Image copyright AFP Image caption The Wannacry worm struck hundreds of companies and organisations around the world The Wannacry worm that infected organisations in 150 countries in May has been blamed on North Korea by the US’s National Security Agency (NSA). The Washington Post said there was “moderate confidence” in…

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Image copyright PA Image caption Could London buses be run on coffee waste? Green entrepreneur Arthur Kay wants the red buses that have become a landmark of London to run on fuel generated by coffee waste. He runs Biobean, a start-up which is gathering waste from coffee chains such as…

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Company directors are the victims of one in five cases of identity fraud, according to fraud prevention organisation Cifas. They account for 19% of victims of these type of fraud cases, despite making up less than 9% of the UK population. Directors have been targeted directly by scams owing to…

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Image copyright DFS Shares in DFS Furniture have plunged by 22% after the sofa specialist issued a profit warning. The company blamed the general election for contributing to a sharp fall in demand in the second half of its financial year. It now expects its underlying annual profits to be…

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Today it might seem that “self-driving” cars are just around the corner, with companies such as Google, Uber and Apple investing billions in developing cars that can safely drive passengers without human intervention. But despite this promising early work, the truth of the matter is that we are still likely…

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Yesterday I posted the story of the gentleman who paved his private road with raw, unwashed clamshells, creating a horrible-smelling, maggot-infested mess. Well, all good things must come to an end. After weeks of causing a sickening stench, the rotting shells are being removed. The same company that supplied the…

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Image copyright Getty Images One in 10 clients of a debt charity have no bed to sleep in and eight in 10 say their financial situation leads to sleepless nights. A review of visitors to Christians Against Poverty also found that three-quarters of them were afraid to open their post….

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Image copyright GEOFF CADDICK The amount of money workers are taking home continues to fall as inflation takes its toll, official figures show. Average earnings fell in real terms by 0.6% in three months to April, compared with the same period last year. Before inflation, earnings rose by 1.7% excluding…

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As part of yesterday’s WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) Google launched their foray into home connectivity with the HomePad called by Apple CEO Tim Cook, “breakthrough home speaker with amazing sound and incredible intelligence that will reinvent home audio.” Don’t overlook the last word, in his statement, despite the desire some will…

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