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Gamers give their verdicts after being among the first in the UK to try the Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is nearly here – and fans in the UK have just been able to play it for the first time. People at the EGX games expo in Birmingham have been playing demos of new games for the follow-up to the Xbox One. Microsoft promise a more …

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Hijacked software used to target tech giants

Image copyright die-phalanx Image caption It’s still not clear what the attack code does on compromised machines Hackers who booby-trapped widely used security software also used their malware to infiltrate machines at tech firms, suggests analysis. Evidence that other companies had been compromised came to light as Cisco researchers probed …

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Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises

Image copyright Pact Fitness app Pact, which promised members financial rewards for meeting their health goals, has settled accusations that it broke its promises. The app let people set exercise and dietary goals, and charged them a penalty between $5 (£3.70) and $50 if they failed to meet their target. …

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The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple introduced new iOS on Tuesday Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn’t available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic keyboard on the iPhone, which was not really ideal …

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Uber London loses licence to operate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrivers and passengers react to news that Uber’s licence in London will be revoked Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to …

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Invisible threat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If a hacker managed to switch off a life-support machine, the results could be fatal Imagine a hacker remotely turning off a life support machine in a hospital, or shutting down a power station. These are the nightmare scenarios we face because many organisations …

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WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man jailed

Image copyright CTP South East Image caption Taha Hussain sent videos of himself driving outside army barracks listening to jihadi chants following terrorist attacks in Paris and Orlando A man who filmed a drive-by video calling British soldiers “baby butchers of the Muslims” has been jailed for posting terrorist propaganda …

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Nest reveals alarm system and smart doorbell

Image copyright Nest Image caption Nest’s home security system is more expensive than several rivals Nest is expanding its range of smart home products, ending a lull in which it improved existing kit, but did not expand into fresh categories. The items include an internet-connected intruder alarm, a video-streaming doorbell …

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HTC shares suspended on Google takeover rumours

Image copyright Reuters Shares in the Taiwanese smartphone firm HTC will be suspended from trading on Thursday amid rumours Google’s parent Alphabet is planning a takeover. The company issued a statement in response to a report in the China Times, and a request from the Taiwanese Stock Exchange. It said …

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Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

Image copyright Oli Scarff The rise of cyber-bullying and monopolistic business practices has damaged trust in the internet, pioneering entrepreneur Baroness Lane-Fox has told the BBC. The Lastminute.com founder also called for a “shared set of principles” to make the web happier and safer. She said the internet had done …

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