Could Dermoscan be the first app to diagnose cancer accurately?

Hayley Minn Apps, Health & Sport, Tech News Leave a Comment

There are many health apps which claim to be able to save your life, so whenever a new one pops up, we're more than a little sceptical. However, a new app developed at the University of Houston, called Dermoscan, claims it has an 85% accuracy rate at investigating moles and lesions, telling users whether they…

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It's now OK to chat to your washing machine, thanks to LG

Hayley Minn Home, Home Appliances, Tech News 1 Comment

Do you ever find yourself getting annoyed at your home appliances and start calmly talking to them to try getting them to work properly? Thanks to LG, you can now actually communicate with your fridge, washing machine, microwave and oven with a new HomeChat service. Yes, this does sound like a bizarre idea, but, hold…

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BT to offer 300mbps broadband by end of year. HomeHub 5 on its way too

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So you want fast broadband, really fast broadband. Well BT has announced that it is set to introduce 300mbps broadband to the UK later this year. It has been testing 300mbps speeds from BT for a while and now it has announced that some 100,000 premises will be able to access the new speed by…

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Tech start up Betegy can predict football games score – claims 90% sucess rate

Ashley Norris Fun Stuff, Tech News 1 Comment

Everyone who loves football fancies themselves a bit of a pundit. Who hasn't taken on Lawro on the BBC challenge and scoffed at his constant positive predictions for Liverpool FC! Imagine though if you could use technology to predict the outcome of games, and what if that tech was around 90% accurate? Well thats the…

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Free O2 Wi-Fi hotspots open for all in London's top shopping destinations

Gerald Lynch Tech News 1 Comment

Londoners get a few extra free Wi-Fi hotspots today, courtesy of O2. The network will be opening select hotspots around the capital to all mobile web surfers, regardless of their network affiliations. Visitors to Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden Leicester Square, Oxford Street and Regent Street amongst other areas will be able to connect to O2's…

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MacBook Air gets a 2012 makeover: Ivy Bridge, bigger SSD

Becca Caddy Apple, Computers, Netbooks, Tech News 2 Comments

The next-generation MacBook Pro may be as good-looking as it is powerful, but it still isn't as slim as the MacBook Air. Also getting a 2012 makeover at WWDC, Gerald from Tech Digest runs us through the key new specs of Apple's catwalk-friendly notebooks. While all eyes will undoubtedly be on Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro…

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Next generation MacBook Pro with Retina Display revealed

Becca Caddy Apple, Computers, Netbooks, Tech News, Top Stories 5 Comments

After a long old wait, Apple have finally revealed the next-generation of their MacBook Pro line. And for once, the Cupertino company seem to have made good on every rumour that's made the rounds on the web these past few months. Gerald over at our chums Tech Digest gives you the low-down on everything that…

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Half of Brits don't know how to work their tech products

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Everyone in your office may be boasting about the latest shiny gadgets that they received over Christmas, but according to a recent study more than half of Brits admit to not being able to properly work the most basic of home technology products. The research, carried out by online printer cartridge retailer Cartridgesave.co.uk, found that…

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Why using your own computer for work makes you more productive

Anna Leach Tech News 5 Comments

Letting employees use their own computers and tech stuff for work makes them more productive, according to a recent survey by YouGov. 30% more productive, if you want to know. It's a bit counter-intuitive - surely having more control over the computers gives you more control over the employees? But it seems not. The YouGov…

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The future of airport security checks: a light at the end of the tunnel

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You know what it's like. First you get stuck in a line behind 20 sunseekers who don't understand airports' liquid restrictions - and somehow deem it worthwhile to argue about it. Then you finally reach the metal detector, barefoot and holding your trousers up by your hands because you've removed your belt and shoes -…

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We are too "squeamish" about leaks, says Wikileaks founder Assange

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It's not me, it's you - this seems to be Julian Assange's attitude these days. The Wikileaks founder, who is still fighting extradition over alleged sex attacks, spoke to audiences at the Hay literary festival, where he accused the audience of having "a rather annoying middle-class squeamishness" when it came to the publication of secret…

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Hackers claim to have infiltrated Sony, again

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This time it's the Sony Pictures internal database that has taken the fancy of hackers, if their claims are to be believed. The culprits call themselves LulzSec, and they say they have stolen personal information of 52,000 Sony customers after breaking into the website. It was not very long ago that Sony was at the…

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Ebay complains about the state of UK mobile broadband coverage

ShinyJess Phones, Tech News 2 Comments

Ebay has complained to Ofcom about the shoddy state of mobile broadband coverage around the UK. It keeps the people from spending, says the retailer, and stifles economic growth in the process. Apparently eBay's beef is with places like rural Wales and the Scottish highlands, or the 16% of the UK which is an "m-commerce…

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National Trust introduces talking benches, celebrities lend their voices

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Stephen Fry may well be a national treasure, and now we'll get to listen to him while visiting some of the country's other treasures too. Plonk yourself down on one of the National Trust's new benches and Mr Fry will pop out of the woodwork (so to speak), with a little bit of information on…

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Google launches electronic wallet, sued by PayPal over trade secrets

ShinyJess Google, Tech News 2 Comments

PayPal claims Google played dirty in developing Google Wallet, its new electronic payment system. The payments group has now filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the tech giant poached key PayPal staff in order to get access to PayPal's business secrets. PayPal executive Osama Bedier jumped ship earlier this year after nine years at PayPal,…

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WordPress ditches support for Internet Explorer 6

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Popular website platform WordPress has announced it will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 6. Jane Wells, UX lead for WordPress, explained the reasoning behind this in her blog: "It has required increasingly complex code trickery to make the WordPress dashboard work in the IE6 browser, which was introduced 10 years ago and does not…

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