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Urban wind turbine wins UK James Dyson award

[ad_1] Image copyright Dyson Image caption The inventors hope their urban turbine can generate sustainable energy for cities where traditionally it has been difficult to capture wind power A turbine that can capture wind from any direction has won the UK's 2018 James Dyson Award.The O-Wind Turbine aims to capture inner-city wind and turn it into electricity in cities struggling to produce enough renewable energy for increasing populations.The portable, low-cost
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Esports ‘too violent’ to be included in Olympics

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A gamer plays 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' while competing at an esports tournament The President of the International Olympic Committee says esports are too violent to be part of the Olympics.Thomas Bach said the "so-called killer games" which promote violence or discrimination cannot be accepted into the Games."If you have egames where it's about killing somebody, this cannot be brought into line with our Olympic
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West Midlands 5G ‘testbed’ to trial connected ambulances

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G is expected to provide much faster connections High-speed mobile internet is expected to revolutionise healthcare and public transport in a "testbed" region of the UK.The West Midlands has been chosen as the UK's first 5G area, testing the technology before a national rollout. Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton will receive up to £75m of public investment to develop 5G coverage.Plans for 5G include
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Bitcoin wallet Bitfi withdraws ‘unhackable’ claim

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Bitfi, a cryptocurrency wallet backed by anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, has issued a statement saying it will no longer describe its service as "unhackable".The announcement followed the release of evidence by a group of security researchers showing the wallet being compromised.However, Mr McAfee maintains that the claim stands.Bitfi had offered a $250,000 (£190,000) reward to anyone who hacked the wallet.But it stated that the
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Google and Mastercard in credit card data deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Google has confirmed it is buying Mastercard credit card data in the US to help it track users' offline spending.The two firms had not made the deal public but it was discovered by Bloomberg.Mastercard denied suggestions that its data could be used to identify exact purchases.The Open Rights Group told the BBC the confidential nature of the deal raised privacy issues."This raises serious concerns regarding