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CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

Image caption Kodak is to rent out Bitcoin mining rigs to the public Shares in photo firm Eastman Kodak soared nearly 120% after it revealed plans to mint its own crypto-currency, the KodakCoin. The US firm said it was teaming up with London-based Wenn Media Group to carry out the …

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Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pictures taken with VTech toys were hackable by attackers, security researchers found Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at …

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GoPro considers sale as revenues plunge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption GoPro chief Nick Woodman when the firm listed in 2014 Camera-maker GoPro is reported to be considering a sale after suffering a steep decline in holiday sales. “If there are opportunities for us to unite with a bigger parent company to scale GoPro even …

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CES 2018: Event chief reacts to sexist speaker list row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The CES tech trade show runs until Friday 12 January The chief of the CES tech trade show has pledged to try to have more female keynote speakers at future events. The Consumer Technology Association’s Gary Shapiro said his team would “redouble our efforts …

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Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Only iPhones and Macs running the very latest operating system software are safe from the Meltdown bug Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have …

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Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling US home console

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Super Mario Odyssey was released at the end of October The Nintendo Switch has been named America’s fastest-selling home games console. A total of 4.8 million units were sold in the US during the 10 months following the Switch’s launch there on 3 March last …

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CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at an electric virtual reality suit that shocks gamers that will be at CES 2018 All aboard the (self-driving) bus – next stop, CES: Las Vegas’ annual gigantic tech fest. About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – …

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White noise video on YouTube hit by five copyright claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption White noise is a term used to refer to random signals of many kinds – including acoustic and visual signals A musician who made a 10-hour long video of continuous white noise – indistinct electronic hissing – has said five copyright infringement claims have …

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Aadhaar: 'Leak' in world's biggest database worries Indians

Image copyright Getty Images Indian officials in charge of a controversial biometric identity scheme have filed a police complaint after a report that citizens’ personal details were being sold for as little as 500 rupees ($7.8;£5.8) online. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) wants a probe into “unauthorised access” …

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Schools 'should help children with social media risk'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Everyone’s always Snapchatting you” – five children describe how they use social media Schools should play a bigger role in preparing children for social media’s emotional demands as they move from primary to secondary school, England’s children’s commissioner says. Anne Longfield said …

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