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July, 2015


July 30, 2015  2:53 PM

Ghost cars plague Uber app users, claim researchers

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Microsoft

In Downtime's experience, Uber users tend to be a smug bunch, who love boring on about how much cheaper their cab journeys home have become since downloading the taxi-booking app.

No longer do they have to deal with the indignity of having to run for the last train home or...

July 21, 2015  6:17 PM

Technology grabs the Rhino by its horns to save it from extinction

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Poaching, South Africa

A group of UK conservationists have begun using GPS tags, heart rate monitors and cameras on Rhinos to deter poachers.

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July 17, 2015  9:48 AM

Vaizey and Campbell in Twitter-Winners-mobile-security spat

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
techUK

The prospects for light-hearted political point-scoring were high at this week's TechUK annual dinner in London, with Conservative digital economy minister Ed Vaizey and former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell booked as guest speakers for the black-tie bash.

First up was Vaizey, who...


July 3, 2015  9:42 AM

Smartphones are making us dumb, finds Kaspersky

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Workarounds

Are you a smartphone user that's ever struggled to recall the mobile phone numbers of your significant others? Then you, dear reader, could be a digital amnesiac. 

According to 


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