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Microsoft launches new Surface Pro

Microsoft has launched a “faster, more powerful” Surface Pro tablet, with a battery life of 13.5 hours. The device, which weighs 770g (1.69lb) and has a 31cm (12.3in) screen, will cost from $799 in the US and £799 in the UK. Microsoft Surface boss Panos Panay told the BBC it had been “completely redesigned inside out”, and would be more ...

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Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has defended her changes to the Tory social care policy, as critics called it a “manifesto meltdown”. The PM told the BBC “nothing has changed” and said rival parties had been “trying to scare” elderly people. It came after she said earlier that there would be a cap on how much ...

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'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

Further evidence has emerged of the link between alcohol consumption in women and an increased risk of breast cancer. According to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund, half a glass of wine or a small beer a day increases the risk of breast cancer. It also backs up research showing that regular intensive exercise can reduce the risk ...

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Assaults between care home residents reported daily

0SHARESShare Police recorded 1,200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016, the BBC has found. More than one assault a day was reported in England and Wales, an investigation by File on 4 revealed. Some care workers said they were not always given full information about who might pose a risk. The Care Quality Commission, the ...

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Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

0SHARESShare Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space. The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) say it shows that transporting the seeds of life away from Earth is feasible. Sperm banks could even be made on the Moon as a back-up for Earth disasters, they ...

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More evidence for WannaCry 'link' to North Korean hackers

A hacking group closely tied to North Korea was behind the massive WannaCry attack earlier this month, security company Symantec says. The way the attack was set up made it “highly likely” that the Lazarus group was responsible, it said. Lazarus has been blamed for a 2014 attack on Sony and the theft of $81m (£62m) from Bangladesh’s central bank. ...

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Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row

0SHARESShare Apple and Nokia have settled a dispute over the use of patented technology in smartphones and agreed to “co-operate”. In December, Nokia sued Apple claiming the company had breached 32 technology patents covering displays, user interfaces and video encoding. The two companies have now signed a deal allowing Apple to use the technology, and Nokia will receive an up-front ...

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Google's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge

0SHARESShare Google DeepMind’s AI system, AlphaGo, has won the first of three matches it is playing against the world’s number one Go player, Ke Jie. It follows its historic win against Lee Se-dol last year, described by experts as a breakthrough moment for AI. The AI won by just half a point in its latest match. Ke Jie described the ...

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Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video

Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee. People will be able to subscribe to popular channels such as Discovery and Eurosport individually, without paying for a bundle of channels. Until now, Prime Video has offered only on-demand films and TV shows in the UK. But one analyst said the ...

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Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

0SHARESShare Nepalese Sherpas have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than those used to the atmosphere at sea level. This is the finding of a new study that investigated high-altitude adaptation in mountain populations. The research involved taking muscle samples from mountaineers at 5,300m altitude and even putting them on an exercise bike at Mt Everest Base Camp. The ...

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