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From next year your ISP will send you an "alert" if you're spotted downloading copyrighted material | Trusted Reviews

<b>After much negotiation, spanning two years, ISPs and the entertainment industry have finally settled on a way to combat piracy</b>.<p>From 2015, if your ISP …

Computers can impact on children's ability to learn, says union

<b>A teaching union in Northern Ireland is calling for urgent action over the impact of modern technology on children's ability to learn at school.</b><p>The Association of Teacher and Lecturers (ATL) is concerned at how long children spend on computers and digital gadgets outside school.<p>It said some pupils …

Education

How Easy Is It To Get Around In Your City? Play With This Interactive Viz To Find Out

A new tool visualizes a city’s accessibility by car and on foot.<p>Isoscope is a new visualization tool that puts the limits of urban mobility on display. The project, from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in Germany, visualizes how far a person can drive or walk from any specific …

Jersey City

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Whisper Mode for Public Conversations

Twitter is looking to encourage more private discussions on its service. CEO Dick Costolo would like to have a “whisper mode” that allows users to take public conversations and discuss them solely with friends, according to a video interview with Bloomberg.<p>While the social network is public-first, …

Apple said to begin supply of sapphire to Chinese suppliers

Apple manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies has begun shipping sapphire from its Arizona plant to suppliers in China, according to a research note from UBS Securities.<p>Sapphire bound for future Apple products has begun shipping from a supplier's Arizona-based factory, according to UBS …

Manufacturing

LG G Watch reportedly to be priced at €199, coming this summer

Earlier this month a report surfaced claiming that the LG G Watch will make its way to the United Kingdom no later than July with a price of £180. Now French Site <i>Les Numeriques</i> claims that LG France has confirmed that the device will arrive sometime in “summer” and will cost €199.<p>While this …

Mobile Technology

Motorola's next 'priced for all' smartphone launches May 13

Motorola's next phone is set make its grand entrance on May 13.<p>The Lenovo-bought company has sent out invitations for an event in London hinting that …

Mobile Technology

How To Get Paid To Play With Lego All Day

Have a passion for bricks and a willingness to really get inside your work.<p>David Fautley has what has to be one of the best jobs around: He plays with Lego for a living. As a modeler at England’s Legoland Windsor, he designs and assembles the Lego models set up all around the park, from a …

Lego

‘Robots will be on our streets within a decade’

ROBOTS will be walking our streets within 10 years, according to Oxford University researchers.<p>And Oxford professor Ian Brown is trying to find ways …

Want to see a hospital doctor? Skype him: Hospital plans to use video calling service after increased demand for appointments

• <b>Claimed Skype could reduce outpatient appointments by 35 per cent</b>• <b><br>Would therefore ease pressure on many struggling hospitals</b>• <b><br>180,000 patients could</b> …

London Book Fair: Video Gamers storm the show

The London Book Fair took place this week - the UK's largest publishing event.<p>Over the past decade the presence of digital publishing has been increasingly felt there - but this year another milestone was reached. Video gamers were given their own pavilion, another sign of barriers breaking down in …

Sherlock Holmes

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked with glue mould

<b>The fingerprint sensor on Samsung's Galaxy S5 handset has been hacked less than a week after the device went on sale.</b><p>Berlin-based Security Research Labs fooled the equipment using a mould it had previously created to spoof the sensor on Apple's iPhone 5S.<p>The researchers said they were concerned …

Information Systems

Robotic futures: The rise of the hospital Robot

The RP-Vita is a robot which can be manoeuvred around hospital wards from afar.<p>It can make a diagnosis by looking into a patient's eyes and monitor breathing with a digital stethoscope. It also projects the doctor's face and voice so that a patient can interact with them.<p>The robot is now installed …

North America

Lego robot plays freemium iPad games while creator sleeps

In 2011, Uli Kilian earned a Guinness World Record for solving 100 Rubik's cubes during that year's London marathon. Instead of running during this …

Giant 3D-printer creates 10 houses in 24 hours

A firm in China has reportedly used a giant 3D printer to build ten houses in a single day.<p>Similarly to the process used by smaller 3D printers, …

Disgruntled 'Call of Duty' gamer sends 70-man SWAT team to opponent's house

An intense session of online gaming turned nasty when armed police and a SWAT team were called to the house of 17-year-old Rafael Castillo in Long …

Rise of the robots: Humans will compete with droids for jobs by 2040, study claims

• <b>Plastic surgeons will be able to offer additional brain processing power</b>• <b><br>Study claims we will have bionic implants to perform as fast as machines</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

2029: the year when robots will have the power to outsmart their makers

Ray Kurzweil, Google expert in artificial intelligence, predicts that by 2029 robots will make jokes and flirt<p>Computers will be cleverer than humans by 2029, according to Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering.<p>The entrepreneur and futurologist has predicted that in 15 years' time computers …

Have you got a nasty case of HTML? 10% of Americans think web code is an STD - while 25% think MP3 is a robot from Star Wars

• <b>The study was carried out by discount and coupon site Vouchercloud</b>• <b><br>It asked 2,000 adults to identify a range of tech and non-tech terms</b>• <b><br>One in ten</b> …

BroApp: New app enables busy boyfriends to send pre-programmed text messages to their girlfriends

Looking to score brownie points with your girlfriend? There’s an app for that.<p>For men too busy hanging with their mates to text their girlfriend, …

The gadget that can hack any CAR: Terrifying £12 tool can remotely control headlights, locks, steering and even brakes

• Gadget is fitted to the Controller Area Network (CAN) of a modern car<br>• Depending on the make of car, the CAN controls lights, locks and brakes<br>• Hackers …

Flappy Bird developer says game ‘became an addictive problem’ | Trusted Reviews

<b>With app-sensation Flappy Bird having been pulled from sale earlier this week, developer Dong Nguyen has claimed he axed the game as it had become</b> …

Online trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim

Canadian researchers have confirmed what most people suspected all along: that internet trolls are archetypal Machiavellian sadists.<p>In a survey …