Reuters: Technology News
last updated: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:30:57 -0400

Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook , are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:52:50 GMT

Bees 'go online' in Manchester
Rory visits a beekeeper in Manchester who is gluing wireless chips to his bees.

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Uber London loses licence to operate
Ride-hailing app Uber is "not fit and proper" to operate in London, the transport regulator says.

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Gym app Pact pays $1m over broken promises
A fitness app promising cash rewards for eating well pays up over accusations that it broke promises.

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Hijacked software used to target tech giants
Hackers who hijacked security software also used it to infiltrate hi-tech firms, say Cisco researchers.

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'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket
The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

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Gamers give their verdicts after being among the first in the UK to try the Xbox One X
Gamers have been trying the Xbox One X for the first time in the UK at the EGX expo in Birmingham.

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Fake website fools Equifax staff
Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

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Deliveroo accounts reveal huge losses
"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

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WhatsApp and YouTube terror video man jailed
The 21-year-old radical Islamist filmed himself calling British soldiers "baby butchers of the Muslims".

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Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal
The tie-up marks the latest push by Google to boost its hardware business.

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Hidden golf game found on Nintendo Switch
Fans think the "Easter egg" is a tribute to the company’s late president Satoru Iwata.

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Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech
Hands-on with Nest's new home security tech, including a doorbell that connects to an app and a security system.

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YouTube to end paid channels service
Channels charging a monthly fee on YouTube will end in December, after the idea failed to take off.

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Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

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Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

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What can tech firms do to fight terror?
The prime minister wants tech companies to do more to tackle extremist content. They say it's not that easy.

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Electric bus in record-breaking journey
An electric bus travels more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US.

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Why might Google want to buy part of HTC?
Google struggled to integrate Motorola Mobility - why it would want to repeat the experience?

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Instagram Live video 'led to murder suspect's arrest'
US police say they traced an 18-year-old murder suspect via a live video he had streamed.

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NotPetya cyber-attack cost TNT at least $300m
Delivery company FedEx says a recent cyber-attack cost its TNT division about $300m (£221m).

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Smartphone sales boom with over-55s
A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

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Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'
Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

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Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps
Apple's latest mobile operating system will not launch several ageing educational apps and games.

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Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?
What are Amazon's algorithms recommending when it comes to purchasing the ingredients to make a bomb?

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Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight
The creator of the cartoon character says it has been hijacked by nationalists.

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Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland
The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer site, chased off the internet in the wake of Charlottesville, has found a company willing to host it in Iceland.

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China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close
All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.

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Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox
Lastminute.com's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

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Microsoft Outlook issue fixed
Email users across Europe were affected, the technology giant said.

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Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash
Many visitors objected when the site hijacked their computer to mine coins for the Monero digital currency.

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Alert over booby-trapped security software
More than two million people downloaded a compromised version of Avast's CCleaner software.

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UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content
Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content, a study finds.

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Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion
The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

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Google faces lawsuit over removing Gab from Play Store
The free speech network says it has been unfairly removed from the Android app store.

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Google launches India mobile payments app Tez
Tez lets users transfer money via an audio signal as well as via the internet.

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Will Germany's new law kill free speech online?
It's called "NetzDG" and critics worry that it will push social networks to delete posts - even if they are entirely legal.

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia
Snapchat has been caught up in an international row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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Nigel - the robot that could tell you how to vote
Could artificial intelligence save democracy or should human politicians put limits on it?

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Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff
Data on up to 143 million people may have been exposed when hackers hit the credit report giant.

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China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse
An account in the youth league's name is criticised for hypocrisy, but the league denies it's theirs.

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UN warning on growing digital 'chasm'
Developed nations are pulling ahead of developing nations thanks to technology, says a UN report.

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Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'
Adverts could be directed towards people who described themselves as anti-Semitic, find researchers.

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Google sued over 'sex discrimination'
Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work.

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The all terrain security robot and other tech news
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

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How business is driving the new space race
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

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Has Destiny 2 pleased video games fans?
Marc Cieslak gets a chance to blast his way through Destiny's 2 campaign mode.

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'We are planning weekly rocket launches'
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

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Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material
Search firm's lawyer says it is working to identify and remove terrorist materials from the net.

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Brain surgery revolution
A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.

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Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair
The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.

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Staying safe online at 'big school'
Are new secondary school students and their parents ready for the next level of social media?

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Tomb Raider poster gets it in the neck
Alicia Vikander seems to be the victim of dodgy Photoshop in the poster for her new Tomb Raider film.

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London venue is UK's first to use digital-only ticketing
Islington Assembly Hall will now only sell tickets through a ticketing app in a bid to cut out touts.

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Nasa tests new Dream Chaser spacecraft and other news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

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Is quantum encryption the key to cyber-security?
Cyber-security has become an increasing concern after recent high profile hacking cases.

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The elevators that go sideways as well as up and down
Instead of using a steel rope, the cabin is carried by linear motors.

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How free wi-fi is transforming India's rail stations
Free high-speed wi-fi is now being offered at 115 stations on India's railway network.

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The half-space
The new Apple iOS has a Persian keyboard. BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh discusses why it is an important feature.

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Invisible threat
Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

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Shared intelligence
The UK wants a "bespoke relationship", but Europol says the UK would lose influence.

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Faster fashion
Gigi Hadid's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger was among London Fashion Week shows using the new "see now, buy now" format.

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Slow drive?
Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

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Instagram secrets
The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

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Sports tales
Newsbeat speaks to the stars of Madden NFL 18's new story mode called Longshot.

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Cashing out
Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

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Strava it
How cycling app Strava became a must-have for cyclists around the world.

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Hands on with the new iPhone X
Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.

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LG's V30 smartphone 'leaves gimmicks behind'
The device has an OLED display and advanced camera features but no second screen or add-on modules.

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Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps
Software creates detailed 3D scans of any object using just a phone's camera and motion sensor.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: A giant phone
Samsung puts the disastrous Note 7 behind it with a follow-up that is both bigger and more costly.

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Geek.com
last updated: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:35:59 +0000

This Japanese “All Alone” Tent Lets You Wile Away Hours at The Computer in Solitude

When you’ve got a lot of work to do on the computer (or you just want to look up awesome makeup, snacks, or shop for fun stuff) you probably want to be left […]

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last updated: Thu, 04 May 2017 03:28:00 +1000

Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app
Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:57:20 -0400

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effectsWant to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?


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Galaxies collide in stunning picture
A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.

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CNET News
last updated: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:07:16 +0000

'Star Trek: Discovery' title sequence is full of dreamy blueprints - CNET
The new show opens with a deconstructed take on Star Trek ships and equipment.

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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:31:03 -0400

9 Iconic Cartoons Reimagined As Pickles

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The parents guide to picking the right video game for your party

A great party needs good food, appropriate beverages, and the perfect video game. Unfortunately, finding the best game for a party isn’t exactly easy. Mixed groups of young children, teens, and grown-ups make finding something appropriate in a sea of titles a challenge. I’m here to help you find a game or two for your library that you can pull out to get the party started every weekend, and keep it family friendly. It’s easy to party with a bunch of adults – just add booze. Partying with children, and making sure everyone has a good time, requires a different…

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