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Harry Potter wand teaches children to code

5 hours 10 min ago
A magic wand designed to teach children how to code has been revealed.
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Body scanners to screen LA subway riders

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 13:41
Passengers will be scanned for explosives and weapons as they enter subway stations.
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The karaoke robot and other technology news

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:33
BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the week's best technology stories
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Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:37
An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.
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Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:18
The Tesla founder says it seemed like "better karma" to offer $420 to take the car maker private.
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Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:22
Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search engine'.
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Brave moo world?

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:20
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.
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'I run the last Blockbuster video store'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 22:01
Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.
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FBI sought location data of many to catch robber

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:44
A search warrant seen by Forbes magazine reveals the extent of location data the FBI wants.
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Motorola phone 'brazen copy' of iPhone X

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:12
Critics have mocked Motorola for "ripping off" Apple's design.
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President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:24
President Trump has signed an order reversing the long-winded process of using cyber-weapons.
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Celebrities warned over social media ads

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:04
The UK's competition watchdog launches an investigation into the world of celebrity endorsements.
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Marine Le Pen's presence deemed 'disrespectful' at Web Summit

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 07:26
Conference organiser Paddy Cosgrave initially defended her invitation to the technology summit.
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Uber narrows losses but growth slows

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:12
The firm is under pressure to become more profitable ahead of a planned IPO in 2019.
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Children 'at risk of robot influence'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 20:00
A study suggests young children will trust robots and change their minds.
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Facebook 'still hosts anti-Rohingya hate speech'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:36
More than 1,000 posts containing anti-Rohingya hate speech are found on the social network.
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Tesla 'to be probed by regulators' over privatisation plan

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:32
Shares in the electric carmaker fall on reports the SEC wants to question executives at the firm.
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Reddit sleuth helps in hit-and-run case

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:06
Police made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run case after a Reddit sleuth identifies obscure car part.
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Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:05
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.
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Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:26
A US study has tested out a suspicious object detection system based on ordinary wi-fi.
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Virgin Media broadband teams 'left holes in walls'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:04
Customers have complained about damage, which they say has been left for many days without being fixed.
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Twitter suspends Alex Jones for one week

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:27
The InfoWars conspiracy theorist is reported to have posted a link to a video that broke Twitter's rules.
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A hand database to catch paedophiles

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:47
A paedophile who hid his face from the camera was convicted when an expert could identify his hands.
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Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the imperfections in AI

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:22
The personality trait rating system helps to highlight the flaws in artificial intelligence.
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Amazon's one-day delivery ad banned as 'misleading'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:16
The UK advertising regulator received 280 complaints about the online giant's one-day delivery claim.
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Tinder's founders and former boss sue dating app owners

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:17
Tinder's owners are accused of undervaluing it, cheating executives out of shares worth billions.
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Instagram hack sees accounts replaced with film stills

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:39
Affected account holders are seeing random film stills replacing their profile photos.
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Kenilworth Castle rebuilt Minecraft-style

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:58
The virtual rebuild of Kenilworth Castle has taken block enthusiasts 100 hours.
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Fortnite used by company for job interviews

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:09
An advertising agency is conducting job interviews in the video game Fortnite.
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Uber Eats cyclist pictured pedalling on M5 in Oldbury

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:53
A watch commander at Oldbury Fire urged Uber to "educate riders".
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Monster Hunter World sales yanked by China

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:46
The Chinese publisher of Monster Hunter World is forced to stop selling the monster-slaying game.
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Google tracks users who turn off location history

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:28
A study from Associated Press suggests that users are still tracked even if they turn off location history.
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Strictly Come Dancing: YouTube star Joe Sugg joins line-up

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:37
The British author and vlogger is the fourth contestant confirmed for the forthcoming series.
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Charging ahead

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:06
From battery-powered trucks to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are going mainstream around the world.
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Why some computer viruses refuse to die

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:04
Like zombies, malware dating from decades ago is still roaming the net looking for fresh victims.
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Sainsbury's supermarket goes 'till-free'

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:01
The retail giant is running a trial in one store where shoppers scan items and pay with their phone.
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Fortnite: Ninja won't play with female gamers

