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PornHub lets everyone know exactly how they consume porn

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 1:43 pm

Just in case you lay awake at night pondering the meaning of life, along with wondering exactly how our global population consume their pornography - look no further because TweakTown has you covered. Don't worry - everything in this article is safe for work.

 

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According to statistics released by PornHub, the United States still sits at #1 in the consumer scale, with the United Kingdom taking up less than half the traffic flow followed by Canada. This ranges across their websites crazy 78.9 billion video views throughout the 12 months of 2014, alongside a crazy 5800 visits every second.

 

With teens being on the main agenda, the apparently intriguing category of "step mom" has raised up a massive 14 places, now sitting at 4th overall. If data is more your thing, this review shows that over 50 gigabytes per second of bandwidth is needed by their servers, offering up 1.57 million terabytes of data throughout the last calendar year. This is coupled with a total of 18.35 billion total visits and just over 1 million comments - seeing the word "love" being most-used.

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Apple maybe considering a stylus for the possible iPad Pro

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 1:21 pm

Apple Insider has leaked information that Apple may be developing a self-branded stylus to be included with the iPad Pro - reports claim that it may be named the iPen or Apple Pen. It's a rumor stacked on a rumor - but it does have some logical merit.

 

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Stylus pens for tablet devices are actually quite common among older (40-year and over) crowds. Although I've never seen a person under 40 use one voluntarily before, my parents and grandparents are often using their third-party stylus devices to play Solitare and browse the web on their iPad 2's.

 

As with most official Apple products, there's no reason that this technology giant couldn't release a simple stylus, slap a $30 RRP on it and watch it walk itself out the door with massive sales - lets be honest, how much really goes into a stylus pens' design?

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Logic wins again - London venues are banning selfie sticks

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 1:03 pm

Leading concert venues in London have started to ban selfie sticks due to issues regarding blocking views of stages and the possibility of injury toward other patrons.

 

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You're not allowed to take in an extendable baton into festivals, concerts or gigs, so it makes perfect sense that selfie sticks have been barred from entry. This news comes amid reports of some injuries taking place thanks to selfie sticks being used in packed crowds, alongside many complaints that any large sized phone, like an iPhone 6 Plus, will easily block the view of any spectators.

 

O2 arena has joined the banned-wagon (no pun intended), with a spokesman stating in an interview to NME.com that "the O2 do not allow selfie sticks into the arena due to safety considerations. We welcome selfies, but please leave the stick at home", and a representative for Wembley Arena adds, "The sticks might mean you are refused entry to the venue so our advice is don't bring them and stick with the tried and tested use of an arm." This is followed by a spokesman for Brixton Academy adding "selfie sticks are not permitted at Academy Music Group venues. This is in keeping with our existing policy that prohibits the filming and photography during a performance with iPads and other tablet devices and includes any such obstructions for the satisfaction of other customers."

NBN Co starts Fibre to the Basement rollouts in Australia

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 11:37 am

There has been some great news unleashed for Sydney, Melbourne and ACT apartment residents, with NBN Co confirming that they are beginning their fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) roll-outs to approximately 6,000 Aussie apartments. Including 43 apartment blocks in total, these apartments will be the first to be connected to FTTB technology.

 

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The first 2,000 apartments will be ready for full operation in March, as claimed by NBN co, with the other 4,000 said to be ready by the end of June. With a targeted list of locations involved being the Sydney CBD, Balmain, Elizabeth Bay, Erskineville, Haymarket, Rushcutters Bay, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Randwick, Mascot, Alexandria, and St Leonards in New South Wales, TPG is also rolling out their own FTTB services to Pyrmont and the Sydney CBD.

 

As far is other locations are concerned, NBN Co is targeting Melbourne's Carlton, Keysborough and Brunswick, and also Civic in the ACT.

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Governor Cuomo promises to provide broadband access for New Yorkers

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 10:04 am

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and his administration board have just announced its next (third) part of the "2015 State of the Opportunity" agenda, being a $1 billion broadband internet program that sees public and private resources utilized.

