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Paul Cooper
Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper is a writer and journalist from South Wales, who has worked at various international literary journals. He reviews books, music and film. He started writing about tech when he joined ITProPortal, and is most interested in the point where tech news meets current affairs.

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Magic Leap: The mystery startup valued at $1bn

17 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Magic Leap: The mystery startup valued at $1bn
Silicon Valley startup Magic Leap is valued at over $1 billion. It just announced today the close of $542 million funding, featuring investors led by Google. But no one knows what it is. Like, at all.

Google gets serious on robots, snapping up robotic vision and learning startups

23 Oct 2014  by Paul Cooper
Google gets serious on robots, snapping up robotic vision and learning startups
Google has expanded its portfolio of artificial intelligence and robotics pioneers with the purchase of two companies that have their roots in Oxford University.

Check out this creepy vein-embedded jewellery that powers your phone with your blood

22 Oct 2014  by Paul Cooper
Check out this creepy vein-embedded jewellery that powers your phone with your blood
If you thought using the human body as a power source was something confined to movies, one Israeli artist will prove you wrong with a project that definitely crosses the line from cool to creepy.

Don't get caught by this Ebola-themed malware scam

22 Oct 2014  by Paul Cooper
Don't get caught by this Ebola-themed malware scam
Researchers from security firm Trustwave have flagged up an instance of malware being sent by spammers taking advantage of the recent Ebola epidemic and West Africa.

How the BBC's new Doctor Who game teaches your kids to code

20 Oct 2014  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!

Podcast 40: MH370 questions, Samsung's hyperfast broadband, and pessimism about Apple Pay

17 Oct 2014  by Paul Cooper
Podcast 40: MH370 questions, Samsung's hyperfast broadband, and pessimism about Apple Pay
On this week's Tech News Weekly Podcast from ITProPortal, we talk about how Samsung can let you download a film in under 3 seconds, and why one exec is deeply pessimistic about Apple Pay.