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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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YouTube is planning to make you pay for subscription - and their secret just leaked

19 Aug 2014  by Paul Cooper
YouTube is planning to make you pay for subscription - and their secret just leaked
Google has big plans for both YouTube and Google Play Music, according to leaks that splashed all over the Internet today, along with screenshots of the proposed service.

Watch this robot swarm work together to create mesmerising displays

18 Aug 2014  by Paul Cooper
Watch this robot swarm work together to create mesmerising displays
Robot experts have worked for years to create this mesmerising feat of robotics: a swarm of tiny robots capable of working together to form complex patterns with no centrally guided intelligence.

GCHQ exposed mining entire nations for hacking vulnerabilities

18 Aug 2014  by Paul Cooper
GCHQ exposed mining entire nations for hacking vulnerabilities
The UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spy agency has been scanning entire countries for server weaknesses that allow it to exploit vulnerable ports.

Tech News Weekly podcast 31: NASA probe back from the dead, and the unhackable phone gets hacked

15 Aug 2014  by Paul Cooper
Tech News Weekly podcast 31: NASA probe back from the dead, and the unhackable phone gets hacked
On this week's Tech News Weekly Podcast from ITProPortal, crowd funding is reviving an abandoned space probe, and why the Internet of things might be the most over-hyped technology ever.

Warning: Factory reset does basically nothing to erase your data

15 Aug 2014  by Paul Cooper
Warning: Factory reset does basically nothing to erase your data
Deleting data from an Android device with a factory reset does virtually nothing to delete users’ sensitive information, according to new research, with Tesco's Hudl being singled out as the worst.

Embarrassed Microsoft considered renaming Internet Explorer

15 Aug 2014  by Paul Cooper
Embarrassed Microsoft considered renaming Internet Explorer
Microsoft developers have “passionately debated” the idea of changing the name of their much-maligned web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), according to one of its designers.