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 …

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 …

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

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 contractor, Battelle Energy Alliance, has used the fear of criminal hackers to obtain a court order to seize the computer of an …

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

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, on picking up Apple's latest revision to the iPad. "That's amazing, isn't it?"<p>Compared with the Surface Pro – which at 903g …

Nexus 5: Google launches Android 'Kitkat' smartphone

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 specifications, the Nexus 5 offers a premium Android experience with a more affordable price tag, …

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

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, peer-to-peer digital currency is produced through complex computational processes, a rogue group of “selfish miners” could hijack the …

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

Until this year, the internet privacy tool Tor was scarcely heard of outside the tech community. Since revelations about the surveillance strategies of US and UK spies, Tor has become a focus of criticism, accused of facilitating a dangerous "dark web" of paedophiles, drug dealers and arms …

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

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 a posthumous royal pardon 59 years after his death.<p>The brilliant mathematician, who played a major role in breaking the Enigma …