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Government to stand up to trolls, quadrupling maximum prison term to two years

1 minute ago  by Darren Allan
Government to stand up to trolls, quadrupling maximum prison term to two years
The current maximum sentence is six months, but in the light of some particularly heinous trolling in recent times, that is being upped substantially.

Kickstarter suspends funding for Tor-enabled anonymising router

5 minutes ago  by Barclay Ballard
Kickstarter suspends funding for Tor-enabled anonymising router
The crowd-funding site has pulled the project, which had already secured more than $500,000, amid concerns surrounding where the device came from and question marks over its security claims.

Dyson throws £37.5 million at revolutionary air humidifier

59 minutes ago  by Alysia Judge
Dyson throws £37.5 million at revolutionary air humidifier
As the winter winds swirl ever closer, Dyson has announced a brand new product to tackle a triumvirate of cold weather woes - the Dyson Air humidifier.

Google trips up over Nexus Player pre-orders and FCC approval

1 hour ago  by Darren Allan
Google trips up over Nexus Player pre-orders and FCC approval
The device was put on pre-order before the Federal Communications Commission had actually given it the green light, embarrassingly for Google.
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Google reveals new tweaks designed to fight piracy

2 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Google reveals new tweaks designed to fight piracy
Google is going to try to point search engine users to legitimate sources by several new means, and will further down-rank DMCA violating sites.

IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take chip manufacturing unit off its hands

3 hours ago  by Darren Allan
IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take chip manufacturing unit off its hands
IBM is pushing forward with shedding its hardware side, with the latest business to get the elbow being chip manufacturing, following the sale of its server division to Lenovo.

iPhone 6 catches fire and burns man’s leg in rickshaw accident

3 hours ago  by Darren Allan
iPhone 6 catches fire and burns man’s leg in rickshaw accident
A rickshaw accident bent the Apple handset in his pocket, causing the battery to catch fire with very nasty results...

Microsoft smartwatch will be unveiled in next few weeks

3 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Microsoft smartwatch will be unveiled in next few weeks
Redmond is getting ready to take the wraps off its new wearable, which will apparently be cross-platform, and boast a robust battery life.

Home Office wages war on Child Abuse with new project

4 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
Home Office wages war on Child Abuse with new project
The Home Office has begun work on the UK’s national Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) that aims to enable law enforcement to better tackle the crime.
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How the BBC's new Doctor Who game teaches your kids to code

4 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
How the BBC's new Doctor Who game teaches your kids to code
The BBC has announced a new Doctor Who game for CBBC audiences voiced by Peter Capaldi - and it's designed to teach kids the basics of coding. Oh, and it's free!

UK tops list of countries most under threat from cyber attack

4 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
UK tops list of countries most under threat from cyber attack
The UK has topped the list of countries most under threat from cyber-attack, followed by Germany in second place and Saudi Arabia in third.