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Google to change privacy policy following investigation

Google has agreed to change its privacy policy in the UK after an investigation by a data protection regulator found its guidelines were too vague.

Norwegian researchers have managed to generate electricity using bacteria as a fuel cell

Wastewater powered fuel cells developed in Norway

Norwegian researchers have developed fuel cells powered by wastewater digested by bacteria.  

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Engineers walk out in Germany

Tens of thousands of German workers representing engineering firms have gone on “warning” strikes across the country over a wage dispute, a trade union said.

BT has introduced an ambitious project that would offer UK residents the fastest broadband Internet access in the world

BT plans to launch six times faster broadband by 2020

BT will launch trials of superfast broadband technology six times the speed of the fastest of today’s services aiming for a 2016 nationwide rollout.

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European offshore wind growth slowed in 2014

The European offshore wind industry saw a 5 per cent decline in new capacity installations in 2014 after record figures the previous year, an energy association says.

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National Physical Laboratory scientist Jane Burston says effects of methane leaking from fracking operations are poorly understood

Analysis: methane leaks from fracking poorly understood, says expert

The amount of methane leaking and being vented during hydraulic fracturing operations is potentially so great that it cancels out the positive effect on global warming of mining a less polluting shale gas, according to Jane Burston, an expert from the National Physical Laboratory.

Another tragic plane crash in the oceans, another missing emergency locator signal

Air Asia crash calls for emergency locator improvements

Three major aviation tragedies in the past five years, all of which occurred above open ocean water and left rescue teams frantically searching for the crash sites, have put the technology designed to locate the wreckage firmly in the spotlight.

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Teenage privacy online: confronting the web's privacy boundaries

Media headlines scream about lax teen attitudes to privacy. The real story is more complex.

Internet of things simple graphic overlayed over 2015

Where next for the Internet of Things?

Everyone knows that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing. E&T went to the IoT World Forum in London to find out what's trending among the big names and, crucially, what 2015 will bring.

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Cyber-security: organisations vulnerable to new swathe of attacks

2014 saw Apple, Target, Ebay and Sony become victims of cyber theft, and while experts warn 2015 is set for further disasters, organisations are betting on not being targets rather than addressing the core problems.

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The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

The face of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial stared back at Billy Harley, owner of the Uig Hotel, Isle of Skye, from inside the tree trunk Harley was chopping to make firewood for the bar of his hotel

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

One view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma, which monitors conditions in the middle of the Amazon forest

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

A 5mm-square nano-sized Bible on a semiconductor. The tiny Bible contains the original Greek version of the New Testament

Viktorija Pashuta, a photographer from Latvia, imagines what social networks would look like if humanised

Viktorija Pashuta, a photographer from Latvia, imagines what social networks would look like if humanised

The 40-seater Bio-Bus, the UK's first bus powered by gas generated from food waste and human sewage

The 40-seater Bio-Bus, the UK's first bus powered by gas generated from food waste and human sewage

Control your drinking this Christmas with the literal half pint glass, available from web retailers www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

Control your drinking this Christmas with the literal half pint glass, available from web retailers www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

Bionic Boots, developed by Keahi Seymour from Solihull, UK. Inspired by the stride of an ostrich, high-tensile springs imitate the achilles of those animals to allow any human to run at approximately 25mph

Bionic Boots, developed by Keahi Seymour from Solihull, UK. Inspired by the stride of an ostrich, high-tensile springs imitate the achilles of those animals to allow any human to run at approximately 25mph

Sculptor Olaf Holzapfel's installation 'Drei Bruecken' ('Three bridges') in the forest near Dresden, Germany.   The piece is in response to the topic, 'Technik und Landschaft' ('Technology and countryside').

Sculptor Olaf Holzapfel's installation 'Drei Bruecken' ('Three bridges') in the forest near Dresden, Germany. 

The piece is in response to the topic, 'Technik und Landschaft' ('Technology and countryside').

A model of a suspended monorail system on display at the 2014 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, China

A model of a suspended monorail system on display at the 2014 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, China

The New Born Fame cot mobile enables a baby to post pictures of itself to Facebook and Twitter whenever it plays with the device

The New Born Fame cot mobile enables a baby to post pictures of itself to Facebook and Twitter whenever it plays with the device

The Quinny longboardstroller: cruise through the city with your child on this environmentally-friendly hybrid.

The Quinny longboardstroller: cruise through the city with your child on this environmentally-friendly hybrid.

Margot Krasojevic's Hydroelectric Tidal House, a concept house designed to harness the power of waves

Margot Krasojevic's Hydroelectric Tidal House, a concept house designed to harness the power of waves

Blogs

Intel's meeting with destiny

30 January 2015

I envy the management at Intel. They clearly never have meetings. Because that's the only conclusion I can draw from their claims that meetings are highly creative events and that the primary obstacle to meeting productivity is the time it takes to plug a laptop into a projector. In fact, so much so, cutting that time will revolutionise the workplace.

British are influential in Europe, says report

30 January 2015

Just when we needed it, along comes a report calling for Britain to stay in Europe from a pro European British think tank that argues that British influence isn't at all as small as critics make it out to be.

 
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Should video games be in the Olympics?

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Andrea Kates

Andrea Kates is CEO of LaunchPad Central, a San Francisco-based technology company, specialising in the commercialisation of innovation. She is also author of the best-selling business book ‘Find Your Next

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Guy Clapperton is author of several books on social media and other digital comms issues as well as a public speaker and media commentator on technology in newspapers such as The Guardian and The Times

Video games should become an official Olympic sport

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