92% of UK users Opt-out of Porn Filters

By all accounts, the UK’s national porn filters have been a disaster. The network-level filters were introduced at the insistence of the government, which said that companies could either implement them voluntarily, or face legislation to force them to do so. Many, including high-profile figures like Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, berated them and said that they simply wouldn’t work – and indeed they didn’t.

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Newbee wins $5m DOTA2 Internationals

Dota 2, one of the most popular online games, crowned its new champion yesterday. Chinese team Newbee defeated Vici Gaming, who also came from China, in the grand finals to earn a prize money of $5m and claimed the “Aegis of Champions”. The runners-up Vici Gaming went back home with $1.4m and $4.5m of the prize pool was distributed among the remaining 19 teams. Valve donated $1.6m to the prize pool, with the rest coming from in-game purchases from players all around the world. The International tickets were sold out before the main event and Key Arena seemed to be packed during the matches

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Traffic to Pirate Bay Doubles since Blocking

The Pirate Bay is a symbol for peer-to-peer file sharing around the world, as one of the longest-running – and still one of the most popular – destinations for those searching for shared content. But it is also one of the most heavily censored sites on the web, thanks largely to the efforts of the entertainment industries, who have made it their mission to do all that they can to prevent users from using it to share movies, videos, TV shows, music, games and other content.

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Each Microsoft Employee Generates $220,000 in Net Income

Microsoft makes a lot of money each quarter – to the tune of a few billion dollars - but one metric that Wall St loves to examine, and which is a bit interesting for the casual observer, is that of how much money the company generates per employee For the fiscal year of 2013, which ran from June 2012 to June 2013, each employee at Microsoft brought in $220,800 in net income and $786,400 revenue.

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Free, Faster Wi-fi on UK Trains

Around £90m is to be spent on a major expansion of Wi-Fi services on trains in the UK, including significant speed increases, over the next few years. Some of the funding for the improvements will come from a record fine being handed to infrastructure operator Network Rail, after it failed to meet punctuality targets over the last five years.

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Unlock your Phone with VivaLnk’s Temporary NFC Tattoo

As our mobile devices become portals into our digital lives, there has been a greater need to secure them, which could cost us more time that we think. By locking our devices, it seems that we are wasting precious seconds everyday when it comes to unlocking our devices. Although a couple seconds here and there might not seem like a lot, VivaLnk, has created a unique solution that could save you time while still keeping your device secure.

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Google Cardboard: What is it?-

Google I/O has become known for its fairly generous support for developers by handing out gifts to its attendees. As the keynote for I/O 2014 was concluding, attendees became excited with the prospect of leaving Moscone Center with lavish devices like smartphones, laptops, or tablets. Interestingly, Google decided to hand out something a bit more modest this year, when it announced to its attendees that they would be receiving Cardboard. While this left most attendees confused, they soon understood what Google was talking about and why it was a perfect giveaway.

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‘Material Design’ a New Programming Language by Google

Microsoft has gone through more than its fair share of names for its design language – from Metro to Modern to ‘Microsoft design’ – but as Google continues to evolve its cross-platform products into a more mature and connected suite, it’s keen to ensure that everyone understands exactly what its identity system is called.

Today, as part of its I/O event, Google released a video giving a flavour of its unified design language, which it calls “Material Design”.

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