Fully Charged: The Pirate Bay's oldest torrent, LG G2 Mini priced and Batman's Arkham Knight revealed

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LG G2 Mini gets European price

The LG G2 Mini has popped up on retailer websites with a European price of €350 (£290). Stretching the definition of the word "mini" with its 4.7in, 960x540 screen, the phone packs a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), plus an 8MP camera.

It's aimed firmly at the mid-market, competing with the likes of the Moto G – but since Motorola's budget phone is under half the cost of the LG G2 Mini, LG is asking rather a lot of potential buyers.

[Source: GSM Arena]

WATCH MORE: Stuff's hands-on video review of the LG G2 Mini

Pirate Bay torrent turns 10

The Pirate Bay's oldest surviving torrent is ten years old. On 29 March 2004, TPB user Wallis cast off for the oceans of the internet, bearing aloft their precious cargo: "Top secret recipes e-books." Back then, the site was only available in Swedish, but even today there are a few people seeding the e-book collection (indeed, it's had a boost in popularity since TorrentFreak reported its existence, from around seven seeders to almost 300).

The second-oldest active torrent is, with a title like "Italian Teens Home Video," almost certainly porn. Or maybe it's just a heartwarming family movie of some young people making spaghetti. More hearteningly, the third-oldest is a documentary, Revolution OS, about the birth of GNU, Linux and open-source software. It's like the web in microcosm.

[Source: TorrentFreak]

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You can now legally rip CDs for personal use

The British Government has tweaked UK copyright law to better reflect what we've all been doing for the last decade and a half – from 1 June, it will no longer be illegal to make copies of music, films and e-books that you've bought.

Of course, you're still restricted to making copies for personal use, so put away any thoughts of giving the love of your life that carefully constructed mix CD. Because that's illegal.

[Source: gov.uk]

Batman's Arkham Knight revealed

Batman is returning for Arkham Knight, the fourth game in the Arkham series – and the swansong for developers Rocksteady. They're going out with a bang, though, having created a new adversary for the game.

The Arkham Knight is a mysterious figure, looking rather like a mashup of Batman and Iron Man – and with the character's identity a secret, speculation is running rampant as to just who is under the mask. The Joker? Jason Todd? Alfred the butler? Aunt Harriet? Could be anyone.

[Source: Digital Trends]

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