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Is the revoke Article 50 petition being hijacked by bots? Unlikely, say experts

Is the revoke Article 50 petition being hijacked by bots? Unlikely, say experts »

23 Mar, 2019
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Over three million people have signed the petition to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit. But are they all real?

In recent years,

Racists bombard woman with death threats as she uncovers new Instagram feature

Racists bombard woman with death threats as she uncovers new Instagram feature »

23 Mar, 2019
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A popular and respected tech researcher has been bombarded by vile threats after uncovering a new Instagram feature.

Jane Manchun Wong, an expert

Cavemen's diet really did just consist of eating meat, researchers claim

Cavemen's diet really did just consist of eating meat, researchers claim »

23 Mar, 2019
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A current trend in health and fitness circles at the moment is to follow the ‘Paleolithic diet’ also known as the paleo diet

Indian state open for talks with Uber rival Ola over ban

Indian state open for talks with Uber rival Ola over ban »

23 Mar, 2019
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BENGALURU (Reuters) – The southern Indian state of Karnataka kept the door open on Saturday to talks with local ride-hailing service Ola to

‘We need Siri to be Sirius’: genderless voice assistant splits experts

‘We need Siri to be Sirius’: genderless voice assistant splits experts »

23 Mar, 2019
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Digital voice assistants Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant all have something in common: they have female voices by default.

Enter Q, a

Elon Musk's lawyers call tweet in US SEC's contempt bid 'not material'

Elon Musk's lawyers call tweet in US SEC's contempt bid 'not material' »

23 Mar, 2019
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Elon Musk’s lawyers said that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) failed to satisfy its heavy burden of showing that the

Pinterest, Ahead of I.P.O., Reveals Fast Growth and Losses

Pinterest, Ahead of I.P.O., Reveals Fast Growth and Losses »

22 Mar, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO — Pinterest revealed that it was growing quickly but still losing money in an offering prospectus on Friday, as it officially

How does a $4000 coffee machine stack up against cheaper options?

How does a $4000 coffee machine stack up against cheaper options? »

22 Mar, 2019
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Australians love coffee. Our baristas frequently beat the Italians in competitions, and it’s the first thing we complain about when we travel to

Red Bull was actually behind the fake meteor that freaked out LA

Red Bull was actually behind the fake meteor that freaked out LA »

22 Mar, 2019
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A meteor streaking across the skies of Los Angeles is something we’ve all seen at least once in a big-budget Hollywood flick, but

App gives councils jump on illegal rubbish dumping

App gives councils jump on illegal rubbish dumping »

22 Mar, 2019
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A Melbourne-based company has launched a smartphone app it claims can help local councils combat illegal rubbish dumping at a fraction of the

Singaporeans spent more time playing video games than South Koreans and Japanese

Singaporeans spent more time playing video games than South Koreans and Japanese »

22 Mar, 2019
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SINGAPORE – Local gamers spent more time playing video games than their East Asian neighbours, a survey by US-based edge cloud services provider

Facebook stored passwords unencrypted, visible to employees on internal servers

Facebook stored passwords unencrypted, visible to employees on internal servers »

22 Mar, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a

Popular cash advance app Earnin operating in payday loan ‘gray area,’ critics claim

Popular cash advance app Earnin operating in payday loan ‘gray area,’ critics claim »

22 Mar, 2019
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AJ Smith knows all about folks owing money. After all, he’s a debt collector in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world.

Shocking ‘Terminator-like’ liquid metal developed by scientists

Shocking ‘Terminator-like’ liquid metal developed by scientists »

21 Mar, 2019
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If you thought the shape-shifting T-1000 robot in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the stuff of nightmares, your nightmares may eventually become reality.

EU lawmakers to vote on copyright overhaul next Tuesday

EU lawmakers to vote on copyright overhaul next Tuesday »

21 Mar, 2019
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU lawmakers will vote next Tuesday on whether to endorse an overhaul of the bloc’s two-decade old copyright rules as

Facebook says ‘hundreds of millions’ users’ passwords were visible to its employees

Facebook says ‘hundreds of millions’ users’ passwords were visible to its employees »

21 Mar, 2019
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Facebook disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the

Semiconductor shares rise as Micron predicts memory recovery

Semiconductor shares rise as Micron predicts memory recovery »

21 Mar, 2019
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(Reuters) – Shares of semiconductor companies worldwide rose on Thursday, after U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc predicted a recovery in a memory market

Facebook to re-examine how live videos are flagged after Christchurch shooting

Facebook to re-examine how live videos are flagged after Christchurch shooting »

21 Mar, 2019
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The first user to alert Facebook to grisly footage of the New Zealand terrorist attack clocked in 29 minutes after the video began

Premier League piracy crackdown: Men selling illegal streams jailed for 17 years

Premier League piracy crackdown: Men selling illegal streams jailed for 17 years »

21 Mar, 2019
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Three men who sold illegal streaming services that gave free access to Premier League matches have been jailed for a total of

I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).

I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t). »

21 Mar, 2019
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When Facebook and its family of apps experienced a daylong malfunction last week, millions of people got a taste of what life would

Cyberattack highlights vulnerability of global supply chains

Cyberattack highlights vulnerability of global supply chains »

21 Mar, 2019
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The ransomware attack crippling one of the world’s top aluminium makers is exposing how crucial sophisticated digital systems have become in the

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur »

20 Mar, 2019
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Deap Ubhi is a restless guy. At 26, he quit his job in private equity in Northern California, where he had grown up

Facebook Messenger’s new feature could save you a lot of embarrassment

Facebook Messenger’s new feature could save you a lot of embarrassment »

20 Mar, 2019
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There’s nothing more embarrassing than replying to a friend’s message, only to find that the conversation has moved on to something completely unrelated.

This is what Nebraska’s record-setting floods look like from space

This is what Nebraska’s record-setting floods look like from space »

20 Mar, 2019
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Many of NASA’s satellites spend their entire lives pointed deep into the cosmos, but the space agency also has plenty of lenses pointed

Poste Italiane aims to ride e-commerce wave to boost parcel delivery

Poste Italiane aims to ride e-commerce wave to boost parcel delivery »

20 Mar, 2019
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MILAN (Reuters) – Poste Italiane aims to more than double the number of parcels it delivers by 2022, the head of its Mail

Apple launches new AirPods with sales expected to top 50m this year

Apple launches new AirPods with sales expected to top 50m this year »

20 Mar, 2019
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Apple has launched an upgraded set of AirPods, the in-ear wireless headphones expected to dominate global headphone sales this year.

The

The hateful fringes of video games giant Steam

The hateful fringes of video games giant Steam »

20 Mar, 2019
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Popular online video game platform Steam has hosted a group called “White Power Australia” while hundreds of users are using the name of

Nordic metals firm Hydro restoring systems after cyber attack

Nordic metals firm Hydro restoring systems after cyber attack »

20 Mar, 2019
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OSLO (Reuters) – Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, has made some progress restoring operations but is not yet back

Google fined €1.49 billion by EU Commission for blocking advertising rivals

Google fined €1.49 billion by EU Commission for blocking advertising rivals »

20 Mar, 2019
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The European Commission has imposed a €1.49bn fine on Google for restricting rivals’ ads on its search engine.

The new fine

Apple iPad Air And iPad Mini 5 Now Available For Pre-Order

Apple iPad Air And iPad Mini 5 Now Available For Pre-Order »

20 Mar, 2019
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Apple has revealed its new iPad Air and iPad Mini models, and many have noted that the mini is in fact the iPad