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Project 8 to become most powerful production Jaguar ever

After an extended period in the doldrums, an injection of money from Tata has given Jaguar newfound purpose. Having established its range of garden-variety sedans and wagons, the storied marque has set about restoring its credentials as a genuine challenger

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Crunch Report | Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech

Mark Zuckerberg gives this year’s Harvard commencement speech, Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin, Ford has some leadership shake-ups and TC Battlefield company Beam (acquired by Microsoft) is now called Mixer. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go

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Belkin Wemo smart home devices will soon be compatible with Apple HomeKit and Siri

Belkin’s Wemo smart home devices are absolutely brilliant. Not only does the company offer power outlet and light switch adapters, but it recently introduced a dimmer switch too. The Wemo products are also compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google

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UK businesses less prepared for GDPR than European counterparts

The new GDPR legislation is now just a year away from coming in to force, but new research claims that British businesses are not nearly as prepared as expected. A study by Blancco Technology Group reveals that the UK is significantly

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Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen

 I have to say, I really like e-paper. And it’s come a long way since the crude early Kindles — nowadays you have e-readers that are as high-resolution as the best phones and iPads. And they’re set to get even

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These flat-pack turtlebots will crawl across minefields for safety’s sake

 The threat of minefields is an ongoing and horrifying one, and the duty of clearing them is as difficult as it is dangerous. All the more reason, then, that it should be done by robots! A new type of inexpensive,

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Ikea’s smart lights get voice control from Siri, Alexa and Google

Ikea has moved to improve the functionality of its line of Wi-Fi-connected lights known as Trådfri. The retailer has announced that in the coming months, the lights will become compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri to offer

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Ikea’s smart lights get voice control from Siri, Alexa and Google

Ikea has moved to improve the functionality of its line of Wi-Fi-connected lights known as Trådfri. The retailer has announced that in the coming months, the lights will become compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri to offer

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Most UK businesses feel vulnerable to cyber threats, despite increased security spending

According to Thales’ new report almost two thirds (63 percent) of businesses in the UK increased their cyber security spending this year, which is a jump from last year’s 54 percent. However, despite this, 43 percent were breached last year

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Amazon’s physical retail presence grows in Seattle, New York

As Amazon runs out of ways to expand its mountain-sized market share in the online retail space, its attempts to grow its presence in the real world are continuing to materialize, with new plans being firmed up on both coasts

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Greg Gianforte and Populism’s Moments of Alarm

As recently as last week, with less than a month to go before the general election in the U.K., the position of the country’s Conservative Party looked secure. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, had been projecting a protective national steadfastness

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HTC’s refreshingly unique mobile VR headset heads to Japan

We’ve opined several times of late that mobile VR hasn’t exactly been throttling forward at breakneck speed (or, for that matter, even break-fingernail speed). HTC just announced a smartphone-based VR product that brings something truly new to the table, but

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Social-Media Creation Myths

Twitter: Twitter is a beautiful, magical bird trapped in the body of a Web site by a jealous underworld demigod. The billion billionth time that Twitter is refreshed, the bird will return to her original form and ascend to the

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Flat-pack pasta morphs into 3D shapes

According to calculations made by MIT’s Tangible Media Group, even if dried macaroni pasta were to be packed in a box “perfectly,” it would still be 67 percent air by volume. That’s a lot of empty space to be shipping

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The Oculus Rift’s best VR game comes to the HTC Vive

 There are only a few virtual reality titles that I’ve played where I need a bit of a “come down” period after to regroup my thoughts and start thinking like a real human again. Superhot VR is one of those titles. Today,

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Judah vs. the Machines: Robots are still laughably awful at playing soccer

 Robots may have the upper hand on math and science, but when it comes to athletics, no one can kick around a ball quite like a human can. In this installment of Judah vs. the Machines, Judah Friedlander heads to

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Wood-framed motorcycle runs on algae oil

Two years ago, maker Ritsert Mans embarked on a nature-inspired motorbike building adventure that would result in a wood-framed beach racer fueled by microalgae oil supplied by Peter Mooij. Still a work in progress, much of the bike is fashioned

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Wood-framed motorcycle runs on algae oil

Two years ago, maker Ritsert Mans embarked on a nature-inspired motorbike building adventure that would result in a wood-framed beach racer fueled by microalgae oil supplied by Peter Mooij. Still a work in progress, much of the bike is fashioned

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83 percent of security staff waste time fixing other IT problems

A new survey of security professionals reveals that 83 percent say colleagues in other departments turn to them to fix personal computer problems. The study by security management company FireMon shows a further 80 percent say this is taking up

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Microsoft renames Beam live-streaming platform to ‘Mixer’ and adds new features

Live-streaming of video is continually gaining in popularity, but it isn’t just for gaming. While platforms like the Amazon-owned Twitch were designed for video games, they have evolved to the streaming of almost anything. Popular YouTuber Barnacules has a daily Twitch

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