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Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Image copyright Getty Images The Brain Tumour Charity has said there is insufficient scientific evidence linking mobile phone use with brain tumours, following a court ruling. The Italian court, in Ivrea, agreed that a man’s brain tumour was linked to his mobile phone use. It awarded Robert Romero 500 euros (£418/$535) a month in compensation. […]

Russia's secret

Russia's secret

Image copyright Oleg Yakovlev Image caption Irina Khoroshko says maths “always felt magical” to her Irina Khoroshko, from Zelenograd near Moscow, had learned her times tables by the age of five. Her precocious talent, encouraged by a maths-mad family and a favourite female teacher who transformed every lesson into one giant problem-solving game, led to […]

TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey

TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey

Image copyright BT TalkTalk and BT have received the worst customer satisfaction scores in a survey of 12 broadband providers. They scored 38% and 45% respectively with their customers, while Sky (48%) and EE (49%) came close behind them in the Which? survey of 1,800 people. Frequent price rises, connections that drop, unreliable speeds and […]

Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: ‘Our hearts go out to the family’ Facebook’s chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr,” said Mark Zuckerberg near the […]

Guardians of the home

Guardians of the home

Image copyright Christophe Deschamps Image caption Lisbonne and Hawaii were saved from a house fire thanks to home security tech Christophe Deschamps was watching a basketball game with his wife and three children when he received an alert on his smartphone. The home security system told him something was wrong, so he quickly accessed the […]

Toyota develops robotic leg braces for older people

Toyota develops robotic leg braces for older people

Image copyright KAZUHIRO NOGI/Getty Images Toyota will be renting out robotic leg braces to 100 Japanese medical centres from autumn this year. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is designed for people with severe mobility loss in one leg, such as stroke patients. The motorised brace fits around the knee and lower leg, helping the wearer to […]

Industrial strategy 'must help' UK creative industries

Industrial strategy 'must help' UK creative industries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The creative sector is said to support 2.9m jobs in the UK Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s future economic success and should be at the heart of the government’s new industrial strategy, a trade body says. The Creative Industries Federation says film-making, music, advertising and […]

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents' lawsuit

Yahoo faces Chinese dissidents' lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Yahoo is facing a lawsuit alleging that the firm mismanaged funds set aside to help jailed Chinese dissidents. The fund – more than $17m (£13.5m ) – was set up after Yahoo provided information about political dissidents to the Chinese government. It appointed a high-profile political activist, Harry Wu, to administer […]

Artificial intelligence: How to avoid racist algorithms

Artificial intelligence: How to avoid racist algorithms

Image copyright Bing Image caption Only white babies appear in a search for “babies” on Microsoft search engine Bing… There is growing concern that many of the algorithms that make decisions about our lives – from what we see on the internet to how likely we are to become victims or instigators of crime – […]

Aga app 'could let hackers turn off oven'

Aga app 'could let hackers turn off oven'

Image copyright Aga Image caption A security researcher found the issues when considering whether to upgrade to the latest Aga model An app that lets Aga cooker owners remotely control their ovens could be hijacked by hackers, a cybersecurity researcher has claimed. Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners was thinking of upgrading his Aga when […]

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