UK government contractor loses loads of personal data – again

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uk-driving-license.jpgMore private details lost – this time the data of most of the UK’s learner drivers. But it’s OK – only three million people have had their personal details misplaced this time.

Bizarrely, the UK driving test data was being stored on a hard drive in the offices of a contractor based in Iowa, in the United States – and contained the names and addresses of three million…

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Transfer data using your body, possible with KDDI's Intra-Body Communication technology

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Most people use memory cards, USB flash sticks, Bluetooth or even CDs for transferring data from one PC to another. Communications provider KDDI is thinking outside the box, and inside the human body, creating a brilliant piece of technology called Intra-Body Communication.

Using the human body, they’ve discovered that high-volume data like video and music can be transferred, at a frequency…

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ThinkGeek solves your lost mobile phone worries, with the SIM card back-up machine

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think-geek-sim-card.jpgGroups are springing up across Facebook asking for friends’ phone numbers faster than you exit the site when your boss walks past – all because people foolishly lose all their contacts’ details when they lose their phones on a boozy night out. You know what I’m talking about.

Thankfully this device will help cleanse Facebook of all those ubiquitous groups, courtesy of those brain-champs, ThinkGeek. It…

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Flickr hits two billion photo uploads – Australian gum tree immortalised

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Flickr’s been doing quite well. It’s now officially more than a bit popular, with the photo sharing mega-site revealing it now hosts a staggering two billion photos.

We have no idea whether this is impressive or not, but if Flickr’s sending out a press release about it and bragging about it on its blog it’s obviously pretty pleased with itself.

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The Blu-ray versus HD DVD format war is "stalemate" says Sony boss

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howard-stringer-blu-ray.jpgStraight-talking Sony boss man Sir Howard Stringer isn’t the guy you’d expect to be all coy about the Blu-ray / HD DVD battle of tedium, but his recent comments have been… almost humble.

“It’s a stalemate at the moment. We lost some of our momentum when Paramount dropped our format, and winning the…

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