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Tech Firms To Boost Smart Home Security

Security for smart home technology found in millions of homes is due to be beefed up for consumers. Manufacturers of gadgets from routers to smart televisions will have to make sure their devices defeat hackers for the lifetime of the...

Bitcoin’s Not As Popular As Most Insiders Believe

Bitcoin buyers are not the slick cryptocurrency money-men that most people think, according to new research. They are more likely to be men aged between 20 and 44 spending less than £200 from their disposable income on their investments. The profile...

Instagram Scam Nets More Than £3m For Fraudsters

Instascam is the latest social media get-rich-quick phenomenon that is sweeping around the web - but it’s a fraud that has cost hundreds of investors more than £3 million. Police are warning that fraudsters are advertising investment schemes on Instagram...

Facebook’s 10 Minute Message Eraser Comes To Messenger

It’s easy to send a social media message typed in anger or drunkenness, but now a once secret feature on Facebook lets anyone delete them after sending - providing they are quick off the mark. Months ago, Facebook admitted a...

iPad Comes Of Age With Pro Makeover

Apple has launched a bid to make iPad a core market by upgrading the latest model to compete with laptops and notebooks. The iPad has seen fortunes wax and wane in the eight years since the first model was released. Now,...

Game Of Thrones Star Helps In Search For Planet To Colonise

Finding a planet with all the boxes ticked to support human life is not as easy as it would seem in a universe full of choice. And the unlikely star of TV’s Game of Thrones has had a big say...

Hardcore Apple Fans Queue Over Night For New iPhones

Diehard Apple iPhone fans have queued up all night outside the company’s stores to buy the latest and most expensive smartphone offering. They were shopping for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 despite the hefty...

Celebrate Another ? ? For Emojis

You may have missed World Emoji Day that celebrates the tiny cartoon images we include in our text, social media and email messages. Most of us link a few of the hundreds of emojis available into our online conversations without...

Appstore Clocks Up $130 Billion In Downloads

The Apple AppStore is 10 years old and generated more than $130 billion for the company. On average, Apple iPhone and iPad users access 40 different apps a month and spend three hours a day on them. But what are the...

Microsoft Grabs GitHub In $5bn Shopping Spree

Open Source code sharing repository GitHub has been swallowed by tech giant Microsoft in a multi-billion dollar deal. The exact value of the cash to change hands remains a secret - but GitHub has 26 million users and recently had...

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Is It Possible For Any Politician To Tell The Truth?

It’s fast becoming impossible for ordinary voters to know which politicians to believe. The days of honest statesmen brokering deals...

Melting Ice Cap Could Raise Oceans 11 Feet Within A Century

As 11,000 scientists from around the world unite to declare a global climate emergency, a terrifying warning from the past predicts sea levels could...

Internet Music Service Out Of Tune With Copyright Law

The internet dilemma of who owns the rights to content has just taken a new twist with a ruling by the High Court in...

And The Word Of The Year For 2019 Is…

English is changing all the time as new words fall in and out of fashion, and the latest in vogue phrase is ‘climate strike’,...

Wildfires – How Science Is Helping To Dampen The Flames

Wild fires raging in some corner of the world seem to be hot off the press and in the news a lot. Huge fires have...