Apple agrees to settle legal case

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Apple denied that it poached staff from battery-maker A123, but has agreed to settle the case, court papers show. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP Satellite Internet Offers FREE Setup Hardware

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The aptly named ISP Satellite Internet, which makes use of the SES (ASTRA) platform to deliver ‘up to’ 20Mbps Satellite broadband services across the United Kingdom and Europe, has announced that customers on selected packages…

Robotic tentacle targets surgery

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Italian engineers build a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Japan’s Sharp in $1.7bn bank bailout

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Japanese electronics maker Sharp agrees a 200bn Japanese yen ($1.7bn) bailout from banks as it announces job cuts and further losses. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

OECD attacks ‘aggressive tax plans’

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Technology companies need to stop “extremely aggressive” tax planning, the man charged with reforming global tax rules has told the BBC. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Tokyo bans drones in parks

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The local government in the Japanese capital bans drones, saying the devices pose a danger to park visitors Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

China imposes smartwatch army ban

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The official newspaper of China’s army says recruits have been forbidden from wearing smartwatches and other internet-connected kit. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ talks

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The Information Commissioner’s Office is looking into 48 cases in which Google refused ‘right to be forgotten’ requests and could take enforcement action. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology