95253149 ebay - eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US
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eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US

Image copyright EBAY Image caption If items don’t arrive on time, eBay will refund shipping or provide shoppers with a voucher Online retailer eBay has promised to get items to US shoppers in three days or less with a new programme called “Guaranteed Delivery”. From the summer, the site will guarantee the speedy delivery of […]

95243731 gettyimages 175186586 - Fake data threat
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Fake data threat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attacks on data integrity could target farming data to wreck years of crops There’s a new cyber threat on the horizon. And it’s fiendishly subtle and potentially very dangerous. Fake data – altering databases and documents without anyone noticing. Say you changed centrally held figures for a key metric […]

95235914 5lioqcku - Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content
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Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content

Media captionBoss of Google, which owns YouTube, says sorry for extremist content Google’s European boss has apologised after adverts from major firms and government agencies appeared next to extremist content on its YouTube site. It came after Marks and Spencer became the latest firm to pull its online ads over the issue, joining others such […]

95241628 p04xgl25 - Sir Martin Sorrell says Google must 'place ads in the right way'
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Sir Martin Sorrell says Google must 'place ads in the right way'

Marks and Spencer has become the latest firm to pull its online advertising from Google’s platforms over fears it is appearing next to extremist content. Sir Martin Sorrell, the head of WPP; the world’s largest advertising firm, told the Radio 4’s World at One that Google must now demonstrate they are more in control “of […]

95167924 vr2 - Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers
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Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

Media captionVirtual reality tests on footballers could spot brain injury A virtual reality (VR) headset could help football club doctors diagnose concussion more accurately, researchers have claimed. Dr Michael Grey, who is trialling the technology, said the £500 Oculus Rift system can quickly help medics detect “subtle changes” in players. Trials of the technology follow […]

95209909 p04x5gm0 - The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art
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The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art

Soot from vehicle exhausts is being captured by a retrofit device and recycled into ink by a company in Bangalore. The ink is not currently of sufficient quality to be used in printers but it is used by artists for painting and screen printing for use on bags and clothes. BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly visits […]

95235547 gettyimages 502471786 - US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal
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US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new guidance advises marines to be careful when using social media US Marines have been given guidelines for using social media after it was discovered some had been sharing nude photos of female colleagues online. The advice encourages marines to behave responsibly when sharing marine corps-related material online. It […]

95235265 image3 - Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition
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Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition

Image caption The machines were turned off on Monday when the BBC paid a visit to the toilets A park in Beijing has installed toilet paper dispensers with facial recognition to stop visitors from taking too much loo roll, media reports say. Machines at the Temple of Heaven park scan visitors’ faces before dispensing a […]

95219622 twitterscreengrab - US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer
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US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

Image caption A still of the tweet which contained flashing images A man accused of sending a flashing image to a writer in order to trigger an epileptic seizure has been arrested, the US justice department says. John Rayne Rivello, 29, of Maryland, sent Kurt Eichenwald an animated image with a flashing light on Twitter […]

95212219 inventorsofchildlineapp forme - These teenagers built their own mental health app
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These teenagers built their own mental health app

These four students have created an app to help teenagers talk about being bullied and get access to counselling. For Me was originally a school project but the NSPCC’s Childline has turned it into reality. “I hope that young people now realise they have somewhere to go,” one of the creators, Laura Hindle, tells Newsbeat. […]

95207647 tv038087041 1 - Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home
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Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about […]