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Hacker attempts to sell BBC server access on Christmas day

Hacker attempts to sell BBC server access on Christmas day

Dec. 30 | A computer server at the BBC – Britain’s public broadcaster – was taken over by a hacker recently. After taking over the server, the hacker launched a Christmas Day campaign in an attempt to persuade other cyber-criminals to pay him in exchange...

Bargain hunters in UK queuing to grab good deals on Boxing Day

Bargain hunters in UK queuing to grab good deals on Boxing Day

Dec. 27 | As the post-Christmas sales begin in the UK, a huge number of shoppers queued on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in the morning in order to grab some of the best deals. Hundreds of bargain hunters were spotted hitting the streets of Preston on Boxing Day....

Britain to become world’s fifth-largest economy by 2018

Britain to become world’s fifth-largest economy by 2018

Dec. 26 | A leading policy institute in the UK claims that Britain will surpass France and become the fifth largest economy in the world by 2018 and is also moving towards overtaking Germany in order to become the biggest European economy by 2030. The Centre...

UK anti-porn filter replaced with Google Chrome app Go Away Cameron

UK anti-porn filter replaced with Google Chrome app Go Away Cameron

Dec. 24 | Just one day after the introduction of the anti-porn filter in the UK, users of Google Chrome web browser have discovered that they can easily go around the expensive filter for adult sites. Users can bypass the app by simply adding an add-on to their...

Samsung to debut finger-gesture-controlled TV range in UK in January 2014

Samsung to debut finger-gesture-controlled TV range in UK in January 2014

Dec. 23 | Samsung is all set to reveal its new TV range which will be showcased at CES at the beginning of January 2014. The upcoming range of TVs will feature goggleboxes, which will allow users to change the volume and switch channels by simply waving their fingers. There...

Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, Nelson Mandela named most Googled people in 2013

Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, Nelson Mandela named most Googled people in 2013

Dec. 19 | American actor Paul Walker, the ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith and the veteran South African leader Nelson Mandela have been announced as the most searched people on Google in 2013. The online giant released the data as part of its annual report,...

Facebook introduces video ads service

Facebook introduces video ads service

Dec. 17 | Social networking giant Facebook is set to begin selling video ads later this week and the company is expected to make the announcement on December 17, 2013. The report was first published by Wall Street Journal, citing people who are familiar with the...

Time’s Person of the Year list features strong contenders

Time’s Person of the Year list features strong contenders

Dec. 11 | The list of contenders for the 2013 Time’s Person of the Year is as diverse as it gets and features the first Jesuit Pope, former child star and controversial singer Miley Cyrus and the president of the United States Barack Obama. Some of the previous...

Nelson Mandela memorial to be attended by heads of state, celebrities

Nelson Mandela memorial to be attended by heads of state, celebrities

Dec. 10 | The 91 heads of state, 75 dignitaries, 10 former heads of state and 86 delegations from different organizations are expected to gather for the former South African President Nelson Mandela’s memorial. The memorial service for the late veteran will...

Susan Boyle talks about her struggle with Asperger’s Syndrome

Susan Boyle talks about her struggle with Asperger’s Syndrome

Dec. 9 | For the first time ever, Scottish singer Susan Boyle talked about that fact that she is suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s Syndrome is the type of autism which has an affect on how a patient socially interacts with other people and fascinates...