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Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

»Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

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Fly on the Facebook wall documentary

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

How to make a documentary in the social media age

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Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.

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Apple earnings up on iPhone sales

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

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Browser ‘fingerprints’ track users

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Web users are being warned about a novel tracking system that watches what they do online and frustrates tools designed to stop them being tracked.

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Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.

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Feelgood factor returns to construction sector as workforce grows up to 50 per cent

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

PAY is rising in the construction sector as employers look to fill a skills gap.

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YouTube star sued in copyright case

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

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‘Cock-up’ over Irish genealogy site

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Ireland's data protection watchdog criticises the government for a 'cock-up' over a genealogy site that leaked personal information

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MPs seek judicial review of data law

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Two MPs say they will seek a judicial review of emergency legislation on phone and internet data.

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Xiaomi shows off phone and wristband

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

China's fast-growing Xiaomi unveils a new flagship handset and $13 wristband - both of which are cheaper than similar models from other brands.

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A brave new on-demand TV world

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Netflix and Amazon disrupt how shows are made

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Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.

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VIDEO: A TV world without personality?

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Kevin Spacey's series House of Cards is a prime example of how the broadcasting world is changing. But will a world of on demand TV be devoid of passion and personality. BBC Newsnight's David Grossman reports.

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Is your firm leading the way in innovation?

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

THE Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Liz Lean PR, is open for entries in the 20th annual Dorset Business Awards, in association with the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo.

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Supplying cash to the world – meet the firm celebrating 25 years thanks to ATMs

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

IT is an invention people use daily without any thought – but one Dorset company has enjoyed 25 years of success thanks to the cash machine.

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VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.

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Software uni to meet skills shortage

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries.

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NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

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VIDEO: How safe is the ‘internet of things’?

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?

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