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Sainsbury's supermarket goes 'till-free'

Image copyright Sainsbury’s Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling its first “till-free” store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout. Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag. When they have finished shopping, their payment is processed by the phone. One industry […]

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Fortnite: Ninja won't play with female gamers

Image copyright Getty Images Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has revealed that he doesn’t “play with female gamers” out of respect for his wife. The US gamer and husband of fellow streamer Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins has suggested that it could lead to rumours regarding him and the women he’s playing with. He says “the only way to […]

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Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

Image caption Retro consoles such as the N64 can be emulated on modern computers EmuParadise, an 18-year-old website offering downloads of classic computer games, has voluntarily shut down following legal action by Nintendo against two similar online portals. All three offered a wide variety of old games in an unauthorised format. In its legal action, […]

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Video-calling 'owl' helps opioid addicts in US

Image copyright Owl Labs Image caption The Owl gets its name from its distinctive appearance Mental health experts in West Virginia, US, are turning to a video-calling “owl” to run opioid treatment sessions. The owl-shaped camera automatically focuses on the person speaking but also captures a panoramic view of everyone in the room. Staff said […]

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Can technology make you a better footballer?

With the new Premier League season underway, Click looks at the technology that could help you improve your game. There are robotic legs that mimic your shots, a smart football tracked by an app while you perform drills and an augmented reality kit to teach you the rules of the game. See more at Click’s […]

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Malicious faxes leave firms 'open' to cyber-attack

Image copyright Check Point Image caption A demo showed a malicious fax being used to take over a fax machine and display an image A customised image sent by fax can let malicious hackers sneak into corporate networks, security researchers have found. In a presentation at the Def Con hacker conference, two researchers showed how […]

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Charlottesville: Why one man is suing Alex Jones for defamation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Brennan Gilmore: “I became a target, with emailed death threats, harassment, hacking attempts” Brennan Gilmore heard the car accelerating before he saw it passing just metres in front of him. The driver of the Dodge Challenger sped downhill to Gilmore’s left before pausing, accelerating, then striking dozens of people […]

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Man City's Fifa top goal scorer with world title hopes

Marcus “Marcuzo” Jorgensen is one of Man City’s top goal scorers, but you’ve probably never heard of him. The 19-year-old plays for the side in Fifa video game tournaments around the world where prize money can reach $250,000 (£194,000). He told BBC Minute his training regime for eSports games is similar to actual Premier League […]

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Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

Image copyright Bethesda Image caption In Germany, there are no video game Nazis – and swastikas are banned from being shown Nazi symbols can now appear in video games in Germany, ending a long-running and frequently ridiculed censorship. Germany bans symbols belonging to unconstitutional groups, which has caused problems in games where the Nazis are […]

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Gab user's anti-Semitic posts removed

Image copyright Gab.ai Image caption Gab’s frog logo Two anti-Semitic posts have been deleted from fringe social network Gab after Microsoft, citing the content, threatened to take the site down. The posts were made by Patrick Little, who says he is running for US president and wants to remove Jewish people from America. Microsoft hosts […]

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Butlin's says guest records may have been hacked

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Butlin’s says it will contact affected guests Holiday camp firm Butlin’s says up to 34,000 guests at its resorts may have had their personal information stolen by hackers. The company says the data in question included names, home addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. Managing director Dermot King apologised […]