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'Outdated' IT and old computers found in Welsh schools

Image copyright Ridofranz/Getty Images Technologies such as smartphones are not reflected in “outdated” IT qualifications being taught in schools and colleges, says a watchdog. A review by Qualifications Wales found students are ahead of the curve and already know the technology before they are taught about it. It added many …

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Teen jailed for email bomb hoaxes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeorge Duke-Cohan’s arrest by NCA officers was captured on a bodycam A teenager who sent thousands of hoax bomb threats to schools and triggered an American airline security scare has been jailed for three years. George Duke-Cohan, 19, sparked nationwide panic and …

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What's going on with Huawei?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is now the second biggest smartphone-maker after Samsung Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been the focus of international scrutiny, with several countries raising security concerns about its products. Then on 1 December, the company’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada. At …

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Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Hannigan led GCHQ from 2014 to 2017 Facebook could become a threat to democracy without tougher regulation, the former head of intelligence agency GCHQ has said. Robert Hannigan told the BBC the social media giant was more interested in profiting from user data …

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O2 and Ericsson issue joint apology over data disruption

Image copyright Getty Images O2 and its mobile network equipment supplier Ericsson have issued a joint apology to the millions of customers hit by disruption to its data services. O2 chief executive Mark Evans said the firm would work with Ericsson through the night to resolve the problems. Mr Evans …

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Google's Wing delivery drones head to Europe

Image copyright Wing Google’s parent company, Alphabet, will test its drone delivery service in Finland next year, it has announced. Helsinki will be the first European location for Wing, which has been testing drones in Australia. Its aircraft will deliver packages weighing up to 1.5kg (3.3lbs) within minutes of an …

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Can a brand create a 'sonic identity' from light bulbs?

Image copyright MassiveMusic Image caption Can you create a “sonic identity” from light bulbs? As we move to a more voice-controlled and audio-centric world, marketers are rediscovering the potential of sound to build brand identities and develop a new breed of advert for the streaming age. Some of our most …

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