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Teenager passes sat-nav driving test

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A new driving test, which looks at how well drivers use sat-nav, is being tested in the UK.

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VIDEO: My life as an internet conman

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Cyber fraud is thriving in Ghana - "David" speaks to the BBC.

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UK ‘must tackle email epidemic’

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A former government adviser says employers must tackle a "macho culture" of workers feeling under pressure to check emails outside office hours.

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Surge in US ‘brain-reading’ patents

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There is a dramatic rise in the number of technology patents filed that relate to reading brainwaves.

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Dashcam footage accepted by insurers

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Most UK insurance companies will now accept dashboard camera footage in disputed claims - but few will offer a discount on premiums for using one.

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Nintendo’s first profit in four years

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Japanese videogame maker Nintendo makes its first annual operating profit in four years, beating its forecast as well as the market's.

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VIDEO: How to box without getting hit

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BBC Click's Dan Simmons tries his luck at boxing - both virtual and real.

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Tesla loss narrows as orders rise

»Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Tesla loss narrows as orders rise

Electric car maker Tesla reports better-than-expected first quarter results, sending shares up more than 5% in trading after US markets had closed.

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Zynga shares surge on layoff plans

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Shares in online game maker Zynga rise strongly after the firm reports a smaller-than-expected loss and plans to cut costs by laying off 18% of its workforce.

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Drone use to be expanded in US

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The US aviation regulator has asked three firms to help it explore how drone use could be extended and has also unveiled a drone app for pilots.

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What CAN’T you do in a polling station?

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Is it legal to take a selfie in a polling station?

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Oculus headset on sale in early 2016

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Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.

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Snake game is back for smartphones

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The classic Nokia game, Snake, is being brought back for smartphones by its original creator.

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Lenovo: ‘massive security risk’ found

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The Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is urging users to install an update to protect their systems after it was alerted to a series of vulnerabilities.

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EU wants travel access to iPlayer

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The EU's plan for a "digital single market" could result in UK citizens being able to continue using iPlayer across Europe.

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IBM’s Watson to speed up cancer care

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Cancer treatment in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada will now be helped by IBM's Watson "cognitive computing" system.

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Joss Whedon explains Twitter absence

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Director Joss Whedon denies deleting his Twitter account over feminist criticism of his latest movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Dorset Business Awards 2015 moves to Windsor Hall in BIC as popularity grows

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Businesses from all over the county will gather at Kingston Country Courtyard near Corfe Castle on Wednesday June 17 to officially launch the 2015 Dorset Business Awards in association with the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo.

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France expands spy agency powers

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Controversial rules to strengthen French intelligence services, with the aim of preventing Islamist attacks, are approved by parliament.

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VIDEO: Machine tries to beat poker players

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The world's best poker players are taking on a poker playing artificial intelligence.

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