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Holidaymakers ‘regularly telling strangers their home is unoccupied’

Although a huge number of people know that if they want to avoid having their gadgets stolen while they're on holiday they should not post social media updates about their vacation plans, Brits cannot resist the temptation to tell their friends about their trips abroad. Research from the Co-Operative Insurance found that 75.5% of UK

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Experts: People are naive when allowing third parties to access their computers

Experts have warned that people need to be less "naive" when handing access to their computer or connected device to third parties. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) - software that allows third parties to spy on a computer remotely - are already present on countless computers, and specialists say that it is relatively simple to use

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Crashing computers ‘are Britain’s biggest bugbear’

We all know how much modern-day gadgets have brought to our lives - anyone around in the days before smartphones remembers wait for hours in a pre-designated place for a less-than-punctual friend, unsure whether or not they'd even turn up; being, unable to warn people when you were running late; being unable to read reviews

By | July 18th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , |Comments Off on Crashing computers ‘are Britain’s biggest bugbear’

5G paves way for super-connected future

The future might see a huge number of connected devices putting strain on our communication networks. Recent years have witnessed a huge explosion in the use of smartphones and wireless devices, but the coming decade could see houses, cars, energy infrastructures, clothes and nearly everything you can imagine communicating with each other. Our current 4G

By | July 16th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 5G paves way for super-connected future

Citizens Advice finds scammers preying on eBay and Gumtree shoppers

The internet has really boosted consumer choice - online shopping represented nearly 6% of all retail sales last year, and now that nearly everyone owns a smartphone, it's never been easier for people to whip out their handset and make a purchase any time of the day or night. Internet shopping has also been a

By | July 14th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Citizens Advice finds scammers preying on eBay and Gumtree shoppers

Internet now more popular news source than newspapers, Ofcom finds

The internet has been gobbling up traditional media outlets' market share since it first started to make an impact on our lives, and in the modern age of tablet computers, smartphones and an always-connected society, the day of the newspaper could soon be behind us. Research from Ofcom found that websites and apps have now

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New Intel chip could lead to ‘killswitch’ that shuts off lost and stolen laptops

Laptop insurance is vital if you are to reduce the stress of a lost or stolen laptop, but a project Intel is working on could minimise the anxiety of this experience even further. The Wireless Credential Exchange (WCE) will use Monza Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to monitor and track IT products, including laptops, desktops

By | July 7th, 2014|Categories: Laptop, Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Intel chip could lead to ‘killswitch’ that shuts off lost and stolen laptops

AMD plans a 25-fold increase in chip technology energy efficiency by 2020

Laptops might appear to be portable computers, but anyone who has owned one will know that they need to be plugged in to a power outlet if they are to be used for an extended period of time. Technology companies are well aware of this shortfall, and new developments indicate laptops in the future should

By | July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Laptop, Technology research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on AMD plans a 25-fold increase in chip technology energy efficiency by 2020

Is cyber-crime a growing threat?

Brits' growing reliance on the internet is raising our likelihood becoming a victim of cyber-crime. This is according to Karen Bradley, Home Office Minister for Serious and Organised Crime, who said in a speech to the IA14 Conference that while only 58% of British adults paid for goods and services online in 2008, in 2013

By | June 27th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Is cyber-crime a growing threat?

GPS system keeping people with dementia safe in Surrey pilot project

GPS systems have truly made their mark on the UK in recent years. From its origins as a high-end, luxury project available mainly as an additional add-on in new cars, GPS is now embedded in almost all of our smartphones and looks to be well on its way to replacing our natural orienteering skills. But

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