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Clean garbage?

Clean garbage?

Image copyright SEA Image caption Kings Transport in Melbourne now has an all-electric fleet The clock may be ticking for petrol and diesel-powered cars, but it’s vans, trucks and buses that are driving the electric vehicle revolution on the world’s roads. This week the UK government followed France in announcing it would ban the sale […]

Amazon launches Prime Now in SE Asia

Amazon launches Prime Now in SE Asia

Image copyright Amazon Amazon has taken its first foray into South East Asia, launching its Prime Now service in Singapore. The move is seen as the start of an aggressive expansion in the region, which has a population of about 600 million people. It is also the first time Amazon has gone head-to-head with Chinese […]

Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms' to hack attacks

Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms' to hack attacks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fraud targeting senior executives is a “key threat”, said Europol Large firms are vulnerable to targeted hack attacks because they do little to strip data from files on their websites, suggests research. The data gets added as employees create documents, images and other files as they maintain and update […]

Bitcoin goes arty

Bitcoin goes arty

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Accepting cryptocurrencies broadens my client-base,” says Eleesa Dadiani Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain? Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art gallery in London’s famous Cork Street. She was born in Georgia in the Caucasus and was […]

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

Image copyright MoneySuperMarket Image caption The website compares prices on many services Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket has been fined £80,000 ($103,000) by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending more than seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving its communications. The firm said it apologised “unreservedly”. The emails regarded changes to the […]

UK to bring in drone registration

UK to bring in drone registration

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under an existing code, drones must be kept within sight of their pilot The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). […]

Tracking the stars

Tracking the stars

Image copyright NRL Image caption Australian rugby league fans could see how fast and active each player was during the game Sports teams have used wearable sensors in training for several years as a way of tracking player development and fitness. But now live streaming of such data during matches and races is ushering in […]

Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

Google to add 'news feed' to website and app

Image copyright Google Image caption A continuous feed of news articles, videos and websites will appear on the Google homepage Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage – Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search. It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen […]

Social networks 'lead to anxiety and fear in young'

Social networks 'lead to anxiety and fear in young'

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A life led online can cause young people to feel anxious, inadequate and afraid suggests new report Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious. Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and 35% said their confidence was […]

Facebook refuses Pakistan's ID demands

Facebook refuses Pakistan's ID demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pakistan previously blocked Twitter because of religious concerns Facebook has rejected Pakistan’s demand to link new accounts on its main service to users’ mobile phone numbers. Officials had requested the feature to tackle fake accounts, which they say had been used to spread hate material. They noted WhatsApp – […]

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