TV industry needs to keep up effort to tackle piracy, says A + E chief

Paul Buccieri, president of US channel, says issue is bigger than ever, with increase in digital making problem more difficult to deal with

Piracy is a bigger issue than ever for the TV industry, despite it being talked about less, according to one of the US’s top cable executives.

Paul Buccieri, president of US channels A+E and History, told the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival that the industry needs to keep up its efforts to tackle people illegally watching content.

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Apple Watch is king of smartwatch sales according to latest numbers

It may not live up to financial analysts’ high expectations but sales are six times bigger than nearest competitor making it the best selling smartwatch in history

Apple sold 3.6m Watches in the second quarter of this year, but compared to the 40m sales estimates, does that make the company’s first smartwatch a flop?

The Apple Watch has both excited some and disappointed others. Before it was even launched, financial analysts predicted that Watches would sell in their droves, hitting 40m on customer wrists by the end of the first year.

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Kraftwerk to release ‘3D album’ in autumn 2015

The electronic band are translating their striking live 3D and surround sound performances to Blu-Ray format

Kraftwerk have confirmed details of a “3D album” – translating their current visual show into a release scheduled for autumn 2015.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the group’s only original member, Ralf Hütter, explained that their 3D performances at venues such as New York’s MoMA, the Düsseldorf Kunstsammlung, London’s Tate Modern, the Sydney Opera House and Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles would be turned into Blu-Ray format.

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Six bailed teenagers accused of cyber attacks using Lizard Squad tool

Suspects arrested under suspicion of launching denial of service attacks on newspapers, schools, retailers and games companies using Lizard Stresser

Six teenagers have been released on bail on suspicion of using hacking group Lizard Squad’s cyberattack tool to target websites and services.

The six suspects are accused of launching cyber attacks at a national newspaper, a school, gaming companies and a number of online retailers

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What Apple needs to get right with its new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

New iPhones are expected at Apple’s 9 September event, but as the competition improves and phones last longer the next upgrade has its work cut out for it

Apple is expected to launch a pair of new iPhones at its 9 September event in San Francisco, and along with it a renewed push for its Siri and HomeKit features.

But if Apple intends its devices to become the central hubs of people’s connected homes, or even just to persuade customers to upgrade, what does the company need to get right with its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus?

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So long square photos? Instagram adds portrait and landscape options

‘It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format,’ admits Facebook subsidiary, with eye on video ads

Instagram built its community of 300 million users around a simple rule: every photo or video that they shared using its app would be square. Now the Facebook subsidiary is ditching that policy.

The app’s latest update introduces portrait and landscape options for both photos and videos, in a move that may be aimed at encouraging more brands to run video advertisements on Instagram.

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