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:22
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has been accused of "indirectly reinforcing stereotypes".
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Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:29
The founder of the electric car marker says he would need $23bn not $70bn to fund the deal.
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Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:36
Three sites offering retro games have gone offline following legal action.
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Video-calling 'owl' helps opioid addicts in US

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:46
The technology is bringing together addicts and health workers who would otherwise struggle to meet.
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Can technology make you a better footballer?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:11
Click looks at the technology that could help you improve your game.
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Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 09:01
Seatwave and Get Me In will be shut down in October in a bid to fight touts, Ticketmaster announces.
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Ruby Rose exits Twitter amid Batwoman casting backlash

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:32
A backlash over her casting as a lesbian Batwoman is "ridiculous", the actress says.
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Malicious faxes leave firms 'open' to cyber-attack

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:20
Booby-trapped images faxes can be used by hackers to take control of network hardware, Def Con hears.
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Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 01:38
There's a debate in Sweden over their reliability after women reported unwanted pregnancies.
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Tesla's Elon Musk faces investor lawsuit

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:11
Short-sellers say they've lost millions after "misleading" comments about going private.
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Hacking the US mid-terms? It's childs' play

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:54
Security experts say the US voting system is extremely vulnerable to cyber-attack. How vulnerable? Just ask these 11-year-olds.
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Charlottesville: Why one man is suing Alex Jones for defamation

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:12
Brennan Gilmore's life was turned upside down after the Charlottesville attack. Now he's fighting back.
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Man City's Fifa top goal scorer with world title hopes

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:08
Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jorgensen plays in Fifa tournaments around the world for Man City.
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Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:33
After decades of German video games censoring Nazi bad guys, the rules have changed.
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Time for a digital detox? The rise of 'anti-tech' tech

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:22
An app that recently launched in the UK is allowing users to earn rewards for not going on their phones.
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Gab social network deletes anti-Semitic posts

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:02
The content was posted to fringe social network Gab by a would-be politician
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Butlin's says guest records may have been hacked

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:28
Up to 34,000 visitors to Butlin's camps may have had their personal data stolen.
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Art alive

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 01:20
How augmented reality is giving artworks and exhibitions new dimensions.
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Warning over satellite security bugs

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 01:16
Vulnerable communications systems can expose military forces or pinpoint ships, researchers warn.
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AI learns how to dribble and other technology news

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 01:14
BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
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Can you speed-read these news stories?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 01:11
The BBC is experimenting with a way of delivering the news more quickly.
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Friends is the UK's most popular streaming show - why do we still love it?

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 00:59
The US sitcom ended 14 years ago, but it's above recent hits at the top of the UK streaming charts.
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Galaxy Note 9's stylus doubles as a selfie stick

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:07
Samsung's new phone comes with a stylus that can be used as a remote control to trigger photos.
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Lucy McHugh murder police make Facebook access request

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:51
Hampshire police ask the social network to "preserve" information on "relevant accounts".
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IGN sacks writer amid YouTuber plagiarism controversy

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:38
Gaming news site IGN apologises and 'parts ways' with a writer alleged to have copied a YouTube review.
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Chinese 'robocall' scam hits US weather office

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:31
The audio message was broadcast inside a National Weather Service office in Maryland.
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The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:20
Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 warns of wonky photos

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:30
Samsung's phone warns if a photo's subject is blurry or blinking, while its stylus acts as a remote.
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Apple removes 'wrong apps' in gambling purge

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:33
A number of developers complain that their apps were removed - despite not being gambling-themed.
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Taiwan man rigs bike with 11 phones to play Pokemon Go

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:31
Chen San-yuan from Taiwan can play for 20 hours straight before his devices run out of battery.
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PGA Championship servers hacked and files locked

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:25
Hackers have locked computer files used by PGA of America, which runs the PGA Championship.
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Emma's Diary fined £140,000 over data misuse

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:43
Emma's Diary is fined £140,000 after illegally collecting and selling information to the Labour Party.
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Artist uses Google Home to fire a gun

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:23
Artist Alexander Reben has found a way to command a Google Home to fire a weapon.
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Medical hack poses pacemaker risk

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:14
Researchers disclose an unfixed vulnerability that threatens medical devices.
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Magic Leap augmented reality headset goes on sale

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:11
A start-up puts its much-hyped augmented reality glasses and wearable computer on sale.
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Tesla board mulls plan to go private

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:59
The carmaker's board confirms it will consider the proposal by chief executive Elon Musk to take it private.
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Snapchat: Does drop in users spell trouble?

