Mobile phone-detecting drones pioneered as disaster relief aids


US drone maker teams with European disaster relief firm to help make it easier to find victims in times of need


Google to pay back $19m of in-app purchases made by kids


Search giant settles with FTC over unfair bills to parents

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Windows 8 adoption rates lower than Windows Vista


Despite ongoing hatred directed at Windows Vista, the operating system was more popular than Windows 8

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Google teams up with Nasa to build quantum computers


Google and space agency to research artificial intelligence applications

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad Helix hybrid with Intel Core M chip


Windows 8.1 hybrid includes choice between two keyboards

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple steps up account security following celebrity pics leak


Tim Cook reveals plans are afoot to tighten up account security in the wake of this week's celebrity picture leak s

US charity Goodwill has 900,000 customer details stolen in data breach


Goodwill has confirmed the payment details of nearly 1m supporters were compromised


Twitter to pay users $140 for finding security flaws


The social network will pay up to £100 to individuals who find security issues in its platform

Leaders need to be clock builders, not time tellers


Leadership author Jim Collins gives Boxworks delegates tips and tricks to ensure they can build the successful enterpris

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eBay outage: UK users fume over login problems


Auction site suffers 11th major outage of 2014, much to the dismay of users


iOS 8 HealthKit data could lead to wide-scale surveillance


Apple will not let developers share data from HealthKit applications with ad networks, but experts fear it could be used

Intel unveils the MICA fashion-conscious smart bracelet


Intel has revealed MICA, a high-end smart bracelet designed as an alternative to bulky smartwatches

Panasonic releases rugged 5in Android phablet


Windows 8.1 Embedded edition of the device due in November

Samsung, Philips and Infineon fined over chip price fixing by EU


€138 million fine for chip company cartel

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Cyber war: Defence or mutually-assured destruction?

Analysis & Insight

NATO leaders are set to agree on a new response to cyber attacks. But some experts say this goes too far

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Aberdeen gets city-wide gigabit fibre network


CityFibre teams up with Internet for Business to roll out “Gigabit City”


Open University teams with UK government to offer free cyber security course


Government-backed course designed to inspire next generation of cyber security experts

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Two men arrested in fake software sting by PIPCU


The criminals were caught selling discs loaded with the software online

NATO adds cyber threats to collective response list


The declaration means all member states will act collectively should an attack or threat of attack occur

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: Do we need a curved display?

Analysis & Insight

The Galaxy Note Edge may turn out to be a classic case of over-engineering

Sony Xperia Z3 smartphones, tablets and smartwatches released


Smaller Z3 Compact introduced for users who want premium experience with smaller screen

Credit card security

The Home Depot investigates possible payment card data breach


US home improvement firm has confirmed it's looking into reports that its customers' payment card data may hav

Baidu Eye is Google Glass without the screen


Eye, a Google Glass competitor without a screen, has been announced by Chinese tech company Baidu

iOS 8 widgets first look revealed


iOS 8 is set to introduce widgets to the iPhone for the first time, and a sneak peek has emerged online

EU investigates Facebook-WhatsApp acquisition


EU asks rival tech firms for opinion of acquisition ahead of possible competition probe

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Police arrest man over illegal sports streaming website


Manchester man nabbed by Intellectual Property Crime unit

Apple denies iCloud hack resulted in leaked celebrity photos


iPhone maker responds to reports an iCloud hack led to the leaking of private celebrity pictures online

Windows 9 accidentally leaked by Microsoft China


The software giant has revealed information about the platform on its Chinese social network

Nokia trials 5G network in Finland


The Finnish phone maker will also open up the company's network APIs to partners

Why has the Heartbleed threat window been left wide open?

Analysis & Insight

Six months have passed since news of Heartbleed first emerged, but enterprises don't seem to appreciate the threat

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East Midlands Ambulance Service loses disk containing 42,000 patient forms


East Midlands Ambulance Service confirms it's notified authorities about the breach


Apple iCloud: Top 5 tips to protect your data


Use two-factor authentication, a strong password or turn off iCloud

Surface 2 price cut as Surface Pro 3 sells out in UK


Microsoft has temporarily cut prices for the Surface 2 in the US, while the Surface Pro 3 sells out in the UK

Credit card security

Backoff Trojan highlights point of sale security shortfalls


Malware catching hundreds of victims a week, according to security researchers


Will legacy IT systems be the undoing of the banking sector?

Analysis & Insight

Is a reliance on outdated IT concepts affecting confidence in the UK's banking sector? Rene Millman investigates...

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Google pushes users to update their browsers


Google users with out-of-date browsers are seeing an older version of the search engine’s homepage

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Researchers warn of connected car hacking dangers


Hi-tech vehicles could be at increased risk from hackers, researchers warn

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Vodafone to call time on Phones 4u sales from February 2015


Mobile operator follows O2 and Three's lead by ending distribution agreement with high street retailer

Apple App Store: Top 10 reasons why apps are rejected


Developers get guidance on how the approval process works

Apple patches Find My iPhone vulnerability


iPhone maker responds to reports that celebrity accounts were hacked