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Welder Ashley named industry’s top apprentice

»Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Welder Ashley named industry’s top apprentice

A TRAINEE welder has been named the nation’s Apprentice of the Year.

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Marine firms set for Poole’s first boat show

»Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Marine firms set for Poole’s first boat show

MARINE businesses are expecting a boost from Poole’s first boat show this weekend.

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From Chewton Glen to Harry Potter: the most ambitious company in the south

»Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on From Chewton Glen to Harry Potter: the most ambitious company in the south

A BOURNEMOUTH company whose clients range from the Chewton Glen hotel to the Warner Bros Harry Potter attraction has scooped a major award.

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Taking Africa’s jobseekers online

»Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Taking Africa’s jobseekers online

Getting Africa's jobseekers online and into employment

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TV battles Periscope’s boxing pirates

»Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on TV battles Periscope’s boxing pirates

US networks force clips of the Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match offline, but fail to prevent new apps showing live streams of the bout.

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Astronauts watch Star Wars in space

»Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Astronauts watch Star Wars in space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans.

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Facebook opens Internet.org amid row

»Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Facebook opens Internet.org amid row

Facebook is to allow more organisations to join its free mobile data scheme, but net neutrality campaigners remain opposed.

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Amazon doubles free delivery limit

»Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Amazon doubles free delivery limit

Online retail giant Amazon is raising the minimum spend shoppers must make to qualify for its "super saver" free delivery service.

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VIDEO: Battling the best Segway polo teams

»Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Battling the best Segway polo teams

BBC Click challenge some of the world's best players of Segway polo.

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Small business heads in Dorset and New Forest sign ‘vote Conservative’ letter

»Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Small business heads in Dorset and New Forest sign ‘vote Conservative’ letter

A LIST of Dorset and New Forest small businesses signed a hotly-debated letter voicing support for the Conservative Party.

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VIDEO: Drone detector to safeguard planes

»Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Drone detector to safeguard planes

New radar technology will enable drones to be detected more easily

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VIDEO: How 3D scans are helping solve crimes

»Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: How 3D scans are helping solve crimes

Detectives from the West Midlands are using 3D technology to provide juries with microscopic evidence, previously beyond the reach of forensic testing.

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Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg dies

»Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg dies

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, dies aged 47, his family says.

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Three arrested after LV= calls in police over claims collision details were illegally sold on by employee

»Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Three arrested after LV= calls in police over claims collision details were illegally sold on by employee

THREE people have been arrested after claims that an employee at LV= made almost £17,000 by passing details of road accidents to a claims management company.

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The tech that helps techno artists get paid

»Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on The tech that helps techno artists get paid

The new tech that helps techno artists make money

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Technology ‘threatens map skills’

»Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Technology ‘threatens map skills’

A reliance on sat-navs and smartphone map apps is undermining map-reading skills, the Royal Institute of Navigation says.

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Emojis blamed as words lose out to pictures

»Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Emojis blamed as words lose out to pictures

In the future fewer words and letters will be used in messaging as pictures and icons take over text speak language.

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Facebook bug blocked image posts

»Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Facebook bug blocked image posts

Facebook faced a backlash from users who found some posts disappeared while others couldn't link to content outside the social network.

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VIDEO: How would a Tesla home battery work?

»Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: How would a Tesla home battery work?

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses. the BBC's technology correspondent Richard Taylor explains how they would work.

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Grooveshark music service shuts down

»Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Grooveshark music service shuts down

Music-streaming service Grooveshark has announced that it is shutting down.

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