Technology

UK Culture Minister urges hi-tech dialogue

By Martin Bright, March 15, 2012

Britain should pursue partnerships with Israel in hi-tech and creative industries in open defiance of the boycott movement according to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey.

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Israeli invention will help woman in the marathon

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2012

A semi-professional British horse-rider who was told she would never walk again following an accident nearly five years ago is to compete in the London marathon with the help of an Israeli inventor.

Claire Lomas, who punctured her lung and suffered severe spinal injuries that left her paralysed from the chest down when her horse collided with a tree in May 2007, saw the ReWalk on display at the

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Striving to rediscover hunger will make successful start-ups

By Candice Krieger, March 15, 2012

Think Jews in business and names such as Sir John Ritblat (British Land), Lord Kalms (Dixons) and Lord Sugar (Amstrad) might well spring to mind. Go back a bit further and there was Tesco's Sir Jack Cohen (1930s), Michael Marks, co-founder of Marks & Spencer (late 1880s), and Nathan Rothschild (N M Rothschild and Sons) in the early 1800s.

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Silver surfers need better equipment

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 9, 2012

Manchester's Nicky Alliance Centre has issued a plea to the community for help in replacing old computers which allow 90-year-olds to communicate with family members across the globe.

The day care centre, attended by more than 200 frail and elderly people, requires either £5,000 or donated equipment. The 10 PCs used by its weekly IT club for the past nine years are now the worse for wear.

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Turn off that phone - you're in synagogue

By Jessica Elgot, March 1, 2012

Mobile phone "addiction" has even penetrated the strictly Orthodox Stamford Hill community, prompting religious leaders to ban their use in synagogues.

A declaration has been signed by the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations Beis Din and more than 60 Hackney rabbis and school heads.

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Mr Vaizey goes to Israel - to see how it's done

March 1, 2012

Ed Vaizey, Britain's Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, is to lead a high-powered business delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next week.

Representatives from some of the UK's top creative and media companies including BBC Worldwide, Ogilvy, Samsung and Albion will accompany him.

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UK courts fail to block fake website

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2012

The UK's courts service has admitted it is "powerless" to challenge a copycat website that features a swastika in its logo and accuses the UK judiciary of behaving "like a bunch of fascists".

A spokesman for Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service made it clear that a website, "hmcourts-service.info" was not associated with them, despite containing links to official sites and having been des

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Author publishes new book on Facebook first

By Jennifer Lipman, February 17, 2012

An Israeli writer has decided to bypass traditional methods of publishing and print his work on Facebook.

Russian-born Alex Epstein, who moved to Israel as a child, is an award winning author and has enjoyed literary success with two collections of short stories.

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Hacker turns cyber soldier for the IDF

By Marc Goldberg, February 16, 2012

The Israel Defence Force is employing a former hacker to improve the security of its computer systems.

Known only as "Daniel", the new addition to the IDF is serving in a cyber-warfare unit in the Israeli Air Force, according to an IDF announcement on its website.

The 27-year-old has been writing code since the age of 12 and is now responsible for investigating security breaches.

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Pupils hack a day off school

By Jessica Elgot, February 16, 2012

Most pupils watching the first flakes of snow cross their fingers, hoping that their school will close the next day.

But as the snow fell earlier this month, some JFS pupils went to extraordinary lengths to make sure they got a "snow day".

As snow fell on February 4, parents who looked at the school website were informed that "school will remain open as normal".

But within hours a hack, k

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