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China’s smartphone market contracts

»Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on China’s smartphone market contracts

Smartphone shipments the world's biggest market, China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to a market research firm.

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Timeshare owners warned about scam

»Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Timeshare owners warned about scam

OWNERS of timeshare properties have been warned not to fall victim to a scam which could leave them badly out of pocket.

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VIDEO: Johannesburg CCTV beginning to deliver

»Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Johannesburg CCTV beginning to deliver

CCTV cameras that were installed in Johannesburg many years ago are beginning to show some positive results.

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VIDEO: Apple v Android: Which watch wins?

»Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Apple v Android: Which watch wins?

Many young people do not wear any kind of watch - but will smartwatches change that? BBC Click's Dave Lee puts them on trial.

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Microsoft to ‘end’ Windows versions

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Microsoft to ‘end’ Windows versions

Windows 10 will be the last version of the operating system to be numbered, says Microsoft executive.

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Ericsson sues Apple over payments

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Ericsson sues Apple over payments

Ericsson has filed lawsuits in three separate countries, alleging Apple has not kept up with technology licence payments.

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Hacker gets in-game death sentence

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Hacker gets in-game death sentence

A character controlled by a hacker who used exploits to dominate online game Guild Wars 2 has been put to death in the virtual world.

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VIDEO: VR and bikes – a new way to keep fit?

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: VR and bikes – a new way to keep fit?

BBC Click's Lara Lewington cycles through virtual snow and forests to try a new method of keeping fit

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Hackers deface Nazi camp website

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Hackers deface Nazi camp website

Hackers put images of child abuse on the website of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria - one of the Nazis' most notorious murder sites.

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Amazon details drone delivery plans

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Amazon details drone delivery plans

More details about how Amazon's proposed delivery drones will work have been published by the US Patent Office.

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‘Dementia simulator’ game on show

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on ‘Dementia simulator’ game on show

A video game simulating the impact of dementia goes on show in Dundee as part of Abertay University's digital degree show.

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Bournemouth’s coastal tourism academy wins funding for another year

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Bournemouth’s coastal tourism academy wins funding for another year

BOURNEMOUTH’S National Coastal Tourism Academy – which is lobbying to secure its future – has won funding for another year’s work.

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Rogue spacecraft burns up on re-entry

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Rogue spacecraft burns up on re-entry

The Russian space agency says its out-of-control Progress spacecraft has burnt up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

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Siemens workers await news as giant plans to cut 4,500 jobs

»Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Siemens workers await news as giant plans to cut 4,500 jobs

WORKERS in Dorset are waiting to see if they will be affected by the announcement that engineering giant Siemens is cutting 4,500 jobs.

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VIDEO: Self-driving truck allowed on roads

»Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Self-driving truck allowed on roads

BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

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Why tech is getting in the way of work

»Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Why tech is getting in the way of work

Why we're getting less and less done at work

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Facebook studies news feed balance

»Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Facebook studies news feed balance

Our own choices stop us from reading ideologically challenging content more than Facebook's algorithms, according to a study by Facebook researchers.

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US phone data collection ‘illegal’

»Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on US phone data collection ‘illegal’

A US appeals court rules that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal.

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Germany ‘cuts help’ for NSA searches

»Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Germany ‘cuts help’ for NSA searches

Germany's intelligence agency, the BND, is cutting down the level of spying it carries out for the US, according to German media reports.

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Alibaba shares jump as revenues rise

»Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Alibaba shares jump as revenues rise

Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba rise 7.5% after it reports a strong rise in revenues and appoints a new chief executive.

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