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Microsoft boss: 'World needs more computing power'

Image copyright Getty Images The world is rapidly “running out of computing capacity”, the head of tech giant Microsoft has warned. Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that superfast quantum computers were needed to solve some of the most difficult problems. Mr Nadella cited the quest …

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The millionaires' club with too few women

Image copyright Booking.com Image caption Gillian Tans is chief executive of Booking.com Amid the ongoing fallout from widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations and the #MeToo campaign, gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but the elite annual gathering still has its own issues to solve. Gillian …

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Overwatch pro player suspended over homophobic slur

Image copyright Robert Paul / Blizzard Image caption Professional Overwatch player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been suspended and fined for using a homophobic slur Professional Overwatch player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been suspended and fined for using a homophobic slur on a personal live stream. Mr Lengyel was suspended by …

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Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bug might mean wi-fi suddenly drops out or becomes unreliable Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks. The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their …

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Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Image copyright Apple Inc Image caption Apple in iPhone slowdown complaint from South Korean consumer group Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones. The firm is already reportedly facing …

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TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Overall the trend of complaints to Ofcom is down, suggesting providers are improving their services TalkTalk has been named as the most complained-about broadband firm in the UK, according to the latest report from regulator Ofcom. The watchdog received nearly 250 complaints a day …

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Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Image copyright OnePlus Image caption OnePlus said the card-stealing script was active for about two months Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after …

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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for …

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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $8bn investment deal

Image copyright Getty Images Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will officially become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing firm. A consortium led by Japan’s Softbank is buying a chunk of the company from existing shareholders as well as new Uber shares in an $8bn …

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Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Image copyright Reuters Intel says devices are rebooting more than usual after being patched with fixes it has issued to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in its chips. The company said it had reproduced the problem and was “making progress toward identifying the root cause”. It also shared information …

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