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Electric rollerblades go off the beaten track

There are a good many ways to get from the train station to work in motor-assisted style, including folding bikes or scooters and one wheelers or skateboards, but last mile transport choices are not so plentiful if your journey includes

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PETYA ransomware targets enterprise users via the cloud and overwrites MBRs

Crypto-ransomware is the malware du jour, and the likes of TelsaCrypt 4 and KeRanger are just some of the name to hit the headlines recently. One of the latest example of ransomware, PETYA, is taking a slightly different and more

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UK start up seeks to make online software research easier

According to Google’s Consumer Barometer Report 53 percent of people compare products, prices and features online before buying. This is even more true of B2B buyers, with 89 percent saying they use the web as part of their research process.

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In photos: The best from the New York Auto Show

The New York Auto Show might come hot on the heels of Detroit and Geneva, but that hasn’t stopped the world’s car companies from pulling out all the stops. From the modern-luxe Genesis New York Concept to the Audi R8

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Jaguar goes time traveling and brings back the 1957 XKSS

Who says you can’t change history? Jaguar has committed to doing just that. The company already went back and finished the six Lightweight E-type sports cars it never completed back in the ’60s and now it’s starting a new project.

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A different take on what DevOps is

For the last couple of years I’ve been struggling a bit with the idea of DevOps. At the root of it was my own lack of clarity about what it is. My question remained unanswered and it wasn’t for the want of

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As Silicon Valley chills, Europe’s tech gets hotter

 We are accustomed to hearing that European tech is perpetually in Silicon Valley’s shadow. Now there have been suggestions that the local tech scene is starting to feel Silicon Valley’s valuation woes. If true, this should raise alarm bells, because

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Google Maps for iOS adds taxi services to route options

Less than a month after its last update, Google has rolled out Google Maps for iOS 4.17. The big news here is the addition of taxi services when comparing route options for six countries, including the US, UK and India.

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Sanitation And Health Rights in India launched its non-profit for sanitation and water purification services

 Sanitation and Health Rights in India is the fruit of work that 29-year-old Anoop Jain has struggled with for the better part of the last six years. After a trip to the Himalayas left Jain with an abiding sense of

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Wraparound jet engine design could put window seats at a premium

If you like the window seat while you fly, then maybe enjoy it while it lasts. Airbus has filed a US patent application for a new multi-fan jet engine design, which has the engine nacelles wrapping around the airplane’s fuselage

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Tech industry sides with Apple in San Bernadino iPhone case

The tech industry is on Apple’s side when it comes to the dispute with FBI over the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. This was, once again, confirmed through a research done by security vendor AlienVault. According to the

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Microsoft kills Tay, its racist, sexist, Holocaust-denying, Trump-loving AI bot

Proving that artificial intelligence has the potential to go horrendously wrong, Microsoft has been forced to pull the plug on Tay, its artificial intelligence-powered chat that had been unleashed on Twitter. Initially designed as an exercise in engaging millennials, it

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Game Fire 5 gets Windows 10 support, new optimization engine

Smart PC Utilities has shipped Game Fire 5, the latest edition of its PC gaming performance booster. This release brings official support for Windows 10 — both 32 and 64-bit editions — but finally sees Windows XP support dropped. A new optimization

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Wounds may be treated using … frog foam?

When the tiny Tungara frog lays its eggs, it also secretes a protein cocktail that it beats into a foam using its back legs. Surrounding the eggs, that foam protects them from predators, germs and environmental stress. As it turns

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Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games

 Longing for the days of the sticky floored arcades of your youth and long nights spent with the the Atari 2600, but can’t be bothered to dig through your mum’s basement to find all the bits and bobs to throw

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Apple plans unscripted, app-focused show for its first original TV content

 Apple’s plans for its first original TV show don’t make it sound like a swing-for-the-fences, House of Cards-style project. Instead, it’s working on an unscripted TV series about apps and app developers. There are some big names attached, though, including musician

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Solar activity sparks powerful X-ray aurorae on Jupiter

Solar activity can prompt a massive increase in the intensity of Jupiter’s polar aurorae, according to a new study drawing on data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Charged particles from a powerful solar storm were observed creating an impressive

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Bridget Jones and the Millennial Workplace

This fall, Bridget Jones will have her baby. The third film in the franchise comes exactly two decades after “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” Helen Fielding’s novel about a thirty-two-year-old single woman in London. I didn’t read it when it was published, because

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A Walk in Rome in the Days of Trump

The Roman Forum is—along with the Parthenon and the Egyptian pyramids—one of the mandatory sites for reflection on the passing of great powers, the impotence of architectural grandeur, and, these days, on the windfall profiteering of cold soda in places

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Nissan refreshes GT-R supercar for 2017

The Nissan GT-R launched in 2007 as the brand’s halo car, wowing the world with unbridled power and cornering speed. For 2017, the GT-R has received its first major makeover since its launch and the results were unveiled in New

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