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Thursday, 09 January 2020 15:02

CES 2020: Sex tech makes a splash at tech show

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CES has welcomed sex tech this year. But blink and you might miss it.

There are no more than half a dozen stands, and most are tucked away in a far corner of one of Las Vegas's vast conference halls.

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 15:55

TikTok fixes 'serious' security flaws

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Security flaws on the TikTok video-sharing platform, that could have let hackers add or delete videos, change privacy settings and steal personal data, have been fixed after they were highlighted to developer ByteDance.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 16:08

Facebook to ban 'deepfakes'

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Facebook has announced it will remove videos modified by artificial intelligence, known as deepfakes, from its platform.

Deepfakes are computer-generated clips that are designed to look real.

Monday, 06 January 2020 15:32

'GPS glitch' grounds GoPro Karma drones

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GoPro's first and only drone - the Karma - has been grounded by a technical glitch, according to owners who have raised the issue online.

While the action camera firm is yet to confirm the cause of the problem, it seems to be GPS-

Monday, 30 December 2019 15:56

Freeview blames weather for TV problems

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Digital TV platform Freeview says that people around the UK are experiencing reception problems because of high-pressure weather conditions.

Freeview's free-to-air channels include those from the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV.

Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:08

Russia 'successfully tests' its unplugged internet

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Russia has successfully tested a country-wide alternative to the global internet, its government has announced.

Details of what the test involved were vague but, according to the Ministry of

Thursday, 19 December 2019 15:10

5G mobile networks are not ready for primetime

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This was the year that 5G came to the UK, promising a new era of mobile communications. But how is it working out for those few consumers who have taken the plunge and signed up for a service?

An eight-year-old boy who reviews toys has been named as the highest earning YouTuber, for the second year in a row.

Ryan, of Ryan's World, earned $26m (£20m) in 2019, up from $22m in 2018, according to an

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 15:00

Ofcom proposes locked-handset ban

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Telecoms watchdog Ofcom is proposing a ban on the sale of locked handsets, to make it easier for consumers to switch between mobile phone networks.

It says BT/EE, Tesco Mobile and Vodafone are among providers that sell mobiles that cannot

Google has been forced to halt its latest web browser update on Android after a critical bug was discovered.

A number of users reported experiencing the loss of crucial login data in third-party apps after

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:07

TikTok suppressed disabled users' videos

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Videos made by disabled users were deliberately prevented from going viral on TikTok by the firm's moderators, the app has acknowledged.

The social network said the policy was introduced to reduce the amount of cyber-bullying on

Viral animated images of a new Star Wars character, nicknamed Baby Yoda, are back online after a brief ban.

Gifs featuring the co-star of the Mandalorian TV series had been widely shared online, with

Friday, 22 November 2019 14:50

Tesla's new Cybertruck smashed during demo

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Tesla has unveiled its "Cybertruck" pickup truck, but not without an embarrassing moment on stage.

The truck's windows were smashed during a demonstration supposed to show how hard they were to break.

Thursday, 21 November 2019 14:20

Energy group attacks Labour nationalisation plans

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An energy industry lobby group has been buying adverts on Facebook attacking Labour's nationalisation policies ahead of the general election.

The Energy Networks Association has so far spent £3,215 on 130 ads on the social media site.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 16:00

Amazon gets closer to getting Alexa everywhere

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Rohit Prasad has 17 smart speakers in his home powered by Amazon's smart assistant.

"I test my own technology - with all of them being called Alexa, I see which one is waking up

Monday, 18 November 2019 14:59

Ford unveils all-electric car - the Mustang

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Ford has unveiled its all-electric Mustang Mach E at a glitzy event in Los Angeles that included an appearance by actor Idris Elba.

The top-range version of the car can travel up to 370 miles on a full charge and recharge 57

Thursday, 07 November 2019 16:21

Boston Dynamics boss learned by unbalancing toddler

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The boss of robotics company Boston Dynamics has confessed he once nudged his one-year-old daughter over to work out how people balance.

A YouTube video of Marc Raibert's humanoid robot Atlas remaining upright

Friday, 01 November 2019 16:21

Valve shuts down money laundering via CS:GO game

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"At this point, nearly all key purchases that end up being traded or sold on the marketplace are believed to be fraud-sourced," it said.

It is not clear how much money was being laundered via the Steam marketplace but hundreds

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