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Ig Nobel win for Alpine ‘goat man’

A British man who lived in the Alps as a goat for three days has won one of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes. Tom Thwaites had special prostheses made so he could walk like an animal. The spoof awards, which are not quite as famous as the real Nobels, were handed out during their annual ceremony at Harvard University, US. ... Read More »

Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Yahoo says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal information including names and emails as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”. It did not include any credit card data, the site said, adding it believed the attack was ... Read More »

World’s Youngest Programmer Is Only 7, Aims To Be Next ‘Bill Gates’

London:  Setting an unprecedented record, a seven-year-old British boy of Pakistani origin has become the world’s youngest computer programmer. Muhammad Hamza Shahzad, resident of Handsworth area in Birmingham has been trained by his father Asim, who works with an American IT firm. “I want to be Bill Gates,” he told ‘Birmingham Mail’ this week. This is not the first time ... Read More »

Internet can be ‘paedophile playground’, warns NSPCC

The warning came as figures showed a rise in children, worried about online abuse and grooming, contacting the charity’s Childline service. Counselling sessions for young people worried about online sexual abuse rose 24% to 3,716 in 2015-16. The Home Office described it as “a global problem” adding that “the UK is at the forefront of efforts to combat this dreadful ... Read More »

Moto Z to hit Indian shores next month

Chinese technology giant Lenovo will bring the much-awaited modular smartphone ‘Moto Z’ to the Indian market in the first week of October. The Moto Z, which was unveiled globally in June this year, allows users to attach a set of accessories called ‘mods’ to the back of the device that adds various functionalities to the device. “We will launch 8 ... Read More »