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Images_of_Money/Flickr German security researcher Thomas Skora has developed an app that can read the details off a contactless credit / bank card using an NFC-enabled (near field communications) handset. The app, which appeared briefly in Google Play before Google removed it, can read the card number, issue date, expiry date, and bank code from contactless…

AMD+ARM

The humble central processing unit (CPU) has been powering our computing devices for decades and the changes and innovations seen over the years have been nothing but astounding. But the big CPU companies aren’t resting on their laurels. Recently AMD and Intel have made announcements which give us a tantalizing taste of what could be…

Kindle Fire

[Update] Amazon has issued a press release officially announcing the launch of the Amazon Appstore in several European countries. Read the full press release below. Amazon has made some significant changes to its Appstore developer portal as it prepares to start selling apps outside of the U.S. According to a message…

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If you like labyrinth or tilt-to-control Android games, then Dark Nebula is a must-try. With over 6,000,000 (yes, you read that right) downloads on iOS, Dark Nebula – Episode One is now available for Android devices. In Dark Nebula, you control a small disk by tilting your device to navigate through eleven levels…

winzip android app

If you used Windows between 1991 and 2001 then you have probably heard of (and used) WinZip. Before Microsoft built the ability to unzip files into Windows XP, and before 7zip, WinZip was the de facto way to handle .zip files. Wind forward another ten years and WinZip is still…

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A lot has been said about Apple’s Siri, including some interesting remarks by Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. There are those who love it and those who, how can we put it, those who aren’t so keen. But everyone agrees that voice control and “talking” to our mobile devices is the…

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For those who have Samsung’s new Galaxy S3 Android super phone but want something closer to the vanilla Android experience, rather than the heavily customized UI provided by Samsung, then here is some good news for you. The S3 is now part of the official CyanogenMod 9 nightly build process…

Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft is no stranger to making hardware – along with the odd mouse and keyboard, it has been making and selling its successful Xbox line of game consoles for a decade. It now seems that Microsoft will enter into the tablet market. Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday in LA, where it…