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May 22, 2015 8:13 am gmt |
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An advert-hiding web browser for Android smartphones has been developed by the company behind AdBlock Plus. Eyeo said it was moved to create the AdBlock Browser after Google dropped AdBlock for Android from its app store in 2013. At the time, Google said the software broke its rules for developers by...
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May 22, 2015 3:54 am gmt |
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US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (£1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings. The deal brings together HP with the investment arm of China’s Tsinghua University in a joint venture called H3C, worth $4.5bn. The new firm is being touted as the leade...
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May 22, 2015 2:01 am gmt |
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Canada and its spying partners exploited weaknesses in one of the world’s most popular mobile browsers and planned to hack into smartphones via links to Google and Samsung app stores. Electronic intelligence agencies began targeting UC Browser — a massively popular app in China and India with g...
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May 21, 2015 6:30 am gmt |
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Investigators have found evidence a military plane crash in Spain may have been caused by software problems. The Airbus A400M crashed near Seville, on 9 May, after a failed emergency landing during its first flight. The four crew members on board were killed in the accident. A spokesman for the Europ...
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May 21, 2015 5:25 am gmt |
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Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system. Microsoft development executive Jerry Nixon said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the “last version” of the dominant desktop software. His comments were echoed by Microsoft which said it wo...
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May 20, 2015 9:50 am gmt |
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi launched its first stores in North America and Europe yesterday (Tuesday), which sell low-cost accessories as a prelude to launching smartphones in the west. The Mi store launch in the US, UK, France and Germany was the five-year-old company’s first steps beyond...
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May 20, 2015 8:57 am gmt |
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The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better. A new federal plan aims to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly, spending millions of dollars more on research and considering ...
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May 19, 2015 6:02 am gmt |
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An FBI search warrant states that a cyber security professional told an agent he was able to control an aeroplane engine from his seat after hacking the on-board computer system. The document claims Chris Roberts said he was able to make the plane “climb” and “move sideways” f...
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May 19, 2015 5:54 am gmt |
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Google’s purpose-built robots cars are getting the green light to drive on public roads. This summer some of the self-driving cars will be tested on the roads around Mountain View, California, where the search giant is based. Before now, the small vehicles have only driven on test tracks and ha...
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May 19, 2015 5:50 am gmt |
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US President Barack Obama has just launched his own Twitter feed, the White House has confirmed. His Twitter handle is @POTUS (President Of The United States) and within few hours he had attracted over a million followers. “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re ...
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May 18, 2015 11:30 am gmt |
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A 3D-printed beak has been fitted to a sea turtle injured by a collision with a boat’s propeller. The beak, made of medical-grade titanium, replaces the loggerhead turtle’s jaws, half of which were sheared off in the accident. Detailed scans of the injured creature’s head were used ...
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May 17, 2015 10:34 am gmt |
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A group of luxury goods makers sued Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday, contending the Chinese online shopping giant had knowingly made it possible for counterfeiters to sell their products throughout the world. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other ...
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May 16, 2015 11:06 am gmt |
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Indian netizens are angry with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after he posted a map of India sans Jammu & Kashmir, Forbes reported. Mr. Zuckerberg posted the image on his Facebook page following the launch earlier this week in Malawi of the Facebook-led Internet.org. However, several Indian net use...
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May 15, 2015 12:54 pm gmt |
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Disney’s Big Hero 6 star Baymax has captured the hearts of millions around the world. But while the health monitoring balloon-like machine is a work of science fiction, researchers are working towards making soft, human-friendly robots a reality. Chris Atkeson’s work in the field of soft ...
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May 15, 2015 10:14 am gmt |
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Mars will be the next target of China’s deep space exploration after the country’s successful soft landing on the moon in 2013, said an expert. Wu Weiren, chief designer of China’s lunar exploration program, said China sets Mars as its next goal by following international examples. ...