Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit

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Twitter has announced it is trialling a new 280-character limit to allow users to “easily express themselves” – but the site’s users have been predictably snarky. The fun started when... Read More

Twitter trials 280-character tweet limit

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Social media site Twitter is trialling longer character limits to help users “easily express themselves”. Twitter currently limits tweets to 140 characters, but has doubled that to 280 characters for... Read More

Search on for personal flying machine

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The search is on for a mass market personal flying machine, with a $ 2m (£1.4m) competition to “make the dream of personal flight [a] reality”. Sponsored by Boeing and... Read More

Gatorade settles over 'misleading' Usain Bolt water game

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Sports drink Gatorade has agreed to pay $ 300,000 (£220,000) to the state of California over an app called Bolt! which featured a character based on Olympic medallist Usain Bolt.... Read More

Deloitte hit by data breach

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Corporate finance giant Deloitte suffered a cyber-attack that compromised confidential data, including the private emails of some of its clients, the company has confirmed. Its system had been accessed via... Read More

Uber London loses licence to operate

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was... Read More

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

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Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn’t available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic... Read More

Bees 'go online' in Manchester

Bees 'go online' in Manchester

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Rory visits a beekeeper in Manchester who is gluing wireless chips to his bees. BBC News – Technology... Read More

Fake website fools Equifax staff

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Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page. The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than... Read More