Technology 

Currys best deals – Huge savings on Apple MacBook, SONOS speakers and 4K TVs REVEALED

Currys have announced some great money saving deals on top tech and discount codes with just over a week left of shopping before Christmas. The electrical retailer has revealed a range of deals which include savings on Apple MacBook laptops, SONOS speakers and 4K TVs. Currys have slashed the price of Apple’s popular MacBook Air to just under £800. There’s even more money to be saved if you have an old device to trade-in with Currys offering up to £250 off when you hand in any MacBook, iPad or Apple…

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25 laptops with the best battery life – CNET

The top 25 laptop battery life performers from CNET Labs Acer Chromebook R13 Lenovo Yoga 920 Samsung Notebook 9 Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Microsoft Surface Book (2016) Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) HP EliteBook x360 LG Gram 13 Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2017 Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2017) Lenovo Flex 5 Microsoft Surface Laptop Apple MacBook Air (2017) Toshiba Portege X20W-D Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2016) Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2016 ) HP Spectre x360 (15-inch, 2017) LG Gram 15…

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Technology 

The 25 best battery life laptops for 2017 – CNET

Anyone considering a new laptop purchase for themselves or as a gift should keep in mind that while speed and design very important, a lot of people care about battery life above all else. After all, there’s nothing worse than having your laptop shut down in the middle of an big meeting, while writing an important email or halfway through streaming the latest binge-worthy Netflix series. The good news is that laptops and two-in-one hybrids with 10 hours or more of battery life are now easy to find. That’s thanks…

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Science 

Despite public outrage, web access for prisoners isn't a luxury item – here's why

The UK’s prisons are slowly catching up with the digital age. But in an era of austerity and turmoil, introducing inmates to technologies that many of us take for granted is – for some – alarming. My research shows that digital progress in prisons allows offenders to order their own meals, book visits, contact home, undertake e-learning, manage their finances, improve their health and prepare for release. Prisoners using web-based tools to manage their daily lives is good for society. It’s also an opportunity for prison staff to work with…

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Technology 

Samsung Notebook 9 (15-inch, 2018) Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Samsung Samsung’s Notebook 9 was one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch laptops we tested in 2017 and it had one of the longest battery run-times at more than 12 hours. For 2018, it looks like more of the same (great!), but with more power and performance (even better!).  Like the 2017 model, the Notebook 9 (not to be confused with the Notebook 9 Pro) is wrapped in metal, though this time Samsung used a magnesium-aluminum alloy called Metal12 to keep it light, yet durable, weighing at most 2.84 pounds…

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Science 

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

A full 44.7 million tonnes of so-called e-waste was generated around the world in 2016, up eight percent from 2014, according to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, the UN University and the International Solid Waste Association (AFP Photo/CHARLY TRIBALLEAU) More Geneva (AFP) – The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish. A full 44.7 million tonnes of so-called e-waste was generated around the world in 2016, up eight…

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How To 

How to remove the keylogger from your HP laptop – CNET

History seems to be repeating itself. Back in May, security researchers discovered that several HP laptops contained an audio driver with a keylogger-type feature. Now, it appears there’s yet another keylogger embedded in a piece of HP software. Although it wasn’t widely reported until today, a Nov. 7 HP security bulletin revealed that a Synaptics touchpad driver has the potential to be used as a keylogger, leading to a “local loss of confidentiality.” Fortunately, according to researcher Michael Myng, who discovered the vulnerability while looking at an HP laptop’s keyboard-backlight…

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Your laptop could be recording EVERYTHING you type, research reveals

Hidden software designed to record every letter typed on a laptop has been unearthed pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptops. Security researcher Michael Myng discovered the software – dubbed keylogger – in drivers preinstalled on laptops to make the keyboard work. According to HP, more than 460 laptop models are affected by this “potential security vulnerability”. The keylogger is preinstalled on laptops in the HP EliteBook, HP ProBook, HP Pavilion and HP Envy ranges, amongst others.  The American technology company has published a complete list of affected devices, dating back…

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CNET’s favorite products of 2017 – CNET

From OLED TVs to Amazon Echos to iPads, 2017 was all more about evolution than revolution on the consumer tech front. Last year’s products with a bit more speed and polish was the order of the day. Of course, there were pockets of innovation, too: Consider iPhone X’s Face ID and Nintendo’s pick up and go Switch console. Here at CNET, we reviewed hundreds of products over the past 49 weeks. And now, with the year drawing to a close, it’s time to highlight the ones we liked the best….

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Lifestyle 

Villarreal vs Barcelona live stream: How to watch La Liga football online

Barcelona will be looking to extend their winning ways when they take on Villarreal in La Liga tonight, having recently signed off on their Champions League campaign with a victory against Sporting Lisbon. Barca have won 11 and drawn three of their 14 league games so far and are currently leading the League with 36 points. They also have a game in hand against their rivals Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, meaning a win today would extend their lead to five points. However, they have also drawn back-to-back games…

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