Category: Tech and Gadgets

Chinese man jailed for VPN

Chinese man jailed for VPN

Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks A Chinese man has been given a nine-month jail sentence for helping people evade government controls on where they can go online. Deng Jiewei, from Guangdong, was charged with illegally selling programs known as virtual private networks (VPNs), according to court papers. VPNs are illegal in China because they let […]

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Rehabilitation physician Henk van de Meent (left) with Johan Baggerman.
Credit: Image courtesy of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Controlled prosthetic arm

Controlled prosthetic arm Clinicians based at Radboud University in the Netherlands have successfully attached a click-on robotic arm which uses Bluetooth to allow patients to control it with their thoughts. In 2010, truck driver John Baggerman was involved in a serious road accident and had his arm amputated. Now he has become the first person in the Netherlands – and […]

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Happy 10th birthday iPhone

Happy 10th birthday iPhone

Happy 10th birthday iPhone – the device that defined mobile computing Imagine a world without mobile touchscreen devices, where the App Store wasn’t a thing and we still had headphone jacks. Well, we still have headphone jacks on most devices, but without the release of Apple’s iPhone, the touchscreen, the App Store, and the countless other gimmicks the smartphone released […]

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The Nokia 6 –  first smartphone since 2014

The Nokia 6 – first smartphone since 2014

The Nokia 6 will be the brand’s first smartphone since 2014 The first Nokia smartphone launched since 2014 is going on sale in China for £200.   The Nokia 6 runs on Android Nougat and is manufactured by Foxconn under an agreement with HMD Global, the Finnish company that purchased the right to the Nokia brand in 2016. The phone […]

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Yahoo cyberattack

Yahoo cyberattack

Bosses say it was a different attack to one in 2014 that was revealed in September and involved 500 million accounts. Bosses say it was a different attack to one in 2014 that was revealed in September and involved 500 million accounts. Yahoo says it believes more than one billion user accounts may have had data stolen in a cyberattack […]

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Amazon’s Prime Air drone

Amazon’s Prime Air drone

A video shows the craft taking off from a warehouse and making a 13-minute flight to deliver the package in a garden. Online shopping giant Amazon says it has successfully delivered its first package to a customer using a drone. ‘Richard B‘ is one of two people taking part in a trial to help test the technology near Cambridge. The company released a video showing the […]

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