Instagram trials hiding ‘likes’ to stop platform feeling ‘like a competition’

Instagram trials hiding ‘likes’ to stop platform feeling ‘like a competition’

Ireland is among the countries where the changes are being tested.

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Video games can ‘help improve emotional intelligence in teenagers’

Video games can ‘help improve emotional intelligence in teenagers’

New research claims playing video games can help young people better evaluate, express and manage their emotions.

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Facebook launches UK anti-scam ad tool

Facebook launches UK anti-scam ad tool

Consumer champion Martin Lewis said the UK faces an ‘epidemic of online scam ads’.

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Social media firms under fire over violent content after murder suspect’s posts

Social media firms under fire over violent content after murder suspect’s posts

A man charged with the murder of a 17-year-old girl in the US posted images of her body online, police said.

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Tech review: Nokia 1 Plus quality screen proves bigger really is better

Tech review: Nokia 1 Plus quality screen proves bigger really is better

Noel Campion enjoys the larger screen and the range of well-developed features with the new Nokia 1 Plus.

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Twitter apologises for outage caused by ‘internal system change’

Twitter apologises for outage caused by ‘internal system change’

Users across the US and the UK were temporarily unable to access the social networking service.

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Google searches for ‘tennis coach’ treble during Wimbledon

Google searches for ‘tennis coach’ treble during Wimbledon

The technology firm said the number of searches around coaching and playing tennis has soared during the Championships.

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Microsoft’s first UK store will ‘engage the whole community’, boss says

Microsoft’s first UK store will ‘engage the whole community’, boss says

The firm’s first physical UK store opens to the public on Thursday and includes a digital classroom and gaming lounge for esports competitions.

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Nintendo announces new Switch Lite console

Nintendo announces new Switch Lite console

The Switch Lite is designed to only be used as a handheld device, unlike the original Switch which can be docked and used as a home console.

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Amazon insists Alexa health info will stay safe

Amazon insists Alexa health info will stay safe

The partnership between the NHS and Amazon is being led by a new digital health body, NHSX.

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Facebook to launch experimental apps to test new features

Facebook to launch experimental apps to test new features

The social network said it will release new apps to the public which will be based on ‘entirely new experiences’.

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YouTube returns to Amazon Fire TV devices

YouTube returns to Amazon Fire TV devices

It ends a long-running dispute between the two tech giants over access to each other’s services.

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Twitter bans dehumanising language used to insult religious groups

Twitter bans dehumanising language used to insult religious groups

Dehumanising words like ‘rats’ or ‘maggots’ can no longer be used when describing religious groups.

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Jaguar Land Rover developing AI mood detection to reduce driver stress

Jaguar Land Rover developing AI mood detection to reduce driver stress

The system has been designed to adjust cabin features such as heating and ventilation.

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Spotify Lite launched for users with older devices

Spotify Lite launched for users with older devices

The app has been introduced in 36 countries where internet connections are slower and data is more expensive to use.

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Players won’t lose purchases if publishers leave new Google gaming platform

Players won’t lose purchases if publishers leave new Google gaming platform

The tech firm is set to release its Stadia gaming platform in November.

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Bill Gates says Steve Jobs ‘cast spells’ to motivate Apple staff

Bill Gates says Steve Jobs ‘cast spells’ to motivate Apple staff

Microsoft co-founder said his rival was able to ‘mesmerise’ people into following him.

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Tip of the iceberg? New Vegebot could help plug agriculture labour gaps

Tip of the iceberg? New Vegebot could help plug agriculture labour gaps

Engineers at Cambridge University have developed a vegetable-picking robot to complete the challenging task of harvesting lettuces.

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Parents urged to play online video games with children to ease safety concerns

Parents urged to play online video games with children to ease safety concerns

Internet Matters has urged parents to play online video games with their children to gain a better understanding of the risks and benefits of gaming.

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Removing extremist groups from social media limits their impact – report

Removing extremist groups from social media limits their impact – report

The Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology says removing groups from Facebook is effective at cutting their influence.

