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Thursday, 30 June 2011


Only a short post today to say I've finally reached 100 followers!!!. Thank you to all of you. And here's to a 100 more.

Cheers guys <3

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Google+ challenges Facebook in social network battle

Online search giant Google has launched a new social networking website in its latest attempt to take on Facebook, which now claims more than 500m users.Google+ allows people to share photos, messages and comments but also integrates the company's maps and images into the service.But some people are saying that they've copied features of Facebook while adding a video chat function.Bare in mind Googles previous efforts to compete with Facebook ended in failure, with both Google Wave and Google Buzz proving unpopular with users.

Would you use Google+ instead of Facebook?

Monday, 27 June 2011

Online game Star Wars Galaxies set to close

Sony said the closure had come about because its contract to run the Star Wars game runs out in 2012, not because of declining player numbers.Sony has announced that its Star Wars Galaxies on-line game will be shut down on 15 December.The news was broken in e-mails sent to players and via messages posted on the game's support forums and website.

To be fair though, who really cares. Developing MMOs is pointless when World of Warcraft is still active with millions of users...

Sunday, 26 June 2011

iPhone 5 'to launch in September'

Current iPhone 4

Apple is to release the "iPhone 5" in September, according to reports from component suppliers in Asia who are gearing up to build the next generation of the company's smartphone. The new "iPhone 5" will look very similar to the current iPhone.

Reports suggest that the new phone will use an A5 processor like that included in the iPad 2 released in March and feature an 8MP camera (compared with 5MP in the iPhone 4). Some reports suggest that it is testing a higher-resolution or larger version of the screen than that in the present model.
The new devices will include Apple's new iOS 5 software, which includes its iCloud capability to synchronise data between devices, and to activate and update phones without requiring connection to a computer, as well as offering photo sharing and Twitter messaging across many apps.

Would you purchase and iPhone 5?

Friday, 24 June 2011

Team Fortress 2 Free For Ever...

One of Valves most popular selling games "Team Fortress 2" is now free to play for both PC and Mac.“There’s no catch! Play as much as you want, as long as you like,” says Valve. So what does this mean to people who purchased the game before it was free? Well you now have a “premium account.” The premium account has access to extra features, such as rare and cosmetic items that you get through random item drops. You can also store more items in your backpack (300 slots, compared to 50 slots in the free game) and have better trading and crafting abilities. In the short run this may seem great for many gamers, think about it though, players can keep making free accounts and cheating on TF2 and when they get banned, they can just make a new account. 

Thursday, 23 June 2011

No blog today

Sorry folks no update today due to illness, hopefully will be feeling better tomorrow.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Apple television set on its way

A former Apple executive claims  an Apple television set on its way. 
Not to be confused with AppleTV but rather a television with Apple TV built in, allowing you to stream content from your iPhone, iPad, MacBook or over the Internet. A source reckons Steve Jobs is planning to launch this in autumn. Its also rumoured to run apples mobile OS, which should means games such as angry birds will be playable on the big screen. Apparently though the TV itself wont be made by Apple but most probably Samgsung, slackers.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Friday removed from YouTube

Just in case any of you weren't aware the official video for Rebecca Black's  Friday has been removed from YouTube.A spokesman Black says her team asked YouTube to take the video down because of a dispute with the song's producers Ark Music Factory.Ark started to charge $2.99 (£1.85) to watch the clip last week.Black's lawyers have been accusing Ark of copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of her publicity rights. I personally hope its not re-uploaded

Monday, 20 June 2011

Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Dies

One of the stars of MTVs show Jackass, Ryan Dunn has died in a car crash at the age of 34. Dunn and another passenger died in a 3 a.m crash at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. The news was confirmed by April Margera on a local radio show. It has also been confirmed by Bam Margera.Dunn was probably best known for placing a toy car, in a condom, up his rectum in the original Jackass film.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

LulzSec offering to help Sega?

This week Sega was hacked by an unknown group of hackers ( Not LulzSec). Sega confirmed that the personal information of 1.29m users names, addresses, email addresses and passwords were stolen. Sega stresses not to worry though because payment information wasn't involved in the incident.

Lulzsec beloved console 

After the attack LulzSecurity tweeted Sega "We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast these people are going down." Would be funny to see Sega asking LulzSec for help...

Bitcoin Trojans

Bitcoin is an encrypted, peer-to-peer currency, designed as an alternative to government-controlled currencies. The Trojans  "InfoStealer.Coinbit" and "CoinBit.A" attempt to steal the wallet.dat file that holds the Bitcoin virtual currency and email it to the attacker.Both Trojans were found on Bitcoin user forums, potentially affecting all forum members if they were to click infected links. The Trojans were delivered via phishing links showing images. Bummer. 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Analogue Sticks on iPhone

Yup thats right, have developed a joystick attachment for the iPhone.

Made from milled Aluminum simply stick the joystick to your iPhone screen and its ready to use. Once you are done simply take it off, simple. They can be purchased from ThinkGeek for a price of $17.99 each, which is expensive if you are planning to buy 2. So unless you are a keen iPhone gamer i doubt they are worth the money. 

Microsoft take over Skype

Microsoft have taken over Skype for $8.5 billion, its biggest-ever acquisition, placing a rich bet on mobile and the Internet to try and best rivals such as Google Inc. Microsoft's interest in the money-losing, but popular service highlights a need to gain new customers for its Windows and Office software. Skype has 145 million users on average each month and has gained favor among small businesses.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Valve at gamescom 2011

This august the company that brought us Half Life, Portal and Team Fortress 2 will be making an appearance at this years Gamescom. They've given no clues about what they plan to announce. No doubt it will be a left 4 dead rehash and dota 2. Looks like ill probably have to wait till 2012 till they release Half life 3 and Counter Strike 2.

Below are VALVE's current games

Whats your favourite valve game?

Call of duty anyone?

The United States government is building its own "scale model" of the internet to carry out cyber war games.The system will allow researchers to simulate attacks by foreign powers and from hackers based inside the US.More than $500m (£309m) has been allocated by the Department of Defense to develop "cyber technologies".One of their prototypes will be selected to go into operation later in the year.

Is it really worth it?

Thursday, 16 June 2011

100 Years

Happy Birthday IBM!
The company that invented the memory and hard drive in your computer, the magnetic strip on your credit card, the punch cards developed for Social Security and a load of other shit has today turned 100!!


The Arctic Light from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

The Aurora from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

Apple to block iPhones being used to record videos at gigs

Infra-red sensors to stop iPhone video records at live gigs
Apple hopes to put an end to iPhone touters using their smartphone to film music gigs, a patent filed by the Cupertino company has revealed

Fuck you Steve Jobs. 

lulzsec strike again

LulzSec has struck again, posting a collection of 62,000 passwords and emails on file hosting site MediaFire.
Web users have already taken some of the details to log onto others’ email services, as well as access popular internet services.
Yesterday they claimed to have taken down the CIA's website, a move that will undoubtedly be seen as an escalation.

if you wish to stalk them make sure to follow them on twitter.

Twitter Announcement

A guy killing time, yup thats me.As a first post I've set up a twitter to use along side my blog so please make sure you follow me at :

Many thanks.

p.s My first major blog will be sometime tomorrow