Webcam hack uncovered: how you can protect yourself

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Nov, AT 09:44

UK authorities say action is required after a website was found to be broadcasting private webcam footage from homes and gyms

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Best brain-training apps: five top apps to test your mind

Summary Tue 18 Nov, AT 12:04

From memory and maths puzzles to apps claiming to develop Sherlock-Holmes-like attention spans


Drones being used 'to harass people and commit crime'

One-Minute Read Tue 18 Nov, AT 11:44

Police warn that unmanned drones are already being used for 'nefarious purposes'

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Electronic cable tested as a shark barrier in South Africa

One-Minute Read Mon 17 Nov, AT 12:04

An electronic field that repels sharks could be an environmentally friendly alternative to shark nets

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Russia to create Wikipedia rival

One-Minute Read Mon 17 Nov, AT 10:54

The online encyclopaedia is unreliable and lacks detail on Russian life, the Kremlin library says

The Week's top tech stories, 14 November

A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week

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Google takes the next step into space exploration

One-Minute Read Wed 12 Nov, AT 12:24

The tech giant has leased an airfield from Nasa as the space agency tries to reduce its footprint on earth

The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece

World's most complicated watch sells for a record £13.4m

One-Minute Read Wed 12 Nov, AT 12:05

The Henry Graves Supercomplication was made for a New York City banker in the 1930s

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Net neutrality: Obama backs equal access to the internet

One-Minute Read Tue 11 Nov, AT 12:33

President comes out against controversial plans to create paid-for 'fast lanes' for the internet


The Pi-Top: a laptop you can 3D-print at home

One-Minute Read Mon 10 Nov, AT 11:40

Developed in the UK, the Pi-Top is a world first: a laptop computer, much of which can be made at home