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US man pleads guilty to game hacking charges

Image copyright EA Image caption Battlefield 3 was one game made unplayable by the attacks A US man accused of knocking game servers offline in a series of attacks has pleaded guilty to charges of computer hacking. Sony, EA Origin and Steam were all hit by Utah resident Austin Thompson’s ...

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Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

Image copyright Hunan Transportation Channel/Weibo Image caption A total of nine mining rigs were found installed at the school in Hunan A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school’s electricity supply. Teachers at the school in Hunan became ...

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Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?

Image copyright Luke McSweeney Image caption Rachael Miller believes the Cora Ball could hugely reduce microfibre pollution Concern is mounting over the volume of plastics in our oceans and, in particular, how tiny particles of plastic and other synthetic materials are infiltrating every part of our ecosystem. Can technology help ...

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Cameroon child kidnappers warned victims not to go to school

Children kidnapped by gunmen in western Cameroon said their captors had warned them not to go back to school, recounting their ordeal as parents on Thursday packed up belongings from a boarding school now being shuttered.Kidnappers freed about 80 school children and a driver in west Cameroon on Wednesday, but ...

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The Asian businesses surviving high street closures

Diwali time is big business on Asian high streets like Soho Road in Birmingham. Many of these shops were set up in the 1960s to serve migrant communities and to provide jobs. And while British high streets have struggled, Asian grocers continue to buck the trend. Immigrant entrepreneurs in the ...

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