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NHS told to ditch 'outdated' pagers

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The NHS has been told to stop using pagers for communications by 2021, in order to save money. The Health service still uses about 130,000 pagers, which is about 10% of the total left in use globally. They cost the NHS about £6.6m a year, because only one service provider supports them. Health Secretary Matt Read More

Nike app for self-tying shoe comes undone

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Nike’s new self-lacing trainer, the Adapt BB, has fallen at the first hurdle after the Android app that controls the shoe malfunctioned. Billed as the “future of footwear”, the $350 (£268) a pair Adapt BB launched on Sunday. However, an update to the Google Android app that allows wearers to loosen or tighten the trainer Read More

Air Force revs up production of precision bomb dubbed 'world’s largest sniper'

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Air Force revs up production of precision bomb dubbed ‘world’s largest sniper’ Thanks to it having advanced precision, lethality and adaptability, the Air Force is ramping up production of the air-dropped, precision-guided BLU-129 bomb. The BLU-129 is increasingly in demand by field commanders, due to being capable of quickly tailoring its explosive charge depending upon Read More

You give apps sensitive personal information. Then they tell Facebook.

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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including when they want to work on their belly fat or the price of the house Read More

Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts to Samsung's flexible phone

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Media playback is unsupported on your device “How much!?!” It wasn’t so long ago that the tech press got in a tizz over the first $1,000 (£766) smartphones. Now we’re being expected to stump up roughly double that for the entry-level version of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Yes, the phone-tablet hybrid seems to be a modern-day Read More

Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance?

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In the shiny, optimistic vision of the future we will all be living in “smart cities” in which self-driving cars will check the best routes after being charged up on intelligent, connected power grids. Public services and safety will be carefully managed though data, while devices in our homes will talk to each other and Read More

Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone starts at $2G's

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Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Samsung today announced the nation’s most expensive, and possibly most innovative smartphone: the $1,980 (and up) Galaxy Fold, a 4.6-inch smartphone that expands into a 7.3-inch tablet. Read More

Apple car may be an electric van: Manager Magazin

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FILE PHOTO: An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, China December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A long-speculated vehicle to be developed by Apple may turn out to be an electric van rather than a car, a German magazine reported on Thursday. Manager Magazin, Read More

Huawei plan to fix British security fears due in H1 this year: executive

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LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei will present a plan to address British security concerns about its equipment by the end of the first half of this year, a senior company executive said on Thursday, following criticism the Chinese firm has not moved fast enough to fix the issues. FILE PHOTO: Ryan Ding, the chief of Huawei’s Read More

Huawei committed to Canadian investment despite CFO arrest: chairman

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Huawei Chairman Liang Hua said on Thursday the company is committed to increasing investment in Canada despite the arrest of its chief financial officer by Canadian police at the request of the United States last December. A woman walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Read More