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The Millennial Generation, which is also referred to as Generation Y, is broadly characterized as taking a more liberal approach to society.

Sony sells three million PS4s in three months, triples its profit

Sony is continuing to show signs of a strong recovery from financial issues after announcing a year-on-year trebling of profits. The growth has been fuelled primarily by sales of the PlayStation 4 games console.

Nokia unveils a 360-degree virtual reality camera with 3D sound

Confirming previous rumours regarding what Nokia was planning to unveil at its VIP press event this week, the company has announced that it is developing a virtual reality camera for the movie industry that can capture 360-degree panoramas.

SALt lamp runs on a glass of water and two teaspoons of salt

For the 44 percent of the world's population living near coastal waters, a lamp that runs on saltwater could prove to be particularly useful. Imagine lighting a lamp without the need for an electric grid.

Hacking duo proves it can disable snipers, change targets

With the proliferation of "smart devices" in full swing, a security team is showing how easy it is to disable and even change the targets of smart sniper rifles.

Microsoft's Windows 10 download puts pressure on the Internet

The Internet is being put under immense pressure today from the millions of people who are upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft is currently seeing 16 installs per second and has exclusively reserved 40Tbps bandwidth from all the major delivery networks.

Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's where to start

Today, Microsoft has officially launched its new operating system, Windows 10. Computers worldwide will be downloading it now so here's a look at some of Windows 10's fundamental new features so you can hit the ground running once you've upgraded.

Hawking, Musk urge ban on military AI and autonomous weapons

Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers have signed an open letter warning of an artificial intelligence arms race and calling for a ban on autonomous weapons.

The '2016 flagship killer' smartphone is here: The OnePlus 2

Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has finally revealed the full details of its second device, the OnePlus 2. Billed as the "2016 flagship killer", the phone starts at $329 but still features true flagship hardware, making it a handset worth considering.

Mechanical wrist gives more dexterity in robotic surgery

Using a device that looks and works like a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University hope to help surgeons reach to the smallest parts of the body using minimally invasive surgery.

Yes, Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password: What you need to know

Windows 10 introduces a new option that allows you to automatically share your Wi-Fi password with your contacts, including people on Facebook. The feature is enabled by default and isn't pleasing people online. Here's what you need to know.

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.

Android bug makes smartphones hackable by text message

Android smartphones can be hacked through a single text message, according to a mobile security firm who sent Google a patch to fix the hole. Almost all Android users are believed to be at risk for attack and need security upgrades.

After 15 years, game consoles are officially legal in China again

China has officially relaxed its formal ban on video game consoles which has been in place since 2000 and has prevented the sale of dedicated gaming devices. It was feared playing games could be detrimental to the development of children.

Pakistan shutting down encrypted BlackBerry messages for security

Pakistan's communications authority has asked the major phone networks in the country to stop delivering encrypted messages between BlackBerry smartphones within the next 90 days, due to "serious" security concerns.

Oracle is back to using aggressive tactics again to sell cloud

Oracle is using the so-called nuclear option to sell its cloud products, even for businesses that don't need them or want them.

Reports: iPad Mini 4 to be a 'shrunken Air 2', just 6.1mm thick

A report has claimed that Apple's iPad Mini 4 will be a substantial upgrade over the Mini 3 and will be based around the Air 2. It also reveals that Apple could be working on three different iPad lines this year across the Mini, Air and upcoming Pro.

Intel's new processors offer 20% more power, 30% more battery

Next month, Intel will be unveiling a new range of processors for desktops and mobile devices. A leak has revealed we can expect 10-20 percent improvements in performance while saving 30 percent battery, creating an all-new generation of powerful devices.

Review: Asus Eeebook X205TA – the £180 laptop with a 12-hour battery

The Asus Eeebook X205TA is an 11.6-inch Windows laptop that costs less than £180. Despite the ultra-low price, it is a surprisingly capable machine that sports a 12hr battery, solid build quality, and enough power to manage any general computing tasks.

iPhone 6S is in production, front panel identical to the 6

Images of the next iPhone's front panel in an Apple factory have leaked. They show that Apple has begun mainstream production of its next flagship device, expected to arrive in a couple of months, although it looks identical to the current iPhone 6.

