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Robot Wins Poker Competition

In only the second triumph of its kind, an AI program has beaten expert human competitors to the prize money in a series of exhibition poker matches.

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Your PIN Numbers Can Be Guessed When You Tilt Your Phone

Researchers from Newcastle University have discovered that how you tilt your smart-phone when you type in your secret PINs and passwords could increase the likelihood of them been obtained by hackers due to mobile browsers and phone sensor vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft Word Hack – Patch Available

Microsoft has moved to patch a vulnerability in its ‘Word’ program in order to stop hackers and scammers from exploiting it to spread bank account snooping malware.

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Tougher US Border Checks Could Mean Divulging Passwords

It has been reported that President Trump’s administration may be about to introduce new measures that will require foreign travellers give up their phones / mobile devices and various passwords when entering the US.

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Taxi Firm Introduces Facial Recognition

A ride-hailing service called Careem (similar to Uber but operating in more than fifty cities in the Middle East and North Africa) is adding facial recognition software to its driver app to help with customer safety.

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Possible Russian Involvement in Brexit Vote

A UK lawmaker’s committee report appears to imply that a website (used to register for voting in the EU ‘Brexit’ referendum) may have been caused to crash by a cyber attack carried out by a foreign power.

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Tech Tip: Import Favourites From Other Browsers To Microsoft Edge

If you’re using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 but you’ve got favourites listed on other browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox, here’s how to easily import them to Microsoft Edge.

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