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Music Industry Wins UK Court Battle Over Legality of Backing Up CDs

Music Industry Wins UK Court Battle Over Legality of Backing Up CDs | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Remember back in 2005, when you used to buy CDs? Maybe you still do, say, when you go out to a show to support a band. Then, like most other human beings in the modern world, you come home, copy the music to your computer, and shelve the archaic optical disk forever.
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New York slams Verizon, calls city-wide FiOS rollout 'an egregious failure'

Ask New Yorkers about Verizon FiOS, and you'll get one of two answers. If they are one of the lucky people who have access, they'll swoon about its fantastic speeds. If not, you'll hear tales of...
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A hilarious Australian stand-up comic explains what U.S. gun laws look like to the rest of the world

A hilarious Australian stand-up comic explains what U.S. gun laws look like to the rest of the world | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A comedy routine explains America's contradictory attitudes toward guns in the eyes of the world
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The legal loophole that allowed Dylann Roof to get a gun

The legal loophole that allowed Dylann Roof to get a gun | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Dylann Roof, the man accused of a shooting spree that left nine people dead at a historic black church in Charleston Wednesday night, should not have been able to get a gun.
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Could The Latest Apple Watch 2 Leak Kill Sales Of The Apple Watch?

Could The Latest Apple Watch 2 Leak Kill Sales Of The Apple Watch? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
There's an easy conclusion to come to over Mark Gurman's reporting of the specifications of the second Apple Watch model, and that is people will wait for the new and improved wearable to arrive, depressing sales of the current generation of the Apple Watch. That's the wrong conclusion.
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Teen Killed After Tracking Down His Lost Smartphone

Teen Killed After Tracking Down His Lost Smartphone | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Lost your smartphone? Don’t worry, there are apps for that such as Apple’s Find My iPhone which in the past has resulted in some pretty amazing...
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Skype's real-time translator now speaks French and German

After adding Italian and Chinese support a couple of months ago, Microsoft is now bringing French and German to its Skype Translator app. That brings the total number of languages to six, with...
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F.C.C. to Fine AT&T for Slowing Data Speeds of Some Customers

F.C.C. to Fine AT&T for Slowing Data Speeds of Some Customers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The commission said the wireless carrier misled consumers with unlimited data plans when it slowed their service after they had used a certain amount of data.
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Time to change your master password, LastPass was hacked

Time to change your master password, LastPass was hacked | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
LastPass password management service was hacked.
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Downgrading Your Apple Watch OS Could Cost You Money

Downgrading Your Apple Watch OS Could Cost You Money | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Software updates are meant to be an improvement over its predecessor, but sometimes there are glaring bugs or changes that you just don’t...
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Huawei Watch delayed until September at the earliest

Huawei Watch delayed until September at the earliest | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Round smartwatches are inherently more beautiful than their square counterparts, especially when they try to replicate a simple regular watch. That's why the Moto 360 had so much hype around it, an...
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Fake mobile phone towers found to be ‘actively listening in’ on calls in UK

Fake mobile phone towers found to be ‘actively listening in’ on calls in UK | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
More than 20 “intrusive” fake mobile phone towers that eavesdrop on public conversations have been found active in the UK, the first time the technology has been detected in the country.
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This is the new BMW 7 Series, a rolling temple to high-tech

Automakers around the world use their large luxury sedans as testbeds for bleeding-edge tech — a lot of it is ridiculous, but a lot of it becomes practical (think heated seats) or even required by...
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Investigators connect massive federal hack to China

Investigators connect massive federal hack to China | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
More information about the hack that leaked info on millions of US government employees -- including extremely detailed data from background checks -- is
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‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
ISLA VISTA, CA—In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including himself, and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mas...
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Company Researches 2,200 Dog Food Formulas And Finds ONLY 119 To Be Satisfactory

Company Researches 2,200 Dog Food Formulas And Finds ONLY 119 To Be Satisfactory | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
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The Night Jon Stewart Ran Out Of Jokes

The Night Jon Stewart Ran Out Of Jokes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart makes his living turning the news into jokes. But on the day after a racially motivated massacre left nine dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carol
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Official Raspberry Pi Case launches for a mere £6

Official Raspberry Pi Case launches for a mere £6 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Available now from Swag Shop, RS Components and Element 14
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Sprint Halts Data Throttling Thanks to New Net Neutrality Rules

Sprint Halts Data Throttling Thanks to New Net Neutrality Rules | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With the Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules in place, Sprint is already feeling the effects: it’s no longer throttling the speeds of its wireless internet connections.
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AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ data

AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ data | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It's one of the biggest fines ever levied by the FCC against a telecom provider.
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It's Time to Enable Two-Step Authentication on Everything. Here’s How.

It's Time to Enable Two-Step Authentication on Everything. Here’s How. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If you don’t already have two-step authentication enabled on your all your account, you really need to turn it on for anything sensitive. Here’s how.
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Sony's A7R II full-frame camera has it all, for a price

Sony's A7R II full-frame camera has it all, for a price | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sony's full-frame camera family just got larger with a superb, but expensive mirrorless flagship, the A7R II. The new model is one of Sony's highest reso
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State-backed spyware targets antivirus maker, Iranian nuclear talks

State-backed spyware targets antivirus maker, Iranian nuclear talks | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The threat posed by state-sponsored malware might be even larger than first thought. Antivirus developer Kaspersky Lab says it discovered an attack on i
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