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WikiLeaks republishes hacked Sony Pictures documents

Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has released a searchable database online of tens of thousands of emails and documents stolen by hackers in a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.

Employees walk under a car assembly line at Geely Automobile Corporation in Cixi, Zhejiang province

Chinese auto firm Geely plans SUV to target Western markets

Chinese carmaker Geely will start producing a small crossover utility vehicle developed with Volvo in a bid to break in to markets in the West.

The latest SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to the ISS was carrying a espresso maker

SpaceX gets espresso maker to ISS for astronaut Cristoforetti

A SpaceX supply ship has delivered the first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts to the International Space Station.

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‘Digital fingernail’ could control digital devices

Researchers have developed a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.

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Polysolar and Voyage Control win Cognicity Challenge

Two companies fighting for funding in a 12-week programme have won £50,000 each to fast-track smart city technology in London’s Canary Wharf.

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Technology already exists that could improve outcome of dangerous aviation accidents

Plane safety: five technologies that could save your life

The chances of dying in an aeroplane crash may statisticaly be only one in 11 million, but the technology already exists to potentially make it even less likely. E&T investigates.

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider: restarting the Big Bang Machine

Scientists are preparing to switch on CERN's upgraded Large Hadron Collider before the end of March. The reboot will let them smash protons with much more punch.

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Immigration: the problem for engineering

Few topics have been as hotly debated in the run up to the UK General Election as immigration. Is the country threatened by an influx of lazy scroungers, or are foreign workers the solution to skills shortages?

Using the Internet to control autonomous robots performing human surgery is just one of the possible applications of the tactile Internet

Tactile internet: 5G and the Cloud on steroids

What if the Internet could tickle yet another of your senses, not just eyes and ears but also touch? With the data rates of mobile broadband soaring, cutting-edge scientists are starting to build the tactile Internet.

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Microcanning takes craft beer by storm

Canned beer’s bad rep among beer aficionados is changing fast, thanks to the eager adoption by innovative craft brewers of new microcanning technologies

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An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

An Andy-Warhol-inspired work by Emanuele Niri on display at the 3D Printing show in New York

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

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

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Nuggets on Net Neutrality

15 April 2015

This is something which has generated a nationwide reaction, and has cut across all possible boundaries of caste, creed, gender and social status. It's something on the lines of a leader making news or a celebrity coming to town. You know what I mean right, I'm referring to the 'I' word, in this case not 'I, Me, Myself,' but the ubiquitous Internet which has been doing the buzz this week. My dear netizens, I'm talking about net neutrality.

Will HBO Now make cable operators yesterday's men?

14 April 2015

If you follow the comms business, the big numbers this week are all about Game of Thrones. But not, as you might think, the impact of the four-episode leak to or the enormous ratings the show is bound to harvest from its official global launch. HBO, the programme's producer and for so long a mainstay of US cable TV, is leveraging GoT for a US move into standalone streaming, and the implications of that could be huge.

 
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Is the tablet computer dead?

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Profile: David Wood

David Wood is chair at London Futurists and former CTO at Accenture Mobility. He has featured in T3’s list of ‘100 most influential people in technology’

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Profile: Guy Clapperton

Guy Clapperton is author of several books on social media and other digital comms issues, as well as a public speaker and commentator on technology

The recent sales slowdown heralds the end for the tablet computer

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