A European Union (EU) law to abolish roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad comes into force today. The new rules mean that citizens travelling within the EU will be able to call, text and browse the internet on mobile devices at the same price they pay at home….

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Image copyright Getty Images The US Federal Reserve has said it would raise its key interest rate by 0.25%, the second rise this year. The central bank voted to raise its key rate target to a range of 1% to 1.25%. That’s the highest level since 2008, when policymakers cut…

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  Major developments are happening within the Apple and Cisco partnership as discussed by Susie Wee, VP and CTO of Cisco Devnet in her blog posted on June 5.  The partnership started with iOS 10 and included the higher-quality Wi-Fi connections and the ability to extend the prioritization of business-critical…

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Image copyright Getty Images A Cambridge lecturer says colleagues should refrain from using terms like brilliant, genius and flair, as they could alienate female students. Dr Lucy Delap, deputy director of history and policy at Cambridge, said these terms were vague and carried assumptions of gender inequality. Dr Delap said…

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Image caption Cheryl Giovannoni: “We try to protect girls more than we should.” Parents and teachers should not “wrap girls in cotton wool”, an independent schools’ leader has said. Girls were not victims and were stronger and more feisty than they were often given credit for, said Cheryl Giovannoni, chief…

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Today it might seem that “self-driving” cars are just around the corner, with companies such as Google, Uber and Apple investing billions in developing cars that can safely drive passengers without human intervention. But despite this promising early work, the truth of the matter is that we are still likely…

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Image copyright Getty Images Strong global demand for fast fashion helped drive first quarter profits 18% higher for Inditex, the owner of chains including Zara and Pull & Bear. The Spanish firm reported a profit of 654m euros for the three months to 30 April, meaning staff shared a 42m…

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Image copyright ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Uber boss Travis Kalanick plans to take time away from the company, and could return in a diminished role. It comes after a review of management and practices at the firm, which is facing a number of scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Uber’s board on…

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Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop says nothing about the future of technology. The team in Redmond didn’t concern itself with the way things will be in 2025—which ports users will want, what kind of device they’ll use, how they’ll feel about bezels. Instead, Microsoft built a laptop optimized for 2017. recommends…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Places pressure is being felt in secondary schools The proportion of 11-year-olds offered a place at their first-choice secondary school in England is the lowest since 2010, official figures show. This year, 83.5% of applicants received offers from their first choice schools, down from…

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