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VIDEO: Is 2015 the year of ‘eye-tracking’?

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The BBC's Richard Taylor looks at "eye-tracking" technology which could be used in gaming, entertainment and healthcare, and asks if it could go mainstream.

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US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death

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Attackers hack to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger who campaigned for a secular society, sparking a protest by hundreds of students.

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Account data stolen in TalkTalk hack

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TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company's computers.

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Ladbrokes staff wait to hear if jobs are safe as company closes 60 more shops

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LADBROKES staff locally are waiting to hear whether theirs will be among the 60 branches which are to close across the country.

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Odeon to be sold in “£1bn deal”

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THE Odeon cinema chain is to be sold in a potential £1bn deal.

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VIDEO: Cuba ‘keen to update poor internet’

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As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.

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Online motoring plea service launched

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A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government.

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Cyber attacks top US threat list

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A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.

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VIDEO: The robots who build furniture

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An experiment at MIT's Distributed Robotics Lab is teaching robots to work collaboratively.

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VIDEO: ‘Bionic eye’ allows man to see wife

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An optical implant allows a man to see his wife again for the first time in years, and other technology highlights.

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Are tablets falling out of favour?

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Are tablets losing their appeal?

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Can technology help combat CV fraud?

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The tech combating job applicant fraud

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Llama chase captivates Twitter

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Two llamas went on the lam in Arizona. Thanks to a local news live feed, the US watched - and Tweeted - in rapt attention.

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Net neutrality rules passed by FCC

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The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.

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How do you catch a drone?

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How to bring down a drone

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Samsung hit by latest smart TV issue

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Many of the firm's smart TVs were unable to connect to servers for two days after a problem emerged as the firm carried out a security update.

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Social media driving: Know the rules

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Know the law on using a phone while driving

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China ‘drops US technology firms’

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Cisco, Apple, McAfee and Citrix have all been dropped from China's official list of approved products, according to the Reuters news agency.

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Facebook tackles suicide prevention

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US users who are worried about a Facebook friend can now get them help from mental health experts, using a new suicide prevention tool.

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Lenovo victim of cyber-attack

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Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.

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