Twitter urged to do more to tackle abuse of disabled users

Muscular Dystrophy UK has called on the social giant to improve its tool for reporting disability hate speech.

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Facebook turns to traditional postcards to fight election interference

The social media firm will use physical postcards to prove those buying political adverts live in the US.

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Meet the app that can fill your car with diesel at home

Zebra Fuel is trying to bring on-demand fuel delivery to the mainstream.

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Church spires will be used to boost rural broadband and mobile connections

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock said the move showed that even medieval buildings can be used for 21st century services.

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Twitter is testing local TV live streams as a way to beat fake news

The feature was used in the US to stream local news from the Florida school shooting.

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Uber announces new safety measures amid pledge to ‘change how it does business’

More proactive reporting of incidents to police and a new customer support line are among the new measures.

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Google Chrome now has a default ad-blocker

The new tool will detect and ultimately block adverts deemed in breach of guidelines.

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How Nintendo Labo is making cardboard cool

The cardboard-based game crafting kits for the Nintendo Switch are out in April.

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Tinder may adopt ‘women first’ messaging feature

Women may have the option to message their matches first on the dating app.

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Apple admits its HomePod speaker can stain some surfaces

Some users have reported white marks appearing after placing the smart speaker on oiled wooden furniture.

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Petition against Snapchat redesign gathers a million signatures

Users have complained that an update has made the social app too difficult to use.

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A new quiz app wants to help users beat their fear of finding out bad news from the doctor

Crush Your FOFO wants to end delayed medical appointments over fear of receiving bad news.

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You can now tour a Virgin Galactic rocket on its new VR-enabled website

Virgin has teamed up with the Microsoft internet browser Edge to showcase the company’s spaceships.

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Bill and Melinda Gates answer ‘tough questions’ on Trump and charity in their annual letter

The couple said they’ve met the US president but ‘disagree with this administration more than the others we’ve met with’.

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BBC Earth virtual reality app launched for Google’s Daydream VR platform

Android users with Daydream-compatible smartphones and a Daydream View headset will be able to play for free.

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Amazon Echo Dot ad cleared after cat food order

The advertisement activated a viewer’s own device and placed an order on their behalf.

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Domino’s will use a chatbot to feed Tinder users with cheesy chat-up lines this Valentine’s Day

‘Dom Juan’ is here to help users land a date.

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Facebook Messenger is ready for Valentine’s Day

New animations, customisation and camera filters are coming to the app.

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Watch this Boston Dynamics dog-like robot open a door using its creepy arm

The internet is freaking out.

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Instagram is testing a feature that tells users when a screenshot is taken of their Story

A small set of users are trying out the feature.

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£30 million Government funding for ‘vehicle to grid’ power projects

Funding will support 21 projects which aim to unlock the potential for electric vehicles to deliver power back to the grid from their batteries.

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Snapchat’s Snap Map can now be viewed on the web

The public content feature has been made available to anyone via a new website.

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Is Facebook becoming the social network for the older generation?

Research for eMarketer found that those under 24 were using the site less.

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New mobile fingerprint device lets police identify suspects in under a minute

Fingerprint scanners connected to smartphones allow officers instant access to police and immigration databases.

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Apple plays down security fears over leaked iOS source code

The code had appeared on open source site GitHub.

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Amazon Alexa updates to become your personal expert for the Winter Olympics

Amazon’s virtual assistant will keep users up to date with the games.

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Facebook reaffirms pledge to fight ‘bad content’ on the site

Chief product officer Chris Cox said the company would make the site “safe for everyone”.

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Review: Apple HomePod chooses sound over intelligence

HomePod focusses on the ‘speaker’ rather than the ‘smart’.

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How does Apple’s HomePod compare to Amazon Echo and Google Home?

The new smart speaker has gone on-sale in the UK.

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Apple’s HomePod arrives in the UK

The Siri-powered speaker was first announced last summer.

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EE launches 4G broadband antenna to connect rural homes struggling for internet signal

The system could benefit more than 580,000 homes.

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Twitter accounts linked to Russian ‘troll factory’ active in Brexit referendum

The social media site said that the 49 accounts received ‘very low levels of engagement’ from users.

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Google fined for ‘search bias’ in India

The Competition Commission of India said it is imposing a fine of 1.36 billion rupees (£15 million) on Google.

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YouTube says ‘no evidence’ of Russia using the platform to influence Brexit vote

MPs have been questioning bosses from US tech firms in their inquiry into fake news.

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A self-driving truck has just completed an autonomous coast-to-coast journey across the US

Embark successfully tested its self-driving truck on a 2,400 mile route between Florida and California.

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‘No evidence’ of Russia using YouTube to influence Brexit vote

An executive from the video-sharing service said the company was ready to assist any further investigations.

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Twitter reports first quarterly profit but still struggling to attract new users

The number of people using the site each day rose, but monthly active users failed to grow in the last three months.

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Unicode announces 157 new emoji, including a lobster, pirate flag and loo roll

You’ll be able to send mangoes, swans and feet later this year.

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British man faces charges in US over international cyber crime gang

The 29-year-old could face up to 20 years in prison if he is extradited and convicted.

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Shadow Of The Colossus wows critics and fans in first reviews

The PS2 remake has launched in the UK.

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Snapchat’s latest app update has not gone down well with users

The app redesign being rolled out to users has not been warmly received.

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This budget smartwatch offers 45 days of battery life

The Amazfit Bip has just gone on-sale in the US.

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The new Honor 9 Lite ‘is the UK’s first quad-camera smartphone’

The mid-range device goes on sale on Tuesday.

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Social media a mostly positive experience for young users

A survey for Safer Internet Day found that 68% of youngsters aged eight to 17 said chatting to friends online cheers them up.

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4 of the most common email scams to be aware of this Safer Internet Day

Educate yourself so you don’t fall for these scams.

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Nintendo has finally answered questions on Super Mario’s nipples and Toad’s head

Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi has been discussing Mario’s physique.

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Elon Musk will help Australia build the ‘world’s largest virtual power plant’

The south of the country suffered a major power outage in 2016.

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How Google is trying to change the way you see technology

Is our tech becoming more like us?

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Far Cry 5 has a new story trailer and bundles of DLC content

Three expansion experiences and access to the single player mode of Far Cry 3 will be part of the game’s Season Pass.

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Call Of Duty Endowment awards two UK military charities more than £20,000 to help veterans

The endowment supports charities committed to helping veterans find high-quality jobs.

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