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Patients should see records online, NHS experts say

The NHS and healthcare would be transformed by putting patients' medical records on the web for them to see, senior NHS insiders have suggested.At a roundtable discussion last week, a panel of experts said that patients would benefit, as they would be able to monitor their own health and treatment.

August 24, 2009 by

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Gov't paves way for smart train and bus tickets

Contactless cards, tap-and-go cards and barcodes on mobile phones could be used for tickets on public transportation, depending on the outcome of a consultation launched on Thursday by the Department of Transport.The department has plans to roll out integrated ticketing, where travellers only need to use one ticket for a trip across several operators and types of public transport.

August 21, 2009 by

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Attacks target WINS worm hole

The Sans Internet Storm Center is reporting that malicious hackers have kicked off a series of attacks on a flaw in the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), according to Ryan Naraine over at sister site ZDNet.com.

August 20, 2009 by

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Small businesses a safer haven for IT jobs

The economic downturn has already had an effect on workers in the tech industry, with thousands of jobs already axed as companies try to respond to a colder business environment. But it looks like techies might be better off at a small or medium-sized business than a large enterprise, going by recent research by Forrester.

August 20, 2009 by

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EU investigates exploding iPhones

The consumer protection commissioner of the European Union is investigating reports that Apple's consumer devices can catch fire or explode. There have been a handful of reports involving iPods and iPhones, in Europe, America and Asia, amid a history of portable electronics with lithium batteries providing a more exciting experience to their owners than might reasonably be expected.

August 19, 2009 by

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UK to get Windows 7 at half US price

After some digging around, CNET UK has found out that the full version of Windows 7 Home Premium will be sold at half the amount it would cost you to buy the same edition in the US.Note that this is the full and not the upgrade version of the operating system update, which is scheduled for release on 22 October.

August 18, 2009 by

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PayPal card lets parents track student spending

Online payments firm PayPal is offering US students a new service that links a PayPal-branded MasterCard to their parents' PayPal account. The Student Accounts service is designed to allow parents to track spending and provide extra funds to their student offspring as required.

August 12, 2009 by

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Sony covers Vaio laptop users against Nvidia faults

Sony is extending the warranty on certain Vaio laptops to cover repairs caused by faulty Nvidia graphics chips.Only a small percentage of Vaio users experience difficulties, according to Sony in the US, which has provided a list of the problems and the Vaio models affected by the Nvidia faults.

August 12, 2009 by

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Apple works on cure for clicking MacBook Pros

Apple is working on a solution to the problem of clicking and stalling MacBook Pro notebooks.Owners of the notebooks with 7200rpm 500GB hard disks have been reporting for months that their machines emit a beep followed by clicks and then stall temporarily.

August 12, 2009 by

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