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How e-cigarettes can be used to hack computers

How e-cigarettes can be used to hack computers

Even if a vape pen seems like it’s simply charging, it could actually be compromising your computer, security researchers warn.

Security researchers have demonstrated how e-cigarettes can easily be modified into tools to hack computers.

With only minor modifications, the vape pen can be used by attackers to compromise the computers they are connected to – even if it seems just like they are charging.

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New Cigarette Packaging Rules Come Into Force

New Cigarette Packaging Rules Come Into Force

The measures are designed to prevent young people taking up the habit – but some say they are “a declaration of war on consumers”.

Cigarettes are being sold in the UK in standardised green packaging with explicit images from today, under new rules designed to cut the number of smokers.

It comes after the world’s four largest tobacco firms lost a legal challenge against the Government’s new plain packaging rules at the High Court on Thursday.

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HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs

HIV Life Expectancy ‘Near Normal’ Thanks To New Drugs

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests.

Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found.

Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to read more

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The ‘Dementia Robot’ Mario Which Help People With Dementia

The ‘Dementia Robot’ Mario Which Help People With Dementia

The ‘dementia robot’ which helps find keys, reminds you to book holidays and even talks about the weather… but can it REALLY rescue the elderly victims of Britain’s loneliness epidemic?

  • Mario’ has been designed to help people suffering from dementia
  • The £15,000 robot is being tested on people with early stages of the disease
  • The ‘revolutionary’ gadget has been designed to help keep minds active
  • But there are fears that Mario could result in reduced human contact

He can make small-talk about the weather, help you find your keys and prompt reminiscences of family holidays.

And Mario the robot has just one mission in life: to help read more

Zika Virus Threatens European Nations

Zika Virus Threatens European Nations

The Zika virus could spread in every European country where the Aedes mosquito is present, the WHO has warned.

The World Health Organization’s Europe chief said the risk of the virus spreading into Europe would increase in spring and summer.

It could spread beyond the Americas by mosquitos stowed away in read more

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Serious Accident In Medical Drug Trial

Serious Accident In Medical Drug Trial

Doctors say there is no known antidote for the experimental drug, which was taken by 90 people in varying doses.

One person is brain dead and three others could have permanent brain damage after taking part in a drug test in France.

Six men aged between 28 and 49 were admitted to hospital, including the brain dead read more

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Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Ronald King, 86, is accused of murdering his wife Rita at a residential home in Walton-on-the-Naze and is remanded in custody.

The husband of the 81-year-old woman who was shot dead at a care home in Essex has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Ronald King, 86, is accused of killing his wife Rita at the De La Mer House in Walton-on-the-Naze on Monday morning.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Tuesday revealed Mrs King had died from a read more

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Boy With Tumour Has Testicular Tissue Frozen

Boy With Tumour Has Testicular Tissue Frozen

The wedge of tissue was taken from one of his testes and contains sperm stem cells that could be used to preserve his fertility.

A nine-year-old boy with a brain tumour has had testicular tissue frozen in the hope he can one day still have children.

Nathan Crawford is the first in the UK to have the procedure after fears his radiotherapy read more

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