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VIDEO: How does HK protesters' app work?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 21:16
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have been using an app called Firechat to talk to each other 'off-the-grid'.
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ARM creates new operating system

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:23
British computer chip designer ARM is branching out into operating system software by releasing free code designed to power devices.
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UK legalises music and film ripping

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:11
The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
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Ex-MI6 head warns over tracking apps

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:03
Parents need to be aware that their children can be tracked online, the former head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, has warned.
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Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:49
The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
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Snoop Dogg's cash for Reddit users

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:54
Rapper Snoop Dogg, actor Jared Leto and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel are among the famous names investing in social news site Reddit.
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Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:21
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
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Thousands unable to renew car tax

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:38
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.
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Cheryl Cole web links 'most dangerous'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:35
A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.
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VIDEO: Sigourney Weaver talks Alien: Isolation

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:58
Actress Sigourney Weaver discusses her role in the upcoming videogame Alien: Isolation.
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Age ratings to start on music videos

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:52
By the end of the year, expect to see a 12, 15 or 18 on online music videos as an age rating pilot scheme is introduced.
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VIDEO: Windows 10 'brings back familiarity'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:15
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).
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The 'click-bait' internet firm

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:55
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'
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VIDEO: Students travel by robotic sofa

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:53
Australian students travel round campus in comfort
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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:15
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system will be called Windows 10, and it will power phones, tablets and PCs.
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Thailand's ex-PM develops food robot

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:27
A food robot, dubbed e-delicious, has been developed by the Thai government to test authenticity and taste of Thai food.
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Digital divide opening in UK schools

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:06
Half of secondary schools and a third of primary schools say that they have inadequate broadband and wi-fi.
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Threat posed by voice activation

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:35
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.
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eBay to split off PayPal business

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:03
The online auction site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
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Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 13:01
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.
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