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» Google defeats Oracle in Java code case
26/05/16 23:27 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.

» Highest capacity Atlantic cable planned
26/05/16 20:01 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Microsoft and Facebook announce plans to build the highest capacity data link between the US and Europe.

» McDonald's CEO: robots won't replace workers despite tech opportunities
26/05/16 17:15 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Steve Easterbrook’s comments came days after one of the fast-food giant’s former US CEOs suggested that a higher minimum wage could lead to using robots McRobots are not coming to a McDonald’s near you just yet, according to Steve Easter...

» Is there a place for old tech in the 21st Century?
26/05/16 14:23 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Is still a place for old technology in today's hi-tech world?

» An appreciation of the floppy disk
26/05/16 14:15 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The death of the floppy disk has been long predicted but the technology has persisted. Why?

» Robots 'being taught to feel pain'
26/05/16 13:58 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Researchers are developing an artificial nervous system that will allow robots to feel pain.

» Minecraft mini-games coming to Xbox, PlayStation and Wii U in June
26/05/16 13:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Hugely popular on the PC version of Minecraft, multiplayer competitive games are coming to console, starting with a battle mode For years, PC owners have been able to load up Minecraft, find a server and play a variety of mostly fan-made...

» US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks
26/05/16 11:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Government Accountability Office report details ‘museum-ready’ machines controlling nuclear force messaging system that are ‘obsolete’ The US military’s nuclear arsenal is controlled by computers built in the 1970s that still use 8in flo...

» Women 'post 50% of misogynistic tweets'
26/05/16 11:25 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
A study into abusive tweets sent from UK Twitter accounts suggests large-scale misogyny, with women responsible for half of such tweets.

» Overwatch: how Blizzard redefined the first-person shooter
26/05/16 11:11 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Inspiration drawn from titles as diverse as Doom and Hearthstone drive the developer, according to senior game designer Michael Chu Overwatch, the new team-based first-person shooter from World of Warcraft developer Blizzard, has been ou...

» Virtual assistants such as Amazon's Echo break US child privacy law, experts say
26/05/16 11:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Storing voice recordings of people younger than 13 via Alexa, Google Home and Siri appears to flout the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act In a promotional video for Amazon’s Echo virtual assistant device, a young girl no older tha...

» Isis addresses spark PayPal confusion
26/05/16 10:23 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
PayPal customers with addresses containing the word "Isis" fear their accounts are being blacklisted.

» Five of the best meditation apps
26/05/16 09:56 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant...

» 10 quick questions about installing Windows 10 – and how to block it
26/05/16 08:50 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The majority of the questions sent to Ask Jack are about Windows 10. Here are 10 recent ones, plus a bonus: how to stop or block the upgrade How much data do I need to download to install Windows 10? Brian Continue reading...

» PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel admits to bankrolling Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit
26/05/16 08:40 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Billionaire venture capitalist, outed as gay by online news site in 2007, provided $10m to support wrestler’s case over sex tape Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, has admitted that he is the secret funder of Hulk Hogan’s...

» US nuclear force uses floppy disks
26/05/16 08:36 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The US nuclear weapons force still uses 1970s-era computer systems and floppy disks, a government report reveals.

» The value of video games to arts and culture – live-streamed debate
26/05/16 08:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
From Thursday 12pm BST we will be hosting a panel discussion at the Continue conference about the untapped value of games to the cultural establishment Continue is a new annual conference from the National Videogame Arcade , supported by...

» Peak of frustration as father misses daughter's call from top of Everest
26/05/16 08:19 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Alyssa Azar, the youngest Australian to reach the top of the world’s tallest mountain, took three goes to tell her father the news If there’s one phone call you don’t want to miss, it’s the one your daughter makes when she’s standing on ...

» Our new tech podcast: an update
26/05/16 08:04 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Our new technology podcast, Chips With Everything, is coming next week A month ago we told you that our audio team was working on a new digital culture and technology podcast. Today, we’re ecstatic to be able to share some exciting detai...

» China unveils 'straddling bus' design to beat traffic jams
26/05/16 07:54 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The concept vehicle is designed to float above the clogged-up streets of some of the country’s biggest cities A Beijing company has unveiled spectacularly futuristic designs for a pollution-busting, elevated bus capable of gliding over t...

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