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Google develops invisible web security Captcha form

Website security checks that challenge people to prove they are human are likely to “disappear” in favour of a new system developed by Google. Captcha checks typically ask people to complete a puzzle that a computer would struggle to complete correctly. They are designed to stop automated bots accessing and …

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Volkswagen pleads guilty to US emissions charges

Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to three charges as part of a $4.3bn (£3.5bn) agreement with the US regulators over the diesel emissions scandal. The German car maker has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, obstruction of justice and entry of goods by false statement. VW general counsel Manfred Doess …

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Reports of Microsoft faults globally

There are numerous reports from around the world that various Microsoft services are suffering faults. The firm said it was looking into them. Outlook users, including those with Hotmail addresses, are reporting issues on social media and sites including Down Detector – with some saying their services are now returning. …

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Windows 10 to offer update ‘snoozes’

Microsoft will enable Windows 10 users to choose when security updates are installed once they arrive rather than enforcing them straightaway. Users have complained that the reboots required for some updates, which cannot currently be deferred, are disruptive. People using Windows 10 devices will now be able to schedule an …

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Boost your insurance through technology

Just as the telecommunication sector has come to be the fastest growing industry in the world, the same could be replicated in the insurance sector in Nigeria, if the players would leverage on technology to push up the current N400 billion profit. Experts in the information and communications technology (ICT) …

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Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. “If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone… they all are getting better and better,” said Shwetak Patel, engineering professor at the University …

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