DeepMind co-founder ‘taking time out’ from company

DeepMind co-founder ‘taking time out’ from company

The artificial intelligence firm is owned by Google parent company Alphabet.

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Apple users told not to store new credit card in leather wallets or denim

Apple users told not to store new credit card in leather wallets or denim

The titanium Apple Card, recently launched in the US, could be permanently discoloured, the firm warned.

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Life-like robots closer to reality

Life-like robots closer to reality

Researchers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated a new way of embedding computation into soft robotic materials.

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Lightweight Google Go app launches worldwide

Lightweight Google Go app launches worldwide

The app is designed to offer low power, low storage search engine access to those on older mobile devices.

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Facebook removes China-linked accounts attacking Hong Kong protesters

Facebook removes China-linked accounts attacking Hong Kong protesters

The social network said it found a number of accounts engaging in ‘co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour’.

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Man in charge of US nuclear weapons among thousands sharing hoax Instagram post

Man in charge of US nuclear weapons among thousands sharing hoax Instagram post

The hoax message urges people to share to prevent Instagram using account-holders’ own photos against them in court.

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Facebook expands data abuse bug bounty programme to Instagram

Facebook expands data abuse bug bounty programme to Instagram

Users will be able to report when they believe their data might be misused by app developers.

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Indian spacecraft now orbiting moon in search for water

Indian spacecraft now orbiting moon in search for water

The craft, named Chandrayaan, will later send a lander towards the far side of the moon.

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New FIFA 20 details expected at Gamescom

New FIFA 20 details expected at Gamescom

The popular football series is among the titles expected to be previewed at the annual gaming convention in Germany.

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Bluetooth security flaw uncovered

Bluetooth security flaw uncovered

Researchers say an attacker could fool devices into creating a relatively shorter encryption key as they transfer files.

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Facebook cafes to encourage users to check privacy settings

Facebook cafes to encourage users to check privacy settings

The five pop-ups will give out free drinks to those who take part in a privacy settings check.

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Xbox boss says company has ‘no plans’ for streaming-only console

Xbox boss says company has ‘no plans’ for streaming-only console

Phil Spencer said the Project Scarlett console and xCloud streaming service were the company’s focus.

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Fantastic mouse for general purpose use

Fantastic mouse for general purpose use

One of the most important things we hook up to our computers is often the thing we give the least amount of effort into buying.

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Never look for wifi again with this gadget

Never look for wifi again with this gadget

With offices in China, the United States, and Europe, Skyroam is a diverse team of 150 innovators, creators, and doers sharing one common interest: a love of travel. ...

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Amazon’s latest Echo has (almost) all you need

Amazon’s latest Echo has (almost) all you need

The Echo Show 5 is the latest smart speaker to be added to the Amazon Echo device lineup.

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YouTube warns its copyright changes could lead to more blocked videos

YouTube warns its copyright changes could lead to more blocked videos

The video-sharing site noticed a ‘concerning trend’ of aggressive manual claiming from copyright holders.

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Instagram to test misinformation reporting tool

Instagram to test misinformation reporting tool

Users will be able to flag what they believe is false information from within the app.

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Facebook updates privacy settings for Groups

Facebook updates privacy settings for Groups

The social network said it was simplifying the privacy settings for Groups on the platform.

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Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone ‘unlikely before November’

Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone ‘unlikely before November’

Chinese firm had already pushed back the device’s release from summer to September.

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Microsoft to continue using human reviewers for some Skype calls

Microsoft to continue using human reviewers for some Skype calls

The company is making it clearer that it uses human reviewers for some voice-enabled services in its policies.

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Advances in tech mean young people believe their future jobs do not yet exist

Advances in tech mean young people believe their future jobs do not yet exist

Less than one-in-five think they have the skills required to future-proof their careers.

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Twitter dashes hopes of an edit button coming anytime soon

Twitter dashes hopes of an edit button coming anytime soon

A senior executive says the feature is not top of the social network’s priority list.

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Virtual reality takes flight in British Airways trial

Virtual reality takes flight in British Airways trial

VR headsets will offer 2D, 3D and 360-degree films, documentaries and travel programmes.

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Facebook admits listening to user recordings from Messenger

Facebook admits listening to user recordings from Messenger

The social network has followed Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft in admitting it asked staff to analyse audio recordings.

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Instagram adds augmented reality effects tool

Instagram adds augmented reality effects tool

The social media app is to open up use of Facebook’s Spark AR platform for the first time.

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Spotify removes widget feature from Android

Spotify removes widget feature from Android

Some users have called for the convenient mini-player to be put back.

