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Barclay Ballard
Barclay Ballard

After graduating with a degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick, Barclay worked for a year in outdoor advertising. A keen music fan, Barclay previously reviewed singles for a Midlands-based music website while studying. He quit work to travel around Europe for 6 weeks, before deciding it was time to return to reality. When he isn't freelance writing, Barclay enjoys seeing his hopes and dreams inevitably crushed while supporting Tottenham Hotspur.

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Audi breaks world speed record for a self-driving car

6 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Audi breaks world speed record for a self-driving car
The German car manufacturer claims that its RS7 vehicle reached speeds of 149mph, taking just over two minutes to complete a lap of the German Grand Prix racetrack.

Xiaomi price drop suggests new flagship devices are coming soon

8 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Xiaomi price drop suggests new flagship devices are coming soon
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has implemented a price reduction drive across a number of its products, increasingly speculation that new smartphone and tablet models are on the way.

Staples becomes latest US store hit by credit card data breach

9 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Staples becomes latest US store hit by credit card data breach
The retailer did not disclose details of the breach, but has notified the authorities after banks identified a pattern of payment card fraud across several of its stores.

UK ISPs ordered to block sites selling counterfeit goods

10 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
UK ISPs ordered to block sites selling counterfeit goods
A complaint from luxury goods provider Richemont has resulted in the first ruling to see sites blocked for selling fake versions of trademarked items, rather than copyright infringement.

Google results will now 'advertise' legal sites to tackle online piracy

11 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Google results will now 'advertise' legal sites to tackle online piracy
The search engine giant has announced that legitimate services such as Spotify and Netflix can now pay to be listed above search results to tempt users away from illegal sites.

OnePlus One available for pre-order 27 October

20 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
OnePlus One available for pre-order 27 October
The handset, which promises a premium Android experience at an affordable price, was previously only available through an invite system, but should now be more accessible.