YouTube star PewDiePie makes racial slur

September 11, 2017 1:25 am0 comments
YouTube star PewDiePie makes racial slur

The world’s highest-paid YouTube star, PewDiePie, has used the “n-word” during an online broadcast. The 27-year-old Swede – real name Felix Kjellberg – could be heard using the racial slur while he was playing a video game during a live streaming. After using the term, he apologised and said: “I […]

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Apple suffers 'major iPhone X leak'

September 10, 2017 1:46 pm0 comments
Apple suffers 'major iPhone X leak'

Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operation system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition to two new iPhone 8 handsets. It also details facial […]

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'Serious' security flaws found on official UK tax site

September 8, 2017 2:39 pm0 comments
'Serious' security flaws found on official UK tax site

The UK tax office must improve its handling of website security problems, says an expert who spent 57 days trying to report a bug. The researcher, called Zemnmez, found two separate flaws on HMRC’s online tax service. He said finding who to report the issues to was more challenging than […]

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Amazon kicks off competition for new HQ

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Amazon kicks off competition for new HQ

Amazon says it wants to build a massive second headquarters in North America, sparking immediate competition from rival cities to attract what could be billions of dollars in investment. Officials from Toronto, Texas, Maryland and Chicago were among those who said they planned to try to win Amazon’s new venture. […]

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About 143m customers affected by massive Equifax cyber incident

September 7, 2017 3:09 pm0 comments
About 143m customers affected by massive Equifax cyber incident

About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed. Equifax said criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident. Some UK and Canadian customers were also affected. The […]

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Clothes that grow with your child win Dyson prize

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The expanding garments fit children aged between six months and three years old. BBC News – Technology

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Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record

September 6, 2017 3:37 pm0 comments
Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record

An engineless glider has been flown at a record altitude of 52,172ft (15.9km). The aircraft’s two pilots achieved the feat in the skies above Argentina’s Patagonia region. The height represented a 3% gain over a record set in 2006 by other members of the same Perlan Project team. The adventurers […]

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Electric Nissan Leaf revamp drives further

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Electric Nissan Leaf revamp drives further

Media playback is unsupported on your device Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf can travel about 50% further on a single charge than its predecessor, according to the firm. But it […]

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UK universities targeted by cyber-thieves

September 5, 2017 4:08 pm0 comments
UK universities targeted by cyber-thieves

British universities are being hit by hundreds of successful cyber-attacks every year, reports the Times. More than 1,152 intrusions into UK university networks had been recorded in 2016-17, it said. And thieves were interested in defence technologies as well as research into novel fuels and better batteries. The newspaper used […]

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ECHR court reverses ruling on sacking over private messages

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ECHR court reverses ruling on sacking over private messages

A Romanian man should not have been fired for sending private messages at work, Europe’s top human rights court has ruled. Bogdan Mihai Barbulescu was sacked for sending the messages via the Yahoo messaging system in 2007. His employer had used surveillance software to monitor his computer activity. A Romanian […]

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