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Should there be a right to disconnect from work email?

The concept of the eight hour working day has been challenged in many professions by advances in technology, particularly the expectation, or temptation, to check work emails. Is legislation needed to protect workers from undue stress?

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

G - The main forest fires that have raged in Portugal since the weekend, killing more than 60 people, were brought under control on Thursday, the civil protection agency said, but grief and anger smouldered across the country.

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

G - The main forest fires raging in Portugal since the weekend, which have killed more than 60 people, were brought under control on Thursday, the civil protection agency said.

U.S. scientists hope prehistoric fish can solve modern problem

Chicago - A giant prehistoric fish once thought to be extinct could be the solution to the worsening invasion of non-native Asian carp that is choking U.S. rivers and crowding out local species.

Situation 'completely under control' after coup attempt: Turkey PM

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday declared the situation in his country was "completely under control" after thwarting a military coup aimed at toppling his government.

New electric skateboard can be controlled via your iPhone

The company Acton is known for its roller skates, but they are now entering the electric skateboard market. The skateboard they created can be controlled via an iPhone.

Citi trials cardless, screenless ATMs controlled by your phone

Citi has started testing a next-generation ATM design that has no keypad or display. Instead, it is controlled by the user's smartphone in what is being billed as a faster and more secure way of getting money.

Twitter experimenting with native polls in tweets

Twitter has confirmed it is working on adding native support for polls in tweets. Voters will be able to click option buttons embedded in the tweet to cast their ballot. The feature is currently being tested with a limited number of users.

Facebook confirms it is working on a 'dislike' button

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed the social network is developing a new "Dislike" button as an alternative to the ubiquitous "Like." The company is working to make the new option a better way to "express empathy" for certain topics.

Turning on Windows 10's privacy controls may not actually do much

Windows 10 has been found to send and request data from Microsoft's servers even when the user enables privacy controls designed to disable this behaviour. Details transmitted include a unique machine ID that has the potential to link computer and owner.

BBC experiment lets you change TV channels with your mind

The BBC has announced that it is experimenting with brainwave reading devices that could let you control the iPlayer with only your mind. The broadcasting company has already built an internal prototype that lets you choose a program by thinking of it.

Google Project Jacquard: Control devices by touching your clothes

Google showed off a unique and innovative new product at its I/O developers conference in San Francisco recently. Called Project Jacquard, this new tech lets people control their devices by touching and swiping pieces of interactive fabric in clothes.

This is Google's patent for a creepy, watching smart teddy bear

It has emerged that Google has filed a patent for a "smart teddy bear" that could listen to your conversations, watch your movements and control media devices. It would have built-in speakers, cameras and microphones but Google's intentions are not clear.

FBI issues search warrant after man claims he hacked plane

The FBI has issued a search warrant for a man who claims to have successfully hijacked aircraft during flight. He used his laptop computer to hack the plane's systems and temporarily gain control of the engines, causing it to fly sideways.

Neptune Suite lets you power TVs, tablets and phones from a watch

A company called Neptune has released six different pieces of hardware that all integrate seamlessly with each other. Powered by the Neptune Hub quad-core smartwatch, the firm promises a new era of computing centered around the watch.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

Dramatic fall in phone theft as kill switches installed

Smartphone thefts have fallen dramatically in three major cities across the world after manufacturers began adding remote "kill switches" so users can disable stolen devices, according to reports.

Aircraft set to get minute-by-minute tracking

A new initiative aims to equip all commercial flights worldwide with technology that would enable minute-by-minute tracking of the plane in times of distress, aiding rescuers and recovery efforts.

Man uses only his mind to control two prosthetic arms

A man from Colorado, who lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, has succeeded in controlling two prosthetic arms using only his mind.

New Indiegogo project aims to let you 'step inside your phone'

A new iPhone 6 case seeking crowd-funding right now is aiming to bring virtual reality to the masses by allowing your phone to "unfold" into a virtual reality headset with integrated controls, dubbed "pinchers".

New 'secure' social network Lassoh empowers users' privacy

A new social-networking app seeking funding on Indiegogo right now aims to hand total control over security and privacy to its users, creating a much safer site than the heavyweights like Facebook and Twitter. Here we take a quick look at their campaign.

Microsoft files patent for touchscreen game control layout

Microsoft has filed a patent for a new control scheme for touchscreen mobile devices that resembles console controllers with two 'thumbsticks' at the bottom corners of the screen and what can only be called shoulder buttons at the top of the display.

Video: Kendrick Lamar disses Meek Mill at Brooklyn concert

Brooklyn - During a concert Tuesday in Willamsburg Park in Brooklyn, NY, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar had some choice words for Philly rapper Meek Mill.

Kendrick Lamar, SchoolboyQ speak of goals in documentary preview

Top Dawg Entertainment artists Kendrick Lamar, SchoolboyQ, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock were filmed for a documentary chronicling the road to Budweiser's Made In America Festival.

Op-Ed: 3-D printed guns will literally blow up

If you still think gun control isn't a problem, it's about to get a whole lot worse. As 3D-printed gun blueprints continue to circulate, they will cause more harm than good.

Researchers: Appetite control could be rewired

A group of brain cells that have the power to control appetite has been identified by scientists. The cells could also be a major cause of eating disorders such as obesity.

Video: Olympic paranoia targets protests in the UK

London - As London gets ready for the summer Olympics, draconian measures are being put in place to prevent some people from entering the country. Also others in residence are to be banned from the Games.

UK government 'may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters'

London - It is believed by leading neuroscientists in the UK that the Government might sanction the development of nerve agents for use by the British police against rioters and protesters, along similar lines to those used in the Egyptian protests.

UK accelerates evidence-based tobacco control program

The UK has announced an accelerated tobacco, control program today as part of their “Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A Tobacco Control Plan for England. “

Op-Ed: Stripping the threads of reason

Never has so much information regarding what our governments do been available, either via official release or unofficial leaks, but we consider ourselves to be oppressed like never before. Something’s obviously not right with that equation.
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