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Human-like skin for aircraft under development

A so-called “smart skin” – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can “feel” changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement. The system, which is being developed by BAE System’s Advanced Technology Centre in Essex, will also allow the exterior of aircraft to “feel” damage or injury …

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Stuart O'ConnorHuman-like skin for aircraft under development
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Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

As our “second” screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that “bigger is better” just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live – …

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs
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How the internet is slowing down

Do you suffer from a slow internet connection? Well, it may get worse before it gets better. The BBC is reporting that networking giant Cisco says that web browsing speeds could slow over the next week or so as old hardware is upgraded to handle the growth of the internet. It says that the reason for this is that some …

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Stuart O'ConnorHow the internet is slowing down
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Police arrest man for running proxy servers

City of London anti-piracy police have arrested a man in Nottingham for running a proxy server. The 20-year-old from Nottingham is believed to have been running a proxy server that connected to addresses banned by service providers in the UK. Acccording to reports, the man was questioned and then released on bail. The arrest was made after the Police Intellectual …

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Stuart O'ConnorPolice arrest man for running proxy servers
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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, improved processors and more RAM

As rumoured yesterday,  Apple has unveiled an upgrade to the Retina MacBook Pro lineup. The entry-level 13-inch model now comes with a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor – previously it was a 2.4GHz chip – with 8GB of RAM as standard. The top-tier 13-inch model comes with a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, and also has 8GB of …

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Stuart O'ConnorApple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, improved processors and more RAM
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Has Apple’s new MacBook Pro Retina spec been leaked?

If the rumours are true, Apple should soon be updating the MacBook Pro Retina line with much-improved power specs. According to Trusted Reviews, a photo of Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina specs that was leaked in China shows that an upgrade looks to be coming soon. The photo, said to have come from the company’s Paradise Walk store in Chongqing, …

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Stuart O'ConnorHas Apple’s new MacBook Pro Retina spec been leaked?
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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don’t like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government – with take-up in the single digits …

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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Microsoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts

Microsoft is reportedly planning the biggest round of job cuts in five years. Bloomberg reports that the restructuring comes as the software giant integrates the recently-acquired Nokia handset unit into the business. It says that the job losses could be the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 layoffs in 2009. Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile business in a deal worth …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts
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Is this the new Windows start screen?

A new image that reportedly shows the new Windows Start menu has been doing the rounds. The leaked image comes from the MyDigitalLife forum, which claims the leaked screenshot is legitimate. The revamped interface incorporates the now-familiar Windows 8 Start Screen into the right-hand side of the menu, with the more traditional list of apps shown on the left. The …

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Stuart O'ConnorIs this the new Windows start screen?