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Apple to host September event, Chrome doesn’t like flash and could YouTube pose a threat to Twitch?

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple Invites Media to September 9th Event
  • What Mobile Ad Blocking looks like in the real world
  • Google Chrome will start blocking flash ads automatically from September 1st
  • YouTube Gaming Launch Could Pose Threat to Twitch

 

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Is the UK really in the broadband slow lane, can video games really make people violent and Amazon’s potentially bruising workplace.

Topics talked about today:

  • Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
  • Broadband – are we really in the slow lane?
  • Do video games make people violent?
  • AT&T doesn’t want to pay $100M fine, says throttling didn’t harm customers

 

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Security experts find HTC phones store unencrypted fingerprints leaving them open to hackers, how good are cheaper smartphones and what is in the future for Google and social?

Topics talked about today:

  • The Shortfalls of Online Security
  • HTC phone stored unencrypted fingerprints
  • The possible demise of Google+
  • How good is a cheap smartphone?

 

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What are the possible dangers of Artificial Intelligence if it becomes too prevalent and we become over reliant on it, and why are so many well respected professionals in the industry raising concerns over it, and what lies ahead for online security?

Topics talked about today:

  • Killer robots: Tech experts warn against AI arms race
  • Are common online scams becoming less prevalent due to raised awareness?
  • The price for your stolen identity on the internet’s black market
  • Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons
  • The past and future development of online security to combat scams and cyberattacks

 

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Will Windows 10 prove a winner for Microsoft? Google has a spring clean and could smart watches become a security cesspool?

Topics talked about today:

  • Will Windows 10 prove a winner for Microsoft?
  • Rise of facial recognition queried by US agency
  • Google: Everything in its right place
  • Smart watches have security flaws, says HP

 

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The UK High Court upturns it’s decision on ripping CD’s for personal use, Apple’s impressive quarter results show more growth within the company and Britain’s autonomous vehicles receive similar road traffic laws as their normal counterparts.

Topics talked about today:

  • President Obama: “The Internet Is Not A Luxury, It Is A Necessity”
  • UK says it’s once again illegal to rip CDs for personal use
  • Apple’s Impressive 3rd Fiscal Quarter Results
  • UK driverless car testing rules are announced
  • Netflix adds a record 3.3 million new subscribers, continuing a blowout year

 

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Fast speed internet comes at a price, could electric vehicles be on their way quicker than we thought and the iPod makes an unsuspecting comeback.

Topics talked about today:

  • Comcast’s 2Gbps internet costs $300 per month with huge install fees
  • Electric vehicle batteries are getting cheaper much faster than we expected
  • Google’s quarterly revenue and profits rise
  • Apple Pay Officially Launched in the United Kingdom this Week
  • Apple Launches A8-Based iPod Touch With 8MP Camera, Adds New Nano and Shuffle Colours

 

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Recorded in the city of Prague, the FBI clarifies their stance on encryption, but does it really change anything? Apple’s Watch sales plunge 90% and major job cuts are announced at Microsoft.

Topics talked about today:

  • The FBI doesn’t want to have to force tech companies to weaken encryption
  • Apple Watch sales plunge 90%
  • Major Job Cuts announced at Microsoft
  • iPhone 6S Will Reportedly Be Thicker Than The iPhone 6

 

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Could the UK ban strong encryption, Galaxy S6 sales have reportedly been a huge disappointment and the EU plans to allow internet “fast lanes”.

Topics talked about today:

  • The UK Government is going to try and ban encryption in Britain
  • Reddit’s most powerful members are holding the site hostage
  • Galaxy S6 Sales Have Reportedly Been a Big Disappointment
  • EU plans to destroy net neutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes

 

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Software companies are leaving the UK because of surveillance laws, the French government orders a ban on UberPOP and Amazon introduces AI to combat fake reviews.

Topics talked about today:

  • Software companies are leaving the UK because of government’s surveillance plans
  • French government orders UberPOP ban after protests
  • Taylor Swift to Stream ‘1989’ Album on Apple Music
  • Computer says no: Amazon introduces AI to combat fake reviews

 

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Why you might want to stop using online, third party download sites, the UK music industry appeal a recent court ruling and why Nokia are returning to phones.

Topics talked about today:

  • An exodus of open-source software leaves SourceForge, Cnet and more
  • Samsung Phone Issue Exposes Millions To Hackers
  • High Court sides with UK music industry in challenge to CD copying law
  • Nokia reveals it’s returning to phones

 

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WWDC 2015, Can EU copyright law be fixed and fake mobile cell towers are discovered to be used for snooping within London.

Topics talked about today:

  • WWDC 2015
  • Can EU Copyright law be fixed?
  • Fake Mobile cell towers discovered to be in use within London

 

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What to expect at WWDC 2015, Netflix say adverts will not be placed in front of any content and Microsoft announces an official release date for Windows 10.

Topics talked about today:

  • WWDC 2015: Everything We Know
  • Apple is reportedly in 11th-hour talks with the music industry about its new streaming service
  • Netflix confirms it won’t ruin your streaming with ads anytime soon
  • Windows 10 gets a release date

 

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Everything you need to know about Google I/O 2015, AdBlock Plus secures another court victory in Germany, SanDisk announces  lightning-fast SSD drives that are as cheap as regular hard drives and how are people using the internet in 2015?

Topics talked about today:

  • Google I/O 2015
  • AdBlock Plus secures another court victory in Germany
  • SanDisk announces  lightning-fast SSD drives that are as cheap as regular hard drives
  • Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report: internet is still growing, but slowing

 

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Are we becoming untethered from our desks? Why network TV is collapsing and cashless payments start to overtake the use of notes and coins, but is this the end of cash payments?

Topics talked about today:

  • The brave new world of office computing
  • Why network TV is collapsing
  • Cashless payments overtake the use of notes and coins