New Windows 10 phones to have Surface Pen stylus, facial login

The full specifications for Microsoft's upcoming flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices, the "Cityman" and "Talkman" Lumia handsets, have leaked online. They reveal a very competitive offering including facial recognition and the inclusion of a Surface Pen.

Scam apps serve invisible ads while consuming battery and data

Nearly 15 percent of mobile phones have app adware that steal money from advertisers, while consuming phones' battery and using gigabytes of connected data, according to a study released Thursday.

Hackers could go on a easy spending spree with contactless cards

The UK's Which? consumer research group has found that contactless payment cards can be easily hacked using homemade technology. The card details can be stolen and then used to pay for goods online without further verification.

Nokia may announce wearables and a VR headset on July 28

Rumours are circulating online that Nokia could be gearing up to enter some product categories it has never dealt with before in just a few days' time. Some think a smartwatch and virtual reality headset may be revealed at a July 28 press event.

Op-Ed: Early results of banning mobile devices at school coming in

In a disturbing statement back in February, a pediatric occupational therapist Cris Rowan called for parents to ban the use of handheld devices for children under the age of 12. A few months later, a new study proves that she may have had a point.

US team beats Iranians in Robocup football final

A team of American humanoid robots defeated foes from Iran on Wednesday in the final of an annual football tournament for intelligent sporting machines held in China.

'Critical' Windows bug could let hackers take complete control

Microsoft has released an emergency update to nearly all versions of Windows. It fixes an issue that could allow hackers to hijack and take complete control of Windows computers and should be installed immediately through Windows Update.

Apple sold 48m iPhones last quarter, iPad lost out to Microsoft

Apple has announced it has sold 48 million iPhones in the past three months, boosting its total revenue up by over 32 percent based on the same period last year. It refused to say how many Apple Watches were sold though, as Microsoft accepted a huge loss.

GoPro unveils plan to license action video to advertisers

GoPro introduced a plan to license videos made by the company's line of cameras to advertising agencies and compensate video makers.

Op-Ed: 2015 on track to become record-breaking for security breaches

While the U.S. waits for the final outcome of the Office of Personnel Management’s massive data breach, the astonishing number of 21.5 million of victims involved sets 2015 on track to break a cyber breach record.

What hackers could do to the Jeep Cherokee: Anything they want to

Two security researchers have found a way to gain total control of the Jeep Cherokee in a way that gives complete remote access to all of its systems from any location, across the Internet. That includes the throttle, brakes, engine and much more.

Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

Lost your dog? Finding Rover can be much easier with this app

Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology. John Polimeno, developer of the app, was sitting in a coffee shop when he noticed the ever ubiquitous "lost dog" poster.

Spotify will now make you a new playlist to try every Monday

Spotify is launching a new way of discovering music to listen to. The streaming service will be adding a feature that will automatically generate users personalised playlists of tracks that they may like, refreshing the list with new entries each week.

Microsoft: Windows 10 is natural, human, intuitive and adaptable

Microsoft has kicked off its advertising campaign for Windows 10 with a series of new videos showing how some of the operating system's best new features will impact your children and the generations to come.

Samung's Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has officially unveiled its all-new tablet designed to take on the iPad, the Galaxy Tab S2. It features an octa-core processor and is thinner than the iPad Air 2. It will come in 9.7-inch or 8.0-inch versions, sizes similar to the iPad.

Ripping CDs and DVDs is now illegal once more in the UK

The UK High Court has once again banned the copying of CDs and DVDs for personal use just nine months after it was made legal. After a successful challenge from the music industry, the law will now be reverted to its former status.

Robot shows self-awareness during experiment

A humanoid robot showed signs of self-awareness — one hallmark of intelligence —during an experiment using a classic logic puzzle.

Report: U.S. smartphone market may have hit saturation point

A report has found that the U.S, public seems to be getting bored of new smartphone launches, leading to a dramatic shrinking of the market in the past quarter. The situation was worsened by poor sales of Samsung's newest devices.

Apple and Samsung are ready to kill the SIM card

Apple and Samsung have reportedly teamed up in an effort to replace traditional phone SIM cards with a digital alternative. This would eradicate the need to switch SIM cards between different phones and facilitate free changing between networks.

Google self-driving car had first accident involving injuries

Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an accident this month that resulted in injuries.