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Apple profits increase despite fall in iPhone sales

The numbers make your head spin but Apple profits increase to a record quarterly figure of £14 billion. The reported record revenues and profit for the last three months come despite a...
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Google is changing the way you see tech

From “OK Google” to “Hey Siri”… there’s a revolution under way in how we use our computers, and even what we consider to be a computer. For technology giant Google, it’s...
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Facebook bans crypto-currency ads

Politicians around the world are considering options to force Facebook and other networks to protect users from scams and fraudulent advertising. The social media giant has already taken steps by removing...
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Apple software update confirmed

The next Apple software update (iOS 11.3) will enable users to switch the power performance tool off when it is released in the spring. Apple has confirmed its next iPhone software...
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Xbox Game Pass adds new games on launch day

Microsoft is expanding its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to include all new titles from the company’s other Microsoft Studios on the day they launch. Until now, the Game Pass service has...
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Facebook hiring 10,000 more staff in fake news crusade

Facebook has admitted it was “far too slow to recognise” Russian election interference and the spread of fake news on the social networking site. In a blog post on social networks and...
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AI ethics – Microsoft calls for guidelines on artificial intelligence

AI will run most of our daily lives by 2038, according to the tech giant. They argue we need to look at AI ethics sooner rather than later Microsoft executives have warned...
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iPhone battery slowdown update

Apple boss Tim Cook has confirmed an iPhone battery slowdown update will give users the chance to switch off the feature. People with iPhones will be able to switch off a...
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How the Facebook Messenger app will change in 2018

The head of Facebook Messenger app has revealed the company’s plans for the communications app over the coming year, including an aim to make it less “cluttered”. In a blog post, Messenger...
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Fine art selfies

The addition to Google’s Arts and Culture app is taking the internet by storm. The new Google tool can tell you which fine art portrait you look like by taking a...
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Facebook Messenger Kids

Facebook Messenger Kids is being trialled in the US. We take a look at what Facebook are doing and some of the reaction to the news. Facebook has launched a new version...
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Most popular iPhone apps of 2017

Super Mario Run and WhatsApp named among the most popular iPhone apps of 2017 Super Mario Run has been named the most popular free game of the year on Apple’s App Store. The...
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Facebook fake news icon bites the dust

Social network say the Facebook fake news icon is having a negative effect. The Facebook fake news icon will no longer be displayed next to suspected fake news stories after research...
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Fake news: 7 reasons why it goes viral

Why does fake news go viral? Apparently it’s all about algorithms, human psychology and money. Now experts have come up with seven reasons why fake news goes viral. Whether we like it...
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Google helps NASA find new solar system

Google’s artificial intelligence found the new solar system using NASA data. A new solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered, making us tied for the most planets...
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Self-driving taxis are now a thing

Waymo have taken a huge step forward in driverless car technology.  They are so confident in their cars they are launching a self-driving taxi fleet in Phoenix, Arizona.  And for the...
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Internet giants roasted by US Senate

Honestly.  Who would want to be a billionaire social media mogul nowadays? There you are trying to make an honest buck only to get pelters from politicians accusing you of profiting from...
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When going viral isn’t so great

Apple fires engineer after daughter’s video goes viral Most YouTuber’s would kill to have a viral video.  A video going viral equals more publicity and can bring fame and fortune. But Brooke Patterson’s...
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Artificial Intelligence is Go

DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence project, has taken a huge step forward.  It has successfully enabled a machine to teach itself how to play the ancient Chinese game of Go.  Without any...
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Virgin Hyperloop One on track for take off

Richard Branson has taken time off from the space race and rebuilding storm lashed private islands to invest in Hyperloop One. Branson’s company Virgin will join forces with the LA based technical...