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Why rollercoasters shouldn’t crash

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Why rollercoasters shouldn’t crash

What stops rollercoasters having more accidents?

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Merlin Entertainments chief “devastated” after Alton Towers rollercoaster crash

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ALTON Towers bosses have refused to put a time-frame on the theme park reopening after 16 people were injured in a rollercoaster crash.

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VIDEO: Would you wear your phone’s charger?

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Cindy Sui visits the Computex technology show in Taiwan and sees some of the latest gadgets, including a wearable charger.

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Revealed: the Dorset firms among the UK’s fastest-growing companies

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Revealed: the Dorset firms among the UK’s fastest-growing companies

DORSET has two of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, research suggests.

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Warnings over IS cyber-threats

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Warnings over IS cyber-threats

A growing band of hacktivists is helping Islamic State spread its message by attacking media organisations and websites, a security company suggests.

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US Senate curtails data collection

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on US Senate curtails data collection

The US Senate approves the Freedom Act so spy agencies can resume data collection, but with major restrictions.

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VIDEO: Is this art? Selling other people’s online pics

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Is this art? Selling other people’s online pics

Richard Prince prints off strangers' Instagram photos and sells them for thousands of dollars - he claims it's art, but some of the photographers disagree.

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VIDEO: E-sports will ‘be as big as the NFL’

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BBC Click looks at the potential growth for e-Sports around the world.

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Egyptian repairman outranks Google

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Egyptian repairman outranks Google

An Egyptian repairman has managed to outrank Google but nobody seems to be sure how he has done it.

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VIDEO: Speech technology gets £1m boost

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A £1m investment in Wales for speech generating devices like Stephen Hawking's is announced.

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Facebook to open AI lab in Paris

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Facebook expands its research into artificial intelligence, opening its first lab in Europe.

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VIDEO: Wi-fi kettle ‘is a hacking risk’

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Wi-fi kettle ‘is a hacking risk’

As Europe's biggest computer security event kicks off, Rory Cellan-Jones discovers how a new type of kettle could be compromised by hackers.

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Netflix experiments with trailer ads

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Netflix experiments with trailer ads

Netflix says it is testing showing programme trails at the beginning of streamed TV episodes, but denies it has plans for third-party product ads.

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Lego game challenges Minecraft

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Danish toy company Lego launches a rival to popular video game Minecraft.

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Ellen Pao to appeal sexism defeat

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Ellen Pao to appeal sexism defeat

A woman who lost a sexual discrimination case against her former employer is to appeal against the jury's verdict despite facing legal costs as a result.

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Historic Bournemouth hotel reverts to former name

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Historic Bournemouth hotel reverts to former name

ONE of the first seaside hotels in Bournemouth has gone back to its roots by reverting to the name it was given more than a century ago.

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British tank crushes learner driver’s car

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on British tank crushes learner driver’s car

A German learner driver gets a tough lesson after pulling out in front of a Challenger 2 tank in Lippe, Germany.

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Former apprentice at Alan & Thomas wins industry scholarship

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Former apprentice at Alan & Thomas wins industry scholarship

A FORMER apprentice at a Dorset insurer has won a prestigious scholarship.

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Penguin and jellyfish zone takes shape at Oceanarium

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THE opening of Bournemouth’s Oceanarium was one of the key events in efforts to rejuvenate the town’s seafront attractions in the late 1990s.

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Caitlyn Jenner breaks Twitter record

»Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Caitlyn Jenner breaks Twitter record

After gaining more than a million followers in four hours, Caitlyn Jenner breaks a new Twitter world record.

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