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Amazon to open ‘four-star’ store in New York

[ad_1] Image copyright Amazon Image caption The shop will also feature goods and gadgets that are becoming popular online Online retailing giant Amazon is opening a store in New York that will only sell products that receive a high rating on its website.The store will sell toys, household goods and other items that have a rating of four stars or more online.Customers who visit the store will pay less if
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Uber pays $148m over data breach cover-up

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi said the firm had no excuses about its behaviour Ride-hailing firm Uber is paying $148m (£113m) to settle legal action over a cyber-attack that exposed data from 57 million customers and drivers.The massive breach happened in 2016 but Uber sought to hide it from regulators.The company paid the hackers behind the intrusion $100,000 to delete the data they grabbed from
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The hi-tech trousers inspired by Wallace and Gromit

[ad_1] Smart trousers with artificial muscles have been developed to improve the lives of people with mobility problems.Researchers at Bristol University created "The Right Trousers" to help people who are older or have disabilities to move.The team was inspired by the Wallace and Gromit clay animation The Wrong Trousers.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Will 5G be necessary for self-driving cars?

[ad_1] Image copyright Ericsson Image caption Will self-driving cars really need 5G to make them work? Proponents of 5G say it will offer ultra-fast connections, speedier data downloads, and be able to handle millions more connections than 4G mobile networks can cope with today. One use for 5G is self-driving cars, but will they really need it?The telecoms industry envisions autonomous cars equipped with hundreds of sensors collecting and receiving
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Google’s privacy chief quizzed on China plan by Ted Cruz

[ad_1] Google's privacy chief has confirmed that work on Project Dragonfly is ongoing but has denied that the firm is close to launching a search engine in China as a result.Keith Enright was quizzed about the effort by Senator Ted Cruz towards the end of a Senate Committee hearing into data privacy.Leaks about the effort have raised concerns that the tech firm might help the Chinese state censor its citizens'
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Sir Charles Kao: Fibre optics genius passes away

[ad_1] Image copyright UCL Image caption Sir Charles Kao receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Science from University College London (UCL) in 2010 Tributes have been paid to Sir Charles Kao, the scientist whose work in Essex "transformed the world".Sir Charles, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics, died in Hong Kong on Sunday, aged 84.In the 1960s, he worked at Standard Telephones and Cables in Harlow and it was
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PlayStation backs down in Fortnite cross-play row

[ad_1] Image copyright EPic games Sony is to let gamers on PlayStation consoles play against those using rival devices, the company has announced.Many games already let those using a PC, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One play together online, but Sony had refused to take part.It had previously cited child protection as one of the reasons it blocked cross-play.However, it said it had "identified a path" to allowing cross-play on some
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Tablet computer kills child in car crash in Spain

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many parents use electronic devices to keep their children entertained in cars The death of a girl hit by a tablet computer in a car accident has raised concerns about the safety of using such devices in moving vehicles.The three-year-old was killed after her mother's car collided with the back of a school bus in Spain on Monday.Local reports indicate the girl was
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Mirrorless cameras: Photography’s new decisive moment

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Dan Simmons takes a first look at Panasonic's full-frame mirrorless camera Nearly 200 years after the birth of photography, the art form is experiencing a technological revolution.Smartphones are using multiple cameras and software-based smarts to deliver images that seemingly transcend the limits of their small lenses and sensors.And while handsets have devastated sales of point-and-shoot cameras, the prospects for more