Extra trained nurses 'key to stroke survival' says study

By | October 28, 2016

Image copyright SPL The chance of surviving a stroke is linked to the number of trained nurses available to treat patients soon afterwards, according to researchers. The team from the universities of Aberdeen and East Anglia said just one extra trained nurse per 10 beds could significantly boost survival rates. They said it could reduce the chance of… Read More »

NHS set to miss target on foreign patient costs

By | October 27, 2016

Image copyright PA Image caption NHS hospital care in England is free for UK residents but those visiting from overseas are charged for non-emergency treatment The government is expected to fall well short of its target of recovering £500m a year from overseas visitors treated in NHS hospitals in England. The Department of Health has “refined” to £346m… Read More »

Smart home threat

By | October 27, 2016

Image copyright Thinkstock Do you use a webcam to check on Tiddles the cat or Bonzo the dog while you’re at work? If so, you could be unwittingly turning your internet-connected “smart” home into a weapon of web destruction. That’s the unsettling conclusion to be drawn from the recent web attacks that made use of a botnet army… Read More »

Google tries to resolve Pixel camera flare issue

By | October 27, 2016

Image caption The halo effect can be seen in the corner of photographs Google is developing a software fix to address excessive lens flare on photographs taken with its flagship Pixel smartphones. A group of Pixel owners shared their pictures showing a bright halo or arc effect, on Google’s messageboard. Google’s advertisements say the Pixel devices have the… Read More »

Paypal fixes 'worrying' security bug

By | October 27, 2016

Image copyright PA Image caption Many two-factor authentication systems send codes via text messages to phones A security researcher has found a simple way round one of the systems Paypal uses to protect users’ accounts. Deleting a few characters in the data which web browsers send to Paypal let Henry Hoggard bypass Paypal’s two-factor authentication scheme. This system… Read More »

Apple adds Touch Bar to MacBook Pro laptops

By | October 27, 2016

Image copyright Apple Image caption The MacBook Pro gains a panel above its keyboard that displays graphics and can be controlled by touch Apple has unveiled new high-end laptops that feature a thin interactive display above their keyboards and a fingerprint sensor. The firm said the Touch Bar would provide software-specific commands and was more “intuitive” to use… Read More »

Twitter to cut jobs as revenue growth slows

By | October 27, 2016

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter is cutting 9% of its workforce – about 350 jobs – after reporting a sharp slowdown in revenue growth. In the three months to September, revenues rose 8% to $616m. That was better than forecast, but lower than the 20% rise in the previous quarter. The number of average monthly active users rose… Read More »