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How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket

Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound has changed a lot over the past three years - making us all a little poorer.Back in December 2015, £1 would buy you about €1.40. Today it will get you nearer €1.14. It has suffered a similar fate against most major currencies, losing about 15% of…
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Could hackers 'brainjack' your memories in future?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could technologies of the future allow hackers into precious corners of our minds? Imagine being able to scroll through your memories like an Instagram feed, reliving with vivid details your favourite life moments and backing up the dearest ones.Now imagine a dystopian version of the same future in which…
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Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, reciprocal healthcare arrangements will not automatically survive. The UK is trying to reach agreements with EU governments to extend them. For emergency treatment on holiday, UK nationals can use their EHIC card if they fall ill in another EU country, but if there is a no-deal…
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How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

Image copyright Celonis Image caption Alexander Rinke came up with the idea for the business while at university The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Alexander Rinke, co-founder of German technology company Celonis.When Alexander Rinke wanted some of the world's biggest companies to…
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Tax-free childcare helps just a fifth of families

Image copyright Getty Images Just 91,000 families made use of the new Tax-Free Childcare system in December, according to new government data, That is far below the expected number. Official figures, analysed by the BBC, show the government had planned and budgeted for 415,000 families to be using the system by October 2017. By December…
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Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei has said it is independent and gives nothing to Beijing, aside from taxes Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have reportedly said.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre's decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to…