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Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

4:52pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into…

WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

1:10am Fri 31 Oct 14

Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Hungary scraps controversial web tax

9:58am Fri 31 Oct 14

Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

11:59pm Wed 29 Oct 14

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave…

Speed boost for 4G in some cities

1:56pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Two of the UK's mobile operators are turning on technology that boosts mobile speeds in a few UK cities.

China denies shutting foreign sites

11:55am Thu 30 Oct 14

The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting…

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

3:45pm Thu 30 Oct 14

An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of…

Microsoft unveils fitness band

4:48am Thu 30 Oct 14

Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking…

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

12:34pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest…

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

4:24pm Thu 30 Oct 14

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people…

Android smartwatch 'runs for a week'

3:18pm Wed 29 Oct 14

New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink…

Software 'predicts' gang violence

7:48pm Wed 29 Oct 14

London's Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent…


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