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Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group, speaks at the launch event

Xbox One to launch in China in September

30 July 2014

Microsoft will launch its Xbox One games console in China in September, becoming the first foreign firm to sell consoles there since a ban was lifted earlier this year.

A new vulnerability in Google's Android operating system has been discovered by cyber security researchers

Fake ID puts data of Android users at risk

30 July 2014

Sensitive financial and personal information of Android smartphone users could have been accessed by hackers since 2010 due to a previously unknown vulnerability.

Companies behind the Israeli Iron Dome missile shield have been reportedly hacked by Chinese attackers seeking access to the companies' know-how

Israeli missile shield designs stolen by hackers

30 July 2014

Companies behind the Israeli Iron Dome missile shield have reportedly been robbed off hundreds of sensitive documents by hackers from China.

Senator Patrick Leahy's bill to limit mass surveillance was introduced to the Senate yesterday

Bill to ban mass surveillance put to US Senate

30 July 2014

A bill to ban the US government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data has been introduced to Congress.

The last space cargo vehicle of the ATV family is carrying some rather unusual items to the International Space Station

Final ATV launched to the space station

30 July 2014

Esa has dispatched the final ATV to deliver cargo to the ISS saying its engineers will use the technology to develop systems for Nasa’s deep space spacecraft.

The trigeneration research laboratory at Newcastle University [Cedit: Mike Urwin]

Green ‘trigeneration’ system for off-grid homes

30 July 2014

An innovative ‘trigeneration’ system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could offer greener power for off-grid homes, farms and businesses.

Google has received more than 70,000 requests to block links in response to the ECJ ruling

‘Right to be forgotten’ unworkable say Lords

30 July 2014

The requirement for search engines to respect a "right to be forgotten" is unworkable and unreasonable and should be written out of future EU law, a House of Lords committee has said.

Earlier this year, Google started trialling its driverless cars in California

Driverless cars trials in UK to start by early 2015

30 July 2014

Trials of self-driving cars on public roads in the UK could start as early as January 2015, the UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced today.

Brighton's i360 will be the highest observation tower in the UK outside of London

Construction starts on world's first ‘vertical cable car’

29 July 2014

Building work has started on the world's first ‘vertical cable car’ observation tower, designed by the architects who created the London Eye.

The new head of engineering at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Elaine Baker

BAE cyber wing appoints female head of engineering

29 July 2014

The IT security wing of BAE Systems has appointed Elaine Baker as director of engineering, the first woman to take up the role.

Canada has accused China of launching a cyber attack against its state research agency

Chinese hackers attack Canadian computer system

29 July 2014

High-level Chinese hackers recently tried to break into a key Canadian computer system, forcing Ottawa to isolate it from the main government network, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Microsoft says most if its software used in China is being used illegally

Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China

29 July 2014

Chinese officials have launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft’s Windows operating system stating interests of local companies as a reason.

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