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Apple recalls plugs in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

Image copyright Apple Apple has asked customers to stop using certain plug adapters because of a risk of electric shock. It has issued a recall of two types of plug; the AC wall plug adapter shipped with Macs and some iOS devices between 2003 and 2010, and a three-pronged plug …

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Tracking the toxic air that’s killing millions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could better tracking of air pollution help us choose safer routes? The air we breathe is killing us. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says air pollution causes the death of seven million people a year and accounts for a third of fatalities from stroke, …

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Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft boss Satya Nadella Microsoft has seen its stock market value top $1 trillion (£774bn) after reporting better-than-expected sales and profits. The US software giant passed the mark briefly on Thursday, before its share price fell back. It makes it one of only three …

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Failed Zozosuit hits company profits

Media captionWATCH: The Zozosuit failed to measure up Japanese fashion retailer Zozo has reported a drop in profits following its failed experiment with a body-measuring suit and app. It had hoped to sell custom-fit clothes using measurements from its tracking-dot covered Zozosuit body stocking. But critics said the suit was …

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Huawei 5G row: Ministers demand leak inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Government ministers are calling for a “full and proper” investigation after high-level discussions about the UK using Huawei technology were leaked. The government has approved the supply of equipment by the Chinese telecoms firm for the UK’s new 5G data network – despite warnings of a security …

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Huawei row: Ministers demand leak inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Government ministers are calling for a “full and proper” investigation after high-level discussions about the UK using Huawei technology were leaked. The government has approved the supply of equipment by the Chinese telecoms firm for the UK’s new 5G data network – despite warnings of a security …

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Huawei row: Ministers demand Huawei leak inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Government ministers are calling for a “full and proper” investigation after high-level discussions about the UK using Huawei technology were leaked. The government has approved the supply of equipment by the Chinese telecoms firm for the UK’s new 5G data network despite warnings of a security risk. …

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Huawei: Why UK is at odds with its cyber-allies

Image copyright EPA After months of uncertainty, the UK appears set to allow Huawei’s telecoms equipment to be part of the country’s 5G networks – with some limitations. The move would put the UK at odds with the US, which has been pressing other nations to ban use of the …

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Huawei row: UK to let Chinese firm help build 5G network

Image copyright Getty Images The government has given Chinese telecoms giant Huawei the go-ahead to supply equipment for the UK 5G data network despite senior ministers warning it poses a security risk. The Daily Telegraph reports the company will help build some “non-core” parts. The plan was said to have …

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