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NHS sharing browsing habits with Google and Facebook

NHS sharing browsing habits with Google and Facebook

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The NHS Choices website is allowing sites to track the browsing habits of visits on the site, according to a blog post by a British privacy researcher.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 26th 2010 at 4:09AM
Harvard researchers say methane-powered laptops one step closer

Harvard researchers say methane-powered laptops one step closer

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Researchers at Harvard University say they are one step closer to the creation of commercially viable methane-powered fuel cells for laptops.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 24th 2010 at 9:51PM
Smartphone boom fuels profits for porn firms

Smartphone boom fuels profits for porn firms

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There could be as many as 35 million paying subscribers to mobile adult websites by 2015, according to Juniper Research.

by Nicky Trup
on Nov 24th 2010 at 9:46AM
PCR Channel Survey: Get involved

PCR Channel Survey: Get involved

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From supermarkets doing repairs to the rise in VAT, everyone has got an opinion on the issues facing the UK IT channel – and now is your chance to air ...

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Nov 22nd 2010 at 3:22PM

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Women aged 25-34 'most likely to fall for web scams'

Women aged 25-34 'most likely to fall for web scams'

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Women aged between 25 and 34 are the most likely group to fall victim of online scams, according to new research.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 11th 2010 at 6:04AM
British boffins developing STD diagnosis app

British boffins developing STD diagnosis app

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A smartphone app and hardware to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases is being developed by a team lead by St George’s University of London.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 10th 2010 at 5:53AM
Axsotic unveils '3d spheric mouse'

Axsotic unveils '3d spheric mouse'

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German firm Axsotic is set to launch a new 3D mouse-like controller which the company is aiming at professional 3D design applications.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 4th 2010 at 3:42AM
Intel to join forces with Samsung and Toshiba in chip technology consortium

Intel to join forces with Samsung and Toshiba in chip technology consortium

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Intel will join Asian chipmakers Toshiba and Samsung to form a consortium aimed at developing next generation fabrication technologies.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 1st 2010 at 4:36AM

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German boffins test driverless taxi

German boffins test driverless taxi

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A team from the Freie Universitat Berlin has demonstrated a radar-guided self-driving taxi, booked using an iPad application.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 14th 2010 at 2:36AM
iPhone apps bigger than prime-time TV

iPhone apps bigger than prime-time TV

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iPhone in-app analytics firm Flurry has said that the audience of social games on the Apple devices is now rivally prime-time audiences in the US.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 11th 2010 at 10:04PM
Japanese have 'least friends'

Japanese have 'least friends'

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A study by research outfit TNS has revealed the online habits of social media consumers worldwide.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 11th 2010 at 8:07AM
Google AI-driven cars do 1,000 miles in traffic

Google AI-driven cars do 1,000 miles in traffic

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Google has reportedly been testing self-driving cars which use artificial intelligence instead of a human driver.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 11th 2010 at 7:36AM

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Is Apple going to take over the world?

Is Apple going to take over the world?

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Consumer electronics trailblazer Apple is set to become an even more powerful player in the technology industry, according to PCR's survey of key retailers across the UK.

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Oct 8th 2010 at 1:05PM
Android surges ahead in US smartphone market

Android surges ahead in US smartphone market

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August data from research outfit Nielsen shows that Android devices are now the most popular smartphone in the US market over the last six months.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 5th 2010 at 10:43PM
Google wants to speed the web with JPEG-beating image format

Google wants to speed the web with JPEG-beating image format

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Google has unveiled an alternative to the JPEG image format which the company says can save space and speed up web browsing.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 3rd 2010 at 9:22AM
E-books could make kids read more

E-books could make kids read more

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Over half of children are interested in e-books, with many saying they would read more in electronic format, a study has found.

by Nicky Trup
on Sep 30th 2010 at 12:36PM

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Video games boost brain power

Video games boost brain power

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Far from having a damaging effect, playing video games for hours on end can increase your child's chances of becoming keyhole surgeon, according to new research.

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Sep 24th 2010 at 4:59PM
E-readers 'make you read more'

E-readers 'make you read more'

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E-reader owners read more books than those relying on traditional hardbacks and paperbacks, a study has found.

by Nicky Trup
on Sep 23rd 2010 at 11:56AM
One in five uni students 'is a hacker'

One in five uni students 'is a hacker'

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A survey of 1,000 university students in the UK found that over a fifth had hacked into computer systems.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Sep 23rd 2010 at 5:50AM
Breakthrough could mean quantum computing in five years

Breakthrough could mean quantum computing in five years

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A team of researchers from the University of Bristol has announced the development of a chip which it says brings quantum computing closer to reality.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Sep 20th 2010 at 7:52AM