Author Archives: Emma Harrison Clark

Google Agrees with FTC to Refund Childrens’ Unauthorized App Purchases

More good news has come this week for parents who’ve been hit with unexpected credit card charges due to children making unauthorized in-app purchases. Google has agreed to refund $19 million to parents whose children were able to make purchases … Continue reading

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Will the Apple iPhone 6 Become the Master of Mobile Wallet Payments?

In the last few years, the hype around mobile payment systems has exploded. Words like “convenience” and “security” have driven tech giants and start-ups alike, to encourage consumers to use their smart phones for “quick and easy” in-store purchasing. But … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Drug Could Cut Strokes and Heart Attacks in Half

Good news has come to light for patients in the battle against cholesterol. An experimental trial by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has proven to cut the number of heart attacks and strokes almost in half. The clinical trial was analysed … Continue reading

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FourSquare App Said to Be Losing Popularity Despite Relaunch

Social media apps come and go, but FourSquare, the platform that many thought was the perfect combo of social stickability and marketing nous, is said to be experiencing a decline in popularity. This is despite a rebrand. If you’ve not … Continue reading

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New App Lets You Buy What You Like on Instagram and Drain Your Bank Account

Marketers and Retailers across the country will be pleased to hear that Instagram, the popular photo sharing site, can now be used to convert customer “likes” to customer purchases. Consumers may not be as happy to see what this does … Continue reading

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Climate Change Causes Serious Threat to World Health

Many of us know the damage that the human desire for fossil fuels and transport is having on the world. But not so many have thought beyond that to the realities of living in a world desiccated by our continued … Continue reading

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Smartphone Kill Switches to Fight Crime in California

On Monday, California became the first state to require smartphone manufacturers to build kill switches into all smartphone devices that are released after 2015. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone industry protested the law change, with PC Mag noting that the players in … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

It makes sense. The Mayo Clinic will be the first medical institution to offer the new in-home Cologuard colon cancer screening test. Mayo helped to develope Colonguard in conjunction with Exact Sciences. The head gastroenterology and hematology doctor at the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Light Cigarettes Are a Proven Way to Reduce Nicotine Intake

Good news this week if you’re a smoker who wants to look at quitting orĀ at least reducing the harm caused by cigarettes. This is especially true because the cost of smoking is so much more than simply the cost of … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Teams with Samsung to Create the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to release a new high-powered tablet optimized for readers. It’s called the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook made by Samsung, and it’s currently available for just US $179 after an instant $20 rebate. The … Continue reading

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Uber Begins On-Demand Delivery Service Test with Corner Store

Popular transport app Uber has become more than just a car service for a select group of customers in Washington D.C. For a short time the company is trialling a same day home delivery service called Corner Store, where its … Continue reading

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Octopus Helps Engineers Develop Color-Changing Camouflage Fabric Technology

There is something special about Octopodes and cuttlefish which have an uncanny ability to camouflage themselves from danger. When under threat or in retreat, they disguise themselves by producing colors and patterns on their skin which match the surrounding background, … Continue reading

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Government Says Cars That Talk with Each Other Will Save Thousands of Lives

On Monday, the Obama administration began drafting rules to ensure that the cars and trucks of the future are fitted with technology that allow them to communicate, warning each other of danger in order to avoid collisions. The move was … Continue reading

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Microsoft Blue Screen of Death Caused by August Update

Microsoft, the maker of popular operating system Windows, has this week asked users to uninstall their latest update after complaints that it was causing computers to crash and give users what has become known as the Microsoft “blue screen of … Continue reading

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Facebook to Label Fake News Stories with a Satire Tag

Every court needs a joker and when it comes to news, The Onion, a satirical news reporting website, was that fool. The Onion’s reporters entertained us with stories designed to make light of current affairs. They were “tongue in cheek” … Continue reading

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Intel and Michael J Fox Improve Parkinson’s Research with Wearable Gadgets

In another step into the market beyond computers, Intel has teamed up with the Michael J Fox Foundation to provide Parkinson’s researchers with a whole new level of access to their patients. Their idea involves using wearables, devices like the … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber Avoids DUI Charge By Donating $50,000 to Charity

It pays to have a lot of money and good lawyers looking out for you. A plea agreement has been reached in the case which saw Justin Bieber hit the headlines for drag racing and drug use in South Florida … Continue reading

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President Obama Declines Ice Bucket Challenge as ALS Charity Reaps $4 Million

The ALS Association has been reaping huge rewards from the Ice Bucket Challenge. Since July 29, the association has raised more than $4 million, compared to $1.1 million over the same period last year. That includes donations from some 71,000 … Continue reading

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Bitcoin is the Wild West of Currency Says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Virtual currencies are the latest currency incarnation gaining in popularity since their introduction in 2009, with many considering them a smart and advanced method of making transactions. The best known of these is Bitcoin, although there are now literally dozens … Continue reading

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Amazon Is Now Picking a Fight with Disney While Continuing Dispute with Hachette

Amazon looks like it has a method it’s satisfied with and sticking to when it has a disagreement about pricing with a company. The latest to feel the pain is Disney, where pre-orders to a number of their movies have … Continue reading

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