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:57
The social network reports three million fewer people are using its app on a daily basis.
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The smart speaker that rolls around

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:49
Vector is like many other voice-activated assistants - but on wheels.
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German school sued in photo copyright row

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:00
European Court of Justice rules in photographer's favour after pupil uses his photo on school website.
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Lombok quake: Facebook 'regrets' earthquake balloons

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:46
The social network played a festive animation to Indonesian speakers posting about a tragedy.
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Airbnb cancels Great Wall sleepover competition

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:17
The campaign promising a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity had a mixed reaction on Chinese social media.
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Twitter will not ban InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 05:43
The company's CEO says Alex Jones hasn't violated its rules, despite other tech giants dropping him.
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Lego-building robot aspires to bigger things

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 01:34
A robot that can build small models from Lego may be a breakthrough for automated manufacturing.
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Saudi billionaire takes stake in Snap

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:20
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has invested $250m (£194m) in the social messaging service.
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Instagram removed Tommy Robinson account 'by mistake'

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:02
The picture-sharing network says the account was removed "in error".
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Pentagon cracks down on soldiers' GPS tracking apps

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 17:43
The move comes after a fitness app revealed troop movements in Syria and Afghanistan.
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Ford brings 'exosuits' to workers in 15 factories

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 17:27
The upper body EksoVest suits are designed to help workers doing repetitive overhead work.
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BBC websites blocked in China after security change

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:15
The BBC's move to the more secure delivery format HTTPS results in its pages being blocked.
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Health records 'put at risk by security bugs'

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:28
Almost 100 million patients were affected worldwide, according to security researchers.
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Facebook denies seeking users' bank data

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:28
The social media giant responds to reports that it was asking major banks for financial transaction data.
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German couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark net

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:24
A court in Freiburg gives long jail terms to a couple who sold their son to paedophiles.
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Use of online pay-to-watch TV surges ahead

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:23
Official statistics also indicate usage of the net is on the rise in Great Britain.
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Ola to challenge Uber in UK ride-hailing market

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:59
Mammoth Indian ride-hailing firm Ola - with 125 million customers - continues its global expansion.
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YouTuber Ethan Dolan recovering after motorbike accident

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:38
Ethan Dolan, who runs the channel The Dolan Twins with his brother, says he's "appreciating life right now".
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Drunken Facebook message aids Llandudno man's battle

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 01:51
David Evans' father had not written a will before he died in Germany, leaving his son in debt.
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Help! Cyber-attack!

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 01:11
There's a right way and a wrong way to deal with cyber-attack. How does this fictional company do?
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Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:45
A Panorama investigation reveals safety concerns relating to some websites selling prescription drugs.
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Android Pie: Slicing up Google's new features

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:33
The chief of Android's London engineering team shows off the operating systems new grayscale mode.
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Apple chipmaker recovers after malware attack

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:10
Taiwan company TSMC says it is now back in full production after being affected at the weekend.
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Android Pie: Google adds Digital Wellbeing controls

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:00
Google's mobile operating system lets time limits be put on apps and makes images go grey at night.
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Homes lost after mortgage computer bug

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:57
Wells Fargo, the third largest bank in the US, says it is planning to compensate those affected.
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InfoWars podcasts dropped from iTunes

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:47
Apple removes hundreds of of episodes, saying that it "does not tolerate hate speech".
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Hydropower dams: What's behind the global boom?

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 03:13
Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower.
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What's life as a YouTube child star really like?

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 01:50
JD and Arabella Daho went viral on YouTube at a very young age. But they've also been the subject of abuse - both online and off.
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