Category Archives: Tech News

Cyber-bullying: Prince's 'stop, speak, support' code of conduct

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Image copyright PA Image caption Social media was Felix’s life, his mum, Lucy Alexander, says Facebook and Snapchat are trialling a new, more direct way to help young people bullied online, following an intervention by Prince William. The social media platforms will help those in need of emotional support to access counsellors. The prince, together […]

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The best Amazon Black Friday deals 2017

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Amazon Black Friday deals 2017 in the US are technically just under two weeks away, but the early discounts start way before the official November 24 date. We’re not at all surprised with this development. Launching early Black Friday deals is routine, according to the Amazon playbook, as it lets you buy your next 4KTV, […]

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U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

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US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security says a remote administration tool (RAT) called FALLCHILL has been deployed by […]

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Review: Razer Wolverine Ultimate (Xbox/PC)

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It isn’t too often that I think back on a game controller fondly. I think the only exception is the Nintendo WaveBird, arguably the first great wireless controller, which was frickin’ life-changing. Nowadays, most folks probably stick to the bundled controller that comes with whatever console they buy. That’s why I was surprised when I picked […]

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Connected toys have ‘worrying’ security issues

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Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The security services have warned about the dangers of toys being exploited by malicious hackers Consumer watchdog Which? has called on retailers to stop selling some popular toys it says have “proven” security issues. Those toys include Furby Connect, the i-Que robot, Cloudpets and Toy-fi Teddy. Which? found that there […]

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Final Fantasy's Naoki Yoshida on the challenges of developing for 4K consoles

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Now that the Xbox One X has arrived alongside the PlayStation 4 Pro, we have well and truly entered the era of 4K gaming. Sure, many of us still have one foot in the not-so-distant Full HD past but the march onwards has begun.  Technology is advancing and gaming is changing for both players and […]

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SoftBank looks to finalize Uber investment today

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After months of talks, SoftBank Group is close to finalizing its investment in Uber. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that the deal is expected to be signed later in the day on Sunday. SoftBank plans to lead a $1 billion investment directly in the company alongside Dragoneer Investment Group. The joint venture will also buy up […]

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Review: Incase NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller

If you’re the kind of person who will arrive at the airport without charging your phone or laptop, you are also the kind of person who will forget to charge the battery bank in your smart luggage. I discovered this when a three-hour delay kicked off my weekend trip with Incase’s NoviConnected carry-on suitcase. Sorry, […]

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Viewsnight: ‘If it’s censorship you want, don’t leave it to Facebook’

Historian Niall Ferguson argues that we should beware giving the big tech companies even more power. Source link

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Uber loses in London again in its battle over driver rights

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Uber’s not having the best of times in London at the moment: today it lost its appeal over a decision on driver classification. An employment tribunal has upheld a decision made last year drivers are not self-employed but must be treated as workers employed by Uber. That means drivers are entitled to workers’ rights, including […]

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