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Best Buy closes Canada’s Future Shop

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US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.

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Europol chief warns on encryption

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

A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.

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Graphene light bulb set for shops

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

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

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Apple boss ‘to donate $800m fortune’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.

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VIDEO: 1980s games reviewed by six-year-olds

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Children try out some 1980s games at the new National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham and see how they compare to their modern equivalents.

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Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

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

A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.

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Smart meter ‘IT disaster’ warning

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

The government's £11bn scheme to roll out energy saving smart meters could be an "IT disaster", the Institute of Directors warns.

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VIDEO: Tech to help navigate Tokyo transport

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

How beacon technology can help you navigate Tokyo’s complicated public transport system.

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VIDEO: Safari users win right to sue Google

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Google has lost a Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having the right to sue in the UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.

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Children on screens six hours a day

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Children spend six hours or more a day on screens, according to a study comparing viewing habits now to 20 years ago.

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Safari users win right to sue

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Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.

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National videogame centre opens

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

A national centre dedicated to the art and culture of videogames opens to the public this weekend.

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Meet the man who’ll be taking on Bournemouth’s business improvement district

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

THE body promoting Bournemouth’s coastal suburbs has a new boss.

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VIDEO: Ghana’s burgeoning tech start-ups

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Inside the Ghanaian school for tech start-ups with big ambitions.

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VIDEO: Mars rover completes marathon

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

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Tech to barter your way to the good life

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

How you can save money and barter your way to the good life

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VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.

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Can data help create English football stars?

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off

Can data help create England's next football stars?

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Tinder prank ‘tricked flirting men’

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

After a series of men on Tinder were reportedly tricked into flirting with each other, an expert attacks the app's security.

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PayPal fined for illegal payments

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

PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.

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