N. Davies-Tsagkadakis

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How technology is changing childhood

Gadgets are top of the list for today’s tech-savvy children<p>Christmas has finally arrived, and this year’s Christmas lists have been filled with the latest must-have gadgets for children. According to a recent report by uSwitch, parents will collectively splash out over £3 billion on tech gifts for …

Kids

Next iPhone to be Pressure Sensitive?

Bloomberg recently reported that there’s a few rumors going around about the iPhone 6. First and foremost of those rumors is that it’s going to be …

Gear & Gadgets

Call yourself a hacker? Your computer could be seized without warning

Open-source developer labelled as 'hacker' has PC seized after US court hears claim that he might be able to cover his steps<p>Describing yourself as a "hacker" – in the sense of someone who messes around with computer code – could lead to your computer being seized without warning.<p>A US government …

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k http://gu.com/p/3kvgc

iPad Air review: lighter, thinner and raising the bar for software

★★★★★ Apple's new tablet is lighter and faster – and by throwing in iWork and iLife for free, it has raised the bar for its rivals<p>If you want a first reaction, how about that of the video producer who was an onlooker in our rough comparison of the Surface Pro and the new iPad Air? "Wow," he said, …

Nexus 5: Google launches Android 'Kitkat' smartphone

Successor to the popular Nexus 4 smartphone arrives with the latest Android version 4.4 ‘Kitkat’<p>Google has just announced the release of its latest flagship Android smartphone, the 5in Nexus 5 that comes running the next iteration of Android 4.4 “Kitkat”.<p>With a 5in full HD screen and high-end …

Bitcoin could be hijacked by ‘selfish’ groups causing currency collapse

Conditions already exist for abuse by collective computational power to cause breakdown in digital currency, say researchers<p>The bitcoin digital currency could be hijacked by “selfish miners” causing honest users to lose time, effort and money.<p>Due to the way the anonymous, decentralised, …

What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool

The anonymity software has sparked controversy but who built it, what is it used for, what browser does it use – and why is the NSA so worried by it?<p>Until this year, the internet privacy tool Tor was scarcely heard of outside the tech community. Since revelations about the surveillance strategies …

Windows 8 Picture Password: Serious security or just a toy?

Windows 8’s Picture Password feature — which will let users sign in by drawing a personalized pattern across a photo on the screen — is like a …

Most Common Password List Shows Shocking Lack Of Imagination Of Computer Users

In a shocking indictment of the imaginativeness of computer users and humanity in general it turns out the most common password is - 'password'.<p>The …

Default Porn Filters Block Sex Education And Domestic Abuse Sites, BBC Finds, But Not All Porn

Government-led attempts to impose porn-blockers on new broadband connections has also blocked sex education websites, advice for people suffering …

Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing receives royal pardon

Mathematician lost his job and was given experimental 'chemical castration' after being convicted for homosexual activity in 1952<p>Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker who took his own life after undergoing chemical castration following a conviction for homosexual activity, has been granted …