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iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary

It's hard to imagine the world without smartphones as today marks the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Over a billion have been sold making it one of the most successful products in history. We've seen it get smaller, sleeker, and smarter. Few products...

Latest cyberattack 'more sophisticated'

The second cyberattack in as many months that struck systems around the world was more sophisticated than the first one and is still spreading, Europol has said. It says companies and governments are being targeted by an updated version of...

Zuckerberg: Facebook can be your church

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has suggested Facebook is able to offer a sense of community, filling the gap left by falling church membership. As the social networking site announced it had hit the two billion user mark - with one...

Is this finally a fight Google can't win?

It is less than 30 years since a small group of three computer science students at a Canadian university were bemoaning how hard it was to find things on a computer network. Exasperated, one of them, a young man called...

What is Petrwrap virus behind cyberattack?

The latest global ransomware virus has spread fast after initially affecting computer systems in Ukraine, but how exactly does it work? :: What is Petrwrap? Petrwrap or Petya is a powerful form of ransomware which denies access to a computer system...

Ukraine crippled by major cyberattack

Ukraine has been hit by a major cyberattack that has taken down the government's IT network. Banks, the state airline manufacturer and electricity distributor were also targeted. Two Russian energy giants were hit simultaneously as well, where Ukraine says it believes...

Google fined £2bn over shopping service

Google has been ordered to pay a record fine of £2.1bn (€2.42bn) for abusing its dominance as a search engine. The European competition watchdog says the search engine, owned by parent company Alphabet, breached anti-trust rules with its online shopping...

Facebook to produce its own TV series

Facebook will soon begin to produce its own television shows and series, a senior executive has confirmed. The social media giant is reportedly in talks with Hollywood studios and could be showing the first episodes of its TV shows within...

SpaceX completes two rocket missions in 48 hours

Space X has pulled off the successful launch and landing of two rockets in a weekend. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday afternoon, carrying 10 communications satellites into orbit for Iridium...

Quacking idea: Could duck sounds replace car honks?

Researchers are tackling sound pollution from loud car horns by developing a beep which apparently sounds like a duck's quack. The pleasant-sounding horn is designed to alert people to danger while not stressing out others within the vicinity. A quacking sound...

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Derry and Strabane council rates bill rises by 2.76%

Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed a new rates rise of 2.76%.The increase, which was agreed on Wednesday, will cost householders about...

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