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10 biggest sci-fi films of 2015


We look at some of the biggest film releases of 2015 that have a sci-fi or tech slant. Enjoy...

BT targets London broadband weak spots


Comms giant will trial fibre in building basements to improve broadband speeds

Virgin Atlantic 'to create motion sensor cabin with Xbox Kinect'


Microsoft to help airline create tech-savvy flight experiences

Website crash

Sainsbury’s and Waitrose websites crash leaving customers frustrated


Hundreds of Christmas deliveries have been cancelled following IT problems

DDoS attacks remain key threat, with only half of companies prepared


Kaspersky warns firms they need to have DDoS countermeasures to protect reputations

HP shareholder deal rejected in Autonomy case


Judge says deal would have improperly protected HP execs from future legislation


Government to collect £22bn debts with data analytics


Whitehall’s partnership with TDX Group will help it determine people’s abilities to pay back cash

GDS moves all government websites to


GDS hails end of "government white noise" with completion of 15-month project

Windows to Go - Laptops

Best laptops to buy in 2014

Analysis & Insight

Whether you're looking for an Ultrabook, 2-in-1 or a mobile workstation, we've got you covered

Cook deploys Qlik to track Christmas sales


Homemade food retailer uses visual analytics to react faster to customer demand

Sony hack, offline Netflix and a robotic arm: Best of the web


IT Pro rounds up the best content from around the web this week

Accenture and BT battle it out to win NHSmail contract


The £350 million deal will provide staff with new secure email services

Internet browser

Microsoft's browser ballot ends after five years


An agreement forcing Microsoft to give users a choice of browser has ended

Apple Pay could launch in UK next year


The mobile payment service will launch across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

Snapchat founder “devastated” at inclusion in Sony hack


Evan Spiegel tells staff his firm was “violated” when Sony hackers revealed secret acquisitions


CIOs and CMOs urged to collaborate to win customers


Forrester warns CIOs and CMOs to toss differences aside if they want to succeed

Parliament appoints digital director


Former Royal Opera House CTO will devise digital strategy for both Houses of Parliament


Gov ditches national roaming for £5bn 'notspot' funding


Government plans to tackle mobile not-spots will not involve national roaming, with networks agreeing to extra investmen


London air traffic failure: NATS' lessons are not blue-sky thinking

Analysis & Insight

Last week's air traffic control outage has both lessons, and reassurances, for critical IT systems.

Government cloud service sales soar


G-cloud's sales have now hit the £393m mark with £48m sold in November alone

security key on keyboard

Google Chrome has highest number of vulnerabilities


But the high level is down to its efficient detection system

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4: Which is better?


iOS takes on Android in battle of the phablets

Cabinet Office seeks suppliers for £150m Verify contract


Whitehall wants 10 identity assurance providers to sign the three-year deal

Virtual reality

Virtual reality: moving on from the home to the workplace

Analysis & Insight

Primarily considered as consumer technology, how is virtual reality beginning to make waves in business?

Samsung 'to take on Apple Pay with mobile money'


Reports suggest Korean manufacturer will launch its own mobile payment system next year


Apple cleared in $1 billion iPod antitrust case


Steve Jobs video testimony persuades jury to reject accusations it forced users to delete rivals' music

Facebook Like sign

Facebook's AI engine could warn you before posting content


Any photos it thinks could cause controversy or embarrassment will come with a warning before posting

Google's top 2014 search trends revealed


Google 2014 trends have been unveiled, and include the year’s biggest sporting events, tech releases, cat stats and more


Start-ups see more success with accelerators, research finds


Telefonica study hails rising influence of start-up programmes in UK

Deleted data by mistake? Here's how to get it back

Analysis & Insight

Davey Winder offers some timely advice on what to do if you accidentally delete some important data

Affinity Sutton provides better data insights with BusinessObjects on iPads


How a housing provider discovered BusinessObjects' hidden mobile capability

Ghost car SatNav debuted by Jaguar Land Rover


The company has developed a 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen giving drivers a full view of the road around them


PayPal payments now accepted at Apple


Apple is offering the payment option on its website and in its stores


Best tablets to buy in 2014

Analysis & Insight

Make the right business decision - the best tablets to buy in 2014 and why they're perfect for enterprise use.


BT confirms "exclusive negotiations" to buy EE for £12.5bn


BT ends speculation about possible O2 acquisition by confirming negotiations with EE

Skype Translator Preview arrives: How it will change communication forever

Analysis & Insight

Skype Translator Preview launches for English and Spanish speakers

iPhone 6/6 Plus fuel 26 per cent smartphone sales jump for Apple


Samsung loses huge market share in China, while Apple’s iPhone 6 sales continue unabated

Pirate bay

The Pirate Bay is back, but for how long?


New version of notorious file-sharing site appears online following last week's raid by Swedish police