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VIRGIN ACTIVE FIRST GLOBAL FITNESS CLUB TO INTEGRATE WITH AMAZON ALEXA

Virgin Active has become the first global fitness club to integrate with Amazon Alexa. Launching an app to bring members closer to their workouts, Alexa now gives members a new way to schedule their fitness regime through the voice-controlled home personal assistant. Alexa will respond to questions about the clubs’ class timetable, class type, location […]

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GOOGLE OWNER WAYMO AND UBER SET TO GO HEAD TO HEAD OVER SELF-DRIVING CARS

US ride hailing business Lyft has formed a partnership with the Google owner’s self-driving car unit Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles. Lyft is Uber’s biggest rival in the US. Many firms, including Uber, are racing to develop driverless cars, which they hope can be paired with journey-booking systems to revolutionise transport. The move is […]

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EXPERTS WARN ANOTHER MAJOR CYBER ATTACK IMMINENT AFTER GLOBAL RANSOMWARE HIT ON FRIDAY

Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”. The virus, which took control of users’ files, spread to 100 countries, including Spain, France […]

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FRAUD AND COMPUTER MISUSE ACCOUNTED FOR HALF OF ALL CRIMES IN 2016

England and Wales suffered as many as 5.4 million fraud and computer misuse offences in 2016, as per a recent report from the Office for National Statistics. Fraud and computer misuse offences accounted for almost half of all crimes committed in England and Wales in 2016, which also included theft and burglary. While the level […]