Google parent firm Alphabet reports strong financial results

Revenue and income are up for the technology giant.

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How a robot helped teenager fulfil Goodison Park dream

Innovative technology allowed young Toffees fan to get the full mascot experience.

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Smart bollards in China spray water at jaywalking pedestrians

Facial recognition technology is also being used to identify offenders.

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Facebook insists it does not sell data to advertisers

The social network has published new details on how its advertising data works.

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Apple announces support for UK Year of Engineering scheme

The tech giant will hold interactive sessions for school children to encourage them to enter the industry.

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This environmentally friendly folding metal straw fits onto a key ring

The new product is seen as an antidote to single-use plastic and has raced past its Kickstarter goal.

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Battery technology breakthrough could spark new generation of smart glasses

US researchers have created a technique that uses up to 10,000 times less power in wearable cameras.

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How cash expert Martin Lewis has risen to become a consumer hero

Since setting up the MoneySavingExpert.com website in 2003, the consumer champion has helped millions of people.

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Martin Lewis to start legal case against Facebook over ‘scam’ adverts

He said people have handed over thousands of pounds in good faith, only to find the advert has nothing to do with Mr Lewis or his company.

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This amazing ring allows people to play instruments using hand gestures

The Neova ring allows musicians to add sound effects using a variety of hand gestures.

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Bill Gates invests in plan to cover Earth in video feed satellites

EarthNow wants to provide continuous coverage of the planet as it evolves.

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Alexa can now make family announcements across the whole house

Alexa Announcements enable users to broadcast a message to every Echo device under one roof.

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Should you buy… God Of War?

Kratos is back but he’s a father now – is the Ghost of Sparta starting to show his age?

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Low cost and great battery, Nokia 2 gets its pitch right

Noel Campion says the new Nokia 2 will please those looking for a low cost smartphone offering long battery life

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Intel is killing off its new smart glasses project

The wearable device was only announced in February.

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This gym will let you watch TV via a tablet strapped on a trainer’s back while you run

Would you jog outdoors more if it meant you could watch your favourite show?

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Chevrolet owners can now pay for petrol from inside their cars

Some drivers in the US can for at Shell petrol stations from the driver’s seat.

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Microsoft brings its antivirus software to Google Chrome

Windows Defender is now available as a Chrome extension.

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People have been sharing the games that define them

Gamers have taken to Twitter to name the four titles that mean the most to them using the hashtag #GameStruck4.

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Scientists hail machine which keeps liver ‘alive’ outside body pre-transplant

It is thought the process, normothermic machine perfusion, could have a ‘transformative effect’ on organ waiting lists.

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Samsung’s new smart oven can cook multiple meals with different settings at the same time

The Dual Cook Flex can split the main oven in two and individual cook dishes to specific settings in each compartment.

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You can now design your own Snapchat face filters

Snapchat has released seven new templates for its Lens Studio, and integrated GIPHY into lens creations.

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Sega is bringing Sonic the Hedgehog to the Nintendo Switch

The original game is part of a bundle coming to the Switch this year.

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Q&A: How is Facebook using facial recognition technology?

The social network will ask users in the UK this week if they would like Facebook to use the technology on their photos and videos.

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Pornhub is now accepting cryptocurrency to offer anonymous payments

The adult entertainment site will accept Verge to pay for all purchases.

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Facebook begins asking UK users to consent to facial recognition

The social network will ask users to choose new privacy controls as it prepares for new EU data regulation.

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Which broadband, landline, mobile and pay TV firms receive most complaints?

Ofcom has published its latest quarterly complaints league tables for telecoms and pay TV providers.

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Uber’s Indian rival Ola wants to put 10,000 electric vehicles on the road in a year

And one million by 2021 as part of Mission: Electric.

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Government urged to learn lessons from WannaCry cyber attack

The warning comes after an alert was issued over ‘malicious cyber activity’ by Russia.

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Deezer users on Android can now identify audio using SongCatcher

The music streaming service has been testing the feature since last year.

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‘Smart’ lampposts in Singapore to trial facial recognition technology

The country is to test sensors and AI in lampposts.

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Twitter hit by global service outage

Social media users around the world reported problems with the website and mobile app.

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Facebook facial recognition technology facing lawsuit in US

Users filed the suit claiming the social network violated Illinois state laws over biometric data privacy.

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Cleric issues fatwa against buying ‘likes’ on Facebook

A senior Islamic scholar in Egypt says the practice is equivalent to deception.

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Contact lenses that darken when you step into the sunlight approved for sale in the US

They have photochromic filters that block out UV light.

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Weibo backtracks on gay censorship after outcry in China

The Twitter-like microblogging platform had said last week cartoons and short videos with pornographic, violent or gay content would be investigated.

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Sega is going to release a mini version of the Mega Drive console

The reveal will be a welcome treat for fans of the original 90s device.

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China’s Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Shares fell in the Twitter-like microblogging site on Friday.

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Ethics must be at heart of Artificial Intelligence technology, says Lords report

Personal data protection should be a priority as AI develops, the study says.

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Will AI-driven characters be the future of gaming?

As Spielberg’s Ready Player One brings us total virtual immersion, one gaming pioneer imagines a world where characters converse with you.

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Samsung launches new internet-free phone to help students focus on their studies

The Galaxy J2 Pro doesn’t work with 3G, 4G or even Wi-Fi.

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Has Google just teased the full name of Android P?

The company’s Instagram story appears to have hinted at the ‘sweet treat’ that will be the name of this year’s Android update.

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The Nokia Sleep thinks it can help you get a better night’s rest

The new £100 device can monitor sleep cycles and help users get better sleep.

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Businessman’s court victory over Google has important implications, say lawyers

A judge allowed the claim for the ‘right to be forgotten’ over a past crime.

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Businessman wins court fight with Google over ‘right to be forgotten’

A judge in London ruled in the man’s favour but rejected a similar claim by a second businessman.

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Alexa, who is going to win the Grand National?

It might not be the most reliable tip, though.

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Instagram will soon let you download a copy of your data

The photo-sharing app will introduce a ‘data portability’ tool.

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EU wants Zuckerberg to give evidence over Facebook data scandal

The tech giant’s chief executive this week testified before US Congress.

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Amazon completes deal for smart doorbell firm Ring

The tech giant wants to broaden its smart home presence.

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