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Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Sony is set to announce its latest strategic plan for growth later on Tuesday Sony says it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3bn (£1.71bn) as it looks to boost its music portfolio. The deal would mean Sony would indirectly own about 90% of the record label and its some two million songs by artists from Queen and
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Who is to blame for ‘self-driving car’ deaths?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walter Huang, 38, was killed in a crash while using Tesla's Autopilot function The confusion between fully autonomous self-driving cars and those that simply offer driver assistance technologies is leading to deaths on the road. Who is to blame and what should be done about it?Self-driving cars already exist and there will be more of them in future, but the chances are that you
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Apple Powerbeats headphones in ‘sweat-proof’ legal action

[ad_1] Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones' advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead "in part".Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long as Apple advertises and they are not as water- or sweat-proof as claimed.The judge said
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Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Greenwich The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the Information Commissioner.The fine was for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online.The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, signatures and - in some cases - physical and mental health problems.It was uploaded onto a microsite for a training conference in 2004, which was
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Children’s phone data exposed on cloud server

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Teensafe app monitors calls, texts and web browsing The Apple and Android IDs of more than 10,000 children were left unprotected on Amazon cloud servers for months, reports ZDNet.The data was found on one server run by Teensafe, which makes an app parents can use to monitor and control their child's phone use.Also exposed were plaintext passwords, parents' email addresses as well
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Tomorrow’s cities: Park with four seasons under one roof

[ad_1] Image copyright Carlo Ratti Associati Image caption Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Take your pick in Milan's Four Seasons garden Everyone has a favourite season but if you visited Milan last month, you could have experienced all four in one place.The brainchild of Italian architect Carlo Ratti, the garden used climate-control technology to allow visitors to experience spring, summer, autumn and winter at the same time. Image copyright Delfino
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Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cambridge Analytica's name has been taken down from the wall of the London office it occupied Cambridge Analytica has filed for bankruptcy in the US.The consultancy was at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal in which it was accused of improperly obtaining information on users. The bankruptcy proceedings are part of the process of closing down the company and its UK parent, SCL
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Robot helps patients put on hospital gown and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Emily Bates looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: Microsoft announces an Xbox Adaptive Controller designed specifically for disabled gamers Boston Dynamics shows off its humanoid Atlas robot running Georgia Institute of Technology reveals a robot designed to help patients put on hospital gowns See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link