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Online shopping: What people want from m-commerce (infographic)

Dec 22, 2015 11:06 am

We presumably all have our Christmas shopping done at this point (right?), but just as the Christmas shopping frenzy dies down, another frenzy begins – Christmas sales shopping, of course.

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Hello pity: 3.3m Hello Kitty fans’ details leaked?

Dec 22, 2015 10:20 am

An extensive database of 3.3m members of the Hello Kitty community on SanrioTown has allegedly been leaked online and backed up on two separate servers.

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Biggest state broadband intervention in Irish history begins

Dec 22, 2015 09:30 am

Ireland’s ambitious intervention strategy to ensure the final 750,000 homes and businesses deprived of broadband are finally connected with at least 30Mbps kicks off today with a formal procurement process.

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Land ahoy! SpaceX successfully and safely lands Falcon 9 rocket

Dec 22, 2015 09:03 am

SpaceX has just made history, finally, by landing an unmanned rocket, upright, perhaps ushering in a whole new era of space travel, both private and public.

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Irish elf and safety officer moves to Lapland seeking wonder

Dec 22, 2015 07:55 am

Bodmin Biggins III is an elf and safety officer in Santa’s Workshop, Lapland. Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com as part of the Trading Places series, Bodmin tells us about moving to Lapland, being part of making sure Christmas Eve runs smoothly, and loving hot chocolate more than nearly anything else.  

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Apple warns UK against weakening security for hundreds of millions of people

Dec 22, 2015 07:24 am

Apple has implored UK lawmakers to make changes to its Investigatory Powers Bill, as it warns it will create a back door for bad guys as well as good guys into the privacy and security of hundreds of millions of people.

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This is what Kim Kardashian West emojis look like

Dec 22, 2015 07:02 am

Kim Kardashian West has revealed her next step in a digital takeover: her own line of emojis, called Kimojis.

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Toshiba to axe 7,800 jobs as it predicts a $4.5bn loss

Dec 21, 2015 05:41 pm

Toshiba, which has been hit by a major accounting scandal, is to cut 7,800 jobs or 30pc of its workforce, and expects a loss of $4.5bn this year.

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The first-ever website is 25 years old, crazy times

Dec 21, 2015 04:15 pm

The internet has been around forever, if you are 25 years of age. For everybody else, where were you in December 1990? Because Tim Berners-Lee was hard at work creating a communications revolution.

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The great encryption debate: no end in sight

Dec 21, 2015 02:18 pm

Encryption arguments, both for and against, come and go in waves. When Apple’s CEO Tim Cook speaks on the topic, though, it’s often at a crest.

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