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Burger-flipping robot taken offline after one day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Flippy the burger robot gets to work Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow. The robot was installed at a Cali Burger outlet in Pasadena and replaced human […]

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Obamas 'in talks to make Netflix shows'

Image copyright Getty Images Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are in talks to produce shows for Netflix, according to the New York Times. The couple would make exclusive content for the US streaming site focused on uplifting stories, the paper suggested. If confirmed, the deal would give a global platform for […]

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My online stalker: The feeling he could hurt me never went away

Image caption Callum Blake-O’Brien created more than 17 fake accounts to send abusive messages Stalker Callum Blake-O’Brien created numerous fake social media accounts to send women what prosecutors described as “unimaginably horrendous” messages. One teenager left “emotionally numb” by his unrelenting abuse says he “handpicked” his victims to cause maximum distress. “When I read it, […]

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Fly drive

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe flying car that costs nearly £300,000As Dutch company Pal-V unveils its latest flying car gyrocopter at the Geneva motor show, we ask if the dream of flying cars for all could ever become a reality. “007 was here” says the graffiti emblazoned on the wall of […]

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Would you buy a flying car that costs nearly £300,000?

As Dutch company Pal-V unveils its flying car gyrocopter at the Geneva motor show, we ask if the dream of flying cars for all could ever become a reality. Or will they remain toys for the rich, superseded by sky taxis that can fly autonomously? Theo Leggett reports from Geneva. Video by Peter Page. Source […]

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Snake joke slithers into New York Times story

Image copyright Getty Images The New York Times has corrected an article that mistakenly referred to the “Great Recession” as “the time of shedding and cold rocks”. One of its editors had installed software that adds references to snakes to websites. The substitution was missed and published online, but did not appear in the print […]

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Oculus VR headsets knocked out by admin error

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook bought Oculus in 2014 and has promoted greater use of the technology Owners of Oculus Rift headsets could not use their devices for almost a day due to an administrative oversight. Oculus failed to renew a security certificate for some software, meaning headsets would not run key code. […]

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Rubik's robot solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds

Image copyright Ben Katz A robot that can solve a Rubik’s cube puzzle in 0.38 seconds has been developed by two researchers in the US. The current world record is 0.637 seconds, which was set by German engineer Albert Beer and his robot Sub1 Reloaded. The researchers realised they could solve the cube more quickly […]

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The smart dress with a 'sixth sense'

Lina Wassong is exploring how new creative software, tools, and electronics can be used for fashion design. BBC Click looks at some of the clothing she has created using electronics and 3D printing including a dress with a motion and temperature sensor giving it a “sixth sense”. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source […]

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Anne Boden, the steelworker's daughter who started her own bank

Image caption Anne Boden started her career on the counters at Lloyds BankThe daughter of a steelworker and a department store worker from Bonymaen in Swansea, Anne Boden had a fairly ordinary Welsh childhood. Now she’s part of a revolution in the financial world – and has set up her own online bank. As a […]

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Should models still be used to sell cars?

Sex sells. It’s an old mantra, but one which the car industry has adhered to for decades. At international motor shows it’s still common to see women striking poses next to whatever machine a company really wants to show off. But in an age of #MeToo, is this still appropriate? We asked a few women […]