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California woman ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving to appear in court

Case raises questions about use of wearable technology in everyday life

Apple claim that the parental controls in their iOS operating system are strong

Apple will pay parents £20m over in-app purchases

Apple is to refund at least $32.5m (£20m) to customers whose children made in-app purchases without their permission, using the parents' iPhones or iPads. The technology firm reached a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following an FTC complaint that found many of Apple's child-friendly apps offered virtual goods and other chargeable items within the apps, costing anything from 99c to $99.99.

Google launches Chome 32: Here's a run-down of what's new in the search engine's browser

New ways to track tabs, webcam-incidators and a new look for Windows 8

Olympic boxer Mary Kom launches self-defence app and first ever 'female fight club' in India

New app and SMS service will offer advice and tips to women

Gamers in California using the Wii console as entertainment to play Wii Bowling.

Information about Universal Credit benefits can now be found on Nintendo Wii consoles

The Department for Work and Pensions revealed the new system after a turbulent introduction of the Universal Credit programme

Big day: 5 best wedding planning apps

Getting engaged is so exciting. Then the planning begins. Luckily, there are lots of apps for that. With expert picks from wedding planner Miryam Farrell of Create food and party design, we round-up five of the best

Robots to get their own internet to share tips and learn from one another

“The goal is to allow robotic systems to benefit from the experience of other robots, paving the way for rapid advances in machine cognition"

Capita wins congestion deal

Capita has won a five-year, £145 million deal to run the congestion charge, which it helped set up in London 11 years ago.

How to quit like a winner

A new app has been designed to help employees who don’t like confrontation.

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Windows 9 release date, news: Microsoft plans 2015 release and move away from Windows 8

Latest Microsoft OS looks to sever ties with tainted Windows 8 brand

New software makes your pictures more memorable without changing your face

Algorithims created by examining 'facial memorability' database could be used to improve your chances in a job application

An Indian officegoer checks a text message on his mobile phone in Mumbai on September 27, 2011. India's telecom watchdog the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) exempted various service providers, including the dealers of telecom operators, e-ticketing agencies and social networking sites, from the new limit of one hundred Short Message Service (SMS) per day per SIM, which was imposed to block pesky calls and messages. India is the world's fastest-growing cellular market and second largest after China with over a dozen operators competing for millions of new customers each month with 858.37 million subscribers as of July 2011 according to latest official data made available by India's telecom regulator TRAI. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

C u l8r SMS: Text messages decline in the UK for the first time as WhatsApp, Snapchat rise

Ubiquity of smartphones and cheap data has boosted the popularity of instant messaging apps but texts continue to generate significant amounts of revenue

Peep Show

Channel 4 removes full-length episodes from YouTube

The broadcaster has removed the shows in a bid to increase 4oD users

NameTag: Facial recognition app scans faces for dating profiles, criminal background

Software for Google Glass culls information from social media profiles, dating sites, and criminal registries - plans for a smartphone app are in the works

WWE unveils new digital media model and non-stop wrestling with 24/7 streaming service

Announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show will allow fans to avoid paying subscriptions to traditional cable and service providers

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