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Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses
A British-based company that made smartphones costing thousands of pounds will be liquidated after a plan to save it failed. Vertu was known for its high-end, jewel-encrusted handsets, but recently faced financial difficulties. The companys liquidation will result in the loss of nearly 200 jobs. One technology analyst said Vertu would have faced competition from companies offering to customise other smartphone

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Bupa data breach affects 500,000 insurance customers 2017-07-14

Bupa data breach affects 500,000 insurance customers
A Bupa employee inappropriately copied and removed information relating to 547,000 international health insurance plan customers, the company has said. The data included names, dates of birth, nationalities, some contact and administrative informa
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As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows 2017-04-26

As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows
Decades’ worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth’s orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications. More than 750,000 fragments larger than a centimete
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Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can’t grasp it 2017-04-26

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can’t grasp it
When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees “Solarfri” posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means “when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather.” The peo
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North Korea more likely to launch cyberattack than military strike: DHS chief 2017-04-17

North Korea more likely to launch cyberattack than military strike: DHS chief
North Korea is more likely to wage a cyberattack against the United States than a military strike, according to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. As tensions build between Pyongyang and Washington in anticipation of possible military action
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Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections 2017-04-17

Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections
A Republican lawmaker provided a peculiar explanation Thursday in defense of his decision to recently back a controversial bill stripping privacy safeguards from internet users. “Nobody’s got to use the internet,” Rep. F. James &
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Trump administration abandons effort to unmask anti-Trump Twitter account 2017-04-11

Trump administration abandons effort to unmask anti-Trump Twitter account
The federal government has abandoned its effort to compel Twitter for information involving an anti-Trump account after its request spurred the social networking service to file suit. Twitter sued the Trump administration last week in response to
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New York police set to deploy 1,200 bodycams around the city 2017-04-11

New York police set to deploy 1,200 bodycams around the city
The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers around the city after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on the camera, how long to keep the tape and when to tell the public they’re being
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Islamic State propaganda outlet Amaq targeted by computer hack 2017-04-03

Islamic State propaganda outlet Amaq targeted by computer hack
The Islamic State’s propaganda arm, Amaq, issued a warning Wednesday after its website was compromised in a manner that made visitors susceptible to cyberattacks. Amaq took to its Telegram account on Wednesday after learning that individuals
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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" review (4k UHD) 2017-04-03

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" review (4k UHD)
Director David Yates and screenwriter J.K. Rowling’s successful cinematic expansion of the Harry Potter universe moves to ultra high-definition home theaters in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, rated PG-
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Montana Senate kills "porn revenge" bill but few know why 2017-03-27

Montana Senate kills "porn revenge" bill but few know why
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill meant to combat “revenge porn” seemed on its way to passage earlier this week in the Montana Legislature until an unexpected and still-unclear turn of events doomed it. Two days after the state Senate
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Millions of job seekers likely compromised by massive employment services breach 2017-03-27

Millions of job seekers likely compromised by massive employment services breach
Name, birthdates and Social Security numbers of millions of job seekers from 10 states recently became compromised as the result of a newly disclosed data breach revealed Wednesday. The FBI has reportedly launched an investigation upon being notif
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Army prepares truck-mounted laser weapon test 2017-03-21

Army prepares truck-mounted laser weapon test
The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin plan to test a record-breaking laser weapon within months. Lockheed Martin made national headlines in June 2015 when its 30-kilowatt ATHENA laser weapon destroyed a truck “within minutes.” The Maryland
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Perry needs to focus the energies of his new department 2017-03-21

Perry needs to focus the energies of his new department
ANALYSIS/OPINION: “It’s better to do a few things well than to do many things poorly.” Such sayings become commonplace for a reason: They ring true. Bakers can make great doughnuts, but that doesn’t mean they’ll ex
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Russian security officers, hackers being charged in Yahoo security breach 2017-03-15

Russian security officers, hackers being charged in Yahoo security breach
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that four defendants, including two officers of Russian security services, are being charged in connection with a massive Yahoo cybersecurity breach that occurred in 2014. Yahoo disclosed in Septe
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Verizon sought nearly $1B discount from Yahoo after data breaches came to light 2017-03-15

Verizon sought nearly $1B discount from Yahoo after data breaches came to light
Verizon tried to acquire Yahoo’s online services for nearly $1 billion less than initially offered after the internet company acknowledged being the victim of two major data breaches, according to a regulatory filing Monday. Both companies a
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Vitus Mach 3 bicycle review – "Maybe the thieves just couldn’t resist it" 2017-03-04

 Vitus Mach 3 bicycle review – "Maybe the thieves just couldn’t resist it"
I am not a violent person. I’ve never punched anyone in the face, or kicked them in the knackers. Even in my netballing days on the pitiless Lancastrian high school circuit I was not one for scratching a rival when the referee wasn’t look
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Did Einstein Invent the Internet? 2017-03-04

Did Einstein Invent the Internet?
How Einstein’s equations about stimulating light, published 100 years ago today, were transformed into the backbone of the Internet. On March 3, 1917, Albert Einstein published his revelation about how light is created by ‘stimulated e
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SpaceX ready for Saturday launch to International Space Station 2017-02-18

 SpaceX ready for Saturday launch to International Space Station
The Florida launch pad from which astronauts once blasted off for the moon comes back to life this weekend thanks to the commercial space venture founded by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is pre
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Canadian policies on cellphone searches at border aren"t easy to find 2017-02-18

 Canadian policies on cellphone searches at border aren"t easy to find
When you travel to the U.S., customs agents can search your smartphone, laptop and other electronic devices at will — a longtime policy that has attracted renewed scrutiny in light of President Donald Trumps controversial immigration ban. Ca
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New technology front and centre at Montreal International Auto Show 2017-01-21