 

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Cuomo has stated that the plan will create a $500 million NY Broadband Program set to use capital funds from bank settlements, offering this sum of money as an incentive to private sector parties in order to expand high-speed internet access is high-needs areas. If ISPs wish to qualify for this funding, they must pledge a 1:1 match in finances, seeing this plan grow from the $500 million figure stated above to a massive $1 billion total. ISPs must also offer up a minimum of 100Mbps internet speed to clients as part of the contract.

 

There has been no mention of quota limitations as of yet, with Cuomo's staff stating they will prioritize ISPs whom deliver the highest speed at lowest cost. Hopefully this won't see ISPs flock to this agenda only to offer extremely high-speed broadband options with extremely tiny download limits.

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Chinese government will put $6.5 billion aside to help out startups

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 9:31 am

We all know that startups can turn into some big and beautiful things, which is why the Chinese government is now launching a 40 billion RMB (roughly $6.5 billion) in a venture capital fund to help startup companies.

 

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The $6.5 billion is coming from both the Chinese government, and private investors. Investors in the region are beginning to see the benefits of startups, which is where this idea started from. A government run venture capital project is part of China's start to becoming less reliant on property and other infrastructure asset investments, and more into something that has massive long term appeal.

 

The Premier of China's State Council, Le Keqiang, said that the motivation behind the project is of the hope to boost overall economic growth. China's State Council said: "The establishment of the state venture capital investment guidance fund, with the focus to support fledging start-ups in emerging industries, is a significant step for the combination of technology and the market, innovations and manufacturing. It will also help breed and foster sunrise industries for the future and promote (China's) economy to evolve towards the medium and high ends".

HTC to unveil its new One M9 smartphone at MWC 2015 in March

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:36 am

HTC has pretty much just confirmed its upcoming codenamed Hima smartphone, or the One M9, for Mobile World Congress 2015 which kicks off on March 2, but HTC will be hosting its own event on March 1 to debut the new smartphone.

 

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There's no concrete information on it, or whether HTC will be actually unveiling the new One M9, but the tease is that "utopia in progress" should be enough. The picture on the invitation itself is filled with stars, with a single burst of light that highlights the company's invite.

 

What will the One M9 materialize into? We should see it featuring a high-end Sony-built rear-camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a QHD display, Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 UI and much more.

Jimmy Kimmel wants you to give up your password, asks the world on TV

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 7:33 am

Jimmy Kimmel has taken to the streets of New York City to ask US citizens for their passwords, quite blatantly. What better way for the NSA to secure those passwords, than to mind control Kimmey and get him to ask for them? I jest.

 

 

It was all for a sketch obviously, where he asked the general public for their passwords, with most of the public not realizing what they had done until the last minute. I'm sure most of them would be rushing home to change their passwords straight away.

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The Long Dark secures over 250,000 Early Access sales so far

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 6:33 am

Hinterland Studios' new game, The Long Dark, has sold over 250,000 copies on Steam's Early Access service since it launched on September 22. Although sales are up, the life expectancy of gamers within the Northern woods survival title are quite low.

 

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Just 24% of gamers have made it through the game world for over five days, with just 1.4% players having the smarts to last the harsh environments for 50 days. A dedicated story mode is in the works, but an update being pushed out for The Long Dark is coming soon which will add fresh places to explore (and probably die in), and more threats within the gaming world.

 

You can buy The Long Dark right now on Steam for the PC and Mac for just $19.99.

Take home the 'Fury' on Blu-ray, thanks to Universal Sony Pictures

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 6:12 am

Thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Pictures Entertainment Australia, we have copies of this weeks Blu-ray release of 'Fury' up for grabs for 10 lucky readers!

 

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War never ends quietly. April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

 

To go into the running to take home a copy of the Blu-ray, simply answer the following question:

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