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Snake joke slithers into New York Times story

Image copyright Getty Images The New York Times has corrected an article that mistakenly referred to the Great Depression of the 1930s as “the time of shedding and cold rocks”. One of its editors had installed software that adds references to snakes to websites. The substitution was missed and published ...

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YouTube attacked over Neo-Nazi National Action video

Image copyright Home Affairs Committee Image caption The Home Affairs Committee took this screenshot of one of the videos before it was removed YouTube has been accused of being either incompetent or irresponsible in its handling of a video promoting a British far-right organisation. The clip features a speech given ...

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UK company linked to laundered Bitcoin billions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Mt Gox bitcoin exchange theft is the largest in the crypto-currency’s history A UK company has been linked to the laundering of 650,000 stolen bitcoins worth £4.5bn, a BBC Radio 4 investigation has found. The coins were taken by hackers from Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange ...

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The day that changed your phone forever

Whether you’re a developer who’s working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day. It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of ...

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Obituary: Trevor Baylis – BBC News

Trevor Baylis believed that the key to success was to think unconventional thoughts. It was this mindset that saw him develop his clockwork radio after hearing about the problems of educating African people about HIV and Aids. It enabled those in remote areas without electricity, or access to batteries, to ...

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