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TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit

0SHARESShare A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Richard Browning’s short flight took place outside the Vancouver Convention Centre in front of a large crowd. Since he posted the video of his maiden flight in the UK, Mr Browning has had huge interest in ...

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Head Of Uber's Self-Driving Car Effort Steps Down

0SHARESShare Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber ’s self-driving car unit once described by CEO Travis Kalanick as his “brother from another mother,” is stepping down from his position for a different role at the company. Levandowski’s new job will remain in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group , which researches self-driving technology. But he will no longer be involved in a key ...

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BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service

0SHARESShare A BBC Click investigation has thrown doubt on claims that the small, personal email server Nomx can provide “absolute security”. Created by entrepreneur Will Donaldson, Nomx says it uses the “world’s most secure communications protocol” to protect email messages. But security analysts cracked the device’s simple passwords and hacked its hardware and software. Defending itself, Nomx disputed the way ...

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Lyft Successfully Capitalizing On Nice-Guy Image As Uber Stumbles

0SHARESShare Uber may have the higher valuation, but Lyft is trouncing it in the PR game. Starting May 1, Lyft riders will have the option of rounding up their fares to the nearest dollar and donating the proceeds to charity. The ride-hailing company first announced the program last month, revealing Thursday  that it will funnel its first month’s donations to ...

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Facebook Says It Will Ramp Up Fight Against Propaganda

0SHARESShare Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of response plans on its website on Thursday, Facebook ...

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New Sci-Fi Novel Is Set In A World Where Hillary Clinton Actually Won

0SHARESShare In the aftermath of last year’s presidential election ― which turned out differently than most media outlets predicted ― the questions on a lot of minds seemed to be “How?” and “Why?” Today, William Gibson ― the American-Canadian science fiction novelist behind the 1984 cyberpunk classic Neuromancer , in which he coined the term “cyberspace”  ― is exploring another question ...

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UK mobile network performance best in Belfast area

0SHARESShare Belfast and its surrounding area is the best in the UK for overall mobile network performance, according to research. Research company RootMetrics tested the performance of the four main operators in the UK’s 16 most populated areas. London ranked fourth from the bottom, with only Bristol, Hull and Cardiff getting lower overall scores. But RootMetrics said all the areas ...

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Police to use facial recognition at Champions League final

0SHARESShare Police in Wales plan to use facial recognition on fans during the Champions League final in Cardiff on 3 June, according to a government contract posted online. Faces will be scanned at the Principality Stadium and Cardiff’s central railway station. They can then be matched against 500,000 “custody images” stored by local police forces. South Wales Police confirmed the ...

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Nintendo Switch off to 'strong start'

0SHARESShare Nintendo says the success of its new Switch console will help it to double annual profits. It has become the fastest-selling games console in the Japanese firm’s history, with 2.7 million units bought in March – the first month it was available. But Nintendo’s profit estimate of 65bn yen ($583.9m; £453m) for the year to March 2018 was below ...

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Ransomware attacks around the world grow by 50%

0SHARESShare Ransomware attacks on businesses around the world rose 50% last year, research into successful cyber-breaches shows. Its popularity means malware is now responsible for 51% of all the incidents analysed in the annual Verizon data breach report. This analyses almost 2,000 breaches to find out how firms were caught out by cyber-thieves. It also found that measures taken by ...

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