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Meet the real Robo-cops of Silicon Valley

Brand new robots equipped with high tech microphones, surveillance equipment and a whole host of sensors have been deployed to go on patrol in Silicon Valley. Called Knightscope, these robo-cops are designed to spot suspicious or criminal activities and relay information back to controllers.

The robots are already on patrol at the Mountain View firm where they were designed, and the company hopes to see them patrolling shopping malls, offices and even local communities in the near future. Mountain View believe that the Knightscope robots could cut crime by 50%. (more…)

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A Quick guide to GTA V on Xbox One and PS4

Rockstar has finally released its re-mastered version of Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so we thought we’d tell you why you need this game.

Grand Theft Auto V was the biggest selling game of 2013, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide. The games huge open-world map allows players to roam free and create all kinds of chaos as you follow three criminals as they plan out and attempt a range of heists.

How good is your 4g signal?

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Well we imagine that unless you live in a large city or conurbation, it will not be very good and even if you do live somewhere that 4g is available, almost certainly it will be patchy. In 2010 the government instructed mobile phone networks to ensure that 90% of the population was covered by a 3g signal by June of this year, so far only Vodafone has achieved that. However, covering 90% of the population is a far cry from covering 90% of the country and many areas in our country are blackspots for a telephone signal never mind 3g, so for many there is a long way to go.

Apple announce no cheap iPhone in the future

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Apple has vowed that it will never try to compete with Android or attempt to compete with Microsoft or Google in the lower end devices. We can see why his would be when people will queue all night to be amongst the first to get their hands on any new Apple product, irrespective of the merits of the device.

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Is the end for the home phone getting closer?

Can you remember the last time that you used your landline ‘phone to make a call, or indeed if you have ever made a call in the last year or so. For most British people the land line is a mean to access the internet and nothing more, we have found that most people when needing to contact someone, either use their mobile to send a text, make a ‘phone call, or contact them through one of the social media sites.

Internet trolls could face up to 2 years in jail under new proposals

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To many people it is well overdue that the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has decided to take action against the “keyboard warriors” or as we all know them internet trolls. He has been spurred into action by recent events which have seen the daughter of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, Chloe Madeley receiving online abuse, which Mr Grayling described as “crude and degrading”.

Blackmailer threatens to release seven million Dropbox passwords

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Dropbox, with over 200 million users for their cloud based services for user identity and management and data storage, there is growing concern with the users that the service has been hacked and that he perpetrators are currently holding millions of passwords and will release these unless their ransom demands are met.

Forgetting passwords is worse than losing your keys

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With just about everything we access through our computers needing a password, it is hardly surprising that over a third of us have accounts of some description that we can no longer access because we have either lost the password or user name. Figures also show that over a quarter of us get locked out for a month or so before we can eventually get into the account.

Mobile phone and tablet devices now outnumber humans

Mobile Phone Pile

Give or take the odd person, there are 7.197 billion people in our world which at one time we thought was a pretty big place, but with the rise of the internet it has become much smaller. The smartphone continues its inevitable expansion in terms of ownership and the tablet is growing in strength daily and now we can report that ownership of mobile devices such as the smartphone and tablet stands currently at 7.229 billion, outnumbering the population of the world.