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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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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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Government bid to delay air pollution plan fails

0SHARESShare The UK Government has lost a court bid to delay publication of its air pollution strategy, and must now release it before the June election. Courts had given the government until Monday 24 April to set out draft guidelines to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. But late last week, ministers lodged an application to delay their ...

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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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Hackers used Microsoft Word bug 'for months'

0SHARESShare A bug in Microsoft Word was exploited by hackers for months before it was eventually fixed, according to security researchers. The flaw allowed attackers to take control of a computer via malicious document files. The zero-day, or previously undetected, vulnerability was patched earlier this month. However, it has since emerged that Microsoft was told about it in October, nearly ...

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Devon village broadband plan stalled by Earl of Iddesleigh

0SHARESShare Plans to introduce superfast broadband to a village in Devon have stalled because the landlord has declined to allow fibre cables on his land, BT has said. The telecoms giant said it had not reached agreement with the Earl of Iddesleigh, who owns about 2,500 acres near Upton Pyne. Villagers branded the objection “ridiculous”. Lord Iddesleigh said he might ...

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India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

0SHARESShare Media playback is unsupported on your device Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The state government said the services were being misused by “anti-government elements” to incite violence. Graphic videos claiming to show abuses on both sides have been shared extensively. At least nine people have ...

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