Author: Ben Buffone

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Xbox One will be released 27th November, says Amazon

Amazon’s american branch is claiming that Microsoft’s upcoming console, the Xbox One, will be on sale from 27 November. Whilst the Redmond-based company are yet to officially confirm a release date, Amazon, who received over 2500 pre-orders of next-generation consoles per minute, could definitely be considered a trusted source. The Xbox...

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Will the next iPhone have a fingerprint scanner?

  Most of us have lots of personal information on our mobile devices we’d rather wasn’t made public. Whether it’s for legitimate or more illicit reasons, smartphone security has become next to paramount. Until now, a personal identification number has been the only obstacle lying between a thief and your...

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Facebook unveils Video for Instagram

At the recent Facebook press conference, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom unveiled Video on Instagram. The service has been rumoured for a few weeks and puts the company in direct competition with Twitter, who offer the wildly popular video sharing app Vine. The last time we heard from Instagram, they announced...

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Speck HandyShell iPad case: Review

Protecting your beloved tablet usually comes with its downfalls. Either a case is so thin and unobtrusive that it provides no protective qualities, or it’s so large it ruins the portable nature of the device. The Speck HandyShell, whilst far from the smallest iPad case around, seeks to tie in...

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Facebook announces Verified Pages: Twitter-style

Facebook today announced that Pages and profiles of prominent figures, brands and artists can now be verified. Before now, fake pages were able to draw great numbers of fans while official pages lost out. Similar to Twitter, a blue check mark will now appear next to the name of the...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung has just announced the newest device to its smartphone lineup, the Galaxy S4 mini. As with the S3 mini, however, the little brother of the company’s flagship phone promises equivocal performance in a more portable design, but delivers poorly on specs. The S4 mini is powered by a lesser...

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Hands on: New Google Maps

In 2005, Google officially announced its mapping service. While there were some less-featured aerial mapping services beforehand, Google implemented an easy-to-use service that could be used by everybody with a web browser. Just a few months later, Google released the Maps API, which now accounts for 15 percent usage of...

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Software You Should Have: Reeder

Platform: Mac OSX Cost: Free! Download Version 1.2: http://bit.ly/YAm8ic   Getting all your news in one place often proves to be a difficult task. Do you trawl through endless bookmarks or tangle yourself up in a broadsheet newspaper large enough to decorate a room? Well, the answer is, of course, no....

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Camden is first London Borough to get free Wi-Fi

Camden, arguably the most trendy and vibrant of all the London Boroughs, has become the first to offer free Wi-Fi throughout its streets and open spaces. The service will be available free for the first 30 minutes of use. Communications infrastructure firm Arqiva will be building the necessary infrastructure over the course...