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Tomorrow's Cities: Can start-ups solve city issues?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Maps reveal hidden truths of our cities The Waterloo corridor, which runs between the cities of Toronto and Waterloo in Canada, is home to coyotes, deer and, increasingly, tech firms. Google, Research in Motion and thousands of start-ups have offices there as the area positions itself […]

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Codebreaking Bombe moves to computer museum

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The Bombe was used to work out Enigma machine settings to help read German communications The UK’s National Museum of Computing has expanded its exhibits celebrating the UK’s wartime code-breakers and the machines used to crack German ciphers. On Saturday it will open a gallery dedicated to the […]

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YouTube fans to fund favourite film-makers

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube is adding more ways for video-makers to make money, following criticism from bloggers and increased competition from rival platforms. Many video-makers have complained that changes to YouTube’s advertising policies have made it difficult for their videos to earn ad revenue. YouTube will now roll out “channel memberships” that let viewers […]

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Arizona Uber crash driver was 'watching TV'

Image copyright NTSB Image caption The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) mapped the incident – yellow rings show metres ahead of the vehicle, orange lines centre of mapped travel and purple area the car’s path The “safety operator” of a self-driving Uber car was watching TV just before the vehicle was involved in a […]

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Over the influence?

Image copyright Olivia Rink/@aesthetiica Image caption Olivia Rink says she works “at least 70 hours a week” on her fashion and lifestyle blog Consumer goods giant Unilever has taken a stand against “influencer marketers” who exaggerate their social media clout to earn more money promoting products. Is this the start of a brand backlash? Are […]

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The slow-motion video made after filming plus other tech news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: The World Health Organisation’s classification of gaming disorder; IBM putting its project Debater to the test; Nvidia showing us how artificial intelligence could be used to make slow motion video after filming. See more at Click’s website and […]

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'Dangerous' carbon monoxide alarms removed from Amazon and eBay

Image copyright Which Image caption Which? tested four alarms and says dozens more are equally dangerous Dozens of carbon monoxide alarms sold via Amazon and eBay have been taken offline after failing safety tests. Consumer watchdog Which? said some of the alarms seemed identical to ones that had failed tests in 2016. Three of the […]

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The man who was fired by a machine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “The system was out for blood and I was its first victim” “It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by […]

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Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Image copyright Instagram Image caption Mr Yow has posted an apology to his Instagram account A popular Instagram photographer has apologised after being caught posting stock image library content and indicating it was his own work. Singapore-based Daryl Aiden Yow has more than 104,000 followers on the Facebook-owned service. His fame on the platform had […]

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Fake Fortnite Android apps spread across internet

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Fortnite is already available for Apple’s iOS and Nintendo’s console Switch Fake Fortnite Android apps are spreading around the internet, even though the game has not been officially released for the platform. Videos on YouTube with links to scam versions of the popular game have been viewed millions of times, […]

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Xbox steps back on VR plans

Image copyright AFP Microsoft has stepped back from suggestions it will bring virtual reality games to its Xbox consoles. When the company announced its newest console, in 2016, it said the device would be capable of delivering “high-fidelity virtual reality”. But, now, it says it does not have any specific plans to bring VR to […]

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Fifa's hi-tech World Cup 'performance tracker'

Match statistics aren’t hard to come by at this year’s World Cup in Russia. Each team has been given access to information from Fifa’s optical tracking cameras. The system provides performance data on players, such as how far they run and their positioning on the pitch. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link