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LG G7 smartphone shines bright and plays deep bass

Image copyright LG LG’s latest flagship phone seeks to stand out from rivals by offering a brighter display and a “boombox” facility meant to make separate speakers unnecessary. The G7 ThinkQ’s 6.1in (15.5cm) screen also features a notch reminiscent of the iPhone X’s. But owners can alter the surrounding graphics to help hide the “dead […]

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Ford car window helps blind passengers 'feel' the view

Image copyright Ford Image caption Feel the View reproduces photos using LED lights on the inside of car windows Ford is developing a new smart car window to let blind passengers experience the passing landscape. A prototype, called Feel the View, uses high-contrast photos to reproduce scenery using LED lights. Passengers can touch the display […]

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Biohacker Aaron Traywick found dead in a spa

Image caption Controversial bodyhacker Aaron Traywich has been found dead A biohacker who became infamous after apparently injecting himself with an untested herpes drug in front of an audience has been found dead. Aaron Traywick’s body had been discovered in a spa room in Washington DC on Sunday, local police said. Vice News reported that […]

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The US town banning new Bitcoin mines

Power-intensive Bitcoin mining has been eating up Plattsburgh’s electricity quota and pushing up bills for local residents. Now the local government has imposed an 18 month moratorium on commercial cryptocurrency mines setting up shop. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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Snapchat redesign: User growth sinks hitting Snap shares

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many regular users of Snapchat have complained about the service’s changed look Shares in Snapchat’s parent firm fell 17% after it revealed the app’s controversial redesign had made it less attractive to would-be users. Only four million new users were added in the opening three months of 2018 – […]

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Apple faces battery pledge complaints

Image copyright BBC Watchdog Image caption The dent on Josh’s iPhone which prevented Apple replacing the battery Apple has been accused of finding unnecessary faults with iPhones and thereby profiting from a battery replacement initiative. When the US firm announced it had been slowing down iPhones in order to “preserve battery life” in December last […]

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Facial recognition to be used at Singapore airport

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The trial means there are fewer visible airport staff Singapore’s Changi airport is testing a facial recognition system it hopes will speed passengers through the facility. It is expanding existing uses of the smart ID system and is looking into ways it can replace passport checks. Reuters reports however, that […]

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Facebook: 'Hate speech button' causes confusion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook says it is trialling new ways for users to interact with content “Does this post contain hate speech?” That is the message that thousands of Facebook users have reported seeing on their news feeds. It seems to be only be US-based users that can see the question, which […]

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The YouTube stars being paid to sell cheating

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Youtubers selling cheating: ‘Get an A on your paper – and you don’t even need to do it’ YouTube stars are being paid to sell academic cheating, a BBC investigation has found. More than 250 channels are promoting EduBirdie, based in the Ukraine, which allows students […]

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City worker jailed for fake porn posts of colleague

Image copyright Yui Mok/PA Wire Image caption Davide Buccheri harassed a colleague at the investment management firm M&G A City worker who posted fake photos of his colleague on porn websites after she refused to give him her number has been jailed. Davide Buccheri, 25, made a gallery between 2016 and 2017 while working at […]

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Adverts for broadband speeds to face new rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New rules for adverts on broadband speeds take effect this month Advertisements for broadband speeds that breach rules set to take effect on 23 May will be banned, the Advertising Standards Authority has said. The ASA’s new rules require providers to include a median average speed for the service […]