Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Updated: 1 hour 27 min ago

Aircraft to have 'human-like skin'

2 hours 19 min ago
A British defence firm is working on technology that will give aircraft a "skin" of sensors, allowing it to feel in a similar way to humans.
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Social network cannot stop IS posts

5 hours 46 min ago
The creators of a social network being used by Islamic State militants have admitted they cannot prevent the spread of extremist material.
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UPS branches hit by data breach

7 hours 7 min ago
Branches of the US parcel delivery company UPS have been hit by a security breach, with payment card information stolen.
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Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

13 hours 25 min ago
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
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Lineker hits out at Twitter trolls

13 hours 25 min ago
MOTD's Gary Lineker has criticised Twitter trolls who are abusing him about about an infamous on-field accident at the 1990 World Cup.
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HP's sales inch up but profit falls

16 hours 17 min ago
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales.
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UK's 'most generous town' revealed

18 hours 56 min ago
Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town, based on donations to its website.
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Samsung-made Nook tablet announced

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:31
Barnes & Noble unveils a customised version of a budget Samsung tablet that replaces a model it used to make itself.
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VIDEO: Can the new Nook take on Kindle?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:13
Samsung and Barnes and Noble have teamed up to launch a new e-reader on a tablet device.
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Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:27
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
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Can online battle with extremists be won?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:27
James Foley's death highlights the ever-evolving battle to stop online extremists
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Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:54
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.
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VIDEO: New Nook e-reader due for launch

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:28
Samsung and Barnes & Noble are due to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK in New York on Wednesday
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VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:00
The man who can create traffic jams and other cyber-warriors
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The man 'behind a million babies'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:00
The man who says he's responsible for a million kids
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Internet-hit near miss biker guilty

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:33
A biker who uploaded a film of a high speed ride in which he almost hit a car head-on is found guilty of dangerous driving.
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Former Microsoft boss leaves firm

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:29
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.
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Google removes 12 BBC News links

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:17
Google has now removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results in response to controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws.
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HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:33
The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.
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Islamic State shifts to new platform after Twitter block

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:24
A sustained clampdown on the Twitter presence of Islamic State (IS) has forced the jihadist group to explore less well-known social media platforms.
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