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US Army makes blast-proof wallpaper

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on US Army makes blast-proof wallpaper

Wallpaper that can protect soldiers from explosions is being developed by the US Army.

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Third US health insurer hit by hack

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Third US health insurer hit by hack

A third US health insurance company is hacked, with over one million customer records stolen

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Hacked billboard shows obscene image

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Hacked billboard shows obscene image

Hackers manage to make a huge video billboard in Atlanta show an obscene image favoured by internet pranksters.

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Cashless overtakes notes and coins

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Cashless overtakes notes and coins

Payments through electronic transactions, such as debit card, contactless and mobile payments, have overtaken cash for the first time, the Payments Council says.

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Cashless overtakes notes and coins

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Cashless overtakes notes and coins

Payments through electronic transactions, such as debit card, contactless and mobile payments, have overtaken cash for the first time, the Payments Council says.

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Winfrith firm strikes £28m deal with Royal Navy to supply minesweeping vessels

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Winfrith firm strikes £28m deal with Royal Navy to supply minesweeping vessels

A DORSET-based marine technology company has landed a contract potentially worth £28 million to equip the Royal Navy with hi-tech minesweeping vessels that will help save lives.

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Nightclub firm Luminar gets new name after profits rise

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Nightclub firm Luminar gets new name after profits rise

NIGHTCLUB operator the Luminar Group – which was in administration less than five years ago – has announced rising profits and a change of name.

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VIDEO: Closing the tech gender gap

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Closing the tech gender gap

In Silicon Valley men traditionally dominate, but all-women projects to help support and mentor entrepreneurs are having an impact.

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Heating houses with ‘nerd power’

»Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Heating houses with ‘nerd power’

How hot computers are being used to warm homes

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VIDEO: Shopping in real stores via VR

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Shopping in real stores via VR

A virtual reality start-up has developed an "immersive" online shopping experience that it hopes the major retailers will adopt.

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Rising stars recognised at business awards

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Rising stars recognised at business awards

RISING stars of Dorset’s business world were recognised for their excellence at a special celebration.

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Spotify adds podcasts and video clips

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Spotify adds podcasts and video clips

Spotify adds non-music content to its streaming app including brief news bulletins and longer video and audio podcasts.

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Encryption flaw fix blocks websites

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Encryption flaw fix blocks websites

Web-browser makers are updating their software to fix an encryption flaw, but the action will make some websites inaccessible.

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Engineering prize names shortlist

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Engineering prize names shortlist

2015's shortlist for the MacRobert Award

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Engineering prize names shortlist

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Engineering prize names shortlist

2015's shortlist for the MacRobert Award

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Child spy firm hit by blackmailers

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Child spy firm hit by blackmailers

A company that sells software for parents to spy on their children denies the personal data of 400,000 customers has been leaked online.

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PayPal penalised for ‘deception’

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on PayPal penalised for ‘deception’

PayPal agrees to pay $25m following accusations that it deceived customers by signing them up to a credit-card-like scheme without their knowledge.

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Will Britain’s Chirp be drowned out by Google Tone?

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Will Britain’s Chirp be drowned out by Google Tone?

A British app which transfers files using audio signals faces competition from Google's latest launch.

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Plane crash linked to software fault

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Plane crash linked to software fault

Airbus suggests that a military plane crash might have been caused by a problem with the software that controlled its engines.

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White House given racist name on Google

»Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on White House given racist name on Google

Searching a racist word and "house" on Google takes you to the home of the US President, Barack Obama.

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