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MPs mount data law legal challenge

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Two MPs will have their legal challenge to the government's emergency surveillance law heard by the High Court later.

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Kim Dotcom moves to keep assets

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Net entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is a step closer to reclaiming cars, cash and houses seized during raids in 2012.

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Virgin Galactic pilot recalls crash

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For the first time, a Virgin Galactic pilot speaks to the media about the day one of its ships crashed last October.

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Big player Viridor buys Dorset-based waste collection service

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THE waste collection division of Dorset firm Commercial Recycling has been sold to big player Viridor for an undisclosed sum.

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Life as a recovering porn addict

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"I couldn't focus on everyday activities"

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Are ‘paedophile hunters’ hindering police?

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How helpful are so-called vigilante groups at catching online paedophiles?

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Disaster robots face off for glory

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Disaster robots face off for glory

Twenty four robots from across the world are to race against the clock and each other to complete eight disaster relief-themed tasks.

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Russian hacker drives hard bargain

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A computer security company has warned about a new strain of "ransomware" - while finding that even Russian hackers can be haggled down.

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Contactless drives 10% rise in cards

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Contactless drives 10% rise in cards

Low-value transactions drove a 10% rise in purchases made on a card in 2014 compared with a year earlier, new figures show.

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Making it easier to get a takeaway

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The online start-up making it easier to get a takeaway

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VIDEO: Finding Nando’s on an electric bike

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Start up company Deliveroo is trying to disrupt the takeaway food business, by making it easier for more restaurants to deliver.

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VIDEO: The robot competing for a $2m prize

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A competition which challenges robots to complete human-based tasks is taking place in California.

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Instagram expands advertising

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Options to buy, sign-up or install products will be offered to users through expanded advertising on the photo-sharing app.

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Fallout 4 confirmed for release

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A new instalment in the best-selling post-apocalyptic video game series Fallout is confirmed.

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Flight booking sites made to add fee

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Flight booking sites made to add fee

Lufthansa Group is making online-booking services, including Opodo and Expedia, add a surcharge, to encourage people to use its own site.

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Apple recalls fire risk speakers

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Apple recalls its Beats Pill XL speaker systems warning that they could overheat and pose a fire risk.

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Solar plane suffers wing damage

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A solar-powered plane that is attempting a record-breaking flight around the world has suffered damage after an unscheduled stop in Japan.

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Apple boss hits out at rival firms

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Tim Cook makes a thinly veiled attack on Facebook and Google for "gobbling up" user data.

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Body cameras plan for Met officers

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Plans to equip all Met Police officers with cameras on their uniforms are announced by the Mayor of London.

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Skype falls victim to text chat bug

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Skype falls victim to text chat bug

Skype issues a fix for a flaw that made its apps repeatedly crash if a certain string of characters was received, a week after Apple faced a similar problem.

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