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Month: January 2018

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HP Worldwide Recall of ‘Fire Hazard’ Laptop Batteries

HP has announced that it is launching a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook computer and mobile workstation batteries over safety concerns. Fire Hazard The reason given for the recall is that the batteries, including those for the ProBook, ZBook, x360, Pavilion and Envy, is that HP says they have the…
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Amazon’s ‘No Checkout’ Grocery Store Opens

Amazon has opened a revolutionary checkout-free, bricks-and-mortar grocery store called ‘Amazon Go’ in Seattle, after more than a year of testing. How Can It Have No Checkouts? The Amazon Go store uses infra-red ceiling-mounted cameras and electronic sensors to track what shoppers remove from the shelves (which have weight sensors), and what they put back.…
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WhatsApp For Business Launches in UK

The new business-focused version of WhatsApp for Android is now available for download in the UK. Small Business Needs The new WhatsApp Business is can be downloaded for free at Google Play, and is specifically aimed at the needs of small businesses, which account for 99.3% of all private sector businesses in the UK (FSB).…
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10% of Cryptocurrency ICOs Are Stolen

A report by Ernst & Young has highlighted the fact that 10% of all funds raised through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are stolen by hackers using techniques such as Phishing. What Is An ICO? An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is a controversial way of start-up companies raising money / crowd funding to e.g. build new…
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Nominet To Walk Away From Own Charitable Trust

Questions about ‘Nominet Trust’s direction and accountability have led to Nominet announcing that it is withdrawing from its own charitable foundation that it set up over a decade ago. What Is Nominet Trust? Nominet Trust is the charitable foundation that was set up by Nominet, the UK’s domain-name registry, as a way of dealing with…
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Tech Tip: Windows 10 – Create Multiple Desktops

If your work involves having different jobs that need different sets of apps, or if you need to have lots of different things open and you only have one monitor, you may find that it helps to create multiple desktops. To create multiple desktops: Click on the task view button next to the search bar…
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Licence Plate Recognition -1 Million Mistakes a Day!

Concerns over the possible misreading of hundreds of thousands of vehicle licence plates each day have led to calls for statutory regulation of the UK’s automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system. Over 1 Million Mistakes Per Day! The ANPR system uses 9,000 ANPR cameras, to record and store up to 30 million vehicle records each…
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Ford Doubles Investment in Electric Cars

The Ford Motor Co has announced its plans to more than double its previously announced target of $4.5 billion investment in electric cars to $11 billion by 2022, and the company is aiming to have 40 mainstream, hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model line-up. Cost Cuts To Create Investment Ford’s Chief Executive Jim…
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OnePlus Accused Of Credit Card Fraud

Chinese Android Phone company OnePlus is at the centre of a storm of complaints after many customers said that their credit cards had been used for fraudulent transactions after they purchased products from the OnePlus web store. What Happened? After receiving multiple customer complaints on the OnePlus support forum, and on social media platform Reddit…
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New macOS Too Secure?

The new security called ‘System ‘Integrity Protection’ (SIP) behind macOS High Sierra is proving so secure that it appears to be stopping users from being able to delete (third-party) apps with ease. What’s The Issue? The process behind the SIP was first introduced to users during the ‘El Capitan’ version of macOS (10.11) in late…
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