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Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor

Two robots that can change their shape on command have provided the most detailed look yet inside the heart of reactor number 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan.

Written by Martyn Williams18 April 15 08:10

Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails, documents

Wikileaks has published a searchable database of thousands of emails and documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment that were leaked in late 2014 after the studio was attacked by hackers.

Written by Martyn Williams17 April 15 03:35

Bitcoin Foundation hit by big bitcoin losses

The Bitcoin Foundation, formed in 2012 to promote the virtual currency, has rejected claims by a board member that it's bankrupt but has acknowledged significant financial problems -- ironically as a result of a big drop in the value of its bitcoin holdings.

Written by Martyn Williams08 April 15 07:06

Uber seeks to dismiss India rape lawsuit

Uber Technologies has asked a California court to dismiss a civil lawsuit brought against it by a woman who alleges she was raped by an Uber driver while taking a trip in Delhi.

Written by Martyn Williams07 April 15 16:53

Samsung expects big drop in first-quarter profits

Samsung Electronics expects first quarter profits to drop by more than 30 percent, marking the sixth straight quarterly decline at the company, which is struggling to compete with Apple at the top of the smartphone market.

Written by Martyn Williams07 April 15 10:15

Apple Pay rival CurrentC coming in mid-2015

The mobile payments space is about to get more crowded: CurrentC, a platform backed by some of the country's biggest retailers, will launch in the next few months and give Apple, Google and Samsung added competition.

Written by Martyn Williams07 April 15 06:38

New battery could reduce phone charging to just one minute

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new battery that can be recharged in about a minute and is safer than the lithium ion cells used in everything from smartwatches to passenger jets.

Written by Martyn Williams07 April 15 03:54

Confusion but hope as US faces payment revolution

In just under six months, a behind-the-scenes switch in the payments industry will change the way U.S. consumers shop and could bring wider acceptance for Apple Pay and its competitors.

Written by Martyn Williams03 April 15 06:24

EPIC appeals to court for FAA drone privacy rules

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asked an appeals court on Tuesday to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to come up with privacy rules concerning drones.

Written by Martyn Williams01 April 15 09:55

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