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Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

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Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.

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Thousands unable to renew car tax

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Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

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Shoppers turn out in droves for Purewell Electrical opening

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SHOPPERS turned out in their droves for the opening of a popular Christchurch retailer’s new superstore.

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Hoburne Holiday Parks sells £1.1m new homes in one weekend

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A DORSET-based holiday business sold new homes worth more than £1.1m in one weekend.

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Two Poole apprentices collect accolade from Sir Ben Ainslie at boat show

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TWO apprentices with a Poole company collected certificates from Sir Ben Ainslie as they graduated at the Southampton Boat Show.

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Cheryl Cole web links ‘most dangerous’

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A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.

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VIDEO: Sigourney Weaver talks Alien: Isolation

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Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her role in the upcoming videogame Alien: Isolation.

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Age ratings to start on music videos

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By the end of the year, expect to see a 12, 15 or 18 on online music videos as an age rating pilot scheme is introduced.

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VIDEO: Windows 10 ‘brings back familiarity’

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Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).

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The ‘click-bait’ internet firm

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The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'

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VIDEO: Students travel by robotic sofa

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Australian students travel round campus in comfort

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

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Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

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eBay to split off PayPal business

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E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

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Thailand’s ex-PM develops food robot

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A food robot, dubbed e-delicious, has been developed by the Thai government to test authenticity and taste of Thai food.

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Ireland gave ‘state aid’ to Apple

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The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

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Digital divide opening in UK schools

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Half of secondary schools and a third of primary schools say that they have inadequate broadband and wi-fi.

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Digital divide opening in UK schools

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Half of secondary schools and a third of primary schools say that they have inadequate broadband and wi-fi.

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Threat posed by voice activation

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Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

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Google Glass used by airport staff

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Staff at Edinburgh Airport are using Google Glass headsets to help them deal with customer inquiries.

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Bournemouth business completes £300k contract for Southampton warehouse

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A BOURNEMOUTH business has completed a £300,000 contract to fit out a major new warehouse extension at the port of Southampton.

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