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Eco-friendly internet from sunken data centre

Microsoft has sunk a data centre off the coast of Orkney to create quicker and eco-friendly internet. The 40ft cylinder is powered by tidal turbines and wave energy converters, using the water to cool...
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BinDayCator lamp lights up to tell you which colour bin to put out

A Scottish inventor has gone viral after creating BinDayCator - a lamp that tells you what colour bins to put out. Darren Tarbard’s creation – originally called the Bindicator but changed to...
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New Apple data privacy tools target Facebook

The new Apple data privacy tools will “shut down” the ability of social networks such as Facebook to track users on the web. The technology giant has unveiled new features in its...
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Whoops. SpaceX launch melts camera

The camera, set up by a NASA photographer, could not complete its mission as flames from a small brush fire barbecued it. When NASA launched a SpaceX rocket last week, it is...
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Gatwick Airport trials facial recognition tech

To try and speed up boarding the airport is working with easyJet for an initial trial of the facial recognition tech. Gatwick Airport has launched a trial of biometric technology aimed...
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Robot dog to be let off lead in 2019

Fed up with mounds of pet hair in the house? Can't be doing with early morning walkies? Why not trade in the Labrador for a robot dog? Actually it just looks like...
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A NASA helicopter is off to Mars

A small autonomous NASA helicopter will be on the next rover mission to Mars. The US space agency revealed the NASA helicopter will be carried aboard the Mars 2020 rover as a...
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First Boring Company tunnel under LA almost finished

Elon Musk has revealed the first Boring Company tunnel under LA is almost complete, and he hopes to offer free rides to the public soon. In a new video posted to his...
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Facial recognition software used by police wrong 90% of the time

Facial recognition software should be dropped by police amid concerns it is “almost entirely inaccurate”, campaigners have warned. Figures revealed in response to Freedom of Information requests by Big Brother Watch have...
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Lovely jubbly bubbly fun with the Silver Cloud Hot Tub Spa this summer

Who doesn’t need or want one of these? Get ready for the long hot summer (yeah right) that’s coming by popping a Silver Cloud Hot Tub Spa onto your patio. It’s inflatable,...
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Where will Uber flying taxis land next?

The search is on for an international city to join the pilot locations for the Uber flying taxis service. Could London, Manchester or Birmingham be on the short list? Uber has announced...
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Microsoft’s new Windows 10 tool will let you access your phone from your PC

Microsoft has created a new tool that enables Windows 10 users to instantly access content on their smartphone without picking it up. New Windows 10 tool 'Your Phone' provides a mirror of...
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Delivery bots invasion

Autonomous robot firm Starship Technologies are to launch 1,000 delivery bots. The machines are coming to work and education campuses in the UK, Europe and US. A company specialising in autonomous delivery...
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Contact lenses could shoot lasers like Superman

Scientists have designed ultra-thin contact lenses that have the ability to shoot lasers from your eyes like Superman. The lenses contain stick-on membranes which are 200 nanometres thick and can beam lasers...
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Branson’s hyperloop delivers at speed of flight

Sir Richard Branson has unveiled plans to revolutionise freight deliveries using his hyperloop system. The Virgin boss and billionaire wants to develop technology which can move time-sensitive goods “at the speed of...
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Porsche Design Book 2 in 1 laptop

Everyone wants to own a Porsche. Now you can. And it won’t burn too large a hole in your bank account. What’s more the Porsche Design Book 2 in 1 laptop...
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Take a look at the new Gmail

The new Gmail features nudges, snooze mode and new malware detectors. Google has begun rolling out a brand new version of Gmail for web users, with a fresh look and a range...

Facebook revenue increases despite data scandal

Good news! Facebook revenue is up. Hurrah. Facebook has reported strong financial results despite questions over its data privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The latest quarterly results revealed...
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Spotify redesign means more free music

A Spotify redesign introduces on-demand playlists for non-paying users. Spotify has announced a major redesign of its mobile app, offering more free music to users who are not paying subscribers. The Spotify redesign...
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Where can I buy encrypted flash drives?

Flash drives are such useful devices. They are small, portable and available in ever larger capacities. They are great for storing work files or personal memories. And they are plug and...