The Pirate Bay May Go Down In The UK

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It appears like the free and open web is going to be a totally different place in the future. First it was the crackdown on Megaupload, and now The Pirate Bay is one step closer to being banned in the UK after the British High Court ruled that the Swedish file-sharing site is committing copyright infringement.

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Motorola Atrix ad banned over claims of being “most powerful smartphone”

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Motorola recently aired a television commercial wherein it claimed that the Atrix was the “world’s most powerful smartphone.” Well, Samsung begged to differ, saying that its Galaxy S II leaves the Atrix in the dust. So, the ad has now been pulled.

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UK police getting help from RIM to find London rioters

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By now, you’ve surely heard the story about how London police shot and killed Mark Duggan. You’re even more likely to have heard about the ensuing riots that are only now starting to simmer down. Well, it looks like BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion is offering to help the UK police track down the people who were involved in the riots, injuring numerous officers and causing thousands of dollars in damage.

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Hey Gramps, Check out the Emporia RL1

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While many people consider things like video games, digital cameras, GPS and browsing pages and pages of Google results are a must for a mobile phone, there are others who just want to make a call, as simple and directly as possible. Obviously we’re talking about the elderly here, they usually aren’t concerned with being able to go on Facebook, download apps and twitpic self-portraits; although we have seen our share of savvy old timers.

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White Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Exclusive to O2 UK

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The original PSP was only offered in black. Then, they came out with certain special editions and other iterations that outfitted the portable gamer in a variety of colors and designs. The Xperia Play is barely out of the gate, but Sony Ericsson is already breaking out the paint bucket.

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Personal data harvested by Google Street View to be deleted

No, we’re not even talking about the blurring of faces and license plates. Google already does that. There is a bigger issue at hand here for privacy campaigners, because the Google Street View cars were collecting personal data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks as they made their way around the highways and bi-ways.

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Expansys gets exclusive on Acer Stream Android phone

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The latest manufacturer to join forces with Google’s Android OS is Acer and their newest smartphone, the Stream. Unlike so many of its counterparts, its exclusivity isn’t with a specific carrier; it’s with a store. I thought this was a bit of an odd move, but it seems that online store Expansys UK will be the only place you can buy the Acer Stream Android phone when it launches on August 9th.

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Modu claims to be world’s lightest cell phone, now selling in the UK

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No, that’s not another generic MP3 player waiting to be hawked on eBay. What you are looking at is the Modu phone, and it is indeed a cell phone that claims to be the world’s lightest yet.

It doesn’t really have access to a vast app store, and it probably isn’t your best bet for checking email on the go, but this is about as compact as it gets in the world of mobile phones.

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