New technology front and centre at Montreal International Auto Show
 In today’s modern world, technology advances at breakneck speeds and the auto industry is no exception. Every year, automakers release new advancements in vehicle engines, electrification, connectivity and autonomous mobility. The 49th&
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Debrett"s 500 List: Engineering & Technology 2017-01-21

Debrett"s 500 List: Engineering & Technology
 Engineering and Technology The Baroness Brown of Cambridge, DBE, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University, 62   Professor Nick Bostrom, Director, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, 44   Andy Cowell, Managing Director, M
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Using smartphone technology to combat workplace injury 2016-12-13

Using smartphone technology to combat workplace injury
 And theres a lot of physical effort required of factory workers. The strain of repetitive motion can lead to various musculoskeletal injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis in the wrists, arms and shoulders. Risks of injury not o
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Six hot car technology trends to watch in 2017 2016-12-13

Six hot car technology trends to watch in 2017
 Clarifications & Corrections: Corrects the Mazda model slated to be first with a diesel engine in the U.S.   Will your next car talk to traffic lights? Are diesel engines on their last gasp? Have electric vehicles charged into the ma
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Tech Tent: Fun and Games in Finland 2016-12-03

Tech Tent: Fun and Games in Finland
 On this weeks Tech Tent we travel to Slush, one of the most relaxed and vibrant technology events you will find anywhere in the world. It is held in almost total darkness in a huge exhibition hall in Finlands capital Helsinki and feels more lik
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Fake news detector plug-in developed 2016-12-03

Fake news detector plug-in developed
 As pressure mounts on firms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter to do more to tackle fake news, some are taking things into their own hands. Technologist Daniel Sieradski has developed a plug-in - known as BS Detector - that flags up "qu
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Okay Google, you need a cuter name 2016-12-03

Okay Google, you need a cuter name
 The first thing I say when I wake up every morning is “Okay Google”. Now don’t worry - it’s not shrieked amidst some kind of panicked, cold sweat. I’m not having nightmares about search engines, or even the prolon
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Think your friend is in trouble? Facebook could help 2016-10-26

Think your friend is in trouble? Facebook could help
If you see a disturbing post from a Facebook friend, you don’t have to leave the social network for help. This week, Facebook’s Safety Center, a resource page with tips on bullying prevention and suicide hotlines, became available in m
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Google Fiber halts rollout, top exec leaves 2016-10-26

Google Fiber halts rollout, top exec leaves
SAN FRANCISCO — Google Fiber is halting its rollout in 10 cities and laying off staff as its chief executive Craig Barratt steps down, dealing a major setback to the Internet giants ambitions of blanketing the nation in super-speedy Internet.
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Microsoft to sell MSN China to XiChuang Technology 2016-08-31

Microsoft to sell MSN China to XiChuang Technology
 Three months after saying it would shutter its MSN China web portal, Microsoft Corp. has decided instead to sell the business to a Chinese entity run by a former general manager at Microsoft Online. Microsoft MSFT, -0.59%  
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Oakley introduces TruBridge technology to its prescriptions glasses 2016-08-31

Oakley introduces TruBridge technology to its prescriptions glasses
 If you’re that kind of rider who prefers to ride with prescription eyewear, then you might want to take a look at the new Oakley TruBridge technology. To make it simple, Oakley’s new R&D product can be recap as a frame
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Ibotta adds deep-linking technology to offer up to 40 percent cash-back rebates 2016-08-31

Ibotta adds deep-linking technology to offer up to 40 percent cash-back rebates
 When Ibotta linked its mobile-app users to cash rebates from online stores three years ago, the experiment failed. Miserably. “We felt the tools and technology weren’t good enough for our use case,” said Bryan Leach
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Acer"s insane gaming laptop is a magic box of stupid 2016-08-31

Acer"s insane gaming laptop is a magic box of stupid
 It weighs 17 pounds, or around 8 kilograms -- a serious bit of heft, as we can attest from getting our hands on it at IFA here in Berlin. Its the worlds first laptop with a curved screen...not to mention two (2) GeForce GTX 1080
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NASA offering $18,000 for human lab rats to stay in bed 2015-04-13

NASA offering $18,000 for human lab rats to stay in bed
NASA will pay $18,000 to anyone prepared to stay in bed for 10 weeks and submit to a gruelling regime of tests for more than three months. The only criteria are the candidates have to be healthy and American citizens. Scientists will constantly
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Stylus maker Adonit releases its first iPad drawing app 2015-02-24

Stylus maker Adonit releases its first iPad drawing app
 Adonit makes some of the best iPad styluses out there, and now its starting to make an iPad drawing app to help you sketch with them. The app, called Forge, is being released today. Its specifically designed to work with Adonits
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Lenny Kravitz designed a Leica that"s the camera version of pre-ripped Abercrombie jeans 2015-02-24

Lenny Kravitz designed a Leica that"s the camera version of pre-ripped Abercrombie jeans
 Leica is releasing another jealousy-inducing camera, this time featuring a gorgeous, custom design from musician Lenny Kravitz. This isnt a brand new model, just a redesigned version of the existing Leica M-P, but it has a stylish overhaul that
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BlackBerry Classic coming to Verizon on February 26th 2015-02-24

BlackBerry Classic coming to Verizon on February 26th
 The BlackBerry Classic will launch on Verizon Wireless this Thursday, February 26th. Youll be able to buy its "familiar design and iconic keyboard" — two things BlackBerry has really found itself clinging to — for $99.99 o
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Microsoft opens up OneDrive storage for developers to integrate into apps 2015-02-24

Microsoft opens up OneDrive storage for developers to integrate into apps
 Microsoft is opening up its cloud storage service, OneDrive, to developers today so they can start integrating it directly into applications. A new OneDrive API will include support for Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, with the full features
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