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Oxford University tests out their new self-driving car system

Oxford University tests out their new self-driving car system

A team of scientists at Oxford University, led by Professor Paul Newman, has developed a new self-driving car system that that is supposedly much more advanced than the one being developed by Google. The self-driving car system will be able to be implemented into existing cars. The car that the team test drove was a Nissan Leaf electric car, and it was tested on the private roads of Oxford University.


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BlackBerry Z10 experiencing sell outs, limited stock across UK

BlackBerry Z10 experiencing sell outs, limited stock across UK

BlackBerry has a lot riding on the release of its newest mobile operating system, and it seems that one of its latest handsets - the BlackBerry Z10 - is getting off to a respectable start in some areas of the world. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said in a note to investors today that the BlackBerry Z10 has launched to great consumer reception in the UK, selling out in some places. It isn't doing too bad in other regions like Canada and UAE either, so BlackBerry might just have a winner on its hands.

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Google donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers to UK students

Google donating 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers to UK students

Google and Raspberry Pi announced today that the search giant is granting money to the team behind the Raspberry Pi computer in order to donate 15,000 of them to schoolchildren all over the UK. The mini computers will be used to teach students how to write computer programs. Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton traveled to Cambridge to donate the first batch of computers to a classroom of 12-year-old students.

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DNA tagging bullets mark criminal suspects for arrest

DNA tagging bullets mark criminal suspects for arrest

Let's say a criminal suspect is on the run, and as a police officer, you begin to chase them down. You then realize you can't keep up with them, so you pull out a specially-made gun and fire a DNA tagging bullet at them. They're non-lethal, but the pellets leave a mark on the suspect that lasts for weeks, and it can help authorities identify suspects the easy way.

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PlayStation Network breach earns max cash fine from ICO (2 years late)

PlayStation Network breach earns max cash fine from ICO (2 years late)

This week the folks at the UK-based Information Commissioner's Office have made it clear that under the Data Protection Act they've had "one of the most serious" dealings in history with PlayStation's privacy blunder up for charge here in 2013. The actual offense that's being fined occurred back in 2011 when Sony had a security breach and millions of gamers' information sets were leaked online by hackers. The fine that's being issued is no more than £250,000, this being the maximum the ICO is able to push against a private company.

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