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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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FCC net neutrality debate receives over three million responses

16 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
FCC net neutrality debate receives over three million responses
The debate, which centres on the introduction of Internet fast lanes, at extra cost, for high-bandwidth services, was also subject to an online slowdown protest last week from Netflix and Twitter.

MIT develops soft robot ‘tentacle’

17 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
MIT develops soft robot ‘tentacle’
Made entirely out of silicone, the robotic arm moves by pumping air into different segments of the limb and could prove useful in minimally invasive surgeries.

Uber to deliver your lunch as part of its new errand service

18 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Uber to deliver your lunch as part of its new errand service
The vehicle hire app has a number of ambitious plans for the future, including a rickshaw service in the developing world, as well as delivering products from the local corner store or pharmacy.

PayPal ad hits out at Apple Pay’s security following celeb leak

20 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
PayPal ad hits out at Apple Pay’s security following celeb leak
The rival payment platform has run an advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle questioning Apple’s security, claiming that users “want our money safer than our selfies.”

'Squid skin' invisibility cloaks being developed

22 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
'Squid skin' invisibility cloaks being developed
Researchers at Rice University, Texas, are developing light-sensing camouflage technology that could ultimately lead to the creation of a Harry Potter-esque invisibility cloak.

Kindle security flaw leaves Amazon account details vulnerable

23 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Kindle security flaw leaves Amazon account details vulnerable
A security researcher has discovered a flaw in Kindle's defences, which allows hackers to access the user's cookies and, hence, their account credentials.