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Apple boss disputes reported tensions leading to Jony Ive’s exit

Apple boss disputes reported tensions leading to Jony Ive’s exit

Chief executive Tim Cook called the report ‘absurd’.

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Tech review: Nextbase's dash cam gives driver a clear picture

Tech review: Nextbase's dash cam gives driver a clear picture

Dash Cams are one of those things you don’t think you need until you don’t have one and something happens. I’ve been testing the Nextbase 422GW ...

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Should you buy… the Powerbeats Pro headphones?

Should you buy… the Powerbeats Pro headphones?

The Apple-owned firm unleashes its latest Bluetooth in-ear headphones.

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Nokia backs away from chief after scathing interview on Huawei

Nokia backs away from chief after scathing interview on Huawei

Company chief technology officer said Nokia is ‘a safer bet’ as questions loom over the safety of Huawei’s 5G equipment.

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Roborock S6 cleans house while you live your lifeThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Roborock S6 cleans house while you live your life

Over the last few decades, there have been a lot of movies about robots taking over the world and I, for one, am OK with that future. I’m not saying I want ...

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HomeSecure and iKydz partnership a winning blendThis story is enriched with multi-media content

HomeSecure and iKydz partnership a winning blend

Noel Campion HomeSecure is a smart home monitoring company that this week announced a partnership with Ireland’s iKydz that will extend smart monitoring to ...

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YouTube boosts user control of recommended content

YouTube boosts user control of recommended content

The Google-owned service is making a number of changes.

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Mark Zuckerberg admits ‘execution mistake’ over deepfake clip of US congresswoman

Mark Zuckerberg admits ‘execution mistake’ over deepfake clip of US congresswoman

Mark Zuckerberg was discussing a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi which went viral on the social network.

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Start-up unveils ‘first long-range solar car’

Start-up unveils ‘first long-range solar car’

The Lightyear One has a range of more than 400 miles using its solar cells and its rechargeable battery.

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Boeing to work on flying taxis with US firm Kitty Hawk

Boeing to work on flying taxis with US firm Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk is backed by Google co-founder Larry Page.

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Oppo debuts under-screen smartphone camera technology

Oppo debuts under-screen smartphone camera technology

An enhanced translucent panel material allows the smartphone maker to hide a front-facing camera under the display.

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Facebook offers digital skills training to armed forces veterans

Facebook offers digital skills training to armed forces veterans

The social network said it hoped it would enable participants to start their own business.

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Investment in digital ‘paying off’ as e-books offset drop in physical sales in UK

Investment in digital ‘paying off’ as e-books offset drop in physical sales in UK

The Publishers Association’s annual report suggests digital readers are becoming increasingly important.

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Raspberry Pi 4 micro-computer launched

Raspberry Pi 4 micro-computer launched

The latest low-cost computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation now comes with a Desktop Kit for the first time and hopes to challenge traditional PCs.

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How to spot a fake review online

How to spot a fake review online

Tips from Which? for spotting a fake review.

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Google to stop making tablet computers

Google to stop making tablet computers

The tech giant has said it wants to focus on making laptops which use its Chrome OS software.

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Huawei P30 is much more than Pro’s little brotherThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Huawei P30 is much more than Pro’s little brother

Noel Campion uncovers plenty of good things under the lid of the Huawei P30, a big-hearted update on the larger P20.

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Apple recalls some MacBook Pro units over battery fire risk

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro units over battery fire risk

Apple is recalling a number of its older MacBook Pro laptops because of a fire safety risk linked to batteries.

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Shoppers: Beware of summer scams and fraudulent emails

Shoppers: Beware of summer scams and fraudulent emails

John Hearne cautions people to be on high alert as seasonal scams seem to be on the rise, so particularly watch out for fraudulent emails.

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Amazon announces new Kindle Oasis with adjustable light

Amazon announces new Kindle Oasis with adjustable light

Amazon has unveiled a new version of its Oasis Kindle flagship e-reader, complete with an adjustable “warm light” to make it easier to read in changing ...

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Eye-controlled games come to PC for players with mobility problems

Eye-controlled games come to PC for players with mobility problems

Microsoft has reinvented four classic games which use eye-tracking technology.

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