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Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Alphabet’s Google has struck a $ 1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese company was ...

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Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Fans think the “Easter egg” is a tribute to the company’s late president Satoru Iwata. BBC News – Technology

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Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

England’s second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its PCs ran the ageing operating system, ...

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Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Owners of iPhones and iPads who install the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system will find that some older apps will stop working. The move will generally affect apps that have not been updated in the past two years. ...

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Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors’ machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The Pirate Bay’s administrators said ...

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Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem – many ...

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local laws. Qatar is in an ...

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Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000 Britons and a number of Canadians may have been stolen ...

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Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach

Data about British people “may potentially have been accessed” during the data breach at the US credit rating firm Equifax. The UK arm of the organisation said files containing information on “fewer than 400,000” UK consumers was accessed in the ...

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Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

Facebook is reviewing its ad targeting system after investigators found they could direct ads to self-described anti-Semites. Researchers at ProPublica found several ad categories for people who had declared that they “hated” Jews. Facebook said its algorithms automatically created the ...

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