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Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Image copyright Getty Images Apple chief executive Tim Cook has become the latest boss to criticise President Donald Trump over his response to the white nationalist rallies in Virginia. Mr Cook said he did not agree there was a “moral equivalence” between white supremacists and “those who oppose them”. Mr Trump has disbanded two business […]

AI seeks fantasy football challengers

AI seeks fantasy football challengers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A UK university is challenging fantasy football fans to beat its AI at predicting Premier League results Computer scientists at University of Southampton are testing an artificially intelligent tool for predicting Premier League football results. The machine learning algorithm has managed to beat BBC football commentator Mark Lawrenson’s predictions […]

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Image copyright Kolos Image caption The facility would be surrounded by water on three sides, which could aid security Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the […]

US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents are advised to be careful when charging fidget spinners, and to warn children not to put them in their mouths A US government body has released safety guidance for battery-operated fidget spinners, following incidents of the toys catching fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising […]

Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities

Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities

The company behind games like World of Warcraft and Overwatch has started a drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities. The information is in a leaked internal email from Blizzard’s CEO, seen by the website Kotako. It claims 21% of Blizzard’s employees are women, and although that’s similar to the rest of the gaming […]

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

Image copyright Duke Robotics Image caption A US firm has armed a drone with a machine-gun and a grenade launcher in order to fight terrorism A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air. The Tikad drone, developed by Duke Robotics, is armed […]

Snap shares plunge 14% as losses mount

Snap shares plunge 14% as losses mount

Image copyright Getty Images Snap shares plunged 14% on Thursday after the social media firm reported more than $400m (£310m) in quarterly losses and fewer than expected users. The share price fall extended a decline that started almost immediately after Snapchat started trading on the stock market this spring. The firm reported 173 million daily […]

Facebook introduces new video service

Facebook introduces new video service

Image copyright Facebook Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded by the social network Watch will be personalised so that users can discover […]

'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

Image copyright Youtube via Reuters Image caption A man takes pictures of “hate tweets” reproduced by Shahak Shapira outside Twitter’s Hamburg headquarters A German satirist who claims Twitter is failing to delete hate speech has captured the firm’s attention offline – by stencilling the offending messages outside its Hamburg office. Shahak Shapira, who is Jewish, […]

From meds to medals

From meds to medals

Image copyright ECHO Image caption Melissa Fehr’s bone marrow transplant operation meant she had to take lots of medications Tens of millions of chronically ill people around the world rely on repeat prescriptions, but getting the drugs they need can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. Now apps, automation and home delivery services are making […]

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