pricing for the device.The PlayBook, which will initially be sold through Dixons Retail, Carphone Warehouse, Insight UK and Phones 4u, will become available on 16 June, with the cheapest configuration costing £399.

May 17, 2011 by

Seagate GoFlex Satellite

Seagate has announced a portable Wi-Fi-equipped hard drive, the GoFlex Satellite, which is designed to act as a wireless media hub for storage-limited tablets and smartphones. Officially unveiled today, the GoFlex Satellite won't be available at UK and European retail outlets until mid-August.

May 16, 2011 by

Sony Ericsson LiveView Android remote gets UK date

The Sony Ericsson LiveView Android remote control — which lets users view notification messages without needing to access their handset — is now available to pre-order in the UK.The remote — which is listed on Amazon UK with a retail price of £55.

November 16, 2010 by

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