Giles Turnbull

Giles is a freelance tech writer in England. He likes tea, cheese and proper beer, ideally in that order.

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TechFast: Microsoft Sues Everybody, Nintendo 3DS Reviews

Good morning. Here’s what’s been breaking in tech news while you’ve been sleeping and enjoying your breakfast.

Microsoft sues just about everybody

The lawyers will be opening another crate of champagne today, as Microsoft announces lawsuits against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec for patent infringement. What patents, exactly?

Prisoners On Facebook: People Don’t Like This

No drugs. No weapons. And no social networks.

Convicted felons are supposed to be denied many things when they’re sent to prison, but it seems that law enforcement authorities are only just waking up to the idea that even convicts might want to post on their Facebook wall.

The Huffington Post posted an article today that spells out …

This Man Knows What You Did Five Minutes Ago

This energetic young man is Tom Scott, making an entertaining presentation at Ignite London a few weeks ago, and very cleverly opening everyone’s eyes to the issues surrounding online privacy. Or the lack of it.

For those of you unable to watch the video, in it Tom pulls live data from the internet in real time, plucking personal …

Why Did Facebook Buy Snaptu?

When Apple invented the App Store, it invented a whole new way of selling software – one so popular that other tech companies have rushed to build their own clones of the same idea.

Is Facebook among them? Possibly so, given the weekend’s news that it has signed a deal to buy UK/Israeli mobile technology company Snaptu.

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TechFast: Google vs China, iPad Success, Facebook Snaps Up Snaptu

Good morning! Here are some of this morning’s interesting tech stories. More on these, and more besides, coming up later.

iPad 2 Will Keep The Top Spot

In a market analysis report that will surprise exactly no-one, some analysts from Gartner said the Apple iPad will continue to dominate the tablet computer market for some time to

iPhone 5 Rumors of the Day

Another day, another pair of iPhone 5 rumors. Everybody loves a juicy Apple rumor, it seems, but the usual caveat applies: until a senior Apple exec has stood on a stage and announced it, either or both of these should be taken with a pinch of salt. No, wait: make that a truckload.

Rumor 1: iPhone 5 will have NFC chip for wireless

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