Refund offer by Apple

The message was sent to all iTunes users who've made an in-app purchase which involves paying for extra content already downloaded an app.

Can lightning charge a mobile phone?

Scientists from Southampton have collaborated with a mobile phone firm to see if they can harness the power of lightning for personal use.

Sunny delight for 1,500 homes

Local residents have successfully taken over a solar farm - making it the largest community owned solar farm in the world.

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Students design new voice simulator

Ee're all familiar with the robotic sound of a synthized voice - the sort of device used by Professor Stephen Hawking. A team of students in Hampshire have invented a way of using a person's real voice in the same way.

It's won them a prestigious design award at IBM's technology labs in Hampshire. Richard Slee reports.

VIDEO: Newest tech to help save roadworkers' lives

They do an essential job keeping our roads safe but their own safety has been called into question.

Over the last three years two engineers have been killed while working on the roads here in the south. Now new technology is being brought in to protect them.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to John McNiffe, project manager of the Handcross widening scheme. This report also contains an excerpt from the Highways Agency advertising campaign.


Supercomputer makes a trillion calculations per second

The University of Southampton has turned on the most powerful university-based supercomputer in England, named Iridis4.

It will be used for research by University staff and students in engineering, archaeology, medicine and computer science.

Dr Oz Parchment, Director of Research Computing at the University said, "Southampton is a leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Iridis4 allows us to take another leap forward to keep pace with the needs of our world-class researchers."

In a deal worth £3.2 million, Southampton's new supercomputer is four times more powerful than its predecessor and has the skills to take control of some of the most demanding mathematical calculation, making one trillion calculation per second.

Finding terrorists and criminals through face recognition

We are all programmed to recognise faces and download vital information about a person's identity, gender and personality. But we all make mistakes. Now new research at the Universities of Surrey and Oxford is making face recognition by computer deadly accurate.

In fact, their work is becoming an important tool in the hunt for terrorists and criminals. Fred joined PhD student Paul Koppen for a photo session.


Apprentice battles it out in cyberspace and wins!

George Hafiz, 21, wins national challenge fighting off virtual cyber threats Credit: BAE Systems

An apprentice from BAE Systems in Portsmouth has won a national challenge to fight off virtual cyber threats.

George Hafiz, who is 21-years-old, beat nineteen other competitors.

His team of 5 spent the day battling it out in cyberspace and won the Sophos Wireless Infrastructure Challenge.

George's skills stood out through out the day, resulting in him winning the chance to go to a special master class to combat future cyber threats with industry leaders next year.

George, who started his fourth year as a technical appentice at BAE Systems in September said, "I am so pleased to have won the competition and get the chance to attend such a prestigious maser class."

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