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Alan Mathison Turing at the time of his election to a Fellowship of the Royal Society. Photograph was taken at the Elliott & Fry studio on 29 March 1951

Computing pioneer Alan Turing finally pardoned by UK

His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on AI still informs the debate over whether machines can think.

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Cyber-attack steals 40-million credit card details from Target

Stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the magnetic strip code

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International Space Station needs urgent repairs: NASA

NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station.

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Wearable robot

Top robot competition

Seventeen humanoid robots will be evaluated for how well they can complete tasks including getting into an all-terrain vehicle and driving it and opening doors

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Spotify launches free streaming music service for mobiles

Spotify extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets, ramping up a challenge to rivals such as Pandora.

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No better protection than spying: NSA

NSA chief says he knows of no better way to protect the US from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect information from around the world.

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A cyber security analyst works in a watch and warning center at a Department of Homeland Security cyber security defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory

NSA, GCHQ spying on video gamers

Reports say British and American intelligence officers have been spying on gamers across the world

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Don’t be a patent troll: EU warns Nokia

Europe’s top regulator has warned Nokia not to try to become a “patent troll” as the company retained its patent portfolio.

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BlackBerry Sinking ship

BlackBerry death greatly exaggerated: interim CEO

BlackBerry’s interim chief executive says reports of the death of the company “are greatly exaggerated.”

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Ex-Nokia engineers launch Jolla smartphone

The Jolla handset’s Sailfish platform has been developed from the MeeGo operating software, Nokia’s last open-source platform

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