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Cyber-thieves ‘avoiding’ bitcoins

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Cyber-thieves ‘avoiding’ bitcoins

The falling value of bitcoins is making the virtual cash much less attractive to cyber-thieves, claims a security expert.

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You can play with real cats online

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on You can play with real cats online

A US company develops a web-controlled toy that lets you play with cats in animal shelters over the internet, in real time.

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VIDEO: Drone can stream live to You Tube

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Drone can stream live to You Tube

DJI has launched a drone that has the ability to stream high-definition video live to You Tube.

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VIDEO: App that lets you stream live video

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: App that lets you stream live video

BBC Click's Kate Russell tests an app that lets you stream live video from your handset.

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Amazon web services ‘growing fast’

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Amazon web services ‘growing fast’

Amazon says its web services business generated sales of $1.57bn in the first quarter of the year and is profitable.

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Google profits please investors

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Google profits please investors

US technology giant Google reports a 4% increase in profits in the first quarter to $3.59bn, helped by strong advertising sales.

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Get Britain Standing: sitting at desk all day is “as bad as smoking” say campaign founder as office staff urged to get out of their chairs

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Get Britain Standing: sitting at desk all day is “as bad as smoking” say campaign founder as office staff urged to get out of their chairs

OFFICE workers are being urged to get to their feet today in an effort to overcome the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle.

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Rail upgrade ‘raises hack risks’

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Rail upgrade ‘raises hack risks’

A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.

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It’s time: Apple delivers the Watch

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on It’s time: Apple delivers the Watch

The Apple Watch ships, but does it deliver?

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VIDEO: ‘The greatest feeling of freedom’

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: ‘The greatest feeling of freedom’

Yves Rossy explains what it is like to fly with a jet pack.

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VIDEO: The robot that makes coffee

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: The robot that makes coffee

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

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Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean

The small island that's going big on bitcoin

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Microsoft quarterly profit falls

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Microsoft quarterly profit falls

Microsoft reports a 12% fall in profits to almost $5bn in the first three months of 2015, but sales rise to $21.7bn, cheering investors.

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Airport police to begin using drones

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Airport police to begin using drones

Police guarding London airports will start using drones for surveillance following a review by counter-terrorism officers.

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Health blogger admits faking cancer

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Health blogger admits faking cancer

An Australian "wellness" blogger who built a successful business on claims she survived terminal cancer admits she lied about having the disease.

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Children to design Minecraft park

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Children to design Minecraft park

The Australian government is offering children the chance to help shape its national parks via designs in Minecraft.

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Audi to try car-boot delivery system

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Audi to try car-boot delivery system

Packages could be delivered to the boot of your Audi as part of a trial involving the car maker, Amazon and DHL.

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Political broadband map revealed

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Political broadband map revealed

Data which breaks down the UK's fastest broadband areas in terms of party politics has been revealed.

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Sainsbury’s staff waiting for news as supermarket announces 800 job losses

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Sainsbury’s staff waiting for news as supermarket announces 800 job losses

STAFF at local branches of Sainsbury’s are waiting to hear how they will be affected by the announcement of 800 jobs losses.

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Samsung S5 fingerprint flaw exposed

»Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Samsung S5 fingerprint flaw exposed

Attackers can take copies of fingerprints used to unlock the Samsung S5 phone, claim security researchers.

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