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Liat Clark / Wired.co.uk:
Study: shutdown of Kino.to, Germany's biggest video streaming site, had little effect on piracy in 2011   —  Shutting down huge pirate sites has no ‘positive effect’  —  In 2011, police officers across Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands swept into the homes and data centres …
May 18, 2015, 8:40 AMIn context
James Temperton / Wired.co.uk:
After UK court ruling, Privacy International website allows you to ask if GCHQ spied on you   —  You can now find out if GCHQ spied on you  —  People from around the world can join a campaign to find out if British intelligence agency GCHQ illegally spied on them — and force it to delete the data.
Feb 16, 2015, 12:50 PMIn context
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk:
Intel unveils button-sized Curie module to power future wearables   —  Intel has today unveiled Curie, a low-powered module no bigger than a button, as part of its vision to lead in the wearables field.  Company CEO Brian Krzanich announced the module, which will be built on a tiny new chip called …
Jan 6, 2015, 9:00 PMIn context
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk:
Intel unveils ACAT open-source communication system for Stephen Hawking that doubles typing rate using SwiftKey technology   —  Stephen Hawking's new speech system is free and open-source  —  Intel has today unveiled a new open-source communication system created especially for Professor Stephen Hawking …
Dec 2, 2014, 12:55 PMIn context
Liat Clark / Wired.co.uk:
Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over privacy by Austrian law student Max Schrems   —  Facebook hit with international class action privacy suit … An Austrian privacy activist has launched a wide-reaching class action suit against Facebook Ireland for breaching European data protection law.
Aug 2, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / Wired.co.uk:
MIT researchers develop algorithm that searches for and identifies human actions in videos   —  Algorithm searches for human actions in videos  —  An algorithm has been developed to automatically recognise human gestures or activities in videos in order to describe what is taking place.
Jun 3, 2014, 4:25 AMIn context
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk:
Researchers transmit data from Earth to Moon at 19.44mbps, 4800 times the previous record   —  Wireless broadband can reach the moon, and maybe Mars  —  Aside from air, water and fresh vegetables, what would need to survive on the moon?  One thing that would likely of feature high on the list is a decent, reliable wireless internet.
May 26, 2014, 9:00 PMIn context
Philippa Warr / Wired.co.uk:
Microsoft ‘developing’ virtual reality hardware for Xbox   —  Xbox is thought to be developing virtual reality hardware of its own according to a source of the Wall Street Journal.  —  Apparently virtual reality tech is being developed alongside augmented reality devices in relation to the Xbox.
Mar 18, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk:
Huawei cracks tablet design with MediaPad X1 and M1 (hands-on) … Huawei is the first to admit that it's late to the tablet game, but at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it's got too brand new offerings: the 8-inch MediaPad M1 and the 7-inch MediaPad X1.
Feb 23, 2014, 9:35 AMIn context
David Rowan / Wired.co.uk:
WhatsApp: The inside story   —  When he was living on welfare, Jan Koum's family collected food stamps a couple of blocks from the unmarked Mountain View office that now houses his messaging company, WhatsApp.  An émigré at 16 from Communist Ukraine — where phones were routinely tapped …
Feb 19, 2014, 7:30 PMIn context

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