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Alex Masters is a technology journalist, podcaster and blogger based in the UK. He is a serial technology geek with a BA in Multimedia Design from DeMontfort university. You can follow his online escapades on Google+

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Study finds pirates spend 30% more on music than non-sharers, Notebook

Study finds pirates spend 30% more on music than non-sharers

A new study, carried out by the American Assembly, has found that users who pirate music online actually spend up to 30% more on legal music purchases than those who do not pirate.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 at 4:00 am

Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Mini is just mutton dressed as lamb, Notebook

Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Mini is just mutton dressed as lamb

Samsung have announced their latest mid-range Android smartphone: the Galaxy SIII Mini, but in doing so they’ve risked diluting their best phone lineup to date by adding a lacklustre device not worthy of the Galaxy SIII name.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Friday, 12 October 2012 at 10:57 am

Kickstarter to launch in the UK on October 31st, Notebook

Kickstarter to launch in the UK on October 31st

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter will be opening its virtual doors to UK entrepreneurs on October 31st. Startups, musicians and inventors alike will be able to pitch their projects to the world in the hope of gaining enough support to bring their ideas to life.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 11 October 2012 at 3:24 pm

Spotify partnership brings streaming music to Samsung Smart TVs, Notebook

Spotify partnership brings streaming music to Samsung Smart TVs

Starting with its 2012 E-Series Smart TVs, Samsung will be rolling out a dedicated Spotify app in Europe, making it possible to connect to your Spotify Premium account and stream music directly through your TV.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at 2:20 pm

Rovio return with Angry Birds Star Wars!, Notebook

Rovio return with Angry Birds Star Wars!

Hot on the heels of Rovio’s hugely successful Bad Piggies, the Angry Bird’s are back with a new Star Wars themed game heading to iOS, Android, Mac and PC on November 8th.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Monday, 8 October 2012 at 3:45 pm

Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the anniversary of his death, Notebook

Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the anniversary of his death

On the anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, Apple pay tribute their visionary leader, vowing to carry his legacy into the future, but will their future products be more iterative than innovative without Steve at the helm?

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Friday, 5 October 2012 at 3:33 pm

Google brings Street View to iOS via mobile web site update, Notebook

Google brings Street View to iOS via mobile web site update

After the disappointing loss of Google Maps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Google have focused on their mobile web app, adding Street View support to the mobile experience in a bid to satisfy disgruntled iOS customers until a native app is released.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 4 October 2012 at 12:36 pm

HTC Unveils the One X+, breathing new life into their flagship Android phone, Notebook

HTC Unveils the One X+, breathing new life into their flagship Android phone

Just six months after the original One X hit the shelves, HTC have revamped their flagship Android handset. Adding a larger battery, faster processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a new matte black finish.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 at 1:52 pm

RIM vice presidents rock out in cringeworthy BlackBerry 10 promo video, Notebook

RIM vice presidents rock out in cringeworthy BlackBerry 10 promo video

Earlier this week RIM unveiled this tongue in cheek video at their ‘BlackBerry Jam’ developer conference, to help promote the developer features for BB10. Long story short: it’s terrible. The rest you have to see to believe…

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Friday, 28 September 2012 at 12:54 pm

Facebook cracks down on fake accounts and false likes, Notebook

Facebook cracks down on fake accounts and false likes

Facebook have begun aggressively ramping up efforts to rid the world’s largest social network of fake accounts and false likes, to provide more accurate and transparent user engagement numbers.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 2:22 pm

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