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Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.

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‘FinTech’ boom: Dorset’s financial services and digital sectors creating hundreds of jobs

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on ‘FinTech’ boom: Dorset’s financial services and digital sectors creating hundreds of jobs

HUNDREDS of jobs vacancies are being created from the mix of financial services and high-tech companies in Bournemouth and Poole, a report claims.

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Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.

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Fitness tech firms in legal fight

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Fitness tech firms in legal fight

Jawbone sues rival California fitness technology firm Fitbit, accusing it of stealing commercially sensitive data.

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Iranian state turns matchmaker

»Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Iranian state turns matchmaker

With a high rate of divorce among a large, youthful population, authorities in Iran have stepped in to play Cupid with the launch of a state-run internet dating website, reports the BBC's Nassim Hatam.

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How did my dad’s Uber account get hacked?

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on How did my dad’s Uber account get hacked?

The weird circular joyrides of a hijacked Uber account

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Hashtag is ‘children’s word of year’

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Hashtag is ‘children’s word of year’

Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.

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VIDEO: Could tech find your lost property?

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Could tech find your lost property?

Kate Russell tests a tracking device to see if it can find her lost property

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VIDEO: App gives rewards for snapped brands

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: App gives rewards for snapped brands

A new app offers rewards to customers who take photos of company brands inside and outside of their home.

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CBS ‘probably’ in Apple TV deal

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on CBS ‘probably’ in Apple TV deal

The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.

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BMX racers benefit from drone tech

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on BMX racers benefit from drone tech

Great Britain Cycling Team's BMX squad is being given access to a technology developed by defence firm BAE Systems to aid its Olympics training.

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App turns your screen into Mario – Bye work

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on App turns your screen into Mario – Bye work

There's a new desktop app which turns any computer screen into a Mario level and it's amazing.

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Robots adapt to damage in seconds

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Robots adapt to damage in seconds

Researchers develop a system that adapts to damage in less than a minute, paving the way for robots in the home.

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The government’s data law – an attack on encryption?

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on The government’s data law – an attack on encryption?

Prepare for another long battle over proposed data monitoring powers

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AdBlock Plus wins again in court

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on AdBlock Plus wins again in court

The makers of an advert-blocking browser plug-in defeat a second attempt to ban their product this year.

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UK ISPs to block eBook piracy sites

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on UK ISPs to block eBook piracy sites

The UK's biggest broadband providers will shortly start blocking seven of the most popular websites used by eBook pirates.

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Criminals steal US tax returns

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Criminals steal US tax returns

A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.

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New powers to monitor internet use

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on New powers to monitor internet use

New laws to give police and spies greater powers to monitor internet use are in the Queen's Speech - but campaigners say it is the return of the "snooper's charter".

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Child sex abuse loophole to be shut

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Child sex abuse loophole to be shut

The UK proposes to punish people who live-stream videos of child abuse over the internet in the same way it does those who offer pre-recorded clips.

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VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality

»Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality

An American artist has turned Van Gogh's The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.

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