Samsung Galaxy S4 eye-tracking smartphone unveiled

Samsung has launched a smartphone which allows users to control its 5in (12.5cm) screen using only their eyes. The Galaxy S4 follows on from last year’s S3, a product that sold over 40 million units worldwide. At a lavish, Broadway-themed event in New York, the company also demonstrated the phone’s ability to take two different…

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7 Reasons Why Business Continuity Plans Fail

Here are a few reasons why business continuity plans fail, and how to avoid them. 1.     Unrealistic Expectations Many plans are created expecting that power, mobile phones, landlines, Internet, and water will all be working, and roads will be open.  Plans are written expecting that everyone will show up for work, staff won’t have damage…

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Hackers attack Microsoft computers

Microsoft has become the latest US technology company to confirm that it has been targeted by computer hackers. In a blog post, Microsoft announced that “a small number” of its computers had recently been deliberately infected with malicious software. The firm said it found no evidence that any customer data had been accessed, but an…

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg is America’s No. 2 charitable donor

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife were the second-biggest charitable donors in the United States last year, appearing behind only billionaire Warren Buffett on a list of the nation’s most generous philanthropists. Zuckerberg, along with wife Priscilla Chan, gave roughly half a billion dollars ($498.8 million) to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, according to The…

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UK IT jobs marketing growing

Cockle-warming stats from the UK jobs market show that job openings for techies went up at the end of 2012 and that opportunities in the well-paying financial IT sector rose for the first time in six months. Permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK went up 6 per cent in the last three months of…

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Twitter hacked, 250,000 users affected

Twitter has just reported that earlier this week, it was a victim of a successful compromise of its systems, resulting in the “limited access” to user information, including usernames, email addresses, session tokens, and encrypted/salted passwords, affecting approximately 250,000 users. More details: This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized…

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Gary McKinnon will not face UK charges

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon, whose extradition to the US was blocked, will not face charges in the UK, bringing to an end a 10-year legal battle. Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC said the chances of a successful conviction were “not high”. Janis Sharp, Mr McKinnon’s mother, said the news was “amazing” and she…

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Virus impersonates Met Police e-Crime Unit

In the ever evolve world of viruses, there is a new one that has been duping unsuspecting users but pretending to be from the London Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Directorate or the Police e-Crime Unit. The Metropolitan Police is warning the public to be aware of a computer virus that impersonates its e-crime unit in…

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Windows 8 Arriving Soon

October 26th marks the launch of Microsoft’s newest operating systems, Windows 8. Available in various flavours including Standard, Professional and Enterprise and with Windows Phone 8 set to be released a week later there is real excitement in the IT industry at the moment. The latest offering from the software giants isn’t just another Microsoft…

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