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Yahoo owner sells Tumblr microblogging site

Yahoo owner sells Tumblr microblogging site

The firm behind Wordpress.com is buying the platform, two years after Verizon acquired it as part of the Yahoo takeover.

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Xbox aiming to make games smoother and faster in next console

Xbox aiming to make games smoother and faster in next console

The gaming giant’s boss Phil Spencer said improving ‘playability’ was a key focus of Project Scarlett.

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Snapchat unveils new Spectacles that can capture ‘3D images’

Snapchat unveils new Spectacles that can capture ‘3D images’

Spectacles 3 will include dual HD cameras and new editing features to allow users to add 3D effects to images.

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Bosch developing 3D driver alerts that ‘jump out’

Bosch developing 3D driver alerts that ‘jump out’

The technology does not require 3D glasses or depend on eye-tracking.

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Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to UK MPs

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to UK MPs

A House of Commons select committee had asked the social network to clarify ‘concerns’ it had over some evidence given to it by company executives.

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Twitch apologises to Ninja for pornography promotion on his old channel

Twitch apologises to Ninja for pornography promotion on his old channel

Fornite streamer said he was “disgusted” to find pornography among the channels being promoted on his old page.

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Football news service launches for smart speakers

Football news service launches for smart speakers

Sport Social has been released for Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant and will offer the latest news on the 20 Premier League clubs.

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If sound fidelity is a priority, this is a sound option

If sound fidelity is a priority, this is a sound option

I’ve been testing the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1s for over a month and although they’re not perfect, they manage to equal and in some areas, even improve ...

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Listen up..... these headphone are not just for gaming fans

Listen up..... these headphone are not just for gaming fans

In a market flooded with cheap gaming headsets, it’s nice to see a premium offering that provides decent features, good build quality and excellent audio for ...

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Huawei announces it is developing its own operating system to replace Google's Android

Huawei announces it is developing its own operating system to replace Google's Android

Huawei has unveiled its own-built operating system, HarmonyOS, which the Chinese company could use to power its smartphones instead of Google’s Android.

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Amazon brings Alexa Announcements to Fire TV devices

Amazon brings Alexa Announcements to Fire TV devices

Users can now make announcements across their home that will include alerts appearing on Fire TV devices.

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Google Maps expands augmented reality navigation tool

Google Maps expands augmented reality navigation tool

More Android phone and iPhone users can now take advantage of the virtual navigation arrows.

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Apple suspends grading of Siri recordings

Apple suspends grading of Siri recordings

The tech giant has stopped the practice of human contractors listening to some recordings.

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Waterproof speakers are perfect for Irish summer

Waterproof speakers are perfect for Irish summer

Irish summers are never reliable. One minute the sun is splitting the stones, the next it starts pouring rain. This is where waterproof Bluetooth speakers like the ...

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Still a place for the compact camera

Still a place for the compact camera

The compact camera has almost gone the way of the dodo thanks to the ever-improving quality and features of smartphone photography.

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Living proof that cheap phones keep getting better

Living proof that cheap phones keep getting better

The Nokia 4.2 doesn’t look out of place with its more expensive peers, writes Noel Campion.

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Gaming megastar Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Gaming megastar Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Blevins’ move ends a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch, a live streaming giant owned by Amazon.

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Alexa gains free ad-supported Amazon Music streaming

Alexa gains free ad-supported Amazon Music streaming

Users can now listen to playlists or stations based on a song, artist, era or genre for free if they don’t mind adverts in between tracks.

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Mental health app developed in UK could help young people who self-harm – research

Mental health app developed in UK could help young people who self-harm – research

The app is designed to help manage negative emotions and periods of extreme anxiety for young people.

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Samsung unveils new tablet to rival iPad Pro

Samsung unveils new tablet to rival iPad Pro

The Korean company has announced the Galaxy Tab S6, which will go on sale later this year.

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Instagram introduces in-app charity donations with new sticker

Instagram introduces in-app charity donations with new sticker

The donation sticker, which can be added to Instagram Story posts, will enable users to tap to donate directly to chosen charities and non-profits.

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New technology could help farmers detect plant diseases using smartphones

New technology could help farmers detect plant diseases using smartphones

It currently takes ‘days or weeks’ to diagnose diseases in crops, according to North Carolina State University.

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Innovation in sharp focus

Innovation in sharp focus

The new Sony Alpha 7R IV delivers stunning image quality with high resolution, writes Noel Campion

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Hurrah for OnePlus Pro’s arrival to our shores

Hurrah for OnePlus Pro’s arrival to our shores

Noel Campion says the OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the best he’s tested for media consumption and gaming

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