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Festive boost for wearable tech
Wearable technology - like the Sunfriend UVA+B Activity Monitor - is predicted to be a big hit this Christmas

Festive boost for wearable tech

This year is a watershed moment for the wearable technology industry, with more money expected to be spent this Christmas on devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers than ever before.

IT bid to boost parcel deliveries

IT bid to boost parcel deliveries

Royal Mail is investing £130 million in thousands of hand-held devices aimed at improving its parcels delivery service.

£150m boost for public wi-fi spots

£150m boost for public wi-fi spots

Public buildings such as galleries and libraries in three Scottish cities are to offer free public wi-fi as part of a £150 million investment programme.

Phone data used to map populations

Phone data used to map populations

Mobile phone records could provide more accurate and up-to-date information than traditional census methods for keeping track of populations around the world, according to new research.

Samaritans launches Twitter app

Samaritans launches Twitter app

Suicide prevention charity Samaritans has launched a new Twitter app that enables users to monitor the accounts of their friends for distressing messages and offer guidance supplied by the charity.

Speaker urged to act over trolls

Speaker urged to act over trolls

Twitter must be held to account for failing to stop site users from sending "violent" anti-Semitic abuse to a Labour MP, the Commons has heard.

Google works on pill to find cancer

Google works on pill to find cancer

Google is aiming to develop a pill that would test for cancer and other illnesses.

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