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Silk Road drug site founder jailed

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Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.

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Cup Final instant replay app tests

»Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Mobile operator EE and the BBC will test a mobile app at the FA Cup final which uses 4G Broadcast technology to offer instant replays to fans in the stadium.

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Porn, adware found on FBI web domain

»Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Porn and adwarehave briefly taken over several web domains formerly owned by the FBI and used them to direct people to adware and malware sites.

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Encryption ‘key to free speech’

»Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Encryption software that makes it hard to spy on what people do and say online is "essential" for free speech, says a UN report.

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Top businesses to be showcased at New Forest expo

»Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

THE New Forest is to showcase more than 60 of its best businesses at a major event next week.

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VIDEO: Robotic roach acts as aircraft carrier

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

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VIDEO: House viewings streamed on Periscope

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

A Cambridgeshire property director says he is "blown away" by the success of streaming house viewings on Periscope.

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North Korean hackers ‘could kill’

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns.

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Looking for the future workplace

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Is the future workplace a shiny tech paradise or robot led dystopia?

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VIDEO: Highlights from Google I/O 2015

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Google has shown off some of the functions of the next version of its Android mobile operating system.

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Periscope ‘changing house viewings’

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

An estate agent using a live video streaming app to conduct home viewings says he hopes the technology will help improve his profession's image.

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GoPro to make a quadcopter drone

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

The action camera-maker GoPro reveals plans to make its own quadcopter drone, and also unveils kit to aid virtual reality filmmakers.

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Google gives first peek at Android M

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Google reveals easier-to-control privacy permissions, greater support for fingerprint sensors and longer battery life in the next version of Android.

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Fifa 16: Why the women jokes are wrong

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Why "jokes" about the addition of women players get it wrong

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Pocket optician ‘good as eye charts’

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician's clinic, a trial suggests.

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Women to feature in Fifa 16 game

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

England are one of 12 teams included in the latest version of the Fifa computer game as women feature for the first time.

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Lorry full of Nintendo games stolen

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

A lorry transporting Nintendo's new special edition of its popular Splatoon shooter game has been stolen.

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Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.

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‘Moose’ worm targets home routers

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

A malicious worm called moose that targets poorly protected home routers has been uncovered by security researchers.

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Google to add ‘buy button’

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Google has confirmed that it is to introduce a "buy button" to its search results imminently.

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